Looking for some tragedy to follow Valentine’s day? Well look no further than the king of tragedies: Shakespeare and his timeless play of forbidden love. Othello and Desdemona have been secretly married which causes Roderigo to be jealous and Iago upset. With an impending invasion by the Turks occurring in the background, a snowballing effect occurs with intermittent accusations of cheating and . . . well what do you expect. It’s a tragedy!
Thru March 4. 8pm. $15. Esplanade Arts Center, 2181 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto, (951) 600-7273; www.inlandstage.org.
CHEFS NIGHT OUT
The La Quinta Resort and Club’s restaurant Morgan’s in the Desert is hosting the perfect event for those craving a fine dining experience. Also called the “James Beard Celebrity Chefs Night Out BBQ & Wine Tasting,” this night you’ll find some of the resort’s best chefs offering special treats at tasting stations. Don’t forget to wash down that delicious treat with a nice bottle of vino.
Thru Sat, Feb. 25. 6:30pm. Fri, $95. Sat, $195. La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, (760) 564-4111; www.laquintaresort.com.
ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Some people are just born with talent to mimic others. If it’s not a young Chinese girl perfectly imitating Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on YouTube then it’s Gary Mullen and his ability to scream a high note matching all of those super awesome, amazingly catchy songs sung by Freddie Mercury of Queen. Damn, that’s gotta be some strain on the vocal chords.
8pm. $49-$57. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9800; www.foxriversidelive.com.
The IE’s very own T. Mills returns home for a performance at Corona’s Marquee 15. The Riverside native began his musical career with Pro Tools, Logic and Reason from the comforts of his bedroom. That was over four years ago. In 2009, Mills landed a spot on Vans Warped Tour and since then has released two full-length albums and two EPs. His sophomore release last year was up for grabs completely free under Columbia Records—so there’s no excuse to not check him out.
6:30pm. Marquee 15, 9022 Pulsar Ct., Ste. H, Corona, (951) 200-4465; marquee15.com. $15.
2012 ART ASSOCIATES SHOW
The MSJC Art Gallery has exhibits on display almost every month hosted by the students. Now it’s time to give a few other non-student personnel their chance to shine. The staff and dedicated volunteers are being given the chance to do whatever they want with no limitation of theme or artistic outlet. Pieces ranging from paintings, ceramics, sculptures and drawings will be present.
Thru March 15. Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 10am-4pm. Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery, 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, (951) 487-3585; www.msjc.edu/artgallery.
This renowned IE comedian has come a long way since his 17-year-old debut in the comedy industry. His work is said to be “creative, raw, edgy in your face and imaginative presence” and this is all too true if you view a video of one of his performances where he tells you how his friend “Spidermanned” a girl . . . which fits perfectly into the realm of this show: comedy circus. Definitely not for kids.
8pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle Ontario Mills, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com; www.gregtollman.com.
FESTIVAL OF NATIVE FILM & CULTURE
Agua Caliente isn’t about hot, sexy nights under the desert stars at the local Casino Resort. Get your mind out of the gutter. Instead, put your thoughts into a more productive form of appreciation with the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum’s hosting of a large handful of about 18 short films over the course of a week. This will mark the first day
following a weekend of films based on Native inhabitants.
Thru March 4. 7pm (various times other nights). Camelot Theatres, 2300 E Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, (760) 325-6565; www.camelottheatres.co; www.accmuseum.org/film-festival.