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Posted February 16, 2012 in The 7 Day Stretch

Thurs /2/16

BOEING BOEING

In reality, husbands always boast that having even one wife is too much for them to handle and while we’ve seen stories about men trying to have more than the opted one, this one takes the cake. Protagonist Bernard has three flight attendant fiancés whom he sees individually by keeping a meticulous calendar of their flight schedules. That is, until a newer and faster Boeing jet begins a downward spiral for this guy. 

7:30pm. $45-$50. Thru Sun, Feb. 19. The Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 325-4490; www.psmuseum.org.

 

Fri /2/17

DRAGON SHEPHERD

For a band that had a picture taken of themselves amiably making cookies together, these guys definitely don’t seem like a metal band. However you could say that you get the raw metal of Dio inspiration with the sweetness of—no not cookies—an entertaining show if you decide to check them out. If you missed them the first time, give a previous Band Of The Week a listen.

9pm. The Lounge Bar, 1125 W. 6th St., Corona, (951) 808-9122; www.theloungebarcorona.com

 

Sat /2/18

ROMEO AND JULIET

The traditional tale of forbidden love in theatre has gotten old. I mean c’mon, how many times have I read or seen Juliet drink poison? (Whoops, spoiler alert). The story is great but it will become even more artistic when the Moscow Festival Ballet takes on the timeless tale of love between teens and feuding families, mainly because . . . well, those dancers have some mad skills.

8pm. $38.50-$77.50. California Theatre of Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.

 

>>Sun /2/19

THE SLACKERS

Beginning in 1991, The Slackers has come a long way for a ska band with jazz and soul influences. After having released 12 albums in its 22-year career, the band is still going strong and staying true to its musical roots. Since 1997, the group has performed over 110 shows a year, with many encompassing areas all over the world: North America, Japan, Brazil and everywhere good music is appreciated. And as its website says, “If you have read this far, you are starting to get the point that the Slackers are a phenomenon.” 

7pm. Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com

 

Mon /2/20

BATTLE OF THE BANDS 

Alongside unique camel and ostrich races at the Riverside County Fair occurring over the course of this weekend and next (thru Feb. 26), everyone knows that the music and live entertainment is the highlight (Ostriches are a close second). With bands like Campaigning for Zeros, Rotten Rooster and Purple Gang competing for the number one spot, it’s bound to be a rock’n show. 

12pm. $8. Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, (760) 863-8247; www.datefest.org.

 

Tues /2/21

FAT TUESDAY

It’s not called skinny or lean Tuesday for a reason: this is your chance to end that diet that denies you the best food and replace salads and water with fattening, fulfilling snacks and a few drinks to boot while donning the traditional party beads and masks. It’s a quiet celebration compared to the real boot-state’s but hey, New Orleans is underwater half of the time so stick to Riverside instead. Mmm jambalaya.

6pm-9pm. $55. Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside. (951) 827-3755; www.culvercenter.ucr.edu.

 

Wed /2/22

COMEDY APOCALYPSE

This is the fourth time UCR is hosting its annual comedy night to alleviate stress from all of those college kids struggling through midterms. With a lineup including a few famous comedians from Comedy Central, HBO and Def Jam Comedy, no one will leave without having at least busting open a smile. Take advantage of the show because as the title suggests, perhaps this might be the last comedy apocalypse . . . 

8:30pm. $12. UC Riverside’s University Theatre, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-4331; ucriversidepresents.ucr.edu.

 

 


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