SHAQ’S ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM
I don’t know what Shaquille O’Neal is doing near any comedy events because remnants of Kazaam still haunt my dreams but fortunately, you’ll be seeing more than just the Shaq-ster. With comedians like Damon Wayans Jr. and Gary Owens on the stage there isn’t any doubt that this event will have a little bit of everything. Thankfully there will be no rapping genies.
7:30pm. $25-$45. San Manuel Indian Bingo And Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, (800) 359-2464; www.sanmanuel.com. Shows: 21+.
“Garden as Art”
In The Garden of Eden, a seventeenth-century oil painting by artists Jan Breughel and Peter Paul Rubens, Adam and Eve stand at the precipice of their ruin and expulsion from the splendor of mankind’s most famous garden. While taking a stroll through the flora our backyard gardens, we sometimes forget that the domestication of plants for aesthetic purposes is an ancient practice, one that dates at least to the city states of Sumer. In “Garden as Art,” the CCAA Museum of Art takes up the question of gardening as both artistic inspiration and living art form.
Thru Sun, May 20. Museum hours: Fri-Sun, 12pm-5pm. CCAA Museum of Art, Joseph Filippi Winery, 12467 Baseline Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 463-3733; www.ccaamuseum.org.
It’s a treat to visit one of the best gourmet burger joints in the IE but on this lucky night you’ll get a bonus treat in the form of hearing soon-to-be performing at Coachella band, Inspired Flight. Relax and let this band’s tunes mellow you out and take you away. Inspired Flight’s music is so unique that even it can’t define itself by a single genre.
9pm. Eureka! Burger, 580 W. First St., Claremont, (909) 445-8875; www.eurekaburger.com.
10TH INDIAN WELLS ART FESTIVAL
The art of art creation can take a lot of time and dedication to create. Unfortunately while walking around a gallery, some people may not get the jist of the time and passion poured into certain pieces. So it’s here you can see sculptures being sculpted and paintings being painted in real time, just to prove to your friends that art isn’t just splashing some paint on a canvas and calling it good.
Fri, April 6-Sun, April 8. 10am-4pm. Free. Indian Wells Tennis, 78200 Miles Ave., Indian Wells, (760) 200-8400; www.indianwellsartfestival.com.
8TH ANNUAL TASTE OF POMONA VALLEY
We’ve had a few food trucks occur within the past two months (one unfortunately rescheduled) but if you’re looking for a somewhat nicer gathering to attend with the same excitement for various foods, this is it. Over 40 restaurants/food trucks are being featured while you sit back, have a drink, listen to music and ultimately support Mayor Elliot Rothman who will be delivering his State of the City Address.
$45. 5pm-8pm. Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
A title like this exhibit has gone far beyond its surface meaning in Lewis Carroll’s original novel, Alice in Wonderland. From metaphorically jumping into a land of weird creatures and reversed social etiquette to referencing The Matrix, it always pertains to a leap into the unknown. So in this exhibit you know what to expect: a dash of artistic wonder with a little bit of nonsense.
Tues, April 10. 3pm-9pm. Eve Gallery, 280 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 638-1058; www.facebook.com/pages/The-EVE-Gallery/119567671436350.
REAL WORLD CASTING CALL
Until now, the drama of your life has been limited to what you post on Facebook. You probably think this isn’t enough. Now is the chance to unleash those amazing dramatic events to the world by becoming immortalized in MTV’s Real World reality series. Oh Riverside, you’ll be the greatest host for another successful season.
11am-6pm. Must be 21 to apply. Worthington’s Tavern, 3587 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9169.