Check out this new breed of comedian. On the side, Jason Stuart stands as a proud gay man who often speaks at festivals, colleges and corporations about being openly gay in the workplace. His acting has no bounds as it jumps the fine line of both straight and gay characters. The best trait of all though is that his comedy from stand-up to acting is top notch hilarity.
7pm. $10 in advance. $12 at the door. Hunters Nightclub, 302 E. Arenas Rd., Palm Springs, (760) 323-0700; www.huntersnightclubs.com.
HISTORIC SPORTS CAR FESTIVAL
Every car has a story; from its birth on the assembly line down to the various owners it’s had and places it’s seen. So here history will embrace cars in the 11th Annual SoCal Historic Sports Car Festival. Interestingly enough, the requirement for each car is to have a storyboard. I guarantee there will be at least one car that was owned by a rock star here.
Ready to go crazy? Ready to rock out, bang your head and start thrashing to the instrumental sounds of Pelican? With influences ranging from punk to hardcore with some metal mixed in for good measure, you know you’re going to be in for a good time. You can determine what its all about for yourself, as Pelican is going to be shattering The Glass House this week. Joining them onstage is metal band Blank Band, punk act Burning Love, Enabler and the dubiously pronounceable Martyrdöd. A confusing, crazy, awesome night? Maybe. But aren’t those the best kind?
1pm-6pm. Free with RSVP. The Glass House, 248 W. Second Ave., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.scionav.com/metalshow.
OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The creation of ice cream goes way back. While there won’t be much recognition for the earliest pioneers of ice cream from the East, Americans love ice cream and for a short time you can check out some old fashioned entertainment. Demonstrations by the parading “Sons of the American Revolution” and Cotillion Dancers are cool but the best part will be definitely be free ice cream.
12pm-4pm. Free. Riverside Metropolitan Museum Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (951) 826-5273; www.riversideca.gov/museum.
THE BUTTERFLY PAVILION
I took a trip to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in February and saw two butterflies. If you go now (before the heat really begins) you’ll see many, many more. Pomona College has set up a temporary pavilion filled with all sorts of butterfly species to check out. Learn about the local and endangered butterfly species and take a relaxing walk through the miles of natural gardens available on site.
Thru July 29. Pavilion admission, $2. 10am-3pm. Garden admission: Adults $8, Students $6, Children $4. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, 1500 N. Collage Wy., (909) 625-8767; www.rsabg.org.
MADISON MARIE AND MACKENZIE PAIGE
These two sisters are still young (14 and 16 years of age) but they’ve got some serious talent. Musical artists are getting younger and younger all the time but I’ll still take these female musicians over Justin Beiber any day. M&M, as they’ve been referred to, have played at the House of Blues in Anaheim for crying out loud. That’s a pretty cool honor.
7pm. $10. Marquee 15, 9022 Pulsar Ct. #H, Corona, (951) 200-4465; www.marquee15.com.
“THE GREAT OUTDOORS SHOW”
In the realm of nature we might glance at a landscape and think nothing of it. However there are those who recognize the simple beauty that nature often provides. Rather than pass by the scene, nature photographers have gathered their best images together that embody the theme of beauty in the “Great Outdoors.” The Art Colony in its new location is excited to share its second exhibit.
Reception Sat, June 24. Thru Aug. 11. Art Colony, Corona Heritage Park, 510 W. Foothill Pkwy., Corona, (951) 898-2787; www.theartscolony.org.