Fontana Arts Festival
By Derek Obregon
Free and full of fun . . . need I say more? In case you do need more incentive, how does it sound to check out diverse dance and live demonstrations as well as have the opportunity to buy the early works from some potential home-grown talent from over 60 different artists? Sounds like a deal to me and it is all made possible by the Fontana Arts Festival. Indulge in the unique sounds of The Lori Andrews JazHarp Trio as it fuses jazz and R&B together. This band has played for celebrities and past presidents of the United States so don’t miss the opportunity to see them for free! Looking for some culture at the festival? Try checking out Cheng-Hsin Chinese Zither Orchestra of Los Angeles and have your mind eased with the sound of the zither heard so distinctively in music from Asia. If you feel like dancing then Conjunto Jardin is what you want to tune into. This group takes traditional Mexican folk music and throws in a modern flair to get people out of their seats. The Lula Washington Dance theatre, a non-profit organization that teaches contemporary modern dance to minority kids, will also be performing acts that reflect African American history and culture. And lastly but surely not least, Stargazer Productions will give you a little taste of Broadway with its Broadway teasers. With your art appetite easily filled, look for the increasingly popular food trucks to satisfy your growling stomach.
Fontana Park, 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana; www.fontana.org. 5pm. Free.