There’s just something hilarious about spoofs that make something serious and in-depth seem lighthearted and silly. This isn’t the play for you if you despise a classic whodunit story taken into the hands of actors with comedic dispositions. A group of strangers are stranded in a country house during a rainstorm and are picked off one by one. Is the murderer Colonel Mustard in the library with a candlestick?
7:30pm. Thru July 22. Riverside Community Players, 4026 14th St., Riverside, (951) 686-4030; www.riversidecommunityplayers.com.
CHICANO ALL-STARS TOUR
Yes comedians Big Al Gonzalez, Joey Medina and Cisco are of Latin descent—but comedy is comedy, people! Each of these performers has a long list of reputable shows from the past ranging from opening for other equally famous comedians to starring in The Original Latin Kings of Comedy. We’ve got comedian connections in California; take advantage of the show because it’s only here for two days.
Also Sat, July 14. 7:30pm. $39.95 for dinner and show. $20 show only. Center Stage Theater, 8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 349-6900; www.centerstagefontana.com.
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
The hills are alive with the sound of Journey tribute band “Don’t Stop Believin’” this week in the National Forest Association’s annual “Music in the Mountains” series. Bring a few chairs or blankets and enjoy the fresh oxygen pouring from the surrounding trees. Well maybe our lungs can’t enjoy fresh air because of all the smog we’re used to, but nobody can resist Journey tunes. Nobody.
5:30pm. $25. Big Bear Discovery Center, 40971 N. Shore Dr., Fawnskin, (909) 382-2790; www.nationalforestassociation.org/bigbeardiscoverycenter.php.
SHREDDING FOR SHELDON
The efforts of a good Samaritan saved a pit-bull named Sheldon from being killed in dog fights. This individual not only saved the dog’s life but inspired a musical concert in the pup’s honor. Proceeds with raffles and admission will benefit the Change of Heart Pit Bull Rescue group but you’ll also get quite the show with Dose of Adolescence among others great IE bands.
Sun, 4pm. $10. Shamrock’s Bar & Grille, 4020-B Chino Hills Pkwy., Chino Hills, (909) 597-5551; www.myspace.com/shamrocksbar.
STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Well, school is supposed to be out but for student artists at CSUSB, summer is just getting started. Painting doesn’t have to end because class does so students have contributed various pieces of work from the past year for consideration in this 42nd annual competition.
Opens Sun, July 15. Thru July 31. Free. Gallery hours: Mon-Wed, 10am-5pm. Thurs, 11am-7pm. Sat, 10am-5pm. Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-7373; raffma.csusb.edu.
“YOU ARE BREATHING IN IT!”
Everyone has a unique interpretation of art, and art is being defined innovatively by Karla Diaz of Slanguage Studios. Diaz, along with the Riverside Art Museum, will be hosting the “You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices” exhibit, which redefines where and how people present art. The goal is to get the community involved and ask questions about public space, education and violence in artwork by artists from as near as L.A. to as far as Puerto Rico. So do yourself a favor and experience this firsthand.
Opens Sat, July 14. Thru Sept. 22. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
“LOVE: FOR THE LAND . . . FORM . . . AND HUMANITY“
Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone closest to the deceased. Taking the time to understand personal stages of grief and how it affects the living can also create enlightenment in those who ponder the depth of death. Here artists Rick Caughman, Joella Jean Mahoney and John Edward Svenson exhibit their paintings to express their lost loved ones but also create inspiration anew.
Thru July 28. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 12pm-4pm. The dA Center for the Arts, 252-D S. Main St., Pomona, (909) 397-9716; www.dacenter.org.