MOVIES ON MAIN
Summer is ending for many school districts and it’s the perfect time to celebrate it’s inevitable ending with an enjoyable movie. Don’t write it off as a kid movie though, this evening will feature the recent film The Muppets. It’s a perfect date night movie too, filled with the classical charm of musicals mixed with the nostalgia of the characters it brings for many adults.
8pm. Free. Thru Aug. 23. On Main Street between University and Mission Avenues, (951) 781-7339; www.riversidedowntown.org.
“ART BY THE LAKE”
Who needs the hills of the IE when you can have clean mountain and purple mountains majesties at Lake Arrowhead? The beauty of the surrounding lake area puts on a monthly “Art by the Lake.” Every month the Mountain Arts Network will bring out the best of the local mountain artists. Among a small reception, you might even get the chance to buy a few paintings.
4pm-7pm. Also on Sept. 14. The Village, 28200 California 18, Lake Arrowhead, (909) 744-8450; www.mountainartsnetwork.org.
How deep does the rabbit hole go? You can never know unless you jump in and find out for yourself.
It is a play that has both comedy and drama, but it deals with a sad reality that many people unfortunately have to go through everyday. Bring some tissues and a shoulder to cry on because this one sounds like a tear jerker.
Fri-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2pm. $14. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.
“MANLY MEN OF OPERA”
Give a man a guitar and something instantly makes women fall in love with him. Listen to a man whose vibrato rustles your soul like a subwoofer and you’ve got a man who is even more manly than any scrawny guitar player. At the Repertory Opera Company’s upcoming show “Manly Men of Opera 2012″ you’ll get a taste of what you’ve been missing. Go away lonely, broke guitarists.
5pm. $25 per guest, $200 for table of eight. First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona, (909) 230-4949; www.repertoryoperacompany.org.
PLEIN AIR ARTISTS OF RIVERSIDE
Never doubt the IE when it comes to talent because as far as art is concerned, the culture is abound. The PAAR (Plein Air Artists of Riverside) are making another stop on its list of exhibition locations. Moving towards Riverside’s heart will be an appearance at La Sierra University which will be showing off various plein air scenes including at least one of the campus itself.
Thru Aug. 22. Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs 2pm-5pm. Brandstater Gallery, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, (951) 785-2959; www.lasierra.edu.
Alex, Nick, Robert and Paul will finally return to this side of the pond making a stop at The Glass House. The guys of Franz Ferdinand have yet to soak in the California sun since their tour way back in 2009. After 10 years we’re in this for the long haul so Franz, you can stop playing games. Yes, we want to take you out; yes, we really, really wanna. And if you’re really feeling like you’d “love to get to know us,” let’s just say lip-syncing “Kiss me where your eye won’t meet me/Meet me where your mind won’t kiss me” to the radio is not enough. But we’re willing to make up.
8pm. $25-$30.The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
“LASTING LIGHT: 125 YEARS OF GRAND CANYON PHOTOGRAPHY”
The Grand Canyon has changed over time just like professional photography has. “Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography” documents the alteration of photo technology that allows the gallery to be seen not just as a collection of Grand Canyon photos but a record of the lengths pioneer photographers would go to snap a shot with limited technology and equipment.
Thru Sep. 23. Gallery hours: Wed-Sun, 12pm-4pm. Museum Of History And Art, Ontario, 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario, (909) 395-2510; www.ci.ontario.ca.us.