The 7 Day Stretch

Posted August 16, 2012 in The 7 Day Stretch


I hope you’re not taking your chair for granted. The very one you’re sitting on right now has history. It’s the descendant of older chairs (you know, back when they were made of wood). In this exhibit you can take a look at the various wood-worked chairs from the 1950s until the first decade of the 21st century as well as discover a new found appreciation for that good ol’ chair of yours.

Thru Oct. 28. Admission $10. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sat, 12pm-4pm. Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, (909) 980-0412;




Jazz and wine are their own incentives if you’re into an evening of relaxation but at this particular event you’ll get the chance to win prizes like an iPad or Lakers tickets. So what if it is a bit more expensive than the average jazz and wine gala. This time you know the price for a good wine will be contributed toward the Corona-Norco Unified School District.

6pm-9pm. $55-$100. Champion’s Club at the Retreat, 8007 Softwinds Dr., Corona, (951) 201-5771;




How would you like to see every great rap, hip-hop and R&B performer of the past 30 years performing onstage one right after the other? How would you feel if I told you this event was 100 percent real and not some crazy fantasy concocted by your inner child? Kid Cudi, Yelawolf, Ice Cube, DMX, Eve, Xzibit, Yelawolf, Redman, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Salt-N-Pepa and so many more are going to be there and they will all perform live. We honestly don’t know what else to tell you.

12:40pm. $199-$999. Thru Sun. NOS Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, (877) 435-9849;




Do you believe in spirits in the afterlife? Everybody is skeptical about the subject; there’s never any proof. However Bill Phillips is a purported (and according to his website testimonials, widely renowned) medium who plans to change your mind. I don’t know why he’s stopping by the Improv. It’s not a comedy event but you can’t say that you’re not intrigued, right?

2pm. $20. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411;




Where have you been all summer? The Minor Leagues are on the brink of ending soon. Check out one of the upcoming games of before the season leaves you high and dry: you know you’ll crave baseball most when you can’t have it. This time around the Mavericks are playing against the Lake Elsinore Storm, one game you won’t want to miss.

7:05pm. Stater Bros. Stadium, 12000 Stadium Rd., Adelanto, (760) 246-6287;




When you’re hungry and complaining about it, that’s a first-world problem. What did the early Californian Native Americans do when they were hungry? This exhibit highlights how those people harvested, ate and made in “Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider: A California Indian Feast.” From berries to nuts and other native foods, this could be beneficial to learn in the case that extreme survival is needed.

Thru Sep. 9. Gallery hours: Tues, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm. Thurs 9am-9pm. Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun, 11am-5pm.
Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Ave., (951) 826-5273;




There are plenty of architectural hot spots in the IE—The Mission Inn, Palm Springs and tons of Victorian-era mansions—you just have to know where to look . . .  better yet just hit up the Riverside Art Museum’s exhibit “Perspective: An Architectural Photography Exhibit.” A handful of Riverside-based photographers have contributed to this breath-taking gallery running though September.

Thru Sep. 14. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111;


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