“YABII: TIJUANEADOS ANONIMOS”
Bulbo, meaning light bulb, is a group founded by friends in Tijuana who decided to bring the city some much needed artistic love and attention. The film to be screened is one from 2009 that tells about how citizens took the peaceful route versus a violent one. Not to mention the birth of a song that describes that “the city is the sum of it’s people.”
6pm-8pm. Free. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Ah local bands from Riverside, how we love you. Especially when you make it big and prove that the IE is a breeding ground for great artists. This band has been around for a long time, about 30 years when they started back in the late ’80s. Especially considering that ska has been on the decline, the Voodoo Glow Skulls are here to remind you why it’s constantly optimistic beat is so awesome.
8pm. Stinger’s Bar And Nightclub, 194 W. Club Center Dr., San Bernardino, (909) 872-0308.
He’s a classic comedian with quite a history. This American-Albanian immigrant left his native village at just 16 to live in Chicago. He dropped his restaurant business to work for the Chicago Theatre Company and made his television debut in 1987. The more you know. So now you can keep these facts in the back of your mind while you laugh at his jokes—Belushi, the successful immigrant whose made his mark.
Also on Fri, Aug. 24. 8pm & 10pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.improv.com.
The Vietnam War was a terrible time but it seems to be perfect fodder for dramatic plays and musicals. Miss Saigon is a modernized play based on the opera Madame Butterfly that tells of a romance doomed from the start. Shortly before the fall of Saigon, an American GI named Chris Scott meets a new bar-girl named Kim when a local bar raffles off the winner of a “Miss Saigon” contest.
12:45pm and 7:15pm. $48-$68. Opens Fri, Aug. 24. Thru Sep. 30. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-1254; www.candlelightpavilion.com.
The Brandin’ Iron isn’t just the hot spot for picking up cowboys and girls. Every once in a while they have some pretty sweet entertainment. In the past this little ol’ country dance hall normally hosts college party nights with DJs and the occasional line dancing but the likes of famous country singers such as Taylor Swift and Rodney Atkins have proven that this one-of-a-kind spot offers so much to the country fans of the IE. Next up is Gloriana who will be gracing the stage with hit singles like “Wild at Heart” and “(Kissed you) Good Night,” making this trio of country singers totally worth the trip.
Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm. $15. Brandin’ Iron, 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com.
“LONG AGO, FAR AWAY”
Back in the day, a postcard was something we all wanted to send to our loves ones. Nowadays we just send one via instagram on Facebook or phone messages. In “Long Ago, Far Away: New Works by Teodor M. Dumitrescu,” an array of paintings inspired by the romanticism that we’ve lost with sharing a piece of an experience with someone else.
Thru Sep. 7. Gallery hours subject to change: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 12pm-4pm. Riverside Arts Project, 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. Ste. 508, Riverside, (951) 683-1066; www.theriversideartsproject.com.
Looking within is often the most difficult but also most rewarding ability. Should an artist succeed to look within his or herself, they might discover a multitude of responses to the though process of both mental and emotional states. This show will offer up various internal discoveries that have been thrown on canvas for you to check out.
Opens Fri, Aug. 24. Thru Oct. 16. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-2pm. Art Colony, Corona Heritage Park, 510 W. Foothill Pkwy., Corona, (951) 898-2787; www.theartscolony.org.