THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER
Mr. Pennypacker thought he could get away with having two families in his life (because apparently one just isn’t enough). With a total of 17 children he makes do and somehow neither family suspects the other. However when an emergency arises and his eldest son is forced to seek him out, the ruse is revealed and Mr. Pennypacker find himself in remarkably big trouble.
Thru Sept. 23. Redlands Footlighters Theater, 1810 Barton Rd., Redlands, (909) 793-2909; www.redlandsfootlighters.org.
CAMPAIGNING FOR ZEROS
Don’t miss another chance at checking out our Band of the Week from March. This rock group calls Palm Desert home, and has quite a few performances under its belt, including some serious Warped Tour mileage. No more incentive needed. Campaigning for Zeros is ready to “wail” on drums and produce some “crunchy” guitar tunes in celebration of it’s newest EP release Sourglass.
9pm. The Red Barn, 73290 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0191.
PAINT THE LAKE
The 1st Annual “Paint the Lake” has gained quite a bit of notice from the artistic community. Certainly talented artists from the mountain area will be in attendance but now you’ll find artists from Laguna and Newport Beach too. With a plethora of styles and techniques on display, you’ll get to experience the clean cool air of the mountains and witness the talents of various artists bringing the scenery of Lake Arrowhead to life on canvas.
Fri, Sept. 7-Sun, Sept. 9. 28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, (909) 744-8450; www.mountainartsnetwork.org.
KELLOGG’S TOUR OF GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS
Do you still have that Olympic fever coursing through your veins? If 16 days wasn’t long enough to satisfy that once every four year itch, there’s still time to breathe in the thrill once more before the 2016 Olympics in Rio roll around. This event will feature past Olympian Natasha Liukin as she leads the present men’s and woman’s gymnasts through a dazzling combination of skill and strength in all of your favorite Olympic events with the added pizzazz of modern performance art to really give you a show.
6pm. $25-$200. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.usagym.org.
1ST ANNUAL BENEFIT ART TOURNAMENT
The Christian Arts & Theatre of Corona (more commonly referred to as CAT) has supported youth in the arts for over 14 years. Turn on your heart light and keep these youngsters performing by joining in on CAT’s first annual golf fundraiser. Afterwards you’ll get even further rewarded with a buffet dinner, entertainment and participation in a silent auction.
9am registration. $30 for non-golfers. $100-$5,000 for participants. Champions Club at The Retreat, 8007 Soft Winds Dr., Corona, (714) 920-0526; www.catcorona.org.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN WOMEN IN THE DIASPORA
Growing countries in Southeast Asia were hit hard by the Cold War. Women in particular whose live had permanently changed as colonization and globalization took hold of their lives. “Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora: Troubling Borders in literature” strives to illuminate the subject through both words and art created by women of Cambodian, Laotian, Filipino and Vietnamese descent.
Thru Oct. 7. Gallery hours: Tues, Sat, 12pm-5pm. Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside, 3800 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-3755; www.sweeney.ucr.edu.
PRELUDE TO A KISS
This romantic comedy places two newlyweds in an awkward position. Peter and Rita are happily married and on their honeymoon when Peter realizes that his wife has somehow switched souls with an old man she felt connected to at their wedding. Rita is actually inhabiting the body of an old man who is on the brink of death and neither of them know how to reverse the effects.
Opens Wed, Sept. 12. Thru Sept. 26. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-1254; www.candlelightpavilion.com.