ROUTE 66 RENDEZVOUS
There’s something about vintage cars that really gets people going. About 23 years into the annual Route 66 Rendezvous, cars “born” between 1900 and 1974 are being hailed and presented in a massive gathering of automotive proportions. Complimented by live music, various contests and food, it’s just one of those annual festivals you won’t want to wait another year to see.
Thru Sun, Sept. 16. Downtown San Bernardino, Corner of E. St. and Court St. www.route-66.org.
HITCHOCK FILM SCREENING
The History and Humanities Department over at the Mount St. Jacinto College campus in Menifee are starting off the school year on the right foot with a monthly series of films directed by classic horror filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock; all of which feature World War II. There’s one every month so join the tantalized crowd this week where viewers can check out the 1940 romance-thriller Foreign Correspondent (1940).
6pm-10pm. Free. Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery, 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, (951) 672-6752; www.msjc.edu.
Someone decided that supercross needed to get more dirty and extreme. With an idea like that (likely born out of rambunctious desires to trespass on banned grounds for motorbikes) lead to the sport of Endurocross. Think supercross racing with the addition of water-holes, boulders, mud and any other types of nature based, off-road obstacles. It might be man-made but it makes the track much more dangerous—and exciting. But don’t worry, it may be called “the toughest racing on two wheels” but it’s ensured to be family friendly (a.k.a. safe and mostly free from horrendous injuries).
6:30pm. $20-$30. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Tevye is just your average Russian father with a lot on his plate. While he struggles to keep tradition alive in his small Jewish town, he’s dealing with each of his daughters who all desire to branch out and choose the men they want to marry versus the men Tevye says they should marry. It’s a difficult journey but one that has spawned many catchy tunes in this musical. La heim!
2pm. $15-$25. Thru Sept. 23. The Grove Theatre, 276 E. 9th St., Upland, (909) 920-4343; www.grovetheatre.com.
“IN THEIR OWN WORDS: ORAL HISTORIES OF CGU ART”
Like an enhanced teacher’s appreciation day, “In Their Own Words” features an oral recollection of past students and faculty that have graced Claremont Graduate University with their artistic talents. Originally this was meant to be compiled over a short few months but the curator Jill Thayer took a dive into the work which came to fruition about a year later. If not for support of the artists, see this for the curator’s dedication.
Free. Thru Sept. 21. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Claremont Graduate University, Peggy Phelps Galleries, 251 E. 10th St., Claremont, (909) 621-8071; www.cgu.edu/art.
Matt Lips has quite the artistic pedigree. Graduate from UCI, personal work exhibited at various Los Angeles venues; the list goes on. However now he’s getting the spotlight in his first solo exhibit: HORIZON/S. Through a technique he’s used for years, the process of cutting out images from publications, rearranging them and re-photographing them again has created a new form of complex photography.
Thru Oct. 27. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12pm-5pm. UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 784-3686; www.cmp.ucr.edu.
“ZEN OX HERDING”
It all started when renowned philosopher, writer and artists John Cage dropped out of Pomona College in 1930. After dropping out and traveling Europe, Cage returned to pursue the arts indefinitely. Fast-forward to 1988 which proved to be a fruitful time for Cage while he produced 55 watercolor paintings, now on display in this exhibit. Talk about having a busy year.
Thru Dec. 16. Gallery hours: Tues-Sun, 12pm-5pm. Pomona College Museum Of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 621-8283; www.pomona.edu/museum.