THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
Don’t let the blues get you down. Despite the seemingly negative name of the genre, blues tunes rally people together like politicians at a caucus; and for good reason. With bands like The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Blues Traveler and Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, blues fans have a lot to root for. Maybe one of the band members would be a better candidate for election.
7pm. $25-$75. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9800; www.foxriversidelive.com.
DINNER WITH THE CHAMPS
People always wonder that if they could have a meal with anyone in the world, who it would be. At least for those who dream about having dinner with boxing legend Leon Spinks, it can come true. In order to raise money to keep the non-profit “Today’s Youth Boxing and Recreation City” open in Corona, they’re bringing together various legendary boxers like Olympic champions Henry Tillman and Lamon “Relentless” Brewster, among others.
6pm-9pm. $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Historic Civic Center, 815 W. Sixth St., #140 Corona, (951) 743-3644.
For two days this musical overload will fulfill the electronic addictions you’ve been craving for and it’ll be enough to make your ears bleed. With big names like 12th Planet, Alesso, Bass Jackers and Axwell providing you with their enhanced moving beats there’s no way you’ll be able to resist standing still. So it’s time to show off your moves (if you have any) and fall down the rabbit hole once again. That’s one occasion you won’t want to be late for.
Also Fri, Sept. 21. 3pm-2am. $85-299. NOS Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino; www.nocturnalwonderland.com.
Every year the LA County fair is host to a variety of famous headliners in the music industry. So when a group is featured that doesn’t ring a bell, it means I’ve been neglecting my radio for fear of hearing Bieber. The Pistol Annies consists of Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley and Miranda Lambert: a trio of country superstars with a sound that will make its name recognizable the instant you hear it.
7:30pm-11pm. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
“WHEN I’M SIXTY-FOUR”
By 2020, statistics have shown that the number of people over age 65 will reach 6.5 million in California. It just plain sucks that these mature members of our community, whose wisdom is far better than any of our younger generations, would be lost and never replaced. Through in-depth view of a few elderly people, this exhibit will study a day in the life of old age and anyone who is connected with them.
Thru Nov. 21. Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 10am-4pm. Sat, 12pm-4pm. Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 652-6492; www.chaffey.edu/wignallgallery.
“TE TANIWHA/CROWN COACH”
Artist Joyce Campbell is comparing two seemingly random sites: the Maori tribal land in New Zealand and a spot called “brown-field” in Los Angeles. Campbell explores the history, mythology and ecology of these two areas, utilizing 19th century spiritual photographic techniques to take unique images. Kudos to anyone who can compare the cool and foreign lands of the Shire to LA.
Thru Dec 17. Gallery hours: Pitzer Art Galleries, Nichols Gallery, 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, (909) 621-8797; www.pitzer.edu/galleries.
HA HA VERY FUNNY COMEDY NIGHT
Let the cute Ace Hotel, with its neighboring diner King’s Highway and nightly events and pool parties, entertain you even more. Here the Chucklehutt offers side splitting comedy and a few unique drinks to loosen you up. Not everything that’s funny has to have a pricey entrance ticket. So with comediennes like Megan Koester, Brandie Posey and comedian Brendan McGowan you’re getting your money’s worth.
9pm. Free. Ace Hotel, 701 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 325-9900; www.acehotel.com/palmsprings. 21+.