The 7 Day Stretch

Posted September 27, 2012 in The 7 Day Stretch


The LA County Fair always hosts a great lineup of events, mainly musical headliners. Once a year however we all look forward to the time when we can rejoice at the sight of man-made destruiction. The Demolition Derby has arrived and the sounds of destruction in the form of clangs, bashes and loudly revving engines will clearly lead you to the Budweiser Grandstand where it’s going to go down.

7:30pm. $18.50-$25. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111;




Join the noble effort to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation with the upcoming exhibit. After an Eve Gallery member’s daughter died from a brain tumor, the girl’s family has done everything in its power to raise money to help out other kids. This particular show will invoke the super hero in everyone by displaying various super hero paintings for sale. It’s not a bird or a plane, it’s a local gallery hoping to help out.

Thru Sept. 29. Gallery hours: Fri-Sat, 1pm-7pm. Eve Gallery, 280 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 638-1058;




So you’re planning on spending an afternoon shopping this weekend at Ontario Mills, California’s biggest outlet and retail destination, but did you know that there’ll also be 58 gourmet food trucks joining you at the parking lot? Nationally recognized Grilled Cheese Truck and Kogi BBQ will be there pleasing an anxious crowd of people lined up waiting for their mouth-watering melts and Korean BBQ. Season 2 winner of The Great Food Truck Race, The Lime Truck, will also be making an appearance gracing the crowd with its Carnitas Fries, Ultimate Taco and showing off its new Blistered Bok Choy to give the swarms of foodie’s a taste of fast and real gourmet cooking.

2pm-8pm. Presale $5. At the door $7. The Ontario Mills, 1 Mills Cir., Ontario;




The Chinese were brilliant when it came to timing the annual Moon Festival. On the 15th day of the 8th month (In the Chinese calendar) they celebrated the moon at its brightest. In Riverside you’ll get to view the moon via telescope, eat moon cakes, drink tea and hear Chinese tales of old. It’s your chance to branch out and get a bit of culture in for the week.

6pm-8pm. Victorian Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (951) 826-5273; www.riversideca/gov/museum.




Rick Rodriguez’s solo exhibition paintings are psychedelic to say the least. Colorful and vibrant, Rodriguez mixes cultural and musical influence with that of his surroundings and an even greater number of techniques and materials to tell stories. Most importantly though, Rodriguez recycles life experiences and paints them to add depth to what might seem like a simple colorful drawing.

Thru Oct. 4. Gallery hours: Mon, Wed, Sat & Sun appointment recommended. Tues & Thurs, 3pm-7pm. Fri, 12pm-4pm. Riverside Arts Project, 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. #508, Riverside, (951) 683-1066;




Dodgeball is sometimes publicized on television (the sport, not the movie) and one can only wonder how you can be a part of that action. If you’re pumped and ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge, gather up your trusted teammates to compete for a prize pool of $100,000. I have my fingers crossed that Chuck Norris will be there to give you a thumbs up.

Team Entrance $200. Sky Zone Riverside, 4031 Flat Rock Dr., Riverside, (951) 354-0001;;




Fellas, hold onto your ladies because this honest looking musician is coming to town. He’s a staple point of indie-music, and a practiced one too. He would certainly remember debuting his first album on  cassette tape in 1993 and 15-years later he’s far from letting this performance be his last. FYI he’s been in a number of bands, the most popular one by far is Bright Eyes.

7pm. $32.50-$42.50. Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976;


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