EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL
An Evil Dead and Army of Darkness combination isn’t that farfetched but create a soundtrack and making it a musical is just crazy. But somehow deep down inside you’re snapping your fingers and wondering which of the five college students on spring break will be next to be killed. There’s never been a better mix of demons and musical comedy.
8pm. $15. Thru Oct. 7. Esplanade Arts Center, 2181 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto, (951) 600-7273; www.inlandstage.org.
Between New York and London, a lot can happen. Enjoy the antics of Billy Crocker who stows away on an ocean liner that is transporting the love of his life, Hope Harcourt. . . and her fiancé. Aboard that ship lies the simplest pursuit of romance in Anything Goes—originally a Broadway hit in 1934. Who said love had to be complex? Plus nobody can say no to a classic written by the Cole Porter.
8:15pm. $20. Thru Nov. 18. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-1254; www.candlelightpavilion.com.
Gabriel Iglesias has got it, even without his recognizable label as being “fluffy” and not fat. He’s just a cute, chubby-cheeked guy with a quick tongue and family friendly jokes. He’s so great that his website (www.fluffyguy.com) presents an opening with his very own song chanting, “Hey! It’s Fluffy!”
7pm & 9:30pm. $35-$55. Pechanga Resort And Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (951) 693-1819; www.pechanga.com.
STREETS OF THUNDER
Motorheads, meet your Mecca. The coolest cars will convene at the Citizens Business Bank Arena with more than enough awesomeness to keep your engine going. Drag racers, stock cars . . . everything is on display from NACSAR, INEX, USAC and anything else that your diesel-powered heart desires. The classics will be present as well, courtesy of the Automotive Driving Museum and the Wally Parks NHRA Museum. Best of all the event will celebrate two good causes, with the 911 Angel Tribute Cars in honor of the 3,000 lost on 9/11 and many of the benefits going to The Fischer House Foundation for veterans.
11am-5pm. Adults $10, 13 and under free. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.streetsofthundermotorsportsevents.com.
“WHILE YOU WERE OUT”
Art in its abstract form is completely interpretable by the viewer, making this gallery’s exploration of contemporary themes by the students over at CGU one of many talents and techniques. You’ll feel the moment of panic when you see the photograph of a quaint little couch and above, the caveman-like paintings drawn by a child expressing its own individuality.
Thru Oct. 12. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Claremont Graduate University, Claremont Colleges East, Peggy Phelps Galleries, 251 E. 10th St., Claremont, (909) 621-8071; www.cgu.edu/art.
GYPSY FOLK ENSEMBLE
Dance is a shared activity throughout the world, so much that even cave-men probably tried doing it. So you might be able to check out cultural dances in its natural region but there are groups like the Gypsy Folk Ensemble who bring it straight to you. This group was created back in 1978 specifically to keep various dances alive and kickin’ with a few of the Germans and Russian moves.
6:30pm-7:30pm. Free. Steelworkers Auditorium, Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 428-8816; www.fontanarecreation.org.
For car lovers who enjoy showing off their prized vehicles, it sucks to pay $60 just to park their cars for people to see. They want to cruise in those cars, feeling the light breeze whip their hair. Here anyone with a spiffy car, decked out with reupholstered or new paint jobs, can cruise around to their heart’s content. Think about it, that’s the way it was back when cars were brand spankin’ new.
4pm-8pm. Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Fairplex Gate 1, Pomona, (909) 622-2133; www.museum.nhra.com.