There’s no explanation to this comedian’s name but apparently before his comedy career when he was in the Air Force he accidentally dropped a live nuclear missile while loading it into an airplane. The incident caused a panic where much of the military and even the President was alerted. Nuclear missiles or not, this guy will drop a few more bombs, causing your sides to quake with laughter.
Show also Fri-Sun. 8pm & 10pm. $25. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.ontario.improv.com.
THE JOSHUA TREE ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Looking for a new festival to call your own that isn’t overcrowded or overrated? How about the Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival where “the desert is freedom, music is power and community is crucial.” Join this peace-filled and free-loving atmosphere where a unique blend of art and music lovers combine to create a setting that is both beautiful and mystical. Unlike other festivals, you have the potential to see every performance because no two bands play at the same time. So whether you’re a fan of rootsy artists like Amy Lavere, California Honeydrops or the Dead Winter Carpenters, you’ll be filled to the brim with music.
Fri, Oct. 12-Sun, Oct. 14. $30-$80. Various times. The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd., Joshua Tree, (760) 366-1213; www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.
APPLE VALLEY AIRSHOW
It takes time, money and a few brave pilots to put on the Apple Valley Airshow every year. The “Tumbling Bear” falls straight out of the sky just to pull up at the last minute? Give me a heart attack why don’t ya. For those who appreciate the air force of the past, there will be plenty of war planes to see from Chino’s very of Planes of Fame collection among many other vintage aircraft.
9am-4pm. Apple Valley Airport, 21600 Corwin Rd., Apple Valley, (760) 247-2371.
OKTOBERFEST IN THE WILD WEST
Norco is getting into the spirit of Oktoberfest with a unique twist of its own. While there will be an endless amount of German beers, food and music you’re also getting the good, ol‘ fashioned western inspiration. Really it’s a mixture of everything from yodeling to live butter-making and Dachshund races. No matter what you see, with a brew in your hand the merry-making gets better from there.
Also Fri, Oct. 12 and Sat, Oct. 13. Fri, 5pm-1am. Sat, 12pm-1am. Sun, 12pm-6pm. $5. 3737 Crestview Dr., Norco.
INDEPENDENT FILM NIGHT
Enjoy a relaxing Monday night watching an indie film called Celeste and Jesse Forever. This couple (played by Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg) were married young in high school and now in their thirties. Celeste is successful with her own media consulting firm and Jesse . . . well, he’s not going anywhere while being unemployed. But don’t let the depressing nature of this film get you down, this is still a romantic comedy to be enjoyed.
“BABY TATTOOVILLE INSIDE OUT”
Uniquely colorful art pieces from “Baby Tattooville” (which we also saw last year) are back yet again to grace the halls of the Riverside Art Museum. Baby Tattoo always strove to create unique and far from normal pieces of art compared to traditional notions. From inspirations of comic book art, hot rod culture, the macabre to psychedelia, it’s one show you won’t want to miss.
Thru Dec. 14. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
We know you want to check out UCR’s Barn when there’s music every Wednesday but hey, work, school and whatever else gets in the way. A word of advice? Don’t let that happen this Wednesday. Hip-hop artists Grieves and SoCal’s very own Curtiss King (who was actually invited to play at the recent Paid Dues Festival) will be gracing the stage. Rejoice because you should be paying a lot more for these tickets.
7:30pm-10:30pm. $17 for non-students. The Barn, University Of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-2776; www.kucr.org.