Stop listening to the likes of Spotify or Pandora and support some locals. Bands like Silver Snakes will give you a much needed new world of alternative indie rock, you poor hipster. Prepare to be graced by the presence of Souvenirs, My Iron Lung, Sea of Skies and LeReve. You’ll be so cutting edge you’ll be able to slice bread.
8pm. Maya’s Cafe, 13627 Magnolia Ave., Corona, (951) 736-9576.
THE STARTING LINE
The pop-punk era has been upon us for quite some time and another band has reached that all-important milestone that proves its longevity. This Philadelphia-based band is having a “Say It Like You Mean It” 10th year anniversary tour where it will be performing the full length debut album in its entirety. With a majority of its energy and inspiration stemming from the timeless confusion about making it through high school, it’s a memory and a feeling that anyone can relate to (even the awkward phases). Now that the guys have filled out from their younger, boyish figures, it’s time to jump back to that era of rock. Any die-hard TSL fans will be giddy to hear about the anniversary package available for sale: ’90s retro shirt and poster bundle sporting the original album cover art. May this never end up on eBay.
7pm. $25. Thru Sat, Dec. 15. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
DAVE KOZ CHRISTMAS SHOW
Top saxophonist in contemporary music, Dave Koz, and fellow musicians hit the road once again for their 15th annual Dave Coz and Friends Christmas Show. This continues its reputation as one of the longest running Christmas tours—ever. As usual, playing upbeat versions of traditional Yuletide tunes, Koz and talent force use jazz inspiration to satisfy dreams of a classy Christmas.
8pm. $50-$75. Agua Caliente Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, (888) 999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
Whether it’s an image of towering man-made structures or devastation from powerful acts of nature, aerial views of markings on the world bring a much higher perspective than us ground dwellers are accustomed to. Photographs taken by Marilyn Bridges of ancient ruins, contrasted with pictures of modern developments highlight the visual earth modifying effects caused by people and natural phenomena.
Thru Dec. 16. Pomona College Museum Of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 621-8283; www.pomona.edu/museum.
CANDY CANE MAKING DEMOS
Recapture that childhood innocence and head over to see how those sweet ubiquitious signs of Christmas are made. No guarantee on getting the innocence back, but this is a great opportunity for family fun and a solid holiday outing. Plus, the demo is spread out across multiple days, so you’ve got plenty of time to give this personally owned business some attention rather than major chains.
Various days thru Dec. 22. Logan’s Candies, 125 W. B St., Ontario, (909) 984-5410; www.loganscandies.com.
It’s the holidays so let’s avoid the annoyingly formal Christmas tunes (as well as the rock version of said songs) and give the spotlight to Celtic harpist Cynthia Artish. She’s been playing the harp for years in a variety of different styles, and right now she’s plucking some lovely holiday medleys. Christmas is a week away, don’t let it catch you in a humbug mood.
6:30pm. $12. Folk Music Center, 220 Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 624-2928; www.folkmusiccenter.com.
It’s an old theme to recognize first-generation immigrants from the past but what about the those who come to the U.S. during our modern information age? Foreign artists from China, Korea and other countries cease to be satisfied with just one artistic inspiration. Stop reading about the “old guy” artists and take a look at what your generation has come up with. Heaven forbid you should learn something.
Thru Dec. 29. Gallery hours: Wed-Sat, 12pm-4pm. The dA Center For The Arts, 252-D S. Main St., Pomona, (909) 397-9716; www.dacenter.org.