Looking for a romantic, moonlight stroll by candlelight? We can’t promise the moon, but we can give you a night with luminaries on the street, hot cider, live acoustic music and more at the Botanical Gardens. You couldn’t buy a better night at a better price. It’s the perfect set up, so leave the kids at home and go out for a nice walk.
Thru Dec. 22. 6pm-9pm. $5. Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-8767; www.rsabg.org.
ENDING IS THE BEGINNING
After Suicide Silence lost its lead vocalist, Mitch Lucker, to a motorcycle accident in early November, the remaining members of the band are helping out wherever they can. The band will hold a memorial show paying tribute to the singer that tragically went too soon. Guest singers on the bill for the night include Chad Gray (Hellyeah and Mudvayne), Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), Eddie Hermida (All Shall Perish) and more vocalists that have yet to be announced. It will be both a sobering and memorable night with the screaming all-star talent expected to make an appearance. All of the proceeds for this event will go to Kenadee’s education fund to support Lucker’s 5-year-old daughter.
8:30pm. $25-$40. The Fox Theatre, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com.
SHAWN AND MARLON WAYANS
Like Scary Movie? Missing the days of In Living Color? If you’re up for it, the Wayans Brothers are in town and serving up their crazy off-the-cuff style of humor. This time around, they don’t have the MPAA or FCC to censor them, so nobody really knows what’s going to happen. Be sure to take the time to find out for yourself.
Thurs, Dec. 20-Sun, Dec. 23. 8pm & 10pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.ontario.improv.com.
DALE AND BILL ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW
Old Broadway couples give the best performances together. A hint of variety with showtune classics and an overall sense of yuletide is what you’re bound to find at a show like this. If you’re looking for that good old fashioned warm and fuzzy feeling this year, this is absolutely the show to watch, and you only get one night to enjoy it.
2pm. The Grove Theatre, 276 E. 9th St., Upland, (909) 920-4343; www.grovetheatre.com.
A LAKE ALICE CHRISTMAS
Looking for a different way to celebrate Christmas Eve this year? How about going to one of Downtown Riverside to get ready for the big day. Pre-game it for those pesky in-laws visiting the next day, or bring ‘em along for a good ice-breaker. It’s a Christmas miracle that Lake Alice is open at all, let alone with a full menu and bar to offer valued customers.
Opens at 5pm. Lake Alice Trading Co., 3616 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 686-7343; www.lakealicetradingco.com.
LAW’S CHRISTMAS DINNER
For all you out there that are tired of cooking, hosting and cleaning up after everyone, here’s an idea. Let someone else do all of the work so you can relax. Enjoy a great Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and watch whatever game is on in high definition. After the food has settled and with zero cleaning, sing karaoke and carols with Jimmy Vaughn.
11am-10pm. Law’s Restaurant, 9640 Indiana Ave., Riverside, (951) 354-7021; www.lawsrestaurant.com.
The day after Christmas is rough. After the food has settled and the presents have all been unwrapped and played with, there’s no better way to unwind than with the soothing melodies of an acoustic show. Chris Miles, Aaron Lee Wilson, Nathan Rivera, Ralph Williams, Frank Flowers and Andrew Romine will all be there to cure your post-Christmas overload of holiday cheer.
Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.