The Tattoo Artist Perception Sideshow is a new approach to art walks. The traditional paintings, photos and sculptures are limited to where they can be viewed, but a tattoo can always be seen; it’s permanently on the body. The Riverside staple now holds such a unique event with one goal in mind; promoting tattoos and exposing artists and clients to new work.
Every First Thurs. 6pm-1am. Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 784-0800; www.back2thegrind.com.
Retro is the new black and The Jackpot Club wants to take you back to the good ol’ days where friends gathered to drink, dance and hear live music. Its sound is a mixture of the classic blues and rock ‘n’ roll with the newer sounds of rockabilly and punk that is put together oh-so-well. Come for the swingin’ tunes and rockin’ food.
10pm. The Press Restaurant, 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-4808; www.thepressrestaurant.com.
It’s been a tough week for you and they say that laughter is the best medicine. Here’s a little riddle for you to get your weekend started. What do you get when you take one part trailer-park filth and add two parts angst and hipster irony? The answer is of course the very funny comedian Jarrod Harris.
Fri, 8pm &10pm. Sat, 7pm & 9pm. Flappers Comedy Club, W. 1st St., Unit 218, Claremont, (818) 845-9721; www.flapperscomedy.com.
You’ve got Comic-Con for comics, the Anime Expo for anime; why not have a show for wedding dresses? Make it a point to pick up that wedding dress you’ll inevitably be wearing, ladies. Plus it’s a great resolution-keeper: what else could keep you inspired to keep your resolution of staying fit and healthy than having purchased a dress you have to fit into a year later (or longer)?
Sun, Jan. 6. RSVP required. Ontario Airport Doubletree Hotel, 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, (909) 937-0900; www.brideworld.com.
You’ve never been to an open mic night like this before. Musician and eccentric Ted Quinn has introduced the world to more singers and songwriters than can be counted. Anything is possible at this Open Mic Night. There have been some surprise appearances in the past, ranging from performers such as Folk Hero Joe to Ke$ha. This is definitely the place to spend a Monday night.
7pm. $5. Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
The first ever drawing from this amazing artist was a three-legged woman with blonde hair wearing a red dress. She didn’t really have three legs, but this drawing was done at age 4 and everything is seen differently through everyone’s own eyes. In “Theatro Del Mondo,” Raul Pizzaro’s creativity is still running rampant even though his body may have trouble keeping up with his ambitions. He’s is an artist with big dreams who pushes his body to the limits with every new project because he has muscular dystrophy. Every year the disease takes on toll on him as his body gets weaker and weaker, and his projects become as large scale as he can handle. The muscular dystrophy does not prevent his determination though—if anything, it strengthens it. This artist has a unique perspective on life that shows through in his colorful paintings. You should see life through his eyes if you have the chance.
Thru Jan. 8. Gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm. Sat, 12pm-6pm. Bunny Gunner Gallery, 266 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 868-2808; www.bunnygunner.com.
Take it easy this hump day to sit back, have a drink and relax. Music happens nightly over at Galli’s but we wouldn’t advise you to miss this popular local jazz and blues singer. Peggie Perkins has been singing for the better part of 30 years now offering a sweet show alongside practiced pianist Llew Matthews.
8pm. Galli’s Restaurant & Bar, 6620 Carnelian St., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 941-1100; www.gallis.net.