What better way to wrap up awards season than to meet an Oscar winner herself? Geena Davis will be talking to students (and anyone else in attendance) about “Gender Equality and the Modern Media.” Hollywood has always had an interesting (understatement of the century) relationship with the portrayal of women, so expect an eye opening and intelligent firsthand look at the matter.
Because singer Yoni Wolf said so. While once just a solo singer and performer, Wolf expanded his hip-hop influenced talents to folk and indie-rock with the addition of a few cool cats. Most of the song lyrics are without a set theme or logical order, making the band pretty unique in a sea of music that is simply repetitive.
7pm. $17. The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE
Eat your heart out, Michael Flatley. Honor the spirit of Ireland, and have a fun sober evening, with this traveling group of Irish step dancers. These aren’t your average dance group; bear in mind these people are Ireland’s national dance company. The best of the best are chosen to represent the country and impress the globe with their fancy feet.
8pm. Agua Caliente Casino, The Show, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, (888) 999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
There’s been a murder, and you’re invited! Meet an eclectic cast of characters from the ‘40s and try to solve the whodunit within three acts. In addition, everyone knows how difficult it is to sleuth on an empty stomach so a full three course meal will be offered during the show. Dinner and a show? The choice here seems elementary, my dear reader.
Sat, March 9-Sun, March 10. Center Stage Theater, 8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 349-6900; www.centerstagefontana.com.
THE RED CLAY RAMBLERS
Old-timey mountain music: that’s the unique sound coming out of these masters of acoustic instruments. It’s very easy to hear the twangy twist of rock, country and New Orleans jazz mixed with a little bit of gospel rising from its roots. Plus, it’s been cranking out the tunes for over 40 years and has won a Tony award for the Broadway hit, “Full Moon.”
8pm. $15-$55. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, 760.340.2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com.
The third-place finalist is proving that taking it all doesn’t necessarily relate to winning the competition.James’ music caters to a crowd that proudly displays their flannel and expresses their feelings in line dancing and a good beer. His music is hard not to like: “Crying on a Suitcase” is a very catchy ballad that will get stuck in your head, and it’s difficult not to smile when he sings “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” to a happy crowd. If you’ve had enough of the standard IE or LA nightclub scene and want to try something new, or just appreciate good country as much as the next person then there’s no harm in hitting up one of the last saloons in SoCal.
8:30pm. $12-14. Brandin’ Iron Saloon & Dance Hall, 320 South E Street, San Bernardino, (909) 888-7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com.
You cannot understand the power classical music until you’re fully embraced by it jumping out of your seat and waltzing in the aisle—the Waltz King tends to have that effect on people. This “Waltz King,” alternatively known as violinist André Rieu, is out to capture your heart with the sounds of festive folk songs and romantic musicals.
7pm. $45-$300. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy, Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.