One actor, one robot, one very claustrophobic location and you’ll be in for a movie unlike any other. Sam Rockwell plays a contract employee left to gather lunar soil on the moon but it gets way more intense from there. Rockwell gives the performance of a lifetime in a bleak yet uplifting science-fiction plot. Also, Kevin Spacey is a robot. You need to see this for yourselves.
7pm-9pm. $9.99 ($5 for students). Culver Center of The Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-3755; www.sweeney.ucr.edu.
Dinner and a Suit, is formed by cousins Jonathan Capeci, Joey Beretta and Anthony Genca who all consider family values to be an important part of the band’s history. The name references a story told about Capeci and Beretta’s great grandmother who worked as a seamstresses at a suit factory during the Great Depression. As the embodiment of a Good Samaritan goes, she would take home damaged suits before the company could throw them away and mend them in her spare time. She would invite people over that were down on their luck and cook them a nice homemade meal. The family would say that anyone who left the house left with dinner and a suit. Inspired, the band took its new name and crafted a pop-rock sound driven by the piano (reminiscent of acts like Coldplay, The Fray and Jacks Mannequin). The songs have an anthem-like quality to them that is riveted with sincere vocals about finding forgiveness and a place in a world that is unforgiving.
7pm. $10. The Wire, 247 N. Second Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; www.thewire247.com.
Need a shot of reality (and not brown liquor) in your life? Say no more—the sagacious and fantastic Loni Love is here. This woman, while not necessarily the most down to earth, relishes the opportunity to calls it like she sees it and will even correct reality if it steps out of line. She’s hilarious and you’re a damn fool if you miss her.
Thurs-Sun 8pm & 10pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
You’ve seen the movie and you know the story so logic follows that you need to see the musical to get the complete experience. Unforgettable musical numbers and a love story that may literally be a “tale as old as time.” Kids of all ages will enjoy the most enchanting show you’ve seen. Be their guest!
Also Fri, March 22 and Sat, March 23. California Theatre of The Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.
Usually, a tick will latch onto its host and suck as much life-blood out of its victim as possible but this “tick” breathes new life into its audience. The band has recorded many different styles of music and never pays attention to what’s “hot” in the industry today because it sticks to what it knows best: a raw, loud and heartfelt sound.
8pm. $15. Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
Have you ever wanted to explore a different culture to learn new ways of dancing? The Harlem Shake and shuffling will be nowhere near your chance to see a dance from a faraway land that’s steeped in mystery and tradition. Fontana is the last place you’d expect to find classical dances from India, but that is exactly what you will get.
6:30pm-7:30pm. Steelworkers Auditorium, Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 428-8816; www.fontanarecreation.org.
Who knew that the world could change so much from a children’s TV show like Dora the Explorer? It is for kids, but what children don’t realize is that they are slowly solving the problems of the world by learning to communicate better. Individuals who work on the show will speak about the effect of Dora’s bilingual talents and its benefit to all of our communities.
California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-7360; www.csusb.edu.