A new generation of comics is always aiming for the top, and Steve Trevino has hit the mark. You may not be familiar with his name because he’s worked behind the scenes on Mind Of Mencia, The Late Late Show with Craig Fergusan and Comics Unleashed. He’s writing a 30 minute comedy about his life . . . how long are Improv shows again?
8pm & 10pm. $17. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
“MARY HUGHES AND YI-LI CHIN WARD”
Everyone has a very different idea of what represents the modern woman—whether she has beautiful long hair and a curvy figure or she has mastered the ability to balance managing a household, a family and a career gracefully. Regardless of how you visualize a maternal figure, two experienced female artists, Mary Hughes and Yi-Li Chin Ward, offer up their versions of the feminine experience. Both painters communicate their innermost personal feelings through a medium that anyone, male or female, can relate to. These women introduce their intimate emotions, experiences and dreams through their art for everyone to relate to—regardless of gender, we’re all human in the end.
Thru Sat, April 27. Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 12pm-4pm. Gallery 57 Underground, 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona, (909) 397-0218; www.57underground.com.
NOISE OF RUMORS
Some bands drag their feet before they finally get on fan-radar. Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga based pop/punk band Noise of Rumors took about a year before quickly escalating into stardom as it opened for No Doubt at the Gibson Amphitheater in Hollywood. Having established quite the following online and the completion of its first EP, it’s fair to say that it can only go up from here.
7pm. $10. The Wire, 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; www.thewire247.com.
SHREK THE MUSICAL
The story that created a new category at the Academy Awards and proved animation wasn’t just for kids is now a Broadway musical. The story of a misanthropic ogre and his chatty donkey companion are brought the stage with greater depth and captivating new songs. This Tony Award winning tale still remains funny for adults and children alike, and is even more of an adventure than the movie.
Also Fri, March 29 & Sat, March 30. $38.50-$78.50. California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.
NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE
Our local NASCAR experience is over and we know you’ve still got leftover adrenaline rush. With the right training and a decent amount of cash, you can drive a real race car on our home track. Sure it might only be for five or 10 minutes but the experience will last a lifetime, or at least tide you over until NASCAR rolls back into town.
$364.99-$1999.99. 8am-2pm. Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, (800) 944-7223; www.autoclubspeedway.com.
“MONUMENTS OF VOID”
What does it mean to be in a post 9-11 world? This gallery, assembled through the photographs of the Twin Towers as taken by Wolf von dem Bussche, does not only ask this question but forces us to reexamine what the devastation means to us as the towers become redefined as symbols of a new time period and a new age.
Thru June 1. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12pm-5pm. UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 784-3686; www.cmp.ucr.edu\.
Several different artists, so many stories. RCC’s new gallery offers us a variety of pieces that offer new insight into the process of creation. The styles wildly vary, some are absurd and some are abstract. But one thing is for certain: they are each a visual experience from stunning acrylics, takes on the absurdity of life and defying description and convention.
Gallery hours: Tues-Thurs, 10am-3pm. Riverside Community College, Quad Gallery, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (951) 222-8358; www.academic.rcc.edu/art/exhibition.