If anything can be said of America, it’s that it has issues and evolution is one of the biggest. Amnesty International even made a film about going into the heartland (a.k.a. Kansas) and seeing the almost century long battle over the origin of species in action. Mt. San Jacinto College is showing this film with its anthropology department ready to answer questions.
DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
Want to party like its 1969? Well, you can’t because Jerry Garcia is, sadly, dead. However, there is a substitute that works just as well. Dark Star Orchestra is considered one of the greatest tributes to one of the greatest bands ever. They’ve performed over 1,900 shows, some of them with members on the Grateful Dead alongside them.
Despite the title, there is nothing nuclear here and there are no cowboys. In all fairness, the real event is pretty freaking awesome. It’s a touring freestyle motocross production where the most death defying and mind blowing stunts ever performed on a set of wheels are displayed before an amped crowd. The Nuclear Cowboyz are going head to head with a rival tribe in this one, and this post apocalyptic battle for supremacy can only be solved one way: riding motorbikes. These guys are capable of multiple feats, utilizing quad riders, giant ramps and anything that will get your adrenaline pumping. The Nuclear Cowboyz love to make a spectacle which lucky audience members will remember for years to come. This is the perfect thrill ride for anyone with a sense of adventure and an appetite for a rush.
Fri, April 5-Sun, April 7. Fri-Sat, 7:30pm. Sun, 2pm. $30-$40. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy, Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.
UCR PLANT SALE
Feel like your garden isn’t up to par? Do you even have a garden? UC Riverside is ready to green up your life with over 10,000 plants ready to find a new home. There are plenty of varieties available for everyone with helpful students and employees to guide you. If that wasn’t enough, they have classes for kids who want to earn their green thumb. Ready to welcome spring?
Sat, April 6-Sun, April 7. University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-4331; www.ucr.edu.
THE POSTAL SERVICE
Music got a new definition when The Postal Service was conceived. It’s been 10 years since debut album Give Up was released from the electronic band that barely seemed to tour with it. Now, a special re-release of the smash album has 15 rarities, two new tracks and most importantly, an extended world tour that’s now underway.
Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com.
“SKY BLUE SKY”
British printmaker Matthew Tyson promotes artists through gorgeous books of their prints. Tyson also has a new collection of works that will be in the RAM permanent collection that has never been exhibited before. The rich history and architectural style of the RAM building inspired him to create new contemporary interpretations and several other prints, engravings and woodcuts will complete this collection.
Opens Thurs, April 4. Thru June 10. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
A new generation is leading the Latino charge of comedy with someone that started his professional career at the tender age of 16, Dillon Garcia. He may be wet behind the ears, but he’s had the chance to learn from the best: Dave Chappelle, Nick Swardson and his idol, Gabriel Iglesias. He brings a satirical and sarcastic twist that will have you rolling with laughter.
8pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.