7 Day Stretch

Posted May 9, 2013 in The 7 Day Stretch


Women! The other half of the planet. They don’t get as much consideration as they deserve, which is why the Today’s Women Foundation is holding a luncheon this Mother’s Day to empower and embolden females of all walks of life. Ten awards will be presented to outstanding women who have done their part to make the world a better place for womankind.

11am-2pm. $45. Marriot, 9619 Mariposa Rd., Hesperia, (760) 956-3876.



Things you never expect a magician to do: tell you the complete and unvarnished truth. However, that’s at the core of Penn & Teller’s world famous act. The half boisterous, half silent duo loves to not only astound their audiences with amazing displays, but they moreover enjoy telling you how it was done and how not to get hoodwinked. The best of the best, no bullshit.

9pm. $35-$60. Agua Caliente Casino, The Show, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, (888) 999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.



Exercise can be a little intense, but it’s totally worth it for a good cause. Run for your lives and the lives of those affected by brain cancer. This walk was started by the Let it Be Foundation, after Founder Ruthe Rosen lost her daughter to the disease and dedicated her life to helping families with ailing children. Lace up and start stretching.

7:15am. $30-$150. Begins at Chino Hills High School, 16150 Pomona Rincon Rd., Chino Hills; theletitbefoundation.webconnex.com.



You may have heard the voice of Aries Spears around because he’s done so much with it. Spears knew he was destined to be a comedian ever since he began impersonating family members at holiday dinners when he was only 6 years old. At 14 (while most kids his age were barely breaking into high school), Spears was already breaking into his professional comedy career. He soon made the move to the ever popular Def Comedy Jam and had even more opportunities open up because of his quick witted charisma and aggressive style that tends to offend a few people. He had an eight-year career with MAD TV and helped create some memorable characters: Mother Love, the Klump Family, El Diablo Negro, Talkin’ American and Dollar Bill Montgomery. Besides network television, he co-starred on Showtime’s sketch comedy show, The Underground, which is described as “In Living Color on steroids” because the jokes are uncensored and taken to the limits. He relives his childhood hobby in his stand-up through amazing impersonations, as if everything else wasn’t already enough. Most people love when he is capturing the big-kid side of Shaq, the many faces of Eddy Murphy or Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can catch his latest Showtime special, Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling, for a preview of his latest material.

Thurs, May 9-Sun, May 12. $22-$25.The Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario Mills, Ontario, (909) 484-5411. www.ontario.improv.com.



Play ball! If you’ve ever wanted to experience a baseball game but aren’t ready for the big leagues just yet, this is your chance. Minor league baseball is really fun because they have crazy antics from the Grounds Gorilla Crew, Jackpot and Thunder the green dog to get you pumped. There’s even Margarita Mondays (that’s where Margaritas are only $2 during the 7th inning stretch).

7:05pm. The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, (951) 245-4487; www.stormbaseball.com.



A landscape of a different kind can be seen from this exhibit. The lives of dreamers are told through black-and-white photography and the personal stories from the locals that lived it; athletes, Daisy Carter’s house and The Place (a landmark club that’s now gone) are all included. It’s a unique experience put together by photographer Douglas McCulloh and creative writing professor Susan Straight.

Thru July 23. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.



The laidback sounds from an artist that has toured with Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie and Oasis is playing The Barn. This accomplished acoustic guitarist has taken his six strings and managed to make a song with Jack Johnson that appeared on the Curious George soundtrack. His new material sounds kind of like John Lennon, but you should judge for yourself.

7pm. The Barn, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-2776; www.kucr.org.


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