The 7 Day Stretch

Posted May 30, 2013 in The 7 Day Stretch


This Phoenix native has been making music her entire life with a passion that’s hard to find, especially for a person of her limited years. She started making music at 14 years old and by age 17 she released her first album, Urban Myths. Her music is slow and calming, but has intricate guitar work that is layered delicately throughout each song. Her style may be simplistic in nature, but her vocals are far from simple. People are immediately captivated by her vocals because she carries an innocent tune that can only come from a person that means every word: true honesty of the soul. She has a way of grabbing your attention and holding it. Just ask lead singer/guitarist for Jimmy Eat World (and also another Arizona native) Jim Adkins and he’ll tell you that her voice certainly grabbed his attention. So much that she played on tour with them in 2010 and 2011 and got to sang backup vocals on a few songs from the Invented album, including “Coffee and Cigarettes.” She has also played a part in creating some folk festivals in her home town: the 2009 Summer Folk Festival, the 2010 Final Folk Festival and the 2011 RJM & Friends Fest. She has been a favorite act in her hometown of Arizona since that first album in 2008 and will no doubt win over Californians.

7pm. $10. The Wire, 247 N Second Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466;




Got a thing for Lily Tomlin? Can’t blame you, she’s witty, talented, and one of the most enduring actresses in showbiz.  She’s 72 and she’s back on stage, touring and giving out the classic comedy she’s honed for years. Plus, after the show she’ll host a Q&A with the audience! If you could ask her anything, what would it be? Now’s the time to start thinking.

8pm. $65. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752;




Nothing says culture, sophistication and class like hearing a choir perform. If you have no interest in any of those things, you’ll still have fun watching the Temecula Valley Master Chorale perform. While classical music is the norm, they’ll also be singing hits from great movies like Avatar, Edward Scissorhands, The Abyss and more. Who says improving your taste can’t be fun?

2pm & 7pm. Gershwin Performing Arts Center, 24801 Monroe Ave., Murrieta.




The Descano and Huntington Botanical Gardens don’t have a monopoly on botanical beauty. The Rancho Santa Ana Gardens are celebrating wildflowers of California alongside some very special archived artwork collected and donated by several organizations. For the beginning of spring, return to nature and check out flowers brought in from all over the state. See it without a jacket before the 98-plus degree weather hits.

Thru June 9. Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-8767;




Technology makes it possible for anyone to take a picture, but only a few really know how to make a photo captivating. Students at Chaffey learned that the craft involves thinking about everything like only a true artist would: lighting, texture, angles, color and emotion. The best photos and other works of art are hand selected by the faculty and will be available for your viewing pleasure.

Thru June 21. Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 10am-4pm. Sat, 12pm-4pm. Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 652-6492;




Strap on those cleats and button up those uniforms, the rivalry is about to begin. Watch the exciting cross-town action as neighboring cities battle it out on the diamond to see who is better. If you bring 10 CRV eligible bottle and/or cans, you’ll receive a free club seat. Not a bad upgrade for stuff you just throw away anyways.

Mon, June 3-Wed, June 5. 7:05pm. Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 481-5000;




Not much in life is better than taking a leisurely twilight cruise . . . but when you add hundreds of enthusiasts to a night dedicated to showing off some hot rods and classic cars, you’re in for a treat. If the beautiful machinery isn’t enough; music, food, raffles and a free peek after 3pm to discover the NHRA motorsports museum should entice you.

Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 622-2133;

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