Ralphie May is one of those guys who just knows how to make you laugh. Doesn’t matter if you’re black, white or green, he’s seen and done it all. He knows what it’s like to enter the world of Cuban coffee, he knows how everyone feels about gas prices and he knows the best way to watch a movie. He’s a comedian for everyone.
Thurs-Sun, 8pm & 10pm. $22-$25. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
Alex Brown Church is the leader of a band whose gone from just a man writing and singing acoustical melodies alone and in the comfort of home to the wandering outskirts of the wolf’s life, and back home again. His music became too big for the living room, and the wolf had to venture out (aka he left home, signed with Dangerbird Records and released his album Leaves in the River). The album is all about Church falling in love with a girl in Montreal and the songs come from spending time in a small apartment next to a river where the seasons change beautifully and dramatically. Church’s sophomore album, White Water, White Bloom, drew inspiration from nature to create something that was destined to receive a new legion of fans fascinated with werewolves and vampires. The songs are hard to describe because there is so much depth to them but the music embodies anything from intimate acoustics to folk rock and even glorious chamber pop—string quartet and all. Finally, Old World Romance is the latest album that further explores the boundaries of Church by bringing him back to the comfort of his hometown in California. Home is where the heart is, and reflecting on life is always a sea of inspiration that will never run dry.
7pm. $13-$15. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
HANGAR 24 AIRFEST
Beer and airplanes. Do we really need to sell you on anything else? This day will be filled with live music, great food and fireworks. But really, you’re in this for the craft beer (some that you may never be able to taste anywhere else) and the awesome aerial stunt show. You know what you want, be honest with us.
9am-10pm. Presale $5, $8 at the door. Redlands Municipal Airport, 35 Cajon St., Redlands, (909) 798-7655; www.hangar24brewery.com
Ready to celebrate bikram yoga and meditation? Join with yogis and other enthusiasts in celebration as you enjoy kirtan concerts, hanuman chalisas, vegan cuisine, fire ceremonies, brush-up yoga courses for all levels, private or group meditation and more for the weekend. That’s four days of hearing the sounds of the universe and acquiring a state of inner peace!
Fri, May 17-Sun, May 19. Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 29 Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree, (760) 365-8371; www.jtrcc.org.
Kids are expensive and in these tough times it’s hard to pay for the extra activities they want. Whether its music books, ballet shoes or cleats; it all adds up. That’s why Rosie Welmas started Rosie’s Kids so she can help raise money for their extracurricular activities. All you have to do is sign up for a nice round of golf to make a difference.
$75. Eagle Falls Golf Course, 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, (760) 238-5633; www.eaglefallsgolf.com.
“OUT OF THE FIRE”
Masterpieces are carefully crafted when soft clay is molded by hand and baptized through fire into a hardened piece of art. The works on display show us 2,000 years of history from the Mesoamericans to the Pueblo Indians that traverse many generations and traditions. Items range from simple but extraordinarily religious burial items to ornate pottery that was used on a day-to-day basis.
Thru April 19, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am-5pm. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 322-4800; www.psmuseum.org.
TYLER, THE CREATOR
He was born into a world that needed some inspiration, so one man from Ladera Heights California did what he does best—he created. This talented rapper that can also produce the record and make the album artwork wants you to take a walk inside his twisted mind. His music is full of brutally honest vocals and sick beats that shoot straight for the dome.
8pm. $30. Fox Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com.