Your parents may have taught you to never play with your food but hey, you’re an adult now! Play with your food all you want and have a blast doing it, courtesy of the Tomato Assault team. The concept is simple. One, convince some of your friends to sign up. Two, show up in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty because it will get messy out there. If you really want to get into the spirit, be creative and dress up for the costume contest and you could win a prize. And most importantly, game on. Grab one or two or however many of the 40,000 pounds of tomatoes you can possibly get your hands on and start flinging ‘em because this event is all about, “Meaningless fun for a meaningful cause.” The goal is to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Before you try and get all preachy about wasting good food, these particular tomatoes are inedible so you’re not being wasteful. The fun doesn’t stop when the tomatoes are nothing but paste because some of the best local DJs will be spinning alongside live music. Just hose off and change into that extra set of clothes you should remember to bring since your old clothes will reek of tomato casualties. Don’t forget to refuel with some of the tasty vendor food and relax with a cold one in the beer garden.
Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona; www.tomatoassault.com. 12pm. $60.