Skip the expensive dinners, try something new (and fairly cheap)! Every week it’s time for a new batch of food trucks to visit the Pomona Fairplex. You won’t want to miss Romolos Italian Cuisine’s fettuccini or Gourmet Genie’s tacos, would you? Counter these not-so-healthy treats with Farmer’s Market veggies and other organic foods conveniently placed to help you fight a heart attack.
5:30pm-8:30pm. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
We all seemed doomed to live a life full of Auto-Tuned “singers” that can’t tell the difference between C-sharp and A-flat. That all changed when a little band crawled out of the darkness of the night with the guiding light of Grace Potter. Inspired by the music of the ’60s and early ’70s, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals bring rock back. The Nocturnals provide the music that encompasses all variations of rock: blues, folk, roots, classic and a little bit of country. The lovely Grace Potter adds a bit of attitude and a female voice that’s somewhat rare for a frontman—or in this case a frontwoman—heading a rock ‘n’ roll band. She really lets those vocal cords run wild and knows how to shred on guitar, but the thing about Potter’s voice that’s so appealing is that it’s similar to one of her idols, Janis Joplin. The band formed after drummer Matt Burr met Potter at a show on a college campus coffee shop. The two jammed with guitarist Scott Tournet and pretty soon, it released Nothing but the Water. After quickly signing with Hollywood Records and re-releasing that first album, it released a second album, This is Somewhere, in 2007. Since that release, the band has been busy making songs for movies and TV and has even released the video for its third album single, “Paris (Oh La La),” on Hulu. Now, the band is touring with their most recent album, The Lion the Beast the Beat, as it continues the tradition of keeping rock ‘n’ roll alive.
8:30pm. $27.50-$45.The Fox, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (909) 784-3671; www.foxpomona.com.
Last we heard from the metal band Molly Vamp (a past featured Band of the Week), we discovered that this “happily married metal couple” is as genuine as they come. Guitarist Molly Vamp and drummer Willow never cease to don plenty of makeup to go along with a sweet vampiric backstory, leaving you a unique sound lying somewhere between Iron Maiden and Rush.
8pm. Buffalo Inn, 1814 Foothill Blvd., Upland, (909) 981-5515.
Sex, power, ambition and greed are just some of the things that drive people to succeed. It’s sad, but true, and this musical satire points that out. It cleverly shows us through comedy how a man can rise to the top with little effort. Follow J. Pierrepont Finch as he miraculously moves from the lowly window washer to the corporate exec. Ain’t that the dream.
Opens Fri, June 7. Thru June 16. Landis Performing Arts Center, Riverside Community College, 4800 Magnolia St., Riverside, (951) 222-8100; www.landispac.com.
AAA baseball teams have some great players that just might make the move to the big leagues someday. Don’t you want to be the one that can say you saw them hit a homerun before anybody even knew who they were? Even if none of them get to the majors, you can still enjoy cheap margaritas because it’s Margarita Mondays at the ballpark!
Mon-Wed. The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore, (951) 245-4487; www.stormbaseball.com.
Have you ever had that burning question you wanted to ask but were afraid it might be racist? Hold back no more because your new friends can help. During this special, four back men let you anonymously ask them any question about anything you want. They’ve found that 90 percent of the questions are about skin color, but 100 percent of the responses are funny as hell.
8pm. $12. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
No highway patrol, no distracted teenagers and no speed limit . . . how fast can you go? That’s what a real motorcyclist dreams about. Be prepared to push your machine to the limit as you learn tips from the experts on how to open up the throttle in a hazard free zone or take classes that will keep you novice riders safe.
Thru Thurs, June 13. Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, (909) 429-5000; www.autoclubspeedway.com.