For over 20 years, Chazz the magician has been using imagery and illusions to captivate crowds all over the world. As an award-winning professional magician with tricks he’s positive you haven’t seen anywhere else, his performance can add a fun twist to a date night or be tailored to fit all the flare and excitement necessary to get the kids to sit still.
7pm-11:30pm. $12.45. Marquee 15, 9022 Pulsar Ct. #H, Corona, (951) 200-4465; www.marquee15.com.
Juxtaposition, in short, is the act of placing two or more things, usually abstract concepts, side by side. Combining four completely contrasting art mediums from four distinctly varied Southern California artists, 57 Underground’s exhibit “Juxtaposition” encompasses the literal meaning of the word, transforming it into an artistic endeavor for the community to share. Walk into a new world, decorated by the artists’ differing imaginations. Be engulfed by figures compiled from scraps of metal and wire or look on as the idea of spring is shown through paint strokes on canvas. Long time painter, Mervyn Seldon and mixed media artist Fay Colmar use the deep auburn tones, pastel blues and familiar organic greens of nature to conceptually convey emotions in their works displayed at the exhibit. All the while their series clash as they sit side by side with the chocolate browns and dark tans present in Desiree Engel’s raku fired ceramic sculptures and monotone grays, blacks and whites of Mark Upton’s profoundly industrial influenced mixed media figures. “Juxtaposition” brings forth a bit of something for everyone—young, old, novice or expert.
Thru Sat, June 29. 57 Underground, 300-C S. Thomas St., Pomona, (909) 397-0218; 57underground.com. Free.
The image of this event really can’t be painted any more clearly—that is until you throw your beer goggles on for the night. Celebrating the wonderful combination of beer and music which is a necessity for this summer’s to-do list. Grab the lawn chairs, blankets and money for munchies, and relax in to the good times and good vibes that await.
4pm-8pm. $35-$45. Claremont Village, 205 Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 626-1364.
Familiar face on countless VH1 programs as well as being host of E!’s Talk Soup gives comedian Hal Sparks a serious edge on the comedy game. Bringing his hilarity to the Ontario Improv, Sparks will be following up his 2012 “Politics, Sex and Religion” tour, more than likely offering up a few more laughs at a couple of other controversial topics.
7pm. $17. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
Get ready to dress to impress for a nightclub that has it all: free pool, cool visuals and a nicely-sized dance floor. A dress code of “flashy and sexy” will be enforced—you don’t want to miss out on all of the dancing to top 40 pop, trance and hip-hop because you showed up in a plain tee.
10pm-2am. $7 before 10:30pm. $10 after. Empire Night Club & Lounge, 117 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, (909) 983-2849; www.empireloungeandnightclub.com. 21+.
A lot can happen in 50 years; what do you remember? Many of us recall very little because we haven’t been alive that long, but the permanent collection at the UCR Sweeney Art gallery has got your back if that’s you! It’s been gathering some great works of art and will showcase the essential pieces from the past half-century that are worth seeing again.
Thru Sep. 28. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12pm-5pm. Sweeney Art Gallery, 3800 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-3755; www.sweeney.ucr.edu
Cars today just aren’t built the same and it seems like everything pre ’72 just commands your attention. If you want to see some of California’s best hot rods, classic and muscle cars, then come to the NHRA Motorsports Museum. Music, food and a raffle will support keeping the museum open. Admission is free after 3pm so you’ve got no excuse to miss it.
Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.