Specializing in only the best of the best exclusive events, the talented Blue Breeze Band brings a medley of Motown hits, R&B, classic soul, funk, jazz and blues—more than enough options to get at least one of your feet tapping. Catching them while lounging in a botanical garden would be far from the worst thing you could be doing on a beautiful summer night.
6pm-9pm. $10. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-8767; www.rsabg.org.
Come out this Friday and experience the first of many installments of Hitchcock Fridays, screening seven of the most beloved directorial masterpieces by acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock. Get ready to catch the first movie screening of the series, North by Northwest. You are sure to be satisfied if you’re into suspense, thrills action or that dapper powerhouse actor Cary Grant!
7:30pm. $12.05. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9800; www.foxriversidelive.com.
The Inland Empire 66ers have teamed with the SBPD to bring to the community an opportunity to give back to the brave men and women who protect and serve the San Bernardino County, while enjoying a great game of baseball as well. Proceeds from the night’s ticket sales will benefit the MacKay and Collins families, both affected by the Big Bear man hunt earlier this year.
7:05pm. San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. “E” St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-9922; www.66ers.com.
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
Almost every post-1950s childhood memories contain remnants of the infamous, the hilarious and the optimistic tales of Dr. Seuss. Relive those memories as this play brings together the rich combinations of decades of adored Dr. Seuss stories to the stage for a wonderful treat for the family, weaving many of the most popular Seuss tales into one big . . . well, Seussical!
Opens Sat, July 20. Thru Sun, July 28. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.
The Ringling Brothers have been a staple in the entertainment business for well over a hundred years, first officially making their mark in 1882. Bringing timeless attractions to life, once merely the concept of fairytales or childhood dreams they carry the gift of awe 131 years into the future. Now on their 143rd installment of the Greatest Show on Earth, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present to you “Built to Amaze,” a unique and interactive event sure to shock and astound viewers of all ages. The show is stocked with entertainment, like the Harlem Globetrotters and their one of a kind coordination or the circus’ kooky clowns and their comical shenanigans. For the animal lovers, see the dancing elephants strut a few moves or check out the largest display of big cats in the world—with more than 16 exotic tigers to feast your eyes on. But don’t forget to prepare yourself for the whimsical acrobats, sure to put you on the edge of your seats. The troupe members are known for their fearless stunts, jumping over one another all the while suspended 25 feet in the air on a tight rope!
$20-$100.Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.
Country and classic rock ‘n’ roll; that’s the kind of music you can expect from The Silverados. This group of musicians started out in a small Alta Loma church and grew into a respectable cover band that play all types of parties and functions. Hell, even Tim McGraw chose the band to open up for him at Camp Pendleton in 2011—so yeah, they’re good.
7pm. Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito St., Montclair, (909) 625-9479; www.ci.montclair.ca.us.
He started out his career by making people crack up on Last Comic Standing and eventually made everybody get the munchies with his Super High Me documentary. Now-a-days, the green-loving comedian entertains himself with the podcast, Doug Loves Movies. Can you guess what it’s about? Bringing in celebrity guests to discuss movies. Don’t worry though, his stand-up won’t be particularly movie related.
8pm & 10pm. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.