KSPC is excited to bring to the forefront their Summer Concert Series, showcasing a season-long list of amazing acts to groove to. Each Thursday, KSPC, in conjunction with Rhino Records will host a free show at the Rhino Records shop for the public to come and enjoy. Next up—get into the post-punk/garage jams of Traps Ps.
7:30pm. Free. Rhino Records, 235 Yale Ave., Claremont, (909) 626-7774; www.rhinorecords.cc.
The Sherman brothers are some of the best at creating memorable songs from Mary Poppins to the Jungle Book and more. All kinds of Broadway musicals and movies have their soundtracks and now you can hear the best of them. This is a tribute show that will be sure to leave you humming a few intoxicating tunes on the car ride home.
Opens Sat, Aug. 3. Thru Aug. 10. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com.
“Ding ding ding,” it’s time Inland Empire! MMA fighters from all across the globe will be hitting the ring in this physically gruelly sport like none other. With the best champions in each of the seven divisions, this show is sure to be a nail biter. Why catch the live stream when you can be there for all the festivities?
Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, (909) 244-5500; www.cbbankarena.com.
You can definitely tell that summer is officially here because it is extremely hot outside and what we all need to do is find a way to cool off. One thing that always satisfies is to just jump in a pool because the weather in Cali is perfect (no argument there). But this time, save yourself the trouble by keeping your pool covered and just go to the wonderful oasis city of Palm Springs. It’s testing the waters with a new music and pool festival in some of its lovely neighboring hotels including The Saguaro, The Curve and Caliente Tropics. Other hotels may have the pool, but these are the select few that will be bringing the party. Take in a classic “dive-in” movie from the ’50s or ’60s. It’s just like the typical drive-in, except you enjoy your matinee pool-side instead of car-side. There will also be plenty of food, drinks (lots of drinks), games and giveaways to keep you entertained all day. Private Label, LED and Pacific Festival are the promoters that have created this one-of-a-kind experience and will showcase DJs from as close to home as Sacramento and New York, to as far away as Australia and the UK: Rag Raiders, Juan Maclean, Miami Horror, Neon Indian, Poolside, Plastic Plates and Viceroy are just some of the few names slated to entertain. One general admission wristband gets you access to all three hotels and a shuttle so you can safely go from one spot to the next. If you can bar crawl, why not graduate to pool hopping?
Begins on Sat, Aug. 10. Various Hotels, Palm Springs; www.splashhouse.com. 12pm. $55-$99.
A mic on stage sits lonely until Ted Quinn comes around. Every Monday you can see performers get 15 minutes of fame (or at least three songs) before the next act. Young, old, local, touring . . . it doesn’t matter who you are. As long as you have the willingness to get on stage, you too can be a part of the magic.
7pm. Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
We all have confessions to make, where will you start? You can begin by re-evaluating Garry Winogrand’s photos that were originally titled “Observations of a Male Chauvinist Pig.” The selected 85 pictures of women in public places took place between 1964 and 1973. These photos seek to tell the story in the context of the turbulent ’60s concerning the sexual revolution and women’s movement.
Opens Sat, Aug. 10. Thru Oct. 26. California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 784-3686; www.artsblock.ucr.edu.
There’s something noticeably different when the band Arity performs because the sounds of progressive metal aren’t usually dominated by a female vocalist. This band isn’t afraid to embrace the talents of lead singer Nicole Macias and she has no problem showing the boys how a woman rocks—this show will be full of energy and head bangin’ riffs.
9pm. Lake Alice Trading Co., 3616 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 686-7343; www.lakealicetradingco.com.