If you like dirty yet hysterical humor, Colin Kane is your dude. The New Yorker has been dubbed by the great Dennis Miller as “the next really big comedian,” so you know he’s good. Kane got his start in his hometown in 2002. Since then he’s performed for audiences in Los Angeles, Boston, Mexico City and Stockholm, bringing his often raunchy and sexually-explicit routines around the globe. Kane’s sharp yet charismatic charm brought him the opportunity to work for the likes of Paul Mooney to Jerry Seinfeld (polar opposites, we know). After calling Broadway home at Caroline’s for two years, Kane solidified his career with a performance in front of a crowd of 7,000 at Madison Square Garden Theatre. Kane’s ability to write witty and gruesomely funny material to sold-out audiences has allowed him to build a die-hard fan base. Described as “acerbic and brilliant” by his fans, it is clear that Kane has mastered the perfect balance of frat-house ideology with real-life situations. With sex as a popular topic in his routines, Kane is able to bring everyone’s favorite topic to the audience in almost disturbingly-relatable situations. The result? You’re shaking your head, but laughing even harder.
8pm. $12. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
UCR’s ARTSblock will be presenting the film War Witch, a stirring tale written and directed by Canadian Kim Nguyen. The compelling drama takes an intimate look into the head of 14-year-old Komona, beautifully acted by newcomer Rachel Mwanza. Komona is a young African teenager who is forced to become a child soldier—it’s a must-see for the budding film guru.
3pm & 7pm. $12. Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, 3834 Main St.. Riverside (951) 827-4787; culvercenter.ucr.edu
Six different galleries of the Backstreet Art District will be featuring paintings, sculptures and home decor with wine and music. The galleries include works from various contributors with refreshments and music inspired by each individual artist. The “Wind of Art” is inspired by Chilean Francisco Toto Vargas and mixed-media artist Elena Bulatova hailing from Russia. Don’t miss this local opportunity to witness international art culture.
Backstreet Art District, 2600 S. Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, (760) 851-8421; www.backstreetartdistrict.com.
“The Sax Sensation” J. Boykin is having an album release party at The Box for his latest work Pink Sand. The 20-year-old jazz musician will be joined by American Idol top 10 finalist Jacob Lusk for a soothing night of music. Boykin has opened for top notch artists including John Legend and Harry Belafonte, so he’s sure to bring a jazzy good time.
6pm. The Box Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market St., Riverside, (951) 809-1014; www.riversideblackbox.com.
This darling girls group is bringing back their rock moves to the L.A. County Fair. “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Manic Monday” and “Eternal Flame” still emit the sweet nostalgia of the good old ‘80s with power trio Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson and Debbi Peterson. Enjoy tuns from it’s newest album The Sweetheart of the Sun while eating some deep fried awesomeness.
7:30pm. L.A. County Fair at the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.fairplex.com.
Fontana Arts is putting together many exciting programs on Tuesday nights that are fun for the entire family. The different categories include Latin Expression, Inspired Entertainment, Music Musings and Active Creation. The first program to kick-off the event is “Aztec Tradition.” Come enjoy authentic music and culture of the people native to central Mexico through this captivating and educational performance.
Steelworkers’ Auditorium, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, (909) 349-6979; www.fontana.org
Take a moment to go back in time and feel like a kid again with “Pure Imagination.” The exhibition will showcase stories told through illustrations found in various types of children’s books, from classic stories by Dr. Seuss to modern twists and old favorites. There will also be a reading room and interactive installation that will further address themes of storytelling and childhood.
Thru Sept. 25. Various Times. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.