This play and post-performance tells the story about a young girl named Razi who comes to town in search for her mother that abandoned her. With skin made out of paper, Razi meets many characters just as obscure as she is along the way, and because of this she learns to embrace her inner and outer “freak,” and that fitting in with what is considered normal is completely overrated.
7pm. Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, www.culvercenter.ucr.edu.
Presented by California Theatre of the Performing Arts, The Queen Experience is a killer live performance featuring the godfather of all tribute bands—Queen Nation. Emulating what it takes to be the most iconic group in rock ‘n’ roll history, this international sensation does not disappoint, known to sell out venues internationally. Don’t miss your chance to hear “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We are the Champions” and more—LIVE!
8pm. $47.50-$89.50. California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.
Zombie culture has become a full blown phenomenon. Making appearances in television, movies and books, zombies have served as a major motivator for us to playfully conjure up tactics for surviving a post apocalyptic world. With the creation of 5k zombie runs and zombie conventions, we continue to add more to the list of fun and creative ways to celebrate our post mortem pals. Going in to its third year of blood, guts and good times, the Riverside Zombie Walk is a way for locals to experience this fantasy while learning some survival tips along the way. Wearing their best zombie attire, all are encouraged to participate in the costume contest and zombie parade—making downtown a post apocalyptic epicenter. Prizes will be rewarded to those with the best costumes, so get creative and go all out! For those new to the undead culture, activities will teach guests how to walk and act like a zombie, as well as how to run from one. Children’s activities will be provided in the spirit of Halloween as well as a movie screening to end the night. Other event features include a blood drive and live DJ. In correlation to other events happening in Riverside during October, the Zombie Crawl is a unique family event perfect for those wanting to get a jumpstart on Halloween. (Victoria Banegas)
Main Street Civic Plaza, Between University Ave. and Mission Inn Ave., www.facebook.com/RiversideZombieCrawl.
If you’re an animal lover, don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to work closely all types of species of animals. Pretend you’re a zookeeper for a day, and join in with the professionals as they tour the zoo grounds feeding all types of animals. Learn about animal behaviors and special circumstances while you get a chance to see what it is that each furry and scaly friend eats.
3pm. $9. Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, (909) 584-1299; www.bigbearalpinezoo.org.
If you have a thing for luxury cars and pedal to the metal speed, then the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series Season Finale should be at the top of your list of things to do this week. This event features Lamborghini’s permanent four-wheel drive, making it the fastest one-make series in the entire world. Don’t miss these tricked out cars break records on the pavement.
$10. Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Ave., Fontana, (909) 429-5000; www.autoclubspeedway.com.
This exhibit marks her first solo museum exhibition for the artist since she’s made her way back to So Cal from New York. Incorporating quantum physics and mathematical equations with her open-ended capability for creativity and innovation, Amy Myers drawings are phenomenal. Using charcoal, graphite and ink on paper, she allows you to embark on complex scientific journeys that were once exclusive to her mind.
12pm-5pm. Thru Nov. 23. Sweeney Art Gallery, 3834 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-3755; sweeney.ucr.edu.
Working for over a year on its newest album, the Mad Caddies have almost 20 new songs for you to enjoy. If you’re still in love with the hits off its first full-length album Keep It Going, don’t worry—these guys are sure to play some original delights too. Never heard of them? They’re definitely worth your time—you can’t help but dance and groove to the music.
$12. 7:30pm. UCR’s The Barn, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-1012; www.rside.ucr.edu/barnseries.