With busy schedules and little time, it’s hard to find clothes that are stylish and flattering. We find ourselves wishing everyday that we had a magical genie to help guide us through the perpetual loathing that comes with digging through our closets. With fall arriving, Destination Style couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Coordinated by local business owners R.J. Rodriguez and Brian Hopper of The Vanity Haus with M.C, David St. Pierre, this event has a variety of styles to offer for both men and women. Local beauty salons will contribute to the event by providing hair and makeup, while aspiring designers will be showcased in the design competition that will be taking place. Before and after the event, attendees will get a chance to shop at participating boutiques featured in the show. Not only will guests have a great time shopping, they will experience downtown hospitality while attending the many after parties taking place later in the night. Riverside’s fashion district has remained a hidden gem for quite some time and with Destinations Style’s debut in 2012, it has slowly started to gain notoriety. What is becoming an annual event for both spring and fall fashion in the Inland Empire is convenient for both retailers and consumers, serving as that magical genie that will help us get closer to becoming fabulous. (Victoria Banegas)
Destination Fall Fashion Show, Main St. between University Ave. and Mission Ave., Riverside, www.facebook.com/DestinationStyleDowntownRiverside.
You know that Halloween is close when beautiful fields full of pumpkins, squash and gourds are primed for you to come by and pick ’em straight off the stalk. Every weekend holds all kinds of fun including petting zoos, music, western gunfighters, pony rides, comedy acts, circus performers, food vendors and so much more. And don’t get lost in the ever-popular Corn Maze.
Open until 9pm. 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd., Redlands, (909) 795-8733; www.liveoakcanyon.com.
In the media obsessed world we live in today, you would think it would be hard to keep things a secret for long. That should be especially true for something that both unites and divides us; war. Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill looks at the toll behind a vague war we’ve been fighting for over a dozen years, isn’t it time you know the truth?
3pm & 7pm. $3. UCR ARTSBlock, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-4787; artsblock.ucr.edu.
All you adrenaline seeking junkies that can’t get enough of the dunes and vrooms will be able to quench that high-octane thirst with some of the best companies, parts, gear and experts around. It doesn’t matter if you’re into casually riding your motorcycle along the adventure trails or living dangerously by rock crawling competitively; 10 acres of off-road vendors are here to help.
9am. $10. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3711; www.fairplex.com.
You don’t have to be in your golden years to appreciate the hottest music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Classic hit songs like “Rock Round the Clock,” “Proud Mary,” “California Dreamin’,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and many more will grace the legendary stage. Come early to enjoy Harold Willhite’s Woodwind Celebration Ensemble opening up the night with great music as you enjoy complimentary refreshments.
7:30pm. Chaffey High School, Gardiner Spring Auditorium, 1245 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, (909) 226-5748; www.showband.net.
While Erik Griffin has become a household name from his role as Montez on Comedy Central’s series Workaholics, seeing him perform live stand-up will make even more of a positive impression. You’ll be happy he quit his full-time job in 2003 to pursue comedy. Using his diverse cultural background to make light of life’s awkward situations like finding love, everyone in the audience will be able to relate.
8pm. $12. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
Steven Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell are known for its sold-out shows that leave audiences on their feet. With a tour that blends comedy and bluegrass, songs off its new album Love Has Come for You, as well as brand-new and never-before-heard material, it is sure to deliver an exciting night packed with entertainment.
8pm. Palm Springs McCallum Theatre & Performing Arts, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com.