Presenting Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, this film festival will certainly not disappoint. Being coined a “brilliant documentary” by actor Martin Sheen, Walking the Camino is just one of the many exceptional films showing at this event. This documentary will open up your eyes to the ancient 500-mile path in Spain where millions have used the trail as a passageway to their spiritual and personal awakening.
Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, (760) 325-6565. www.camelottheatres.com.
Grab your cowboy hat, western boots and spurs, and head over to Fantasy Springs for a performance by one of the top names in country music. Trace Adkins has charted over 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts including “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Don’t miss your chance to catch your new favorite songs off his new album Love Will…
8pm. $39-$79. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (760) 345-2450; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
There’s nothing more exciting about October than scaring the crap out of yourself with gruesome and terrifying films. Featuring some of the most classic horror films to ever grace the silver screen, this film festival will truly be over the top with Ron Chaney’s traveling exhibition of classic horror memorabilia—from an exciting collection of art to the actual movie costumes.
Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, RCCFilm.com
Music and the great outdoors become synonymous while bringing thousands of people together for a unique experience in Joshua Tree this weekend. Guests are left isolated from the busy world and their everyday demands when they attend this bi-annual celebration. Introducing up-and-coming artists from around the world, a diverse blend of music is offered including jazz, hip-hop, punk and experimental. Two stages in close proximity allow for a continuous flow of musical sets from afternoon to late in the night, giving all musicians a chance to be heard and enjoyed. Created by a group of fun-loving friends, this festival keeps both performers and guests in mind. Free water is available for all, as well as all-day yoga classes and a world market. For children 10 and under, “Kidsville” offers a selection of arts and crafts as well as kids yoga. Campgrounds are offered exclusively for families to relax and enjoy some peace and quite after a long day of fun in the sun. Since this festival is not as big as others, a great sense of community and energy is present, making the 3-day camping trip a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the city. With lots of fun in a family friendly environment, this event has something for people of all ages. (Victoria Banegas)
The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd., Joshua Tree, www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.
Scottish alternative rock band heads this line-up at The Glass House with its newest album More Light. This 13 song compilation was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and conveys the transition from a dark time in life and into the good. Bringing some sophistication into its high-energy rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll be sure to dance all night.
7:30pm. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
Events to enlighten and strengthen our community are extremely important. That’s why this year’s candlelight vigil “What Men Can Do to Stop Violence” presented by House of Ruth is meant to encourage men to take an active role in ending the presence of domestic violence in our communities. Attend this event to not only acknowledge and support those that have been affected by domestic violence, but to honor those that have lost their lives.
6pm. Pomona Outreach Center, 599 N. Main St., Pomona, (909) 623-4364; www.houseofruthinc.org.
Besides being a hilarious and successful stand-up comedian, Doug Benson has made international headlines with his documentary Super High Me—where he smoked cannabis all day everyday as an experiment in health and productivity. He also has a new talk show that consists of him getting high with celebrities called Get Doug with High. Check out his local comedy show and you’re sure to hear some cannabis infused laughter.
8pm. $20. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.ontario.improv.com.