Spend your Halloween among real ghosts. Tours go through the night into the early morning, so if you’ve got the guts head over to the Settler’s Cemetery for a tour. Be sure to bring a flashlight and walking shoes, because there are plenty of spooky things creeping around every corner. This guided tour will give you some insight into the life and death that surrounds Old Spadra.
$5-$15. 8pm. Settler’s Cemetery, 2850 W. Pomona Blvd., Pomona.
Music gets a whole lot more interesting when Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes come to town. It is an intriguing name that’s expectation is equally matched by this energetic group from Melbourne. When you hear the name, your intuitions tell you to expect some old-school feeling music, and that is rightfully so because Clairy Browne and her harmonizing group draw on the past for inspiration. Think you know what motivates these lovely musicians to do what they do? Most of it comes from the love of early soul music and big hair from the past. If you had a scientist working to find a formula for mixing old and new together, this is exactly the madness he would’ve created. The music is an imaginative concoction of soul infused with the ever popular rhythm and blues, and sprinkled with a dash of surf music to keep things fun. A live show from Clairy and Co. is truly an experience worth taking in. The band wants you to get transported to a different era, so feel free let loose and party like it is the height of the ’60s. Everything makes you feel like you’re living in that time when you go to their performance; the music, the hair, the clothes, the dances and the style . . . all that while still having a contemporary take on life. (Derek Obregon)
7pm. $10. The Glasshouse, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
Honoring the memories of loved ones through a celebration, rather than mourning, Day of the Dead has been a long-held cultural tradition in Mexican heritage for thousands of years. This event will include live music, mariachis, dancing , food, merchandise, an artwork contest, face painting and of course a traditional community altar. Come celebrate your heritage, as well as honor your deceased loved ones at this huge celebration.
Desert Memorial Park, Da Vall Drive & Ramon Rd., Cathedral City, (760) 327-8577.
Ending off the fear-filled weekend, Camelot Theaters is pairing with the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to deliver eight horror films. Feel the blood pump through your veins as the big screen is filled with the scariest vampires, vixens and villains around. There will also be a Monster Rock Ball, so you can end your weekend right by partying one last time in your costume.
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 150 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 325-3676; www.hrhpalmsprings.com.
You never know what local talent or new up-and-coming artist will grace the stage at Redlands Underground. Be sure to get there early to grab a seat, a drink from off their specials menu, and you’ll be set to enjoy whichever singer with an acoustic guitar or poetry aficionado that decides to show up. Got talent? New musicians are always welcome.
Redlands Underground, 19 E. Citrus, Redlands, (909) 798-1500; www.redlandsunderground.com.
This young comedian was born and raised in the Inland Empire—Chino to be exact. Like many in the IE, his childhood was full of getting jumped and routine trips to the principal’s office—it’s no surprise he’s outspoken, loud and outgoing. Come see his performance and he’ll let you in on controversial personal stories and tragedies in his life, ranging from getting robbed on Christmas Eve to speaking Spanish.
$12. 8pm. Ontario Mills, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, 909.484.5411; ontario.improv.com.
The six influential Cahuilla leaders faced many pressures when they formed the tribal band, the Agua Caliente Band, from three autonomous clans. This exhibit showcases the works that explore the strength the band needed to overcome the external and internal troubles that were faced, which including losing land to the Euro-Americans, being forced onto reservations, as well as being forced to give up many age-old traditions.
10am-5pm. Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, 219 S. Palm Cyn. Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 778-1079; www.accmuseum.org.