Creating works in different dimensions, Los Angeles based artist, Krysten Cunningham, explores the ideas of consciousness through the construction of sculptures made from a multitude of materials using various techniques. Celebrating this exhibition as the 47th installment of Pomona College Museum of Art’s, Project Series, a special night well be held with curatorial intern Hannah Pivo giving an insightful expert talk on Krysten Cunningham and her work.
12pm-11pm. Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Way, Claremont, (909) 621-8283.
Life is one big passing moment—what we hold so dear slowly releases itself from our grasp moving forward just as slowly and inadvertently as we do. Director Phillippe Garrel’s, J’Entends Plus la Guitarei, is somewhat a memoir revealing times’ gracious passing and its ability to blind you from what you are slowing being deprived of. Poetically and visually charged this film is a must see.
7pm. Culver Center, UCR ARTSBlock, 3824 Main St., Riverside, (951) 827-4787; artsblock.ucr.edu.
Do you remember growing up watching The Cosby Show? It’s hard to forget those opening credits and funky dance moves. Most of us were lucky enough to catch the re-runs of this classic show, even if we weren’t young enough to watch the debuts. Either way, it was just as funny and endearing as it was when it first aired. Bill Cosby played Heathcliff Huxtable, the loving husband and adoring dad to five kids. We’ll never forget the crazy and colorful sweaters that became Bill Cosby’s trademark. Its been 21 years since The Cosby Show ended, and after producing various other shows, movies and projects (Little Bill, Fat Albert, Kids Say the Darndest Things), Bill Cosby is back to his roots of stand-up comedy. Cosby’s act consists of topics like fatherhood, married life, stories from his childhood, race, the work life, drugs, economics and more. He’s a story teller who puts his comedic spin on subjects, transforming his stories into something relatable to audiences regardless of their race, age or gender. Cosby has won numerous awards and recognitions for this work including a Grammy for this comedy album, Started out as a Child. He’s also written his own book Fatherhood, which was a bestseller in 1986. With Cosby coming to the Coussoulis Arena at CSUSB performing two shows in one night, we can’t help but wonder if he’ll wear a crazy sweater. (Dulce Balandran)
6pm. & 8:30pm. $40-$75. Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernadrino, (909) 537-7360; arena.csusb.edu.
Cupcakes have come a long way from mom’s kitchen. With shows like Cupcake Wars and DC Cupcakes, what’s a girl, (or guy) to do to make it in the baking world? You might as well find inspiration to make confections as dazzling as those seen on T.V. Fantasy Cupcake Challenge encourages professional and non-professional cupcake makers to present their best recipes and designs for a chance to win cash and other sweet prizes!
$30. 1pm-4pm. Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, (760) 342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
As a state-of-the-art venue, the McCallum Theatre & Performing Arts has helped enrich the lives of desert residents by bringing quality entertainment to their community. Founder of icon bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Dollies, musician Graham Nash will be rockin’ it live at this one night event—living up to the McCallum standards of excellence.
$35-$75. 8pm. McCallum Theatre & Performing Arts, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com.
After winning Kenney Chesney’s Next Big Super Star in 2008, Frankie Ballard has been rising to super-stardom. Known for showcasing up-and-coming hit-makers, San Bernardino’s Brandin’ Iron will have the honor of hosting Ballard as a performer. With hits like “Tell Me You Get Lonely” and “A Buncha Girls,” Ballard will no doubt have residents of the Inland Empire two steppin’ through the night.
$10. 6pm. The Brandin’ Iron, 320 S E St. San Bernardino, (909) 888-7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com.
With its great food and drink options, along with the longest happy hour in the Inland Empire, Mission Tobacco Lounge is the IE’s go- to spot for quality entertainment and a great atmosphere. As a beacon for national and international acts, MTL’s comedy nights features sets by grade A comedians followed by a live musical act to end the night right. Don’t miss this night featuring comedian Lotte B.
$20. 8pm. Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 682-4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com.