Why limit yourself to enjoying the Pomona College Museum of Art during the daytime when you can get a more intimate and exciting experience after hours? Current exhibitions on view will be extended for you to gaze at, while you can attend a zine workshop with Bridgetown DIY at 8p.m. There will be live music co-sponsored by SPC, featuring Little Dipper and Igaf Sequoia, adding some background music to the night.
5pm. Pomona College Museum of Art, 333 N. College Wy., Claremont, (909) 621-8283; www.pomona.edu/museum.
Why not give the gift of art this holiday season? This art fest is featuring over 24,000 handcrafted original pieces, stage entertainment and strolling performers, specialty food, contests and more—providing plenty of variety and ideas for holiday shopping. The Harvest Festival is a holiday tradition, going on for its 41st year with nine shows across the country! Patrons have the chance to enter a raffle drawing for a shot at an original Randy Polk ring and bracelet set with pearls, diamonds, and orange sapphires—fancy right? Local artists as well as artists from all over the country will gather at this fest to show off their skills in jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, clothing, photography, candle-making, sculpting and lots more. Attendees can indulge in all the arts and crafts as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artworks for their homes or as gifts for this holiday season. If a Christmas inspired license plate, a gnarly fish-swimming through seaweed or funky- colored pumpkins made entirely of blown glass don’t blow you away, how about some period inspired jewelry—there is going to be a myriad of unique pieces to choose from. Get your arts and crafts on this holiday season! (Dulce Balandran)
9am-5pm. $4-$9. LA Fairplex, Pomona Building #4, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. (800) 346-1212;
This year’s release of everyone’s favorite barrel-aged beer, Pugachev Cobra, is going to be an event you won’t want to miss. Not only will you get to choose eight tasty brews to sample from the vast line-up of Hangar 24 favorites, there will also be live music from Claremont Voodoo Society, Hobo Jazz and My Own Holiday, as well as food vendors. You’ll even get to take home a commemorative tasting glass.
11am-4pm. Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, 1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, (909) 389-1400; www.hangar24brwery.com.
Considered by many to be the best showing of The Nutcracker in all of California, the Inland Pacific Ballet will be pairing up with the Pomona College Orchestra live to perform this fantastic holiday tale. Everything about the talented cast will surely impress you, from their elegant dancing to their elaborate costumes. Come see as pirouettes light up the stage, and life-sized toys come to life.
1pm. Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College, 450 N. College Way, Claremont, (909) 607-1139; www.thebestnutcracker.com.
This new exhibit will feature the posters and music-related designs of the unique artist David Edward Byrd. With works that date back to 1968, as well as modern works by Byrd, you’ll be taken down a road of rock-and-roll history. His style touches on the times when Jefferson Airplane and Jimi Hendrix were all the rage—mastering a psychedelic design using a multitude of media.
10am. RAFFMA, Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, (909) 537-7373; raffma.csusb.edu.
Alternative pop-rock band Tommy & The High Pilots is making its way from Santa Barbara to the IE on its national tour. Come enjoy one of its most popular songs in Southern California—“Outta My Head.” Playing a diverse set of songs at this show, you will feel every emotion from the excitement of a first kiss to the sadness that comes with the end of a break-up. All in all, you’re in for a real treat.
7pm . $10. The Wire, 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; thewire247.com.
Jersey native Vince Royale will be headlining this comedy show, bringing you some of the crazy life experiences he has had as a comedian, actor and recording artist. Also featuring more comedians from HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central, you’re sure to have a ton of laughs, while this Comedy, Vapor & Ink Festival simultaneously promotes the top leaders of the vaping and tattoo industry.
8pm. $10. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.ontario.improv.com.