The 7 Day Stretch

Posted December 12, 2013 in The 7 Day Stretch


Get those fingers ready because you’ll be snapping that old familiar tune from The Addams Family for a few days. You may think you already know what this family is capable of, but you’ll feel like you’ve never met them after this experience! The original Addams family was a cartoon crafted by cartoonist Charles Addams that is his satirical version of the ideal all-American family; they are eccentric, wealthy and unaware that people find their behavior and attire frightening. Gomez, Morticia, Grandma, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch have all become lovable characters throughout the years as we’ve seen them work their way through TV, films and video games. If you do love this family more than your own and think you’ve seen all the wackiness that can happen, have you ever pictured seeing them doing perfect pirouettes and plies in a musical? The Addams Family has been a smash hit on Broadway ever since it debuted in 2010, and now it’s traveling to you. It’s guaranteed to put a devilish grin on your face to watch the whole gang come out from the comfort of darkness and into the bright lights of the stage. Complete with comedy, dancing and singing, this is a great way to add another element to the already popular Addams family. (Derek Obregon)

7:30pm. $30-$67. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 779-9800;




As a special edition of the FOX Sports 1 series, this explosive Golden Boy Live! finale will feature fights with some of the world’s best lightweight and welterweight contenders. Welterweight world title champion, Jose “Riverside Rocky” Lopez will return in a match against “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis. Lightweight contenders include Mexican Olympian Francisco Vargas against Texas native Jerry Belmontes. The competition will surely make for an exciting night of boxing.

4pm. $25-$45. Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (760) 345-2450;




The holiday season is about two things—‘tis the season of giving and spending time with those that you love. This year you can do both at the 18th Annual Toys N’ Turkeys. While you spend the day with your family enjoying prizes, raffles, vendors, food and beverages, you can  also choose to be charitable. Be sure to bring along some unwrapped children’s toys and non-perishable food items to donate at the event.

10am-6pm. Discount Hydroponics Parking Lot, 4745 Hieres Ave., Riverside, (877) 476-9487.




With appearances in shows like King of Queens, Reno 911 and 2 Broke Girls, Jimmy Shubert is one of comedy’s busiest and sought-after comedians. In his latest comedy series Alive N’ Kickin’ he talks about airport security, his life being a blue-collared man and various other relatable topics. He’s a natural at persuading audiences to laugh at life and all of its absurdities.

7pm. $20. Flappers Comedy Club, 532 W. 1st St., Claremont, (818) 845-9721;




Deriving as a faceless band in 2010 when Captured Tracks released their single “Funeral Song,” MINKS and its six members have gone on to become one of indie rock’s up-and-coming bands of the past few years. With sounds similar to that of The Cure, MINKS has a soothing and rhythmic sound, which allows you to drift off into a world of musical bliss.

7pm. $12.The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802;




Following Friday’s grand opening of this gallery, the community now has a destination for the captivating art that is on display at the Elena Bulatova Fine Art. Bulatova’s distinctive style of her painted canvases is complemented by the unique “Screw Art” by Efraim Mashiah and mixed with bronzes sculptures and carved paintings by Delos Van Earl. If you’re interested in the local art scene, this is definitely a new great place to check out.

10am-9pm. Elena Bulatova Fine Art, 232 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, (760) 600-0417;




Every year endless versions of The Nutcracker are televised, which are typically recordings from the late ‘90s to early 2000s. This year treat yourself to an authentic performance presented by the McCallum Theatre. With elaborate costumes and sets you are transformed in to the classical Christmas ballet, a dream world of colorful characters. This is a wonderful event for all ages, keeping alive the spirit of Christmas.

7pm. $29-$79. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787;


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