This comedian’s self-titled nickname,“Fluffy,” not only describes his large, huggable body structure but his family-friendly stand-up routines which offer plenty of laughs as he makes fun of himself and his family. Growing up, Gabriel Iglesias temporarily lived in the cities of Riverside and Corona before permanently settling in Long Beach. Now he tours the countryside, spreading jokes in a variety of amazing recorded live comedy specials.
Doors open at 6pm. $60-$80. San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, (800) 659-2464; www.sanmanuel.com.
‘80S HOLIDAY HANGOVER PARTY
Get over your holiday hangover by enjoying the likes of some greatest ‘80s cover bands. The Cured (tribute to The Cure) and The Dangerous Types & Really Idol (tribute to Billly Idol) re-create great live performances from these iconic groups. All ages are welcome to come and rock, so bring along your little cousin along to show him what the greatest decade of all time was reallyabout.
6pm. $15. M15, 9022 Pulsar Court, Ste. H, Corona, (951) 200-4465; m15concerts.com.
THE WIRE’S FINAL SHOW
Sat, Dec. 28
Sadly, all things must come to an end—but it never means that when the end approaches, you can’t go out with a bang. Upland’s famed small live music venue, The Wire, has been featuring amazing up-and-coming bands to the IE for years. Unfortunately, it’s going to be closing its doors soon. One of the venue’s owners, Rachel Foy, made a sentimental statement regarding the venue’s closure, “It has been such an amazing seven years for us and we have seen thousands of local bands play on our stage. We have had the privilege to watch many of them grow from a high school garage band playing for their first venue show into the incredibly talented musicians they are today.” The IE Weekly has had the pleasure of featuring multiple bands who have called The Wire home over the years. But now isn’t the time to get emotional; let’s join up at The Wire for one last show. There you’ll encounter the amazing talents of Sam Mountain, Mark Reynolds, Mason Hensley, Secret ‘Stache, Canto and Society Falls. If you’re going to close shop, the best thing to do is celebrate the memories had and awesome music discovered.
7pm. $10. The Wire, 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; www.thewire247.com.
Come enjoy some good clean country fun during Family Day at the Brandin’ Iron. DJ Annemarie will be playing the best family-friendly country hits for you and yours to line dance the day away. Pay to get in and you’ll be rewarded with a trip to the glorious buffet, as well as access to free dance lessons, contests and lots of surprises.
2pm. $4-$6. Brandin’ Iron, 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, (909) 888-7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com.
“WOMEN WHO RIDE”
This photo exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum features images by Portland-based photographer Lanakila MacNaughton who not only empowers women, but also gives insight into the female biker realm. The women pictured aren’t afraid of the power behind a two-wheeled machine, they’d much rather take the lead on these steel beasts than be caught sitting on the back on their boyfriend’s hog.
10am-4pm. $5. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE HIP KITTY
Featuring tunes by Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats, Hip Kitty is the go-to destination for celebrating this New Year’s Eve in style. Ring in 2014 by making reservations per couple. Different packages include a four course dinner for two, cheese and chocolate fondue, a bottle of Fat Cat Wine, a champagne toast and more. This is the perfect date to seal your sweetie with a New Year’s kiss.
8pm. $25-180. Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, 502 W. First St., Claremont, (909) 447-6700; hipkittyjazz.com.
JULIO GONZALES (DTF) COMEDY SHOW
For once DTF isn’t a provocative slogan—it means Donating To Families. This comedy event will give you a free ticket if you donate a canned food item. Featuring Julio Gonzales, the comedian who has been cracking jokes since before he even knew he was funny. He really just commands the stage by being himself and sticking to his goal of becoming even more famous than he already is.
6pm. $5. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.