The 7 Day Stretch

Posted January 23, 2014 in The 7 Day Stretch


Survivors of severe trauma get through the recovery process each in their own individual way. For many victims of sex trafficking, the process is complex and has many parts. An art therapy project led by Operation SafeHouse, “See the Sound of Hope,” is an exhibit that displays the artwork from these survivors of sex trafficking. Their paintings and collages demonstrate the courage and strength they have become empowered with to help overcome emotional obstacles, as well as their journey into the healing process.

10am-4pm. $5. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111;




Born in the far reaches of Kyoto, Japan and raised in the warm sun of Southern California, Yoodoo Park is the reason for Grmln’s unique inception. With dream-pop influences inspired by the various bright colors and climate of his coastal surroundings, this artist has developed a number of amazing melodies designed to entertain and enthrall. Park is preparing for a bevy of shows on the west coast; don’t miss out!

7pm. $10. The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802;




The Inland Empire has a nice variety of local breweries offering up some of the tastiest beer selections around. Showing love to its fellow breweries, Dale’s Bros Brewery in Upland has decided to invite some of our local breweries to help them celebrate their 11th anniversary. This festival will include 20 breweries from the Inland Empire’s Brewer Guild, offering up 50 different beers for tasting.  Combine this with live music, food vendors and nifty vintage trailers, and you have one heck of a celebration. Just like the breweries, all food vendors will be from local restaurants serving up some of the IE’s best soda pop, tacos and barbeque. Various activities and games will be available for attendees of all ages, making for a nice afternoon with the family. If you’re not much in to beer, designated drivers are given a generous entrance fee of $10, while children 12 and under get in free. VIP and general admission entrants 21 and over receive a neat commemorative glass for tasting, and as a reminder of an awesome experience. Not only will this festival serve as an anniversary party, a portion of proceeds will go to the Claremont Educational Foundation, an organization committed to promoting quality education in the Claremont Unified School District. This is a great event, where you, your designated driver and the whole family will have a fun time.  (Victoria Banegas)

Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th Street, Upland, (909) 982-6021;




Enjoy an afternoon matinee that will ignite the fire of your inner detective.  A Shot in the Dark is a murder/mystery tale of sorts. When the Beaurevers’ parlor maid, Josefa, is found passed out next to her dead lover with a gun in her hand, all fingers point to her for murder. However, there may be more to this story than meets the eye. Follow along as this investigation points to who actually pulled the trigger and fired the fatal shot.

2pm. $15. Riverside Community Players, 4026 Fourteenth St., Riverside, (951) 369-1200;




Jack Hanna has been America’s favorite zookeeper for many years. He has made countless television appearances and has had two shows of his very own, all sharing information about his favorite animal friends with audiences near and far. Now is your chance to come and see his animal friends live and in person, while he shares funny stories and footage from his adventures all over the world.

7pm. $15-75. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787;




Tony Baker is an impressive comedian who has the credentials to back it up. As a regular at acclaimed comedy clubs like The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Magic Club and more, you know this guy has plenty of material to keep the funny coming time and time again. He was also featured on the second season of Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. All this and more is sure to prove that Tony Baker will tickle your funny bone.

8pm. $5. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411;




There isn’t a higher energy more notorious country band in Southern California than Gold Rush Country. Performing all your favorite Top 40 country hits with both male and female vocalists, you’re sure to enjoy your time feeling like you’re down south. Get ready to boogie, two-step and dance with your lucky partner to the while the best music is played late into the night.

9pm. Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill, 12635 N. Main St., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 922-8032;


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