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2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference

Thurs, April 11- Sun, April 14 UC Riverside can be a little far out, but this time around they’re boldly going where few colleges have gone before. The 2013 Eaton Science Fiction Conference looks at the genre like no one…


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Justin Worsham

Fri, April 12-Sat, April 13 Surprisingly, not all stand up comics are offensive. There may be a large and disproportionate majority, but clean comedians who don’t have to swear every ten seconds to get a laugh do exist. Risin...


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Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors

Sun, April 14 Luchadors! The greatest in masked wrestling have come from near and far to compete in the most exciting and dramatic sport to hit the western hemisphere. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are ready to…



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Love and Theft

Tues, April 9 Every now and then, the rowdy world of country needs someone to slow things down and take it easy. If that sounds good to you, you should be sure to check out Love and Theft. These guys,…


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Indian Wells Arts Festival

Fri, April 5-Sun, April 7 The desert can be a place a mystery and a place of emptiness. It can also be a place that’s full of life if you know where to look for it. I’m not talking about…


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Blue Man Group

Fri, Mar 29 -Sun, Mar 31 Theatre is weird. Let’s be honest, it is when you examine it. You pay to watch people do ridiculous things live that are deliberately absurd, untrue or both. Sometimes, the best shows take advantage&h...



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The Weeks

Thurs, March 28 There’s a little bit of country pizzazz from a band that sticks to its indie roots and The Weeks is about to show the desert rats how they rock in Mississippi. Its stompin’ grounds of Mississippi is…


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Auto Club 400

Sun, March 24 NASCAR Racing! It’s truly the American pastime; no one races like we do. You can try to place the European Formula One in league with our racing terms but it just doesn’t have the same feel (or…


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“Mind in Transition”

Thru Sat, March 30 Radiating two very different perspectives, visual artist Yi Kai has been influenced by the polar opposites of spiritual and material values of Eastern and Western cultures. Using watercolor, ink and pen, Kai ...



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THE GRAFFITI RUN

Sat, March 16 Don’t let expectations get you down if you haven’t lost the pounds that you swore to lose at the start of the new year. There’s still hope for a fun and interesting way to get in shape,…


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“Women in Art and Animation”

Thru April 26, 2013 The mainstream art world has been largely male-dominated throughout history. You name it—the not too distant past of animation, painting, drawing and even writing weren’t known to welcome females with op...


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WOMEN ARTISTS

“Women Artists of the Permanent Collection” Thru April 10 While women have not always been accepted into art with open arms, the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) has been an important supporter of the artistic contributions of th...



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Sloth

Sat, March 2 Sloths are known as lazy creatures that slowly makes their way through the jungles of South America. Choosing such a mellow creature to represent the band version must have been a joke because the rock band from&he...


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“The New World”

Thru Sat, March 16 A future world in which technology is used to oppress citizens was first introduced in one of the greatest English-language novels of the 20th century, Brave New World. Since the 1930s (when Brave New World w...


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Uli Jon Roth

Sat, Feb. 23 Ulrich Roth sounds like a name you would recognize if you’ve heard it because of the simple fact that it’s a very unique name. C’mon, how many Ulrich’s do you know? Maybe it doesn’t sound familiar because...



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Mazzie and Danieley

Sat, Feb. 23 The sounds of people’s voices are very different depending on who it’s coming from. Most of us have a mediocre singing voice, but there are those who will blow you away with the amazing set of lungs.…


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Palm Springs Modernism Week

Thurs, Feb. 14-Sun, Feb. 24 Palm Springs is celebrating itself once again just in time for Valentine’s Day. Start off mid-February right by joining the city in its celebration of all the classic ‘40s-‘60s modernist design...


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Experimental Sound

Sat, Feb. 16-Sun, Feb. 17 In all forms of multimedia—whether it’s an independent film or an experimental video–sound pays a compliment to each visually stunning masterpiece. Without sound and music, art wouldn’t have th...



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Finch

Thurs, Feb. 8-Fri, Feb. 9 Some bands stage a comeback only to fizzle out and return to the dead from whence it came. Finch is unquestionably not one of those bands. After scaring fans with an “indefinite hiatus” in 2006,&he...


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“Simply Red”

By Jen Ponder Opens Sat, Feb. 9 As one of the longest running annual exhibitions in the history of Pomona, the dA Center for the Arts’ “Simply Red” revels in tradition as well as the instinctual relevance of the color&he...


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Tour de Palm Springs

Sat, Feb. 9 Lance Armstrong might have given the sport of cycling its worst scandal in the history of sports since the Black Sox Scandal—but let’s just move past that, OK? The fact that cycling—its doping scandals aside...



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Dickens Festival

Sat, Feb. 2-Sun, Feb. 3 Stepping onto Mission Inn Ave. this weekend will give you the feeling that you’ve become unstuck in time, somehow transported from the information age to times when life seemed a lot simpler—however ...


Jeff Richards

Fri, Feb. 1-Sat, Feb. 2 A$$WAX. Now that I have your attention you can kind of get your head out of the gutter. We can all agree that A$$WAX is a funny word and perhaps you don’t know but an…


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“Artisans of Musical Design”

Thru Sat, Jan. 26 Music holds an important role in shaping the culture of societies around the world—songs give us a unique form of communication that encompasses the passion of the individual while celebrating the beauty of ...



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Nunset Boulevard

Sat, Jan. 26 It’s time to throw up your hands and scream hallelujah, because Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley is starring as Mother Superior in Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show—a fantastically ent...


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“Free Enterprise”

Thru May 18. There comes a time when one small step for man is not enough. The entrepreneur will always want more, setting his sights on the stars . . . literally! The world of science fiction and space travel…


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Snow White: The Classic Fairy Tale

Thru Sun, Feb. 17 Mirror mirror on the wall . . . who’s the most theatrical of them all? A magic mirror may come in handy to answer the tough questions in life, but the answer to this question is…



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Dreamgirls

Thurs, Jan. 10 The Dreamgirls story begins in 1962 during the height of the R&B golden age. It tells the story of a young African American female singing trio from Chicago and the struggles that come with its rise to…