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SIMPLY MAD CADDIES | CSUSB ART WILL IMPRESS | THE GODFATHER OF ITALIAN FOOD


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National Taco Day, Caltech beats USC and UCLA and Scarlett Johansson is sexiest, yet again!

TRUE TO YOUR HEART

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Say True is young, hopeful and all about pure indie rock . . . and it’s our band of the week!

The Mad Caddies are finally back— we’ve missed you!

ON COURSE

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film

San Berdoo MFA students present personal themes of expression and identity.

Tom Hanks is brought back into the limelight with a powerful performance in Captain Phillips.

Artwork by Nao Yamamoto

SUPER ITALIAN

Photo by Allan Borgen

CALENDAR

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It’s time for the ultimate showdown— the Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones! . . . Halloween is coming early at RCC’s “Monstrous Film Festival.”

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Some people think that sports team names like the Washington Redskins are racist . . . but they forget that the true spirit of the sport is about steroids.

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Sal & Sons makes original Italian tastes and one hefty pizza!

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Cover design by Vidal Diaz

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the rundown

FINAL WORD

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The girls of Warpaint are preparin’ for battle!

IT COMES FROM WITHIN

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The last time we had a govt. shutdown it was under Clinton. What’s this mean for the IE?

MUSICAL MADNESS

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PUTTIN’ ON THE PAINT

arts & culture

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SENSELESS SHUTDOWN

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Local News

Shut Out and Shutdown The foreseeable impact on IE and what is really going on By Alex Distefano

We are now entering the second week of a partial Federal Government shutdown, which has no apparent end in sight. The last Federal Government shutdown was 17 years ago, under President Clinton. This time around, the political stalemate is behind the shutdown. On Oct. 1, the Democrats and Republicans in Congress could not come to any sort of compromise, and failed to reach agreement to fund federal agencies, shutting down all non-essential agencies and services. The political quarrel that led to this shutdown stems from a disagreement over President Obama’s health care initiative, the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare. But, what exactly does this Federal shutdown mean, and more importantly how will it affect residents of the Inland Empire? It is estimated that the shutdown has affected almost 800,000 workers in various Federal Government agencies, which include NASA, The National Weather Service and The Departments of Education and Interior. Since our elected officials in the Federal Government have not reached an

agreement yet, the country has no money to pay for non-essential government services, including National Parks and other government agencies such as the EPA and Small Business Administration, among others. However, the U.S. Postal Service is not affected by the shutdown, and all Federal courts will operate for another week, before things become uncertain, depending on how long the shutdown lasts. Local leaders in the IE were not hesitant to voice their opinions on the shutdown and its implications on economy. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) was most blunt when he said the ordeal was a ‘fiasco.’ He told the local news organization Patch that the shutdown has the potential to impact services that families rely on in the IE and all over the country. Takano, whose “Takano’s District” also includes Perris and Moreno Valley, said that the resolution, which would end the shutdown and provide funding for government operations, is being used as a “bargaining chip that the ‘Tea Party wing of the Republican Party’ in an attempt to sideline Obama Care.” Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) also was

Bulletin

BEAVER COLLECTIONS— IT’S A THING There are people outside of the United States whose weird traditions and ways of life put America’s 500-pound people to shame. Images of the elongated “giraffe women” of Burma and cat-copters are way more inspiring to the ingenuity and bizarre habits of humans. But the IE has a few of its own quaint oddities, like Betty Davis from Redlands. She’s being mentioned in the newest Ripley’s Believe It or Not! book, Dare to Look! for her collection of 600 different beaver related items and memorabilia, which has taken about four decades to amass. After being inspired by a woman in San Jacinto whose cow collection earned her a place in the 2012 Guiness World Book of Records, Davis decided to start documenting all of her Beaver related items, according to Redlands Daily Facts. It took about a week to count her collection of stuffed animals, ornaments, lawn chairs, knicknacks (none of which are duplicates). The animal section of this newest Ripley’s installment also featured a farmer and his herd of 5,000 ducks and a skateboarding opossum. The more you know! IE

Publisher Jeremy Zachary Editor-In-Chief Evan Senn Entertainment Editor Ashley Bennett calendar editor Jamie Solis Art Director Steven Myrdahl Editorial Design DirectoR Tommy LaFleur Graphic Designer Vidal Diaz

Editorial Contributors Gustavo Arellano, Sarah Bennett, John Bergano, Allen David, Stacy Davies, Jasen Davis, Alex Distefano, George Donovan, Eric Francis, Bill Gerdes, Jesse B. Gill, Jeff Girod, S.A. Hawkins, Robin Johnson, Carl Kozlowski, Robert Kreutzer, Michelle Lepori, Liquid Todd, Kevin Longrie, Dan MacIntosh, Will Morrison, Adam O’Neal, Arrissia Owen, Kathryn Poindexter, Nancy Powell, Tommy A. Purvis, Paul Rogers, James Saunders, Joy Shannon, Andrea Steedman Matt Tapia, Terri Schlichenmeyer, Tamara Vallejos, Suzanne Walsh Simon Weedn

stern in his opposition to the shutdown and the inability to come to a compromise. “It’s time for Republicans and Democrats to work together to pass a bipartisan bill that ensures our recovering economy continues to grow, that our troops in combat continue to receive pay, and that our veterans and seniors continue to receive critical benefits they earned. I stand ready to work with my colleagues in both political parties toward that end,” he told Patch. Local reports in the Press Enterprise show a clear impact in the Inland Empire, specifically relating to the Small Business Administration. Last week, the IE was to host two public forums on economic issues, which were canceled, since the experts and speakers included members of the federal agency. The shutdown also has clear implications at a local level. Unfortunately, the San Bernardino National Forest’s public facilities including visitor centers are closed. The U.S. Forest Service is closed, aside from essential services such as firefighters and law enforcement personnel in case of emergency or natural disasters. On Oct.

InternS Dulce Balandran, Kim Johnson, Victoria Banegas, Derek Obregon Contributing Artists and Photographers Barry Bruner, Bettina Chavez, Kristopher Christensen, John Gilhooley, Nicholas Ivins, Khai Le, Scott Lost, Seth Wheel Director of Sales & Marketing Jim Saunders office manager Iris Norsworthy office assistant Jamie Solis

1, when the shutdown went into effect, the U.S. Forest Service, including the San Bernardino National Forest was ordered to close down all non essential services, according to Patch. Despite this—according to Felisa Cardona, a spokesperson for the County— San Bernardino has yet to see any drastic changes or negative consequences from this shutdown. Cardona said that at this point, San Bernardino has not been in touch with neighboring counties in the Inland Empire regarding the shutdown. “We haven’t had contact because we haven’t had any county essential services affected yet,” she said. “Because of this, it is hard to quantify the impact to the region.” Cardona told the Weekly that there was no way of telling when this will end, and if it goes on long enough more aspects of our government will be affected. “A federal shutdown can’t go on indefinitely without impacting all government,” she told the Weekly. “But for now, San Bernardino County, as a government, hasn’t had any significant impact that we can measure.” IE

Law & Disorder

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BY ALEX BRADELY one, no less! BAM! Meanwhile, UCLA made number 12, and USC made number 70 on the list; however, SC did make the top five party schools in America list. So there’s that . . . Go Trojans.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2

I’m sorry, but Depeche Mode is not a band to obsess over. Nope. Not. Sorry, chubby ‘90s-obsessed 30-something-year-olds. It’s not. Depeche Mode played a three night stint at the Staples Center in L.A., as they have a new album coming out—gag me—and Facebook and Twitter has never seen so much eyeliner and men wearing vests-without-shirts. Geez Louise.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Umm, the best of the best in the IE has been released, and I gotta say . . . Anyone understand the ghetto fab cover of the hottie with the grill? I have no idea what that has to do with the best of the IE, but I approve. Weirdness? Check! Sex appeal? Sure! Relevance? Why not! . . . Don’t hate. Oh, btw, how’s that government shutdown going, Washington? Oh; good? So . . . we’re playing the “blame game” now? Sweet! Tag—you’re it.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

It’s National Taco Day! For some parts of the country it may be a lame excuse for a trip to Taco Bell, but for sunny Southern California, it gives us a chance to dive into the amazing quality and quantity of delicious Mexican tacos we have around us. Portobello and shallot tacos, beer battered fish tacos, corn and carnitas tacos, potato tacos—you name it. I’m eating it. Try saying no to tacos. Just try. I friggin’ dare you.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Did you know that California Institute of Technology has ranked as the number one university in the country for the third year in a row? So, remember when Californians were being annoyingly cocky and boasting about how they were so much better than the rest of the country? Everyone called them jerks and superficial snobs. Oh, well, guess what? Suck it, ivy leagues! California IS the best. And a tech school at number

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

I can’t help but wonder what’s taking so long for the govt. officials to figure out how to fix whatever they’re mad about. So what’s the holdup? According to CNN, House Republicans insist any new spending bill include provisions to defund, derail or otherwise chip away at Obamacare. Senate Democrats are just as insistent that it doesn’t. How is Obamacare tied to the spending bill, you ask? “The health care law isn’t directly tied to funding the government, but it’s being used as a bargaining chip. A group of Republicans believe the president’s signature domestic policy achievement is so bad for the country that it is worth disrupting government funding to undercut it.” What are some of the objections to Obamacare? “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the actual name of the law, requires all Americans to have health insurance. Opponents say it’ll hurt employers and amounts to overreach by the federal government. Some have also criticized the medical device tax that’s part of the law, saying that by imposing such a tax, it’s basically sending jobs overseas.” What’s the Democrats’ defense? “They say the law will expand access to health care and help rein in the rising costs of coverage. Obamacare prevents those with pre-existing medical conditions from being denied health insurance, and proponents say those who have health insurance will no longer have to indirectly pay for those who show up in emergency rooms uninsured.” Isn’t there another matter—some sort of debt ceiling? “Ah yes, that’s the next battle brewing.

Remember that time when you maxed out your credit card? That’s what the debt limit is all about. The U.S. is on the verge of maxing out its $16.699 trillion credit card. And the president must ask Congress to raise the country’s credit limit. But the debt ceiling debacle won’t come to a head until next week. Perhaps it’s best to deal with one showdown at a time.” So, can Congress agree on anything, CNN? “The House and Senate did agree on one thing. They finalized legislation last week to keep paying troops in the event of a shutdown. So we won’t be targeted in a military capacity for now.”

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

My “Case of the Mondays” looks like Bluto from The Labrynth, and smells like burnt hair and Dr. Pepper flavored Smackers. Here we go.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Who are these people that vote on the sexiest man or woman alive? I’d like to meet them. For the second time, Scarlett Johansson has been awarded the title of “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire mag. She previously won the honor in 2006. The Lost in Translation star, 28, who was married to Ryan Reynolds from 2008 to 2011 and just got engaged to journalist Romain Dauriac, is the first woman to be named sexiest twice by the magazine, which hits newsstands Oct. 15. “What I want to do right now is sleep late, read the paper,” she told Esquire of her busy 2013, including movies such as “Don Jon” about a porn addict and a stint on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Yeah, okay. We’re not arguing with you, Esquire, we just don’t quite understand why this matters to the world. You want a cookie, Scarlett? A blue ribbon saying you’ve got big boobs and you’re the bestest— everyone else sucks? Okay. Fair enough. IE


BY Chuck Shepherd

News of the LEAD STORY

BY Gustavo Arellano

Weird

A few still-primitive cultures inexplicably celebrate such female adornments as the stacking of metal neck rings and the inserting of saucer-size disks into pierced earlobes. For “civilized” society, there is the annual Paris Fashion Week in September, when renowned designers outfit brave, otherwise-gorgeous models in grotesque clothing. Among the ensembles witnessed by a New York Times critic this year: a hat resembling steroid-enhanced stalks of peas; a shoe appearing to sprout twig-studs; “a flexible cage covered in doughnuts of black satin”; and a pillow clutch with (for some reason) its own porthole.

RECURRING THEMES

- News of the Weird first reported successful “stool implants” among family members in 2007 (to cure infections such as C. difficile by introducing the donor’s “good” microbes to overcome an imbalance of “bad” bacteria in a relative’s intestine). In 2012, however, two University of California, Davis, neurosurgeons boldly extended the cutting-edge treatment for three patients with a highly malignant brain tumor unresponsive to treatment. The doctors tried infusing bowel bacteria directly into the tumor, but the patients died, nonetheless. Although the patients had given fully informed consent, the school in August 2013 pressured Drs. J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot to resign for having violated internal and FDA procedures. It is well known that hospitals charge for medical supplies far in excess of what the products would cost at drugstores, but an August New York Times investigation of “saline drips” vividly demonstrated the disconnect. Though Medicare reimburses $1.07 for a 1-liter plastic bag of saltwater (supplied by a subsidiary of Morton Salt), White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital charged patients’ insurance companies like Aetna $91 per bag. Other hospitals decline to charge per-bag, listing only “IV therapy” of, for example, $787 for hooking up the drip. From the world’s cosmeticsurgery capital (South Korea, where one woman in five has had at least one procedure) comes the “Smile Lipt” offered by Aone Plastic Surgery in the city of Yongin, designed to produce a permanent smile (associated with success). The Smile Lipt turns downward-drooping lip corners upward, to allow a persistent smile resembling that of Batman’s nemesis, The Joker. Among the more repugnant paraphilias covered in News of the

Weird is toilet-peeping—men who set up underneath the seats in public outhouses (sometimes wearing a raincoat) and wait for a user to answer nature’s call. In August, Kenneth Enlow, 52, pleaded guilty after a woman found him the month before in a privy in White Water Park in Tulsa County, Okla., “standing with his head and shoulders out of the hole . . . covered in feces,” according to a deputy. Enlow’s initial explanation was that his girlfriend had knocked him unconscious with a tire iron and dumped him there. Patients with gargantuan tumors, but intimidated by the cost of treatment, create the possibility that by the time they can afford an operation, the tumor itself will be heavier than the post-surgery patient. A 63-year-old man in Bakersfield, Calif., finally had surgery in August, after 14 years’ waiting during which his set of tumors grew to 200 pounds. Bakersfield surgeon Vip Dev noted that the sprawled tumors dragged the floor when the man sat and that the surgery was complicated by the patient’s shape, which could not be accommodated by the hospital’s MRI and CT scan machines. In 2010, Chinese agencies stepped up “birth tourism” packages for rich pregnant women to book vacations in America timed to their due dates—to exploit the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship to anyone born here and thus giving the Chinese children future competitive advantages against nonAmericans who must apply for U.S. visas. A September USA Today report indicated that more Chinese mothers now prefer to land in the U.S. territory of Northern Mariana Islands (where birth also bestows citizenship), to the consternation of Islands officials, who would prefer traditional Chinese tourists instead of the “birthers.” (Historians agree that the 14th Amendment birth right was aimed at assuring citizenship for freed slaves.)

UPDATES

At Hong Kong’s traditional “Hungry Ghost” festival in August, in which people burn fake money on top of ancestors’ graves to support their afterlife styles, a weaker economy and inflation seem to have upped the ante for the gifts. An August Wall Street Journal dispatch noted that the denominations of burnable “currency” sold in stores have appreciated, including one “valued” at one trillion Hong Kong dollars (US$130 billion). (Some festival-goers asked, sensibly, about how the ancestor could expect change from such a bill if he needed to make a small afterlife purchase.)

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¡ASK A

MEXICAN! Dear Readers: The Mexican is taking the week off because his home paper is preparing our fantabulous Best Of issue (download the Best of App, por favor, which also gets you access to my sister papers!). Behold, then, an oldie-but-goodie column that Art Laboe would approve of—enjoy! Dear Mexican: A friend says she read somewhere that only 20 percent of Mexican men go down on their ladies. I don’t believe that. Can you “spread” some light on the subject? El Gabacho Guapo Dear Handsome Gabacho: Let me penetrate the thrust of your friend’s argument by referring her to the seminal The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, a set of studies on the world’s sex habits gathered into one grande book. Its section on Mexico cites two surveys from the early 1990s that found about 50 percent of men in Mexico City practiced oral sex on women—more than twice the number your friend laid out. In fact, the Mexican hombre’s taste for cunnilingus grows once he hops over to the United States: a 2002 report by the National Center for Health Statistics showed that 74 percent of Latino men had performed cunnilingus at least once in their life. However, that percentage is dwarfed by the 87 percent of gabachos questioned by the NCHS who admitted to doing the deed. The Mexican holds various theories about why his swarthy hermanos aren’t as prone to panocha pecking as gabachos: traditional Mexican men don’t bother with cunnilingus since it doesn’t lead to procreation; Mexican women are too ashamed of their bodies to allow a male tongue near their hoo-ha; Mexico’s endemic machismo produces a culture in which vagina dentata is as feared as la migra. But forget explanations. The

paucity of Mexican men who munch muff is an urgent social ill and I urge all mujeres to remedy the problem by nabbing a Mexican and taking an orgasm in the name of La Raza.. What do you think will happen to the gringos if Mexicans become the biggest raza in America, like a lot of people predict? El Mex de Durango Dear Gabacho: That’s the 64,000-peso question, Mex. Demographics show that Mexican birth rates grow even as those of gabachos fall. The Jim Gilchrists of this country predict chaos and a goat in every backyard once there are more Mexicans than gabachos; proamnesty activists claim Mexicans will assimilate into this country’s fabric just as previous immigrant groups did. I’m among the latter, and propose we’ll be the most American ethnic group yet. Taking historical cues from our gabacho forefathers, Mexicans will ridicule English speakers and dismiss them as lazy minorities with funny-sounding surnames and traditions. We’ll do what gabachos were always too pussy to try—take over Mexico—and create a true NAFTA, bringing further riches to the United States and ending the illegal immigration problem for good. Then, we’ll become too complacent and fat and gabacho swill plot the takeover of their ancestral lands by having more babies and agitating for affirmative action and Gabacha/o Studies programs. What’s the moral of the story? Protect your children’s future, gabachos. Treat Mexicans well and encourage their simpático ways. Otherwise, we might just become Americans. Ask the Mexican at themexican@ askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @gustavoarellano or ask him a video question at youtube. com/askamexicano!

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By Simon Weedn

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Once Upon A Time

For those unfamiliar with Warpaint, the best place to start is at the beginning of its catalog. For Warpaint, this means turning your ears towards the band’s dark and shoegazey 2009 EP, Exquisite Corpse. Although it had taken the girls five years to build up to this release, most would agree that it was very much worth the wait. The record featured six songs of some of the dreamiest, ethereal indie rock to come out of Los Angeles in years and was a dynamic first release for the group. The record featured appearances by the band’s first drummer, actress Shannon Marie Sossamon (Wristcutters: A Love Story, The Rules Of Attraction) as well as later drummers David Orlando (most well known as DJ Boss Harmony at local events Dub Club and Punky Reggae Party) and Josh Klinghoffer who now

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plays guitar for the world famous Red Hot Chili Peppers. In addition to their array of talented percussionists, the record also featured an incredible mixing job by former Chili Peppers guitar player and incredible solo artist John Frusciante. When asked what they felt they took away from working with Frusciante so early on, Kokal muses, “His attention to detail and warmth, the way he listens to music and the way he feels music.” She continues, “I always call him ‘The Defense Attorney For Music’ because he just represents music. I think that his integrity and that beautiful relationship and respect for music was a powerful thing for us to see, experience and be around. We definitely still try to retain that same kind of integrity and respect for the value of what we’re doing,” she says. Although there is a certain sparseness in the production of Exquisite Corpse, that


would be filled out in later recordings, the EP still continues to stand as a testament to the band’s prowess from their earliest points. As good as Exquisite Corpse was, Warpaint saved their real power for their official debut, which came in the form of 2010’s,

it’s been able to sustain them. It’s been almost three years exactly since The Fool came out and Warpaint, without having released another piece of music, have only seen its reputation and fan base grow and flourish. However, something that all new and old appreciators of the band’s music are looking forward to at this point is the promise of a new record.

The Fool. Where Exquisite Corpse, at times, seemed to catch a band in the midst of transition through an array of drummers and composed of songs written at various points in the band’s formative years, The Fool was a focused musical statement that captured the true vision of the band with all of the necessary production to make its idea fully formed. With drummer Stella Mozgawa locked in as a permanent fixture of the band only weeks before recording, Warpaint finally had the solid rhythmic foundation in place to truly perfect its sound upon. Soundscapes an d textural sonic webs permeated all nine tracks with a warm base that seemed to wrap you up like a comfortable, hand-knit blanket. The dusky, shadowy energy of their first release was still there, but subtler and a bit more evolved than on the EP. Most noticeably of all, the full breadth of the album was astonishing with a near perfect song order that gave the record ebbs and flows as natural and perfect as the ocean’s tides. While many of their peers in Los Angeles were building sounds more connected to the bright, endless summer attitudes of many in their city. Warpaint’s The Fool established the band as ones drawing on the city’s feel after the sun has gone down. There’s fun and free-spiritedness in the record, but there’s also and underlying darkness, that’s as haunting as it is captivating, much like the city’s streets at twilight. One might be able to gauge just how strong Exquisite Corpse and The Fool are as records, by how long

All 4 One and One 4 All

When asked about the title for the record, Emily Kokal teases, “The title is . . . not quite yet, I think we know what it is but I’m not quite sure so . . . I won’t say that yet.” However, when it comes to the release date as well as how the new material is going to be debuted, things are bit more definite, “The release date, I think, is January 20th,” says Kokal. “And a single, and some other stuff is going to be trickling out between next month and the end of the year,” she says. To further sweeten the pot, the ladies of Warpaint enlisted none other than Flood aka Mark Ellis to produce the new record. With credits to his name as big as U2’s Zooropa, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ The First Born Is Dead, Depeche Mode’s Violator, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, The Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, and several PJ Harvey records, one cannot stress the potential of the new Warpaint album being nothing short of a masterpiece. “He’s made amazing albums while preserving the integrity of the band and the sound,” explains Kokal, “he’s not somebody who puts his very specific way of doing things on an album and we’d heard that. Just based on PJ Harvey’s last two albums and the fact that she’s evolved so much through her career and he’s been along the ride with her; if we were going to work with anybody, we wanted to work with somebody who had those kinds of values.” In addition to employing Flood to produce, the new record marks another milestone in

Warpaint’s career thus far, the new record will be the first that all four members of the band work on from start to finish. With previous records, especially when it came to the drums, most songs, except those with Shannon Sossamon, were recorded by drummers playing or re-interpreting a previous drummer’s material. The new record will be the first with same drummer present during the writing of the songs is also present on the recordings. “When Stella joined the band, she joined the band thirty days before we made The Fool,” explains Kokal, “and so as much as Stella had joined the band we were ‘a band,’ we had never really written with her.” In an effort to make sure that the newest member of the band was fully included in the writing process, all four girls secluded themselves in a dome house that they converted into a demo room in Joshua Tree for several weeks to write. “The goal was just to go for three or four weeks and just write, jam out and feel what comes,” says Kokal. She continues, “we had some ideas we were working on and we just wanted to get away from everything and be together.” The inclusion of Mozgawa was important as it’s become clear that her presence in what made the band whole, Kokal explains, “We’ve really learned to play together so much from being on tour, we became a band, more-so, after The Fool came out than

before. We wanted to take advantage of all that time we’d spent together playing those songs, doing the little bits of writing we had done, and becoming a cohesive unit.” Outside of the good fortune of being able to write together, without a final product to listen to, it’s hard to speculate as to what type of evolution the new Warpaint album will capture. However, Emily stresses that one of the big differences will be a specific attention to the subtle sounds and instrumentation in their recordings that add up to make a tune even more lush and expansive, “We all listen to a lot of hip hop, R&B, electronic music, ambient music, and all of these kinds of subtleties of sound and soundscapes. So one thing that did happen,

was that naturally, there were a lot more synthesizers and drum machine type instruments brought into the scenario and we kind of got away from the two guitars, bass and drums vibe and we have a lot more dimension to the instruments being played and the sonics that are happening.”

Brightness and Contrast

With a new album almost in the bag and a huge tour underway, there are a lot of things to get excited about. Fans attending its headlining shows, like the one at The Glass House, should be even more excited as the band promises a longer set than their festival engagements. “For Pomona and the El Rey, those shows will be longer than the festival so they’ll probably be about 40 percent new and 60 percent old; maybe a bit more old,” Emily thinks aloud, “We might try to re-learn and go over some of the stuff we’ve just written, a lot of the songs we’ve just recorded we haven’t necessarily figured out live so we might try to throw a couple more of those in.” One thing’s for certain, although the band’s music has always been beautifully

dark, the future for War paint seems to brimming with brightness. Those lucky enough to catch it on this tour will only be getting a small taste of what’s in store.

Warpaint w/Cate Le Bon at The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www. theglasshouse.us. Fri. Oct, 11. 7pm. $18-$20. All ages.

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Say True

POSITIVELY MAD The Mad Caddies are finally back— we’ve missed the madness By Dan MacIntosh

MEMBERS: Donavan Foy (singer/songwriter), Gabe Rodriguez (guitar), Brandon Lancaster (guitar), Judcody Limon (bass) and Taylor Garcia (drums). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Ontario, Upland and Corona. KINDERED SPIRITS: “There are too many to list, but some all-time favorites would have to include The Cure, early U2, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Radiohead, The Smiths and The Afghan Whigs.” RECENT RELEASES: Monument, E.P. (June 2013). WEBSITES: www.saytruemusic.com. FREQUENTS: “The Wire in Upland is our home base. It’s also where the E.P. was recorded, and we’re playing there on Oct. 12.” Say True is a phrase used in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King that inspires this band named after it. Singer/songwriter Donavan Foy loves the sound of the phrase and the implications that come with being “true.” Being true to yourself, true to others, true to your word, true to your beliefs and so on; we all should “say true” to something. So whether you’re all about honesty with others or believe that everyone should live life being who they are and without fear of judgment, you’ll find Say True’s lyrics close to your heart. This indie/rock project may have been created just to kill some time, but it quickly turned into a full-fledged band, and a force to be reckoned with.

Foy: It is kind of a concept album about being young (specifically in a small Midwest town, but also just about youth in general) and the feelings and situations of that point in your life. I (probably along with many others) was in such a rush to grow up, to move on, to get out of town that I didn’t appreciate what/who/where I was to the fullest. The Colorado National Monument is on the outskirts of the town I grew up in and as teenagers; we would go up there often. I have a lot of good memories in that particular place and I also felt like this album commemorates the emotions and events of an important part of life.

How did you get involved in music/how did your band form? Donavan Foy: It started as songs I was writing when I was playing drums for The Ready Aim Fire! When we broke up, I recorded the E.P. with long-time friends Dave Trautz (of The Ready Aim Fire!) and drummer Mike Jimenez (of Science Fiction Theater/Rufio). Once it was recorded, I decided I wanted to make it into an actual band and my good friends/ former band mates were kind enough to hop on board.

What are some of your favorite artists you’ve shared the stage with? Foy: This is only the second show for this band, but we’ve been lucky enough to play on shows with all bands that we are close friends with, which has been really fun. In the past, I am honored to have shared the stage with several of my musical heroes including John Nolan (of Taking Back Sunday), Mansions, PlayRadioPlay, Jim Ward (of At The Drive-In, Sparta, and Sleepercar) and Farewell Continental (Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack).

How would you describe your sound to someone that’s never heard you before? Foy: I’ve gotten so many comparisons to different bands/genres/time periods that it’s kind of hard to say. I think the underlying theme of the feedback I’ve gotten [is] that it has a nostalgic, young and hopeful feel to it, regardless of who it’s being compared to. What’s the inspiration behind the Monument E.P.?

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What about the IE intrigues you? Foy: I like living here in the IE and being based out of here because it feels so much more like a small town community than one big city and its outskirts, even though it spans a huge area. The way that people act and interact is different, and I appreciate that sense of community. (Derek Obregon) IE

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By the time Mad Caddies reach Riverside on October 23, it might finally have some new tunes to play. These fresh songs will be taken from the band’s first full-length album since 2007’s Keep It Going. The Mad Caddies are still keeping “it going” in the studio, after a slight interruption. “Since we started in 1995,” explains singer Chuck Robertson, “and started touring in 1997, we’d never really taken any time off. It was kind of just tour, tour, tour, and then release a record, and tour. And after 13 years of that, everybody just needed to take a little break and kind of work on other musical projects. We kind of just took a three-year hiatus. We were still playing a handful of shows every year. But we were just kind of taking a step back. Now we’re coming back to it.” This ska group, which also mixes in punk, swing, reggae, jazz, Latin music and even touches of polka, cow punk and even sailor songs into its unique stew, has already put a lot of time into its sixth LP. “We’ve worked a little over a year on it,” Robertson explains. “We’ve cycled through over 100 song ideas and were doing a lot of demoing in our studio. We now have a collection of about 15 or 20 songs that we’re really happy with.” Although the group has not yet named this forthcoming album, Robertson was still able to describe how it will sound. “It’s rhythm-driven and music to dance to,” he relates, “but you’re probably not going to hear any super hardcore punk or really aggressive stuff on there like some of our more angst filled younger days. It’s definitely more of a groove thing.” This latest album will once again be released on Fat Wreck Chords, and will most likely drop the first week of February. Fat Wreck Chords is Mike (aka Fat Mike) Burkett’s label. In addition to singing for NOFX, Burkett’s label has released music by Descendents, Rise Against, Against Me! and Anti-Flag, in addition to Mad Caddies. “We’re close with Mike, on a friendship level, as well as a business relationship with the owner of the label,” Robertson says. “We’ve always appreciated his opinion when it comes to production on the album, and he came down for a couple of days and threw his two cents in.” Robertson believes there are still a lot of

ska fans out there, even though he wouldn’t use the word “ska” alone to describe what his band does. “I don’t necessarily consider the Mad Caddies a ska band,” he asserts. “I mean, we definitely started out that way; but we kind of ended up more now as an eclectic rock band that also plays ska and reggae and stuff like that. I think there’s a large audience for it [ska] and actually there’s a big resurgence in younger people that are, maybe, tired of the ‘slit my wrist music,’ or don’t want to hear the hardcore metal or anything like that, but are just looking for more of a positive experience.” Although the Mad Caddies may throw together a widely varying collection of different musical styles whenever it performs live, the one common denominator is that it’s mostly music to dance to. “We say the Mad Caddies are a party band. You come to dance and have fun and to forget about the crap in everyday life and just let loose and have a party,” Robertson explains. The group’s dedication to simply having fun even extends to some of the unusual cover songs it may work into its set. “We have a cover of ‘S.O.S.’ by the Swedish pop group Abba,” says Robertson. Although the Mad Caddies might be known to transform Black Sabbath songs into reggae tunes now and again, they don’t exactly reggae-fy Abba. “It’s kind of a rock and roll version. We made it more aggressive, and more of a hard rock version of it.” You might think such a cover is some snarky attempt at an ironic gesture. But you’d be wrong on that count. “I’m a big fan of Abba,” notes Robertson, “those guys created an amazing songbook of, in my opinion, pop perfection. It’s good music to sing along to.” Robertson is always excited to perform live because playing gives him a rush like nothing else. “It’s a feeling only people who perform can get,” he attempts to explain. “It’s similar to catching that perfect wave or having a great run down a ski hill. The natural endorphins it produces in the body, there’s nothing like it.” IE Mad Caddies at UCR’s The Barn, 900 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 827-1012; www.rside.ucr.edu/barnseries. Wed, Oct. 23. $12.


ARTs & Culture

Erratic Impulses The artistic strength of San Bernardino By Joy Shannon

Artwork by Nao Yamamoto

Separate and Not Equal by Humberto Reynoso

“Transduction: Eight as One,” an exhibition highlighting the diverse works of eight CSUSB Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Design students, is currently on display at the National Orange Show Art Gallery in San Bernardino from September 28 through October 26. Featuring a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, video and installation art, the artworks of this show confront themes of cultural heritage and personal identity, as well as playing with pop-culture imagery. This show in particular, showcases the conceptual strength of the MFA program at CSUSB and the school’s ability to foster the diverse talents of its graduate students. Every one of the artist’s works featured is a unique and well-thought out body of work from the painting of William Christensen, the bold photography of Mayte Escobar and Humberto Reynoso, the video and audio installation work of Andrew K. Thompson; mixed media work of Jay Dawes, Price Hall, A.E. Van Fleet and the sculptural glasswork of Nao Yamamoto. Many of the artists represented in this show confront cultural concepts of identity. William Christensen’s expressionistic, angst-ridden paintings tackle pop culture icons of super heroes in order to confront struggles with the male gender role. Christensen’s work cunningly responds to Roy Lichtenstein’s famous damsels in distress, by displaying men in a “gilded blend of bravado and excellence” who are really in distress underneath the surface. Mayte Escobar’s photography and video work confront her Mexican American cultural heritage. For example, her 2013 video installation Chips and Salsa, combined imagery of Folklorico dance, agriculture and classic Mexican music in order to create a reflective meditation upon the “consumption of Mexican culture.” Additionally, Escobar creates tiled mosaic photo portraits which play with the colors of the American and Mexican flags in the Mexican American Sequence. In step with Escobar’s confrontation of the self-identity, Humberto Reynoso uses his photography to boldly face homosexual stereotypes, gender theories and gay politics. Creating

absolutely gorgeous work which unabashedly displays sensuality, Reynoso is fearlessly carrying on the torch of such artists as Robert Mapplethorpe and Felix GonzalesTorres. The mixed media work of both Jay Dawes and A.E. Van Fleet combine layers of pop culture imagery to create personally reflective pieces. The twodimensional work of Jay Dawes are comprised of, at times, both playful and reflective collages which harken back to the pop culture collage work of Richard Hamilton, with some of the surrealism of Max Ernst’s famous collages. A.E. Van Fleet’s work makes three-dimensional assemblage altarpiece shrines out of subculture junk. With mixed media pieces like Devil Inside (2013), he elevates pop subculture imagery to some mysterious and mystical cult significance. Wittily responding to cultural norms, Andrew K. Thompson creates fascinating audio and video installations which play with language and innuendo. Thompson’s work plays with the implied meanings between the lines of phrases that we culturally understand, without it being explicitly written. Lastly, this show displays the meditative and spiritually reflective works of Price Hall and Nao Yamamoto. Price Hall hand-burns haiku poetry into dyed cardboard, creating moody, introspective pieces. Their dyed texture recalls thick fabric tapestries, yet the zen-like messages of these pieces, in combination with the expanse of a textured and dyed backgrounds, result in what feels like narrated versions of Mark Rothko paintings. Nao Yamamoto creates stunning, delicate and graceful works in glass and fiber. The works are inspired by “the power of life” with references to eggs, seeds, or small bugs, which, when put together, reflect light in many directions. These primal pieces, are reminiscent of the inspiration behind the early 20th century plaster “concretion” sculptures of Jean Arp, yet being in glass, there is a more celestial quality to them. In the end, this show felt true to its name “Transduction.” While the work was immensely diverse in both medium and concept, there seemed to be an energetic through-line that jumped from artist to artist. The essential creativity behind all the work was inspiring to see in one place. IE

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FILM

Cool Hand Tom Tom Hanks keeps his head to save the ship in Captain Phillips

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By Carl Kozlowski

CHINO HILLS Over the course of his 30-year film career, Tom Hanks has battled AIDS, romanced a mermaid, uncovered the secrets of the Vatican and filled the shoes of a simpleminded man unwittingly present for the most important historical moments of the past 60 years. In all of these roles, Hanks has proven to be the modern-day equivalent of Jimmy Stewart: An “everyman actor” who keeps his cool no matter how dramatic the circumstances. This ability comes in extremely handy in Hanks’ latest film, the fact-based nailbiter Captain Phillips, in which Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips, who made headlines around the world in spring 2009 after his cargo ship was attacked by Somali pirates and he was taken hostage. By the time of his kidnapping, Phillips had already allowed the pirates to take the lifeboat and $30,000 in cash from the ship’s safe, believing they would leave without harming him or his crew. But the pirates were desperate for a score. Believing they could get as much as $10 million in ransom from the ship’s insurance company if they could just land with the captain on a Somali shore, they made a desperate run for it, even as the U.S. Navy arrived with orders to stop the pirates at all costs. Of course, the ending of Phillips’ ordeal is well known, as a team of Navy SEALS parachuted onto a nearby aircraft carrier and shot and killed the three remaining pirates aboard the lifeboat at the exact same time. But the fact that director Paul Greengrass is able to still make it all feel unpredictable is a testament to the master

craftsmanship of the man behind The Bourne Ultimatum and more aptly, United 93. In that 2006 film, Greengrass places viewers in the middle of a dead-on recreation of one of the most harrowing tragedies in American history—the September 11 terrorist attack on United Airlines Flight 93, in which passengers fought with the terrorists and downed the aircraft in a field outside Shanksville, PA. He used unknown actors in that film as a means of making them just as average as the real-life

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passengers who rose to perform acts of heroism that fateful morning. The final result was a film of devastating power, ranking with Schindler’s List and The Passion of the Christ as one of the most disturbing yet meaningful films in the last 20 years. In Captain Phillips, however, Greengrass changes the game plan. Perhaps it’s a concession to the fact that United 93 was too downbeat to become a hit (it earned only $31 million domestically), yet more likely tied to the fact that Phillips has a happier ending and needs an iconic presence to bring the captain’s story to life, but here Greengrass uses Hanks as a human centrifuge around which the rest of the film’s wild events spin. Hanks steps up to the challenge, showing the emotional shifts that Phillips makes from being a tough and cranky boss to a wily negotiator for his own life and ultimately a man who endures unbelievable tension. His performance appears deceptively simple at first, but by the end the two-time Oscar winner pulls out all the stops with a performance that redefines the public perception of his capabilities. Captain Phillips also deserves credit for presenting the pirates as more than mere villains, as writer Billy Ray shows the economic desperation and fierce yet wounded pride that drives these men to steal and kill in the name of a failed state that offers no legal options for survival. As Muse, a scrawny man whose fierce determination and grandiose dreams of wealth make him the de facto leader of the pirates, Barkhad Abdi captures the magic of Greengrass’ casting approach. As he veers between fear that he will never make it beyond a life of daily desperation and a dangerous cockiness that he can steer the situation into making a fortune, Muse is a fearsome sight to behold. Yet the fact that he is an utterly unrecognizable actor to Americans immerses viewers into Phillips’ state of terror, primarily because there are no preconceptions of how he’ll handle the part. Captain Phillips is a long movie, running 134 minutes, and perhaps it could have shaved off 15 minutes from the lifeboat’s scenes of circular arguments among the pirates But the remainder works incredibly well, leaving viewers with a film that races the heart and challenges the mind while creating tension that pays off handsomely without forcing viewers away through grim alienation. For that, Greengrass is to be saluted for guiding this ship on a course toward smart entertainment. IE

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EATING WITH ALLAN

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MIGHTY FINE It’s not fancy, but Sal & Sons makes amazing Italian cuisine By Allan Borgen Sal & Sons Pizza and Pasta is a neat, family owned pizzeria that offers a variety of salads, sandwiches, pasta and pizzas at very reasonable prices. There is nothing fancy about Sal & Sons. After ordering and paying for your food at the front counter, your food arrives on black plastic plates with plastic utensils but considering the delicious food that is served here, I can live with plastic—and you can too. Owner Vinny Ancona was born into a family that has been in the pizza business for over 40 years and he really knows how to please his loyal customers, (including me) with his unique family recipes. Let’s start with the unique Pepperoni Rolls. This appetizer features eight slices of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese rolled up in pizza dough, baked and sliced into pinwheel shapes. It is simple, delicious and is served with a bold flavored marinara sauce. Then there is the Sicilian Godfather Sandwich, a huge sandwich on a large roll stuffed with slices of capocollo, mortadella, dry Italian salami, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, lettuce tomatoes, onions and Italian dressing. Talk about one huge and delicious sandwich! From the pasta side of the menu, try the Pasta al Diavolo. It’s a nice portion of mostaccioli pasta sautéed in a hot and spicy red cream sauce with sliced Italian sausage (you can also have it with chicken or eggplant). The sauce has a nice spicy kick to it and pairs perfectly with the Italian sausage. Another winning pasta plate is the Angel Hair al Pomodoro, a simple yet delicious combination of angel hair pasta sautéed with olive oil, fresh garlic, basil and tomatoes. It’s a lovely dish that is light and full of wonderful flavors bursting with each mouthful. If you enjoy Lasagna, you must try it here—it’s made with layers of

wide pasta sheets topped with ricotta, mozzarella cheese and smothered with a robust meat sauce (for those vegetarians out there, substitute for a rich marinara sauce instead). All pastas come with garlic bread or house Italian cheese bread. For those pizza lovers out there, the Vinny’s Monster Pizza is a great choice. This hefty creation features slices of pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, salami, bell peppers, Canadian bacon, tomatoes, onions, sweet crunchy cashews, ground beef with tomato sauce and mounds of mozzarella cheese all topped on tasty mediumthick pizza dough crust. Saying it’s a mouthful is an understatement—but I love this pizza! Next came the unique Pizza Roll, pizza dough stuffed with mozzarella cheese, marinara or meat sauce and your choice of veggies, sausage, pepperoni or just about any other meat they offer. This item is similar to a Stromboli, and is absolutely a show stopper. Another unique item on the menu was the Bread Bowl Salad, a freshly baked bread bowl filled with lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and your choice of one meat and one veggie choice added to the mix. The salad was substantial but I love the idea of the salad as an edible bread bowl and definitely look forward eating it again. In closing, Sal & Sons has amazing affordable prices, delicious homemade food and nice portions, all of these benefits contribute to a great culinary gathering for those yearning for some mighty fine Italian food. IE Sal & Sons Pizza & Pasta, 1520 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario, (909) 984-2300; www.salandsons.com. AE, D, MC, V.

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Tartan of Redlands. Tartan of Redlands has been a local landmark for decades and is popular with locals and visitors. 24 E. Redlands Blvd., 909.792.9919; www.tartanofredlands.com. $$

EURO café. Portuguese cuisine (with daily specials) is this café’s specialty, plus superb sandwiches and salads. 546 E. Baseline Rd., 909.621.4666; www.eurocafeclaremont.com. PETISCOS. These tacos have been reinvented in a way you’ve never dreamed possible. 211 W. 1st Street, 909.625.5557; www.eatatpetiscos.com. Tutti Mangia ITALIAN GRILL. Pasta, fish, specialties and a host of Italian treats to tickle the taste buds. 102 Harvard Ave., 909.625.4669; www.tuttimangia. com. $$ UNION ON YALE. Innovative dishes that will both delight your taste buds and satisfy your appetite. 232 Yale Ave., 909.833.5104; www.uniononyale.com. $$ corona CAFE SOLE. Pamper your body and your appetite with some healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, 25000 Glen Ivy Rd., Corona, 951.453.6489; www.glenivy.com/springs/cuisine/ cafe-sole. EDUARDO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT. It’s some good, old-fashioned, homespun Mexican food with heart and soul. 513 W. 6th St., 951.340.3722; www.eduardosmexicanrestaurant.com. HOT DOG SHOPPE. Tired of the same ol’? Have that time-tested frankfurter dished up in a number of new ways, including the Wonder Tiger, The Justin, Blue German, Angry Dave and Garden of Eden. 510 Hidden Valley Pkwy., 951.898-8702; www.thehotdogshoppe-corona.com.. KING’S FISH HOUSE. It’s definitely a cut above the standard fare corporate crustacean cuisine. Even the bisque rocks (lobster). 2530 Tuscany Rd., 951.284.7900; www.kingsfishhouse.com. pomona Coco Palm RESTAURANT. This Cuban-Spanish spot offers Cuban tamales, empanadas, tapas, paella, and an incredible array of meats and fish. 1600 Fairplex Dr., 909.469.1965; www.cocopalmrestaurant.com. $$ NEW YORK DELIGHT. What a delight it is to chomp down on a variety of deli sandwiches featuring fresh-cut meats, some of which actually hail from the Big Apple! 310 S. Thomas St., 909.868.6518; www. nydelight.com. THE BURGER HOUSE. Previously known as 2nd on Second Street, this bistro-turned burger joint makes some pretty mean patties. 171 W. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.623.7620; www.theburgerhouse.net. redlands Cuca’s. Featuring daily specials, tacos, burritos, tamales, hamburgers and more. 527 E. State St., 909.335.9557. Location #2: 1752 Lugonia Ave., 909.389.1235; www.cucasmex.com. DHAT ISLAND. a caribbean dining delight that’s better than tasty (only open for take-out and catering on weekdays). 509 N. Eureka St., 909.792.1717; www. dhatisland.com. The Eating Room. Located in an old JC Penney’s warehouse filled with fake orange trees and a large collection of rooster statues. 107 E. Citrus, 909.792.5400; www.allmarthagreen.com. $ Farm Artisan Foods. The Farm presents only the finest artisan foods available, favoring items grown or produced locally. 22 E. State St., 909.792.1162; www.farmartisanfoods.com. $$$ JERSEY’S PIZZA. The beer selection kicks ass, as it features only the best stuff around. (Oh yeah, there’s pizza somewhere here, too!) 214 Orange St., 909.335.7076; www.jerseyspizza.com. Las Brasas. Las Brasas offers traditional Mexican dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 15 E. State St., 909.335.9866. $ Little Fisherman Seafoods. If you want fresher fish, you’ll have to pull it out of the water yourself. 1179 W. Redlands Blvd., 909.798.5998; www.littlefisherman. com. $$

ANCHOS SOUTHWEST BAR & GRILL. Seriously Southwestern, as the bull horns will promise. 10773 Hole Ave., 951.352.0240; www.anchos.net. $$ D’elia’s grinders. Remember when the grinder was a serious sandwich? If so, we’ve got a great trip back into memory lane. 2093 University Ave., 951.683.7380; www.deliasgrinders.com. $ Joe’s Bar and Grill. Fun and festive dining with live entertainment and American eats like burgers, dogs, steak, and chili. 10909 Magnolia Ave., 951.637.3931. $$ MAGNONE TRATTORIA & MARKET. You won’t be able to deny this Italian joint the respect it deserves. 1630 Spruce St., Riverside, 951.781.8840; www.magnonetrattoria.com. Olivia’s Mexican Restaurant. Everything is made fresh daily and if you haven’t been here before, well, you’re missing out. 9447 Magnolia Ave., 951.689.2131; www.oliviasmexicanrestaurant.com. $ PHO Saigon. Pho is a clear broth soup served with thin noodles that can be vegetarian or filled with chicken, shrimp or beef—get your perfect setup right here. 1450 N. University Ave. #N, 951.369.0306. $ PUNJAB PALACE. Satisfy your hungering itch for spice with a few dishes that might empty your wallet but certainly fill your stomach. 1766 University Ave., Ste 102, Riverside, 951.686.9968; www.punjabpalacecuisineofindia.com. $$ RED HOT KITCHEN. Hey foodies, this new place has tastes to crave, including the pickled kimchi taco, an avocado and mango salad, and totally bomb jalapeno bombs. 1995 University Ave., 951.684.9800; www.rhkriverside.com. Templo Del Sol. What could be better than a bunch of meat, cheese, beans and veggies wrapped in a large flour tortilla? 1365 University Ave., 951.682.7047. YELLOW CHILI TAPAS KITCHEN AND BAR. This joint has opened a restaurant strictly to praise the art of the appetizer. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Ste. # 42, 951.686.9400. san bernardino Alfredo’s Pizza and Pasta. A classic Italian joint, right down to the red and white checkered tablecloths. 251 W. Base Line St., 909.885.0218; www. alfredospizzandpasta.com. Delhi Palace. All the greatest hits: tandoori chicken, lamb and naan. Check out the buffet, too! 2001 Diners Ct., 909.884.9966. $$ Los Portales. Mexican fare like mamacita used to make—over 100 dishes of it. 1313 N. Waterman Ave., 909.888.2544; www.losportales3.com. MARDI GRAS RESTAURANT. Yes, it’s the best Cajun and creole cuisine in the Inland Empire. Great breakfast, lunch and dinner served all day, seven days a week, with live jazz twice weekly. 201 N. E St., 909.884.5000. THE MUG. Not a whole lot’s changed in the 60 years this eatery offering up pizza and more. 1588 W. Highland Ave., 909.887.1550. Surfer Joe’s. This laid-back eatery enjoys a loyal following who come in for the homemade pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. 251 E. Redlands Blvd., 909.824.5523. $ UPLAND BLACK WATCH PUB. This place where “everybody knows your name” offers some bomb British dishes. 497 N. Central Ave., #B, Upland, 909.981.6069; www. theblackwatchpub.com. Bulldog Pub & Restaurant. British cuisine, you ask? Yes, it exists! The fish ‘n’ chips is always a terrific stomach pleaser. 1667 N. Mountain Ave. #117, 909.946.6614. $ Joey’s Western Steak-N-BAR-B-Q. Four words: fire pits and brewskies. Oh, and meat. That’s five. 1964 W. Foothill Blvd., 909.982.2128; www.joeysbbq.com. $$$ ., 909.981.8114; www.petrillispizza.com. $ 909.946.4674; www.pinehavencatering.com san biagio’s pizza. Same as the above San Biagio, just in another spot in the city. 1118 E. 19th St. #F, 909.949.6900; www.sanbiagios.com. $ TANGO BAIRES CAFÉ. Authentically delicious Argentine cuisine. 870 E. Foothill Blvd. #2, 909.985.6800; www.tangobairescafe.com. $$ TEQUILA HOPPERS. Burgers and appetizers that are better than the standard bar fare. 60 N. Mountain Ave., 909.985.9114; www.tequilahoppers.com. $$

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mon 10/ 14 PRIMAL SCREAM

Scottish alternative rock band heads this line-up at The Glass House with its newest album More Light. This 13 song compilation was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and conveys the transition from a dark time in life and into the good. Bringing some sophistication into its high-energy rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll be sure to dance all night. 7:30pm. The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.

tue 10/ 15

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Events to enlighten and strengthen our community are extremely important. That’s why the this year’s candlelight vigil “What Men Can Do to Stop Violence” presented by House of Ruth is meant to encourage men to take an active role in ending the presence of domestic violence in our communities. Attend this event to not only acknowledge and support those that have been affected by domestic violence, but to honor those that have lost their lives. 6pm. Pomona Outreach Center, 599 N. Main St., Pomona, (909) 623-4364; www.houseofruthinc.org.

sun 10/13 JOSHUA TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL Music and the great outdoors become synonymous while bringing thousands of people together for a unique experience in Joshua Tree. This weekend, guests are left isolated from the busy world and their everyday demands when they attend this bi-annual celebration. Introducing up-and-coming artists from around the world, a diverse blend of music is offered including jazz, hip-hop, punk and experimental. Two stages in close proximity allow for a continuous flow of musical sets from afternoon to late in the night, giving all musicians a chance to be heard and enjoyed. Created by a group of fun-loving friends, this festival keeps both performers and guests in mind. Free water is available for all, as well as all-day yoga classes and a world market. For children 10 and under, “Kidsville” offers a selection of arts and crafts as well as kids yoga. Campgrounds are offered exclusively for families to relax and enjoy some peace and quite after a long day of fun in the sun. Since this festival is not as big as others, a great sense of community and energy is present, making the 3-day camping trip a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the city. With lots of fun in a family friendly environment, this event has something for people of all ages. (Victoria Banegas) The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Rd., Joshua Tree, www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.

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RCC MONSTROUS FILM FESTIVAL OF HORROR

There’s nothing more exciting about October than scaring the crap out of yourself with gruesome and terrifying films. Featuring some of the most classic horror films to ever grace the silver screen, this film festival will truly be over the top with Ron Chaney’s traveling exhibition of classic horror memorabilia—from an exciting collection of art to the actual movie costumes. Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, RCCFilm.com

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TRACE ADKINS

Grab your cowboy hat, western boots and spurs, and head over to Fantasy Springs for a performance by one of the top names in country music. Trace Adkins has charted over 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts including “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Don’t miss your chance to catch your new favorite songs off his new album Love Will... 8pm. $39-$79. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (760) 345-2450; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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wed 10/16

DOUG BENSON

Besides being a hilarious and successful stand-up comedian, Doug Benson has made international headlines with his documentary Super High Me—where he smoked cannabis all day everyday as an experiment in health and productivity. He also has a new talk show that consists of him getting high with celebrities called Get Doug with High. Check out his local comedy show and you’re sure to hear some cannabis-infused laughter. 8pm. $20. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; www.ontario.improv.com.

thu 10/ 10

AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Presenting Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, this film festival will certainly not disappoint. Being coined a “brilliant documentary” by actor Martin Sheen, Walking the Camino is just one of the many exceptional films showing at this event. This documentary will open up your eyes to the ancient 500-mile path in Spain where millions have used the trail as a passageway to their spiritual and personal awakening. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, (760) 325-6565. www.camelottheatres.com.


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MUSIC 135 EAST. Every Sun Sunday Slaughterhouse. Every Tues Rock Tuesdays feat. Live bands. 10pm. Every Wed Live hip-hop. 6pm. 135 2nd St., Pomona, 909.629.8100; www.135east.com. ALOFT HOTEL. Every Wed Acoustic Wednesdays. 8pm. 10480 4th St., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.484.2018; www. aloftontario-rc.com. BENJARONG. Every Fri-Sat Live Music. 1001 Park Ave., Redlands, 909.792.3235; www.thebenjarong.com. BIG BEAR LAKE CONVENTION CENTER, Fri. Oktoberfest Unplugged. 8pm. 42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, 909.585.3000; www.bigbearevents.com. BRIDGES HALL OF MUSIC. Sat-Sun Pomona College Orchestra; Eric Lindholm, Gwendolyn Lytle. Sat, 8pm. Sun, 3pm. 150 E. 4th St., Claremont, 909.607.2671; music.pomona.edu. THE BULLDOG PUB. Every Thurs Bob Summers and His Quartet. Every Sun Bob Summers’ Open Mic Night. 4pm8pm. Shows: 21+. 1667 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, 909.946.6614. THE CAVE. Fri-Sat Kranken Welpen. 8pm. 40789 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.878.0500. www.thecavebigbear. com. CHINO SPECTRUM. Bring Your Own Blues. 4036 Grand Ave., Chino, 909.946.6226; www.shopchinospectrum.com. CLUB TRINIDAD. Every Mon and Tues Tomcats. 7pm-11pm. The Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.969.1800. EMPIRE NIGHT CLUB & LOUNGE. Every 1st Sat Live bands feat. Nuke Mutant Promotions Rockabilly, Rock en Espanol and more. 9pm-2am. Every 2nd Fri La Nueva Cueva. 9pm2am. Every 2nd Sat Live Rockabilly & Phsycobillthescrubdaily.com y bands feat. Empire Ent. & Blue Jean Betty. 9pm-2am. Every 3rd Fri Noche De Bandas Y Conjuntos. 9pm-2am. Every 3rd Sat Live heavy metal bands feat. Wolf Attack. 9pm-2am. Every 4th Fri la Nueva Cueva. Every 4th Sat Live ska and reggae bands. 117 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.983.2849; www. empireloungeandnightclub.com. 21+. FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO. Fri Trace Adkins. 8pm. Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, 760.342.5000; www. fantasyspringsresort.com. FEARPLEX (L.A. FAIRPLEX). Thurs, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31-Sun. Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, 909.623.3111; www. fairplex.com. FLOUR FUSION. Every Fri Live Music.

7pm. 133 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore, 951.245.1166; www.flourfusion.com. FOX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Fri. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. 8pm. Sat Atomic Punks. 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.779.9800; www.foxriversidelive.com. THE GLASS HOUSE. Fri Warpaint; Cate Le Bon. 7pm. Sun Alice Russsell; Moonchild. 7pm. Mon Primal Scream; Black Bananas. 7pm . 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.865.3802; www.theglasshouse.us. FOX THEATER. Fri Gogol Bordello. 7pm . Tues Disclosure. 8pm. 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, 877.283.6976; www. foxpomona.com. HANGAR 24 BREWERY. Every Wed Live Music. 6:30pm-9:30pm.1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, 909.398.1400; www. hangar24brewery.com. HARRISON HOUSE MUSIC & ARTS. Sat-Sun Fared Shafinury; Saba Alizadeh; Dara Afraz. Sat, 7:30pm. Sun, 4pm. 6881 Mount Lassen Ave., Joshua Tree, 760.366.4712. HIP KITTY JAZZ AND FONDUE. Thurs, Oct. 10 The Lounge Trio. 7pm. Fri Lil A & the Allnighters. 8pm. Sat Sugah Daddy. 8pm. Sun The happiness Jazz Band. 7pm. Tues Ireesh lal. 9pm. Wed Open jam with Sean Amato & Friends. 8pm. 502 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.447.6700; www. hipkittyjazz.com. THE JOSHUA TREE LAKE CAMPGROUND. Fri-Sun. Joshua Tree Music Festival. 2601 Sunfair Rd., Joshua Tree, www. joshuatreemusicfestival.com. KEALOHA’S TASTE OF THE ISLANDS. Every Wed Live Music. 9pm. Every Thurs Live Entertainment/Hawaiian Reggae. 9pm. Every Fri Hawaiian Music. 5pm. 12206 Central Ave., Chino, 909.590.0604; www. kealohas.com. KILLARNEY’S PUB AND GRILL. Fri Mickie Arnett. Sat Master Splinters. 32475 State Hwy. 79, Temecula, 951.302.8338; www. killarneys.com/temecula. LA CREPERIE. Every Fri-Sat Jazz Night. 7pm-10pm. 3968 Grand Ave., Chino, 909.342.6016; www.lacreperiecafe.net. M15. Fri Freaky Friday feat. Eclipse. 7pm. Sat Abbey Road; Jumping Jack Flash face-off. 7pm. 9022 Pulsar Ct. #H, Corona, 951.200.4465; www. m15concerts.com. MACHINE POMONA. Every 1st and 3rd Wed Open Mic Night. 273 S. Park Ave., Pomona, 909.766.0357; www. machinepomona.com. MARDI GRAS RESTAURANT. Every Sat Jeff Chaz Blues Band. 7pm. 201 N. E St., San Bernardino, 909.884.5000; www. mardigras-restaurant.com. MARGARITAS RESTAURANT. Every Sun Live Music. 10:30am. 1000 E Tahquitz Canyon Rd., Palm Springs, 760.778.3500; www.margaritasrestaurant.net. MARIO’S PLACE. Mon All Motown All Night. 9pm. Every Fri & Sat Live Music. 10pm-1am. 3646 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7755; www. mariosplace.com. MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE. Fri Salvador Santana. Sat The Howlers; Craic Haus; Crash Cadillacs. Sun Pac Entertainment Music Showcase. Wed The Logs; Vicious Cycle; The OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16, 2013 | IEWEEKLY.com

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calendar Goons Army; Piss Drunk & The Whiskey Pistols. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, 951.682.4427; www. missiontobaccolounge.com PLUM HOUSE COFFEE CLUB. Every Fri, Sat & Tues Open Mic. Night. 6pm. 3882

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redlandsunderground.com. ROMANO’S CONCERT LOUNGE. Every Wed Open Mic Night. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Riverside, 951.781.7662; www. theconcertlounge.com. SORREL BISTRO. Every First Fri Therapy feat. Live music and art. 41377 Margarita Rd., Suite F-108, Temecula, 951.296-3372; www.sorrelbistro.com. SPORTSWATCH BAR & GRILL. Every Fri Live music. 9pm. 27961 Highland Ave.

#B, Highland, 909.280.3250; www. sportswatchbarandgrill.com. STEELWORKERS AUDITORIUM. Tues 200 Years of American Music. 6:30pm. Lewis Library and Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, 909.428.8816; www.fontanarecreation.org THE UPSIDEDOWN BAR. Every Thurs Live reggae. Every Fri Live rock music. Every Sat 80s Night. 10555 Mills Ave., Montclair, 909.626.9091; www.upsidedownbar. com. 21+.

upcoming BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, The Glass House, Oct. 17. THE JONATHAN ROWDEN GROUP, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 17. ORQUESTA TABACO Y RON, Steelworkers Auditorium, Oct. 17. BLUE FISH, Killarneys Temecula, Oct. 18. FREAKY FRIDAY FEAT. ALLSTARZ, M15 Concert Lounge, Oct. 18. HAIM, The Glass House, Oct. 18. THE LINDY SISTERS, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 18. SKUNKDUB, Mission Tobacco Lounge, Oct. 18. DIAMOND HEAD & RAVEN, M15 Concert Lounge, Oct. 19. THE FINGERS, Mission Tobacco Lounge, Oct. 19. HOLLYWOOD ROSES, Fantasy Springs, Oct. 19. NUTTTY, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 19. ROAD WORK, Killarneys Temecula, Oct. 19. SQUIRE, The Glass House, Oct. 19. THE ATOMIC SHERPAS, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 20. ZZZ, The Glass House, Oct. 20. JAY STUBBS, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 22. POP SAX, Steelworkers Auditorium, Oct. 22. TIMEFLIES, The Glass House, Oct. 22. OPEN JAM WITH CARL BUNCH & FRIENDS, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue, Oct. 23. STRFKR, The Glass House, Oct. 23.

bars & lounges 2ND AVENUE SALOON & SPORTS BAR. Come on, rack ‘em up, right over here! There’s pizza, too. Sun-Thurs Free pool all day. Fri-Sat Free pool until 7pm. 271 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, 909.946.1750. 12TH FLOOR WINE BAR & COCKTAIL LOUNGE. We’ve been told that this Fantasy Springs location is picturesque. Just imagine what you can see from the 12th floor! Fri Weekly Wine Down tastings. 7pm-9pm. $30. 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, 800.827.2946; www. fantasyspringsresort.com. 26 DEGREES. Cold beer, hot girls, great food, good times! Tues Ladies night. Wed & Thurs Karaoke. Happy hour, daily 3pm-7pm. 1535 E. Ontario Ave. #101, Corona, 951.734.1900. 135 EAST. This is the newest lounge bar on the block that not only has an extensive dining menu and plenty of musical events to choose from but you’re also confronted with one of the most difficult decisions: choosing from one of their 135 different martinis. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm. 2 for 1 beers and well drinks. 1/2 off appetizers. 135 2nd St., Pomona, 909.629.8100; www.135east.com. 340 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB. Every Fri-Sat 2-4-1 drinks 7pm-9pm. Every Sun All drinks 2-4-1, 7pm-9pm. Open drag contest

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calendar hosted by Rupaul’s Drag Race All Star Raven, 9:30pm. TIGERHEAT presents LOUD! 340 S. Thomas St., Pomona, 909.865.9340; www.340nightclub.com. ALIBI EAST. The bar’s website states that it’s all new and even “industrial strength.” Sun Beer Bust. $1.50 domestic drafts, $1 tacos. 3pm-9pm. Mon “M” Madness Mondays. Any “m” drink for $5. Tues Karaoke. 9pm-1am. Wed Happy hour all day. Thurs $3-$4$5 drafts and wells. Fri $2 domestic bottles. 9pm. 225 S. San Antonio Ave., Pomona, 909.623.9422; www.alibieast. com. ART’S BAR & GRILL. Over 50 varieties of cold beer, right here! Tues Taco Tuesdays, 75 cent tacos. 3357 University Ave., Riverside, 951.683.9520. BACK DOOR. Just a regular little ol’ bar with a juke, pool table, darts and

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com. BLACK HORSE TAVERN. This recently remodeled Norco hangout has ten beers on tap and daily lunch specials. Happy Hour food and drink specials Mon-Fri, 3pm-7pm; all day Sun. 1825 Hamner Ave. #A, Norco, 951.278.2771. BLACK WATCH PUB. An Upland staple featuring plenty of regulars and plenty of folks just there for the live music, which happens every weekend. Thurs Darts. Fri-Sat Live bands. 497-B N. Central Ave., Upland, 909.981.6069; www.myspace.com/blackwatchpub. BLU BAR & GRILL. Located inside the Hilton Ontario Airport, this stop features a ton of drink specials, from drafts and wells to wines and much more. (There are food specials, too.) Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 4pm-6pm. 700 N. Haven Ave., Ontario, 909.980.0400. THE BOILER ROOM. Happy Hour, TuesSat, 7pm-10pm. 345 5th St., Redlands, 909.792.8855; www.theboilerroom.com. BOONDOCKS. It was the new bar in town. (That is, until the next one

opened.) Thurs Karaoke. Fri Live bands. Sat Karaoke. Sun Open mic night. Tues Taco Tuesdays. Wed Industry night. 100 E. Harrison, Corona, 951.739.0646; www. myspace.com/boondockscorona. BRANDIN’ IRON. California’s longest running honky-tonk, since 1969. Brassy, classy authentic saloon and restaurant, with a huge maple dance floor to scoot your boots. 18+ unless otherwise noted. Thurs World Famous $1.50 U-Call-Its, $2.50 domestics. 5pm-2am. Fri Ladies Night. $1 drafts, $2.50 wells. 7pm-9pm.18+. Sat Dollar Saturday, $1 drafts, 2.50 wells. 6pm-2am. Tues $1 Taco Night. 6pm-1am. Wed College Night. No cover with college/military ID. 7pm-11pm. $1 Drafts, $2 Well Drinks, $2 longnecks. Happy Hour: Tues, 6pm-1am, Wed, 7pm-3am, Thurs, 5pm-2am, Fri, 7pm-9pm, Sat, 6pm-9pm. 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, 909.888.7388; www.brandinironsaloon.com. THE BULLDOG PUB. Mon Comedy Night. Tues Pub Quiz. Wed Open Mic Night. Fri Karaoke. 9pm. 1667 Mountain Ave. #117, Upland, 909.946.6614. cACTUS CANTINA. Plenty of frozen specialty drinks to keep you coming back to their drink menu (there’s some good grub, too). Mon-Fri Food specials & happy hour. 3pm-6pm. 151 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, 951.789.0211; www.cactuscantina.org. CADILLAC RANCH. Everything you could possibly want in a bar: karaoke, featured days; heck if you pay them they’ll even call a limo to come pick you up. Sat Karaoke Party. 9pm. Every Mon Football party 5pm. 22581 Outer Hwy. 18, Apple Valley, 760.247.7060; www.cadillacranchav.com. CANCUN BAR & GRILL. It’s a Dance club, fine dining and sports bar: Cancun Bar & Grill has it all! Daily food and drink specials. Not to mention the massive beer and liquor selection available. Thirty flat screens cover the walls with awesome surround sound. Plus free pool from 4pm -11pm. 801 Tri City Center Dr., Redlands. 909.798.5400. CAPRI LOUNGE. Just a nice local bar. Really. Ask them. We did. 1355 E. 4th St., Ontario, 909.984.5405. CARNAVAL NIGHTCLUB. You’re ideal club, completing your night of dancing and rockin music that tricks you into thinking you’re somewhere in Rio. 342 S. Thomas St., Pomona, 909.623.6600; www.carnavalclub.com. CASA 425. A gorgeous and rather hip hotel in the western half of Claremont’s Village, with a lovely lounge to boot. Sun-Thurs Happy hour with drink specials. 4pm-7pm. 425 W. 1st St., Claremont, 866.450.0425; www.casa425. com. CHAPARRAL LIVE ROOM. It’s no longer just another bar in a bowling alley, as the Live Room’s now a full-scale nightclub with a dance floor, pool tables, hi-def TVs, darts, nightly drink specials and food! Thurs, Sat & Sun Live music. Fri Karaoke. Wed Strike Lounge. 8pm. 400 W. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, 909.592.2772; www.chaparralliveroom. com. CHAPPIE’S. Its St. Patrick’s Day all year long at this lounge pub that doesn’t have pool tables but does have two golfing machines and dart boards. Live bands, occasionally. Thurs, Sat & Sun Live music. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 7am10am & 4pm-6pm. Mon & Tues Karaoke.


Wed DJ. 229 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, 951.658.3410. CHARACTERS. Located in downtown Pomona’s Antique Row/Arts & Music Colony, this bar features pool tables, darts and live sports. There’s also live music and DJs in the outdoor patio. Thurs Ladies Night. Drink specials. FriSat Live bands. Sun Karaoke. 9pm. 276 E. 1st St., Pomona, 909.622.9070; www. characterspomona.com. CHERP’S COCKTAILS. Go here, if only to find out who or what Cherp is. Mon-Fri Happy Hour. 3pm-6pm. 8627 Sierra Ave., Fontana, 909.823.1234. CHULAS RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR. Fri Karaoke. 9pm. Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri Funky Fridays. DJ/dancing. Top 40 hits. 401 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.391.1000; www.mtnchulas.com. CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA, Sun Cantares Corp Presenta Joan Sebastian; Ezequiel Pena. 7pm. 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario. 909.244.5500; www.cbbankarena.com CLOVER CLUB. Pool tables and all that usual bar stuff. Fri & Sat Karaoke. 8pm. 25570 Baseline St., San Bernardino, 909.884.8363. CORRAL BAR & GRILL. Dining, sports and all the UFC events your eyes can handle! Mon-Fri Happy Hour. 3pm-7pm. 12345 S. Mountain Ave. #2, Chino, 909.613.5995. COYOTE BEACH. Featuring some of the best BBQ around, plus don’t miss the pool tables and air hockey. Open TuesSat, 4pm. Fri-Sat DJ Dance night. Tues Taco Tuesdays, $1 tacos. Tues & Wed Free pool. Wed Karaoke. 8pm. 835 N. Main St., Corona, 951.371.2225. DBA256 GALLERY.WINE BAR. Ritzy and sophisticated, this comfy wine bar doubles as an art gallery with rotating monthly exhibits. Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri Happy Hour. 3pm-6pm. Wine tasting daily. 6pm-9pm. 256 S. Main St., Pomona, 909.623.7600; www.dba256.com. DEMPSEY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL. As the flier says, it’s a whole new ball game in Corona. Big screen TVs are showing all your favorite teams. (We love the Clippers!) Thurs Ladies Night. Live DJs. Tues Comedy Night. Wed-Fri Live bands. Happy hour, 4pm-7pm. 511 N. Main St. #105, Corona, 951.270.0152; www. dempseyssportsbar.com. DUKE’S BAR & GRILL. Great food, flat screens, sports, music, dancing and more. Not to mention the intense Karaoke contests. Happy hour every day, 4pm-6pm. Every Wed Karaoke. 9pm. 3221 Iowa Ave., Riverside, 951.248.1143. ELGIN & FAGAN. Sun-Wed Free pool. 3pm-2am. Mon Guys Night. $2.50 domestic bottles for guys. 6pm-2am. Wed Ladies Night. $2.50 wells for ladies. 6pm-2am. Happy hour: daily, 3pm-6pm. 336 W. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, 909.883.8171. EMPIRE NIGHT CLUB & LOUNGE. The Empire knows what’s up! Cheap drinks, tasty finger foods, five TVs, free pool and free parking. Not to mention a pretty sweet sound system, dance floor and plenty of live music and DJs to go around! Happy hour: Mon-Sat 4pm-8pm. Half-off all beers & mix drinks. Every Mon Swag Promotions. 8pm-10pm. Open Mic 10pm-2am. 117 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.983.2849; www. empireloungeandnightclub.com. 21+. EVENTS BAR & GRILL. Tues Taco

Tuesdays. Wed, Sat & Sun Drink specials. Happy hour, 11am-7pm. 16560 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.352.2693. FINISH LINE BAR & GRILL. Let’s put the emphasis on sports with this sports bar and grill, featuring racing-themed memorabilia, fitting for its positioning somewhere between a horse racing track and a drag strip. Wagering, lotsa TVs and, of course, plenty of food and drink, too. Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 5pm-7:30pm. Tues Taco Tuesdays. Wed Karaoke. 2201 N. White Ave., Gate 12, Pomona, 909.865.4154; www.fairplex. com/flsg. THE FLAMINGO. A staple of the Redlands bar scene—which, in the I.E., means that there are a few bars within walking distance of each other. The often-mistakenly-called Pink Flamingo is your classic neighborhood bar that’s been open for years. Tues Karaoke. 10pm. 338 Orange St., Redlands, 909.792.9917. FOX BAR & GRILL. A hotspot in downtown Pomona right next to the historic Fox Theater, featuring 36 flat screen TVs, live entertainment and all sorts of good grub and daily specials. Happy Hour, Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-8pm. 333 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, 909.784.3671. GALLI’S RESTAURANT & BAR. This nice little place keeps it lively every day of the week. Sun & Tues Karaoke. 7pm. 6620 Carnelian St., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.941.1100; www.gallis.net. FRIAR TUCKS. Open for well over a decade, Tucks is all about supporting live music. From punk rock and reggae to drum & bass, the tunes are always bumpin’ in this Pomona landmark castle. Happy hour, 4pm-7pm. 540 E. Foothill Blvd., Pomona, 909.625.7265; www.myspace.com/friarsus. GRAZIANO’S SPORTS BAR. Sat Karaoke. 8pm. Mon-Fri Happy hour, 3pm-7pm. Wed Karaoke. 1615 Mountain Ave., Upland, 909.981.2924. THE GREEN FROG. Guess what? That’s right! Pool tables and a juke. Fri Live bands. Wed Comedy night. 27212 Baseline St., Highland, 909.864.6169. HANGAR 24 CRAFT BREWERY. Sick of not getting fresh beer? Well, folks, this is fresh beer, as in made right before your very own eyes. Pale Ale or an Orange Wheat, anyone? Tasting hours Mon-Fri, 11am-9pm. 1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, 909.389.1400; www.hangar24brewery. com HARD HATS. They have your favorite game or race on the large screen satellite TVs, NFL Sunday Ticket, pool, games and an exclusive smoking room. Last Wed of every month Lingerie Party. You can get your beer from a chick in a bikini or lacy under-things. (Not sure if you have to wear the lingerie yourself.) 1950 S. Four Wheel Dr., Norco, 951.734.0276; www.clubzone.com. HAROLD’S SALOON. Hey, they got some of them pool tables here—and some chilly-willy beer! What more do you need? Just a life-sized pig in the corner. 3834 Megginson Ln., Riverside; 951.359.5261. HI-BROW. Probably one of the coolest “dive” bars anywhere because it actually hasn’t been overrun with poser Joe Cools, instead catering to the upand-coming generation of hapless barflies. Open 365 days a year—which

means you really don’t have to sit through an entire Christmas dinner with your relatives. 547 E. Foothill Blvd., Pomona, 909.626.9340. Hideaway. Oh, yeah. Pool, juke and some sweet, sweet sounds of Ernie the Mailman singin’ the Everly Brothers. Thurs Karaoke. 9pm. Sun Free pool. 32392 Mission Trail, Lake Elsinore, 951.245.4919. HIP KITTY JAZZ & FONDUE. A swanky little joint with great bar and a beautiful stage featuring live jazz most nights. Open Tues-Sun, 6:30pm-2am. 502 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.447.6700; www. hipkittyjazz.com. THE HOOKUP. Neighborhoody gay bar with a juke, pool table and a restaurant in back. Thurs Pool tournament. 8pm. Sat-Sun Specials. 10am-2pm. Sun Beer Bust. 3pm-8pm. Wed Karaoke! 8pm. 1047 E. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.620.2844; www. hook-up.net. JOE’S BAR & GRILL. “The fun flows from your head to your toes when you party at Joe’s.” I’m mad that I didn’t write that catchphrase myself. Thurs Family Karaoke Night. 7:30pm-11:30pm. Fri Rockin’ Karaoke Night. 10pm-2am. Sat Live bands. 10pm. Sun Champagne Brunch. 10am-2pm. Tues Taco Night. Wed Spaghetti Night. 10909 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.637.3931. KEALOHA’S TASTE OF THE ISLANDS. This authentic Hawaiian restaurant is unlike any L&L Hawaiian Barbeque you’ve ever had. Not to mention their very own Mai Tai Lounge this features some neat drink specials. Mon Game Night. Tues Karaoke. 9pm. Wed Ladies Night feat. food and drink specials for the ladies. Mon-Sat Happy hour. 2pm-7pm. Late Night Happy hour. 9pm-close. Sun Happy hour. 2pm-6pm. 12206 Central Ave., Chino, 909.590.0604; www. kealohas.com. KELLY’S SPORTS BAR & BILLIARDS. Yep, they’ve got the sports, the pool table and some live music to rock the house, too. Have fun. Mon-Thurs Happy hour. 10pm-1am. Fri-Sat Karaoke. 5402 Philadelphia Ave., Chino, 909.591.8770. KICKS SPORTS PUB. All the sports and all the pub you’ve ever wanted, in the heart of downtown Fontana. Thurs Kamikazes. $1.50 all night. Fri-Sat Karaoke & drink specials. 9pm-1:45am. Sun Pool Tournament. 4pm. Tues Ladies Night. Shots $1 off. $6 pitchers. Wed Tequila Wednesdays. Happy hour, 10am-12pm, 5pm-7pm. 16788 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, 909.350.1160. KILLARNEY’S PUB AND GRILL, RIVERSIDE.

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calendar Every Wed Geeks Who Drink Live Trivia. 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. #532, Riverside, 951.682.2933; www.killarneys.com. KIM’S SPORTS BAR. Nearly a dozen beers on tap and over a hundred varieties of liquor for your drinkin’ pleasure. Plus, enough TVs to ensure no game goes missed. Happy hour daily, 3pm-7pm. Tues Karaoke. 9pm. Thurs Bike Night. 6pm. 2994 Rubidoux Blvd., Riverside, 951.686.2200. KNOCKERS SPORTS BAR. Don’tcha just love the name? Gotta have a little excitement with your drinks. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm. 5363 Arrow Hwy., Montclair, 909.445.0301. LAKE ALICE TRADING CO. “The Lake” has been around forever, and offers a sports bar scene with something for everyone: pinball, plasma screen TVs and live music. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm. Thurs Karaoke. 9pm. Fri-Sat Live bands. Mon Monday Night Football. Tues Taco Tuesday, beer pong, free pool. Wed Live bands. 3616 University Ave., Riverside, 951.686.7343; www. lakealicetradingco.com. LIAM’S IRISH PUB The local Cheers of Colton! Come down for live music, karaoke, comedy and their 38 beers on tap - and you have to at least try the Leprechaun Nuts! Sun, Mon & Thurs. Karaoke. Tues Comedy Night with $1 tacos and $3 Corona. Wed. Free pool. Everyday. Happy hour. 11am-6:30pm. Fri & Sat Live Entertainment. 1087 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Colton, 909.422.9900; www. liamsirishpub.com. LIMERICKS TAVERN. This neat place sports cool wooden décor and about 15 TVs! Try out some Irish Nachos and watch your favorite sport or well, watch multiple sports at the same time because you totally can. Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-6pm. 99 cent Draft when you buy one at regular price. 1234 West Foothill Blvd., Upland, 909.920.5630. LIT. It’s Fantasy Springs newest bar and lounge (formerly known as the “Fantasy Lounge”). Fri-Sat Live bands. 9pm. 84245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, 760.342.5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com. THE LOUNGE. The drink specials here start at 6 a.m. Yeah, what are you doing at that time of the morning anyways? Downing a glass of milk with your toast or something? Happy hour daily, 4pm-7pm. Sunday $2.50 Yager Shot.

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$4 Yager Bomb. Tues $1.75 Budlights. Every Thurs Karaoke. 9pm. 1125 W. 6th St., Corona, 951.808.9122; www. theloungebarcorona.com. LOUNGE 33. Legendary martinis, right here! (The Brooklyn Filthy Martini is sort of like the Amy Winehouse of cocktails—it might be a mess, but definitely worth a try.) Sun Karaoke. Mon-Thurs Happy hour. 4pm-7pm. 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr., Riverside, 951.784.4433; www. loungethirtythree.com. LULU’S HIDEOUT. Well, Little Lulu certainly has her ears full with karaoke seven nights a week! Yep, karaoke every day! Mon-Sat Happy hour. 4pm-7pm. 1958 W. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino, 909.884.3244. M15. Your one stop spot for one awesome mix of both cover and up and coming bands. Every Fri ’80s Night. $5 cover. $3 domestic drafts, $5 skinny girl margaritas, $3 gummy bear shots. Every Sun Sunday Night ComedI.E. $15. 1/2 off appetizers, $3 domestic drafts. 9022 Pulsar Ct. #H, Corona, 951.200.4465; www.m15concerts.com. MARIO’S PLACE. Northern Italian Cuisine, weekend music and specialty drinks? I’m in. Fri $4 Selected Craft Beers. 9pm. Sat Specialty Cocktail. Classic Rock and Funk music. $3 off each drink on list. 9pm. 3646 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7755; www.mariosplace.com. MARQUIS COCKTAIL LOUNGE. The other happiest place on Earth, it’s the perfect hangout for a couple drinks and a fine dine. Booze ‘n’ meat…it’s what’s for dinner! Fri-Sat DJs & live music. 9pm. 1036 W. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, 909.882.9342. THE MAVERICK. If you’re at a saloon, and it’s in Norco, chances are you’re in the right spot for some country and western music action. Sun-Thurs Karaoke 8pm-2am. Fri-Sat Live music 9pm-2am. Tues-Thurs $1 tacos. Happy hour Sun-Sat, 2pm-7pm. 3841 Old Hamner, Norco. 951.734.6640. www. mavericksaloonnorco.com. MCALAN’S PUB & GRILL. Great food with bands and Top 40 playing weekends. Thurs Live music. 9pm. Tues Taco Tuesdays. Wed $5 Steak Night. 5pm. 6321 Haven Ave., Alta Loma, 909.484.7847. MENACE MOTORCYCLE BAR & GRILL.

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We’re wondering what the dudes who ride their 1200cc Harleys to this place think of our sputtering 49cc mopeds. (They’re probably cool with ‘em.) Well-known for their BBQ along the Ortega Highway. Thurs Karaoke 7pm. Fri-Sun Live music. 8pm. 15573 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore, 951.609.0555; www. menacesportsbarandgrill.com. THE MENAGERIE. We heard this petite, gay dance club isn’t for old geezers anymore, as it was back in the ‘80s. Drag nights and ‘80s nights are part of the weekly fare. Mon Karaoke. 8pm. Drink specials Mon-Fri. 3581 University Ave., Riverside, 951.788.8000; www. clubmenagerie.com. MIGUEL’S CALIFORNIA MEXICAN COCINA & CANTINA. This family-owned joint actually has three locations and their margaritas are stuff of straight legend. 1920 Frontage Rd., Corona, 951.520.8911; www.miguelsrestaurant. com. MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE. Offering live music seven nights a week, plus a world-class selection of cigars in a climate-controlled walk-in humidor, and a secluded smoking lounge. Of course, there’s a full bar with lunch and dinner menus, too. Thurs I Luv Dubstep, 1/2 price drinks from 10pm-1am. Tues $2 Tuesdays. $2 Well drinks. $2.50 Domestic drafts. Wed $7 PBR tall can and whiskey shot. Summertime happy hour every day, 11am-7pm, $3 domestics and wells, $4 imports, $5 top shelf liquor. “The Pre-Game,” every day, 8pm-10pm. $2 domestic bottles, $3 wells. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, 951.682.4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com. Morgan’s Tavern. Tues Free pool. Sun Drink specials. 4850 Tyler Ave., Riverside, 951.785.6775. MORONGO CASINO RESORT & SPA. You’ve already got a perfect gamblin’ spot in Cabazon, what more could you possibly want? Oh that’s right, the recent arrival of an amazing Mexican food restaurant called Tacos & Tequila. Drink up, pig out. $5 food and drink happy hour, 2pm-6pm & 9pmclose. every day. 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, 800.252.4499; www. morongocasinoresort.com. MU RESTAURANT. Every Sat Electro Nights. 309 W. State St., Redlands, 909.798.7747; www.mumartini.com. THE MUSIC ROOM. Thurs & Sun Free pool. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-10pm. 4360 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino,

909.883.6513. THE OFFICE SALOON. Originally known as Flashbacks, this place has taken a complete 360 with more flat screens added to the mix, including one 150 inch big screen and the added DIRECTV content. Not to mention the newly added stage, dance floor and weekend live music. Happy hour MonFri, 4pm-7pm. Drink specials. 123 N. E St., San Bernardino, 909.884.3088. OASIS NIGHT CLUB. Every Fri-Sat $3 drink specials. Entrance free until 9pm. Every Sun Drag Idol, 18+. Every Wed $3 U-CallIts all night, $4 premiums. 50% off food menu 10pm-1am. 1386 E. Foothill Blvd., Upland, 909.920.9590; www. oasisnightclubupland.com. O’HARA’S COCKTAIL LOUNGE. So, we know this totally sounds like an Irish pub, but guess what? It’s just a regular ol’ bar! What the hell’s the world coming to? Thurs Karaoke. Mon Free pool. Wed Free darts. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3pm7pm. 15788 Grand Ave., Lake Elsinore, 951.678.3512. O’LEARY’S IRISH PUB. The luck of the Irish is here, with pool tables, darts, shuffleboard and sports viewing. 142 S. Riverside Dr., Rialto, 909.875.3717. OMOKASE. Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-6pm; Sat, 8pm-close. 8220 Haven Ave. #102, Rancho Cucamonga, 909.941.4111; www.omokase.com. PAPPY & HARRIET’S. Mon Ted Quinn’s Open Mic Night. 7pm. 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, 760.365.5956; www. pappyandharriets.com. PEPE’S MEXICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT. Pepe’s has got all the right ingredients for a good time: sizzling hot Mexican dishes, live music and plenty of food and drink specials. You can’t deny the place its dues; the restaurant has been “having fun since 1971!” Every Fri Karaoke. Every Tues Taco Tuesdays. Every Wed MargaRITa Wednesdays. 31780 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, 951.244.7373; pepescanyonlake. com. PEPITO’S. Nothing says authentic Mexican food like a big screen TV and a pool table. But you can actually learn something here—each booth has two pictures that tell a story of Mexican life and history. Happy hour, Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm. 6539 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.788.2652. PLAYERS BAR & GRILL. Players plays host to some of the best pool players in the nation before they head off to Vegas


for the Nationals. If you think you’ve got game, show up for one of the tournaments. Free pool every day until 7pm. Fri-Sun Karaoke. 9pm. Mon-Fri Drink specials. 5pm-7pm. 11001 Central Ave., Ontario, 909.628.8495. RA SUSHI. Check out this great sushi stop, full with unique rolls to satisfying any sushi fan. Happy hour Mon-Sat, 3pm-7pm; Sun, 8pm-12pm. 2785 Cabot Dr., Corona, 951.277.7491; www.rasushi. com. 13925 City Center Dr., Chino Hills, 909.902.0044; www.rasushi.com. RACKS BILLIARDS AND BOURBON. Plenty of bands have been known to play at Racks. Additionally they have live DJs, beer pong, keno, six pool tables, dart boards, a dance floor, smoking room and all new food menu! Pluas, they show every NFL game of five big screens and 20 TVs. 1650 E. Sixth St., Corona, 951.371.9738; facebook.com/ racksbilliardsandbourbon. RED FOX BAR. If you’re looking for a place to have a few drinks and hang out then this joint is perfect. With Thurs College Night, Drink Specials. Sun Free Pool. 10am-6pm. $3 Wells. $2.50 domestic beer. Tues Ladies Night, drink specials. Wed Free Pool. 10pa-6pm. Mon-Fri Drink Specials. 3142 N. E St., San Bernardino, 909.882.9337; www.facebook.com/ redfoxsb. REVOLUTION RESTAURANT & NIGHT LIFE. Restaurant’s open weekdays, 11am-7pm. Thurs $2 drafts, $5 teas, $4 Captains. Fri Buy two drinks and a meal, get second meal free. Mon $2 Dos Equis, $2 Bud Light, $4 Micheladas. Tues 50 cent tacos, $3 Mexican beers, $4 margaritas. Wed 25 cent wings, $3 bottled beers. Happy Hour: 11am-7pm. 1327 W. Colton Ave., Redlands, 909.335.9700. THE RIVER LOUNGE. Sat Live music. Drink specials all night. $2 shots, $4 wells. 9608 Mission Blvd., Riverside, 951.685.5383. Rob Kelly’s After Five Cocktail Lounge. Kelly’s got the pool, darts and juke to keep you satisfied. Thurs & Tues Karaoke. Wed Ladies night. 133 N. Harvard St., Hemet, 951.652.5300. ROSCOE’S FAMOUS DELI. Every Tues Team Trivia. 8pm. Every Thurs Jukebox Thursday. 9pm. 14700 Pipeline Ave., Chino Hills, 909.597.3304; www. roscoesfamousdeli.com. ROYAL FALCONER BRITISH PUB. There’s the atmosphere: dark décor, long and stately bar and British memorabilia. There’s the food: Scottish eggs, bangers and mash, steak and kidney pie. And then there’s the beer: 20 different beers on tap and another 30 varieties in bottles. Bloody marvelous! Thurs Karaoke. 8pm. Tues LGBT Community & Supporters Night. 9pm. Happy hour MonFri, 4pm-6pm. 106 Orange St., Redlands, 909.307.8913; www.royalfalconer.com. RUMORS. A beer and wine bar that proves you can still butcher Elvis songs without shooting tequila first. Fri-Sat Karaoke. 8:30pm. 1125 Calimesa Blvd., Calimesa, 909.795.4808. SADDLE SORE SALOON. Hey cowboy, this place’s one of Norco’s finest drink and dance spots. Happy hour daily, 3pm-6pm. 343 6th St., Norco, 951.272.8283; www.myspace.com/saddlesoresaloon. SCREAMING CHICKEN SALOON. You better be a biker, or at least like them, when you check out this joint. We already give it our “coolest name ever” award. 18169 Cajon Blvd., San

Bernardino, 909.880.0056. SHAMROCKS GRILLE & PUB. Feelin’ lucky? Try your Irish on for size over here. Tues, Fri & Sat Live entertainment. Mon Karaoke. Tues Taco Tuesday. Wed Luck of the Irish Drink Specials. 4020-B Chino Hills Pkwy., Chino Hills, 909.597.8333; www.myspace.com/shamrocksbar. SIMPLICITEA. Your quaint little tea shop with every bit of relaxing herb drinks you can imagine. Every Sat 2-4-1 Student Night. 6pm-8pm. Excludes Merchandise. 7890 Haven Ave., Suite 11, Rancho Cucamonga, 909.917.8600; www. facebook.com/simplicitea. SKYFOX LOUNGE. You don’t have to drive to Hollywood to get that modern day club vibe, which is exactly the atmosphere that Sky Fox boasts. A short drive to Pomona and you’re living it up with professional DJs and an awesome club experience. Every Thurs Rock it! Awesome 80s, Indie, and Electro music. Every Fri Access Fridays with Hip-hop, Mash-ups, Electro. Every Sat Skyfox Saturdays feat. Top 40, Hip-hop, House. Dress Code strictly enforced. 345 Garey Ave., Pomona, 909.784.3674; www. skyfoxpomona.com. THE SPORTSMAN BAR. It’s one of our favorite stops when we’re rollin’ down Temescal Canyon. Knock back a cold one in style! Happy hour Mon-Fri, 3pm6pm. Smoking patio available. 21779 Temescal Cyn., Corona, 951.277.9786; www.facebook.com/pages/TheSportsman-Bar/115557245137996. SPORTSWATCH BAR & GRILL. Any bar with the words “sports” and “watch” in its name is bound to be the goto place for the communal viewing of American athletics. Paired with weekly deals of pizza and delicious chicken wings, you’ve got everything you need to make each day feel like Super Bowl Sunday. Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 3PM-6PM. Mon-Thurs, 10PMclose. Thurs $3.75 Pint Night, 3PM8PM. Three for $5 street tacos. Fri Live music. 9PM. Sat .65 cent wings, 11AM-5PM. Sun Recovery Sundays $4 Bloody Marys, champagne cocktails and michiladas. 27961 Highland Ave. #B, Highland, 909.280.3250; www. sportswatchbarandgrill.com. SUSHI KAWA. Innovative and refreshing rolls are something you tastebuds can’t help but crave. Add a few flat screens to the mix for entertainment value and you’ve got the best sushi bar ever. “Lady Bartenders” are certainly a plus, too. Happy hour: Everyday, 3pm-7pm. Sat Drink specials. $4 Well Drinks, $3 House Wine, $9.95 60oz Beer Pitcher. 469 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 101, Corona, 951.280.0398. TORO SUSHI BAR. Every 2nd Wed Way Back Wednesdays. Hosted by Money B. No cover. 9pm. 1520 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario, 909.983.8676; www. waybackwednesdays.net. VIP CLUB. This gay hot spot is not your grandma’s bar/nightclub. Open 3pm2am. Call for cover. 18+. Thurs, Sun & Tues Karaoke. 9pm-1am. 3673 Merrill Ave., Riverside, 951.784.2370; www.vipnightclub.com. VIVE TEQUILA LOUNGE AND NIGHTCLUB. If you seek a lounge for Mature guests then this might be what you’ve been searchin’ for. The ultimate meet spot for ladies 21 and older (and men 25 and older according to their site) is

the perfect place to grab a uniquely mixed drink and meet someone new. There’s plenty of room for dancing and high ceilings that will make you feel like you’re partying it up somewhere in New York. Thurs-Sun Night Club Dancing. 184 W. Third St. Pomona, 909.622.2020; www. vivelounge.com. WATER WHEEL SALOON. Sun Happy hour all day. Mon Spin the Wheel, $1 Pizza Night and free pool. Tues $1 Taco Tuesday. Karaoke, 6:30pm. Wed $3 domestic beer and wells. Karaoke, 6:30pm. Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 2pm-6pm. 980 6th St., Norco, (951) 898-4630; www. waterwheelnorco.com. THE WOODEN NICKEL. Great jukebox here. Mon Free pool all night. Tues $2.75 tall cans and 75 cent tacos. SunMon $2 Wieners. 842 Kendall Dr., San Bernardino, 909.883.4317. WOODY’S BAR & GRILL. Happy Hour Sun-Sat, 5pm-7pm. Fri & Sat Karaoke. 8pm1am. 1528 W. Holt, Ontario. 909.984.2127. WORTHINGTON’S TAVERN. DJs spin here every night, there’s a full bar with lots of drink specials and a kitchen that stays open late servin’ up some specialty pizzas. Check out some of the live bands and burlesque shows, too. 3587 University Ave., Riverside, 951.779.9169; www.facebook.com/ worthingtonstavern. ZIGGI’S BAR. We used to love that Ziggy guy. No, not David Bowie, nor that baldheaded cartoon guy. This place loves to tout its “great neighborhood bar” experience. See it for yourself. Thurs & Sat Pool tournaments. 8471 Cherry Ave., Fontana, 909.829.9904.

dance & djs 135 EAST. Every Fri Vertigo Fridays. Ladies get in free before 11pm. Every Sat DJ LSDanni; DJ Slim. 135 2nd St., Pomona, 909.629.8100; www.135east. com. 340 RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB. Every Fri-Sat Go-Go Dancers. Every Sun Open drag contest hosted by Rupaul’s Drag Race All Star Raven, 9:30pm. TIGERHEAT presents LOUD! 340 S. Thomas St., Pomona, 909.865.9340; www.340nightclub.com. ACE HOTEL. Every Fri DJ Sodality; Wildcat. 10pm. Every Sat DJ Odysey. 10pm. 701 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.325.9900; www.acehotel. com/palmsprings. ALIBI EAST. Every Thurs Club 3-4-5. $6 cover, free before 9pm. Every Fri Slammed and Sexy Fridays. 9pm. Every Sat Sinful Saturdays. 9pm. 225 S. San Antonio Ave., Pomona, 909.623.9422; www.alibieast.com. AGUA CALIENTE CASINO. Every Fri-Sat DJ Dynamic Dave. 9pm. 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, 888.999.1995; www.hotwatercasino.com. ALOFT ONTARIO-RANCHO CUCAMONGA. Every Fri DJ Severe. 8pm. Every Mon-Wed Twilight. 5pm-7pm. Every Wed Uncorked and Unplugged.7pm. 10480 4th St., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.484.2018; www.aloftontario-rc.com. CANTON BISTRO. Every Fri Friday Night Heat. Top 40/remixes. Sat Social Saturdays. 21+. Electro/’80s/club mix. 10pm-2am. 9980 Alabama St., Redlands, 909.335.6688; www.myspace.com/ cantonbistro; www.cantonbistro.com.

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calendar CHAPARRAL LIVE ROOM. Every Wed Strike Lounge DJ Mic Pro; guest DJs. 10pm. 400 W. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, 909.592.2772; www.chaparralliveroom. com. CHARACTERS. Every Thurs Vinyl Thursdays feat. AWOL-One; Roach; Gonzo. 9pm. 276 E. 1st St., Pomona, 909.622.9070; www.characterspomona. com. CITRUS CITY GRILLE. Every Sat Pulse Lounge feat. DJ ER. Top 40. Drink specials. 10pm. 2765 Lakeshore Dr., Corona, 951.277.2888; www. citruscitygrille.com. CORNER POCKET. Every Thurs Kaos Thursdays. Electronic. House. Top 40. 9pm. 40575 California Oaks Rd. #D1, Murrieta, 951.677.7155; www.myspace. com/cornerpocketmurrieta. COYOTE LOUNGE. Every Thurs Hip Hop Live. $10 before 10pm. $15 afterwards. 21+. Pomona Valley Mining Co., 1777 Gillette Rd., Pomona, 909.623.3515; www.facebook.com/Lounge.Coyote. DBA256 GALLERY WINE BAR. Every Sat DJ’s JB, Mike Styles, Gabe Real, Stryk One. 9pm. Every Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri Happy hour. 4pm-6pm. Every Tues Open Mic Night. 256 S. Main St., Pomona, 909.623.7600; www.dba256.com. EMPIRE NIGHT CLUB & LOUNGE. Every 1st Fri ’80s Discoteque feat. DJ Eser; Rock en Espanol, New Wave & KROQ FlashBacks feat. DJ Eser & DJ Lonz. Every Mon DJ Lonz mixing hip hop, house, techno and top ’40s. Every Wed Wet Wednesday feat. DJ Lonz. 117 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.983.2849; www. empireloungeandnightclub.com. 21+. FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO. Every Fri and Sat Live Dance Bands. 9pm. 84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy., Indio, 900.827.2946; www.fantasyspringsresort. com. FOX BAR & GRILL. Thurs-Sat Live DJs. 333 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, 909.784.3671. GOODFELLAS. Happy hour: 4pm-7pm. Every Wed-Sat Club Image with DJ CrazyGabe, DJ Jon Jon and DJ Effects. Every Sun Club Decades SIN Sundays. Drink specials. Music videos.DJ Johnny Holmez. 8034 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.987.3005; www. myspace.com/goodfellasclub.

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IMAGINE THAT. Every Sat Celebrity Saturdays. Live R&B and jazz bands and DJs with old-school R&B. 8pm. $10 before 10pm. 965 Foothill Blvd., Upland, 951.833.6606, 909.264.1752. J. DEE’S LANDING. Every Thurs DJs. 340 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.320.1758. KEALOHA’S TASTE OF THE ISLANDS. Every Fri -Sat Classic Rock and R&B from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 9pm-close. 12206 Central Ave., Chino, 909.590.0604; www. kealohas.com. KICKS SPORTS PUB. Every Fri-Sat DJ. 9pm-1:45am. 16788 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, 909.350.1160. KILLARNEY’S PUB AND GRILL, TEMECULA. Every Tues DJ Twy; DJ Krim. 10pm. Every Fri DJ Krim. 10pm. Sat DJ Omry. 10pm. 32475 Highway 79 South G101, Temecula, 951.302.8338; www.killarneys. com. KILLARNEY’S PUB AND GRILL, RIVERSIDE. Every Tues College Night. DJ Twy and DJ Krim. Every Fri DJ Krim. 10pm. Every Sat Guest DJ. 10pm. 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. Ste 532, Riverside, 951.682.2933; www. killarneys.com. MARGARITA BEACH. Every Tues Tilt Tuesdays. Every Thurs College Night. 50 cent drafts 8pm-10pm. $2 U-Call-It shots all night. Every Fri $1 Drink Fridays. Every Sat 99.1 Saturdays. 1987 S. Diners Ct., San Bernardino, 909.890.9993; www. facebook.com/MargaritaBeach. MARIO’S PLACE. Every Thurs-Sat V26. DJs spin ‘80s and ‘90s alternative and classic rock. 9pm. 3646 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7755; www. mariosplace.com. MEDITERRANEAN PALACE. Every Fri-Sat The Palace feat. DJ Assault. 9pm-2am. 1223 University Ave. #130, 951.781.8900, 951.525.2561; www.mpgrillandcafe.com. MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE. Every Mon Liquid Lounge with DJ Salazam, trip hop/downtempo. 9pm. Every Tues Tall Can Tuesdays with Wido & Bane.and ADSR events. $5 tall cans, $3 well drinks. 9pm. Every Thurs F.A.T. Thursdays with DJ Nasty Nativ TOP 40/ hip-hop. $3 well drinks and domestics, $4 calls and imports, $5 long islands and AMFs. 9pm. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, 951.682.4427; www.

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missiontobaccolounge.com. OKAWA SUSHI LOUNGE. Every Fri DJs spin hip-hop, R&B, old school. Drink specials & sushi served all night. 9:30pm. 8158 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.646.7658. PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO. Every Fri DJ Rico. 9pm. $20. 21+. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 951.770.7455; www. silkatpechanga.com. PEPE’S MEXICAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT. Every Fri Live DJs. 31780 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, 951.244.7373; pepescanyonlake.com. PEPITO’S. Every Fri Club Jam Generator. Mod/soul/Brit-pop. Free before 10:30pm, $5 after. Every Sat Club Skandal. 18+. 6539 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.788.2652; www.myspace.com/ pepitoscantina. RED FOX BAR. Every Thurs College Night with DJ Frog. 9pm. Every Fri-Sat DJ Vasco. 9pm. Every Tues Ladies Night. 3142 N. E St., San Bernardino, 909.882. 9337; www.facebook.com/redfoxsb. REVOLUTION RESTAURANT & NIGHT LIFE. Every Fri Club EVO. Hip-hop, R&B, techno, mash-ups, Top 40. Every Sat Team Fresh. Hip-hop/R&B. 1327 W. Colton Ave., Redlands, 909.335.9700; www.revolutionnight.com. RIVERSIDE PLAZA. Every Fri DJ Jon Smooth; Guest DJs. 7pm. 3545 Central Ave., Riverside, 951.683.1066; www. shopriversideplaza.com. ROSCOE’S FAMOUS DELI. Every Thurs DJ K. Ush. 10pm. 14700 Pipeline Ave., Chino Hills, 909.597.3304; www. roscoesfamousdeli.com. ROYAL FALCONER BRITISH PUB. Every Thurs Rollicking Good Fun. DJs. $2 drafts, $2 shots, $3 wells. 9pm. Every Sat Back to the ‘80s Night. ‘80s music. 106 Orange St., Redlands, 909.307.8913; www. royalfalconer.com. SAN MANUEL INDIAN BINGO AND CASINO. Every Thurs DJ Orbitz at the Pines. 10pm. Every Fri DJ Victor at the Pines. 10pm. Every Sat DJ Hi-tone at the Pines, Top 40. 10pm. 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, 800.359.2464; www. sanmanuel.com. Shows: 21+. SKYFOX LOUNGE. Every Thurs Rock it! Awesome 80s, Indie, and Electro music. Every Fri Access Fridays with Hip-hop, Mash-ups, Electro. Every Sat Skyfox Saturdays feat. Top 40, Hip-hop, House. Dress Code strictly enforced. 21+. 345 Garey Ave., Pomona, 909.784.3674; www.skyfoxpomona.com. SPORTSWATCH BAR & GRILL. Every Sat Videopolis DJ’s Music and Videos. 9PM. 27961 Highland Ave. #B, Highland, 909.280.3250; www. sportswatchbarandgrill.com. TAP DADDY’S. Every Fri-Sat DJs. 2505 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto, 951.652.5686; www.myspace.com/ tapdaddysbar. TORO SUSHI. Every Sat DJ Primal. 9pm. 1520 N. Mountain Ave., Ontario, 909.983.8676; www. waybackwednesdays.net. TREVI ENTERTAINMENT CENTER. Every Thurs Club Illusion & The Playground. Hip-hop/funk/house/old school. Every Fri College Night Fridays. DJs. 32250 Mission Trl., Lake Elsinore, 951.674.6080; www.myspace.com/trevinightlife. THE VAULT MARTINI BAR. Every Thurs DJ Darcie. Every Fri DJ Jose V. 20 E. Vine St., Redlands, 909.798.2399. THE VIBE. Every Thurs Club Skittles.

Hip-hop. Every Sat Club 7. Every Sun Sin Sunday. Every Tues $2 Totally ‘80s Tuesdays. $2 drink specials. 8pm. Every Wed Logikal Wednesdays. 1805 University Ave., Riverside, 951.788.0310; www.myspace.com/thevibebarandgrill. VIP CLUB. Every Wed Dancing with DJ Darcie. 8pm. Thurs-Fri DJ Julie. 9pm. Sat DJ Darcie. 7:45pm. 21+. (Ages 18-20) $5 with free non-alcoholic drink ticket.) 9pm. 3673 Merrill Ave., Riverside, 951.784.2370; www.vip-nightclub.com.

theatre AN EVENING WITH JOHN ASTIN: GOMEZ, POE AND THE USUAL SUSPECTS. Made famous for his charming personality on “The Addams Family,” where he was the loving husband Gomez, John Astin is now performing a range of famous exercpts from Edgard Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald and more. Fri, Oct. 11. Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.477.2752; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. DARLING YOU SLAY ME. The Gourmet Detective is a comical, musical, murder mystery dinner show theater. Come laugh, witness a crime and help solve the mystery. Your waiters, cocktail servers, and even the piano player will be suspect. Every Fri & Sat. The Avila Terrace Theatre, 3663 Main St., Riverside, www.avilaterrace.com. THE DINNER DETECTIVE. If you’ve always felt like you’d make a great Sherlock Homes, then head over to The Dinner Detective. You can help solve a funny murder case while enjoying a fourcourse plated dinner. Eat with caution, because anyone at your table could be the killer! Every Sat. The Doubletree by Hilton, 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario, 909.937.0900. www.thedinnerdetective. com/sites/ontario. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. This biblical tale of Joseph comes to life, while his colorful coat brings with it a ton of different musical styles, from rock ‘n’ roll to country and pop. This saga of his many adventures of being sold into slavery, demonstrates how important it is to hold onto your dreams. Shows: 13, 18. Tibbie’s Center Stage Fontana, 8463 Sierra Ave., Fontana, 909.429.7469; www.centerstagefontana.com. PINOCCHIO. This classic tale of a wooden doll that wants more than anything to be a real boy is full of adventure and danger. Will the Blue Fairy help him to attain his dream? See it for yourself. Opens Fri, Oct. 11. Shows: Oct. 11, 12, 13. Riverside Community Players, 4026 14th St., Riverside, 951.686.4030 www. riversidecommunityplayers.com. PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Six kids from Putnam County, New York will compete against each other and the audience in this fictional spelling bee— resulting in a comedy that is sure to make everyone laugh with this hilarious mix of words. Shows: Oct. 11, 12, 13. The Covina Center for the Performing Arts, 104 N. Citrus Ave., Covina, 626.331.8133; www.covinacenter.com. REMEMBERING THE LADIES. The legendary ladies of entertainment’s past are paid tribute to with Toni Morrell’s singing and comedic performance. Paired with onscreen images, this special event is considered


the best in the IE. Sat, Oct. 12. The Grove Theatre, 276 E. 9th St., Upland, 909.920.4343; www.grovetheatre.com STOMP. This Award Winning International Percussion Sensation brings their organized banging and noise-making to a local theatre near you. Opens Sat, Oct.12. Shows: Oct. 13. Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.779.9804; www. foxriversidelive.com. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET. Revenge has never been so sweet for this exiled bible who returns seeking revenge against a judge who wrongfully accused him and his wife. This chilling and heart-pounding play will surely give the faint of heart nightmares. Oct 10, 11, 12, 13. Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, 909.626.1254; www. candlelightpavilion.com.

performing arts THE AUREAU VISTA GRAND BALLROOM. Sat Groove Night. 6pm-7pm. 3840 Lemon St., Riverside, 800.870.6069. LEWIS FAMILY PLAYHOUSE. Sat Bellydance Superstars DanZara. 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.477.2752; www. lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. BRANDIN’ IRON. Every Thurs-Sun Dance Lessons. 7:30pm. 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, 909.888.7388; www. brandinironsaloon.com. CAFÉ SEVILLA. Every Fri The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show. 6:30pm. Every Sat Gypsy Fusion Dinner Show. 7:30pm. 3252 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.778.0611; www.cafesevilla.com. THE COLONY AT LOFT 204. Every Tues Beginning Belly Dance. 7pm-8pm. $10. Every Wed Intermediate Belly Dance. 7pm-8pm. $10. 532 W. First St., #204, Claremont Packing House, www.loft204. com. EMPIRE NIGHT CLUB & LOUNGE. Every Thurs Salsa and Cumbia Night. 9pm-2am. Every Sun Soul Line Dancing. 5pm-7pm. 117 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.983.2849; www. empireloungeandnightclub.com. 21+. MAVERICK SALOON. Every Fri Western Dance Lessons with LeeAnne. 6:45pm. 3841 Old Hamner, Norco, 951.734.6640; www.mavericksaloonnorco.com. MORONGO CASINO RESORT & SPA. Every Thurs-Sat CopyKatz Celebrity Revue. 8pm. Every Sun CopyKatz Celebrity Revue. 2pm. 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, 800.252.4499; www. morongocasinoresort.com. TEQUIHUA FOUNDATION. Every Thurs The Telling by Koyote the Blind. 7:30pm. 3485 University Ave., Riverside, 951.686.3471; www.tequihuafoundation.org. TOM’S FARMS. Every Sat-Sun Anthony the Magic. 12pm & 2pm. 23900 Temescal Canyon Rd., Corona, 951.277.4422; www.tomsfarms.com. WATER WHEEL SALOON. Every Thurs Line Dancing Lessons. 7pm. 980 6th St., Norco, (951) 898-4630; www.waterwheelnorco. com.

comedy FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB. Thurs, Oct. 10 Dave Stone. 8pm.Fri-Sat Jason Dudey. Fri, 8pm &10pm. Sat, 7pm & 9:30pm. Every Sat Comedy Traffic School. 8:30am. Every Sun Al Miller Presents. 7pm. Silly Sundays Open Mic. Wed Comedy Traffic School

with Joanie Coyote. 8:30am. 532 W 1st St., Unit 218, Claremont, 818.845.9721; www.flapperscomedy.com LIAM’S IRISH PUB. Every Tues Comedy Show hosted by Rick Rome & Just Mikey. 9:30pm. 1087 S. Mount Vernon Ave., Colton, 909.422.9900; www. myspace.com/liamscomedynight. THE MENAGERIE. Every 1st & 3rd Sun The New Legends of Comedy. 8pm. 3581 University Ave., Riverside, 951.788.8000; www.myspace.com/club_menagerie. MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE. Every Sun Everybody Laffs Comedy Night. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, 951.682.4427; www.missiontobaccolounge.com. ONTARIO IMPROV. Thurs, Oct. 10-Sun John Heffron., Thurs 8pm . Fri, 8pm & 10:15pm. Sat, 7pm & 9:15pm. Sun, 7pm. Tues Mike Cano. 8pm. Wed Doug Benson. 8pm. 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, 909.484.5411; ontario.improv.com. PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO. Fri-Sat Vince Morris. 7:30pm & 9:30pm. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 951.693.1819; www.pechanga.com/ comedyclub. ROMANO’S. Every Thurs Free comedy. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Riverside, 951.781.7662; www.theconcertlounge. com.

sports TRANSWORLD MOTOCROSS SLAM FESTIVAL, Sat, Oct. 12. Enjoy a day jampacked full of racing, riding, activities fun for the whole family, vendors, prizes, giveaways and more, and top it all off— it’s all FREE. Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, 20700 Cereal St., Lake Elsinore. Twmx.com/slamfestival2013.

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Thurs, Oct. 10-Sat, Oct. 12 There comes a time in life when you realize that your priorities need to be set straight. Taking risks and reacting instinctively is difficult for many people. But for Michigan-born comedian John Heffron, priority number one was to ditch class in favor of performing stand-up comedy on his college campus. Practicing as a comedian in the Univeristy of Michigan’s Main Street Comedy Showcase led to his famous roles in many comedic mediums. Heffron has appeared on a variety of comedy shows such as Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and won season two of Last Comic Standing. He’s also dabbled in a few VH1 programs, worked in radio, released three comedy albums since 2005 (Good Kid, Bad Adult, The Better Half and Kid With a Cape) and even created a board game aptly called “That Guy Game.” With a slew of talents in the comedy industry, Heffron is a force to be reckoned with. His young days of rambunctious and exicting comedy have passed but he’s graduated to husband; leaving him with endless stories of marriage and it’s ever-lasting relationships between husband and wife. To women, he directs the blatant facts of male-female conversations (men don’t feel that they need to talk much after the first date) and to men, he advises how to hide a trip to the strip club (avoid the stripper who wears glitter). Heffron will unleash many more truths for those who appreciate the hilarious realities of grown-up life. IE Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com. Thurs, 8pm. Fri, 8pm & 10:15pm. Sat, 7pm & 9:15pm. $20. 18+.

poetry & Readings BACK TO THE GRIND. Every Fourth Thurs Floasis. 8pm-11pm. $3. 3575 University Ave., Riverside, 951.784.0800. BARNES & NOBLE. Every Wed Children’s story time. 11am. 5183 Montclair Plaza Ln., Montclair, 909.399.1966. BARNES & NOBLE. Every Thurs Children’s preschool story time. 11am. 11090 E. Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.980.5586. BARNES & NOBLE. Every Thurs Children’s story time. 7pm. 2470 Tuscany St. #101, Corona, 951.735.0038. BARNES & NOBLE. Every Thurs Book Group. 7pm. Every Mon Children’s preschool story time. 10am. 3485 Tyler St., Riverside, 951.358.0899. BARNES & NOBLE. Every Sat Saturday Storytime. 11am. Every Tues Pre-school story time. 10am. 27460 Lugonia Ave., Redlands, 909.793.4322. BACK TO THE GRIND. Every Mon R.U.P.O. poetry in the basement. 9pm. 3575 University Ave., Riverside, 951.784.0800; www.back2thegrind.com. CLAREMONT FORUM. Mon-Fri Package and prepare books for prisoners in the Prison Library Project. 10am-5pm. Every 2nd Tues Inland Valley Storytellers. Bring an 8-10 minute story to share or just listen. This gathering is for beginners and experienced storytellers alike. 7:30pm. Free (donations accepted). Every Mon Writer’s Workshop. Writing critiques. 6:30pm. 586 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.626.3066; www.claremontforum.org or www.inlandstorytellers.org. CLAREMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY. Every Fri & Sat Preschool storytime. 11:30am. Every Wed Toddler story time. 10am. 208 N.

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shoot Out Sat, Oct. 12

For decades, there’s been one question asked by music fans that no one can seem to agree on . . . Beatles or Stones? Both bands have created numerous hit songs, both were from England and part of the British invasion, and they both changed the music game forever. I would argue that there is not a musician (or even a person alive that likes music) that hasn’t been influenced by at least one song from each one of them. Is one really better than the other? That depends on how you view the bands. The Beatles became America’s favorite band and the nation was literally swept off its feet when “Beatlemania” rolled out of Liverpool in the ‘60s. The songs were catchy and clean with harmonies that melted your heart. Its image was just as polished as its music (until the drug years brought out the Sgt. Peppers era, but even that was still pretty clean). Then you have the Rolling Stones—the bad boys of music. The Stones were pure rock ‘n’ roll mixed with a lot of sexuality. A show by the Stones would always deliver a great performance full of attitude and swagger. The only way to settle this is to make the call for yourself on which tribute band you like more, Abbey Road or Jumping Jack Flash. Let the shoot out begin. (Derek Obregon). IE M15 Concert Bar and Grill, 9022 Pulsar Ct., Corona, (951) 200-4465; www.m15concerts.com. 8pm. $15.

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calendar Harvard Ave., Claremont, 909.621.4902; www.colapublib.org/libs/claremont. HOWARD M. ROWE BRANCH LIBRARY. Every Thurs Storytime. 10:30am. 108 E. Marshall Blvd., San Bernardino, 909.883.3411. LIONLIKE MINDSTATE MOSAIC. Every 1st & 3rd Wed Open Mic. 9pm. $4. 5540 Schaefer Ave., Chino; www. lionlikemindstate.com. PLUM HOUSE COFFEE CLUB. Every Wed, Fri & Sat Art Walk & Open Mic. 7pm-11pm. 3882 12th St., Riverside, 951.784.1369; www.myspace.com/theplumhouse. RIVERSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Every Mon Story time. 10:30am. Every Tues Toddler’s story time. 11:15am. Preschool story time. 10:30am. Every Wed Family story time. 10:30am. Story times, tales and tunes. 3:30pm. 3581 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.826.5201; www.rivlib.net. SAN BERNARDINO PUBLIC LIBRARY. Every Tues & Thurs Pre-school story time. 10:30am. Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th St., San Bernardino, 909.381.8201; www.sbpl.org.

galleries & museums 57 UNDERGROUND. Spiritual Journeys. While everyone’s personal journey through life is based on different beliefs and ideologies, spirituality in general plays an important role through it all. Thru Oct. 26. 300-C S. Thomas St., 909.397.0218; www.57underground. com. AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM. Where are the Tipis? The Changing Perceptions about Indians. We can blame misinformation on a lot of stereotypes and other assumptions about different cultures but here those will be debunked. Learn the truth about many things from people who know Native Americans best; themselves! Thru Oct. 20, 2013. 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.778.1079; www. accmuseum.org. ARTISTS ON “A” STREET. No, it’s not artists on just a street, but a group of terrific visual talents displaying their wonderful creations for all to see in gorgeous downtown Upland. Sponsored by Cooper Regional History Museum, Cigar Exchange/Pacific Wine Merchants. Every last Sat, 11am-4pm. 2nd Ave. & A St., Upland. Info: 909.946.6782, 909.985.8685. ART WORKS GALLERY. This gallery is the go-to spot for expanding your artistic horizons. Every week classes are offered, varying from watercolor, wire sculptures, fused glass frames and many more outlets of artistry. Classes occur weekly. 3741 6th St., Riverside, 951.683.1279; www.jtpfriends.org/blog/ art-works-gallery. BACK TO THE GRIND. T.A.P. Into the Artist. Once a month, Back to the Grind gives tattoo artists a place to show off all sorts of art, whether it’s art-onskin, sculptures or paintings. Sure there are plenty of galleries but these artists banded together to create a space where they can present their personal artistic endeavors. Every First Thurs. 6pm-1am. 3575 University Ave., Riverside,

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951.784.0800; www.back2thegrind.com. BRANDSTATER GALLERY. Susan Mikula – George Lawson Gallery Collection. Thru Oct. 30. 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside 800.874.5587; lasierra.edu. CABOT’S PUEBLO MUSEUM. Come and learn about the story of Cabot Yerxa and his massive hand-built pueblo (on which he spent nearly a quartercentury building) at this museum, which is also home to a 43-foot tall Indian monument, carved out of a Sequoia Redwood that’s over 700 years old, better known as “Waokiye.” (It’s just one of 60 such sculptures in a series.) Open Tues-Sun, 9am-1pm. 616 E. Desert View Ave., Desert Hot Springs, 760.329.7610; www.cabotsmuseum.org. THE CENTER FOR WATER EDUCATION. A world-class museum and learning institution which depicts the past, present and future story of water, from its importance in SoCal, to its impact worldwide. 2325 Searl Pkwy., Hemet, 951.791.0990. CHAFFEY COMMUNITY MUSEUM OF ART. Sheer Remnants. Artist Ruben Acosta creates a thought provoking experience in each critic with items that were once viewed as good as trash. Thru Oct. 27. This and That. This solo exhibit features the imaginative and semi-abstract paintings by Sylvia Megerdichian. As an award-winning artist, you have to check out her multimedia technique. Thru Nov. 3. Rough Around the Edges. Artists deliver depth and texture with their collages, using layers and layers of images to create a final masterpiece. Thru Nov. 10. Ladies of the Museum. The feminine touch holds an important role in art of all kind, and that’s why the museum is celebrating all things woman by displaying various works from the female perspective. Thru Jan. 14. 217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario, 909.463.3733; www.ccaamuseum.org. CORONA ART ASSOCIATION. Every two months you can check out this art scene. See what the locals are up to! Thru Aug. 522 Corona Mall, Corona, 951.735.3226; www. coronaartassociation.org. FERGUSON FINE ARTS AND DESIGN. A plethora of pictures, paintings and posters specializing in pin-up pieces. Be sure to check out the 2nd Sat Art Walk, 3pm-10pm. 181 W. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.620.7488; www.ffadgallery.com. FIRST STREET GALLERY. Tile Show 2013. Featuring works by Nathan Murri and so many more, some of these charming works will be for sale in the Silent Auction during the opening reception. Thru Nov. 15. 250 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.626.5455; www.1ststreetgallery.org GALLERY SOHO. Wild-thing. Local artists bring together multimedia of art that fits within the category of “Wild-thing.” Come see the different interpretations of this broad topic. Thru Nov. 1. 300 A So. Thomas St., Pomona, 909.469.1599; www.pvaa.net. MALOOF FOUNDATION. With Strings Attached: Art in the Craft of Sound. There will be over 40 handcrafted

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instruments from around the world, following a musical performance. Sun, Oct. 27. 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, 909.980.0412. THE MISSION INN MUSEUM. A Community’s Love Affair with a Mountain. Riverside is full of history, don’t miss out on your chance to explore the little-known historical facts behind Mount Rubidoux with expert and guest curator Glenn Wenzel. Thru Oct. 20. 3696 Main St., Riverside, 951.788.9556; www.missioninnmuseum.com. MT. SAN JACINTO COLLEGE ART GALLERY. Moving Forward. Self portraits portray the three phases of life many at-risk students have faced and will face in the future. They use natural materials are present in all three phases of the pieces, the first being a present time portrait showing current issues, the second is a life size clay sculpture and the third is a projection of old age. Thru Oct. 17. 1499 N. State St., San Jacinto, 951.487.3585; www.msjc.edu. MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART, ONTARIO. Guasti Mural Exhibition. Four murals, originally taken from the Guasti mansion can now be found in the museum’s Carlson Gallery. Here you can learn all about the history of Guasti and Norman Kennedy. Ongoing. Road Ways. Road signs haven’t really changed much; red signs mean stop and yellow means yield. But the open road holds many memories for all sorts of roadies. Here you can appreciate the signs that transport you to a different decade, and with it take a “trip” through local highway signs and beyond. Ongoing. 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.983.3198; www.ci.ontario. ca.us/index.cfm/1605. NATIONAL ORANGE SHOW ART GALLERY, Transduction: Eight as One, A multitude of art including painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video, installation art and ceramics from eight artists come together to approach current ideas in contemporary art making. Thru. Oct. 26. 689 South E. St., San Bernardino, 909.537.5802; news.csusb.edu. PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM. Across Dimensions: Graphics and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. Come see how these beautiful graphics and sculptures have made their way into the museum’s permanent collection. Thru Oct. 27. George Catlin’s American Buffalo. A collection of 40 paintings from the late 19th and early 20th century gives insight into the importance of buffalo in Native American life. Thru Dec. 29. Ancient & Modern: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Turning to the past to get inspiration for the future of their artistic heritage—that’s what artists Gunther Gerzo, Rufino Tamayo and Carlos Merida have done, merging the concepts of their lineage with a decidedly modern bend. Ongoing. 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, 760.322.4800; www.psmuseum.org. PEGGY PHELPS & EAST GALLERY. ReMODEL 2: Expanding the Dialog Exhibition. The Claremont Graduate University Art Department will have the ReMODEL 2 exhibit on display, as well as a symposium at the Garrison Theater. Check out how higher education has positively impacted the creative minds of these contributors. Thru Oct. 25. 251 East Tenth St., Claremont, 909.607.9292;

www.cgu.edu. PITZER ART GALLERIES. Glyphs: Acts of Inspiration. Ten international artists from the U.S., Europe and Africa demonstrate themes of identity, representation and visibility. Thru Dec. 5. Danielle Adair: On the Rocks in the Land. This documentary-performance-video installation gives you insight of how a tourist experiences significant historical sites, including places like the USMexican Border and the Berlin Wall. Thru Dec. 6. Jaider Esbell. 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, 909.621.8797; www.pitzer. edu/galleries. POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART. Hirokazu Kosaka: On the Verandah Selected Works 1969-1974. The rare artwork and films by Hirokazu Kosaka demonstrate the innovative risks and experiments the artist was willing to take to create artistic brilliance that radiated his Buddhist background. Thru Oct. 20. John Divola: As Far As I Could Get. As a professional photographer for over four decades, Divola has now incorporated painting and conceptual art with his photography, resulting in an exhibit that is one-of-a-kind. Thru Dec. 22. David Michalek: Figure Studies. Using high-speed HD video, David Michalek highlights the absolute beauty of the human form, by slowing five second clips of the human body in motion down to 10 minutes. Thru Dec. 22. Resonant Minds: Abstraction and Perception. Using a variety of works from the museum’s permanent collection, including lithography, paintings, woodcuts and more, this exhibit demonstrates how perception is key in art and abstraction. Thru Dec. 22. 330 N College Ave., Claremont, 909.621.8283; www.pomona.edu/museum. POMONA FRAME HOUSE. Measure of Duration. William Catling’s mixedmedia presentations of bronze sculptures, charcoal, pencil, pastel and pen & ink drawings make for an exceptional showing. Check out why he was featured as the California Contemporary Art Journal’s “50 Aritsts You Should Know.” Thru Nov. 30. 252-C S. Main St., Pomona, 909.868.2970. RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Sense & Sensibility, Many often wonder what exactly it is that makes an artist a professional? While there are clearly professional careers within the art world, professional artists often create art outside of these jobs. Thru Oct. 17. Recent Devotional Paintings. New England Native Matthew Couper takes you on a journey into personal experiences of religion, politics and more. His paintings on metal and canvas are inspirational and eye-catching, bringing you another dimension of intrigue. Thru Nov. 22. Quad Gallery, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.222.8358; www. academic.rcc.edu/art/exhibition. RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM. Exit/Entry. Baby Tatooville. This pop surrealist exhibition is organized by the one and only Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books. Generating world wide attention, the IE is lucky to have such thought-provoking and strange head-turning works on display. Thru Nov. 25. Transcending Traditions: Dia de Los Muertos, Creating altars to honor deceased loved ones has been a time-honored tradition in the Latino


culture for hundreds of years. Diverse mediums will celebrate the Day of the Dead. Thru Nov. 25. The Face of Hunger. This photography by Michael Nye documents the hunger epidemic that’s happening in America and how resilience helps conquer all. Thru Dec. 15. What’s “52” Got to Do With It? This is a personal story about the growth and fulfillment of Sue Mitchell’s life journey. She was born in ’52, has 52 favorite trees and just finished a 52 week art sabbatical. Thru Dec. 31. 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7111; www. riversideartmuseum.org. RUTH CHANDLER WILLIAMSON GALLERY AT SCRIPP COLLEGE. Chasing Daylight: Phillip Latimer Dike, 1927-1937. Phillip Latimer Dyke, a former Scripps College Professor, shared his travels through Europe and the United States by capturing light and color in the California Style of watercolor painting. Thru Oct 13. 251 E 11th St., Claremont, 909.607.4690; rcwg.scrippscollege.edu. RIVERSIDE CITY HALL. Please contact Buna Dorr for appointment. Mayor’s Ceremonial Room Exhibit. A bimonthly rotating art exhibit featuring twodimensional works by Riverside County artists. Call for schedule. 3900 Main St., Riverside, 951.680.1345; www.inlandarts. com. RIVERSIDE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. John Muir and the Personal Experience of Nature. John Muir was a wilderness guy. Like a classic example of a frontiersman in America as expansionism had run its course, Muir grew to document and love the natural wildlife of various United States areas. The gallery focuses on special pieces from a traveling exhibit “Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy” from various renowned sources. Thru Jan. 19, 2014. Telling Riverside’s Story in 50 Objects. With Riverside’s extensive history there’s bound to be something unique to learn. For a single night, view 50 different objects that represent or document Riverside’s past, from mammoth molars to stage coach foot warmers. Thru January 4, 2015. Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. Arts Walk. Held the 1st Thurs of every month. Tour the museum’s current exhibitions and view the performers. Each month is different. Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Riverside. Join the RMM for a docentlead tour of historic downtown. Every Sat, 2pm. $5; children 12 and under, free. Call for reservations. 3580 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.826.5273; www. riversideca.gov/museum. SAM AND ALFREDA MALOOF FOUNDATION FOR ARTS AND CRAFTS. In Words and Wood. Curator Jason T. Butsch, Carnegie Museum of Art. This exhibition features the works of Bob Stocksdale and Ed Moulthrop. It’s a collection of woodturnings inspired by the curator and including the renown of gallery owner Sam Maloof, this grouping of amazing wooden pieces tells a story of the woodturning field. Every Thurs and Sat. 1, 2 and 3pm. Plein Air Painting in the Garden. Take a relaxing day off and watch talented artists set up shop in the Maloof Foundation garden where they will paint the gorgeous subject matter in its natural area. Every Thurs and Sat. 12pm-4pm. Maloof Foundation

for the Arts and Crafts, 5131 Carnelian St., Alta Loma, 909.980.0412; www. malooffoundation.org. SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MUSEUM, Footsteps to You. This world-class art collection from all over East and West Africa shares the experiences of various African tribes, traditions and cultures. Artifacts on display include textiles, ceremonial masks, jewelry and sculptures. Thru Nov. 8. 2024 Orange Tree Ln., Redlands, 909.307.2669; www. sbcountymuseum.org. UCR/CALIFORNIA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Women Are Beautiful. Check out Garry Winogrand’s lovely exhibit. Thru Oct. 26. Zoe Crosher: The Further Disbanding of Michelle duBois. This collaboration of works from duBois’ previous series will display the various photographs Zoe Crosher took of herself throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. Her self-obsession is absolutely fascinating. Thru Nov. 9. More American Photographs. The Great Depression was a trying time for Americans during the early years of the 20th century, and gazing at photographs in this collection that focus on the recovery from this time is reminiscent of the current economic situation Americans still face. Thru Jan. 11, 2014. 3824 Main St., Riverside, 951.784.3686; www.cmp. ucr.edu. WALLY PARKS NHRA MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM. Mooneyes. Car fans no doubt know about the history of classic cars and the people who engineered them. The NHRA is recognizing the great accomplishments and influence that Dean Moon has had on the automotive industry from his humble beginnings with dragsters to the use of his own shop to make the very first Shelby Cobra. A few of the famous Mooneye race cars will be available on display to showcase his ingenuity and unique insight to what a car should look like. Thru Jan. Presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California, the NHRA Museum celebrates the impact of motorsports on our culture. They collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret vehicles, auto-related stories and artifacts that represent our affection for, and the influence of, automotive speed and style in all its forms. Learn about hot rods, customs, racecars and speed records, as well as the West Coast’s role as the historic center for these cars’ past and present development. Prolong Twilight Cruise Night. Come and check out hundreds of classic hot rods, customs, and muscle cars as the Cruise Night brings out some of the finest street machinery in the area. In addition to these hot wheels, there’s a raffle, food (for purchase), museum exhibits and best of all, admission is free. Every First Wed, 4pm-8pm. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Fairplex Gate 1, Pomona, 909.622.2133; www.museum.nhra.com. WALTER N. MARKS CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Declarations: Our Message to the World. In this student exhibition alongside a vairety of photographs and mixed media works, viewers are invited to contribute their own “declaration” to the community by writing messages on a dedicated wall. The student’s themselves were asked to work together quickly and effectively in order to install the exhibit within a

limited time frame, which affirms the exhibit’s theme as a message to the world both through individual thoughts as well as collaborative. Reception on Oct. 16, 5pm-7pm. On view thru Oct. 31. College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, 760.346.8041; www. collegeofthedesert.com. WIGNALL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Occupy the Museum. Encourages innovation and critical thinking, this small exhibit features one work of art per each occupying group, allowing you to thoroughly study and discover the power of observation. Thru Nov. 23. 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.652.6493; www.chaffey.edu/wignall. THE WIRE. Check out the local art exhibit every Thurs from 7pm-9pm. 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland; www.thewire247.com. W. KEITH AND JANET KELLOGG UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, Ink & Clay, This national exhibit is composed of two mediums: ink and clay. Stop by for a promising time enjoying art, wine and the fantastic people at this exhibit. Thru Oct. 26. California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, 909.869.4302; www. csupomona.edu/~kellogg_gallery

community announcements AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL. Presenting the spiritually moving film Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, among many others, this film festival is one you won’t want to miss. Thurs, Oct. 10. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs, 760.325.6565; www.camelottheatres. com. BIG BEAR OKTOBERFEST. Why wait to start the celebration? Oktoberfest is happening every weekend in Big Bear Lake. Check out the live entertainment each night at the Spaten Bier Garten. Oct. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26. The Convention Center of Big Bear Lake,42900 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear, 909.585.3000; www.bigbearevents.com. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL. House of Ruth presents their annual candlelight vigil to honor and acknowledge those that have been affected by domestic violence. This year’s theme “What Men Can Do to Stop Violence” is encouraging the men in our community to help put an end to the violence. Tues, Oct. 15. Pomona Outreach Center, 599 N. Main St., Pomona, 909.623.4364; www.houseofruthinc.org.

CROSSROADS HAUNTED VILLAGE. With five haunted houses and a ton of shows, this Halloween fest has everything you need if you’re into feeling sheer terror. With special guest Eric Fox of Faceoff and The Pandemonium Magic Show, it’ll be frightful fun for the whole family. Opens Fri, Oct. 11-31. Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Dr., Corona, 951.735.0101; www.crhaunts.com. HANNAH ARENDT. This film directed by Margarethe von Trotta is a biographical drama film about the German-Jewish political theorist and philosopher Hannah Arendt. Fri, Oct. 11-12. Culver Center, UCR ARTSBlock, 3824 Main St., Riverside, 951.827.4787; artsblock.ucr. edu. FALL HARVEST DAY. Come by to celebrate all the things we love about the fall season. With hayrides, arts & crafts, a photobooth and a pumpkin patch, this really is fun for the whole family. FAMILY FUN DAY. A full day of family fun is the best way to spend your weekend. Bring your kids to enjoy the food, games, activities and more! There’s even face painting and prizes—what more can you ask for? Sun, Oct. 13. McCallum Theatre, 7300 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, 760.340.2787. www. mccallumtheatre.com. FLASHLIGHT SAFARI. The fun always happens at night! Bring your flashlight and experience the nocturnal animals at Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Sat, Oct. 12, 19, 26. Big Bear Alpine Zoo, 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.584.1299; www. bigbearalpinezoo.org. MAYOR’S CELEBRATION FOR THE ARTS & INNOVATION. This mind-blowing interaction of sights and sounds defines everything surrounding the arts of Riverside. Enjoy the festivals, food, exhibits, peroformances and more at the city’s true night to remember. Sat, Oct. 12. Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3605 Market St., Riverside; www. mayorscelebrationriverside.com. NATURE WALKS, This quick 30 minute walk around the forest grounds led by a Discovery Center Naturalist will give you just enough time to really connect with nature. Every Sat & Sun Big Bear Discover Center, 40971 North Shore Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.866.3437; www.sbnfa. org. PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK. When you think of the word “modern,” you think of something that is artistic, chic and current. Modernism Week is all of

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Aries (March 20-April 19) Look closer at what seem to be contradictory demands within a relationship, whether they’re being made on you, or you figure out you’re making them on someone else. This would work in a perfect world where we understand that fidelity and honoring freedom are the same thing. It works less well when those you care about have to compensate for your position, make allowances and ultimately put up with some hypocrisy because they love you. To solve this, listen to what partners and loved ones say about what they need—and take the initiative to provide that. If a request or desire leads you to feel threatened or hemmed in, consider the specifics carefully as they see it, not just as you see it.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) You stand at a crossroads, on a scale that you may not even dare imagine. It’s an inner intersection that joins together where you’ve come from with where you are now, and several potential realities that you have the option to manifest. That sense of impending risk, danger or challenge is a slightly veiled sensation of your potential coming into maturity. This doesn’t necessarily arrive with the promise of how wonderful life will be when you step into a dream. It might arrive with a hint of how daunting it is to confront the truth of your own talent, or the potential to realize a desire. Now the key is to see this as something inside yourself rather than external to you.

Taurus (April 19-May 20) On the outside you appear to be in a “get serious” moment, yet what you’re doing internally is trying to resolve a paradox. You’re likely to see various unconscious patterns show up in your relationships—even things you thought you addressed years ago. The fact that they are showing up now does not mean that you’re back where you started. It means you get a new opportunity to look at them and make a decision about what they mean and whether you want to let them go. The theme once again is who has adult power in your life—and whether you’ve taken this authority in a meaningful way. Look for real things you can do that are designed to get a noticeable, useful result.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Mercury in your sign is a wakeup call, which means an invitation to use your intelligence. You might be thinking that the mental and emotional challenges you face are beyond your ability to handle them, though this seems to be more about the influence of something from the past rather than a proven truth about who you are right now. How you handle this is a matter of psychological perspective. If you feel overwhelmed, you may be feeling like a child who is being asked to stand up to an adult, or who’s being expected to grow up too young. In a sense that is (or at least was) true, though the ‘adult’ is something that you’ve internalized. One of its messages is that change is impossible. It is indeed when change seems impossible that revolution is the most necessary.

Gemini (May 20-June 21) Don’t overthink a work or healthrelated problem—use your intuition and your creativity. I know there are many jobs and tasks within those jobs that seem routine, seemingly subject to no form of inspiration. There are plenty of bosses who want things done in the most straightforward way. The end product therefore must match what the task requires, but how you get there is your own process. One thing your charts are suggesting is having access to information you might not be in line for, especially with the help of someone in a position of authority. For you who already have considerable responsibility on your hands, the solution may come from someone younger and less experienced who just happens to know something or who can see the problem in a way that it can be solved. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Someone wrote to me recently and said there’s been too much mention of sex in the Cancer horoscope. Sex relates to just about everything, especially the things that people come to astrologers for the most often: money, creativity and relationships. Your chart is becoming increasingly focused on the topic rather than less so. Mercury is now in Scorpio (sex, emotional depth and transformation), which is your 5th solar house (erotic play and creativity). Soon it’s going to be retrograde in that sign, meaning it’s going to spend close to two months in one of the most sensitive regions of your chart. What you think has nothing to do with sex is all about sex. Get ready to learn some things about your past that might surprise you. The most pressing question is: what do you need to feel safe, as a lover, as a member of a family or household, and as a person making your contribution on the planet? In two words, the answer is: no secrets. Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) The astrology of the moment suggests you could get involved in nearly anything with anyone—so use some discernment. The same astrology is also granting you leverage to open doors and the insight to look through situations. It would help if you tuned into the scale of your situation—to see what you’re working with, who and what is influencing you, and who you’re influencing. You seem to be walking a fine line, though you’re on much more solid ground than you may imagine, with many more options than you may think. The main asset I suggest you cultivate is flexibility. Change your routines a little. Travel home a different way than you went someplace. Look from side to side instead of straight ahead. Any one task, project or commitment is concerned, you have many more options than you think. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) Think of self-worth as human currency that you can trade for other experiences and opportunities. It is similar to credit in that the ability to ‘pay’ for an experience (which means to come through for yourself, to stand up to a challenge or to learn something that enriches your life) is what keeps you in the game. Allow yourself to experiment with something you think is over your level of talent or ability. Then go for it. I don’t mean to say that all self-esteem is based on what you achieve, but I will say that a significant dimension of it is. Then you allow that to become a life lesson—or said another way, something you learn about yourself.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) I am sure you’ve had the insight that the world would be a happier place if more of us were as interested in what we could contribute to a situation as what we could get out of it. With Jupiter, your ruling planet, coming under focus in Cancer (the sign of nurturing), the question of what you offer and receive in your relationships is a top priority. Jupiter is suggesting that you have a lot to offer, and that at the same time, if you’re open, plenty is coming your way. Yet if you’re feeling resistant to sharing yourself in some way, I would propose that it’s the result of a deeper anxiety: something hinting at your relationship to existence. It’s difficult to get access to the source of this kind of issue and will have increasing access over the next few weeks. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Come on like a storm. Refuse to hesitate, to second guess, to equivocate. Present yourself at full strength and with your full intent. Set your goals, focus on what you want and actively take the steps to get there. Yet make sure everything is presented elegantly, diplomatically and in a way that honors the aesthetics that one might expect under the specific circumstances involved. Yes, there is a way to be radical and tasteful; revolutionarily beautiful. You can say just about anything you want, as long as you say it well, and proofread your copy. You can present any idea you want, as long as you make it easy for people to understand. Perhaps it’s a trick of the mind, or a trick of astrology involving a magnificent Libra event in your chart. What matters is that you will get results, even if you think that’s unlikely. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) There is a spiritual solution to what you’re facing, which is to say that nothing is impossible and nothing is beyond the reach of healing. Yet two things are necessary. One is focusing on your relationship with your inner source, wisdom and intelligence as a higher priority than focusing on a human relationship. Allow the light to work through you, and then stand back and allow it to work through the situation. Ask for a change of perception, that is, to see the situation a different way. I suggest you not focus on the results, but rather on how you see things and how you feel. Your willingness is the essential ingredient. So be willing, state it to yourself out loud, take a breath and know that your next steps are guided. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You may find that unresolved circumstances and hanging questions progress rapidly over the next couple of days. I suggest therefore that you make no investment in what you don’t want, or solving problems that have resisted your best efforts, and focus on affirming what you want. Emphasize the positive, and people who keep you in a life-affirming state of mind, if only to increase your chances of feeling good. If you find yourself resisting something, focus on something that is easier, more fun or more personally relevant. I would remind you of one other thing: you may be the missing presence in any situation that requires a catalyst, spiritual boost or infusion of energy. This is about what you do and more about the fact that you show up with an open mind and consciously choose to allow the situation to unfold.

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these things, with architectural tours, a retro “yard” sale, swanky cocktail parties and more. Fri, Oct. 11-14. Various Locations throughout Palm Springs and neighboring cities, modernismweek. com. PUMPKIN TRAIN. This fall tradition in Perris should not be missed. Take the train to a pumpkin patch where you can pick out and decorate a pumpkin of your very own. There are tons more of exciting events, so be sure to check them out. Opens Sat, Oct. 12-13. Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St., Perris, 909.499.3429; www.oerm.org. RCC MONSTROUS FILM FESTIVAL OF HORROR. Come watch the gruesome, horrying and sometimes funny showings at this festival. Sat, Oct. 12. Landis Auditorium, Riverside City College, 4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside; rccfilm.com. RED, WHITE AND BREWS. The American Red Cross is benefitted for all the cuisine, fine wines and brews you enjoy on this night. Be sure to check out the live entertainment while bidding on the silent and live auctions. Fri, Oct. 11. White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., Riverside, 888.831.0031; redcross.org/riverside.

lectures & politics CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ACTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (CCAEJ). There are people who want change, and then there are people who make change happen. Disgusted and frustrated that Riverside County officials continue to place warehouses, railyards and other diesel sources next to homes and schools, and allow new homes to be built next to the same type of facilities, CCAEJ took action by placing a billboard along Highway 60 at the entrance to Riverside County. Check out the CCAEJ Website and educate yourself about the health conditions in your area. PO BOX 33124, Jurupa Valley, 951.360.8451 or admin@ ccaej.org; www.ccaej.org. COMMISSION OF DISABILITIES. Every 2nd Mon Every group needs a committee; one that is dedicated to the well being of the group. In this case the Commission of Disabilities in Riverside is passionate in promoting awareness of both the group’s presence at

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Riverside City Hall as well as awareness of disabled people everywhere. The following quote, “The mission of the Commission of Disabilities is- to promote greater awareness of, respect for and total participation of individuals into all aspects of life” is the motto and goal of group’s support of disabled people in the Riverside community. It’s placement in the Riverside County City Council allows them to keep a close eye on programs and policies in process especially concerning housing, employment and transportation. 6pm. Riverside City Hall, 5th Floor, 3900 Main St., Riverside, 951.826.5427; www. riversideca.gov/cod. DEMOCRATIC LUNCHEON CLUB. Every Fri The Democratic Luncheon Club was formed in the ’30s and was reorganized as a chartered Democratic Club in 1993. Their popular, hour-long luncheons are a forum for progressive ideas and feature distinguished speakers such as U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. These members have fire in their bellies—in 2002 they got off their duffs and personally registered more than 240 Democrats. Politics and food go together so well. 12pm. Democratic Headquarters, 136 Carousel Mall (lower level, near the central glass elevator), San Bernardino, 909.882.5819 or mrkalvarez@aol.com; www.sbdems. com. DEMOCRATS OF GREATER RIVERSIDE. We didn’t believe it either—Riverside and Democrats? They always have something going on. Every 3rd Thurs General meeting, 7pm. Mexicali Grill, 1690 Spruce St., Riverside, 951.781.6682 or info@riversidedemocrats.org; www. riversidedemocrats.org. FOOD NOT BOMBS. Meets weekly at various locations. Protesting militarism and poverty by serving free vegetarian food to people in need, and in support of ongoing political organizing efforts. FNB believes that by giving away free food to people in need in public spaces, they directly dramatize the level of hunger in this country and the surplus of food being wasted. They also call attention to the failure of society to support those within it—choosing instead to fund the forces of war and


violence. They are committed to the use of nonviolent direct action to change society. Thousands of meals are served each week by FNB groups in North America and Europe. Info: foodnotbombs909@yahoo.com; www. foodnotbombs.net. FRIDAY MORNING CLUB. Every Fri Come and listen to speakers, discuss Riverside Council Agenda items and other areas of concern to the city’s residents. Free and open to the public, with free parking, too. 10am. Janet Goeske Senior/Disabled Center, 5257 Sierra St., Riverside, 951.351.8800; fridaymorningclub@yahoo.com; www. janetgoeskecenter.com. INLAND COUNTIES STONEWALL DEMOCRATS. Chartered Democratic club working within the Democratic Party to represent the LGBT—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender— members of the community and their friends and supporters. They are proud members of the National Stonewall Democrats, who have the motto, “Pride in Our County; Pride in Our Party; Pride in Our Families.” PO BOX 9642, Redlands, 909.556.6818. INLAND EMPIRE DEBATING SOCIETY. “Debate is the heart of liberty.” So reads the I.E. Debating Society’s website. This nonprofit, non-partisan organization was developed in order to provide the citizens of the IE with accurate, thoroughly researched debates on all issues of the day, in order to stimulate more voter participation and—imagine this!—a more enlightened electorate. Members represent all sectors of life, including high school and college students, teachers, professors, lawyers, business folk, parents and retirees. Info: 909.887.4894, 909.825.7800; www. inlanddebates.com. INLAND EMPIRE FREETHINKERS. Every 1st Wed Come join Atheists United and the Center for Inquiry-West for some refreshing discussions. 7pm-9pm. Unitarian Church, 3657 Lemon St., Riverside; www. cfiwest.org/groups/inland.htm. INLAND EMPIRE LATINO LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. Legal clinic hours: Wed, 1pm-3:30pm. Clients also seen at— Lawrence Hutton Center, 660 Colton Ave., Colton, Mon, 1pm-3pm; DeAnza Community Center, 1405 S. Fern Ave., Ontario. 2nd Thurs of every month Needy folks can get counsel/advice on family law, landlord/tenant disputes, civil disputes (such as car accidents) and collections. These volunteer attorneys are like argument angels. For more than 20 years, IELLA’s mission, with the help of the United Way, has been to provide free legal services for the poor and underprivileged because too many people could not afford to hire an attorney, were not able to speak English, or could not read or write. Help them help you by calling or going to the website to schedule an appointment and to see what you need to bring with you for your meeting. 1pm-3:30pm. Administrative Office, Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2060 University Ave. #113, Riverside, 951.369.3009 or iellaaid@aol.com; www.iellaaid.org. INLAND EMPIRE MINORITY-LED RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COALITION. Every 2nd Fri This coalition includes nonprofits, political and governmental agencies, business owners and

individuals, who are all aiming to impart change in their communities. The coalition hosts monthly meetings and is open to any entity seeking to join, without a membership fee. Bring your fliers and information to share. 10:30am. Meetings at the New Hope Family Life Center, 1505 West Highland Ave, San Bernardino 92411. JEFFERY OWENS COMMUNITY CENTER. The mission of the JOCC is to “provide education, support and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.” The center offers a safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the Riverside and San Bernardino areas. 5198 Arlington Avenue #922, Riverside; www.jocc.org.

leisure ACTION ZIPLINE TOURS. Talk about building up your “wheeee!” factor: Touting themselves as the “first legal, permitted zipline tour company in Southern California,” Action sports nine ziplines, ranging from 120- to 820-feet long, a suspension bridge (with views of the Johnson Valley) and expertly guided tours. Whether you’re aiming for a nice, pleasant ride on a wire in the sky or the thrill-seeking, well, action that an open-air zipline can provide, Action’s likely got you covered—that is, if you’re at least 8 years of age and weigh at least 75 pounds. (And yes, they’ve got braking systems, just in case you need to hit pause for a moment.) Four tours daily. Action Zipline Tours, 41647 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear, 909.866.0390; www. actionziplinetours.com. BEAUTY BUBBLE SALON & MUSEUM. Location is a private home so please call for an appointment and directions. Jeff Hafler, an L.A. hairdresser who gave up on Hollyweird, owns the homestead house/salon and operates an aweinspiring hair museum with treasures like a ‘70s mod Ken doll and an 1880s kerosene-heated curling iron. Get yourself a celebrity-worthy haircut in the desert or pay your $5 and check out some funky old-school beauty equipment. 5444 Moon Way, Wonder Valley, 760.835.9369; www.facebook. com/BeautyBubbleSalonAndMuseum. BELLA VISTA WINERY. This winery claims it was the first Temecula vineyard (around since 1968). Now for a little history lesson, courtesy of the Bella Vista Website: The Temecula wine region began developing in the mid-‘60s when the Kaiser Land Development Company purchased what was known as Vail Ranch in 1964, and began investing in and marketing the Temecula Valley. Horticulturalists were brought in to evaluate the area, and, along with avocados, the experts determined that wine vineyards were well suited for the valley. The cool moist air from the coast would settle in the Temecula Appellation in the evening and would burn off the following morning, perfect for grape growing. First planted in 1968, five acres of the original Bella Vista acres are still producing adjacent to the winery, which was built in 1978. Unlike gym socks, when it comes to wine, older can be so much better. 41220 Calle Contento, Temecula, 951.676.5250; http://bellavistawinery.com. BIG BEAR ALPINE ZOO. The Moonridge

Animal Park arose from the ashes of forest fires in 1959 that devastated the natural ecosystem of the San Bernardino Mountains. Several injured animals were brought to safety for rehabilitation and a second chance at life in the wild. But for some, returning to the forest was not an option due to human imprinting or injuries that would compromise their survival. Enter the humane and dedicated folks at Moonridge, who created an Alpine zoo, where all the animals are native to our local mountains. Learn more about our furry, feathered and scaly friends through daily feeding tours, in the education center, or in the library. Say hi to the Grizzly! 43285 Goldmine Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.878.4200; www. moonridgezoo.org. BIG BEAR DISCOVERY CENTER. Here it is: Your gateway to education and adventure in the San Bernardino Mountains. The center is an educational and informational portal set on helping you become a more responsible friend to the forest. You can pick up an adventure pass that gives you access to the local hiking and off-road trails, hiking and biking maps, camping info, or take a naturalist-led interpretive program (wild flower tour, canoe tour, off-road tour, any sort of mountainous tour your heart desires!) or take in a concert under the stars. 40971 North Shore Dr., on Hwy. 38 one mile west of Stanfield Cutoff, Big Bear Lake, 909.866.3437; www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com. CALICO EARLY MAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. Tours Thurs-Sun, 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm; Wed, 1:30pm & 3:30pm. Nearly 12,000 stone tools—used for scraping, cutting, and gouging— have been excavated here. The apparent age of some of these items (said to be as ancient as 200,000 years old) contradicts the dominant archaeological theory that humans populated North America only 13,000 years ago. Located 15 miles east of Barstow off I-15 in Yermo. From the Minneola Rd. exit, follow the signs north about two miles on graded dirt roads to the site. CALICO GHOST TOWN. Established in 1881, this ghost town is now California State Historic Landmark 782. It’s an authentic silver mining town that lives on as one of the few original mining camps of the Old West. Gunfight stunt shows have become a part of Calico’s everyday life, but the less adventuresome can pan for real gold, watch water roll uphill in Calico’s Mystery Shack or take a trip down into an actual mine where the air is thin, ceilings are low and evidence of laborintensive rock chipping is everywhere. Located 10 miles north of Barstow off I-15. Exit Ghost Town Rd., 760.254.2122. CANYON CREST WINERY. This will be your new go-to place for a wide selection of wines and a few fun events to boot. Temecula may be the IE center of our “Wine Country” but heck, Riverside is much closer to home for many and you don’t sacrifice quality by staying local. Canyon Crest Towne Centre, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, #7A, Riverside, 951.369.9463; www.canyoncrestwinery. com. CHERRY HILLS CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET. Year-round. Eat better and

support your local farmers. Fri, 8am1pm; Sun, 9am-1pm. 26834 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee; www.cafarmersmarkets. com. CHURON WINERY. This Frenchstyle chateau also offers the Inn at Churon Winery, a bed and breakfast perched on a hillside overlooking the vineyards. It’s the perfect solution if you plan on swallowing more than spitting. 33233 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, 951.694.9070; www. churonwinery.com. CLAREMONT FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET. Every Sun, 8am-1pm. Catch a lively walk through the Claremont Village each week surrounded by fresh vegetables, unique crafts and other greatness. Indian Hill and 2nd St., Claremont.

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calendar DANZA DEL SOL WINERY. Previously owned by Bill Filsinger’s who was the first Southern California winery to grow and produce Gewurztraminer, a fantastic wine on the sweet side, in 2010 it was taken over by Robert Olson. Now the Winery is focused on wines with Mediterranean influence. 39050 De Portola Rd., Temecula, 951.302.6363; www.danzadelsolwinery.com. DESERT ART STUDIO. Open by appointment. Muralist and painter Chuck Caplinger’s “Oasis of Murals” is a studio and gallery exhibiting his semipsychedelic portraits, paintings and

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murals of the Southwest, located in his giant dome home near the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. He has a cool past. He started off as an illustrator for NASA in Houston, then moved to LA where he worked with Lonestar Pictures and painted celebrity portraits. The award-winning Texas-born artist’s paintings hang in numerous galleries and museums, and his murals color much of California—see his site for desert art near you. Twentynine Palms, 760.361.2305; www.desertartstudio.com. DRIVETECH RACING SCHOOL. Call for schedule of classes and prices. Learn

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calendar how to drive a high-powered NASCAR racecar in a controlled but demanding environment. The people of Drivetech want you to know this: More track time, more laps, more speed, more freedom on the track, passing encouraged, side-by-side driving, coaching by radio, warm up laps, and in-car video. But all you’ve gotta know from us is: “Days of Thunder.” California Speedway, 14611 Rancho Vista Dr., Fontana, 888.495.7223; www.drivetech.com. FALKNER WINERY. This award-winning winery believes “wine is truly the ‘spirit of the gods’ that embraces the essence of life itself and helps all of us not take things too seriously.” They also offer 10 different wines, group wine classes, a wine club, and wedding packages. Tasting room open 10am-5pm. Restaurant open 11:30am-3:30pm. 40620 Calle Contento, Temecula, 951.676.8231; www.falknerwinery.com. FENDER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. For those with kids who are about to rock, we salute you. And we present you with this incredibly awesome experience—professional caliber performing arts education and instruction to children, ages 7-17, through the Kids Rock Free Educational Program. This program provides free and low cost musical instruction education including piano, guitar, bass guitar, vocal performance, drums and

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combo band. Intrigued? Bring your school or group for a tour, including an inter-active demonstration, access to the exhibits and the visual arts gallery, and an optional scavenger hunt. 365 N. Main St., Corona, 951.735.2440; www.fendercenter.com. FLYING BEAR ZIP LINES. “I believe I can fly,” once sangeth R. Kelly, but never did he sing about zip linin’ his friendly face across gorgeous canyon scenery and through the tops of trees in Big Bear. And that’s where Flying Bear kicks in, offering five zip lines and an aerial platform that’s perched almost a hundred feet high. Two tours are offered, the “Black Bear” which takes about an hour-and-a-half and puts your ass flying down three different zip lines. And then there’s “The Grizzly” that’ll suspend your noggin’ across a canyon down five lines in around three hours’ time. The tours are guided by trained pros and offer some amazing views, but they’re not for everyone, as you must be at least 75 pounds, but no more than 250. Also, pregnant people and those with medical conditions are asked to consult with a medical provider before embarking on such an adventure. Open year round, everyday. Prices start around $65. At the top of Mill Creek Rd., Big Bear Lake, 909.866.3260; www.flyingbearziplines.com.


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Word President Obama is no fan of the Washington Redsk-, er, that NFL team from D.C. “If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they’ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it,” Obama said last week in an interview with The Associated Press. Psst, Mr. President. I’m all for political correctness. But how about we un-cripple our nation’s screeching government shutdown before noodling with logos on NFL helmets? A three- to four-week shutdown could cost our economy about $55 billion, according to Moody’s Analytics. But Obama isn’t the only one calling foul on the team name of the Washington Redskins. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last month he thinks his league should possibly reconsider the Redskins name. And Peter King, a longtime columnist for Sports Illustrated, has refused to even refer to Washington by the “R” word. For his part, Daniel Snyder, owner of the Redskins, says he will never, ever change the team’s name. “It’s that simple,” Snyder told the USA Today. “NEVER—you can use caps.” I don’t have strong feelings for or against the Washington Redskins. The name has been around for 80 years, I like tradition and nostalgia, and I don’t like having to memorize new things. Then again, I’m a white guy. What do I know about being oppressed? What’s the worst you can call me? Cracker? Honky? What does “honky” even mean? I looked it up on Wikipedia and nobody is sure where “honky” came from. One theory is “honky” derives from the African language Wolof and literally means “red-eared” or “white person.” I am both of those things. So literally the worst racial slur you can call me is something I actually am. I have no way of knowing how offensive the term Redskin is to Native Americans, but I can guess. When European explorers landed in North America, this entire continent was a nature’s paradise of green rolling pastures, crystal blue streams and roaming buffalo. Now it’s covered in stadiums commemorating how we bulldozed the pastures and streams so the Redskins can play the Buffalo Bills. There was a time when North America was only full of Native

Americans. Every new person a Native American met was bound to be another Native American. Now Native Americans make up 0.9 percent of the US population. They don’t even get their own full percentage point. There are quite possibly more Washington Redskins fans in the United States than actual Native Americans. You can’t pick a name for your team like Redskins or Braves or Seminoles or Chiefs or Indians and not eventually offend somebody. You can’t, so stop arguing. Yes I’m talking to you, ma’am, the one in the Party City headdress, “war paint” and chicken bone necklace. Between the jerseys, the felt pennants, the big dopey mascots, the cheesy fight songs, the homemade costumes and all of the alcohol being sold and guzzled . . . eventually something is going to turn a wee tiny bit racist. Just last week, at least three Cleveland Indians fans attended a playoff game with painted red faces and white Al Jolson circles around their mouths and eyes. C’mon, how is that not racist? I can only imagine how a Native American feels seeing some pasty accountant in $300 box seats with an argyle sweater tied around his neck, chanting like an Indian chief and waving his flabby arms like a tomahawk. Or if the accountant gets tired, he can always pay $15 for a giant Styrofoam tomahawk and plastic peace pipe full of Diet Pepsi. What part of that is respectful? Why is it even necessary? I’m actually a fan of the Oakland Raiders, a team named after a group of murdering, pillaging rapists — but somehow that’s not offensive. Or maybe it’s so generally reprehensible as to not offend anyone in particular. Maybe someday a group of Pirate-Americans will demand that the Raiders change its name to something completely generic like the Oakland Mauve. Win enough games and nobody will care. And we can get back to what sports should really be about: steroids. IE

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