Volume 8, Issue 43 • January 23- January 29, 2014 • www.IEWEEKLY.com • Every Thursday
SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE IE | RevivalOF THE DICE-MAN | BRAZILIAN FOOD BLOWOUT
contents WARM WINTER CHILLS
Get the latest fashions this season, tailored just for Southern California’s “winter” weather.
High School Prostitution
Man pleads guilty for sex-trafficking young girls in Lynwood.
Jamaicans return to the winter Olympics after a 12-year hiatus—and because of Cool Runnings, people might actually watch it.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE LOVELY
Cover design by Tommy LaFleur • Cover photos by Kimberly Johnson • Cover Model: Emily Marie
The Lovely Bad Things is full of energy and ready to rock!
Mildura plays shows all across the IE . . . and it’s our band of the week!
THE DICE-MAN RETURNS
Andrew Dice Clay is givin’ it to Big Bear—hard.
AUGUST IS A NO GO
Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are amazing actresses, but August: Osage County isn’t so great.
Revel in the glory of Brazilian food returning to the IE—but please, leave the vuvuzelas at home.
New year, new brew—check out this year’s Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival! . . . Get psyched for Styx, a band that made the ’70s awesome.
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Amazon’s new “anticipatory shipping” is an answer to a not-yet-existing prayer.
06 | News of the Weird 06 | !Ask a Mexican! 12 | Dining Guide 26 | Planet Waves
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Underage Exploitation Lynwood man pleads guilty to sex trafficking teenage girls By Alex Distefano
29-year-old Paul Edward Bell, from Lynwood, was about to go on trial facing federal charges of sex trafficking. But instead, on January 14, he plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy, sex trafficking and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to local news reports. He now faces up to 30 years in Federal prison and will be formally sentenced on March 31, 2014. Bell is an alleged gang member and career criminal; and as a member of the LA street gang, the Rolling 60s Crips, he was part of a prostitution ring that targeted young girls between the ages of 15 and 18, from various Inland Empire area high schools last year, to work in motel rooms in Compton and other cities in Southern California. According to the Los Angeles Times, The Temecula Patch website, and the Press Enterprise, Bell admitted in Federal court, that he used coercion, fraud and force to get his young female victims to work the streets as prostitutes, while he acted as their “pimp.” He would allegedly force them to “work” in hotel rooms on Long Beach Boulevard, in the city of Compton and other cities such as Rosemead. In August 2012, a Federal grand jury indicted eight
people, including Bell, on sex trafficking charges, after the Inland Child Exploitation/ Prostitution Task Force (including members from the FBI, Riverside police, San Bernardino police and the Riverside County Sheriff ’s Department) conducted investigations on the crime ring. Court records and news reports all show that the girls were kept against their will and physically, mentally and obviously sexually abused and in terrible living conditions. Bell, who was the last of the eight to be charged in the underage prostitution ring, also admitted to physically beating on one of the young girls, after she refused his orders to have sex with strangers for money. According to U.S. Attorney’s Office, Bell admitted to hitting a girl, “for not performing as a prostitute and for acting up.” The Temecula Patch website also reported that Bell had the help of several others in getting girls to become essentially sex slaves. One of the women, who was also charged and sentenced to two years in Federal prison, was 20-year-old Kimberly Alberti, from Riverside. Records show that she was, at a period of time, enrolled at a Riverside high school, and somehow initiated contact with the victims. According
to court documents, four of these underage girls were under the direct control of Bell. The Weekly was able to contact the Riverside County Sheriffs Department over the phone, but no one would go on the record regarding this story. No additional details on exactly how Alberti lured the underage girls from the unnamed IE area high schools, or if she was still actively enrolled at the high school was made available from the Riverside Sheriff ’s Offices. It is also still unclear as to what specific high schools the victims were from, but because some are still minors, laws are in place to protect their identities Prosecutors in this case, detail how the female victims were tricked and lured into working as prostitutes with promises of money, iPhones, free hairdos, free food and nail jobs. But of course, this was not the case. It was reported that Bell took part in a prostitution ring that kept seven underage girls from the IE area hostage. The girls were treated inhumanly, sexually abused and not allowed to keep any of the money. “The defendants in this case lured minor victims from school with false promises of a
glamorous lifestyle, only to sexually exploit and abuse them in furtherance of the gang, and for their own financial gain,” said Bill Lewis, assistant director of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, in a written statement on the case. “January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and this announcement should send a message to those with similar intentions of targeting minors that the FBI and our task force partners are committed to investigating allegations of sex trafficking and sending them to prison,” the statement said. “Sex trafficking is an abominable crime that condemns its victims to physical and psychological trauma, hardship and abuse,” said United States Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. in another recent statement from the U.S. Office of Attorneys regarding this story. “Mr. Bell and his cohorts coldly and brutally victimized young women and juveniles, subjecting them to treatment that can only be described as inhumane. Bell exploited his victims for profit and now he will be held accountable and punished for his predatory conduct.” IE
Law & Disorder
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By molly mcfly
Wednesday, January 15
The Fullerton Police Department, more specifically the six officers who beat a homeless man named Kelly Thomas to death back in 2011, are now very clearly in over their heads. The individuals pleaded not guilty and were found, of course, not guilty. Riots ensued. I’m all for supporting the men and women of law enforcement who risk their lives to save us from the scum of the Earth, but I also trust them to uphold a sense of morality when on the job. Beating a homeless guy with schizophrenia? C’mon, the guy’s life was already messed up as it is. It isn’t just about some cops beating a guy down anymore; it’s about how they proceeded to beat him even when he ceased to become a threat. A number of officers chimed in on the beating, and Thomas was literally beaten to a bloody pulp. Medical records report that bones in his face were broken and after lying in a comatose state for five days after the event, he died of his wounds. A video of the gruesome event caught everything and a compilation of quotes were transcribed of Thomas’ final pleas of mercy: “Dad help me . . . they’re killing me” Thomas cried out 31 times; “Sir please . . . okay . . . okay,” 30 times; “Help me . . . Help me God,” 26 times; and “I’m sorry,” 15 times. Rest in peace sad hobo man. Hopefully justice will be served.
Thursday, January 16
In other news, some young kid at the YMCA proved how fat and lazy we all are. Not only could he climbed a rope to the high ceiling of his school gym but he did it WHILE HULAHOOPING THE WHOLE WAY UP. Ridiculous. “I’m jealous!” I exclaim in envy as I watch the recurring gif of this kid do something amazing while I sit on my ass and inhale a dozen glazed donuts.
Friday, January 17
The world of technology is an exciting and constantly evolving industry, helping us improve our lives one invention at a time. Currently, we’re at the level of building a 2,500 square-foot house, in just 24 hours—with only a massive 3D printer. The idea is still in development by USC Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis and his company Contour Crafting, but the prospect of such an invention would create an amazing new housing industry. With the future on the horizon, the folks at Contour Crafting predict that the project could eventually lead to the creation of building habitats on other planets . . . eventually.
Saturday, January 18
It’s been 20 years since the Disney comedy Cool Runnings brought the plight of a Jamaican bobsled team to light, loosely based on the events which occurred at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Now the story is somehow being relived while the current Jamaican bobsled team aims to earn money after a 12-year absence from the games. Although Olympic organizers offered to pay travel costs for the competitors, there is still much money to be raised for the team’s equipment. A number of organizations have gathered proceeds for the Jamaicans: Crowdtilt earned $115,000, Indiegogo.com gained $40,000 and Dogecoin donated $30,000 to the cause. The result? The internet may be full of trolls and hateful people, but there are quite a few generous individuals out there too . . . and because of them, I might actually watch the winter games!!! “Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cooooooool Runnings!”
Sunday, January 19
Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado. The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will go head-to-head in this year’s Superbowl. Coincidence? I think not.
Monday, January 20
Nothing says Americans can’t spell (or listen) more than a gallery of names written incorrectly on Starbucks cups. “I’d like a Venti Mocha Frappuccino for Jude please.” Nope, your name is “Jew” now. A Green Tea Latte for Virginia? How about “vagina” instead? Or my personal favorite: The interpretation of the name Chad as “Shat.” Only in America.
Tuesday, January 21
One kid was born today and he’s reportedly the biggest baby to ever be born in the state of California, at a whopping 15-pounds, 2-ounces. Talk about a chubby baby. The mom is only 5’1 and somehow, didn’t notice the extra weight during her pregnancy—she made the doctors double-check the weight of her newborn. I bet that baby was pumped up with some massive burritos or some other hefty meal that we Californians are well-known for devouring. However this baby’s fattiness is nothing compared to the world champion: a 23-pound, 12-ounce baby from Canada that was born back in 1879. The mother of that kid must have stuffed her face with nothing but pure maple syrup and thick, salty cuts of bacon.! IE
BULLETIN COCKROACHES FOUND AT FOSTER FARMS Foster Farms Chicken, a company that takes pride in being certified by the American Humane Association, has recently acquired some unwanted attention. During a visit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one federal inspector discovered a cockroach at a hand washing station (a bug that can commonly carry salmonella). Later, Foster Farms disclosed that five cockroaches were found. According to the company, necessary precautions are being taken to prevent further cockroach and/or salmonella outbreaks. Foster Farms is the same company that caused an estimated 500 people to become sick after consuming chicken product poisoned by the bacteria in October 2013. In response to the event, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) took no hesitation to set the record straight, jumping at the opportunity to inform others of the unhealthiness of chicken flesh and how it continues to cause high blood pressure, heart disease and other heart problems. They also offer a solution to those who love the taste of chicken, informing SoCal residents that a variety of faux chicken on the market like Beyond Meat, Gardein, Boca and a number of other vegan friendly companies offer the threat of salmonella. IE
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BY Gustavo Arellano
BY Chuck Shepherd
News of the
MEXICAN! Dear Mexican: I have a question for you about los mexicanos and the TSA, my most hated useless government agency. I heard that TSA does illegal ICE dragnets at airports to catch illegal aliens. My problem with TSA is that I get pulled aside for “special screening” every single time that I fly. It is infuriating. The first part of my question: Does getting targeted by the TSA happen to you or other mexicanos? How can I stop this TSA harassment from happening, short of wearing a gabacha wig to try to “look more American”? It’s humiliating to get treated like that by the asshole TSA agents, and it pisses me off that they are abusing their power to target mexicanos. C’mon, TSA: your job is to protect travelers of all nationalities to fly safely, not to do unlawful dragnets to target immigrants. Am I getting searched every single time for other reasons, and NOT really being wrongly racially profiled by clueless TSA agents? Too Spic-ish Asshole Dear TSA: While I’m more than happy to decry anti-Mexican harassment at the drop of a sombrero, let’s remember that the TSA chinga a ALL passengers: I’ve seem them pull aside gabacha grannies on wheelchair and tow-headed toddlers. Besides, racial profiling at airports was going on long before 9/11: Per a 2002 report by the ACLU, “A General Accounting Office study revealed that approximately 67 percent of the passengers subjected to personal searches upon entering the United States were people of color. Black and Latino Americans were four to nine times as likely as white Americans to be x-rayed after being frisked or patted down.” The TSA is about as effective as migra, and nowhere near as loveable. Why is it when Mexican families get together for any reason, it always turns into an impromptu talent show? We berate little kids until they break down and “sing that song or do that dance you do, andale! Si no, te va llevar el viejillo
señor. Aver, señor, venga por mi hija que no quiere cantar.” You think maybe all families do this, or is it just a Mexican thing? Maybe we’re trying to recreate Sábado Gigante at home? Buscando las Estrellas con Don Francisco Dear Mexican Star Search: You’re wrong. Remember that Simpsons episode when Grandpa Simpson makes Bart and Lisa sing the Armour Hot Dogs to amuse Marge’s mami? Don’t forget that Los Simpsones remains the most Mexican show to ever appear on network television, making The George Lopez Show seem as raza as Duck Dynasty. And, speaking of historical FOX animated programs, the Mexican is thrilled to announce his 2014 project: Bordertown, scheduled to debut this fall! The show (with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane as one of the producer and Chicano legend Lalo Alcaraz as one of FIVE Latinos on the writing staff—and if you include the Jewish guy from Miami, that’s six!) will deal with the world’s worst border patrol agent, Bud Buchwald, and his chingón Mexican neighbor, Ernesto Gonzales. I’m only a part-timer, as a consultant who’s mostly going to be offering notes, but I’ve already seen scripts—amazing, hilarious, and spoton about what it means to be Mexican in America right now: the pochos, the immigrants, the nerds and narcos. SB 1070 and Zacatecas. Hispandering and the military-industrial complex. Pozole and “El Son de los Aguacates.” The writer’s room is a perfect mix of young guns and vets from legendary shows (South Park, The Simpsons, Mr. Show, The Daily Show, Futurama, and the Family Guy empire, among others), all knowing full well that they’re writing a pioneering program—and that it has to be pinche funny, or no one will care. Stay tuned for developments in this columna, and start telling your 486 cousins to start spreading the word NOW! Ask the Mexican at themexican@ askamexican.net, be his fan on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @ gustavoarellano or follow him on Instagram @gustavo_arellano!
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Everyone’s Above Average: Ask Americans how they stand compared to their fellow countrymen, and in survey after survey, the vast majority rank themselves “above average” in such areas as driving skill, sexual prowess and general honesty. A recent study of English prisoners, published in the British Journal of Social Psychology, revealed that those miscreants think they, too, are in the upper half. They rate themselves above average (whether compared to Britons in prison or in society at large) in compassion, generosity, dependability, trustworthiness and honesty. In fact, the only trait on the University of Southampton survey on which the criminals failed to rank themselves as better than the typical Brit was “law-abidingness.” On that trait, the inmates rated themselves merely as “average.”
Pastor Ray Scott Teets, 66, of Fallen Timbers Community Chapel in Springhill Township, Pa., arrested in November for alleged “inappropriate contact” with an 11-year-old girl (daughter of parishioners) on at least three occasions, denied to police that the meetings were inappropriate. The girl, he said, requested counseling with him and suggested that the sessions take place in the storage shed in back of the chapel. (The girl said there were six meetings, lasting about 15 minutes each, and denied initiating them.) Robert Bourque, 55, was convicted of DUI in Sarnia, Ontario, in October, but continued to deny the charge. He admitted he had four beers on the day of the traffic stop but said the Breathalyzer result was misleading because he had recently poured alcohol into his ears to test his theory about how Jesus healed the sick. (Bourque was acting as his own lawyer.) The mother and other relatives of William Medina, 24, said they felt hurt by the public’s comments suggesting that Medina and his partner in the November Reading, Pa., armed robbery were “thugs.” William was a “family man”—”no big hard criminal,” his mother said. The two robbers, armed and wearing masks, were gunned down by a Krick’s Korner customer who said he feared the worst when he saw the robbers leading a store employee at gunpoint into a back room. A Medina cousin said he deplored people’s taking the law into their own hands.
Celebrity Ironies: (1) In December, a California appeals court endorsed actor Tippi Hedren’s victory suing the lawyer who had earlier failed to win compensation for her from a 2006 studio accident. In Hedren’s most famous movie role, she was attacked by birds in Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film, and in 2006 had been clobbered by falling scenery caused by birds nesting in an attic over a stage. (2) A man who won a Hollywood raffle to watch the finale of Breaking Bad with cast members was arrested in Fort Myers, Fla., in January and faces his own intent-to-sell drug charges. Two weeks earlier, unrelated to the show or the raffle, a man with the same name as the show’s protagonist (Walter White) was sentenced in Billings, Mont., to 12 years in prison on drug charges. Too Much Information: Arvind Kejriwal, fresh from his electoral victory as chief minister of the state of New Delhi, India, was to report to work on Monday, Dec. 30th, to begin fulfilling his anti-corruption administration—one that promised unprecedented “transparency” to make government visible to constituents. However, the transparency of his first public announcement was perhaps over-thetop—that he was taking the day off because of a bout of diarrhea. Said a colleague, “When the chief minister gives you a minute-by-minute update on his bowel movements, hail democracy.” Officials in Taiji, Japan, announced in October they would build a tourist attraction to publicize a nearby annual dolphin cull in which thousands are killed. Park planners hope to attract visitors to swim and cavort in pools among the lovable, captured dolphins— and also to dine on dolphin meat (and rare whale meat) scored from the culls. Conservationists are of course disgusted by the project.
FINE POINTS OF THE LAW
Michael Robertson, 31, argued via a lawyer before Massachusetts’s highest court in November that his arrest for taking “upskirt” photographs of a woman on the subway should be tossed out—asserting that he has a constitutional right to take pictures of anything that is not covered up in public. Said his lawyer (a woman), noting that the victim’s skirt provided only partial covering, “If a clothed person reveals a body part whether it was intentional or unintentional, he or she cannot expect privacy.” (Robertson’s case had been suspended at the trial court while he seeks a ruling on his legal interpretation.)
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2014 Winter Fashion Guide We’ve got the season’s
hottest new looks
By Brianna Karrasch
Here in the IE, winter is a weird time of the year, with cool winds and strong sunlight. It rarely ever gets so cold it snows unless you head to the mountains, and we can usually still enjoy out outdoor activities in shorts and a light sweater. Well this winter, we decided to embrace this strange desert lifestyle instead of denying it! What’s really the most important thing about the changing of season? Changing your wardrobe! Every year the fashion gurus around the world give us new and exciting trends and looks to shoot for and play with, and this year’s no different. The fashion world constructs the deconstructed this season. Fabric mixing, color blocking, pastel tones, metallic embellishments, bold patterns and silhouette shapes set the tone for this winter-ish fashion season. Minimal color tones combined with severe, hardlined accessories attempt to organize the natural chaos in our everyday lives. Building on a strong emotional bond of the past and combining funky with refinement amplifies this shift in season and trend. Layering of fabrics, accessories and metals seek to create a tactile experience and defy conventional ideas of “winter.” Subtle transformations of natural elements make the observer take a second glance and fall in love. This season embodies an appreciation for composition, imagery, various materials and bold architectural details.
Bibhu Mohapatra printed strapless dress
Keepsake Second Chance Dress in Navy Botanical by lookbookboutigque
set with solid muted accessories. This dialogue between art and conformity offers the consumer a voice, saying “I am one of a kind, subversive even, and only I can control In the past, the elusive the parts of me you think are viral.” world of fine art and your closet were Men’s apparel is changing too. just mere acquaintances. Now, the lines are Think bright, bold and fearless— blurred between fine art and fashion. If button-up dress shirts in juxtaposed you can’t afford that Basquiat or Mondrian floral patterns are paired with slim, painting you have been obsessed with since relaxed, rich one-color pants. This that junior college art history class, then is not a Weekend at Bernie’s vacation wear it! This season reminds us that we shirt, but motley pairings of projected no longer have to be the distant observer palm fronds and florals against a dark of the artistic experience, but we can be romantic background of solid color. the owners and creators of our history. Designers are employing the mid The spring runways erupt with prints century modern design movement for exuding loose brush strokes of bold colors, more formal attire. This is characterized painterly patterns, abstract designs, color by simple structured suits in neutral, blocking and exploded florals. The restless organic color moods and architectural and under-structured movements of an details found inspired by Palm Springs. artist lend themselves to this notion Silhouettes are motivated by the molded of freeform expression through dress. wood aesthetics of beloved Eames’ furniture. Snapshots of a photographer’s camera The paintings and drawings that once provided lens zooming in and zooming out of a visual language on canvas have entered verdant botanical life forms seep into the realm of the apparel industry, and we the fabrics of the season. Exploring couldn’t be happier. It really does reflect the cultural color combinations and generation, don’t you think? Taking a little textures through dense and melodic influence from all eras and making our own. patterns, global influences and Artist’s of the neo-expressionism movement, tribal textures in embroidery and graffiti & pop art scenes in the early ‘80s have patterns give the season a layered resurfaced in new ways, allowing us to take a and tangible dimension. The graphic more literal approach to the trend. Identifying subjects are optimistic but not naive. with the influences of that time period and making Analogue influences collide and are them relevant in new shapes and silhouettes for intensified by this digital world. the human form. Loud, unapologetic graphics Whimsical blouses, dresses and and prints on clothing, taken from the artist’s of prints encapsulated in conforming that genre, suggest a pop-cultural nostalgia along shapes magnify this emulsion of with subtle irreverence for the art’s original form. beautiful chaos with symmetry. In the same rhythm as the art world meets fashion, These boisterous prints are off the grunge look of the ‘90s era is still prevalent in this
upcoming season. This trend is characterized by light jean washes, bleach dyes, sheer flannels, dark florals and leather jacket interpretations. Moody and emotional handdrawn graphics, layering of clothes are big. The grunge trend of the ‘90s signified a restless and rebellious attitude through music and fashion. This year’s adaptation of the trend recognizes that angst and layers on more luxurious materials to bring it our contemporary obsession. Chunky jewelry, oversized, rolledsleeved t-shirts; pairing long chiffon dresses with moto-jackets allude to this combination of funspirited femininity and grunge-punk aesthetic. Layering on clothes from your closet will help pull together this look. Try a flannel around your waist, revisit your favorite ‘90s rock tees and add a glamorous necklace. If you have a floral dress in your closet that you haven’t worn in years, pair it with some black boots or a leather Moto-jacket.
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shiny, subtle and smooth
Syncopated and monochromatic gelato pastels assemble a delectable color palette this Spring season; Pail petal pinks, soft minty melodies and thin icy blues. Crop-tops paired with flowing skirts that start at the waist and hit the mid calf, offering longer lines. A long sleeve croptop with wide leg trousers offer a more casual approach. Mixing the soft colors and hard, unexpected hemlines is the key look for the season. Crop-tops and rawedge hemlines are the favored details that invade the season. If you are unsure of whether to invest in a crop, try cutting a shirt you already own. Pastel oxfords with white collars are a preppy update. Sheer materials are prevalent in shirts, skirts and dresses. Including a fashionable bra to go under these sheer tops is also important. No nip-slips please. Pastel monochromatic tops and skirts, boxy purses in white or shades of pastels combined with metal hardware, sunglasses with powerfully simple colors and sharp architectural lines accessorize and complete this look. Large-scaled necklaces with petal pastel colored shirts and box-like cropped jackets. Chunky copper metal bands with pale quartzite stones around your wrist—yes please! Soft whimsical hues combined with moments of metallic say “we are the lamb, the lion and the alchemists of our future.” Shiny and smooth minx-like silvers and gold’s that appear to almost drip off the fabric are an evolving color narrative for the season. Earthy representations of the natural and supernatural through metallic gemstone hues are also big. Bold, metallic gypsy gold prints and textural embellishments can be found on all silhouettes. Rose gold metal hardware on accessories like purses, shoes and glasses are kind of a must. High shine and iridescent graphics are used to create a transformative textural experience for a lot of fabrics this season too. On the human form, these fabric colors take a liquid like approach. The accessories have an unexpected scale and weight exploring a Barbie-like style, giving a playful attitude to the shift in size. Designers have incorporated hardware in its soft and abrasive states on shoes and purses. Primark Fabric fringe in metallic or self-fabric on hemlines and sleeves are used to create the tactile experience through materials. It is also a modern update to the western aesthetic.
The influence of sports has sauntered into the fashion world. By mixing elements of mesh, laser-cut, detailed uniform shapes, strong black and white pairings and athletic numbered graphic tees, designers have taken a contemporary and minimal approach to the fashion of athletics. Simple color blocking, bold clean lines and athletic inspired silhouettes are the principals of this fashion statement. Boxy, cropped and bold-shaped women’s tees with exploded athletic numbers and sleeve stripes. The determination and endurance of an athlete as well as the signage of the sports world serve as vehicle for this trend. Although most athletes are part of a team they all get their own number. This can be applied to our own wardrobe. Track pants in unexpected fabrics and racer tanks are silhouettes that evoke a familiar territory with an updated perspective. Designers have re-invented the athletic bomber jackets in new and different materials. White pants with a simple black tuxedo stripe for Men and Women create the combination the casual and formal. Black and white cheeky re-interpretations of designer logos have been around for a while. The evolution of this is through bold logo graphics, repeat and all-over prints and experimental graphic placements. Not only is black and white pairing approachable in the sporty athletic vibe, this color story also hints at a reinvention of the Mod movement. Employ simplified silhouette shapes like mini-dresses, miniskirts and boxy-cropped jackets. Big bold stripes, dizzy line work and graphic shapes. M.C. Escher-like optical illusions, checkerboard patterns, polka-dots and pop-color contrast-taping mark this trend. Clear plastic or bright white sunglasses in circular shapes will finish off this look.
Chanel’s graffiti-inspired spring/summer 2014 accessories
The best part about all of these trends is that they are approachable, and most of these styles are easy to do yourself, whether it’s making your own crop top or layering on jewelry you already own. These trends definitely speak to our generation. We are loud but not destructive. We seek to defy convention but not in an arrogant or disrespectful manner. We are educated in history and symbolically attempt to create own through the clothes we wear. Deriving from the great artistic influences and movements of the past and blazing ahead with new materials and techniques. Botanic ironic dreamscapes, grunge glamour, delectable color combinations, mod re-invented and robust athletic influences make up the vignettes of this delicious season. IE
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Elizabeth & James Grunge inspired clothing
Band of the week Mildura
TURNING HEADS The Lovely Bad Things has only good things to offer frenzied IE crowds By Simon Weedn
MEMBER: Nick Giunta (guitar/vocals), Darin Meyer (drums/vocals) and Toby Solorzano (bass). CITIES OF ORIGIN: Upland and Claremont. KINDERED SPIRITS: Billy Corgan, Chris Conley and Jim Adkins. RECENT RELEASES: At the Feet of Giants E.P. (Feb. 2013). WEBSITES: www.mildura.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/MilduraBand and www.twitter.com/MilduraMusic. FREQUENTS: We love playing the Vault in Redlands, 2nd Avenue Saloon in Upland is cool, and there are rad shows at Morgan’s Tavern in Riverside all the time. The music of Mildura has something in its sound that holds the power to comfort you. If you feel like the pressures of life and growing up are always weighing you down, then Mildura has a message; you aren’t alone. It is a feeling that this band knows all too well and is the fuel for the fire that helps Mildura continually create uplifting songs. The guys have already released an EP and are recording another one next month to put out through Loaded Sound Records. Mildura plays all over the Inland Empire, so do yourself a favor and go check it out! What are your influences? Nick Giunta: Friends leaving. Not knowing when to let go. Knowing nobody cares. Thinking everyone has it figured out. Wanting to be everywhere we’re not. How did you get involved in music/ how did your band form? Giunta: I started playing guitar in high school, and I was always more interested in writing songs than covering them. After putting off music for school and work for a number of years, I decided it was time to do something before I drove myself insane thinking about it every day. So I asked two of my closest friends, Darin and Toby, if they wanted to start something, and we did. How would you describe your sound?
Giunta: Billy Corgan, Chris Conley and Jim Adkins losing their cool during a friendly argument. Would you care to explain the inspiration for the E.P., At the Feet of Giants? Giunta: The frustration of falling behind. Stumbling across old pictures. Singing Saves The Day songs with strangers. My good friends, my not-sogood friends. And a pair of big eye balls. Do you have any upcoming shows? Giunta: We play Feb. 12 at the Mission Tobacco Lounge in Riverside and Feb. 28 at DBA in Pomona. What about the IE intrigues you? Giunta: There is so much potential here in the IE. It’s so vast and diverse. From Claremont to Riverside, Pomona to Temecula, it gives us a chance to play at a variety of different places for a bunch of different people. What are your goals for the band? Giunta: I’d really like us to do a tour of the coast, up to Seattle and back. A festival would be cool too. Just to keep playing for anyone that will listen/care. Anything else you would like us to know? Giunta: Yeah. At the core of the music I want our fans to know they’re not alone, I don’t care if it’s school, work, money, relationships, whatever. You are definitely not alone, there are other people who feel the same way you do. (Derek Obregon). IE
As Southern California’s underground rock scene, much like the rest of the state, goes through something of a renaissance with dozens upon dozens of bands, of all shades and varieties, swirling around various clubs and night spots. Finding the truly exceptional acts can be intimidating and a bit of a challenge. Luckily for the IE, one of the true talents of our thriving Southern California scene is a band whose awesome songwriting is matched only by its explosive live performances. The Lovely Bad Things will be rolling through The Glass House to shake the venue from its foundation in the near future. For nearly five years, Orange County’s The Lovely Bad Things have been turning heads wherever it sets up its gear and plugs in. The band’s eclectic mix of garage rock, psychedelia and punk rock not only gives it one of the most distinctive sounds in the underground rock scene, but one with stunning complexity and depth. While many of the band’s peers seem content with playing lazy, laid-back party rock, The Lovely Bad Things incorporate a diverse array of style and influence into its sound, constantly pushing its sound forward, while also driving crowds into wilder frenzies than nearly any band around them. The band’s 2011 debut release New Ghost/Old Waves, which came out on Fullerton tastemaker label, Burger Records, showed off the bands strengths from the outset. With only seven songs to do it with, the band explores a wide range of style and material while never seeming lost or without focus, and never letting up on its intensity. Tunes range from the slower, more psychedelic, “I Just Want You To Go Away,” to raging, punk rock burners like “Old Ghost” and “New Waves.” However, it wasn’t until 2013’s, The Late Great Whatever, that the band really hit its stride. “When people listened to it, we wanted it to feel like how it felt when we were writing it,” explains band member Brayden Ward. “And what it felt like when we were writing it was that it was just a little bit dark, and not brooding, black and noir, just a little darker than New Ghost/Old Waves.” It’s this darkness Ward speaks of, which gives The Late Great Whatever a heaviness and ferocity that New Ghosts/Old Waves lacked. The record goes off like a bottle rocket and never lets off the gas, delivering hit after hit. Even the record’s slower numbers keep The Late Great Whatever’s fires burning red-hot by building strong, powerful, psychedelic tension that is then
unloaded by the record’s faster songs. In addition to the strength of every tune on the album, the record has a great overall sound and production which can be attributed to a pair of Jons, Crystal Antlers’, Jonny Bell and engineer, “Sloppy” Jon B. Gilberts, who were involved with the album. “Sloppy Jon, the guy who engineered most of the record had an impeccable ear, almost to the point of it being grotesque, so we could describe any type of recording process or sound we might want and he would nail it,” Ward explains. “And Jonny, from Crystal Antlers, is amazing at making you feel comfortable in his studio and he can really draw out raw emotions in your tracks.” Just listening to The Late Great Whatever in comparison to New Ghosts/Old Waves one can easily tell that the band’s use of a professional studio and a skilled producer and engineer as opposed to self-produced garage recordings undeniably adds to the level of depth achieved on each track. With an awesome record under their belt, The Lovely Bad Things spent the majority of 2013 on the road supporting acts like Best Coast and Diarrhea Planet. However, a severe back injury suffered by Ward sidelined the group towards the end of year due. The good news is Ward is expected to fully recover, and the quartet of Southern California shows the band is playing this year will not only mark the band’s first shows of the New Year, but the first since Ward’s surgery. As for the rest of 2014, the band’s future looks bright. With Ward recovered and ready to go, and talks of the band spending time on writing new songs, the band’s fans have a lot to be looking forward to. The only questions seem to be where the band will take its music next and how much more awesome can it become? IE The Lovely Bad Things w/ So Many Wizards, Grmln and Roses at The Glass House, 200 W. Second St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us. Fri, Jan. 24. 7pm. $10.
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arts & culture
Raunchy and Ridiculous The Dice Man is Back! By Simon Weedn
In the annals of standup comedy, few figures have been as controversial (except for maybe the great Lenny Bruce himself) or as successful as Andrew Dice Clay. Over the last 30 years, “The Dice Man,” as he is affectionately called by his fans, has ridden a roller coaster of a career that saw incredible heights in the late ’80s and early ’90s, followed by significant lows around the turn of the century. In that time he: Sold out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row—something no other comic had ever done, was banned for life from MTV for telling particularly raunchy jokes on live
T.V. during an awards show, had several multi-platinum comedy albums that were produced by none other than Rick Rubin and in 1992 performed alongside Guns N’ Roses at the Rose Bowl in front of the largest audience any comedian has entertained, ever. By the early and mid-2000s, Dice was flying low, hindered by debt and lawsuits. He would later recall to Rolling Stone Magazine that he found himself desperately heading to Las Vegas in an attempt to win enough money to get back on his feet. Interestingly enough, this was a partial success.
However, 2011 would prove to be the beginning of a new era for Dice, with the landing of a much heralded supporting part on the final season of HBO’s tremendously successful show Entourage. Since then, things have only been looking up. He’s been performing in Las Vegas as a regular fixture at the Hard Rock Hotel, and in 2013, he appeared in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, and received tremendous praise for his role in the film. As to how Dice ended up in a film with such a legendary writer/director, he explains, “I auditioned like everybody else, but he sort of knew he wanted me. When he writes a movie, he almost sees who he wants in those parts, so he’ll only audition a couple of people for those roles. One of the only other guys that read for my role was Louis C.K., and he ended up just giving him another part in the movie.” As for how the film’s success has affected him, Dice is very humble. “You know what? To be honest, I wasn’t expecting praise. I wasn’t thinking about any of that. I just wanted to do a great job.” With such a whirlwind of activity in the last three years, some people might be overwhelmed, but Dice is just taking things in stride. “I got to have a little time off,” Dice says, “but it wasn’t that much time off because I’m writing a book that’s coming out soon through Simon & Schuster called, The Filthy Truth: The Andrew Dice Clay Story. So I’ve been trying to get that done.” In addition to writing his book, Dice will be starting off his year, much like he’s done for the last three decades, with an array of
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standup comedy shows. His dates will see him in Florida for several nights, before going to Big Bear, which will represent his only Southern California shows, before returning to his home at the Hard Rock for a couple months of nightly performances. As for what fans can expect these days, well, Dice’s act is just as edgy as it ever was and his recent Hollywood successes have not, in the least, watered him down. When asked what he draws on for inspiration for new material, he doesn’t hesitate for a second before responding simply, “Pussy!” After a few seconds of thought he elaborates, “I’m not kidding, because that’s the act, it’s a sexual act, it’s rock and roll!” Those attending the Big Bear show should be ready to brace themselves as Dice promises he will not be holding back. “Big Bear better be ready for The Dice Man, that’s all I can tell you,” says Dice. “Because they’re gonna get it hard and fast, the way I always give it to them, and when I’m done, I leave the stage; that’s it.” Southern California fans unable to make it out to his show need not worry; with a book on the way, a popular podcast, Rollin’ With Dice And Wheels, to enjoy, and another movie and a pilot in the making, there will be plenty of Andrew Dice Clay to go around in 2014. IE Andrew Dice Clay at The Cave Big Bear, 40789 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, (909) 878-0204; www.thecavebigbear.com. Fri, Jan. 24-Sat, Jan. 25, 8pm. Tickets $60-$125.
CINEMARK MOVIES 8 5546 Philadelphia St. (Chino Promenade) (909) 464-1203 www.cinemark.com
HARKINS CHINO HILLS 18 3070 Chino Ave. (714) 996-4275 x.#121 or (909) 627-8010 www.harkinstheatres.com
CLAREMONT LAEMMLE CLAREMONT 5 450 West 2nd Street (909) 621-5500 www.laemmle.com
EDWARDS CORONA CROSSINGS STADIUM 18 2650 Tuscany St. (I-15 & Cajalco Rd.) (800) FANDANGO [(800) 326-3264 x.1723#] or (951) 582-0872 www.regmovies.com DOS LAGOS STADIUM 2710 Lakeshore Dr. (877) 795-4410 www.phoenixtheatres.com/locdoslagos.asp
AMC ONTARIO MILLS 30 4549 Mills Circle (909) 476-1234 www.amctheatres.com EDWARDS ONTARIO MOUNTAIN VILLAGE STADIUM 14 1575 N. Mountain Ave. (800) FANDANGO [(800) 326-3264 x.154#] or (909) 460-5312 www.regmovies.com EDWARDS ONTARIO STADIUM 22 & IMAX 4900 E. 4th St. (800) FANDANGO [(800) 326-3264 x.153#] or (909) 476-1525 www.regmovies.com
AMC VICTORIA GARDENS 12 12600 N. Main St. (909) 646-7250 www.amctheatres.com TERRA VISTA 6 10701 Town Center Dr. (909) 483-8373 www.tristonecinemas.com/terravista6
ULTRASTAR FONTANA 8 16741 Valley Blvd. (951) 341-5720 www.ultrastarmovies.com
HISTORIC HEMET THEATRE 216 E. Florida Ave. (951) 305-0159 www.historichemettheatre.com REGAL HEMET CINEMA 12 2369 W. Florida Ave. (951) 658-2939 www.regmovies.com
EDWARDS LA VERNE STADIUM 12 1950 Foothill Blvd. (909) 392-4894 www.regmovies.com
PERRIS PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER 1688 N. Perris Blvd. (951) 940-9500 www.regencymovies.com
KRIKORIAN REDLANDS CINEMA 14 340 N. Eureka St. (909) 793-6393 www.kptmovies.com
Regency Rialto Stadium 8 300 W. Baseline Road (909) 877-3456 www.regencymovies.com
AMC TYLER MALL 16 3775 Tyler Street (951) 359-3430 www.amctheaters.com
EDWARDS JURUPA STADIUM 14 8032 Limonite Ave. (800) FANDANGO [(800) 326-3264 x.157#] or (951) 361-4823 www.regmovies.com
MISSION GROVE THEATERS 18 121 E. Alessandro Blvd. (951) 789-8483 www.missiongrovetheaters.com
DIAMOND 8 CINEMAS 32260 Mission Trail (951) 245-4298 www.uecmovies.com
EASTVALE GATEWAY STADIUM 14 12285 Limonite Ave. (951) 361-9177 www.regmovies.com
MISSION TIKI DRIVE-IN 10789 Ramona Ave. (909) 627-3564 or (909) 628-0511 www.missiontiki.com; www.myspace.com/ missiontiki
MORENO VALLEY HARKINS MORENO VALLEY 16 22350 Town Circle (951) 686-3456 x.#118 www.harkinstheatres.com TOWNGATE 8 12625 Frederick St. Ste. L (951)653-5500 www.regencymovies.com
THE MOVIE EXPERIENCE 17 AT CALIFORNIA OAKS 41090 California Oaks Rd. (off the I-15) (951) 698-7800 www.themovieexperience.com
REGAL RIVERSIDE PLAZA STADIUM 16 3535 Central Ave. (800) FANDANGO [(800) 326-3264 x.1722#] or (951) 784-4600 www.regmovies.com UNIVERSITY VILLAGE CINEMAS 1201-A University Ave. (951) 784-4342 www.metrotheatres.com VAN BUREN CINEMA 3 DRIVE-IN 3035 Van Buren Blvd. (951) 688-2829
RUBIDOUX DRIVE-IN 3770 Opal St. (951) 683-4455 www.rubidoux.icyspicy.com
SAN BERNARDINO STERLING 6 2373 Sterling Ave. (909) 864-1588 www.regencymovies.com
Decline the invitation August: Osage County teams Streep and Roberts for a dinner party disaster By Carl Kozlowski
It’s hard to believe, but until August: Osage County hit theaters, the two most popular actresses of our time—Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts—had never worked together. Their teaming should have resulted in a film that would stand the test of time as a historic artistic endeavor. Instead, this adaptation of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts is overrun by over-the-top hysteria from its two leads and an impressive array of supporting actors, while depicting the bilious relationships among a supposedly average heartland family in rural Oklahoma. Packed with characters who are related by blood and longtime marriages but who reek with contempt for each other, it’s another sad example of cultural elitists offering their smug takes on the sad and empty lives of anyone who doesn’t choose to live in New York or L.A. August follows the emotional havoc wrought among an extended family when they reunite both to assess their cancerstricken, prescription-drug-addicted mother Violet (Streep) and to attend the funeral of their alcoholic estranged father (Sam Shepard). The daughter who is most bitter about the family is Barbara (Roberts), who managed to escape to an ostensibly better life as a college professor in Boulder, Colorado, but who has a damaged marriage of her own. Surrounding the central battle between Violet and Barbara are about a dozen other family members who are either latching onto bad relationships as a means of escape, experimenting with drugs, hiding their failing marriages or falling in love without realizing they’re actually halfsiblings. Almost everyone gets drunk or high at some point, but they definitely all take part in emotionally abusive attacks on each other. I’ll admit that some of the lines used in these fights work to dark comedic effect, and the all-too-rare quiet moments where Streep or Roberts calm down and attempt to make peace are nicely played and even
touching. But when everyone on screen is screaming F-bombs at each other and no one winds up being the good guy or even someone you want to relate to—when the movie is basically one long, ugly dinner party without a single person you’d want to invite into your own house—then it is simply too unpleasant to recommend. As someone who grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended college in Texas and continues to visit family in Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky, I’ve earned my right to wonder why modern Hollywood nearly always treats Midwesterners and Southerners with outright condescension and contempt. People in small towns have their share of bad marriages and family travails, but Hollywood needs to remember all the stars with five marriages, out of control kids and raging addictions who are living amongst themselves. Doesn’t anyone remember the screaming tabloid headlines that accompanied the fact that Julia Roberts snagged her own husband while he was married to another woman? There are still a vast majority of people in the heartland and the South who are kind and goodhearted and who love to go to the movies when they’re not being insulted by their depiction on the big screen. Remember The Blind Side, which focused on the true story of a white Christian woman in Texas who saved the life of a troubled black high school football player by helping him escape his rough life in housing projects? It made $250 million and scored Sandra Bullock an Oscar. I personally sat among a sold-out theater showing of it in Pelham, Alabama, a full seven weeks after it opened. August: Osage County is doing solid business for a movie that’s basically art house fare, but it will not resonate with the public on anywhere near the level of The Blind Side. Sure, not every movie has to show happy people or successful marriages, but it would be nice if movies like this one could at least have a little balance to the bile. IE
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dinning guide If you have information that needs to be changed, please e-mail calendar@ieweekly. com or call (951) 284-0120 x585. Average price per entrée: Under $10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ $10-$20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $$ Over $20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $$$
SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS Brazilian food that will make you scream GOL! with excitement By Bill Gerdes
Remember the Brazilian restaurant craze of about 10 years back? Every city had a Brazilian joint opening up. Spit-fired proteins were all the rage and “Have you tried Brazilian?” was a legitimate conversational starting point . . . and then an ass-load of Brazilian restaurants shortly thereafter closed, leaving Vietnamese food to become the new it cuisine, and most of us moved on. Except the Brazilians, of course. But hey, Brazil is back in a big way. With the World Cup is this year and Olympics in a few more, Brazil is poised for a renaissance—and so hopefully is Brazilian cuisine as well. Because we got it wrong the first time, this stuff is about more than grilled meats (although churrasco, the spit-grilled barbeque, is still as awesome as it was in 2002). Brazilian food is also unique with its torta fria, a lovely cold little chicken and bread layered pies, fried plantains and yucca and deceptively simple salads that combine Portuguese, Caribbean and South American elements. In short, taking a vegetarian out for Brazilian need not be considered an offense. There’s a little deal in Riverside that opened about a year ago called Gol Brazilian Restaurant that I’d recommend taking anyone to, meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Hell, bring along a Freegan and let them eat off your plate when you’re done, but get yourself over to this Brazilian buffet spot asap (located yards away from the chain-purgatory of the Tyler Galleria). Start off with a Guarana soda, an amazing little concoction that tastes like a cherry ginger ale. Then grab a plate and head to the buffet. This is where Gol gets a bit tricky because plate size and “all you can eat” options vary. I piled on a plate full of food and paid about $10 (the price is $7.95 a pound). And I ate over a pound of Brazilian at Gol. I ate the likes of a beautiful a Cucumber Mint Salad that was refreshing, subtle, and too damn tasty to have been sitting in a buffet tray. I ate a Pickled Onion and Tomato number that reminded me once again how simple can also be delicious. I was full after the salads alone.
But there’s always room to savor the amazing cheese breads. These biscuitsized morsels are almost creamy, strangely tasting raw, but in a good way. This may be the first bread I’ve considered drinking. Next to my bread sat a moundshaped coxinha, a chicken croquette that I eyed suspiciously throughout the night. Croquettes are on my all-overrated team—they play point guard and pass the overrated rock to kale in the post. But I will say these are among the better crouquettes I’ve tried. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my favorite part of the buffet menu, the Black Beans, Chicken Casserole, Rice and Fried Plantain number I put together. This of course is the epitome of simple food, but my God everything is done perfectly with these simple dishes, the rice especially. It reminds of the Arroz Cubano place I’d eat at two times a week when I lived semibroke in Barcelona in the ’90s. Except all this stuff is done a lot better at Gol. Oh yes meat-freaks: I tried the Lombaho de Porco, pork with bacon, which is lovely, juicy and sort of an uber-Brazilian meat— meat wrapped on meat, so-to-speak. With the addition of a tasty chimichurri sauce, I was suddenly back to the heyday of Brazilian food. If that sounds like a rave, it certainly is. I hate buffets, and I love this place. I’ll dub this year the “Year of Brazil,” so make sure to watch the World Cup, and definitely make sure to try Gol. IE Gol Brazilian Restaurant, 10436 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (951) 687-8000; www.golbrazilian.com.
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Aruffo’s ITALIAN CUISINE. Great Italian fare—what more can we say? 126 Yale Ave., 909.624.9624; www.aruffoisitaliancuisine.com. $$ THE BACK ABBEY. Check out this vast assortment of delicious burgers, bass, schnitzel and a massive selection of ale. 128 N. Oberlin Ave., 909.625.2642; www.thebackabbey. com. EUREKA! BURGER. Try a few layered burgers or salads with a massive selection of beer on tap. Dig in! 580 W. First St., 909.445.8875; www.eurekaburger.com. $$ 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. Hip Kitty Jazz And Fondue. Come and enjoy an assortment of cheese, meat and vegetable fondues. 502 W. 1st St., 909.447.6700; www.hipkittyjazz.com. $$ INKA TRAILS. Small, intimate, with excellent food. Try out the Lima-styled fare and check out the Peruvian artwork. 1077 W. Foothill Blvd., 909.626.4426. www.inkatrailsrestaurant. com. $$ KiCKBACK JACK’S. This café scores big points on fantastic food and friendly staff. 701 S. Indian Hill Blvd., 909.482.1414; www.kickbackjacks.com. $ LA PAROLACCIA OSTERIA ITALIANA. Italian tastes from all angles, including seafood, pasta, desserts and more. 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd., 909.624.1516; www.laparolacciausa. com. $$ LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN. If the fancy, exotic name doesn’t tell you that you’ll be chowing down on some French fare, we’re not sure what will. 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., 909.625.1609; www.lepainquotidien.com. LOVING HUT CLAREMONT. Heaven for both vegans and healthy food seekers alike. 175 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Bldg. A-102, 909.621.1688; www.lovinghut.us/claremont_01. MONGOLIAN BARBEQUE. Grab a bowl, stuff it with vegetables and watch that greatness sizzle to perfection. Impressive eats. 970 W. Foothill Blvd., 909.624.4334. $ The Press RESTAURANT. Vegetarians and carnivores in the I.E. can finally get along. 129 Harvard Ave., 909.625.4808; www.thepressrestaurant.com. $ Tutti Mangia ITALIAN GRILL. Pasta, fish, specialties and a host of Italian treats to tickle the taste buds. 102 Harvard Ave., 909.625.4669; www.tuttimangia.com. $$ 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. $$ Viva Madrid. Artistic and eclectic décor and the occasional flamenco band complement an extensive Spanish menu. 225 Yale Ave. #B, 909.624.5500. www.vivamadrid.com. $$. WALTER’S RESTAURANT. You won’t be able to predict the unique dishes in store for you here, especially when it comes to the variety of awesome brunch dishes. 310 N. Yale Ave., 909.624.2779; waltersrestaurant.biz.
COLTON GOODY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT. For hearty, noteworthy diner/truck stop eats, Goody’s is, well, damn good. Breakfast served ‘til 2 p.m. daily for those late risers. 551 S. Hunts Ln.,
909.370.1063. GUL-NAZ CUISINE OF PAKISTAN. A reliable choice for Pakistani food without driving to L.A., and an excellent choice for take-out as well. 1624 E. Washington St., 909.370.0111; www.gulnaz.menutoeat.com. LENO’S RICO TACO. This hole-in-the-wall serves up authentic Mexican fare that’s terrific on the taste buds and real easy on the wallet. 549 W. Valley Blvd., 909.825.9304; www.lenosricotaco.com. $ Pinnacle Peak Steak House. Huge slabs of meat that would make any carnivore grow fangs and howl at the moon. 2533 S. La Cadena Dr., 909.783.2543; www.pinnaclepeaksteakhouse.com. $$ Ravi’s India Cuisine. Serving authentic Indian goods made with spices imported from—you guessed it—India. 1091 S. Mount Vernon Ave. #G, 909.824.1100; www.ravisindiacuisine.com. $ Sayaka Japanese Restaurant. Sushi, sashimi, and nigiri, as well as teppan-yaki alternatives. 1060 S. Mount Vernon Ave., 909.824.6958.. $$
CORONA ANTHONY’S PIZZA & PASTA. World’s greatest bread sticks, plus killer calzones and of course, the pizza’s always a pie perfecto! 13100 Magnolia Ave., 951.279.6960. $ ASAHI SUSHI. Here they’ve got plenty of tasty rolls and a pretty mean all-you-can-eat menu to boot. 420 N. McKinley St., Corona, 951.738.3000. 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. CHRONIC TACOS. Terrific Tacos, taquitos and some serious guac with a new attitude. 160 E. Ontario Ave., 951.278.2643; www.eatchronictacos.com. $. CHUCK WAGON CAFÉ. A vintage stop where large portions of crave-worthy comfort foods reign supreme. 1070 E 6th St., 951.737.7162; $ CORKY’S KITCHEN AND BAKERY. Great prices and oh-so much better food than Denny’s with that fresh, homemade taste. 3811 Bedford Canyon Rd., Ste. 108, 951.735.3100; www. corkyskitchenandbakery.com. $ COUNTRY B.B.Q. This do-it-yourself BBQ is actually of Korean country origins. (And it’s just as great our Yankee finest.) 2276 Griffin Way #108, 951.734.8022. 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. EL CANGREJO NICE. Gourmet Mexican seafood isn’t as expensive as it sounds-and it’s delicious! 510 Hidden Valley Pkwy., Corona, 951.340.2280; www.elcangrejonice.com. GOODFELLAS CAFÉ. A Greek diner featuring some good American food in an Italian theme. 1090 Pomona Rd., 951.340.1130; www. myspace.com/goodfellascafe. HACIENDA GUADALAJARA. This Mexican restaurant is one of the best we’ve ever had. It’s more on the subtle end, but far from boring. 1353 W. 6th St., 951.735.5946. 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.thehotdogshoppecorona.com. JIMMY’S DINER. It’s tried-true American at this place; classic hamburgers and fries with a big dose of the ’50s for retro ambience. Check out the Elvis mural. 160 E. Ontario Ave., 951.734.0800; www.jimmysdinercorona.com. LUNA MODERN MEXICAN KITCHEN. Mexican cuisine with twists beyond the standard of ordinary salsa and ceviche. 980 Montecito
dinning guide Dr., 951.735.8888; www.lunammk.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. MANTRA INDIAN CUISINE AND BANQUET. This Indian spot is perfect if your taste buds are looking for an adventure of spice and flavor. 480 N. Main St., Corona, 951.739.9401; www. mantraresturants.com. MI HABANA CUBAN RESTAURANT. It’s the place for quality Cuban eats with a minimum of flair. 712 N. Main St., 951.582.9005; www. mihabanacafe.com. MILL CREEK. You’ve got prime rib, you’ve got wraps, you’ve got grilled steak of all sorts… what more could you want? 103 n. Lincoln Ave., 951.808.0344; www.millcreekcorona. com. OGGI’S PIZZA & BREWING CO. Cleverly named pizzas, authentic Italian pastas and gut-busting appetizers satisfy all! 2363 California Ave. #105, 951.817.0748; www.oggis. com. $$ THE ORIGINAL TACO STOP. For extremely savory street tacos and lip-smacking horchata, The Original Taco Stop is an ideal destination for excellent meat-and-tortilla combinations. (Taco truck not required.) 161 N. McKinley St., 951.340.9088. THE PERUVIAN ROOM. Mouth-watering flavors of ceviche and saltados that you can thank the Incan gods for. 591 N. McKinley St., Suite 100B, 951.220.9006; www.peruvianroom.com. PHO ANAM. There’s no need to go to Little Saigon to get a good, hearty bowl of Pho now. 440 N. McKinley Ave., Ste 102, 951.735.2629. PHO LONG. Even when it’s not soup weather, the hot, steaming bowls of Vietnamese rice noodle goodness served up here are simply lick-your-bowl clean delicious. 127 N. McKinley St. #103, 951.340.0342. RA SUSHI. Japanese food for the younger, hipper set of folks in a stylish setting and signature rolls. 2785 Cabot Dr. #101, 951.277.7491; www.rasushi.com. RUMI’S RESTAURANT. A new Mediterranean joint has emerged in Corona and it’s ready to please with healthy kabobs and stews galore. 718 N. Main St., Suite 102, 951.898.5400; www.facebook.com/RumisRestaurant/193973620616857. SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKE HOUSE. Flapjacks of all kinds—plus a ton of other breakfast treats. 710 E. 6th St., 951.737.5977; www.silverdollarpancakehouse.com. THE STEAM HAUS GASTRO PUB. It’s got a handful of unique dishes and one well stocked bar; now all you need is a top hat and monocle to match the atmosphere. 2785 Cabot Dr., Ste 110, 951.277.7500; www. steamhausgastropub.com. SUSHI KAWA SPORTS BAR & GRILL. Other sushi spots might be “meh” but this Japanese restaurant has a huge menu filled with unique and tasty treats. 469 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 101, 951.280.0398; www.sushikawasportsbar.webs. com. THAI STAR B.B.Q. Despite its strip mall location, this place’s yellow curry rocks taste buds like a more fancy-pants Thai dining establishment. 3848 McKinley St., 951.737.1638; www.thaistarcorona.com. TOM’S FARMS OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS. Bored of the daily burger grind? Try a Latin Burger, Tom’s Original 1/3 Pounder or the Jumbo Irish Nachos for new tastes. 23900 Temescal Canyon Rd., 951.277.4103; www. tomsfarms.com. $
LOMA LINDA A-Dong Restaurant II. Open Tuesday through Sunday at 11am for lunch and dinner. Wine menu is available. 25685 Redlands Blvd. #D, 909.796.8840. Angelo’s. Where to go when you want
food quickly, without that fast food taste. 11275 Mountain View Ave. #D., 909.796.0080. $ Cha Cha’s Tacos. The prices are low and the tastiness is high. 26393 Redlands Blvd., 909.799.0011. $ Napoli Italian Restaurant. Huge portions are the rule in this classy, well-kept secret. 24960 Redlands Blvd., 909.796.3770; www.napoliitalian.com. $$ Ranu THAI. This is a small Thai restaurant with lunch specials under $6, making it a very busy place during lunchtime. 25655 Redlands Blvd. #I, 909.796.7650. $$
MONTCLAIR Bombay Bistro RESTAURANT & BAR. We wonder if the Bombay Bistro knows that Bombay is once again Mumbai? 8851 Central Ave. #E, 909.445.1455; www.bombaybistrobar.com. Tokyo Kitchen. This teppan grill Japanese steak house serves up killer steaks, and the veggie and tofu dish is pretty bangin’. 8851 Central Ave., 909.625.5588; www.tokyokitchenrestaurant.com.
ONTARIO BENTO BOX JAPANESE GRILL. A nostalgic lunch tray for adults? This menu will make you wish your high school had made food like this. 2910 S. Archibald Ave., Ste C, 909.923.2323; www. sushibentobox.com. $$ FUSIONS BAR & GRILL. Great grub options exist here, include the tasty fries, soups and, hey, 101 martinis, too! 3550 Porsche Way; www. facebook.com/pages/Fusions-Martini-Loungeand-Grill/173232196044371. New York Grill. Fancy pants people like to go here—NY steaks, Australian lobster tail, lamb and awesome desserts. 950 Ontario Mills Dr., 909.987.1928; www.newyorkgrill.com. $$$ Philly’s Best. Classic hoagies and big Philly cheese steaks, straight from “The City of Brotherly Love.” 4320 E. Mills Cir., 909.484.7433. $ Porter’s Prime Steakhouse. Open weekdays for lunch from 10am to 2pm and daily for dinner starting at 5:30pm. 222 N. Vineyard Ave., 909.418.4808. Rosa’s ITALIAN RESTAURANT. This restaurant serves food of all Italian regions and claims to be best in all their dishes. 425 N. Vineyard, 909.937.1220; www.rosasitalian.com. $$$ Royal Cut Restaurant. It’s ‘bout the beef, baby! Lunch and dinners are served here. 2345 S. Grove, 909.947.3322; www.royalcutrestaurant.com. Tokyo Tokyo. Features traditional tatami rooms. 990 Ontario Mills Dr., 909.987.7999; www. tokyotokyosushi.com. $$ TORO SUSHI. Delicious, affordable sushi in a modern atmosphere. 1520 N. Mountain Ave. #D, 909.983.8676; www.torosushi.com. Vince’s Spaghetti. Nearly anyone who grew up in Ontario has had family dinners at this inexpensive, authentic Italian eatery. 1206 W. Holt Blvd., 909.986.7074; www.vincesspaghettirestaurant.com.
POMONA BABYLON RESTAURANT & HOOKAH LOUNGE. If your world of food includes great stuff like labneh, tabouleh, fatayer and mhamara, this is the place for you. Oh, and the dinners are terrific here, too. 205 E. 2nd St., 909.622.4444; www. babylon-restaurant.com. THE BURGER HOUSE. Previously known as 2nd on Second Street, this bistro-turned burger joint makes some pretty mean patties. 171 W. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.623.7620; www.theburgerhouse.net.CARNITAS DON JUAN. A seemingly ordinary Mexican meal with extraordinary tastes. 1382 W. Holt Ave.,909.620.7480. Coco Palm RESTAURANT. This Cuban-Spanish spot offers Cuban tamales, empanadas, tapas, paella, and an incredible array of meats and fish. 1600 Fairplex Dr., 909.469.1965; www.cocopalmrestaurant.com. $$
DAY-DAY & DUKE’S WAFFLEHOUSE. Partake in Day-Day’s great soul food cooking and have a glass of Kool-Aid to wash it down. 994 E. Holt Blvd., 909.622.3217; www.facebook.com/ Dayday-N-Dukes-Wafflehouse. LOS JARRITOS. It might be Spartan on the inside, but it’s crammed full of flavor on the plates of this Mexican diner. 246 S. Towne Ave., 909.623.3888. MIX BOWL CAFÉ. It’s a mix of Asian goodies here, including Thai BBQ and other tastes. 1520 Indian Hill Blvd., 909.447.4401; www. mixbowlcafe.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. Pho Ha Vietnamese Restaurant. This restaurant can seat 100, and their meals are often geared for two. 695 Indian Hill Blvd., 909.622.7578. $$ RAWKEN SUSHI. Get your fix of “Bro-sushi;” a few powerful rolls with spice that makes even tough men sweat. 135 E. 2nd St., 909.629.6800; www.rawkensushi.com. THE ROOKERY. Formerly known as Joey’s BBQ, this burger n’ beer joint is taking patty dining to a whole new level. 117 W. 2nd St., 909.815.5215; www.facebook.com/TheRookeryPomona.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA BRIGHT STAR THAI VEGAN CUISINE. Featuring some of the best non-chicken chicken you will ever eat. Full of veg-friendly delights. 9819 Foothill Blvd., 909.980.9797; www.brightstarvegan.com. CHINA POINT. Some say it’s the best Chinese food in the IE—and worth the wait. 9028 Archibald Ave., 909.466.8766. CLASSY café. It’s American food and like its namesake, should have a touch of class to the dishes, cooked up daily by a pair of caterers with some two decades in the biz. 9135 Archibald Ave. #F, 909.989.7733; www. classylassiescatering.com. THE DELI. Top-notch sandwiches and burgers make this simply-named food stop “deli-ghtful.” 9671 Foothill Blvd., 909.989.8122. FARRELL’S ICE CREAM PARLOR. This place brings back all of your childhood memories of loud birthday celebration songs, tasty meals and the best dang selection of ice cream around. 10742 Foothill Blvd., 909.989.8777; www.farrelsusa.com. Felipe’s. Premium tequilas, tortillas made from scratch, and dishes like Chorizo con Papas and Chile Verde. 8017 Archibald Ave. #E, 909.484.2810; www.felipesonline.com. $ FLAMINGO PALMS. All the Cuban food your heart desires, including chicken, beef and pork plates. 9223 Archibald Ave. #H, 909.484.1177. GREEN MANGO THAI BISTRO. Attention picky eaters: There are well over a hundred dishes being served here, from the Panang Seafood to the Angry Chicken and the Grilled Beef salad. 11226 4th St., 909.987.8885; www. greenmangothaibistro.com. HAANDI INDIAN CUISINE. Samosas, vindaloo, aloo tikki, pappadam—get ‘em all here! 7890 Haven Ave. #15-16, 909.581.1951; www. haandii.net. KABUKI. Don’t let the Victoria Gardens mall give you the “skeevs.” Here you’ll find great selection of sushi that is better than any food court dish. 12595 N. Mainstreet, 909.646.8555;
www.kabukirestaurants.com. THE LAZY DOG RESTAURANT AND BAR. This is the place if you want good food for yourself or your canine companion. 11560 4th St., 909.987.4131; www.lazydogcafe.com. $$ LOCO CANTINA & GRILL. Traditional Mexican menu served up to 2am nightly. 11815 Foothill Blvd. #E, 909.980.5800; www.myspace.com/ lococantina&grill. Magic Lamp Inn. Offers American cuisine and is open Tuesday thru Friday for lunch, and Tuesday thru Sunday for dinner. 8189 Foothill Blvd., 909.981.8659; www.themagiclampinn.com. $$$ PAISANO RISTORANTE ITALIANO & BAR. Your goto place for deliciously cooked Italian cuisine. 12574 N. Main St. #3930, Rancho Cucamonga, 909.803.8777; www.paisanoristorante.com. TROPICA RESTAURANT AND BAR. Gourmet pizzas and pasta for cheap: the recipe for greatness. 11849 Foothill Blvd., 909.481.9500. Vince’s Spaghetti. Nearly anyone who grew up in Rancho Cucamonga has had family dinners at this inexpensive, authentic Italian eatery. 8241 Foothill Blvd., 909.981.1003; www. vincesspaghettiroute66.com.
REDLANDS CAPRICE café. Cal-Med cooking with a twist of Asian and Middle Eastern tastes thrown into the mix, and a great room to have a fantastic meal in. 104 E. State St., 909.793.8787, www. capricecafe.com. Citrone. An upscale establishment where you’ll find a pricier Italian menu and nice wine list. 328 Orange St., 909.793.6635; www.citroneresturant.com. $$ 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. $ EUREKA! BURGER. Don’t let the exclamation point fool you, this place is anything but generic. 345 W. Pearl Ave. #130, 909.335.5700; www.eurekaburger.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. $$$ JERSEY’S PIZZA. The beer selection kicks ass, as it features only the best stuff around. (Oh yeah, there’s pizza somewhere here, too!) 214 Orange St., 909.335.7076; www.jerseyspizza.com. Try the gnocchi, pork tenderloin or the signature appetizer, “the Greensleeve.” 220 N. Orange St., 909.792.6969; www.joegreensleevesrestaurant.com. $$$ 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. $$ MILL CREEK CATTLE COMPANY. Eat here for breakfast, lunch or dinner—everything has BBQ on it! 2087 Orange tree Ln., 909.798.5757; www. millcreekcattlecompany.com. NAAN CAFÉ. Spicy Indian cuisine (or non-spicy
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dinning guide for wimps) made to order. 700 E. Redlands Blvd., R3, 909.307.3900; www.naancafe.com. OSCAR’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT. Home-styled Mexican belly fillers in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. (Plus, they don’t need toothpicks for their rellenos!) 19 N. 5th St., 909.792.8211. REDLANDS UNDERGROUND. This place has got all the great food and fantastic entertainment you could ever ask for. Just make sure you check operating hours before your night out! 19 E. Citrus Ave., Ste. 103, 909.798.1500; www. redlandsunderground.com. Royal Falconer British Pub. As close as you can get to a British pub without traveling to England. 106 Orange St., 909.307.8913; www. royalfalconer.com. $$ TACO VILLAGE. The tacos are good, but this place has one of the best chicken burritos we’ve ever had. 1711 W. Lugonia Ave., 909.307.1916. 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. $$
RIALTO Brothers Pizza. Serving many Italian dishes and pizza in a casual setting, this is the perfect place to take the family. 142 E. Foothill Blvd., 909.874.1987. $$ EL KIOSCO MEXICAN RESTAURANT. A family-run restaurant featuring fresh specialties, including camarones mojo de ajo and steak ranchero, amidst an assortment of classics. 916 S. Riverside Ave., 909.820.0198. $ SAL & LIMON GOURMET MEXICANO CANTINA. Hook yourself up with a delicious Sal & Limon Bowl, or step it up to the beefy Filete Cantinflas. A great Mexican food one-stop spot. 2019 N. Riverside Ave. #1, 909.877.2455. SUN SUN KITCHEN. Terrific Chinese take out that’s worth taking a look into. 2834 Rialto Ave., 909.875.2410. Taco Joe’s. Mixing traditional Mexican dishes with unique creations makes this a popular spot in Rialto. 1749 S. Riverside Ave., 909.877.1851. $ Western Maki. Casual dining/take-out Japanese restaurant that offers yummy sushi and teriyaki at reasonable prices. 535 S. Riverside Ave., 909.873.0613. $
RIVERSIDE 54 DEGREE’S AT DUANE’S. This wine bar’s servin’ up an assortment of tapas, too. 3649 Mission Inn Ave., 951.341.6767; www.missioninn.com. ANCHOS SOUTHWEST BAR & GRILL. Seriously Southwestern, as the bull horns will promise. 10773 Hole Ave., 951.352.0240; www.anchos. net. $$ ANTONE’S FOOD. Italian food featuring fresh baked bread, delicious grinders, pizzas and garlic bread, plus spaghetti and salads, too! 4125 Sunnyside Dr., 951.682.5900. $ ART’S BAR & GRILL. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials including lobster, steak and halibut on Friday, and prime rib on Saturday. Delicious food, great atmosphere, and right off the 91 at University. 3357 University Ave., 951.683.9520. BACK STREET RESTAURANT. Tucked away in a pretty little building, this place nails the lunch fare, especially the sandwiches. (And note, it’s only open on weekdays and only during lunch.) 3735 Nelson St., 951.683.6650; www. backstreetriverside.com. BANN THAI. A brand new Thai treat that tastes as nice in the mouth as the place looks with the eyes. 6461 Brockton Ave., 951.684.3381; www.bannthairiverside.com. BELLA TRATTORIA ITALIAN BISTRO. Fine Italian cuisine in a posh atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner. 3649 Mission Inn Ave., 951.784.0300; www.missioninn.com. $$ BEST THAI. In a hurry for some curry? Try this quick, quality, authentic stop. 1735 Spruce St.
#F, 951.682.4256; www.bestthai-cuisine.com. $ BUSY CAFÉ. End your search for the best Chinese grub here! This family restaurant has some flavor-packed beef, chicken and pork dishes mixed with the best spicy sauces make it “to die for.” And don’t forget to calm down your flaring taste buds with some Boba Milk Tea. 1201 University Ave., #110A, 951.683.2228. Café Sevilla. Spanish fare, Tapas bar, the works. Also has dinner shows on weekends. In The Marketplace. 3252 Mission Inn Ave., 951.778.0611; www.cafesevilla.com. $$$ CHARLEY ROKK’S AUTHENTIC TEXAS BBQ. Your favorite home-style treats can be found here from macaroni and cheese to Cajun rice and all meaty treats in between; all in the name of deliciously homemade BBQ. 5145 Jurupa Ave., Ste. G-4, Riverside, 951.774.0039; www. CharleyRokksBBQ.com. COBBLESTONE BAKERY & DELI. Need a sandwich with an extra kick—or one that’s just extra thick? This place has the tastes and sizes to surprise. 8304 Limonite Ave., 951.685.6161; www.cobblestonebakery.com. CRESCENT JEWELL RESTAURANT & LOUNGE. The Southern-based specialties of salmon, gumbo and eggplant are mighty fine here—or so we’ve heard. 3597 Main St, 951.684.1000; www.crescentjewell.info. D’elia’s grinders. Remember when the grinder was a serious sandwich? If so, we’ve got a great trip back into memory lane. 2093 University Ave., 951.683.7380; www.deliasgrinders.com. $ DONA TIMOS la cascada MEXICAN GRILL. They’re doing God’s work when it comes to their tacos, enchiladas and burritos. 3635 University Ave., 951.684.8614. EL FOGON. A handful of Mexican dishes and little cow tongue to go with it. 765 Blaine St., 951.782.8959. ELEPHANT THAI CUISINE. A great outdoor patio, sweet service and a few mentionable Thai dishes. Larb Salad, anyone? 3720 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.682.9300. FLABOB AIRPORT café. Some great grits and a bountiful breakfast surrounded by a timeless diner experience and some takeoffs and landings just outside. 4130 Mennes Ave. #207, 951.686.6660. THE GOLDEN OX. If you look carefully enough, you might find Flo from Mel’s Diner behind the counter. 6490 Magnolia Ave., 951.782.8922. GRAM’S MISSION B-B-Q PALACE. One of the top contenders for sheer smoked-for-hours deliciousness. 3527 Main St., 951.782.8219. $$ THE HIDEAWAY. Discover this dive bar and try a classic French Dip sandwich with subtly sweet au jus that will make your mouth water. 3700 Main St., Lower Level, Riverside, 951.686.0950; wwwmissiongalleriacafe.com. JAFANG’S PIZZA. For amazing pizza you won’t be able to turn down decorated doughcooked creations like the “Whoa, Mama!” pizza; a supreme among supremes. Oh, and this joint also makes a mean turkey sandwich too. 1400 University Ave., 951.788.8880; www. jafangspizza.com. JERSEY BURGERS. As our reviewer notes, this place is the new spot for comfortable, clean fast food in the downtown area. Mmmm, burgers. 3940 University Ave., Riverside, 951.784.7660. 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. $$ KILLARNEY’S PUB & GRILL. The eats here range from the Irish inspired to the pub-tastic! 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. #532, 951.682.2933; www. killarneys.com/riverside. $$ KIM’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL. Make sure you sample Kim’s expertly prepared tacos—and some brews to go with them! 2994 Rubidoux Blvd., 951.686.2200. $$ LAKE ALICE TRADING CO. Here’s the high end of the bar food spectrum, featuring its famous Taco Tuesdays, plus sliders, burgers,
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salads, pizzas and plenty of appetizers, of course. 3616 University Ave., 951.686.7343; www.lakealicetradingco.com. LAS CAMPANAS. It’s the best star-gazing dining experience there is with the added bonus of a new chef and good eats. 3694 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.784.0300; www.missioninn.com. $$$ LITTLE GREEN ONIONS. A breakfast place that’s at its best when you stick with the basics. 6723 Brockton Ave., 951.328.1273. MAGNONE TRATTORIA. You won’t be able to deny this Italian joint the respect it deserves, especially after trying the Calamari Fritta. 1630 Spruce St., Riverside, 951.781.8840; www. magnonetrattoria.com. Mario’s Place. Business casual atmosphere, wine and ale varieties, and exquisite cuisine. 3646 Mission Inn Ave., 951.684.7755; www. mariosplace.com. $$$ Market Broiler. Open daily at 11am for lunch and dinner. Lunch is served until 3pm. The Market Broiler offers a children’s menu, senior’s discount and full bar. 3525 Merrill St., 951.276.9007; www.marketbroiler.com. MEDITERRANEAN PALACE. If kabobs, shawerma, falafels and baklava are near ‘n’ dear to your grumblin’ tummy, this menu’s worth your money (especially the afternoon buffet). 1223 University Ave. #130, 951.781.8900; www. mpgrillandcafe.com. MIJOS TACOS. Cheap eats are in abundance, as none of the Tex-Mex tastes here clock in at over ten bucks. 10203 Hole Ave., 951.358.0402. MISSION BURGERS. The thoroughly juicy burgers here are a mouthful (seriously, you will be warned by your server!) and our personal fave is the green pepper and onion-packed Canada Burger. 4606 Pine St., Riverside, 951.682.7272. $$ MONARK ASIAN BISTRO. Asian fusion cuisine that’s full of new (and familiar) flavors. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #64, 951.683.1073; www. monarkasianbistro.com. NANAY GLORIA’S FILIPINO FAST FOOD. This place serves a familial and comforting “Mother’s” meal right down the street from UCR which makes it the perfect stop for starving students and anyone looking for a tasty meal for a cheap price. Fiesta Food Market, 1160 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.977.8373; www.thefiestafoodmarket.com. $ NEW YORK PIZZA CO. If you’re missing that East Coast flavor, this place has that thincrust appeal on lock. And try the pastrami sandwich, too. You’re welcome. 3570 Van Buren Blvd., 951.688.4000; www.newyorkpizzariverside.com. OASIS VEGETARIAN CAFÉ & BAKERY. This place is a veggie/vegan’s delight, featuring both American and Hispanic cuisine. Seeking meatless steak burgers or tacos? Look no further. 11550 Pierce St., 951.688.5423; www. oasisvegetarian.com. OISHII SUSHI & TERIYAKI. Get your mouth “sea deep in roll heaven,” as we like to say ‘round here. 6133 Magnolia Ave., 951.784.2550; www.myspace.com/oishiisushi. $$ Olivia’s Mexican Restaurant. Everything is made fresh daily and if you haven’t been here before, well, you’re missing out. 9447 Magnolia Ave., 951.689.2131; www.oliviasmexicanrestaurant.com. $ PHO Saigon. Pho is a clear broth soup served with thin noodles that can be vegetarian or filled with chicken, shrimp or beef—get your perfect setup right here. 1450 N. University Ave. #N, 951.369.0306. $ PHOOD ON MAIN. The odd spelling matches the acceptably weird vibe, but the delicious sandwiches are anything but odd. 3737 Main St. #100, 951.276.7111; www.phoodonmain. net. PROABITION. Experience the lavish living of the roaring ’20s in a bar with some damn good food and even better cocktails. 3597 Main St., Riverside, 951.222.2110; www.proabition.com.
PUNJAB PALACE. Satisfy your hungering itch for spice with a few dishes that might empty your wallet but certainly fill your stomach. 1766 University Ave., Ste 102, Riverside, 951.686.9968; www.punjabpalacecuisineofindia.com. $$ PUPUSERIA MIGUELENAS. You may giggle at the name but a pupusa is a simple El Salvadorian dish of corn tortillas filled with your indulgence of both sweet and spicy toppings. 5310 Mission Blvd., 951.682.4054. $ 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. ROMANO’S CHICAGO PIZZARIA. Deep-dish Chicago style pizza that’s worth every bite. The Italian fare is terrific, too. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., 951.781.0773; www.romanosrestaurants.com. ROYAL ORCHID THAI. Fast food Thai that thankfully doesn’t taste like fast food. 9791 Magnolia Ave., 951.354.6100. THE SALTED PIG. It’s name is the tip off that there’s plenty of pork to be had here. Don’t miss out on such items as the pork belly sandwich, the Really Good Burger (that’s the name!) or the bacon ice cream sandwich. 3700 12th St., 951.848.4020; www.saltedpigriverside.com. SIMPLE SIMON’S BAKERY & BISTRO. When it comes to the specialty sandwiches, this place serves terrific tastes between two pieces of bread. (We love the Italian Grinder and Croissant Club.) 3639 Main St., 951.369.6030. SMOKEY CANYON BBQ. Grab a whiff of hickory with these tasty, meaty dishes. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #9, 951.782.8808; www. smokeycanyon.com. $$ Templo Del Sol. What could be better than a bunch of meat, cheese, beans and veggies wrapped in a large flour tortilla? 1365 University Ave., 951.682.7047. YELLOW CHILI TAPAS KITCHEN AND BAR. This joint has opened a restaurant strictly to praise the art of the appetizer. 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Ste. # 42, 951.686.9400. ZACATECAS CAFÉ. This place dates back to 1963. That should tell you something about its great Mexican grub right there. 2472 University Ave., 951.683.3939. ZORBA’S RESTAURANT. Deliciously traditional American burgers that you can wash down with a unique assortment of over fifty soda flavors. 450 Iowa Ave., 951.686.5830.
san bernardino Alfredo’s Pizza and Pasta. A classic Italian joint, right down to the red and white checkered tablecloths. 251 W. Base Line St., 909.885.0218; www.alfredospizzandpasta.com. The Castaway. Experience award winning cuisine and service, while taking in the fabulous mountain and valley views. 670 Kendall Dr., 909.881.1502; www.castawayrestaurant. com. $$$ Delhi Palace. All the greatest hits: tandoori chicken, lamb and naan. Check out the buffet, too! 2001 Diners Ct., 909.884.9966. $$ JACKPOT TASTY THAI-CHINESE FOOD. Tasty Thai cuisine that rolls the dice and pays out in delectable, authentic dividends. 2160 S. Waterman Ave. #C, 909. 824.1324. LE RENDE-VOUS GOURMET CUISINE. One of the last true French restaurants in the IE and yes, they’ve got escargot. 4775 N. Sierra Wy., San Bernardino, (909) 883-1231; www.LeRendezVousRestaurant.com. Los Portales. Mexican fare like mamacita used to make—over 100 dishes of it. 1313 N. Waterman Ave., 909.888.2544; www.losportales3.com. Lotus Garden. Styled like an authentic pagoda, this Chinese hotspot offers kung pao chicken, Singapore noodles and clay pot entrees. 111 E. Hospitality Ln., 909.381.6171. $
dinning guide 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. MITLA café. a long-standing institution in the city, with a menu of vintage Mexican restaurant selections in a family-owned location. 602 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., 909.888.0460; www. mitlacafe.com. $ 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. SEASONS. This restaurant’s actually operated by the students of the Art Institutes’ Culinary Academy, featuring fine dining with great plates at great prices. 674 E. Brier Dr., 909.915.2170; www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire. SUNDOWNERS FAMILY RESTAURANT. Yes, it’s a family restaurant…discover the rest for yourself. 1131 S. E St., 909.884.3510. 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. $ Buffalo Inn. Totally quaint and rustic roadhouse-type joint with great burgers, outdoor seating and sometimes live music. 1814 W. Foothill Blvd., 909.981.5515. $ CONNAL’S BURGERS, SALADS AND SUBS. Deliciously retro flavors to matchy an equally old-school decor. 1227 W. 7th St., 909.982.2531; www.connals.com. GRAZIES ITALIAN RESTAURANT & SPORTS BAR. Mix classic Italian food with a sports bar atmosphere and you get a great time. 1615 N. Mountain Ave., 909.981.2924. $ 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. $$$ LIMERICKS TAVERN. Catch your favorite game on one of the many TVs at this tavern and enjoy some neat dishes like the Irish Nachos and Beer-battered Fish Sandwich. 1234 W. Foothill Blvd., 909.920.5630; www.facebook.com/limerickstavern. $$ THE LOCAL BAKERY AND CAFÉ. This homey treat spot reminds us more of the places outside our neck of the woods. 120 E. 9th St., 909.920.3458; www.thelocalbakerandcafe.com. LOVING HUT. Well-executed vegetarian grub that even surprises the meat-eaters! And don’t forget the desserts. 903-B W. Foothill Blvd., 909.982.3882; www.lovinghut.us/upland. PETRILLI’S PIZZA. Pizza and sandwiches that are very easy to love hail from this hot take-out spot. 110 S. Mountain Ave., 909.981.8114; www. petrillispizza.com. $ PINE HAVEN CAFE. Let this breakfast and lunch menu blow your mind and fill your stomach with unimaginable delights. 1191 E. Foothill Blvd., 909.946.4674; www.pinehavencatering. com. $ san biagio’s pizza. After taking a bite of these NY-style slices, it’ll be hard to believe you’re still in Upland. 1263 W. 7th St., 909.946.9277; www. sanbiagios.com. $ san biagio’s pizza. Same as the above San Biagio, just in another spot in the city. 1118 E. 19th St. #F, 909.949.6900; www.sanbiagios. com. $ TANGO BAIRES CAFÉ. Authentically delicious Argentine cuisine. 870 E. Foothill Blvd. #2, 909.985.6800; www.tangobairescafe.com. $$ TEQUILA HOPPERS. Burgers and appetizers that are better than the standard bar fare. 60 N. Mountain Ave., 909.985.9114; www.tequila-
hoppers.com. $$ VINCE’S SPAGHETTI. All sorts of well made Italian cuisine and sandwiches. Meatballs, French Dip sandwiches, classic lasagna; this place does it right. Route 66, 8241 Foothill Blvd., 909.981.1003; www.vincesspaghettiroute66.com. $ WINDY C’S CHICAGO HOT DOGS. Fly straight to this shop for iconic flavors of Chicago— but bring some cash. 140 S. Mountain Ave., 909.982.8273; www.windycs.com.
great cuisine getaways Explore the outer-IE’s great culinary treasures. THE ADOBE GRILL. 49499 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, 760.564.4111; www.laquintaresort. com. ALICANTE. 140 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.325.9464; www.alicanteps.com. AZTLAN TACOS. 29280 Central Ave., Ste G, Lake Elsinore, 951.471.0440. BAMBOO ASIAN RESTAURANT. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 888.732.4264; www. pechanga.com. THE BISTRO. 84245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, 760.342.5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com. CAFÉ AROMA. 54750 N. Circle Dr., Idyllwild-Pine Cove, 951.659.5212; www.cafearoma.org CHICAGO PASTA HOUSE. 24667 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley, 951.924.5777; www. chicagopastahouse.com. CURRY AND KABOB. 12125 Day St., Ste H-301, Moreno Valley, 951.682.7500. ERNIE’S BAR AND GRILL. 56150 PGA Blvd., La Quinta, 760.564.4111; www.laquintaresort. com. FILIPPI’S PIZZA GROTTO. 27309 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, 951.699.8900; www.realcheesepizza.com. GREAT OAK STEAKHOUSE. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 951.770.8507; www. pechanga.com. THE HOOD BAR AND PIZZA, 74360 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, 760.636.5220; www.thehoodbar.com. JIAO. 515 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.321.1424; www.jiaops.com. JOY. 84245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, 800.827.2946; www.fantasyspringsresort.com. KING’S HIGHWAY. 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.325.9900; www.acehotel. com/palmsprings/dining. LIAM’S IRISH PUB. 1087 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Colton, 909.422.9900. MADLON’S RESTAURANT, 829 W. Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear, 909.585.3762; www.madlonsrestaurant.com. MD BURGER. 494999 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, 760.564.4111; www.laquintaresort.com. NATURAL NINE NOODLE CO. 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, 951.755.5620; www.natural9noodle.com. PAPPY & HARRIETS. 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, 760.365.5956; www.pappyandharriets.com. PINNOCCHIO IN THE DESERT. 134 E. Tahquitz Canyon Wy., Palm Springs, 760.322.3776; www. pinnocchiops.com. POM FANTASY SPRINGS. 84245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, 800.827.2946; www.fantasy springsresort.com. RESTAURANT AT PONTE. 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, 951.252.1770; www. pontewinery.com. SPORTSWATCH BAR AND GRILL. 27961 Highland Ave., Highland, 909.280.3250; www. sportswatchbarandgrill.com. SUN DOWNERS FAMILY RESTAURANT. 1131 S. “E” St., San Bernardino, 909.884.3510; www. sundownersfamilyrestaurant.com TACOS AND TEQUILA. 49750 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, 800.252.4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com. TROPICAL BBQ. 26684 Margarita Rd., Murrieta, 951.698.4124; www.tropicalbbqtemecula.com. TWENTY6. 494999 Eisenhower Dr., La Quinta, 760.564.4111; www.laquintaresort.com.
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A SHOT IN THE DARK
Enjoy an afternoon matinee that will ignite the fire of your inner detective. A Shot in the Dark is a murder/mystery tale of sorts. When the Beaurevers’ parlor maid, Josefa, is found passed out next to her dead lover with a gun in her hand, all fingers point to her for murder. However, there may be more to this story than meets the eye. Follow along as this investigation points to who actually pulled the trigger and fired the fatal shot. 2pm. $15. Riverside Community Players, 4026 Fourteenth St., Riverside, (951) 369-1200; riversidecommunityplayers.org.
INTO THE WILD LIVE!
sat 01/25 BREWS & BROS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL The Inland Empire has a nice variety of local breweries offering up some of the tastiest beer selections around. Showing love to its fellow breweries, Dale’s Bros Brewery in Upland has decided to invite some of our local breweries to help them celebrate their 11th anniversary. This festival will include 20 breweries from the Inland Empire’s Brewer Guild, offering up 50 different beers for tasting. Combine this with live music, food vendors and nifty vintage trailers, and you have one heck of a celebration. Just like the breweries, all food vendors will be from local restaurants serving up some of the IE’s best soda pop, tacos and barbeque. Various activities and games will be available for attendees of all ages, making for a nice afternoon with the family. If you’re not much in to beer, designated drivers are given a generous entrance fee of $10, while children 12 and under get in free. VIP and general admission entrants 21 and over receive a neat commemorative glass for tasting, and as a reminder of an awesome experience. Not only will this festival serve as an anniversary party, a portion of proceeds will go to the Claremont Educational Foundation, an organization committed to promoting quality education in the Claremont Unified School District. This is a great event, where you, your designated driver and the whole family will have a fun time. (Victoria Banegas) Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th Street, Upland, (909) 982-6021; brewsandbrosfest.com
Born in the far reaches of Kyoto, Japan and raised in the warm sun of Southern California, Yoodoo Park is the reason for Grmln’s unique inception. With dreampop influences inspired by the various bright colors and climate of his coastal surroundings, this artist has developed a number of amazing melodies designed to entertain and enthrall. Park is preparing for a bevy of shows on the west coast; don’t miss out! 7pm. $10. The Glass House, 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us.
“SEE THE SOUND OF HOPE”
Survivors of severe trauma get through the recovery process each in their own individual way. For many victims of sex trafficking, the process is complex and has many parts. An art therapy project led by Operation SafeHouse, “See the Sound of Hope,” is an exhibit that displays the artwork from these survivors of sex trafficking. Their paintings and collages demonstrate the courage and strength they have become empowered with to help overcome emotional obstacles, as well as their journey into the healing process. 10am-4pm. $5. Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 684-7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org.
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Jack Hanna has been America’s favorite zookeeper for many years. He has made countless television appearances and has had two shows of his very own, all sharing information about his favorite animal friends with audiences near and far. Now is your chance to come and see his animal friends live and in person, while he shares funny stories and footage from his adventures all over the world. 7pm. $15-75. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, (760) 340-2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com.
Tony Baker is an impressive comedian who has the credentials to back it up. As a regular at acclaimed comedy clubs like The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, Magic Club and more, you know this guy has plenty of material to keep the funny coming time and time again. He was also featured on the second season of Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution. All this and more is sure to prove that Tony Baker will tickle your funny bone. 8pm. $5. Ontario Improv, 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, (909) 484-5411; ontario.improv.com.
GOLD RUSH COUNTRY
There isn’t a higher energy more notorious country band in Southern California than Gold Rush Country. Performing all your favorite Top 40 country hits with both male and female vocalists, you’re sure to enjoy your time feeling like you’re down south. Get ready to boogie, two-step and dance with your lucky partner to the while the best music is played late into the night. 9pm. Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill, 12635 N. Main St., Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 922-8032; www.facebook.com/ tobykeithsbarranchoca.
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951.927.1775; hemetconcerts.org. FLOUR FUSION. Every Fri Live Music. 7pm. 133 N. Main St., Lake Elsinore, 951.245.1166; www.flourfusion.com. HANGAR 24 BREWERY. Every Wed Live Music. 6:30pm-9:30pm.1710 Sessums Dr., Redlands, 909.398.1400; www. hangar24brewery.com.
HIP KITTY JAZZ AND FONDUE. Thurs, Jan. 23 Sandstorm. 7pm. Fri The Hollywood Hound Dogs. 8pm. Sat Nutty. 8pm. Sun Amanda Castro. 7pm. Tues Shawn Mafia & The Ten Cent Thrills. 9pm. Wed Don’t Call Me Shirley. 8pm. 502 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.447.6700; www.hipkittyjazz.com. KIM’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL. Fri El Robo. 2994 Rubidoux Blvd., Riverside, 951.686.2200. LA CREPERIE. Every Fri-Sat Jazz Night. 7pm-10pm. 3968 Grand Ave., Chino, 909.342.6016; www.lacreperiecafe.net. THE LIVING DESERT. Sun Billy Eckstine featuring Gina Eckstine. 47900 Portola Ave.,
Palm Desert, 760.346.5694; www.livingdesert. org. MARDI GRAS RESTAURANT. Every Sat Jeff Chaz Blues Band. 7pm. 201 N. E St., San Bernardino, 909.884.5000; www.mardigrasrestaurant.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. Every Fri & Sat Live Music. 10pm-1am. 3646 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7755; www.mariosplace.com. MISSION TOBACCO LOUNGE. Thurs, Jan.
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. AROMA INDIAN GRILL & BANQUET. Every Fri All The Way Live Dinner & Jazz Show. 7pm & 10pm. 965 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, 909.9823616; www.aromagrillupland.com. BAHAMA MAMA’S SPORTS BAR. Every Wed Open Mic Jam. 24801 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley, 951.485.0203. THE BARN. Wed Islands; Haunted Summer. University Of California Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, 951.827.2776; www.kucr.org. BARNACLES SPORTS BAR. Every Fri-Sat Live Music. 1936 Mentone Blvd., Mentone, 909.794.5851; www.barnaclessportsbar. com. BENJARONG. Every Fri-Sat Live Music. 1001 Park Ave., Redlands, 909.792.3235; www. thebenjarong.com. BRANDIN IRON. Fri-Sat Jimi Nelson. 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, 909.888.7388; www. brandinironsaloon.com. THE BULLDOG PUB. Every Thurs Bob Summers and His Quartet. Every Sun Bob Summers’ Open Mic Night. 4pm-8pm. Shows: 21+. 1667 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, 909.946.6614. BRANDIN IRON. Sat The Claremont Symphony Orchestra. 10:30am. 320 S. E St., San Bernardino, 909.888.7388; www. brandinironsaloon.com. CADILLAC RANCH. Every Thurs Karaoke. 9pm . Fri-Sat Midnight Ride. 9pm. Sun Jaye Ride. 5pm. 22581 Outer Hwy. 18, Apple Valley, 760.247.7060; www.cadillacranchav.com. CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERESITY. Sat RAVI. 10am. 8432 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, 951.552.8800; ww.youcandoittour.com. CBU FLIGHTS OPS CTR. Thurs, Jan. 23. Ravi. 6865 Airport Dr., Riverside, 951.552.8800; www.youcandoittour.com. CLUB TRINIDAD. Every Mon and Tues Tomcats. 7pm-11pm. The Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 760.969.1800. DAILY GRIND. Every 1st Fri Open Mic. 6pm-10pm. Every Sat Live Showcase. 2955 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, 951.352.7477; wwwdailybrewcrew.com. 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. 9pm-2am. Every 2nd Sat Live Rockabilly & Phsycobillthescrubdaily.com y bands feat. Empire Ent. & Blue Jean Betty. 9pm2am. Every 3rd Fri Noche De Bandas Y Conjuntos. 9pm-2am. Every 3rd Sat Live heavy metal bands feat. Wolf Attack. 9pm2am. 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+. THE GLASS HOUSE. Fri The Lovely Bad Things; So Many Wizards; GRMLN; Roses. 7pm. Sat Angry Samoans; Naked Aggression; Narcoleptic Youth; Whitekaps; Destruction Made Simple. 6pm. Sun Washed Out. 7pm. 200 W. 2nd St., Pomona, 909.865.3802; www.theglasshouse.us. FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH. Sun ZOFO. 2pm. 433 S. San Jacinto St., Hemet,
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calendar 23 Acoustic Happy Hour hosted by Alexis Maxwell. Fri Sayonara Tokyo; Fair Struggle; Inertim; Trapping John Doe. Sat Brett Miller Blues Band. Sun Open Mic Blues jam Hosted by Diamond Dave. 3630 University Ave., Riverside, 951.682.4427; www. missiontobaccolounge.com THE PALACE. Every 1st and 3rd Sun West
Coast Sundays 9pm. 1276 W. 7th St., Upland, www.openmicbattle.eventbrite.com. PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO. Sat Styx. 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, 951.693.1819; www.pechanga.com. PEPE’S RESTAURANTAND ENTERTAINMENT. Every Fri Live Music. 31780 Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake, 951.244.7373; www.
pepescanyonlake.com. PRIMM CASINO RESORTS. Sat Dolly Parton . 31900 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Primm, 702.386.7867; www.primmvalleyresorts. com. PLUM HOUSE COFFEE CLUB. Every Fri, Sat & Tues Open Mic. Night. 6pm. 3882 12th St., Riverside, 951.784.1369; www.myspace. com/theplumhouse. THE PURPLE ROOM, Fri Leo Gosselin 6pm. Liz Mandeville performs with the Gand Band. 9pm. Sat Todd Ashley 6pm. Liz Mandeville performs with the Gand Band. 9pm. 572 N Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, 760.969.1800.
REDLANDS UNDERGROUND. Every Mon Open mic night hosted by Shaina Turian. 9:30pm. 19 E. Citrus, Redlands, 909.798.1500; www.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. SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO. Fri Morris Day and The Time; Sheila E. Tues Reunion. 46-200 Harrison Pl., Coachella, 866.377.6829; www. spotlight29.com 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+. THE VIBE BAR & GRILL. Fri Dirty Suspects Five Year Anniversary Show. 1805 University Ave., Riverside, 951.788.0310; www. thevibebarandgrill.net. TOBY KEITH’S I LOVE THIS BAR & GRILL. Wed Gold Rush Country. 9pm. 12635 N. Main St., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.922.8032; www. facebook.com/tobykeithsbarranchoca.
upcoming THE LOUNGE TRIO, Hip Kitty Jazz And Fondue, Jan. 30. CALABRESE, Mission Tobacco Lounge, Jan. 31. FOR TODAY, The Glass House, Jan. 31. LEO GOSSELIN, The Purple Room, Jan. 31. PACIFIC ROSE, Brandin’ Iron, Jan. 31. ROY GAINES WITH HUNTER & THE DIRTY JACKS, Hip Kitty Jazz And Fondue, Jan. 31. SOUTHERN SPIRIT, Cadillac Ranch Saloon, Jan. 31. BATTLE OF THE BADGES, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Feb. 1. DWIGHT YOAKAM, Spotlight 29 Casino, Feb. 1. MXPX, The Glass House, Feb. 1. NATURAL HEIGHTS, Mission Tobacco Lounge, Feb. 1. PACIFIC ROSE, Brandin’ Iron, Feb. 1. SOUTHERN SPIRIT, Cadillac Ranch Saloon, Feb. 1. MERLETALLICA, Cadillac Ranch Saloon, Feb. 2. BLACK UHURU, UCT The Barn, Feb. 5. PARKWAY DRIVE, The Glass House, Feb. 5.
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 3pm7pm. 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 2-41, 7pm-9pm. Open drag contest hosted by Rupaul’s Drag Race All Star Raven, 9:30pm. TIGERHEAT presents LOUD! 340 S. Thomas St.,
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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 Monday Night Football, if it’s on (and in season). 1250 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona, 909.622.6282. BACK TO THE GRIND. Every Tues Open mic music night. 7pm. 3575 University Ave., Riverside, 951.784.0800; www. back2thegrind.com. BAHAMA MAMAS SPORTS BAR. This place has it all with six pool tables, 14 flat screen TVs, a dance floor and an outdoor patio with entertainment every night. Every Mon Karaoke. Every Wed Live Open Mic
Jam with The Tomcats. 7:30pm. Every Thurs Hip-hop. Every Fri-Sat Great Dance Music. Every Sun NFL Sunday Ticket. Every Day Happy Hour 3pm-7pm. 24801 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley, 951.485.0203. BARNACLES SPORTS BAR. They’ve got plenty of specialty drinks that will turn your calm evening of enjoying live music and good food into the night of your life! Happy Hour: 3pm-7pm. Every Tues and Thurs Karaoke. Every Wed Free jukebox. 6pm-9pm. 1936 Mentone Blvd., Mentone, 909.794.5851; www.barnaclessportsbar.com. BIG CHEESE PIZZA CO. Sun Swerve Sundays,
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calendar $5 with student ID, $10 cover, $20 Vip patio. Ladies free before 10pm. 3397 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 888.784.0555; www. thebigcheesepiza.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, 3pm7pm; 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, 7am-10am & 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. Fri-Sat 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.
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CORRAL BAR & GRILL. Dining, sports and an atmosphere of a friendly neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name. MonFri 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 Tues-Sat, 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. WedFri 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 oftenmistakenly-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 underthings. (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 chillywilly 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 up-and-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 TuesSun, 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, 10am12pm, 5pm-7pm. 16788 Arrow Blvd., Fontana, 909.350.1160. KILLARNEY’S PUB AND GRILL, RIVERSIDE. 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. 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. $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. 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 & 9pm-close. 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 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 Mon-Fri, 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-Call-Its 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, 3pm-7pm. 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.
Dromedary Mezzanine Opening Reception Sun, Jan. 25
For four decades, a Pomona College alumnus Mowry Baden has been creating kinetic sculptures and public works that challenge the relationship between a viewer and an inanimate piece of art. For Baden, the concept of physical interaction truly trumps the role of visual perception by gratifying more than one sense in a prominent way. The large scale sculpture, which realistically would take actually heading out and seeing it for yourself to really grasp, is described by Baden as a tall vehicle that is powered exertion, consisting of four wall-mounted chambers (toy tents) that Baden can “visit and examine” with the help of the vehicle. Dromedary Mezzanine is in an essence the conceptualized work from the depths of Baden’s imagination. Baden explains, “In this sculpture I am trying to bring two kinds of awareness together that are ordinarily mutually exclusive. One is speculative in the sense of ruminating, pondering or sorting. Browsing in a bookstore would be one example. Recalling a dream would be another. The other kind of awareness is more phenomenological. It happens when we are exerting ourselves. It’s the trance-like state long distance swimmers or runners experience, or the kind of concentration a boater experiences whose outboard won’t start and who continues to pull the starter cord again and again.” For lovers of art, engineering or innovation, Baden’s creation should strike a chord of intrigue. (Kim Johnson) IE Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Ave., Claremont; (909) 621-8283. www.pomona.edu/museum. 5pm-7pm.
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calendar 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, 8pm12pm. 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. 10am6pm. $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, 3pm-6pm. Smoking patio available. 21779 Temescal Cyn., Corona, 951.277.9786; www.facebook.com/pages/ The-Sportsman-Bar/115557245137996. SPORTSWATCH BAR & GRILL. Any bar with the words “sports” and “watch” in its name is bound to be the go-to 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, 10PM-close.
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Thurs $3.75 Pint Night, 3PM-8PM. 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 your 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. TIKI ISLAND. With great events and lots of specials, this new place is top notch. Mon. Monday Night Football, Happy Hour all night, $100 Cash Giveaways after the game. Tues Taco Tuesdays: $1 Tacos, $2 Tiki Shots, $3 Margaritas & Coronas, $ Vodka Monsters. Wed Flip Wednesdays: Heads or Tails for half off . 8pm - 10pm. Thurs Sing karaoke and get a free shot. 100 N. Lincoln Ave., Corona, 951.737.0227. 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.vip-nightclub. 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. Sun-Mon $2 Wieners. 842 Kendall Dr., San Bernardino, 909.883.4317. WOODY’S BAR & GRILL. Happy Hour SunSat, 5pm-7pm. Fri & Sat Karaoke. 8pm-1am. 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. 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. 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. 9pm1:45am. 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. 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. STINGERS NIGHTCLUB. Every Friday Xotik Fridays brings you the Top 40, Hip-Hop and Mash ups. $2 Domestic Beer, $3 Import Beer and U-Call-Its Unitl 11pm. $5 Jagerbombs & LA Waters All Night. 194 W. Club Center Dr., San Bernardino, 909.475.7979. SPORTSWATCH BAR & GRILL. Every Sat Videopolis DJ’s Music and Videos. 9PM. 27961 Highland Ave. #B, Highland, 909.280.3250; www.sportswatchbarandgrill. com. SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO. Every Thurs Throwback Thursday Dance Party where DJ Pee Wee spins favorites of all genres. 26-200
Harrison Pl., Coachella, 760.775.5566; www. spotlight29.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 A SHOT IN THE DARK. Did Josefa, the Beaurevers’ parlor maid really cause the murder of her dead lover? Follow along as this investigation determines that somebody fired that fatal shot in the dark. Opens Fri, Jan. 24. Shows: Jan. 25, 26, 30, 31. Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9. Riverside Community Players, 4026 Fourteenth St., Riverside, 951.369.1200. riversidecommunityplayers. org. 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 four-course 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. MAN OF LA MANCHA. In a world that seems to be filled with sadness and despair, a man overcomes this to pursue his seemingly impossible life dreams. Opens Fri, Jan. 24. Shows: Jan. 25, 26. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert, 760.340.2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com. PUSS IN BOOTS MEETS RUMPLESTILSKIN. Everyone’s favorite sword-fighting cat, Puss in Boots, will stop at nothing to defeat the ogre and win over the fair princess. Show: Jan. 24, 25. Heartland Players Theatre, 33994 Avenue E., Yucaipa, 909.936.8736. REVELATION. The entire biblical book of Revelation comes to life on stage, filled with contemporary music. This word-for-word journey will leave you speechless. Shows: Jan. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31. Feb. 1, 2. Lifehouse Theater, 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, 909.335.3037; www.lifehousetheater.com. THE ANDREWS BROTHERS. The Andrews Sisters were famous for their catchy tunes, and this performance will feature over 25 songs they made popular. This musical tribute to the swinging ‘40s will have you groovin’ in your seat. Opens Fri, Jan. 24. Shows: Jan. 24, 29, 30. Feb. 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16. Anenberg Theater, 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, 760.325.4490; coyotestageworks.org.
performing arts THE AUREAU VISTA GRAND BALLROOM. Sat Groove Night. 6pm-7pm. 3840 Lemon St., Riverside, 800.870.6069.
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+. FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO. Sat, Jan. 18 Terry Fator. 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, 760.345.2450; www.fantasyspringsresort. com. MAVERICK SALOON. Every Fri Western
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The original renegade of classic rock, Styx is headed to the Pechanga Resort & Casino. This band formed during the 1960s in the windy city of Chicago by twin brothers Chuck and John Panozzo, along with their neighbor Dennis DeYoung. The band was originally named The Tradewinds, and later was called TW4 before finally settling on the name Styx in ‘72. This name originated from the river in Greek mythology that runs between Earth and the Underworld across the land of the dead. However, Styx is anything but dead. On the contrary, these prog-rockers are still very much alive and kicking even after 50 years, 16 top 40 hits and countless world tours. Back in its heyday, Styx filled up arenas, but this band is still high-energy, and they will always continue on the path of taking rock ‘n ‘roll on the road to this day. Styx has put out more than 15 albums including four that went back to back multi-platinum with hits like “Lady,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade,” just to name a handful. Progressive and art rock with a mix of power ballads and triad vocals is what makes the trademark Styx sound that you can point out anytime, anyplace. Come rediscover the soundtrack to your teenage years at this show with this classic sound of the ‘70s! (Dulce Balandran) IE Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, (877)711-2946; www.pechanga.com. 8pm. $65-$90.
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calendar 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. PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ANNENBERG THEATER. Sun, Jan. 19. Dance for Life Palm Springs. 7pm. 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs, 760.625.8481; www.aidsassistance.org. 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 THE CAVE. Fri-Sat Andrew Dice Clay. 8pm. The Cave, 40789 Village Dr., Big Bear Lake, 909.878.0204; www.thecavebigbear.com. COMEDY STREET. Every Wed Comedy Show hosted by Adee. 8pm. 1353 6th St., Corona. FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB. Thurs, Jan. 23 Andy Haynes. 8pm. Fri -Sat Al Lubel. Fri, 8pm & 10pm. Sat, 7pm & 9:30pm. Sun Silly Sundays Open Mic. 9pm. 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, Jan. 23-Sun Carlos Mencia. Thurs, 8pm. Fri, 8pm & 10:15pm. Sat, 7pm, 9:15pm.. Sun, 7pm . Tues Tony Baker. 8pm. Wed Bruce Jingles. 8pm. 4555 Mills Cir., Ontario, 909.484.5411; ontario.improv.com. PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO. Fri-Sat David Deeble. 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 GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS BOXING. Fri, Jan. 24. Come see the fight of these guys’ lives featuring featherweight Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez up against Derrick Wilson. This is just the beginning. Fantasy Springs Resort, 84-245 Indio Springs Dr., Indio, (760) 345-2450; www.fantasysprings. net. ONTARIO REIGN VS. STOCKTON. Fri, Jan. 24. VS. COLORADO. Wed, Jan. 29. Hockey is fun for a number of reasons—the competitiveness, the aggression and the athleticism are all great reasons to catch local team Ontario Reign as they clobber Stockton and Colorado. Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy., Ontario, 909.244.5500; www.cbbankarena. com. THURSDAY NIGHT DRIFT. Every Thursday If you’re a fan of extreme drifting, don’t miss this night of exactly that, along with crazy contests, hot DJs and more. Adams Motorsports Park, 5292 24th St., Riverside, 951.686.3826; www.adamsmotorsportspark. com.
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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. 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. Dichotomies of Vision. There are many dualities in visual arts, and this group exhibition highlights these while allowing each artist the freedom to express their individuality. Thru Feb. 22. 300-C S. Thomas St., 909.397.0218; www.57underground.com. AMOCA. Mind and Clay. Featuring works by the recipients of the 2013 SAMFAC Student Summer Scholarship Program, this exhibit in The Ceramics Studio will feature beautiful and delicate works of art. Thru Feb. 8. 301 N. Garey Ave., Pomona, 909.622.0464. 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,
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909.985.8685. ART WORKS GALLERY. This gallery is the goto 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-on-skin, 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, 951.784.0800; www.back2thegrind.com. 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 quarter-century building) at this museum, which is also home to a 43foot 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. Salute! This annual reception features a variety of multimedia works submitted by members of the museum, all relevant to the theme Salute! Thru Jan. 26. 217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario, 909.463.3733; www. ccaamuseum.org. CLAREMONT LINCOLN SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY. Sikh Art Exhibit. Featuring pieces from the Smithsonian, this Sikh art exhibit is full of musical instruments, clothing, swords, paintings and needlework. Thru May 2014. 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, 714.423.9753; www.claremontlincoln.org. CULVER CENTER AT UCR ARTSBLOCK. SENTRY. These large scale drawings by Joe Biel are unique to the Culver Center’s wall. Come check them out while you can—you won’t see this work anywhere else. Thru March 22. 3824 Main St., Riverside, 951.827.4787; artsblock.ucr.edu. THE DA CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Strange Comfort. This exhibition features eight contemporary Los Angeles based artists. The show is meant to invoke a feeling that makes you say, “I’m strangely comfortable with it.” Thru Jan. 25. 252-D S. Main St., Pomona, 909.397.9716; www.dacenter.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. Glimpse of a Street View & The Holiday Show. Joe Zaldivar’s work will fill the front gallery. His paintings and drawings are his representations from of places he’s seen using Google Maps. Thru Feb. 14. 250 W. 1st St., Claremont, 909.626.5455; www.1ststreetgallery.org. GALLERY SOHO. Black and White. Local artists bring together multimedia of art that fits within the category of “Black and White.” Come see the different interpretations of this broad topic. Thru Jan. 31. 300 A So. Thomas St., Pomona, 909.469.1599; www.pvaa.net. KELLOGG ART GALLERY. January Solo Shows. Four artists Ann Bingham Freeman, Meriel Stern, Kerry Kugelman and Jamie Sweetman are each highlighted in a solo show. Curated by Quinton P. Bemiller, there are sure to be a wide variety of exquisite works. Thru Feb. 22. 3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, 909.869.4302; www.csupomona. edu/~kellogg _gallery. LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY. I Am Still An Artist. Large-scale works by univeristy profesor
Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein, this exhibit illustrates her career as an artista and her focus on social justice. Thru Jan. 30. 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, 951.785.2959; www. lasierra.edu. MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART, ONTARIO. Gem of the Foothills. Learn about the history of Ontario and why it has been called “The Gem of the Foothills” and “The Model Colony.” The museum’s collection of historic images will be on display here, for the first time ever. 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.aspx?page=455. PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM. Personalities and Identity in Photography and New Media. This exhibit features the power photography has had for over 100 years, as well as the representational qualities of new media in our modern age. Thru Jan. 31. Richard Diebenkorn The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966. Coined one of California’s finest 20th century artists, his work that explores the vivid and abstract landscapes of the Bay Area are guaranteed to be phenomenal. Thru Feb. 16. 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. PITZER ART GALLERIES. Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane. This examination of the Steubenville, Ohio high school rape case and subsequent trial in which five individuals from a football team raped a girl and boasted about it on social media sites, however one two were charged for the crime. Documenting the protests surrounding this tragic event, this exhibit is provocative and thought-provoking. Thru March 28. 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, 909.621.8797; www.pitzer.edu/galleries POMONA COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART. Mowry Baden: Dromedary Mezzanine. As an accomplished sculptor and alumni of Pomona College, Mowry Baden’s exhibition features this large scale sculpture that demonstrate his interest in the special relationship between the viewer and the work of art. Thru April 13. 330 N. College Ave., Claremont, 909.621.8283; www. pomona.edu/museum. RIVERSIDE ART MUSEUM. See the Sound of Hope. The recovery process from severe trauma, like those that victims of sex trafficking face, is unique to each individual. Come share in the artwork from some of these survivors, which helps for them to express their emotions and healing process in overcoming this. Thru Jan. 28. Rebranding the Russian Avant-garde. Back at the Riverside Art Museum, this exhibition of posters inspired by the progenitors of the early 20th century Russian Avant-garde art movement. Thru Feb. 6. Women Who Ride Photographer Lanakila MacNaughton from Portland demonstrates the modern female motorcycles who belong in the driver’s seat—these ladies are not about to tag along behind a boyfriend on his motorcycle. Thru March 16. The Riverside Legacy. This select group features plein air paintings and drawings from the museum’s permanent collection. Thru March 30. Monotype Variations. This mini exhibition highlights Sharon Zorn-Katz, the 2013 Members’ Exhibition Award Winner. Thru Spring 2014. 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, 951.684.7111; www.riversideartmuseum.org. RIVERSIDE CITY HALL. Please contact Buna Dorr for appointment. Mayor’s Ceremonial Room Exhibit. A bimonthly rotating art exhibit featuring two-dimensional works by Riverside County artists. Call for schedule.
3900 Main St., Riverside, 951.680.1345; www. inlandarts.com. RIVERSIDE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. 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 docent-lead 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. ROBERT & FRANCES FULLERTON MUSEUM OF ART. Music to My Eyes. Artist and designer David Edward Byrd has used a mix of different media to create music poster art over the years. Thru Feb. 13. California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, 909.537.7373; raffma.csusb.edu. 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. Portraits and Views. This exhibit will take you back to before smart phones allowed you to document every moment of you life instantaneously—back to the portraiture between 1897 and 1924. Thru July 15. Crossroads Gallery, 2024 Orange Tree Ln., Redlands, 909.307.2669; www. sbcountymuseum.org. 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. WIGNALL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Unruly Making a powerful stance against oppressive standards of femininity, this exhibit features works of art of women
that challenge the parameters of feminine behavior. Thru March 15. The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Chaffey College, 5885 Haven Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.652.6493; www.chaffey/ edu/wignall.
community announcements ARGENTINE TANGO CLASSES. Introductory Courses are for six sessions and will introduce to you all the basic elements of the dance like walking, basic step, ochos and giros. Advanced beginners/ Intermediate Courses are also for six sessions and each have a theme or element of focus. Starts Mon. Jan. 27. 13613 12th St., Chino, dancetango.org. BREWS & BROS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. Dale Bros. Brewery is turning 11, and you’re invited to come celebrate at this fantastic anniversary party. Celebrate the only way a brewery knows how, by drinking more than fifty beers and enjoying local food vendors. Sat, Jan. 25. Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th St., Upland, 661.917.4557; www. dalebrosbrewery.com. BURNS DINNER. The Scottish Society presents a black tie affair that is open to the public, their 7th annual Robert Burns Dinner. The entertainment includes a 10 piece pipe and drum unit, dancers, as well as a violin and cello duet and more. Sat, Jan. 25. Hilton Hotel, 285 Hospitality Ln., San Bernardino, 909.425.8427. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS. There’s nothing like cuddling up with the family for a free movie screening. Every Thurs. Steelworker’s Auditorium, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, 909.574.4500. FORGOTTEN HEROES BY VICTORIA BURNETT. This evening of storytelling will put you in the lives of African-American heroes that have made a difference throughout history. Tues, Jan. 28. Steelworkers’ Auditorium, 8437 Sierra Ave., Fontana, 909.349.6979. PARK AFTER DARK. The Living Desert gives you a chance to see the park like you’ve never seen it before—during the nighttime. When the sun goes down, you’ll be able to welcome some of the park’s nocturnal friends. Select Fridays Thru March 7. The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, 760.346.5694; www.livingdesert.org. 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 OPEN AIR MARKET. The grand opening for this open air market will have vendors of all types for your shopping needs. Every Sat. thru April. The Spa Resort Casino, Downtown Palm Springs, 760.534.7968; www. palmspringsopenmarket.com.
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, rail-yards 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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. 1pm3:30pm. 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.
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By Eric Francis
leisure Aries (March 20-April 19) I suggest you respond with awareness to the subtle change of direction that’s come over your life in recent weeks. It may not seem like you’re being dragged toward any specific destination, but neither are you drifting, nor are you stuck. It’s not necessary to make elaborate plans to get where you want to go, and I suggest you notice the worthwhile opportunities and extraordinary resources all located within arm’s reach and a one-hour trip of where you are now situated. Not only isn’t it too late; you’d be right on time. Taurus (April 19-May 20) You sense something big is coming on -- a revelation in the true sense; a creative burst; the opportunity to have an experience you’ve wanted for a long time. That moment has not quite arrived, but it’s inevitable. Meanwhile, this would be an excellent moment to reflect on how restless you’ve been for how long. You’ve spent much of your energy in recent years adapting to your own emotional instability, and that constant adaptation has eaten up a lot of energy. You’ve been encountering a series of stabilizing forces that have given you a chance to relax and put some of your resources into more creative endeavors, and I suggest you keep up with that process. You face a risk that you can head off early on, which is the potential to respond defensively to an opportunity from which you will only benefit. Gemini (May 20-June 21) It’s clear that the past couple of months have presented certain difficulties communicating about a sensitive matter or whole subject area that you really need to get out into the open. Actually, the person or people you need to get an exchange going with have been working their way onto the same page, though they have not necessarily been saying much about it. Once the conversation begins, it has the potential to go some interesting places, and into some deep places. There may be some role reversal involved. There will be some transposing of words into actions and actions back into words. Be bold, and please allow yourself the space to allow any idea to become a potential reality. Cancer (June 21-July 22) During the course of the past year, an energetic condition or state emerged in your life that seemed to pick you up and carry you. The truth is, it took you by storm, making it difficult to track the decisions you were making as you made them; and made it more difficult to assess your motives. The more recent news is that what was once an onslaught of progress is more understandable in its constituent parts. Everything is composed of elements. The ones that are influencing you are in the process of distinguishing themselves from one another, but only so that they can re-form again in new ways. In fact there are so many possible combinations that it will be very helpful to work from the goal backwards to the process of getting there. This will save time and energy and maximize the results that you want. Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) My friend Greg, a Gemini moonboy, had a most interesting experience recently. Quite by surprise, his own reflection called to him from a mirror, and a kind of dimension shift happened. After a while, his reflection started speaking to him, representing the mind beyond his normal waking consciousness -- what some call the higher self or superconscious: “I don’t understand you any better than you understand me,” is what it said. And then: “You are one of the more interesting ones.” And finally, the promise that his selfbeyond-self would always be there with him, no matter how close he got to the edge, watching and protecting him through his journey in this strange world. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) The continuing adventure of your life is about to chill a bit, but before that happens you’ll likely start to feel like you have more energy to meet the many challenges you face. But the greatest virtue you could hope for now is just simply patience because it’s going to take a little while for things to work out. You would do well to disconnect from what seems like the state of perpetual flux of one particular person or situation. Remember that no one can enter into a clear agreement unless they know where they stand and that, if it’s not obvious, is the root of the problem. But meanwhile don’t be surprised if your own position starts to squirm. Everything will squirm around right eventually.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) Surviving is a gift you were bestowed with long ago and have proven over and over again that you can make use of. Yet is human life about survival? It may be, in sub-Saharan Africa. It may be, when an earthquake hits China. But as people living in an advanced culture with many creative and economic opportunities, we need to do better, and you need to do better. I suggest you go on a hunt for where your ideas about life came from. I would propose that most of them are not really ideas -- they are really emotions that pass for ideas, or emotions that you try to explain or deal with rationally. Please, stop explaining and start feeling. If you can do that for a while, you will start to feel like one person instead of one person cut into many parts. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Your relationships may have taken a serious turn lately but I suggest keeping things a little lighter. Make sure you can always see yourself in others. And remember to focus on options rather than seeing one dubious choice staring you in the face. You have at this point in your life a responsibility not only to fulfill your commitments; you have a responsibility to shed commitments that no longer work for you. This may seem contrary to what everyone is saying and what everything is pointing to but I assure you it is true. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) By the time you convince yourself that it’s okay to really get involved in a rapidly developing situation, the action may have subsided. I understand that your commitment is a precious thing, though this preciousness also provides a cover story for a kind of annoying reticence that you’ve long had to contend with. What you’re really committing to is having an opinion or idea that you’re willing to state openly rather than merely contemplate. You may be concerned that if you say anything directly, you won’t be allowed to change your mind. That’s not true, but you’ll just need to say that’s what you’re doing. Closer to home is why you wonder so much what people might think about what you think. Once you call back the projection, you’ll see that this is nothing other than self-doubt. And the only thing you can do about that is take a chance on your own intelligence. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) I’m concerned that the pressure you’re feeling will translate to a hasty or premature decision on a financial matter. Let me be the first person to remind you that you have time to bide, and that there are certain key facts of which you are not aware. You will know when you’re working with enough information to make a key decision; it will be obvious. The fact that you’ve noticed that certain people are far from agreement does not count. You’re the person who holds the key to what everyone has in common, and that ‘what’ may be a who, in the form of yourself. But you haven’t figured out how powerful your bargaining position really is. Just be patient, like a spider in her web. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) It would seem you’re not getting a particular message because you’re either not believing something that’s true, or because people don’t seem to believe you. In any event, credibility is at stake at a time when you’re feeling very strongly about your values and your ideals. And whether you have all of what you want, or what you need, or not, there is a critical element of truth that’s coming into your life. Part of that truth binds you to your reality, and part of that truth leaves you free to grow into your purpose. Speaking of truth: while you’re obviously in a very excited state of sexual desire, you also seem to be a bit guarded and in an odd way, curiously asexual. Work that out and you’ll feel better. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Normally astrology would caution against being overly ambitious; understatement is a key aspect of writing horoscopes. It’s been a while, but to tell this story we would really need to go back to around autumn 1995, when Pluto moved into Sagittarius. This marked a time of transition from what you could call the seeking phase of your life to the actional phase. You made a commitment, or understood what was always in your heart. In the process, you’ve actually started to question what you thought was your tragic flaw, discovering that it’s different than you thought. Keep asking. There are answers.
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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 awe-inspiring 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, offroad 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 labor-intensive 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, 8am-1pm; Sun, 9am-1pm. 26834 Cherry Hills Blvd., Menifee; www. cafarmersmarkets.com. CHURON WINERY. This French-style 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. 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 semi-psychedelic portraits, paintings and 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
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, sideby-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 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. GALLEANO WINERY. Galleano winemaking spans five generations, remaining familyowned, and claims to be California’s largest producer of Cucamonga Valley wines. Cantu-Galleano Ranch complex is listed on the California and National Register of Historic Places. 4231 Wineville Rd., Mira Loma, 951.685.5376; www. galleanowinery.com. GLEN EDEN SUN CLUB. See website for prices. Glen Eden is known as Southern California’s premier nudist resort and RV park. Interested clothes-free parties might be happy to know that first-time visitors get in free (see their website for the coupon). Entertainment, dining and sports are all part of the offerings, including tennis, volleyball and swimming. 25999 Glen Eden Rd., Corona, 951.277.4650; www.gleneden. com. THE GLEN IVY CENTER. Seeking some alone time away from the every day buzz of standard city living? Here’s a retreat that’s offering a relaxed and spacious experience on sacred land with creeks, walking paths and organic orchards. Get away from the distractions! 25005 Glen Ivy Rd., Corona, 951.277.8701; www.glenivy.org. GRABER OLIVES. Tours available throughout the year. In the fall, visitors may view the many activities that center around the long and careful tradition of grading, curing
and canning Graber olives. Can you think of a more romantic date? 315 E. 4th St., Ontario, 800.996.5483; www.graberolives. com. HADLEY FRUIT ORCHARDS. Open since 1931, Hadley’s offers dried fruits, nuts, and dates—they are famous for their rich and delicious date shakes. What I find most intriguing, however, is that they claim to be the originators of trail mix. Whoudathunk?! 48980 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, 800.854.5655; www.hadleyfruitorchards.com. HANGAR 18. So, you’re all about hangin’ tuff. Well, then, maybe you’re ready to pit yourself against the 10,000+ square feet of climbing at SoCal’s tallest climbing gym. Whether you’re a serious climber or just curious about trying it out for the first time, this gym is ideal for climbers of any age and ability level. Newly renovated with a massive party deck, additional bouldering space, gymnastic flooring, and two new killer crack climbs, Hangar 18 is the perfect location for birthday parties, school or church groups, scout troops, climbing camps, teambuilding events, or family outings. They also offer Kung Fu and Hatha Yoga classes for those whose life involves being a little more “grounded.” 256 E. Stowell St. #A, Upland, 909.931.5991; 6935 Arlington Ave., Riverside, 951.359.5040; www.climbhangar18.com. HIGH ADVENTURE. Open daily, year-round, weather permitting. Call for prices and to schedule classes. The Website says, “Often the question comes up... What is the difference between ‘hang gliding’ and ‘paragliding’?” High Adventure—a business run by husband-and-wife team Rob and Dianne McKenzie—offers USHPA certified, personalized instruction and service in both sports, out of Andy Jackson Airport. Go for both the tandem and the solo lessons for the complete experience. Best of all, they’ve won lots of safety awards. 4231 Sepulveda Ave., San Bernardino, 909.379.9095; www.flytandem.com. HIGH DESERT FARMERS MARKET. There’s not only a bounty of fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but also fun items like doggie treats, raw honey, kettle corn, stuffed olives, and so much more. Parking is free. 18422 Bear Valley Rd., Victorville, 760.247.3769; www.highdesertfarmersmarket.com. HIGH DESERT TEST SITES. See the website for more info and a timeline of exhibits. The High Desert Test Sites are a series of experimental art sites located along a stretch of desert communities including Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Wonder Valley. These sites provide alternative space for experimental works by both emerging and established artists. Most projects are meant to belong to no one and are intended to melt back into the landscape as new ones emerge, basically giving each piece its own chance to sink or swim. The goal is also to create an artistic community on a zero budget. Go to the Website to learn more about the group’s mission. It’s like Burning Man without the fire or repressed Silicon Valley thirtysomethings. From L.A., take the 10 east; exit on Hwy 62 (29 Palms Hwy) and head east toward 29 Palms; the sites are located between Yucca Valley and Wonder Valley. Info: www. highdeserttestsites.com. INLAND PARAFLITE INC. Call for packages and prices. California’s only year-round, full-time powered-parachute training center. There is so much to choose from— intro flights; the First Flight course where you go solo in the Powerchute Pegasus; and the full UFI course, which brings you to the level required to be endorsed to fly a PPC solo and puts you on a straight and level course to attain your own UFI rating. It sounds foreign to us, but it’s probably the coolest thing in the world to those who speak the language. Located in Apple Valley. Info: 760.242.3359; www.paraplane. com. INTEGRATRON. Curious? Well, the Integratron is “an acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the
magical Mojave Desert.” Yeah. Basically, in the ’50s, George Van Tessel got abducted by aliens and then returned in order to build this dome based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. Yeah. It was originally meant to be a rejuvenation and time machine, but today it is the only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound chamber in the U.S. Check out the Website—tons of activities happen out there, such as concerts, sky watchers, spiritual meetings, school trips and so much more. But you definitely can’t miss the Sound Bath—a 30-minute sonic healing session. Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins gives it two thumbs up. Yeah. 2477 Belfield Blvd., Landers, 760.364.3126; www.integratron. com. JIM WALLACE SKYDIVING SCHOOL. Who in their right mind would want to jump from a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet? Chuck Norris, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, and a whole lotta other people with a lot less money, that’s who. Gail Sims and Jim Wallace know what they’re doing—they do movie stunts, hold world records, and help pansies like us to fall through the air with confidence and ease. 2091 Goetz Rd., Perris, 800.795.3483; www. jimwallaceskydiving.com. JOSEPH FILIPPI WINERY & VINEYARDS. You must go to the Website and read the history of this place—it’s worthy of a Brian Grazer film, starring Tom Hanks. They also allow you to select custom labels when you purchase wine, and make a point of offering non-alcoholic beverages to your designated driver. Oh, and their yummy wine wins heaps of awards. 12467 Baseline Rd., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.899.5755; www.josephfilippiwinery.com. JURUPA MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTER. A nonprofit Family-Oriented Learning Facility (or FOLF), featuring fun programs in archaeology, geology, paleontology and earth sciences. Their goal is to teach awareness and respect for the earth and its inhabitants through hands-on educational programs. They offer field trips, specialty classes, nature school classes and the Earth Science Museum, as well as the largest dinosaur egg collection in North America. 7621 Granite Hill Dr., Riverside, 951.685.5818; www.jmcc.us K1 SPEED ONTARIO. Who doesn’t love to drive their hearts out? Well, you can’t take tight turns and mash the throttle with glee when travelling on public roads (at least, we don’t advise you do that), but you can surely let ‘em rip once you’re behind the wheel at this top-notch indoor karting track. These high-performance electric karts run on two race tracks (which can be combined for special functions), featuring a high-grip asphalt surface, plus there’s enough space for birthday parties and meetings. Hook up with the Arrive and Drive package that allows folks to compete in a 14-lap race against friends or
competitors for the fastest lap time. There’s even an adult racing league, just in case you’re looking to get serious about karting your non-minor heart out. Best of all, you won’t be seeing any flashing lights in your rear view mirror after flooring it. 5350 E. Ontario Mills Pkwy., Ontario, 909.980.0286; www.k1speed.com. THE KIMBERLY CREST HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR. Be sure to strap on your walking shoes if you opt for the daytime docent-led tour of the Kimberly Crest House, Carriage House exhibit and Gift Shop (surprise), along with a guided tour through the gardens and grounds. There is a lot to be said for the rejuvenating nature of a little beauty. And nature. Enjoy the terraced Italian gardens, orange groves, Koi ponds and the picturesque chateau with a French revival parlor complete with gilt furniture and silk damask wall coverings. The tour is approximately two hours. Visitors should expect to be on their feet for an extended period of time and have to navigate stairs as well as sloped lawns. Closed in Aug. Kimberly Crest House & Gardens, 1325 Prospect Dr., Redlands, 909.792.2111; www. kimberlycrest.org. LEMON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. This 10,000 square foot museum celebrates Corona’s past history as the “Lemon Capital of the World” during the 1930-40s. It sits at the center of the former Corona Lemon Company, which, at 2,000 acres, was believed to have been the largest single lemon ranch in California. The park now utilizes 11 historic buildings, houses and packing sheds as a sort of artist’s colony. Artists-in-residence include sculptors, painters, muralists, life-drawers, glass blowers, weavers and woodworkers. You can watch them work or take classes yourself. An operating beneficial bug farm is also on site as well as a quaint farmer’s market. Before you leave, make sure to stop by the small gift shop featuring “everything lemon.” Corona Heritage Park & Museum, 510 W. Foothill Pkwy., Corona, 951.898.0687; www.coronaheritage.org. LEONESSE CELLARS. The word Leonesse, meaning “village of dreams,” is the inspiration behind this winery’s quest to create world-class wines from the Temecula Valley (not to be confused with Field of Dreams, which is about worldclass baseball players). They have won numerous awards, including one for “White Merlot,” which I have never heard of. Have yourself a taste when you pop in for a tour of the enchanting grounds or to take in one of their popular concerts. 38311 De Portola Rd., Temecula, 951.302.7601; www. leonessecellars.com. MAURICE CAR’RIE WINERY. This winery, centered around a large Victorian-style farmhouse nestled amidst rolling hills, was founded by Budd and Maurice C. Van Roekel in 1986. Today the winery is run by new owners Buddy and Cheri Linn. (Apparently you have to be named Bud to own this place.) The winery offers a pineapple-flavored champagne and a
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calendar popular pinot noir, amongst other awardwinning wines products. They also have a famous baked brie served in sourdough bread. 34225 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, 951.676.1711; www. mauricecarriewinery.com. MOTOCROSS VACATION. SoCal is the Mecca of the motocross industry. If your bag is heart-pumping adrenaline rides organized on your choice of five of the world’s top tracks, then check out one of MXV’s full service vacations. All packages include everything you need to enjoy the thrill of motocross: bikes, fuel, entry fees, pit set-up with support from friendly and knowledgeable staff, food, drinks, transportation, tours, training and more. And best of all, at the end of the day, they load up, clean, and prep the bikes for the next day of incredible riding. 31221 Saddleback Ln., Menifee, 909.772.8082; www.motocrossvacation.com. ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM. Wanna see big machinery? How’s about checking out a museum with a massive collection of railcars and locomotives? If this doesn’t tickle your high torque transportation fancy, then how’s about the fact that you, yes you, can actually get behind the wheel (well, there ain’t a wheel when we’re talking rails here, I suppose) of a locomotive and rent one for an hour! Access to the museum grounds is free, riding the trains costs $12 for adults and $8 children 5-11. Free for children under 5. Actually being able to operate a locomotive: $190 an hour. All aboard! 2201 S. A St., Perris, 951.657.2605 or 951.943.3020; www.oerm.org. PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING. Perris Valley Skydiving, the largest skydiving center in North America, offers so many ways for you to fall out of the sky, I can’t even begin to tell you. Spectators are welcome to recline on the grassy lawn and watch the parachutes play against the blue sky. But everyone can enjoy the 3,600 sq. ft. Bombshelter Bar and Grill, which contains a comprehensive collection of skydiving memorabilia, as well as num-nums. 2091 Goetz Rd., Perris, 800.832.8818; www. skydiveperris.com. PIONEERTOWN. Pioneertown was built in 1946 as a movie set for western movies. Productions shot at the site included Range Rider, Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill Jr., The Gene Autry Show and Cisco Kid. Check out Pappy & Harriet’s (for drinkin’ ‘n’ rockin’), Pioneer Bowl (bowlin’ ‘n’ eatin’), Pioneertown Motel (sleep where the stars slept), Historic Hayden Ranch (to really feel like a movie cowboy), and Rimrock Ranch Cabins (“The High Desert Getaway for Stressed-out City Dwellers”). If you’re there in the summer, weekends offer an Old West re-enactment. We have
the feeling someone will be pushing up daisies. And since you’re there, be sure to stop into Pappy & Harriet’s for beers and blues, rock, alt-country and more. 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown; www. pioneertown.com. website doesn’t work PONTE WINERY. The Ponte family purchased this lush property over 20 years ago, but at first they sold their grapes to other wineries. They now proudly offer a full array of wines under their own label. Their new winemaker, Robert Cartwright, is a hands-on kind of guy available to answer your wine questions in the tasting room every Fri, 3pm-4pm. Cartwright’s education includes chemistry, environmental science and enology (the study of wine and the making of wine). Who knew there was so much science behind it? 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, 951.694.8855; www. pontewinery.com. RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANICAL GARDENS. California’s got an immensely diverse cross section of vegetation and plant life, and perhaps nowhere is that collection better represented than at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden. Situated near the heart of the Claremont Village and the prestigious colleges, this garden sports over 80 acres, featuring an incredible array of flowers, trees and brush, all with the backdrop of a majestic mountain range. Take a brisk walk and get your cardiovascular workout going, or just make it a slow stroll through the pathways that wind their way through the grounds. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation to help keep the non-profit park in top form. 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, 909.625.8767; www.rsabg.org. REDLANDS MARKET NIGHT. Established in 1988, this certified farmers market is one of the most successful in Southern California. An atmosphere of lighted trees, brick sidewalks and historic buildings holds over 150 food and merchandise booths as well as downtown shopkeepers who stay open late. There are clowns, magicians, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painters and live music in every genre. Smoking and animals are not permitted, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult after 8pm. Thurs, 6-9pm. Downtown Redlands, 909.798.7548; www.redlandsmarketnight.com. RILEY’S FARM. This farm has apples, raspberries, pears and sunflowers, amongst other crops. But that’s only the beginning. Why not check out the Colonial Farm Life Adventure, the Revolutionary War Adventure, or the Old Joe Homestead Tour. Or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, the Revolutionary War Overnight Adventure, dinner programs, and you-pick fruit. Go online to find out what it’s all about. 12261 S. Oak Glen Rd., Oak Glen, 909.797.7534; www. rileysfarm.com. RIVERSIDE CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET. Bring lots of small bills and change. Good people would also bring their own bags. Year-round. Fri, 8:30am-12pm. 5261 Arlington Ave., Riverside; www.cafarmersmarkets. com. ROBERT RENZONI VINEYARDS AND WINERY. Nestled in a dozen acres in the southern portion of the Temecula Wine Country, this winery is the newest entry in the local batch of great grapes. However the owners aren’t new to the winemaking tradition, which has been part of the family for over a century. This father and son operation features a 4,000 square foot tasting room and production facility, and though they’ve just barely got their winery started, they’re already a featured wine in several restaurants. 37350 De Portola Rd., Temecula, 951.302.8466; www. robertrenzonivineyards.com. SAN BERNARDINO CERTIFIED FARMERS
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MARKET. Tues, 5:30pm-9:30pm. Yearround. Ferris Hill Park, E. Highland Ave. at Valencia Ave., San Bernardino; www. cafarmersmarkets.com. SOUTH COAST WINERY RESORT AND SPA. Get away for a while and enjoy the holistic peace of this resort which features a winery, spa and restaurant. This relaxing location will bring down anyone’s stress level to a healthy low! 34843 Rancho California Rd., Temecula. 951.587.9463; www.wineresort.com. STARDUST SKATING CENTER. Intro to Derby Skating with the Inland Empire Derby Divas happens every Sun, 10:30am. $5 admission. $2 skate rental. 2167 N. Lugo Ave., San Bernardino, 909.883.1103; www.myspace. com/stardustskatingcenter. STATE STREET WINERY. This winery is one of the newest kids on the State Street block, but its offerings of Cran Chi Chi (fresh cranberry-infused Chainto) and Chilean Cabernet (dark and peppery notes) lend a refreshing departure to Downtown Redlands’ usual wine-and-dine scene. Very “special” grape juice is the order of the day, and proprietor Janet Harter is there to make sure your tasting experience goes down smooth and refreshing. 404 E. State St., Redlands, 909.798.4300; www. statestreetwineryredlands.com. SURFER DAVE’S HAUNTED THEATER. A walking tour through the historic Granada Theater in Ontario takes you back in time into the 1920s. Check out locations not generally open to the public and hear about all the famous folks that’ve made the place so special. Surfer Dave’s your host, telling you all about mystery and suspense that surrounds the location and there’s even talk of meeting “visitors from the other side.” Admission: $15. Call ahead for reservations. 303 N. Euclid Ave., Ontario, 909.292.8415; www. granadaghosttours.wordpress.com. TEMECULA OLD TOWN CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET. Sat, 8am-12pm. Year-round. 6th St. at Old Town Front St., Temecula;www. cafarmersmarkets.com. TEMECULA PROMENADE CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET. Wed, 9am-1pm. Year-round. Winchester Rd. at Ynez Rd., Temecula; www.cafamersmarkets.com. THORNTON WINERY. Opened in 1988, Thornton winery combines old world style with new world taste. Check out their multiple-award-winning restaurant, Café Champagne, the Champagne Jazz Series on the Mediterranean fountain terrace and their winery tours. Oh, and try their specialty—the sparkling wine champagne made with the Methode Champenoise. 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, 951.699.0099; www.thorntonwine.com. THRESH|HOLD. Are you adventurous and want physical stimulation but hate the staleness of standard gyms? Head down to Riverside for a unique rock climbing experience that will get your heart pumpin’ and your muscles sore. Known as bouldering, this workout focuses on the strength of your body through bursts of energetic movements. And the routes, known as problems, require ingenuity and curiousness to explore the limits of your own body. (Don’t worry, there’s a crash pad and trained spotters to help you, might you slip a little.) They also offer yoga classes as well as themed events. Check out the calendar on their website. 2111 Iowa Ave. Unit A, Riverside, 951.742.8479; www.climbth.com. TOM’S FARMS. With several restaurants on site (including a burger stand, Señor Tom’s Mexican food, a cheese and wine deli and their own pizzeria), a Sweet Shoppe, home furnishings and gifts, rides on an 19th --century, steam-propelled train and the carousel, plus live music every weekend, this farm is a lot more than just dried fruit and nuts. Speaking of nuts, check out Anthony the Magic every Sat, 12pm & 2pm, for a half-hour show of doves, straightjackets, audience participation and large illusions with a lovely assistant. 23900 Temescal Canyon Rd., Corona, 951.277.4422; www.tomsfarms.com and
www.anthonythemagic.com. UCR BOTANIC GARDENS. Gardens include Alder, Rose, Herb, Cactus, Iris, Lilac, Subtropical Fruit, South African, Boysie Day Baja, and many more. Other highlights are the Geodesic Lath Dome, hiking trails, and a pond that is home to turtles and koi. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all and suck up a little more oxygen. $2 suggested donation. UC Riverside, 900 University Ave., Riverside, 951.784.6962; www.botanicgardens.ucr.edu. WIND FARM TOURS. Tour site located at I-10 & Indian Ave. on N. Frontage Rd. (20th Ave.) 1 1/4 miles west. Call for reservations. Travel through a forest of gigantic wind turbines. Seriously, you know you want to.Call for tour reservations at 760.320.1365. THE WINE TAILOR. This newer winery resides in the oldest winery building in California (circa 1839). It’s the perfect place for a historical tour, a concert or a wedding. Newlyweds-to-be can go to the winery and actually make their own wine, complete with a personal label. Actually, anyone can do it because the Wine Tailor is a custom winery i.e. they buy their grapes rather than grow them, and can make small batches to order. Otherwise you can simply enjoy the winery’s award winning bottles. 8916 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 909.481.5050; www. thewinetailor.com. YOGAM CENTER. This yoga center is a recent addition to the area, featuring classes and workshops for folks of all ages, including yoga for kids, mommy & me yoga, stress relief yoga (hey, we need that!) and introduction to meditation. 9720 Central Ave., Montclair, 909.625.1400; www.yogamcenter.org.
off road BIG PINE FLAT TRAIL. A 25-mile trail course gives off-roaders a great, leisurely ride through the scenic San Bernardino National Forest. Off Green Valley Lake Rd. in the San Bernardino Forest, San Bernardino. CACTUS FLATS. Perfect for camping and allday riding. This self-contained area of the forest is a hot spot for off-road enthusiasts. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required before riding. Off Hwy. 18, east of Big Bear, 909.866.3437. GLEN HELEN RACEWAY. Besides being the home of professional racing in Southern California, Glen Helen has a three-mile Baja style racecourse, three dirt bike tracks and on-site camping. 18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd., San Bernardino, 909.880.3090; www. glenhelen.com. JOHNSON VALLEY. A perfect mix of dry lakebeds, flat desert and hilly terrain. Whatever kind of off-road vehicle you have, this is a great place to put it to use. Take Hwy. 247 and exit Old Woman Springs Rd., Barstow. LUCAS OIL MX PARK. Seemingly endless strips of dirt bike track that aims to be the leading motocross tracks in California. After all, they do put the rider first. 18700 Lake Perris Dr., Perris. 951.943.4535; www.lucasoil.mx.com. PERRIS RACEWAY. This professional racetrack is perfect for any age. With courses for younger children, to the large, motocross style tracks, the entire family can take a part of a great day of riding. Check the Website for dates and information. 1205 Burton Rd., Perris. 951.657.3091; www. perrisraceway.com. PINNACLES. This staging ground leads to many motorcycle and ATV trails. Camping is also available in designated areas. Off Hwy. 173 in the San Bernardino Forest, Lake Arrowhead. RASOR RANCH OHV AREA. Rasor Ranch is miles of rolling hills and dunes, perfect for any sand junkie looking for that perfect spot. Exit Rasor Ranch Rd. from the 15 Fwy., San Bernardino. STODDARD VALLEY OHV AREA. This area is home to frequent weekend competitions. Come to watch the big boys pull off the huge stunts. Take the Sidewinder Rd. exit from the 15 Fwy. near Barstow.
JAnuary 23 - January 29, 2014 | IEWEEKLY.com
BY jeff girod
Word Hold that thought. Amazon may already be thinking it for you. Amazon has filed for a patent that cuts delivery time by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they even buy it. And if that’s the case, where’s my fully functional Buzz Lightyear jet pack and three cases of Jwwow bronzing cream? Called “anticipatory shipping,” products from Amazon would be shipped toward customers based on surveys, browsing habits and wish lists, according to techcrunch.com Should Amazon’s customer predictions fail, techcrunch.com suggests Amazon might deliver the packages anyway “as a gift to someone who hasn’t clicked to buy it yet, but who, its data analysis suggests, might quite like it.” If this seems like something straight out of sci-fi, remember this is the same company that last December announced it was developing a way to deliver packages via drone aircraft. (Just make sure your credit card doesn’t get declined, because the drones will know where you live.) Now I could pretend to be offended that some nosy retailer wants to weasel into my private life. But, honestly, I crave the attention. Like most of you, I have family and friends who are supposed to care about me. And they do, most of the time. I get a card on my birthday, or at least a Facebook “whaddup!?” If I was mangled in some sort of terrible wheat threshing accident—not that I spend an inordinate amount of time around wheat threshers—they might even organize a jogathon in my honor. Something like “Jeffrey’s Wish” or “Farmers Against Columnists Dicking Around on Wheat Threshers (FACDAWT).” But I want more than just friends, so much more. I want a BFF. I want someone whose equal parts personal assistant and butler. Dare I say it, I want someone whose even a tiny bit of a stalker. I want someone that’s more into me than even I am, somebody to anticipate my every need. Someone who can tell me if I’m out of mouthwash or running a low grade fever, or that winter’s coming and that I should probably buy a faux-fur-lined jacket. What a comfort it would be to arrive home after a long day and see a package on the doorstep with everything I need to make my life
complete: sleep masks, scented bath beads, the entire season six of How I Met You’re Mother on Blu-ray inside a souvenir steel tin . . . Amazon isn’t just watching me. It’s watching out for me and helping me to become a better person. I like the idea of someone trying to anticipate my every desire. Granted, Amazon probably doesn’t give two shits about me, the individual. I’m just another mark. And there’s no living, breathing person out there who cares if my water filter needs replacing or if I’d like to try some Peruvian chocolate. From our cars to TVs to refrigerators, we like the idea of a “personalized��� experience. Just last week, I used Siri on my iPad to ask, “Who’s your Daddy?” She said, “You are, Jeff.” I know she didn’t mean it, but still, it made me feel like a proud father. I understand my “buying suggestions” are probably just the product of some heartless algorithm fed into a giant database based on age, income and a thousand other criteria. I just turned 40 years old and it seems every online ad I see now is for antacids, testosterone or erectile dysfunction. Everywhere I look now, it’s erectile dysfunction. It’s enough to give someone erec—, never mind. Hopefully there will always be someone around to take care of us, or at least to take care of me. But even after all of those people dry up, die out, or sue us, cheer up. Because there will always be people willing to take our money. And we can always, always feel loved—for a price. So really, what we should be buying from Amazon are books on investing in the stock market, so we can keep this money train going. Or how about some fitness equipment and age-defying moisturizer, so we can marry then trick and divorce a millionaire. Amazon, I await your smiling brown box on my doorstep . . . But you already knew that. IE
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IEWEEKLY.com | January 23 - January 29, 2014
JAnuary 23 - January 29, 2014 | IEWEEKLY.com