inland empire

“Sheets, Sheets, and Caughman: Art for Living and Living for Art: Art that Works”

Feb. 2–March 26 I Ontario

This fine arts exhibition featuring artists Millard Sheets, Tony Sheets and Rick Caughman examines the creative art process and the creation of artwork for a living. Ontario Museum of History & Art and Chaffey Community Museum of Art (Downtown Ontario Arts District). (909) 395-2510,

Temecula Rod Run

March 3–4 I Temecula

On Friday evening, hundreds of classic vehicles cruise Front Street; plus music, vendors and food. Saturday’s daytime “Show and Shine” allows closer looks at the vintage vehicles. Old Town Temecula. (951) 694-6480,

The Secret Garden

March 3–5 I San Bernardino

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s tale of a lonely girl and the forgotten garden that helps her grow is reimagined in a new play. California Theatre. (909) 885-5152,

Taste of the Farm Store

March 4 I Pomona

Enjoy food samples from Farm Store vendors; plus petting farm. Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch (Cal Poly Pomona). (909) 869-4906,

Into the Woods
March 10–19 I Rancho Cucamonga

A Prince Charming with a roving eye and a Witch who raps are among the cockeyed characters in this fractured fairy tale set to music by Stephen Sondheim. Lewis Family Playhouse. (909) 477-2752,

“Steam Cirque!”

March 16–April 17 I Inland Empire

Circus Vargas’s 2017 retro-futuristic production takes the audience on a steampunk, science fiction, fantasy-inspired circus adventure. March 16–27 Promenade Temecula; March 30–April 3 Hesperia (across from Victor Valley College); April 6–17 Ontario Mills Mall. 1-877-468-3861,


March 17–April 9 I Fontana

A plus-sized teen pursues her dream to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show in this musical. Tickets can be for dinner and show or show only. Tibbies Center Stage. (909) 429-7469,

Claremont Pie Festival & Makers Market

March 18 I Claremont

Celebration of the pie with contests, baking demonstrations, vendors and plenty of tasting opportunities. Claremont Village. (909) 621-5152,

Iron Horse–Family Steampunk Carnivale

March 18–19 I Perris

Steam locomotive and vintage trolley rides and Steampunk-themed entertainment, craft workshops, fashions, vendors, foods and kids’ activities. Orange Empire Railway Museum. (951) 943-3020,


March 25 I Riverside

Snow White and her posse of disenchanted fairy tale princesses toss off their tiaras to set the record straight in this not-for-the-kiddies musical-comedy. Fox Performing Arts Center. (951) 779-9800,

Bravo! And the Winner Is…

March 25 I Temecula

Temecula Valley Symphony and the winners of the 2017 Young Artist Competition perform compositions by Bernstein, Wagner and Sibelius, plus music from How To Train Your Dragon, World of Warcraft, and Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Golden Bears Theater (Temecula Valley High School). (951) 587-1536,

Airshow 2017

April 1 I Riverside

Aerobatics, warbirds, flybys, static displays, classic cars, vendors, kiddie carnival and pancake breakfast. Riverside Airport. (951) 826-5311,

Day Out With Thomas

April 1–2; 8–9 I Perris

Aspiring engineers and their families can take a ride with storybook engine Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Percy, and participate in other activities. Orange Empire Railway Museum. (951) 943-3020,


Indian Wells Arts Festival

March 31–April 2 I Indian Wells

More than 200 juried artists show and sell contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft; plus Gourmet Marketplace, children’s activities, wine tasting, live music, festival foods and weekend champagne brunch. Indian Wells Tennis Garden. (760) 346-0042,