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Art Works

Continuing I Montclair

As a part of its year-long celebration of creativity, Montclair Place has launched ART WORKS, a unique art installation series featuring both well-known artists and local college students. Pieces will range from mixed media to large scale murals to interactive works. Montclair Place. (909) 626-2442,

“Solid Gold”

April 22–June 4 I Fontana

From Journey to Joel, you’ll catch the Boogie Fever at this musical revue of the ’70s. Tickets can be for dinner and show or show only. Tibbies Center Stage. (909) 429-7469,

Ontario Open Art Exhibition

April 20–June 4 I Ontario

This juried exhibition is one of the museum’s most popular shows. Ontario Museum of History & Art. (909) 395-2510,

Butterfly Pavilion

May 13–Aug. 6 I Claremont

Walk among butterflies as they feed on California native plants in a temporary enclosure. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. (909) 625-8767,


May 19–June 4 I Riverside

Ira Levin’s two-act thriller about rival playwrights features many plot twists. Riverside Community Players. (951) 686-4030,

Koroneburg Renaissance Festival
May 27–June 25 I Corona

Weekend reenactment event with period games, foods, shops, entertainment, battle pageants and demonstrations in an Old World European village setting. Riverview Recreation Park. (951) 496-2478,

The Wizard of Oz

May 27–July 2 I Redlands

Share the enchantment, fun and adventure as Dorothy journeys “down that dusty road” from Kansas to Oz. LifeHouse Theater. (909) 335-3037,

Beaumont Cherry Festival

June 1–4 I Beaumont

Games, rides, booths, entertainment and cherry themed foods and beverages. Stewart Park. (951) 572-3197,

Golden Baton Dinner

June 2 I San Bernardino

Benefiting the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, this fundraiser honors Don Dudley and Earleen Ferguson-Dudley. DoubleTree Hotel. (909) 381-5388

Steve McQueen Dinner
and Car Show

June 2–3 I Chino Hills

Honoring actor Steve McQueen, a former Boys Republic resident, this fundraiser features a dinner themed to the movie The Sand Pebbles on Friday and car show on Saturday. Both events at Boys Republic.

Temecula Valley Balloon
& Wine Festival

June 2–4 I Temecula

Sunrise hot air balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, evening balloon glows, wine tasting, headliner concerts, kids faire, arts & crafts, commercial exhibits and food court. Lake Skinner Recreation Area. (951) 676-6713,

Fontana Days Run

June 3 I Fontana

Half marathon, 5K run, 5K race walk, 5K family fitness walk, and a children’s half mile dash. Finish line festivities at Fontana City Hall include vendors, exhibitors, entertainment and food. (909) 349-6900,

Juneteenth Celebration

June 3 I Riverside

Free family festival with live entertainment, health and historical information, and food, merchandise and community service vendors. Noon to 6 p.m. Bordwell Park-Stratton Community Center, 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. 888-752-1619,

Dads, Grads and MoHo’s

June 3 I Upland

Emmy winner Fred Willard and other Grove favorites perform new sketches as well as some old audience pleasers. Grove Theatre. (909) 920-4343,

Outdoor Adventure Festival

June 3–4 I Big Bear Lake

Ecotour around the lake on the Big Bear Queen, off-road rides through the forest, nature hikes, bird watching, kayaking, wildflower walks, booths. Sign-ups Sat. only. Big Bear Lake Village. 800-424-4232,

The Amorous Ambassador

June 3–25 I Redlands

Farce about an American ambassador and his family who each think they have the house to themselves one weekend. Redlands Footlighter Theatre. (909) 793-2909,

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

June 4 I Claremont

Tasting event raises funds for Claremont Educational Foundation. Hotel Casa 425.

“Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change”

June 4–Oct. 1 I Redlands

Photographs bring awareness to the beauty of the Golden State, as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. San Bernardino County Museum. (909) 307-2669,

Butterflies and Brews

June 7, 14, 21, 28 I Claremont

On Wednesday evenings enjoy music and watch butterflies in the garden. Price includes one beer and light snacks. Ages 21 and above. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. (909) 625-8767,

“Sweet Land of Liberty”

June 8 I Moreno Valley

Moreno Valley Wind Symphony salutes the red, white and blue with a musical program of foot-stomping, flag-waving favorites honoring our country. Moreno Valley Conference & Recreation Center.

Women United

June 8 I San Bernardino

June 2017 Quarterly Meeting - 11:30AM – 1:00PM @Bank of America Conference Room
303 North D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401 • No cost for meeting
To RSVP please contact: Gretchen Strutzenberg – (909) 884-9441 or

Inherit the Wind

June 8–18 I Temecula

Inspired by the “Scopes Monkey Trial,” where a schoolteacher was arrested for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution, this high courtroom drama examines Evolutionism vs. Creationism. Old Town Temecula Community Theater. 1-866-653-8696,

The Winter’s Tale

June 8–24 I Temecula

One of Shakespeare’s very late plays, this tale shifts from tragedy to comedy and is filled with improbabilities. Baily Vineyard & Winery. (951) 402-7488,

Earth Wind and Fire

June 9–10 I Temecula

Concert by the band known for hits “Shining Star,” “After the Love Has Gone” and “September.” Pechanga Resort & Casino. 877-711-2946,

Art & Street Painting Festival

June 9–11 I Temecula

Stroll through the artists’ booths and watch Main Street chalk art come to life. Live art demonstrations, kids’ activities and music will entertain visitors throughout the weekend. Old Town Temecula. (951) 694-6480,

Lavender Festival

June 9–11, 16–18 I Cherry Valley

Organic lavender fields, horse-drawn wagon tours, lavender-inspired foods and marketplace, live music and kids’ activities. 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch and Inn. (951) 845-1151,

The Wizard of Oz

June 9–July 29 I Claremont

Relive the enchanting adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and Cowardly Lion in this dinner theater performance. Candlelight Pavilion. (909) 626-1254,


June 10 I Pomona

A celebration of Latin American culture featuring music, dance and foods; plus kids’ zone. Fairplex. (909) 815-4323,

Paddle Big Bear

June 10 I Big Bear Lake

Race event offers three distances plus a free kids race. Paddle your OC, Kayak, Surfski, or SUP. Beach party includes food, music and craft beer garden.

World’s Longest Pizza

June 10 I Fontana

Join the Guinness World Record attempt to make the World’s Largest Pizza; plus live music and food. Auto Club Speedway.,

The Wizard of Oz

June 10 I San Bernardino

Join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and Toto as they set off to meet the Wizard in this new stage production. California Theatre. (909) 885-5152,

Claremont Symphony Orchestra

June 11 I Claremont

Hear Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture “Fingal’s Cave,” Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46, and Amy Beach’s Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 “Gaelic.” Bridges Hall of Music. (909) 596-5979,

Wine Country Concert

June 11 I Temecula

Dubbed “Country’s coolest band” by Rolling Stone Country, A Thousand Horses performs Southern rock and contemporary country, mixed with rowdy jams. Wilson Creek Winery. (951) 699-9463,

Def Leppard

June 14 I Ontario

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, the hard rock band is on tour with Poison and Tesla. Citizens Business Bank Arena. 800-653-8000,

Julianne and Derek Hough

June 15 I Riverside

Fan favorites on Dancing with the Stars, the brother and sister dance team are on the road with their brand new MOVE BEYOND tour. Fox Performing Arts Center.

Pacific Electric Weekend

June 17 I Perris

Hop on board and take a ride into the past on the Big Red Cars of the Pacific Electric. PBS KIDS character Daniel Tiger is scheduled to appear. Orange Empire Railway Museum. (951) 943-3020,

L.A. Roadsters Show

June 17–18 I Pomona

This Father’s Day weekend event features more than 800 pre-36 roadsters, 1,500 pre-72 specialty cars, a swap meet and commercial vendors. Fairplex. 877-207-7773,

Murder Mystery Weekend:
Mayhem & Murder in Fontana

June 17 I Fontana

A full 3-course meal is intertwined with “All’s Fair In Love & Music,” a whodunit for the audience to solve. Tibbies Center Stage. (909) 429-7469,

Frank Miller Civic Award Dinner Gala

June 21 I Riverside

Judy Carpenter of Riverside Medical Clinic will be honored at this event. Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.

Alice Cooper

June 21 I Temecula

The Godfather of Shock Rock is famous for his macabre stage show. Pechanga Resort & Casino. 877-711-2946,

Riverside Concert Band 140th Birthday Celebration

June 24 I Riverside

Enjoy performances by the Riverside Concert Band and Riverside Swing Band. 4 to 7 p.m. Villegas Park, 3091 Esperanza St. Free admission.

Craft Beer Walk

June 24 I Claremont

Entertainment plus craft beer and food tasting at more than 40 businesses. Must be at least age 21. Claremont Village.

Surfin’ The Bowl

June 24 I Redlands

Free family fun concert by tribute bands The Surf Music All Stars and Keepin the Summer Alive, featuring current and former members of famous surf music bands. 7 p.m. Redlands Bowl. (909) 793-7316,

Cheers Wine, Spirits & Beer Festival

June 24 I Pomona

Taste award-winning wines, spirits, beers and olive oils from the Los Angeles County Fair competition, accompanied by food truck cuisine and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Learning Centers. Fairplex. (909) 623-3111,

Grape Expectations

June 24 I Ontario

This wine tasting event benefits Helping Out Pets Everyday. Graber Olive House.

Memory Masquerade Gala

June 24 I Riverside

Musical performers, silent auction, formal dinner and program honoring those with dementia. Proceeds benefit Deana Foundation. Dales Senior Center. Formal attire.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

June 25 I Riverside

Ice cream, lemonade, music and games as one may have celebrated in Victorian Riverside during the 1890s. Heritage House. (951) 826-5273,

Brit Floyd

June 26 I Riverside

This rock event brings the music of Pink Floyd to life with its lavish new stage show, “Immersion World Tour 2017.” Fox Performing Arts Center.

Canines and Cocktails

June 28 I Claremont

Appetizers, salad, pizza, burgers and beverages available for purchase. Complimentary dog biscuits. Proceeds benefit Helping Out Pets Everyday. DoubleTree by Hilton.

Tour de Fork

June 29 I Rancho Cucamonga

Tasting event features food, wine and craft beer. Victoria Gardens. (909) 477-2775,

“76 Trombones and More”

June 30 I Redlands

The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival opens with the San Bernardino Symphony performing in collaboration with the 2017 International Trombone Festival. Redlands Bowl. (909) 793-7316,

Ticket to Ride

June 30 I Temecula

A musical journey through the best of The Beatles. Old Town Temecula Community Theater. 1-866-653-8696,

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San Diego County Fair

June 2–July 4 I Del Mar

All the usual fair attractions, plus celebrity concerts and special attractions geared to the Wild, Wild West. Del Mar Fairgrounds. (858) 755-1161,


June 9 I Pauma Valley

Concert by one of the most influential groups in the Tejano/Norteño music scene today. Casino Pauma. 877-687-2862,

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Palm Springs International ShortFest

June 20–26 I Palm Springs

The competitive festival screens approximately 330 films from 47 countries. Films are curated into 90-minute themed programs, such as “The Things We Do For Love.” Camelot Theatre.