La Sierra University’s Brandstater Gallery will present an exhibit of paintings by artist Joshua Hagler. This project serves as Hagler’s first solo exhibition in Southern California. The artist’s work responds to Western genre films and includes Hagler’s first video piece. Admission is free. Artist’s talk at 6:15 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
When: November 2 – December 3, 2015 | Reception: November 8, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Where: La Sierra University, Brandstater Gallery, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505 For more information please call 951.785.2170 or visit www.lasierra.edu
Back to the Grind
Local indie rock group, Townes touches on a classic mid-to-late ’60s groove while still leaving room for uncharted territories with each song. Besides the well-written melodies and great crescendos, the bands lyrics are just another layer that seem to fit the sound and style of their music perfectly. Make sure not to miss the opening performance by one of Riverside’s newest bands, Outside Voices.
When: November 27, 2015 @ 8:00 p.m. Where: Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit facebook.com/backtothegrind or call 951.784.0800
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts
This is the anime swansong of Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. It’s based on an age-old tale of a Thumbelina-like mythical human who is raised by peasants, blossoms into a beautiful princess and moves to the imperial court. It plays out as a wistful, slow-burning romance, underscored with a streak of social satire and animated in exquisitely subtle pastels and watercolours. Admission: $9.99 for adults, $5.00 for students.
When: November, 27 & 28, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.culvercenter.ucr.edu
Festival of Lights Afterparty
Mission Tobacco Lounge
Festival of Lights Afterparty featuring live local rock n roll music by Radium, Grizzly Soul and The Mendenhall Experiment. The Mendenhall Experiment is an inspirational rock band raising disability awareness. “I have a unique opportunity to Inspire people and kids with disabilities with my playing, my music and my story.” says founding guitarist, Brandon Mendenhall who has succeeded in over coming a lifelong battle with Cerebral Palsy. Admission $5 | 21+
When: November 27, 2015 @ 9:00 p.m. Where: Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.go2mtl.com
Ninth Annual Rockabilly Extravaganza
Riverside Airport presents the 9th Annual Rockabilly Extravaganza. The event features two stages of live music, pedal car races, live pin-striping, car and motorcycle show, World War II aircraft rides, magic show, freak show, pin up contest, roller derby, live tattooing, carnival rides, vendors and more.
Retro Holiday Slide Show
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and festive field trip finds. With his keen expertise, clever wit and eagle eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his colorful mid-century images with eye-popping observations on the way we crazy Americans decorated, dressed, dined and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s.
When: November 29, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.charlesphoenix.com
Shadow Play Sundays
Shadow Play Sundays is Pixels’ weekly live music event featuring a wide range of talented musicians. This weeks event spotlights Niantic from Los Angeles, whose lyrics are rooted in original storytelling coupled with intricate riffs. Niantic provides the listener with textures, melodies and rhythms to get lost in. Also don’t miss the local indie band Moro Amour, from Redlands, playing tracks from their debut album, Volume 1.
When: November 29, 2015 @ 9:00 p.m. Where: 3535 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit facebook.com/pixels.bar1/
Art of Giving Gala
Riverside Arts Academy
Help the Riverside Arts Academy to support the continued growth of the program and its mission of helping the community’s youth prosper through the arts. The event includes a cocktail reception, raffle drawing, silent auction and entertainment provided by world-renowned concert pianist Alpin Hong, plus the Riverside Arts Academy instructors and children. This is a benefit in support of the community’s children, so donations are encouraged.
Riverside Arts Council
Riverside Artswalk is a free monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire. Visit over 22 downtown locations, including museums, galleries and studios, presenting an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts. Either before or after, enjoy the many dining or shopping experiences that Downtown Riverside has to offer.
When: December 3, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside For more information please visit www.riversideartswalk.com
Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts
UNSCENE invites audience members to actively explore a constructed environment and make the exchange between performers and viewers visible, while delving into concepts of urbanization, displacement and flesh. Challenging conventional performance structures and responding to the current exhibition, UCR dance artists expose hidden infrastructures of performance through interdisciplinary navigation of the Culver Center's unique architecture and spatial possibilities. What will you reveal? Admission is free.
When: December 3, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.culvercenter.ucr.edu
68th Annual Candlelight Concert
La Sierra University
La Sierra University's Department of Music will present its Candlelight Concert, a favorite holiday tradition for the last 68 years. The concert will feature the La Sierra University Chamber Singers, chorale, university orchestra, trombone choir and vocal ensemble. The evening’s program will include The Holly and the Ivy by Benjamin Britten, Christmas Spiritual Medley arranged by Joseph Jennings, Fantasia on Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and excerpts from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah including a Hallelujah Chorus sing-along. General admission is free. Limited reserved seating is available for $10 per person.
When: December 4, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave., Riverside, CA 92505 For more information please call 951.785.2036, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit music-events.lasierra.edu
Riverside County Philharmonic
The Riverside County Philharmonic presents its third annual Holiday Magic concert featuring seasonal favorites to entertain the entire family. Featured will be selected music from the beloved Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. The program also includes Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Hanukah Festival Overture, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Fantasia on Greensleeves, The Christmas Song and Christmas Around the World.
When: December 5, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please call 951.779.9800
The Menagerie presents Small Spaces with Fox and the Red Hares. Small Spaces is an alt-indie rock band originally formed at random through the Redlands Mystery Band project. Fox and the Red Hares produce alternative rock that has been influenced by various genres, such as punk, goth rock, grunge, country and blues. The group recently completed their first full length album earlier this year, titled Flightless Bird & Other Tales. Admission is free | 21+
When: December 6, 2015 @ 9:00 p.m. Where: The Menagerie, 3581 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.zappproductions.tumblr.com
Inland Pacific Ballet
Critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent holiday ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. IPB’s The Nutcracker is the holiday tradition your family will treasure!
When: December 12, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | December 13, 2015 @ 2:00 p.m. Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.ipballet.org
Baby Tattooville’s Last Hurrah
Riverside Art Museum
The Riverside Art Museum welcomes the return of the annual pop surrealist exhibition organized by Bob Self of Baby Tattoo Books, an alternative, underground publishing company based out of Los Angeles. Since its inception, Baby Tattooville has evolved into a robust and diverse collective of contemporary artists and collectors. Held in conjunction with their annual private collectors’ gala event at the Mission Inn hotel. RAM’s companion exhibitions have taken place for the past eight years and continue to draw fans from across the globe. The art movements known as “Pop Surrealism” and “Lowbrow” have excited the public with their mixture of the nostalgic, decadent, humorous and morose. Originating as a hybridized “bastard” art movement, Baby Tattooville has gained an increasingly mainstream fan base, championed by well-known alternative art chronicle, JUXTAPOZ magazine, as well as Hi Fructose, Arrested Motion, and numerous blogs and websites. Self describes the sentiments behind the group simply as, “Strange, fun art.”
When: October 1 – January 9, 2016 Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
Sponsored in part by City of Riverside "The City of Arts & Innovation"
The Economics of Arts & Culture
According to a study conducted by the Riverside Arts Council in partnership with Americans for the Arts, the City of Riverside realized $35 million in direct economic activity from non-profit arts and cultural activities during 2010.
For more information please visit www.RiversideArtsCouncil.com
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