A Life of Art La Sierra University Wesley Kime, a physician and graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, pursued an extensive avocation in art throughout his 50-year medical career, resulting in the publication of four books of flash sketches of classmates and professors, oil portraits and watercolor landscapes. His work includes more than 60 portraits of Loma Linda University faculty.
When: November, 28, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. Where:La Sierra University, Brandstater Gallery, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515 For more information, please call 951.785.2170 or visit www.brandstatergallery.com
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. All Ages | Admission is free.
When: December 1, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside For more information, please visit www.riversideartswalk.com
69th Annual Candlelight Concert La Sierra University La Sierra University will hold its 69thAnnual Candlelight Concert in two consecutive performances at the La Sierra University Church. The program will feature La Sierra’s chamber singers and chorale, university orchestra, saxophone quartet, wind ensemble and vocal group, United. Repertoire will include congregational Christmas hymns, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes by Bob Chilcott, Sheperd’s Pipe Carol by John Rutter, a saxophone quartet performance of England’s Carols and Ave Maria by Gustav Holst, a men’s chorus performance of The Virgin’s Cradle Song by James Bingham and a sing-along Hallelujah Chorus from George Frederic Handel’s Messiah.
When: December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. & December 3, 2016 @4:00 p.m. Where:La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave., Riverside, Riverside, CA 92515 For more information, please call 951.785.2036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Ornament Auction Riverside Community Arts Association Come out to the Riverside Arts Association's Holiday Ornament Auction event and bid on your favorite artist-made ornament. All ornaments are handmade, original, one-of-a-kind creations made by artist members of RCAA. Many other artist-made jewelry pieces, sculptures, paintings, pottery, photography, prints and notecards will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Riverside Community Arts Association's nonprofit programing, exhibits and events.
When: December 3, 2016 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Auction @ 4:00 p.m. Where:Riverside Community Arts Association, 3860 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.rcaaarts.org
Sing-along to the Messiah The Raincross Master Chorale Backed by an orchestra, The Raincross Master Chorale presents an audience sing-along to Handel's Messiah at Calvary Presbyterian Church. The concert is directed by William Brakemeyer and partially underwritten by the City of Riverside and the County of Riverside, through grants to arts programs. Bring a Messiah score if you have one. If you don't, music will be available to borrow. A recorder ensemble will play holiday carols before the concert. Toys for Tots will be accepting unwrapped toy donations.
When: December 3, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m. Where:Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.raincrossmasterchorale.org
Amahl and the Night Visitors Riverside Lyric Opera Under the direction of Dr. Stephen Tucker, Riverside Lyric Opera presents the family holiday favorite Amahl and the Night Visitors, by Gian Carlo Menotti. Enjoy this inspirational Christmas tale of grace and miracles as the three kings meet a crippled shepherd boy named Amahl. Featuring Metropolitan Opera veteran, mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins as the mother and boy soprano Jordan Granda as Amahl. Tickets are $10 - $50.
When: December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m. Where:The Box, Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 951.781.9561 or visit www.riversidelyricopera.org
On The Line
UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts The premiere of Rashaun Richardson’s film marks the conclusion of On the Line, a three-year long cycle of research, exhibition and performance that looks at the workday chore of laundry to explore gender, culture, social difference and memory. The project has developed a unique format for transdisciplinary collaboration that enables artists and anthropologists to generate new work through public engagement. Under the direction of UCR Professor, Susan Ossman, this NEA funded program involved over 90 local, national and international artists and anthropologists in exhibitions, performances, seminars and participatory interventions across Riverside. Visual artists, dancers, musicians, writers and anthropologists had an opportunity to draw on an archive of “laundry stories” developed at these events to generate new work, fostering further dialogue at subsequent encounters. Richardson’s film shows how artworks were created for and transformed by On the Line events held outside the Arlanza, La Sierra and Casa Blanca public libraries in 2016. In keeping with the project theme, he adopts a fluid, non-linear approach to documenting the work of the collective. On the Line participants will share their thoughts about the film, discuss the high and low points of the project and explore its potential as a model for future work across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Admission is free.
When: December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information and to make a reservation, please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
The Nutcracker 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.
When: December 10, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.riversidelive.com
Big Band Concert La Sierra University La Sierra University’s big band, under direction of Giovanni Santos, will perform a concert in Hole Memorial Auditorium. Proceeds from this event and other ensemble concerts will go towards student scholarships and projects such as the wind ensemble international tour to Europe in summer of 2017. General addmission is $15.
When: December 10, 2016 7:00 p.m. Where:La Sierra University, Hole Memorial Auditorium, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92515 For more information, please call 951.785.2036 or email email@example.com
38th Annual Victorian Christmas Open House Riverside Metropolitan Museum's Heritage House Step back in time and experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas one would have seen in the 1880s. The Heritage House welcomes guests to experience a Victorian Christmas featuring Father Christmas, musical entertainment, baked sweets and hot mulled cider. The Heritage House will be decorated for the season and ready for tours.
When: December 11, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Riverside Metropolitan Museum's Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504 For more information, please visit
UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts Diego Echeverria’s film skillfully represents the challenges residents of the Southside faced: poverty, drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial tension, single-parent homes and inadequate local resources. The complex portrait also celebrates the vitality of this largely Puerto Rican and Dominican community, showing the strength of their culture, their creativity and their determination to overcome a desperate situation. Beautifully restored for the 30th anniversary premiere at the New York Film Festival, this documentary is an invaluable piece of New York City history.
1984 | USA | 57 minutes | Unrated
When: December 16, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.
December 17, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Where: UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
2nd Annual pARTy the night away - NYE Bash Riverside Art Museum Join RAM for the 2nd annual pARTy the night away New Year’s Eve bash and fundraiser as we say goodbye to 2016 with music provided by DJ Mental Physix, food catered by DLS Events Catering, drinks, casino play night, art projects, an art-projection countdown and much more. Each general admission guest receives two free drink tickets, one complimentary midnight champagne toast, a photobooth picture and $2000 in "casino play money." General admission tickets are $85 per person or $150 per couple. RAM members tickets are $72 per person or $127 per couple. Group pricing and VIP tickets available online.
When: December 31, 2016 | 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
Preserving the Legacy: Birth of the Mission Inn Foundation and a National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Foundation & Museum The exhibit examines the birth of the Mission Inn Foundation. The non-profit Foundation evolved from managing the struggling hotel to preserving, interpreting and promoting the cultural heritage of the now flourishing hotel. Preserving the Legacy is the first of the three-part series celebrating the Mission Inn Foundation’s 40th Anniversary and its role in safeguarding this important city, state and national landmark.
When: Present - January 31, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where:3696 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.missioninnmuseum.org
Riverside County Artscape Exhibition
Riverside Arts Council The Artscape exhibition series is a collaboration between Riverside County and the Riverside Arts Council. Artscape shows the wide range of talented artists within Riverside County and illustrates how art is woven into our daily lives. The Art in Public Places program is dedicated to making art accessible to everyone, including those who might otherwise never go into a museum or gallery. The artists featured come from a variety of backgrounds and demonstrate the diversity within the Inland region’s population.
When: Present - February 2017 Where: Riverside County Administration Center, 4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.artscaperiverside.com
Unposed: Street Photography from the CMP's Collection
California Museum of Photography In Unposed, student-curator Kaytlyn Van Dorn-Hanson explores the curious ways in which fleeting moments are captured in street photography. Unposed, often-unaware subjects create new, exceptional juxtapositions. The exhibition features approximately thirty examples of street photography from the CMP's collection, by artists Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, Garry Winogrand, Walker Evans, Elliott Erwitt, Manuel Carrillo, Robert Doisneau, Andy Warhol and Erich Lessing.
When: Present - March 11, 2017 Where: California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
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