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:June 1, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside For more information, please visit www.riversideartswalk.com
Go Human at Riverside Artswalk City of Riverside & Southern California Association of Governments Join the City of Riverside and the Riverside Arts Council on Thursday, June 1st from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a unique Riverside Artswalk in Downtown. We’ll be showcasing temporary, creative improvements that make walking safer and more enjoyable. Cross the street via artsy pop-up scramble crosswalks and corner sidewalk extensions, and relax in a temporary plaza. Enjoy this free festival on foot, by bike, skateboard or scooter. Crowd watch from pop-up café seating surrounded by greenery and art at the corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Orange Street, and check out the fun street art and improved crosswalks along Mission Inn Avenue at Market, Orange, and Lemon Streets.
When:June 1, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/GoHumanSoCal
Rising Above: Black Stereotypes in Comic Books Riverside Metropolitan Museum Eric Atkinson will lead a discussion on how black people have been portrayed in comic books. The event will feature contemporary jazz, blues and Motown music by performer Quinn Harris. All Ages | Free
When: June 1, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Where: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.riversideca.gov/museum
L.A.M.S. Vol. 10
Live Art Music Show This month's local artist to be showcased is Atom St. George. Atom will be creating live art on the spot as supporting musical guests Gravler, Hideouts, Late Night Revival, Pet the Music and The Sea Is Mine fill the room with musical vibes. The art piece that Oliver creates will be raffled off at the end of the night, with 100% of the proceeds going straight to the artist. A great way to support local art while acquiring a new piece for the home.
When: June 1, 2017 | 8:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. Where: Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside. CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.instagram.com/liveartmusicshow
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa The Mission Inn Foundation, in partnership with the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, is offering open-to-the public art tours. Enjoy a rare opportunity to view masterful works of art with a specially trained art tour docent. Limited space is available. $35 for general public; $30 for current Mission Inn Foundation members; $25 for students with current ID.Reservations required.
When: June 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Where: Mission Inn Museum, 3696 Main St., Riverside. CA 9250
The 17th Annual Saturation Fest Group Art Show Saturation Fest, Riverside Arts Council & Back to the Grind Saturation Fest presents it's 17th annual group art show. Curated by the Riverside Arts Council and hosted by Back to the Grind, this exhibit features 25 artists, with a wide variety of mediums, from the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Art work will be displayed on the main floor as well as the basement at Back to the Grind.
When: June 1 - 26, 2017 Where: Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside. CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.saturationfest.org
Red Skelton Art Exhibit California Baptist University Gallery The Red Skelton Art Exhibit at California Baptist University will explore the life and works of Richard Bernard Skelton, comedian and entertainer, who was known for his national programs on radio and television. The exhibit will feature Red Skelton’s paintings, lithographs, books, music scores and his work in radio, film and television.
When:June 1 - August 31, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside, 3737 Main St., Suite 101, Riverside, CA 92501
The Choral Home Concert La Sierra University
Led by director and composer Ariel Quintana, an ensemble of three choirs, an orchestra, an operatic soloist and award-winning pianist will give a performance at La Sierra University of a celebrated cantata and a new concerto. The Choral Home Concert will be held at the La Sierra University Church and will feature a performance of William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with operatic baritone Steve Pence as soloist and an ensemble comprised of the La Sierra University Chorale, the Loma Linda University Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra and the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood Cathedral Choir. The evening will also showcase a performance by La Sierra piano performance major Jonathan Mamora of Quintana’s new work, Piano Concerto. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors age 55 and over, $5 for students and educators, children age 12 and under are free.
When: June 3, 2017 @ 8:15 p.m. Where: La Sierra University Church, 4937 Sierra Vista Ave., Riverside, CA 92505 For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 951.785.2036 or email email@example.com
Lost & Found La Sierra University
Five seniors in La Sierra University’s Art and Design program will showcase their work at the university’s Brandstater Gallery in an exhibit titled Lost & Found. The exhibit will feature animations, oil paintings, photographs, digital prints and more. Featured artists are Demi Easley, Don Magezi, Violet Luo, Heather Moores and Kevin Ong. Admission is free.
When: June 4 - June 18, 2017
Opening Reception: June 4, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: June 18, after the university’s commencement ceremony. Where: Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505 For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 951.785.2170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Voyages Finale La Sierra University
The La Sierra University Wind Ensemble will feature guest conductor Travis J. Cross for its final concert of the season, in a performance of the conductor’s own composition as well as new works by La Sierra musicians. Cross, an associate music professor and wind ensemble director at the Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles, will lead La Sierra University’s wind ensemble as it plays his work, Let the Amen Sound. He will also lead a performance of Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore. The wind ensemble concert, themed Voyages, will also premiere original works by La Sierra’s director of wind and percussion studies Giovanni Santos and La Sierra student musicians Michael Patterson, assistant conductor and tenor Anthony Leon. The Voyages concert will serve as a preview of repertoire that will be performed during the wind ensemble’s European tour in June through the Czech Republic, Austria, the Republic of San Marino and Italy. The tour will include invitational performances at two prestigious music festivals.
When: June 4, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. Where: La Sierra University, Hole Memorial Auditorium 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505
I'm Tired Group Art Show Mind & Mill The I'm Tired Group Art Show curated by Rialto based artist Deladeso features over 20 artists from the Inland Empire and beyond. This Saturation Fest satellite event includes artists such as Nick Bahula, xTOFUx, ANTA52, Paul Nguyen, Sofia Enriquez, Pavel Acevedo, Fritz Aragon, CBNC and more.
When: Present - June 2017 Where: Mind & Mill, 3615 Main St. Ste. 103, Riverside, CA 92501
Courtyard Shakespeare Festival
California Baptist University The Courtyard Shakespeare Festival returns for its second season at California Baptist University with productions of Julius Caesar and Taming of the Shrew running in repertory. Featuring talent from throughout the inland region, the Courtyard Shakespeare Festival rapidly gained a reputation last year for its outstanding performances, vision and production value. Julius Caesar is a tragedy that follows the conspiracy leading up to the iconic Roman leader’s brutal assassination, as well as the civil war that results. It is a violent tale of friendship, betrayal and guilt. On a much lighter side, Taming of the Shrew is a broad comedy. The wealthy Baptista has two daughters. One, Bianca, has many suitors vying for her hand. The other, Katharina, has inspired fear among men through her ill temper. For the adventurous traveler Petruchio, the promise of Katharina’s enormous dowry are too much, and he accepts the challenge of winning her hand. General admission: $12; Youth under 17: $6
When:Taming of the Shrew: June 2, 4, 8, 10, 14, 16 at 8:00 p.m. Julius Caesar: June 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17 at 8:00 p.m. Where: Cal Baptist University Courtyard, 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tinyurl.com/courtyardshakespeare
Concert for Downtown Bell Tower First Congregational Church A trio led by the longtime music director of First Congregational Church will perform a benefit concert to raise money for the seismic retrofit of a bell tower that is an integral part of Riverside's downtown skyline. A Touch of Ivory is made up of Linda Corbitt on the piano, Loren Wingerd on the violin, and Ben Brostrom on the 'cello. The church, one of the oldest in Riverside, is in the middle of a campaign to raise enough money to make sure the sanctuary's iconic bell tower will survive a major earthquake. A donation of $20 will be requested at the door.
When:June 11, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. Where: First Congregational Church, 3504 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please call Linda Corbitt at 951.684.2494
Grey Gardens Riverside Repertory Theater Riverside Repertory is back with a unique and immersive production of Grey Gardens. Based on the 1975 documentary film of the same name, Grey Gardens is a tragic, frequently funny and utterly unforgettable musical about two "staunch" and legendary American women: Edith Bouvier Beale, and her grown daughter, Edie. Grey Gardens begins at the grand 1941 engagement party of stunning and spirited "Little Edie" Beale to handsome Navy man Joe Kennedy, Jr., hosted by Edie's mother, Edith Bouvier Beale. As the upper-crust, New England family gathers, so do the storm clouds of trouble that eventually leave both "Big" and "Little" Edie alone and heartbroken. The second act launches the narrative into the overgrown, cat-riddled, and bug-infested estate in 1973, where the two Edies live, alone. "Big Edie" is now bedridden, and "Little Edie" grows more eccentric by the day, haunted by dreams of love and success, long since dashed.
When: June 9 - 18, 2017 Where: The Lightner House Theater For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 951.300.8515 or visit www.riversiderep.org
Naida Osline Exhibit Riverside Art Museum
Naida Osline is a Los Angeles-based artist who combines and manipulates images sourced from both analog and digital processes, in which she blends conceptual and documentary photographic practices with an abiding interest in the transformative, mythical and ethereal nature of existence. Osline works primarily in the Americas, delving into a number of themes that explore economic and cultural structures, identity, gender and aging, along with the mystical and natural world in tension with the human-built environment.
When: Present - September 13, 2017 Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
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