Celebrate The Weekend
Back to the Grind This weekend celebration features live music by local musicians, Lotus Eater, Habitat, The Big Nothing and The Shingles. 21+ guests can now enjoy a variety of beers on tap or in a bottle with valid ID.
When: June 16, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. Where: Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside. CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.saturationfest.org
Local Indie Psych Rock Mano y Mano Productions Mano y Mano Productions presents live music by local indie musicians The Altons, The Violet Mindfield, Max Donahue and Bad Joy. 21+. Admission is $5.
When: June 16, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. Where: Mission Tobacco Lounge, 3630 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please visit www.go2mtl.com
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
The Eagle Huntress
Culver Center of the Arts Arthouse Cinema The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl's quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film. Directed by Otto Bell, 2016 | UK/Mongolia | 87 Minutes
When: June 16 & 17, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
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
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
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
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
Pierce Street Jazz: Rick Zunigar La Sierra University
Jazz guitarist Rick Zunigar will perform as the featured artist for La Sierra University's Pierce Street Jazz series this month. His wide-ranging career includes a Francis Ford Coppola film sound track performance, appearances on Stevie Wonder videos, television shows and alongside a long list of famous acts including Queen Latifah, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles and Mary J. Blige. Born in Queens, New York, Zunigar derived his varied musical interests from his parents, natives of Puerto Rico. His mother sang and performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York and Zunigar grew up listening to salsa and jazz. He discovered a love of the guitar, and by age 17 hit the professional circuit. He began building a track record of performances and recordings with a many famous acts. Zunigar's primary musical genre is jazz, although he incorporates bebop, Latin and a rhythm and blues fusion into his repertoire.
When: June 28, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. Where: Troesh Conference Center, Zapara School of Business, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505 For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 951.785.2148
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
Member's Exhibit Reception & Awards Ceremony Riverside Art Museum
The Riverside Art Museum will be announcing this year's winners of the 2017 Members' Exhibition - California Tales: Real or Imagined. The free awards reception will take place during Riverside Artswalk and is open to the public.
When: July 6, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Where: Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.riversideartmuseum.org
Michael Lesy: Looking Backward
California Museum of Photography Michael Lesy: Looking Backward looks at how the United States viewed the world at the dawn of the 20th century. Presented in tandem with the release of Lesy's book Looking Backward: Images of the World at the Beginning of the 20th Century, published by W.W. Norton in conjunction with the California Museum of Photography, the exhibition is drawn from scholar Michael Lesy's 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, which he spent researching in the museum's Keystone-Mast Collection, the largest archive of stereoscopic photographs.
When: Present - July 15, 2017 Where: UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
Some Kind of Hero
UCR Sweeney Art Gallery Some Kind of Hero: Selections from the Permanent Collection of UCR Sweeney Art Gallery features conflicting visual depictions of courage, valor and fearlessness by artists SE Barnet, Nathan Bockelman, Jonathan Borofsky and The Date Farmers. The works in the exhibition exemplify the breadth of Sweeney Art Gallery's holdings and its significance as a developing resource for academic research and dialogue. Gifts represented in the exhibition include those from Nick Bockelman along with collectors Peter Norton, Ernest and Elaine Nagamatsu.
When: June 24 - July 29, 2017 Where: UCR Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information please visit www.artsblock.ucr.edu
The Spazmatics Romano's Concert Lounge From the producers of Perfect World Entertainment comes The Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles and way cool dance steps from the 1980's decade we'd love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Table reservations available, seating is limited. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, 21+.
When: June 16, 2017 @ 8:00 p.m. Where: Romano's Concert Lounge, 3557 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501 For more information, please call 951.780.6000
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:Present - August 31, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Downtown Riverside, 3737 Main St., Suite 101, Riverside, CA 92501
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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