August Happenings

Christian Concert

August 2 - The Rave

The Rave, with a live band, DJ Steve, Cafe', prizes, and more. 6-8:30pm at New Hope Christian Fellowship, 13333 Ramona Ave., Chino. Contact(909) 702-3736, or for more information.

Photography Exhibit

Now through August 29- Sight Unseen: International Photography by blind artists.

at: UCR/California Museum of Photography. General admission $3- seniors, students and children are free. Muesum open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M, located at . 3824 Main st. Riverside, CA 92501

Sight Unseen presents work by twelve of the most accomplished blind photographers in the world. It is the first major museum exhibition on a subject full of paradox and revelation. This poetic and inherently conceptual work proposes a surprising central thesis—unhindered by the constraints of outward sight, blind photographers possess the clearest vision on the planet.

This installation has been in Time Magazine (click here), on NPR (click here), and reviewed in the L.A. Times (click here).

Fashion Show featuring student works

August 6- Down4Earth Recycled Fashion Show

Rubidoux youth summer fashion workshop exhibition. All one-of-a-kind pieces are made from recycled elements. Proceeds from all sales go to benefit the programs at the Youth Opportunity Center in Riverside. This project is hosted by Small Wonder in partnership with California Family Life Centers. It involves youth, ages 14 to 21, employed to design and fabricate unique fashion. Tickets are free as part of August Downtown Artswalk. Begins at 7:00 P.M. at Riverside Community Arts Association, 3870 Lemon Street Riverside, CA 92501.

Jazz Concert

August 7- Diana Krall

At Agua Caliente, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Some music is intended to paint a romantic scene – a candlelit dinner, a walk along a moonlit beach. Quiet Nights – Diana Krall’s twelfth album – ain’t about that. Using Brazil as a musical point of reference, the award-winning pianist and singer is not suggesting a night out; she means to stay in. Tickets $45-$100. Call 760-202-2111 for more information. Buy tickets here:

Family Art Day

August 7- Family Day at the Art Depot in Fontana featuring Joshua Valencia.

Join the Art Depot Gallery for fun entertainment, artist demonstrations, art activities and more in the quarterly Family Art Day. Admission: Free. 6-9 P.M. at Art Depot 16822 Spring Street Fontana, CA 92235.

Cartooning Workshop

August 7- Cartooning Workshop at the Museum of History and Art in Riverside.

Join artist Darlene Douthit as she leads a cartooning workshop inspired by the Peanuts characters and Snoopy. Along with learning cartooning techniques, Ms. Douthit will share how Charles Schulz was the first professional she met at the age of eighteen and how he inspired her and offered career advice as a young artist. Workshop begins at 4:00 P.M. at 225 South Euclid Avenue Ontario, CA 91762.

August 8-Southern/Country Gospel Concert

featuring Tradesmen, June Wade & Tomes Brothers. 6pm, Trinity Full Gospel, 235 N Lena Rd., San Bernardino, free. Call (760) 949-4670 for more info.

Jam Session

August 12- Hot Night, Sweet Jam in Joshua Tree

The Hot Night, Sweet Jam event is a multi-faceted fully produced open jam session for musicians. Open to any musician who would like to get on-stage and play with other musicians. Bar – Snacks, wine and beverages available for purchase located in the theatre foyer. Event tickets presale are $5 or $10 at the door. Call 760-684-9093 for more information or to purchase tickets. Time 7-11 P.M. High Dessert Playhouse and Cultural Arts Center, 61231 29 Palms Hwy. Joshua Tree, CA 92252.


August 15-September 20- Lifehouse Theater presents Little House on the Prairie

Tickets $10-$16. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, click here: or call (909) 335-3037

Follow the adventures of a young pioneer family and a wagon load of friends from Walnut Grove. Ma and Pa Ingalls, Laura, Mary and Carrie, the lovable Mr. Edwards, bratty Nelly Olsen and all the familiar favorites from the beloved series by Laura Ingalls Wilder share the challenges and rewards of life on the Prairie. 1135 N Church St, Redlands.

AUG 14-16 Harvest Crusade with Greg Laurie

Performances by Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Skillet, Relient K and more. Fri-Sat. 7pm & Sun. 6pm, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, free. For more information call 1-800-CRUSADE, or click here.

Christian Concert

August 15- Christian Songwriters’ Showcase

Come out and hear Daniel Medina, Justin Reid, Jeremiah Johns, and Chris Ryan share their music in a casual setting. Free. 4:30-6:30 at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at 528 Orange Street in Redlands (in the Vons/Trader Joes shopping center). Along with coffee and goodies from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, there is a frozen yogurt shop and several other eateries within close walking distance.


August 15-23- Disney’s Aladdin presented by Christian Arts and Theater in Corona.

Disney’s Aladdin will hit the stage with all your favorite characters from the lovely Jasmine and the evil Jafar, comical Iago and Abu and, of course, Aladdin and the Genie. Naturally, all the wonderful Disney music will be included too, like “Never Had a Friend like Me” and “A Whole New World”. CAT’s youth shows are always wildly successful “sell outs” and it is expected that Aladdin will be no different. This is a great show to introduce your children to live theater: all the colorful costumes, amazing dancing and familiar music will captivate them! Presald tickets $11-$13, at the door $13-15. Call 951-279-2258.

Christian Concert

August 21- Leeland in concert

7pm, Rancho Community Church, 31300 Rancho Community Way, Temecula, $15-20. Sponsored by Thessalonika Family Services. Call (951) 302-7609 for more information.

Christian Concert

August 22- G.M.D. Summer Celebration Concert 2009

Featuring Little Willie G, Dennis Massawe & more. 5:30-9pm, Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30785 Rancho Vista Rd., Temecula. Tickets are $5. Call (951) 252-7885 for more information.

Christian Dancing

August 29- Riverside Dance Party (includes lessons).

For ages 19 to 91. 7:30-11:30pm. Cowtown, 15950 Van Buren Blvd. $15 prepaid, $20 at door. Call (714) 210-3337, or go to for more information.


August 29-30-16th annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines

10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Two incredible days of great jazz, wonderful food and art in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains on the campus of the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Produced by the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation to raise scholarship funds for Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Summer Program and to promote the American Art Form – Jazz. Tickets- $20-$235. Call 951-313-3361 for more information. Location: Idyllwild Arts Campus, 52500 Temecula Drive Idyllwild, CA 92549.

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