Exhibits, Theatre & Seminars, Workshops:
Tuesday, 15 & Saturdays, August 12, and 19 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Children’s Music Festival Workshops on Tuesdays and Saturdays during the Bowl season for children ages 4 – 12. All workshops are free and an adult must accompany children. The workshops are from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays at the Redlands Community Center, 111 W. Lugonia Ave., and from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Mission Gables Bowl House, 168 S. Eureka. Children will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from professional artists, many of who perform at the Bowl. No reservations or registration needed, it’s on a first-come, first-served basis.
Now to August 19 – the Redlands Theatre Festival presents live theatre under the stars at Prospect Park. The 45th season features five plays: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Three Cuckolds, Quilters, and Bullshot Crummond. Performances start at 8:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic to enjoy on the theatre lawn before performances, as well as blankets and lawn chairs. On selected nights there will be catered food, as well as free beer and wine tasting from 7:00 p.m. Street parking available at 1170 Cajon Street with free tram rides from Cajon to the theatre. For tickets and general information visit: www.RTFseason.com or call 909.792.0562
August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 – the Redlands Footlighters present Mom’s Gift at 1810 Barton Road, Redlands at 8:00 p.m. This a comedy with a heart about a Mom who has passed but must accomplish a task to earn her angel wings. This production is full of family secrets and surprising twists producing many laughs. Afternoon matinees will also be presented at 2 p.m. on August 13, 20 & 27. For ticket information call 909.793.2909 or visit: tickets@RedlandsFootlighters.org
Now – January 7, 2018 – the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts presents New Native: Toward New Mythologies at the Jacobs Education Gallery Center featuring more than 50 works by eleven indigenous artists. According to curator and artist Tony Abeyta (Navajo), “We are exploring ways that traditional forms and practices, iconography and ancestral mythologies influence the expression of contemporary Native artists’ modernity, technology and social priorities.” Featured artists (and tribal affiliations) include: Christi Belcourt (Metis), Gerald Clarke, Jr. (Cahuilla), Craig George (Navajo – Dine), Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw), Monty Little (Dine), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan/Lakota), Kent Monkman (Cree), Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), and Preston Singletary (Tlingit). Admission is free. For information and gallery hours call: 909.980.0412 or visit: malooffoundation.org.
Beginning August 19 – professional artist Alfonso Martinez Mendez will hold ongoing Saturday Morning Drawing Classes at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. No experience necessary. This class prepares students for a painting. There is no set fee, but donations will be accepted. Students are to provide materials on the instructor’s list. For information call: 909.888.6400
Save the Date:
Friday, August 11 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Opera Under the Stars at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street at 8:00 p.m. The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra with acclaimed soloists will perform selections from Aida, MacBeth, La Traviata, Toscanini, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, La Boheme and others. Featured soloists are Jennifer Lindsay, Erin Wood, Patrick Blackwell, Candace Bogan, and Christian Quillici. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information about this performance and the season call: 909.793.7316 or visit: redlandsbowl.org
Saturday, August 12 – the Rialto Police Department and Summer Bridge to Success present Financial Literacy 101 presented by Thrivent Financial at Werner Elementary School, 1050 W. Rialto Ave. at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 12 – the San Bernardino Public Library is hosting Local Author Day at the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. Thirty authors representing many genres will be available to discuss their work, sell and sign books. Two workshops are scheduled: Larry Burns will present a workshop called “Bringing Your Book to Life” at 2:00 pm., and Theresa Elders will present a workshop called “31 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays” at 3:00 p.m. Among the featured authors are Ernie Garcia and Judith Valles. For information call: 909.381.8238 or visit: www.sbpl.org
Sunday, August 13 – the City of Yucaipa presents the final concert in the Sunday at the Park Concerts at Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Road at 6:30 p.m. This concert features Escape the Journey Tribute /Journey Tribute. Food vendors and children activities are available. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and to dress with the theme of the concert. For information call: 909.790.7460.
Tuesday, August 15 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents Pete Jacobs Wartime Radio Revue with a Tribute to the Andrew Sisters at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street at 8:00 p.m. This performance intersperses the hits of the Thirties and Forties along with late-breaking news-stories from the war years, as well as original songs and some 1940-style radio commercials. It’s a step back into a World War II U.S.O. Show. It features three female vocalists in a tribute to the Andrew Sisters plus a classic swing sound for dancing. There will be a Community Sing starting at 7:15. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information call: 909. 793.7316 or visit: redlandsbowl.org
Friday, August 18 – 31st Congressional District representative Pete Aguilar will hold a Veterans Resource Fair at the Frank Gonzales Community Center, 670 Colton Avenue, in Colton from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event features information and resources on health care, housing, employment and assistance with VA claims. Admission is free, no RSVP is required and lunch will be provided. For information call: 909.890.4445.
Friday, August 18 – the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival presents State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara: Cinderella at the Bowl, 25 Grant Street at 8:00 p.m. This original production in two acts is a light-hearted rendition of the classic story. It is an entertaining and visually stunning production bringing together the beautiful Cinderella, her evil stepsisters, the handsome prince and the guests at the ball. It features opulent sets and digital animation augmentation for the delight of audiences of all ages. There is no admission charge and seating is first-come, first-served. For information call: 909.793.7316 or visit redlandsbowl.org
Saturday, August 19 – the Inland Empire Grape Festival will take place at the Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, Ontario from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. This event features vendors, food trucks, grape stomping, live music and wine and beer gardens. For information visit: www.GrapeHarvestFest.com
Saturday, August 19 – the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting Fiesta Village Discount Day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fiesta Village Family Fun Park, 1405 E. Washington St., in Colton. Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society.
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