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GC August 23, 2018

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Singing Group:

Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, & 27- the Garcia Center for the Arts holds San Bernardino Folksongs at 1:00 p.m. at the Center, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino. Everyone is welcome to come and sing with the group and enjoy a stress-free experience. For information call Joyce at (909) 882-1372.


Now – October 31 – the Garcia Center for the Arts presents a photographic exhibit by Michael Hardison, “This Beautiful San Bernardino”  at the center, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino. Hardison’s view: “… the City is beautiful with a rich and diverse history and with the potential to regain its vibrancy and strength.” The images in this exhibit and forthcoming books portray the artist’s view of San Bernardino – “…confirming that beauty exists here, if you slow down and look for it.” For information on exhibit viewing hours call (909) 888-6400.

Now – November 4 – the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) presents 4 Threads: New Work, an exploration of the contemporary Chicano experience. This exhibit features the work of Jaime Chavez, Gerardo Monterrubio, Jaime Munoz, and Jaime “GERMS” Zacarias. These talented and acclaimed artists share the exuberance, richness, and pathos of their complex cultural identity.  Each brings their own perspective and personal exploration of their community: Jaime Munoz, Mesoamerican imagery; Jaime Chavez, Cholo styles of the 70’s and 80’s; Jaime Zacarias, cleverly stylized Lucha Squids; and Gerardo Monterrubio, clay vessels that combine the elements of Mexican mural painting with his artist beginnings as a graffiti artist.  RAM is located at 3425 Mission Inn. Ave. For information call (909) 664-7111 or visit riversideartmuseum.org.

Now – December 11 – the California State University San Bernardino Anthropology Dept. presents “InlDignity” an exhibit aimed at exploring and dismantling intolerance through the experiences of Inland Empire residents. In/Dignity takes its title from a double entendre simultaneously reading as a single word – indignity – and two separate words – in dignity.  These two meanings capture precisely what the exhibit examines: experiences with oppression, discrimination, bigotry, exclusion, stigma, and prejudice, and simultaneously the pride and self-respect that is necessary for everyone facing injustice. The Museum is located in the university’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences building’s third floor, room SB-306. The Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information and to arrange tours call the museum director at (909) 537-5505 or visit: https://csbs.csusb.edu/anthropolgy-museum. Admission is free, parking is $6.00.

Now – December 29, 2018 -The Lincoln presents “Reflections of the Face of Lincoln” at the

Lincoln Memorial Shrine, 125 W. Vine Street, Redlands from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday (closed most major holidays). This exhibit, created by Garner Holt Productions, Inc., is housed in the Shrine’s west wing. Tickets are $5 per person for an 11-minute performance. For information and to make arrangements for groups call (909) 798-7636 or (909) 798-7632 or visit www.limcolnshrine.org.  The show is for all ages, it’s a combination of theme park and real history.Lincoln Memorial Shrine, 125 W. Vine Street, Redlands from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday (closed most major holidays). This exhibit, created by Garner Holt Productions, Inc., is housed in the Shrine’s west wing.

Now to December 30 – the Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Ave. presents Jaime Guerrero l Contemporary Relics: A Tribute to the Makers. This exhibit by the glass sculptor gives museum visitors a glimpse into early Mesoamerican life and art. This exhibit is part of The

Chechen @RAM series of exhibits leading to the opening of the Chechen Marin Center for Chicano Arts, Culture & Industry In 2020. For information visit www.RiversideArtMuseum.org.

Save the Date:

Saturday, August 25 – the City of San Bernardino Parks, Recreation & Community Service Department presents Water Play at Tom Minor Park, 6400 Palm Ave. from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The San Bernardino County Fire Department will be “lightly” spraying the community. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet a firefighter, get conservation tips from “Drippy” from the Water Department, books from the library, and become a Friend of the Center for Independant Development.

Saturday, August 25 –  Cultura Con Llantas  present Pachuco Ball from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at Lake Perris Fairgrounds, 18700 Lake Perris Drive, Perris California. Live entertainment include:  bands  Lil Bit Of Soul and Flash Blac, plus food and drinks as well as classic cars and low riders. Attendees are urged to dress to impress and everyone is welcome. There is secured and designated parking for those choosing to bring classic or lowrider cars. All proceeds go to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry Of the Riverside Art Museum. For car and ticket information call (951) 255-1342 or (951) 550-9801 or (951) 204-6613.

Saturday, August 25 – Kimberly Crest Gardens presents Summer Soirée at 5:30 p.m. at Kimberly Crest, 1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands. Attendees will be greeted with champagne, watch the sunset, enjoy a gourmet meal, listen to entertainment by the Killer Dueling Pianos, and indulge in a coffee and dessert bar. Proceeds go to the preservation of Kimberly Crest, a French chateau-style Victorian mansion on 6 1/2 acres that is open to the public for guided tours. For ticket information visit kimberlycrest.org or call (909) 792-2111.

Saturday, August 25 – the A. K. Smiley Public Library presents Apple for the Teacher Craft Day from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Room of the Library, 125 W. Vine Street, Redlands. Craft Days are free and open to children of all ages and their parents. Attendees will be able to make fun and interesting projects, gifts and cards using colorful papers, rubber stamps, inks and more. To sign up call (909) 798-7674.

Saturday, August 25 – the City of San Bernardino in cooperation with Burrtec will hold Fight Blight Cleanup Day & Community Dump Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at  Perris Hill Park, 900 E. Highland Ave. Volunteers can join the Quality of Life Team in litter pickup and also park and landscape enhancements. For information and to volunteer call (909) 384-5233 or visit  SBcity.org/KeepSBClean.

Monday, August 27 – Making Hope Happen Foundation in partnership with Thinkwise Credit Union and the IE 66ers present Homeruns for Hope at the San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E Street, San Bernardino. All proceeds from this family friendly event go to the Foundation which benefits school children in the San Bernardino City Unified School District.  Game starts at 7:00 p.m. with the 66ers taking on the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Tickets usually at $12 are $5 for this charity event and are available at www.makinghope.org/baseball . For information call (909) 381-1294.

Monday, August 27 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council of San Bernardino County present Performing Arts Pre-season Mixer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino. This mixer is for all artists, organizations, businesses and centers involved in supporting, promoting, and showcasing performing arts events throughout the county. Attendees are encouraged to share upcoming season events and schedules. Additionally, grant information and opportunities will be shared. For information call (909) 381-1900.

Thursday, September 6 – Unidos presents its inaugural gala, Celebrando Chicano Art from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 5th Street. The Gala will highlight and celebrate the historical importance of Chicano art, the versatility of contemporary Chicano artists, and the impact on communities. All funds raised will go to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry Of the Riverside Art Museum. The Gala emcee is Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash, live entertainment courtesy of TIERRA , Mariachi Divas plus many celebrities yet to be announced. For information email: nedelgado1@yahoo.com and for tickets: e.givesmart.com

Friday, September 7 – Kiwanis of Greater San Bernardino will hold its Installation Dinner in honor of incoming president Pamela Montana and new officers and directors from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Arrowhead Country Club, 1433 Parkside Drive. Proceeds from this event go to the club’s Scholarship Fund. To RSVP call (909) 864-4719  or email shorett@att.net.

Quote of the Week:

“As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.”

– Yo-Yo Ma 

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