The Westside’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Party Returns to Wokcano Santa Monica 1920′s Style with THE GREAT GATSBY NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL 2013!! Featuring Live Swing Band, Music by DJ Frankie, Complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres and Whiskey Tastings, Champagne Toast, Countdown & More Ring in this New Year 1920′s style at the Westside’s biggest NYE party [...]
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The Mission Inn’s Festival of Lights 2011 kicked off with a magnificent firework display to the delight of tens of thousands of Southern Californians. In these challenging economic times, Owner Duane Roberts along with his wife, Kelly Roberts, and step daughter, Casey Reinhardt, are proud to call this spectacular light show their gift to the community.
If your a fan of Dia de Los Muertos art and tradition then you wont want to miss the 13th Annual Dia de Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The annual celebration features 100+ alters, hundreds of Aztec Ritual dancers, art, food and a performance from Grammy Award Winning and home town natives Ozomatli. The event [...]
The arid desert around Cabazon will become an epicenter for sadness and regret on September 8 when Blues legend B.B. King will play at Morongo Casino & Resort. In related news, your fedora-wearing friend who always brings his guitar to house parties is super excited. The 86-year-old King is widely regarded as one of the [...]
Jerkweeds everywhere rejoice. The Cinefamily group, masters of nostalgia and found footage from years past, is teaming up with FYF to bring to life the dreams of millions of 90s kids by creating the first and only Pete and Pete Reunion Show. The show will take place on August 28 at the end of Cinefamily’s [...]
There is nothing more distinctly American than a drive-in movie theater. All the patriotic elements are there: lazy convenience, worship of the car culture and the frenzied consumption of sugary foods and drinks. It is as American as apple pie and racial tension. Over the years, however, the allure of the drive-in began to decline. [...]
The city of Redlands will be honoring California’s rich Cowboy heritage with some really awesome events at the end of the month to commemorate The National Day of the Cowboy. Starting on Sunday, July 22nd, the historic Fox Theater will host a 50th anniversary screening of John Ford’s classic 1962 film, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, [...]
The average summer day in Redlands can accurately be described as a hellish nightmare. Thankfully, the Redlands Bowl’s Summer Concert Series will make things a little more bearable with exciting concerts lined up all summer long. The Bowl, a Redlands landmark and one of the most definable aspects of the city, will be entering it’s [...]
Celebrating Riverside’s citrus heritage is the theme of Old Riverside Foundation’s 21st annual Vintage Home Tour, which takes place this Saturday, May 19, 2012. The self-guided tour showcases four privately owned homes near Victoria Avenue in the city’s historic orange greenbelt as well as a downtown church with strong citrus ties. The four homes are [...]
Time to search for the tunic, polish the suit of armor, and lace on the corset. Beginning May 12th through June 17, 2012, the “15th Annual Koroneburg Old World Festival” will be in Corona at the only permanent Renaissance Village in California! The (fictitious) Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer allows the townsfolk onto his estate, the [...]
A visit to the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside is a vivid reminder of when fragrance from orange blossoms filled the air and citrus groves decorated the Southern California landscape. Situated in Riverside’s historic Arlington Heights citrus greenbelt, the 377-acre Citrus Park celebrates the role citrus – and in particular the navel orange [...]
The 16th century is alive and well in Irwindale, transporting visitors into the past with colorful costumes, handmade crafts, and bawdy humor. The Renaissance Pleasure Faire 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration is off to a great start with a brand new layout and the addition of food trucks. The faire ends on May 20. The entertainment [...]
“The Pig Trough”, “The Mount St. Helen, and “The Zoo.” Yes ice cream lovers, “Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour” has come to the Inland Empire! The very same Farrells you have known and loved since 1963 is back, and serving up Rancho Cucamonga amazing sundaes. You know this place is different as soon as you walk [...]
Judy Yung, professor emerita in American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present “Angel Island, Immigrant Gateway to America” at UC Riverside on Friday, May 18 as part of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Yung, who co-authored a book by the same name with Erika Lee in 2010, will make the presentation [...]
***Photo/Editorial Review of the May 19 Pirate Festival*** The wenches and pirates were out in full force on a sunny Los Angeles afternoon at the Pirate Festival on May 19. The Pirate Festival was a celebration of all things pirate, including a wench/pirate burlesque show that had women in sexy wench outfits dancing to contemporary [...]
The March Air Force Base in Riverside proudly welcomes “The Wall That Heals” to their museum. At approximately 250 feet wide, “The Wall That Heals” is a traveling half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The original wall in Washington D.C. was designed by Maya Lin, an undergraduate at Yale University. [...]
From turn of the century buildings to mid-century storefronts and modern office buildings, downtown Riverside’s Main Street offers an assortment of architectural styles. One of downtown’s most unique aspects is the scenic pedestrian mall, which replaced 4 blocks of Main Street in 1966 and was refurbished in 2008-09.
With old hotels, storefronts and banks to present-day eateries, bars, studios and offices, a walk along downtown Riverside’s University Avenue offers a mixture of historic charm and modern styles. Though not immediately as impressive as neighboring Mission Inn Avenue, the street does have its share of notable gems – plus a few unexpected surprises.
From the eclectic Mission Inn and magnificent County Courthouse to the modern City Hall and mid-century public library, downtown Riverside is rich in architectural history and variety. Fortunately, many of these gems are within walking distance down a few adjoining streets. As such, we’ve created a few short circular, self-guided tours easily completed within 1 [...]