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David Garibaldi
California Baptist University
David Garibaldi, a world-renowned artist, will perform during California Baptist University’s homecoming awards dinner. Garibaldi is known for transforming large canvases to art while the audience watches (garibaldiarts.com). He appeared on America’s Got Talent, Season 7. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $40.

When: November 1, 2013 @ 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: California Baptist University Recreation Center, 8432 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504
For more information please call 951.343.4226


The Little Mermaid
Riverside Children’s Theatre
Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. This show, which features the hit songs Part of Your WorldShe’s in Love and the Oscar-winning Under the Sea, is a surefire crowd-pleaser. Tickets to The Little Mermaid are $10 (cash only) in advance at the following ticket outlets:  Alin Party Supply, Riverside; Wendie Monroy on Main, Riverside; and Capezio at Tyler, Riverside or from any RCT family. They may also be purchased at the door for $12. ASL interpreted for both shows on October 26th.

When: November 1 - 2, 2013
Where: Ramona High School Theater, 7675 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92504 
For more information please visit www.riversidechildrenstheatre.org


La Camioneta
Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live. “Mark Kendall’s quietly moving documentary, La Camioneta is modest and farsighted as the Guatemalans who resurrect school buses. The movie begins in rural Pennsylvania followed by a hazardous trip to Guatemala via Mexico. The bus lands in Quetzal City, the site of an epidemic of violence in which gangs extort payment from drivers and killed nearly 1,000 drivers and fare collectors in 2006. But La Camioneta is not a graphic exposé. It is an upbeat story of resilience, regeneration and artistic imagination. A philosophical voice-over by a passenger, lends the film a  ‘When you die, your body dies, but your being doesn’t die. It’s the same for a bus. Life is a journey. Everything carries you along.’” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times. Sold-Out Runs at the Los Angeles Film & SxSW Festivals. 
2012 | USA-Guatemala | 71 minutes | Unrated

When: November 1 – 2, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. | Matinee: November 2, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.
Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please visit culvercenter.ucr.edu


Día de los Muertos
Division 9 Gallery
Although celebrated in many cultures, Día de los Muertos, is an important Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones. It is celebrated every year as the holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1st and 2nd). On All Soul’s Day, adults who have died are honored through altars displaying their favorite foods, drinks, personal belongings, flowers, candles and incense. The rituals surrounding Día de los Muertos have been practiced by Mexican Natives for thousands of years. Join us for a special evening of Aztec Dancing, traditional altars, music, children’s activities, authentic Mexican food, traditional dance by Ballet Folklórico de Riverside, Catrinas and Calacas, handmade Mexican items for sale, community altar (bring a copy of a loved one’s photo) and Catrina Pageant.

When: November 2, 2013 | 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., Riverside CA, 92501
For more information please call 951.826.5273 


Chamber Music Recital
La Sierra University
As part of its chamber music series, La Sierra University’s music department will present a recital featuring professional classical musicians who have performed with the nation’s top orchestras. The ensemble will consist of Martin Chalifour, violin, principal concertmaster with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Jason Uyeyama, violin, La Sierra’s director of string studies and substitute violinist with the L.A. Phil; Grace SungEun Park, viola, soloist and chamber musician; Meredith Crawford, viola, assistant principal violist with the Pacific Symphony; Madeleine Kabat, cello, symphonic soloist. Tickets are $15 general admission, seniors $10, students with identification, $5.

When: November 2, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hole Memorial Auditorium, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505
For more information please call 951.785.2036


First Sundays Family Program
Six locations in downtown Riverside
First Sundays offers a variety of fun, hands-on art and cultural activities for children and teens on the first Sunday of each month from October to May (no program in January). All programs and admission are free. First Sundays on November 3rd will feature: Celebrating Cultures: Día de los Muertos Treat Boxes at Mission Inn Museum, Diwali, Festival of Lights with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid at Riverside Public Library, Seeing Stars with the Fox Theater Foundation on the mall, Day of the Dead with the Riverside Art Museum and New exhibits will be open at UCR ArtsBlock.

When: November 3, 2013  | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Where: Mission Inn Museum, Riverside Public Library, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Fox Theatre (on them main mall), and UCR ArtsBlock
For more information please visit www.riversideca.gov/museum/firstsundays


Trombonist Bohanon | Pierce Street Jazz
La Sierra University
La Sierra University's Pierce Street Jazz will feature the Bohanon Quartet. Trombonist George Bohanon will lead the band with Theo Saunders on piano, Ramon Banda on drums and Henry "the Skipper" Franklin on bass. A graduate of the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts, Bohanon is an adjunct assistant professor in the Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles. Over his career he has worked the greats of the jazz industry including Kenny Burrell, Yusef Lateef and Donald Bird. Hired as Motown Records' first trombonist, he also worked with top artists such as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. Bohanon also writes, arranges, produces and publishes music.

When: November 6, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Troesh Conference Center, La Sierra University Zapara School of Business, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please call 951.785.2148


line upon line
Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts
Formed in 2009, line upon line percussion is committed to seeking new ways for percussion instruments to advance contemporary music. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered 8 new works for percussion with 13 additional works currently in the collaborative process. In 2011, the Austin-based trio released a disc of commissioned, homegrown music and premiered their award winning project, seeing times are not hidden, a site-specific work for custom chimes. April 2013 brought the North American premiere of Hugues Dufourt's massive, evening-length masterpiece, Erewhon. After nominations in 2011 and 2012, the trio was named Best Ensemble by the Austin Critics' Table in 2013. The Austinist called line upon line "the premier new music percussion ensemble in Texas and the South." line upon line maintains educational and outreach roles with the Austin Chamber Music Center and has performed and taught at numerous academic institutions around the United States. November 2012 marked their first appearance at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. The group has previously performed at the Fusebox Festival, SXSW, Fast Forward Austin, the Victoria Bach Festival and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. line upon line percussion uses Mapex drums, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Grover Pro Percussion accessories. 


When: November 6, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please visit culvercenter.ucr.edu


Riverside Artswalk
Riverside Arts Council
Riverside Artswalk is a free monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire. Visit over 22 downtown locations, including museums, galleries and studios, presenting an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts. Either before or after, enjoy the many dining or shopping experiences that Downtown Riverside has to offer.

When: November 7, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Riverside
For more information please visit www.riversideartswalk.com


Fighting 4 Dreams
Pixels Bar & Art Gallery
Celebrating the one year anniversary of Collaboration X coordinating the monthly rotating exhibitions at Pixel’s Bar & Art Gallery, curator Jon “Roach” Brosius has brought in artists from Fighting 4 Dreams studios, the same studios that bring you Jeff Soto and Maxx242. Artists that will be featured in the exhibit will be Drea Durazo, Jason Gallo, Jeff Ribaudo and Jophen Stein.

When: November 7 – 29, 2013 | Reception: November 7, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.
Where: Pixel’s Bar & Art Gallery, 3535 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please visit www.facebook.com/events/399236476870387


Los Lobos | Robert Cray
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers
Fox Performing Arts Center
An eclectic evening of blues and rock with 5 time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and multi-Grammy Award winning artists Los Lobos. Opening the show will be Riverside favorite Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered "one of the greatest guitarists of his generation." Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his "distinct razor sharp guitar playing" that "introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues" with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986. Los Lobos is a multiple Grammy Award-winning rock band from Los Angeles best known for their No. 1 hit single La Bamba. They are a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Special guests Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers are no strangers to the Fox stage or Southern California audiences. They form one of the best and most distinctive bands in blues today: fresh, swinging, tasteful, exciting and creative.

When: November 7, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please visit foxriversidelive.com


The Buddy Holly Story
Fox Performing Arts Center
Now in its 22nd amazing year, the world's most successful rock n' roll musical continues on tour to thrill audiences worldwide, winning numerous awards along the way. In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire, breaking the mold and forever changing the face and sound of rock and roll. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in a jukebox musical fully loaded with classics Peggy SueOh BoyThat'll Be the DayWell All Right, Not Fade Away and many more. With an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).

When: November 8 – 9, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please visit foxriversidelive.com


Fred Rose: Journey of a Curious Lumberjack
Brandstater Gallery
Wood sculptor Fred Rose will exhibit his artwork in Fred Rose: Journey of a Curious Lumberjack at La Sierra University’s Brandstater Gallery. Rose sculpts wood from felled trees and wood acquired from friends and reclaimed wood supply contacts. He mills the wood into a combination of lumber, carving and turning blanks or specimens of wood oddities. He sometimes combines his crafted wood with other plant forms and found objects. In his artist’s statement Rose says he “collects evidence of how we deal with living trees by pruning them or how trees as living things respond to adversity as a source of poetic and conceptual inquiry.” This exhibit, curated by Michele Cairella Fillmore of caire/LArts, will include approximately 25 pieces.

When: November 11 – December 11, 2013 | Reception: November 11, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside, CA 92505
For more information please call 951.785.2959


Melissa Manchester
The Box
The Fox Riverside Theater Foundation has announced that Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester will perform at The Box on November 16, 2013, to raise funds for the Foundation’s education programming. In addition to the charity component, this event also represents the City of Riverside’s unveiling of The Box, located in the Fox Entertainment Plaza. The cost is $125 per person and includes a pre-show reception with no-host bar at 6:30 pm, followed by the show at 8 pm.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

When: November 16, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Box, Fox Entertainment Plaza, 3635 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501
For more information please contact Cynthia Wright at 951.333.7665 or cwright@riversideca.gov 


The Christmassippi River of Mark Twain
Riverside Dicken’s Festival
Knit yourself a cozy afternoon, enjoy the Yuletide yarns and seasonal stories 
of the man who gave us Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Explore the décor of historic Raeburn Place as the nostalgic strains of period piano favorites waft through the Autumn air. Snack, chat and stroll about the 19th century mansion, or gather in the parlor to sing a few Victorian Christmas carols. Then, take your coffee out on the veranda where America’s most famous author will entertain you with his holiday wit. Come for the stories; stay for the Q & A. Seats are limited and so are the tickets. 

When: November 23, 2013 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Raeburn Place, 2508 Raeburn Dr., Riverside, CA 92506
For more information please visit www.dickensfest.com


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October 2013
Issue No.209