Community Calendar

Friday Sept 21 thru Sunday Sept 30, 2018

ANGEL STREET (GASLIGHT)
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity.  Angel Street (GASLIGHT) focuses on a seemingly normal couple, the Manninghams. It turns out that the suave Jack Manningham is slowly torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity under the guise of kindness. Soon, Bella is visited by Roughy, a Scotland Yard inspector. He convinces her that her husband is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed 15 years ago. Bella gains confidence in herself as she and the inspector work together to build up evidence against Jack. (951) 658-5300. [website] 

Friday September 21, 2018

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH MID-STAGE ALZHEIMER’S (a 3-part series)
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
Free. In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers.  Join us for this 3-part series to hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Part 2 of this series provides information on effective ways to manage challenging behaviors, how to maximize safety at home, Signs of unsafe driving and tips to stop driving, and preparing for and preventing wandering. Register by phone:  800-272-3900 or at: www.alz.org/socal.

UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF MEMORY
1:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. World Alzheimer’s Day is near. Learn about memory and what can go wrong. The discussion includes Alzheimer’s disease, tips on what you need to know if a loved one shows signs of dementia, better ways to communicate and deal with issues, and how to prepare for the future. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday September 22, 2018

TRIBUTE MANIA: THREE DOG NIGHT
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. There are lots of tributes to Three Dog Night touring the nation, but there is only one 3DN featuring Dave Alcantar, Bradley Ford and John Gebhart. Joy to the World, Shambala, Black and White, One, Easy to be Hard, and Mama Told Me Not to Come are just a few on the long list of Three Dog Night hits. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

MATT COSTA IN CONCERT
7:00 pm, Hemet Valley Art Association, 144 N Harvard St
$25 general admission. “The Road to Santa Rosa Fangs” is an original and intimate fan hosted concert by Matt Costa featuring the stories from his new album and music spanning his career. All concerts have limited tickets. (951) 652-4592.

Wednesday September 26, 2018

AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. The senior population values their independence, in which driving plays an important part. Deputy Meyers from the California Highway Patrol speaks about an education program designed to help seniors sharpen their driving skills.. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Thursday September 27, 2018

BINGO, BURGERS AND BEERS
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hemet SRCAR Office, 2355 E Florida Ave
$20 presale, $25 at the door. Celebrate the end of the Summer with SRCAR®, promoters of Homeownership, and enjoy an evening of Burgers & Beers, and a 6 games of Bingo.
Awesome prizes are at hand and participants will have plenty of chances to win! Raffles, Cash Bar and Food, what better way to end your summer and meet your REAL ESTATE community? All net proceeds will benefit the Housing Affordability Fund, helping California citizens in their pursuit of Homeownership. *Participants must be 18 years old or older* (951) 894-2571. [flyer]

Friday Sept 28 thru Wednesday Oct 31

THE TENT OF TERROR
September 28 & 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, & 31
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm, 44134 Acacia Ave
$3 per person. A Halloween outdoor home haunt! Fun, food & scares for the whole family to die for! No age restriction but haunt is VERY scary. [facebook]

Friday September 28, 2018

FLOWER POWER KARAOKE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Soboba Springs, 1020 Soboba Rd, San Jacinto
$35 per person. V.I.P. Tots presents their First Annual Karaoke Fundraiser. Contestants will be performing hits from the 60’s, competing for $2000 in cash. Admission includes hors d’oeuvres and the show. [flyer]  [website]

AT THE HOP
7:00 pm, American Legion, 124 N Ramona St
$15 per person includes spaghetti dinner. “4 the Good Times” presents a fun-filled musical review, featuring hits from the 50’s and 60’s. Dinner served 5:00 pm, Showtime 7:00 pm. Limited seating, advanced sales only. Ticket information (951) 658-2436. [flyer]

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Dark, Valley-Wide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade Ave
Free. free popcorn and juice provided. Call for more information (951) 487-9234.

Saturday September 29, 2018

RAMONA BOWL CRUSADE
9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
Free. New Beginnings International Crusades is about spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ! They are committed to taking the message of Jesus Christ outside of the Church in venues that people from all walks of life feel the Power and Love of Jesus! Matt. Free food giveaway. [website]

DOWNTOWN HEMET MUSIC FESTIVAL
12:00 pm – 2:00 am, Harvard Street Music Exchange, 134 S Harvard St
Multiple downtown venues
Free admission. Harvard Street Music Exchange presents the annual Downtown Hemet Music Festival featuring dozens of bands, food vendors, an art walk and much more. Stop by the Harvard Music Exchange for a schedule of performers and venues. (951) 925-6200. [flyer]

A CRUISE THROUGH THE INLAND PASSAGE
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Golden Era Productions, 19625 Gilman Springs Rd
$75 per person. Valley Restart presents a fun-filled fundraiser aboard the lovely Star of California Clipper Ship docked on the grounds at Golden Era Productions. Gourmet dinner buffet, live entertainment, silent and live auctions. Cruise casual attire. Limited to 300 reservations. (951) 544-9573.

Monday October 1, 2018

DISTRICT 7 SHUFFLEBOARD – START OF 2018-2019 SEASON 
Call for information (951) 929-4181. [website]

Thursday October 4, 2018

MSJC LECTURE: SEX IN THE BIOSPHERE
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 per person, $5 members. Anjeanette Oberg, MSJC Psychology Professor. (951) 791-0033.

Friday October 5, 2018

SRCAR 5th ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Stat Horse Sanctuary, 31530 Scott Rd, Winchester
Free admission, $20 entry. Come one, come all! Experience SRCAR®’s 5th Annual Chili Cook Off for charity. Over 50 chili participants enter the fray to test your tastebuds and be named the best chili of them all! Several categories are also in the chase for the best tasting such as “hothothot”, “homestyle”, “vegetarian” and many more. Along with the delicious chili, a beer garden and a go go Whiskey bar will also be present. Full from the all the food and beverages? Dance the evening away with live music from local country band TTT Brand. Net proceeds from this year are benefiting the American Heart Association, Wishers and Dreamers, and the SRCAR® Scholarship Fund. (951) 894-2571. [flyer] [Register]

Saturday October 6, 2018

COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY-WIDE PATIO SALE
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Colonial Country Club Estates, 601 N Kirby Ave
Free admission. Just twice a year the residents of Colonial Country Club Estates join together for a community-wide patio sale. Over 50 participating units. Maps available at entrance. Donuts & coffee / hot dogs & sodas available in the club house or from roving golf carts. Sponsored by the Hemet Woman’s Club and CCC Shuffleboard. (612) 483-4830. [flyer]

ANNUAL FALL CRAFT FAIR, BOUTIQUE & BAKE SALE
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Seven Hills Members Club, 3050 Jacaranda Wy
Free admission. The Seven Hills Women’s Club hosts its 30th annual event. 85 booths of crafts, arts, food and gifts. [flyer]

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF SPACE
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Families can explore our solar system and the history of space travel with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Have a chance to build and test your own paper rocket while imaging the planets you could visit! The 2018 theme for the United Nations World Space Week is “Space Unites the World”. Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

OUR FAMILY, OUR FUTURE
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd
$50 per person. Annual fundraiser for the Kin Care Program of the Family Life Center. Dinner, live entertainment, silent auction. Proceeds help support local residents who are raising children of relatives. (951) 765-6955. [website]

TRIBUTE MANIA: THE CARS
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Named for one of the Cars biggest selling albums, Heartbeat City faithfully re-creates the look and sound of the Cars. From the 80’s clothing style to the stunningly accurate voices and instrumentation, Heartbeat City is as close as you can come to seeing an 1980’s Cars concert. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Tuesday October 9, 2018

SAGE SOCIETY: MATTHEW DAVIDSON
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Ramona Room of the Miller Jones Mortuary, 1501 W Florida Ave
Visitors free. The SAGE Society of Hemet will host a professor of philosophy, Matthew Davidson, from UC San Bernadino who will give a talk with the interesting and curious title: “Can I Upload Myself into a Computer and Download Myself into a New Body?” Q&A session will follow. Enter from the rear parking lot. Visitors welcome. [Facebook]  (951) 357-4206.

Thursday Oct 11 thru Wednesday Oct 31st

CASA LOCA INSANE ASYLUM HAUNT
Open October 11-14, 17-21, 24-31
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Farmers Corner (San Jacinto St & Menlo Ave)
$10 per person. PG-13. Troupe of Lost Souls hosts its annual Casa Loca Haunted House. This is the scariest haunt in the valley… definitely not for the squeamish or the faint of heart. But if you love an adrenaline rush… proceed at your own risk. (323) 328-3618.  [website]

Friday Oct 12 thru Sunday Oct 21, 2018

ALMOST MAINE
Fri & Sat, 7:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$8 general admission, $7 senior, $5 student/veteran. Nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. Written by John Cariani. Limited seating. (951) 487-3790.

Sunday October 14, 2018

PUN’KIN PALOOZA
11:30 am – 1:30 pm, San Jacinto Assembly, 300 W 1st St, San Jacinto
Free admission. Fall Community Festival presented by San Jacinto Assembly of God. Entertainment by Grammy Nominated Ragtime Band The California Feetwarmers, live acrobats, petting zoo, food contests, games, food and more. (951) 654-0886.

JARABE MEXICANO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This accomplished, charismatic and musical group goes beyond mere Mariachi with stunning harmonized vocals in Spanish and English. Along with traditional Boleros, Huanpangos, Sones, and Rancheras, audiences thrill to their upbeat Cumbias, revamped Doo Wop and other American classics. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Monday October 15, 2018

OPEN HOUSE FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT
10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Meet our Medicare Specialist and get answers to your Medicare questions with no obligation or pressure. Refreshments provided. No RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Tuesday Oct 16 thru Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF HEMACINTO DINING TO DONATE
11 am to 9 pm, El Patron Mexican Grill, 2524 E. Florida Ave.
El Patron’s will donate 15% of your check (food only, not alcohol) to Assistance League® of 
Hemacinto when you dine in or takeout and present the flyer. (951) 652-4545.

Wednesday October 17, 2018

DOC TALK: INNOVATIONS IN WEIGHT LOSS
1:30 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Holidays are tough on those who are trying to lose weight! Join Dr. Curtiss Combs as he discusses the latest strategies for weight loss that may help you lose those extra pounds! Dr. Combs has recently opened a new practice in the area so come with questions. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Friday October 19, 2018

BOO BASH
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Charlot Gymnastics, 1102 S State St, Suite 5, San Jacinto
$10 per child (age 6 months to 18 years) Games, candy, prizes and more. (951) 487-1200. [website]

Saturday Oct 20 thru Sunday Oct 21, 2018

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: “AWAKENING TO THE ARTS”
10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
Free admission. 13th annual judged art show and exhibition. The festival features a judged art exhibition which showcases the work of local artists in 3 categories of art, each with 3 different expressions. They are: Visual Arts (2D, 3D and Digital), Performance Arts (Music, Dance and Film) and Literary Arts (Poetry, Short Stories and One-Act Plays). Festivities also include and include Face Painting, Art Demonstrations and presentations of the Literary and Performance Arts Categories. The festival concludes with an awards program on Sunday, October 21st. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Saturday October 20, 2018

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Solera Diamond Valley Lodge, 1645 Paseo Diamonte
Free admission. The Solera Diamond Valley Del Webb Community presents its Annual Holiday Bazaar in the Mountain View Lodge. Located near the intersection of Warren Rd and Mustang. Crafters will dazzle you with beautiful handmade items: photography, paintings, paper crafts, quilts, embroidered items, unique holiday decorations, jewelry, and much more. Come early for the best selection at fantastic prices.

ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
9:30 am – 11:30 pm, Sylvan Learning Center, 1505 W Florida Ave, Suite A
$49/session. Grades 1-6. A hands-on introduction to robotics! Kids build cool models out of LEGOs and animate them with award-winning WeDo software – while learning basic programing skills. Third Saturday of each month.  (951) 765-1171. [website]

FESTIVAL OF FRIGHTS
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Hemet Public Library, 300 E Latham Ave
$25 per person. Hemet Sunset Rotary presents a fun-filled Halloween event. Appetizers, music and dancing, a murder mystery play, no host bar and lots more. Proceeds are used to fund Rotary projects in our local community. (951) 708-1355.

TRIBUTE MANIA: FOREIGNER
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. The Foreigner Experience is an explosive show with an uncanny ability replicate Foreigner’s powerful repertoire. 4NR is one of the AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tributes.” Back by popular demand for their third appearance! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

WINE, ART & MUSIC: CHANGE REQUIRED
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $10 student. As a part of the “Festival of The Arts 2018”, Change Required will perform. Change Required is a high energy Rock styled music group. Their broad range of music transports you to a time where music was poetic and sonically profound. The band consists of John King, Elaine Balkman Latimer, Vince Day and Craig Wills.  Doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:00 pm. (951) 652-3822. [website]

Thursday October 25, 2018

CANDY CORNER / SAN JACINTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Farmer’s Corner Mall, 2525 S. San Jacinto Ave.
Candy Corner is a safe and fun alternative to “Street Trick or Treating” that kids love and parents appreciate. It is designed to be fun for the whole family while bringing much needed information and resources to the community.
How it works: Nonprofits and businesses are encouraged to participate by hosting a booth during the event where they will pass out candy and their information while talking to families and building awareness and partnerships. (951) 654-1645. [flyer]

Friday Oct 26 thru Sunday Oct 28, 2018

BOO AT THE BOWL
Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre, 27400 Ramona Bowl Dr

$5 presale, $6 at the door, $2 parking. $0.25 carnival tickets (1 to 8 tickets for each activity). Annual Halloween celebration with candy trail, spooky walk-through, carnival games, jumper land, mini golf, magic show, spin art, and more.  (951) 658-3111.

Friday October 26, 2018

ALL ABOUT STROKE
10:00 am, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. World Stroke Day is coming up! Learn the different types of strokes, what happens and what to do, risk factors, treatments and recovery. Early recognition and treatment may mean better recovery. Learn what you need to know before it happens to you or a loved one. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Saturday October 27, 2018

NAMI WALKS INLAND EMPIRE
10:30 am start time, Diamond Valley Lake Marina
Registration free. Annual 5k walk. Walk to support awareness and treatment of mental illness. Check-in 8:20 am. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (951) 765-1850. [website]

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fingerprints Youth Museum, 123 S Carmelita
$2 per person, Age 3 and under free. Trunk or Treat for all ages. Costume Contest, prizes, food vendors and more. (951) 765-1223.

Sunday October 28, 2018

MSJC ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
3:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student. The MSJC Orchestra presents its Fall Concert. (951) 487-3790.

Tuesday October 30, 2018

MSJC CONCERT BAND – HALLOWEEN CONCERT
7:00 pm, MSJC San Jacinto Campus Theatre
$6 general admission, $5 senior/veteran, $4 student. The MSJC Concert Band presents a Halloween Concert. (951) 487-3790.

Wednesday October 31, 2018

HEMET VALLEY ART ASSOCIATION’S POP-UP ARTS SHOW
10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Hemet Valley Mall
Free. Artists of all ages will display their art for sale, including jewelry, sculpture, oil paint, water color, paper mache and more. Contact Steve Howey or Laura Ryan for information on showing. (951) 652-4592.

Thursday November 1, 2018

HEMET STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
7:30 am – 9:30 am, Lodge at Four Seasons, 251 Eagle Lane
$25 per person. The Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual State of the City Address. Mayor Mike Perciful will present a snapshot of the City today and direction for the future. Reservations required, seating is limited. (951) 658-3211.

MSJC LECTURE: THE BEAUTY OF BIODIVERSITY
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 per person, $5 members. Kristen Hamilton, MSJC Environmental Science. (951) 791-0033.

Saturday November 3, 2018

HEMET WOMAN’S CLUB ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Colonial Country Club Clubhouse, 601 N Kirby St
Free Admission.  The Hemet Woman’s Club hosts its annual Holiday Bazaar with over 50 vendors. Holiday decor, woodwork, jewelry, clothing, crafts, food items, gifts and more. Raffle with dozens of gift baskets donated by local merchants. Special drawing for over $500 in gift cards! Donuts and coffee / hot dogs and sodas available. Proceeds benefit local programs of the Hemet Woman’s Club. (951) 766-5307.

SCIENCE SATURDAY: THE SCIENCE OF FOSSILS
10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
Free. Celebrate National Bison Day with an up close look at the Bison that roamed our valley during the Ice Ages. Explore fossils and discover how paleontologists learn about the past. Take a closer look at what teeth can tell us, learn about new discoveries, and talk to a paleontologist! Hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations give kids a chance to have fun while learning about science! Science Saturdays has something fun and informative for all ages (including parents!) but are most geared towards elementary and middle school ages.  And best of all, Science Saturdays are always free! There is an additional fee to enter the museum. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. (951) 791-0033.

TRIBUTE MANIA: CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Fortunate Son is back for an encore appearance, combining timeless CCR favorites and legendary Fogerty solo hits. Brad Ford & Fortunate Son truly personify the spirit and grit of America’s Favorite Rock & Roll Band. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

AUTUMN ELEGANCE
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Soboba Springs, 1020 Soboba Rd
$50 per person. 26th annual semi-formal wine & food tasting. Come enjoy one of the valley’s premier fundraising events. Food and wine from dozens of local businesses. Activities include a live band & dance floor. Benefits Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation and community charities. Sponsored by The Soboba Foundation. (951) 665-8261

Wednesday November 7, 2018

COPD & HEALTHY EATING
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A Cal Poly Pomona Nutrition Intern discusses foods to enjoy and foods to avoid if you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Friday November 9, 2018

DIABETES & YOU
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. Learn some easy ways you can live with vitality when you have diabetes and why it’s important to keep your blood sugar in control. Find out how carb counting, glycemic control, meal planning, and prevention tools can help. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

IT HAD TO BE YOU! A DELICIOUS ROMANTIC COMEDY
7:00 pm, Diamond Valley Arts Center, 123 N Harvard St
$20 general admission, $10 student. $30 table seating. Beer, wine and refreshments are available for purchase.
This delightful comedy is about Theda Blau, a failed actress, health food nut,  and would-be playwright who wants to find love and success in New York.  She meets Vito Pignoli, a hugely successful TV commercial director. By holding him hostage in her apartment on a snowy Christmas Eve, she somehow manages to convince him to be her partner both on the page and off. Call for information. (951) 652-3822.

Sunday November 11, 2018

T.H.E. CENTER VETERAN’S DAY CLASSIC CAR SHOW
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Gibbel Park, W Latham Ave at Kirby St
Free admission. Entry fee $20-25. Classic car show sponsored by the Therapeutic Horsemanship Equestrian Center (T.H.E), providing therapeutic horseback riding to children with disabilities and Veterans struggling with PTSD. Proceeds provide riding scholarships for children and Veterans, as well as horse care for therapy horses. (951) 658-7790.  [registration form]

Saturday November 17, 2018

THANKS FOR GIVING: FALL FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE® OF HEMACINTO

11:30 am, Salvation Army, 340 S. Palm Ave, corner of Acacia Ave & Palm Ave
Fashions from the Assistance League of Hemacinto Thrift Shop modeled by chapter members and available for purchase. Raffle prizes!  Save the date. Watch for details.

TRIBUTE MANIA: NEIL DIAMOND
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Dean Colley and his Hot August Night band is the best Neil Diamond sound-alike and look-alike tribute act currently performing. Relive the past as they present everything from the 60s classics to contemporary Neil Diamond hits. Hot August Night salutes the best of Neil Diamond with unparalleled music artistry and signature vocalist Dean Colley! (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Thursday November 29, 2018

JINGLE MINGLE
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Diamond Valley Lake Visitors Center, 2325 Searl Pkwy
$20 per person. Soroptimist International San Jacinto-Hemet Valley presents an evening at the museum to benefit local projects and programs. Live holiday music, appetizers, Christmas decor raffle, silent auction, no host wine & beer. www.SISJHV.org.

MSJC LECTURE: INTERSTELLAR STARSHIPS
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Pkwy
$8 per person, $5 students, free to members. Speaker: Mark Maier, MSJC Physics/Astronomy. (951) 791-0033.

Friday Nov 30 thru Sunday Dec 9, 2018

BUYING THE MOOSE
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Rob’s wife picked the most inconvenient moment to come home from a business trip. While strains of Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers play, Betty finds him wearing a tube top and awkwardly canoodling with an inflatable doll. She assumes the worst and turns to her sister-in-law, Cheryl, for comfort while his brother, Greg, comes over to set him straight. The resulting hilarious fallout brings two brothers and two couples closer together…and tattooed! What could easily be a simple dumb sex farce instead becomes an entertaining character-driven ensemble comedy piece. Wilmot’s script is funny above all, but also perceptive, pointed, and, on occasion, even insightful. (951) 658-5300. [website]

Saturday December 8, 2018

TRIBUTE MANIA: QUEEN
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Queen Nation recreates the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Fans will be amazed at the retrospective journey… We Will Rock You… Bohemian Rhapsody… We Are The Champions… Crazy Little Thing Called Love… You’re My Best Friend… Another One Bites The Dust… and many more. (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Friday December 7, 2018

ROTARY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
Annual fundraiser sponsored by local Rotary club. Watch for details.

Saturday December 8, 2018

TRIBUTE MANIA: CASH, KILLER AND THE KING
7:00 pm, Historic Hemet Theatre, 216 E Florida Ave
$22 presale, $25 day of show. HHT hosts top tribute bands in this award-winning venue. Cash, The Killer and The King is a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll tribute  to the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley! Johnny Cash is portrayed by Neil Morrow, Jacob Tolliver performs as Jerry Lee Lewis, and “The King” Elvis Presley is portrayed by Scot Bruce. This production features the hit music of these three legendary icons. The show covers the 1950’s Sun Records era, and beyond.  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley were a major part of the historic jam session the took place on December 4th, 1956 known as “The Million Dollar Quartet!” (951) 658-5950. [website] [eventpage]

Thursday December 20, 2018

HEALTHY EATING PLANS FOR WINTER
2:00 pm, Inter Valley Vitality Center, 214 E Stetson Ave
Free. A Cal Poly Pomona Nutrition Intern discusses foods that can help keep you and your family healthy all winter long. Space is limited. RSVP required. (800) 886-4471.

Sunday January 13, 2019

CRISTINA MONTES MATEO
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. A vivacious performer of classical pedal harp music, her program will feature music from France and Spain. She will be joined by a flutist for several numbers. A winner of last year’s Beverly Hills Auditions, she has been commended by Placido Domingo himself! Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday January 25 thru Sunday February 3, 2019

INHERIT THE WIND
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for a local charity. Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution. The play is meant to criticize the anti-Communist investigations that took place in the U.S. The authors used the Scope’s trial as a platform to explore threats to learning and intellectual freedom. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. (951) 658-5300.[website]

Sunday February 24, 2019

DUO TURGEION, 1 PIANO 4 HANDS
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This husband and wife duo from Canada performed for HCCA in 2012, which inspired many requests for a return visit. First-rate musicians and performers, they will present a varied program sure to please everyone. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday March 15 thru Sunday March 24, 2019

DEATH BY GOLF
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Assistance League® of Hemacinto. When an escaped convict, an anxious bride, a scheming new husband, and a suspicious attorney all convene at Grandpa’s house–it doesn’t take long for Grandpa to realize he has to reschedule his golf game. This lively combination of uproarious comedy and terrifying murder mystery revolves around the uncanny resemblance between escaped convict Tony and recent bridegroom Prescott (both played by the same actor). Newlywed Ashley’s desperate attempt to figure out who is the real murderer is sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by her golf-fanatic grandfather and a mysterious visiting attorney named Muriel. As the suspense mounts and the violence intensifies, Ashley slips into increasing hysteria, Muriel discovers the murderer’s evil agenda, and Grandpa, drawing upon an unsuspected hidden reserve of inner strength, fine-tunes his stroke. (951) 658-5300.
For ticket information for the Assistance League® of Hemacinto performance on Saturday March 16, contact Barbara Carrington at (951) 925-4799.  [website] 

Sunday March 24, 2019

CAMARADA
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. This acclaimed chamber music ensemble featuring flute, violin, oboe, bassoon, an piano will present Meet the Americans: works by both classic and contemporary masters, including Chick Corea, Aaron Copland, Libby Larsen, George Gershwin, and Leonard Bernstein. Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Sunday March 24, 2019

DIDEROT STRING QUARTET
2:00 pm, Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St
$30 general admission, Age 22 & under free. Based in Oberlin, Ohio’s prestigious music school, this award-winning  young quartet brings a fresh approach to both familiar and lesser-known music of the 17th and 18th centuries, superbly and vibrantly played on period instruments.  Doors open 1:30 pm. Sponsored by the Hemet Community Concert Association. [website]

Friday May 17 thru Sunday May 26, 2019

BLACK-EYED SUSAN
Fridays & 1st Saturday 7:30 pm, Sundays & 2nd Saturday 2:30 pm
Ramona Hillside Playhouse, 27402 Ramona Bowl Rd
$15 reserved seating, $10 opening night. First Saturday is a fundraiser for Hemet Woman’s Club. Black-Eyed Susan, or All in the Downs is a comic play in three acts by the father of nautical melodrama, Douglas Jerrold. The drama revolves around William, a sailor who returns to England after fighting in the Napoleonic Wars for three years. He finds that his wife, Susan, has fallen on hard times and is being harassed by her cruel landlord and uncle, Doggrass. She is also being pursued by the smuggler Hatchett, who devises a plan to falsely inform Susan that William is dead so that he can make advances upon her himself. Music will be interwoven within the production for this sure to be a crowd pleaser. (951) 658-5300. [website]
For ticket information for the Hemet Woman’s Club performance on Saturday May 18, contact Maria Miller at (951) 315-5524.