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Weekend Calendar: May 7-8

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Saturday, May 7

Los Lobos: The Cheech Benefit Concert

Time: 6:00 p.m.  

Location: Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Cost: $32.00

Join East L.A. roots rockers Los Lobos at a concert benefitting The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture (aka “The Cheech”). Quetzal, another East L.A. Chicano band, will start the show. Tickets can be purchased here.

Celtic Woman

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Fox Performing Arts Center

Cost: $45.00

Celtic Woman features a group of five women – four singers and a violinist – blending traditional Irish music with Broadway and contemporary songs, along with Irish dancers, bagpipers, and a band playing Celtic musical instruments. Ticket information can be found here.

She | Her | Us

Time: 7:00 p.m.   

Location: The Box, 3635 Market Street

Cost: $30.00

Join Tropicaleiza in an interactive evening of story-telling combined with live music and dance that explores the bonds of women and the fluid concepts of femininity and community. Attendees can buy tickets and find more information here.

The Steampunk Royale Ball

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight  

Location: Life Arts Center 3485 University Avenue

Cost: $75.00 general admission; $45 seniors and students; Free for ages 12 and under

“Party like it’s 1899!” So advises the website for The Steampunk Royale Ball, a lighthearted evening with a Victorian-era aesthetic. Admission fee includes Victorian country dance lessons, food from Maddilicious Catering, music from Whirled Peas in the Victorian Ballroom or free-style dancing to DJ Richterscale in the Steampunk Hall. Craft beers from Euryale Brewing Company and wine are available for purchase for those ages 21 and over. Steampunk and Victorian attire is encouraged but not required. Proceeds benefit the Riverside Dickens Festival. Buy tickets here.

Mother’s Day Paint & Sip

Time:  2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.  

Location: 1201 University Avenue

Cost: $50.00

Looking for a last-minute idea to remind mom how special she is? Want to wet your whistle with loved ones? Cocoa Goddess Collection will host a serene afternoon of painting with brush and mimosa in hand. A light lunch is included. Check the link to get your sip on.