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Arts & Entertainment

Raincross Weekend: May 14-15

Marinate in mid-century style, solve an unsolve-able murder, drink in some show tunes and get your blood pressure checked all in one weekend.

Saturday, May 14

A Mid Century Moment: Vintage Home Tour

Time: 10 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Buy tickets at the Peter J. Weber House, 1510 University Avenue

Cost: $20 pre-sale; $25 day of tour

The Old Riverside Foundation’s 29th annual vintage homes tour will highlight five privately-owned Riverside homes from the mid-century era, as well as a tour of the Peter J. Weber House, and a restoration fair with antiques and collectibles, supplies, artists and craftspeople. Attendees will receive a tour book with addresses and background details for each home, and docents will be available to answer questions at each site. Photography is allowed of the exteriors only. Note: Not all homes will be wheelchair-accessible.

LULAC / Flying Doctors Free Health Clinic

Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: Stratton Community Center

Cost: Free

Free medical, dental, vision, COVID testing and vaccinations will be offered Saturday by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of Riverside and the Flying Doctors of America. Services are by appointment, though some walk-in slots will be available. Food packages will be distributed. To make an appointment, send an email to Joel.Riv3190@gmail, or call 951-268-4091.

Murder on the Orient Express

Dates: Runs May 13–May 29. See website for dates and times

Location: Riverside Community Players Theatre

A man lies dead behind a locked door with a dozen stab wounds in his chest, but Hercule Poirot is on the case at the Riverside Community Players’ production of “Murder on the Orient Express.” Ken Ludwig’s adaption of the classic Agatha Christie tale of a mysterious murder on a luxurious train full of mysterious people runs through May 29.  

 Veterans Pop-up Art Cafe

Time: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Location: The Box at The Fox Entertainment Plaza

Cost: Free

This one-day event sponsored by the Riverside Arts Council and the Veterans’ Art Project will feature California artists who have served in the United States Armed Forces with presentations by art and music therapists. Artists will discuss how the creative process affects their physical and emotional well-being and strengthens their community. Ceramics, traditional beadwork, painting, photography will be on display, along with music and spoken word performances. Find more information at the Veterans Art Project website.

Riverside Children’s Business Fair

Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Location: Magnolia Church, Magnolia & Adams

Cost: Free

Junior businesspeople 14 years and younger will learn what it means to be an entrepreneur by hosting their own mini-stores at this event organized by Magnolia Church. Free tickets are available here.

Sunday, May 15

From Opera & Cinema, with Love

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Cost: $15

The Raincross Master Chorale will sing their way through a selection of opera and film favorites including “Il Trovatore,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “In the Heights,” songs by Tannhauser, and more. For more information, contact Kris Lovekin at 951-534-4376 or krislovekin@gmail.com.