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Raincross Weekend: May 27-29

This weekend sees the return of the UC Riverside Pow Wow, the final concert of Philharmonic's 2021-2022 season, a West African Doundounba Festival, and camping for beginners.

UCR Native American Students Program

Friday, May 27, 2022

39th Annual UC Riverside Pow Wow

Times: 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Friday; 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Saturday; 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday
Location: Riverside Sports Complex
Cost: Free

After a two-year hiatus, the 39th UC Riverside Pow Wow, hosted by the UCR Native American Student Programs, is back for three days of traditional and ceremonial activities including performances by Miwok dancers, Cahuilla birdsingers, and Danza Azteca Kalpulli Teuxihuitl; dancing contests in a variety of age/gender categories; gourd dancing; arts & crafts and food vendors, and a Ms. UCR Pow Wow Pageant. All dancers, drums and birdsingers — and the general public — are welcome. Free parking in Lot 26. For a complete schedule of activities (subject to change), visit the Native American Student Programs webpage.

5th Annual UC Riverside Doundounba Festival

Time: 6:30 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Saturday
Location: UCR Campus (see website for registration and locations)
Cost: Free (registration is required)

Register today for UCR’s 5th Annual Doundounba Festival, a two-day event featuring West African music, dancing and drumming, film screenings, dance workshops, community discussions, classes and more. A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees who wish to participate remotely in the film festival and discussion on Friday night.

Let’s Set Up Camp

Time: 5:00 p.m. Friday; 11:00 a.m. Saturday
Location: O.G. Food Farm
Cost: $30

OG Food Farm is hosting an outdoor workshop where newbies can learn how to set up camp, then sleep over at the Farm. Bring a tent or borrow one from OG. Breakfast is provided. Tickets are available here.

Saturday, May 28

Riverside Philharmonic Spring Finale

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Riverside City College Coil School for the Arts
Cost: $60-$80

The Philharmonic closes out its 2021-2022 season with a selection of spring-like compositions by Max Bruch, Jean Sibelius, and Miesczslaw Karlowicz, featuring guest violinist Fiona Shea. Please note: RCC requires I.D. and either proof of vaccination or negative test result within 48 hours of entry for attendees 12 years and older. Masks recommended in the concert hall but not required. Buy tickets here.