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Raincross Weekend: August 12-14

Live music after work is a great way to start the weekend at a few places in Riverside. You can beat the heat with a visit to the main library or art museum or get inspired as you listen to community organizers.

Friday, August 12

Backstreet Restaurant – Friday Night Entertainment

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Location: 3735 Nelson St.
Cost: Food Costs Vary, Entertainment Free

Live Entertainment has become a summer Friday night feature at Backstreet Restaurant in the Magnolia Center neighborhood. Local bands and individuals perform in the courtyard of this outdoor eatery.

Canyon Crest Winery – Friday Night Entertainment

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: 5225 Canyon Crest Dr. Ste. 7A
Cost: Beverage Costs Vary, Entertainment Free

Hear the music of Ojie & Songbyrd as they play Jazz, R&B and Blues, which can be par with a beverage designed for a relaxing evening.

Saturday, August 13

Family Story Time and Crafts with Mr. Brian

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Main Library, 3900 Mission Inn Ave.
Cost: Free

Join in a story time focused on pre-kindergartner skills but is also appropriate for the entire family. The program includes stories, songs, rhymes, music and more.

Made In Plain Site

Time: Monday–Sunday (closed Tuesdays): 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Riverside Art Museum
Cost: free to $15.95

From RAM’s earliest days, making and creating has been an essential component of the institution’s mission. Made in Plain Site gathers works from the collection that were created as part of happenings that occurred on site, from the summer rooftop Design After Dark series to the Monothon events of the early 2000s. The exhibition includes works by Raymond Pettibon, Roland Reiss, Sandra Rowe, Cryptic, Jeff Soto, Alex Couwenberg, Andrew Heim, and Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja.

Riverside Women Creating Change: Stories and Inspiration from Activists & Organizers

Time: 1 -2:30 pm
Location: UCR ARTS – Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St.
Cost: Free

Who are the Riverside women creating change? How have women activists and organizers brought about positive change within the community? This conversation between five Riverside women will draw in the audience as they discuss grassroots community organizing. For more information visit