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Raincross Weekend: August 20-21

It’s all about common interests and meetups in Riverside this weekend. Think Club Rush but on a community scale, from members of the LGBT community to Bluegrass and Cosplay there is a meetup for everyone.

Magnolia Center Marketplace

Saturday, August 20

All Ages Paint Sesh

Time: 3pm
Location: El Patron Restaurant, 3204 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside, CA
Cost: $35

The Paint Sesh hosts an all-ages painting event at El Patron, where participants will be walked through a “Cool Popsicle” painting tutorial. It is recommended that participants arrive 15 minutes early, due to the first come first serve basis of seats available. Please note that the event will be held upstairs with no handicap access.

LGBT Riverside Morning Coffee

Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Back to The Grind, 3575 University Avenue Riverside, CA
Cost: Free

Meet with local members of the LGBT community in a safe and welcoming environment over a cup of coffee every third Saturday of the month. All ages are welcome.

Inland Empire Bluegrass Jam

Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd.
Cost: Free

Every Saturday, Beginners and Intermediate players gather to strum their banjos and steel guitars. Beginners Jam Academy is from 9am-10am and from 10am-12pm there is an open jam session.

Magnolia Center Marketplace

Time: 4:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: 6520 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA – Sunnyside Drive by Riverside Plaza
Cost: Free

Over 90 vendors offer food, crafts and vintage pieces along with live entertainment on the first and third Saturdays of every month from April to October.

Riverside Elks Lodge- Sock Hop

Time: 5pm-10pm
Location: Riverside Elks Lodge #643, 6166 Brockton Avenue Riverside, CA
Cost: Dinner prices vary

Riverside Elks Lodge are throwing it back to the 50’s with and classic diner food and dancing. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili cheese fries and root beer floats are available for purchase during the sit-down dinner starting at 6pm. Live entertainment and dancing begin at 7 pm.

Sunday, August 21

Summer Riverside Cosplay Gathering

Time: 10am
Location: Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Park Riverside, CA
Cost: Free

Calling all cosplayers, this is an open event for all characters. Show off your best looks, share stories, tips and ideas with fellow cosplayers all over Riverside.

Sound Bath & Art

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Location: Tula Yoga, 3545 Main St. Riverside, CA
Cost: Members of Tula Yoga and Meetup -$25, Non-members -$35, Kids- $15

Tula Yoga offers a place where yoga and creativity meet. A 15-minute sound bath and deep breathing session will be followed by a yoga pause figurine painting tutorial. Complimentary tea and yoga mats will be provided. Due to limited seats, buying tickets ahead of time is recommended.