San Bernardino

San Bernardino Weekender: Art Crawls, Americana and a Group Exhibition

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Today's weekend picks in San Bernardino County include a literary gathering, an experimental dance workshop, and a film narrated by some of Mexico's most distinguished cultural figures.

Take a look at all the details of our roundup of events.


Community Arts

'It's Always Kitten Time in Joshua Tree.' | Leslie Mariah Andrews


Downtown Joshua Tree Holiday Art Stroll


Saturday, December 8 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Joshua Tree's end-of-the-year Gallery Crawl gets festive. During this second Saturday of the month event, Art Not Walmart artist, Leslie Mariah Andrews does portraiture at Art Queen gallery and a series of hands-on activities including map-making are programmed at High Desert Test Sites Headquarters.

Art Queen: 61855 Highway 62, Joshua Tree, 92252
High Desert Test Sites Headquarters: 6470 Veterans Way, Joshua Tree, 92252
and various locations.


Film & Media Arts


Hecho en Mexico screenings in Ontario


Limited release. Premiered November 30. Ongoing.

A group of Mexico's most influential musicians, performers and writers play protagonists in director Duncan Bridgeman's visual presentation, providing on-location musical performances and commentary. Adanowsky, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Diego Luna, Elena Poniatowska, Lila Downs, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Meme Del Real and Ruben Albarran of Café Tacvba and Natalia Lafourcade are just a few personalities who take turn depicting Mexico's cultural and regional diversity.

AMC Ontario Mills 30: 4549 Mills Circle, Ontario, 91764, 909-476-1234
Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22: 4900 East 4th Street, Ontario, 91764, 909-476-1525


Literature

Newton T. Bass Branch Library. | Photo: High Desert Branch California Writers Club


"On Plot, Conflict, and Keeping It Interesting" at Apple Valley Newton T. Bass Branch Library, Community Room


Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. to noon

Paula Priamos, writer and Cal State University, San Bernardino English professor, leads a reading and a discussion during this month's California Writer's Club: High Desert Branch meeting. The author's essays have been featured in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. She recently published the memoir, "The Shyster's Daughter."

14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, 92307, 760-247-0093


Music


The Far West at Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace


Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m.

The Los Angeles-based, Americana band ends the year with a performance in the desert. Local, roots act, Shadow Mountain Band is scheduled to open the night at 5 p.m.

53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown, 92268, 760-365-5956


Performance

Hiroko Tamano. 2006. | Photo: Stephan Funke


"A SEED IN THE SAND" at Harrison House Music & Arts


Saturday, December 8 from noon to 3 p.m.

Join Hiroko Tamano for an afternoon of Japanese contemporary dance. The butoh master guides a workshop that explores self and the environment.

6881 Mount Lassen Avenue, Joshua Tree, 92252, 760-366-4712


Visual Arts

'Los Angeles On My Mind.' | Kathy Sosa


Perspectives at The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art


Through Saturday, December 15

Five individual shows are weaved together at CSUSB's RAFFMA. Luis G. Hernandez' "Variantes", David Rosales "Wicked: Kingdom Children of La Politana", Kathy Sosa's "Adornment and Identity", Greg Stone's "New Aztlan" and Linda Vallejo's "Make 'Em All Mexican" feature a collection of works that collectively comment on Chicano and Latino culture.

5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, 92407, 909-537-7373


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Top Image: Memories of Generation Y by David Rosales Cultural. 2009.

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Melody Soto is a journalist living in the San Fernando Valley.
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