This weekend is all about the triumph of the human spirit. Down-and-out mixed martial artists live to fight again, Tigger teaches us about resilience and we celebrate the quest to deep fry everything in sight.
Our goal is to make the Get Out planner as reliable as possible, but keep in mind, some events change at the last minute. We advise calling ahead just in case.
When/Where: Noon-5 p.m. this Thursday through Sunday at Westfield West Covina, 112 Plaza Drive, West Covina
Why Go: The whole family can enjoy playing jumbo Wii games, meeting Chivas USA players, rocking with Radio Disney and getting great shopping deals at this grand opening celebration.
When/Where: 5:30-8:30 p.m. this Friday at Claremont Village, North Indian Hill Boulevard and West First Street, Claremont.
Why Go: Local businesses and art galleries in Claremont Village open their doors and come alive during the First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy stunning local artwork, live music, kids' activities and more.
When/Where: 10 a.m. this Saturday at
Why Go: Meet the famous "Winnie the Pooh" character Tigger at this special story time. Don't forget a camera for photo ops.
When/Where: Wednesdays-Sundays and Memorial Day Monday from Sept.3-Oct.2 at the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona
Why Go: The fair opens this weekend, and it's difficult to summarize all it has to offer. It's difficult to contain its awesomeness. It is after all, the largest county fair in North America. We're talking deep fried Oreos, throwing darts at balloons to win giant stuffed bananas wearing sunglasses, horse races, culinary competitions, handmade arts and crafts, multiple circus performances and grandstand concerts featuring everyone from En Vogue and Salt-n-Pepa to Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. Plus, there are rides! Our advice is to ride The Scrambler before eating the deep fried Oreos.
Pricing: Check out the website for pricing details.
When/Where: 7 p.m. Sunday at Edwards West Covina Stadium 18, 1200 Lakes Drive, W. Covina
Why Go: Warrior" officially opens Sept. 9, but audiences can enjoy a special sneak preview before that. The film tells the tale of two estranged brothers and ex-mixed martial arts fighters, one an ex-Marine with a troubled past and one a struggling public schoolteacher, who return to the world of mixed martial arts. Their trajectories set them up to face one another in a final championship fight. Good luck not tearing up when you watch the trailer.
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