There is an oasis waiting for you nearby!
Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Big Bear Lake is staying cool during this heat wave with lots of rain in our beautiful mountain town. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or conquer one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!
Hollywood sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat made their mark in the world with a self-titled debut in 1987 and the 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over, which spawned the hit single and video “House of Pain.”
The band originally formed in 1985, famously taking its name from the Russ Meyer oult film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! During their early commercial peak the band line-up was Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Musoat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michals (drums).
Prior to the band’s break-up in 1992, Downe had already been working with the ground breaking industrial collective Pigface. After Pussycat, he formed the darkly brilliant Newlydeads, along with Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango). A Newlydeads self-titled LP appeared in 1997. They released a remix project called Re-Bound shortly thereafter and Dead End in 2001. That same year Downe resurrected a rock-driven, more evolved Faster Pussycat with original members Muscat (guitar_ and Steele (guitar) playing alongside Newlydeads Xristian Simon (guitar), Danny Nordahl (bass), and Chad Stewart (drums)
Berlin feat Terri Nunn
This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.
Nunn left for a solo career in 1987, and Crawford and Brill teamed up in the Big F. In 1999, the band reunited to record some new studio material and also performed a concert, which, along with the new songs, was released as 2000’s Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane. This was followed a year later by a flurry of recording sessions that included co-writing tracks with Billy Corgan, among others. The end result, Voyeur, was their first full-length studio release in over 15 years.
Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers
Aug 24, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM
Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.
Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.
Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.
Please call for reservations or for more information
Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot
Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com
Glow Golf #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course
Aug 24, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM
Light up the night with Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course on select dates this summer. Come play a round under the stars with cart, glow ball, and dinner + fountain drink or draft beer included. This nighttime fun is open to players of all ages and abilities, but spaces are limited so reserve your spot today.
Join us August 24-25 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf – a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.
A $59 ticket includes:
Dinner (finger foods)
One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
Golf with Cart
Please call or visit website for more details
Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8002 Website: https://bit.ly/2qmbDV6
Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament at the Mountain Bar & Grill
Aug 25, 2018 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM
The Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament welcomes all skill levels to compete for T-shirts and a trophy in a double-elimination, blind draw tournament. Come join the fun at the at the tournament’s new location, The Mountain Bar & Grill.
Registration from 9 a.m. – 10a.m. Starts at 10:00 a.m. until Sunset
Entry Fee is $25 . FREE to Spectators .
Please call, e-mail or visit website for more details.
Location: The Mountain Bar & Grill at 42164 Moonridge Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
DIY Ceramic Coasters at Yarn Designers Boutique
Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM
DIY Ceramic Coasters $20, 6-8pm
Decorate your own ceramic coasters on Saturday Night, we have a special guest teach who will show you some cool new techniques with alcohol inks. Bring some inspiration for what kind of design you want to put on your tile.
For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/alcohol-inks-on-tile-coasters
To register call us at (909) 584-9715
Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City
Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com
The Inaugural Fireman’s Ball at the Big Bear Convention Center
Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM
Celebrate with the Big Bear Fire Department on Saturday, August 25,2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and hosted by the Big Bear Professional Firefighters’ Association.
Big Bear Fire Department Firefighters ask the community to join them at this fun-filled ball that will honor Big Bear Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year and raise funds to support their continued commitment to the community.
“This Department works for and with the Big Bear Community and we hope the Community will join us to share in this celebration that honors the past and present successes of our Fire Department as we look forward to the Future” stated Fire Captain and Association President Dan Rogers. Dinner will be catered by Wyatt’s, entertainment by Big Bear’s own Mountain Top Strings, Live and silent auctions, and live music that is sure to get everyone dancing will fill-out the evening of festivities.
Reservations are required. Please call or visit website to register and for more deatils
Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel:(951) 533-1542 Website: www.event.pingg.com/bbpfafiremansball
Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association
Aug 26, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM
Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association
Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake
Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at Chains Required at 9am
Please e-mail or visit website for more information
Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.