Want to Oktoberfest in the Inland Empire? Here’s where to do it

This weekend — today in particular — seems to be the big weekend for German-style beer drinkin’ and eatin’.

There are events happening from Palm Springs to Pomona.

Head over the jump for a sampling of where to eins, zwei, drei, g’suffa…

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Food trucks, free concert in Beaumont tomorrow

Pardee Homes’ Sundance community is celebrating its tenth anniversary tomorrow with a celebration that will include a bluegrass concert and a trio of food trucks.

The free event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wildflower Park, 1287 Tulip Circle West, Beaumont.

The band is the Mill Creek Boys, which, judging by their Facebook profile picture, includes at least one girl. Ironic, huh?

Scheduled food trucks are Slummin’ Gourmet, Eat ‘Em Up Truck and Kona Ice.

For more information, click here.

Roadhouse BBQ and Tap-Out in Rancho Mirage tomorrow

BabesRoadhouseBBQandTapOutBarbecue fans and beer lovers will want to head to Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage between 1 and 5 p.m. tomorrow (September 28).

That’s because the brewery restaurant will be the site of a Roadhouse BBQ and Tap-Out event.

For $35 (or just $30 in advance), you can have five draft craft beers or five BBQ items from their patio smoker.

Or you can have two draft craft beers and three BBQ items from their patio smoker.

Or you can have one draft craft beer and four BBQ items from their patio smoker.

Or, well…you get the idea. You get a selection of five items, your choice of brew or ‘cue.

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Auntie Anne’s helping raise funds to fight childhood cancer

AuntieAnnesALSFAuntie Anne’s is hoping to raise half a million dollars to help fight childhood cancer, and they need your help to do it.

Through October 15, the pretzel purveyor is selling lemon icons for $1, each of which contains a kid-friendly lemon joke and $1 off the purchaser’s next pretzel and drink.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization which raises funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

But the fun doesn’t end there.

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Trio donating 10% to Stroke Recovery Center this week

May is National Stroke Awareness Month and the help the cause, this week Trio Restaurant has been donating 10% of lunch and dinner proceeds to the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs.

OK, so the week is more than half over, but the fundraiser continues through Sunday (May 19), so you’ve got all weekend to enjoy some great food and help support (and if you’re quick, you can still catch tonight’s prix fixe!).

Trio is at 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Click here for reservations.