Outside view of Pennypickles Workshop

Pennypickle’s Workshop is More Than Just a Children’s Museum

At the end of Main Street, tucked away in a small corner of Old Town, is one of Temecula’s hidden gems. Pennypickle’s Workshop, formerly the Imagination Workshop, is a must-see for Inland Empire families.

Campanella Quartet

Classics at the Merc is Classical Music Up Close and Personal

When the California Chamber Orchestra’s Robert Culverhouse, Jr., partnered with Dana Zimbric, the Chamber’s Artistic Director and Conductor, to continue the already successful Classics at the Merc series in 2011, they wanted to continue creating opportunities for local audiences to experience classical music in a more personal way.

Comedian Craig Shoemaker

Craig Shoemaker Knows the Power of a Good Laugh

Veteran comedian Craig Shoemaker is no stranger to the Inland Empire, having appeared in comedy clubs in the area several times over many years. He may have garnered hundreds of locals fans by making them laugh, but it may be a surprise that he is just as spiritual as he is funny.

PseudoRandomNoise comedy troupe

PseudoRandomNoise is Heard at the Merc

When Whose Line is it, Anyway? premiered on ABC in 1998, Drew Carey and cast introduced America to a form of unscripted comedy unlike anything else on TV. Now Inland Empire residents can not only see but also participate in the same kind of hilarious interactive entertainment, as PsuedoRandomNoise (PRN) brings “ImproVACATIONS!” to Old Town.


You Know You Live in Temecula When…

For my very first column on my brand new site, I thought about talking about who I am, my background as a writer, why I started What’s Up! Temecula, etc.