Jun 9, 200805:09 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Checking out the Boomer scene for play, dining and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities.
Another weekend approaches and it's time for fun. Especially Boomer dads because Sunday is Father's Day.
There are some good wine happenings this weekend. One such event is the Summer Wine Bar Festival at Rattlesnake from 5-8 p.m. Friday, located at 75200 Classic Club Blvd. in Palm Desert. For $50, you can score cheese, artisan breads, honeyed nuts and two small plates matched to two-ounce tasters of eight wines, along with a sweet treat. The wines are from the Henry Wine Group and Ray Crouteau. Not too shabby!
Saturday is for Boomer music! None other than Eric Burdon & The Animals take to the stage at 8 p.m. at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Pl. in Coachella. Personally, I always believed this group superior to the Beatles. Eric and has bandmates successfully fused rock and blues into a distinctive sound. “We’ve Got To Get Out of This Place” became an unofficial anthem for the troops in Vietnam. Of course, there was their breakout “House of the Rising Sun,” and what I always believed was the number that highlighted Burdon's blues genius, “As The Years Go Passing By” from the Love Is album. If Burdon ever gave a bad performance, I never heard of it.
Sunday is Father's Day. Boomers, if your fortunate enough that your father is still living, celebrate him. My late father was one of “The Greatest Generation” who won World War II. Perhaps because of the poor rations he received in the South Pacific or because he came out of the Great Depression, Dad loved food. He would have loved the Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which starts Sunday. More than 40 Palm Springs restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe menus for $26-$36 a person. There are simply too many restaurants to list here, but believe me when I say they are among the finest dining experiences the desert offers.
As you can see, there’s a lot going on for Boomers this weekend, so enjoy.
Until next Monday, ROCK ON!