Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs Area

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for April 24-27



Eric Church headlines the next big musical festival to come to the Coachella Valley, April 25-27 - Stagecoach.

Photo Courtesy of Eric Church

 

DINE OUT, FIGHT AIDS

Dining Out for Life
More than 40 restaurants are participating April 24 with a portion of your bill going directly to client services at the Desert AIDS Project. See the list of participating restaurants.

LIVE MUSIC

The White Party
More than 30,000 men from all parts of the world will descend on Palm Springs, April 24-27, for what is the biggest gay party of the year. Creator Jeffrey Sanker marks his 25th anniversary with top-name talent, like Carmen Electra, and more surprises. Watch our VIDEO interview with Sanker.

StageCoach Country Music Festival
Goodbye Coachella, bring on Stagecoach. This country-western shindig takes place over three days, April 25-27, featuring headliners Eric Church, Jason Aldean (above, left) and Luke Byran at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

STOP AND SMELL THE LILACS

Idyllwild Lilac Guru Gives Tours of His Garden
Gary Parton probably doesn't think of himself as a "guru", but the Idyllwild resident is passionate about sharing his love for lilacs. His one-acre property in the mountain community is dedicated to the flower, and he offers tours through May. Watch our VIDEO tour of the "Circle of Honor".

WINE TASTING

Indian Wells Golf Resorts Hosts More Than 30 Pourers
The Pavillion, a new event facility at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, will host more than 30 different wine brands April 25. You can also feast on a host of appetizers and buy the wine at a discounted price. Read the details.

CELEBRITY HOME WALKING TOUR

"Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"
Offered April 25 and again May 2, you can take a walking tour and see a variety of celebrity homes that dot the Movie Colony District in Palm Springs also known as "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood" because his Twin Palms Estate anchors the tour. See our VIDEO sneak peek of the tour.

PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES

The Countdown Begins
With less than four weeks to go, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is closing in on its last show set for May 18. Darlene Love (at right) is bringing down the house with her big set of pipes. Be sure to see this gem before it ends.

DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPES

Morongo Basin Conservation Association Hosts Home Tour
View up to 24 homes April 26 in this one-day tribute to homes that celebrate desert landscapring from Twenynine Palms to Yucca Valley. In these times of drought, the more sense this makes. View one of the homes in the tour.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LA QUINTA

Celebrates City's 32nd Year
The City of La Quinta marks its 32nd birthday with what else, a party! This family-oriented affair April 26 has a Kids Fun Zone, free food, and informational booths at Civic Center Park (behind La Quinta Library).

NEXT WEEK

Les Miserables at The McCallum Theatre
Certainly among everyone's top musicals, Les Miserables has terrific staging, great emotion and intriguing plot twists. See why this College of the Desert production May 1-4 continually wins Desert Star awards.

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