10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for May 15-18

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage officially opens May 15 with some of the best views of the Coachella Valley.

Photo Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage



Joshua Tree Music Festival
The 12th annual edition, May 15-18, features music from funk to latin to danceable elctronica. Founder Barnett English likens it to a "live mix tape". Find out what makes it tick.

Nahko & Medicine for the People
This is clearly the band bringing to buzz to Joshua Tree May 17 thanks to an authetic sound and souful lyrics. Catch up with Nahko and find out why festivals create a whole new way to engage with an audience. Read more.


"Flirts" at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Thursday nights are the kickoff night for the weekend, and the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has created a new drag show, "Flirts" which promises to be edgy, high energy and sporting a new theme every week. Bring your dance shoes May 15.


Steve Kazee at Copa Palm Springs
Grammy Winner. Tony Winner, Steve Kazee has some impressive credentials from his role in the Broadway hit musical, Once. He's now in line for a TV pilot. Find out more about his May 17 show.

Alan Jackson at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
You probably never put Alan Jackson (pictured at right) together with Paul McCartney and John Lennon, but what they share is writing more than 20 songs that have gone to the top of the charts. Look for songs from his new album, The Bluegrass Album, in this May 16 show.


Shawn Pelofsky, Marie DelPrete at The Purple Room
Both of these comedians have popular TV ties that has provided a platform for their comedic rise. The tandem take the stage May 17. Pelofsky just got married, but has plenty of experiences to share about dating. See what she has to say.


Uptown Brunch Art Walk
Artistic photographer Danny Quintanilla's bold and evocative art pieces will be sure to add a stir to this fundraiser for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. Watch our VIDEO to see what Quintanilla is donating.


Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage Opens
After repeated delays, the Ritz-Carlton is really opening May 15. The hotel doors officially swing open to the public at 3 p.m. May 15. Some of the best views in the desert can be had, along with a visually receptive restaurant, State Fare Bar Kitchen.


Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
An end of an era. After 23 years, the Follies will close for good May 18. If you haven't gotten a chance to see the show, do so. Guest performer Darlene Love is a powerhouse singer.

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