Things to Do This Weekend: Halloween, Gay Pride, Moody Blues

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Oct. 31 to Nov. 3



The Moody Blues bring 50 years of music Nov. 1 to the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

Courtesy of The Moody Blues in Facebook

 

LGBT
Show Your Pride

See the list of activities surrounding Palm Springs Gay Pride weekend: How to Navigate Palm Springs Gay Pride 2013

HALLOWEEN
What Are You Dressing Up As?

Still running around trying to put together the costume your friends will be talking about for days? Watch our VIDEO to gain helpful tups from the experts at The Party Lab in Palm Springs.

Strut Your Stuff
Arenas Road will be closed off between Indian Canyon Road and Calle Encilia to make room for the 12th annual Bent Productions Halloween Costume Contest. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. and the costume contest at 8. Last year chairs were put out for people to sit on, but they ran out, so you might want to bring your own.

Dressed Up & Some Place To Go
Tropicale in Palm Springs slates its sixth annual Halloween Masquerade Party with all the trimmings from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Poolside Bash
The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs has created more than just a pool area - it's a party destination. Halloween will mean multiple DJ's spinning, a live band and live show by the pool, food stations and bars starting at 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. 21 and over only.

Haunted Kitchen
Cooking with Class breaks out the Bat Wings, Sticky Bones and Bloody Soup for Halloween in La Quinta. It's really just a guise for some amazing food cooked up by Chef Kathleen Kirk.

Idyllwild Haunted Ghost Town
Open through Halloween, visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a old ghost town. Watch our VIDEO previewing one of the stops.

FILM
Feartastic Festival

This 3-day horror film festival, Nov. 1-2 at Camelot Theatres, features a full lineup of films, panels and a cocktail party. The films begging at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 followed by four Nov. 2. Panel discussions will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m. Nov. 2, and the cocktail party wraps the festival at 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at Integrated Wealth Management's offices in Palm Desert. (Pictured above: Hear Comes The Devil writer Adrian Garcia Bogliano).

ART
Richard Diebenkorn

The installation focuses on Diebenkorn's Berkeley Years, 1953-1966, and runs through Feb. 16, 2014. He is considered one of the state's best 20th century artists.

Show and Tell
Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs hosts artist Cynthia King, who will conduct a demo of her ink on clapboard work from 2-4 p.m. Her installment, "California Dreaming" is showing at Koffi in Rancho Mirage through Dec. 1.

Free First Fridays
The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert combines live music, performance art and film screenings all in one event every Friday from 4-8 p.m. Free admission into the museum. Part of an effort with El Paseo Art Walk and the City of Palm Desert.

 

 

FOR A GOOD CAUSE
"Day of the Dead"

The Coachella Valley History Museum has one of the largest historical archives in the region, and to help promote its presence, the CVHM is hosting a "Dia del los Muertos" celebration. Read about this treasure and what to expect at the event.

GO OUTSIDE
Night Moves

Have you ever run at night? The inaugural Run With Los Muertos 5K brings a new feel to what is normally an ordinary event at Coachella City Hall's 6th Street Frontage.

MUSIC & DANCE
A Decade of Music

Pappy & Harriet's celebrates a decade of attracting some of biggest stars in music with a weekend full of good tunes. Never been there? Read our descriptive on what the vibe is like.

Simply Fabulous
The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies raises the curtain on its 23rd and last season Nov. 1 with special guest Susan Anton. Watch our VIDEO and hear cast members talk about the preparations for the final season.

The Moody Blues
Original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge have released 24 albums in a career spanning nearly 50 years. See them live Nov. 1 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

"The Judy Show"
Michael Holmes gives you Judy Garland in all her splendor, singing your favorite songs with pianist Joel Baker in the revamped Purple Room at Club Trinidad in Palm Springs. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 3 and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. See our VIDEO to gain a sneak peek at the changes to The Purple Room.

OPERA
Sing for the Diva

Members of the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert, OperaArts of Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs and Opera Showcase of the Desert will join forces  to support The Coachella Valley Repertory. Dinner and a performance of "Master Class", a play about the great opera diva, Maria Callas.

EATS
Spotlight 29 Casino

Don't always think about going to a restaurant at a casino? Some of the best food is served there, like at JEM Steakhouse at Spotlight 29. Check our profile of the Coachella casino, which recently revamped its menu.

FESTS
Italian Festival

Celebrate Italy with great food, fun stuff for the kids to do and entertainment Nov. 2-3 at Whitewater Park in Rancho Mirage.

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