10 Things to Do in Greater Palm Springs This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for June 12-15

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Poolside, Moby give Extra Kick to Musical Weekend
More than 30 musical acts led by stalwarts like Moby and Poolside will grace one of three Palm Springs locations (Hard Rock Hotel, Saguaro Hotel, and Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club) starting June 13 through June 15. Check out the early roots of this event and what DJ acts like Poolside have meant to that music genre.


Palm Springs Producer Premieres Documentary at Los Angeles Film Festival
James Egan is no stranger to the film world both as a teacher and behind the camera. The Palm Springs resident is anxious to have the story of the late great saxophonist Frank Morgan be shown to audiences starting June 14 at the LA Film Festival. Find out why he believes it's such a compelling story.


Julie Goldman headlines Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival
June is Gay Pride month, and Joshua Tree has expanded its entertainment lineup to include lesbian comedian Julie Goldman, who can currently be seen on Bravo with Brandy Howard on the show, Julie & Brandy in Your Box. Goldman looks forward to her first trip to Joshua Tree, where the festival is geared for the whole family.

The Purple Room Comedy Night
Jackie Loeb and Dana Eagle perform as part of The Purple Room's comedy offerings with a one-night only show June 14. Loeb was nominated for the 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival Award for Best Comedy Show and hits the top clubs, while Eagle (pictured at right) has been seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing.


Dancing With the Stars Dancer Sings
You might not know Mark Ballas by his full name, but you probably recognize him if you have ever watched the reality dancing competition show. He's always among the dancers competing for the Mirror Ball trophy. But did you know he also sings? Hear him perform June 13 at the Riviera Palm Springs.

Roberto Tapia Brings Latin Sound to Valley
Roberto Tapia has made guest appearances on Latin Billboards Awards and LATV, and is a coach on the Spanish-language version of The Voice, La Voz Kids, on the Telemundo Network. His music blends regional Norteña music with hints of electronica and hip hop. See him June 14 at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.

Summer of Love
The Art Laboe Summer Love Jam comes to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa June 14 featuring El Chicano, Rose Royce, MC Magic, Amanda Perez and Club Noveau. Remember "Rumors" from Club Noveau? Or "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" from Rose Royce?


You Can Buy a Piece of Memorabilia of The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies
If you've attended the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies Show over the last 23 years before it closed for good last month, now you have a chance to take home a piece of the show. Follies souvenirs and memorabilia will be sold June 13-14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Palm Springs Convention Center.


Celebrating Dad
Several Coachella Valley restaurants are putting a special spread for Father's Day, such as Melvyns, Flemings Prime Steakhouse, Tommy Bahamas, Cello's and LG's Prime Steakhouse. Best to make reservations.


A new musical by Eric Lane Barnes makes a six-week run at the Desert Rose Playhouse, the valley's live stage company serving the LGBT community. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Ginny, Euglena, and Rose perform a benefit concert for their mentor, who was ousted from his position as church music director because of his sexuality.

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