10 Things To Do in Palm Springs This Weekend

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Aug. 21-24

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George Lopez
This country sensation brings music from her 2014 album, "Slow Me Down", and her seventh overall Aug. 22 to Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon. Evans co-wrote three of the album's 11 songs that include a duet with Isaac Slade and harmony vocals from Vince Gill.

Spindrift with Jello Biafra
In addition to hearing from Spindrift, you'll get to see a screening of their latest film offering, Spindrift – Ghost of the West, on Aug. 22 at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.



Juliana Hansen
You may remember Hansen (pictured at left) as a finalist on the reality singing competition show, Grease, You're the One I Want. She debuted her cabaret act about a year ago, featuring a mix of songs from Disney, Broadway and more. See her Aug. 24 at the Arthur Newman Theater inside the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.




"Top Rock" Dares You to Sing Along
The songs you still remember the words to is exactly what you'll hear when you go see "Top Rock" at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, running Friday and Saturday nights through September. The interactive musical tribute show really spans six decades of music, but most of it is from the 1980s and '90s. See VIDEO highlights.


Palm Springs Animal Shelter Sets Birthday 'Paw-ty' Adoption Event
Bring your dog or if you're in the search for a great companion, this event offers games, a $1 raffle and refreshments from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 23. RSVP required. Adopters will receive a "Shelter Swag Bag".


Where You Can Splurge in Palm Springs Area
As Labor Day approaches, school is starting and summer is fading, trips to the ice cream "shoppe" dwindle. Take advantage of some great ice cream experiences in the Palm Springs Area starting with Shield's Date Garden in Indio.


Desert Fencing Academy Offers a Lifetime of Swordplay
Let Coach Leslie Taft give you a few pointers on the basics of fencing, and you just may find a new passion to pursue even as a recreational sport. View our VIDEO of writer Judd Spicer's lesson.


5 Features to Explore in Summerland, California
Take a detour off U.S. 101 and visit this classic beach town between Montecito and Carpinteria. Writer Maria Zang shares places she frequented broken down by food, shopping, libations, transcendental destinations, and the beach.

15 Getaways Take You Oceanside
Been a while since you saw a body of water? We have 15 getaways to get out of the triple-digit heat and find that splash of refreshment. Choose from destinations as close as a drive away to those reachable by plane.

Desert Staycations
If time or finances don't make a trip possible, consider the many options there are locally and at bargain rates. We've compiled a list of resort packages from across the Greater Palm Springs Area.

For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.

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