10 Things to Do This Weekend in Greater Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for March 13-16

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Dogs Have Their Day
The ninth annual Fashion Week El Paseo begins March 16 with Style and Beauty Bash and a new addition, Fashion Frenzy, at the big white tent off El Paseo. So you can get pampered for $30 that goes to charity, and then shop at 20 pop-up shops featuring local retailers. Then the evening is reserved for four-legged models, Le Chien presents Famous Dogs of Hollywood.

Legacy Siam

From the owners of Legacy Thai Cuisine in La Quinta comes Legacy Siam in Palm Desert. They serve some traditional Thai dishes along with some unique to their menu. Read what writer Pamela Bieri thought.

Third Annual Raging Bill Chili Cook-off
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, sample some of the best chili you’ve ever had, admire restored cars and browse vendors and display booths March 15 at the Spa Resort Casino’s north parking lot in Palm Springs.

Heather McDonald

You’ve seen her on “Chelsea Lately”, and she’s written a book about her life juggling comedy with a family and working with Chelsea Handler. See her at the Copa Palm Springs, March 14-15. Learn whom she would like to share a glass of wine with.

Sam Harris

His voice has amazing range, making you understand how this nobody gained his shot at stardom through the 1980s show, Star Search, and parlayed it into a string of Broadway show roles. Today, Harris and his partner are parents, and he has written a book about his career, which he will read excerpts from and sing about March 16 at the Palm Springs Public Library.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
How many times have you seen the musical, “Jersey Boys”? Now you can see the real deal. Valli (at right) may be 78, but he can still hit the high notes and this is a great trip back to those 1960’s hits. See him March 15 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

AIG Grand Prix
Top equestrian riders from across the globe gather at the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal to compete for $1 million purse. There is nothing quite watching these graceful horses fly over obstacles and conquer tough courses. Read our preview of one competing rider.

Ask the Rabbi – Palm Springs Street Fair
If you have ever walked Palm Canyon Drive during this weekly Thursday night street fair, perhaps you've seen the small table and sign that prompts, Ask the Rabbi. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been answering questions for more than 25 years. Watch our VIDEO to see a day-in-the-life of Rabbi Denebeim on a typical Thursday night.

The Addams Family

Makes a one-night stop March 15 at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. This musical comedy takes the TV show and brings the lives of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to a whole new dimension

Food & Wine Palm Desert
Three days of food and libations. It doesn’t get much better, especially when the food is coming from the chef you watch on TV, or even better, the chef who cooks at your favorite desert restaurant. Come to the big white tent March 21-23 in Palm Desert.

For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.

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