10 Things to Do This Weekend in Palm Springs

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for July 31 to Aug. 4

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12 Places to Dine During the Dog Days of August
August used to mean a shortage of available open restaurants. That's changed in the last few years. More and more are staying open, and we've got a dozen to get you through the month.


The Captain is Back
Rancho Mirage resident Gavin MacLeod, who played Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat and Murray on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, will pair with Michael Shaw in the reading of Happy Hour by George Eastman, Aug. 2-3, at Coachella Valley Repertory in Rancho Mirage.


Chris Daughtry
It's hard to imagine that Chris Daughtry's latest album, Baptized, is his fourth. It doesn't seem that long ago that we saw him on American Idol, and then blow everyone away with his multi-platinum first album. See him Aug. 2 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Sour Mash Hug, Dustbowl Revival Jam
Pappy & Harriett's in Pioneertown offers the most unique lineup of bands every weekend, and this time it's free. Sour Mash Hug exudes a jazzy, Irish, bluegrass, ragtime mix of music Aug. 1, followed by the folksy, dance hall sound of Dustbowl Revival on Aug. 2.

Boston Rewind
After rocking Pechanga Casino last weekend, Boston will complete its desert tour with an Aug. 1 show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute
Randy Linder and his band bring back the sound of this 1960s treasure when John Fogerty's voice ruled the airwaves. Get ready to hear Proud Mary and Who'll Stop the Rain on Aug. 2 at Spotlight 19 Casino in Coachella.


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.


Saguaro, Selvarey Rum host Bartender Competition
After six weeks of head-to-head competition, the field has been narrowed to six local bartenders who will compete at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4 for the title of Saguaro-Selvarey King. The $10 entrance fee includes tasting of each competing cocktail plus one Selvarey Rum cocktail.


Wet 'n' Wild Hosts Final Poolside Movie
The Palm Springs water park hosts the last of its summer poolside movies at dusk Aug. 1 featuring Grown Ups 2. Movies are free with park admission. Bring the family. The park stays open until 10 p.m.

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