BOOGIE DOWN, FIGHT AIDS
First Ladies of Disco
If at some point you learned to "Do The Hustle" or still have that "Disco Inferno" burning inside you, then you have to catch this AIDS Assistance Program event May 3 featuring some of the big names and voices from that era, like Evelyn “Champagne” King (pictured at left), Maxine Nightingale, and Martha Wash. Hear from the author whose book spurred the event.
Desert Lexus Jazz Fest
A move to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has meant a music menu expansion, featuring famed saxophonists Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair and Richard Elliot. Get the details of this May 3 event.
Known for fusing together Latin music, Mariachi and Pop, Pepe Aguilar has six Grammy Awards to his credit and has sold more than 12 million records. See him May 2 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
CINCO DE MAYO
The Party Starts This Weekend
Cinco De Mayo may be May 5, but the party will be well underway starting this weekend at a variety of restaurants and assorted venues around the Palm Springs area. Check out our list.
"BREW AT THE ZOO"
La Quinta Brewing Co. Stays True to its Local Ties
New to the microbrewing market, La Quinta Brewing Co. makes its debut appearance at The Living Desert's "Brew at the Zoo" May 3 in Palm Desert. Find out what makes their brews special.
FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Theresa A. Mike Fashion Show
This fundraiser benefits the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to more than 50 students each year. The program features dinner, a fashion show, and live raffle hosted by Patty Daly Caruso May 3 at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.
GOLDEN STATE GAY RODEO
Ride'm Cowboy, Cowgirl
The Golden State Gay Rodeo Association marks its 30th anniversary with a weekend of competition, riding, and parties, May 2-4, at the AC Dysart Equestrian Park in Banning. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Palm Springs Sculptor Kay Henkel Puts Her Story Down in Writing
From her days scrapping for food when she lived in Rio De Janiero, Kay Henkel's sculptures eventually became sought after by Hollywood stars like Sonny Bono, Gene Hackman, and Lucille Ball. She will be honored at a Desert Art Center event May 3.
"The Haunted Host" at The Desert Rose Playhouse
This wild comedy, which first hit the stage in 1964 in Greewich Village, pairs Jay Astor, a flamboyant writer who can't get over the suicide of his roomate, Ed, with Frank, a fresh-off-the-farm, would-be playwright who happens to look exactly like the dead lover.
You may have seen him in the latest movie release, "A Haunted House 2" with Marlon Wayans. "Fluffy" is one funny dude. See him May 3-5 at The Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage.
For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.