Banda Cuisillos

Things to Do in the Desert, July 5-11

Local talent perform classic comedy sketches from The Carol Burnett Show, Banda Cuisillos will have you dancing, and comedian Dan Friesen performs at Caliente Comedy.

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Banda Cuisillos

Banda Cuisillos has released 36 albums since it was formed in 1989, including several that reached gold or double-gold status.

Power Baseball: July 5-6, 8-9

The Palm Springs Power face the Arroyo Saco Sentinels on July 5, the PSCL Selects on July 6 and 8, and the San Diego Stars on July 9.

Rock the Park: July 6

First Wednesdays, musical acts take over the new Palm Springs Downtown Park. This month, see Brad Ford & Fortunate Son, a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Broadway Showstoppers: July 7

Join Glenn Rosenblum and guest star Karen Morrow as they explore the musicals of the 1960s. Morrow is a stage and television personality who is known for her shows with Richard Rodgers, Frank Loesser, Alan Jay Lerner and Jerry Herman. In 1964 she first stepped onto the Broadway stage in I Had A Ball costarring with Buddy Hackett and Richard Kiley.


Don Friesen

Don Friesen, Caliente Comedy: July 8

Friesen has recently taken his smart, savvy, and highly-caffeinated comedy to the stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, for the taping of his new Showtime one-hour special, “Ask Your Mom.” See him during Comedy Caliente at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs.

Banda Cuisillos: July 8

At Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, this Mexican Banda is known for its eccentric costumes and dance-worthy rhythms. Originally known as “Banda Cuisillos Musical de Arturo Macías,” the group’s style has evolved considerably over the last 30 years — moving from Colombia-infused “cumbias” to more romantic ballads. Unlike most brass bandas, they incorporate a piano and electric guitar into their music. Banda Cuisillos became instantly popular following the group’s first album in 1989, “Tengo Mi Novia en Cuisillos,” and even more so in 1996 when the band reached gold status for the first time with the release of “Como Sufro.” Since then, the band has released several other gold status albums and has collaborated with Latin Grammy nominated musician and composer, Espinoza Paz. 

Godspell: July 8–17

Launched in 1971 off-Broadway, this musical touches on the life of Jesus Christ through parables and comedic songs by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz. See it at Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs.

Ephemera Grand Opening: July 9

This new addition to Idyllwild is a vintage pop culture wonderland packed with one-of-kind psychedelic clothing, rare vinyl, books, toys and decor, curated by film and music duo Markus/Thorington. There will be live music and a sign lighting at 3 p.m.

I Dreamed a Dream Girl: July 9

A collaboration of Emerson Collins (A Very Sordid Wedding, Southern Baptist Sissies) and Blake McIver The People’s Couch) makes its stage debut at Desert Rose Playhouse. They tell tell the stories of their relationship and careers through showtunes, duets, Disney favs, mashups and medleys.


Morris Day

Morris Day: July 9

Since 1981, Day has been known for his popular R&B grooves in the hits “Cool,” “Jungle Love,” “777-9311,” “Get It Up,” and “The Walk.” Known for his decades-long association with Prince, Day’s band was formed by the legendary artist via an agreement with Warner Brothers that allowed Prince to explore R&B music while he pursued other genres. See him at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

The Carol Burnett Show: July 10–31

Sunday afternoons at Desert Theatreworks in Indio, local talent perform classic comedy sketches from the beloved 1960s and ’70s TV series.