To some, the Greater Palm Springs area may provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. For others, it’s a vast playground with must-sees for creative types.
Immerse Yourself In Culture At McCallum Theatre.
The venue has hosted productions ranging from Madame Butterfly to a Wilco concert. 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert. 760-340-2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com
Plan A Night At Spa Resort Casino,
which appeals to everyone from sports fans (Football Fever Monday Nights) to gamers. If you want a club atmosphere, move your body on the dance floor in the Cascade Lounge every Friday and Saturday. 401 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs. 760-883-1000; www.sparesortcasino.com
Meet Hip Young Designers, Artists, And Other Creatives At The Amigo Room
at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The laid-back atmosphere and killer programming (like Sissy Bingo on Mondays) makes this spot popular with locals and visitors. 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-325-9900; www.acehotel.com
Take In A Local Band At The Hood Bar And Pizza.
This popular venue draws bands and fans with a distinctive indie flair. Coachella Valley native Jesse Hughes of Boots Electric fame has played here, as well as the Mother Hips. 74360 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert. 760-636-5220; www.thehoodbar.com
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Hear Great Music At Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.
Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, and Vampire Weekend have played the legendary Pioneertown venue. See local up-and-coming talent, too, like Palm Springs rockers In Viridian. 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown. 760-365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com