GO: Splash House / Aug. 9–11
House, dance, and electronica artists spin tracks poolside at this three-day festival that spreads out over four epic venues: the Saguaro Palm Springs, the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, and the Riviera Palm Springs, with an after-party at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Bring sunscreen, order a frozen cocktail, and arrive ready to party. splashhouse.com
• View our photo gallery from the first Splash House in June.
• View our video from the first Splash House in June on Instagram.
• Watch our video interview with Splash House co-founder Tyler McLean.
GO: The Glass Menagerie / Aug. 9-25
Presented at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, this classic Tennessee Williams play tells the story of Amanda Wingfield, a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. theatre29.org
GROOVE: Mary J. Blige / Aug. 10
Make it a “Family Affair” with “No More Drama” at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio when the legend herself, multiplatinum artist Mary J. Blige, takes the stage to remind audiences that “Love [and a little hip-hop] Is All We Need.” fantasyspringsresort.com
GROOVE: Gary Lynn Floyd / Aug. 11
Gary Lynn Floyd brings his show, “Welcome to My World”, playing jazz standards, pop classics, and some of his original compositions at the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. lesmichaels.com
GO: Ross Mathews Presents DragTastic Bubbly Brunch / AUG. 11
Ross Mathews, the exuberant RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, brings his drag brunch to Moxie Palm Springs featuring drag queens with a variety of talents. When Mathews is not there, he employs a posses of guests hosts. moxiepalmsprings.com
• Read our interview with Ross Mathews.