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Can’t Stop the Music

Missing your weekly entertainment at your favorite haunts? You don’t have to. Here’s how Greater Palm Springs entertainers are staying connected.

Kay Kudukis Arts & Entertainment, Current Digital

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Rose Mallett, a regular performer at the Purple Room in Palm Springs, sets up a place to perform from her home.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY ROSE MALLETT

Local entertainers are flexing their creative muscles and making sheltering-in-place a bit cheerier by allowing us to spend some time with them. There are, in fact, so many wonderful entertainers sharing their talent online that for this list we’re only highlighting those who had a regular gig at a Greater Palm Springs venue, and are now performing online via regular live streaming.

Most of these Greater Palm Springs hangouts have food, so before you sign on to see the entertainers’ shows why not order takeaway from them and recreate your weekly experience at home.

We’ve broken the list down by day to show you can experience live music seven days a week. Each show is linked to the performer’s Facebook page with additional links to the performer’s website and the venue they would normally perform at.

Mondays

3 p.m. Sergio Villegas, jazz guitar, 3 Songs @ 3. Restaurant: Maracas Cantina
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Barry Martin, DJ Baz & Jazzville, professional DJ, Sounds Exotic (familiar tunes in unfamiliar languages). Restaurant: Wangs of the Desert
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Slim Manicotti, 5 Songs @ 5 p.m. A little Rat Pack, a little Slim Man, a lot of fun.
Live show: Facebook

Tuesdays

5 p.m. Barry Martin, DJ Baz & Jazzville, professional DJ. Restaurant: Wangs of the Desert
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Frankie and Friends, Frankie Mamone: Live at 5, lots of local guests singers, mostly cabaret-style. Restaurant: Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Supper Club.
Live show: Facebook

6:30 p.m. Rose Mallett, vocalist: jazz, R&B. Home Serenade. Restaurant: Michael Holmes’ Purple Room. Note: Purple Room is closed for the summer, so feel free to order from your favorite local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

Wednesdays

3 p.m. Sergio Villegas, jazz guitar, 3 Songs @ 3. Restaurant: Maracas Cantina
Live show: Facebook

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Francesca Amari, vocalist. Cocktails and Cabaret with Francesca. Restaurant: PS Underground. While P.S. Underground is closed, support local business by ordering from a local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Frankie and Friends, Frankie Mamone: Live at 5, lots of local guests singers, mostly cabaret-style. Restaurant: Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Supper Club.
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Slim Manicotti, 5 Songs @ 5 p.m. A little Rat Pack, a little Slim Man, a lot of fun.
Live show: Facebook

5 – 8 p.m. Chris Lomeli, vocalist: versatile performer, sings all styles. Restaurant: Bernie’s.
Live show: Live in the parking lot!

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Francesca Amari

Thursdays

4:30 – 7 p.m. Eric Frankson, piano player, all styles including classical. Restaurant: Cuistot.
Live show: In person at the restaurant near the valet stand on Facebook at 5 p.m.

5 – 6 p.m. 1st and 3rd Thursdays: Jeff Stewart, vocalist and voiceover artist, swing, ballads, Rat Pack. Restaurant: Copa (closed) with food served by Tropicale.
Live show: Facebook

5 – 8 p.m. Chris Lomeli, vocalist: versatile performer, sings all styles. Restaurant: Bernie’s.
Live show: Live in the parking lot!

5 p.m. Barry Martin, DJ Baz & Jazzville, professional DJ, Sounds Exotic (familiar tunes in unfamiliar languages). Restaurant: Wangs of the Desert
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Frankie and Friends, Frankie Mamone: Live at 5, lots of local guests singers, mostly cabaret-style. Restaurant: Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Supper Club.
Live show: Facebook

5:30 p.m. 2nd and 4th Thursdays: The Mod Squad Variety Show, Wayne Abravanel, Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart. Music from the 1940s-’70s with a lot of patter. Restaurant: Copa (closed) with food served by Tropicale.
Live show: Facebook

6 – 8 p.m. Rick Ross, traditional piano bar plus sax. Rick’s Quarantine Parlor Party. Venue: Stacy’s. Stacy’s doesn’t serve food, so order from your favorite local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

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The Mod Squad Variety Show features Wayne Abravanel, Francesca Amari, and Jeff Stewart.

Friday

3 p.m. Sergio Villegas, jazz guitar, 3 Songs @ 3. Restaurant: Maracas Cantina
Live show: Facebook

4:30 – 7 p.m. Eric Frankson, piano player, all styles including classical. Restaurant: Cuistot.
Live show: In person at the restaurant near the valet stand on Facebook at 5 p.m.

5 p.m. Frankie and Friends, Frankie Mamone: Live at 5, lots of local guests singers, mostly cabaret-style. Restaurant: Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Supper Club.
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Slim Manicotti, 5 Songs @ 5 p.m. A little Rat Pack, a little Slim Man, a lot of fun.
Live show: Facebook

5 – 8 p.m. Chris Lomeli, vocalist: versatile performer, sings all styles. Restaurant: Bernie’s.
Live show: Live in the parking lot!

5 p.m. Barry Martin, DJ Baz & Jazzville, professional DJ, Sounds Exotic (familiar tunes in unfamiliar languages). Restaurant: Wangs of the Desert
Live show: Facebook

9 p.m. Marina Mac, drag queen. Filth: Digital Drag. Restaurant: Copa (closed) with food served by Tropicale. This show has ties to Lipstick, the 8 p.m. Thursday show at Copa.
Live show: Facebook

Saturday

4:30 – 7 p.m. Eric Frankson, piano player, all styles including classical. Restaurant: Cuistot.
Live show: In person at the restaurant near the valet stand on Facebook at 5 p.m.

5 p.m. Frankie and Friends, Frankie Mamone: Live at 5, lots of local guests singers, mostly cabaret-style. Restaurant: Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Supper Club.
Live show: Facebook

5 – 8 p.m. Chris Lomeli, vocalist: versatile performer, sings all styles. Restaurant: Bernie’s.
Live show: Live in the parking lot!

5 p.m. Rose Mallett, vocalist: jazz, R&B. Home Serenade. Restaurant: Michael Holmes’ Purple Room. Note: Purple Room is closed for the summer, so feel free to order from your favorite local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CHRIS LOMELI

Chris Lomeli

Sunday

4 p.m. Mikole Kaar, jazz sax and other brass instruments. Restaurant: Palm Canyon Roadhouse. While they are closed, order from your favorite local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

5 p.m. Bonnie Gilgallon, sings mix of jazz, pop and Broadway tunes with Eric Frankson on piano.
Live show: Facebook

5 – 8 p.m. Chris Lomeli, vocalist: versatile performer, sings all styles. Restaurant: Bernie’s.
Live show: Live in the parking lot!

6 – 8 p.m. Rick Ross, traditional piano bar plus sax. Rick’s Quarantine Parlor Party. Venue: Stacy’s. Stacy’s doesn’t serve food, so order from your favorite local restaurant.
Live show: Facebook

7 p.m. Ron Pass, traditional piano bar. Restaurant: La Quinta Resort.
Live show: Facebook

If we missed your set, visit the Palm Springs Life Facebook page and add it in the comments. Happy to hear from those who are doing intermittent shows as well.