Palm Springs Weekend: 10 Things to Do

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Sept. 5-7

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LIVE MUSIC

Gary Allan
Country singer Gary Allan has been through some tough times, including the passing of his wife. But music has allowed him to carry on as evidence by his last album, Set You Free. 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

Melinda Dolittle
If you are loyal followed of American Idol, you'll recognize Dolittle (pictured at right). She came to the show with a history of singing backup to a number of name singers. Now she takes the stage on her own. 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Copa Palm Springs.

"Top Rock" Dares You to Sing Along
The songs you still remember the words to is exactly what you'll hear when you go see "Top Rock" at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, running Friday and Saturday nights through September. The interactive musical tribute show really spans six decades of music, but most of it is from the 1980s and '90s. Watch VIDEO Highlights.

Michael Walters as Dame Edna
The hair. The bling. Those glasses. Michael Walters returns to PS with a spot-on impersonation with all the hijinks. 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 7 at Purple Room Restaurant & Stage in Palm Springs.

Dan Bern
18 albums since 1997. The man can flat-out write songs. You may have heard them during the movies, Get Him to the Greek and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown. Free admission.

 

MAKE ME LAUGH

George Lopez
He would rather have you keep the kids home for this show. A part-time resident of La Quinta, George loves the desert except when he burns his feet. 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.

 

TAKE ME TO THE MOVIES

50 to 1 Details True Story
Director Jim Wilson, who won an Oscar for helping to produce, Dances with Wolves, will conduct a Q&A after the screening of 50 to 1 with his producer, Faith Conroy. The film recounts the miraculous Kentucky Derby win by Mine That Bird in 2009. 6:45 p.m. Sept. 6 at Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert.

 

 

FOR THE KIDS

5 Fun Places to Take Your Kids in Greater Palm Springs
School may be back in session, but kids can still complain about having nothing to do. Here are 5 suggestions, including floating in an inner tube at Splashtopia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

 

SUMMER ESCAPE

Explore Wine Country in Los Olivos, California
Known for is local wineries, vineyards and wine-tasting rooms, we break down Los Olivos to help you navigate a great time, whether that means food, wine, or shopping.

15 Getaways Take You Oceanside
Been a while since you saw a body of water? We have 15 getaways to get out of the triple-digit heat and find that splash of refreshment. Choose from destinations as close as a drive away to those reachable by plane.

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