sam morrow

Things to Do This Week, Sept. 2-8

Sam Morrow is a rising star with two full-length albums taking the stage at Pappy & Harriett's, while Desert Theatreworks opens its 2019-20 season.

JIM POWERS Attractions, Current Digital

sam morrow
Sam Morrow has been a busy man making a name for himself in the music industry.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY PAPPY & HARRIET'S
GO: ROUTE 66 EXHIBIT AT LA QUINTA MUSEUM / THROUGH SEPT. 14

The La Quinta Museum is excited to open the new exhibit about the cultural and artistic influence of Route 66 in California. This exhibit is a compilation of memories about the Historic Route 66, about how the Mother Road’s past dialogues with the present, and the adventurous spirits who get their kicks on the road. The exhibit showcases the photography of Andy Romanoff and Brian Helder; Wendy Jack’s detailed diorama of a gas station and souvenir shop; a collective art installation from local artists, along with Route 66 artifacts and informative and interactive panels. playinlaquinta.com

GO: OPENING ARTISTS’ RECEPTION / sept. 3

College of the Desert hosts an opening artists’ reception from 5-7 p.m. free to the public. Musical entertainment will feature Avenida Music. View the exhibition of artwork by COD’s faculty and staff. collegeofthedesert.edu

LAUGH: BELLY FLOP /SEPT. 4

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club hosts its weekly stand-up comedy show for ages 21+. acehotel.com/palmsprings

SING: CALAMITY JANE / sept. 4

Me me me. Better turn up your voice for this singalong wit the 1953 til, starring Doris Day following a Wild West-themeed cocktail party. Come dressed for the occasion at Camelot Theatres. psculturalcenter.org

GROOVE: SAM MORROW / SEPT. 5

It’s been a busy year for newcomer Sam Morrow. Over the course of 15 months, he will have released his first two full length albums, a live in-the-studio EP with accompanying videos, be named an NPR “World Cafe Next” artist and play more than 100 shows. Up next is Pappy & Harriet’s. pappyandharriets.com

GROOVE: BROADWAY AT THE RIVER / SEPT. 5

Acqua California Bistro and Musical Theatre University present Broadway at The River in Rancho Mirage, a unique dinner-show experience where servers “sing for your supper”. Songs from over 10 musicals are performed by the talented 11-member MTU cast plus a guest star. Reservation: 760-862-9800.

VIDEO: See highlights from Broadway at The River.

WATCH: THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY / SEPT. 6

Desert Theatreworks opens its 2019-20 season with this comedy involving four Southern women all needing to escape from their mundane daily lives. Runs through Sept. 20. dtworks.org

GO: OPEN HOUSE & MURAL ART UNVEILING / SEPT. 6

The Transgender and Health and Wellness Center has a new and bigger location in Cathedral City where they will unveil a new mural art created and donated by Palm Springs and San Francisco resident artist Marconi Calindas. The mural art is inside our new Marsha P Johnson Community Room. trans.health

GO: OKTOBERFEST / SEPT. 7

Big Bear Lake starts its Oktoberfest early, running every weekend starting Sept. 7 with live music, beer drinking and beer pong contests, children’s contests, game booths, exhibitors, and vendors. bigbearevents.com

GO: WARNER BROS. CASTING CALL / SEPT. 7-8

The Greater Palm Spring Film Alliance and Film Office has notified the City of Cathedral City that Warner Bros. will be filming a feature movie in the Coachella Valley and they are seeking movie extras. The film shoot is set between mid-September through mid-October. Dixie Webster-Davis is casting. 760-861-1182.

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