Things to Do This Weekend: Dwight Yoakam, Foreigner

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Jan. 30 to Feb. 2

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Dwight Yoakam will sing songs from his latest album, "3 Pears", Feb. 1 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.
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College of the Desert

College of the Desert's Palm Desert campus is the site of its own Street Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May..

Open Air Market
Just down the street from the Spa Casino in downtown Palm Springs, vendors gather every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through May.

Ask the Rabbi
If you have ever walked Palm Canyon Drive during this weekly Thursday night street fair, perhaps you've seen the small table and sign that prompts, Ask the Rabbi. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been answering questions for more than 25 years. Watch our VIDEO to see a day-in-the-life of Rabbi Denebeim on a typical Thursday night.

Desert Hot Springs

This normally secluded city is known for its hot mineral waters that soothe the body and provide an escape quite unique to this part of the desert landscape. Watch our VIDEO to gain a sneak peek at some of the spa on the Jan. 30 tour.

"At Middleton"

Actor Andy Garcia will answer questions following the screening of "At Middleton" at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert. The Q&A will be moderated by Steve Mason.

Will you be watching?

If so, we have a list of venues to check out in the greater Palm Springs area., including a couple clothing optional. See our suggestions.

"2-4-6-8, Who Do We Appreciate"

More than 6,500 cheerleaders and dancers will compete at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Feb. 1-2, as part of the Spirit Sports Duel in the Desert Cheer and Dance National Championships.

Gavin MacLeod

The Rancho Mirage resident (at left) receives his rightful place in the Palm Springs Walk of Stars at 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Known for his starring roles in "The Love Boat" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", MacLeod just came out with his own biography, which he will sign at Just Fabulous at 2 p.m. the same day. Read our profile.

"Civil Rights in America: Where Do We Stand Now?"

Charles Bibbs/Synthia Saint James will exhibit their work at the Palm Springs Art Museum starting Jan. 30 to celebrate Black History Month. The exhibit runs through February. A kick-off reception will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at the museum. Watch our VIDEO interview with Bibbs, who lives in Riverside.

Western Art Council
Jean C. Carrus, a three-time Western Art Council (WAC) chairman and major art collector, will participate in a Q&A about her personal connection to art at 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Palm Springs Art Museum, and the program's second half is dedicated to the WAC's 30th anniversary with a panel discussion.

Grand Opening
The Art Colony of Morongo Valley unveils its new art gallery and gift shop from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

Children's Discovery Museum

Explore science as a family with more than 60 interactive exhibits Jan. 31.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Set in Desert Hot Springs, this architectural masterpiece shows the painstaking efforts by Cabot Yerxa. Roam 5,000 square feet, 35 rooms, 150 windows, 65 doors. Gain a sneak peek with our VIDEO.

"The Pleasure of Your Company"

Sunnylands has been called the "Camp David of the West", and for good reason. Check out their new exhibit featuring items from five major social events at the Rancho Mirage locations. Watch our VIDEO to gain a sneak peek.

"Hair Spray"

Bruce Vilanch (at right) reprises his role as Edna Turnblad in the hit musical along with several Broadway veterans and students from the Musical Theatre University Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at Rancho Mirage High School's Helene Galen Performing Arts Center. Performances are 8 p.m. each day.

"Les Miserables"
The Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs continues its season with this classic through Feb. 9 with performances on Thursdays through Sundays, followed by "Confessions of a Prairie B*tch".

"A Perfect Ganesh"
CV Rep continues to set the tone with this Terrance McNally play about two middle-aged female friends who take a tour of India and what that trip holds in store for each. Runs Wednesdays through Sundays until Jan. 9 in Rancho Mirage.

"The Andrews Brothers"
Coyote StageWorks is producing this musical in conjunction with the Annenberg Theater featuring 25 songs originally made famous by The Andrews Sisters. Runs through Feb. 16.

"Nite Club Confidential"
Miss Joey English headlines this jazz musical about a 1950s nightclub singer who never once saw daylight. The music ties audiences from New York to Hollywood to Paris. Performances are Fridays through Sundays until Feb. 23.

"Invasion of Privacy"
Dezart Performs this award-winning play by Larry Parr based on a true story of a 1946 trial filed against author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who wrote "The Yearling". Performances are Fridays through Sundays until Feb. 9.

The Jan & Dean Show

Take a trip back to the 1960s surfer tunes and the music of the late Ricky Nelson, which is brought to life by his twin sons, Gunnar and Matthew Nelson (at left) Jan. 30 at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert.

The Bluebonnets
Led by former Go-Go's Bassist Kathy Valentine, The Bluebonnets have created a new sound and following. See them Feb. 1 at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown. Read our interview with Valentine.

Tribal Seeds
Brothers Tony-Ray and Steven-Rene Jacobo began Tribal Seeds 10 years ago. See them Feb. 1 at the Date Shed in Indio. Read how this band has grown and why.

The Fabulous Follies
Maureen McGovern takes over as guest star. Watch our VIDEO as founder Riff Markowitz reflects on this Palm Springs institution's 23-year run.

The Copa Palm Springs
Watch our VIDEO to gain a sneak peek of the latest nightclub entry.

Steve Oliver
The guitarist entertains at the Palm Springs Library's "Notes in the Desert" concert series starting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Admission is free.

Martina McBride
The Grammy winner performs Jan. 31 with such country hits as "Independence Day" and "This One's For The Girls" at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Dwight Yoakam
Expect songs from his latest album, "3 Pears", when the Grammy winner and country star appears Feb. 1 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.

The 1980s band (at right) is another in a long line that continues to find success on the touring road thanks to leader Mick Jones and new lead singer Kelly Hansen Feb. 1 at Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon.

Miramonte Resort & Spa

The Indian Wells resort hosts a wine dinner series that is second to none. The next one is March 21. Read why you should attend.

Women Who Rule!

The Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley will honor philanthropist Donna MacMillan, Desert Healthcare District CEO Kathy Greco, and Palm Springs Life Fashion Editor Susan Stein Jan. 31 at the Agua Caliente Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

Whiskey Tasting
The Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio hosts a fundraiser and membership drive Feb. 1 featuring a whiskey tasting by Eureka! and hors d'oeuvres by Indian Palms Country Club. Music will be provided by a special Hot Purple Energy all-star band.

For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.


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