Lazy Hazy Summer, a Time to Make New Memories
Summer may be half over, but there is still plenty of time to get out, have fun and make new memories. This summer Entertainment Guide offers a a variety of fun things to do for you, and the whole family. Enjoy!
Palm Springs Gets Chill with a New Pro Hockey Arena
Ice hockey in the desert? Brilliant!
Hockey is one of the most exciting family-fun sporting events there is, and putting a 10,000 seat ice arena in downtown Palm Springs is sheer genius.
According to the LA Times, on June 26, The Oak View Group and the Agua Caliente tribe announced plans to spend $250 million on an ice arena that will become home to an expansion NHL Seattle team, in 2021.
Oak View Chief Executive Tim Leiweke is expecting the venue to draw from 8,500 to 10,000 fans a game, and sell out most of the time. He should know, Leiweke was the former president of AEG, the company that owns the Kings. Together with the Agua Caliente tribe, masters of casino and resort entertainment, this new venue will also feature concerts and festivals, inside and outside in an open-air concourse.
The hockey arena will surely draw Canadian and Pac West snowbirds and tourists during the winter high season, adding millions to the local economy. But, we are the real winners, we get to experience an action packed cool winter sport in the heat of the desert.
Cathedral City Free Summer Kids Movie Series, Through Aug. 2
Free admission, children’s movies each Friday morning. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
Time/Place: 9:30am / Mary Pickford Theatre, Contact: 760-328-7100 www.dplaceentertainment.com/mary-pickford
CVRMs 10th Annual Backpack Bonanza, Through Aug. 7
CVRMs goal this year is to fill at least 2,500 backpacks with all the supplies a child will need for a successful school year. Time/Place: See website for a list of needed supplies and drop off locations. Contact: 760-347-3512 / www.CVRM.org
Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, Through Aug. 18
The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed for the 4th Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage. Enjoy cool summer specials. Get your wristbands today to participate and enjoy $4 appetizers, desserts and/or drinks. A portion of proceeds benefit Coachella Valley charities and your local chamber of commerce. Contact: 760-568-9351 / www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com
Free Summer Family Movie Series, Aug. 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15
Free family flicks at 10am all summer long. Plus, look for our special character meet-and-greet showings and with any food and drink combo purchase receive a free toy for your little one.
Time/Place: 10am / Tristone Palm Desert 10 Cinemas. Contact: 760-346-2121 / www.westfield.com/palmdesert
UCPIE Bowl-a-Thon, Aug. 3
Beautiful family event, raising funds and awareness! Eat, play and bid on some amazing silent auction items! Corporate sponsorships available. The UCPIE Bowl-a-thon supports UCPIEs adaptive bike and seven after school programs for children and adults living with cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and other special needs. Time/Place: 10:30am-2pm / Palm Springs Lanes, Cathedral City. Contact: 310-709-3936 / www.ucpie.org
Craft Beer Weekend, Aug. 3-4
Celebrating the micro-brewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters , with over 30 participating craft breweries pouring golden elixirs all weekend. Beers poured will be different both days. Time/Place: 12-3pm / Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs. Contact: www.acehotel.com
Elvis Tribute Show, Aug. 17
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Elvis at The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway in Palm Springs. Live entertainment, air-conditioned comfort, or relax with refreshments poolside. Time/Place: 1-5pm / Alexander Estate: 1350 Ladera Circle. Contact: 760-322-1192 / www.elvisinpalmsprings.com
Maclin’s Open Air Market, Every Wed. & Sat.
More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family, at reasonable prices. A very social marketplace where friends gather to shop and eat. Time/Place: 4-10pm / Riverside County Fairground, Indio. Contact: www.maclinmarkets.com
FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO
• Howie Mandel | 3
• Mary J. Blige | 10
• Lance Burton | 17
• Boz Scaggs | 23
• Kenny Bee | 24
• Brian Wilson | 1
• Bryan Adams | 13 (21+)
• Doobie Brothers | 14
• Luis Fonsi | 20
• Rob Thomas | 21
• Banda Ms | 27
• Diana Krall | 28
• Gipsy Kings |1
• Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds| 8
• Dane Cook | 9
• OPM Hitmakers | 25
• Martin Nievera with Pops Fernandez | 8
• Australia’s Thunder from Down Under | 13, 14
• Felipe Esparza | 15
• 98 Degrees | 20
AGUA CALIENTE CASINO AND RESORT
• Styx | 2
• Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco| 16
• Steely Dan | 21
• Hunks The Show! The Ultimate Ladies Night| 28
• Ronald Cheng | 29
• Duran Duran | 5
• Alejandra Guzman | 13
• Steely Dan | 21
• Three Faces of the King (Elvis) | 28
SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINO
• Tribute to the Grateful Dead |2
• Pop 2000 Tour Featuring Lance Bass |3
• Cleopatra Metio La Pata |8
• Tribute to the Eagles |9
• Leo Dan, Nestor Daniel Y Los Terricolas, King Clave |10
• Tribute to David Bowie |23
• Mijares Domingo |25
• Tribute to Fleetwood Mac |30
• U B40 (21+) |31
• Sabado |14
• Teo Gonzalez |21
• Conjunto Music Fest |28
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