The August 17th-19th Weekend

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Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Kelley Huskey takes a look at 5 things to do this weekend in and around the Coachella Valley:

3RD ANNUAL TASTE OF SUMMER RANCHO MIRAGE | Select Rancho Mirage Restaurants


The 3rd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, featuring more than 20 Rancho Mirage restaurants offering $4 drinks, $4 appetizers, and $4 dessert specials, runs through Sunday (Aug. 19). Some of the participating restaurants include MidiCi Neapolitan Pizza and Dringk at The River, Haus of Poké, Catalan, Acqua California Bistro, Shame on the Moon and bluEmber at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa. A $10 Taste of Summer wristband is required to participate, with proceeds from the purchase of wristbands going directly to Coachella Valley charities like FIND Food Bank, Angel View, Braille Institute, and Desert AIDS Project. Wristbands are available at any of the supported charity locations or at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. For more information:

ROGER DALTREY MAKES SOLO TOUR STOP IN VALLEY | Aug. 18 at 8 pm | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio

Roger Daltry, the founder and lead singer of The Who, performs solo at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Daltrey will perform hits from his new solo album “As Long As I Have You” and be joined on stage by legendary The Who bandmates to perform some of their classics. For more information:

DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH SHOW | Aug. 19 at 10 am for brunch, 11 am for the show | Rio Azul Mexican Bar and Grill, Palm Springs

How about beginning your Sunday with brunch, bottomless mimosas and a drag show? Enjoy a comedy Broadway music and female impersonator show, as well as an array of Mexican brunch menu items like Chilaquiles, Chile Verde burrito, and Huevos Rancheros. Doors open for the Desert Divas drag brunch  at 10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 19). Show begins at 11 a.m. A second show will be added if the first show sells out. For more information:

JAPAN CLASS SERIES IN PALM SPRINGS | Aug. 17 from 11 am to 6 pm, Aug. 18 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Aug. 19 from 11 am to 5 pm | Wabi Sabi Japan Living, Palm Springs


There is a lot to be learned at Wabi Sabi Japan Living this weekend. On Friday, (Aug, 17)  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., sample Japanese teas and coffees  and check out Wabi Sabi’s intricate Syphon coffee maker. On Saturday (Aug. 18), from 5:30-7:30 p.m., beat the summer heat with a sampling of five chilled sakés and enjoy small bites. And, on Sunday (Aug. 19), from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., learn about Mizu Life Water skincare. For more information:

AUGUST CABARET: BRENDA MOORE, “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” | Aug. 17 & 18 at 7 pm; Aug. 19 at 2 pm | CVRep at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage

Coachella Valley Repertory Theater celebrates its Summer Cabaret Series with “All You Need is Love”, with songs from The Beatles performed by cabaret singer Brenda Silas Moore and friends. For more information:

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