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Coachella Valley Weekend Happenings: October 30 – November 2

Coachella Valley Weekend Happenings: October 30 – November 2

Coachella Valley Weekend Happenings: October 30 – November 2

Cover photo by Coachella Valley’s Tony Fernandez

THURSDAY, October 30, 2014

Parade of Planes 10-12 P.M. & 2 P.M. The parade of planes begins at the Palm Springs International airport and descends through the town to streets-lined with cheering fans. Aircraft will drive down East Alejo Road and North Avenida Caballeros to the Palm Springs Convention Center. Palm Springs Mayor, Congressman and High School Marching Band will join the parade. https://www.aviation-xpo.com/

Zombie Walk Palm Springs, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Event participants of all ages create an interactive parade of zombies meandering through the crowd of onlookers along Palm Canyon Drive. VillageFest, Baristo Road and Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Free. ZombieWalkPalmSprings.com

“I Believe in Music” with Ken Green, 4-6 p.m., Tolerance Education Center, 35147 Landy Lane, Rancho Mirage. $20. (760) 328-8252 https://www.toleranceeducationcenter.org/

The Blue Breeze Band, featuring R&B music, part of the Palm Desert Fall Concert Series, 6-7:30 p.m., Palm Desert Civic Park, San Pablo Avenue at Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. Free admission. (760) 346-0611, ext. 416.

J. Scott Beaty Presents: An Evening of Piano Music, 7-8 p.m., Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. Free admission. (760) 341-7323 https://www.ranchomiragelibrary.org/

Pete Carlson presents Jazz for Jazz Lovers featuring the John Bolivar Quartet, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission $20. Students, active military free. Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis, 73741 Highway 111, Palm Desert. (760) 568-3263

FRIDAY, October 31, 2014

 Palm Springs Walk of Stars induction for singer-actress Darci Daniels, 3:30 p.m., 360 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 416-5811

Arenas Road Halloween Costume Contest, 6:30 p.m. Bella da Ball will host a line up of local talent, singers, dancers and drag. Contest begins at 8 p.m. and ten winners will be announced at 10 p.m. Arenas Road, Between South Indian Canyon Drive & South Calle Encilia, Palm Springs. (760) 333-8304

Terror at the Tack Room, hosted by the Desert DJ Entertainment Group with live music, DJs and a costume contest with three dance floors, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Tack Room Tavern, 81-900 Avenue 51, Indio. Free admission. (760) 347-9985 https://www.tackroomtavern.com/

BB’s 30th Annual Halloween Bash, featuring the Monster Rock stage show at poolside, three dance floors and multiple DJs, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 150 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. $20-$30, 21 and over. (760) 325-9676 https://coachellavalley.com/bbs-30th-annual-halloween-bash-hard-rock-hotel-palm-springs/

Grim Rabbit’s 10th Annual Halloween Ball, featuring Grim Rabbit and O’Death on Friday, Grim Rabbit and Well Hung Heart on Saturday, 9 p.m., Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown. $15. (760) 365-5956 https://pappyandharriets.com/

The Koffin Kats, Bridger and Subourbon Outlaws Halloween Party, 9 p.m., The Hood Bar & Pizza, 74360 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Free admission. (760) 636-5220

SATURDAY, November 1, 2014

 Desert Film Society presents “A Wolf at the Door,” 9:15-11:45 a.m. Camelot, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. $15. (760) 770-0507

The 111 Music Festival, featuring multiple bands playing on bus rides across the Coachella Valley, 2-7 p.m., Sunline Transit. $1 per ride. (760) 650-CVAS

Playa de los Muertos, A Dia De Los Muertos Celebration with guest DJs Von Kiss, Colour Vision and Aaron C, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hacienda Cantina & Beach Club, 1555 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs. $45, including food and drink. Benefits Meals on Wheels (760) 778-8954

Day of the Dead Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities include seeing a live sugar skull demonstration, music by Mariachi Azteca de Oro de Jose Valdez, viewing installations throughout the Sculpture Garden and the Education Wing. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen, Palm Desert , 72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Free. (760) 346-5600

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration featuring Mariachis, folklorico dancers, a student art contest, community altar, face painting, food and drink, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Desert Memorial Park, 31705 Da Vall Drive, Cathedral City. Free admission. Proceeds from sales support Well in the Desert. (760) 327-8577

Run With Los Muertos Downtown Coachella. Rooted in the deep cultural tradition of Dia De Los Muertos, the 5K run will culminate into a night full of live music and performances (Guest Artist – Herbert Siguenza From Culture Clash), life-size art installations, painted faces, artisanal cuisine and a new craft beer garden for all to enjoy! For More Information Check Out their Website At :  Runwithlosmuertos.com

Fortunate Youth, reggae sextet, with The Expanders, Big Mountain and Thrive, 8 p.m., the Date Shed, 50725 Monroe St, Indio. $15-$25. (760) 775-6699

Reba McEntire, 8 p.m., Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $59-$149. (800) 827-2946 https://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/

Cheyenne Jackson, Music of the Mad Men Era, 8 p.m. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. $25-$75. (760) 340-2787 https://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Def Leppard, 8 p.m. Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $95-$185. (760) 321-2000 https://www.hotwatercasino.com/


Dia de los Muertos USA, a Day of the Dead celebration presented by the city of Coachella and Luz Entertainment featuring art, cuisine and Mariachi USA concerts with bands such as Conjunto Primavera and Banda Machos, 3 p.m. Saturday, and Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Mariachi Campanis de America, 2 p.m. Sunday, Rancho Las Flores Park, 48350 Van Buren St., Coachella. $60-$200 or $20 for youths 12 and under daily or $110-$360 for two-day passes. https://www.diadelosmuertosusa.com/

Italian Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. A community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture with proceeds benefiting Desert Arc. La Quinta Civic Center Park, 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta. $10- $30. (760) 346-1611 https://www.desertarc.org/italian-festival.shtml

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2nd Annual Hike 4 Education Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Lake Cahuilla Recreational Park https://www.desertsandseducationalfoundation.org/hike.html

First Sunday’s Gourmet Food Truck Fare, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City. (760) 770-0396

“A Magical Evening of Luminaries,” featuring past celebrity Luminary Luncheon subjects including Carol Channing, Kaye Ballard and George Chakiris interviewed by Don Martin with musical accompaniment by Christopher Marlowe, 7 p.m., Helene Galen Auditorium Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower, 39-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $75 or $500. Benefits the Coachella Valley Repertory. (760) 296-2966

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