Happy November! There’s a lot of entertainment headed our way this month, so grab a jacket (thank goodness)—and stay safe.
Fantasy Springs has the music and comedy goods this month. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, The New York Times’ pick (at some point) as “hottest comic in America,” Sebastian Maniscalco, will perform. Remaining tickets range from $79 to $99. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, Eagles legend Don Felder will grace the Indio stage. Tickets range from $29 to $49. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage is set to bring a variety of music to The Show in November. Kenny Loggins is performing a special “Kenny at the Movies” set at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets range from $60 to $100 to hear Loggins play his hits from various movie soundtracks. Fresh off of F9, Ludacris brings his pop-rap hits to town at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Tickets range from $45 to $75. At 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, Latin rockers Café Tacvba are set to perform. Tickets range from $50 to $85. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
Cathedral City’s Agua Caliente is hosting Zowie Bowie at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, to celebrate the location’s first anniversary. You must be 21+ to attend, but you can catch the multi-genre experience for free; just make sure you reserve your tickets. Agua Caliente Cathedral City, 68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City; 888-999-1995; www.aguacalientecasinos.com/cc.
Need a jazz music or comedy fix? Agua Caliente in Palm Springs has you covered with its regular events series! Jazzville rolls on with some notable performers, like Matt Forbes and his Vintage Pop Orchestra on Nov. 4; the genre- and era-fusing Amanda Castro Band on Nov. 11; and an evening with Tropical Follies on Nov. 18. Shows take place every Thursday at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at jazzvillepalmsprings.com. Caliente Comedy is continuing every Friday at 7 p.m. Catch comics including Darren Carter on Nov. 5, Don Freisen on Nov. 12, Scout + Avery on Nov. 19, and Justin Rivera on Nov. 26. You must be 21 to attend; tickets start as low as $19.99 and can be found at www.eventspalmsprings.com/caliente-comedy. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs; 888-999-1995; www.sparesortcasino.com.
Morongo is fleshing out the entertainment lineup in November. At 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Ballardo meld Spanish and French into a night of flamenco music. Tickets are $81.50. Grammy-winning R&B singer Macy Gray is set to perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $50. From “Blurred Lines” fame, Robin Thicke comes to Cabazon at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. Tickets range from $49 to $59. Morongo Casino Resort Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com.
Pappy and Harriet’s November schedule features some top-notch artists, as always. Folk/pop singer/songwriter Brett Dennen is set to perform at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14. Tickets range from $30 to $109. Everclear, a big ’90s band, will rock the desert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. Tickets range from $35 to $185. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, indie-rock staple Courtney Barnett arrives in Pioneertown. Tickets are $57. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; 760-365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
The Purple Room is bringing back a lot of favorites this month. Singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom is in town for a two-night stint, with shows at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $35 to $40.Missing Elvis? Catch the next-best thing with Elvis: Blue Suede Christmas, a tribute show by Scot Bruce, at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $30 to $35. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, Jonathan Karrant performs an evening of American songbook tunes. Tickets range from $35 to $40. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com.
Toucans is back to hosting live entertainment beyond the usual drag-show schedule. Varla Jean Merman—the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine—will spend two weekends in Palm Springs, performing her “Little Prick” shows. They take place at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4-13; tickets range from $30 to $40. At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, award winning singer/songwriter Anne Steele is coming to town. Tickets are $25. Toucans Tiki Lounge and Cabaret, 2100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-416-7584; www.reactionshows.com.
Oscar’s Palm Springs has found its way back into The Venue Report with a sneaky-good schedule. At 8 p.m., Monday, Nov 1, Mariachi Arcoiris de los Angeles, “the first LGBTQ+ mariachi in the world,” will kick off Pride Week. Tickets are $20. Niki Haris brings an evening of jazz at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $45. An interesting evening with Priscilla Presley will go down at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $49.95 to $69.95. At 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, start the holidays with Sherry Vine performing “A Holiday Cheer.” Tickets are $30. Oscar’s Palm Springs, 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; 760-325-1188; oscars-palm-springs.ticketleap.com.
Coachella Valley Brewing Co. gives local music a platform, per usual, throughout November. At 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, catch an Acoustic Afternoon with Rod Van Buren and Adam Gainey. CVB celebrates its eighth anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning at noon, featuring performances by Tim and Val, Nick Hales, Josh Heinz, Kelsey Manning, The Sieve and the Saddle, Crucial Culture and The After Lashes. Another Acoustic Afternoon is set for 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, featuring Miguel Arballo, Courtney Chambers and Wes Gainey. All shows are free! Coachella Valley Brewing Company, 30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms; 760-343-5973.