Happy November, everyone! Here’s to cooler temps and hotter entertainment! Stay safe!
Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage features a few interesting events this month. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, catch The World’s Ultimate Elvis Starring Justin Shandor, especially if you’re still riding that Elvis high from Baz Luhrmann’s film. Tickets are $20 to $75. Up for another tribute act? Well, you should be dancing to Bee Gees Gold, happening at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $15 to $35. Top-selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, motion picture actor, Broadway performer and author Tony Orlando will do some of these aforementioned things at The Show at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $25 to $75. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
The residencies roll on at Agua Caliente in Palm Springs! Desert Blues Revival Wednesdays offer two-time Best of Coachella Valley winners The Gand Band continuing their Chicago Blues Caravan (Nov. 2), the blues-rock sounds of Rumble King (Nov. 9), a blues-rock-soul-jazz-funk kinda vibe from Sayed Sabrina (Nov. 16), local legend Hope Diamond and her “Blues for the Soul” show (Nov. 23), and the self-explanatory Scott Reynolds and the Orange County Heavy Blues Company (Nov. 30). Shows are every Wednesday at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at eventspalmsprings.com/blues. Jazzville Thursdays continue to excite with the swingin’ Jennifer Keith Sextet with Mando Doreme (Nov. 3), the United Kingdom-born vintage-jazz performer Alex Mendham and his Orchestra (Nov. 10) and the folk sounds of the Jackie Gibson Quintet (Nov. 17). Shows take place at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at jazzvillepalmsprings.com. Caliente Comedy Fridays bring the chuckles via the likes of Jamie Kennedy (Nov. 4), Jessica Michelle Singleton (Nov. 11) and Justin Rivera (Nov. 25). Shows are every Friday at 8 p.m., and tickets start at $7.99, available at www.eventspalmsprings.com/caliente-comedy. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs; 888-999-1995; www.sparesortcasino.com.
The McCallum Theatre is back in full swing! At 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Michael Childers presents this year’s One Night Only show, New York, New York, benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center. Tickets start at $195. “Celebrating the artists of today, nurturing the artists of tomorrow!” It’s the Palm Desert Choreography Festival, happening 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets are $20 to $50. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, catch the ever-famous Vienna Boys Choir. Tickets are $28 to $78. Want to scratch your Beatles itch? Check out Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, featuring songs from Abbey Road and the band’s famous rooftop concert, at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25; 2 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26; and 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $55 to $125. McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert; 760-340-2787; www.mccallumtheatre.com.
Spotlight 29 has a night of Grammy-nominated entertainment for you in November. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, experience music by Mexican singer, songwriter and actress Paquita la del Barrio. Tickets are $50 to $80. Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella; 760-775-5566; www.spotlight29.com.
Outside, Coachella Crossroads is back with a major Veterans Day special. At 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, catch A Salute to our Heroes with a performance by country and television star Blake Shelton. Tickets start at $50. Coachella Crossroads, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella; 760-775-5566; www.coachellacrossroads.com.
Morongo Casino is making the trip up to Cabazon worth it! At 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, get your ’90s R&B fix with the iconic En Vogue. Tickets are $39. At 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, experience an evening with “America’s Top Psychic Medium,” Matt Fraser. Tickets are $49 to $69. Need some country jams? Look no further than Jimmie Allen, performing at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $49 to $69. Morongo Casino Resort Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com.
Pappy and Harriet’s continues to bring the heat to chilly November Pioneertown nights. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, rock out to the heavy-hitting sounds of the two-piece Death From Above 1979. Tickets are $30 in advance. At 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, indie-rock outfit Snail Mail heads for the high desert. Tickets are $37.99. Alternative-rock and dream-pop band The Joy Formidable will perform at the palace at 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $25. At 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, catch a mystifying set by the psychedelic surf rockers known as La Luz. Tickets are $28. At 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, catch 91-year-old folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. From working with Guthrie to inspiring Dylan, Elliott’s talent and legacy make this an unmissable show! Tickets are $40.49. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; 760-228-2222; www.pappyandharriets.com.
The Purple Room is hosting many two-night stands this month. At 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, witness an evening of soulful and inspiring music from Broadway singer Christine Andreas. Tickets are $55-$60. At 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, be there for special performances by Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom. Tickets are $35 to $45. The multi-talented Tony and Daytime Emmy winner Lillias White is heading for the Purple Room at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19. Tickets are $55 to $60. All ticketed shows include 6 p.m. dinner reservations. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com.
Oscar’s in Palm Springs is hosting some worthwhile shows. The dynamic singing of Hollywood’s Lloyd Coleman and Houston’s Ricky Comeaux come together for their new show “Lloyd and Ricky” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1. Tickets are $35 to $45. At 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, it’s a song-filled drag-tastic slumber party with Paige Turner. Tickets are $30 to $40. Mid-Century Moderns, a musical set in 1960s Palm Springs, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; Friday, Nov. 18; and Friday, Nov. 25. Tickets are $54.95 to $69.95. Most Oscar’s shows include a dinner reservation with a $20 food/drink minimum. Oscar’s Palm Springs, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; 760-325-1188; oscarspalmsprings.com/events.