5 shows to see in and around Palm Springs in January

Yeah.  Yeah.  I know.  January is already 10 days in – but, since we have been busy making and breaking our resolutions, this list is out a third of the way through the month.  But, that doesn’t matter.  January still has some good shows coming up in and around the Coachella Valley.

Here they are:

5Improv at Fantasy Springs Casino – Jan. 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Stand up comedy returns for weekends during The Season at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, January 14 with comedians Jerry Rocha, Vladimir Caamaño, and Ken Garr.  Showtimes are at 8 and 10 pm with tickets running $20 (though you would be wise to scoop up a discounted Groupon for it instead).  Beginning January 20, each weekend will see a Friday 9 pm show and Saturday shows at 8 and 10 pm.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 

4Chevelle, January 20, Fox Theater

The Chicago rockers known for hits like “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below” play the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Friday, January 20 for a 7 pm show with tickets starting at $29.

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

3Fitz & the Tantrums, January 21, CareerBuilder Challenge

The Coachella Valley’s PGA tour event is trying something new this year: a concert on the driving range following Saturday’s round with Fitz and the Tantrum’s – a band that guarantees that they can make your hands clap.  A ticket to Saturday only of the tourney will run you $40.

CareerBuilder Challenge

2Rick Astley, January 24, Fox Theater

Nope.  You are not being rick-rolled, rather the man behind “Never Gonna Give You Up” is coming to Riverside.  Astley will be at the Fox Theater on Tuesday, January 24 for a 7pm show.  Tickets are $30.

Fox Theater

1The Illusionists, January 28-29, McCallum Theater

One of the world’s best-selling magic show hits the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29.   The Illusionists – Live from Broadway is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions from the .  Tickets start at $47.

McCallum Theater


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