The weekend is her and, alas, it’s gonna be another hot one. As we wait for actual rain and sweater weather to hit the Greater Palm Springs Area next week, we will be spending the next couple of days sweating and, for the first time in what seems like forever, not watching football. Here are five things going on in the Coachella Valley you might want to check out.

Beer, KUMA, and Live Music – Friday

Have you head that KUMA, that kick ass pop up that had been operating at CVB in Thousand Palms until it was shut down and then reopened is now offering up food at La Quinta Brewing?   Well, now you know!

Friday, you can feast on some great grub starting at 2, sip an Evan Par IPA, and enjoy Derek Jordan Gregg from 7 to 9pm at the brewing company’s Palm Desert location.

(La Quinta Brewing Company)

Tour de Palm Springs – Saturday

Remember when the Tour de Palm Springs was going to be the “Tour de Palm Springs in Palm Desert which is Part of the Coachella Valley in Greater Southern California , USA, World” or something like that?  Well, that didn’t work out, so it’s still in Palm Springs.

If you are cycling, you will join an expected 7,000 other riders in various joyrides of different lengths around Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.  If you are just trying to drive around, here are all the road closures.

(Tour de Palm Springs)

Charlie Wilson – Saturday

The co-founding member of the Gap band has notched 10 number one singles including “You Dropped the Bomb on Me,” “Outstanding,” and “Early in the Morning.”  He’ll take the stage at Fantasy Springs for an 8 pm performance.  Tickets are $39 to $59.

(Fantasy Springs Resort Casino)

America – Saturday

Can you name a band with a more Patriotic name?  No, you can’t!  The band behind “You Can Do Magic” and “A Horse with no Name” is at Spotlight 29 on Saturday night with tickets going for $25 to $45.

(Spotlight 29)

Gary Oldman – Sunday

Palm Springs newest resident will do a Q&A at the Mary Pickford Theater for his latest film “The Darkest Hour” after the 4:30 pm screening.  Oldman is nominated for best actor for the movie, which is nominated for best picture.

(Mary Pickford Theater)

Have a great weekend!

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