Everybody, according to Loverboy, has been working for the weekend – and while we hope it’s not true that everbody has, in fact, gone off the deep end, we do have five things for you to do in and around The Coachella Valley.

Chris Rock

The comedian hits Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday night for an 8 pm show. Tickets run $89 to $149 and, be warned, it’s a cell-phone free show. If you bring your phone, it will be put in Yondr Pouch during the performance (more info at the link below).

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival

The first of two weekends of the 13th Annual Lavender Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Highland Springs Ranch and Inn in Cherry Valley.  The event is open 10 am to 5 pm each day and includes lavender-inspired food, horse-drawn wagon touts, live music, seminars, and a ton of lavender items to purchase.   Tickets are eight bucks.

Lavender Festival  

Scott Stapp

The Creed frontman is heading to SoCal wine country on Friday as he performs at Wiens Family Cellars. Tickets starting at $55 with dinner packages available as well.

Wiens Family Cellars

Rock Yard

Free shows are happening at the Rock Yard both Friday and Saturday night this weekend – with Pump, an Aerosmith tribute band, performing on Friday and The Yardbirds – not a tribute, the actual band – taking the stage on Saturday.

Both shows start at 7:30 pm

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Restaurant Week

It’s the final weekend of Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week.  Dozens of local eateries are offering various lunch and dinner specials.  You can check out who is participating and scope the menus here.

Anything we miss?  Let us know in the comments. 

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