This weekend in the Coachella Valley is going to be jam packed with way too many people wearing visors – tennis time in the desert always does. Assuming you have decided not to head out to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens to take in a boring live sport, you might be looking for something to do. Here are five things that might be up your alley.
West Side Story: In Concert – Friday – Sunday
You’ll hear the musical’s classic songs “Maria,” “America,” “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” and more complete with a 40-piece orchestra at the McCallum Theater. The show, which has performances throughout the weekend, is headlined by Matthew Hydzik as Tony (Broadway’s West Side Story, Side Show and Grease) and Ali Ewoldt as Maria (currently starring in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera). Tickets run $47-$108.
Art in the Square – Saturday
The City of Indio’s Public Arts and Historic Preservation Commission hold their 10th Annual Art in the Square Chalk Festival from 10 am to 5 pm in downtown Indio. The event will feature professional artists, food, entertainment, and even prizes. And, of course, there will be plenty of chalk for all those who want to give chalk art a try.
A Taste of Honey – Saturday
Rancho Mirage’s free concert series plays host to the group behind “Boogie Oogie Oogie.” The concert is at 7 and the gates open at 7 for the show at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.
The Music of Tom Petty – Saturday
Tom Petty fans can enjoy the music of the late musician with a performance by the tribute band the PettyBreakers perform an 8 pm show in the Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino. All seats are $20.
ARE YOU READY TO ROOOOOOOOOOOCK!!!!! If yes, this show isn’t for you. The smooth jazz man brings his sax to Fantasy Springs for what I can only assume will be a pretty chill and relaxing show. Tickets are $29 to $59.