(Southwest Arts Festival)

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Things to do in Palm Springs This Weekend (1/24 – 1/26)

Southwest Arts Festival | Thurs. – Sun.

More than 200 artists will bring everything from paintings to pottery to sculptures to the  Empire Polo Club in Indio for the annual event, which also includes live music, food, and, beer and wine.


98 Degrees | Saturday


Nick Lachey, his brother Drew, and two guys who are not Lacheys head to Fantasy Springs on Saturday night.  Tickets start at $39.

Fantasy Springs Casino

Tony Bennett | Saturday


Dude is a legend and it is truly incredible he is still touring at the age of 93!  No seriously, he’s 93 and still hitting the road to perform, while I need a nap just thinking about it.  He will be at Fantasy Springs on Friday night.  Tickets begin at $49.

Fantasy Springs Casino

Check out the Totem Pole at Sunnylands  | Sunday


Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage has a host of activities going on this Sunday, including a rare chance to check out the 30-foot cedar totem pole that stands on the estate’s golf course.  Plus, it’s the first Sunday in forever without a football game that actually counts, so it’s not like you have plans!

We have more info on the day’s events here 

David Foster | Friday & Saturday

Foster has won 16 Grammys and has produced a ton of hits.  He will perform three shows (one on Friday, two on Saturday) at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert.  A few tickets are still available and begin at $100.

McCallum Theater

Theresa Caputo | Saturday


The Long Island Medium stops by the Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage on Saturday. Tickets start at $75.

Agua Caliente Casino

Other things to check out this weekend:

  • Spotlight 29 has a Santana tribute on Friday (info)
  • Rock the Ride, the official kick-off party for the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association’s annual Dr. George Charity Car Show is happening at Big Rock Pub on Sunday (info)
  • La Quinta Brewing has live music and food Friday night (info)
  • Polo continues at Empire Polo Club on Sunday (info)
  • Indio Grand Marketplace hosts food trucks, vendors, and artists on Friday (info)

Have a great weekend!!