Aug 11, 200805:13 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Aug 11, 2008 - 05:13 PMChecking out the Boomer scene for recreation, dining, and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities.
Get ready for another fun and exciting weekend Boomers! This is our desert!
Well, let’s see … shall we start with wine, food, music, or dancing? How about all at once! Remember, Boomers, everything to excess; moderation is for monks!
You can do all this 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rattlesnake Wine Bar at the Classic Club, 75200 Classic Club Blvd. in Rancho Mirage. This festive event features seven different Chambers wines. Rattlesnake’s Chef Jimmy Schmidt is preparing a series of hors d’oeuvres that are especially paired to each wine. Of course, all this is with a backdrop of the incredible vistas and sunset visible from the Classic Club Golf Course. Then, listen to music and dance the night away. It just doesn’t get any better. Call 601-3690 for pricing.
Hmmm. What to do Saturday? I know! Music, music, music! Saturday is the 31st anniversary of the death of The King — Elvis Presley. There are a couple of event commemorating the date.
Elvis fans are gathering at his Honeymoon Estate in Palm Springs for a Tribute Day. Tours of the estate where Elvis and Pricilla celebrated their honeymoon in 1967 are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Of course, there will be music and dancing in the evening. Call 322-1192 for ticket information and details.
Another tribute to The King takes place at 8 p.m. at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Pl. in Coachella, as Paul Casey takes to the stage in Elvis The Musical. Casey, widely considered the best Elvis imitator, takes the audience on a musical journey of The King's career.
Another terrific musical journey takes place 8 p.m. Saturday at Fantasy Springs Casino as Jethro Tull takes the stage at the casino's special events center. This three-man British progressive rock and blues band with the unique flute work of Ian Anderson has been entertaining audiences for 40 years and they're still going strong. At $49 to $109 for tickets, it’s a steal.
Sunday is the day of rest, according to the Good Book. Still, there are some things to do that don’t take a lot of energy. Check out the College of the Desert Street Fair from 7 a.m. to noon on the COD campus, 43500 Monterey Ave. in Palm Desert. There are crafts, refreshments, and all kinds of open-air shopping available for a leisurely Sunday morning with the family. Because it takes place in the morning, it doesn’t get too hot.
So, Boomers, once again we see that the desert is the place for us.
Until next Monday, ROCK ON!