Jul 7, 200806:10 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Checking out the Boomer scene for recreation, dining, and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities.
I hope you have all recovered from the Independence Day weekend festivities, because there’s a lot of Boomer events in store for us this coming weekend.
Bourbon ... From Barrel to Bottle
One of America’s many contributions to the world is bourbon whiskey. It got its name from Bourbon County, Ky., where it was first distilled in the 18th century. By definition, it must be made of a mash of at least 51 percent corn, although most contemporary bourbon has at least 70 percent in the grain mix, with the remainder of a mixture of wheat, rye or malted barley. It’';s distilled and aged in charred oak caskets for at least four years and is generally 80 proof in strength.
Morton’s Steakhouse, 74880 Country Club Dr. in Palm Desert, celebrates this American tipple from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday. Guests will hear a whiskey expert expound on the spirit’s virtues, while guests sample a variety of this smoky drink. The cost is $45 per person.
Foghat and Leon Russell
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Pl. in Coachella, becomes a musical time machine back to the ’60s and ’70s as Foghat and Leon Russel bring their music to the stage 8 p.m. Saturday.
Russell was originally a session musician, but started recording his own music in 1967. He was also a songwriter with his works, such as “Superstar” being recorded by such artists as Rita Coolidge, The Carpenters, and Luther Vandross.
Foghat, a British blues-rock band, formed in 1970. In the course of their long career, they had numerous hits, including “Slow Ride” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You.”
Tickets for the performance are $35.
Plush @ The Pool
A brand-new event kicks off 1-7 p.m. Sunday that sounds like a lot of fun. Plush @ The Pool is a gathering for adults at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa, 44600 Indian Wells Ln. in Indian Wells. Participants will enjoy cool sounds from DJ XZILE, poolside drink specials and dining, climate-controlled boutique, vendor shopping garden, fashion show, and more. Ticket price is $15 for women and $25 for men.
So, once again, the desert is proving to be an exciting oasis for its mature residents who remember what it was like back in the ’60s and’70s.
Until next Monday, Boomers, ROCK ON!