May 16, 200804:29 PMThe Life
Palm Springs Entertainment this weekend — May 16-17
Last minute ideas for some fun in Palm Springs this weekend.
Everything from great musicians, boxing and horse racing.
Got music on your mind? Check out the Joshua Tree Music Festival, running all weekend.
The blends of music are mindblowing — punk-rocking fiddlers, beat boxing folk singers and trumpet and trombone rockers. With this medley of artists and montage of music, there's truly something for everyone.
6:05 p.m. Lynx featuring Jamie Janover, dance grooves, hip
hop to folktronic
7:30 p.m. B-Side Player, reggae, funk and Latin grooves
8:55 p.m. Afromotive, 10-piece afrobeat ensemble
10:00 p.m. JJ Grey & Mofro, funk to country
Midnight Ghostland Observatory, soul infused indie rock
Saturday, May 16 Lineup
12:40 p.m. Jethro Jeremiah, reggae soul
2:05 p.m. Rose's Pawn Shop, rock, bluegrass, punk
3:30 p.m. Flowmotion, funk, jam rock
5:50 p.m. Dubconscious, reggae
7:15 p.m. On the One, soul jazz, funk
8:40 p.m. Zilla, electronic dance music
10:20 p.m. Ivan Nevilles' Dumpstaphunk, funk
midnight BLVD w/ MC Souleye, electronic dance
Sunday, May 17 Lineup
10:45 a.m. Mojow & the Vibration Army
12:10 p.m. Luminescent Orchestriii, punk-rocking fiddlers
1:35 p.m. Eric Mcfadden Trio w/ Bernie Worrell, rock
3:15 p.m. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, trumpet, trombone, rock, funk
4:55 p.m. Sol Jibe, eclectic rythyms
The festival is at The Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road, Joshua Tree. More info at www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com.
Saturday, May 17 events
Also in music
Hear R & B singer Brian McKnight at local casino May 17. The soulful singer's debut came in 1992 with his self-titled album, since then he has topped the charts while keeping the sounds of Motown alive. 8 p.m., Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place. More info at www.spotlight29.com.
If art is your cup of tea
Don't miss the works of Harry Gruenert, Donna Reibslager, and Jason Waskey with an artist reception from 7-9 p.m. at Dezart One Gallery, 2688 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs. More info, 328-1440.
Root on a local fighter and catch the Preakness at Fantasy Springs
Come root on Coachella's own Alfredo Angulo (12-0, 9 KOs) as he squares up against veteran fighter Richard Gutierrez (24-1, 14 KOs).
Also fighting are junior-middleweights James Kirland and Eromosele Albert, and in the main event Yuriokis Gamboa takes on Darling Jimenez.
Fights start at 9:45 p.m. Admission is free.
Thoroughbred horse racing fans can catch the running of the 133rd Preakness Stakes, live from Pimlico Ractrack in Maryland. Food and drinks are available for purchase and the Off Track Betting windows will be open at 9 a.m. Post time is 3:15 p.m.
Both are broadcasted events. More info, 342-5000. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway.
Hear the results of the Riverside County's first health status study, entitled Our Environment and Our Health and presented by Dr. Glen Grayman from 2-3:30 p.m. at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, 37500 Cook St. More info, (909)-537-8107.