Nightlife in Desert Hot Springs

American Idol Live! or The Voice Tour – Up to 41% Off

American Idol Live! or The Voice Tour

Fantasy Springs Resort

$49 $29

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Current and past winners from both singing competitions croon hits and rousing group numbers

Up to 41% Off a Wine Tasting at The Wine Room

The Wine Room

The Wine Room

$56 $33

Sip on three red wines and three white wines and learn about the process of winemaking before taking home a souvenir glass

Up to 44% Off Craft Beer Tasting

Wild Donkey Brewing Co.

Northwest Redlands

$34 $19

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Year-round and seasonal brews pour from wall-mounted taps and include a Vanilla Blonde Ale and a seasonal Watermelon Wheat.

Up to 58% Off Beer Flights and Pints at Kat Daddy Brewery

Kat Daddy Brewery

Moreno Valley

$18 $9

Former U.S. Air Force sergeant serves flights and pints of his small-batch craft beers, including cask and nitro brews

Up to 59% Off at Beer & Bacon Festival

Stingers Bar and Nightclub

San Bernardino

$38 $19

Celebrate beer and bacon with bacon appetizers and 13 live bands

40% Off American Grill Fare at Celebrities Sports Grill

Celebrities Sports Grill

Wildwood Park

$20 $12

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Grill menu also includes tacos, wings, burgers, and sandwiches

"Miss Saigon" – Up to 51% Off Musical

"Miss Saigon"

Downtown San Bernardino

$75.50 $37

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Epic musical follows an American G.I. and a Vietnamese dancer wrenched apart by war

Donavan Frankenreiter – Up to 59% Off Concert

Donavan Frankenreiter

Harrah’s Resort SoCal - The Events Center

$41 $17

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Singer-songwriter, surfer, and Jack Jackson protégé gives an intimate performance of mellow, sun-kissed folk and pop

Up to 50% Off Gut Busters Comedy Show

Gut Busters

The Hub Bar & Lounge

$20 $10

Weekly comedy show headlined by local funnyman Rick Rome

50% Off Wine Tasting at Briar Rose Winery

Briar Rose Winery

Temecula

$22 $11

Vintners describe the flavors of house varietals as they pour samples of reds and whites made from grapes grown onsite

Up to Half Off Wine Tastings

Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula

$28 $15

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Visitors build their own tasting with a choice of six wines off of the premium tasting menu

Half Off Wine Tastings

Oak Mountain Winery

Murrieta

$30 $15

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Taste six wines and get a 15% discount on any wine purchased that day

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Miramonte Winery

Miramonte Winery

Temecula

$15 $8

Guests sample six wines in the indoor and outdoor tasting spaces overlooking the site's beautiful garden and lawn

Up to 55% Off Barrel Tasting at Frangipani Estate Winery

Frangipani Estate Winery

Murrieta

$110 $55

Try three reds and one dessert wine in the barrel room, accompanied by paired meats, cheeses, and chocolate, then try two tasting-room pours

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two at Fazeli Cellars

Fazeli Cellars

Old Town Temecula

$96 $48

Visitors each enjoy five samples of Fazeli Cellars' wines before taking home souvenir glasses, wine key, and bottle of Shiraz

"Into The Woods" – Up to 45% Off

"Into The Woods"

Broadway Starz FPTA

$22.68 $13

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Tony-winning musical starring local youth critiques the concept of "happily ever after" with a dark take on several Grimm's fairytales

Up to 63% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Danza del Sol Winery

Temecula

$55 $25

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Winery tour and wine class with tastings and appetizer pairings on a 35-acre estate with a Spanish-mission-style clubhouse

Up to 32% Off Murder Mystery Dinner at The Gourmet Detective

The Gourmet Detective

Multiple Locations

$144 $99

Guests enjoy a three-course meal while playing along with the detective during murder mystery dinner show

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

50% Off Growlers and Beer

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

$40 $20

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

45% Off Flamenco Show and Spanish Dinner at Cafe Sevilla

Cafe Sevilla

Eastside

$163 $89

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Flamenco performers accompany traditional Spanish dinners centering on paella studded with seafood, chicken, and sausage

Up to 52% Off Doors Tribute Band

Wild Child - Tribute To The Doors

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

$27 $13

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The Doors tribute band plays the greatest hits and re-creates the concert experience

Up to 41% Off Dinner Theater or Rockabilly

Riley's Farm

Oak Glen

$65.90 $39

Charming 1880s apple packing house presents a Roaring 20s-themed dinner theater production and summer dance night with live Rockabilly music

Up to 59% Off Wine Tasting at Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery Ocean Cellar

$60 $29

Soft leather chairs hug guests as they sample limited-production wines paired with gourmet cheese bites

Ontario Improv – Up to 82% Off

Ontario Improv

Ontario Improv

$104 $20

Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in this storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Squeaky Clean Comedy – Up to 58% Off Standup

Squeaky Clean Comedy

Ontario Improv Comedy Club

$18 $10

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Mel Austin hosts a set of profanity-shunning comedians whose material is suitable for ages 16 and older

Huck Finn Jubilee – Up to 42% Off Bluegrass Fest

Huck Finn Jubilee

Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park

$76 $46

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Nationally known stars headline the final day of a jam and bluegrass festival that features games, a pie-eating contest, and a fishing hole

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Lenora Winery

Lenora Winery

Ramona

$24 $13

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

45% Off Brewery Tour from Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours

Multiple Locations

$140 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 breweries aboard a limo coach includes tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary appetizers

Up to 50% Off Tastings at California Fruit Wine

California Fruit Wine

Vista

$20 $11

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Winery breaks grape-based conventions with arsenal of handcrafted varieties crafted from such fruits as pomegranates and blueberries

Flappers Comedy Club – Up to 58% Off Standup

Flappers Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$59 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on Reno 911! and Last Comic Standing

Up to 40% Off Movie Outing at Claremont 5

Laemmle Theaters - Claremont 5

Claremont

$34.75 $22

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Nibble popcorn topped with real butter at a five-screen theater that showcases everything from Hollywood hits to foreign art-house cinema

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting

Frisby Cellars Winery

Lake Forest

$30 $15

Local grapes meet their full potential in these wines, which show off the unique notes of the area's terroir

Up to 57% Off Tastings at Mattucci Winery

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

Up to 60% Off Women’s Standup Showcase

"Funniest Housewives of Orange County"

Coach House

$25 $12.50

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Lauded troupe of standup comedians concocts characters that skewer stereotypes and reality-show tropes

Half Off Wine Tasting at Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

Up to 62% Off Concert at The Coach House

Rod Piazza, Strunz and Farah, The Petty Breakers, or Abba Fab

The Coach House

$26.30 $10

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Venue hosts the harmonica-fueled blues of Rod Piazza, the classical guitar duo Strunz and Farah, and tributes to Tom Petty and Abba

Up to 50% Off Beer Tasting at On The Tracks Brewery

On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

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Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

50% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Vivo Rooftop Lounge

Vivo Rooftop Lounge

Dana Point

$30 $15

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Manhattans, gimlets, and specialty cocktails served alongside upscale pub food on a rooftop patio overlooking the ocean

Up to 57% Off Standup Comedy

ComedyJuice

Irvine Improv

$30 $15

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ComedyJuice shows pair national headliners with up-and-comers on Tuesday night bills at storied comedy-club chain

56% Off Wine Tasting for Two in Laguna Beach

Laguna Canyon Winery

Laguna Beach

$88 $39

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Vintners unveil 10 wines for sampling

Up to 40% Off Interactive Dating Debate

"The Great Love Debate"

The Laguna Playhouse

$41.99 $25

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

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Named for the subject of a legendary tale from 19th-century California, Willie Boys Saloon & Dance Hall surrounds visitors with fun, food, and drink, as well as the rustic frontier atmosphere of the Old West. Diners can feast on pulled pork, spare ribs, fish and chips, and burgers, pairing them with beer and wine as revelers on the spacious dance floor groove to country, classic rock, and top 40 hits. The space prides itself on its collection of antiques and memorabilia, including an authentic Brunswick-made bar from the 1800s, a 19th-century bank-teller gate, and a jail cell from Deadwood believed to have once housed the killer of Wild Bill Hickok and a man who said a curse word on a Sunday.

50048 29 Palms Hwy.
Morongo Valley,
CA
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The Desert Film Society showcases independent, foreign, and artistic cinematic creations, promoting an appreciation of filmmaking, stimulating post-viewing conversation, and titillating film-focused neurons. Screenings are held at 9:30 a.m. several times a month, with upcoming films including the Portuguese melodrama To Die Like a Man, which tells the story of a transsexual caught between personal identity and religion, and the German drama The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner, about an amnesiac’s effort to rediscover his past. See the schedule for a full list of future offerings.

2300 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs,
CA
US

UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes by location to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks. UltraStar Play it Again Cinemas also offers a selection of Hollywood hits for patrons to enjoy in high-back reclining chairs alongside snacks from the concession stand.

36850 Pickfair Street
Cathedral City,
CA
US

Ristorante Mamma Gina transports the tastes of northern Italy, where its parent restaurant stands in Florence, to the stomachs of eager diners. During dinner, the zuppa papa al pomodoro swathes palates in the warmth of herbal tomato flavors ($8.25), and the lemon-vinaigrette-marinated, thin-sliced artichokes of the carciofi empolese gently rouse taste buds to attention ($11.90). Over the crisply baked eggplant of the melanzane al forno, families can bask in conversation or arm-wrestle their grandparents ($23.90). Meanwhile, lunch-goers enjoy a menu of treats such as the grilled panino filetto, a combination of filet mignon and avocado slathered in light mustard dressing ($13.90).

73705 El Paseo
Palm Desert,
CA
US

Rustic saloon in Big Bear Lake. Rock 'n Roll Bands every Friday & Saturday nights from 8pm. DJ playing tunes during band breaks.

40740 Village Drive
Big Bear Lake,
CA
US

Hickory Ranch Steak House takes the steak in its name seriously. All of the steaks here are certified 100% USDA-choice Angus beef, and so are the burgers—the Black Label burger, for example, consists of a blend of Angus cuts, including short rib. The rest of the menu focuses on seafood and hearty meat dishes, from beer-battered or grilled shrimp to rotisserie chicken and spare ribs rubbed in a Texas spice blend. Frosty margaritas and bottled American craft beers pair well with the savory plates. As for entertainment, the restaurant's big-screen TV often shows extreme sports, such as motocross and basketball games where the players don't wear helmets.

32971 Yucaipa Blvd.
Yucaipa,
CA
US