What’s Happening in Palm Desert?

No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.

Mariachi Vargas

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to welcome Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on Saturday, November 4.  Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is a Mexican folk ensemble of mariachi music that has been in existence since 1897. In 1997, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán celebrated its first 100 years.  The history of the group is divided into five generations; the first generation from 1897 to 1930, the second from 1931 to 1949, the third from 1950 to 1993, the fourth from 1994 to 2002 and the fifth since 2003 to date. The fifth, and current generation of the group is now composed of two harps, one vihuela, one guitar, one guitarron, two trumpets and six violins. With the added instruments, a new sound has emerged that crosses all international borders. The music they play now ranges from the traditional songs to classical works.Their latest recordings are, "5ta Generacion," "Sinfonico I," "Sinfonico II," and, "Penas, Desengaños ... Y Amores." In the 100 years since its foundation, the group has gone through some major changes. While there has been some departure from the tradition during that time, the group has maintained its roots through the playing of traditional Mexican songs.  Enjoy a night of mariachi music with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán!

Mariachi Vargas

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