Southern California casinos are offering a diverse lineup of entertainment for the week of April 10-16. There are a variety of live shows including a performance by an award-winning cumbia group, a rock and roll icon and beloved guitarist and giving the opportunity to win a $1 million prize to one lucky audience member who completes in a series of famous television-themed game shows during a unique live experience.
Be sure to check the official websites for the latest event information.
Los Ángeles Azules
Los Ángeles Azules, known for incorporating accordions and synthesizers over cumbia, have been around since the mid ’70s. They’ve collaborated with several artists, including Argentine rapper Nicki Nicole and Mexican folk-rock singer Natalia Lafourcade. In 2018, Los Ángeles Azules became the first traditional cumbia group to play at the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival in Indio. The group’s hits include “Cómo Te Voy A Olvidar,” “Nunca Es Suficiente” and “Amor A Primera Vista.” 8 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 South Resort Drive, Valley Center. Tickets start at $99. 760-751-3100. harrahssocal.com.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett first made her way onto the stage as the guitarist of the all-female rock band The Runaways. When the project disbanded, she carried over her killer guitar skills to form and lead Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. In 2015, the “Bad Reputation” and “I Hate Myself For Loving You” singer-songwriter was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 8 p.m. April 14 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $80-$140; 21-and-older only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.
Stand-up comedian Franco Escamilla is known for his dark humor and sarcasm. Over the years, he’s developed a following through his radio work and singing-songwriting. In 2019, Escamilla became the first Latino comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Escamilla has four Netflix comedy specials, including his latest, “Franco Escamilla: Eavesdropping.” 8 p.m. April 14 at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $50; 21-and-older only. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.
Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer-songwriter Vivian Chow is bringing pop music to the casino crowd in Indio. Chow is also known for her piano skills and for being able to sing in Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. Chow has also starred in several films and television shows and scored hits with songs like “Chi Xin Huan Qian Shen,” “Hong Yan Zhi Ji” and “Liu Yan.” 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $68-$188. 800-827-2946. fantasyspringsresort.com.
Hollywood’s Greatest Game Shows
If you’re a fan of television game shows but have never had the opportunity to try them out, now is your chance. Bob Eubanks, host of the ’60s show “The Newlywed Game,” will host interactive game shows such as “Let’s Make A Deal,” “Family Feud,” “Card Sharks,” “Minute to Win It,” “The $100,000 Pyramid” and “Name That Tune.” About 45 audience members will be chosen to be contestants, with one lucky person getting a chance to win a grand prize of $1 million. 8 p.m. April 15 at Soboba Casino Resort, 22777 Soboba Road, San Jacinto. $25-$45. 951-665-1000. soboba.com.