With about 40 wineries in the area, Southern California’s Temecula Valley is a wonderland that offers almost unlimited possibility for wine drinkers. But the fun in Temecula doesn’t end when the sun goes down and the tasting rooms close; that’s when the music (and laughs) begin in the theater at Pechanga Resort Casino, the area’s hot spot for top notch shows by nationally-known performers. And of course you can have a glass of wine at Pechanga too. Here’s a look at some of Pechanga’s upcoming shows that are worthy of raising a glass to.
Dec. 2 – Sebastian Maniscalco
Whether he’s riffing on stupid Facebook posts, clueless wedding planners or bewildered Subway customers, comedian Maniscalco has a way of seeing the hilarity in life’s everyday situations. He’s animated too; at any moment he might break out his dance moves or show off a high leg kick just because he said the word “leg.” Maniscalco seems to be perennially on the road and there’s a reason for that; he’s consistently one of the funniest guys around.
Dec. 23 – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
It’s been a long time since Setzer rocketed to fame as the front man of rockabilly trio the Stray Cats. The good news for fans of that band is that he still plays Stray Cats hits like “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town” when he plays live, even with his 19-piece orchestra. This show is part of Setzer’s Christmas Rocks! Tour, so attendees will hear swinging takes on cuts like “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus,” “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” and “Jingle Bells” along with familiar Stray Cats songs and other rockabilly favorites.
Jan. 12 & 13 – The Fab Four
There will never be another band like the Beatles, but as far as tributes to the most famous band of all time go, the California-based act the Fab Four is widely considered the best of the lot. They cover songs from all eras of the Beatles career, performing a non-stop set of hits sure to include early cuts like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “All My Loving” along with later favorites like “Revolution,” “Hey Jude” and “Get Back.” John Lennon solo cut “Imagine” is usually performed too.
Feb. 16 – Tiffany Haddish
One of the hottest comedians on the scene at the moment, Haddish co-starred with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall in the summer blockbuster “Girls Trip” and she also recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” Haddish is also working on two new movies, “The Kitchen” and “The Temp,” and it doesn’t take a fortune teller to see where her career is going; she’s likely to have less time to perform stand-up comedy in the near future. All the more reason to see this very funny lady now.
March 3 – Boyz II Men
Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and Beyonce are just a few of the big stars who have sited this beloved R&B group as an influence on their music. Currently a trio consisting of Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, the band has a brand new album out called Under the Streetlight. That doesn’t mean you won’t hear the oldies at this show though; these four-time GRAMMY winners are also sure to perform hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day.”
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