6 entertainment options happening at Southern California casinos this December – Press Enterprise

Looking for a reason to get out of the house this month? Take our pop quiz to see who’s coming to the area’s casinos in December.

Q: This singer coming to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage shares his name with a German composer. Who is he? 

A: Engelbert Humperdinck the composer was best known for his opera “Hansel and Gretel.” British pop star and balladeer Engelbert Humperdinck is best known for hits “The Last Waltz,” “Release Me,” and “After The Lovin.”

He brings his classic melodies to the Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Saturday, Dec. 4.

8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $45-$65. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com

Q: Which popular stand-up comedian also has a role in “The Mandalorian?”

A: If you watch the Disney+ show, you’ll see stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster Bill Burr portraying mercenary Migs Mayfield. Burr brings his comedy act to Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Friday, Dec. 10.

He released his most recent Netflix stand-up special, “Paper Tiger,” in 2019. He’s also made appearances in movies “The King Of Staten Island” and “The Guilty.”

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. 777 S. Resort Drive, Valley Center. Guests must be at least 18 years old. $79-$99. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Q: Who is the iconic singer who roasted Tyler, the Creator for his fashion choices at the American Music Awards? (Hint: The burns were done on Twitter.)

A: Grammy-winning singer and recent Twitter superstar Dionne Warwick will bring her holiday show to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, Dec. 17.

The show will consist of a mix of holiday songs and her own classics. Warwick’s hits include “Walk on By,” “Heartbreaker,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Don’t Make Me Over.”

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $39-$69. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com

Q: Which country star competed in the second season of “Celebrity Apprentice”?

A: Clint Black made it to the top five of the season of the reality TV competition that Joan Rivers ultimately won. Black, known for hits such as “Killin’ Time,” “A Better Man,” and “Like The Rain,” will perform at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Saturday, Dec. 18.

9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. $59-$79, plus fees. 951-755-5186, ticketmaster.com

But those aren’t the only events happening at the area’s casinos in December. If you enjoy variety shows, here are two others to put on your calendar:

Circovia 2.0: This cirque-style show combines dancing, motorcyclists, acrobats and daredevils from around the world. It will have two performances at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11. 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $45-$80. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com

Paris By Night 132: The highly popular Vietnamese variety show, which includes musical performances, sketch comedy, and plays, returns to Pechanga Resort Casino Dec. 11 and 12. Tickets for Saturday, Dec. 11, are already sold out, but tickets for Sunday’s show are still available. 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $85-$500. 714-894-5811, pechanga.com

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