by Lola Rossi-Meza

June is here and the entertainment starts to change, but here are a few things to put on your calendar.
The Purple Room at Club Trinidad, 1900 East Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. (760) 327-1161 ext. 230 features Karaokie Jo every Wednesday until June 12, however, on Saturday, June 8, she will be there for their “going out of business party” starting at 6 p.m. Call Joann at (760) 329-7636 for more information.
Escena Lounge and Grill at the Escena Golf Club, 1100 Clubhouse View Drive in Palm Springs presents entertainment from 5 until 9 p.m. until Saturday, June 15. Every Thursday features Lola Rossi, Rob Carter and Denise Motto with guest saxophonist Doug Ledesma; acoustic guitarist Jesse Sweitzer performs every Friday and Saturday; John Stanley King performs every Tuesday with Rose Mallett performing every Wednesday. (760) 992-0002.
Reilly’s Irish Pub, 36-193 Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City, will now have entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 6 until 10 p.m. This Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 will feature Lola Rossi, Rob Carter and Denise Motto of “Hitsville” for your dining and dancing pleasure. Every Wednesday features Country Line Dancing with Sandy Miller and Big John Miller at 6 p.m. (760) 324-9600.
Wally’s Desert Turtle, 71-775 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage will present their “End of Season Gala” on Wednesday, June 12, from 6 until 10 p.m. featuring Johnny Meza and Company. A prix fixe dinner and dancing is being presented. For reservations call (760) 568-9321.
Woody’s Burgers and Beer, 317 North Indian Canyon Drive, is another venue with nightly entertainment. Every Thursday features the Bill Saitta Jazz Band at 6 p.m.; This Friday, June 7, features Rose Mallett at 6:30 p.m.; Every Saturday is the Stanley Butler Band at 6:30 p.m.; Every Sunday is the blues with Barry Baughn at 6:30 p.m.; Every Monday features Woody’s Jam Night with hosts John and Gina Carey performing with the Urban Soul Project at 7 p.m. followed by the Jam at 8 p.m.; Every Tuesday is saxophonist John Bolivar at 6 p.m.; Every Wednesday is the Brian Nova Trio at 6 p.m. (760) 230-0188.
Melvyn’s Restaurant and Lounge, 200 West Ramon Road, Palm Springs, features pianist and vocalist Ron Greenip every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Pianist and vocalist Mikael Healey performs every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. and for the Sunday Jam at 3:30 p.m. with Open Mic every Wednesday at 8 p.m. (760) 325-2323.
Central Park Restaurant, 2330 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the Adriatic Villas, features entertainment nightly. All performances are from 6 until 10 p.m. in the Piano Room, unless specifically noted. Every Thursday, Bobby Jerome performs; Friday features Jimmy Frank; Friday and Saturday, John and Gina Carey perform from 6 until 10 p.m. from the back patio off The Tango Room; Sunday is a fun night with Karaokie Jo; Monday is Poetry Open Mic Night hosted by Keisha; Tuesday features Ron Greenip from 6 until 9 p.m.; and Rebecca Clark performs every Wednesday from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. (760) 866-9166.