It’s all about the music.
Except when it’s all about the weed massages.
And the adult Slip ’N Slide.
So, okay, Coachella is nowhere close to being all about the music.
Some of you just go to party. And if some of you other people strive to be like those people, you’ll listen to our picks for the parties you should plan to hit between sets.
CannaSpa at Coachella
This cannabis-forward retreat in Indio is ending its first day of spa treatments that use weed-infused oils and such with a four-course, cannabis-infused dinner party prepared by a guy named Chef for Higher at a private estate. Too bad you weren’t planning to do any drugs at Coachella.
$100, CannaSpa at Coachella
Day Club Palm Springs
Hey, it’s a bunch of big-name DJs like Skrillex and Mad Decent spinning by the pool of this wet-and-wild party. You didn’t realize those guys come out during the day, too.
Apr 15, $50, Day Club Palm Springs, tickets here
Rhonda, Queen of the Desert
Rhonda’s freaky fun storms an airplane hangar full of vintage planes on Weekend 2. And they’re bringing BBC legend Pete Tong along for the ride. And to headline. But also for the ride.
Apr 22, $40-$45, Rhonda, Queen of the Desert at Saguaro
40z and Waffles
Barbecue. Malt liquor. Beer pong. Adult-size Slip ’N Slide. It’s all included with the price of a ticket to this LA brunch party gone to the desert.
Apr 15, $64-$106, 40z and Waffles
Desert Gold: A Party Called Ron McNair
It’s a dance party at the Ace Hotel. Named for an astronaut. With trippy visuals. No matter. KCRW’s Garth Trinidad will be there spinning. And that’s a better name than Ron McNair’s.
Apr 16, no cover with RSVP, Desert Gold: A Party Called Ron McNair