Pala offers concerts and a dinner and wine pairing

PALA – Pala Casino Spa & Resort will hold several special events in the coming months.

On Saturday, May 13, international British pop star Engelbert Humperdinck will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Events Center at Pala. Humperdinck still is regarded by music critics as one of the world’s finest balladeers.

He is best known for “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz,” which both topped the UK singles charts in 1967 and provided him the rare distinction of having two, million-selling singles in one year.  In North America, he is best known for his hit single, “After The Lovin’.”  He has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

On Thursday, June 8, Franciscan Estate, one of Napa Valley’s most venerable wineries, will host a five-course dinner and wine pairing at 7:30 p.m., in the underground wine cave at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.  Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The first course will be Tiger Shrimp Tempura with Sweet Chili, Aioli with Lime and Chives paired with a Franciscan Estate Chardonnay.

The second course will offer Seared Foie Gras with Washington Wild Huckleberry’s and Port Coulis and Toasted Brioche with a Sauvignon Blanc followed by Lamb Loin Wyoming, Wild Mushrooms, Spinach Puff Pastry, Bordelaise paired with a Merlot.

The fourth course will offer Grilled Filet of Veal, Fingerling Potatoes, Charred Barbeque Cipolllini Onions and Watercress Puree Red Wine Shallot Butter paired with Cabernet Sauvignon. Dessert will be Chef Albert’s Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! with Magnificat Bordeaux Blend.

Reservations may be made by calling (877) 946-7252. Guests should ask to book the wine dinner on June 8.

It was so rad in early March, that Pala Casino Spa & Resort already has scheduled a second Totally Epic 80s Comeback Party at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 15, in its Infinity Showroom.

BetaMaxx, one of San Diego’s hottest bands, will provide all the top 80s hits and DJ Shy will host. Admission is free and seating will be first-come, first-serve, but the first 500 party animals to hit the door will automatically be entered into a raffle and will have the opportunity to win one of 10, $100 cash prizes.

To reserve a Radical Booth with bottle service, call (760) 510-4555.

On Friday, July 21, new wave stars The B-52s with special guests The Fixx will perform in concert at 8 p.m., at the Starlight Theater at Pala.

The B-52s, founded in 1976 in Atlanta, is one of the quintessential 1980s bands that continue to perform. Its best-selling hits have been “Love Shack” and “Roam,” while “Rock Lobster” also remains popular. Rooted in new wave and 1980s rock, the group later covered many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop.

The Fixx are a new wave and rock band formed in 1979 in London. The band’s hits include “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Saved By Zero,” “Are We Ourselves” and “Secret Separation,” all of which made the US Top 20.

For any of the concerts, tickets can be ordered, with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office in the casino, 1-877-WIN PALA (1-877-946-7252) or at www.palacasino.com. Tickets also are available at Star Tickets, (800) 585-3737, or www.startickets.com.

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