8 entertainment options happening at Southern California casinos in January 2022

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A new year means new entertainment options at the region’s tribal-owned casinos. Test your knowledge about the artists coming to town in January with our pop quiz below.

Q: Which funk and soul band got their big Motown break after opening for the Jackson 5?

A: If you answered The Commodores, you are correct. The band opened for The Jackson 5 in 1971 at Madison Square Garden. They are best known for hits such as “Easy,” “Brick House” and “Lady (You Bring Me Up).”

The funky balladeers will headline their own show at Pechanga Resort Casino Friday, Jan. 14.

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $49-$79. 888-810-9971, pechanga.com

Q: Which 1990s “Saturday Night Live” cast member voiced a character that got turned into llama in a popular Disney film in the early 2000s?

A: David Spade, the actor, stand-up comedian, writer and television host, voiced Kuzco in “Emperor’s New Groove.” He’s also known for playing the title role in “Joe Dirt” as well as starring in the sitcoms “Just Shoot Me!,” “Rules of Engagement” and “8 Simple Rules.”

Spade will bring his comedy show to Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Friday, Jan. 14.

9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. $59-$79. 951-755-5186, ticketmaster.com

Q: Which group was the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy?

A: The Temptations won a Grammy in 1969 for the song “Cloud Nine.” Other hits from the group include “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away From Me)” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”

The Temptations will bring choreographed dances and harmonies to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, Jan 15.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $29-$59. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com

Q: Which American rapper’s name is inspired by a southern state?

A: Flo Rida lived in Carol City, Florida, and took his inspiration from his pride in the Sunshine State. He’s best known for the hits “Low,” “Right Round” and “Good Feeling.”

Catch the Florida rapper at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Saturday, Jan. 15.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $55-$75. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com

Q: This rapper was once part of a Los Angeles supergroup that deemed themselves “the world’s most dangerous group.” He would later launch a solo career and go into acting. Who is he?

A: Ice Cube was part of N.W.A., a pioneer of the West Coast rap scene. Ice Cube was among the members who launched a successful solo career. Some of the rapper’s greatest hits include “It Was a Good Day,” “Check Yo Self” and “You Know How We Do It.”

He also began his acting career with the iconic “Friday” films and has starred in other film series such as “21 Jump Street” and “Are We There Yet?”

Ice Cube will bring his rhymes to the stage at Spotlight 29 Casino on Saturday, Jan. 29.

8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $65-$185. 760-775-5566, spotlight29.com

Those are all the questions we have, but there are still more events happening. Here are three more that are worth jotting down.

Tet Viet: Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year early with appearances by Hong Ngoc, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Mai Thien Van, Quang Dung, Ha Thanh Xuan, Han Thai Tu and MC Ngoc Han. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $55-$100. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com

Los Huracanes del Norte: This banda from Michoacán has hits including “Diez Minutos Mas,” “Rosa de Castilla” and “Es Parte del Show.” 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $39-$59. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com

La Santa Cecilia: The Los Angeles-based band blends different styles of music from bossa nova to cumbia. Their hits include “Un Mundo Raro,” “Amar Y Vivir” and “Ódiame.” 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $25. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com

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