What’s Happening in Palm Desert?

No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.

Palm Desert Art Documentary Series

6 p.m. Jan. 15: Morris Louis: The Life and Art of One of America's Greatest Twentieth Century Abstract Artists and Lyon Housemuseum

"Morris Louis: The Life and Art of One of America's Greatest Twentieth Century Abstract Artists" is a rarely seen documentary that chronicles the life and work of Morris Louis, a prolific painter whose work provides a link between Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. His mature style is among the most recognizable of the Color Field painters and is characterized by layered rainbows of acrylic paint, poured down huge, blank canvases.


"Lyon Housemuseum" (short film) explores a private house and art collection located east of Melbourne, Australia in a residential suburb. Q&A to follow.

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