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.

The Desert Symphony Presents Forbidden Broadway

Look out Broadway, we're here! with laughs and music. Just when Broadway thought it was safe from the poison pen of funny-man Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway premieres in with the Desert Symphony, sharp and hilarious! This year's targets include Pippin, Kinky Boots, Les Miz, Matilda, joining favorites from Wicked and The Book of Mormon and many others. The fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway that has picked up nine Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony, Obie, and a Drama League Award, is here at last with a blast. Featuring outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast. Whether you're a seasoned theatre-goer or new to the Desert Symphony, Forbidden Broadway is our Music Director Gary Berkson's personal pick for a one-stop ticket to beautiful music and non-stop laughter.
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