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.

PIX-ing - A Storytelling Adventure: Performed by David Gonzalez with Daniel Kelly, Piano

A 2017 Summer Institute Performance

Critically acclaimed and award-winning artist David Gonzalez and pianist Daniel Kelly return to the McCallum with PIX-ing - A Storytelling Adventure, a new storytelling performance featuring two stories that promise to enchant audiences of all ages. In the first one, adapted from Seymour Leichman’s The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures, Luka, son of Bustelo the jester, finds that when he sings for people spectacular pictures appear in the sky.  His songs are a blessing to all except a few who believe the boy to be possessed by evil spirits.  Will Luka’s finale be his last song?  Will beauty and truth triumph over lies and corruption? In the second story, based on a Persian tale, a clever young girl challenges the all mighty wizard. PIX-ing features the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Astor Piazzolla, along with original compositions and arrangements by Daniel Kelly.

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