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.

Snowflake: Performed by Gale LaJoye

A 2017 Summer Institute Performance

This charming silent comedy follows the quirky antics of Snowflake, a childlike street character who lives on a vacant lot strewn with rubbish. Bittersweet and touching - with a fine line between the sublime and the ridiculous – Snowflake speaks to human nature in an eloquent and deeply moving way. A comic descendant of Red Skelton, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Gayle LaJoye has mastered all the technical tricks of the trade and masterfully combines the physical excess of slapstick with the sensitivity of mime.  In Snowflake, he stages a tale of a kindhearted soul who, with little more than imagination and hope, breathes life into what others regard as useless, transforming the simplest of objects into comedic treasures.

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