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.

Films on the Great Lawn — A Better Life

Come out to Sunnylands for Films on the Great Lawn, presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival. This week's featured film will be A Better Life. A Better Life, released in 2011, tells the story of a father who struggles to keep his son from the gangs in East L.A. and immigration agents, while also giving his son more opportunities than he had. This Oscar nominated movie was directed by Chris Weitz. This event is free. Gate opens at 7:00pm with the film beginning at 7:30pm. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. Parking is limited, carpooling is strongly advised. 
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