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.

2016 Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series presents A Model for Matisse

Directed by Barbara Freed, A Model for Matisse documents the association between the nun Sister Jacques-Marie and the artist Henri Matisse. Their relationship began when she started working for him as a personal nurse, but soon she began posing for the painter. Eventually she played a central part in Matisse designing the Chapelle du Rosaire, one of the greatest accomplishments in Matisse's remarkable career. Q&A with Emily Culhan, Programs Coordinator for the Children’s Discovery Museum, to follow the film. All films are presented at 6 p.m. at the UCR Palm Desert Campus, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert. Reservations are recommended for the film. To make a reservation, visit palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/events.html or call 760-346-0611, ext. 663.

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