What’s Happening in Palm Desert?


No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area.  From Fashion Week El Paseo and the Coachella Music Festival to the CareerBuilder Challenge Golf Tournament and the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, there’s something for everyone. Check out our event listings or signature area events.

Upcoming Events (Apr 2016 to Jul 2016)

Date
Event
April 20 - May 8, 2016

4000 Miles

Location: The Atrium in Rancho Mirage

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/2015-2016-season-of-plays/

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

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April 20 - May 1, 2016

Agnes of God

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: https://www.psmuseum.org/annenberg-theater/schedule/

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith and the power of love leading to a dramatic, compelling climax. Please visit the Annenberg Theater website for show dates and times. 

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April 22 - May 8, 2016

The Outgoing Tide

Location: The Pearl McManus Theatre

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://dezartperforms.org/

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding before the tide goes out. Please visit Dezart Performs website for show dates and times. 

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April 22 - May 1, 2016

Amadeus

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/show-photos

Amadeus' is set two hundred and fifty years ago in the count of the Austrian Emperor and details an ongoing confrontation between Antonio Salieri, the mediocre but established court composer and the volatile Mozart. Salieri displays his jealousy and hatred during the course of the play as he attempts to destroy and discredit Mozart. This classic tale of genius vs. mediocrity is a historical masterpiece and was the winner of both a Tony and Oscar for best play and movie.

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April 28 - May 1, 2016

Victor/Victoria

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/all-shows/other-shows/victor-victoria

A penniless soprano, named Victoria, colludes with a struggling gay impresario to disguise herself as a man named Victor, who entertains as a female impersonator known as "Victoria" - and as a result becomes the toast of Paris. Complications arise when a Chicago mobster sees the act and finds himself attracted to the star. Musical numbers include Le Jazz Hot, You and Me, Almost a Love Song, Trust Me, Living in the Shadows, Paris by Night and Crazy World. For showtimes please visit www.mccallumtheatre.com.

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April 29 - May 1, 2016

Stagecoach Festival

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/

Grab your favorite cowboy hat and boots and head out to the desert for one of the hottest festivals in the country, Stagecoach country music festival. Kick back in the sun while enjoying the festival's scenic views and some of the biggest names in country music. Headliners this year include Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Bryan and many more playing on several stages across the Empire Polo Club grounds. Festivities also include food, beverage and merchandise vendors, dance halls and more, offering a complete festival experience.

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April 29, 2016
8:00 pm

Olivia Newton-John

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#olivia_newton_john

Olivia Newton-John’s appeal is timeless. With a career spanning more than five decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual adored by fans around the globe and she’s going to be bringing her incredible talents to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on April 29th.

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April 29, 2016
10:00 pm

Honky-tonk Boombox

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

It’s country, it’s rock and roll, it’s pop – and everything in between. Honky Tonk Boombox is a country show unlike any other. Based in Southern California, this all-star cast of artists brings you all the country music you know and love plus lots of surprises for a one of a kind show!

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April 30, 2016
8:00 pm

Chiquis Rivera & Los Plebes Del Rancho

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#pa

Chiquis first captivated audiences with Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C, a reality series that followed the adventures of Chiquis and her friend, two young Latinas growing up in L.A. Metamorphosing into I Love Jenni, Chiquis’ vibrant energy and down to earth authenticity made her a much-loved favorite among young viewers.  Then she became the center of attention with Chiquis n’ Control, her latest reality show which followed her in a newly found career and life direction. 

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April 30, 2016
8:00 pm

Jeff Dunham

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/jeff-dunham

Jeff Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen. The comedian has also appeared on television shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate.com, hailed as one of the top-grossing standup acts in North America and among the most successful acts in Europe. 

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April 30, 2016
9:00 pm

Sara Evans

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

Over the years, Evans has developed a reputation for delivering thoroughly satisfying albums full of great songs brought to life by her distinctive voice. She has that heart-in-the-throat quality that turned Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn into legends coupled with an edgy contemporary sensibility that keeps her at the vanguard of today’s successful country performers. She’s sold nearly six million records and her last four albums have been certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum. She’s scored five No. 1 hits, among them “Suds in the Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “No Place That Far” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” the title track of her chart-topping 2011 album Stronger. 

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May 1, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Tish Oney

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents TISH ONEY in "Going My Way! The Songs Of Jimmy Van Heusen." Tish Oney, singer-pianist returns with a tribute to the beloved songwriter and his hit standards and songs from the classic "Road To" movies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

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May 4, 2016
6:30 pm

PaintNite

Location: The Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/

Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a beverage, Paint Nite's artists guide you through the steps to create your own unique masterpiece. They provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. Absolutely no painting experience is needed. Bring your friends!

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May 5, 2016
7:30 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: The Reflexx

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Enjoy live music at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater under the stars; sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is The Reflexx (80's New Wave). All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will  be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. 

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May 5, 2016
8:00 pm

Gabriel Iglesias

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/gabriel-iglesias

Fluffy Breaks Even is an unscripted series from the mind of comedian Gabriel Iglesias. Fluffy Breaks Even will feature Iglesias along with his eccentric tour mates and fellow comedians Martin Moreno and Rick Gutierrez. The series explores the comedy of consequences in each city on the world comdey tour when members of Fluffy's crew want to eat a high calorie meal, they're going to have to work to "break even" the next day by burning those calories learning that fun comes with a price...excercise. 

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May 6, 2016
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Car Show

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show! This is the last El Paseo Cruise Night of the season.

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May 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Galen First Fridays

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Enjoy the current exhibition with a docent tour at 4 p.m. followed by a talk at 4:30 p.m. and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.  Babe's BBQ & Brewhouse will be on hand with their award winning craft beer.  All events are free.  Visit the website or contact 760. 346.5600 for more information.

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May 6, 2016
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

El Paseo Art Walk

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Stroll between the art galleries, where there may be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more. Then take in the exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, which is also remains open until 9pm and is free of charge as part of their Galen First Fridays. In conjunction with the El Paseo Art Walk, you can also enjoy El Paseo Cruise Night and El Paseo After Dark extended shopping hours in participating shops, all on the First Friday of every month.

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May 7, 2016
9:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: Art Tour

Event Web Site: http://palmdesertart.org

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture on select Saturdays each month at 9 a.m. This month's tour covers the art around the Palm Desert Public Library. Meet at the library entrance. For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.   

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May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Vision San Pablo

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: Special Event

Event Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/PalmDesert/

Envision the future at Vision San Pablo. Experience a new vision for downtown Palm Desert with a preview of proposed changes to San Pablo Avenue accompanied by live music. Vision San Pablo offers a unique opportunity to sample local shops and eateries and enjoy live music while discovering a reimagined streetscape that will inspire more people to walk, bike, and explore this vibrant neighborhood. Promenade opens at 10am until 9pm with live music from 7:30pm to 9pm. Demonstration of improvements on San Pablo will be from May 2 to May 13, 2016. For more information please call Eric Ceja, Community Development Department at 760-776-6384 or visit us online at www.cityofpalmdesert.org or gohumansocal.org/events.This event is presented by the City of Palm Desert and Go Human.

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May 7, 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Passport to Art & Design at The Art Place

Location: The Art Place

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: http://www.theartplacepd.com/?page_id=165

Join the ten unique galleries of The Art Place on select Saturdays for Passport to Art & Design. You'll experience treasures from around the world and can get your passport stamped for a chance to win a prize.

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May 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cruise-In

Location: Westfield Palm Desert

Event Type: Car Show

Event Web Site: http://www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com/

Join the Palm Springs Cruisin' Association for an afternoon of custom cars, hotrods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcyles and more. The event is held rain or shine and is free for spectators and a small fee for vehicle entries. For more information contact 760-835-5564.

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May 7, 2016
8:00 pm

Lupita D'Alessio

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php

Considered by many to be a pioneer of the feminist movement in Latin pop and Ranchera music, Lupita D’Alessio will warm the hearts of her audience with hits from her decades-long career on Saturday, May 7th at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

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May 7, 2016
8:00 pm

Jackson Browne

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/jackson-browne

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007.

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May 7, 2016
8:00 pm

Michael Bolton

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.spotlight29.com/concerts.html

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud present the soulful sounds of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Michael Bolton, on Saturday, May 7. Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 60 million records worldwide. Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, Desmond Child, David Foster, Walter Afanasieff, and “Mutt” Lange. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Marc Anthony, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Kanye West and Jay Z. Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the forthcoming Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters. Continuing to tour the world each year, Michael has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King. Treat the special lady in your life to an incredible Mother’s Day weekend concert with the one and only, Michael Bolton at Spotlight 29 Casino!

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May 7, 2016
8:00 pm

Open Desert: Music and Photographics Arts Showcase

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: https://www.psmuseum.org/annenberg-theater/schedule/

Open Desert: Music and Photographic Arts Showcase brings together an array of the desert’s brightest musical and artistic talent. An eclectic line-up of performing artists will illuminate the Annenberg Theater stage. Over 12 established desert musicians will collaborate within this cross-pollinating intersection of  improv, experiment and creativity.  Accompanying this dynamic musical program is a showcase of photographic works that explore the conceptual boundaries of the “Open Desert”. This curated selection of imagery will take form as a large-scale projection that continually rotates and transforms throughout the stage atmosphere.  

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May 8, 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Breakfast/Brunch

Event Web Site: http://desertwillow.com/MothersDay

Looking to spoil mom this Mother’s Day?  Treat mom like royalty Sunday, May 8th at Desert Willow Golf Resort's Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch. Reservations are available from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Our incredible brunch features extraordinary international culinary delights prepared by our Chef, Francois Gaertner, with seating available on the Lakeview Terrace showcasing the best views in Palm Desert. Show your mom just how much you really appreciate her and treat her to brunch at Desert Willow Golf Resort. Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. For reservations please call (760) 346-7060 Ext. 108.  

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May 8, 2016
10:00 am

PaintNite

Location: Whole Foods Market

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/

Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a beverage, Paint Nite's artists guide you through the steps to create your own unique masterpiece. They provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. Absolutely no painting experience is needed. Bring your friends!

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May 8, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Party

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs-art-programs/art-party

Join the Palm Springs Art Museum on Sunday, May 8th for Art Party '16! Create, play, and explore as you paint, sculpt, try printmaking or sketch in the galleries. Watch a potter working at the wheel, see art films, listen to art-filled stories, and more. 

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May 8, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Marcia Harp & Alan Jon

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents MARCIA HARP & ALAN JON in "What We Do For Love." A former Palm Springs Follies gal and one of the desert's favorite crooners, singing show stoppers and romantic ballads with Joel Baker on piano.

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May 8, 2016
3:00 pm

The Coachella Valley Symphony presents An Afternoon at the Popera

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/all-shows/other-shows/cv-symphony

Enjoy musical favorites from Buble’ to Bizet, from Opera to Pop. Conducted by John Mario Di Costanzo and featuring the California Desert Chorale, conductor, Tim Bruneauwith Soprano Dr. Lisa Lindley.

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May 11, 2016
6:30 pm

PaintNite

Location: The Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/

Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a beverage, Paint Nite's artists guide you through the steps to create your own unique masterpiece. They provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. Absolutely no painting experience is needed. Bring your friends!

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May 12 - May 15, 2016

2016 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

Event Web Site: http://arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com/

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Laden with period post war cynicism, these glorious black and white films are laden with suspense, sexuality and crime portrayed from the perspective of the criminals. Each year, the festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by a scintillating array of movie stars who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions, autographs and book signings.

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May 12 - May 15, 2016

Joshua Tree Spring Music Festival

Location: Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The spring festival features an eclectic line-up of performers and dance-world-electro-funk'n groove. Live music runs continuously from 6pm - Midnight on Thursday, 10am-2am on Friday, 10am- 2am on Saturday, and 10am- Midnight on Sunday. For tickets and additional information please visit the Joshua Tree Music Festival website. 

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May 12, 2016
7:30 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: Upstream

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Enjoy live music at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater under the stars; sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is Upstream (Reggae). All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will  be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

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May 13 - May 22, 2016

Cabaret

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/show-photos

Based on a book by Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930’s Berlin where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an American writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub.

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May 13, 2016
8:00 pm

Mariachi Festival Featuring Ana Barbara

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.spotlight29.com/concerts.html

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present an evening of incredible mariachi music with Mariachi Festival on Friday, May 13.  Mariachi Festival, returning to the Spotlight Showroom for its third year, features three talented Mariachi groups including Mariachi Sol De Mexico, Ana Bárbara and Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles. Don’t miss the dynamic sounds, the rich colorful costumes and the cultural celebration of the Mariachi Festival in the Spotlight Showroom!

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May 14, 2016
8:00 pm

Ludacris

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php

The career of multitalented Chris “Ludacris” Bridges can best be described as remarkable.  With 17 Grammy nominations, 3 Grammy wins, and over 19 million records sold in the United States, Ludacris is a force to be reckoned with, and he’s bringing that force to The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, May 14th.

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May 14, 2016
8:00 pm

East Valley Voices Out Loud

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/all-shows/other-shows/east-valley-voices-out-loud

East Valley Voices OUT LOUD is a dynamic evening showcasing on the McCallum Theatre stage the vibrant talents of singers, rappers, poets, storytellers, musicians, actors, playwrights and visual artists from the East Valley. The event is the culmination and celebration of a two-year McCallum Theatre project funded by The James Irvine Foundation to identify, inspire and share artistic voices from four East Valley communities: Indio, Coachella, Thermal and Mecca.

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May 15, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Francesca Amari

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents FRANCESCA AMARI in "It's Hip To Be Square: Guilty Pleasure Songs," featuring pop songs from Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, Captain and Tennille, The Carpenters and more with Wayne Abravanel on piano.  

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May 15, 2016
4:00 pm

All Coachella Valley High School Honor Band

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/all-shows/other-shows/cv-high-school-honor-band

The McCallum Theatre and College of the Desert Performing Arts are proud to sponsor the second annual All-Valley High School Honor Band, under the direction of guest conductor H. Robert Reynolds of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. The ensemble consists of over seventy high school performers from throughout the Coachella Valley. Students must audition for COD Faculty and professional musicians to be accepted into this prestigious ensemble.

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May 16, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrity Jazz Jam

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dinner Show

Event Web Site: http://www.desertwillow.com/-celebrity-jazz-jam

Don't miss the Celebrity Jazz Jam, the hottest jam in the desert! Listen to jazz, blues, funk, and groove from national artists and local favorites including Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, Greg Manning, Rick Parma, Aysha, Slim Man and Joe Baldino. Held at Palm Desert's gorgeous Desert Willow Golf Resort, come ready to eat, drink, engage, listen, relax and indulge. Each jam will have a wine and food experience that you'll never forget! General admission is $25; the Jazz Jam Buffet is an additional $25.

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May 18, 2016
6:30 pm

PaintNite

Location: The Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/

Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a beverage, Paint Nite's artists guide you through the steps to create your own unique masterpiece. They provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. Absolutely no painting experience is needed. Bring your friends!

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May 19, 2016
7:30 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: The Dustbowl Revival

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Enjoy live music at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater under the stars; sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is The Dustbowl Revival (Americana/Bluegrass). All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will  be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

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May 20, 2016
9:00 pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/lynyrdskynyrd

The Rock and Roll powerhouse continually tours, this summer heading out on their second run with Bad Company. With a catalog of over 60 albums and their beloved classic American rock anthem "Sweet Home Alabama" having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

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May 20, 2016
10:00 pm

Saliva

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

Morongo Casino presents Saliva. Rock out to your favorite Saliva tunes featuring a mix of hard rock, rap-metal and punk, with touches of post-grunge. 

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May 22, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Sharon Sills

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents SHARON SILLS in "Sings Them All." Sills wows her fans weekly at local venues and with so many requesting songs - what do you do? You sing them all! Paul Eshelman on piano.

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May 25, 2016
6:30 pm

PaintNite

Location: The Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/

Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a beverage, Paint Nite's artists guide you through the steps to create your own unique masterpiece. They provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. Absolutely no painting experience is needed. Bring your friends!

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May 26, 2016
6:00 pm

Paint, Sip & Inspire

Location: Westfield Palm Desert

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: http://www.paintsipandinspire.com/events.html

Paint, Sip & Inspire brings the party to various locations around town, corporate events, or your living room for an unforgettable journey of fun, friends and laughter.  Step-by-step, stroke by stroke instructions are given on how to complete your masterpiece all while eating and sipping your favorite food and drinks!! At the end of the event, you will take home the work of art you created. All needed painting supplies, including an apron to keep your clothes clean are waiting for you!

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May 26, 2016
7:30 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: The Blue Breeze Band

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Enjoy live music at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater under the stars; sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is The Blue Breeze Band (Motown/R&B). All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will  be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

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May 27, 2016
8:00 pm

Ziggy Marley: The Fly Rasta Tour

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.spotlight29.com/concerts.html

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present seven-time Grammy Award winning reggae artist, Ziggy Marley, on Friday, May 27.  Marley, who has released 12 critically acclaimed albums, is the eldest son of music icon, Bob Marley. His first solo album, Dragonfly was released in 2003 and his second solo release, Love Is My Religion, won a Grammy in 2006 for “Best Reggae Album.” His fifth Grammy Award was given for “Best Children’s Album” for Family Time. In 2014, to coincide with the release of his latest album Fly Rasta (which earned his seventh Grammy Award), Marley released his debut children’s book I Love You Too. Fly Rasta includes hit songs like “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars” and “Sunshine.” Don’t miss Ziggy Marley bringing his cool reggae style to the Spotlight Showroom!

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May 28 - May 29, 2016

Ck Dance Company "Les Sylphides"

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Ballet

Event Web Site: https://www.psmuseum.org/annenberg-theater/schedule/

Les Sylphides restores the ballet blanc, or white ballet. Here, instead of characters with definite personalities and a narrative, we have simply ballerinas in long white tutus and a danseur in white-and-black velvet, whose movements to Frederic Chopin's music invoke the romantic imagination to a story of its own.  It is the music, and the care with which the classic dance embodies it, that tells us the story of these magical creatures who dance in the light of the moon. Please visit the Annenberg Theater website for show dates and times. 

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May 28, 2016
8:00 pm

Camila

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#camila

Without a doubt, one of the most important pop bands in Latin music, Camila bring their anthems “Abrázame,” “Coleccionista de canciones,” “Todo cambió” and many more to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center on Saturday, May 28th.

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May 29, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Bob Dedea

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents BOB DEDEA in "The Chosen Few: The Most Memorable Melodies You've Ever and Never Heard." Popular and rare, Standards to Broadway, they're all written by Jewish song-writers. David Duvall on the piano.

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May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

Location: Palm Springs Air Museum

Event Type: Memorial

Event Web Site: http://palmspringsairmuseum.org/

In honor to all the fallen comrades 3,000 red and white carnations drop from a vintage airplane commemorating those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The day's activities also include flight exhibitions throughout, special program, music, children’s activities, and food vendors. A Beer Garden area is available for those age 21 and over. Visitors may take home a carnation after the drop.

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June 3 - June 12, 2016

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

Location: Palm Desert and Surrounding Cities

Event Type: Restaurant Week

Event Web Site: http://palmspringsrestaurantweek.com/

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious 3 courses meals for your dining pleasure, priced at $26 or $38 (not including beverages, or tax and gratuity). Desert area hotels and attractions are offering great rates too!

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June 3, 2016
8:00 pm

Billy Currington

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#bc

Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons, and he’s bringing his talent for upbeat anthems and poignant ballads to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on June 3rd for a special Big 106 KPLM exclusive concert event.

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June 4, 2016
7:00 pm

Art Laboe Summer Love Jam V

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/artlaboesummerlovejamv

Enjoy your old school favorite love jams all in one night at the Art Laboe Summer Love Jam V. Enjoy music from Thee Midniters with Little Willie G, Deniece Williams, Malo, Amanda Perez and MC Magic. 

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June 5, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrity Jazz Jam

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dinner Show

Event Web Site: http://www.desertwillow.com/-celebrity-jazz-jam

Don't miss the Celebrity Jazz Jam, the hottest jam in the desert! Listen to jazz, blues, funk, and groove from national artists and local favorites including Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, Greg Manning, Rick Parma, Aysha, Slim Man and Joe Baldino. Held at Palm Desert's gorgeous Desert Willow Golf Resort, come ready to eat, drink, engage, listen, relax and indulge. Each jam will have a wine and food experience that you'll never forget! General admission is $25; the Jazz Jam Buffet is an additional $25.

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June 5, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Pat Whiteman

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents PAT WHITEMAN in "A Whiteman Sampler."  With her glorious voice and authenticity, Pat's funny, moving, elegant and bawdy "sampler" will have you asking to bring on the main course! Directed by Jason Graae with Musical Director John Boswell.

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June 11, 2016
8:00 pm

Vince Neil with Queensryche

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#vn

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino knows how to rock, and two of the biggest names in music, Vince Neil and Queensrÿche, are joining forces for one unforgettable night of heavy metal at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs on Saturday, June 11th.

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June 12, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Loretta Siani

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents LORETTA SIANI in "Judy! Judy! Judy!" Relive many of Judy Garland's songs from her films, TV show, and her unforgettable 1961 performance at Carnegie Hall, with Joel Baker on piano.

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June 18, 2016
8:00 pm

Polo Polo

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: http://www.spotlight29.com/concerts.html

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to bring the hysterical Mexican comedian Polo Polo back to the Spotlight Showroom on Saturday, June 18. Polo Polo is one of Mexico’s most well-known comedians and is internationally recognized for his practical jokes for adults, featuring in-your-face machismo humor throughout his skits. Over the years, he has released numerous comedy albums, mostly of his live shows, and some best-of compilations, which have garnered top sales. As a crowd favorite and leaving sold out audiences wanting more, Polo Polo is a show not to be missed!

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June 19, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Wayne Abravanel

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents WAYNE ABRAVANEL in "My Life On Broadway." Wayne accompanies himself in this behind the scenes retrospective of the music he's performed, and the shows that got him there.

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June 21 - June 27, 2016

22nd Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.psfilmfest.org/index.aspx

Palm Springs International ShortFest is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. ShortFest is the largest short film event and film market in North America, screening over 320 short films each year. This year, the official selection was curated from over 3,000 submissions from a record-breaking 82 countries.

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June 24, 2016
9:00 pm

3 Doors Down

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

Morongo Casino presents 3 Doors Down. Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite.” Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. In 2012, 3 Doors Down released The Greatest Hits, a collection of nine #1 hits and three new songs, returning to the Top 5 at radio with "One Light." 

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June 24, 2016
10:30 pm

Moonshine Bandits

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/entertainment/events

Since the release of their genre bending album “Whiskey & Women” on Suburban Noize Records, California based Moonshine Bandits have taken the world of outlaw music by storm. The group’s blue-collar work ethic and unwavering persistence has allowed them to rack over 6 million views on YouTube, while their video for “My Kind Of Country” peaked at the #1 spot on legendary country video channel CMT, beating out major label artists like Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. The Moonshine Bandits’ intoxicating musical mixture of hip-hop and country is winning over fans of every genre. 

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June 25, 2016
8:00 pm

A Celebration of the Music of Selena

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.spotlight29.com/concerts.html

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to bring Los Chicos del 512 back to the Spotlight Showroom celebrating the music of Selena on Saturday, June 25. Los Chicos del 512 honors the “The Queen of Tejano” by performing all of her most popular hits like “Como la Flor,” “Dreaming Of You,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” and more. The band incorporates Selena’s infectious blend of cumbia rhythm, Tejano music, combined with Latin, pop and sizzling salsa sounds. Celebrate the iconic music of Selena at Spotlight 29 Casino! 

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June 26, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Martha Lorin

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents MARTHA LORIN in "The Great American Songbook."  The acclaimed New York City Jazz artist sings the standards that have stood the test of time with pianist Barney McClure and bassist, Larry Holloway.

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July 1, 2016
8:00 pm

Chicago With Special Guest Rita Wilson

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#chicago

The legendary rock and roll band, CHICAGO, is coming to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, July 1st with special guest Rita Wilson. Set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year, Chicago was the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, coming in at number 9. In addition, Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Opening the show for the iconic rock band is singer, song writer, actress, and producer Rita Wilson.    

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July 2, 2016
8:00 pm

Kenny Rogers

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/entertain/entertain.php#kenny_rogers

GRAMMY Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis. The tour will make a stop at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on July 2nd.

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July 3, 2016
2:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Shirley Claire

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Sunday Cabaret Series presents SHIRLEY CLAIRE in "I'm Gonna Live 'Til I Die." From Hollywood to the Palm Springs Follies to America's Got Talent. The music you love and the stories you've waited to hear. Directed by Derrik Lewis with Wayne Abravanel on piano and Jeff Stover on bass.

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July 4, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

City of Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Fireworks Celebration

Palm Desert will throw a party in honor of America’s birthday on Monday, July 4, with a free Independence Day celebration featuring live music, fireworks and more at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The fun kicks off at 7:30pm with live entertainment. After the concert, the nighttime sky will light up at 9pm with a spectacular 20-minute-long fireworks display. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase at the park and at the neighboring Palm Desert Aquatic Center. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 416. 

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July 8 - July 17, 2016

Footloose

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/show-photos

When Ren McCormack moves to a small town where the local government has banned dancing and rock music, he leads his classmates around the law and Reverend Shaw Moore to have a real senior prom. A new musical based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name.

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July 9 - July 10, 2016

7th Annual Lemon Lily Festival

Location: Idyllwild Nature Center

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://lemonlilyfestival.com/

This yearly festival celebrates the uniqueness and rarity of this special local wildflower which is a vital part of the ecosystem of the San Jacinto Mountains. The festival includes local arts & crafts, a Pioneer Town, educational exhibits, speakers, and a native plant sale. This year the Lemon Lily Festival will feature some special new events including a special star-gazing program and guided hikes to see the blooming Lemon Lillies. This festival is Fun for all ages! 

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July 16, 2016
8:00 pm

Brian Regan

Location: Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/brian-regan

Brian Regan has set a comedic standard of excellence that others continually try to follow. He is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business. 

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July 24, 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrity Jazz Jam

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dinner Show

Event Web Site: http://www.desertwillow.com/-celebrity-jazz-jam

Don't miss the Celebrity Jazz Jam, the hottest jam in the desert! Listen to jazz, blues, funk, and groove from national artists and local favorites including Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, Greg Manning, Rick Parma, Aysha, Slim Man and Joe Baldino. Held at Palm Desert's gorgeous Desert Willow Golf Resort, come ready to eat, drink, engage, listen, relax and indulge. Each jam will have a wine and food experience that you'll never forget! General admission is $25; the Jazz Jam Buffet is an additional $25.

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