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 Humana 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 (Dec 2014 to Mar 2015)

Date
Event
November 24 - December 31, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WildLights

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/

Wildlights festival returns for its 22nd year with more than 750,000 lights, new displays, wildlife wonder shows, carousel and camel rides, holiday taste treats, and much more. Open on select nights.

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November 29 - December 28, 2014

Rockin' the Holidays Musical Review

Location: Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa

Event Type: Concert

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

Ring in the season with a series of live concerts featuring Broadway talent singing and dancing to classic holiday tunes with a rock n’ roll twist. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning Saturday, November 29 through Sunday, December 28, the elaborate performance, produced by Live It Up Productions, will take place at the resort’s JW Pavilion. A cocktail reception at 7pm precedes the Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm. Tickets are also available for a 2pm Sunday matinee, ideal for pairing with Rockwood Grill’s Sunday Brunch. Tickets will be available for purchase online, through the resort’s concierge, and at the door. Prices range from $30 general admission and $15 for children ages 3 to 15, to $55 for a VIP ticket, which includes two complimentary drinks and premier seating for a closer view of the live show.            

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December 1 - December 28, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Remembering Sheila Brown-The Last Originals

Location: Desert Art Collection and Sculpture Garden

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Internationally-exhibited artist and Desert resident Sheila Benow will be honored with a show of original works from throughout her career in her memory. Her unique, hand-tinted etchings, some of which currently reside in the Smithsonian Collection, will be on display as well. A majority of these etchings reflect some aspect of nature. Benow was a pioneering figure in print making and is a recipient of Palm Springs Life Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.        

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December 27, 2014
8:00 am

Galen New Years's Resolution 5k

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.galenresolution5k.com/

About The Galen New Year's Resolution 5K - 2nd AnnualThe Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is sponsoring The Galen New Year's Resolution 5K on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 to help support its community and educational programs. The event begins at 8 a.m. and is open to walkers, runners, families (and even dogs!).  This USATF-certified course begins and ends at the museum's The Galen building.  Participants should arrive at the check in by 6 a.m.

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January 2 - January 4, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

Ring in the New Year right with First Weekend Palm Desert--our ongoing celebration of the world of arts and entertainment. Each month from November - May, starting with the first Friday and continuing through the weekend, enjoy a celebration of visual and performing arts, and a host of other cultural activities. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

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January 2 - January 12, 2015

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Film Festival

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

The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees annually for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

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January 2 - January 5, 2015

Aïda Marini Schneider "Inner Landscapes Revisited"

Location: Desert Art Collection and Sculpture Garden

Event Type: First Weekend

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

The original artwork of internationally-exhibited artist Aïda Marini Schneider will be featured in an upcoming show at the Desert Art Collection art gallery in Palm Desert beginning January 2nduntil the 22nd.  Featuring one-of-kind originals that the artist calls "a celebration of color", the oil stick on board paintings are enigmatic abstracted spiritual landscapes that are allusions and commentary about ancient and modern cultural influences.     

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January 2, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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!  

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January 2, 2015
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, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

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January 2, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

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January 3, 2015

Public Art Tours El Paseo Exhibition

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Tour

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

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 the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m. Meet the docent at the northeast corner of El Paseo and Highway 74.

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January 3, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: El Paseo Exhibition

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/arts-culture/public-art

Take a free, guided walking tour of the 2015/2016 El Paseo Exhibition and the sculptures on El Paseo as part of Palm Desert’s inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture on the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m.Meet the docent at the northeast corner of El Paseo and Highway 74.  For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.

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January 4 - March 29, 2015

Polo--Empire Polo Club

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Equestrian

Event Web Site: http://empirepolo.com/for-spectators/season-schedule/

Sunday Polo games are offered January 4th – March 29, 2015 and are open to the general public.  There are two games every Sunday with the first game beginning at 12:00 pm and the featured match scheduled to start at 2:00 pm. General admission seating is FREE and includes bleacher seats and  field-side tailgate spots on the east side of the field. Tables are available for groups with a reservation.  Cabanas & VIP areas are also available for an additional charge.  Reservations for these areas are recommended. Food and beverage service is available on site.

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January 9, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Night Fever - A Musical Tribute to The Bee Gees

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Night Fever - The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of the Bee Gees in the world. This all Canadian cast has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees. Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees, Night Fever includes songs from "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," "I Got to Get A Message," "I Started A Joke," "Jive Talking," "More Than A Woman," "Nite Fever," "You Should Be Dancing," "Stayin' Alive" and many more. For Rancho Mirage resident discount, please call the McCallum Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS (2787).

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January 10, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

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January 10 - January 11, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Town Square Art Affaire

Location: Cathedral Center

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/cc1.html

TheTown Square Art Affaire will feature numerous artists presenting their original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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January 10, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Palm Springs Legends II

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Back by popular demand! You won't believe your eyes when the legendary stars that made Palm Springs the place to be all gather on the McCallum Theatre stage. Relive the glorious days when these great icons lived in our Valley. Yes, they're tribute artists, but they sure do seem like the real thing: Andy DiMino as Dean Martin Lynn Roberts as Jack Benny Jim Malmberg as Johnny Carson JJ Rodgers as Ginger Rogers Tom Mullica as Red Skelton Dianne Vincent as Betty Hutton Raymond Michael as Elvis Presley Bill Johnson as Bob Hope With the Legends Orchestra

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January 10, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present country greats, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, January 10th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 14th and are available at www.Spotlight29.com. Spotlight 29 Casino’s Spotlight Showroom offers the premier entertainment experience in the Coachella Valley. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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January 11, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jazzoo at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/jazzoo/

Big Band Celebration on the Patio Jeff Jarvis, the Director of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach, brings his Big Band to the desert for Jazzoo. Featuring some of the best young musicians training and coming on to the scene, the show will feature the songs we remember and love listening and dancing to! Weather permitting, we will enjoy this show outside, with a unique full bar service to welcome the new jazz season.

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January 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

The Romanticism of the Russian Soul! Glorious Preludes of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from the popular Seasons of Tchaikovsky, the hair-raising Suggestion Diabolique of Prokofiev, and the mystical musical musings of Alexander Scriabin.

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January 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kevin Earley

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/kevin-early/

Kevin recently finished performing in Secondhand Lions at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle and Daddy Long Legs in Florida. A Drama Desk Award nominee, for the title role in Death Takes a Holiday, at the Roundabout Theater, his Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Tale of Two Cities.  He recently wowed the audience at the One Night Only performance this year.

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January 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Peking Acrobats

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Since their debut in 1986, the Peking Acrobats have redefined the perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They are masters of agility and grace with their amazing contortion, flexibility and control. For Rancho Mirage resident discount, please call the McCallum Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS (2787).

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January 14, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kevin Earley

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/kevin-early/

Kevin recently finished performing in Secondhand Lions at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle and Daddy Long Legs in Florida. A Drama Desk Award nominee, for the title role in Death Takes a Holiday, at the Roundabout Theater, his Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Tale of Two Cities.  He recently wowed the audience at the One Night Only performance this year.

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January 15, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tommy Tune...Taps, Tunes and Tales

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Broadway's legendary song and dance man, Tommy Tune, hits the stage high stepping through his 9 time Tony® Award winning career, celebrating 50 years on the Great White Way. He sings, dances, and laughs his way through those glorious musical moments that made him a Theatre Legend. Tommy Tune is concert with The Desert Symphony is not to be missed!

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January 16 - January 25, 2015

Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.dtworks.org/home.html

By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in a Yonkers in 1942. Two young boys are left at their grandmother’s house while their father pays off his debts to a loan shark. Grandma is anything but affectionate and the rest of the family have suffered from her tyrannical rule. All three generations learn something in Neil Simon’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning beautifully crafted tale of young discovery. Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

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January 16, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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!

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January 16, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Swing Time - Featuring the Jive Aces With Special Guests The Satin Dolls & Toni Prima

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

"Britain's Got Talent" stars, The Jive Aces, are the UK's No. 1 Jive & Swing Band. Renowned for their high energy Jump Jive and swing music and spectacular stage show, the band's repertoire stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack, with a dash of rhythm & blues, swing and jazz. They feature songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald - along with a selection of superb originals taken from their albums. An incredibly in demand sextet, they have worked with John Travolta, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Keely Smith, Hayley Westenra and most recently played for Her Majesty The Queen.

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January 16, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jackie Evancho

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.calls.net/index.php

The young singing sensation JACKIE EVANCHO will be returning to the McCallum next season on Friday, January 16th. The youngest person ever to give a solo concert at Lincoln Center, the "America's Got Talent" veteran has released five albums including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts.

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January 17, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps1.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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January 17, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

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January 17, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vanessa Williams

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered the musical charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold over four million albums worldwide and her skills as an actress on stage, in film and on television have earned critical praise.

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January 17, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Betty Buckley - The Vixens of Broadway

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/betty-buckley-vixens-broadway/

Betty Buckley, has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” and is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies.  She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world, and was most recently was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. Betty Buckley won a Tony® Award for her performance as “Grizabella, the Glamour Cat,” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. She received her second Tony® Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as “Hesione” in Triumph Of Love, and an Olivier Award nomination for her critically acclaimed interpretation of “Norma Desmond” in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway. Her other Broadway credits include 1776, Pippin, Song and Dance, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood And Carrie. Off-Broadway credits include the world premier of Horton Foote’s The Old Friends, White’s Lies, Lincoln Center’s Elegies, the original NYSF production of Edwin Drood, The Eros Trilogy, Juno Swans and Getting My Act Together And Taking It

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January 18, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps1.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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January 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony "European Masters"

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/Locations-of-Concerts

Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the composer's most popular and beloved works, will be the featured piece on this fabulous all classical concert.  An award-winning soloist will be announced soon!  Alan Busteed, violinist and CVS concert master, will be featured on the effervescent Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns. Enjoy a rousing overture by CVS showcasing our brass and wind sections with special narrations and educational snippets delivered by our Maestro. 

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January 18, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live!

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Recognized around the country as America's favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as "Good Morning America," "CNN's Larry King Live," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Fox News programs, and "Late Show with David Letterman." Jungle Jack took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating two of his own nationally syndicated television programs "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" and most recently "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild." "Into the Wild" is unscripted and action-packed as Jack and his family explore the corners of the globe and discover amazing animals and cultures. In its first season, Into the Wild won an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Series. Jungle Jack's live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world.

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January 19 - January 25, 2015

Humana Challenge

Location: La Quinta

Event Type: Golf

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

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January 19, 2015

Desert Town Hall

Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Mitt Romney speaks.

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January 19, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tango Buenos Aires

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the passionate and beautiful tango.

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January 20, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Violin legend Itzhak Perlman enjoys a superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy of making music.

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January 21 - February 8, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Having Our Say

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/cv-reps-plays-cv-reps-2014-2015-season/

103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and amusing anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals.

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January 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Michael James Classic Rock Trio

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104. 

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January 23 - February 8, 2015

A Chorus Line

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/home.html

In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they've worked for—with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed—to have the chance to dance.  Performance times vary by day of the week. Please check the Palm Canyon Theatre website for more information.

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January 23 - January 25, 2015

Southwest Arts Festival

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.indio.org/index.aspx?page=454

Come enjoy the area's largest 3-day art show featuring 270 artists. It's not just Southwest Art! It's art for everyone! Art for every taste!

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January 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

Location: Palm Desert Community Center

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://www.hspd.org/calendar.html

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5. 

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January 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ladies of Rock & Roll - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

The songs of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer and The Supremes. Back by popular demand!

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January 23 - January 25, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

This year marks the 59th consecutive year for this remarkable, award-winning one man show. Hal Holbrook has performed Mark Twain Tonight every year since 1954, making it perhaps the longest running show in theatre history. Hal Holbrook's portrayal of American icon Mark Twain reaches across boundaries and appeals to audiences of all ages.

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January 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jersey Girls - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

Favorite singers from the Garden State - Connie Francis, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston and Leslie Gore.

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January 24, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jay Leno

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

JAY LENO is coming to the McCallum for one performance only on Sat. January 24th at 8pm.

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January 25, 2015
8:00 am

Palm Desert Panther 5K

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://cms.dsusd.k12.ca.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=69156&

Benefitting Palm Desert Charter Middle School.

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January 26, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jesse Cook

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Jesse Cook is a Paris-born, Toronto-trained virtuoso guitarist who has explored the outer limits of popular music, breaking new ground with each successive recording.

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January 27, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alberta Ballet

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Following Alberta Ballet's triumphant tributes to the music of Canadian legend Joni Mitchell and England's international superstars Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy features the music of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. This Grammy, Juno and Gemini Award-winning artist, who has sold more than 40 million recordings worldwide and raised more than $7 million for charities, is the perfect continuation to the company's exciting series of portraits of living music icons. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy traces the deeply spiritual odyssey of a woman's life from first romantic encounter to mature love.

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January 28, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Folk Legends - The Brothers Four and The Limeliters

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

It's a return to the best of the folk music of the 60s with a performance by two of that era's most popular groups. You'll hear the most popular and recognizable music from these pioneers of Folk music.

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January 29, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Renowned for its "perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humor" (The Independent), The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming musicians. Formed in 1985, the current ensemble has been playing together for over 20 years, and has become something of a national institution, giving thousands of sold-out concerts across the world. In concert, The Ukulele Orchestra offers a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping evening. Jumping from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the Orchestra takes the audience on an eclectic musical adventure.

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January 30 - January 31, 2015

Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles is a multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. Featuring all the hits you love such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together," "Hey Jude" and more, Rain delivers The Beatles experience in a stunning live concert setting unlike anything else. With 9 new songs, including crowd favorites "She Loves You" and "Here Comes the Sun," Rain takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to The Beatles. Don't miss the Broadway smash that's taken the world by storm…Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles. Performance times January 30 8 PM January 31 2 PM and 8 PM J

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January 31, 2015

Wild Wild Whiskey!

Location: Coachella Valley History Museum

Event Type: Museum

Event Web Site: http://www.cvhm.org/happening.html

Fundraiser & Membership Drive for the Coachella Valley History Museum.

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January 31, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents the Kal David and The Real Deal band featuring Miss Lauri Bono benefiting Desert Arc.

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February 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sing-a-Long-a Grease

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Have you ever been to a musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-Bird or a Pink Lady but never felt quite cool enough to pull it off? Now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an afternoon where you are the star. Enjoy a goody bag of special props as the original 1978 film is shown with projected lyrics. And remember, GREASE is the word…

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February 2, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rhythmic Circus

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

There's tap dancing and then there's Rhythmic Circus, the percussive-dance phenomenon that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and finger-snapping tunes. Their completely original performance, Feet Don't Fail Me Now is spiced up with a variety of musical flavors enlivened by an infectious seven-piece band, vocalists, and a very unique, one-man, a cappella, beat-boxing sensation. $10 kids 12 & under

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February 3, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Garrison Keillor

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

True to his radio form, humorist celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom.

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February 4, 2015

Classic Comedians of the Desert Series: Bob Hope

Location: Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB, Palm Desert

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

Come laugh and learn about Bob Hope who called our desert home.

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February 4, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Midtown Men

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

This sensational production reunites four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys. Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

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February 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Gilbert Hanson's 4 Piece Jazz Band

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104. 

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February 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Gilbert Hanson's 4 Piece Jazz Band

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.desertwillow.com/PSLNov14728b

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104. 

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February 5, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Supreme Reflections

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

This loving tribute to Diana Ross & The Supremes takes us on a trip down Motown's memory lane as this multi-talented cast sings and dances their way into your heart with all of the songs made famous by those three classy ladies from Detroit. And these songs sound as fresh and irresistible today as they did when we first heard them. Supreme Reflections is a full-scale musical revue with great choreography and gorgeous costumes. You'll love, love this stylish, fun and informative musical gem together with The Desert Symphony.

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February 6 - February 8, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

February is the most popular month to visit Palm Desert, which means this is also a great time to plan your escape to Palm Desert for First Weekend. Whether you enjoy the visual or performing arts, you'll find a wide array of cultural activities from which to choose. Each month, from November through May, starting every first Friday and continuing through the weekend, come join us for a celebration of world-class arts and entertainment in Palm Desert. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

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February 6, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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!

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February 6, 2015
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, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

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February 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping District

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

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February 6, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

American Trilogy - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

The songs of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond. An American tribute to three of the greatest icons in popular music history!

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February 6, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Scottish International Military Tattoo

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Direct From Edinburgh, don't miss this Scottish cultural extravaganza. In the tradition of the world-renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, this production features bagpipers, drummers, singers and dancers performing the marches, schottisches, reels and dances that are known throughout the world.

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February 7, 2015

Public Art Tours Civic Center Park

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Tour

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

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 the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m.  Meet in front of the "Messenger of the Puul" (south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring). For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.

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February 7, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/arts-culture/public-art

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 the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m.Meet in front of the Messenger of the Puul (southwest entrance to the park off of Fred Waring).  For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.

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February 7, 2015
9:00 am

Color in Motion 5K

Location: Indio

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://colorinmotion5k.com/Indio

WHAT IS COLOR IN MOTION 5K? Exactly that.... It is your moving body plastered in an explosion of vibrant color with all your friends! How many times have you paid money to run around a few city blocks, drink a cup of warm Gatorade, eat a banana, and be given a t-shirt that you will probably only wear once every two months while doing yard work? Why not color outside the lines while being active, social, and a little wacky! The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better!

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February 7, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

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February 7, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents the John Stanley King Band benefiting the YMCA of the Desert.  

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February 7, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Michael Feinstein

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Hailed as "the most prominent ambassador of the Great American Songbook" (Los Angeles Times), Michael Feinstein brings his velvety vocals to the McCallum for a show that examines the wide ranging canon of American song. Being a personable performer and host, Feinstein showcases both the influences and golden eras of the genre, sharing insightful commentary intermingled with definitive performances.

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February 8, 2015

Palm Springs Half Marathon & 5K

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.kleinclarksports.com/Half-Marathon

17th Annual New Balance Palm Springs Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5k

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February 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paint Nite

Location: The 3rd Corner - Wine Shop and Bistro

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/palmsprings/857306

Join artist Kellie Gillette-Wood at 3rd Corner in Palm Desert for a fun afternoon of bottomless mimosas and painting. Don’t have any painting experience? Don’t worry! Just bring yourself, your creativity, and enjoy great food and drinks while the artist shows you how to paint a specific piece. 

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February 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

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

The Coachella Valley Symphony is made up of almost entirely of desert community residents. The 50-piece orchestra offers a wide variety of classical and pops music, performing 4-6 concert events each season, a subscription series of four concerts and one or more benefit events.

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February 8, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

59th Annual Edition of It's Magic!

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Milt Larsen and Terry Hill present an all new It's Magic! production featuring the finest stars of magic, comedy, variety, sleight of hand, and stage illusions. The LA Times calls It's Magic! "…a must for magic buffs of all ages!" For Rancho Mirage resident discount, please call the McCallum Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS (2787).

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February 8, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jazzoo at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/jazzoo/

Jazz Bliss for Your Valentine Featuring vocalist Carol Bach-Y-Rita, this promises to be a great afternoon of jazz for lovers and friends! Jazz writer Don Heckman says of Carol, “jazz, Brazilian music and salsa are her ‘great loves’ and she sings them with the affection that only a true lover can express.” Myra Daniel of the LA Jazz Scene says, “…lustrous, gorgeous…sexy…Wow, this one is good!” Fluent in five languages as a speaker and singer, Carol is a favorite of jazz festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is most notably a repeat performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

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February 9, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

The celebrated Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg was known as "the Chopin of the North." Program includes Chopin's majestic Polonaise, Grieg's zesty Norwegian Dances, and their respective Ballades, storytelling in tonel.

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February 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Isabelle Demers

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

ISABELLE DEMERS is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. A native of Québec, she is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists.

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February 10 - February 11, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Memphis

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

TURN UP THAT DIAL… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

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February 11, 2015

Classic Comedians of the Desert Series: George Burns

Location: Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB, Palm Desert

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

Come laugh and learn about George Burns who called our desert home.

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February 12 - February 22, 2015

Modernism Week

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Festival

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

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs and Palm Desert area. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events and more. Palm Desert-based events will be held at the Sandpiper and Marrakesh communities, as well as College of the Desert and the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.

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February 12, 2015

Desert Town Hall

Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Dr Neil Degrasse Tyson speaks.

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February 13 - February 15, 2015

Guys and Dolls

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy � considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy � soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc�desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.   Performance times February 13 8 PM February 14 2 PM and 8 PM February 15 2 PM and 7 PM

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February 13 - February 16, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps2.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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February 14, 2015

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Location: Cathedral City Town Square Park

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://hotairballoon.com/Cathedral-City-Hot-Air-Balloon-Festival/

"Love is in the Air"-Valentine's Day Weekend, February 14-15, 2015. Enjoy Moored Balloon Rides, Balloon Glow, Music Sunset Wine Dinner, Food Trucks, Beer Gardens, Vendors, Children's Village, Family Fun, Disney's 'Up' and a Community Pancake Breakfast.

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February 14, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dr George Car Show

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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

This car show is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Sebastian George, who was a nationally prominent oncologist and co-founder of the Desert Cancer Foundation.

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February 14, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

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February 14, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guys and Dolls

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy � considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy � soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc�desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.  

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February 14, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents Terri Wolman benefitting the VNA.

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February 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bethany Owen

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

An original one-woman stage show of music, comedy and impressions.

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February 16, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

A theatrically-staged production including a historically-informed narrative and a multi-media presentation in honor of the end of the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War. Six virtuoso musicians plus JaQuinley Kerr as narrator perform music from the Civil War (including John Philip Sousa and Francis Johnson) through the Civil Rights movement (including music by Elvis, The Beatles, and Earth Wind and Fire). The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass is widely considered one of the world's leading brass ensembles. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.

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February 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

William Krisel Sandpiper House Tour & Party

Location: Palm Desert Historical Society

Event Type: Tour

Event Web Site: http://www.modernismweek.com/event/details/248422/

Come have FUN at the Sandpiper, originally advertised as “the smartest address in the desert” with an emphasis on “carefree living” and experience a master’s planned community and celebration party. Sandpiper, built in eleven phases over a twelve-year period (1958-69), offers 306 homes on a fifty-five acre complex, and remains largely unchanged. See the varying home floor plans and experience the site lines to the pool, plantings, and mountain views that resulted in Krisel receiving a landscaping award of merit for this project. Bring your camera and see why the Sandpiper was a favorite of photographer Julius Shulman. This tour will include homes never before included on prior tours at Sandpiper, as well as homes built in 1965 which recently became the first designated historic neighborhood in Palm Desert. Tours depart at 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. The reception will be from 4 PM – 7 PM at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, located next to the Sandpiper. Party to live music by the “supremely excellent” Machin’ while enjoying midcentury-inspired hors d’oeuvres by AcquaPazza/LuLu.  

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February 17 - February 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Billy Stritch

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/billy-strich/

An award-winning composer, arranger, vocalist, and jazz pianist of extraordinary range and sophistication, Billy Stritch, breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, all the while bringing an easy sense of humor and showmanship to his performances.   A favorite performer at One Night Only, he is also musical director and pianist for Liza Minnelli, Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye and Paulo Szot as well as creating arrangements for The Best is Yet to Come – the Music of Cy Coleman

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February 18, 2015

Classic Comedians of the Desert Series: Lucille Ball

Location: Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB, Palm Desert

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

Come laugh and learn about Lucille Ball who called our desert home.

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February 19 - February 21, 2015

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Golf

Event Web Site: http://www.franksinatragolf.org/

Since, 1988 the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Invitational has brought together celebrities, amateur contestants and enthusiastic spectators for this unique event that raises funds for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

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February 19, 2015
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh Country Club

Event Type: Dinner

Event Web Site: http://www.modernismweek.com/event/details/248449/

It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Marrakesh happening event, full of ’60s & ’70s nostalgia, with swinging music and far-out floral pattern dresses and fitted pants as far as the eye can see. As you enter the doors of the Marrakesh Clubhouse, prepare for the ultimate trip as Mad Men’s beatnik look-a-likes serve hosted cocktails and dinner for your pleasure. It’s not only the love of all things vintage, but of all things authentic, that make this mod-inspired bash one of THE places to be during Modernism Week. The night is a veritable firestorm of fab music, dancing, fashion, food and good times. Dress to impress with mod flare or come as you are and join us for this memorable evening radiating with partygoers basking in sweet memories of a classic time, a time still popular throughout the world. 

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February 19, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Stan Watkins Red Devil Dixieland Jazz Band

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104.

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February 19, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vienna Boys Choir

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

The Vienna Boys Choir presents timeless music with a universal popular appeal. With its broad repertoire, a Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados; it's a musical event that appeals to all ages. This world-class ensemble gives 80 concerts a year in North America. Parents and grandparents afraid to take their kids to see a "grown-up" symphony will bring them to the Vienna Boys Choir as ideal family fare. What better way for families to bond and children to discover new music?  

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February 20 - March 22, 2015

A Handful of Nickels and Dimes

Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.indioperformingartscenter.org/shows/

February 20 - March 22 - 2015 (excluding March 6, 7 & 8), Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 PM, Sundays @ 2 PM   The sequel to "A Handful of Nickels..." More Music and Comedy from Vaudeville and Burlesque, featuring special guest Yve Evans. Tributes to your favorite vaudeville performers, including George Burns & Gracie Allen, Bessie Smith, Will Rogers and more! If you liked The Follies, you'll love "A Handful of Nickels and Dimes. Double entendres abound-- recommended for mature audiences.

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February 20, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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!

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February 20, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bob Newhart

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

One of the most important, influential, and beloved figures in the history of American comedy, Chicago native Bob Newhart has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 50 years. In that time, Bob has managed to star in two of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart," win Peabody and Emmy awards for "The Bob Newhart Variety Show," release eight comedy albums (including the first to ever hit number one on the charts), host "The Tonight Show" an astounding eighty-seven times, win three Grammys, write a New York Times bestseller, and appear in fourteen feature films.

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February 21 - February 22, 2015

19th Annual Palm Desert Greek Festival

Location: St. George Greek Orthodox Church

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.pdgreekfest.org/

St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the desert is hosting the 19th Anniversary, Palm Desert Greek Festival 2015 Live Greek Bouzouki Music & Traditional Greek Dancing Authentic Greek Food, Appetizers & those heavenly Pastries Greek Beer & Wine, Ouzo & Metaxa Greek brandy & Greek Coffee Hercules Kids Zone Souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean Vendors Complimentary Church Tours w/ Byzantine Art & Mosaic Iconography Free courtesy golf-cart shuttle service from El Paseo available Greek Grocery, Book Store and Greek Novelties  

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February 21, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents Zen Robbie benefiting the Palm Desert High School Foundation.

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February 21, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Storm Large

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She thrilled McCallum audiences last season as lead singer with Pink Martini. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. Now hear her in her solo act that will leave you breathless.

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February 21, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Christine Ebersole - An Evening with Christine Ebersole

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/christine-ebersole-evening-christine-ebersole/

Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings.  Ms. Ebersole has received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony® Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her “dual role of a lifetime” as “Edith Beale” and “Little Edie Beale” in Grey Gardens.  Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the show was nominated for ten Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and its CD was nominated for a Grammy Award. Other memorable New York stage performances include her Tony® Award-winning performance as “Dorothy Brock” in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Camelot, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony® and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.  She has starred in five City Center Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as “Margo Channing” in Applause.

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February 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teddy Tonight!

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

Emmy-winning and Tony®-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight! The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.

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February 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Choral Project

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

The 54-voice ensemble has performed throughout the world in concert performances and choral festivals to great acclaim. 

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February 23, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Band Leaders Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

And tributes to band leaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller and Tex Beneke.

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February 24, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

After her triumphant McCallum Theatre debut with Renee Fleming, Susan Graham is back for a solo recital. Susan Graham — dubbed "America's favorite mezzo" by Gramophone magazine — rose to the highest echelon of international artists within just a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Graham won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and her recital repertoire is so broad that 14 composers from Purcell to Sondheim are represented on her most recent album, Virgins, Vixens, and Viragos; as the UK's Sunday Times noted: "It's hard to think of another contemporary singer who could pull off the tour de force Graham achieves here, with numbers ranging over a period of almost 300 years."

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February 25, 2015

Classic Comedians of the Desert Series: Danny Kaye

Location: Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB, Palm Desert

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

Come laugh and learn about Danny Kaye who called our desert home.

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February 25, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, virtuoso Mona Golabek performs some of the world's most beautiful piano music as she shares her mother's riveting story of survival. Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Pianist is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music.

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February 27, 2015

Desert Town Hall

Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Platon speaks.

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February 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

Location: Palm Desert Community Center

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://www.hspd.org/calendar.html

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5.   

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February 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beach Boys - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

"Catch a wave" the look and sound of a live Beach Boys concert circa 1964-1969

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February 27, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gino Vannelli

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Vannelli studied music at McGill University. After a stint in New York City, Vannelli and his brothers went to Los Angeles, California where they were signed by Herb Albert/A&M Records. In 1974, People Gotta Move made it to #22 on the Billboard Top 100. Gino won Canada's Juno Award for Best Male Artist in 1976 and 1979. In April 1981, Living Inside Myself was on Billboard's Top 100 at number six. Gino's latest CD The Best And Beyond contains re-workings of his Top 10 hits which catapulted him to the world stage.

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February 28 - March 1, 2015

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

In George Gershwin Alone — which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical — the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, George Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the essence of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life. Performance times February 28 8 PM March 01 2 PM and 7 PM

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February 28 - March 1, 2015

Desert Triathlon

Location: Lake Cahuilla Park

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.kleinclarksports.com/Triathlon

Come join us for this world-renown event at beautiful Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta. Nestled against the awesome Santa Rosa Mountains and only 30 minutes from Palm Springs, this venue offers tremendous vistas while providing a very fast and fun race course.

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February 28 - March 1, 2015

Canada Fest 2015

Location: University of California, Riverside Palm Desert

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.bettekingproductions.com/3/miscellaneous1.htm

Canada/Snowbird Fest 2015 Plans Revealed Canada and US Snowbirds mark your calendars and save the date Saturday, February 28th and March 1st, 2015 for a fun two day celebration of your lifestyle in the Coachella Valley. The event will be held at The University of California Riverside in Palm Desert at Cook and Frank Sinatra, centrally located 3 blocks off I-10 fwy. All communities will find it an easy access to get to with plenty of free parking/valet available. Hours are Sat 10-6p, Sun 9-3p. Admission $10.00 Children under 10 yrs free.

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February 28, 2015
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The 4th Annual Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Festival

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

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience returns for 2015 with a vibe you can feel, transforming Coachella Valley into an oasis for those in search of a good time, music, beer and wine. Set to rock the Empire Polo Fields, Slightly Stoopid, Ozomatli and Fishbone join the RWB lineup alongside a list of curated artists. Boasting craft beers and unique wine blends, sip on the classics and find a new favorite during the tasting portion of the event. Anticipating the urge to stay a little longer? Go ahead. We're happy to announce on site camping for those who can't be bothered to pack up the party.

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February 28, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents Heat Wave benefiting the Eisenhower Five Star Club.

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February 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beatles - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

The popular "Paperback Writer: The Beatles Experience." A trip through the musical years of the worlds most popular rock group of all time.

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March 1, 2015

Hike 4 Hope

Location: Indian Canyons

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org/site/TR/Hike4Hope/General?fr_id=2020&pg=entry

Hike 4 Hope is a non-competitive fundraising event open to all ages and all hiking levels. Held in the beautiful Indian Canyons of Palm Springs, there's a hike for everyone! Setup a team and ask friends, family and co-workers to join you. You may also register as an individual. Hikes are led in groups no one goes out alone!Hike 4 Hope unites survivors and supporters — women, men and children — in the fight against women's cancers. This movement raises necessary funds to continue groundbreaking research at City of Hope and to raise awareness for women's cancers.

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March 1, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony "An Afternoon @ The Movies"

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/Locations-of-Concerts

Bring the whole family! This fantastic concert features some of the world's most famous symphonic movie favorites by John Williams and other noted movie composers including some traditional classics such as Gone With the Wind. Special guests include Jerry Lewis tribute artist, David Wolfe and Ralph Chelli as Clark Gable. This is a concert you won't want to miss with many surprises in store.

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March 1, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jazzoo at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/jazzoo/

The Nick Mancini Quartet, “Milt, My Way”This special show is the Nick Mancini Quartet’s tribute to the music of Milt Jackson, with classic jazz standards recorded by and identified with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Nick Mancini is an exciting vibraphonist who earned his Master’s Degree in jazz performance at New York’s prestigious Manhattan School of Music. He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Arturo Sandoval, Harvey Mason, Peter Erskine, and Jennifer Holliday, to name a few. The quartet also includes Bruce Lett, instructor in jazz bass at Cal State Long Beach.

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March 4 - March 22, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

La Gringa

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/cv-reps-plays-cv-reps-2014-2015-season/

Maria goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico with plans to also connect with her homeland. Once there, comedy ensues. She realizes that Puerto Rico considers her an American – a gringa. If she’s a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico – Maria concludes that she is nobody, everywhere. Through the wise and colorful words and music of her uncle, Maria learns life lessons.

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March 4, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don Williams

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=766

There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listeners into the intimate world of an old friend.

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March 5 - March 8, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

La Quinta Arts Festival

Location: La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/la-quinta-arts-festival/

The 33rd Annual La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the visually stunning setting of La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus.  

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March 5, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring The Lucky Tongue Band

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104.

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March 5, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Steve Tyrell

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=767

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience. Known for his rich voice and unique phrasings, Tyrell has been a McCallum Theatre regular for more than ten years.

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March 6 - March 8, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

The season is in full swing in Palm Desert in March, which makes this the perfect month to learn all about what First Weekend Palm Desert has to offer! Each month from November through May, starting with the first Friday and continuing through the weekend, you have a chance to discover a celebration of world-class arts and entertainment. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

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March 6 - March 15, 2015

Nunsense: The MEGA Musical

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.dtworks.org/home.html

To save their convent from financial ruin, the Little Sisters of Hoboken have “One Last Hope” to raise the money and properly bury their accidentally poisoned sisters. What will they do? Why throw a fundraiser, of course. From writing greeting cards to producing a variety show, the nuns’ ingenuity shines as they frantically garner the cash. With new songs, new dance numbers and most important MORE NUNS, including Sister Julia Child of God, expect an evening of toe-tapping, mega-musical fun!

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March 6, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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!

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March 6, 2015
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, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

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March 6, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping District

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

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March 6, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

2Cellos

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=768

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music. With their bombastic, classically inspired interpretations of songs as diverse as Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" becoming massive viral hits, performances with the likes of Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even a gig as the first ever instrumental act to perform on GLEE, international sensations 2Cellos have taken the world by storm. Don't miss their McCallum Theatre debut. www.2cellos.com

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March 7, 2015

Public Art Tours Palm Desert Library

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: Tour

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

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 the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m. September-May. Meet at the entrance to the Library.

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March 7 - March 8, 2015

Johnny Mathis

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=769

  Welcome Johnny Mathis back to the McCallum Theatre stage! One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say" and "Misty" continue to delight audiences across the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Performance times March 07 8 PM March 08 7 PM  

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March 7, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/arts-culture/public-art

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 the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m.  Meet at the entrance to the library. For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.

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March 7, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 am

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps3.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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March 7, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Philip Ferranti & Tom Brewster

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/

Hiking & Photography Lecture $5 cash at door. No RSVP required

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March 7, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents the Art of Sax benefiting Shelter From the Storm  

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March 8, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps3.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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March 8, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Paint Nite

Location: The 3rd Corner - Wine Shop and Bistro

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/palmsprings/857310

Join artist Kellie Gillette-Wood at 3rd Corner in Palm Desert for a fun afternoon of bottomless mimosas and painting. Don’t have any painting experience? Don’t worry! Just bring yourself, your creativity, and enjoy great food and drinks while the artist shows you how to paint a specific piece. 

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March 9 - March 22, 2015

BNP Paribas Open

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Tennis

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

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world, to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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March 12, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring The James Moody Trio

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104.

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March 12, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dancing and Romancing

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=778

The Desert Symphony Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance with two veterans of the Broadway stage: Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. Inspired by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell, this evening will put a song in your heart and have you dancing in the aisles! You will see one of the most prolific Pops performances and revel in some of the greatest music ever composed. In concert with The Desert Symphony Orchestra.

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March 13 - March 15, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=712

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Performance times March 13 8 PM March 14 2 PM and 8 PM March 15 2 PM and 7 PM

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March 13, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ABBA & The Magic of Arnel - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventsTheater.html

ABBA's greatest hits come alive with The Swing Dolls. The Magic of Arnel will captivate the audience with an award-winiing style of magic.

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March 14, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents Jeri Lynne benefiting Angel View.

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March 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

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

The Coachella Valley Symphony is made up of almost entirely of desert community residents. The 50-piece orchestra offers a wide variety of classical and pops music, performing 4-6 concert events each season, a subscription series of four concerts and one or more benefit events.

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March 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tom Jones & Celine Dion - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventsTheater.html

The hit songs of Tom Jones and Celine Dion.

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March 14, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=712

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!www.NiceWorkOnTour.com

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March 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Richard Elliott, Organist

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

Richard Elliott has been the Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City since 2007, having been a Tabernacle Organist since 1991.

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March 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=726

Well loved, familiar masterpieces of great composers that never go out of style or lose their enormous appeal. Beloved compositions of Gershwin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.www.keyboardconversations.com

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March 18, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spencer Day

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/spencer-day/

Spencer Day is Contemporary singer and songwriter, whose early albums were followed more recently by the acclaimed Vagabond in 2009 and the recently-released The Mystery of You in 2013.  Scheduled for release on May 16 is a new CD, called Daybreak.  While a strong jazz musician, his music has evolved with a variety of influences from folk rock’s The Association, rockabilly, big bands and Nancy Sinatra.  He enjoys the versatility and flexibility of his music and plans on performing a show that will infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy with his piano and vocals.

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March 19, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Chris Compton Jazz Trio

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley's premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars.   For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104.

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March 20 - March 22, 2015

The Ten Tenors

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=717

Back by popular demand! Australia's The Ten Tenors have taken Palm Desert by storm. One of the most popular groups to ever appear at the McCallum Theatre, they return with a brand new show featuring Broadway's beloved hits performed as only the The Tenors can. You'll hear music from Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Plus, some of the great hits you have come to expect from The Ten Tenors. You won't want to miss this show! Performance times March 20 8 PM March 21 2 PM and 8 PM March 22 2 PM and 7 PM

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March 20, 2015
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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!

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March 21, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps4.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

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March 21, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

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March 21, 2014
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents The Outriders benefiting the Fuller Center for Housing.

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March 21, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Ten Tenors

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=717

Back by popular demand! Australia's The Ten Tenors have taken Palm Desert by storm. One of the most popular groups to ever appear at the McCallum Theatre, they return with a brand new show featuring Broadway's beloved hits performed as only the The Tenors can. You'll hear music from Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Plus, some of the great hits you have come to expect from The Ten Tenors. You won't want to miss this show!www.thetentenors.com

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March 21, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Westside Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/westside-story-wicked-broadway-the-callaways/

The Tony®-nominated Callaway Sisters are raising the roof with their newest show West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways!  This dynamic duo from Chicago proves they’re one singular sensation, singing showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked and more.  Ann’s dark, husky and jazz-flavored sound is the perfect complement for Liz’s clear bell tones in an evening of wit, humor and the soaring sounds of the greatest songs of Broadway!

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March 22 - March 28, 2015

Fashion Week El Paseo

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Fashion Show

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

The Tenth Annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ unfolds March 22-28, 2015 under the Runway Tent on Larkspur Lane between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, California — the heart of Palm Desert’s most celebrated shopping district: El Paseo. Fashion Week El Paseo™ showcases the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers. Produced by Palm Springs Life, it has become one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular events.

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March 22, 2015

Women Running Wild 5K

Location: Ruth Hardy Park

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

19th AnnualWomen Running Wild5k Run/Walk Fight for Breast Cancer  

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