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 (Aug 2014 to Nov 2014)

Date
Event
August 3, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jack Betts in: "On My Way To Here"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

One of Hollywood's great character actors from hundreds of films & TV shows going back to 1952. Jack takes you on a musical journey of his life with Music Director Paul Horner from LA.

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August 8, 2014
8:00 pm

Prince Royce

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

American singer-songwriter Prince Royce has an unforgettable name and sound. He will bring his talents to the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, August 8th. 

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August 8, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

KC & The Sunshine Band

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 9, 2014
8:00 pm

Michael McDonald & Toto

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Grammy® Award winners Michael McDonald and Toto recently announced their Co-Headline tour is making a stop at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, August 9th.

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August 9, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Revolver, A Celebration of The Beatles

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 22, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sara Evans

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 23, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Who Show

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

A tribute to The Who. All tickets $20.

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August 24, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Juliana Hansen in: "Juliana - Live!"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Her many Broadway & Disney film & stage credits hint at what songs to expect - many are award-winners. A.J. Robb from LA is Music Director.

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August 25, 2014

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

Event Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

Enjoy free admission to all national parks today, including Joshua Tree National Park, in honor of National Park Service Birthday!

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August 29, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Gypsy Kings

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 30, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brian Wilson

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

He’s been called one of the most influential composers of the last century and on Saturday, August 30th, Brian Wilson will bring his most cherished recordings to the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center.

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August 30, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Who Tribute

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present The Who Show, Southern California’s longest running and highly esteemed celebration of The Who, on Saturday, August 30th. The Who Show has been thrilling audiences for over a decade with their ability to accurately capture stage personas, eccentricities and personal habits of the original band members. VH1 voted them “Most Believable 1970’s Era Praise Band,” and they were also hailed by The Los Angeles Times to be “in a class by themselves.” The Who Show takes pride in duplicating more than just the sound and look, but also the energy, essence and original magic of these rock and roll legends. - See more at: http://startickets.com/events/item/a-celebration-of-the-who-show#sthash.srT9odhE.dpuf

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August 31, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rachel Tyler & Matthew Tyler in: "For Better...Or For Worse!"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

A husband & wife reflect on the ups & downs of life with the one you love. Direct from London's West End productions of Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, & Mama Mia. With PS Music Director Joel Baker.

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September 5, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 6, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: Art Tour

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

Explore and learn about the art located at and around the Palm Desert Library.  A trained docent will provide pertinent facts and insight into many of the works of art found there.  No need for reservations - just show up and make sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes.  Have a group of three or more?  Contact 760-837-1664 to schedule a free, private tour at the Library, along El Paseo, or at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.  

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September 6, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 6, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 6, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Queen Tribute

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://startickets.com/events/item/a-celebration-of-queen

God Save the Queen has been captivating audiences since 1998 with their commitment to producing a replica of the original Queen foursome through identical wardrobe, sound and stage antics. Vocalist Pablo Padin fully transforms into the late Freddie Mercury bringing the show to life and garnering the title “The greatest tribute ever” from Rolling Stone Magazine. The band was also esteemed to meet Queen’s original tour manager in 2007 that said they are “as good as the real thing.”     

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September 6, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

George Lopez

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television and on Saturday, September 6th he brings his comedy to the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. 

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September 7, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kristin Towers-Rowles in: "A Lovely Lineage"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Stories & songs of growing up in Hollywood surrounded by her Show-biz family including Grand-Mother & MGM star, Kathryn Grayson. She is joined by singer & Music Director Joshua Kranz.

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September 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 12, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Janelle Monae

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/theshow/

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September 13, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar

Location: Joslyn Senior Center

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.joslyncenter.org/theatre.html

Five hundred dollars a week for all the abuse you can take. And maybe sex. That’s what four aspiring novelists pay for a ten-week private writing class with the legendary Leonard. It’s a smorgasbord of vicious, and very funny, wordplay, as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy about power, sex, and art.

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September 13, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beauty & The Beast

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

KPOP Concert at Fantasy Springs featuring Kim Wan Sun & Park Wan Gyu.    

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September 13, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ramon Ayala

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spanish language act.

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September 13, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mariachis Los Comperos de Nati Cano

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/theshow/

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September 14, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meg McLynn in: "Foolin' Around: The Patsy Cline Songbook"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Follow the story & hits of the Country star from her rise to stardom to sudden death. With Seattle Music Director David Duvall & The Purple Phoenix Trio.

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September 18 - September 21, 2014

Cinema Diverse

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

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

Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best in LGBT Cinema.

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September 19, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Engelbert Humperdinck

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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September 19, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Peter Frampton

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/theshow/

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September 20, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Diana Ross

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry.  On Saturday, September 20th this music legend returns to Fantasy Springs Special Events Center stage with her In The Name of Love Tour.

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September 21, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Patti Gallagher & Mark Almy in: "Dynamic Duo"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Combining their wealth of experience in Opera, Musical Theater & Cabaret -  these two present memorable moments in musical duet history from Sondheim, Webber, Schwartz & more. With PS Music Director Paul Cracchiolo

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September 25 - September 28, 2014

Party in the Pasture

Location: Indio

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.partyinthepasture.net/

Party in the Pasture is four days of  RV, Tent Camping, Live Country Music and just plain fun! Featuring the rockin’ country sound of musician/songwriter/actor Jason Charles Miller on Saturday and the honky-tonk styling of Ben Dukes on Sunday. Southern California's top country bands will keep The Party going, along with Ry Bradley, winner of the Coachella Valley 33rd Annual Country Showdown and many of its finalists. 23 bands and counting will Party in the Pasture with you!

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September 26, 2014
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/wp-content/powwow/pow2.php

The Morongo nation invites everyone to join in this celebration of Native American culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, food, Native vendors and more.

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September 27, 2014

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

Event Web Site: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

Enjoy free admission to all national parks today, including Joshua Tree National Park, in honor of National Public Lands Day!

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September 27, 2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/wp-content/powwow/pow2.php

The Morongo nation invites everyone to join in this celebration of Native American culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, food, Native vendors and more.

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September 28, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/wp-content/powwow/pow2.php

The Morongo nation invites everyone to join in this celebration of Native American culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, food, Native vendors and more.

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September 28, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Victoria Lavan & Luann Aronson in: "And The Beauty Is..."

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Two different views of life, by two celebrated & talented ladies, with music from Broadway & The Great American Songbook. Directed by Scott Conner & Music Direction by Evan Duffy.

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