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 (Oct 2014 to Jan 2015)

Date
Event
October 10 - October 31, 2014
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Pumpkin Patch and Amusement Park

Location: Westfield Palm Desert

Event Type: Carnival

Pumpkin Patch and Amusement Park with Kiddie Rides, Giant Slide, Fun House, Snacks, Games and Prizes to benefit Animal Samaritans. Join us for a Spooky Good Time!

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

Lee Brice

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=784

Lee Brice is a man whose time has come. On his stunning sophomore album, Hard 2 Love, the four-time Academy of Country Music nominee demonstrates a new maturity and patience, both in his songwriting and vocals.

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October 21, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ray LaMontagne

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=785

Born in New Hampshire, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne came to music in one fell swoop: while working in a shoe factory in his twenties, he woke up to the Stephen Stills song "Tree Top Flyer" on the radio and had an epiphany this was his life's calling. Five years later, in 2004, his debut album, Trouble, was released on RCA to much acclaim, including numerous notable cover versions of its title track. LaMontagne has built a devoted following ever since, over the course of three more studio albums. His fifth studio album, Supernova, was released in May.

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October 23, 2014
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Artist's Talk with Lalo Alcaraz

Location: Marks Art Center at College of the Desert

Event Type: Free Event

Event Web Site: http://collegeofthedesert.edu/community/gallery/Pages/default.aspx

Award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz will be speaking at the College of the Desert Campus in conjunction with the exhibition Locolandia.     Alcaraz is the creator of the nationally syndicated daily comic strip “La Cucaracha,” co-host of KPFK’s long-running satirical radio talk-show, the “Pocho Hour of Power,” and most recently, consulting producer and writer for the upcoming Fox Television animated series, “Bordertown.”  For more information visit www.collegeofthedesert.edu/community/gallery/Pages/default.aspx

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October 23, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park: The Long Run

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://cityofpalmdesert.org

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is: The Long Run, playing The Eagles Tribute music.  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. The Family YMCA of the Desert will provide games, raffles, and children's activities before the concert.  

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October 24 - November 9, 2014

Noises Off

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

By audience demand! Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic hit Broadway show that has been re-imagined for an intimate theater space. Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm. No performance on October 31.

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October 24, 2014
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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October 24, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cheech & Chong with War

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

A Night of Music and Comedy you’ll never forget, this tour promises to be the "smokiest" night of the year, featuring all of your favorite WAR hits and all of CHEECH & CHONG's outrageous and hilarious comedy. 

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October 24, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Paquita la del Barrio

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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October 25, 2014

Tram Road Challenge

Location: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

The Palm Springs Annual Tram Road Challenge is a 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. For over 25 years, runners and walkers from around the world have been taking on the challenge. Participants climb 2000 vertical feet in just over 3.7 miles. All finishers receive a customized finishers medal. Held on Make a Difference Day, this event benefits United Way of the Desert.

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October 25, 2014

Jacqueline Cochran Air Show

Location: Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport

Event Type: Air Show

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

This popular air show returns for the 10th time, bringing in planes for enthusiasts of all ages.

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October 25, 2014
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Relay For Life Of Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert High School

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14CA?fr_id=57545&pg=entry

To benefit the American Cancer Society

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October 25, 2014
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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October 25, 2014
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Day of the Dead Celebration at The Palm Springs Art Musuem

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/art-programs/day-of-the-dead/

JOIN US AS THE MUSEUM COMES ALIVE WITH THE SPIRIT AND TRADITIONS OF DAY OF THE DEAD. Be a part of the annual Day of the Dead / Día de los muertos festivities. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. on the museum’s front steps with an opening procession by the Danza Azteca Citlaltonac Tierra dancers. Throughout the rest of the day make art with the whole family, visit traditional art installations, enjoy a special exhibition of Day of the Dead quilts, and listen to Mariachi Azteca de Oro de Jose Valdez. The day will be filled with music, food, art-making, and laughter. Join us with your friends and family for this joyous, unique, and important cultural event.

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October 25 - October 26, 2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Howl-O-Ween

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/howl-o-ween/

A Spooky Zoo Adventure!

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October 26, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

50th Annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Parade

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

Tap into your fun, creative side and be a part of the excitement when one of Palm Desert's most popular annual traditions celebrates its golden anniversary this fall. Think of the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade as a mini-Tournament of Roses parade, but with tissue paper covering golf carts instead of flowers. Add activities for kids, a pancake breakfast and more, and you have a fun day for one and all. Check out the full schedule of events on their web page.

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October 26, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suzy Cadham in: "A Golddigger (not that kind!!)"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

A musical journey from hometown Manitoba to Hollywood as a Dean Martin "Golddigger" during The Golden Age of TV with Show-biz tales about the stars she's worked with. PS' Steven Smith is Musical Director.

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October 28, 2014
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Imperial Dam Bus Tour

Location: Coachella Valley Water District

Event Type: Tour

Event Web Site: http://www.cvwd.org/#

This eleven-hour tour travels more than 350 miles to the Imperial Dam, where water is diverted from the Colorado River for use by farmers in the Coachella Valley. Throughout the day attendees receive an abundance of information about the water district and history of water in the Coachella Valley.

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October 29 - November 16, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Chosen

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

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

This award-winning play is the story of two boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities—”five blocks and a world apart”—in Brooklyn, in the 1940s. This is a heartfelt story of friendship and important choices that two families make on the path toward understanding, respect and reconciliation

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October 30 - November 2, 2014

Aviation Expo and Parade of Planes

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center

Event Type: Air Show

Event Web Site: http://www.aviation-xpo.com/parade.php

Where can you land your airplane and taxi through city streets to a premier aviation convention?The Aviation Expo in Palm Springs! Help us kick off a phenomenal 3-day show with one of the most unique events in aviation. On Thursday, spectators will line the route along East Alejo Road and North Avenida Caballeros to cheer our Parade of Planes participants as they taxi to the Palm Springs Convention Center. Experience the power and excitement of aviation all along the route as a diverse collection of aircraft taxi by. The Parade is reversed on Sunday as participating pilots taxi back to Palm Springs International Airport to help close out Aviation Expo 2014. Don’t miss this unique display of airpower under crystal blue Palm Springs skies.

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October 30, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park: The Blue Breeze Band

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http;//cityofpalmdesert.org

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. This week the featured band is: The Blue Breeze Band, playing Motown/R&B music.  Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. The Family YMCA of Palm Desert will provide games, raffles, and children's activities before the concert.  

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November 1 - November 2, 2014

Dia de Los Muertos USA, Coachella

Location: Rancho Las Flores Park

Event Type: Festival

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

The ultimate Dia de los Muertos experience… a ceremonious celebration of life for all ages featuring art, entertainment, culinary & libation enjoyment.                

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November 1, 2014
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Day of the Dead Celebration

Location: Coachella Valley History Museum

Event Type: Art

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

2nd Annual Day of the Dead Celebraton Art, Tequila Tasting, Dinner, Entertainment

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November 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cheyenne Jackson

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Whether in concert, on stage, or in film and television, Cheyenne Jackson continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He has been featured on 12 different albums, and with his staggering 4 1/2 octave range has become known for his vocal sensitivity and versatility. Appearing in such mega-hits/critical favorites such as "Glee," "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "Law and Order," his biggest passion is music. He is also a singer/songwriter whose first self-penned album I'm Blue Skies was released in July, co-produced by Sony/ATV and included the top 40 hit "Before You."

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November 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bella Donna, A Celebration of Stevie Nicks

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present a Celebration of Stevie Nicks, featuring the critically acclaimed talents of Bella Donna. 

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November 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reba

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 ACM Awards; 9 People’s Choice Awards; 7 CMA Awards; 2 GRAMMY Awards; an ACM Career Achievement Honor; and is one of only four entertainers in history to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress.

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November 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Def Leppard

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/TheShow/Info.html

Def Leppard at the The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

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November 1, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Def Leppard

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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November 5, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wild Pride Party

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/wild-pride-party/

The Living Desert is excited to be hosting the first ever WILD PRIDE PARTY in association with GREATER PALM SPRINGS PRIDE November 5, 2014 5:30 – 9 PM At the Stephen B. Chase Administration Building Tickets are $30 and you get all the goods! Food & one of our Signature PRIDE Drinks, with cash bar all evening. Music by Master DJ Luc Benech and Bella da Ball making a special appearance! Buy your discounted zoo memberships and walk away with a bag of even more treats! This fun event will benefit The Living Desert and Greater Palm Springs Pride.

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November 5, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jeff Harnar

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/jeff-harner/

JEFF HARNAR is the winner of the 2012 Noel Coward Foundation Cabaret Award. New York engagements include The Algonquin Hotel, Feinstein's at The Regency, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, and Off-Broadway at 59e59 Theaters. Carnegie Hall appearances include both the Cole Porter and Noel Coward Centennial Galas.  At Weill Recital Hall, Jeff headlined a sold-out solo concert and recently was Michael Feinstein’s special guest at Zankel Hall.  Jeff was artistic director and host of the three seasons of The American Songbook in London at The Jermyn Street Theatre and Pizza on The Park.  Television credits include The 1959 Broadway Songbook (PBS) and as the singing narrator of Gershwin on Ice, starring Dorothy Hamill (A&E).  Jeff tours nationally with Shauna Hicks in their symphony "Pops" concert I Got Rhythm: Mickey & Judy's Hollywood.  Jeff has released four solo CD's and is the winner  of 3 MAC Awards and 3 Back Stage Bistro Awards.  Look for Jeff as the nightclub singer in A Portrait of James Dean

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

Three Steinways...Six Hands

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Three Virginia Waring International Piano Competition winners perform together Bach, Saint-Säens and Gershwin.  

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November 6, 2014
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pendleton Foundation 10th Annual Chef's Auction

Location: Ritz-Carlton

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: https://www.thependletonfoundation.org/events.htm

Please join us at the beautiful The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage for the 10th Annual Chef's Auction, a fundraising event benefiting the Pendleton Foundation.

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

Ballet Boyz®

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Ballet

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

A "viscerally thrilling" (The Telegraph) "adrenaline rush" (The Times), Great Britain's BalletBoyz® began in 2001 as the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Described by The Guardian as "a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight," the company's evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise.

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November 7 - November 9, 2014

First Weekend Palm Desert Season Kickoff

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Join us for a weekend of Arts and Entertainment. Activites include El Paseo Art Walk, El Paseo Cruise Night, Free Public Art Tour and so much more!  

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November 7, 2014
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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November 7, 2014
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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November 7, 2014
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/

Extended hours at 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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November 7, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Broadway in Drag

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/2014_2015_season.html

"BROADWAY IN DRAG" Friday November 7th at 8pmSee a bevy of beautiful female impersonators vie for the crown in this lavish production around the glamour and glitz of Broadway.A Palm Springs Pride Official Event.

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November 8 - November 9, 2014

Palm Springs Pride Festival

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Festival

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

Palm Springs Pride is the longest-running LGBT festival in the Coachella Valley. Palm Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian friendly and FREE Pride Festival, unique to Southern California. The event features a diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets.

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November 8 - November 9, 2014

The 17th Annual Choreography Festival

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Presented by McCallum Theatre Institute and the City of Palm Desert. Choreography by both emerging and established dancemakers take center stage in the McCallum's popular festival. Exciting original dances in a number of styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event always delivers an interesting mix of work by deserving artists. Saturday Nov 8th performance 7:00 PM. Sunday Nov 9th performance 4:00 PM.

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November 8, 2014

3rd Annual Go Native

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Garden Tour/Event

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/3rd-annual-go-native/

Bird walk with Peter Siminski & Judi Greene, Cahuilla bird songs with Walter Holmes Jr. and son, Geology and the San Andreas fault with Harry Quinn, Bilingual Native plant walk with Mark Reeder & Gilbert Ochoa, using Native Plants in Landscapes for Gardeners and landscapers with Mack Nash, Getting to know our Native plants with Jennifer Hudson, wildflower slideshow with Kirk Anderson, date palms with Federico Vargas & Craig Patton…And so much more!

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November 8, 2014
6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Palm Desert Century

Location: University Park

Event Type: Bike Ride/Century

Event Web Site: http://www.shadowtour.com/Century_Rides/Palm_Desert.htm

A unique century ride featuring world-class, wide open pristine desert views on mostly low traffic roads, with minimal stop signs in 100 miles, held at the ideal time of year for low desert cycling. Other distance options available from 20 to 130 miles.

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November 8, 2014
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/art-tours-and-maps

Explore and learn about the art in Civic Center Park, located on Fred Waring and San Pablo next to City Hall.  A trained docent will provide pertinent facts and insight into many of the more than twenty sculptures in the Park.  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 Park, along El Paseo, or at the Palm Desert Library.

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November 8 - November 9, 2014
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Location: Rancho Mirage Community Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.ranchomirageca.gov/art-affaire/

This spectacular two-day event, presented free of charge by the City of Rancho Mirage, is a juried fine art and music festival featuring 100 award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz and other music will be presented on stage Saturday and Sunday.

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November 8, 2014
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
November 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Panos Kiamos

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Goodtimes Events & Global Arts Int. present Bouzoukia in the Desert with PANOS KIAMOS and Eleftheria Eleftheriou. 

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November 8, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Panos Kiamos

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/TheShow/Info.html

Panos Kiamos at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at 7:00PM - See more at: http://www.startickets.com/events/item/panos-kiamos#sthash.XqIAl8Jp.dpuf

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November 8, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Howie Mandel

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

For 30 years, Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business. Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film and stage. From his work on the Emmy-Award winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, he has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

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November 9, 2014
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pride Parade

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Parade

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

Palm Springs comes alive during the annual Pride Celebration. Rainbow flags and glitter will fill the streets as the ever-present San Jacinto Mountains star in the most scenic Pride Parade in the world. The parade steps off at 10am at Tachevah and travels south along historic Palm Canyon Drive to the opening gates for the Pride Festival at Amado Rd.

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November 11, 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 Veterans Day.

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November 11, 2014
3:30 pm

18th Annual Palm Springs Veteran's Day Parade

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Parade

The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the 18th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs.  The parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road .  The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive . This parade is one of the largest in Southern California and is supported by military units, marching bands, veterans’ organizations and much more. The City of Palm Springs has once again been designated as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs.                    

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November 13 - November 16, 2014

"Don't Dress for Dinner"

Location: Sun City Shadow Hills Montecito Clubhouse

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: http://www.performingartslive.com/Events/Sun-City-Shadow-Hills-Montecito-Clubhouse-Dont-Dress-For-Dinner-11132014

“Don’t Dress For Dinner” is a comedy farce performed hilariously by the Sun City Shadow Hills Performing Arts Club. Written by Marc Camoletti, “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” fast paced and French-influenced, deals with humorously mistimed love affairs. Identities and infidelities get as mixed up as a tossed salad setting the stage for a comic collision no one expected. Performance Times7 p.m. Nov. 13-15 2 p.m. Nov. 16

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

Mummenschanz

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

Now in its 43rd season, Swiss mask theater troupe Mummenschanz has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. Formed by founding members Andres Bossard, Floriana Frassetto and Bernie Schürch, Mummenschanz has since inspired generations of show-goers across five continents over four decades. The 'stories' told are unique in that they have no sound or music; the language of Mummenschanz is universal. In the wordless universe of Mummenschanz, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (like toilet paper) and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous "Clay Masks," "Slinky Man" and "Giant Hands" spring to life. By creating a playful yet compelling experience through the inventive use of shadow, light, and creative manipulation of objects, Mummenschanz offers timeless insight on the human condition. The result is a visually stunning spectacle of that transcends cultural barriers and sparks the imagination.

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November 14 - November 23, 2014

The Odd Couple

Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Theater

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

The Tony Award-winning comedy classic of famously mismatched roommates Oscar and Felix. When recently failed marriages force slovenly Oscar to share an apartment with fastidious Felix, the pair must determine whether their differences are irreconcilable. This beloved comedy by Neil Simon is both surprisingly poignant and side-splittingly funny. Friday and Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm.

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November 14, 2014

Ghostly Graveyard Tours

Location: Coachella Valley Public Cemetery

Event Type: Tour

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

Join a guide from the Coachella Valley History Museum to find who's haunting one of our area's oldest cemetaries. You may even run into the ghost of local historical figure. Three tour times: 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. Advance reservations are required.

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November 15 - November 16, 2014
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Firehouse Yard Sale

Location: Palm Desert Historical Society

Event Type: Yard Sale

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

It's the big one--the Historical Society of Palm Desert's annual Firehouse House Yard Sale is a great way to find bargains and help out this worthwhile organization at the same time.

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November 15, 2014
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Culture Club

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.hotwatercasino.com/TheShow/Info.html

Culture Club at the The Show at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at 8:00 PM - See more at: http://www.startickets.com/events/item/culture-club#sthash.cp1BqHZk.dpuf

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November 15, 2014
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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November 15, 2014
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

4 Girls 4

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/twelth-annual-annenberg-theater-opening-night-gala-fundraiser/

The Annenberg Theater presents its 12th Annual Opening Night Fundraising Gala, starring Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie and Randy Graff. When 4 dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony® Award winning shows and performances. 4 GIRLS 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny, frolic, featuring four famous females!

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November 15, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Man's Requiem - SEOP Dance Company

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

A Man's Requiem premiered at the World Festival of National Theaters in Korea and has successfully toured nine countries and extensively through South Korea. This composition explores the powerful theme of "when a sinner dies he must be judged." A Man's Requiem uses both traditional and contemporary Korean dance techniques to create a stunning display of sound, color, and movement. The SEOP Dance Company, established in 1992, seeks to contemporize creative Korean dance through adequate harmony between the abstract and conception, with sentimental yet refined works with roots in the Korean dance and cultural traditions.

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November 15, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Culture Club

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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November 15, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sheryl Crow

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Nine-time GRAMMY® winner Sheryl Crow has sold 35 million albums around the world and on Saturday, November 15 she brings her hit songs to the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

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November 15, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Troubador Experience: A Celebration of George Strait

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present a celebration of George Strait, with an exciting show from The Troubadour Experience. With over 60 chart-topping songs, The Troubadour Experience features authentic performances of Strait's number one hits, such as "Fool Hearted Memory," “All My Exes Live In Texas,” “Ocean Front Property,” “The Chair,” "Here For A Good Time" and many more.

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November 16, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Christy Minstrels®

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Founded by Randy Sparks in 1961, The New Christy Minstrels are still going strong. Relive the era when Folk Music was on everybody's record player and songs like "Green, Green" and "Everybody Loves a Saturday Night" were topping the charts.

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November 21 - November 23, 2014

McCormick's Classic Car Auction

Location: Spa Resort Casino

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

Event Web Site: http://www.classic-carauction.com/auction_schedule.cfm

Palm Springs Heats Up As McCormick's Collector Car Auction Gets Ready For Another Record-Breaking Event

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November 21, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Swing Time - Featuring the Jive Aces

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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November 22, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miracle on El Paseo

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: http://www.bighornbam.net/?page_id=20

BIGHORN Behind A Miracle  is dedicated to providing critical funding needed to help in the diagnosis, treatment, research, services and education for those affected by breast cancer.

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November 22, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Patti Austin

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Patti Austin is a true artist who has explored almost every genre of music through a career span of three decades. Her creativity knows no boundaries.

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

Last Comic Standing

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR! It's going to be a laugh-riot kinda night. 

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November 27, 2014
6:30 am - 9:30 am

Martha's Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.active.com/palm-desert-ca/running/distance-running-races/martha-s-village-and-kitchen-thanksgiving-day-5k-2014

Our 8th Annual Martha's Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K is fun and guarantees a memorable experience for all who attend! People love getting up early on Thanksgiving Day, taking in the crisp autumn air and joining together to make a real difference in the lives of so many.

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November 28 - November 30, 2014

Anything Goes

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

ALL ABOARD for a saucy and splendid new production of one of the greatest musicals in history, sailing in direct from Broadway on a wave of critical acclaim. Don't miss the show being called 'A KNOCKOUT" (The New York Times). When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. The New York Times raves, "THIS ZESTY AND EFFERVESCENT NEW PRODUCTION FEATURES A DELUXE CANDY BOX OF COLE PORTER'S BEST SONGS," including "I Get a Kick out of You," "You're the Top," "It's De-lovely," and of course, "Anything Goes." Performance times November 28 8 PM November 29 2 PM and 8 PM  November 30 2 PM and 7 PM

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November 28, 2014
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/ps5.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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November 28 - November 30, 2014
5:00 pm

Indio Powwow

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/prod/cbmi/index.html

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians keeps cultural tradion alive by holding annual powwows. Included in the celebration are Native Amercia dance competitions for contestants of all ages, bird singing, drum contests and peon games. Visitors also have an opportunity to taste Native American foods such as Indian fry bread and shop among vendors for jewelry, weavings, dream catchers adn other types of Native arts and crafts.

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November 28, 2014
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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November 29, 2014
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/ps5.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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November 29, 2014
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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November 29, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jim Jefferies

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

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November 30, 2014
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/ps5.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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December 1, 2014
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/

Beethoven's ardent, lyrical Sonata Opus 78, Brahms' dramatic Rhapsodies and intimate Intermezzi, and Bartók's vibrant, zesty Rumanian Dances and humorous, tuneful Rondo.

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December 2, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joan Ryan

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/joan-ryan/

Winner of Broadway World’s Top Female Cabaret Artist of 2013, Joan’s four octave range has led to numerous leading roles in Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, Les Miserables, and Nunsense. She originated the role of “Judy Denmark/Ginger Del Marco” in Ruthless! The Musical. She has also been featured in the annual star-studded S.T.A.G.E. fundraising shows benefitting AIDS Project LA.

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December 2, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A John Waters Christmas

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) performs an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas. Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively "putting the X in Xmas." This show is decidedly for die-hard Waters fans, the open minded and those with more than a slightly off-center sense of humor. "It's my obsession with Christmas: what I want for Christmas, what you should want, and how to handle every holiday disaster," he says. Come, if you dare, and let "The Pope of Trash" give you a Joyeaux Noel like no other.

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December 5, 2014
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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December 5, 2014
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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December 5, 2014
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/

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Enjoy extended shopping hours at 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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December 5, 2014
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jim Gaffigan

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

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December 6 - December 7, 2014

Neil Sedaka

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can be used to describe Neil Sedaka. His impressive fifty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50's, a relevant songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60's, a superstar in the 70's, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. This is all thanks to the countless songs he has written, performed, and produced that continue to inspire artists and audiences around the world. Performance times December 6 8 PM December 7 3 PM    

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December 6, 2014
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/art-tours-and-maps

Explore and learn about the art at the Palm Desert Library located at 73-300 Fred Waring Drive.  A trained docent will provide pertinent facts and insight into many of the dozen sculptures in the Library.  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 Palm Desert Civic Center Park, along El Paseo, or at the Palm Desert Library.

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December 6, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tamale Festival

Location: Indio

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.tamalefestival.net/general-info.html

History:It all started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio Merchants Association.The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hard working tamale makers have created the festival's tremendous success.Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" in the nation!

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December 6, 2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Walk for the Animals

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Benefit

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

Our 14th annual Walk for the Animals promises loads of fun, good exercise, dog performances, and fundraising all for a great cause! The event includes a 1 mile dog walk around the park, low-cost pet vaccinations and microchipping. Event proceeds benefit the Animal Samaritans no-kill animal shelter and the Humane Education programs. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. The event is free and open to all.  

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December 6, 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Holiday Happiness

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

Celebrate Holiday Happiness Kick off the holiday season and enjoy in-store events, raffles, fun fashion and more! The celebration culminates on the center lawn as the Boys and Girls Club's band "Heatwave" performs holiday favorites.  Reception begins at 4 pm followed by the concert from 5 - 6 pm. A $12 donation includes a seat on the center lawn, two glasses of wine and refreshments.

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December 6, 2014
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Parade

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

The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade kicked off for the first time on December 5, 1992 along Palm Canyon Drive and has been held every year since on the first Saturday in December -- becoming a much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs!

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December 6, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 am

Phillip Phillips

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

American Idol winner and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips stops at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on his North American Tour.

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December 7, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tamale Festival

Location: Indio

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.tamalefestival.net/general-info.html

It all started in 1992 with an idea by Dave Hernandez, a member of the Downtown Indio Merchants Association.The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hard working tamale makers have created the festival's tremendous success.Recently, the Food Network-TV ranked the Indio International Tamale Festival in the top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" in the nation!

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December 11, 2014
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Palm Springs Walk of the Inns

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: www.walkingtouroftheinns.com

A self-guided walking tour of Palm Springs’ unique collection of boutique hotels and historic inns. The city’s historic and mid-century modern gems are opening their doors for public tours as part of its annual ‘Walk of the Inns.”  From 100-year old adobe inns to 1920s jewels to Mediterranean inspired villas, the “Walk of the Inns” is not to be missed.  Inns participating in the event include Casa Cody, Old Ranch Inn, Orbit In, Korakia Pensione, Calla Lilly Inn and several others. The evening self-guided tour begins at any of the participating hotels or at Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Way, which will also provide free maps and flashlights for the walk.

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December 11, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oh What a Night!

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

This exiting musical tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons has been playing to sold-out audiences worldwide. The stars of Oh What a Night! will also present a special holiday remembrance of the legendary Andy Williams & The Williams Brothers as we bring in the holiday season. You're sure to be moved as they perform Andy's Christmas classics personally taught to them by the Williams Brothers. Performing in concert with The Desert Symphony.

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December 12 - December 13, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Irish Tenors Christmas

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

The Irish Tenors, one of the most successful Irish touring acts ever, celebrate the season with a special holiday concert of traditional carols and classic Irish ballads, accompanied by a live symphonic orchestra.

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December 13, 2014
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/ps6.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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December 13, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Playtime With Santa

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Benefit

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

Playtime With Santa Pose for photos with Santa, and enjoy crafts and live entertainment.  A $10 donation benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert. Located on the center lawn.  10 am - 12:00 pm

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

Gary Allan

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

Celtic Woman Home for Christmas Tour

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Presenting a one-of-a-kind concert experience showcasing four gifted Irish women - three stunning vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist, Celtic Woman returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to perform their timeless Christmas songs accompanied by the stirring instruments of a full symphony orchestra.

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December 14, 2014
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/ps6.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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December 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Colors of Christmas

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

A holiday tradition at McCallum Theatre, Peabo Bryson returns with a new line-up of stars for a sparkling evening of holiday music and classics backed up by a hot 12-piece band and a spectacular choir.

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December 14, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Holiday

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

St. Margaret’s Choir is joined by readers, organ, and instrumentalists to re-tell the story of Christmas through scripture and song. It is a beautiful service celebrating the birth of Jesus and the spirit of Christmas.

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December 17, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nutcracker

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Bring the entire family and celebrate the holidays with the beauty and wonder of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, with all of the beautiful scenery and costumes you've come to expect from the McCallum Theatre.

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December 18, 2014

Old Fashioned Christmas

Location: Coachella Valley History Museum

Event Type: Museum

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

Celebration of Christmas

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December 20, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Paws 'N Claus

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Benefit

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

Paws 'n Claus Photograph your canine pal with Santa Claus on the center lawn from 10 am to 12:00 pm. $10 donation benefits Animal Samaritans.

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December 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony " Holiday Magic"

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

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

  CVS invites you to our heartwarming holiday concert featuring the amazing vocal talents of Patricia Welch performing seasonal favorites:  Silent Night, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World and many more... Program highlights will include selections from the Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Enjoy the Festive Sounds of Hanukkah, Sleighride, White Christmas and embrace the magic of the season with us in true holiday spirit!

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

Merri-Achi Christmas

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Merri-Achi Christmas comes to the McCallum Theatre in a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs, dance, and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is one of the nation's premier ensembles, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jóse Hernàndez.

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

Terry Fator

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

It will certainly be a jolly Christmas at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino as singer-comedian-celebrity impressionist and resident Las Vegas performer Terry Fator lights up the Special Events Center stage with his all-star team of anything-but-ordinary puppets.

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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 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, 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/

Extended hours at 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 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 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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