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 (Mar 2015 to Jun 2015)

Date
Event
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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February 20 - March 8, 2015

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

In a desperate attempt to gain his freedom, the slave Pseudolus attempts to help his young master Hero earn the love of a courtesan, Philia. Meanwhile, Pseudolus has to outsmart  Hero's parents, the slave master Lycus, and the large man that has already paid Philia, Miles Gloriosus. Friday and Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 2PM

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February 20 - March 22, 2015

A Handful of Nickels and Dimes

Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

La Gringa

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

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

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

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

La Quinta Arts Festival

Location: La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring The Lucky Tongue Band

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

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

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

Steve Tyrell

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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March 6 - March 8, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 6 - March 15, 2015

Nunsense: The MEGA Musical

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

El Paseo Art Walk

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 6 - February 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Reception for Susan Block and Steven Klinsky

Location: Desert Art Collection and Sculpture Garden

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Actress/Artist Susan Block and unique ceramicist Steven Klinsky will be featured in upcoming shows at Desert Art Collection art gallery in Palm Desert beginning March 1st.  A special reception will be held for the artists at Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden at 45-350 San Luis Rey Avenue with Ms. Block and Mr. Klinsky in attendance to greet valley visitors and residents.  The exhibition runs through the month of March.  For more information contact 760.674.9955.

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March 6, 2015
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE 1st Friday at The Galen

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert/

In conjunction with the El Paseo Art Walk and F1RST WEEKend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert continues their successful FREE 1st Friday at The Galen event on the first Friday of every month (November - May) with free admission from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., scheduled docent tours at 4 p.m., and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the current exhibition with scheduled docent tours in The Galen and live entertainment in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. FREE 1st Friday is generously underwritten by Helene Galen and sponsored by JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

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March 6, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

First Friday Film Screening: The Thomas Crown Affair

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert/

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, 102 min., R),  Directed by Norman Jewison is is a raucous candy colored festival of fantasy, full of mod era graphic flights of fancy, a tinny plot with plenty of room for stylish stunt sequences, and most importantly for the box office, a romantic coupling of two of the sexist celebrities in celluloid history that would make the squarest of the square swoon with jealousy. For more information about the events at The Galen, contact 760-322-4800.

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

Artist Reception Wax Works – Encaustics Art Invitational

Location: Venus Studios @ The Art Place

Event Type: First Weekend

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

The exhibition will include artwork by artists John Bauer, Charlie Ciali, Angela Koenig, Roger Allen Mosser, Tobi Taboada, Debra Thompson, Sylvia Torres, Peter Wowkowych, will be sharing their expressive work which will be on display through March 29.  The gallery is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information contact 760-340-5085.

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

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

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 6, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Living Desert Park After Dark

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Children's Event

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

Special evening for families includes an up-close animal presentation, guided walk through the zoo and s'mores roasting around a campfire.  

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March 6 - February 6, 2015
7:30 pm

Live Performance: Lincoln Jesser

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Born in La Quinta, CA (a five minute drive from The Empire Polo Fields, home of the world renowned Coachella Music Festival), the young singer and producer grew up idolizing artists like The Strokes (and their associated side projects), Daft Punk, and The Killers, and began aspiring to achieve their levels of artistry himself.  In his own words, “my music aims to conjure up those feelings of simultaneous melancholy and immense joy/passion that [those acts’] music stirs up in me.”  For more information about the events at The Galen, contact 760-322-4800.

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

2Cellos

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 7, 2015

Public Art Tours Palm Desert Library

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: Tour

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

Take a free guided walking tour of the public art collection as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture on the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m. September-May. Meet at the entrance to the Library.

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March 7 - March 8, 2015

Johnny Mathis

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 7, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center Birdwalk and Tour

Location: Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center

Event Type: Tour

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

Expert lead birdwalks are held the 1st Saturday of each month (October through May) at 8:00 a.m.  The group walks to an open field, pond, and multi-purpose wetlands on the property, where waterbirds as well as songbirds are observed and identified.  Two-story observation platforms tower over the wetlands for enhanced viewing and photography.  Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, refreshments available.

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

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://palmdesertart.org

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

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March 7, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival

Location: Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monume

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Come celebrate the beauty of the wildflowers at the 8th annual Friends Wildflower Festival.  The activities will include food, a beer and wine garden, kids' zone, exhibitors, raffles, and much, much more.  For more information contact 760-568-9918 or email DesertMountains.org.

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

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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

“Celebrating the Natural beauty in and near the Coachella Valley” with hiking expert Philip Ferranti and Photographer Tom Brewster

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Attendees will discover the many scenic and unique hikes and terrain within 50 miles of Palm Springs. A colorful slide show and several adventurous and interesting hiking videos will help attendees learn about the many hiking opportunities that make the Palm Springs area the nation’s premier winter hiking destination. Included in the presentation will be discussions on flora, fauna, geology, appropriate hiking gear and weather/seasonal considerations. Ferranti’s No. 1 best-selling book, “140 Great Hikes In and Near Palm Springs” will also be available.  CSUSB Palm Desert Campus-Indian Wells Theater-37500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211, 760-341-2883

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

Philip Ferranti & Tom Brewster

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

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

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

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

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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

Kathy Griffin

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: http://www.startickets.com/events/item/kathy-griffin-4

Kathy Griffin on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort.

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

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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March 8, 2015
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday Brunch Unplugged with Matteo Palmer and His Acoustic Guitar

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://desertwillow.com/-sunday-brunch-unplugged

Matteo Palmer is an acoustic finger-style guitar player originating from Vermont.  In his debut album, "Out Of Nothing", produced by grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, Matteo Palmer displays his incredible versatility.  His compositions range anywhere from beautiful, heartfelt melodies to fast, driving rhythms.  Our Sunday Brunch Menu, served a la carte, will be offered from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Reservations are not required for this event. For reservations of 6 or more please call (760) 346-7060 Ext. 104.

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

Paint Nite

Location: The 3rd Corner - Wine Shop and Bistro

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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March 9 - March 22, 2015

BNP Paribas Open

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Tennis

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

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

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

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring The James Moody Trio

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

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

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

Dancing and Romancing

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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March 13 - March 14, 2015

HITS Desert Horse Park $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge

Location: HITS Desert Horse Park

Event Type: Horse Show

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

$50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge. Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 12 pm.  

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March 13 - March 15, 2015

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

ABBA & The Magic of Arnel - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Coachella Valley Symphony

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Tom Jones & Celine Dion - Tribute

Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

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

The hit songs of Tom Jones and Celine Dion.

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

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.startickets.com/events/item/jason-bonham-s-led-zeppelin-experience

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 8:00PM.

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

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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March 15, 2015

HITS Desert Horse Park $1 Million Grand Prix

Location: HITS Desert Horse Park

Event Type: Horse Show

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

AIG $1 Million Grand Prix  which offers the richest prize in American show jumping, is the first jewel of the HITS Triple Crown. $10 admission. Free for children 12 and under.

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

Richard Elliott, Organist

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

Spencer Day

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Chris Compton Jazz Trio

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

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

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March 19, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Palm Desert Art Documentary Series

Location: University of California, Riverside Palm Desert

Event Type: Film

Event Web Site: http://palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/ArtDoc13.html

6 p.m. March 19: The Gateway Arch: A Reflection of America From Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and St. Louis' role in westward expansion to the construction of the largest stainless steel structure in history, this movie chronicles for the first time the complete story of a great American symbol -- the Gateway Arch. Featuring newly discovered construction footage, rare photographs of westward expansion, and early conceptual drawings, this movie presents a message of optimism, the human capacity to pursue dreams and America's ability to achieve great things. The film is narrated by academy award-winner Kevin Kline. Q&A to follow

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March 20 - March 29, 2015

The Secret Garden

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

The orphaned  Mary Lennox is sent to England to live with the Cravens. While there, she helps bring life to a secret garden with the help of Martha, a chambermaid, Dickon, a gardener and her cousin, Colin. Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 2PM.

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March 20 - March 22, 2015

The Ten Tenors

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

El Paseo Cruise Night

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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

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

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March 20, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Living Desert Park After Dark

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Garden Tour/Event

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

Special evening at the Living Desert for adults includes Vodka tasting, an up-close animal presentation, guided walks through the zoo and s'mores roasting around a campfire. Adult only night 21 and over.

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

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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

Art Under the Umbrellas

Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

The O'Jays

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The O'Jays in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

The Ten Tenors

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Westside Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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March 22 - March 28, 2015

Fashion Week El Paseo

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Fashion Show

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

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

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March 22, 2015

Women Running Wild 5K

Location: Ruth Hardy Park

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

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

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March 22, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Desert Arts Festival

Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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March 22, 2015
10:45 am - 4:30 pm

Festival of Opera and Art

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Opera

Event Web Site: http://www.operaartspalmsprings.org/#!page2/cjg9

Palm Desert Civic Center Park, Amphitheater and Pavilion, behind Palm Desert Civic Center Park, San Pablo and Fred Waring. FREE to the public. A family-friendly, children friendly, all people friendly event, with art, music, food, crafts, activities for the children

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March 22, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jazzoo at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Concert

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

Standards in the Afternoon by Sinne Eeg A truly unique opportunity in the desert is coming to enjoy hearing Denmark’s leading proponent of American Jazz, Sinne Eeg, in concert at Jazzoo. Her perfect intonation and beautiful vocal renditions of our jazz classics are astonishing, and she is now capturing American audiences. With good reason! Influenced by Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and Betty Carter, a recent reviewer noted, “…a voice that is warm and tremendously expressive and whose emotional register ranges from delicate modesty to explosiveness, without falling for the temptation of over-dramatizing.”

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

Count Basie Orchestra

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=770

One of the most celebrated big bands of all time, the Count Basie Orchestra has collaborated with the giants of jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. The Count Basie Orchestra was the epitome of a fine jazz organization with the finest musicians in the world and charts by the best in the business such as Neal Hefti and Quincy Jones. The orchestra has garnered 17 Grammy awards and 20 Down Beat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics Poll awards. Carmen Bradford was the featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years, and as if that wasn't enough, she's also performed with such greats as Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.www.basieband.org

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

Women of Ireland

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=771

Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland's leading female performers. The show demonstrates the wealth of talent that exists within Ireland's traditions of music, song and dance.www.womenofireland.com

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March 25, 2015

Desert Town Hall

Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Type: Lecture/Speech

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

Charles Krauthammer speaks

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

Linda Eder

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

McCallum audiences love LINDA EDER! 

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March 26 - March 30, 2015

American Documentary Film Festival

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

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

The American Documentary Film Festival is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Strategically located 2 hours east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience, many self-proclaimed aficionados. The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film goer.                                

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March 26 - March 29, 2015

Oklahoma! at Sun City Shadow Hills

Location: Sun City Shadow Hills Montecito Clubhouse

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.scshca.com/event/oklahoma/

Sun City Shadow Hills Performing Arts Club & Community Singers present   Rodgers and Hammerstein"s " Oklahoma!" Performance times March 26th, March 27th and March 28 7pm,  March 29th at 2pm.

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March 26, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring Bob and Donna Brown

Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort

Event Type: Dining

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

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

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March 27 - March 29, 2015

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Food and Wine Tasting

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

The 5th annual the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 27-29, 2015. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination.

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March 27 - March 29, 2015

A Weekend of Comedy at IPAC

Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Comedy

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

March 27, 28 - 2015 @ 7 PM, March 29 - 2015 @ 2 PM. One weekend only! The hysterically-funny Los Angeles-based improv group, “White Women” will take a suggestion from the audience and create a completely improvised piece of comedy before your eyes. Voted the overall winner by audience members at the first annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, these amazing improvisers will wow you with their comic antics. You’ve got to see it to believe it! “White Women” will be joined by hilarious stand up comics Richard Weiss and Dr. Mike. If you missed the festival, now’s your chance to get in on the fun! Only three performances!! Note* Some material may be R-rated and not suitable for children.

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

Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

Location: Portola 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 Portola 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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March 27, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Monkees

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Monkees in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

Lang Lang, Piano

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=773

Heralded as the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by The New York Times, Lang Lang has played sold-out concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonic orchestras. Time magazine named Lang Lang in the "Time 100," citing him as a symbol of the youth of China and its future. And if the Chinese passion for piano isn't solely due to him, he has played no small part as a role model — a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as "the Lang Lang effect."www.langlang.com

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March 28, 2015

Heritage Festival

Location: Coachella Valley History Museum

Event Type: Festival

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

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

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents Will Donato benefiting Gilda"s Club Desert Cities.

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

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.startickets.com/events/item/big-bad-voodoo-daddy-2

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort on Saturday, March 28th, 2014 at 8:00 PM

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

Amy Schumer

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

Amy Schumer in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

George Benson

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=721

George Benson is simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history. Not only is he a brilliant musician, he is also a smooth pop vocalist. The winner of ten Grammy Awards, George Benson smoothly covers the musical spectrum from R & B and jazz to soul and pop with ease.www.georgebenson.com

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March 29, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The McCallum Theatre Concert Band

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=774

Now in its third season, the McCallum Theatre Concert Band has become an audience favorite, performing great marches and concert band repertoire. This year, the Band goes to the movies, with great arrangements of music by John Williams, Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, Danny Elfman and others. Plus a Sousa march or two. And of course, there's ice cream for everyone!

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March 30 - April 5, 2015

ANA Inspiration LPGA Golf Tournament

Location: Mission Hills Country Club

Event Type: Golf

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

Formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco Challenge, witness over 100 ladies compete at The Mission Hills Counrty Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. for the coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, and see if this year's winner will continue the tradition of leaping into Poppies Pond at the 18th hole.

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March 30 - April 4, 2015

Dame Edna and Barry Humphries' The Final Farewell Tour

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=713

FAREWELL POSSUMS! "It's the end of an era," cries the London Daily Telegraph, but Barry Humphries and his most famous creation Dame Edna Everage aren't going out with a whimper. They're going out with a rapid-fire explosion of convulsive laughter and cheers. On the pink and purple high heels of the pair's 2009 triumphant McCallum engagement and celebratory, sold-out seasons across the UK and Broadway, Australia's greatest entertainment export returns for more take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, and no one in the audience is safe from the Dame's wicked tongue. You dare not miss the spectacular side-splitting historic finale of Barry Humphries and global gigastar, Dame Edna Everage celebrating a 50-year career of sold-out venues, command performances for the Royal Family, television specials and around-the-world tours. Performance times March 30-April 3, 8 PM April 4 2 PM and 8 PM

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April 3 - April 5, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Visiting Palm Desert for Easter or spring break? It's a great time to learn all about everything that First Weekend Palm Desert has to offer. Starting with the first Friday of every month, November through May, and continuing through the weekend, you have a chance to enjoy a celebration of world-class arts, entertainment and cultural activities. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

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April 3 - April 5, 2015

August: in Osage County

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

August: in Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle class Oklahoma.

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April 3 - April 5, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indian Wells Arts Festival

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

Event Web Site: http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com/index.html

About Join the synergy - validate the vision: See Art at Work! It's fun, exciting and dynamic! Welcome to the INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL – where Art is a Happening! at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden - Home of the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament -- a $75 million state-of-the-art facility surrounded by mountain vistas. The City of Indian Wells is conveniently located in the heart of the Southern California -- Palm Springs/Desert Resort communities. More than 200 award winning artists transform the magnificent path-lined plaza with a spectacular splash of color, featuring hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for purchase. Offerings include painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, apparel and hand-crafted wares. Meet the artists and buy directly from them!

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April 3, 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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April 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

El Paseo Art Walk

Location: El Paseo Exhibition

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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April 3, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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April 4 - April 5, 2015

Easter Eggstravanganza at the Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Children's Event

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

Join the Easter Bunny and his strolling friends (photo opportunities available) for fun activities. The days of fun will take start in Gecko Gulch with a huge Easter Egg hunt of 10,000 eggs. Enjoy a variety of activities to include keeper chats, Easter crafts, face painting, bounce houses, musical performances, games and prizes and more! There is no charge to join in Eggstravaganza – it’s included with paid admission to the park and parking is always free.

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April 4, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center Birdwalk and Tour

Location: Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center

Event Type: Tour

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

Expert lead birdwalks are held the 1st Saturday of each month (October through May) at 8:00 a.m.  The group walks to an open field, pond, and multi-purpose wetlands on the property, where waterbirds as well as songbirds are observed and identified.  Two-story observation platforms tower over the wetlands for enhanced viewing and photography.  Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, refreshments available.

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April 4, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: El Paseo Exhibition

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://palmdesertart.org

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

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April 4, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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

Kool & The Gang

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Kool & The Gang in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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

Marie Osmond

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Marie Osmond in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

Donna Theodore

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/donna-theadore/

An American actress and singer who first came to attention as a headliner at many famous nightclubs during the 1960s, including the Copacabana, the Fontainebleu Hotel, The Fairmont Hotel, and the El San Juan in Puerto Rico.  Theodore won a Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award and received a Tony® Award nomination for her performance in the 1975 musical Shenandoah. Theodore is the first person to receive a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.  She is best remembered for her appearances with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, making more than 50 guest appearances.  Theodore also created the role of Kitty Merritt in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow.

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April 8, 2015
7:00 pm

Chanticleer

Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Type: Concert

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

This world-renowned men’s choral group is returning to the Desert Friends of Music series for its 7th “call back.”

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

An Evening with Melissa Manchester

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=779

Spend an evening with the incomparable, Grammy Award-winning, Singer/Songwriter, Melissa Manchester as she performs her greatest hits and many other classics. Some of her hit songs include "Midnight Blue," "Whenever I Call You Friend," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)," "Come In From the Rain." Don't miss the opportunity to see this legendary performer live in concert with your Desert Symphony.

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April 10 - April 12, 2015

Coachella: Weekend 1

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Concert

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

An annual three-day music and arts festival/happening featuring rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music.

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April 10 - April 19, 2015

Psycho Beach Party

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

Charles Busch’s cheeky mash-up of ‘60s beach movies and Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers tells the story of Chicklet, a teenage tomboy who wants to get her Gidget on by hanging ten with the cool surf crowd. Unfortunately, she’s seriously hampered by a split-personality disorder, which just happens to threaten the lives of everyone on the beach. Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

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

Chris Botti

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=722

A McCallum smooth jazz favorite, acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti returns by popular demand. Chris' lush sound combines impeccable technique with thoughtful improvisations.www.chrisbotti.com

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April 11, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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April 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coachella Valley Symphony "Comedy at the Symphony"

Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Concert

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

"Comedy at the Symphony" is an evening of music and comedy for the whold family in the PBS tradition of Victor Borge. Compared by critics as "Victor Borge, Roger Williams, Peter Nero and Liberace all rolled into one," Wayland presents a riotous evening of Symphonic Piano Music combining a unique fusion of elegant and original, Classical and Pop Symphonic arrangements with hilarious comedic patter. Pickard's impressions include a set of popular selections from famous "piano men" such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Scott Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis and even Schroeder from "Peanuts!"

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

Sam Harris

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/sam-harris-best-sam-harris/

Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and now, author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it's premier season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including Sam Harris and SAM-I-AM (both top 40 hits), Standard Time and Different Stages (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists.) On Broadway, Sam received a Tony®, Outer Critic’s Circle and a Drama Desk nomination for his work in Cy Coleman’s The Life as well as a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s Grease, and appeared in Mel Brook’s, The Producers. He starred in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, Pippin, The Jazz Singer, The First Wives Club, Schmooli & Minnooli (with Liza Minnelli) and the smash hit, one man show SAM.

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April 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Desert Horticultural Society 10th Annual Desert Garden Tour

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Garden Tour/Event

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

Enjoy self-guided walks through Palm Springs gardens. Created by homeowners and design professionals, these gardens offer insight and inspiration that speak to every garden style.   All guests check in and recieve tour maps at Wellness Park on the corner of Via Miraleste and Tachevah in Palm Springs.

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April 12, 2015
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opera in the Park Palm Springs

Location: Sunrise Park

Event Type: Opera

Event Web Site: http://palmspringsoperaguild.org/programs/opera-in-the-park/

17TH ANNUAL OPERA IN THE PARK TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 12, 2015 AT SUNRISE PARK, PALM SPRINGS

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April 12, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jazzoo at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Concert

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

The Season’s Last Hurrah with Bentyne and ProulxEnding Jazzoo’s 31st season will be a very special duo – Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer and MAXJAZZ recording artist John Proulx.

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April 15 - May 3, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hold These Truths

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

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

During WWII in Seattle, university student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly relocate people of Japanese ancestry to internment camps. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs—and a confrontation with its failures.

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April 16, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Palm Desert Art Documentary Series

Location: University of California, Riverside Palm Desert

Event Type: Film

Event Web Site: http://palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/ArtDoc13.html

6 p.m. April 16: Tim's Vermeer Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically, 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. This is a Penn & Teller Film, produced by Penn Jillette, 2013. Q&A to follow with Lisa Soccio, assistant professor/gallery director at College of the Desert.

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April 17 - April 19, 2015

Coachella: Weekend 2

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Concert

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

An annual three-day music and arts festival/happening featuring rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music.

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April 17 - April 26, 2015

Man of La Mancha

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners.

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April 17, 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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April 18, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Gardens Annual Concert Series

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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April 24 - April 26, 2015

Stagecoach

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Concert

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

Stagecoach is a three-day annual Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. This year's dates are set for April 24-26, 2015, with performers to be announced. 

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April 24, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

Location: Portola 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 Portola 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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April 25, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Earth Wind & Fire

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Earth Wind & Fire in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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May 1 - May 3, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Here's your last chance this season to enjoy all that First Weekend has to offer. Each month from November through May, starting with the first Friday of the month, Palm Desert comes alive with exciting arts and cultural programming. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

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May 1, 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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May 1, 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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May 1, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

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

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

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May 1, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Moody Blues

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Moody Blues in concert at the Agua Caliente Casino.

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May 2, 2015

Desert Lexus Jazz Festival

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.iwtg.net/Desert-Lexus-Jazz

The Desert Lexus Jazz Festival presented by the City of Indian Wells, a premier concert event in the Coachella Valley for the past 15 years to be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Saturday, May 2.

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May 2, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center Birdwalk and Tour

Location: Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center

Event Type: Tour

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

Expert lead birdwalks are held the 1st Saturday of each month (October through May) at 8:00 a.m.  The group walks to an open field, pond, and multi-purpose wetlands on the property, where waterbirds as well as songbirds are observed and identified.  Two-story observation platforms tower over the wetlands for enhanced viewing and photography.  Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, refreshments available.

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May 2, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://palmdesertart.org

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection as part of Palm Desert’s inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture on the first Saturday each month at 9 a.m.  Meet in front of the Messenger of the Puul (southwest entrance to the park off of Fred Waring). For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.

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May 2, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Brew at the Zoo

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/brew-at-the-zoo/

Join us Saturday, May 2nd for our Sixth Annual Brew at the Zoo Event. Enjoy a sampling of handcrafted beers, food and entertainment from over 50 local breweries and restaurants.

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May 14 - May 17, 2015

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

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

Founded in 2000 by the late Arthur Lyons, the Palm Springs Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mix of Classic Film Noir “B” movies

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

R Kelly

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

R Kelly in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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