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 (Jul 2014 to Oct 2014)

Date
Event
August 1, 2014
7:00 pm

Dive-In Movie - Grown Ups 2

Location: Wet 'n Wild Palm Springs

Event Type: Movie

Event Web Site: https://wetnwildpalmsprings.com/events/dive-in-movies/

Dive in Movies are FREE with park admission! So come early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy your favorite film pool side. The movies are intended to be family-friendly, but please use discretion. Movies will start after dusk and the park will be open to 10pm, weather permitting.

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August 1, 2014
8:00 pm

Marco Antonio Solis

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

  With a successful musical career of more than 30 years and with over 50 million albums sold Worldwide, Marco Antonio Solis is in the midst of his best artistic moments; a multi Latin GRAMMY ® winner, and is one of the most influential Latin music singer/songwriters in the world. On Friday, August 1st, Solis will bring his insurmountable musical talent to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  

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August 1, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 am

Boston

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 2, 2014
8:00 pm

Randy Linder / A Celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino brings the premier Creedence Clearwater Reival tribute to their Spotlight Showroom with Randy Linder and his band on Saturday, August 2nd. Randy’s authenticity shines through with the visual resemblance, the voice, the lead guitar style and even the rockin’ blues harp played by John Fogerty in some of the early CCR hits. Do not miss Randy Linder and his band as they sing top hits including, “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Proud Mary,” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain” on Saturday, August 2nd at Spotlight 29 Casino.

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August 2, 2014
8:00 pm

Daughtry

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Daughtry, the chart topping rock band fronted by multi-platinum lead singer, Chris Daughtry, are bringing their award-winning brand of Rock n’ Roll to the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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

Jack Betts in: "On My Way To Here"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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August 8, 2014
8:00 pm

Prince Royce

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

KC & The Sunshine Band

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 9, 2014
8:00 pm

Michael McDonald & Toto

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Revolver, A Celebration of The Beatles

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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August 10, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jaci Davis in: "Liza & Ella & Babs, Oh My!"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Performing iconic songs that made these three famous ladies household names. Joining Jaci is PS's own Derrik Lewis & his trio.

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August 16, 2014
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Idyllwild Jazz Festival

Location: Idyllwild Arts Campus

Event Type: Concert

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

Three stages of swinging entertainment, all to raise funds for the Idyllwild Arts Academy and to promote the American art form--Jazz!

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August 16, 2014
8:00 pm

American Idol Live

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

No other show in TV history has proven to be a force like AMERICAN IDOL®. Fans of the hit series can see this season’s talented Top Ten Finalists live when the AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! tour comes to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on August 16th.

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August 16 - August 1, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Polo Polo

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

Spanish language act featuring the internationally known comedian. 

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August 17, 2014
10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Idyllwild Jazz Festival

Location: Idyllwild Arts Campus

Event Type: Concert

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

Three stages of swinging entertainment, all to raise funds for the Idyllwild Arts Academy and to promote the American art form--Jazz!  

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August 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ron Cohn in: "Live & Let Live: A Birthday Show!"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Ron celebrates his birthday with familiar tunes from the witty, funny, sly & romantic composer, Cole Porter. With PS Music Director Christopher Marlowe.

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

The Who Show

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

A tribute to The Who. All tickets $20.

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

Juliana Hansen in: "Juliana - Live!"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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August 25, 2014

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

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

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

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August 25, 2014

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

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

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

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

Gypsy Kings

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

God Save the Queen

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

A tribute to Queen. All tickets $20.

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

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

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: Palm Desert Public Library

Event Type: Art Tour

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

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

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

George Lopez

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

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

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

Kristin Towers-Rowles in: "A Lovely Lineage"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

Janelle Monae

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

Ramon Ayala

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spanish language act.

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

Mariachis Los Comperos de Nati Cano

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

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

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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September 18 - September 21, 2014

Cinema Diverse

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

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

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

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

Engelbert Humperdinck

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

Peter Frampton

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

Patti Gallagher & Mark Almy in: "Dynamic Duo"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

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

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September 27, 2014

Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

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

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

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

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

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

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

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

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

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

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

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

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

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October 3, 2014
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Beach Boys

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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October 4, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: El Paseo Exhibition

Event Type: Art Tour

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

Explore and learn about selected art in the El Paseo Invitational Exhibition.  A trained docent will provide pertinent facts and insight into many of the sculptures on the median.  No need for reservations - just show up and make sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes.  Meet your guide on the northeast corner of El Paseo and Highway 74. 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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October 5, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jan Abrams in: "I'll Be Seeing You"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

From the White Cliffs of Dover to I'll Be Seeing You - how popular music played a profound role in World War II to comfort & support the troops & the folks back home. With PS Music Director Christopher Marlowe.

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October 9 - October 12, 2014

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Location: Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Event Type: Concert

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

An annual, independently produced music festival held in the shadow of Joshua Tree National Park. This multi-day campout music festivals is for music lovers of all ages who enjoy phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The fall festival features artists in the rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic realms.

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October 10 - October 13, 2014

Modernism Week Fall Season Kick-Off

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Expo

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

In addition to the events in February, Modernism Week hosts the “Fall Season Kick-Off” over Columbus Day weekend in mid-October. Partner organizations collaborate to produce a “mini-Modernism Week” to commence the active social and recreational season in Palm Springs. Tickets on sale August 1.

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October 11, 2014
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Paint El Paseo Pink

Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

Desert Cancer Foundation and the Suzanne Jackson Breast Cancer Program have funded early detection services for more than 6,000 Coachella Valley residents. Come show your support and join this Walk to Fight Cancer Registration starts! at 8:30am, Opening Ceremony is at 9:30 am.

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October 12, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sheldon Craig in: "Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Songbook"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

The 'Unforgettable' performer & recording artist is remembered in this tribute through stories & songs. Music Director is Seattle's David Duvall with The Purple Phoenix Trio.

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October 18, 2014
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Desert Aids Walk

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: http://www.desertaidswalk.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1112418&lis=1&kntae1112418=EB37DF5E5EDA4A2F8FCAD86CE2AE0AF1

For 27 years, our supporters have been joining the Desert AIDS Walk to raise much-needed funds for client services at Desert AIDS Project. In our first 26 years, the Desert AIDS Walk has netted over $6.25 million through individual Walkers who secure donation pledges from friends and family, as well as through significant sponsorships from community partnerships. This year, we are honored to be sharing some of the proceeds with our 'Get Tested Coachella Valley' and local Non-Profit community partner organizations.. The Desert AIDS Walk is a 2.5 mile loop that starts and ends in Ruth Hardy Park.

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October 18, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Desert Garden Community Day

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Garden Tour/Event

Event Web Site: http://www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org/event-911398

There will be something for all gardeners at this event, including exhibits and information booths from local water agencies, gardening clubs, The Living Desert and the City of Palm Desert.  This popular, free event will feature workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics. Schedule of workshops will be posted closer to the date of the event.

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October 19, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Julie Esposito in: "Open Your Window"

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Using family as inspiration, this eclectic singer taps into songwriters of her lifetime from the '60's to today in a range of musical styles. LA's Andy Howe is Music Director.

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October 19, 2014
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Concerts in the Gardens: Desert Arc, Kal David and The Real Deal featuring Miss Lauri Bono

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Entertainment

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

Join us for the third annual McCallum Theatre Family Fun Day with a variety of food and family-friendly games and activities in front of the Theatre beginning at noon, followed by a performance at 2:30pm by Aga-Boom — a unique style of theatrical clowning that combines the unbridled silliness of slapstick and the humor of physical comedy with theatrical expressionism, poetry and the European avant-garde. The purchase of a ticket includes admission to all family fun activities.

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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
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An Intimate Evening with Roger Daltrey

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Live Performance

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

For the first time ever, the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who will be touring across the country with an evening of conversation and historical rememberances, topped off with a short musical segment of his favorite songs from the '60s and '70s, songs from The Who, as well as his own hit catalogue. The multimedia tour will focus on Daltrey's long and studied career, talk about his musical influences and life with The Who, and wrap up with an intimate Q&A with the audience.

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