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 (Apr 2015 to Jul 2015)

Date
Event
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 17 - May 17, 2015

The Little Dog Laughed

Location: Desert Rose Playhouse

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.desertroseplayhouse.org/Pages/LITTLEDOGLAUGHED.aspx

The players here include a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter's naive, needy girlfriend. The Little Dog Laughed follows the adventures of Mitchell Green, a movie star who could hit big if it weren't for one teensy-weensy problem. His agent, Diane, can't seem to keep him in the closet. This production contains nudity, adult language and adult situations. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

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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. In it, he plays Alhonso Quiana, a man who has set his own reality aside and becomes Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by his ”squire," Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea.

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April 22, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Budweiser Clydesdales on El Paseo

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Equestrian

Event Web Site: http://www.budweiser.com/clydesdales/palmsprings15.html

Famous worldwide for their appearances in parades, television broadcasts and even Presidential inaugurations, the Budweiser Clydesdales are now set to make their way down El Paseo in Palm Desert on their trek to Stage Coach 2015!

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April 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One Night Only

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Jewish Family Service of the Desert (JFS) presents a Michael Childers' Production of One Night Only. In "Back to the Sixties," Michael takes us on a journey through a turbulent, wild, and magical time.

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April 24 - April 26, 2015

Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Type: Festival

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. This year's headliners include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Tim McGraw.  

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April 24 - April 27, 2015

The White Party

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Festival

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

The White Party Palm Springs--the largest gay dance festival in the world.

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April 25, 2015
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Firehouse Yard Sale

Location: Palm Desert Historical Society

Event Type: Yard Sale

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

Join the Historical Society of Palm Desert for the Spring edition of their popular yard sale.

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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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April 26, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Derrik Lewis & Vicki Knight

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Two of the desert's favorite performers, Derrik Lewis & Vicki Knight, in "I Remember It Well," joined by the Johnny Morris Trio.

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April 30 - May 3, 2015
7:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fiddler on the Roof

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/2014-15-shows/college-of-the-desert-presents-fiddler-on-the-roof

Winner of 9 Tony Awards, Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, Fiddler is set in the little village of Anatevka and centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters.

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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. 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
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday at Cuistot

Location: Cuistot

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Join Cuistot every First Friday for an artful extended Happy Hour menu/pricing and extended hours from 4 - 10 p.m.  For more information contact 760-346-1000.

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May 1, 2015
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First 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/events/

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) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with docent tours at 4 p.m. and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m. in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.  For more information 760-346-5600.

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May 1, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Then & Now" Opening Night and Artist Reception

Location: Venus Studios @ The Art Place

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Venus Studios is hosting an opening night artist reception for collective art works by College of the Desert faculty and students, both past and present.  Join them for the fun, music, and art! For more information call 760-340-5085.

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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/

English rock band The Moody Blues in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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May 1, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Films on the Great Lawn: Love Thy Nature

Location: Sunnylands Center and Gardens

Event Type: Film

Event Web Site: http://sunnylands.org/calendar/view/2015-05-01/843/

Traversing the globe, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while revealing how a deeper connection with nature can transform us as individuals and as a civilization. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Film begins at 8:00 p.m. The film will be shown outside on the Great Lawn. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Filmgoers may bring small picnics but are reminded that large coolers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Sunnylands. Pets are not permitted.

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

KC and The Sunshine Band with The Village People

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Progressive 70s pop musicians KC and The Sunshine Band are joined by “kings of disco,” The Village People, in a concert at Fantasy Springs Casino Special Events Center.

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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-led birdwalks are held the first 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. The walks take approximately 1½ to 2 hours, and refreshments are 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. This month's tour will cover the art at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. 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
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cruise-In with Palm Springs Cruisin' Association

Location: Westfield Palm Desert

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Attend this family-friendly car show in the northwest parking lot of Westfield Palm Desert.  There will be hot rods, lowriders, ratrods, and motorcycles as well as food, vendors, kids' coloring contest, raffle and trophies.  Fun for all.  Free for spectators.  For more information visit the website or call 760-327-3019.

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May 2, 2015
5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Desert Jamboree

Location: The Gardens on El Paseo

Event Type: First Weekend

Event Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/DesertJamboree

The Desert Jamboree showcases some of the most talented performers the Coachella Valley has to offer. The Jackson Garrett Band will perform adult-contemporary, jazz, pop, and blues with an 8-piece ensemble featuring numerous guest vocalists and musicians including Mike Costley, Laura Hagen, Calista Carradine, Michael D’Angelo, Al Robertson, and Fleet Easton. This free event is open to the public, but it is requested that you register online to reserve a seat. For more event details, go to www.facebook.com/DesertJamboree and to register go to EventBrite – Desert Jamboree. The event benefits the American Outreach Foundation, which provides electric wheelchairs and scooters to residents and local nursing home and rehabilitation centers.

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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 The Living Desert for their Sixth Annual Brew at the Zoo event. Enjoy unlimited samplings of handcrafted beers from over 50 local breweries, along with wines and non-alcoholic beverages.  Savor dishes and desserts from some of the Coachella Valley's top restaurants and caterers while listening to live music.

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May 2, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Desert Lexus Jazz Festival

Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Type: Concert

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

The iconic band Tower of Power and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton headline the Desert Lexus Jazz Festival presented by the City of Indian Wells. The event will be held under the Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s shade pavilion, offering seating for 2,000 patrons. In addition to music, the evening will also feature an assortment of food, wine and art. Reserved seats and table seating are available.

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

Gabriel Iglesias

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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May 3, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Bobby DeDea

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Bobby Dedea in "Singin' And Swingin' with Bobby D: A Tribute To Bobby Darin" with Musical Director David Duval.

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May 7, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: The Latin Society

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's free Spring Concerts in the Park take place at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater every Thursday in May from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This evening enjoy south of the border-inspired sounds from The Latin Society. Family YMCA of the Desert will be leading children’s games and activities before the show and concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 416.

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May 9, 2015
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Evening Under the Stars Gala with Darlene Love

Location: O'Donnell Golf Club

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://aidsassistance.org/evening-under-the-stars.php

The 22nd annual Evening Under the Stars gala will feature an incomparable performance by music legend Darlene Love, followed by dancing to Nightshift – The Ultimate Dance Band. The event benefits the AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs.

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

Pitbull

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Miami-native Pitbull (aka Mr. Worldwide and Mr. 305) is a globally successful musician, performer, fashion icon and actor who continues to take the music scene by storm. Pitbull has #1 hits in more than 15 countries and his videos have been viewed more than 7 billion times, his music video for the single “Give Me Everything” has alone received over 300 million views on YouTube. His career sales exceed 5 million albums and 40 million singles worldwide.

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

Dwight Yoakam

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Grammy Award-winning Honky Tonk Man, Dwight Yoakam is an international superstar who has sold more than 25 million records with his iconic country rock style. The massively popular country rocker is a sure bet for a toe-tapping, hip-swaying evening of classic country rock and honky tonk songs.

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

Art Party '15

Location: Palm Springs Art Museum

Event Type: Art

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/art-programs/art-party/

Art Party '15 is your chance to create, play, and explore as you paint, sculpt, try printmaking or sketch in the galleries of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Watch a potter working at the wheel, see art films, listen to art-filled stories and more. Everyone is invited to this annual day-long event where admission, classes and art supplies are all provided FREE of charge.

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May 10, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Kevin Wood

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Kevin Wood in "Sentimental Journeys: A Cabaret Travelogue." This Chicagoan takes us on a world tour mixing musical styles with standards, new tunes, and a few parodies. With Joel Baker on piano.

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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/

Named for its founder, the Arther Lyons Film Noir Festival offers up an eclectic mix of film noir and “B” movies. Now in its 15th year, the festival promises another fun-filled weekend of classic noir enlivened by special guest star appearances.

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May 14 - May 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Location: Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Event Type: Festival

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

Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The spring festival features an eclectic line-up of performers and dance-world-electro-funk'n groove. Live music runs continuously from 6pm - Midnight on Thursday, 10am-2am on Friday, 10am- 2am on Saturday, and 10am- Midnight on Sunday.

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May 14, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: AMFM

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's free Spring Concerts in the Park take place at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater every Thursday in May from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This evening enjoy Top 40 favorites from AMFM. Family YMCA of the Desert will be leading children’s games and activities before the show and concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 416.

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May 15 - May 24, 2015

La Cage aux Folles

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/show-photos

Georges manages the Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring drag entertainment and Albin, his romantic partner and star attraction. The farcical adventures ensue when Georges's son, Jean-Michel, brings home his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents to meet them.

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May 15, 2015
8:00 pm

Films on the Great Lawn: Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry In Bronze

Location: Sunnylands Center and Gardens

Event Type: Film

Event Web Site: http://sunnylands.org/calendar/view/2015-05-15/844/

"Poetry in Bronze" tells the remarkable story of Parviz Tanavoli, Iran's greatest living sculptor. Trained in Italy, the artist returned to Iran where he found inspiration in both historic Persian and modern Iranian folk art, culture and poetry. He brazenly broke with tradition and began creating modern art works with a distinctly Iranian aesthetic. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Film begins at 8:00 p.m. The film will be shown outside on the Great Lawn. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Filmgoers may bring small picnics but are reminded that large coolers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited at Sunnylands. Pets are not permitted.

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

Hank Williams, Jr.

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Hank Williams Jr. is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in country music.  He continues to challenge the country music establishment with his own unique style and has earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside the country music industry. Son of country pioneer Hank Williams, Hank Jr. has created his own legacy but he has honored his father’s as well.  He has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it.

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May 16, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mariachi Festival

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Don’t miss the dynamic sounds, the rich colorful costumes and the cultural celebration of the Mariachi Festival in the Spotlight Showroom featuring Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez, Graciela Beltrán and Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles.

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

Camila

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Without a doubt, one of the most important pop bands in Latin music, Camila has soared to the top of the charts in Mexico and beyond.  Their songs boast more than two million copies sold and have earned them three Grammy awards, three Billboard Awards as well as Diamond and Platinum certifications. They have played hundreds of shows in 18 countries in front of more than two million fans.

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

Kalin and Jinger presents Real Magic

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Kalin and Jinger presents Real Magic at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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May 17, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Phillip Moore

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Phillip Moore in "Barry And Me," a journey through Barry Manilow's rise to fame by one of his biggest fans and local performer. With Joel Baker on piano.

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May 21, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: Vinnie and the Hooligans

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's free Spring Concerts in the Park take place at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater every Thursday in May from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This evening enjoy alternative folk sounds from Vinnie and the Hooligans. Family YMCA of the Desert will be leading children’s games and activities before the show and concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 416.

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May 23, 2015
8:00 pm

Lynda Carter

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Lynda Carter brings her "Long Legged Woman" show to The Show at Aqua Caliente Casino.

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

The Troubador Experience: A Celebration of George Strait

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

George Strait, one of country music's most legendary musicians, is honored in this tribute concert. The Troubadour Experience features authentic performances of Strait's hits. Along with incredible vocals, the band also showcases a fiddle and pedal steel guitar to complete that country music sound.

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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

Named by Billboard Magazine as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist in history, rapper R. Kelly brings his mega-hits like “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix)” to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. A native of Chicago and often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980’s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, he went solo with the album 12 Play. The singer-songwriter is known for his collection of major hit singles including “Trapped in the Closet,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Gotham City” and many others.

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May 24, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Angelo Divino

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Angelo Divino in "Remembering Ruth," the music of Duke Ellington with heartwarming and humorous stories told to Angelo by Duke's sister Ruth. With Mike Saul on piano.

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May 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

Location: Palm Springs Air Museum

Event Type: Memorial

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

This is a very special day at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Their brief Memorial Day service at 1 PM is dedicated to all of the fallen comrades who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. In their honor, the highlight of the service is a fly-by and flower drop of 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber. The entire day is filled with flight exhibitions, musical performances, WWII re-enactors, children's activities and lots and lots of flying aircraft.

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May 28, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spring Concerts in the Park: Common Sense

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's free Spring Concerts in the Park take place at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater every Thursday in May from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This evening enjoy reggae from Common Sense. Family YMCA of the Desert will be leading children’s games and activities before the show and concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. For more information, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 416.

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May 29 - June 7, 2015

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

Location: Palm Desert/Surrounding cities

Event Type: Restaurant Week

Event Web Site: http://www.palmspringsrestaurantweek.com/faq

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer. The 2015 Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week will showcase over 100 restaurants, hotels & attractions over the entire Coachella Valley including Palm Desert. Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new. Chefs prepare delicious three-courses meals for your dining pleasure, which include several choices for each course, priced at either $26 or $38 per person (not including beverages, or tax and gratuity). Desert area hotels and attractions are offering great rates too!

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May 30, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jorge "Jo Jo" Falcon

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

A legend in the Mexican entertainment community, “Jo Jo” Falcon rose to fame headlining comedy clubs and theaters. He gained popularity on the Mexican talk show circuit where he continues to entertain audiences with his unique humor. On stage, Falcon connects with audiences through his humorous and, at times, bawdy interpretation of everyday mishaps and stories.

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May 31, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Laurie Clothier

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Laurie Clothier in "Come On-A-My House: A Tribute To Rosemary Clooney." All the hits: "Hey There," "Half As Much," "Tenderly" and many more. With David Duval as Musical Director.

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May 31, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Theresa Caputo

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

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

Theresa Caputo appearing at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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

Art Laboe Summer Love Jam IV

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Iconic DJ Art Laboe brings his Summer Love Jam to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino, featuring performances by Amanda Perez, El Chicano, Lighter Shade of Brown, Malo, MC Magic and Tierra.

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

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Tish Oney

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Tish Oney in "Divas and Masters of Jazz." This master pianist and acclaimed singer will accompany herself on popular tunes of many of the jazz world's greatest singers.

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

The Charlie Daniels Band

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Charlie Daniels Band, known for the fast-finger fiddling style featured on their hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," brings their show to the Spotlight 29 Showroom.  

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June 12, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Doobie Brothers

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Doobie Brothers in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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June 13, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Grammy Award-winning artist Peter Frampton is joining forces for a summer tour with 1970’s rock power-pop band Cheap Trick and they're making a stop at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

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

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Keisha D

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Keisha D in "Keep Calm, It's Just Love." This local star is a desert favorite in clubs, plays and benefits, and sold out her show here last season. With Musical Director Charlie Creasy.

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June 16 - June 22, 2015

2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest

Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Type: Film Festival

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

Palm Springs International ShortFest is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. ShortFest 2015 will present more than 300 short films from over 50 countries.    

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June 20, 2015
8:00 pm

Queen - It's A Kinda Magic

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

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

Roberto Tapia

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Famed Spanish-language singer Roberto Tapia brings his blend of regional Norteña music with hints of electronica and hip hop to the stage creating an incredible show filled with many popular hits.

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June 21, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Five Fabulous Ladies

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Five fabulous ladies, Noni Lambertson, Marge Harris, Pat McCann, Patti Gallagher and Jean Sorf present "We're Still Here," a show with standards, comedy songs, and showstoppers. It's sure to be a big hit of the season. With Joel Baker as musical director.

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June 26, 2015
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. Don't miss the show by this multi-Latin Grammy® winner, and one of the most influential Latin music singer/songwriters in the world.

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

Stayin' Alive: Celebration of the Bee Gees

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Recognized as the quintessential Bee Gees tribute band, the Stayin' Alive production offers concertgoers a multi-media experience with big screen video clips and unbelievable imagery. The band features a vocal trio, backed by studio musicians who completely capture the magical sound of the original Bee Gees.

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June 28, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret Series presents Jeanne Page

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Jeanne Page in "Reboot Live," a show featuring Great American Songbook classics freshly reworked and tied to real life with humor and wit that will let you leave your troubles at the door. With Charlie Harrison and his trio.

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July 3, 2015

Dive-in Movies Wet 'n Wild

Location: Wet 'n Wild Palm Springs

Event Type: Movie

Event Web Site: https://www.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 poolside. This week's movie: Maleficent.

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

Little Big Town

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Grammy Award-winners Little Big Town bring their unparalleled four-part vocal harmonies to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  Their smash hits “Pontoon,” “Your Side Of The Bed,” “Day Drinking” and others showcase the one of a kind sound that has brought them to the forefront of modern country music. 

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

The Family Stone

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Family Stone entertains their audience with a show filled with infectious high energy funk, sing-along tunes and great music for guests to dance to. From the '60s to the '80s, The Family Stone was pivotal in the development of soul, funk and psychedelic music, headed by lead singer and founder, Sly Stone, and consisting of several of Sly's family members and friends. In recent years, The Family Stone was a part of a Sly and the Family Stone tribute during the 2006 Grammy Awards.

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July 4, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

City of Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Fireworks Celebration

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

Save the date for fireworks, live music, and fun at the City of Palm Desert's Independence Day Celebration at Civic Center Park! Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets, and chairs to enjoy the show. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase, both inside the park as well as at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center. Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and portable barbeques are prohibited. Private fireworks are illegal in Civic Center Park and throughout the City of Palm Desert. Flashlights are recommended for safety exiting the park. For more information: (760) 346-0611.

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July 5, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Rose Kingsley

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Rose Kingsley in "An Afternoon With Rose." Cabaret, Broadway and classics from the Great American Songbook and selections for her new CD "This Is My Life." With Bob Corwin on piano.

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July 10 - July 19, 2015

Hot Mikado

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.palmcanyontheatre.org/show-photos

Fusing Eastern and Western culture with a 1940’s big band twist, Hot Mikado swings into the Palm Canyon Theatre with a side-splitting story. The tale features Ko-Ko, the reluctant Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo, a disguised prince fleeing his arranged marriage, and Yum-Yum, a woman they both love. The hilarious complications that ensue turn this satire into a hot American mix of jazz, gospel, and vaudeville.

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July 10 - July 12, 2015

2nd Annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival

Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Type: Comedy

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

IPAC is hosting the 2nd Annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival. Come watch improv teams, sketch teams and comics perform and compete! Audience voting determines winners of a paid engagement.

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July 10, 2015

Dive-in Movies Wet 'n Wild

Location: Wet 'n Wild Palm Springs

Event Type: Movie

Event Web Site: https://www.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 poolside. This week's movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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July 11 - July 12, 2015

Lemon Lily Festival

Location: Idyllwild Nature Center

Event Type: Festival

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

This yearly festival celebrates the uniqueness and rarity of this special local wildflower which is a vital part of the ecosystem of the San Jacinto Mountains. The festival includes local arts & crafts, Pioneer Town, educational exhibits, speakers, and a native plant sale. Fun for all ages! 9am to 4pm daily.

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July 12, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Gia Mora

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Gia Mora in "Gia Loves Hoagy." Hoagy Carmichael is best known as the composer of "Stardust," "Georgia On My Mind," "The Nearness Of You," "Heart And Soul" and so many more--and Gia sings them all. With Charlie Barnett on piano.

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July 17, 2015

Dive-in Movies Wet 'n Wild

Location: Wet 'n Wild Palm Springs

Event Type: Movie

Event Web Site: https://www.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 poolside. This week's movie: Annie.

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July 19, 2015

Dive-in Movies Wet 'n Wild

Location: Wet 'n Wild Palm Springs

Event Type: Movie

Event Web Site: https://www.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 poolside. This week's movie: Annie (en Espanol).

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