What’s Happening in Palm Desert?


No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area.  From Fashion Week El Paseo and the Coachella Music Festival to the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament and the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, there’s something for everyone. Check out our event listings or signature area events.

Upcoming Events (Aug 2015 to Nov 2015)

Date
Event
August 28 - August 30, 2015

August Cabaret An Evening with Groucho

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

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

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. See the Coachella Valley Repertory website for performance times.

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August 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Francesca Amari & Gilmore Rizzo

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Francesca Amari and Gilmore Rizzo in "A Couple Of Swells." After many requests, this show is back for another season. This fast-paced mini-musical review covers songs and bits from a bevy of Hollywood and TV stars. With Bryan Miller on piano.

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September 5, 2015
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Guided Public Art Tour

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Tour

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 is of the El Paseo Invitational Exhibition. Meet the docent at the northeast corner of El Paseo and Highway 74. For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441. 

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

The Marshall Tucker Band

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud present the American group that helped establish the Southern rock genre, The Marshall Tucker Band, on Saturday, September 5. 

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September 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Rachel & Matthew Tyler

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Rachel and Matthew Tyler in "For Better... And Better." Back by popular demand, this Mr. & Mrs. team reveals all--well almost all--with new songs, new stories and a few secrets.

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

Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Sammy Hagar & The Circle in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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September 11, 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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September 12, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Boyz II Men

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Boyz II Men in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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

Belinda Carlisle

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Belinda Carlisle in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

Ramon Ayala

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Ramon Ayala in concert at Spotlight 29 Casino.

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September 13, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Meg McLynn

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

    Meg McLynn in "I Could Go On Singing: A Tribute To Judy Garland."  Judy, her movies, her songs, her life. From the singer who wowed audiences in the Patsy Cline Songbook last year. Musical Director is David Duval.      

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September 13, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gina Carey Live in Concert & CD Release Party "Let's Get Funkalicious "

Location: Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe

Event Type: Concert

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

On Sunday, September 13th, Gina Carey, winner of the 2015 Coachella Valley “Best Contemporary Artist award “and 2012 winner of the Marker Broadcasting Rising Star of the Desert Award for “Best Jazz Artist”, will celebrate the release of her new album “Can you dig it” with a free concert. This event will be held at “Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Café”, located at 72990 El Paseo Ste. 3 Palm Desert, CA 92260 from 5pm-7pm. Jamming along with Gina will be her husband, recording artist and former guitar player of “The Chi-lights”, John Carey, Theo Coakley, of the 70’s funk band T- Connection, Marvin sweet banks bass, Dave Thomasson on horns and Ty Sticks on Drums. During this celebratory event, Gina will perform all 10 songs from her upcoming release. “Can You Dig It, is a funky retro soul Album that capture’s the sound of the late 70’s and early eighties with a modern twist. To make reservations, call (760) 834-8814. Space is limited. Find out more about Gina Carey by visiting her website at http://www.ginacarey.net. Preview Gina’s new single "Funkalicious" on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyWlzdcNbaQ   For a preview of the entire CD go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JKKBPxl94s .

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September 17 - September 20, 2015

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 18 - September 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.dtworks.org/on-stage.html

A ringing cell phone starts off this madcap romantic comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. When the peaceful setting in an otherwise-quiet café is interrupted by the incessant ring tone, Jean, the woman at the next table, becomes exasperated. Discovering that the phone’s owner is dead, she answers the phone—and soon finds herself dating the dead man’s brother, sharing cosmopolitans with his widow, and meeting his mistress for a mysterious rendezvous. Presented by Desert Theatreworks, curtain times are Sept. 18-19 and 25-26 at 7pm, with matinees at 2pm on Sept. 19 & 26.

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September 18, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Luis Miguel

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Luis Miguel in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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September 19, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Heart

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Heart in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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September 19, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bonnie Raitt

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Bonnie Raitt in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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September 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Gary Floyd

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Gary Floyd in "When Gary Met Harry." One of our greatest songwriters, Harry Warren, is celebrated with songs and stories of his career. With Joel Baker on piano.

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September 25 - September 27, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Live Performance

Event Web Site: http://www.morongonation.org/content/thunder-lightning-pow-wow

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

Gloria Trevi

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Gloria Trevi in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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September 25, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cassadee Pope

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Cassadee Pope winner of "The Voice" in concert at the Morongo Casino.

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September 26, 2015

Free Entrance Day Joshua Tree National Park

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

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

America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free!

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September 26, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gregory Wolfe, A Celebration of Rod Stewart

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to bring back Gregory Wolfe singing the hits and true classics of Rod Stewart on Saturday, September 26.

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September 27, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Pat Whiteman

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Pat Whiteman returns from three seasons ago with a new show, songs and stories with direction by Jasan Graae and musical direction by John Boswell.

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October 1, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park : Rumours

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert.This week the featured band is: Rumours a Fleetwood Mac tribute band. 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.

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October 2 - October 11, 2015

Cats

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

Based on T.S. Eliot’s whimsical collection of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical brings together a tribe of Jellicle Cats on a moonlit evening, who must make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to be reborn. See the Palm Canyon Theatre website for performance times.

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October 2, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ron White

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

Comedy of Ron White at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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October 3, 2015

Relay For Life of Palm Desert

Location: Southwest Community Church

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16CA?pg=entry&fr_id=69518

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.

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October 3, 2015

Brooks & Dunn

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Brooks & Dunn in concert at Spotlight 29 Casino.

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October 3, 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. This month's tour covers the art around the Palm Desert Public Library. Meet at the library entrance. For more information visit www.palmdesertart.org or call 760-568-1441.   

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October 3, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

La Gran Fiesta

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org/event/la-gran-fiesta/

A fun filled event that highlights Hispanic culture with games, live music and dancing, animal enrichment delicious foods and more!

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

Duran Duran

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: https://www.hotwatercasino.com/TheShow/index.html

Duran Duran in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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October 4, 2015
7:00 am - 11:00 am

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge

Location: Palm Desert

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

Whether you're a runner, walker or tri-athlete, there is an event for every age and skill level at Family YMCA of the Desert's 2nd Annual Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The more serious Reverse Mini-Triathlon includes a 5K run, 10-mile bike ride and ends with a 300-meter swim at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, while the PrimeTime 5K Walk/Run and 1ST Bank 1K Color Run are additional options for joining in the fun for everyone from youngsters to the young at heart. Following the finish of the Reverse Mini-Triathlon, the morning continues with a Health and Wellness Fair offering vendor and information booths, entertainment, and activities for all ages. The public is invited to attend the fair that concludes at 11 a.m.

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October 4, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Janice Gerard

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Janice Gerard in "It's Too Darn Hot!"The multi-award-winning singer and dancer sings the best of Streisand, Midler, Garland, Fitzgerald and more. With Joel Baker on piano.

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October 8 - October 11, 2015

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Location: Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Event Type: Festival

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

Music lovers of all ages enjoy this phenomenal live music in an intimate setting and magical surroundings. The fall fest differs musically with artists of the more rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic realms.

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October 8 - October 10, 2015

Quitfest Oasis Palm Springs

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center

Event Type: Expo

Event Web Site: https://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=41

Mancuso Show Management is pleased to announce the return of Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs. Along with many fine vendors and sponsors at the Quiltfest, Show Management will also present an all-star line-up of international and nationally renowned instructors and, of course, fabulous quilts.

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October 8, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park : Boogaloo Assassins

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert.This week the featured band is: Boogaloo Assassins a Latin Jazz band. 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.

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October 9 - October 11, 2015

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Type: Festival

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

Each year dozens of world-class female musicians converge on Palm Springs for a weekend of unforgettable music.

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October 9 - October 12, 2015

Palm Springs Modernism Week Fall Preview

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Festival

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

The mission of Modernism Week is to celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living as represented in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

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

Brenton Woods

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Brenton Woods in concert at Spotlight 29 Casino.

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October 11, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Lindsey Larson

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Lindsey Larson in "It's A Good Day: The Peggy Lee Songbook." Peggy's hit songs and story are beautifully performed by this stellar singer. Musical Director is David Duval.

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October 15 - October 17, 2015

Aviation Expo and Parade of Planes

Location: Palm Springs Convention Center

Event Type: Expo

Event Web Site: http://aviation-xpo.com/

The 2015 Flying Aviation Expo presented by Scheyden will be hosted at the Palm Springs Convention Center, October 15 – 17, 2015. The highly anticipated weekend will include events, education, parties, and parades.

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October 15, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

La Gran Fiesta

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Festival

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

Join The Living Desert for a fun filled event that highlights Hispanic culture with games, live music and dancing, animal enrichment delicious foods and more!

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October 15, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park : Reflexx

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert.This week the featured band is: Reflexx a  new wave cover band. 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.

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October 16, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Hit Men

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Hit Men in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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October 17, 2015

Desert Aids Walk

Location: Ruth Hardy Park

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: https://www.desertaidsproject.org/fundraising-at-dap/desert-aids-walk/

The Desert AIDS Walk is a grassroots, community fundraising event that supports client services at Desert AIDS Project and other local nonprofit partners.

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October 17, 2015
4:00 pm

Que & Brew

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Festival

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

Barbeque competition with craft beer, entertainment and more! Free admission.

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October 18, 2015

Fourth Family Fun Day at the McCallum

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Benefit

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/index.php/shows/all-shows/other-shows/fourth-annual-family-fun-day?refe=1720

Bring the whole family to our Fourth annual day of fun. Those Amazing Animals features Olate Dogs, winners of “America’s Got Talent” in 2012. They’ve appeared in Las Vegas and on many TV commercials. You’ll also see some of the exotic animals from the San Diego Zoo, along with another alumnus of “America’s Got Talent,” ventriloquist Kevin Johnson.  The purchase of a ticket includes admission to all family fun activities. Proceeds from the McCallum Family Fun Day benefit learning and community outreach activities of the McCallum Theatre Institute, the educational division of the Theatre.Food & Fun: 12 PM, Performance: 2:30 PM.  

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October 18, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Gretchen Reinhagen

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Gretchen Reinhagen in "Both Sides Now."  This NYC award-winner sings tunes from Broadway, plus popular songs, blues, and her Kaye Ballard tribute. Directed by Barry Kleinbort with musical director Tracy Stark.

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October 22, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park : Dallas and Doll

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert.This week the featured band is: Dallas and Doll a band playing classic Motown hits.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.

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October 23 - November 1, 2014

The Addams Family

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. See the Palm Canyon Theatre website for performance times.

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October 23, 2015

Disco Frenzy

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present Disco Frenzy, featuring a night filled with some of the biggest names from the disco era on Friday, October 23. Disco Frenzy features electrifying artists, all performing in one night, including Gloria Gaynor, Martha Wash, Heatwave and Evelyn King.

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

An Evening with Bill Maher

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

Bill Maher Live Stand-Up Tour.

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October 23, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Roots

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Roots in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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October 24, 2015

Tram Road Challenge

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

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

The 30th Annual Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge is a 6K uphill run/walk presented by the Palm Springs Aerial Tram and Make a Difference Day.This event benefits the United Way of the Desert.

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October 24 - October 25, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Festival

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

Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy one of the many exciting activities planned for Halloween night including more than 20 trick or treat stations, a monster maze, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, animal encounters, Living Desert zoo mascots, storytelling, face painters, bounce houses, craft workshops and more.

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

Hank and My Honkey Tonk Heroes starring Jason Petty

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Jason Petty, who wowed McCallum audiences with his portrayal of Hank Williams, is back with a new show, Honky Tonk Heroes. Hear the great songs of Country music legends like Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George Jones and of course, Hank Williams in this insightful and energetic show.

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October 25, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Parade

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

Experience the spectacular color, pageantry and fun as scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert’s famous shop-’til-you-drop El Paseo, in the first major event of the season!

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October 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Cabaret presents Rosanne Hopkins

Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Rosanne Hopkins in "Formerly Fabulous." A look back at her life and many roles on stage and as a former Palm Springs Follies star. With Joel Baker on the piano.

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October 28 - November 1, 2015

National Sunshine Series I

Location: HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal

Event Type: Horse Show

Event Web Site: http://www.hitsshows.com/national-sunshine-series/national-sunshine-series-510

The National Sunshine Series awards $1 million in prize money over two weeks in Southern California during the late fall.

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October 28 - November 22, 2015

Happy Hour

Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Type: Theater

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/2015-2016-season-of-plays/

This humorous and touching play explores the dynamics of  a parent/child relationship as they both deal with a life altering decision — the father’s inability to live on his own. See Coachella Valley Repertory website for performance times.

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October 29, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concerts in the Park : Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys

Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Type: Concert

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

Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is once again the hot spot for live music in October! Enjoy free concerts under the stars sponsored by the City of Palm Desert.This week the featured band is: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys a Rockabilly and Western Swing band. 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.

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

Gerardo Ortiz

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Gerardo Ortiz in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

The True Willie Band, A Celebration of Willie Nelson

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present The True Willie Band, celebrating the music of Willie Nelson, on Friday, October 30. Composed of some of the finest musicians in the business, The True Willie Band consists of talented singers and band members honoring the influential music of Nelson.

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October 31, 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/

Art Under the Umbrellas shows are one-day events located in Old Town La Quinta from 10am to 4pm on select Saturdays from October through March. 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. Live entertainment complements the day. Free admission and free parking.

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October 31, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mr Crowley, A Celebration Of Ozzy Osbourne

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to present a special Halloween night show celebrating the music of Ozzy Osbourne, featuring Mr. Crowley on Saturday, October 31.

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November 4 - November 8, 2015

National Sunshine Series II

Location: HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal

Event Type: Horse Show

Event Web Site: http://www.hitsshows.com/national-sunshine-series/national-sunshine-series-510

The National Sunshine Series awards $1 million in prize money over two weeks in Southern California during the late fall.

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November 4, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Presents Three Pianos, Six Hands, One Performance

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Presents Three Pianos, Six Hands, One Performance. Classical Music, Movies and More. Hear three Waring Competition winners perform solo and all together on three Steinway concert grand pianos. www.vwipc.org

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November 6 - November 8, 2015

Palm Springs Pride

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Festival

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

It’s time to get ready for your November gay pride weekend in Coachella Valley! You’ve had a long hot summer and November 6-8 will be your time to relax.  Come mingle with LGBT tourists and friendly allies from around the world.

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

Broadway In Drag

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

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

The 5th Annual "BROADWAY IN DRAG!" Pageant is an official Palm Springs Pride Event. You won’t believe your eyes as a bevy of beautiful female impersonators vie for the crown in this lavish production which promises to delight and entertain.

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

Train

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Train in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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November 7, 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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November 7 - November 8, 2015
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Location: Rancho Mirage Community Park

Event Type: Art Show/Fair

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

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

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November 7 - November 8, 2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Coachella Valley Italian Festival

Location: Indian Wells

Event Type: Festival

Event Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521204388100308/

Two days of fun!! 11/7 & 11/8! A community event to celebrate the Italian heritage and culture! Italian vendors, performers, contests, raffle and a Family Fun Zone. Lots of Italian food, lots of fun for all ages! Benefiting Desert Arc.

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November 7, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Choreography Festival

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Choreography by both emerging and established dancemakers take center stage in McCallum’s popular festival, now in its 18th year. Exciting original dances in a number of styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event always delivers an interesting mix of work by deserving artists.

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

Goo Goo Dolls

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The Goo Goo Dolls in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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

Troubador Experience, A Celebration Of George Strait

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

A concert to celebrate the music of George Strait.

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

Art Garfunkel

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Art Garfunkel live in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

Melissa Ethridge

Location: Morongo Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Melissa Ethridge in concert at the Morongo Casino.

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November 8, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Palm Springs Pride Parade

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Parade

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

2015 Palm Springs Pride Parade downtown Palm Springs.

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

The Choreography Festival

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: First Weekend

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

Choreography by both emerging and established dancemakers take center stage in McCallum’s popular festival, now in its 18th year. Exciting original dances in a number of styles are performed by companies from across the nation with winners announced at the conclusion of each performance. Highlighting dance as an art form, this event always delivers an interesting mix of work by deserving artists.

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November 11, 2015

Free Entrance Day Joshua Tree National Park

Location: Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center

Event Type: Free Event

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

America's Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it's free!

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November 11, 2015
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

19th Annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade

Location: Palm Springs

Event Type: Parade

Event Web Site: http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us/government/departments/parks-recreation/18th-annual-palm-springs-veterans-day-parade

The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the 19th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11 at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs.  The parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road.  The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. The parade will carry the Veteran's Administration theme of "Honoring All Who Served" as we pay tribute to all of our veterans for their service in our Armed Forces defending our freedoms. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII and also the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm/Desert Shield.  This parade is one of the largest in Southern California and is supported by military units, marching bands, veterans’ organizations and much more. The City of Palm Springs has once again been designated as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are one of just sixty events nationwide to have received this designation.  We have been privileged to have members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Pearl Harbor Survivors, Jewish War Veterans, Buffalo Soldiers, and the Korean and Vietnam Veterans Organization join us in our parades over the last nineteen years. For more information on this parade, please contact the parade coordinator, Michele Cirone-Collier, at (760) 323-8265 or via email at michele.cirone-collier@palmspringsca.gov. 

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November 13 - November 22, 2015

A Streetcar Named Desire

Location: Palm Canyon Theatre

Event Type: Theater

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

Streetcar tells the tragic story of fragile former schoolteacher Blanche, who leaves the family plantation house and moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and Stella’s animalistic husband, Stanley.

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

Godsmack

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Godsmack in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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November 13, 2015
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The B-52's

Location: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

The B-52's in concert at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino.

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November 14, 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/

Art Under the Umbrellas shows are one-day events located in Old Town La Quinta from 10am to 4pm on select Saturdays from October through March. 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. Live entertainment complements the day. Free admission and free parking.

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

"See Jane Sing!" with Jane Lynch

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the McCallum for her Palm Desert solo concert debut. Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theatre stage. Audiences should prepare for a side-splitting evening of musical comedy, with more than a dash of wit as Jane explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of the American standard and show tune.

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

Peter Cetera

Location: Spotlight 29 Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Peter Cetera in concert at Spotlight 29 Casino.

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November 15, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Riders In The Sky Salute Roy Rogers

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Join Riders In The Sky in a thrilling ride to yesteryear as they salute iconic western movie, music and TV star Roy Rogers, undisputed “King of the Cowboys.”

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November 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

National Dance Company Of Siberia

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Dance

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

The National Dance Company of Siberia was founded in 1960, and has been a success from the very outset for its original manner of performing Siberian dances.  A company of 50 accomplished dancers captivates its audiences with vivid character portrayals, the musical movements, and the fanciful patterns of their choreographic design. 

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November 20 - November 22, 2015

McCormick's Classic Car Auction

Location: Spa Resort Casino

Event Type: Automobile/Motorcycle

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

Back in 1981, Keith McCormick had already become a successful entrepreneur in his native United Kingdom, but he longed to realize a dream to move to Palm Springs, California and devote his time entirely to his family...and his cars. In 1985, Keith hosted his very first exotic car auction. A modest affair, by today's standards, but one that would start a tradition. Today, Keith's relentless dedication to excellence and integrity has produced one of the most prestigious, respected, and successful car auctions in America.

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

Jeanne Robertson

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

Jeanne Robertson is the humorist and speaker with millions of fans on YouTube and Sirius/XM Radio's Family Comedy Channel.

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

Pablo Alboran

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Concert

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

Pablo Alboran in concert at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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November 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

Location: Palm Springs Air Museum

Event Type: Festival

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

The 4th annual festival featuring Craft Breweries from Southern California, plus local music acts, food vendors and flight exhibitions. MUST have proof of age 21 or over – NO minors - $40 includes beer tastings and live music. Special Cicerone Rare Beer tastings while flying in a DC-3 over the Valley are additional, with limited availability.  Visit www.PropsandHopsFestival.com for more information.

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November 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

Location: Palm Springs Air Museum

Event Type: Festival

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

The 4th annual festival featuring Craft Breweries from Southern California, plus local music acts, food vendors and flight exhibitions. MUST have proof of age 21 or over – NO minors - $40 includes beer tastings and live music. Special Cicerone Rare Beer tastings while flying in a DC-3 over the Valley are additional, with limited availability.  Visit www.PropsandHopsFestival.com for more information.

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November 21, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miracle on El Paseo

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Benefit

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

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

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

Terry Fator

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Comedy

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

The comedy of Terry Fator at Fantasy Springs Casino.

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

Al Jarreau

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

Recognized with 6 Grammy® Awards, Al Jarreau is the only vocalist in history to net Grammy® Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Jarreau is considered by many to be the greatest jazz singer alive.

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November 22, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kingston Trio

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Concert

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

The Kingston Trio paved the way for the massive folk music movement of the early 60s, which brought major stardom to Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and the rest.

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November 23 - December 31, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wild Lights

Location: Living Desert

Event Type: Holiday

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

WildLights 2015 begins Nov. 23, 2015 and runs selected nights through Dec. 31, 2015.

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November 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Last Comic Standing

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Comedy

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

Live Stand-Up tour.

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November 24 - November 29, 2015

42nd Street

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Type: Musical Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/sysimg/mccallum-theatre-palm-desert-logo-top.png

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written. Curtain times: Tues., Nov. 24, Wed., Nov. 25 and Fri., Nov. 27 at 8pm; Sat., Nov. 28 at 2pm and 8pm; Sun. , Nov. 29 at 2pm and 7pm.

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November 26, 2015

Martha's Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk

Location: El Paseo

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.active.com/palm-desert-ca/running/distance-running-races/martha-s-village-and-kitchen-thanksgiving-day-5k-run-walk-2015

Help feed those in need...participate in the 5K Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning!  

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November 27 - November 29, 2015

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians:Indio Pow Wow

Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Type: Festival

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

Cabazon Band of Mission Indians Pow Wow held at the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center.

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