Palm Springs Area Blog

22nd Annual Auditions For California Desert Chorale

On August 31, 2015 at 7 PM St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palm Desert will welcome the 22nd Annual California Desert Chorale auditions.  It is sure to be a fun evening and a competitive one as well as the positions with the ensemble are highly coveted and few.  Tim Bruneau is the Artistic Director and…

Craft Beer Weekend Welcomes Butch Walker

I have to admit it is difficult to describe The Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.  As unique as it is Bohemian and vintage Palm Springs, there is no place quite like it.  This is the place where you can rollback time to the 1960s or 70s, or even further back if you…

An Evening With Groucho Brings Back the Memories

It is such a privilege to welcome Frank Ferrante, the award-winning actor and director whose portrayal of the iconic comedian Groucho Marx has received rave reviews on PBS, and in both New York and London. On August 28 and 29th there will be a 7 PM show at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theater in Rancho…

Jazz Great Diana Krall Headlines in Indio

On August 22, 2015 the luxurious Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will host jazz great Diana Krall for a gala evening of piano and song featuring the award winning original music of the incredibly gifted Diana Krall. Canadian born, Ms. Krall has been honored with the Order of British Columbia, a civilian honor for…

Three Dog Night Breathes Life Into the 1970’s

On Friday night August 21 the legendary band, Three Dog Night will bring back the 1970’s and beyond, for their much awaited concert at the Morongo Casino. If you are north of 50 you probably remember this band and remember them well. Famous for clever lyrics and catchy melodies, some of their early songwriters are…

Steve Miller Band Lights Up The Show

Few venues in the valley are as unabashedly luxurious as The Show inside the Agua Caliente Resort Casino in Rancho Mirage. With its sumptuous location in one of the most beautiful hotels in Southern California, or anywhere for that matter, valet parking, comfortable seating and accommodations for the disabled, it would be hard to think…

Open Air Markets – A Coachella Valley Tradition

Open Air Markets and outdoor shopping are a summer tradition here in the valley. Even though we live an outdoor lifestyle all year there is something very special about summer. Even triple digit temperatures do not slow us down much and we simply adjust our schedules to suit the weather. The markets open up at…

Palm Springs Tramway Passes Promise Summer Relief

Now that Summer is right around the corner thoughts turn to swimming pools, water slides, air conditioned theaters and those fabulous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway summer passes.  As everyone knows the coolest spot during the hot summer months is that beautiful alpine forest in the San Jacinto Mountains just above the Coachella Valley.  Starting on…

Night Adventures in the Monument Made to Thrill

If you are a parent or grandparent or just in an adventurous mood, take my advice and head to the Visitors Center in Palm Desert for the Friends of the Desert Mountains Summer adventure tours and events. Night Adventures in the Monument is a family-friendly “After Dark” event that will thrill any child as well…

Caravanserai Pays Tribute to Santana in Concert

Spotlight 29 Casino has one of the most popular ongoing events in the valley on Friday Nights with their Tribute Concerts. Free to the public they allow everyone to enjoy an evening of world class entertainment even on a modest budget. On July 10, 2015 at 8pm the famous tribute band Caravanserai will pay homage…

Independence Day Celebrations Light Up the Valley

One of the happiest times of the year, the Fourth of July is arguably one of everyone’s all-time favorite holidays. There are many good reasons for that and many of them are right here in the Coachella Valley. As full time desert dwellers we know how to keep cool and entertained all summer long. Hot…

Windmills to Whitewater Make Summer Learning Cool

A summertime favorite in the Coachella Valley are the Red Jeep Tours that encompass a wide array of exciting adventures all across the beautiful Mohave Desert. The windmills to Whitewater Tours is particularly relevant during this time of year. Focused on the ways in which the wind and sun work together to generate power in…

21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Society

The high energy of the Palm Springs International Film Festival is tough to match, but from June 16-22, 2015 we are going to inhale that excitement all over again thanks to the Palm Springs International Film Society and their spectacular 21st Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market getting underway this week in downtown…

Bon Appétit – Palm Springs Restaurant Week

As the Season winds down Restaurant Week always provides a fabulous finish to the many months of activities, events and parties we have all enjoyed. The snowbirds are headed home and the summer crowd is heading in. From May 29-June 7, 2015 more than 100 valley restaurants will offer special prixe fixe meus for our…

Special Honors Mark the 2015 Air Museum Flower Drop

Another extraordinary tribute will get under way at 1PM on May 25, 2015 at the Palm Springs Air Museum as they celebrate the memory of our courageous fallen comrades over the years, as well as pay tribute to all currently serving and retired military men and women with their 17th Annual Flower Drop and Air…

United Way Silver Ball Gala Benefits Desert Communities

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For more than 70 years United Way of the Desert has worked hard to better lives across the desert communities by raising funds to solve issues in education, income stability and other kinds of family help. The United Way movement creates long-lasting community change by assisting with critical needs while addressing the root causes of…

Film Noir Welcomes Jon Polito and a Stellar Lineup

Move over Norma Desmond, the 16th Edition of Arthur Lyons Film Noir is back in town from May 14-17 at the Camelot Theaters. The amazing work of Film Noir with classic and vintage films, is a B Movie buff’s paradise. Let’s face it, Palm Springs is a haven for famous names and retired acting talent…

Inaugural Idyllwild Lilac Festival Welcomes Spring Season

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May is such a special time of year. The Jacarandas are in brilliant lavender blossoms all across the Southland and just up the hill from our own Coachella Valley the charming little mountain village of Idyllwild is awash in lilacs. May brings Mother’s Day and warmth, a time for all our local flora and fauna…

The Latin Society Rocks Palm Desert’s First Spring Concert

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The City of Palm Desert’s Concerts in the Park resume this month with excitement mounting thanks to the terrific talent lineup they have secured. These Thursday evening free events are the perfect time to gather the kids and grandkids, pack a picnic supper, grab the lawn chairs and head to the Civic Center Park Amphitheater…

Living Desert is Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time

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The 6th Annual Brew at the Zoo will be held on May 2, a Saturday night, at the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Palm Desert. Always a packed event, it is for the purpose of raising funds to look after our precious wildlife and keep the educational and philanthropic activities of this wonderful…

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