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Spotlight 29 Casino Celebrates the Music of Selena

Summer in the valley is off to a great start as usual, and adding to the musical menu this year will be the tribute band Los Chicos del 512 (The boys in Apartment 512) who took their name from the song by Selena, the popular Tejana songbird they are paying homage to. It was the…

Palm Springs International ShortFest Thrills Film Buffs

Palm Springs International ShortFest

With an absolutely incredible lineup, the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest gets underway from June 21-27, 2016 at the Camelot Theaters in Palm Springs. Tickets are available for film screenings but also for the Opening and Closing Night Screenings and Receptions, Festival Forums and other special events. Put on annually by the Palm Springs…

Coachella Valley Art Scene Creates MAKE

Coachella Valley Art

If you haven’t been to the Westfield Shopping Center in Palm Desert lately, now is a great time to go and enjoy the new Pop Up Gallery, MAKE, created and designed by the Coachella Valley Art Scene. You probably already know that this popular and local nonprofit agency is dedicated to developing and promoting art,…

Prixe Fixe Menus Abound For Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Palm Springs Restaurant Week

The summer is getting off to a wonderful start as it always does when Restaurant Week rolls around for the Greater Palm Springs area. This is the golden opportunity to try out a new restaurant and sample some of the diverse cuisine that we enjoy in the laid-back, but elegant California desert. Marking a decade…

2016 Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop Honors Fallen Heroes

The stunning annual floral tribute at the Palm Springs air Museum get under way at 1PM on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 at the Palm Springs Air Museum as they celebrate the memory of our fallen heroes from the past wars and military conflicts. The 18th annual flower drop in airfare at the Museum’s location…

Endangered Species Day Highlights Threatened Animals At The Living Desert Zoo

On Friday, May 20, 2016 the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens in beautiful Palm Desert will feature Endangered Species Day dedicated to raising awareness of threatened animals around the world. Starting at 9 AM with the Jaguar, the day will unfold with featured displays of the Giraffe, the Cheetah, the Striped Hyena, the Mexican…

Certified Farmer’s Markets Keep Valley Foodies Happy

One of the best parts of living in the Coachella Valley is the incredible array of gourmet and organic foods we have at our fingertips. Certified Farmers Markets operate every month of the year at various locations throughout the Valley. From Old Town La Quinta, to College of the Desert to Palm Springs, our friends…

Celebrations Planned Valleywide for Mother’s Day

The Coachella Valley is always alight with fun and excitement and that is especially the case over the weekend of Mother’s Day, this year on May 8, 2016.  From Palm Springs, all the way out to Coachella, special events and celebrations have been planned for months. The busiest day of the year for restaurants, expect…

Stagecoach 2016 Welcomes Country’s Best

Stagecoach 2016 is about to launch on April 29-30, and May 1, 2016 at the fabulous Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, right on the heels of Coachella. The spacious grounds offer plenty of parking and are mere minutes away from the best lodging and dining, gaming and shopping anyone could want right here in picture-perfect…

Coachella Week 2 – Turns up the Temperature For Music Fans

As Week Two of the 2016 Coachella Music and Arts Festival gets underway revelers will be treated to some outstanding performances by some of the most celebrated names in the business.  Week One was highlighted by the long-awaited reunion of Guns N’ Roses and they did not disappoint. Sounding as good as ever they rocked…

Desert Cancer Foundation Presents A Round For Life

The Desert Cancer Foundation will once again present its Annual A Round for Life Golf Tournament on April 25, 2016 at the exclusive Avondale Golf Club in beautiful Palm Desert. This year will feature celebrated, former major league pitcher, Tommy John as honorary chair. The Desert Cancer Foundation, for whom the day will benefit, was…

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Makes Coachella Week One 2016 Sizzle

As the Valley gears up for another fabulous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the excitement is building and the anticipation is almost palpable. Year after year Coachella has proven a sure sellout and wowed the crowds from around the globe with great music, great art, plenty of celebrities, and Woodstock style fun. From April…

El Paseo Fashion Week Brings in Fashionistas

El Paseo Fashion Week

From April 2-9, 2016 our beautiful El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert will feature haute couture from around the world during the Annual Fashion Week extravaganza. The fun gets underway on Sunday, April 3, at Le Chien with a spectacular canine fashion show to benefit the Humane Society of the Desert. If you love dogs,…

14th Annual Indian Wells Art Festival Celebrates World Artisans

As we usher in the month of April and the Spring Season gets underway here in the Valley, one of the first and most prestigious events of the art season will take place at the magnificent Indian Wells Tennis Gardens from April 1-3, 2016.  The 14th Annual Indian Wells Art Festival will open to a…

The Dinah Delights Valley Women

One of the most exciting weeks of the season has finally arrived. This is the week that all of Palm Springs has given over to the ladies and The Dinah takes over the Palm Springs Convention Center, the Hilton Hotel and trendy Zelda’s Nightclub. Music and fun will reign supreme as thousands of women from…

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Welcomes BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

From March 7-20, 2016 Indian Wells and La Quinta, as well as the rest of the Coachella Valley will be filled with excited and exuberant tennis fans looking forward to the largest professional two-week combined ATP and WTA Tennis Tournament in the world with 96 players in the singles and 32 teams in the double…

34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival Thrills and Delights

Springtime in the Coachella Valley means art festivals galore and one of the signature events of the entire season is ready to unfold. From March 3-6, 2016 those of us fortunate enough to live in the Valley or be visiting locally will enjoy the Number One ranked Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival in the…

Oscar Night Celebrations Light Up the Valley

Oscar Night is always a very special time for Palm Springs. It follows the Palm Springs International Film Festival, long considered an indicator of who will win on Oscar night. Across the valley celebrations and galas are planned along with screenings of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences biggest night of the year….

Cathedral City Cove Tour Spotlights Local Artists

Cathedral City Cove Tour of Artist

On February 28, 2016 the Agnes Pelton Society will sponsor the Fifth Annual Cathedral City Cove Tour of Artist and Historic Homes for an afternoon of fun. Beginning at 11 AM and continuing to 3 PM, more than 15 local artists’ homes will be highlighted as the tour winds through the popular art colony in…

Snowbirds Flock to 4th Annual Canada/Snowbird Fest in Rancho Mirage

For the 4th year, on February 27-28, 2016, Coachella Valley will celebrate Canada/Snowbird Fest at the opulent Agua Caliente Resort & Casino in Rancho Mirage. Produced by our own local Bette King, this year’s festival will be a celebration of music and all things Canadian with a special tribute to the First Responders of the…

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