January 2018 Events

2018 Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the …

PS Film Festival

Schedule – 2018 Film Festival –


Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6 …

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Information regarding the 2018 Palm Springs International Film …

2018 RED CARPET RUN 5K & 10k

Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 08:00 AM 

Named one of the TOP 10 MOVIE THEMED RACES IN THE USA BY SHAPE.COM! The Palm Springs International Film Festival RED CARPET RUN offers both a 5K and 10K run/walk beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line!…..

American Legion Post
Palm Springs, CA 92262-5654

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Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 10:00 AM.


Get ready for the most exciting Color Run of the Year! The LiveWell Color Run is perfect dose of fun you, your friends, family and everyone else. Get ready to get covered in all the colors of the rainbow running through a ton color stations!…..

Palm Desert Civic Center Park

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Desert Mountains Art Faire

Jan 6 – Jan 6
Feb 3 – Feb 3
Mar 3 – Mar 3
Mar 17 – Mar 17
Apr 7 – Apr 7
9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Join Friends of the Desert Mountains at the monthly Desert Mountains Art Faire. Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand-painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert mountains…..

Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument 
51500 Highway 74 
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Birding Walk

Jan 8 – Jan 8
Jan 25 – Jan 25
Feb 5 – Feb 5
Feb 22 – Feb 22
Mar 5 – Mar 5
Mar 29 – Mar 29
Apr 2 – Apr 2
Apr 12 – Apr 12
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Walk on the paved Ed Hastey Garden Walk and Randall Henderson Wash Loop Trail with an experienced birder to discover the year round and migratory birds who call the Coachella Valley Desert their home. Bring your binoculars, water, hat, sunscreen and camera. RSVP required, space is limited………

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center 
51500 California 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Wellness Worth Watching Movie Series: You Can Heal Your Life

Jan 10, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
PRICE – $5

Inspirational movies on the health of individuals, our nation and our world. You Can Heal Your Life. Louise Hay’s key message in this powerful work is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” Hay explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are often the cause of illness, and how you can change your thinking and improve the quality of your life…..

39000 Bob Hope Drive
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences Building
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Tickets: $59, $49 and $29 on sale 11/10

Smokey Robinson is a Motown legend.  From his beginnings as the founder and lead singer of The Miracles to his incredible solo career, he has made his mark on decades of American music and he will be returning to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, January 12, 2018……..

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy.
Indio, CA 92203-3499

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11th Annual Desert Woman’s Show

Jan 13 – Jan 14
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
PRICE – $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Attended by thousands of guests, the Expo offers daily fashion shows, stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including Stem Cells Demystified, Myths & Truths of Organic Foods plus a Hawaiian Fusion Cooking Class with ROY’s. On Saturday, a dynamic cast of female physicians from DESERT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER …

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa 
32250 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Artisans at the Pueblo

Jan 14 – Jan 14
Feb 11 – Feb 11
Apr 8 – Apr 8
May 13 – May 13
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ticket Price: Free. Guided tours of the Pueblo are also available.

In the spirit of Cabot and his sense of creating an artistic community, local artists are invited to Cabot’s Pueblo Museum to share their artwork with you. Artisans at the Pueblo furthers Cabot’s vision of bringing art, culture, and people together. Engage first hand with local artists…….

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum 
67616 E Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

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Benefiting Palm Springs Unified School District Arts Programs

Event Ambassadors
doug donenfeld        debbie green        barbara keller
terri ketover        ann sheffer         tom truhe

The Foundation for the Palm Springs Unified School District
Office (760) 416-8455 Fax (760) 416-8456


Tickets: $59, $49, $29 on sale 11/17

Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and performer.  He has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world, and he’s planning a stop on his latest tour at The Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, January 19, 2018.. , ….

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
84-245 Indio Springs Pkwy.
Indio, CA 92203-3499

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Coachella Valley Symphony

Sunday, January 21, 2018 – 3 p.m.

Welcome! We are very excited to announce our 2017 – 2018 Concert Season with some very diverse and entertaining programming featuring John Mario as conductor for the season!  ….

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Southwest Arts Festival

Jan 25 – Jan 28
Seniors $13 • General Admission $15 (good for all four days) • Children 5 & under Free

The 32nd annual Southwest Arts Festival is a major, internationally recognized cultural event that will feature traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art by nearly 250 acclaimed artists. Artworks includes clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, sculpture, and textiles. A live art demo will take place at various times throughout the festival. ….

Empire Polo Club 
81800 Avenue 51
Indio, CA 92201

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Adam Sandler

Jan 26, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PRICE – $79 – $139

A successful actor, writer, producer and musician, Sandler’s films have grossed over $3 billion worldwide and include box office hits such as Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. In 2014, Sandler signed a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four original movies to premiere on the streaming channel…..

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 
84245 Indio Springs Parkway
Indio, CA 92203

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January 26th, 2018 / 8pm
Tickets $25 / $35 / $45

Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to welcome back the 2016 Casino Entertainer of the Year, Tony Orlando on Friday, January 26th.  Former Coachella Valley resident, Orlando remains one of America’s best-loved personalities.  He is a top selling recording artist, songwriter, network television star, motion picture actor, Broadway performer and author…..

46-200 Harrison Place
Coachella, California 92236
(760) 775-5566

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Free Admission Day

Jan 4 – Jan 4
Jan 11 – Jan 11
Jan 18 – Jan 18
Jan 25 – Jan 25


Get family and friends together for a Thursday night on the town. Grab something to eat, take in exhibitions and the permanent collections at Palm Springs Art Museum, then walk over to the Architecture and Design Center. End the evening with a little shopping at Village Fest……

Palm Springs Art Museum 
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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The Backstreet Art District

The Backstreet Art District boasts a diverse collection of galleries & businesses where you may meet artists, visit working studios and enjoy fine art all in one location. You can find most galleries open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, but nothing is set in concrete. We are a collective of boutique galleries and regretfully cannot always be in two places at once as we get called out on a variety of business items. Please check with any gallery regarding specific hours. All galleries are open during our monthly First Wednesday Art Walk from 5 to 8 pm.

2600 South Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264