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Palm Springs Calendar of Events & Concerts
March 2015
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Joanne Bergstrom, PalmSprings.com Calendar of Events Editor


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Through 3/21/15
Old Town La Quinta:  Art Under the UmbrellasArt Under the Umbrellas
Get ready for Art! More than 80 artists present works for sale in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media along the closed off streets in Old Town. Art patrons will find quality artwork while tourists will discover a trove of treasures. Live music complements the event and sets the stage for fun. Don’t miss a spectacular day outdoors, taking in the beauty of the artist’s wares.

Art Under the Umbrellas will be also held the following Saturdays in Old Town: Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, 2014; and Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 14 and Mar. 21, 2015. Time: 10am - 4pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit the La Quinta Arts Foundation website at lqaf.com

Through 3/22/15
A Handful of Nickels & Dimes
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA / The sequel to "A Handful of Nickels..." More Music and Comedy from Vaudeville and Burlesque, featuring special guest Yve Evans. Tributes to your favorite vaudeville performers, including George Burns & Gracie Allen, Bessie Smith, Will Rogers and more! If you liked The Follies, you'll love "A Handful of Nickels and Dimes. Double entendres abound-- recommended for mature audiences. March 13 - March 22, 2015. 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Ticket range: $19-$26. 760-775-5200 and/or www.indioperformingartscenter.org

Through 3/29/15
Music in the Gardens
Sunnylands Center & Gardens 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Sunnylands is pleased to host Music in the Gardens. Every Sunday in March a live band/artist will perform at the Sunnylands Gardens Performance Circle from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open to the public, this family-friendly event welcomes all ages to experience a different music style each Sunday. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information call 760-202-2234 or contact@sunnylands.org. Or visit our website at www.sunnylands.org

Through 4/15
Zoorassic Park
Palm Desert, CA:  Zoorassic Park at  The Living Desert The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / Zoorassic Park, a live 25-minute show will be performed three-times daily at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., features lifelike dinosaurs educating the audience about their existence centuries ago. Tickets come with park admission and prices range from $8.75-$17.25 (children under three are free). January through April 2015. More information: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org

Through 5/15
Free Yoga in The Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden
Palm Springs Art Museum, 72-567 HWY 111, Palm Desert, Ca. 92260 / Every Wednesday until May / In collaboration with the Farmer’s Market of Palm Desert and lululemon athletica, the museum is providing individuals with the opportunity to experience the unique combination of art and yoga. Participants at these FREE outdoor yoga classes will be able to rejuvenate their soul in the serene setting of the museum’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden during the complimentary one-hour yoga classes each Wednesday by certified instructors from lululemon's ambassador program. Each month will feature a new yoga studio. All skill levels are welcome. Some yoga mats will be available on first come basis, and participants are advised to wear comfortable clothes. Afterwards, guests are invited to visit the Farmer’s Market in the museum’s parking lot featuring fresh produce from local growers (8 a.m.- 1 p.m.) or stop in The Galen building to view the changing art exhibitions. Time: 9am. More information: 760.346.5600 or http://www.psmuseum.org

3/27/15 - 3/29/15
A Weekend of Comedy
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA 92201 / What makes this show special for the Coachella Valley is that the performers were chosen by audience votes at the inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, where improv groups and stand up comics from across the nation performed and competed last July. The overall winner and headliner for the “Weekend of Comedy” is a Los Angeles-based improv group called “White Women.” This ingenious troupe takes a suggestion from the audience and creates a completely improvised piece of comedy based on the suggestion. “White Women” regularly perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles, which was co-founded by Amy Poehler.

Performances: Fri & Sat 7PM and Sun 2PM. Tickets are available for $19-$26. Patrons can select their own seats by going to the interactive seat map at www.indioperformingartscenter.org, or by calling IPAC at (760) 775-5200 Monday through Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Indio Performing Arts Center is conveniently located just off the I-10 at the Jackson Street Exit.

Thursday March 19
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

VillageFest
Join thousands of visitors and locals in beautiful downtown Palm Springs this Thursday for the valley's finest event. Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive - and the result is one of Southern California's most popular weekly events: VillageFest! We're dog friendly! October through May from 6pm until 10pm and June through September from 7pm until 10pm. www.VillageFest.org or 760-320-3781.

Friday March 20
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Friday Night Dance Party
Emerald Desert Resort, 76000 Frank Sinatra Dr, Palm Desert, CA / Open to the public. We are locals and visitors that enjoy a variety of adult dance music and visit different resorts in the Desert. These dances include a broad mix of contemporary and traditional dance music, including: Ballroom, Swing, Latin, C&W, Rock & Roll, as well as many other styles. We meet on several Friday nights a month, at some of the Valley's resorts. Time: 7-9:30pm. Cost: $5. www.palmspringsdancers.com/

A Handful of Nickels & Dimes
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA / The sequel to "A Handful of Nickels..." More Music and Comedy from Vaudeville and Burlesque, featuring special guest Yve Evans. Tributes to your favorite vaudeville performers, including George Burns & Gracie Allen, Bessie Smith, Will Rogers and more! If you liked The Follies, you'll love "A Handful of Nickels and Dimes. Double entendres abound-- recommended for mature audiences. March 13 - March 22, 2015. 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Ticket range: $19-$26. 760-775-5200 and/or www.indioperformingartscenter.org

Free Elton John Tribute Concert
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / Kenny Metcalf will lighten up the stage on March 20 with an uncanny resemblance to Elton John, singing all of this music legend’s classics. Time: 8 PM. Free! More info: 760.775.5566 or spotlight29.com

Live At The Rock Free Concerts Host Southern Caliber Band
Tortoise Rock Casino, 73829 Baseline Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 / Country music takes over on March 20 when the Southern Caliber Band hits the stage performing the most current country hits. Time: 8 PM. Free. More information: 760.863.2429 or tortoiserockcasino.com

Saturday March 21
College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert Street Fair - Palm Desert, CAThe COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. Open every weekend all year, located on the COD campus. Proceeds benefit college programs and students. October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June through December, 7 a.m to noon. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus (43-500 Monterey Avenue), surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957.

Certified Farmers' Market
The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays The Certified Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 1 pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111. Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month through May), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified Farmers’ Market will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The morning market will continue to take place on all the other Wednesdays in each month through May.

Old Town La Quinta:  Art Under the UmbrellasArt Under the Umbrellas
Get ready for Art! More than 80 artists present works for sale in painting, glass, ceramic, jewelry, wood, sculpture, photography, fiber and mixed media along the closed off streets in Old Town. Art patrons will find quality artwork while tourists will discover a trove of treasures. Live music complements the event and sets the stage for fun. Don’t miss a spectacular day outdoors, taking in the beauty of the artist’s wares.

Art Under the Umbrellas will be also held the following Saturdays in Old Town: Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, 2014; and Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Feb. 14 and Mar. 21, 2015. Time: 10am - 4pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit the La Quinta Arts Foundation website at lqaf.com

Indio Open-Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA / New and used, brand-name merchandise is discovered at the Indio Open-Air Market, held from 4-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday (except during Date Festival), at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Fairgrounds. The architecture of the fairgrounds is that of a city in Morocco, and in that way is perhaps the most interesting of the fairgrounds to be found in Southern California. The market fills the palm tree fringed parking area of the fairgrounds. Shoppers can watch the sunset while buying "fresh from the field" produce picked that morning by our vendors. A trip for produce should always include the fresh dates that are grown in the immediate area. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information, call 800-222-7467.

A Handful of Nickels & Dimes
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA / The sequel to "A Handful of Nickels..." More Music and Comedy from Vaudeville and Burlesque, featuring special guest Yve Evans. Tributes to your favorite vaudeville performers, including George Burns & Gracie Allen, Bessie Smith, Will Rogers and more! If you liked The Follies, you'll love "A Handful of Nickels and Dimes. Double entendres abound-- recommended for mature audiences. March 13 - March 22, 2015. 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Ticket range: $19-$26. 760-775-5200 and/or www.indioperformingartscenter.org

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Sunday March 22
College of the Desert Fair
College of the Desert Street Fair - Palm Desert, CAThe COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. Open every weekend all year, located on the COD campus. Proceeds benefit college programs and students. October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June through December, 7 a.m to noon. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus (43-500 Monterey Avenue), surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957.

Certified Farmers' Market
The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays The Certified Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 1 pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111. Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month through May), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified Farmers’ Market will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The morning market will continue to take place on all the other Wednesdays in each month through May.

Music in the Gardens
Sunnylands Center & Gardens 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Sunnylands is pleased to host Music in the Gardens. Every Sunday in March a live band/artist will perform at the Sunnylands Gardens Performance Circle from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open to the public, this family-friendly event welcomes all ages to experience a different music style each Sunday. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information call 760-202-2234 or contact@sunnylands.org. Or visit our website at www.sunnylands.org

A Handful of Nickels & Dimes
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA / The sequel to "A Handful of Nickels..." More Music and Comedy from Vaudeville and Burlesque, featuring special guest Yve Evans. Tributes to your favorite vaudeville performers, including George Burns & Gracie Allen, Bessie Smith, Will Rogers and more! If you liked The Follies, you'll love "A Handful of Nickels and Dimes. Double entendres abound-- recommended for mature audiences. March 13 - March 22, 2015. 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Ticket range: $19-$26. 760-775-5200 and/or www.indioperformingartscenter.org

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here...

Monday March 23
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Bingo at Playoffs Sports Bar for the Transgender Community
Every Monday at 7 p.m. at Playoffs Sports Bar, 12105 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240 / Bingo To Help The Local Transgender Community. Only $4.00 to play, raffle tickets are $1.00 each, cash and gift prizes. More information: www.TDORPalmSprings.com or 760.218.4326.

Special Private Screening of AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda
Rancho 16 Theatre, 72-777 Dinah Shore Drive, Monterey Marketplace, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / This inspirational film is based on Yogananda, the world-renowned author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Many highly influential people -- including Steve Jobs, George Harrison, and Russell Simmons, all of whom are featured in the film -- have been deeply impacted by Yogananda. Tickets will not be available at the theatre, you can ONLY buy them online. Time: 7:30pm. Tickets: $11.25. Tickets and More information: gathr.us or 760.564.4094.

Tuesday March 24
Communicating about Climate Change
Sunnylands Center & Gardens 37977 Bob H ope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / As part of the Sunnylands Speaker Series, Dr. Jon Krosnick of Stanford University will discuss how language affects public thinking, especially on the topic of climate change at the Rancho Mirage Library on Tuesday, March 24 at 2 pm. This event takes place at the Rancho Mirage Public Library. No reservations or tickets are required. Seating is limited. First come, first served. For more information, please visit www.sunnylands.org or 760.202.2222.

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Wednesday March 25
Certified Farmers' Market
The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays The Certified Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 1 pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111. Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month through May), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified Farmers’ Market will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The morning market will continue to take place on all the other Wednesdays in each month through May.

Indio Open-Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA / New and used, brand-name merchandise is discovered at the Indio Open-Air Market, held from 4-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday (except during Date Festival), at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Fairgrounds. The architecture of the fairgrounds is that of a city in Morocco, and in that way is perhaps the most interesting of the fairgrounds to be found in Southern California. The market fills the palm tree fringed parking area of the fairgrounds. Shoppers can watch the sunset while buying "fresh from the field" produce picked that morning by our vendors. A trip for produce should always include the fresh dates that are grown in the immediate area. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information, call 800-222-7467.

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Thursday March 26
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

VillageFest
Join thousands of visitors and locals in beautiful downtown Palm Springs this Thursday for the valley's finest event. Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive - and the result is one of Southern California's most popular weekly events: VillageFest! We're dog friendly! October through May from 6pm until 10pm and June through September from 7pm until 10pm. www.VillageFest.org or 760-320-3781.

Friday March 27
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

A Weekend of Comedy
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA 92201 / What makes this show special for the Coachella Valley is that the performers were chosen by audience votes at the inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, where improv groups and stand up comics from across the nation performed and competed last July. The overall winner and headliner for the “Weekend of Comedy” is a Los Angeles-based improv group called “White Women.” This ingenious troupe takes a suggestion from the audience and creates a completely improvised piece of comedy based on the suggestion. “White Women” regularly perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles, which was co-founded by Amy Poehler.

Performances: Fri & Sat 7PM and Sun 2PM. Tickets are available for $19-$26. Patrons can select their own seats by going to the interactive seat map at www.indioperformingartscenter.org, or by calling IPAC at (760) 775-5200 Monday through Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Indio Performing Arts Center is conveniently located just off the I-10 at the Jackson Street Exit.

Saturday March 28
College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert Street Fair - Palm Desert, CAThe COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. Open every weekend all year, located on the COD campus. Proceeds benefit college programs and students. October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June through December, 7 a.m to noon. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus (43-500 Monterey Avenue), surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957.

Certified Farmers' Market
The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays The Certified Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 1 pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111. Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month through May), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified Farmers’ Market will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The morning market will continue to take place on all the other Wednesdays in each month through May.

Indio Open-Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA / New and used, brand-name merchandise is discovered at the Indio Open-Air Market, held from 4-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday (except during Date Festival), at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Fairgrounds. The architecture of the fairgrounds is that of a city in Morocco, and in that way is perhaps the most interesting of the fairgrounds to be found in Southern California. The market fills the palm tree fringed parking area of the fairgrounds. Shoppers can watch the sunset while buying "fresh from the field" produce picked that morning by our vendors. A trip for produce should always include the fresh dates that are grown in the immediate area. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information, call 800-222-7467.

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

A Weekend of Comedy
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA 92201 / What makes this show special for the Coachella Valley is that the performers were chosen by audience votes at the inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, where improv groups and stand up comics from across the nation performed and competed last July. The overall winner and headliner for the “Weekend of Comedy” is a Los Angeles-based improv group called “White Women.” This ingenious troupe takes a suggestion from the audience and creates a completely improvised piece of comedy based on the suggestion. “White Women” regularly perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles, which was co-founded by Amy Poehler.

Performances: Fri & Sat 7PM and Sun 2PM. Tickets are available for $19-$26. Patrons can select their own seats by going to the interactive seat map at www.indioperformingartscenter.org, or by calling IPAC at (760) 775-5200 Monday through Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Indio Performing Arts Center is conveniently located just off the I-10 at the Jackson Street Exit.

Sunday March 29
College of the Desert Fair
College of the Desert Street Fair - Palm Desert, CAThe COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. Open every weekend all year, located on the COD campus. Proceeds benefit college programs and students. October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June through December, 7 a.m to noon. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus (43-500 Monterey Avenue), surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957.

Certified Farmers' Market
The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Saturdays The Certified Farmers' Market takes place on Saturdays in Palm Springs, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, adjacent to the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Mall parking lot at 2300 E. Baristo Road at Farrell.

Sundays in Old Town La Quinta, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, at 78100 Main Street, just a few blocks west of La Quinta City Hall off Calle Tampico.

Wednesdays in Palm Desert, from 8:00 am to 1 pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-567 Highway 111. Starting February 4th, 2015 (and continuing the first Wednesday of every month through May), Palm Desert’s popular mid-week Certified Farmers’ Market will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The morning market will continue to take place on all the other Wednesdays in each month through May.

Music in the Gardens
Sunnylands Center & Gardens 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Sunnylands is pleased to host Music in the Gardens. Every Sunday in March a live band/artist will perform at the Sunnylands Gardens Performance Circle from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Open to the public, this family-friendly event welcomes all ages to experience a different music style each Sunday. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information call 760-202-2234 or contact@sunnylands.org. Or visit our website at www.sunnylands.org

A Weekend of Comedy
Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo Street, Indio, CA 92201 / What makes this show special for the Coachella Valley is that the performers were chosen by audience votes at the inaugural Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, where improv groups and stand up comics from across the nation performed and competed last July. The overall winner and headliner for the “Weekend of Comedy” is a Los Angeles-based improv group called “White Women.” This ingenious troupe takes a suggestion from the audience and creates a completely improvised piece of comedy based on the suggestion. “White Women” regularly perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles, which was co-founded by Amy Poehler.

Performances: Fri & Sat 7PM and Sun 2PM. Tickets are available for $19-$26. Patrons can select their own seats by going to the interactive seat map at www.indioperformingartscenter.org, or by calling IPAC at (760) 775-5200 Monday through Friday, 10AM – 4PM. Indio Performing Arts Center is conveniently located just off the I-10 at the Jackson Street Exit.

Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here...

Desert Cancer Foundation, A Round for Life Gala
Indian Ridge Country Club, 76375 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211 / You can be part of history – and help your neighbors facing cancer- by participating in the 21st Annual 'A Round for Life' Gala and Auctions. Proceeds support Desert Cancer Foundation’s campaign to fund cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. Time: 5:30 p.m. Cost: $200. Call 760.773.6554 or visit www.desertcancerfoundation.org

Monday March 30
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!

Bingo at Playoffs Sports Bar for the Transgender Community
Every Monday at 7 p.m. at Playoffs Sports Bar, 12105 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240 / Bingo To Help The Local Transgender Community. Only $4.00 to play, raffle tickets are $1.00 each, cash and gift prizes. More information: www.TDORPalmSprings.com or 760.218.4326.

Tuesday March 31
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro
Happy Hour at matchbox vintage pizza bistro  Palm Springs CA matchbox vintage pizza bistro, Mercado Plaza / Mezzanine Level, 155 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / matchbox vintage pizza bistro is an exciting restaurant with a decidedly hip and urban feel. Voted best pizza in the valley, matchbox serves made-to-order fresh pizza baked in a wood-burning oven. Happy Hour Foods include $5 mini plates and Happy Hour drinks include discounted prices on house infused cocktails, well martinis, draft beers, domestic and imported bottles and house wines. Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm. No separate checks; certain holidays excluded. More information: 760.778.6000 or visit matchbox vintage pizza bistro here!
Upcoming Events

4/3/15
Desert Butterflies
Desert Butterflies is a Transgender group that meets at a safe place for conversation and dinner. Time: 6 p.m. Free. Call for location. 760.218.4326, www.TDORPalmSprings.com

4/3/15 - 4/5/15
Indian Wells Arts Festival ...where Art is a Happening!
Indian Wells Arts Festival ...where Art is a Happening! More than 200 award winning artists transform the magnificent path-lined plaza of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a spectacular splash of color, featuring hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for purchase. Offerings include painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, apparel and hand-crafted wares. Meet the artists and buy directly from them! Watch Glass Blowing, Monumental Rock Sculpting, Wood Carving, Weaving, and special exhibits - including Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival. Live Entertainment, Childrens Activities,

Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA - Main entrance from Washington Street between Miles Avenue and Fred Waring Drive / The festival takes place Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Gates close at 4:00). Parking is free and valet is available. $13.00 Adult; Children 12 and under free. For more information, please visit: www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

4/3/15 - 4/5/15
The 2nd Annual Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival
Objet Trouvé Found Art FestivalThe 2nd Annual Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival participates once again in the Indian Wells Arts Festival featuring award winning found artists creating a ‘festival of festivals.’ Enjoy special exhibits, sidewalk chalk drawing and children’s activities and more. Live musical entertainment, cocktails, wine and refreshment are ongoing throughout the day under the shade structure of this newly expanded venue.

"Easter Sunday Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu is available until noon. Ranked one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine and Best of the Best Art Festivals by readers of Palm Spring Life magazine. For more information, please visit: www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

4/10/15
Free Van Halen Tribute Concert
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / Fan Halen, Southern California’s greatest Van Halen tribute.
time: 8:00 PM. Free. 760.775.5566. spotlight29.com

4/12/15
Palm Desert, CA:  Jazzoo Concert Series at The Living DesertJazzoo Concert Series at The Living Desert - Last of Series!
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / The Living Desert hosts 31st season of Jazzoo Concert Series. April 12 – The Season’s Last Hurray: Bentyne and Proulx. Time: 4:30pm - 6pm. Concerts are free with paid admission. Tickets available online at www.livingdesert.org or by calling 760-346-5694 ext. 2166. Jazzoo Concert Series takes place from January 11 - April 12, 2015.

4/12/15
"Get Your Kicks" Modern Men-Coachella Valley Men's Chorus
Jewish Community Center (Temple Isaiah), 332 W Alejo Road, Palm Springs (downtown), Magic Moments of Song comes to Palm Springs. Time: 3pm. Tickets: $30. More ino: 760.537.0845 or www.modernmen.org

For the first time ever on any stage, Modern Men-Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus presents, “Get Your Kicks”, a musical feast of the early Baby Boomer years (1946-1964). Nat “King” Cole, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, and The Four Seasons (Jersey Boys) are just some of the vocalists represented in the celebration. And Modern Men did not forget early Rock ‘n’ Roll like Walk Like a Man, Duke of Earl, and Jailhouse Rock. So travel our way on the highway that’s the best. “Get Your Kicks” on Route 66! Yah!

4/17/15
Legendary Mexican Group Los Tigres Del Norte
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / One of the longest-running Mexican regional music acts of all time, Los Tigres del Norte, on Friday in the Spotlight Showroom. Time: 8:00 PM. Tickets: $45-65. Call 760.775.5566 or visit: spotlight29.com

4/18/15
R&B Superstar Keith Sweat
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / The soulful sounds of R&B superstar Keith Sweat in the Spotlight Showroom. Time: 8:00 PM. Tickets: $30-$45. Call 760.775.5566 or visit: spotlight29.com

4/24/15
Free Journey Tribute Concert
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / Journey Unauthorized brinks the chart-topping arena rock sounds of Journey. Time: 8pm. 760.775.5566 - spotlight29.com

4/24/15 - 4/26/15
Stagecoach Music Festival Tickets!
Stagecoach Music Festival Tickets!Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201 / Having joined the ranks of top U.S. destination festivals, the critically acclaimed annual music festival Stagecoach is returning to Indio in the California desert on April 24, 25 & 26, 2015. This year's line-up includes: Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentely, Jake Owen, Kim Moore. The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Sara Evans, ZZ Top, Eli Young Band, Gregg Allman, George Thorogood and the Destroyrs, The Oak Ridge Boys and many, many more!
Stagecoach Music Festival Tickets!

5/1/15
Desert Butterflies
Desert Butterflies meets every first Friday of the month. This is a safe space for Transgender and Intersex persons to socialize and meet one another. Time: 6pm. Free. For more information contact Thomi Clinton (760) 218-4326 or Deborah Sutton-Weiss (909) 904-1861. www.TDORPalmSprings.com

5/1/15
Moody Blues Tickets
The Show - Agua Caliente Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / The Moody Blues' legacy spans four decades of hit-making and sell-out tours and continues to entertain audiences with their timeless music. The band has sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and has been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold discs. Their incredible roster of hits includes: "Nights In White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Ride My See Saw," "The Story In Your Eyes," "Isn't Life Strange," "Question," "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)," "Your Wildest Dreams," and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere." The Moody Blues' No. 1, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 40, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold albums and singles, have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and touring bands in existence.
Moody Blues Tickets!

5/2/15
The Living Desert,  Palm Desert, CA:  Brew at the ZooThe 6th Annual Brew at the Zoo
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / Enjoy a sampling of handcrafted beers, food and entertainment from over 50 local breweries and restaurants. Through May 1st, tickets are $45 for members, $55 for non-members. At the door on Saturday, May 2nd are $50 members, $60 non-members. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets and more information: 760.346.5694 or livingdesert.org

5/7/15
Children’s Discovery Museum Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
Desert Horizons Country Club, 44900 Desert Horizons Dr, Indian Wells, CA 92210 / Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance on Thursday, May 7th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Desert Horizons Country Club. This special night out for dads and daughters features dancing, a pasta buffet, an ice cream sundae bar and a fun daddy daughter photo booth. Tickets for this event are $60 per couple and $30 per additional child. Tables will be available for $800. Time: 6pm. Tickets and more information: 760-321-0602 x101 or www.CDMOD.org

5/21/15
Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs Youth of the Year
Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / A gala to honor the Youth of the Year. This is a program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. $75 per person or $750 for a table of ten. $700 for a table of ten when purchased before February 1, 2015. Time: 6-9 p.m. Tickets and more information: 760.327.1304 or www.bgcps.org.

5/30/15
Mexican Comedian Jorge Falcon
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA 92236 / “Jo Jo” Jorge Falcon, known as “El Comediante de las Mil Caras” (The Comedian of a Thousand Faces) in the Spotlight Showroom. Time: 8 PM. Tickets: $25. More information: 760.775.5566 or spotlight29.com

6/6/15
Second Annual Transgender L.A.T.E. Festival
Tolerance Education Center, 35147 Landy Ln, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Variety of Educational Short Films dealing with Transgender and Under-represented people. Time: 7pm. Tickets: $10.00. More information: www.toleranceeducationcenter.org -- 760.218.4326 -- www.TDORPalmSprings.com

6/16/15 - 6/22/15
The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market
The 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Film Market Camelot Theatre, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market, one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, will take place in Palm Springs on June 16-22, 2015. Now in its 21st year, the Palm Springs International ShortFest will showcase over 300 short films from more than 50 countries. The concurrent Short Film Market will feature a library of more than 3,000 films available to film buyers, industry and press, the only Short Film Market in North America. Festival events include nightly receptions, as well as seminars and master classes with industry experts and filmmaking professionals, free to all filmmakers who participate in the Festival.

More information and schedule details: 760.322.2930 or http://www.psfilmfest.org/




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