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Palm Springs Calendar of Events & Concerts
April 2016
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Joanne Bergstrom, PalmSprings.com Calendar of Events Editor


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Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


4/22/16 -4/24/16
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA / The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes April 22 - 24, 2016.
Buy Coachella Tickets Here!


4/23/16 & 4/24/16
In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting & Winemaker's Lunch
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Part of the Palm Springs Life Festival, this two-day event featuring the very best wines and winemakers of Italy in an exclusive wine tasting. Representatives from the leading 25-30 wineries of Italy, specially curated by Gambero Rosso, will offer wine tastings at various tables. In conjunction, several leading chefs of Italy will prepare a series of multi-course course meals (two lunches and one dinner).

Dates: April 23 & 24, 2016. Ticket Pricing: $125 for Day One, $125 for Day Two, Winemaker's Lunch additional $175 per day. Time: 11:30AM-4:00PM. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


4/29/16 - 5/1/16
Stagecoach Festival
Stagecoach Festival  2016 - Indio, CA - Tickets! Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA / Having joined the ranks of top U.S. destination festivals with thousands of music fans in attendance each year, the critically acclaimed annual music festival Stagecoach is returning to Indio in the California desert. This year's lineup includes: Eric Church, Chris Young, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, The Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, The Marshall Tucker Band and so many more! Dates: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016.
Buy Stagecoach Festival Tickets Here!

Tuesday, April 19

Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


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, April 20

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

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 4:00pm to 8pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111.


Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.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.


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!

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Thursday, April 21

Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


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.

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Friday, April 22

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes April 22 - 24, 2016.
Buy Coachella Tickets Here!


Earth Day Celebration
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Indian Wells, CA / Get $2.00 off admission with approved recyclable item - First 1,500 guests receive seed packet - Guided walks and entertainment. Tiime: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $17.25-8.75. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org


Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


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!


At the Corner of Cabaret & Jazz
Purple Room Palm Springs, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664 / This eclectic evening of show-stopping performances combines elements of Jazz, Swing, Blues and musical storytelling that ranges from humorous to poignant and offers live entertainment in an intimate setting. AT THE CORNER OF CABARET & JAZZ delivers a unique chance to experience variety like you rarely see it. Four veteran performers, each heralded for their work in the fields of Jazz and Cabaret, have appeared in top clubs across the country and now share the stage together for the first time.

Ticket Price $25. Reservation Information: Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm. More info, call 760-322-4422 or visit: www.purpleroompalmsprings.com/

Saturday, April 23

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.


Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes April 22 - 24, 2016.
Buy Coachella Tickets Here!


CCD Foundation Presents "A Day of Fun and Resources"
401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States / All day event / This event is designed to provide sustainable solutions for the community to thrive and grow. California plans and builds prison cells based on third grade reading scores. Education, information and good sound direction is key for planning life goals. This event provides resources for the family. Encourage your family to exercise with you in our 5k run/walk. More info here: ccdfoundationinc.org/palm-springs


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

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 4:00pm to 8pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111.


The First Annual Family Earth Day Celebration
Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 51-500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / Please join us at the National Monument Visitor Center on Saturday April 23rd from 9am to noon for our first Annual Family Earth Day Celebration. There will be lots of eco-friendly activities for “kids” of all ages, including scavenger hunts, live animals, arts and crafts, and featured artists from our Desert Mountains Art Faire. More information: www.DesertMountains.org


Coachella Valley Solar Seminar
Palm Desert Public Library, 73-300 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / Learn about solar technology, changing solar rules, how to choose a solar contractor and more at the free Coachella Valley Solar Seminar. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Seminar incentive: receive $1,000 cash-back when you attend the solar seminar and become a new Sullivan Solar Power client. Proof of attendance is required. Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free. To RSVP call 1-800-SULLIVAN.


In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting & Winemaker's Lunch
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Part of the Palm Springs Life Festival, this two-day event featuring the very best wines and winemakers of Italy in an exclusive wine tasting. Representatives from the leading 25-30 wineries of Italy, specially curated by Gambero Rosso, will offer wine tastings at various tables. In conjunction, several leading chefs of Italy will prepare a series of multi-course course meals (two lunches and one dinner).

Dates: April 23 & 24, 2016. Ticket Pricing: $125 for Day One, $125 for Day Two, Winemaker's Lunch additional $175 per day. Time: 11:30AM-4:00PM. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.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.


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!


Keith Sweat
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella, CA / Spotlight 29 Casino is proud to bring the soulful sounds of R&B superstar Keith Sweat back to the Spotlight Showroom on Saturday, April 23. Sweat is known for his distinctive voice and romantic lyrics. He has enjoyed numerous top 10 hits on the R&B charts, including “Something Just Ain't Right," "Make It Last Forever," "Don't Stop Your Love” and “I Want Her.” Time:: 8pm. Tickets: $25 - $45. Tickets and more info: 760.775.5566 or www.Spotlight29.com

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Sunday, April 24

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 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 4:00pm to 8pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111


Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes April 22 - 24, 2016.
Buy Coachella Tickets Here!


Family Day--In the Gardens: Birds, Bugs & Blooms
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / In the Gardens: Birds, Bugs & Blooms focuses on Sunnylands Gardens with family-friendly games and activities. Explore the Gardens and learn about the insects, birds, and flowers that help create the beautiful environment. Time: 9:30am - 2pm. Free. For more information and schedule of events, please visit our event calendar at www.sunnylands.org or call 760.202.2222.


In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting & Winemaker's Lunch
The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, 68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Part of the Palm Springs Life Festival, this two-day event featuring the very best wines and winemakers of Italy in an exclusive wine tasting. Representatives from the leading 25-30 wineries of Italy, specially curated by Gambero Rosso, will offer wine tastings at various tables. In conjunction, several leading chefs of Italy will prepare a series of multi-course course meals (two lunches and one dinner).

Dates: April 23 & 24, 2016. Ticket Pricing: $125 for Day One, $125 for Day Two, Winemaker's Lunch additional $175 per day. Time: 11:30AM-4:00PM. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


Palm Springs Life Festival
Various venues in Coachella Valley / The inaugural Palm Springs Life Festival will feature a stellar lineup of today's top artists, fashion designers and culinary superstars, including opera legends Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, chefs Cat Cora among others,. The festival opens with a Gala concert on March 20 and concludes with a 2-day In Vino Veritas: Wine Tasting event.

Dates: March 20th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016. Cost: Free - $400. More info: 760.325.2333 or palmspringslifefestival.com


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, April 25

A Round For Life Golf Tournament Benefitting Desert Cancer Foundation
The 22nd Annual A Round for Life Golf Tournament, benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation. Money raised goes to provide financial assistance for Coachella Valley neighbors in the midst of cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. 7:30 am registration, 9:00 am shotgun start. $250 entry includes continental breakfast and post tournament luncheon. Raffles, silent auction, hole-in-one contest and awards. More info: www.desertcancerfoundation.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!

Tuesday, April 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!

Wednesday, April 27

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

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 4:00pm to 8pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111.


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!


Alec Mapa!
Oscar's Palm Springs, 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA / Ellen Degeneres has called him “smart, hilarious and funny.” Variety has said, “Alec Mapa is a freak. No one should be this talented.” With uproarious live performances and groundbreaking television roles, actor and comedian Alec Mapa has entertained audiences worldwide in every imaginable medium. Time: 7pm. Tickets: $15 - $25. More info: 760.325.1188 or www.maxmitchell.net

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Thursday, April 28

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.

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Friday, April 29

Stagecoach Festival
Stagecoach Festival  2016 - Indio, CA - Tickets! Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA / Having joined the ranks of top U.S. destination festivals with thousands of music fans in attendance each year, the critically acclaimed annual music festival Stagecoach is returning to Indio in the California desert. This year's lineup includes: Eric Church, Chris Young, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, The Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, The Marshall Tucker Band and so many more! Dates: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016.
Buy Stagecoach Festival Tickets Here!


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!

Saturday, April 30

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 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 4:00pm to 8pm, at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111.


Stagecoach Festival
Stagecoach Festival  2016 - Indio, CA - Tickets! Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA / Having joined the ranks of top U.S. destination festivals with thousands of music fans in attendance each year, the critically acclaimed annual music festival Stagecoach is returning to Indio in the California desert. This year's lineup includes: Eric Church, Chris Young, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, The Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, The Marshall Tucker Band and so many more! Dates: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016.
Buy Stagecoach Festival Tickets Here!


Book Signing at Ristretto Coffee Shop
Ristretto Coffee Shop, 500 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264 / Local author will be hosting a book signing at Ristretto Coffee Shop on Saturday April 30th from 1:00-2:30pm PST. His book, The Ultimate Travel Guide to Greater Palm Springs is a comprehensive travel guide that highlights fun things to do, quality restaurants, and travel accommodations for all budgets in Greater Palm Springs. Time: 1:00-2:30pm. Free. Contact number: 760.656.7352.


Kyle Petty Charity Ride Begins in Palm Springs, CA
Riviera Resort, 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, will begin in Palm Springs, CA on Saturday, April 30 from 7:30am-9:30am. Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty is leading 200 bikers and celebrities, such as Richard Petty, Herschel McGriff, Herschel Walker, Harry Gant, Rick Allen and more, on a 2,150-mile motorcycle trip to raise money for Victory Junction – a camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

Come to the Riviera Resort to cheer on the riders, meet the celebrity guests and support the Ride! Memorabilia will be available for purchase and donations will be accepted to contribute to the Ride’s “Small Change. Big Impact.” program. Free. Learn more at www.kylepettycharityride.com or call 919.459.6450.


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!

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Upcoming Events

5/1/16
Stagecoach Festival
Stagecoach Festival  2016 - Indio, CA - Tickets! Empire Polo Field, 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA / Having joined the ranks of top U.S. destination festivals with thousands of music fans in attendance each year, the critically acclaimed annual music festival Stagecoach is returning to Indio in the California desert. This year's lineup includes: Eric Church, Chris Young, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, The Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, The Marshall Tucker Band and so many more! Dates: April 29, 30 & May 1, 2016.
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5/1/16
“Tish Oney in “Going My Way - The Songs Of Jimmy Van Heusen”
Arthur Newman Theatre at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA. 92260 / “Going My Way” will feature songs and stories about composer Jimmy Van Heusen, who won an Emmy and four Oscars for Best Original Song with lyricists like Eddie DeLange, Sammy Cahn, and Johnny Burke. Of his 800 compositions, over 50 are considered Great American Songbook Standards. His songs are used in over 220 films including the “Road To” series made famous by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. A few of his many hits are “Swinging On A Star”, “All The Way”, “High Hopes”, “Call Me Irresponsible”, “Darn That Dream”, “Here’s That Rainy Day”, and “Come Fly With Me”. Mr. Van Heusen was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.

Time: 2pm. Tickets: $11 cash. More info: 760-325-2731 or www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

5/6/16
National Public Gardens Day
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Drive, Indian Wells, CA / Free to members and with paid admission. Garden walk, 20% discount at the Palo Verde Garden Center. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $8.75-17.25. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org

5/7/16
Palm Springs Cruisin' Association Cruise-In Car Show
Westfield Shopping Mall, 72-840 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 / The Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association Cruise-In car show series feature classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, corvettes, customs, antiques, restored and original collectable cars and motorcycles. Food, drink and clothing vendors, as well as raffles and prizes given to the top cars. Fun for the entire family, there is a special area for kids with coloring, hula hoop contests and other activities. FREE to attend; $5 entry fee to show a vehicle. 1st Saturday of every month through May. Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1-5pm. More info: 760-835-5564 or www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com

5/7/16
Michael Bolton
Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place / Spotlight 29 Casino is proud present the soulful sounds of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Michael Bolton, on Saturday, May 7. Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, who has sold more than 60 million records worldwide. Time: 8pm. Tickets: $55-$85. More info: 760.775.5566 or www.Spotlight29.com

5/7/16
Francesca Amari in You Make Me Laugh! A Love Song to Gilda Radner
Purple Room Palm Springs, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664 / Francesca Amari debuted the show in 2011 at the first annual Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, MI, a 10-day festival of laughter, which included such notables as Bill Cosby, Betty White, Margaret Cho and more, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Gilda’s Club West Michigan. Tickets: $25. Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm. More info: 760-322-4422 or http://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

5/8/16
Mother's Day Brunch
Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / Celebrate Mom with a beautiful Mother's Day Brunch for the whole family. Omelette's to order, baked goods, Hand Carved Salmon & Loin of Beef, Traditional Belgian Waffles & a "Sweets" Table like no other including Fruit Tarts, Petit Fours, Strawberry Pound Cake & Fresh Baked Cookies.

Time: 10am - 2pm. Cost: $36. More info: 760-969-6080 or www.hyattpalmsprings.com

5/8/16
Miramonte Mother’s Day Brunch
Miramonte Resort, 45000 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210 / Appealing to families with healthy appetites are Breakfast dishes such as Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes, Omelets and Eggs Made to Order, Date and Walnut French Toast, Pork Sausage Links, Country Breakfast Potatoes, Fresh Fruit and Berries, Assorted Pastries and Bagels and much more. Lunch offerings include Grove Garden Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Strawberry Balsamic Salmon, Roasted Butternut and Spinach Lasagna and Mama’s Heart Salad of hearts of romaine, artichoke hearts and hearts of palm with a champagne vinaigrette. There will be a plentiful Cold Seafood Display, and the Antipasto Platter will have olives, cured imported meats, sliced cheeses and vegetables. For Dessert, choices will include Miramonte Citrus Grove Zabaglione Tart, Nana’s Chocolate Mousse with Cinnamon Buñuelo and Assorted Cupcakes. A special Children’s menu will include a Taco and Nacho Bar, Cheese Quesadillas, Spanish Rice and Refried Beans.

Cost: $42 for adults; $19.50 for children ages five to 11; children under five are complimentary; exclusive of tax and gratuity. Includes choice of Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Mom’s Berry Bliss. Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More info: 760.341.2200 or http://www.miramonteresort.com

5/8/16
“What We Do For Love” Stars Two Local Performers
The Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series 7th season continues on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2 PM with two local singers, Marcia Harp and Alan Jon, in a show they call “What We Do For Love”. The show will feature songs from The Great American Songbook as well as the Broadway stage with accompaniment by Los Angeles pianist, Ron Snyder at the Arthur Newman Theatre in the Joslyn Center located at 73750 Catalina Way in Palm Desert. Tickets are $11 cash only at the box office, and doors open at 1 PM. For more information you may call 760-325-2731 or visit: www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn.

5/13/16
Jeremiah Clark | The Born and Raised Tour
Purple Room Palm Springs, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664 / Singer-songwriter Jeremiah Clark returns to The Purple Room stage for an unforgettable evening of entertainment. Ballads, bar songs and boozy banter are always better coming from a southern boy, especially one wearing cowboy boots with a guitar in hand. Ticket Price $25. Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm. More info: 760-322-4422 or http://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

5/13/16
Family Game Night Fundraiser at Children’s Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, 71-701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 / Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert will host its first spring fundraiser with a Family Game Night on Friday, May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and showcase its newest exhibit “Playing Together: Games.” Admission is $20 per person or $70 for a family of four.

Also attending the event will be several golf professionals from local golf resorts to give instructions on the basics of golf using SNAG Golf, a program designed to teach golf fundamentals in an easy way to players of all ages. More info: 760.321.0602 or www.cdmod.org

5/20/16
Endangered Species Day
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Indian Wells, CA / Free to members and with paid admission. Keeper chats and animal enrichments. Takes place all day. Cost: $9.95-19.95. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org

5/20/16
Train Day
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Indian Wells, CA / Free to members and with paid admission. Train chats, scavenger hunt, train arts and crafts, trackless train rides, Choo-Choo-Churro special. Attendees receive free conductor hat, while supplies last. Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $9.95-19.95. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org

5/21/16
Comedy Night w/ Jason Stuart Special Guest Aida Rodriguez
Purple Room Palm Springs, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664 / When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who's also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind...Jason Stuart. Stuart has been making people laugh out loud with "Gay Don Rickles" performances all over the country since coming out in 1993. He has accomplished what few other gay comics have ever achieved: brutal honesty with humor in a world that's not always kind. Not only is Stuart an all-out crowd pleaser, but he transcends the boundaries of race, gender and sexual orientation with his edgy comedic style. Stuart's material about his experiences as a single Jewish gay man living in Hollywood is original, cutting edge and just plain funny! Tickets: $25. Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm. More info: 760-322-4422 or http://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com
5/27/16 & 5/28/16
The Buddy Holly Review | SouthBound and Company
Purple Room Palm Springs, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92664 / The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Hollies, Elvis Costello and SouthBound are just a few of the bands who have been influenced by the immortal Buddy Holly. The Buddy Holly Review captures all the excitement of the music created in the garage behind Buddys house in Lubbock, Texas. Tickets: $25. Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm and performance begins at 7:00 pm. Dinner Reservations begin at 5:30 pm
Performance begins at 7:00 pm. More info: 760-322-4422 or http://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

5/30/16
Memorial Day Celebration
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Indian Wells, CA / All active duty, reserve and retired U.S. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, EMTs and their families (up to 6 people) receive 50% off admission with proper identification. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $9.95-$19.95. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org

6/13/16 - 8/5/16
Summer Day Camp
Boys & Girls lub of Palm Springs, 450 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA / Programs include indoor swimming, field trips, local walking tours, computer lab, STEM-based activities, art and crafts and movement and athletics classes. Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $20-$50. More info: 760.327.1304 or www.bgcps.org

6/21/16
World Giraffe Day
The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Indian Wells, CA / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Free to members and with paid admission. Guests who wear a giraffe print will receive half price general admission tickets. Keeper chat, arts and crafts, giraffe feeding ($4member; $5 non-member. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $9.95 - $19.95. More info: 760.346.5694 or www.livingdesert.org




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