Monday, August 27, 2018

La Quinta Sept 2018 Events


Sundays In Summer Series   Through Sept. 30
Tickets $15 cash only at the door. See website for show schedule. 
Time/Place: 2pm / The Joslyn Center-Arthur Newman Theatre, Palm Desert  
Contact: 760-325-2731 / www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Coachella Valley Makers Market   Sept. 1
First Saturday of every month. Local art, handcrafted goods, independent brands and live music. This is your chance to snap up everything from fine art to artisan foods, wellness goods, unique jewelry, art prints, zines, clothing and more! Shop at the mall and support small businesses while walking past cafes and department stores.
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Westfield Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-2121 / www.westfield.com/palmdesert


Palm Desert Aquatic Center Dive-In Movie Series   Sept. 1
Tonight’s movie is “Avengers Infinity War.” The “Snack Shack” will be open to purchase snacks such as popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. Several pool areas will be open for fun and cooling off. With limited seating poolside, guests are encouraged to bring towels for the grassy areas. 
Time/Place: 7pm / Palm Desert Aquatic Center 
Contact: 760-565-7467 / www.pdpool.com

National Night Out   Sept. 4
The annual National Night Out event for an opportunity to come together, meet police and fire personnel, and prevent crime and drugs. 
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Downtown Indio   
Contact: www.indio.org

Cooking With Trader Joe’s   Sept. 5
Join us for the lunchtime version of our most popular monthly class! Chef Rhonda shares all of her favorite Trader Joe’s products, including tips, tricks and ‘hacks’ for creating amazing, simple meals that won’t break the bank. Each class features an all new menu utilizing seasonal products and some all-time favorite staples of our Chef. 
Time/Place: 12pm / Cooking With Class, La Quinta 
Contact: 760-777-1161 / www.cookingwithclasslq.com

Backstreet Art District Art Walk   Sept. 5
The first Wed. of each month experience Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location. 
Time/Place: 5-8pm / 2600 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-328-4144 / www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Palm Springs State of the City   Sept. 6
With Mayor Robert Moon. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-1pm / Palm Springs Convention Center 
Contact: 760-325-1577 / www.pschamber.org

Safari Nights   Sept. 7-28
Fridays. In addition to taking in the sights and sounds of the native and exotic animals in the evening, Safari Nights activities also include scorpion hunts, astronomy, and bat detector stations, giraffe feeding, plus live entertainment. Food and beverage tastings and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase.
Time/Place: 7-9:30pm / The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert 

Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road   Sept. 8
Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. 
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District 
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Mas Indio   Sept. 8
The first-of-its-kind music and art show, featuring local bands and artists in collaboration between the city of Indio, Desert Theatreworks and Palma City. 
Time/Place: 9pm / Indio Performing Arts Center 
Contact: 760-775-5200 / www.indio.org

Morongo Basin Car Club Roadrunners Charity Car Show   Sept. 8
Hot rods, muscle, classics, customs, trucks, rat rods, imports and motorcycles. Vendors, great food and raffle prizes! Proceeds benefiting SOS (Soldiers Organized Services) and Center for Healthy Generations. 
Time/Place: 9am / Town Center Mall, Yucca Valley 
Contact: 760-365-2211 / www.mbccrr.org

Monument Night Adventure   Sept. 8
Take a short guided walk along the Art Smith Trail looking for the nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family event and minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. 
Time/Place: 7:45-9pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org

Bhakti Fest   Sept. 15
The Bhakti Fest Group, long known for its tradition of offering the best in yoga, sacred music, and conscious teachings, is thrilled to announce the special appearance of Dr. Deepak Chopra M.D., co-founder JIYO.com, at its 10-year anniversary celebration. 
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Contact: 760-365-8371 / www.brightstarevents.net


Beats and Brews Festival   Sept. 15
Live Music, Arts, Beer and Tequila Tasting. 
Time/Place: 12-5pm / The Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs
Contact: 760-323-1711 / www.thesaguaro.com


El Grito   Sept. 16
There will be live music and entertainment, a kid’s zone, and local food venders! Free admission and parking. 
Time/Place: 3-10pm / Rancho Las Flores Park, Coachella 
Contact: 760-398-3502 / www.coachella.org

Coachella State of the City, Business Awards & Expo   Sept. 20
Business expo portion is free to attend! 
Time/Place: 2:30-6pm / Spotlight 29 Casino - Medjool Room 
Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

Cinema Diverse   Sept. 20-23
The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Cinema Diverse, the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival featuring an exciting and varied combination of Feature Films & Short Films from around the world celebrating LGBTQ Cinema. 
Time/Place: Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-880-4921 / www.cinemadiverse.org

POW/MIA Recognition Night & Reception   Sept. 21
Honors those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. Evening Prayer Service followed by a Meet & Greet and documentary film screening event. The film, “A Solemn Promise, America’s Missing in Action” is a touching tribute to the 83,000 servicemen who haven’t yet come home from missions and battlefields around world. Wine and Light Hors d’oeuvres will be served 
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / Palm Springs Air Museum
Contact: 760-778-6262 / www.palmspringsairmuseum.org


Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow   Sept. 21-23
Celebrate Native American culture and heritage. Enjoy music, dance, food, Native vendors and more.
Time/Place: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon 

Contact: 951-755-5165 / www.morongopowwow.com

Desert Oasis Car Show   Sept. 22
Food vendors, music and fun! 
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Luckie Park, Twentynine Palms 
Contact: 760-367-7562 / www.ci.twentynine-palms.ca.us

Tejano Music Festival   Sept. 22
The event will feature musical acts, Tejano food, beverages for all, and Tejano art. Festivities include music, vendors, food, drinks, raffles and kid zone. This event is fun for all ages. Admission and parking for the event are free.  
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza
Contact: 760-905-7532 / www.tejanomusicfest.com


MCLOG 29 Palms Poker Run   Sept. 23
This run will consist of 5 check points. We are here to provide assistance to the Community, Veterans and their Families. 
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / VFW Post 1534, Desert Hot Springs
Contact: 760-671-6185 / www.eventbrite.com


Pride Honors Awards   Sept. 26
Proceeds from the reception will support the Pride organization’s efforts to foster Pride in and respect for the region’s LGBT communities. 
Time/Place: 6-7:30pm / Hilton Palm Springs
Contact: 760-416-8711 / www.pspride.org

VillageFest   Every Thursday
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! 
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive
Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org


College of the Desert Street Fair   Every Sat. & Sun.
With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. 
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com

Monday, July 23, 2018

La Quinta Events Aug. 2018

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage   July 19-Aug. 19
The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 3rd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. 
Contact: www.tasteofsummerranchomirage.com

Free Summer Kid Movie Series   Through Aug. 3
Thanks to Councilmember John Aguilar who donated a generous portion of his City discretionary funds, the film series will allow free admission in order to see a different movie geared towards kids each Friday morning. 
Time/Place: 9:30am / Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City 
Contact: 760-328-7100 / http://dplaceentertainment.com

International Aviation Art and Aerospace Exhibition   Through Aug. 9
The American Society of Aviation Artists International Juried Art Exhibition features works by more than 25 acclaimed artists from around the world. Traveling and temporary exhibition, included with regular museum admission. 
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Palm Springs Air Museum 
Contact: 760-778-6262 / www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Sundays In Summer Series   Through Sept. 30
Tickets $15 cash only at the door. See website for show schedule. 
Time/Place: 2pm / The Joslyn Center-Arthur Newman Theatre, Palm Desert  
Contact: 760-325-2731 / www.lesmichaels.com/joslyn

Art Walk & Wine Tasting   Aug. 1
A monthly event every first Wednesday of the month through April. Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops. 
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place, Palm Desert 
Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com

Backstreet Art District Art Walk   Aug. 1
The first Wednesday of each month experience Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / 2600 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs 

Contact: 760-328-4144 / www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Coachella Valley Makers Market   Aug. 4
Join us the first Saturday of every month for Coachella Valley Makers Market, featuring local art, handcrafted goods, independent brands and live music. This is your chance to snap up everything from fine art to artisan foods, wellness goods, unique jewelry, art prints, zines, clothing and more! 
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Westfield Palm Desert: Level 1 
Contact: 760-346-2121 / www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Square Dancin’ and BBQ Under The Stars   Aug. 4
Lead and taught by The Yucca Valley Star Twirlers. No host bar: Beer and Wine. $25 go to Mil-Tree. Mil-Tree’s mission is to bring Veterans, Active Duty and Civilians together through arts and dialogue to help transform the wounds of war. 
Time/Place: 6:30pm / The Desert Lily B&B, Joshua Tree
Contact: www.mil-tree.org


Craft Beer Weekend   Aug. 4-5
Celebrates the microbrewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers. Taste the day away with over four dozen breweries, beer tastings, small bites, live entertainment and tales of the trade regaled by the brewers themselves. Craft Beer Festival: Saturday 12-5pm. Beer Brunch: Sunday 11am-1pm. 
Time/Place: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs 
Contact: 760-325-9900 / www.acehotel.com

Animal Stories: Love & Bananas - An Elephant Story   Aug. 8
A joint fundraiser to support the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renown Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, embark on a daring 48-hour mission across Thailand to rescue a 70-year-old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom. 
Time/Place: 7pm / Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs
Contact: 760-325-6565 / www.camelottheatres.com


Idyllwild Arts presents Jazz in the Pines   Aug. 10-12
Featuring over two dozen bands. Attendees can also browse the Festival Marketplace for festival t-shirts, hats, and posters, and also for jewelry, pottery, and other crafts created by the Idyllwild area’s many outstanding artists. The Marketplace also offers a broad range of food and drink options, including Cajun cooking and barbecue, ice cream and smoothies, and much more. 
Time/Place: Idyllwild Arts Academy: 52500 Temecula Rd. 
Contact: 951-659-2171 x2330 / www.jazzinthepines.com

Splash House 2018   Aug. 10-12
A multi-venue music festival hosted poolside at three hotel resorts in Palm Springs. By night, the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts the After Hours program - a pair of open air parties back-dropped by vintage aircrafts and the glowing airport tarmac. 
Contact: www.splashhouse.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road   Aug. 11
Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. 
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com


Summer Film Series   Aug. 16
“A Passion For Fashion.” It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s all about fashion. This month’s feature film is “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover.” An artful masterpiece with clothing design by Jean Paul Gaultier, starring Helen Mirren and Tim Roth.
Time/Place: 6pm / Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs 

Contact: 760-325-4490 / www.psmuseum.org

Desert Stories XIII   Aug. 18
Hosted by Cheryl Montelle and featuring an exciting line-up of new eclectic artists, come hear more true-life experiences and a few tall tales from some of the Desert’s best storytellers- and some special guests. A no-host bar and social begins at 6pm.
Time/Place: 7pm / Hi-Desert Cultural Center, Joshua Tree 

Contact: 760-459-1006 / www.hidesertculturalcenter.org

Palm Springs International Animation Film Festival   Aug. 22-26
A global competition in animation and exhibition of the worlds most talented artists in the world. The festival and expo also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions, seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest. 
Time/Place: Palm Springs Convention Center   
Contact: www.psiaf.org

Comic Con Palm Springs   Aug. 24-26
All your favorite artists, creators, celebrities, and cosplayers to one explosive annual event! Come out and meet up with this year’s special guests including Edward James Olmos, Kevin Sussman, Bret Iwan and more. Festivities also include exhibits, autograph/photo ops, costume contest, Lego room, celebrity booths and much more! 
Time/Place: Palm Springs Convention Center 
Contact: 760-359-8372 / www.comicconpalmsprings.com

UCPIE Palm Springs Bowl A Thon   Aug. 25
Bowl-a-Thon to support United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire. All proceeds help us continue to provide six Skill-builders after school Summer Camp Programs in Indio, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Springs & Cathedral City. Lane Sponsor $300.00 includes a banner at the end of your lane, 1 team of five bowlers, including shoes, lunch and a great time! 
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Palm Springs Lanes Bowling Alley 
Contact: 760-321-8184 / www.ucpie.org

VillageFest   Every Thursday
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! 
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive 
Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair   Every Sat. & Sun.
With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. 
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com