Tuesday, January 23, 2018

La Quinta Events Feb. 2018

Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club   Through Apr. 1
Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm andSunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina.
Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio
Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com

El Paseo Art Walk   Feb. 2
Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! You can also enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo   

Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire   Feb. 3
Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains!
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org

Living Desert Cheetah Run   Feb. 3
Race through The Living Desert and enjoy all the many sights and sounds it has to offer. See Bighorn sheep, zebras, camels, and cheetahs enjoying the beauty of their surroundings.
Time/Place: 7:30am-Noon / The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-5694 / www.livingdesert.org

Swing ‘N Hops Street Party   Feb. 3
This outdoor event brings together swing music performed by a live band, craft beer gardens, gourmet food booths, a classic car show with cars from the 1920s – 1940s, a swing dance party complete with instruction and era specific fashion.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / El Paseo, Palm Desert
Contact: www.palm-desert.org/events/swing-n-hops

Palm Springs Speaks - Deepak Chopra   Feb. 3
He is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Richards Center for the Arts
Contact: www.palmspringsspeaks.org

Art on Main Street   Feb. 3 & 17
Previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas,” the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC an premier sponsor The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta 
Contact: www.laquintaca.gov

Art Walk & Wine Tasting   Feb. 7
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 at The Art Place. In addition, proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.”
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com

Palm Desert Senior Games and International Sports Festival   Feb. 7-11
Over 1,000 athletes from all over the U.S. and Canada for the first California Senior Games of the year. Golf, pickleball, swimming, volleyball, soccer, table tennis and track and field events are just some of the events offered to competitors ages 35 and up.
Time/Place: Palm Desert Community Center
Contact: www.myrecreationdistrict.com/valley-fun/senior-games

Toast to LQ   Feb. 9
Treat yourself to a night out in the heart of La Quinta. A Toast To LQ provides a dapper yet fun atmosphere that pairs fine wines from Fess Parker with quality hors d’oeuvres. The background is complimented with feel good tunes from a jazz band which is sure to entertain all night long. Wine tastings and hors d’oeurves are included with admission. This event is for ages 21 and over only.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / La Quinta Museum: 77-885 Avenida Montezuma
Contact: https://toast2lq.eventbrite.com

Tour de Palm Springs   Feb. 9-10
A CVSPIN-sponsored event designed to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Coachella Valley. Each year the organizers hope to support more than 100 local charities. The famous weather, gorgeous mountain scenery and thousands of bike riders, make the Tour de Palm Springs a fundraising event like no other!
Contact: www.tourdepalmsprings.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road   Feb. 10
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

Taste of Jalisco Festival   Feb. 10
Free admission and parking, live entertainment, food court, kid zone, car show, fireworks show, outdoor market, tequila tasting, horse show, Mariachis, Aztec dancers and VIP seating.
Time/Place: 11am-9pm / Cathedral City Downtown Festival Lawn
Contact: www.tasteofjalisco.com

Blast from the Past Party   Feb. 10
Presented by The Historical Society of Palm Desert. Celebrate the history of Palm Desert with great music, stories and dances from each decade. Admission includes pizza, beverage, show, DJ and no host bar.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Shadow Mountain Golf Club, Palm Desert

Contact: 760-346-6588 / www.palmdesertblast.com

Dr. George Car Show   Feb. 10
A spectacular array of eye-popping machines that are among the best in the country. Attendees will also be delighted by the food, music, vendors, and raffles. This amazing show celebrates the memory of Dr. Sebastian George, one of the Coachella Valley’s most beloved and selfless oncologists and co-founder of the non-profit Desert Cancer Foundation.
Time/Place: Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 78200 Miles Avenue

Contact: www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com

New Balance Palm Desert Half Marathon & 5K  Feb. 11
The oldest half marathon in the Coachella Valley. 5K: The 5K run takes place on a completely closed course, and is incredibly flat and fast. 1k kids run: For kids 4 to 13.
Time/Place: 7am / Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Contact: 760-568-9697 / www.palmdeserthalfmarathon.com

Modernism Week   Feb. 15-25
Celebrate and foster appreciation of mid-century architecture and design. More than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
Contact: www.modernismweek.com

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival   Feb. 16-25
You’ll cheer for the daredevil riders at the ever-popular Camel and Ostrich races, experience the thrills and chills of carnival rides, dig into fantastic food and fair treats, browse through arts and crafts booths, and see some big headliners perform all your favorite songs.  
Time/Place: Riverside County Fairgrounds: 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio
Contact: 800-811-FAIR / www.datefest.org

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival   Feb. 17
Join us to enjoy over 200 incredible wines and cuisine from 15 of Rancho Mirage’s very best chefs. Award winning wineries will be pouring their world-class wines. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, wine, food and live upbeat music – at the classiest wine and food festival under the sun!
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Rancho Mirage Community Park

Contact: 760-324-4511 / www.RMwineandfood.com

Palm Desert Greek Festival   Feb. 17-18
Enjoy authentic Greek Food, Appetizers, Pastries, Greek Beer & Wine, Ouzo & Metaxa Greek brandy and coffee. Kids Zone, live Greek Bouzouki Music, Traditional Greek Dancing, Greek Grocery and book store, souvenir Agora (Market) with unique Mediterranean vendors and Greek novelties.
Time/Place: 11am-8pm / St. George Greek Orthodox Church of the Desert: 74109 Larrea
Contact: 760-568-9901 / www.pdgreekfest.org

Arnold Palmer Celebrity Invitational of the Desert   Feb. 17-19
Hosted by Grant Fuhr. Two days of golf, three nights of parties, celebrities, friends and raising money to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Make-a-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire Chapter & Loving All Animals, Inc.
Time/Place: Desert Willow Golf Resort
Contact: 760-346-0015 / https://birdeasepro.com/apcinvitational

Desert Art Festival   Feb. 17-19
Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs
Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com

Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic   Feb. 17-19 & 22-25
The nation’s largest and most prestigious preseason college softball tourney, featuring 50 top Division I teams. The lineup of teams includes UCLA, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, North Carolina, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and the Japan National Team, plus many more.
Time/Place: Big League Dreams Complex, Cathedral City
Contact: 760-324-5600 / https://marynutterclassic.wordpress.com

Rancho Mirage Music in the Park Series   Feb. 18 & 24
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on the 18th and Diane Schuur on the 24th. All concerts are FREE to the public with open seating on a first come, first served basis. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at the park and adjacent to the park along San Jacinto Drive.
Time/Place: 7-8:30pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 / www.ranchomirageca.gov

Cathedral City Movies in the Park    Feb. 24
The free event, hosted by the Cathedral City Evening Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on aSaturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me 3.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn
Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

ARTWALK at Indian Wells   Feb. 24-25
Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / 74738 Hwy 111  
Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com

Rancho Mirage Speaker Series   Feb. 27
Lara Logan: Television/Radio Journalist, War Correspondent, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News and CBS 60 Minutes Correspondent.
Time/Place: 7pm / Eishower Medical Center: Helene Galen Auditorium
Contact: www.ranchomirageca.gov/2017-speaker-series

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.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive   
Contact: 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, entertainment, food and much more.
Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com

Thank you Peggy Sue for the resource!

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