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Local Valley Events February 2015

 Having Our Say

January 21 - February 8, 2015    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm    Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/cv-reps-plays-cv-reps-2014-2015-season/

103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie take us on a remarkable journey through the last hundred years of our nation’s history, recounting a fascinating series of events and amusing anecdotes drawn from their rich family history and careers as pioneering African-American professionals.

 Sing-a-Long-a Grease

February 1, 2015      2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Have you ever been to a musical and had the uncontrollable urge to burst into song? Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-Bird or a Pink Lady but never felt quite cool enough to pull it off? Now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an afternoon where you are the star. Enjoy a goody bag of special props as the original 1978 film is shown with projected lyrics. And remember, GREASE is the word…

 Rhythmic Circus

February 2, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

There's tap dancing and then there's Rhythmic Circus, the percussive-dance phenomenon that electrifies audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, sidesplitting humor and finger-snapping tunes. Their completely original performance, Feet Don't Fail Me Now is spiced up with a variety of musical flavors enlivened by an infectious seven-piece band, vocalists, and a very unique, one-man, a cappella, beat-boxing sensation. $10 kids 12 & under

 Garrison Keillor

February 3, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

True to his radio form, humorist celebrity speaker Garrison Keillor shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom.

 The Midtown Men

February 4, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

This sensational production reunites four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys. Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the '60s. Don't miss this electrifying and soulful new production with its top-shelf choreography, incredible vocal performances and legendary onstage chemistry.

 Supreme Reflections

February 5, 2015   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

This loving tribute to Diana Ross & The Supremes takes us on a trip down Motown's memory lane as this multi-talented cast sings and dances their way into your heart with all of the songs made famous by those three classy ladies from Detroit. And these songs sound as fresh and irresistible today as they did when we first heard them. Supreme Reflections is a full-scale musical revue with great choreography and gorgeous costumes. You'll love, love this stylish, fun and informative musical gem together with The Desert Symphony.

 El Paseo Cruise Night

February 6, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm   Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 El Paseo Art Walk

February 6, 2015   4:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

 Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping District

February 6, 2015    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Extended hours at Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

 American Trilogy - Tribute

February 6, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

The songs of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond. An American tribute to three of the greatest icons in popular music history!

 The Scottish International Military Tattoo

February 6, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   

Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Direct From Edinburgh, don't miss this Scottish cultural extravaganza. In the tradition of the world-renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, this production features bagpipers, drummers, singers and dancers performing the marches, schottisches, reels and dances that are known throughout the world.

 

 Art Under the Umbrellas

February 7, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

 

 Michael Feinstein

February 7, 2015    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Hailed as "the most prominent ambassador of the Great American Songbook" (Los Angeles Times), Michael Feinstein brings his velvety vocals to the McCallum for a show that examines the wide ranging canon of American song. Being a personable performer and host, Feinstein showcases both the influences and golden eras of the genre, sharing insightful commentary intermingled with definitive performances.

 

 

17th Annual Concert Series

February 7, 2015    5:15 pm - 7:00 pm    Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/

Enjoy a concert under the stars with refreshments and two glasses of wine, while donating to a worthy cause.  $12 admission guarantees a seat on the lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue and a wonderful concert featuring live music from jazz to pop & oldies to country.

Palm Springs Half Marathon & 5K

February 8, 2015    Location: Palm Springs

Event Web Site: http://www.kleinclarksports.com/Half-Marathon

17th Annual New Balance Palm Springs Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5k

 

Coachella Valley Symphony

February 8, 2015    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/

The Coachella Valley Symphony is made up of almost entirely of desert community residents. The 50-piece orchestra offers a wide variety of classical and pops music, performing 4-6 concert events each season, a subscription series of four concerts and one or more benefit events.

 

 59th Annual Edition of It's Magic!

February 8, 2015    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Milt Larsen and Terry Hill present an all new It's Magic! production featuring the finest stars of magic, comedy, variety, sleight of hand, and stage illusions. The LA Times calls It's Magic! "…a must for magic buffs of all ages!" For Rancho Mirage resident discount, please call the McCallum Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS (2787).

 

 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

February 9, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

The celebrated Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg was known as "the Chopin of the North." Program includes Chopin's majestic Polonaise, Grieg's zesty Norwegian Dances, and their respective Ballades, storytelling in tonal.

 

 Isabelle Demers

February 10, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

ISABELLE DEMERS is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Texas. A native of Québec, she is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America’s most virtuosic organists.

 

 Memphis

February 10 - February 11, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

TURN UP THAT DIAL… From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

 Modernism Week

February 12 - February 22, 2015    Location: Palm Springs

Event Web Site: http://www.modernismweek.com/

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This exciting “festival” takes place in February in the Palm Springs and Palm Desert area. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events and more. Palm Desert-based events will be held at the Sandpiper and Marrakesh communities, as well as College of the Desert and the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.

Desert Town Hall

February 12, 2015    Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Dr Neil Degrasse Tyson speaks.

 Guys and Dolls

February 13 - February 15, 2015    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.   Performance times February 13 8 PM February 14 2 PM and 8 PM February 15 2 PM and 7 PM

 

 Desert Arts Festival

February 13 - February 16, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps2.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

 

 Dr George Car Show

February 14, 2015    9:00 am - 3:00 pm    Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Web Site: http://www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com/

This car show is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Sebastian George, who was a nationally prominent oncologist and co-founder of the Desert Cancer Foundation.

 

 Art Under the Umbrellas

February 14, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

 

 Guys and Dolls

February 14, 2015    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy  considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy  soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiancé desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.  

 

 Bethany Owen

February 14, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

An original one-woman stage show of music, comedy and impressions.

 

 Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass

February 16, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Event Type: Concert

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

A theatrically-staged production including a historically-informed narrative and a multi-media presentation in honor of the end of the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War. Six virtuoso musicians plus JaQuinley Kerr as narrator perform music from the Civil War (including John Philip Sousa and Francis Johnson) through the Civil Rights movement (including music by Elvis, The Beatles, and Earth Wind and Fire). The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass is widely considered one of the world's leading brass ensembles. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world's youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams.

 

 Billy Stritch

February 17 - February 18, 2015    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/billy-strich/

An award-winning composer, arranger, vocalist, and jazz pianist of extraordinary range and sophistication, Billy Stritch, breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, all the while bringing an easy sense of humor and showmanship to his performances.   A favorite performer at One Night Only, he is also musical director and pianist for Liza Minnelli, Linda Lavin, Marilyn Maye and Paulo Szot as well as creating arrangements for The Best is Yet to Come – the Music of Cy Coleman

 Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

February 19 - February 21, 2015    Location: Fantasy Springs Casino

Event Web Site: http://www.franksinatragolf.org/schedule.html

Since, 1988 the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Invitational has brought together celebrities, amateur contestants and enthusiastic spectators for this unique event that raises funds for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

 

 Vienna Boys Choir

February 19, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

The Vienna Boys Choir presents timeless music with a universal popular appeal. With its broad repertoire, a Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados; it's a musical event that appeals to all ages. This world-class ensemble gives 80 concerts a year in North America. Parents and grandparents afraid to take their kids to see a "grown-up" symphony will bring them to the Vienna Boys Choir as ideal family fare. What better way for families to bond and children to discover new music?  

 A Handful of Nickels and Dimes

February 20 - March 22, 2015 February 20 - March 22, 2015    Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.indioperformingartscenter.org/shows/

February 20 - March 22 - 2015 (excluding March 6, 7 & 8), Fridays & Saturdays @ 7 PM, Sundays @ 2 PM   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.

 

 El Paseo Cruise Night

February 20, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 

 Bob Newhart

February 20, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

One of the most important, influential, and beloved figures in the history of American comedy, Chicago native Bob Newhart has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 50 years. In that time, Bob has managed to star in two of the most beloved sitcoms in television history, "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart," win Peabody and Emmy awards for "The Bob Newhart Variety Show," release eight comedy albums (including the first to ever hit number one on the charts), host "The Tonight Show" an astounding eighty-seven times, win three Grammys, write a New York Times bestseller, and appear in fourteen feature films.

 

 Storm Large

February 21, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She thrilled McCallum audiences last season as lead singer with Pink Martini. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. Now hear her in her solo act that will leave you breathless.

 

 Christine Ebersole - An Evening with Christine Ebersole

February 21, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/christine-ebersole-evening-christine-ebersole/

Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences throughout her performing career, from the Broadway stage to television series and specials, films, concert appearances, and recordings.  Ms. Ebersole has received virtually every Off-Broadway award and her second Tony® Award for Leading Actress in a Musical for her “dual role of a lifetime” as “Edith Beale” and “Little Edie Beale” in Grey Gardens.  Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, the show was nominated for ten Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and its CD was nominated for a Grammy Award. Other memorable New York stage performances include her Tony® Award-winning performance as “Dorothy Brock” in the smash hit revival 42nd Street, Steel Magnolias, On the Twentieth Century, Camelot, Oklahoma, Dinner at Eight (Tony® and Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Best Man, and the recent revival of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit.  She has starred in five City Center Encores! Productions, most recently receiving unanimous praise for her starring role as “Margo Channing” in Applause.

 

 Teddy Tonight!

February 22, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Emmy-winning and Tony®-nominated actor-writer Laurence Luckinbill, who has crafted solo plays about Lyndon Johnson and Ernest Hemingway, performs his one-man show on Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy Tonight! The action takes place in July 1918. The former President is preparing to take on President Woodrow Wilson, when he gets word that his son is missing in action.

 

 The Choral Project

February 23, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

The 54-voice ensemble has performed throughout the world in concert performances and choral festivals to great acclaim. 

 

 Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Band Leaders Featuring the Tex Beneke Orchestra

February 23, 2015     8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

And tributes to band leaders Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller and Tex Beneke.

 

 Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

February 24, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

After her triumphant McCallum Theatre debut with Renee Fleming, Susan Graham is back for a solo recital. Susan Graham — dubbed "America's favorite mezzo" by Gramophone magazine — rose to the highest echelon of international artists within just a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Graham won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and her recital repertoire is so broad that 14 composers from Purcell to Sondheim are represented on her most recent album, Virgins, Vixens, and Viragos; as the UK's Sunday Times noted: "It's hard to think of another contemporary singer who could pull off the tour de force Graham achieves here, with numbers ranging over a period of almost 300 years."

 

 Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane

February 25, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, virtuoso Mona Golabek performs some of the world's most beautiful piano music as she shares her mother's riveting story of survival. Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Pianist is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music.

 Desert Town Hall

February 27, 2015    Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Platon speaks.

 

 Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

February 27, 2015    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Palm Desert Community Center

Event Web Site: http://www.hspd.org/calendar.html

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5.   

 

 The Beach Boys - Tribute

February 27, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

"Catch a wave" the look and sound of a live Beach Boys concert circa 1964-1969

 

 Gino Vannelli

February 27, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Vannelli studied music at McGill University. After a stint in New York City, Vannelli and his brothers went to Los Angeles, California where they were signed by Herb Albert/A&M Records. In 1974, People Gotta Move made it to #22 on the Billboard Top 100. Gino won Canada's Juno Award for Best Male Artist in 1976 and 1979. In April 1981, Living Inside Myself was on Billboard's Top 100 at number six. Gino's latest CD The Best And Beyond contains re-workings of his Top 10 hits which catapulted him to the world stage.

 Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

February 28 - March 1, 2015    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

In George Gershwin Alone — which won Ovation Awards for Best Actor in a Musical (Hershey Felder) and Best Musical — the internationally acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin's early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin's most famous pieces, including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, George Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the essence of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin's legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life. Performance times February 28 8 PM March 01 2 PM and 7 PM

 Desert Triathlon

February 28 - March 1, 2015    Location: Lake Cahuilla Park

Event Type: Walk/Run/Hike

Event Web Site: http://www.kleinclarksports.com/Triathlon

Come join us for this world-renown event at beautiful Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta. Nestled against the awesome Santa Rosa Mountains and only 30 minutes from Palm Springs, this venue offers tremendous vistas while providing a very fast and fun race course.

 Canada Fest 2015

February 28 - March 1, 2015    Location: University of California, Riverside Palm Desert

Event Web Site: http://www.bettekingproductions.com/3/miscellaneous1.htm

Canada/Snowbird Fest 2015 Plans Revealed Canada and US Snowbirds mark your calendars and save the date Saturday, February 28th and March 1st, 2015 for a fun two day celebration of your lifestyle in the Coachella Valley. The event will be held at The University of California Riverside in Palm Desert at Cook and Frank Sinatra, centrally located 3 blocks off I-10 fwy. All communities will find it an easy access to get to with plenty of free parking/valet available. Hours are Sat 10-6p, Sun 9-3p. Admission $10.00 Children under 10 yrs free.

 

 The Beatles - Tribute

February 28, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventstheater.html

The popular "Paperback Writer: The Beatles Experience." A trip through the musical years of the worlds most popular rock group of all time.

Local Valley Events March 2015

 Hike 4 Hope

March 1, 2015    Location: Indian Canyons

Event Web Site:http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org/site/TR/Hike4Hope/General?fr_id=2020&pg=entry

Hike 4 Hope is a non-competitive fundraising event open to all ages and all hiking levels. Held in the beautiful Indian Canyons of Palm Springs, there's a hike for everyone! Setup a team and ask friends, family and co-workers to join you. You may also register as an individual. Hikes are led in groups no one goes out alone! Hike 4 Hope unites survivors and supporters — women, men and children — in the fight against women's cancers. This movement raises necessary funds to continue groundbreaking research at City of Hope and to raise awareness for women's cancers.

 

 Coachella Valley Symphony " An afternoon @ The Movies"

March 1, 2015    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/Locations-of-Concerts

Bring the whole family! This fantastic concert features some of the world's most famous symphonic movie favorites by John Williams and other noted movie composers including some traditional classics such as Gone With the Wind. Special guests include Jerry Lewis tribute artist, David Wolf and Ralph Chelli as Clark Gable. This is a concert you won't want to miss with many surprises in store.

 

 La Gringa

March 4 - March 22, 2015    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/cv-reps-plays-cv-reps-2014-2015-season/

Maria goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico with plans to also connect with her homeland. Once there, comedy ensues. She realizes that Puerto Rico considers her an American – a gringa. If she’s a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico – Maria concludes that she is nobody, everywhere. Through the wise and colorful words and music of her uncle, Maria learns life lessons.

 

 Don Williams

March 4, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm     Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=766

There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listeners into the intimate world of an old friend.

 

 La Quinta Arts Festival

March 5 - March 8, 2015   10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Location: La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/la-quinta-arts-festival/

The 33rd Annual La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the visually stunning setting of La Quinta’s Civic Center Campus.  

 

 Steve Tyrell

March 5, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=767

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern audience. Known for his rich voice and unique phrasings, Tyrell has been a McCallum Theatre regular for more than ten years.

 

 Nunsense: The MEGA Musical

March 6 - March 15, 2015    Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.dtworks.org/home.html

To save their convent from financial ruin, the Little Sisters of Hoboken have “One Last Hope” to raise the money and properly bury their accidentally poisoned sisters. What will they do? Why throw a fundraiser, of course. From writing greeting cards to producing a variety show, the nuns’ ingenuity shines as they frantically garner the cash. With new songs, new dance numbers and most important MORE NUNS, including Sister Julia Child of God, expect an evening of toe-tapping, mega-musical fun!

 

 El Paseo Cruise Night

March 6, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 

 El Paseo Art Walk

March 6, 2015    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

 

 Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping District

March 6, 2015  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Extended hours at Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

 

 2 Cellos

March 6, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=768

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music. With their bombastic, classically inspired interpretations of songs as diverse as Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" and Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" becoming massive viral hits, performances with the likes of Elton John and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even a gig as the first ever instrumental act to perform on GLEE, international sensations 2Cellos have taken the world by storm. Don't miss their McCallum Theatre debut. www.2cellos.com

 Johnny Mathis

March 7 - March 8, 2015    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=769

 Welcome Johnny Mathis back to the McCallum Theatre stage! One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis' romantic jazz and pop standards like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say" and "Misty" continue to delight audiences across the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Performance times March 07 8 PM March 08 7 PM  

 

  Desert Arts Festival

March 7, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 am  Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps3.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

 

 Philip Ferranti & Tom Brewster

March 7, 2015    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/

Hiking & Photography Lecture $5 cash at door. No RSVP required

 

 Desert Arts Festival

March 8, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps3.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

BNP Paribas Open

March 9 - March 22, 2015   Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Web Site: http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world, to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

 

 Dancing and Romancing

March 12, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=778

The Desert Symphony Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance with two veterans of the Broadway stage: Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. Inspired by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell, this evening will put a song in your heart and have you dancing in the aisles! You will see one of the most prolific Pops performances and revel in some of the greatest music ever composed. In concert with The Desert Symphony Orchestra.

 

 Nice Work If You Can Get It

March 13 - March 15, 2015    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=712

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Performance times March 13 8 PM March 14 2 PM and 8 PM March 15 2 PM and 7 PM

 

 ABBA & The Magic of Arnel - Tribute

March 13, 2015   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventsTheater.html

ABBA's greatest hits come alive with The Swing Dolls. The Magic of Arnel will captivate the audience with an award-winiing style of magic.

 

 Coachella Valley Symphony

March 14, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm   Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/

The Coachella Valley Symphony is made up of almost entirely of desert community residents. The 50-piece orchestra offers a wide variety of classical and pops music, performing 4-6 concert events each season, a subscription series of four concerts and one or more benefit events.

 

 Tom Jones & Celine Dion - Tribute

March 14, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: Cal State San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus

Event Web Site: http://pdc.csusb.edu/eventsTheater.html

The hit songs of Tom Jones and Celine Dion.

 

 Nice Work If You Can Get It

March 14, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=712

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Fascinating Rhythm." Nice Work If You Can Get It is a sparkling, madcap tale that combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!www.NiceWorkOnTour.com

 

 Richard Elliott, Organist

March 15, 2015    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

Richard Elliott has been the Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City since 2007, having been a Tabernacle Organist since 1991.

 

 Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

March 16, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=726

Well loved, familiar masterpieces of great composers that never go out of style or lose their enormous appeal. Beloved compositions of Gershwin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and others.www.keyboardconversations.com

 

 Spencer Day

March 18, 2015    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/spencer-day/

Spencer Day is Contemporary singer and songwriter, whose early albums were followed more recently by the acclaimed Vagabond in 2009 and the recently-released The Mystery of You in 2013.  Scheduled for release on May 16 is a new CD, called Daybreak.  While a strong jazz musician, his music has evolved with a variety of influences from folk rock’s The Association, rockabilly, big bands and Nancy Sinatra.  He enjoys the versatility and flexibility of his music and plans on performing a show that will infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy with his piano and vocals.

 The Ten Tenors

March 20 - March 22, 2015    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=717

Back by popular demand! Australia's The Ten Tenors have taken Palm Desert by storm. One of the most popular groups to ever appear at the McCallum Theatre, they return with a brand new show featuring Broadway's beloved hits performed as only The Tenors can. You'll hear music from Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Plus, some of the great hits you have come to expect from The Ten Tenors. You won't want to miss this show! Performance times March 20 8 PM March 21 2 PM and 8 PM March 22 2 PM and 7 PM

 

 El Paseo Cruise Night

March 20, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 

 Desert Arts Festival

March 21, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm  Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps4.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

 

 Art Under the Umbrellas

March 21, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm    Location: Old Town La Quinta

Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

 

 The Ten Tenors

March 21, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=717

Back by popular demand! Australia's The Ten Tenors have taken Palm Desert by storm. One of the most popular groups to ever appear at the McCallum Theatre, they return with a brand new show featuring Broadway's beloved hits performed as only the The Tenors can. You'll hear music from Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Plus, some of the great hits you have come to expect from The Ten Tenors. You won't want to miss this show!www.thetentenors.com

 

 

Westside Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways

March 21, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/westside-story-wicked-broadway-the-callaways/

The Tony®-nominated Callaway Sisters are raising the roof with their newest show West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways!  This dynamic duo from Chicago proves they’re one singular sensation, singing showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked and more.  Ann’s dark, husky and jazz-flavored sound is the perfect complement for Liz’s clear bell tones in an evening of wit, humor and the soaring sounds of the greatest songs of Broadway!

 

 Fashion Week El Paseo

March 22 - March 28, 2015        Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/

The Tenth Annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ unfolds March 22-28, 2015 under the Runway Tent on Larkspur Lane between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, California — the heart of Palm Desert’s most celebrated shopping district: El Paseo. Fashion Week El Paseo™ showcases the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers. Produced by Palm Springs Life, it has become one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular events.

 

 Women Running Wild 5K

March 22, 2015    Location: Ruth Hardy Park

Event Web Site: http://www.kleinclarksports.com/

19th Annual Women Running Wild5k Run/Walk Fight for Breast Cancer  

 

 

Desert Arts Festival

March 22, 2015    10:00 am - 4:00 pm     Location: Frances Stevens Park

Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps4.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

 

 Festival of Opera and Art

March 22, 2015    10:45 am - 4:30 pm     Location: Palm Desert Civic Center Park

Event Web Site: http://www.operaartspalmsprings.org/#!page2/cjg9

Palm Desert Civic Center Park, Amphitheater and Pavilion, behind Palm Desert Civic Center Park, San Pablo and Fred Waring. FREE to the public. A family-friendly, children friendly, all people friendly event, with art, music, food, crafts, activities for the children

 

 Count Basie Orchestra

March 23, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=770

One of the most celebrated big bands of all time, the Count Basie Orchestra has collaborated with the giants of jazz, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. The Count Basie Orchestra was the epitome of a fine jazz organization with the finest musicians in the world and charts by the best in the business such as Neal Hefti and Quincy Jones. The orchestra has garnered 17 Grammy awards and 20 Down Beat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics Poll awards. Carmen Bradford was the featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years, and as if that wasn't enough, she's also performed with such greats as Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.www.basieband.org

 

 Women of Ireland

March 24, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=771

Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland's leading female performers. The show demonstrates the wealth of talent that exists within Ireland's traditions of music, song and dance.www.womenofireland.com

 Desert Town Hall

March 25, 2015    Location: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort

Event Web Site: http://www.deserttownhall.org/

Charles Krauthammer speaks

 

 Linda Eder

March 25, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/

McCallum audiences love LINDA EDER! 

 

 American Documentary Film Festival

March 26 - March 30, 2015    Location: Camelot Theatres

Event Web Site: http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

The American Documentary Film Festival is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Strategically located 2 hours east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience, many self-proclaimed aficionados. The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film goers.                                

 Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert

March 27 - March 29, 2015    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com/

The 5th annual the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 27-29, 2015. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination.

 A Weekend of Comedy at IPAC

March 27 - March 29, 2015    Location: Indio Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.indioperformingartscenter.org/shows/

March 27, 28 - 2015 @ 7 PM, March 29 - 2015 @ 2 PM. One weekend only! The hysterically-funny Los Angeles-based improv group, “White Women” will take a suggestion from the audience and create a completely improvised piece of comedy before your eyes. Voted the overall winner by audience members at the first annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, these amazing improvisers will wow you with their comic antics. You’ve got to see it to believe it! “White Women” will be joined by hilarious stand up comics Richard Weiss and Dr. Mike. If you missed the festival, now’s your chance to get in on the fun! Only three performances!! Note* Some material may be R-rated and not suitable for children.

 

 Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

March 27, 2015    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Palm Desert Community Center

Event Web Site: http://www.hspd.org/calendar.html

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5

 

 Lang Lang, Piano

March 27, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=773

Heralded as the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by The New York Times, Lang Lang has played sold-out concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna, Berlin and New York Philharmonic orchestras. Time magazine named Lang Lang in the "Time 100," citing him as a symbol of the youth of China and its future. And if the Chinese passion for piano isn't solely due to him, he has played no small part as a role model — a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as "the Lang Lang effect."www.langlang.com

 

 Heritage Festival

March 28, 2015    Location: Coachella Valley History Museum

Event Web Site: http://www.cvhm.org/happening.html

 

 George Benson

March 28, 2015   8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=721

George Benson is simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history. Not only is he a brilliant musician, he is also a smooth pop vocalist. The winner of ten Grammy Awards, George Benson smoothly covers the musical spectrum from R & B and jazz to soul and pop with ease.  www.georgebenson.com

 

 The McCallum Theatre Concert Band

March 29, 2015    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=774

Now in its third season, the McCallum Theatre Concert Band has become an audience favorite, performing great marches and concert band repertoire. This year, the Band goes to the movies, with great arrangements of music by John Williams, Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, Danny Elfman and others. Plus a Sousa march or two. And of course, there's ice cream for everyone!

 

  Dame Edna and Barry Humphries' The Final Farewell Tour

March 30 - April 4, 2015  Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=713

FAREWELL POSSUMS! "It's the end of an era," cries the London Daily Telegraph, but Barry Humphries and his most famous creation Dame Edna Everage aren't going out with a whimper. They're going out with a rapid-fire explosion of convulsive laughter and cheers. On the pink and purple high heels of the pair's 2009 triumphant McCallum engagement and celebratory, sold-out seasons across the UK and Broadway, Australia's greatest entertainment export returns for more take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, and no one in the audience is safe from the Dame's wicked tongue. You dare not miss the spectacular side-splitting historic finale of Barry Humphries and global gigastar, Dame Edna Everage celebrating a 50-year career of sold-out venues, command performances for the Royal Family, television specials and around-the-world tours. Performance times March 30-April 3, 8 PM April 4 2 PM and 8 PM

Local Valley Events April 2015

 Indian Wells Arts Festival

April 3 - April 5, 2015    10:00 am - 5:00 pm   Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Event Web Site: http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com/index.html

About Join the synergy - validate the vision: See Art at Work! It's fun, exciting and dynamic! Welcome to the INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL – where Art is a Happening! at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden - Home of the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament -- a $75 million state-of-the-art facility surrounded by mountain vistas. The City of Indian Wells is conveniently located in the heart of the Southern California -- Palm Springs/Desert Resort communities. More than 200 award winning artists transform the magnificent path-lined plaza 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!

  El Paseo Cruise Night

April 3, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm   Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

  

 El Paseo Art Walk

April 3, 2015    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo Exhibition

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

 

 Extended Shopping Hours at Participating Stores in the El Paseo Shopping District

April 3, 2015    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocatalogue.com/elpaseo/

Extended hours at Enjoy a world-class shopping and dining destination with over 250 shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and more.  Treasures every step of the way! The El Paseo Shopping District is located on El Paseo between Portola and Highway 74.  For more information call 877-735-7273.  

 

 17th Annual Concert Series

April 4, 2015    5:15 pm - 7:00 pm   Location: Gardens on El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/

Enjoy a concert under the stars with refreshments and two glasses of wine, while donating to a worthy cause.  $12 admission guarantees a seat on the lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue and a wonderful concert featuring live music from jazz to pop & oldies to country.

 

 Donna Theodore

April 8, 2015    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/donna-theadore/

An American actress and singer who first came to attention as a headliner at many famous nightclubs during the 1960s, including the Copacabana, the Fontainebleu Hotel, The Fairmont Hotel, and the El San Juan in Puerto Rico.  Theodore won a Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award and received a Tony® Award nomination for her performance in the 1975 musical Shenandoah. Theodore is the first person to receive a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.  She is best remembered for her appearances with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, making more than 50 guest appearances.  Theodore also created the role of Kitty Merritt in the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow.

 

 Chanticleer

April 8, 2015    7:00 pm    Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church

Event Web Site: http://www.dfom.org/Desert_Friends_of_Music/2014-2015_Season.html

This world-renowned men’s choral group is returning to the Desert Friends of Music series for its 7th “call back.”

 

 An Evening with Melissa Manchester

April 9, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=779

Spend an evening with the incomparable, Grammy Award-winning, Singer/Songwriter, Melissa Manchester as she performs her greatest hits and many other classics. Some of her hit songs include "Midnight Blue," "Whenever I Call You Friend," "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love)," "Come In From the Rain." Don't miss the opportunity to see this legendary performer live in concert with your Desert Symphony.

 Coachella: Weekend 1

April 10 - April 12, 2015   Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Web Site: http://www.coachella.com/

An annual three-day music and arts festival/happening featuring rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music.

 

 Psycho Beach Party

April 10 - April 19, 2015    Location: Arthur Newman Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.dtworks.org/home.html

Charles Busch’s cheeky mash-up of ‘60s beach movies and Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers tells the story of Chicklet, a teenage tomboy who wants to get her Gidget on by hanging ten with the cool surf crowd. Unfortunately, she’s seriously hampered by a split-personality disorder, which just happens to threaten the lives of everyone on the beach. Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm.

 

 Chris Botti

April 10, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: McCallum Theatre

Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=722

A McCallum smooth jazz favorite, acclaimed trumpeter Chris Botti returns by popular demand. Chris' lush sound combines impeccable technique with thoughtful improvisations.www.chrisbotti.com

 

 Coachella Valley Symphony " Comedy at the Symphony"

April 11, 2015    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm    Location: Helene Galen Performing Arts Center

Event Web Site: http://www.cvsymphony.com/

"Comedy at the Symphony" is an evening of music and comedy for the whold family in the PBS tradition of Victor Borge. Compared by critics as "Victor Borge, Roger Williams, Peter Nero and Liberace all rolled into one," Wayland presents a riotous evening of Symphonic Piano Music combining a unique fusion of elegant and original, Classical and Pop Symphonic arrangements with hilarious comedic patter. Pickard's impressions include a set of popular selections from famous "piano men" such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Scott Joplin, Jerry Lee Lewis and even Schroeder from "Peanuts!"

 

 Sam Harris

April 11, 2015    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm    Location: Annenberg Theater

Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/sam-harris-best-sam-harris/

Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and now, author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it's premier season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including Sam Harris and SAM-I-AM (both top 40 hits), Standard Time and Different Stages (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists.) On Broadway, Sam received a Tony®, Outer Critic’s Circle and a Drama Desk nomination for his work in Cy Coleman’s The Life as well as a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s Grease, and appeared in Mel Brook’s, The Producers. He starred in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, Pippin, The Jazz Singer, The First Wives Club, Schmooli & Minnooli (with Liza Minnelli) and the smash hit, one man show SAM.

 

 Opera in the Park Palm Springs

April 12, 2015    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Location: Sunrise Park

Event Web Site: http://palmspringsoperaguild.org/programs/opera-in-the-park/

17TH ANNUAL OPERA IN THE PARK TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 12, 2015 AT SUNRISE PARK, PALM SPRINGS

 

 Hold These Truths

April 15 - May 3, 2015    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm     Location: Coachella Valley Repertory

Event Web Site: http://cvrep.org/cv-reps-plays-cv-reps-2014-2015-season/

During WWII in Seattle, university student Gordon Hirabayashi fights the US government’s orders to forcibly relocate people of Japanese ancestry to internment camps. As he struggles to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the US Constitution, Gordon begins a 50-year journey toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs—and a confrontation with its failures.

 

  Coachella: Weekend 2

April 17 - April 19, 2015    Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Web Site: http://www.coachella.com/

An annual three-day music and arts festival/happening featuring rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music.

 

 El Paseo Cruise Night

April 17, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 

 Stagecoach

April 24 - April 26, 2015  Location: Empire Polo Club

Event Web Site: http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/

Stagecoach is a three-day annual Country Music Festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley. This year's dates are set for April 24-26, 2015, with performers to be announced. 

 

 Historical Society of Palm Desert Lecture Series

April 24, 2015    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Location: Palm Desert Community Center

Event Web Site: http://www.hspd.org/calendar.html

These lectures are presented by the Historical Society of Palm Desert. They're held at Palm Desert Community Center, 45-480 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert (N/E corner of Portola and Shadow Mountain Drive) at 7 PM. Coffee and cookies are served, with a recommended donation of $5

 

 El Paseo Cruise Night

May 1, 2015    3:15 pm - 6:00 pm    Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are--especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

 

 El Paseo Art Walk

May 1, 2015    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Location: El Paseo

Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert "First Weekend" city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m.  There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more!  Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert's Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

 

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