Chocolatier Valerie Gordon to share indulgences at Palm Desert Food Festival

Acclaimed chocolatier and cookbook author Valerie Gordon will make the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival that much sweeter. Gordon’s masterful desserts span across Southern California, from her flagship, Valerie’s Confections, to Grand Central Market and American Tea Room. She will show her range by preparing the salad course for the festival’s James Beard luncheon on Friday, Read More

The Dinah’ brings thousands of lesbians to Palm Springs to party

Palm Desert, CA – Spring break is here and thousands of people will be coming in to the Coachella Valley to soak up the sun and have some fun, including thousands of lesbians for the Dinah. Celebrating its 26th year, the Dinah is one of the largest lesbian music parties in the world, with popular Read More

Online comedy channel Jash deploys dozens of comics to the desert
Salton Sea exhibit: Salton Sea: Lost in Paradise

There is a cool exhibit going on about the Salton Sea at the Walter Marks Gallery on the College of the Desert Campus in Palm Desert (the WM Gallery is located behind the street fair restrooms for those of you familiar with the weekend Street Fair..) The exhibit runs from now until April 22 and is free Read More

Join us for Arts & Letters

Arts & Letters is a free series that invites the community to spend time with today's most influential authors through interviews and personal readings. Conversations are facilitated by Tod Goldberg, the program director for UCR Palm Desert's Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. That's the opening line to Jill Alexander Essbaum's Hausfrau, a haunting Read More

Palm Desert closing public golf course for renovation

Desert Willow's Firecliff golf course in Palm Deert will close in mid-May for a $632,000 bunker renovation project. It's the first time since opening in 1996 that the 18-hole public course will undergo a renovation, said Martin Alvarez, director of economic development. The city-owned Desert Willow Golf Resort’s 18-hole Mountain View course, which was renovated in 2010, Read More

Come see what’s happening at the Palm Desert Center!  

We have just the ticket! While the month brings spring showers to many places, April in the desert means sweaty music festivals, flowered headbands, and people who haven't showered in a while. Take a break from the bands and enjoy our FREE lectures, literary events, film screenings and much more. Come see what's happening at Read More

PALM DESERT: Baby big horn born to endangered species

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens announced today the birth of a Desert Bighorn lamb, an endangered species whose population has dwindled significantly over the last two centuries. The female lamb was born Thursday, weighing in at 3.9 kilograms. The baby and mother are both doing well, according to zoo officials. “We are thrilled with Read More

Jazz Vocal Intensive Class with Alan Paul (founding member, The Manhattan Transfer)

Jazz Vocal Intensive Class with Alan Paul (founding member, The Manhattan Transfer) Applications/Auditions Open Now! July 3rd-16th, 2016  IAF Summer Program, open to students finishing grades 8-12 Eight-time Grammy-winner Alan Paul, solo artist and founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, will lead a limited-enrollment class for aspiring jazz vocalists. Learn vocal technique, improvisation, ensemble and Read More

Palm Desert, CA – FESTIVALS – SHOWS – EVENTS

FESTIVALS American Documentary Film Festival Multiple Venues March 30-April 4 Indian Wells Arts Festival Indian Wells Tennis Garden April 1-3 Fashion Week El Paseo El Paseo April 2-9 Palm Desert Food & Wine The Gardens on El Paseo April 8-10 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Empire Polo Grounds April 15-17, 22-24 Stagecoach Country Music Read More

PALM DESERT’S OUT OF YOUR CLOSET DESIGNER CONSIGNMENT

Palm Desert, ca – On the list of stores participating in Fashion Week's El Paseo Rocks runway show, one name stands out as being just a bit different: Out of Your Closet Designer Consignment. Consignment? On the runway? You bet! This delightful boutique, tucked away off a quiet courtyard on El Paseo, is home to beautiful Read More

Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley is the center of the music world in April

Palm Desert, CA – Thanks to the big Coachella andStagecoach festivals, the Coachella Valley is the center of the music world in April. All music fans are happily welcomed, but don't stay away if you're not one of them! April is an ideal time to check out the valley's thriving theater culture. There are plenty of offerings to Read More

Palm Desert culinary events in April.

Palm Desert, CA – Libations, nibbles and nosh are elevated to an art form at two noteworthy culinary events in April. On Saturday, April 2, The Living Desert plays host to First Weekend Palm Desert's featured event for April, Brew at the Zoo. This popular affair aims to "save wildlife, one beer at a time" and offers unlimited Read More

Whether you’re a sophisticated shopper or a trendy fashionista, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at Fashion Week El Paseo

Featuring runway shows and in-store special events, Fashion Week brings top designers to Palm Desert in what has become the biggest event of its kind on the West Coast. This year, Fashion Week El Paseo runs from April 2-9 and is based in a new location—the roof level parking at The Gardens on El Paseo. As always, Read More

Entertainer will debut new single at largest gay party weekend of the year

Drawn to the arts at an early age and influenced by the music, fashion, and large production performances staged by Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince, Erika Jayne has carefully crafted a successful career as a singer-songwriter, dancer and television personality. Showcasing her own inspired musical style with glamour and panache, Jayne’s persona and unbridled success Read More

Kristine W headlines the entertainment at the “Meet The Museum”

The Palm Springs Art Museum has created a comic book superhero theme for its “Meet The Museum” 2016's The Art of Justice on April 8. Among the entertainers for the evening is Kristine W, a Billboard chart topper and international recording artist. Kristine recently had spoke to the Palm Springs Art Museum about her appearance. Why do you Read More

Salary Increases Recommended for California State University Faculty

PALM DESERT, CA – A fact-finder hired to resolve a contract dispute between the California State University system and its faculty recommended Monday that the instructors — including those at a Palm Desert CSU campus — receive the 5 percent salary increase that they've been demanding. However, arbitrator Bonnie Prouty Castrey found that the increases Read More

CVEP Seeks to Healthcare Leaders to Join Students’ Career Pathways Initiative

CVEP, WITH THE SUPPORT OF KAISER PERMANENTE, has produced videos in English and Spanish promoting health career pathways among high school students in the Coachella Valley. The videos encourage healthcare professionals to help prepare students for careers in the industry, while also raising awareness among parents and students about health career academies, job shadows, internships, and Read More

Palm Springs iHub to Dedicate Wells Fargo Center at Accelerator Campus on April 8

CVEP WILL CELEBRATE the naming of Wells Fargo Innovation Center at the Palm Springs iHub Accelerator Campus on April 8 at 11 a.m. CVEP, which manages the iHub, is a member of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The naming of the center reflects the bank's Read More

Palm Springs iHub is the Place to Innovate

CVEP INTERIM CEO and Chief Innovation Officer Joe Wallace spoke to Fox Business Network’s Talk Business 360 about the Palm Springs iHub, Wells Fargo IN2 program, and why Greater Palm Springs is a fine place for innovators to live, work, and thrive. “Our companies have the opportunity to test out their innovations out in a Read More

Birding Bus Tour

Desert Cities Bird Club On Earth Day, Friday, April 22, I will be leading our annual Birding Bus Tour – a fundraiser for the Friends of the Desert Mountains. We will bird from 7am to 4pm and try to see at least 100 bird species = a “century run”…… It’s a lot of fun and Read More

The Indian Wells Arts Festival

This event is a colorful, diverse ecosystem of art with more than 200 juried artists traveling from across the nation and as far as Japan, Canada, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, Transylvania and beyond each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. Art enthusiasts stroll the concourse Read More

Coachella Valley Rotary Baseball Tournament

After years of being absent from the premier local high school baseball tournament, the Palm Desert Aztecs rejoined the field of the Coachella Valley Rotary Baseball Tournament two seasons ago, clinching the title last year against Royal (Simi Valley) 6-3 after sweeping pool play and taking down fellow Desert Valley League foe La Quinta 11-4 Read More

Idyllwild Arts Academy

This is the Academy’s hiring season for new teachers, and when I interview candidates I explain that academics are essential to the growth of young artists. Our students understand this, making teaching academics at an arts school deeply rewarding. When I visit classrooms, I rarely see apathetic students. Even after a long night of dance Read More

Desert CrossFit of Palm Desert will host the “Just for the Health of it!” Wellness Fair

Desert CrossFit of Palm Desert will host the "Just for the Health of it!" Wellness Fair benefitting SafeHouse of the Desert on Saturday, March 26, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome… including pets! Admission is Free. Cheryl Cohen, Desert CrossFit Founder, Owner and Head Coach, is very proud to host the Wellness Fair for a Read More