BY STEPHANIE GREEN

CV WEEKLY CALENDAR – DEC. 5 – 11, 2019

CASINOS

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Old Dominion

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Friday, Dec. 6 8pm

Tickets 49.00, 69.00, 89.00, 129.00

Call 800-827-2946 or go to www.fantasyspringsresort.com

The acclaimed country band brings their “Make It Sweet Tour” to the Special Events Center. With special guest Ryan Hurd. Each ticket includes $10 in FREE Slot Play!

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

The Charlie Daniels Band

Saturday, Dec. 7 9pm

Tickets 49.00, 59.00

Call 800-252-4499 or go to www.morongoresortcasino.com

With a career spanning 50 years and more than 20 million in sales, Grand Ole Opry inductee and Grammy Award winner, Charlie Daniels is coming to Morongo to sing some of his greatest hits including, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” “The South’s Gonna Do It,” and “Uneasy Rider.” The music is a unique combination of southern rock, country, blues and folk.

THEATRE

Palm Canyon Theatre

The King & I

Thursday, Dec. 5 7pm * Friday, Dec. 6 8pm * Sunday, Dec. 8 2pm

Tickets 32.00, 36.00

Call 760-323-5123 or go to www.palmcanyontheatre.org

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

Purple Room Supper Club

Levi Kreis – 5th Annual Home For The Holidays

Friday, Dec. 6 6pm Dinner, 8pm Show

Tickets 40.00, 45.00

Call 760-322-4422 or go to www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

Infuses gospel, country, rockabilly and jazz into a fresh and flawless collection of Christmas classics and holiday favorites.

Desert Theatreworks

Disney’s Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical

Friday, Dec. 6 7:30pm * Saturday, Dec. 7 7:30pm * Sunday, Dec. 8 2pm

Tickets 25.00, 30.00, 32.00

Call 760-980-1455 or go to www.dtworks.org

This holiday musical, winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking production numbers will dazzle and delight theatergoers of all ages. Believe in the magic and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it! Rated G.

McCallum Theatre

Waitress

Friday, Dec. 6 8pm * Saturday, Dec 7 2pm & 8pm * Sunday, Dec. 8 2pm & 7:30pm

Tickets 65.00, 95.00, 135.00

Call 760-340-2787 or go to www.mccallumtheatre.com

Inspired by the beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie. 

Purple Room Supper Club

Elvis: Blue Suede Christmas – Scot Bruce

Saturday, Dec. 7 6pm Dinner, 8pm Show

Tickets 30.00, 35.00

Call 760-322-4422 or go to www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

As Elvis, Scot Bruce has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and has been heard as the Resident Elvis with his pals Mark and Brian on their highly rated Los Angeles morning radio show. Scot has also appeared in recurring roles on the hit soap operas “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” a Pizza Hut commercial, the California Lottery Elvis ad campaign, and in several successful productions of “Idols of the King,” including the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. Recently, he had the honor of performing with the legendary Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup singers). If you saw the “True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood” on E! Entertainment Network, that was Scot playing Elvis in the recreation scenes.

Annenberg Theatre at Palm Springs Art Museum

Spencer Day

Saturday, Dec. 7 8pm

Tickets 75.00

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Spencer Day is a singer/songwriter and piano player whose work references numerous sources, including jazz, musical theater, cabaret, soul, folk, traditional and contemporary pop. He is best known for his hit single “Till You Come Back To Me,” and will be debuting his sixth album, “Broadway By Day,” for the Annenberg audience!

McCallum Theatre

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel

Monday, Dec. 9 7pm

Tickets 23.00, 33.00, 43.00

Call 760-340-2787 or go to www.mccallumtheatre.com

You will be captivated by this smorgasbord of musical delights. Hear music by Grieg, Sibelius, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Nielsen and Stenhammar.

COMEDY

Spotlight 29 Casino

The Dan Band

Saturday, Dec. 7 8pm

Tickets 20.00, 25.00, 30.00

Call 760-775-5566 or go to www.spotlight29.com

The comedy band, created by actor and comedian Dan Finnerty, is known for hilarious covers of pop songs predominately performed by females. Finnerty adds his own spin to the songs with bonus obscenities and swearing.

Purple Room Supper Club

Judy’s Old Fashioned Christmas!

Sunday, Dec. 8 5pm Dinner 7pm Show

Tickets 25.00, 30.00

Call 760-322-4422 or go to www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

One of Palm Springs’ original Rat Pack hangouts. Join star Michael Holmes for an outrageously funny parody of the 1963 CBS television show, “The Judy Garland Show.” The award-winning “The Judy Show” is one of the longest-running and most popular cabaret shows in Southern California – and regularly plays to sold-out houses throughout the US, Mexico and Europe.

ART/MUSEUMS

Coachella Valley History Museum

Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands

Thursday, Dec. 5 10am – 4pm * Saturday, Dec. 7 10am – 4pm * Sunday, Dec. 8 1pm – 4pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-342-6651 or go to www.cvhm.org

This exhibition features birds that reside throughout the valley — or touch down along their migratory route. Over 145 species have been identified at Sunnylands. Photographed by Tim Laman (National Geographic).

Palm Springs Art Museum

Free Thursday Nights

Thursday, Dec. 5 4pm – 8pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Lectures, conversations, collections and more! Thursday Nights feature a series of events and activities. This program is supported by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission.

Lecture Hall at Palm Springs Art Museum

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Thursday, Dec. 5 6pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Architects and Visionaries Who Built Palm Springs

Friday, Dec. 6 9:30am – 11am

Tickets 25.00

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Join us for a half-mile stroll between two of Palm Springs’ most iconic Desert Modern destinations: the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center, both envisioned by E. Stewart Williams, one of the desert’s most prolific and well-known architects. This tour captures the essence of Palm Springs, starting with its early roots in the late 1800s, to the midcentury modern craze and the 21st century-vibe that’s part of our culture today. From our fabled pioneers, imaginative architects and three powerful women who helped start it all, you’ll be fascinated by our ever-changing glamorous resort that continues to be populated by artists, movie stars, wealthy business titans, the Aqua Caliente Indians, and LA hipsters.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Galen First Fridays

Friday, Dec. 6 4pm – 8pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-346-5600 or go to www.psmuseum.org

In conjunction with the First Weekend in Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert continues their Galen First Friday event every first Friday of the month (November – May) by staying open with free admission until 8pm.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Midcentury Modern Icons & Their Architects

Saturday, Dec. 7 9:30am – 11am

Tickets 25.00

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

See the very best examples of mid-century modern architecture as we walk along the town’s main thoroughfare for banking and retail businesses. Learn how this stark yet beautiful landscape captured the imagination of a young and talented group of Desert Modern architects—the movers and shakers who shaped Palm Springs during the post-World War II boom and who created a body of internationally-recognized work during the heyday of the 1950s and ‘60s. These buildings continue to draw people to Palm Springs from all over the world to admire and appreciate their innovative designs in our unique desert setting.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Free 2nd Sundays

Sunday, Dec. 8 10am – 5pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-322-4800 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a closer look at artworks from the permanent collection or special exhibitions, and participate in art-making, artist demonstrations, or activities. Free 2nd Sundays are presented with the generous support from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.

HEALTH/FITNESS

Yoga on the Great Lawn

Sunnylands

Friday, Dec. 6 10am

Tickets FREE

Call 760-202-2222 or go to www.sunnylands.org

The 60-minute session is open to all ages and experience levels. All participants should bring yoga mats and dress comfortably. Sun protection and water are suggested. No reservations are required.

IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon

Indian Wells–La Quinta

Sunday, Dec. 8

Tickets 275.00, 300.00, 330.00, 350.00, 405.00, 455.00

For more info go to www.ironman.com

The race starts at Lake Cahuilla with a 1.2-mile swim. Then riders hop on their bikes for a 56-mile ride on a new bike course that takes them through the beautiful city of La Quinta to Indian Wells. The triathletes will then start and finish their 13.1-mile run at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This year’s IRONMAN triathlon will truly be a spectacular event for athletes and spectators alike.

Free Outdoor Yoga

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Wednesday, Dec. 11 9am – 10am

Tickets FREE

Call 760-346-5600 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Experience the unique combination of art and yoga. Participants will be able to rejuvenate their soul in the serene setting of the museum’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden during the complimentary one-hour class by certified instructor Fernando Alvarez from Pranin Yoga. All skill levels are welcome. Afterward, guests are invited to visit the Farmer’s Market in the museum’s parking lot featuring fresh produce from local growers (8am – 12:30pm), a docent tour of the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden at 11am., or stop inside The Galen building to view the current art exhibition. Presented in collaboration with the Farmer’s Market of Palm Desert and Pranin Yoga.

COMMUNITY

Palm Springs VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive – Downtown Palm Springs

Thursday, Dec. 5 6pm – 10pm

Call 760-320-3781 or go to www.villagefest.org

Street fair featuring arts, crafts, food and entertainment!

9th Annual Desert Living Home Show Fall

Palm Springs Convention Center

Friday, Dec. 6 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Dec. 7 10am – 5pm * Sunday, Dec. 8 10am – 4pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.desertlivinghomeshow.com

Discover all the new products, inspiring designs, and expert knowledge that will turn any house or condo into YOUR BEST HOME EVER!

City of La Quinta Tree Lighting

La Quinta Civic Center

Friday, Dec. 6 6pm – 9pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-777-7000 or go to www.playinlaquinta.com

Everyone is invited to celebrate the holiday season in La Quinta’s very own winter wonderland. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will include live performances, crafts, cookies, hot cocoa, pictures with Santa, and complimentary rides around Civic Center Park on a holiday train! All ages are welcome.

Walk of the Stars Palm Springs

Mary Hart – Star Dedication

Saturday, Dec. 7 3pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.walkofthestars.com

The legendary entertainment journalist, TV icon and longtime Mistress of Ceremonies of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s glamorous Film Awards Gala, will be honored with a star on the City’s world famous Walk of the Stars Palm Springs.  The Star Dedication is organized by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Canyon Drive

Saturday, Dec. 7 5:45pm – 7pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.psfestivaloflights.com 

The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade kicked off in the early 1990s along Palm Canyon Drive and has been held every year since on the first Saturday in December. The 27th annual parade will feature a host of marching bands, performing groups as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang — and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Desert Ice Castle

Winter Ice Show 2019

Sunday, Dec. 8 5pm

Tickets 8.00

Call 760-324-0400 or go to www.deserticecastle.com

Talented figure skaters performing their holiday programs.

FOOD/WINE/BEER

Coachella Valley Brewing Co.

Brewery Tours

Friday, Dec. 6 6:30pm * Saturday, Dec. 7 2pm, 4pm & 6pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-343-5973 or go to www.cvbco.com

Locally Crafted. With an emphasis on farm-to-table brewing, Coachella Valley Brewing Co. uses the vast diversity of the Coachella Valley as inspiration. They combine the luxury of the Palm Springs west valley with the agricultural excellence of the east valley to produce truly unique and flavorful beer. Using local citrus, herbs, honey, and spices, the brewery supports local farms and flavors. CVB believes sustainability, creativity, and passion are the key ingredients in the best craft beer.

Catalan Restaurant

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, Dec. 8 10:30am – 1:30pm

Call 760-770-9508 or go to www.catalanrestaurant.com

Begins this weekend and thereafter, every Sunday of the month. View the menu online.

SPORTS

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Pickleball Clinic

Thursday, Dec. 5 10am – 11am

Tickets 25.00, 35.00

Call 760-200-8200 or go to www.indianwellstennisgarden.com

Pickleball is a fast-paced game that combines tennis, ping pong and badminton. Hone your skills and refine your technique at this clinic.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Mixers

Thursday, Dec. 5 6pm – 8pm

Tickets FREE Members, 10.00 Non-Members

Call 760-200-8200 or go to www.indianwellstennisgarden.com

Mix it up ‘Tennis Paradise’ style! Share the court with your desert companions and ace the competition in this weekly adult mixer.

CHARITY EVENTS

McCallum Theatre

Annual Gala – Starring Seal

Thursday, Dec. 5 8pm

Tickets 100.00, 125.00

Call 760-340-2787 or go to www.mccallumtheatre.com

Become a sponsor and attend this exclusive evening honoring well known Valley philanthropist, Jan Salta. Enjoy fine dining at a local participating restaurant and then a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist, Seal, with a 29-piece orchestra performing standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Charlie Chaplin, and more! Seal is a British singer-songwriter who has sold over 20 million records worldwide including major hits, “Crazy,” “Kiss from a Rose” and his critically-acclaimed “Standards” album. He is the recipient of four Grammy Awards. Proceeds from the McCallum Theatre Annual Gala help fund Theatre operations as well as arts education programs that annually bring training in theater, dance, music and visual arts to 40,000 schoolchildren and educators at no cost to them.  These funds also make it possible to continue to bring world-class performances to Coachella Valley residents. You’re invited to play an important role in supporting the McCallum by becoming a sponsor of this wonderful Gala celebration.

A Contemplative Life of Meditation with Alan Arkin and Friends

Insight Community of the Desert (Buddhist Meditation Center)

Saturday, Dec. 7 3pm – 6pm

Tickets 125.00, 250.00, 500.00, 750.00, 1,000.00

Call 888-280-6777 or go to www.desertinsight.org

Join Academy Award winning actor, Alan Arkin for an intimate afternoon to discuss his 50+ years of meditation practice and dedication to a spiritual way of life. Tickets for this tax-deductable fundraising event will provide a unique opportunity to hear about Mr. Arkin’s contemplative life of meditation.  We ask and encourage everyone attending to offer donations at the highest level that they are able.  All donations will be used to support Insight Community of the Desert.

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