CV WEEKLY CALENDAR – DEC. 12 – 18, 2019

BY STEPHANIE GREEN

CASINOS

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Mix 100.5 Merry FitzMas!

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Thursday, Dec. 12 7pm

Tickets FREE

Call 888-999-1995 or go to www.hotwatercasino.com

Mix 100.5 presents a “Merry Fitz-Mas” Acoustic Lounge with Fitz and the Tantrums at The Show. You are invited to donate to Coachella Valley Rescue Mission by bringing unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to the concert.

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Chris Isaak

Friday, Dec. 13 8pm

Tickets 50.00, 60.00, 70.00, 275.00

Call 888-999-1995 or go to www.hotwatercasino.com

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Heart Shaped World” with Chris! His third album, released in 1989, featured the Top 10 hit “Wicked Game.”

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 14 8pm

Tickets 39.00, 49.00, 69.00

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

Everyone’s favorite Peanuts television special comes to life at the Special Events Center. “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage” celebrates the timeless holiday classic, as Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of the season. Each ticket includes $10 in FREE Slot Play!

Spotlight 29 Casino

Femmes of Rock

Saturday, Dec. 14 8pm

Tickets 25.00, 35.00, 45.00

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

Femmes of Rock, starring the Bella Electric Strings, features the music of AC/DC, ELO, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and more! The violin string quartet is led by rock violinist, arranger and founder Nina DiGregorio and joined by electric violinists Christina Riegert, Carissa Werner and Chandra Meibalane. The group is also backed by a band with Michael Licata (drums), John Wedemeyer (guitar) and Michael Kelly (bass). The Bella Strings have performed with stars such as Beyoncé, Rod Stewart, Shakira and Stevie Wonder. Must be 21+.

THEATRE

Desert Rose Playhouse

Christmas with the Crawfords

Thursday, Dec. 12 7pm * Friday, Dec 13 8pm

Tickets 34.00, 37.00

Call 760-202-3000 or go to www.desertroseplayhouse.org

It’s Christmas Eve at Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion and Joan, Christina, and Christopher are awaiting the arrival of Hedda Hopper for a very special live radio broadcast! Unfortunately for Joan, she’s about to receive a houseful of celebrity guests, most of whom are on their way to a big bash at Gary Cooper’s house next door. Joan’s unwelcomed guests include Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, and Ethel Merman, just to name a few. They sing and dance their way into your hearts! But not the heart of Ms. Joan Crawford, who unbeknownst to everyone has an upcoming audition for Warner Brother’s Studios. A SCREEN TEST! And it’s gotten her into very unholiday like mood.

Palm Canyon Theatre

The King & I

Thursday, Dec. 12 7pm * Friday, Dec. 13 8pm * Saturday, Dec. 14 8pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 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.

Desert Theatreworks

Disney’s Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical

Thursday, Dec. 12 7:30pm * Friday, Dec. 13 7:30pm * Saturday, Dec. 14 2pm & 7:30pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 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

The Desert Symphony Holiday Extravaganza Starring Michael Andrew

Thursday, Dec. 12 8pm

Tickets 85.00, 120.00, 130.00

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

Back by popular demand, Michael Andrew will usher in the most wonderful time of the year.

Theatre Too (Palm Desert Campus)

Twelfth Night

Friday, Dec. 13 7pm * Saturday, Dec. 14 7pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 3pm

Tickets 15.00, 20.00

Call 760-346-8041 or go to www.collegeofthedesert.edu

A romantic comedy unlike any other, William Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” will be performed by College of the Desert’s Performing Arts.

Annenberg Theatre at Palm Springs Art Museum

A Celtic Christmas with Eric Rigler and Dirk Freymuth

Friday, Dec. 13 8pm

Tickets 53.00

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

“World’s Most Recorded Piper” Eric Rigler (Titanic, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Phil Collins) and multi-talented string player/producer Dirk Freymuth (John Gorka, The Kottonmouth Kings, The Baroque Orchestra of Ireland) team-up to create a soundscape of Celtic holiday cheer. Featuring a mixture of traditional Celtic music, themes from Eric’s film & television soundtracks, and songs of the Christmas tradition from the British Isles, Ireland and other Celtic nations, the evening will deliver a sublime musical experience. Joining them will be Stephanie Bennett on Celtic harp (Adele, Paul McCartney, Outlander), and special guest Nuala Kennedy from Dundalk, Ireland on vocals & flute (Celtic Connections, Will Oldham, The Alt, Oirialla).

McCallum Theatre

Colors of Christmas Starring Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Jody Watley and Bebe Winans

Friday, Dec. 13 8pm

Tickets 65.00, 90.00, 120.00

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

America’s favorite Christmas Concert for the past 26 years! “The Colors of Christmas” is a special holiday event that will touch the hearts of people of all ages. The main curtain reveals four great artists: Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams, Jody Watley and Bebe Winans. After the introduction, the show officially gets started with ‘Colors of Christmas’ artists each performing a solo segment which includes hit songs and classic Christmas songs such as: “Oh Holy Night,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Joy To The World,” “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing!” and “Hallelujah.”

Annenberg Theatre at Palm Springs Art Museum

CK Dance Company “The Nutcracker”

Saturday, Dec. 14 7:30pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 2pm

Tickets 25.00, 30.00

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

The ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is a story about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve – and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King.

McCallum Theatre

The Storm Large Holiday Ordeal

Saturday, Dec. 14 8pm

Tickets 30.00, 60.00, 80.00

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

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. Genres: Metal, jazz, rock. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the infamous and fabulous Storm Large Holiday Ordeal? Now in its 13th year, Storm’s Ordeal will delight you and leave you begging for more of her wicked charm and stunning vocals. Your holidays will never be the same!

McCallum Theatre

Voctave – The Spirit of the Season

Monday, Dec. 16 7pm

Tickets 28.00, 48.00, 68.00

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

The 11-member a cappella group has professional roots with Walt Disney World entertainment, but their range does not stop there. From gospel music to musical theater, contemporary Christian to barbershop, pop music to choral specialists, Voctave voices have covered it all both in and out of the a cappella realm. Group members have performed all over the world and can be heard on countless recordings. With multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, Voctave has also ranked in the Top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Between Facebook and YouTube, they have received more than 100 million views on their videos.

McCallum Theatre

Dave Koz – Gifts of the Season Tour

Wednesday, Dec. 18 8pm

Tickets 60.00, 105.00

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

Twenty-two years after releasing his first Christmas-themed set, GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz takes a very different stylistic approach on his new holiday album, “Gifts Of The Season” (Just Koz Entertainment, Inc.). The collection brings a buoyant, soul/funk/pop feel to Christmas classics across different eras. The album also includes one Koz original – “A Prayer For Peace.” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” featuring Jonathan Butler is a groovin’, African chant-spiced version of the 1950s holiday song. The “Gifts of the Season Tour” features Koz, Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and Chris Walker.

COMEDY

Moxie Palm Springs

Foxie at Moxie

Sunday, Dec. 15 7pm

Tickets 10.00, 20.00, 25.00. FREE standing room is available at the door – limited first-come, first-served basis.

Call 760-318-9900 or go to www.moxiepalmsprings.com

Join Morgan McMichaels, Delta Work, Ethylina Canne and Mayhem Miller for one fierce drag show with a rotating cast of super Queens! Featuring local performers, national entertainers and guests from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Purple Room Supper Club

The Judy Show!

Sunday, Dec. 15 5pm Dinner 7pm Show

Tickets 25.00, 35.00

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

The Purple Room is one of Palm Springs’ original Rat Pack hangouts. See Michael Holmes’ 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.

The Amigo Room at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Belly Flop

Wednesday, Dec. 18 9pm – 11pm

Tickets FREE 21+

Call 760-325-9900 or go to www.acehotel.com/palmsprings

Laugh out loud at this weekly stand-up series.

ART/MUSEUMS

Coachella Valley History Museum

Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands

Thursday, Dec. 12 10am – 4pm * Saturday, Dec. 14 10am – 4pm * Sunday, Dec 15 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).

Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center

AWAKENING 2019

Thursday, Dec. 12 1pm – 6pm * Friday, Dec. 13 1pm – 6pm * Saturday, Dec. 14 1pm – 6pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 1pm – 6pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-366-3777 or go to www.yvarts.org

Curated by Michael McCall, the exhibit focuses on the mandala – a circular image of symbols that represent the cosmos metaphysically and symbolically. The mandala is a symbol of one’s own center, providing a path for understanding oneself. Contemporary artists from all around the world are drawn to this need to discover oneself and use the mandala or variations of it for exactly this purpose. This exhibition will touch upon the mandala’s mesmerizing quality to transport consciousness. The artists chosen by the curator include Antuan, Ivan Butorac, Forging Mind, Sandra Goodin, Judyth Greenburgh, John Henson, Paul Heussenstamm, Marianne Magne, Carlos Reyes, Sherrill Schoening, Lina West, Delos Van Earl, Xen, and William Zimmerman. More than a half-dozen artists are from the Hi-Desert. The artworks include various mediums: painting, sculpture, assemblage, digital photography, installation, and video/sound art.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Free Thursday Nights

Thursday, Dec. 12 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.

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Architects and Visionaries Who Built Palm Springs

Friday, Dec. 13 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

Midcentury Modern Icons & Their Architects

Saturday, Dec. 14 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 in Palm Desert

Imaging Change | Members Reception and Exhibition Opening

Saturday, Dec. 14 10am – 2pm

Tickets FREE (for members)

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

Join us for an exclusive members reception for our new photography exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen & the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. Imaging Change considers a range of photographic approaches to historical memory, and how the past can shape notions of self and community.The exhibition presents photographic work by artists who explore ways in which the past affects the conditions of contemporary life, and identifies the photographic object as a productive site for healing and change.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Haus of Sages: Olfactive Listening – Incense as a Meditative Muse, with Persephenie

Sunday, Dec. 15 1pm – 3pm

Tickets FREE (with admission)

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

Inspired by Kodo, the Japanese artistic pastime of appreciating incense through a codified game, Persephenie will share a variety of botanical aromatics through incense without smoke. We will practice Monko, the concept of listening to scent, using our olfactory awareness as a meditative muse. Learn to recognize the raw materials and discover the formula as a whole synergy in this meditative exercise of incense making.

Lecture Hall at Palm Springs Art Museum

Membership Matters

Monday, Dec. 16 11am – 12noon

Tickets FREE

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

New and current members are invited to a free program highlighting the benefits of membership with an overview of current exhibitions, events, and programs. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the Mondays @ the Museum lectures.

Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum

Folk Art

Monday, Dec. 16 1pm – 3pm

Tickets 15.00 Member, 20.00 Non-Member

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

This event is part of Mondays @ the Museum lecture series. Speakers: Laura Addison, Curator of North American & European Folk Art, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe. Christine Knoke Hietbrink, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Mingei International Museum. Folk Art encompasses many varied and distinguishing factors, including roots in tradition, expression, and utility. Curator Laura Addison outlines Alexander Girard’s perspective on Folk Art, his collecting practices, and the design for his wing at the International Folk Art Museum. Curator Christine Knoke Hietbrink details a larger look at self-taught, vernacular and outsider art within the movement’s American history. 15% off at Persimmon Bistro.

HEALTH/FITNESS

Yoga on the Great Lawn

Sunnylands

Friday, Dec. 13 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.

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Stadium Workout Class

Monday, Dec. 16 7am – 7:45am

Tickets 25.00 Members, 35.00 Non-Members

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

A FUN and energetic 45-minute aerobic focused exercise class to kick start your day in the legendary Stadium 1! Classes will be customized to each attendee’s personal level of fitness; focusing on improving your balance, coordination, aerobic capacity, power, footwork, and strength!

Free Outdoor Yoga

Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Wednesday, Dec. 18 9am – 10am

Tickets FREE

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

Experience the unique combination of art and yoga. Rejuvenate your soul in the serene setting of the museum’s Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden during the complimentary one-hour class. 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. These offerings are presented in collaboration with the Farmer’s Market of Palm Desert and Pranin Yoga.

La Quinta Wellness Center

Oasis Petroglyphs

Saturday, Dec. 14 8am – 11am

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.playinlaquinta.com

Explore Cahuilla petroglyphs (rock art) and a spectacular campsite near the Salton Sea. Follow old Indian trails with some cross-country travel. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this trail. Bring two liters of water per person, snacks, lunch, close-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Meet in the wellness center’s parking lot. There is a 45-minute drive to the trailhead. The hike is moderate level. 330ft elevation gain.

COMMUNITY

Palm Springs Historical Society

Let’s Talk – Palm Springs – There’s No Place Like It

Thursday, Dec. 12 6pm – 7pm

Tickets 10.00, 20.00

For more info go to www.pshistoricalsociety.org

Former Palm Springs Mayor William Kleindienst shares fascinating stories about Palm Springs History from the arrival of the railroad in 1876, to the struggles of early settlers at the dawn of the 20th century, its popularity as an oasis for Hollywood stars, and its development into a world class resort. Come early to mingle. Free popcorn and no host bar. This lecture is held at Camelot Theatres now the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Rancho Mirage Amphitheater (Community Park)

Jarabe Mexicano Mexican Folk Rock Group

Thursday, Dec. 12 7pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-341-7323 or go to www.ranchomiragelibrary.org.

Brought to you by the City of Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission, the Jarabe Mexicano quintet invites audiences on a rollicking joyride through Mexican folk, Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Singing in Spanish and English, the string and percussion group aims to bridge the frontiers between genres, cultures, and generations. Seating is first come, first served.

Twentynine Palms Historical Society

Raven Danger: The Impacts of Ravens to our Desert Species

Friday, Dec. 13 7pm

Tickets 5.00

For more info go to www.29palmshistorical.com

The common raven is one of the smartest birds in the world. Unfortunately, they have learned the vulnerabilities of our state reptile, the California Desert Tortoise, and have become a fierce predator. With guided conservation efforts, we residents may be able to bring two conflicting species back into a better ecosystem balance. Learn more about the challenges we face in raven over-population and desert tortoise population depletion. Allison Fedrick is a Conservation Outreach Coordinator and Animal Care Keeper for The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Desert. Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. This lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

The Street Fair

College of the Desert

Saturday, Dec. 14 7am – 2pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 7am – 2pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-636-7957 or go to www.codaastreetfair.com

Features many vendors, entertainment, food and fun! Discover a thousand items for sale including vintage cars. Sponsored by the College of the Desert Alumni Association.

Certified Farmers’ Market – 29 Palms

29 Palms Visitor Center

Saturday, Dec. 14 8am – 1pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-401-0028 or go to www.29chamber.org

Local farmers selling fresh produce.

Certified Farmers’ Market – Joshua Tree

Turtle Island

Saturday, Dec. 14 8am – 1pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-420-7529 or go to www.joshuatreefarmersmarket.com

Local farmers selling fresh produce.

Certified Farmers’ Market – Palm Springs

Camelot Theatre Parking Lot

Saturday, Dec. 14 8am – 12:30pm

Tickets FREE

Call 844-7FARMCV or go to www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Local farmers selling fresh produce.

Santa Fly In & Santa’s Snow World

Palm Springs Air Museum

Saturday, Dec. 14 11am * Sunday, Dec. 15 2pm

Tickets 11.00, 16.00, 18.00. FREE for children 12 and under with paying adult.

For more info go to www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Santa Claus will arrive at the Air Museum by helicopter and give out goodies to all the children. Spend hours playing in real snow from the North Pole at “Santa’s Snow World.” All guests will receive free tickets for the “Klaus” screening Saturday or Sunday night at 6:30pm.

Rancho Mirage Amphitheater (Community Park)

Holiday Spectacular: A Big Band Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 14 4:30pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.desert-theatricals.com

This event will take you back in time to the 1940s during WW II. Experience the sound of a “live radio show” being broadcast to the ‘boys overseas.’ A nine-piece swing band and four singers reminisce with your favorite holiday music in tight four-part harmony.  It’s a heart-warming and beautiful way to kick off the holiday season. Gates open at 4:30pm for registered ticket holders and 5pm for non-registered guests. The performance begins at 6pm. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Friends of the Palm Springs Library

Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, Dec. 14 10am – 2pm

For more info go to www.friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org

Support our best community resource.

FOOD/WINE/BEER

Palm Springs Art Museum

Persimmon Bistro and Wine Bar’s First Annual Holiday Craft Beer Social

Thursday, Dec. 12 4pm – 7pm

Tickets 19.95

Call 760-325-4490 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Come and get social with your craft beer brethren!

SPORTS

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Mixers

Thursday, Dec. 12 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.

PGA Tour Superstore – Palm Desert

Clinic: Creating Power

Saturday, Dec. 14 10am – 11am

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.pgatoursuperstore.com

The “Creating Power” clinic is an event designed to teach basic swing fundamentals that create a more powerful golf motion including core rotation fundamentals, importance of creating “lag” in the golf swing, exercises and an introduction to training aids that help build power.

FESTIVALS

VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive

Thursday, Dec. 12 6pm – 10pm

Tickets FREE

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

Glamorous Palm Canyon Drive becomes a festive international street fair featuring vendors showcasing arts, crafts and delicious food, plus live entertainment venues and a certified farmer’s market.

Desert Art Festival

Frances Steven Park

Saturday, Dec. 14 10am – 4pm * Sunday, Dec. 15 10am – 4pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.westcoastartists.com

In 1983, Ronda Mills founded West Coast Artists and for over 30 years she has produced many of the finest art festivals throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. The events promoted by Ronda feature exceptional artists and craftsmen offering high quality original artwork, from throughout the Western United States. West Coast Artists’ events have been among the highest-rated, superior-quality fine art shows in California. Her goal is to bring to appreciative new audiences a wealth of ever-changing art from accomplished artists and craftsmen. Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector. Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Among the objects of art you will find at the festival are one-of-a-kind works of sculpture in a variety of media such as bronze, clay, blown glass, paper, metal, stone and wood. Gifted artisans present their original custom designed and fabricated jewelry, art furniture, stained glass, and weavings. There is something for every taste and budget, be it a simple gift or the keepsake of a lifetime. West Coast Artists’ shows are truly a unique fusion of art, culture and living. They are like 100 galleries at the same place and time, in a beautiful outdoor setting.

North Pole Village at Snow Fest

Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza

Saturday, Dec. 14 11am – 7pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.snowfest.us

This annual event features a lit Main Street at Santa’s North Pole, holiday music and carolers, Santa Claus, a holiday tree lighting ceremony, and much more! A silent auction featuring “Charlie Brown Christmas Trees” decorated by local celebrities will benefit the Cathedral City Senior Center. You will also enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts & crafts, food, treats, and beverages including hot chocolate and cider.

Parade of Lights & Holiday Festival

Saturday, Dec. 14 5:45pm – 10pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-329-6411 or go to cityofdhs.org

The City of Desert Hot Springs will host its annual parade of lights and holiday festival. The parade, featuring a new route this year, kicks off at 5:45 pm from Palm Drive and Mission Lakes Boulevard, and will flow down to Palm Drive and Second Street. Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel “Manny” Perez will be the Grand Marshal. Immediately following the parade, the City will host a holiday festival, with fun for residents and visitors of all ages. Features include: carnival rides, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, coffee, face painting, cotton candy and more! Revelers will enjoy the festivities until 10pm, with live music by HindSite, as well as the opportunity to purchase food from vendors and the In N Out truck.

Snow Fest Concert with Singer Emily West

CVRep Theatre

Saturday, Dec. 14 7:30pm – 9pm

Tickets 59.00, 79.00

For more info go to www.discovercathedralcity.com

Emily West won crowds over as a finalist on America’s Got Talent with her re-imagined versions of songs like the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” and Sia’s hit “Chandelier.” Her mentor and idol, Cyndi Lauper, whom she met during an episode of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, appeared with her on the AGT finale. Emily will perform an intimate holiday concert singing her favorite holiday renditions and the songs that have made her famous. VIP ticket holders will be provided an opportunity to meet Emily after the concert along with taking a photo with her.

CHARITY EVENTS

CVRep Playhouse

Twisted Broadway

Thursday, Dec. 12 4pm & 7:30pm

Tickets 150.00, 300.00

Call 760-296-2966 or go to www.cvrep.org

This comedy performance features a line-up of Broadway artists singing songs written for the opposite gender, acting in roles clearly not intended for them, and performing parodies of your favorite show tunes! Proceeds benefit CVRep education programs.

Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

Christmas Toy & Food Drive

Saturday, Dec. 14 11am – 3pm

Tickets FREE

For more info go to www.psharley.com

Join Palm Springs Harley-Davidson for music, raffles, $5 taco plates and free soda! Accepting donations of new unwrapped toys, books, games and canned food. Benefiting Martha’s Village and the Find Food Bank of the Coachella Valley.

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