BY STEPHANIE GREEN

CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019

CASINOS

Morongo Casino Resort and Spa

An Evening with James Worthy

Thursday, Nov. 21 7pm

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Tickets 10.00 + fees

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

In the upscale elegance, speakeasy cool of The Drum Room.

Morongo Casino Resort and Spa

Mike Epps

Friday, Nov. 22 9pm

Tickets SOLD OUT. But more may become available.

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

In the upscale elegance, speakeasy cool, of The Drum Room.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Golden Boy Boxing

Saturday, Nov. 23 4:30pm

Tickets 35.00, 45.00, 55.00

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

World champion Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (21-4-2, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight title for a second time in a 12-round rematch with Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado (31-8, 20 KOs)

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

Smokey Robinson

Saturday, Nov. 23 8pm

Tickets 95.00, 105.00, 125.00

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

William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records. Hit singles include “The Way You Do The Things You Do” and “Get Ready.”

Tortoise Rock Casino

Ladies Night

Wednesday, Nov. 27 6pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-367-9759 or go to www.tortoiserockcasino.com

Make sure you’re at Shelly’s Lounge every Wednesday night for amazing drink specials and karaoke! 50% off all well drinks. Plus $300 in Free Play Drawings! Must be 21+ to enter.

THEATRE

CVRep Playhouse

Dinner With Friends

Friday, Nov. 22 7:30pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 2pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 2pm

Tickets 58.00

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

Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 play about two married couples who have been friends for many years. Both couples struggle with questions of loyalty, individuality, and commitment.

Desert Theatreworks

Murder on the Orient Express

Thursday, Nov. 21 7:30pm * Friday, Nov. 22 7:30pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 7:30pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 2pm

Tickets 25.00, 30.00, 32.00

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

Brand-new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s popular tale by award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig.

Annenberg Theater

Palm Springs International Jazz Festival

Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 8:30pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 11am – 8:30am

Tickets 75.00, 95.00, 250.00

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

Day 1 Program: Arturo Sandoval, Stacey Kent, Performing Artist Reception. Day 2 Program: Marshall Hawkins Trio, Tierney Sutton, René Marie.

McCallum Theatre

A Christmas Story

Tuesday, Nov. 26 8pm * Wednesday, Nov. 27 2pm & 8pm

Tickets 65.00, 95.00, 125.00

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

The musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

COMEDY

Randy Rainbow

Palm Springs Cultural Center

Saturday, Nov. 23 5pm & 8pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 5pm & 8pm

Tickets 35.00, 55.00, 85.00

Call 760-898-5250 or go to www.outlandishps.com

The comedian, actor, singer, writer and satirist is best known for his musical parodies and political spoofs that have garnered him worldwide acclaim. Part of the Outlandish Palm Springs performance series.

Moxie Palm Springs

Foxie at Moxie

Sunday, Nov. 24 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.moxiespalmsprings.com

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

Purple Room Supper Club

The Judy Show!

Sunday, Nov. 24 7pm

Tickets 25.00, 35.00

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

One of Palm Springs’ original Rat Pack hangouts. 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. Starring Michael Holmes.

The Amigo Room at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Belly Flop ft. Drennon & Frennons

Wednesday, Nov. 27 9pm – 11pm

Tickets FREE 21+

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

From his elaborate characters and sketches, to provocative songs, puppets and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. Recently performed on Conan.

ART/MUSEUMS

Hohmann Fine Art Gallery

Season Opening

Monday, Nov. 25 11am – 5pm * Tuesday, Nov. 26 11am – 5pm * Wednesday, Nov. 27 11am – 5pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-346-4243 or go to www.hohmann.art

The private Village Court Gallery is usually open by appointment only, but you can visit anytime during these hours to see the Season Opening Exhibition.

Coachella Valley History Museum

Flight Plan: The Birds of Sunnylands

Thursday, Nov. 21 10am – 4pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 4pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 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

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Breaking all the Rules.

Thursday, Nov. 21 12noon – 8pm * Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets 14.00 Adults 11.00 Seniors (62+) 6.00 Students/Teachers. Always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family. Free admission every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm.

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

Solomon’s iconic style of mixing Swiss Modernism with West Coast Pop pioneered a fresh, new look that came to be called California Cool and is recognized as a seminal moment in the history of graphic design.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space

Thursday, Nov. 21 12noon – 8pm * Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets 14.00 Adults 11.00 Seniors (62+) 6.00 Students/Teachers. Always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family. Free admission every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm.

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

Brave New Worlds: Exploration of Space invites you to enter the creative universes of five contemporary artists through sculpturally immersive installations.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Contrasts: Promised Gifts from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection

Thursday, Nov. 21 12noon – 8pm * Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets 14.00 Adults 11.00 Seniors (62+) 6.00 Students/Teachers. Always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family. Free admission every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm.

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

Palm Springs Art Museum

From the Permanent Collection: Bauhaus at 100 Years

Thursday, Nov. 21 12noon – 8pm * Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets 14.00 Adults 11.00 Seniors (62+) 6.00 Students/Teachers. Always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family. Free admission every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm.

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

Palm Springs Art Museum

Touching History: Stonewall 50

Thursday, Nov. 21 12noon – 8pm * Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 5pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets 14.00 Adults 11.00 Seniors (62+) 6.00 Students/Teachers. Always free for children under 18, active duty military and their family. Free admission every Thursday from 4pm – 8pm.

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

Touching History commemorates the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots, a landmark uprising against police harassment and social injustice that sparked the gay liberation movement and the modern struggle for LGBTQ civil rights.

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Materiality of Exile with Ana Sanchez-Colberg

Thursday, Nov. 21 5pm

Tickets FREE

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

Choreographer Ana Sanchez-Colberg will share insights into the project 1[-1], in collaboration with BoxoPROJECTS, of Joshua Tree, CA. Where: Sheffer/Scheffler Arts Education Space and Elrod Sculpture Garden.

CODA Gallery

Welcome New Artists

Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 6pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-346-4661 or go to www.codagallery.com

Miguel Edwards, Kathleen Hope, Ali Launer, Ken Orton, Milo Redwood, Reid Winfrey.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Spiritual Painting with Ryan Schneider

Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 3pm

Tickets 65.00 Member, 75.00 Non-Member

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

Spiritual Painting is a class for the artist interested in exploring what lies beyond the veil of the every day. We will not be learning how to paint “people, places, and things,” but rather focus on our interior landscape, and attempt to capture what is not always seen but sensed, “in the ether” all around us. Students will learn to see with more than just our eyes, and also how the basic building blocks of painting—color, form, and texture, can be utilized to create a spiritual atmosphere in one’s work. Specific pieces on display in the museum will be discussed and serve as jumping-off points, as well as a lecture by the artist about his own painting practice.

Palm Springs Public Library – Main Atrium

Exhibit Ends: “The Legacy Wall”

Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 5pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-322-7323 or go to www.palmspringsca.gov

On display inside the library it is a one-of-a-kind traveling exhibit that features “mini-biographies” of LGBT people from every walk of life.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Haus of Sages: Communal Flower Mandala with Sherise Lee

Sunday, Nov. 24 1pm – 3pm

Tickets FREE with admission.

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

“Mandala” is a Sanskrit word translated literally as a “circle.” In various cultural and spiritual traditions, mandalas are practiced as a method to bring focus, guidance, meditation, and trance, as well as creating a sacred space.

HEALTH/FITNESS

Sunnylands

Yoga on the Great Lawn

Friday, Nov. 22 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.

Wellness Center

Friday Night Dance

Friday, Nov. 22 6pm – 7:30pm

Tickets 10.00

Call 760-564-0096 or go to www.playinlaquinta.com

Think of this event as a practice party for ballroom dancers – or anybody who enjoys partner dancing. Open to the public. Your DJ and instructor is Teresa Shiry. Please wear shoes that allow you to slide and move easily.

Free Outdoor Yoga

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Wednesday, Nov. 27 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.

COMMUNITY

GVC Small Business Expo

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Thursday, Nov. 21 3pm – 7pm

Tickets 5.00

Call 760-347-0676 or go to www.gcvcc.org

Presented by the City of Indio. Attendees will enjoy local flavors and food samples while learning about products and services, networking with other industry professionals, and connecting first-hand with merchants.

Palm Springs Historical Society

Let’s Talk – Hollywood at Home in Palm Springs

Thursday, Nov. 21 6pm – 7pm

Tickets 10.00 Members 20 Non-Members

Call or go to www.pshistoricalsociety.org

The celebrity stories behind the doors of iconic Palm Springs architecture – a collection of highlights from the Historical Society’s guided tours. Hollywood has been at home in Palm Springs for over a century. The guided tour will cover a little history, a lotta celebrity, and a bunch of connections with plenty of surprises, unique film montages, and rarely heard stories. The histories of Hollywood and Palm Springs are reflected not only by the stars’ homes, but also by their timelines. Explore big names such as Valentino, Sinatra, Hope, Thomas Edison, Nellie Coffman, Dinah Shore, and Kirk Douglas.

Rancho Mirage Public Library & Observatory

Stargazing

Thursday, Nov. 21 7:30pm – 9pm * Friday, Nov. 22 7:30pm – 9pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 7:30pm – 9pm * Monday, Nov. 25 7:30pm – 9pm * Tuesday, Nov. 26 7:30pm – 9pm

Tickets FREE

Call 760-341-7372 or go to www.ranchomiragelibrary.org

The program generally consists of an introduction to the observatory and its capabilities and a “tour of the night sky.” Led by the City Astronomer, Observatory Coordinator, or a trained docent.

Sunnylands

Guided Bird Walk

Friday, Nov. 22 8:45am

Tickets FREE

Call 760-202-2234 or go to www.sunnylands.org

Conducted by knowledgeable birders, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. No reservations required. Water, sun protection, comfortable closed-toed shoes, and binoculars are recommended.

Westfield Palm Desert

Santa Photos

Friday, Nov. 22 10am – 8pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 10am – 8pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 11am – 7pm

Tickets FREE
Call 760-346-2121 or go to www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Visit their new Winter Wonderland set!

The Street Fair

College of the Desert

Saturday, Nov. 23 7am – 2pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 7am – 2pm

Tickets FREE

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

While you shop, you’re also donating to a great cause and helping college students achieve their dreams. All funds raised from merchant space rentals provide annual funding and support for students attending the COD. Discover a thousand items for sale from artisans; home goods, fashion, furniture, vintage cars, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more! Merchandise and services for all ages and any budget.

Certified Farmers’ Market – 29 Palms

29 Palms Visitor Center

Saturday, Nov. 23 8am – 1pm

Tickets FREE

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

Fresh, local, and organic produce, baked goods, great food vendors, plus arts and crafts!

Certified Farmers’ Market – Joshua Tree

Turtle Island

Saturday, Nov. 23 8am – 1pm

Tickets FREE

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

Meet your local farmers and buy fresh produce for the week. Live music and local arts and crafts.

Certified Farmers’ Market – Palm Springs

Camelot Theatre Parking Lot

Saturday, Nov. 23 8am – 12:30pm

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

Only the best products are offered at the Coachella Valley Certified Farmers’ Markets!

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Photographing the High Desert

Saturday, Nov. 23 8am – 4:30pm

Tickets 85.00 Members, 95.00 Non-Members

Call 760-367-5535 or go to www.joshuatree.org

Intensive all-day photo shoot in Joshua Tree National Park! The class will begin with early morning light at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve followed by a mid-morning instructional program at Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center. The afternoon session will relocate to a special “photographers only” session at Keys Ranch – focusing on how to capture the buildings and historic remnants at this remarkable homestead. Instructor Craig Fucile will share tips on how to record unique rock formations and vast views of the park. Participants are encouraged to bring a tripod with their camera(s). Class size is limited to 12 participants, so sign up early!

Sky’s The Limit Observatory & Nature Center

Star Clusters and Binary Stars

Saturday, Nov. 23 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Tickets FREE
Call 760-490-9561 or go to www.skysthelimit29.org

Public star party! Prominent constellations: Perseus the Hero, Cassiopeia the Queen, Pegasus the Flying Horse, Capricornus the Sea Goat, and Aquarius the Water Bearer.

Desert Winds Freedom Band Fall Concert

Jewish Community Center

Saturday, Nov. 23 7pm

Tickets 30.00

Call 760-776-2700 or go to www.desertwindsfb.org

Their concert season will kick-off with the music of George & Ira Gershwin. This “All Gershwin!”program will feature such favorites as American in Paris, Embraceable You and selections from Porgy and Bess.

FOOD/WINE/BEER

Smoke Tree Ranch

Classic Cowboy Cookout

Saturday, Nov. 23 6pm

Tickets 125.00, 150.00

Call 760-323-8297 or go to www.pshistoricalsociety.org

Featuring smoked tri-tip, barbecue trout, barbecue free-range chicken breast, smoked pork, with all the ‘fixins’ including fruit crisp and homemade pies. Guests will be treated to dancing under the stars with the musical sounds of the Jackie Young Band. Presented by the Palm Springs Historical Society.

Coachella Valley Brewing Co.

Brewery Tours

Saturday, Nov. 22 6:30pm * Sunday, Nov. 23 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.

Palm Springs Art Museum

California Wine Private Tasting

Monday, Nov. 25 5:30pm

Tickets: 75.00 (45.00 tax deduction)

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

Experience the newly opened V Wine Lounge. Try the best garagiste wines from Santa Barbara and Los Angeles—offerings that cannot be found anywhere in the valley except at this mid-century lounge. Winemakers will share the fascinating stories behind the wines you will be drinking, along with artisanal chocolates.

SPORTS

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Mixers

Thursday, Nov. 21 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.

Desert Ice Castle

Pick-Up Hockey

Friday, Nov. 22 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Tickets 15.00

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

Open to all levels. First-come-first-serve basis. No reservations are required

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Pickleball Clinic

Tuesday, Nov. 26 10am – 11am

Tickets 25.00 Members 35.00 Non-Members

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

Pickleball is a popular sport that combines tennis, ping pong and badminton for a fast-paced game with easy to pick up rules. Hone your skills and refine your technique to improve your game at our this clinic.

FESTIVALS

McCormick’s Classic Car Auction

Palm Springs Convention Center

Friday, Nov. 22 8am – 6pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 12noon – 8pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 10am – 5pm

Tickets FREE, 15.00, 25.00

Call 760-320-3290 or go to www.classic-carauction.com

One of the most prestigious, respected, and successful car auctions in America. This event features over 500 classic and exotic cars. Open to the general public and dealers are also welcome.

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Downtown Festival Lawn

Friday, Nov. 22 7pm – 8:30pm * Saturday, Nov. 23 11am – 8pm * Sunday, Nov. 24 6am – 9am

Tickets 10.00, 12.00, 20.00, 25.00

Call 760-321-5154 or go to www.hotairballoonfest.com

The festival will bring 30+ hot air balloons from across the USA and around the world. Enjoy glows, rides, live musical entertainment, wine/beer garden, and much more! Food Truck Fiesta happens on Saturday only.

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

Palm Springs Air Museum

Saturday, Nov. 23 1pm – 5pm

Tickets 40.00, 50.00, 75.00

Call 760-778-6262 or go to www.palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

Southern California’s only craft beer festival with flying vintage aircraft! Featuring over 25 craft breweries, aircraft rides, food trucks, and live music. No one under age 21 admitted to the festival!

WildLights

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Tuesday, Nov. 26 (Members Night) 6pm – 9pm * Wednesday, Nov. 27 6pm – 9pm * Friday, Nov. 29 6pm – 9pm * Saturday, Nov. 30 6pm – 9pm

Tickets 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

Call 760-346-5694 or go to www.livingdesert.org

Marvel at more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights! Encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns – including a giraffe and cheetahs. Explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. Delicious food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

CHARITY EVENTS

First Annual Thanks4Giving

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

Thursday, Nov. 21 5:30pm – 10pm

Call 800-879-4484 or go to www.lstream.org

LifeStream Blood Bank will be hosting its inaugural gala in Indian Wells. This first-class affair, presented by Blanke Schein Wealth Management, will be attended by Coachella Valley philanthropists, business partners, dedicated blood donors, and other LifeStream supporters. Legendary two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge will perform her many musical hits. The elegant evening will also include video tributes, awards, and fundraising opportunities such as silent and live auctions. Desert Oasis Healthcare will be the featured honoree. All funds raised will help LifeStream purchase state-of-the-art, eco-friendly equipment for the new Rancho Mirage blood donation center scheduled to open this fall.

Melissa Morgan Fine Art Fundraiser

Palm Springs Art Museum

Thursday, Nov. 21 6pm

Tickets 150.00 (100.00 tax deduction)

Call 760-341-1056 or go to www.psmuseum.org

Join Melissa Morgan Fine Art (MMFA) for an evening with Jesika von Rabbit who will entertain you, and Norton Wisdom who will paint for you during this fantastic affair catered by F10.

A Miracle on El Paseo

The Shops on El Paseo

Saturday, Nov. 23 5pm – 9pm

Tickets 15.00, 50.00

Call 760-610-8218 or go to www.bighornbam.net

The El Paseo shopping district is turned into a winter wonderland with a five-story Ferris wheel, family fun activities, live entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus, and 25+ restaurants/vendors offering small bites and drinks. Open to the public. BIGHORN BAM donates 100% of the proceeds to organizations throughout the Coachella Valley to help cancer patients and their families.

10th Annual Festival of Wreaths

Copper Mountain College

Sunday, Nov. 24 2pm – 4pm

Tickets 10.00

For more info go to www.cmccd.edu

Bring your friends to this holiday tradition and enjoy wine, appetizers, and fun plus a healthy dose of competition – all to raise money for Copper Mountain College Foundation students, activities, programs and facilities.

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