Weekender 

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Rolls to 50th Annual

Fifty years of Palm Desert Golf Cart parades will be celebrated Oct. 26 when the annual event treks down El Paseo.

Weekend Getaways: Terranea Resort Lives Up to Buzz

Desert residents seeking an idyllic, oceanfront escape need look no further than Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Art in the Open

Infusing character and paying homage to the community’s dedication to creativity, sculptural gardens play a major role in the desert outdoor experience. Here, we highlight three unique spaces that shine under our resplendent sunny skies.

Robin Hood Archery Hits a Bullseye With All Ages

Robin Hood Archery in Indio pairs safety and simplicity as a means to extend the sport to a wide spectrum of clientele ranging in age from 7 to 90.

Discover the Top Sightseeing Spots in Greater Palm Springs

Whether you’re looking to commune with nature, fly high in a balloon, or see where the Hollywood stars of old once lived, the Coachella Valley offers the perfect tour.

Free Event Includes Tips on Creating a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

You may know first hand the frustrations of creating a sustainable vegetable garden in the desert climate, so hear from a Coachella Valley expert who has some helpful tips to pass on.

Oak Glen is the Place to Pick Apples, Celebrate Fall

The month of October is prime U-Pick’em season at Oak Glen’s six apple orchards just an hour away from Palm Springs, and doubles as a great weekend getaway for desert dwellers and visitors.

Michael Airington Brings Back Paul Lynde's 'Hollywood Squares' Humor

Channeling the funny spirit of legendary entertainer Paul Lynde, Michael Airington recreates his 'Hollywood Squares' humor with the help of Peter Marshall's voice.

Five Free Events to Attend for Modernism Week Fall Preview

Modernism Week Fall Preview offers five free events for the public to experience the midcentury magic of Palm Springs, Oct. 10-13.

Gain Sneak Peek at New Architecture and Design Center

Palm Springs Art Museum invites will give the public a sneak peek at the new Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion by attending íBienvenidos Modernistas! from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11.

Black Joe Lewis Brandishes New Album at Joshua Tree Music Festival

Black Joe Lewis comes to this weekend's Joshua Tree Music festival brandishing a recent new album, Electric Slave, an artistic commentary on the effects technology and social media have on the world today.

Photography Exhibit on the Salton Sea at E. Stewart Williams’ Last Residential Project

Architect E. Stewart Williams’ last masterpiece, the Graff-Radford residence in Rancho Mirage, will be the backdrop for a photography exhibition by Vincent Ri-cardel titled: Oasis Lost? The Salton Sea, on Oct. 12.

Mackenzie Phillips Shares Her Battles With Substance Abuse to Help Others

Mackenzie Phillips, who starred in the 1970s sitcom 'One Day at a Time, has a thing or two to say about addiction and recovery, after her very public battle with drugs and alcohol.

Caroldean Ross Takes Her Fight Public Against Cancer

Caroldean Ross has witnessed the affects of cancer, in many of its forms, and the deep emotional and physical impact on family and friends has triggered her to fight.

Suzanne Westenhoefer Takes a Dare, Makes'em Laugh

Encouraged to share her wit during an open mic call, comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer took the dare, won a contest with her hilarious personal true stories and never looked back.

Desert AIDS Project Benefit Hits Home for Wesley Eure

'Under & Out 3' presented by Chelsea Lane Bodywear Oct. 5 to benefit Desert AIDS Project features co-emcee Wesley Eure, who hid his homosexuality before coming out.

Authority Zero Brings 20-Year Punk Journey to The Hood Bar & Pizza

Punk rock rebels Authority Zero have survived many line-up changes in its 20-year journey, and original member Jason DeVore remains a driving force.

Stay Cool and Rock Out With Indoor Miniature Golf

Rather than tell his kids to find something to do this summer, Jody Erdahl actually created that something: Rock’n’Roll Mini Golf in La Quinta.

Lasers Light Up Fantasy Springs Bowling Center

Turn off the lights at Fantasy Springs Bowling Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, and one of America’s oldest recreational sports literally illuminates a whole new persona - laser bowling.

McCallum Theatre Presents Palm Desert International Dance Festival

On the heels of a successful first venture, the McCallum Theatre is presenting its second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival, Nov. 6-15.

The Purple Room Audience May Recognize Shelagh Ratner's Voice First

Once she appears Sept. 20 at The Purple Room Restaurant & Stage in Palm Springs, it’s likely audience members will have an “aha!” moment upon hearing Shelagh Ratner’s voice.

Charles Busch Brings His Own Show to Copa Palm Springs

Charles Busch, who has portrayed female characters for most of his theater career, will personify Old Hollywood in his solo desert show debut.

Max Adler Delves into Gay Character Again With 'Saugatuck Cures'

Max Adler, known for his breakout role on 'Glee', has a busy fall in store between three films and two TV shows, but locally he can be seen in 'Saugatuck Cures' during Cinema Diverse Palm Springs.

Bernard Hoyes Displays Signature "Rags" Series at Palm Springs Cultural Art Festival

Known for his “Rags” series and colorful spiritual “Revival” series, Bernard Hoyes will participate for the first time in the Palm Springs Cultural Art, Food & Wine Festival.

Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Mark 10th "Campout" Fest

On the verge of a double-album release, Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven hit the 10th anniversary of “CampOut” festival, Sept. 11-13, at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.

Hungry? Thirsty? Craft Brew Event at Ace Hotel Satisfies Both

Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, both can be catered to at the Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend, Sept. 12-13, at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.

George Lopez Keeps His Stand-up Act for Adults Only

Comedian George Lopez, whose TV work has made him a familiar voice to kids, says his Sept. 6 show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is really just for adults.

Gary Allan Showcases Artistic Freedom at Pechanga Casino

At 46, Gary Allan considers himself set free — free to pursue personal and creative opportunities, and free to produce and sing his own music.

5 Fun Places to Take Your Kids In Greater Palm Springs

Here are five ways to entertain the kids, indoors or outdoors, in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Bobbie Eakes Helps Launch New Season at Purple Room

Bobbie Eakes is doing her part to keep the resurgence in Palm Springs going with live stage appearances and her own boutique, Studio BE, opening soon.

Andy Grammer Returns to Acoustic Roots for Palm Springs Appearance

Andy Grammer, who will appear Aug. 31 at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, is a rare specimen in today’s world of manufactured pop stars backed by small armies of songwriters and stylists.

Wesley Eure Will Co-Emcee at Desert AIDS Project Benefit

Chelsea Lane Bodywear presents Under & Out 3, a fashion show and poolside party on Oct. 5 as part of a benefit for the Desert AIDS Project.

Touché! Desert Fencing Academy Offers a Lifetime of Swordplay

Step inside Desert Fencing Academy in Palm Desert and you will understand why it's a lifetime sport with students ranging in age from 7 to 83.

Where You Can Splurge on Ice Cream in Palm Springs Area

As the lazy days of summer come to a close, splurge on a unique ice cream “shoppe” experience in The Greater Palm Springs area.

5 Features to Explore in Summerland, California

The next time you find yourself stuck in traffic on U.S. 101, take a worthwhile detour to the artsy, eclectic hillside beach town of Summerland, California.

Top 10 Road Trip Videos in Greater Palm Springs Area

Some of the most unique and interesting places to visit are within an easy drive of the Greater Palm Springs area.

12 Places to Dine During Dog Days of August in Palm Springs

August in the Palm Springs area means some restaurants close, but which ones remain open? We've put together a list of a dozen with a table waiting for you.

Evan Christopher Returns to Idyllwild to Headline Jazz in the Pines

Evan Christopher will return to one of his musical homes in Idyllwild when he headlines the 21st annual Jazz in the Pines, Aug. 16-17.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Unleashes "Top Rock" Entertainment

New music, new dance numbers and special effects highlight the return of the "Top Rock" musical tribute show to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

Jeremiah Clark Embraces Role as Traveling Musician

Jeremiah Clark prefers to travel by train, giving him a chance to see the country and bring those experiences into his music.

Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's Still Got the Beat

Belinda Carlisle splits her time between the U.S. and France, loves yoga, and oh, she just also happens to sing six weeks a year with her pop/rock band, The Go-Go’s.

Desert AIDS Project Helps Inspire Cameron Neilson's Song

Palm Springs is not only a second home for singer Cameron Neilson, it's also a source of inspiration for his hit, 'All Equal on the Dance Floor'.

'The Voice' Puts Tessanne Chin's Life into Hyper Drive

Tessanne Chin's life has gone to hyper drive since her dramatic win of Season 5 of NBC’s singing competition show, The Voice.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Salutes Military in July

For more than a decade, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway has set aside the month of July to pay tribute to military personnel – active and retired.

Amy & Freddy's 'Musical Marriage' Takes on New Meaning

Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, who have shared a musical marriage on stage for 18 years, will take on new roles when Freddy marries his partner and Amy officiates the wedding.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Brings Positive Vibe to 'Summer School'

Summer school has never been a good reason to celebrate until the Ace Hotel & Swim Club fashionably borrowed the name for its upcoming art and music collaboration in Palm Springs.

Lou Cutell Held Off Writing Until Late in Comedic Career

Lou Cutell, a regular on Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers', was once self-conscious of his English skills but has become prolific on and off stage late in his career.

Theo Von Collects Mementoes Since Feeling Lure of TV World

Comedian Theo Von is a scrap-booker, and he's had plenty of mementos to collect during his meteoric rise on TV to working with Howie Mandel on the game show, "Deal With It".

Tacos & Tequila Infuses Mexican Flavors into Fourth of July Standards

The true potential of Mexican cooking and how it can enhance even traditional Fourth of July items like hamburgers and hot dogs can be found at Tacos & Tequila at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

Ross Mathews Makes Palm Springs Stop to Promote Drag Star

Ross Mathews has felt at home in Palm Springs since his first visit, and the talk show host will return to introduce drag superstar Jackie Beast to desert audiences.

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Palm Springs Area

The temperature may be rising, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of things to do for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

"JAWS" Will Open Camelot Theatres' Saturday Night Film Series

Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will begin a new “Dinner and a Movie” Film Series, opening with the 1975 thriller, JAWS, on June 28.

Jen Kirkman Says She's Happy Being 40, Single...Really!

Jen Kirkman is happy and single at age 40, but no one will believe her, which provides excellent fodder for her comedic act.

Alix Korey Helps Put Cabaret Into Desert Theater Scene

Alix Korey has found a sense of success since moving to the Palm Springs area, and now she's sharing her talents in a cabaret theater setting.

Taylor Kitsch Makes Directorial Debut in Palm Springs

Unlike a majority of the directors of films set to screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, actor Taylor Kitsch’s film, Pieces, has already had an offer to be made into a full-length feature.

Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

Performer Lynda Kay pays homage to her favorite era, midcentury modern, every time she takes stage from her big hair, sultry voice, and sparkly costumes.

YouTube Propels Christina Bianco Before Bigger Audiences

YouTube transformed Christina Bianco into an overnight sensation, and her act gives audiences a taste of her own voice along with her impressions of others.

Middle Ridge Winery Pays Tribute to Idyllwild Deer Art

Middle Ridge Winery will introduce a special wine label series to commemorate the Idyllwild Deer Sightings and benefit the Art Alliance of Idyllwild.

Dana Leong Takes Musical Aspirations to New Heights

Dana Leong will bring a sound that fuses electronic hip-hop, funk rhythms, and rock propulsions with classical cello and trombone to McCallum Theatre Institute's Summer Session.

Poolside Ushers in New Era of Electronica

Poolside’s debut album in 2012 ushered in a new genre of electronica that was a soothing alternative to the dubstep sound dominating DJ sets.

Julie Goldman Combines Her Masculine, Feminine Sides

Her personal presentation can be considered stereotypically more masculine, but lesbian comedian Julie Goldman doesn't care. She is happy being herself.

What to Buy Dad for Father's Day in Palm Springs Area

While the kids may be set to purchase traditional Father’s Day fare, we’ve assembled a unique assortment of fun experiences and gift items.

Saxophonist Great Frank Morgan Finds Redemption in Documentary

'Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story' reveals both the talents and struggles of the late great saxophonist set for its world premiere at the LA Film Fest.

Fariad Connects His Paintings to Outside World via YouTube

For practically every painting he creates, artist Fariad will film it, add original music and posts the videos on YouTube.

Three Sixty North Bar & Grill Makes 1st Restaurant Week Appearance

Since the Gallardo family took over last fall, the Three Sixty North Bar & Grill in Palm Springs has done a 180 and is participating in Restaurant Week.

Kathy Griffin Brings 93-Year-Old Mom for Desert Stop

The incredibly hilarious and sharp-tongued comedian Kathy Griffin is coming to town after becoming the first female comedian since 1986 to win a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

America's Dewey Bunnell Still Feels Stage Fright

America's Dewey Bunnell recalls the name for the group came after watching Chicago name their band after a city. “We thought, ‘We could be the country’.”

Bonita Domes Resembles 'Star Wars'-Like Place

To celebrate the completion of their 'Star Wars'-like Bonita Domes, a Joshua Tree couple is co-hosting a fundraising party with the local Chamber of Commerce.

Appetito Palm Springs Pours Negroni to Benefit Charity

Appetito in Palm Springs will participate in a national Negroni Week spotlighting the drink while raising money for the Desert AIDS Project.

Tristan Rogers Makes Stage Debut at Palm Canyon Theatre

Veteran television star and Palm Springs resident Tristan Rogers will make his live theater debut in 'True West' starting May 30.

Sarah Colonna Recalls Trouble Connecting With Her Lesbian Side

Sarah Colonna looks forward to her trip to the desert where she will sit poolside with her Dad, who resides in Palm Desert, before taking the stage May 30-31 at Copa Room Palm Springs.

Salvation Mountain Colors Desert Palette Near Salton Sea

Salvation Mountain, a spiritual monument created by Leonard Knight, disrupts the rugged hilly terrain that lies just southeast of the Salton Sea.

'Big Gay Love' Starts Summer Rollout in Palm Springs

'Big Gay Love', a romantic comedy about a chubby gay man looking for love and self-acceptance, begins its summer rollout May 23 in Palm Springs.

Off Road Rentals Lets You Traverse Desert Terrain

Looking for a new way to explore the desert? Off Road Rentals has been renting the four-wheelers to guests on a regular basis since 1984.

Beat the Desert Heat With Trek to Nearby Temecula

With Coachella Valley temps nearing consistent triple-digits, desert residents seeking salve from the sun need look no further than nearby Temecula.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs "Flirts" With New Drag Show

The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs intends to get the weekend off to a good start with the debut of Flirt, a new Thursday night drag show.

La Santa Cecilia Reflect Joshua Tree Music Festival's Eclectic Lineup

Joshua Tree Music Festival founder Barnett English likens the nearly four-day event to a "live mix tape" with artists ranging from bluegrass to funk.

Steve Kazee Continues to Expand His Creative Genres

At 6-foot-2, Steve Kazee is a leading man who can sing with a Tony and Grammy to his credit. But his evolution is just beginning.

Shawn Pelofsky Turns Comedic Chapter By Tying the Knot

Comedian Shawn Pelofsky doesn’t have to wade in LA’s dating pool any longer as she opens up a new chapter in her life as a married woman.

Pair Turn Pipes Canyon Ruin into Outdoor Dining Gem

On a hike in Pipes Canyon near Pioneertown, Paul Goff and Tony Angelotti discovered a 1920’s stone house, formerly owned by a mining family, and knew they had to save it.

Lynda Carter Believes Wonder Woman Role Broke Barriers

Lynda Carter owns both of the original television Wonder Woman suits, including the one she wore in the 1970’s that became a symbol of female strength.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas in the Greater Palm Springs Area

Sometimes it’s just plain difficult trying to find the perfect Mother's Day gift. No worries. Consult our list of treasures.

Where to Take Mom for Mother's Day in Palm Springs Area

Treat Mom to a meal fit for a Queen thanks to a host of selections available at restaurants across the Greater Palm Springs area.

Where to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Palm Springs Area

While Cinco de Mayo is officially May 5, the party will be underway well before then in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Desert Lexus Jazz Fest Moves to Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Famed jazz saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, and Richard Elliot are returning to the desert May 3 to kickoff a new era as the Desert Lexus Jazz Festival moves to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

La Quinta Brewing Co. Pours Originality at "Brew at the Zoo"

The La Quinta Brewing Co. makes its first appearance at The Living Desert's "Brew at the Zoo" with a beer lineup featuring local ingredients and inventive twists.

'First Ladies of Disco' Help Inspire Palm Springs AIDS benefit

Author James Arena's lifelong passion for disco music and its divas led him to write a pair of books that inspired an AIDS Assistance Program event.

Indian Wells Golf Resort Wine Tasting Attracts Large Field

More than 35 wineries from all over the wine map will be pouring at the inaugural “Wine” Down of the Season April 25 in Indian Wells.

Idyllwild Lilac Tour Shows Off Beauty of Flower

Gary Parton introduces the public to the beautiful, fragrant lilac through a guided tour around his one-acre estate in Idyllwild.

Palm Springs Historical Society Tours "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"

The Palm Springs Historical Society offers a walking tour of celebrity homes in the Movie Colony District referred to as "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood".

Carmen Electra Brings a Royal Presence to White Party's 25th

Carmen Electra probably won’t be seen in the same outfit twice as Queen of the White Party, April 25-28, in Palm Springs.

PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors' 85th anniversary event is about recognizing the organization’s achievements and sharing it with the public.

Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Pegasus Riding Academy, which hosts its 19th annual Easter Brunch April 20, is trying to raise funds for a weatherproof roof over its open arena.

Coachella Parties: Where to Find Them in Palm Springs Area

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival sprouts several spin-off parties at venues all over the Greater Palm Springs area.

10 Places to Enjoy Easter Brunch in Palm Springs Area

Leave that Easter Brunch to someone else and enjoy the freedom highlighted by good food and drink across the Greater Palm Springs area.

Suzan Hanson's Opera Voice Transcends Music Genre

Suzan Hanson has found success as a performer that transcends theatre, drama, music, dance, and art as a professional opera singer.

Palm Springs Art Museum Prices Famous Artwork at "99 Bucks"

A well-known artist or even your favorite celebrity could be the creator of a piece of artwork at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s “99 Bucks” fundraiser.

Sunnylands Provides Perfect Backdrop for Yoga Class

There's no "stretch" in getting one's desert weekend off to a lucid start with yoga at Sunnylands Gardens in Rancho Mirage.

Coachella 2014: Where to Party in Palm Springs Area

From world famous DJs and LA’s finest indie music groups to pool parties, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival’s second home has become Palm Springs.

Merrill Orr Carves Art Career Out of Stone

Sculptor Merrill Orr won’t be the only one carving stone when he hosts an interactive demonstration for kids at the 12th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival.

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