This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This value-added package combines a romantic Sunset & Stargazing Jeep Tour of the San Andreas Fault with a delicious three-course dinner at the iconic Vicky's of Santa Fe Restaurant.  Experience the comforts of this premier Indian Wells restaurant that features old-world adobe architecture, Mexican pavers, dramatic 14-foot double doors, high ceilings, three...

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Palm Springs Historical Society's Museum Opens for the 2014 - 2015 Season

Palm Springs Historical Society Museum

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Palm Springs Historical Society operates the two oldest remaining buildings in Palm Springs, the McCallum Adobe and Cornelia White House, built in 1884 and 1893 respectively.  The Adobe, once the residence of the first white settler and his family in Palm Springs, is now home to the Historical Society’s Museum. Here inside the Museum you will find modern exhibits displaying...

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Navigating With Map and Compass

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

Do you want the confidence to explore the desert and not get lost? Navigation specialist, Misha Askren will teach participants how to navigate using a map and compass in this two-day hands-on field class. Participants will learn the basics of topography, map reading, and the history of navigation during the Friday evening lecture and then spend all-day Saturday in the field. Misha will teach...

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2014- 2015 Season at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens will reopen for the season on Thursday, September 25. As in previous years, the Center & Gardens will be open free from Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Center & Gardens offers various opportunities for learning about the history of Sunnylands and Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who built Sunnylands and lived in the historic house from...

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National Friends of Libraries Week

Palm Springs Library

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library were established in 1971 and have raised over $700,000 for the library to date. Currently over 300 community members contribute annually to the Friends and several actively volunteer their time to assist the group with fundraising efforts that include the annual used book sale held every spring. Celebration activities include a special proclamation...

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Lichens of Joshua Tree National Park

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 25, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Over 140 species of lichens occur in Joshua Tree National Park. Several species new to science have been recently discovered. However, these ubiquitous organisms are commonly overlooked.  This introductory class will give you a basic understanding of lichen biology and ecology in desert habitats. Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens at the Herbarium of the University of California,...

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This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

The CVRep Conservatory fall schedule of theatre classes for children, and writing and acting classes for adults.   *    THEATRE KIDS, acting classes for elementary school and middle school students begin in October. Each session runs for 8 weeks and costs $160. 3rd-4th grades meet Mondays (Oct. 6-Nov. 24) from 4:00-5:00pm. 5th-6th grades meet Mondays (Oct. 6-Nov. 24)...

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Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours

Various Tour Sites

Oct 25, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours * 1st Weekend: Oct 25th & 26th 9am – 5pm * 2nd Weekend: Nov. 1st & 2nd 9am – 5pm Starry Nights Evening Event at JT Astronomy Theater: Oct. 25th 6pm – 11pm Art Tours Closing Party at Furstworld: Nov. 2nd 7pm – 11pm *For more information visit our website at www.hwy62Art.org Special thanks to our sponsors: City of 29...

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Desert Survival

Oasis Visitor Center

Oct 26, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Donald Scriven will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Donald will offer suggestions and strategies to manage...

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Promotions + Contests

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter to Win A Celebrate Dance Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the second annual Palm Desert International Dance Festival performances.