February Hot Picks



Palm Springs City Hall, designed by Albert Frey in 1957 (with John Porter Clark, Robson Chambers, and E. Stewart Williams).

Tom Brewster

Have a Fun Date

Race on a camel, sample sweets, ride a Ferris wheel and other carnival offerings, explore gem stones, marvel at monster trucks, and experience an Arabian Nights pageant at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Feb. 17-26 in Indio. Log on to www.datefest.org for more information.

Ride for Charity

Spin your way into serving others in need at Tour de Palm Springs on Feb. 11. Now in its 14th year, the popular event draws thousands of people from around Southern California at all levels of cycling experience. Choose from a variety of themed courses, from a half mile to 100 miles in length. Try a Ride to the Stars, Museum Ride, Desert Scape Ride, or others. Experience the beauty of the Coachella Valley while benefi ting local nonprofi ts. Visit www.tourdepalmsprings.com for registration and additional information.

Express Your Mod! — Feb. 16-26

One of the desert’s most popular events, Modernism Week is a 10-day celebration of cool from Feb. 16 to 26. Modernism reflects a popular design aesthetic originating in the 1950s and ’60s characterized by clean lines and elegant simplicity that redefined forms of art, architecture, and design. Held in various venues throughout the city, the week offers more than 75 entertaining and educational events, including the Modernism Show, tours, films, lectures, swank parties, art exhibitions, music, food, and more. Many events are free to the public. Visit www.modernismweek.com for more information.

A World of Art in Palm Springs — Feb. 17-19

Fifty galleries will exhibit about $200 million worth of art at the inaugural Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Feb. 17-19 at Palm Springs Convention Center. The openingnight event (Feb. 16) benefits Palm Springs Art Museum and honors artist Judy Chicago. Palm Springs Life offers an opportunity to meet actor/art collector Cheech Marin at the magazine’s party in the fair’s VIP Lounge on Feb. 17. Other programs include The Big Picture: Paintings from Southern California, 1960-1980, an exhibition in conjunction with the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time. Visit www.palmspringsfineartfair.com to request an invitation to the Palm Springs Life event or for general information.

Add your comment:
Desert Guide

Related Articles

The Gerald R. Ford Centennial

President Ford would have been 100 on July 14. And the occasion has those who were closest to the president and Betty Ford sharing their most resonating memories.

'Becoming Traviata' Strips Opera of its Pageantry

If any clear conclusion of Becoming Traviata can be drawn, it’s that the production nods to the heyday of cinéma vérité and the French new wave, when greats like Godard, Antonioni, and François Truffaut turned their films into curious mirrors and introduced the world to new faces and new places.

Staycation in Palm Springs: 10 Places to Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, and there is plenty to do around the Palm Springs area to save you some gas and still have a great time.

Weekender: Tony Bennett, Huey Lewis, Joshua Tree Music Festival

Weekender helps plan out your weekend in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities with concerts, events, restaurants, nightlife, clubs and the world of entertainment only found in the desert.

Al Jolson Bought Same Palm Springs House Twice

Singer and actor Al Jolson lived in the Movie Colony area of Palm Springs not once, but twice and in the same house.

Promotions + Contests

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

90 Days of Summer Romantic Palm Springs Getaway 2014

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couple’s getaway
90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

90 DAYS OF SUMMER Instagram Contest 2014

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!

Each month, a first place winner will be selected to win a fabulous Palm Springs weekend!And, each month, three additional runners up will be selected to win a wonderful Palm Springs area Dining certificate!
2013/14 Best of the Best

2013/14 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.
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.
Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest

Enter your “Cutest Pet” photo in the Pets on Parade 2014 Photo Contest. Online users will be able to like the Cutest Pet photos from six (6) categories.