November 2012

Articles

Indio International Tamale Festival is a Foodies Haven

Indio International Tamale Festival is a Foodies Haven

Patrons reap the benefits of family recipes handed down from generation to generation
The festival is attended by more than 100,000 people and ranked among the top 10 "All-American Food Festivals" nationally by the Food Network.
WAR Headlines Indio Tamale Festival Entertainment

WAR Headlines Indio Tamale Festival Entertainment

The fun-packed weekend also includes a variety of music, a parade and carnival
While it is all about the tamales, this two-day festival is very family friendly, and celebrates the Hispanic culture.
Former Firefighter 'Hooked' on Festival of Lights Parade

Former Firefighter 'Hooked' on Festival of Lights Parade

Annual Palm Springs event is about family, putting a smile on parade-goers
There is no better seat for Bradley Hammer than behind the wheel of a fire truck and in the annual Palm Springs holiday trek down Palm Canyon Drive.
10 Things to Look for at the Festival of Lights Parade

10 Things to Look for at the Festival of Lights Parade

Here's a list of must-see floats, celebrities and insights for the 21st annual Palm Springs event.
Parade-goers pack Palm Canyon Drive for this Palm Springs event that officially kicks-off the holiday season.
Weekend Planner: Tree Lighting, Reba, Dog Walk

Weekend Planner: Tree Lighting, Reba, Dog Walk

What are your plans? Here's a sampling for Nov. 29-Dec. 2
The Weekend Planner 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.
Tips on Choosing a Racquet for Tennis Enthusiasts

Tips on Choosing a Racquet for Tennis Enthusiasts

Technology has created a better product, but also more decisions
What you want is the same tennis racquet as Roger Federer. What you need is one that fits your ability and frequency of play.
Robert Zemeckis to Receive Director of Year Award

Robert Zemeckis to Receive Director of Year Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival honors "Forrest Gump" director for movie "Flight"
Best known for directing Oscar-winning movies like Forrest Gump, the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards him for the movie, Flight.
Palm Springs Chosen as Stop for Amgen Cycling Tour

Palm Springs Chosen as Stop for Amgen Cycling Tour

City part of race's first north-south route
The 750-mile race, which stretches from Escondido to Santa Rosa, will enter Palm Springs on May 13.
Bob Hope's Love of Golf On Display at Air Museum

Bob Hope's Love of Golf On Display at Air Museum

Traveling exhibition makes Homecoming visit through early April 2013
The life of the iconic comedian is shown through a collection of artifacts, visuals that detail his rise to fame and love of the links.
Art Museum Programs Coincide with World AIDS Day

Art Museum Programs Coincide with World AIDS Day

Day of video screening, panel discussion capped with float entry in Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
The Palm Springs Art Museum will present a series of art forms to raise awareness and honor those who have died of the disease.
Marshall, Judy Gelfand Earn Walk of Stars Nod

Marshall, Judy Gelfand Earn Walk of Stars Nod

Took active roles in promoting desert cities as arts, philanthropic leaders
Palm Springs couple honored for their humanitarium service in the Coachella Valley.
Dress up Like Santa, Run For Dental Clinic

Dress up Like Santa, Run For Dental Clinic

"Glee" actress Lauren Potter, "Life Goes On" actor Chris Burke headline public awareness rally
Proceeds from the Great Santa Run will be used to help fund the We Care Dental Clinic in Rancho Mirage, which recently was opened by Desert Friends of the Developmentally Disabled.
CSUSB Palm Desert's Wine & Dine Scholarship Dinner - Nov. 11, 2012

CSUSB Palm Desert's Wine & Dine Scholarship Dinner - Nov. 11, 2012

The dinner underwritten by The H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation raised money for student scholarships
Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus 2012 Wine & Dine Scholarship Dinner was held Nov. 11 at Bellatrix at The Classic Club.
Coachella Mural Colorfully Illustrates Artist's Roots

Coachella Mural Colorfully Illustrates Artist's Roots

Chris Sanchez's paint brush helps to bring scenes from Chicano history to life
A Coachella artist makes a personal connection to his community by depicting Chicano history.
Palm Desert Adds a Little Spice to El Paseo

Palm Desert Adds a Little Spice to El Paseo

A year since opening, owner Mary Cardas shares insights into running a small business.
You don't have to be a Spice Girl to open a store, and Small Business Saturday champions what makes shopping local so intimate and unique.
Palm Springs Adds Saturday Open Air Market

Palm Springs Adds Saturday Open Air Market

New Street Fair targets weekend visitors, fills festival gap downtown
Palm Springs will welcome a Saturday Street Fair to the downtown area starting Nov. 24.
Weekend Planner: Turkey, Street Fair and Holiday Lights

Weekend Planner: Turkey, Street Fair and Holiday Lights

Long weekend approaches. What are your plans? Here's a sampling for Nov. 22-25
The Weekend Planner 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.
Fashion Week El Paseo 2013: New Name, Nine Days and Plenty of Style

Fashion Week El Paseo 2013: New Name, Nine Days and Plenty of Style

Iconic desert show builds on its past success with stellar lineup
Fashion Week El Paseo has become the premiere event on the West Coast, creating momentum that raises the bar every year.
Step Out with Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Events

Step Out with Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Events

Get the jump on burning those holiday calories.
Palm Springs and Palm Desert are both offering Turkey Trot events on Thursday morning, so take your pick and burn some of those calories.
Matzner, Houston Chosen as Parade Grand Marshals

Matzner, Houston Chosen as Parade Grand Marshals

Duo's contributions head Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
Two of the most recognizable names in the Coachella Valley, Harold Matzner and Jim Houston, are being honored for their philanthropic efforts.
Watts Receives Award Distinction from Palm Springs International Film Festival

Watts Receives Award Distinction from Palm Springs International Film Festival

Becomes two-time winner of Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award
Naomi Watts will make history in the Palm Springs International Film Festival's 24 years when she receives the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award.
Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Should be plenty of green beans for your favorite casserole.
Before you sit down on Nov. 22 and give thanks, think about how the same scene is being repeated around the country and what it took to make that happen.
Rancho Mirage Company Earns California Landscape Award

Rancho Mirage Company Earns California Landscape Award

Scott Sohn creates award-winning project at Skyridge Estate
Scott Sohn, of Sohnco Landscape, Inc. in Rancho Mirage, and Wayne Connor, of Wayne C. Connor and Associates in Palm Desert, have collaborated on another award-winning landscape design.
Hunt to Receive Spotlight Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Hunt to Receive Spotlight Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Academy Award winning actress honored for her 'myriad of talents'
Academy Award winner Helen Hunt will be honored with the Spotlight Award at the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Weekend Planner: Classic Cars, Santa and Sweets

Weekend Planner: Classic Cars, Santa and Sweets

What are your plans? Here's a sampling for Nov. 15-18
The Weekend Planner 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.
"Scrooge & Marley" Comes to Palm Springs' Camelot

"Scrooge & Marley" Comes to Palm Springs' Camelot

One-night only screening brings gay version of famous "A Christmas Carol"
The Palm Springs Cultural Center will showcase a one night only premiere of the holiday movie, "Scrooge & Marley"next month.
Tacos & Tequila and Natural Noodles in the Pass

Tacos & Tequila and Natural Noodles in the Pass

Discover two new restaurants at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
Known for having some of the best Mexican food on the Las Vegas Strip, Tacos & Taquilas brings its spicy goodness to the desert area.
Culture After Dark

Culture After Dark

Enjoy Stellar Productions At Local Theaters
This season’s diverse theatrical fare includes award-winning Broadway stars, a chance to time travel musically from the ’40s to the ’80s, a tone-deaf singing socialite, two sets of irate parents, and a little dog, too.
Move Your Feet!

Move Your Feet!

get Outdoors, Get Some Exercise and Give A Little
Palm Springs Walk and Running Events - Here’s a calendar of upcoming running/walking (and swimming and biking) events.
Host The Perfect Holiday Party

Host The Perfect Holiday Party

Find What You Need To Get The Job Done Right
As desert temperatures drop, thoughts turn to indoor entertaining. The holidays provide ample opportunities to celebrate, from informal chili parties to elegant New Year’s Eve soirées.
Meet  At The New Museum

Meet At The New Museum

Meet the New Museum party welcomes new members to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Existing members can renew while receiving entry to a ’60s-themed party that promises to be “shag-a-delic.”
At The Casinos - November 2012

At The Casinos - November 2012

When it comes to live entertainment, local casinos rock — literally. Here’s a sampling of what’s hot and happening in November 2012
Soothing The Sports Fan

Soothing The Sports Fan

Body Treatments For Guys Target Stressed Muscles - And Faces
Fall football can be very stressful for guys, especially watching it. Sitting for hours in front of the TV, barely moving until your team makes a play.
Makes a Racquet

Makes a Racquet

Support AIDS Assistance Program by competing in or watching others compete in the Palm Springs Tennis Open Nov. 23-25 2012
Investigate The Canyons

Investigate The Canyons

Enjoy hiking and equestrian trails, picnic areas, a trading post, and more at our Indian Canyons in Palm Springs.
Giving Thanks For Great Restaurants

Giving Thanks For Great Restaurants

Let Someone Else Do The Cooking This Holiday Season
Restaurants across the valley pull out the stops for Thanksgiving feasts to rescue you from time in the kitchen. Here are some delicious suggestions:
A Labor Of Love

A Labor Of Love

The Hip Flock To Urban-Styled Workshop Kitchen+Bar
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, a hip collaboration between Chef Michael Beckman and international impresario Joseph Mourani, opened recently in the Uptown Design District
Late-Night Bites

Late-Night Bites

Grab dinner or an appetizer after an evening out. Many local restaurants and bars serve food well into the night and into the wee hours of the morning. Here are a handful of great places that cater to late-night diners.
Celebrate Pride

Celebrate Pride

Party with the LGBT community
Every November, thousands of people unfurl their rainbow flags and take to the street in honor of all things LGBT during the Greater Palm Springs Pride festival and parade (Nov. 2-4).
Flying High

Flying High

Take to the skies on Nov. 3, 2012 at the always-thrilling Jacqueline Cochran Air Show. Featuring daredevil aerial exploits, jets, vintage planes, kids’ zone, and more, it’s a day of high-flying fun.
Fire & Ice on El Paseo

Fire & Ice on El Paseo

A Miracle on El Paseo turns a block of the elegant boulevard into a winter wonderland on Nov. 17, 2012
Working It

Working It

Exploring The Fashion Of Art
Make It Work: Material and Form in Passionate Pursuit, an exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert.

You Picked ’Em! 2011-2012 Best of Best Winners Nov 12

You Picked ’Em! The 2011-2012 Best of the Best Winners....
You vote. We reveal. That’s how Best of the Best works. We ask readers and viewers to weigh in weekly at www.palmspringslife.com/best on their favorite people, places, and things in the Coachella Valley.
Tripping The Light Fantastically

Tripping The Light Fantastically

Dance Offerings Run The Gamut From Classical to Modern.
Ballet and ballroom buffs — and everyone in between — will have plenty of world-class performances to choose from in the desert this season
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