Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 21-24, 2014

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Nov. 21-24

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Travis Hiner Exhibition

The Palm Desert Community Gallery presents a pair of installations by the artist, including a photo print series six years in the making, and a series of wall reliefs through Jan. 31, 2014.

New Addition to Palm Canyon Drive
Russian-born artist Elena Bulatova will officially open her Palm Canyon Drive location with a ribbon-cutting Nov. 21 with Palm Springs Mayor Steve Poughnet in attendance. Check out an interview we did with Elena last spring.

Melissa Morgan’s Fine Art Gallery in Palm Desert will host a reception Nov. 21 to showcase works of art by Coachella Valley children dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Food for Thought
Coda Gallery’s new show will leave you hungry for more, literally, by featuring food art by a host of artists led by Utah’s David Dornan that runs through the month. Watch our VIDEO of Dornan showing off one of his paint tube creations.

“JFK Remembered, 50 Years Later”

Meet producer/director Robert Kline after the 3 p.m. Nov. 21 screening at Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert. Where were you 50 years ago when JFK was assassinated?

Meet actor Bob Odenkirk (pictured at right), who will take questions after the screening at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert. The film has drawn rave reviews for star Bruce Dern, who was named winner of the Career Achievement Award by the Palm Springs International Film Festival this week.

Short Term 12
Brie Larson will speak after the 4 p.m. screening Nov. 24 at Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert. The film focuses on a caring supervisor at a home for at-risk kids. Larson has been nominated for Best Actress by The Gotham Awards.

Kojak Lives

Keith McCormick struck up a conversation with the late actor, Telly Savalas, who encouraged the Palm Springs businessman to start his own car auction. That was nearly 30 years ago. Read our profile of one of the top car events in the country, which runs Nov. 22-24 at the Spa Casino parking lot.

Every day is Hump Day

The Living Desert can put you on the back of a camel for the ride of your life, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 6-8:30 p.m. for the Wildlights events.

12th Annual Gilda’s Gift of Giving

Free admission, and in exchange you get to shop in a boutique, have lunch and participate in a silent auction to raise funds to fight cancer from 2-7 p.m. Nov. 21.

‘Miracle on El Paseo’
In what officially kicks off the holiday season Nov. 23, Bighorn Behind a Miracle’s annual extravaganza features former LA Dodger great Steve Garvey, entertainment and great shopping all underlined by the fight against cancer. Read our profile of what makes this event tick.

Membership Has its Perks
The Palm Springs Art Museum will conduct its second membership drive party Nov. 22 with attendees earning the chance to see Helene Galen’s personal art collection on display.

Winter Wonderland Ball
The Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs honors several Coachella Valley philanthropists during its 34th annual gala Nov. 23 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage.

Book it

Thanksgiving is just a week away. Have you made plans to eat out? Better make that reservation, like at Circa 59 and chef Jesse Souza (pictured left) at the Riviera Palm Springs. Check out 10 Places to go in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Luxury Slippers

Meet Luxe Me Now CEO Mary Ann Weisberg and President Frances You from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 21. at Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Read our profile on what caused Weisberg, a part-time Coachella Valley resident, to start her own company.

Open Air Market
Just underway in its second year, this Saturday version of the Thursday Street Fair brings vendors, food and art together at the parking lot of the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs.

Dancing with the Desert Stars

Just like on TV, eight contestants from the Coachella Valley, featuring a mix of media-types, business people and government officials, take their shot at dancing the light fantastic in front of a judging panel for that mirror ball trophy Nov. 22 at the Renaissance Palm Springs.

‘A Taste of Honey’

Trumpet genius Herb Alpert changed the way we listened to brass instrument music with a slew of hits dating back to the 1960s. Since going on stage with his wife, Lani Hall, Alpert continues to produce relevant songs. See them both Nov. 22 at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert.

Jack Jones
Palm Springs’ own crooner pays tribute to the American Songbook during a Nov. 23 performance at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Read our profile of this resilient performer, whose career spans more than 50 years.

Burt Bacharach
One of the most dominant forces in music, Burt Bacharach (pictured at right) will play more songs that will make you nod in remembrance Nov. 23 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Sharon McNight
Sharon McNight will perform her one-woman show, “Twisted Xmas: A Druid’s View of the Holidays!” Nov. 24 at The Purple Room inside Club Trinidad in Palm Springs. The Tony Award nominee is extremely versatile from five solo recordings to impersonating Bette Davis.

Exquisite Potential

This award-winning comedy by Stephen Kaplan involves 997 miracles and a couple claiming their 3-year-old son is the Messiah. You know the sparks will fly in this Dezart Performs season opener Nov. 22 at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club.

Great Combinations

As a testimony to why some of the best restaurants in the Greater Palm Springs area are located on resort property, Executive Chef Warren Cordoba shows you how he works his magic when pairing tequila with food. Read the details of his culinary skills.

A Fine Wine
Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells host a wine dinner featuring Beaujolais Nouveau Nov. 22. The five-course dinner features a wine pairing, and there is musical entertainment.

Brewing Brewski
Dozens of local craft beer breweries will bring their best brew to the Palm Springs Air Museum’s “Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival” starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 23.


Comedian Daniel Tosh (pictured at left), well-known for his humor on Comedy Central, pokes fun at us in all of our splendor. Catch his Nov. 23 show at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula.

Macho Gwapita
The combo of Rico J. Puno and Ai Ai Delas Alas take the stage Nov. 24 at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

The Tree Arrives

La Quinta Resort & Club welcomes its 60-foot tree Nov. 23, which traveled more than 600 miles from Auburn, Calif.

Festival of Wreaths
In a benefit for Copper Mountain College, take a look at more than 50 custom-made wreaths and centerpieces starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 at the college’s Bell Center in Joshua Tree.

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Things to Do This Weekend: Nov. 21-24, 2014 was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by JIM POWERS

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