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Up, Up and Away!

Fourth annual Cathedral City Balloon Festival promises a race, sky rides, a Kids Zone, Balloon Glow dinners, and fireworks.

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Imagine a gourmet Italian dinner, designed by a French chef, on a plaza overlooking a golf course, with a dozen seven-story-high hot air balloons glowing nearby. Add a glass or two of Chianti, plus a chance to make new friends, with music and dancing, and you’ve got a quintessential desert evening that is part of Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon

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Curtain Call

As Dezart Performs marks its 10th anniversary season, the Palm Springs theater company eyes a future with its own place to call home.

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Looking back on a decade of “pushing the envelope” with provocative production concepts and challenging plays, making do with cramped quarters, and building sets in a storage unit, Dezart Performs artistic director Michael Shaw says he feels most fulfilled in bringing world and West Coast premieres to the desert. But Shaw is not resting on his laurels. His hopes are

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Immersed in Fall Colors: Hiking Idyllwild

Ascend Mount San Jacinto on Deer Springs Trail and enjoy one of the state park’s most popular paths.

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It’s easy to feel small trekking along Deer Springs Trail toward Suicide Rock. Hiking Idyllwild among towering ponderosa and coulter pines, you ascend to a rock plateau at 7,500 feet with a panoramic view of the town, Tahquitz Peak, and Lily Rock, where international rock-climbing ratings originated. Here, legend tells us, a young Native American princess and her lover leapt

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Colorful Addition

A property fire has given way to a new and expanded space for The Shag Store’s re-grand opening.

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Fans of the brightly colored and amusing Jetsons-style artwork made by Shag (aka Josh Agle) have reason to celebrate. The Shag Store, dedicated to Agle’s work, has expanded into a larger space in the Uptown Design District after an Aug. 2 fire destroyed more than $100,000 of art and supplies. A grand re-opening is planned Oct. 21 from 7 to

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“Hops for Isaiah”

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse partners with La Quinta Brewing Co. to offer unique craft beer fundraiser to benefit a 4-year-old cancer victim.

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Lovers of award-winning craft brews are invited to sample some of the desert’s best while raising funds for a 4-year-old cancer victim Oct. 28. “Hops for Isaiah” will run 12 to 4 p.m. featuring a shuttle between Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage, La Quinta Brewing Co., and its affiliated La Quinta Old Town Tap Room. Guests can enjoy

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Get Your Spooky On

While adult leisure activities abound in the valley, there are still plenty of activities for you and your kids to get your spook on.

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Greater Palm Springs residents know how to party, and Halloween’s no exception, with festive fall activities through the month of October. But where do you go if you have little ones wanting to stuff their bags with candy and act out their inner superheroes? We’ve rounded up 11 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Greater Palm Springs where kids can enter


Sex, Lies, and Silver Lake

Eastsiders screening at Cinema Diverse will include episode filmed in Palm Springs under the July heat.

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Temperatures of up to 116 degrees didn’t stop John Halbach and Kit Williamson from filming an episode of their popular EastSiders Netflix series in Palm Springs in August. Billed as, “The American road trip just got a lot gayer,” Season 3 of the series features a couple towing a 1960s trailer from New York to Los Angeles, with a car

Zombie cosplay at Comic Con Palm Springs

Bring Out Your Dead

Comic Con Palm Springs expands Zombie theme with Walk after-party, maze, movie, and café.

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There is nothing subtle about being a zombie. “Unlike a typical costume, a zombie costume requires a commitment for people to walk and behave like a zombie (without the brain eating, of course!),” says Christopher Spellman, founder of Comic Con Palm Springs. • See related story: Comic Con Palm Springs is Back At last year’s inaugural Comic Con, Spellman tapped