August Events at The Palm Springs Cultural Center
** Soulful Sundays with Keisha D
Sundays 5-7:30 p.m. (No show on Aug. 7 and 14)
No cover, two drink minimum
Keisha D is a local staple at the heart of the live music scene in Palm Springs. She has had the pleasure of performing for National Conventions in both the Southern Baptist and Evangelical Free conferences for many years. Come on up to Palm Springs Cultural Center and enjoy an evening of live music by Keisha D. Reservations are recommended.
** Mon Petit Salon
Monday, August 1 5-7:30 p.m. (Rest of the month is a break)
No cover, two drink minimum
You’re invited to Mon Petit Salon at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, an evening of improvised, eclectic world music. Each week features different artists and genres, from blues, jazz, electro, classical and more. The shows are hosted by violin virtuoso Jeremie Levi Samson and produced by Mon Petit Mojave, an award-winning musical experience from the hi-desert. Reservations are recommended.
** Jazz on the Second Floor with Leanna and the Jazz Collective
Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m. (No show on Aug. 9 and 16)
No cover, two drink minimum
Relive the hey-day of the Palm Springs Speakeasy experience located in the historic, hidden open air 2nd Floor at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Spend your Tuesday evenings with locally acclaimed Entertainer/Jazz Vocalist Leanna and Miguel on Congas/Percussion — a husband and wife duo not to be missed, along with special guests. Every week is a different musical experience. Reservations are recommended.
** Palm Springs Rewinds
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Saturdays; 8 p.m.
Palm Springs Rewinds is a summer-long film retrospective featuring the must-see films of three acclaimed contemporary directors: the Coen Bros in June, Quentin Tarantino in July, and Wes Anderson in August.
** Summer Sing-A-Long:
** Saturday, August 6 5-9 p.m.
** General $15; Kids under 15 free
** Mamma Mia 2 Tickets
The Summer Sing-A-Long series is back with returning favorites and new classics. Warm-up your voices and come early to the sing-a-long happy hour upstairs in the VIP Lounge with drink specials, Mildred’s happy hour menu, and featuring your favorite episodes of the hit HBO musical series “Schmigadoon,” and Ryan Murphy’s “Glee” on the tele. Then head into the theatre with the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus for a sing-a-long classic at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Gay Desert Guide, KGAY, + ILoveGayPalmSprings and is a joint fundraiser for the Palm Springs Gay Mens Chorus and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
** Tysen Knight Closing Receptions/ Art Exhibition
** Closing Reception: Friday, August 5; Reception 6 p.m., Screening 7 p.m.
** Art Exhibit: Friday, July 1 through Friday, August 5
** Free Reservations Closing Reception
** Street artist Tysen Knight will present his collection of paintings and drawings as a part of his “MasterPiece MashUp” series, where he reimagines paintings from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Grant Wood. His documentary, “The Art of Hustle: Homeless Street Artist,” will be screening at the closing reception. The receptions and art exhibition are free.
** CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series Presents CVPS Woodwind Quintet
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 Pre Concert, 7:00 pm start, 45 min program
Proceeds benefit Youth Training Orchestras of America and the Palm Springs Cultural Center Theatre 3 Renovation.
** Movies in the Park
Wednesday, August 17; 8 p.m.
Enjoy free and family-friendly movies under the stars in the new Downtown Palm Springs Park this summer! The Palm Springs Cultural Center is screening “Some Like It Hot,” mere feet away from the iconic 26-foot tall Forever Marilyn statue.
** Hello My Name Is
Wednesday, Aug. 17; 5-7 p.m.
“Hello My Name Is” is a social mixer for single guys in Palm Springs. Come meet a potential friend, date, mate. Come on up to the VIP Lounge for singles gay male social! Hosted by Brent Heinze. Join the Palm Springs Single Guys facebook group for more information.
** Caffè e cannoli
Sunday, Aug. 21; 10 a.m.
$10, includes cup of coffee and a cannoli
Come honor, practice and share 2,500 years of RomanoItalic history and culture. Participate in learning Latin/Italian, cultural discussions, events, creating Italian Festival and supporting YTO’s Sicilian Youth Orchestra exchange.
** CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series Presents John Scanlon + Richard Treat
Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 Pre Concert, 7:00 pm start, 45 min program
Please join the CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series for our inaugural performance at our new home the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit Youth Training Orchestras of America and the Palm Springs Cultural Center Theatre 3 Renovation.
** Life Is A Cabaret: Open Mic with Les Michaels
Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 3; Singer sign-ups at 4:45 p.m.; Lounge program 5-7:30 p.m.
Come On Up and join Producer Les Michaels as he showcases a rotating selection of local talent for an open mic night.
** Cocktails and Classics with Jerome Elliot
Thursday, Aug. 25; 5-7:30 p.m.
No cover, 2 drink minimum
Enjoy a dazzling tour of the Great American Songbook with critically-acclaimed cabaret performer Jerome Elliott and Chip Prince on piano.
** Bad News From Outer Space — THE BEES
Thursday, August 25; 6:30 p.m. Social/Bar Opens; 8 p.m. Screening
In the vein of cult favorite tv show Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Rifftrax, get ready for a night of live bad movie bashing of THE BEES.
Hosted by crazed cinephiles and “Bond vs. Godzilla” podcast hosts Cruz Moore, Jacob Roberts, and Charles Slemmons.