Plan Your Week in Palm Springs

While the focus is on the latter part of the week with White Party and Stagecoach, there are plenty of other opportunities in the Coachella Valley to enjoy before then.

JIM POWERS Attractions, Current Digital

Trio Restaurant in Palm Springs offers this tasty chicken and waffles for lunch. Trio is donating 60 percent of its profits on April 25 toward Dining Out for Life.

GROOVE: One Night Only — April 24

An all-star cast that includes Lucie Arnaz and Doctor Who’s John Barrowman (who happens to be a local!) delivers a night of Broadway classics at the McCallum.


SEE:  clydesdales on el paseo — April 25

El Paseo Shopping District will once again welcome the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales as they make deliveries to restaurants on El Paseo on their way to the Stagecoach Country Music Festival. They will be unloaded and hitched on the frontage road parallel to Highway 74 behind the Daily Grill beginning at 11:45 a.m., and begin their journey down El Paseo at 1 p.m.


TASTE: Dining Out for Life — April 25

International nonprofit Dining Out for Life organizes fundraising events in conjunction with regional restaurants to raise money for HIV/AIDS research and services. Grab a delicious meal at one of more than 70 participating restaurants to support local charity Desert AIDS Project.




WATCH: The Diary of Anne Frank — April 25–28

Palm Springs’ Palm Canyon Theatre puts on this affecting dramatization of Anne Frank’s years hiding from Nazis with her family in an Amsterdam attic.


WATCH: Blazing Saddles — April 26

Mel Brooks directed this critically acclaimed 1974 comedy, offering a satirical take on old Westerns. Arrive Palm Springs shows the picture on a poolside projector as part of its dive-in movie series.


LAUGH: Daniel Tosh — April 26

Known for 10 years of comic commentary on his Comedy Central show, Tosh.O, this controversial funnyman is among the top-earning comedians in the world. Hear his punchlines in person at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage. Read our interview with Tosh and why his act on tour is radically different than what you see on TV.



Daniel Tosh

GROOVE: Quiet No More — April 26

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus joined 20 U.S. choruses to commission a narrative musical work that details the struggles and successes of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Hear the choral commission, as well as songs honoring suffragettes and civil rights activists, at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. Read our profile of the Gay Men’s Chorus’ 20th anniversary in 2018.


GO: White Party Palm Springs — April 26–29

Three decades ago, Jeffrey Sanker and 500 of his dearest friends threw three hoppin’ hotel parties over one hot weekend in downtown Palm Springs. The event, eventually dubbed White Party, has since grown to welcome tens of thousands of revelers to the area annually for splashy pool festivities, dances, and appearances by celebrity singers and DJs. Read our interview with headliner Beth Sacks.



Beth Sack

GO: Stagecoach Country Music Festival — April 26–28

Time to break in those cowboy boots! Country music fans flock to this annual three-day festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, and Jason Aldean headline. Read our interview with Stagecoach acts and who they want to see this weekend.


WATCH: E.T. The Extra-Terrestial — April 27

Watch this Steven Spielberg classic under the stars at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Chairs will be provided. You can bring ice chest/coolers, blankets, and food/beverage, but no pets.


GO: ART at Cambria Gallery – Through May 11

ART, an exclusive art exhibit presented by Cambria, the leading producer of made-in-America luxury quartz. Available for viewing and purchase at the Cambria Gallery’s on Cook Street in Palm Desert from now to May 11, all proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Cambria, a life-changing and unforgettable experience through which children diagnosed with juvenile arthritis have the opportunity to have fun, meet other children, learn new skills and take part in classic summer activities.

The exhibits feature a variety of exclusive pieces by Jon Linton, Stephanie Dillon, and Linnea Mass. The event will also be part of El Paseo Art Walk on May 3.