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Things to Do This Week, Sept. 23-30

Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow offers a colorful festival of dance, Bhakti Fest celebrates yoga and meditation, while Cinema Diverse returns for a weekend of the best gay films.

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Diana Krall takes the Fantasy Springs stage on Sept. 28.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINO
GO: MARX BROTHERS COLLECTION / THROUGH 2019

Bill Marx, the son of Harpo Marx, loans a stunning array of memorabilia from his famous family to the Rancho Mirage Public Library with the hope of revealing a powerful legacy.
ranchomiragepubliclibrary.org or harposplace.com

Read our interview with Bill Marx, who talks about creating music with his father.

GO: STEVEN FALES, CONFESSIONS OF A MORMAN BOY / THROUGH JAN. 2020

Steven Fales is launching a five-month residency at Hotel Zoso with its “Storytelling Tuesdays” series. Previews begin Sept. 10, leading up to a lavish opening night event Oct. 22. The one-man show tells the story of wha happened to Fales and his gay brothers and sisters in the Mormon Church at the turn of the millennium. mormonboyexperience.com

Read our Q&A interview with Steve Fales.

GO: REACH FOR THE SKY:TRADITION + INSPIRATION / SEPT. 11 – JUNE 2020

Music legend Herb Alpert has created totem pole art after being inspired by the work of the Hunt family, and Sunnylands has brought both collections together to display in Rancho Mirage. or the first time in the United States, the new Sunnylands exhibition brings together three generations of Kwakiutl art representing the Northwest Coast’s most significant carving family: Henry Hunt, his son Stanley, and grandson Jason. sunnylands.org

What you will see at the exhibit.

GO: ELECTRICITY PLAY / sept. 17 through NOV. 26

Two once closeted men share a hotel room after their 10th high school reunion in 1983. There’s an “electricity” that draws them back to that same room after each reunion for 4 decades. Their journey is our story. It’s funny, romantic and powerful. electricitytheplay.com

Read our review of this play.

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PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE PINGEL

GO: GREATER PALM SPRINGS PRIDE HONORS / SEPT. 24

Greater Palm Springs Pride recognizes recipients of its 2019 Pride Honors Awards for furthering LGBTQ causes in the Coachella Valley. pspride.org

Read more about the honorees.

GO: PALM SPRINGS STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS / SEPT. 25

Using the historic Plaza Theatre as the backdrop, Mayor Robert Moon will be joined by Mayor Pro Team Geoff Kors, and city council members Lisa Middleton and Christy Holstege to speak on current and upcoming business projects for the city. pschamber.org

GROOVE: BHAKTI FEST / SEPT. 25-30

Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Bring your yoga mats and practice with the best yoga teachers in the world, dance to sacred music by world-renown Kirtan artists, and take workshops with leaders in the field of personal growth. bhaktifest.com

Read our interview with Mike Love, who will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bhakti Fest.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY MIKE LOVE

TASTE: BEER DINNER AT JUNIPER TABLE / SEPT. 26

Each month, Juniper Table chef Aric Ianni partners with local breweries and chefs on collaborative beer dinners. September’s dinner will feature Chef Gabriel Woo from The Sparrows Lodge and beers from The Desert Beer Company. The dinner will feature five courses paired with five different beer selections. eventbrite.com

GO: INLAND EMPIRE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GALA / SEPT. 27

The Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House will host the fourth annual “A Few Good Men” Gala honoring eight distinguished gentlemen from the local area who have made a positive impact on the community in which they live and serve. rmhcsc.org

WATCH: SUNNYLANDS OUTDOOR FILMS / SEPT. 27

Under the stars, watch The Thing From Another World!. Gates open at 7 p.m. with the film starting at 7:30 p.m. Guests may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. sunnylands.org

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY MORONGO CASINIO, RESORT & SPA

Festivities at the Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow will include Native American dance competitions, bird singing, drum contests and peon games.

GO: MORONGO THUNDER & LIGHTNING POWWOW / SEPT. 27-29

Experience Native American culture and Morongo hospitality from a Indian Market, open bird singing and dancing, drum call, and native dance. morongopowwow.com

GO: CINEMA DIVERSE – THE LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL / SEPT. 27-28

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival continues the celebration of its 12th edition with a second weekend of films at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City. The weekend features original content including several short films. palmspringsculturalcenter.org/film-fest

GROOVE: DIANA KRALL / SEPT. 28

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, 10 Juno Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. fantasyspringsresort.com

GO: NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY / SEPT. 29

This site, in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, provides habitat for Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, a variety of lizards, and numerous species of birds. Help is needed for vegetation thinning, raking, trimming and more. desertmountains.org

TASTE: GOLDEN GRAPES AT ACE HOTEL / SEPT. 29

A day-long bacchanalia with Palm Springs Wine Fest celebrating the best wine makers, grapes and grape lovers in California with wine tastings, small bites and a poolside soundscape. acehotel.com/pspevents

GO: PALM SPRINGS WOMEN’S WEEK / SEPT. 29 – OCT. 6

Women’s Week hits Palm Springs and the valley with a passionate mix of entertainment, food, inspiration, and nods to female empowerment. Hell’s Kitchen Season 13 winner LaTasha McCutchen heads the food and wine tasting. palmspringswomensweek.com

Read our preview of the event.

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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LATASHA MCCUTCHEN

LaTasha McCutchen

WATCH: PETER PAN / SEPT. 20-29

Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland — an island refuge for “Lost Boys” — Peter returns to the real world. palmcanyontheatre.org

GO: JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION / THROUGH SEPT. 29

Artists will participate in an open-air art market accompanied by demonstrations, talks, live music, and special events held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, 29 Palms Inn, Old Schoolhouse Museum, 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery, and the Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters & Oasis Visitor Center. jtnparts.org

Read our preview of the exposition and its local artists.

GO: Ross Mathews Presents DragTastic Bubbly Brunch / SEPT. 29

Ross Mathews, the exuberant RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, brings his drag brunch to Moxie Palm Springs featuring drag queens with a variety of talents. When Mathews is not there, he employs a posses of guests hosts. moxiepalmsprings.com

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