Things to Do This Week in Palm Springs

The week in between Coachella weekends gives you a chance to experience more of the valley's offerings.

JIM POWERS Attractions, Current Digital

You can feed a cup of nectar to the lorikeets at The Living Desert.

The week in between Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival weekends gives you a chance to experience more things to do this week in Palm Springs and the desert.

GO: ART at Cambria Gallery –April 15 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.

GO: Lorikees and Camel Rides – April 16

The Living Desert offers a complete adventure through April 28 starting with the aviary, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The aviary entrance fee is $2 for members; $3 for non-members and includes all-day access. Guests are invited to feed the lorikeets with cups of nectar that will be available for purchase for $3 per feeding cup.

While camels are home at The Living Desert throughout the year, three additional dromedary camels join the herd as one of the zoo’s biggest attractions. These camels have a single hump that stores food and their lips are thickened to allow for consumption of thorny plants. These legendary animals give a glimpse into the nomadic lifestyle.

Camel rides are offered daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riders must be at least 3 years old. The cost is $6 per person.
The Total Adventure Package allows guests to experience the zoo’s main attractions for one low price including unlimited giraffe feedings, lorikeet admission and feedings, camel and carousel rides. The cost is $18 per person for members and $20 per non-member.

All proceeds from these activities support The Living Desert’s animal care, conservation, and education programs.


Giselle Woo & the Nightowls.

GROOVE: Chella — April 17

Goldenvoice presents a Latin concert fêting the Coachella Valley, featuring Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Mon Laferte, Cola Boy, and Giselle Woo & The Night Owls at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. Read our profile of Giselle Woo & the Nightowls as part of our local music story.

GO: VillageFest – April 18

VillageFest takes place in downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive every Thursday night. The street is closed to vehicular traffic and is transformed into a festive, pedestrian street fair. The perimeter of the event consists of Indian Canyon Drive to the east and Belardo Road to the west. Vendor booths are set up on both sides of the street, and visitors are able to stroll through the traffic-free event. You will experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets.

GO: Graceland and Asleep on the Wind – April 19

Desert Ensemble Theatre closes its 2018-19 season with a charming pair of one-act plays by Ellen Byron—Graceland and Asleep on the Wind — that help to explain why all roads eventually lead to Elvis. A charming set of one-act plays. In Graceland, two ardent Presley fans, Bev and Rootie, are camped out before the gates, each determined to be the first to enter the sacred precincts. Asleep on the Wind takes place 10 years prior in the Louisiana Bayou, where we learn about a family event that served as a catalyst for Rootie’s life path. Performances run April 19-21 and April 26-28.

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