AUTHOR GRANT GINDE: APRIL 25
The author of five books, including “The People We Hate at the Wedding,” which is soon to be a film starring Allison Janney, Kriten Bell, and Ben Blatt. He will speak at a free event at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory.
Children’s Discovery Museum Benefit: April 26
The Estate Jewelry Collection on El Paseo presents Ladies' Night Out to benefit the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert’s Reimagination project. Bring in your old jewelry with 25 percent of proceeds going to the museum project both for the jewelry that is sold and purchased.
Storytime in the Park: April 27
La Quinta Public Library invites preschool-age kiddos and their caretakers to sing songs, repeat rhymes, and hear stories in the sunshine at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus Park amphitheater.
Clydesdales Return to El Paseo: April 27
El Paseo Shopping District will once again welcome the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, who will be making beer deliveries to restaurants along the avenue prior to their final destination at Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
Bid Farewell to Ron Celona: April 27
Ron Celona, the founding artistic director at Coachella Valley Repretory Theater 14 years ago, will be honored with a tropical celebration at BG Bird Gardens in Palm Desert. Celona announced his pending retirement in December 2021.
Dining Out for Life: April 28
Enjoy a meal at one of the participating restaurants and watch as a portion of your check will benefit DAP Health and it’s fight to end HIV.
Shen Yun: April 28–30
You may recognize Shen Yun’s name from the 2019 meme playing off the show’s eye-catching advertising. The Chinese music and dance spectacle appears in more than 130 cities worldwide, including in Palm Desert at McCallum Theatre.
CAI-CV Spring Golf Tournament: April 29
The Coachella Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute invites all members and local HOA leaders to network with colleagues, vendors, and management company representatives for a fun morning of golf, food, and prizes.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY AGUA CALIENTE CASINOS
Country Thunder From Down Under appears at Agua Caliente Casinos Rancho Mirage.
Country Thunder From Down Under: April 29–30
Giddy up for a heart-palpitating evening at Agua Caliente Casinos Rancho Mirage. It’s Magic Mike with cowboy boots and Aussie accents.
White Party: April 29–May 1
Stock up on white swimsuits and clothes to prep your closet for a weekend of hot pool parties and late-night dances, including a superhero-themed soirée, in downtown Palm Springs at America’s largest gay music festival. Paula Abdul healdlines the Sunday Tea Party.
Stagecoach: April 29–May 1
Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs top the lineup at this boot-scootin’ music festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio. Other can’t-miss acts include mysterious masked singer Orville Peck and genre-bender Amythyst Kiah.
Aether Rally in Joshua Tree: April 29–May 1
Guests of the event can look forward to a weekend of camping, product testing, exploring, group riding, revelry, and more. Attendees will drive or ride their motorcycles to Joshua Tree and have the choice of staying at the Pioneertown Motel, renting a customized Sprinter van, or camping on the hotel grounds.
Musical Theatre University Season Finale: April 29–May 1
See a cast of 20 talented students combine talents with several Broadway veterans for two shows, Into the Woods, April 29 and May 1, and Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz on April 30.
Joshua Tree 55: April 30
Put your pedal to the metal for this 55-mile bicycle ride between Knott’s Sky Park in Twentynine Palms and Key’s View in Joshua Tree. Prizes for those who complete the trek include locally crafted goodies such as handmade pottery.
Wild Coachella Day: April 30
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. UCR Palm Desert will have brief talks and hands-on demos on a wide variety of topics: Insects, landscaping with native plants, sustainable building materials, backyard bird habitats, and more! Plus booths from local organizations, food vendors, and giveaways.
It’s a Schuur Thing: May 1
Vocalist Diane Schuur flexes her perfect pitch memory alongside Coachella Valley Symphony at Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. Schuur, who is blind, learned to play piano by ear as a child.
In the Company of Sondheim: May 1
Soprano Natalie Mann demonstrates the vocal chops that nabbed her the role of Christine in College of the Desert’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. In this show at Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Springs, she sings classics by another legendary Broadway composer: Stephen Sondheim.
Palm Springs Vintage Market: May 1
Whether you’re seeking a striking painting for above the dining table, a vintage film camera in great condition, or the perfect pair of retro cutoffs, you’re likely to find that and more at this monthly market at Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Desert Winds Freedom Band: May 1
The concert will feature an eclectic mix of music from popular Disney movies, the movie “Exodus”, standards like “Harlem Nocturn” and “You Raise Me Up”, “Beach Boys Greatest Hits”, Gershwin’s “Embraceable You”, and more.
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