Things to Do This Weekend: Patrick Warburton, Academy Awards, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

What's on your agenda? Here's our suggestions for Feb. 27 to March 2

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A Look at the Academy Awards

Producer'/Director Robert Kline will show feature clips highlighting the nominated films. Dress in black and white and enjoy free popcorn. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Cinemas Palme D'or in Palm Desert.

Purple Room
Watch the Oscars with Miss Judy, complete with a Purple carpet walk starting at 4:30 p.m. March 2. Six-course dinner. Proceeds benefit AIDS Assistance Program.

Trio Restaurant
There will be an Orange Carpet, Bella da Ball, good food and drinks, and of course, the telecast itself starting at 4:30 p.m. March 2. Proceeds benefit AIDS Assistance Program.

Snow Creek Home

See this John Lautner inspired home north of Palm Springs and hear from its owner, Bill Dailey, in our VIDEO tour.

Vintage Travel Trailer Show
View our PHOTO gallery, and see how this mode of travel is very much alive and well.

Edris Home
See this E. Stewart Williams home built in 1953, and how owner J.R. Roberts has remained true to its design in our VIDEO tour.

Twin Palms Frank Sinatra
View our PHOTO gallery to see the exterior and interior of the first house Frank Sinatra had built in Palm Springs by E. Stewart Williams.

Frey House II
In case you missed the opportunity to see this desert gem, we've got a VIDEO tour with great narration from Sidney Williams, curator of Architecture and Design at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

"Southern Baptist Sissies"

Director Del Shores (Sordid Lives) will make an appearance along with some cast members Feb. 28 for the second weekend screening at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The film was actually shot before a live audience and the cast includes Leslie Jordan and several others from Sordid Lives fame.

"White Lies"
The Desert Film Society presents a film about a medicine women who is approached by a wealthy woman who seeks her knowledge and assistance in order to hide a secret March 1 at Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.

Ask the Rabbi – Palm Springs Street Fair

If you have ever walked Palm Canyon Drive during this weekly Thursday night street fair, perhaps you've seen the small table and sign that prompts, Ask the Rabbi. Rabbi Yonason Denebeim has been answering questions for more than 25 years. Watch our VIDEO to see a day-in-the-life of Rabbi Denebeim on a typical Thursday night.


College of the Desert
Not to be outdone, College of the Desert's Palm Desert campus is the site of its own Street Fair from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May.

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center. Free admission and parking with shuttles from St. Margaret's Church in Palm Desert. Activities include artists, exhibitors, interpretive hikes, kids fun, music in the beer and wine garden and workshops.

Canada Fest 2014
The second annual event, Feb. 28 to March 1 at the Renaissance Esmeralda in Indian Wells, joins forces with Financial Fest where patrons can hear money tips from Gary Kaltbaum and Moe Ansari. Also hear seminar topics on Travel and Leisure, Health and Wellness, Arts and Handicrafts.

Coachella Valley Watercolor Society

The 24th annual members' show and sale, featuring works like Marilyn Blitz's "Unlimited Shrimp", will take place indoors (in case it rains) Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.

Desert Arts Festival
Set to run March 1-2 at Frances Stevens Park at Palm Canyon Drive and Alejo Road in downtown Palm Springs, patrons can see the work of 100 artists from paintings to photography to sculptures in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood.

Tulip Hill Winery
Artist Diana Ahrens will sign her artwork featuring new pieces March 1 at Tulip Hill Winery at The River in Rancho Mirage.

"The 39 Steps
This two-time Tony and Drama Desk award winner is presented by Coyote StageWorks starting Feb.. 28 to March 9 at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theater. This Hitchcock-like masterpiece includes Monty Python-like humor and more than 150 characters.

"Hello Dolly"
You may still remember her from the 1970s TV classic, "All in the Family", but Sally Struthers shows her versatility in playing Dolly Feb. 28 to March 2 at McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert.



AVTT Traveling Wal
The AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall, the largest replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, will take residence at the Palm Springs Air Museum Feb. 27 to March 2.

Milt Jones
The man who created Palm Springs Life magazine more than 50 years ago is honored by the American Advertising Federation Palm Springs-Desert Cities chapter Feb. 28 at The Show at Agua Caliente.

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Set in Desert Hot Springs, this architectural masterpiece shows the painstaking efforts by Cabot Yerxa. Roam 5,000 square feet, 35 rooms, 150 windows, 65 doors. Gain a sneak peek with our VIDEO.

"The Pleasure of Your Company"

Called the "Camp David of the West", check out Sunnylands' new exhibit featuring items from five major social events at the Rancho Mirage location. Watch our VIDEO to gain a sneak peek.

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

Singer Aaron Neville, Buddy Guy and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy headline the entertainment of this gathering March 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Wine and beer tasting runs 2-6 p.m. followed by the entertainment from 6-11:30 p.m. Read what's new with Aaron Neville in our profile.

The Dustbowl Revival
With a promise to play a rousing rendition of "Riverboat Queen", The Dustbowl Revival plays Feb. 28 at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Watch our VIDEO interview with band founder Zack Lupetin (pictured at right).

Gloria Trevi
She's been called the "Mexican Madonna" and the "Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop", titles that Gloria Trevi laughs about in our profile. But they are a tribute to the impact she has had on the Latin pop music scene. She will perform March 1 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Meshing classic metal with outlaw country, Guy Heller and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) also welcome Nick Oliveri on bass Feb. 27 at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown.

The Living Desert
The 30th Jazzoo Concert Series continues with music of Henry Mancini, Michel LeGrand and Johnny Mandel March 2 at The Living Desert in Palm Desert.

Enjoy the beauty of Sunnylands as a backdrop for its month of music on Sundays in March with Music in the Gardens. The March 2 program features Dorojo, an acoustic trip from the Coachella Valley area.

Gay Men's Chorus
The Sunday Series chorus program will include Tribute to Armed Forces, Let Freedom Ring, Color Out of Colorado and more March 2 at the Palm Desert Community Center.

Joan Rivers

She turned 80 this past year, but Joan Rivers has not slowed down nor is her wit and one-liners calmed down. Hear from her in our Q&A interview, and see her March 1 at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella.

Taste of La Quinta

Stroll Old Town La Quinta from 1-4 p.m. March 1 and sample great tastings and wine.

Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club
This new addition to the Palm Springs scene harkens back to a time of the supper clubs on the 1950s and '60s when Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin hung out in the desert. Check writer Lawrence Karol's impressions.



Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Café
This Palm Desert destination on El Paseo has expanded its food offerings with a tapas menu. Read what that means for you.

Desert Triathlon and Duathlon

All entrants receive a race shirt and all finishers receive a medal March 1-2 at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta,

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Pat Kaplan of Palm Desert and Edie Keller of Rancho Mirage are honorary co-chairs of the 15th annual walk March 1 at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The 2-mile route starts at 10:30 a.m. with on-site registration beginning at 9 a.m.

Patrick Warburton's Celebrity Golf Tournament
Luke Perry is among the celebrity guests during this weekend-long fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Read our interview with Perry.

Winewomen PSP Wine Dinner
The March Wine Dinner includes a reception followed by a four-course meal and wine pairings for each. Proceeds benefit The Gailee Center, which assists the underprivileged and disadvantaged of the Coachella Valley.

Desert Hot Springs Women's Club
This Fashion Show/Luncheon raises funds for the club's scholarship and charity programs. Fashions will be presented by RV Casuals March 2 at the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs.

For more events, visit our comprehensive calendar.


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