Greater Palm Springs has grown into a hub for major festivals and events. Whether it’s watching the world’s tennis elite vie for the BNP Paribas Open trophy or checking out the incredible concert scene at Coachella and Stagecoach, special events take center stage throughout the year. Our desert oasis also hosts PGA and LPGA golf tournaments; top competitive running and cycling events; celebrations of art, architecture and fashion; Native American pageants and holiday happenings; a bevy of film, music, food and wine festivals; winter polo and even a golf cart parade! Why not plan your trip around one of Greater Palm Springs’ world-class events?
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The fifth annual Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert will create a culinary oasis in the desert with a series of live cooking demonstrations from some of the country's most celebrated culinary personalities, wine seminars and two days of Grand Tastings with samplings from more than 50 restaurants and 80 premium wineries and spirits purveyors. Adding to the excitement, and for the first time in its history, the festival is introducing a powerhouse, all-female lineup for its annual James Beard Luncheon. Titled the "Salute to Women," the four-course luncheon will feature several James Beard-recognized chefs, including Cat Cora, Gale Gand, Lulu Powers and Brooke Williamson each serving a course. Additionally, the chefs will each host a live culinary demo, offering attendees insight into how to recreate their recipe at home.
Visit the website for the complete schedule.
The American Documentary Film Festival (AMDOCS) is an annual showcase of films that tell real stories behind the real issues and people making an impact on the world today.
Named "One of the World's Five Coolest Documentary Film Festivals" by MovieMaker magazine, AMDOCS has a fast growing reputation for featuring a superb program of films that engage, inspire and entertain its audience.
Open your eyes to documentaries from around the globe. Making a difference, one film at a time.
As usual, it's free and 21+.
One weekend only! The hysterically-funny Los Angeles-based improv group, "White Women" will take a suggestion from the audience and create a completely improvised piece of comedy before your eyes. Voted the overall winner by audience members at the first annual Coachella Valley Improv/Comedy Festival, these amazing improvisers will wow you with their comic antics. You've got to see it to believe it! "White Women" will be joined by hilarious stand up comics Richard Weiss and Dr. Mike. If you missed the festival, now's your chance to get in on the fun! Only three performances!!
Note* Some material may be R-rated and not suitable for children.
Get up close to all of the polo action while dining on the patio of ROC's Firehouse Grille at the Cantina. Matches feature play by play commentary as the thundering hooves roll by. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to arrive early!
The Cantina is also open Tuesday - Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers one of the most beautiful sunset views in the Desert. Rub shoulders with the players at the Cantina Sunday Polo After Party with live entertainment.
An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. A struggling actor takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Coyote StageWorks is proud to be one of the first smaller theaters granted the rights to perform this play while it is still running in New York and on a national tour.
An award-winning, not-for-profit Actors’ Equity professional theater company dedicated to advancing theatre as a vital art form in the Coachella Valley, Coyote StageWorks was awarded twenty Desert Star Awards by the Desert Theatre League at its annual gala on October 5, 2014, and have twice been voted "Best Live Theater" by Desert Magazine in 2013 and 2014.
For more information visit coyotestageworks.org. To purchase tickets, call 760-202-6482 or visit hgpac.org.
In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, our performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed YOU created. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun loving friends and have a few cocktails to keep the spirits high and inhibitions to a minimum and we'll make sure your inner Picasso is unleashed.
Visit the website to see what you'll be painting and to reserve your spot.