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College of the Desert Street Fair - Palm Desert, CACollege of the Desert Fair on Saturdays & Sundays: The COD Street Fair features 340 outdoor vendors offering new merchandise, arts, crafts, and a Farmers Market. Open every weekend all year, located on the COD campus. Proceeds benefit college programs and students. October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June through December, 7 a.m to noon. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus (43-500 Monterey Avenue), surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. Free parking, free admission and free entertainment. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957.


The Certified Farmers' Markets are sponsored by the Palm Springs Cultural Center - www.certifiedfarmersmarket.org

Wednesdays in Palm Desert from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.. adjacent to the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72559 Highway 111 from October - April

Saturdays in Palm Springs from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Camelot Theatres' parking lot - 2300 E Baristo Road from October - May

Sundays in La Quinta from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Old Town La Quinta off Calle Tampico - 78100 Main Street from October


Indio Open-Air Market on Wednesdays & Saturdays: Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA / Wednesday, November 1, 2017: New and used, brand-name merchandise is discovered at the Indio Open-Air Market, held from 4-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday (except during Date Festival), at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival Fairgrounds. The architecture of the fairgrounds is that of a city in Morocco, and in that way is perhaps the most interesting of the fairgrounds to be found in Southern California. The market fills the palm tree fringed parking area of the fairgrounds. Shoppers can watch the sunset while buying "fresh from the field" produce picked that morning by our vendors. A trip for produce should always include the fresh dates that are grown in the immediate area. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information, call 800-222-7467


First Wednesday Artwalk at the Backstreet Art District - First Wednesday of the Month: Backstreet Art District: 2600 S Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, CA / A collection of artist-owned galleries & businesses located in Palm Springs - it's a one stop destination for art lovers / buyers! All galleries are open during our monthly First Wednesday Art Walk from 5 to 8 pm. Upcoming 2018 dates: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2. More information: BackstreetArtDistrict.com


VillageFest on Thursdays: Join thousands of visitors and locals in beautiful downtown Palm Springs this Thursday for the valley's finest event. Every Thursday evening, Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive - and the result is one of Southern California's most popular weekly events: VillageFest! We're dog friendly! October through May from 6pm until 10pm and June through September from 7pm until 10pm. www.VillageFest.org or 760-320-3781


FEBRUARY 2018

February 1, 2018: Almost Elton John at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
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February 1 - 22, 2018: OUT For Laughs Brings 4 Headliners to The CAMELOT Palm Springs - 4 Headliners 4 Thursdays in February Benefiting 4 Causes / Comedians Shann Carr and Max Mitchell present LA’s hottest LGBT Headliners at the Camelot
Theatres in Palm Springs every Thursday in February.

February 1, Ian Harvie headlines the first of 4 comedy shows at Camelot Theatres benefitting Transgender Community Coalition. February 8 Alec Mapa stars in a benefit for Sanctuary Palm Springs and Erin Foley headlines for Joy Silver for California Senate 28th District on February 15. Closing the series is Jimmy James on February 22 with a benefit for the LGBT Center.

Tickets $25 advance or $30 at the door general admission. Buy tickets here: CamelotTheaters.com
All shows start at 7:00PM. Camelot Theaters 2300 E Baristo Road, in the heart of Palm Springs.


Saturday, February 10, 2018: Dr. George Charity Car Show
Welcome to the 16th annual Dr. George Charity Car Show! See 1,000 stunning vehicles on the grass at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Family fun featuring food, music, vendors, trophies, auction and raffle. Special celebrity guests, include Candy Clark and Bo Hopkins - stars of the blockbuster movie American Graffiti, Pete Brock - designer of the '63 split-window Corvette, Allen Grant - world-renown Shelby race car driver, Jim McGee - famous Indy Car crew chief, and stars from the TV hit series Overhaulin'.

Starts at 9 a.m. with the Lion's pancake breakfast. Ends at 3 p.m. with trophy presentations. Admission Donation $5.00, Parking $5.00. Children under 12 and Active Military – Free. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Desert Cancer Foundation (desertcancerfoundation.org). Rain or shine. No pets, alcohol, bicycles or golf carts. Hosted by the non-profit Palm Springs Cruisin' Association (palmspringscruisinassociation.com).


February 15 - 25, 2018: Moderism Week Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This exciting festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 350 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
More information: ModernismWeek.com


February 17, 2018: Sebastian Maniscalco's Stay Hungry Tour Saturday, 2/17/18 at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage: A string of record-breaking sold out comedy appearances, a new top-ranked show on SiriusXM, “The Pete & Sebastian Show,” and inclusion on Forbes’ 2017’s “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” who praised, “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes’ list for years to come,” comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is having an incredible year. People Magazine’s “The people's comedian” is hitting the road for 15 cities in 2018 beginning with a January 5 opening in Montreal, Canada, where he was dubbed "Stand Up Comedian of the Year" at Just For Laughs Festival. Tickets on sale now at: sebastianlive.com.


February 23, 2018: The 8th Annual Matthew Varon Memorial Luncheon to benefit Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind to be Held Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Hosted by Helen Varon, known for her philanthropic commitment to Jewish organizations in the desert, she founded the event in memory of her grandson and to raise money for Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind, a non-sectarian organization. Boutique shopping begins at 10 a.m., with lunch at 11:30 a.m. An advocacy award will be presented to Bianca Rae for her work in the community to help animals through her Bianca Rae Foundation; and a special guest coming from Israel with her guide will speak during lunch. There will be a raffle and a live auction culminating with a puppy that needs a home! Tickets to the luncheon are $150 per ticket or $1,500 per table of 10, and can be reserved by calling Carlos King at (760) 880-9987. The event takes place at Desert Willow Golf Resort, 38-995 Desert Willow Drive, Palm Desert.


February 24, 2018: The Stars Among Us Gala The Stars Among Us Gala has become one of the most sought-after and best-attended gala fundraising events in the Coachella Valley. Each year, the Gala replicates a significant concert experience, including the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, the Supremes at the Coconut Grove, and an Evening at the Apollo Theater. The 2018 Stars Among Us Gala will transform the Palm Springs Air Museum into the elegant streets of London, where guests will enjoy themed cocktails and a magnificent silent auction. Then, it is off to Central London and a recreation of the world-famous London Palladium, where they will experience a scrumptious dinner served by Savoury’s Catering.
More information: PalmSprings.com/blog/london-comes-to-palm-springs-in-this-years-the-stars-among-us-gala


February 28, 2018: Victor Yates Reading at Palm Springs Public Library
Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center / Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
On Wednesday, February 28th, the Palm Springs Public Library will host an Author Lecture with Victor Yates. He will discuss his book A Love Like Blood and his other work and career. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
Victor Yates is the winner of the 2017 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. He won the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Debut Fiction for his book, A Love Like Blood. His novel also won Honorable Mention at The New England Book Festival. Recently, he was awarded a grant from the City of West Hollywood to record narratives of older gay men to preserve for younger generations. In 2012, he had two poems published in the anthology, For Colored Boys, which won the American Library Association's Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction. He is the recipient of an Ahmanson Foundation Grant and the Elma Stuckey Writing Award (1st place in poetry).


April 13-15 -AND- April 20-22, 2018: Coachella: The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is held every year in April at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. It's two amazing weekends of great music and awesome art.
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April 27 - 29, 2018: Stagecoach Country Music Festival Stagecoach is an outdoor country music festival held annually at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. It's the highest-grossing festival centered on country music in the world.
Check HERE for Stagecoach Tickets!



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