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April 2015 Events

 

1 THRU 5 ANA Inspiration

The first “Major” LPGA tournament of the year features top female golfers. Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. 760-324-4546 website

 

1 THRU 5 Dinah Shore Week.

Annual event is the largest lesbian gathering in the world. website

 

2-3 & 6-7 Zoo Camp.

Offered to children ages 4 – 12, several times throughout the year. Campers learn about plants and animals, the environment (including our own desert) and what it’s like to work at a zoo. Each session runs from 8:30am to 12:00 noon. Registration required. Living Desert. 760-346-5694 website

 

3 Barbara Eden

Enjoy a personal evening with Barbara Eden as she shares clips and personal anecdotes from her time on “I Dream of Jeannie.” Guests will also have the opportunity to ask Eden about their favorite episodes and hear her behind-the-scenes stories. Eden has had a career in film and television spanning six decades. Before landing her break out roll on “I Dream of Jeannie” in which she played Jeannie from 1965-1970, Eden had rolls on such iconic shows as “I Love Lucy,” “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke” and “Father Knows Best.” After her stint as Jeannie, Eden went on to star in over 20 feature films and a number of made-for-television movies and headlined at some of the biggest hotels in casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. Honored by People Magazine as “One of America’s 200 Greatest Pop Icons of the 20th Century,” Eden has a coveted spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and numerous accolades including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Barbara Eden! 8pm Spotlight 29 Casino 800-585-3737 website

 

3 THRU 5 Indian Wells Art Festival

A premier fine arts festival attracting thousands annually. Featuring 200 judged and juried artists and hundreds of pieces of one-of-a-kind artwork available for sale. Watch Glass Blowing, Monumental Rock Sculpting, Wood Carving, Pottery Wheel Demonstrations, Weaving and Mural Painting. Glass, Beadmaking and Canvas Stretching Demonstrations all day! Indian Wells Tennis Garden 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Gates close at 4:00). 760-346-0042 website

 

3 THRU 5 August: Osage County

August: Osage County is set on the plains of modern day, middle-class Oklahoma. The Weston family members are all intelligent, sensitive creatures who have the uncanny ability of making each other absolutely miserable. When the patriarch of the household mysteriously vanishes, the Weston clan gathers together to simultaneously support and attack one another. Written by Tracy Letts, this play won the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. 8 pm Fri & Sat, 2pm Sun. Palm Canyon Theatre 760-323-5123 website

 

4 Cool & The Gang

An American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey. They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of funk and R&B, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound. 8pm Agua Caliente Resort Casino 800-585-3737 website

 

4 Development of the Northrop B-2 Stealth Bomber

Come hear directly from the men who worked at Northrop to manage, design, develop and account for the massive project creating a truly game changing aircraft.  Special Guest Speakers: Program Manager: Jim Kinnu, Chief Designer: Irv Waaland and Vice President of Finance: John Rettberg. Palm Springs Air Museum 1pm. 760-778-6262 website

 

4 Marie Osmond

Beginning with her national debut at age three on The Andy Williams Show, Marie Osmond has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence recognized across generations. On Saturday, April 4th, Marie Osmond brings her ‘An Intimate Evening with Marie & Friends - My Life Through Music’ Tour to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  ​Marie recorded“Paper Roses” at age 12, making history as the youngest Country female artist to have her debut record go to #1 on the charts, followed by two Grammy nominations.  She still holds the record as the youngest female host of a national television variety show, The Donny & Marie Show (1976-81). ​She has recorded over 35 albums and has numerous gold records and hit songs, including a CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Award for “Meet Me In Montana.”Marie's 2010 first inspirational album titled “I Can Do This”, was an ITunes top ten listing after she performed “Pie Jesu” on Oprah. Donny & Marie’s single, “A Beautiful Life” reached #1 in 2012.  Beckoned to the Broadway stage in the mid-1990’s, Marie mastered a new style of singing, to which she received outstanding reviews – starring in Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and The King and I on national and international tours. Marie was also a finalist on season five of Dancing With the Stars, watched by 25 million people. 8pm Fantasy Springs Resort (800) 827-2946 website

 

4 Easter Eggstravaganza

Join the Easter Bunny and his strolling friends (photo opportunities available) for fun activities. The days of fun will take start in Gecko Gulch with a huge Easter Egg hunt of 10,000 eggs. Enjoy a variety of activities to include keeper chats, Easter crafts, face painting, bounce houses, musical performances, games and prizes and more! 10am-2pm Living Desert 760-346-5694 website

 

5 Easter Sunday. Call ahead as some venues may be closed.

 

10 THRU 12 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Weekend 1 of 2.

Annual alternative music festival will feature a mix of artists on multiple stages. Last  year’s line-up featured more than 150 acts including Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris, and many more! Empire Polo Field in Indio. website

 

Apr 11 The Rock Yard Reopens

The Rock Yard’s new season begins Saturday, April 11, 2015. Live music can be found inside LIT (link) every Friday and Saturday night. And don’t miss the new Country Night inside LIT. Thursday nights you can hoot ‘n holler and line dance to local Country bands and tribute performances to some of Country’s biggest stars. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. 800-827-2946 website

 

11 The Best Of Sam Harris

Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film and television to writer, director, producer and now, author. After pulling a weekly audience of more than 25 million viewers and going on to win Star Search in it's premier season, Sam and his powerhouse pop, gospel and theater influenced vocals have never looked back. He is a multi-platinum recording artist with 9 studio CDs to his credit including Sam Harris and SAM-I-AM (both top 40 hits), Standard Time and Different Stages (produced and conducted by the legendary Peter Matz, and which have been listed on numerous “Top 100 Records of All Time” lists.) On Broadway, Sam received a Tony®, Outer Critic’s Circle and a Drama Desk nomination for his work in Cy Coleman’s The Life as well as a Drama League Award and Drama Desk nomination for his role in Tommy Tune’s Grease, and appeared in Mel Brook’s, The Producers. He starred in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hair, Pippin, The Jazz Singer, The First Wives Club, Schmooli & Minnooli (with Liza Minnelli) and the smash hit, one man show SAM. 8pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

 

11 Killing Hitler: The Assassination Plots that Failed to Stop a Madman

Presentation by Dr. Ed GordonIt is alleged that between 1921 and 1945 over 50 assassination attempts failed to kill the Führer. As time passed Hitler's assassination fears led to the growth of the SS Lifeguard detachment from a few men to an entire division. In April 1945, a remnant of this force was still on duty at the Führer's Berlin bunker when Hitler finally ended his own life by shooting himself. This program is part of a four part series of WWII related presentations delivered by noted historian Dr. Edward Gordon. Each program can stand alone but you won't want to miss a single one. Palm Springs Air Museum 1pm. 760-778-6262 website

 

12 17th Annual Opera in the Park.

This is the premiere cultural event in the Coachella Valley and you will not want to miss it. If you wish to reserve space under the tent, please contact the Guild. Otherwise come with a blanket or chair and protection from the sun and enjoy this free concert with music lovers from all over the U.S. and Canada.  Noon to 5 at Sunrise Park in downtown Palm Springs. 760-325-6107 website

 

15 Tacheva Block party

Open-air concert in the parking lots of the Spa Resort Casino. Last year featured headliner Fitz & The Tantrums professional DJ and three unsigned opening acts. Spa Resort Casino 760-322-4800 website

 

17 Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Tigres del Norte have won six Grammy Awards and six Latin Grammy Awards and sold over 37 million records. With the success of their latest album Realidades, they have now tied for the most top 10 Latin albums ever with a total of 23. In all, they have 22 number one albums and more than 50 number one singles. Last year Los Tigres del Norte was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a first for a norteño band. Don’t miss who Billboard named as “the most influential regional Mexican group,” the acclaimed Los Tigres del Norte, at Spotlight 29 Casino! 8pm Spotlight 29 Casino 800-585-3737 website

 

17 THRU 19 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Weekend 2 of 2.

Annual alternative music festival will feature a mix of artists on multiple stages. This year’s line-up will feature more than 150 acts including Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire, Calvin Harris, and many more! Empire Polo Field in Indio. website

 

17 THRU 26 Man of La Mancha

While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alhonso Quiana, a man who has set his own reality aside and becomes Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by his ”squire”, Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea. 8pm Fri & Sat, 7pm Thu, 2pm Sun. Palm Canyon Theatre 760-323-5123 website

 

18 Keith Sweat

Don’t miss multi-talented singer, songwriter and record producer, Keith Sweat, as he brings all of his classic R&B hits back to the Spotlight Showroom stage on Saturday, April 18th.  Known for his distinctive voice and romantic lyrics, he has enjoyed numerous top 10 hits on the R&B charts including “Something Just Ain't Right," "Make It Last Forever," "Don't Stop Your Love" and “I Want Her.” His debut solo album in 1987 spurred a number one R&B song with “I Want Her” and inaugurated the New Jack Swing Era. His 1990 album I'll Give All My Love to You featured the hits "Make You Sweat," "Merry Go Round" and "I'll Give All My Love to You." Sweat also recorded two albums with Gerald LeVert and Johnny Gill, billed as LSG, and he discovered the group Silk. 8pm Spotlight 29 Casino 800-585-3737 website

 

18 Air War Korea: F-86 Sabre & Unveiling of our F-86 Sabre

Presentation by Blaine Mack WWII was over and propellers were giving way to jet engines as North American Aviation’s F-86 Sabre entered  active duty. The aircraft was to serve a pivotal role in the Korean War by going toe-to-toe with the MiG 15. Out  gunned but not out piloted, learn how training and tactics won back air superiority for the NATO allies. Palm Springs Air Museum 1pm. 760-778-6262 website

 

19 A Conversation With Moby

Moby is a multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award winning musician. His best selling CD, Play sold over 10 million copies, with every track licensed internationally for film, advertising, and other uses. He has remixed or produced tracks for David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and many, many others. He works closely with a variety of charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function. In 2007 Moby launched mobygratis, providing free music for independent film makers. Although best known for his music, Moby is also a photographer, chronicler, and fan of architecture and design. He has been taking photographs since he was 10 years old. Moby's move from New York to Los Angeles has been well-documented - he famously left his minimalist Little Italy loft in New York and moved to Wolf's Lair, a large fantasy 1920's house that he restored. Overlooking Lake Hollywood, it has a guest house designed and built in the 1960's by renowned architect, John Lautner. His passion for Los Angeles architecture is apparent through his blog. With his music in the background, Moby will share his thoughts, photography, and architectural discoveries from his trips throughout the world in a conversation with Brad Dunning. A Q&A will follow. Brad Dunning is a designer known for restoration of architecturally significant properties and his own contemporary work. He has written about design, architecture, and architectural preservation for various publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue and GQ.  2-3pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

 

22 Earth Day

 

22 Celebrate Earth Day at The Living Desert.

This daytime event will offer fun and exciting activities for the entire family. Bring a recyclable item and trade it for a native plant grown here at The Living Desert. Living Desert. 760-346-5694 website

 

24 Publisher’s Birthday Gala.

Celebrate the birthday of one of Coachella Valley’s finest. 760-668-6863

 

24 THRU 27 White Party.

Drawing more than 20,000 gay men from all over the world it’s one of the largest events on the US party circuit. After-hours events and pool parties. 888-777-8886 website

 

24 THRU 26 Stagecoach.

Annual Country Music event is one of the top destination festivals with more than 100,000 music fans in attendance last year. This year’s line-up is led by headliners: Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, & Blake Shelton. Empire Polo Field, Indio. website

 

25 Earth, Wind & Fire

With more than 90 million albums sold worldwide, Earth, Wind and Fire is quite possibly one of the most recognizable bands with some of the most enduring songs on the planet. The band has 10 Grammy Awards to their name, four American Music Awards and have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Earth, Wind and Fire fans can get ready because the band makes a much anticipated stop in the Palm Springs area on Saturday, April 25th at 8pm. The band will rock the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center with their extensive horn section, precise vocal arrangements and the sound of the kalimba that Earth, Wind and Fire has made their own. Virtually no party with dancing and fun is complete without an Earth, Wind and Fire song being played at least once. Throughout the 1970s, the band churned out hits inspired by funk, jazz, African, soul, pop and rock music. Their first number one hit in the United States was “Shining Star” in 1975. More chart toppers such as “Got to Get You Into My Life,” “Boogie Wonderland” and “Let’s Groove” followed. The band has enjoyed a heavy touring schedule since the 1980s, playing to sold out audiences around the world. 8pm Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. 800-827-2946 website

 

25 Age of the Atom: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Presentation by Richard Grosser The story of the atomic bomb started around the turn of the century when a small number of physicists began  to think about, discuss and publish papers about the phenomenon of radioactivity. From there a chain of events  resulted in the end of a war, the start of a showdown and now, an ongoing diplomatic dilemma. Historian  Richard Grosser delves into The Age of the Atom and what it means to us today. Palm Springs Air Museum 1pm. 760-778-6262 website

 

26 THRU May 1 The Palm Springs Photo Festival

An intense week-long event for professional, emerging and serious advanced amateur photographers. They are dedicated to providing a rich program intended to inspire, educate and instill or reignite passion for the art and commerce of photography. Hyatt Regency Suites, Korakia Pensione and The Palm Springs Art Museum. 800-928-8314 website

 

 

 

 

 

TBD Annual Easter Egg Hunt

More than 3,000 strategically hidden eggs and a special visit from the Easter Bunny on a fire engine. Palm Springs Firemen’s Association annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ruth Hardy Park. 9am 760-323-8181

 

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