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May 2015 Events


May 1 The Moody Blues

9pm. Agua Caliente Resort Casino 800-585-3737 website


May 2 Salsa Blast.

Presented by the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce is a free community event designed to celebrate  everything salsa – savory spices, tempting rhythms, and mesmerizing moves. Food, Music, Vendors, Kid Blast Family Fun Zone, Custom Car Show and DJ Latin Kweenz bumping in the Caliente Club. 11am to 4pm on Pierson Boulevard, west of Palm Drive.760-329-6403 website


2 THRU 3 Gabriel Iglesias.

Gabriel Iglesias returns to The Show, with a high-energy routine featuring clean, animated comedy, that’ s become popular across generations.  He is known as the “fluffy” comic, who wears Hawaiian shirts and creates a night full of belly-laughs, with is spot-on imitations and various sound- effects. 8pm both nights. Agua Caliente Resort Casino 800-585-3737 website


5 Cinco de Mayo


10 Mother’s Day. Don’t forget all those important “moms” in your life.


14 THRU 17 Film Noir Festival.

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Laden with period post war cynicism, these glorious black and white films are filled with suspense, sexuality and crime portrayed from the perspective of the criminals. Each year, the festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by a scintillating array of movie stars who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions, autographs and book signings. Camelot Theater. 760-325-6565 website


23 R. Kelly

Named by Billboard Magazine as the most successful R&B/Hip Hop artist in history, rapper R. Kelly brings his mega-hits like “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix)” to the Special Events Center stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, May 23rd. A native of Chicago and often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980’s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, he went solo with the album 12 Play. The singer-songwriter is known for his collection of major hit singles including “Trapped in the Closet,” “Your Body’s Callin’,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Gotham City” and many others. R. Kelly is recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 40 million albums sold. In total, he has released 12 solo studio albums, sold over 100 million records, won three Grammy® Awards and collaborated with legendary hip hop artists such as Jay-Z, Nas, Sean Combs and The Notorious B.I.G. 8pm Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. 800-827-2946 website


25 Memorial Day. Call ahead as some businesses will be closed.


25 Memorial Day Flower Drop.

This is a very special day at Palm Springs Air Museum. Our brief Memorial service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. In their honor, we highlight the service with a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell. This most impressive ceremony is our way of saluting our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight Exhibition Scheduled. Palm Springs Air Museum 1pm. 760-778-6262 website


29 THRU JUN 7 Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Indulge your palate with delectable cuisines from some of the best cafes, bistros and restaurants this beautiful desert oasis community has to offer! Over 100 restaurants will participate. Special price-fixed three-course menus offered at just $26 or $38 per person. website


29 THRU AUG 1 Palm Springs Power Baseball.

The Power is our hometown baseball team comprised of collegiate players.  The 2015 Power season will offer many promotions throughout the year, including two for one Tuesdays, one dollar admission Wednesdays and dollar beer Fridays; with more promotional nights to be announced. Games begin at 7:05pm at Palm Springs Stadium.
(760) 778-HITS (4487) website




TBD Brew at the Zoo.

“Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time” Join Presenting Sponsor Integrated Wealth Management on a culinary journey throughout the world’s deserts on a fun filled evening at The Living Desert. Help the world’s endangered animals and preserve our precious desert landscape while enjoying three live music stages, toasting a variety of premium craft beers and wine, plus samplings of scrumptious appetizers. New this year: Designated Driver ticket holders will enjoy unlimited non alcoholic beverages so you can be safe while you sample!  6:30-9:30pm 760-346-5694 website


TBD Spring architecture tour

Very popular architecture tour.  Details to follow. 9am – 5pm Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-32-4800 website


TBD Evening Under the Stars’ 2014 Gala: First Ladies of Disco

The 21st annual ‘Evening Under the Stars’ gala to benefit AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) will feature a star-studded performance by fabulous female pioneers of the 70’s Disco scene. Scheduled to appear are Linda Clifford, France Joli, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Maxine Nightingale, Pamala Stanley, Anita Ward, Martha Wash, and the ladies formerly of Chic: Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean. The event includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions of extraordinary trips, one-of-a-kind collectibles, marvelous merchandise, and more. To purchase tickets, contact AIDS Assistance Program at 760/325-8481 or on their website. Program ads also may be reserved/purchased by calling AAP. 5:30pm. O’Donnell Golf Club, 301 N. Belardo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262. 760/325-8481. website


TBD Theresa A. Mike Fashion Show



TBD 21st Annual “Weekend with The King”.

Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway. Celebrating the May 1, 1967 Honeymoon. Pool-side Concert, Tours and Sunday Brunch. A Jamboree with “50’s Celebrities” Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Sinatra, starring Rob Ely, Nick D’ Egidio, Phil Friendly Band, with celebrities Darlene Tompkins, Cynthia Pepper, Debra, Colonel Parker’s neighbor, and Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame Great- Glen Glenn. Will also include our very own Darlene Presley with Television Personality and Anchor Anthony Alvarez with the Tiger Brothers. 760-322-1192 website


EVERY THURS Concerts in the Park.

Free concerts every Thursday in May presented by the City of Palm Desert. 7:30 p.m. at Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park Amphitheater (Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue). Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. Beverages and snacks available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited. 760-346-0611, ext. 416


TBD WorkshopWORKS Opening Reception in Zone 101

Join us for the Opening Reception of WorkshopWORKS in Zone 101 on the museum’s main level at 6 p.m.  The Artists Council provides 12 Workshops (3 to 5 days in length) and 32 Life Drawing Sessions on scheduled Saturdays througout the year.  WorkshopWORKS is the annual juried exhibition of artwork created in these workshops. This year exhibition will feature work created by students of this season’s instructors including Robert Burridge, Howard and Betty Carr, Kwok Wai Lau, Gwen Fox, Andy Kay and Simeon Den, Judi Betts, Charlie Ciali, Nancy Stanchfield, Pat Kodet, and Dee Hansen.  The exhibition continues through June 1, 2014. 6pm Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-32-4800 website


TBD Evening At The Pueblo

A fun night under the stars celebrating Cabot and Portia Yerxa. This year’s award for the Portia Yerxa Philanthropy & Cultural Heritage Award goes to Jim Casey – Philanthropist/Business Leader. Jim has contributed to his community through is generosity of time and philanthropic support of many Coachella Valley non-profit organizations. Also honoring Lorraine Becker, Ed. D.. Lorraine contributes to her community through leadership in city government, and several non-profits including Cabots. 6pm, Cabot’s Pueblo Museum. 760-880-9359 website

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