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Modernism Week will host its Fall Preview over the Columbus Day holiday weekend (October 9-12, 2015) in the greater Palm Springs area. Highlights during the four-day schedule include a festive opening night Preview Reception at the Modernism Show & Sale – Fall Edition, in its new location at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Modernism Week and its community partners will also host tours of Sunnylands; exclusive tours of the Frank Sinatra house; a Palm Springs neighborhood home tour; The Rat Pack Experience" party; architectural walking tours; Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, including a special edition hosted by Charles Phoenix; a cocktail reception in support of Albert Frey’s Aluminaire House, as well as tours of Frey House II; the popular “Lost, Saved and Endangered” lecture and tour; and
“Bringing Light to Life,” a one-woman play written and performed by Nancy Strow Sheley, will be presented by the Agnes Pelton Society on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 17 and 18 at 4PM at the Historic Home of Agnes Pelton, 68 680 F Street in Cathedral City . The play dramatizes American Modernist painter, Agnes Pelton reminiscing and recalling her life in the Cathedral City home she designed, built, and painted in for over 20 years.
Agnes Pelton, lived and painted in her home in the Cathedral City Cove that she designed and built for two decades until poverty stricken, was forced to leave. She died six months later in a little shack on C Street. Much of the play’s text is from her personal letters and recollections and material from the Pelton Papers archived at the Smithsonian Institute.
Tickets are $20 per person and available at:www.agnespeltonsociety.com.
The Borrego Days Desert Festival will mark half a century this year, when the California town of Borrego Springs celebrates from October 23 through the 25th. The theme for the 50th Anniversary is “Those Were the Days” and our Grand Marshall is Retired Marine Brigadier General, Mike Neil. Brigadier General, Mike Neil joined the Marine Corps in 1965, served in the Vietnam War for which he received a Purple Heart and the Navy Cross, and was Commanding Officer at Camp Pendleton.
This family friendly event always brings locals together after a long hot summer and welcomes snowbirds back for the fabulous desert weather.
Kicking off the festival is a VIP reception for local dignitaries, notables, festival board members, and sponsors Friday night.
On Saturday, festival goers will line the main street for the
It may still feel like summer, but the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Snow Guessing Contest is on. This annual event continues until the first measurable inch of snow falls at the Tram’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516.
The first ten entries received with the correct date of snowfall will win four Tram admissions plus a special Tram picture frame. In the event there are more than ten correct entries, the earliest postmarks will prevail.
To submit an entry, simply write down your best-guess date on a postcard and mail it to: Snow Guessing Contest, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Please remember that only postcards will be accepted (no emailed entries) Participants may enter as many times as they would like, but only one date per postcard.
JoAnne Worley, actress, singer, and comedienne, will be honored with the Friends For Life Award at the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s annual gala, The Faux Fur Ball II: Puttin’ On The Leash on October 24, 2015. As president of Actors and Others for Animals, Worley is being honored for her years of dedication to improving the lives of animals.
This is the first time Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter will present an achievement award at their annual gala. President Stephen S. Boyd said Friends selected JoAnne because, “there are many animal activists working along side us, but those who truly understand what it takes and what we are doing every day in our mission to save lives, shine a little brighter. JoAnne is one of those special activists, and we are honored to have her join us as ‘Friend’ to our animals in Palm Springs.”
The Perez Road Business Association will present the inaugural Cathedral City Spooktacular Halloween Event Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1-5 pm. The event will be take place on Perez Road between Summit Drive and Plaza Drive, the event will include a stage with live entertainment, classic car displays, and exhibits sponsored by the Cathedral City Police Department and Cathedral City Fire Department.
Described as a Family event, there will be plenty of games and trick or treating. Everyone can see fire trucks, police vehicles, and meet the men and women who serve in those departments.
There will also be hourly costume contests with prizing including gift cards, back packs and bicycle gear and several bicycles will be raffled during the festivities.
“We want to give kids new bikes and safety gear to go with them,” explained Gillian Cross, one of the event organizers. “What we really want is to engage families and give them a great, safe annual event to look forward to.
Palm Springs Art Museum presents new events and activities scheduled for the month of October, and debuts new exhibitions. From the first annual Meet The A+D Center event to an honorary Day of the Dead celebration, the museum offers a variety of special events, art experiences, and exciting new and ongoing exhibitions throughout the month.
At the main museum, A Passionate Eye: The Weiner Family Collection opens October 3 and runs
The Kiwanis Clubs of Palm Springs and East Coachella Valley got together Saturday (9 26 2015) at Canyon Club Estates in Palm Springs to thank outgoing leadership and install new officers for 2015-2016. The event was extra special this year and members of Kiwanis Clubs across the globe celebrate Kiwanis International's 100th anniversary. Kiwanis International is world wide service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is now headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas. Kiwanis clubs, help their communities in countless ways with community service projects that help local youth.
The Palm Springs officers for 2015-2016 include Jack Lacy as president. Tony LOpez as VP. Jerryann Sivets as Secretary and Mary Holmes as Treasurer. Directors include Lucio Brenal, Bob Lienau, and Terry Shankman.
The new East Coachella Valley Kiwanis officers are Steve Wilson as President, Scott Wolf as Vice President, Lee Miller as Secretary -treasurer and Dean Apple as Director.
The event included special guests Cleveland Spaight, Kiwanis Lt. Governor for the region and past Lt. Governor Ron Bryant.
The Auen Foundation will present the 51st annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Sunday, October 25. This is the 8th year the Auen Foundation is sponsoring the famously fun Parade.
“We are thrilled that the Auen Foundation is supporting the Golf Cart Parade again," said Mike Hardin, owner of the Lock Shop and Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Chairman. “This is will be another great year for the parade, and we value the support from the City of Palm Desert, the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
Coyote StageWorks, the award-winning Actors’ Equity professional theater company, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season. The schedule of performances will include the Company’s signature one-night-only benefit and productions of two Tony Award Winning stage plays, presented at the Annenberg Theater located inside the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Voted "Best Live Theater" by Desert Magazine in 2013 and 2014, Coyote StageWorks also won a record 20 Desert Star Awards from the Desert Theatre League in October 2014, bringing the total award count to 60 since its first production in 2009.
For its annual benefit gala, Coyote StageWorks will present “The
The Desert Rose Playhouse has announced its line-up of productions for 2015-2016:
- A classic black comedy from the Bad Boy of 1960's British theatre;
- A wildly imaginative re-thinking of a beloved holiday classic;
- A multiple award-winning theatrical milestone about the impact of the modern plague in America;
- An internationally produced and strikingly staged bi-sexual drama;
- Plus an important stage project still in negotiation to cap our Fourth Season!
Here is the complete list of 2015-2016 productions followed by ticket information:
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September 25 – October 25, 2015
The 2015/2016 Season from Dezart Performs begins with the Off-Broadway comedy THE RECEPTIONIST by Adam Bock. This 2008 Outer Critic nominated play takes a hilarious and provocative look at the business world through the eyes of a gossipy, matronly receptionist named Beverly. THE RECEPTIONIST runs November 13 thru November 22.
The World Premiere of SUICIDE DOGS, will be the group's second show of the season, was the winner of this spring's Annual Play Reading Festival. The drama-
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) has announced plans for its 5th Anniversary Season in 2015-16.
Following its record-breaking 4th Season, DETC again will offer at least six performances of all productions with the exception of the Season Gala. All performances will take place in the Pearl McManus Theater at the Palm Springs Woman’s Club, 314 S. Cahuilla Road in Palm Springs.
Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) Artistic Director Ron Celona, has announced the titles of the four main stage productions now scheduled for their 2015-2016 season. Having the underlying theme of Identity: Lost and Found, the four chosen productions will make you laugh, cry, gasp, and one will even get your toes tapping as each story, in their own entertaining way, explores the complex subject of IDENTITY - What defines your identity? Is it your family, place of birth, environment, or your chosen profession?
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From “The Addams Family” to “A Streetcar Named Desire”, there is truly something for everyone. In it’s 19th Season, Palm Canyon Theatre is the valley’s oldest source of live theatrical entertainment. Located in the beautiful Uptown Design District and centrally located to everything Palm Springs has to offer. Located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs at the corner of Alejo and Palm Canyon Drive, you can now drop by and get your season subscriptions. You can also call the box office at 760-323-5123.
Individual ticket sales begin August 1st.
Here is the entire list of shows:
Broadway Series: 8 Shows $210, 4 Shows $120
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