10 Things to Do in the Palm Springs Area This Week


There is always plenty to do in Coachella Valley. We’ve put together a list of events and entertainment happening this week.

To submit an event for consideration, send an email to [email protected] with a brief description.

Here are 10 things to do this week:

Jazz on the second floor

Leanna & The Jazz Collective perform at the Palm Springs Cultural Center every Tuesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor.

Do you like jazz Spend an evening listening to the flowing styles of Leanna & The Jazz Collective – a husband and wife duo, accompanied by special surprise guests. Enjoy drinks and a range of seasoned fries. 21 and over.

Or: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Dated: Every Tuesday

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Tickets: No cover, twodrink at least

Information: psculturalcenter.org; (760) 325-6565

Blixseth Park Nature Walk

Join the Friends of the Desert Mountains volunteer guides for a nature walk in Blixseth Mountain Park. Experience the beauty of the indigenous desert landscape through walking trails surrounded by desert landscapes, plants, and geography, and learn about desert flora and the indigenous Cahuilla people. This path is friendly for dogs on a leash. Bring 1 liter of water, a hat, sunscreen and wear sturdy closed-toe shoes. Please wear a mask at check-in and practice social distancing.

Or: Blixseth Mountain Park, 71-255 Mirage Road, Rancho Mirage

Dated: Every other Wednesday

Time: 8:30 am-9:30am

Tickets: $ 5

Information: desertmountains.org; (760) 568-9918

Palm Desert Certified Farmers Market

The Palm Desert Certified Farmers Market is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce.

Want to change your grocery routine? Spend the morning at this farmers market, which features fresh California-grown food, chef demonstrations, and entertainment.

Or: Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 72-559 Highway 111, Palm Desert

Dated: Each Wednesday

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tickets: To free

Information: certifiedfarmersmarket.org; (844) 732-7628

Free night at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Do you want art? Thursday nights at the Palm Springs Art Museum are free to the public, so book your ticket online in advance and get ready to enjoy the valley’s largest public collection of contemporary art.

Or: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Dated: Every Thursday

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Tickets: To free

Information: psmuseum.org; (760) 322-4800

“Always, Patsy Cline”

Step back in time with this musical based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a Houston fan named Louise Seger. The show includes many of Patsy’s hits such as “Crazy”, “I Fall to Pieces”, “Sweet Dreams” and more.

Or: Desert TheatreWorks at IPAC, 45175 Fargo St., Indio

Dated: Jan 7-Feb 6

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. Sundays

Tickets: Students: $ 26 to $ 30, Senior ($ 55): $ 34 to $ 38, Adult: $ 36 to $ 40

Information: dtworks.org; (760) 980-1455

Famous aeronautical artist Stan Stokes-Tuskegee Airmen Collection

Browse over 80 original works of art immortalizing members of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew in WWII despite the obstacles of racial segregation (and a US military policy that attempted to prevent them from flying). Learn the stories of those brave aviators who broke down barriers to fight Nazism. Included with regular admission to the museum.

Or: Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs

Dated: Saturday, Sunday and Monday (and many other days from January 15 to February 28)

Time: 10 am-5pm

Tickets: From $ 17.50

Information: palmspringsairmuseum.org

Desert College Street Fair

The COD Street Fair will be back every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This weekend, tradition returns (after a long pandemic-induced hiatus) with a mix of food, shopping and special events. Proceeds support students at the College of the Desert by raising funds for the Alumni Association, which provides scholarships, financial aid, and other programs that meet the needs of students.

Or: Northwest corner of the College of the Desert campus at 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

Dated: Every saturday and sunday

Time: 8 am-2pm

Tickets: To free

Information: (760) 636-7957

Flo Rida concert

Flo Rida performs at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 15.

Are you a fan of Flo Rida? Make sure to wear your “Reeboks with the Straps” to “get off” and experience that Florida hip-hop feeling. live at The Show at Rancho Mirage.

Or: The Spa Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

Dated: Saturday January 15th

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: From $ 55

Information: aguacalientecasinos.com/agua-event/flo-rida; (888) 999-1995

Full Moon Hike at Rancho Mirage

Grab your hiking boots and join the Friends of the Desert Mountains volunteer guides on this first full moon hike on the Bighorn Overlook Trail Loop. You’ll experience moonlit mountain views and shadows, as well as the urban night lights of the Coachella Valley. This is an easy 2 mile hike with 275 feet of elevation gain. Bring 1 liter of water per person, headlamp or flashlight and wear closed shoes. Dogs prohibited and wearing a mask is compulsory.

Or: Bighorn Overlook Trail Loop, 69-825 California 111, Rancho Mirage

Dated: Sunday January 16

Time: 8:30 am-9:30am (check-in starts 15 minutes before your group’s departure time)

Tickets: $ 5

Information: desertmountains.org; (760) 568-9918

‘I am nothing without you’

Jeffrey Lesser and Leslie Tennarro will perform at the Arthur Newman Theater on Sunday, January 16 at 3 p.m.

Fancy a live show? In this production, Jeffrey Lesser and Leslie Tennarro explore different types of relationships through musical duets of different genres – Broadway, Top 40, movie soundtracks and more.

Or: Arthur Newman Theater, 73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert

Dated: Sunday January 16

Time: 3 p.m.

Tickets: $ 15

Information: lesmichaels.com

Inclusion in The Desert Sun’s weekly community calendar is solely at the discretion of the editors. Priority is given to free and community events.

To submit an event, send an email to [email protected], including the following: name of the event; event date; location of the event ; time of event; fees, if applicable; phone number or website for more information. Please attach a photo.