DA Springs Festival

🎉 Step into DA Spring Festival, a collaboration between DA Computers and Rated Comics, beloved local companies right here in Palm Springs! 🌴 Get ready for an unforgettable family-friendly extravaganza that unites our community like never before!

 

🎁 This year, we’re pulling out all the stops with hourly giveaways that are absolutely FREE! Plus, brace yourself for the grand unveiling of our brand-new playroom, showcasing the latest innovations from local startups. But wait, there’s more! Rub elbows with celebrities like Brett Wagner, Mark Bunham, and the Yuan Twins, while immersing yourself in the captivating creations of local artists such as Ruben Najera, Lenny Romero, and Sky Hawkins.

 

🎨 From teens to adults, there’s something for everyone at DA Spring Festival! Engage in thrilling contests and activities throughout the day, and the best part? It won’t cost you a dime to join in the fun! 🚀 So mark your calendars and join us for an epic celebration of community, creativity, and connection. See you there! 🎉

Model Train Layout Exhibit

Coachella Valley Model Railroaders bi-annual model train exhibit invite all to visit our clubs model train layout. If you missed us during our fair, this is your chance to visit us now. We model in HO scale and have over 2000′ of track in an area of 100’x20′. We also have a Lionel layout in an area of 11’x24′. We are located in the Crafts and Hobbies building on the fairgrounds. Park out front and enter from gate one, follow signs.

DRIFT – One Time Screening, Palm Springs Premiere – Desert Film Society @ Camelot Theatre

A young Liberian refugee named Jacqueline (two-time Academy Award-nominee Cynthia Erivo) has barely escaped her war-torn country to a Greek island. She offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories that haunt her at bay. She meets a rootless tour guide (Alia Shawkat) and the two become close as they each find hope in the other to forge ahead.  From the producers of “Call Me By Your Name” and “ Nomadland”.

 

FILMMAKER GUESTS:  Film Producer/Actor Peter Spears and Moderated by Producer/Actor Jess Cagle

 

Genre:  Drama
Running Time: 93 min
Country: Greece
Language: English & Greek
Premiere: Palm Springs
Director: Anthony Chen
Writers: Susanne Farrell, Alexander Maksik (based on the novel “A Marker to Measure Drift”)
Producers: Naima Abed | Anthony Chen | Cynthia Erivo | Emilie Georges | Peter Spears & more
Composer: Ré Olunuga
Cinematographer: Crystel Fournier
Editor: Hoping Chen
Casting Director: Jina Jay
Production Designer: Danai Elefsinioti
Principal Cast:  Cynthia Erivo, Alia Shawkat, Ibrahima Ba, Honor Swinton Byrne, Zainab Jah
Distributor:  Utopia
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYLgGGuFcVI

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, England,

St. Margaret’s Friends of Music will present the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge University, in concert Sunday, December 11, 7pm at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.

The program, entitled “O magnum mysterium,” surveys more than five centuries of beloved choral repertoire appropriate for the Advent and Christmas seasons including settings of the text O magnum mysterium (O great mystery) by Spanish composer Cristóbal Morales (16th century) and more contemporary settings by Francis Poulenc and Morten Lauridsen. Also featured on the program will be carols from seventeenth-century France and Germany plus seasonal works by Herbert Howells, John Tavener, John Rutter, Will Todd and Lucy Walker.

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1972, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the world’s leading university choirs. In addition to its primary function of leading services three times a week in the College chapel, the Choir keeps an active schedule recording, broadcasting, and performing. Recent engagements include concerts with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, Britten Sinfonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfonia Nacional de Mexico, as well as recitals in Barcelona’s Palau de Musica, El Escorial Madrid, Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City, St John’s Smith Square London, and across the USA and Canada.

The Choir has produced an impressive discography of more than forty recordings. Their recordings under Graham Ross on the Harmonia Mundi label have been released to great critical acclaim, earning praise for ‘exceptional singing’ and ‘immaculate performances.’ The Choir’s latest album, Rolling River, featuring American choral works by Barber, Bernstein, Nico Muhly and others, was released on the Harmonia Mundi label in 2023.

 

St. Margaret’s is located at 47535 Hwy 74, Palm Desert. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $10 for students. You can purchase online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-choir-of-clare-college-cambridge-graham-ross-director-tickets-661415630957?aff=ebdsoporgprofile or at the door.

 

MAYA LA FERIA INTERNACIONAL

Experience the beauty and cultural relevance of the Maya communities in Mexico and Central America. Maya La Feria Internacional is a yearly event that celebrates the unique identity, traditions, history, and culture of the Maya people and connects them with the rest of the world. Join us and explore the diverse cultural activities that will bring people together and make this event a memorable and enriching experience for everyone. MAYA LA FERIA is coming on October 21-22 at the 67800 Ave. Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City CA 92234, international and local music, beer garden, food from different countries, carnival games, the folklore, the cultural, get together in one place. and more..  www.mayalaferia.com

COMMUNITY HARVEST FEST

Our Harvest Fest at Lily of the Valley is such an exciting time of year. A FREE safe event for youth, their families and friends.

Vietnam Veterans Stand Down

It is 50 years since ground troops came home from the Vietnam War and 50 years since the military draft ended in America. According to Department of Defense estimates only about 1/3 of Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans are still living. The Vietnam Veterans of the Coachella Valley, along with support from a number of Veterans Service organizations, including, but not limited to: Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.; the American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; and the Coachella Valley Airborne Association are participating in this event. The Stand Down will take place in Desert Hot Springs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1534 and all veterans, veterans’ families and all others who care are invited to this free event. There will be 60’s music, barbeque, and a Vietnam Era Huey-1 Medevac Helicopter as a back drop for this important event. An opening ceremony is scheduled for noon on Saturday, October 21st and a closing ceremony is scheduled for noon on Sunday, October 22nd. This will be an opportunity for veterans to celebrate that we are still here and as a remembrance to those who are not. It will be an opportunity to make new friends and possibly meet up with friends not seen since serving on active duty decades ago.

Desert Collab Series

A Chef’s table series with culinary trailblazers from around Southern California.

Four guest chef collaborations, Four dinners, Four nights only! A chef’s dinner series at Boozehounds Palm Springs with unbeatable vibes, live music, and of course incredible cuisine and drink pairings. This is a pop-up series you won’t want to miss!

This is our third dinner in the series and features partnerships with Mostra Coffee and Goal Brewing. Both are Filipino-owned businesses and pay homage to our original consulting executive chef’s Filipino roots and influence on our menu. This influence guided the evolution of the menu and Chef Aric Ianni’s expansion of the brand’s food identity.

An elevated culinary event every foodie with love!

Model Train Exhibit and Open House

COACHELLA VALLEY MODEL RAILROADERS invites you to view our premier model railroad display.
We also seek new members to join our model railroad club in Indio, CA, and build artistic miniature trains with other people who share the same interest.

ALIX KOREY & TERI RALSON: OUR BROADWAY – A MEMOIR IN SONG

Broadway luminaries, ALIX KOREY and TERI RALSTON, have performed in more than 15 Broadway shows between them and have worked with some of the greatest composers of all time, including Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Cy Coleman. They will share their treasured stories, songs and experiences in an entertaining evening filled with iconic songs from their illustrious careers.