Idyllwild Arts Partners with Stan’s Cafe to Present “Of All The People in All The World” Exhibition from February 6 to 14 with a Celebratory Event on February 9

The InterArts Department at Idyllwild Arts is pleased to present a special collaboration between its students and UK-based interactive theatre company, Stan’s Cafe. “Of All The People in All The World” is an internationally-acclaimed performance installation that turns abstract human population statistics into emotionally gripping stories using grains of rice. The public is invited to view Idyllwild Arts iteration “Of All The People in All The World” at a Celebratory Reception on Friday, February 9 from 6 to 7.30pm, featuring InterArts students and Stan’s Café founders, James Yarker and Graeme Rose. The free event takes place at the Parks Exhibition Gallery located on Idyllwild Arts stunning campus (52500 Temecula Road #38, Idyllwild, CA). The unique exhibition will also run from February 6 – 14, 2024.

The rice is carefully measured to represent human population statistics arranged in labelled piles, creating an ever-changing landscape of rice. Their juxtapositions can be moving, shocking, celebratory, witty and thought-provoking. That’s it. This installation is that simple—and that elegantly complex. After the performance the rice will be donated to charities and recycled.

“Of All The People In All The World” has toured the world since its inception in 2003, landing at top international venues, including The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the World Financial Center in New York, adapting to the times and contexts in which it is found. For more information and hours, visit: https://www.idyllwildartsgallery.org/of-all-the-people-in-all-the-world

Artists for Oswit

Please join Oswit Land Trust in association with the Desert Art Woman Gallery for an evening of art, conservation, and community to help preserve open spaces in the Coachella Valley. The benefit exhibition is at Desert Art Woman Gallery in association with some of the galleries of the Perez Arts District.

Reception: Friday, December 15, 2023, from 5pm to 8pm.

The exhibit runs from December 5 through December 20.

Location: 68-895 Perez Road, Building I-26 (Perez Plaza H & I Buildings),

Cathedral City, CA 92234.

Donation: 100% percent of the purchase price benefits Oswit Land Trust. Purchases can be made by check, or click here to make donations directly on the Oswit website.

Take Art Home: Pieces can be taken home on Friday night after purchase.

Every Budget: Over 50 pieces will be displayed, ranging from $50 to $3,000.

Parking: On the 68000 block of Perez Road, the gallery district is marked Perez Plaza H & I / Art District. Parking is limited in that lot, but parking in the neighboring lot, Building F & G is safe and walkable. Parking helpers will be on hand. Please visit the other galleries in the Perez Art District participating in the event.

Thank you to the artists, collectors and gallery owners donating to support Oswit Land Trust.

Bella! Film Premiere & Talkback

Re-Emerging Films invites you to the
Palm Springs Premiere
of
Bella!
at The Camelot Theatre / Palm Springs Cultural Center
Dec 14 – 7pm

Featuring a Talkback with Director Jeff L. Lieberman & Special Guests.
Moderated by Film Producer, Kat Kramer. (SHEroesforChange)

A Documentary film on the trailblazing activist, feminist and congresswoman,
Bella Abzug.

Featuring Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, Maxine Waters, Marlo Thomas, Renée Taylor, Phil Donahue, Charles Rangel, David Dinkins and more.

The New York Times: “The film illustrates the merciless challenges of electoral endurance even for the fiercest fighter.”

Tickets at:
https://ticketing.uswest.veezi.com/purchase/7708?siteToken=p5d0rxm1svrmmjfqzazjdze1xc

Trailer, reviews and more at bella1970.com

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!

Mattress Firm Celebrates Bringing a Good Night’s Rest to the Indio-Area

On Thursday, August 31, from 11 AM to 1 PM, Mattress Firm is inviting everyone in the Indio-area to join them in celebrating bringing a good night’s sleep to the community with a grand opening party at the new Indio Towne Center location. The celebration will start at 11 a.m., will include an unofficial ribbon cutting, and the team will be giving away sleep boxes full of sleep essentials for those who join.

 

 

 

Desert WineFest 2023

The inaugural Desert WineFest is coming to Rancho Mirage – the heart of California’s Coachella Valley!

Over the two-day Fest, attendees will be able to taste hundreds of wines and craft brews; sample cheeses, breads and coffees; shop at delectable food trucks, restaurants and assorted artisan and gourmet exhibitors, all while enjoying a sunny day with live music and games galore.  

Guests will also have the option of participating in the All Access/VIP Garden which will feature limited production and higher end wines, along with tasty tidbits to enjoy in a more secluded setting.

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

1pm – 5pm

Sunday, October 29th, 2023

12pm – 4pm

Registration is now open for wineries, breweries, lifestyle exhibitors and sponsors.

Tickets will be available soon!

For more info, visit www.DesertWineFest.com.

Desert WineFest 2023

The inaugural Desert WineFest is coming to Rancho Mirage – the heart of California’s Coachella Valley!

Over the two-day Fest, attendees will be able to taste hundreds of wines and craft brews; sample cheeses, breads and coffees; shop at delectable food trucks, restaurants and assorted artisan and gourmet exhibitors, all while enjoying a sunny day with live music and games galore.  

Guests will also have the option of participating in the All Access/VIP Garden which will feature limited production and higher end wines, along with tasty tidbits to enjoy in a more secluded setting.

Saturday, October 28th, 2023

1pm – 5pm

Sunday, October 29th, 2023

12pm – 4pm

Registration is now open for wineries, breweries, lifestyle exhibitors and sponsors.

Tickets will be available soon!

For more info, visit www.DesertWineFest.com.

Nickel City Opera West presents Opera Classics Featuring Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’

At the Richards Center for the Arts on Sunday, March 26th, Giacomo Puccini’s (Italian 1858-1924) La Boheme will be featured in the Nickel City Opera West inaugural presentation of Opera Classics showcasing the leading exponent of the verismo, or realism style. Originating from the Post Romantic Italian literary movement circa 1875-early 1900s, verismo portrays the world in greater realism using subject matters not previously thought of as being fit for literature but now written about, including the lives of the poor. Also known as naturalism, the genre does away with epic quests and mythological beasts, centering instead on ‘human’ drama, illness, lost loves and marital problems as seen in Puccini’s three greatest successes, La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Featuring Metropolitan Opera Singer and NCO West Artistic Director Valerian Ruminski, international opera tenor Eric Fennell, Mexican soprano Carla Portillo and Los Angeles based soprano Shirley Wang. Conducted by Olivia Tsui.

Nickel City Opera West Gala Dinner

Nickel City Opera West will host a sneak peek of the events planned for the Coachella Valley at the Inaugural Gala Dinner March 14th with a 4 course menu by Chef Ernie of Mario’s Italian Cafe. Opera arias will be presented throughout the evening from Metropolitan Opera singer and Artistic Director Valerian Ruminski and his opera colleagues. Nickel City Opera West was formed to bring opera to Palm Springs and communities who do not have a permanent opera company. Based in Buffalo, NY, Nickel City Opera has been bringing fully staged operas, concerts and events to the community as a Summer Festival since 2009. As a winter snowbird satellite, NCO West hopes to bring opera fans to Palm Springs.

Since 1972, Mario’s Italian Cafe have established their presence within the local community as an active fundraiser for the Athletic Sponsor of Coachella Valley High Schools, The American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Desert Arc, Relay for Life, Italian Festival and Make A Wish donating 100% of over 8,000 meals provided annually to help these groups raise money for their causes. NCO West is honored to partner with Chef Ernie for a spectacular evening. Join us.

March Revelry – an art exhibit

March Revelry is an art exhibition beginning March 1, 2023 at the Stephen Baumbach Gallery in Palm Springs and runs through the end of the month. The opening coincides with the First Wednesday Art Walk in the Backstreet Art District where galleries are open until 8pm. This exhibition features abstract expressionism artist Roberto Amaral (@fuego_amaral on Instagram) and other artists. You can meet the artists at a meet and greet on Saturday March 11, from 11am-2pm.