Things To Do In Coachella Valley January 2018

Take a Look What’s Happening In Coachella Valley 

January 2018

Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 2-15 A culturally diverse program of 200+ stellar films from more than 60 countries represents the best in international cinema, earning the Festival an enthusiastic and loyal audience of nearly 137,000. The Festival’s glamorous centerpiece, the Awards Gala, brings the world’s biggest stars to Palm Springs as it honors the year’s best performances both in front of and behind the camera. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Camelot Theatres: 2300 E Baristo Rd. Contact: 760-322-2930 / www.psfilmfest.org

Art Walk & Wine Tasting Jan. 3 Every first Wednesday of the month through April. Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops at The Art Place. Craveyon Wines from Temecula will provide complimentary wine tasting throughout the evening. Proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.” Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows Jan. 4-7 Breed Specialty shows on Thursday and Friday. All breed shows on Saturday and Sunday. Purebred dog fanciers from all over the US gather at this magnificent site to show their dogs in Conformation, Obedience and Agility. Also featured will be “Meet The Breeds” and vendors will offer canine-related items for sale. Food vendors will be available. Time/Place: Empire Polo Club Grounds, Indio Contact: 505-660-8080 / www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org

El Paseo Art Walk Jan. 5 Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

El Paseo Cruise Night Jan. 5 Everyone is welcome! View the cars and meet the owners. Time/Place: 3:15pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire Jan. 6 Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org

Caliente Springs Health & Resources Fair Jan. 6 A health fair promoting healthy aging and senior wellness, featuring seminars presented by representatives of Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Regional Medical center. More than 30 booths at the fair, endorsed by State Senator Jeff Stone. Plus a demo by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. Time/Place: 9:30am-2pm / Caliente Springs Resort Contact: 760-329-8400 / www.skyvalleyresorts.com

Red Carpet Run 5K & 10K Jan. 6 The Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet Run offers both a 5K and 10K run/walk beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line. Time/Place: 8-11am / American Legion: 400 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs Contact: www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org

Live Well Festival Jan. 6 An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations. Festivities include Morning Yoga, Color Run, entertainment, kids zone and more. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park Contact: 760-464-3239 / www.livewellfestival.org

Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic Jan. 7 Matthias Pintscher, Conductor and Renaud Capucon, violin. Time/Place: 5-7pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-341-1013 / www.psfp.org

Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club Jan. 7-Apr. 1 Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina. Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com

The Desert Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie Jan. 11 It is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, and it showcases many of the best artists in the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with The Desert Symphony. Each artist’s performance is choreographed to music selected by the maestro. Time/Place: 8pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-340-2787 / www.mccallumtheatre.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road Jan. 13 Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Desert Art Festival Jan. 13-14 Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com

Desert Woman’s Show Jan. 13-14 11th annual Expo featuring an array of products and services, seminars on today’s hottest topics, and Taste of the Valley with food, wine and beer tasting. Attended by thousands of guests, the Expo offers daily fashion shows, stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including Stem Cells Demystified, Myths & Truths of Organic Foods plus a Hawaiian Fusion Cooking Class with ROY’s. Time/Place: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Contact: 760-285-3903 / www.desertwomansshow.com

IW Back9 5k Fun Walk Jan. 14 Come join fellow residents for a healthy 5k walk through our scenic golf course. After the walk enjoy Desert Recreation District Tai Chi for beginners. Coffee and tea will be served, so come out and meet some fellow residents. Meet at back patio at 6:55 a.m. No RSVP necessary and no dogs allowed. Followed by Stretching/Tai Chi on Players Course. Time/Place: 7-8:30am / Indian Wells Golf Resort Contact: 760-346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org

HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Shows Jan. 16-Mar. 18 Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella, and watch as riders and their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course with grace and skill. Time/Place: HITS Desert Horse Park: 85-555 Airport Blvd., Thermal Contact: 845-246-8833 / www.hitsshows.com

Park After Dark (Adult Night) Jan. 19 Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Each adult only night will feature either a beer, wine, bourbon or vodka tasting opportunity in addition to a guided tour of specially selected animal exhibits. Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert Contact: 760-346-5694 x2506 / www.livingdesert.org

Art on Main Street Jan. 20 Old Town La Quinta is committed to continuing the art events previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas” which were recently cancelled by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Under the new name, the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC a premier sponsor The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

Palm Desert Panther 5K Jan. 21 Benefits Palm Desert Charter Middle School, and is fun for the whole family (and your dogs, too!). Come on out and walk, jog or run this flat, fast course. Time/Place: 8am / El Paseo Contact: 760-702-2466 / https://register.chronotrack.com/r/32584

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Jan. 24-26 A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Public Library Contact: 760-341-7323 / www.rmwritersfest.org

Southwest Arts Festival Indio Jan. 25-28 Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Empire Polo Club Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.discoverindio.com

Cathedral City Movies in the Park Jan. 27 The free event happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com

Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo Jan. 27 Start the New Year off right with this 5k, 10k and beginner run that begins and ends with a large health and wellness festival offering giveaways, services, fitness experts, and cooking demonstrations. Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Ruth Hardy Park: 700 E Tamarisk Road Contact: 760-323-6511 / www.palmspringshealthrun.com

Heroes in Recovery 6K Jan. 28 The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Michael’s House. Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. Time/Place: 8-10am / Michael’s House: 515 N Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 888-312-4220 / www.heroesinrecovery.com

Full Moon Hike Jan. 31 Experience a hike by moonlight! See the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over the mountains. We will be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 1-2 liters of water per person, headlamp or flashlight, a black light (if you have one) and wear closed-toe shoes. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Top of the Cove Parking Lot Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org

VillageFest Every Thursday Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events. Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair Every Sat. & Sun. With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com

 

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