Hot Desert Real Estate Information & News

Get hot information about all the desert communities around the Palm Springs and Palm desert areas. You can get market updates of how the real estate market is fairing in all the areas plus interesting things going on.

 

 

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Cute Palm Desert Greens Country Club Manufactured Home With Greenbelt, Golf Course & Mountain Views. Read More...

Calendar of Events 2021

October 2021 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events. Looking for some things to see and do in October? Read More...

 

Just Listed Move in Ready Bermuda Dunes Home 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Our local residential real estate market experts Market Watch LLC have just released their August 2021 Desert Housing Report. Some highlights: Read More...

August 2021 Coachella Valley Residential Real Estate Market Update

Our local residential real estate market experts Market Watch LLC have just released their August 2021 Desert Housing Report. Some highlights: Read More...

 

Just Listed: Unique Desert Oasis with 100+ Medjool Date Palms

Built as a forever home, this unique Thousand Palms acreage is perfect for investors looking for a short term vacation rental... Read More...

Coming Soon: Unique Central Palm Springs Pied-A-Terre to Downtown

Location, location, location in the Central Palm Springs area. One of just a handful of units in the Villa Alejo complex with its own large front patio overlooking the courtyard pool and spa. Read More...

May 17, 2022

If Summer Pool Parties Are Your Thing…You’ll Be Glad To Hear That Splash House Is Back

That’s right, Splash House is back this summer with three weekends of summer pool parties…June 10-12, August 12-14 and August 19-21. Splash House is a summer festival series that takes place across multiple weekends at three hotel resorts in Palm Springs (The Saguaro, The Margaritaville & The Renaissance) on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to sundown. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms, and balconies that are all part of the fun. Desert days continue into the night for the Splash House After Hours series with dancing aside the planes and under the stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum (Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 2am). The lineup for the June event has been released and we’ve included the poster. 

Some Splash House general information:

  •        Splash House is a 21+ Festival. ID is required for wristband pickup and re-entry to all venues.
  •        A Splash House admission wristband includes access to all three hotel venues on Saturday and Sunday, subject to capacity limits.
  •        Hotel programming runs Saturday & Sunday from noon until sundown.
  •        Everyone is subject to search on entry to venues.
  •        Re-entry is allowed at all venues, subject to capacity.
  •        Splash House shuttles are complimentary and run between all venues.
  •        The show will take place rain or shine.
  •        Lineup and set times are subject to change.
  •        Hotel Package purchasers will receive an email prior to arrival with all hotel and check-in details.
  •        After Hours is a separately ticketed entry at the Palm Springs Air Museum. All Splash House policies apply.
  •        After Hours programming runs from 9:00PM to 2:00AM on Friday & Saturday nights.

For more information and passes, please visit the official Splash House website at: www.splashhouse.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

May 16, 2022

Just Listed: Spacious Spanish Style Hacienda On A Large Corner Lot In Avondale Country Club

Thoughtful architectural details, privacy and an expansive lot offer endless possibilities within this classic Spanish Hacienda style property situated behind the gates of the prestigious Avondale Country Club. The L shaped floor plan surrounds the pool with an expansive covered patio outside and spacious rooms inside. Enter through a secluded pathway to a large porch where oversized wood double doors greet you. Inside find a large living area with fireplace, wood beamed vaulted ceilings and authentic saltillo tile floor. Warm, inviting dining area and kitchen feature wood cabinetry and views to pool area.  The Primary Suite includes ''spa'' room w/oversized jetted tub & large walk-in shower, 2 private dressing areas w/ sink and toilet, and double walk-in closets. Two additional bedroom suites, one off of the kitchen with private bath and one in the bedroom wing.  The focus is on relaxed backyard living w/classic pool, spa and plenty of room for relaxation.  Three car garage (one for a golf cart) with wet sink offers loads of storage. HOA dues include social membership in Avondale Country Club, use of the Club’s tennis & pickleball courts, fitness center and restaurants/bars, 24-hour guard-gated security, dog park, driving range, putting green, cable TV, internet and reduced green fees. Owned by same family since 1987, the property is being sold in ''As Is'' condition by the Trust.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •        Located Behind The Gates Of Avondale Country Club In Palm Desert, CA
  •        Spacious Spanish Style Hacienda
  •        3,452 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  •        15,682 Sq Ft (0.36 Acre) Corner Lot
  •        Large Living Area With Fireplace, Wood Beamed Vaulted Ceilings And Authentic Saltillo Tile Floor
  •        Primary Suite Includes ''Spa'' Room With Oversized Jetted Tub & Large Walk-In Shower, 2 Private Dressing Areas With Sink And Toilet, And Double Walk-In Closets
  •        Large Rectangular Pool With Retractable Cover & Large Spa
  •        Three Car Attached Garage With Wet Sink

MLS# 219078869 | Listed at $1,275,000 | Details, photos, virtual tour and floor plan at: http://www.75671mclachlin.com

CalDRE# 01896117 | 01898254 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
May 15, 2022

GREATER PALM SPRINGS RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS JUNE 3-12, 2022

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week returns June 3-12, providing residents and visitors with 10 days of varied dining experiences, with participating restaurants offering special lunch and dinner menus at set prices. The event runs throughout the nine-city Coachella Valley and is a great opportunity to show our local restaurant community some love.

This year, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will be followed by the Summers Eats Pass, available June 13-September 5. Simply download the free mobile pass and get access to exclusive offers from Greater Palm Springs restaurants including special prix fixe menus and free items with certain purchases and more. Plus every time you use the pass to check in to a local eatery you’ll be eligible for a weekly drawing to win a $50 gift card to a Greater Palm Springs restaurant. 

Some answers to frequently asked Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week questions:

WHAT IS GREATER PALM SPRINGS RESTAURANT WEEK?

For 10 days once a year, participating restaurants throughout the Coachella Valley offer special lunch and dinner menus at set prices for diners to enjoy. For 2022, Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week will run from June 3-12, followed immediately by the Summer Eats Pass – a mobile dining discount pass.

WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE PARTICIPATING IN RESTAURANT WEEK?

PALM SPRINGS:

360 Sports at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs | 4 Saints at Kimpton Rowan | AsiaSF Palm Springs | Birba | Blue Coyote Bar & Grill | Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel & Bungalows | Copley’s on Palm Canyon | Del Rey Restaurant & Bar at Villa Royale | Fuzion Five | Grand Central Palm Springs | Jake’s | JWB Grill at Margaritaville Resort | L’Olivo Palm Springs | Lulu California Bistro | Mr. Lyons Steakhouse | Peruvian Fuego | PS Underground | REVEL Public House | Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill | SP-PA at L’Horizon Resort & Spa | Spencer’s Restaurant | Trio Restaurant + Bar | The Tropicale Restaurant and Coral Seas Lounge® | Workshop Kitchen + Bar | Zin American Bistro

CATHEDRAL CITY:

Daniel’s Table | Piazza Trilussa Ristorante |Salt Flats

LA QUINTA:

Café California | Cork & Fork |The Grill on Main | La Brasserie Bistro & Bar | La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar | Mélange at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta | RD RNNR Libations Pints & Plates

RANCHO MIRAGE:

Acqua California Bistro at The River | Maracas Cantina & Grill | O’Caines Irish Pub | Pinzimini at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa | Si Bon Belgian Bistro | State Fare Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage | Wally’s Desert Turtle | Waters Café at Aqua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage

INDIAN WELLS:

Cava at Renaissance Esmeralda | Citrus & Palm at Miramonte | Vickey’s of Santa Fe | Vue Grille & Bar at Indian Wells Golf Resort

INDIO:

The Bistro at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino | JOY at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino | POM at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

PALM DESERT:    

Café des Beaux-Arts | Cork Tree California Cuisine | Cuistot | Daily Grill | French Rotisserie Café | Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill | JC’s Café | Kitchen 86 + Bar | Le Donne Cucina Italiana | Le Paon Restaurant | Mimmo’s Italian Restaurant & Bar | Morton’s The Steakhouse l Pacifica Seafood Restaurant | Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Gardens | Wildest Restaurant & Bar

WHAT ARE RESTAURANTS OFFERING DURING RESTAURANT WEEK?

Participating restaurants offer a special lunch and/or dinner menu at set prices.

Lunch (2+ Items): $15 | $25 | $35
Dinner (3+ Items): $39 | $49 | $59

Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week menus are offered during lunch and dinner hours only. Please check the restaurant listings online to ensure what menus are being offered during Restaurant Week. Please note that menus are subject to change due to seasonal availability of ingredients.

HOW DO I TAKE PART IN RESTAURANT WEEK?

No passes, tickets or coupons are required. You simply dine out at participating restaurants throughout the event. If you make a reservation on the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week website (www.dineGPS.com), for each reservation $1 will be donated to FIND Food Bank to help fight hunger in our community. Otherwise you can call each restaurant directly for reservations. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated.

DO YOU HAVE TO ORDER OFF THE SPECIAL RESTAURANT WEEK MENU?

In addition to the Restaurant Week menus, participating restaurants will also offer their regular menus. Diners are encouraged to try the special Restaurant Week menu, but it is not required.

To browse menus and for additional questions, please visit www.dineGPS.com

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

May 15, 2022

Open House: Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home With Stunning Fairway, Lake & Mountain Views

OPEN HOUSE: Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home With Stunning Fairway, Lake & Mountain Views | WHEN: Sunday May 15th from Noon to 3pm | ERE: 48180 Via Solana, La Quinta 92253

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •        Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home
  •        Overlooking The 6th Fairway Of The Robert Trent Jones, Jr Course
  •        Stunning Mountain, Lake & Fairway Views That Have To Be Seen To Be Appreciated
  •        2,235 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  •        Roomy Detached Casita With Its Own En-Suite Bathroom
  •        High Ceilings, Ceilings Fans With Lights & Plantation Shutters Throughout
  •        Newer High Efficiency A/C Units
  •        Located Directly Across The Street From A Large Community Pool & Spa

MLS# 219078400 | Listed at $1,150,000 | Details, photos, virtual tour & floor plan at: http://www.48180viasolana.com

CalDRE 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
May 13, 2022

Just Listed: Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home With Stunning Fairway, Lake & Mountain Views

Stunning Views! Situated on the breathtaking 6th fairway of the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course in the renowned Rancho La Quinta Country Club, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath (with Casita), Rancho ll model, has everything desired for relaxed Desert Living. All A/C units were recently replaced with high efficiency models. Located at the end of a quiet Cul-de-Sac, the home features high ceilings, plantation shutters, separate detached casita with bath, and 2 car + golf cart garage. Spacious Primary Suite includes large bath, with jetted spa tub, separate shower and glass block window. Enjoy relaxing or entertaining on the patio overlooking the pristine fairway, sparkling lake and western Santa Rosa Mountains. Community pool and spa is across the street from the front of the house. HOA's include social membership with access to Rancho La Quinta CC’s fitness club, tennis, pickleball & bocce ball courts, clubhouse and restaurant. Cable, internet and trash also included. Golf Membership available at an additional cost. Some furnishings available outside of escrow.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •        Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home
  •        Overlooking The 6th Fairway Of The Robert Trent Jones, Jr Course
  •        Stunning Mountain, Lake & Fairway Views That Have To Be Seen To Be Appreciated
  •        2,235 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  •        Roomy Detached Casita With Its Own En-Suite Bathroom
  •        High Ceilings, Ceilings Fans With Lights & Plantation Shutters Throughout
  •        Newer High Efficiency A/C Units
  •        Located Directly Across The Street From A Large Community Pool & Spa

MLS# 219078400 | Listed at $1,150,000 | Details, photos, virtual tour & floor plan at: http://www.48180viasolana.com 

CalDRE 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
May 9, 2022

Coming Soon: Beautiful Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home With Stunning Golf Course, Water & Mountain Views

Stunning Views! Situated on the breathtaking 6th fairway of the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. course in renowned Rancho La Quinta Country Club, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath (with Casita), Rancho ll model, has everything desired for relaxed Desert Living. All A/C units were recently replaced with high efficiency models. Located at the end of a quiet Cul-de-Sac, the home features high ceilings, plantation shutters, separate detached casita with bath, and 2 car + golf cart garage. Spacious Primary Suite includes large bath, with jetted spa tub, separate shower and glass block window. Enjoy relaxing or entertaining on the patio overlooking the pristine greens, sparkling lake and western mountains. Community pool and spa is a short distance away. HOA's include social membership with access to fitness club, tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, clubhouse and restaurant. Cable, internet and trash also included. Golf Membership available at an additional cost. Some furnishings available outside of escrow.

Features Of This Home At A Glance:

  •        Rancho La Quinta Country Club Golf Course Home
  •        Overlooking The 6th Fairway Of The Robert Trent Jones, Jr Course
  •        Stunning Mountain, Lake & Golf Course Views That Nave To Be Seen To Be Appreciated
  •        2,235 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  •        Roomy Detached Casita With Its Own En-Suite Bathroom
  •        High Ceilings, Ceilings Fans With Lights & Plantation Shutters Throughout
  •        Newer High Efficiency A/C Units
  •        Located Directly Across The Street From A Large Community Pool & Spa

MLS# 219078400 | Listed at $1,150,000 | Details, photos, virtual tour & floor plan at: http://www.48180viasolana.com

CalDRE 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Our Listings
May 6, 2022

APRIL 2022 COACHELLA VALLEY RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

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Local real estate market experts, Market Watch LLC, have just released their April 2022 Desert Housing Report. Some highlights:

COACHELLA VALLEY DETACHED HOME MEDIAN PRICE: Market Watch noted that Coachella Valley home prices continued to surge in April, with the Coachella Valley detached home median price reaching $670,500 (up 19.8% year-over-year from $559,750 in April 2021 and up 52.3% from $440,000 in April 2020). While Market Watch felt that seasonal factors should begin to slow things down staring in June, they also felt that the forces that have been driving prices higher, i.e., low inventory and high demand, will continue to dominate the market.

COACHELLA VALLEY ATTACHED HOME MEDIAN PRICE: The Coachella Valley attached home median price in April was $479,450 (up 37% year-over-year from $349,900 in April 2021 and up 60.4% from $299,000 in April 2020). Market Watch felt that if the past pre-pandemic historical seasonal pattern were to hold, attached home prices should peak sometime in the next two months and then settle down.

TWELVE MONTH CHANGE IN THE PRICE OF THE AVERAGE SIZE HOME BY CITY: The detached home median price for the average size home by city increased by more than 40% year-over-year in Rancho Mirage (up 43.8% for the average 3,175 sq ft detached home in that city), Indian Wells (up 42.4% year-over-year for the average 3,450 sq ft detached home in that city) and Palm Springs (up 40.4% for the average 2,175 sq ft detached home in that city). The attached home median price for the average size home by city increased by over 40% year-over-year in Rancho Mirage (up 49.9% year-over-year for the average size 1,775 sq ft attached home in that city), Bermuda Dunes (up 47.6% year-over-year for the average size 1,450 sq ft attached home in that city), Desert Hot Springs (up 47.2% year-over-year for the average size 750 sq ft attached home in that city), Palm Desert (up 45.3% year-over-year for the average size 1,600 sq ft attached home in that city), Cathedral City (up 44.3% year-over-year for the average size 1,250 sq ft attached home in that city), Indio (up 44.3% year-over-year for the average size 1,050 sq ft attached home in that city) and Palm Springs (up 40.1% year-over-year for the average size 1,250 sq ft attached home in that city).

MONTHLY COACHELLA VALLEY HOME SALES (THREE-MONTH TRAILING AVERAGE): Total Coachella Valley home sales in April averaged 981 home sales per month (down 23% from the 1,276 average total home sales per month in April 2021, but slightly above pre-pandemic April home sales averages). Market Watch did point out that the expansion in sales that has historically occurred at this time of year is much less than past years, indicating a continuing decrease in home sales.

MONTHLY COACHELLA VALLEY HOME SALES (TWELVE-MONTH TRAILING AVERAGE): The 12-month average of home sales removes all seasonality from the date and revealed total April Coachella Valley home sales averaged 931 home sales per month (down 31 home sales per month from March and down 11% year-over-year). Sales of detached homes were down 10.5% year-over-year, while sales of attached homes were down 13% year-over-year. Market Watch expects the trend of long-term home sales continuing to decrease to continue due to supply restrictions from low inventory.

COACHELLA VALLEY HOME SALES BY CITY: Total home sales decreased year-over-year by 40.7% in Indian Wells, 37.3% in La Quinta, 29.2% in Rancho Mirage, 27.4% in Palm Desert and 18.5% in Palm Springs. Home sales in the cities that are classified primarily as “work force” cities, i.e., Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio, continued to show comparable home sales numbers to last year.

COACHELLA VALLEY HOME SALES BY PRICE RANGE: There was a large decline in sales of homes priced under $400,000 and a mild increase in sales of homes priced over $500,000. Market Watch pointed out that 217 sales of homes priced over one million dollars (compared to 189 sales of homes priced over one million dollars in April 2021). Market Watch noted that most of this increase is simply due to more homes now being in higher price brackets.

COACHELLA VALLEY HOME INVENTORY: On May 1st, the total Coachella Valley home inventory was 859 units (up 149 homes or 21% from May 1st 2021). Market Watch was somewhat encouraged by the increase in home inventory over the last two months at a time when historically home inventory has fallen due to seasonal factors. In order for inventory to increase, a surge in new listings is required. With only 1,240 new listings in April, which is just a normal April level of new listings, Market Watch does not see it happening yet.

COACHELLA VALLEY MONTHS OF SALES RATIO: On May 1st, the months of sales ratio for the Coachella Valley was 0.9 months, up 0.2 months from May 1st, 2021. Market Watch explained that this slight increase was due to lower sales and higher inventory compared one year ago. They further explained that normal months of sales ratios would be between three and four months and that the current low months of sales ratio indicate continued upward pressure on home prices.

MONTHS OF SALE RATIOS BY PRICE RANGE: The May 1st months of sales ratios increased year-over-year in every price range over $500,000. In the price ranges below $500,000, the ratios were comparable or less than one year ago. Market Watch pointed out that the months of sales ratio for homes priced over one million dollars was 1.9 months, compared to historical norms of between 8 to 10 months. They felt that this showed that the upward pressure on home prices exists in every price range.

MONTHS OF SALES RATIOS BY CITY: Months of sales rations were under one month in Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs and close to one month in the other Coachella Valley cities.

COACHELLA VALLEY DAYS IN THE MARKET: At the end of April, the median number of days in the market throughout the Coachella Valley was 21 days (down from 34 days at the end of April 2021 and compared to pre-pandemic median number of days in the market of between 60 to 70 days). Market Watch felt that with the current low home inventory, selling times should stay near the current, low levels.

DAYS IN THE MARKET BY CITY: Palm Springs had the shortest median selling time for detached homes at just 14 days, followed by Desert Hot Springs at 16 days. Palm Springs also has the shortest median selling time for attached homes at just 12 days, followed by Cathedral City at 13 days.

PERCENT OF HOMES SELLING ABOVE LIST PRICE: Market Watch just introduced this new metric showing the percentage of Coachella Valley homes that sold above list price during the last three months. At the end of April, 55.5% of Coachella Valley homes sold above list (the highest percentage in history and compared to 32.4% at the end of April 2021). Market Watch explained that in more normal times the percentage of homes selling above list price is around 10%.

AVERAGE PRICE DISCOUNTS BY CITY: In April, Palm Springs continued to have the highest average selling premium for detached homes at 5.2%, followed by Coachella at 4.1%. Palm Springs also had the highest average selling premium for attached homes at 4.2%, followed by Palm Desert at 3.3%.

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in Market Updates
May 4, 2022

Did You Know About Southern California’s Temecula Valley Wine Country?

  

Less than an hour and a half drive from the Coachella Valley is Southern California Temecula Valley Wine Country. With nearly 50 wineries, it offers boutique and full-service wine resorts that are friendly, relaxed, and unpretentious. The quality of Temecula Valley wines is made possible by a unique microclimate that features morning mist, warm midday sun, cooling ocean breezes, and crisp starry nights. This plus granite-based soil makes Temecula Valley ideal for growing grapes and creating award-winning premium wines, recognized by wine connoisseurs internationally. You could easily spend days in Temecula Valley exploring and wine tasting among the vineyards or do what we did and pop over for an amazing afternoon lunch (with lots of gluten-free options on the menu) at Avensole Winery’s Marketplace Restaurant. Nestled along the scenic Rancho California ridgeline in Southern California Wine Country, Avensole Winery’s sprawling vineyard estate has been producing some of Temecula Valley’s finest grapes for more than four decades. And they are committed to continuing the tradition of producing hand-crafted premium wines while offering paired culinary excellence in their Marketplace Restaurant.

CalDRE# 01898154 | 01896117 | 01991628

Posted in California Travel
May 4, 2022

Free Spring Concerts Return To Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater In May

 

The Coachella Valley’s big spring music festivals may be over, but music lovers shouldn’t fret. That’s because they can still enjoy live music under the stars through May at Palm Desert’s Thursday evening Spring Concerts In The Park. The shows will feature a variety of talented music acts designed to please music lovers of all ages and tastes and will be held at the Palm Desert Civic Park Amphitheater on Thursday evenings in May from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  

The concerts kick off Thursday, May 5th with Santana tribute band SantanaWays. Come see the high energy 80 chart topper band Flashback Heart Attack on May 12th. Crowd pleasing country favorites the Kelly Rae Band hit the stage May 19th. The season wraps up on May 26th with hard driving hot from Legends of Classic Rock, featuring musicians who’ve played with White Lion, Ratt, Steppenwolf, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Quiet Riot, Dokken and Great White.

 

In addition to soaking up the sounds, concert goers can also enjoy dinner in the park. Food and beverage trucks will be available each week offering a variety of culinary offerings. Concert goers may also bring picnic baskets along with blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. However, alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited at Civic Center Park. Family YMCA of the Desert will lead children’s games and activities prior to each show. Lastly, each show will be signed by a certified ASL interpreter. Individuals who would benefit from this service are invited to sit in a designated area near the stage.

 

For more information: https://discoverpalmdesert.com/spring-concerts-2022/

CalDRE# 01898254 | 01896117 | 01991628

April 25, 2022

May 2022 Coachella Valley Calendar Of Events

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Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Amelia Rodriguez is out with her list of 42 things to do in May & we want to share it with you: 

IT’S A SCHUUR THING | May 1 from 3pm to 5pm | Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs

Vocalist Diane Schuur flexes her perfect pitch memory alongside Coachella Valley Symphony at Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs. Schuur, who is blind, learned to play piano by ear as a child. For more information: https://www.psmuseum.org/events/cv-symphony-may22?date=2022-05-01

IN THE COMPANY OF SONDHEIM | May 1 at 3pm | Arthur Newman Theater, Joslyn Center, Palm Springs

Soprano Natalie Mann, who played Christine in College of the Desert’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, sings classics by another legendary Broadway composer: Stephen Sondheim. For more information: https://lesmichaels.com/ 

PALM SPRINGS VINTAGE MARKET | May 1 from 7am to 2pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center at The Camelot Theater

If you’re looking for a painting, vintage film camera or the perfect pair of retro cutoffs, you’re likely to find them and more at this monthly market held the first Sunday of every month from October to May. For more information: https://palmspringsvintagemarket.com/

ALWAYS TINA | May 4 at 7pm | Downtown Park, Palm Springs

Tina Turner is simply the best — but this free tribute to the queen of rock ’n’ roll comes in at a close second. Find out what love’s got to do with it at the Palm Springs Downtown Park. For more information: https://visitpalmsprings.com/events/concert-series-always-tina-tribute-to-tina-turner/

PAGES & PAINTS | May 4 & 18 from 2pm to 3pm | Opportunity Room, Riverside County Library, Desert Hot Springs

Kids use provided supplies to paint a picture based on their favorite passage from a selected poem or short story. For more information: https://rivlib.libcal.com/calendar/rcls?cid=15516&t=g&d=2022-05-04&cal=15516&inc=0

PAUL DRAPER | May 5–7 & 12–14 at Various Times | Marvyn’s Magic Theater, La Quinta

Mentalist and anthropologist Paul Draper takes the spotlight in his shows at Marvyn’s Magic Theater in La Quinta. For more information: https://marvynsmagictheater.thundertix.com/events/188805

IDYLLWILD ARTS STUDENT SHOWCASE | May 6 from 4pm to 7 pm | Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert 

The talented teens attending nearby Idyllwild Arts Academy showcase their skills in music, dance, theater, film, fashion, the visual arts, and more at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert. For more information: https://idyllwildarts.org/eventscalendar/

FILMS IN THE GARDEN | May 6 at 7pm | Great Lawn at Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage

Films in the Gardens returns to Sunnylands with a screening of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) on May 6. Films In The Gardens gates open at 7 pm. Film begins at 8 pm. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please note, parking at the gate or along Bob Hope Drive will not be permitted. No food or seating provided. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Films may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds. For more information: https://sunnylands.org/events/

EL GRITO FESTIVAL | May 6–7 | Coachella Crossroads – No Tickets Available

El Grito, the “shout” or battle cry, commemorates Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. Join the freedom fiesta with this two-day music festival at Coachella Crossroads. Unfortunately the Coachella Crossroads website says there are no tickets available. For more information:  coachellacrossroads.com

MAY DAZE | May 6–7 at Various Times | Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

Reggae, beach rock, and hip-hop musicians perform at Joshua Tree Lake Campground. For more information: www.thedubshack.com

STEVEN B. ROBBINS FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT | May 7 from 7am to 2pm | Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, Palm Springs

Play a round at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort to support scholarships for students whose families have been affected by cancer. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a swag bag. For more information: sbrfoundation.org

TORCH | May 8 at 3pm | Arthur Newman Theater, Joslyn Center, Palm Springs

Bonnie Gilgallan takes the stage at Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, performing classic “torch songs,” centering around lost or unrequited love. For more information: lesmichaels.com

OASIS MUSIC FESTIVAL | May 11–15 | Various Palm Springs Locations

Take in this inaugural mulitgenre citywide music festival. Ticketholders will gather at more than 30 spots throughout Palm Springs to hear everything from jazz to yacht rock. Can’t-miss acts include soul group Lee Fields & The Expressions and local Latin rock stars Giselle Woo & The Night Owls. For more information: https://oasismusicfestival.com/

JOSHUA TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL | May 12–15 at Various Times | Joshua Tree Lake RV & Campground

Celebrate the 20th year of the Joshua Tree Music Festival with a 17-band lineup that includes The California Honeydrops and Cimafunk, as well as yoga classes, songwriting workshops, and more. For more information: For more information: https://joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

MODERNISM WEEK | May 12–15 at Various Times | Various Locations  

Take part in this spin off from the February and October Modernism Week events, with such events as the tour of Queer Eye design expert Bobby Berk’s Palm Desert estate and a midcentury mixology workshop at Mr. Lyons in Palm Springs. For more information: modernismweek.com

FILMS IN THE GARDEN | May 13 at 7pm | Great Lawn at Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage

Films in the Gardens returns to Sunnylands with a screening of “Honey I Shrank The Kids”(1989) on May 13. Films In The Gardens gates open at 7 pm. Film begins at 8 pm. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please note, parking at the gate or along Bob Hope Drive will not be permitted. No food or seating provided. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Films may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds. For more information: https://sunnylands.org/events/

BACK TO ME WITH SUNITA PARAM | May 15 at 3pm | Arthur Newman Theater, Joslyn Center, Palm Springs

Join Sunita, as she takes you through a musical theater journey of her life's ups and downs and everything in between. So dust off your jazz hands and get ready for a great night of music and stories. . For more information: lesmichaels.com

MARTINIS AND MOXIE | May 18 from 6pm to 10pm | Camelot Theater, Palm Springs Cultural center, Palm Springs

Featuring the Vintage Rock 'n' Roll of the DREAMBOATS. Beginning, as always, with a Martini Reception in the theater lobby accompanied by the music of Palm Springs Piano Bar with Claudia and Alan. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/518-martinis-and-moxie-dino-and-dinah-tickets-267956965497 

PAINT NIGHT AT THE BREWERY | May 18 | La Quinta Brewing Co. Taproom, Palm Desert

Sip La Quinta Brewing’s locally crafted ales, porters and IPAs and paint your very own masterpiece. Artist Lauren Avitia walks you through each step of decorating your canvas. For more information: instagram.com/c_v_creatives

THIRD THURSDAY SOUNDBATH | May 19 at 6pm | Yucca Shala, Yucca Valley (Limited to 33 People)

Spencer James makes crystal bowls sing out healing sound waves at Yucca Shala in Yucca Valley, helping participants relax, release tension, and deepen their meditation practice. For more information: kimtangyoga.com

JOHN CARNEY | May 19–21 at Various Times | Marvyn’s Magic Theater, La Quinta

Watch sleight-of-hand star John Carney blend illusions and comedy at Marvyn’s Magic Theater in La Quinta. For more information: marvynsmagictheater.com

LADY A | May 20 at 8pm | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center, Indio

Watch Grammy Award-winning country group Lady A perform an array of their multi-platinum selling hits at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. For more information: For more information: https://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/lady-a/

LIP SYNC FOR A CURE | May 20 at 6:30pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center

General Hospital star Sean Kanan; his wife, Michele; and other celebs break it down at this lip sync showdown at Palm Springs Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society Desert Spirit. For more information: https://acsbsr.ejoinme.org/lipsync

FILMS IN THE GARDEN | May 20 at 7pm | Great Lawn at Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage

Films in the Gardens returns to Sunnylands with a screening of “Jumanji” (1995) on May 20. Films In The Gardens gates open at 7 pm. Film begins at 8 pm. Admission is free. Reservations are not required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please note, parking at the gate or along Bob Hope Drive will not be permitted. No food or seating provided. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Films may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds. For more information: https://sunnylands.org/events/

RARE BOOKS PALM SPRINGS | May 20–21 at Various Times | Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs

Meet more than 40 rare booksellers from across the country sharing share their love of books, fine prints, maps, and other collectible memorabilia at Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. For more information: rarebooksla.com

JO KOY & FRIENDS | May 20–22 | Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage – SOLD OUT

As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing in a Las Vegas coffee house. Jo’s uniquely relatable comedy pulls inspiration from his colorful family that has reached all kinds of people and has translated into sold-out arenas around the world. Koy headlines three side-splitting shows at Agua Caliente Casinos Rancho Mirage that has sold out. For more information; https://aguacalientecasinos.com/agua-event/jo-koy-friends/

MARIEANN MERINGOLO | May 21 at 7pm | Oscar’s, Palm Springs

Singer Marieann Meringolo appears at Oscar’s in Palm Springs, performing tunes written by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. For more information: https://oscarspalmsprings.com/product/marieann-meringolo-between-yesterday-and-tomorrow-the-songs-of-alan-marilyn-bergman/

A WELL-SUNG LIFE | May 22 at 3pm | Arthur Newman Theater, Joslyn Center, Palm Springs

Musician Allan Jensen takes audiences at Arthur Newman Theater through his autobiography via a soaring selection of Broadway hits (and a few deep cuts) along with Great American Songbook standards. For more information: lesmichaels.com

PIONEERTOWN FILM FESTIVAL | May 27–29 at Various Times | Pioneertown

Pioneertown was originally developed in 1946 as a set for cowboy films and returns to its roots with this major Western cinema celebration. The event will feature live music, panels, and a party in addition to more than 35 movies and world premieres, including Jason Momoa’s The Last Manhunt. For more information:  pioneertownfilmfest.com

COLE & NOËL & I | May 29 at 3pm | Arthur Newman Theater, Joslyn Center, Palm Springs

A.J. Freeman performs favorites by Cole Porter and Noël Coward. For more information: lesmichaels.com

MEMORIAL DAY AIR FAIR & FLOWER DROP | May 30 from 1pm to 2pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs Air Museum honors fallen soldiers with a spectacular display of 3,000 red and white carnations cascading through the sky from a B-25 Mitchell bomber plane. For more information: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/mon-may-30-annual-memorial-day-air-fair-and-flower-drop/

HISTORY HUNTERS | May 31 from 10am to Noon | Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio

The Coachella Valley History Museum’s “History Hunters” group is open to the public and free to join. Meetings feature local history, artifacts, and speakers. All are welcome.Meetings feature local history, artifacts, and speakers. For more information: https://www.cvhm.org/explore

ART EXHIBITIONS

CULTURAL CANNIBALISM: THROUGH MAY 29 

Artists Kim Manfredi, Cito Gonzales, Adriana Lopez-Ospina, Flávia Monteiro, Joyce Rooks, and Hector Salas showcase their boundary-pushing work at Coachella Valley Art Center in Indio. For more information: coachellavalleyartcenter.org

DEVIN REYNOLDS & MR. WASH: THROUGH JULY 3

Self-taught, Los Angeles–based painters Devin Reynolds and Mr. Wash exhibit the work they created as Palm Springs Art Museum’s first Outburst residents — a program that encourages artists to experiment with new forms and styles. For more information: psmuseum.org

LEON POLK SMITH: 1945–1962: THROUGH AUG. 28 

Palm Springs Art Museum celebrates the rich colors and pleasing geometric shapes that define Leon Polk Smith’s abstract paintings. For more information: psmuseum.org

GONZALO LEBRIJA: MIRACLE OF THE ETERNAL PRESENT: THROUGH OCT. 2

View two decades’ worth of photos, videos, sculptures, and paintings by Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija at Palm Springs Art Museum. Lebrija often tilts the perspective on ordinary objects, as with his sculpture History of suspended time (A monument for the impossible), which turns a 1968 Chevy Malibu on its nose. For more information: psmuseum.org

PATTERN PLAY: THE CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS OF JACQUELINE GROAG: MAY 12–NOV. 20 

Palm Springs Art Museum exhibits joyful drawings, textiles, wallpapers, and other creations from the mind of Jacqueline Groag, a British designer who catered to the post-WWII hunger for fun and vibrant clothing and housewares. For more information: psmuseum.org

HOMAGE TO COLLAGE: MAY 18–JUNE 26 

Admission is free to view this collage exhibition at Artists Center at The Galen in Palm Desert. For more information: artistscouncil.com

THEATER

SPAMALOT: THROUGH MAY 1

Fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) will dig this equally hilarious theatrical adaptation. Journey to Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs to join Arthur’s hapless knights of the round table as they face dark forests, killer rabbits, and the French. For more information: palmcanyontheatre.net

MID-CENTURY MODERNS: THROUGH MAY 8 

A widow from Wisconsin unleashes her inner star in 1960s Palm Springs. This new musical at Desert Rose Playhouse features songs by midcentury desert icons like Frank and Nancy Sinatra. For more information: desertroseplayhouse.org

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER: THROUGH MAY 8 

Indio’s Desert Theatreworks produces this stage version of the Oscar-winning 1967 romantic dramedy. The film was among the first in America to positively depict an interracial marriage. For more information: dtworks.org

INTO THE WOODS: MAY 13–22 

The happily-ever-afters of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack (of beanstalk fame), and other Grimm Brothers characters turn a little, well, grim in this darkly funny musical at Palm Canyon Theatre. For more information: palmcanyontheatre.net

KIDSWORKS PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP: MAY 14–15 

Young thespians age 8 to 18 learn the ins and outs of musical theater in Desert Theatreworks’ annual Kidsworks program. They show off their creative skills in a 60-minute musical at Indio Performing Arts Center. For more information: dtworks.org

ARTWORKS CONTEMPORARY PLAY FESTIVAL: MAY 21–22 

Discover fresh scripts and emerging writers at Indio Performing Arts Center, where Desert Theatreworks presents readings and productions of contemporary plays. For more information: dtworks.org

SEX: MAY 25–JUNE 5

Actress and playwright Mae West served a 10-day prison sentence for obscenity after members of New York’s law enforcement watched her provocative dramedy Sex. See the 1926 play at Desert
Rose Playhouse in Palm Springs. For more information: desertroseplayhouse.org

To read Amiela Rodriguez’s original article courtesy of Palm Springs Life Magazine, please visit: https://www.palmspringslife.com/things-to-do-oasis-music-festival/

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