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Looking for some fun things to see and do around the Coachella Valley in April? Our April 2019 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might give you some ideas:

Desert X | Through Apr. 21 | Various locations throughout Greater Palm Springs

A site-specific biennial art exhibition that first took place in the Spring of 2017. Artists from different parts of the world were invited to make work in response to the unique conditions of the Coachella Valley. The desert is a blank canvas upon which contemporary artists can project their vision and create from the extraordinary natural objects around them. For more information: www.desertx.org

American Documentary Film Festival | Mar. 29-Apr. 4 | Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs

Annual showcase of films that tell real stories behind the real issues and people making an impact on the world today. For more information: 760-322-3689 | www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

LPGA Ana Inspiration | Apr. 1-7 | Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage

The best women golfers in the world are coming to compete in Golf’s First Major tournament. The competition will be fierce for the $2 million purse, coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, the famous jump in to Poppie’s Pond and the honor of wearing the coveted Champion’s white robe. Children 17 and under get in free with a paid adult. For more information: 386-274-6200 | www.lpga.com

The Dinah | Apr. 3-7 | Various locations in Palm Springs

Presenting the largest lesbian girl party music festival in the world, rocking Palm Springs since 1991. 2019 will feature celebrity appearances, world-class DJs, cocktails, gogo dancers and dancing poolside with performances by Kodie Shane, Leikeli47, Bri Steves, Dorian Electra, Daya and Kiana Lede. For more information: 888-923-4624 | www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

“Be A Hero for Kids” Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs Annual Gala | Apr. 4 from 5:30-10pm | Riviera Palm Springs

The Masters of Ceremony will be Eric & Lindsey of Desert Flippers and there will be a hosted cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Palm Springs Riviera; reception, dinner, silent & live auction, valet parking; $100 various sponsorship opportunities, Youth of the Year presentation. For more information: www.bgcps.org

Circus Vargas Presents ‘The Greatest of Ease’ | Apr. 4-7 - See website for schedule | Westfield Palm Desert

Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas’ 50th-anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of the circus in America. Death-Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Aerialists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Clowns, Motorcycles and much, more! For more information: 877-468-3861 | www.circusvargas.com

El Paseo Cruise Night | Apr. 5 from 2-5:30pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Everyone is welcome to come and view the cars and meet the owners. At 4:15pm we will have a few announcements and introduce our Guest MC for the evening. 4:30pm - time to Cruise! For more information: 760-346-8965 | www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Garden Jam Music Festival | Apr. 5-6 at 6:30pm | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere - warm breeze, sunset, palm trees, elegant table seating, and artisan food and drink offerings. Headliners include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Buddy Guy plus performances by Los Lobos, Lucie Silvas, Jimmie Vaughan and Brian Culbertson. Toby Lee, 13-year-old guitar phenom, will be making his debut. For more information: 800-999-1585 | www.gardenjammusicfestival.com

Fly A Over LQ: A Kite Experience | Apr. 6 from 8-10am | Monticello Park, La Quinta

This event offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with learning about various kites. Don’t forget to stop by the craft table to create your kite and let your masterpiece soar! Instructors will help you construct, decorate and fly your kites! Fun for the entire family! Event is Free to attend. For more information: 760-777-7000 | www.laquintaca.gov

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Apr. 6 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert

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 the desert mountains. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Art on Main Street | Apr. 6 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta

Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. Barry Minniefield from The Voice performs live at every show this season. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Countryfest Parking Lot Party | Apr. 6 from 2-9pm | La Quinta Brewing Co., Palm Desert

Featuring a performance by up and coming country stars “Leaving Austin.” This inaugural event will be benefiting the Desert Cancer Foundation with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting our Coachella Valley residents. BBQ, games, Country Music and the best craft beer in the desert. For more information: 760-200-2597 | www.laquintabrewing.com

NCLR’s Palm Springs Garden Party | Apr. 6 from 4:30-6:30pm | The William Holden Estate

Event Co-Chairs Christy Holstege and Carl Baker will oversee the festivities as we honor Geoff Kors and a very special surprise guest. We expect 500 of the most interesting people in the valley for drinks, bites, and stimulating discussion with NCLR program staff about the cases making headlines. For more information: www.nclrights.org

Indio Movies in the Park | Apr. 12 at 7:30pm | Park behind Indio Community Center

Presented on a giant 35 foot outdoor screen. All showings are free and open to the public, bring your family and enjoy the fun! The April showing is “Ralph Breaks The Internet”. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, snacks and refreshments. For more information: www.gcvcc.org

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival | Apr. 12-14 & 19-21 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. For more information: www.coachella.com

Earth Day Celebration | Apr. 13 from 10am-3pm | Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, Desert Hot Springs

Learn about Earth Day, environmentalism, and recycling. For more information: 760-329-7610 | www.cabotsmuseum.org

Cinema Under the Stars | Apr. 13-May 11 at 6:30pm | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and beverages to this extraordinary outdoor cinematic experience. This event is free to the public and includes complimentary popcorn and water. April 13: “Apollo 13” April 20: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” April 27: “ET” For more information: www.ranchomirageca.gov

Earth Day Bird-A-Thon Bus Tour | Apr. 19 from 7am-4pm | Sam’s Club Parking Lot, Palm Desert

Whether you are a beginner or a serious birder, enjoy spectacular desert and mountain scenery on a guided bus tour to well-known birding and nature hotspots in and around the Coachella Valley. Water and snacks will be provided. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy at one of the stops along the way. For more information: www.desertmountains.org

Indio Eggstravaganza | Apr. 20 from 12-3pm | Indio Grand Marketplace

Easter Egg Hunt (limit 5 eggs per child) Bring a Camera for FREE photos with the Easter Bunny! There will be a bounce house, bunny balloons and face painting! Open to the public - free admission! For more information: 760-289-6634 | www.indiograndmarketplace.com

La Quinta Easter Egg-Stravaganza | Apr. 20 from 9-11am | La Quinta Community Park

Children up to age 10 are welcome to participate in this egg-cellent event! Look for candy and toy filled eggs scattered around the park. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15am and a special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too! Check your eggs for a golden ticket and turn it in for a special prize! This event is free to attend. For more information: www.laquintaca.gov

Earth Day Fair | Apr. 20 from 9am-2pm | Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Twentynine Palms

This year’s fair will be setting out again to educate, innovate, and inspire. In addition to learning about the latest and greatest planet-saving solutions, the event also features great shopping for amazing nature inspired or environmentally friendly arts and crafts. For more information: 760-369-7212 | www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org

Movies in the Park: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax | Apr. 20 at 7pm | Cathedral City Downtown Festival Lawn

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Easter Carnival | Apr. 20 from 10am-3pm | Coachella Valley History Museum, Indio

Family Fun! Easter egg hunts, carnival style games, entertainment, food vendors, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. For more information: 760-342-6651 | www.cvhm.org

Cathedral City Easter Kidaplooza | Apr. 21 12-3pm | Town Square Park

Four of the 30,000 eggs will have a special message inside the egg notifying the child of winning a bike. Other activities include taking a picture with the Easter Bunny and several local businesses will offer free candy for the kids as well. For more information: www.discovercathedralcity.com

Earth Day at the Living Desert | Apr. 22 9am-12pm | 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert

This year’s celebration includes discounted admission, giveaways, and zero waste activities. Earth Day is a “Zero Waste” day and to support this effort, The Living Desert’s food service will be free of plastics, instead using compostable and reusable tableware, silverware and cups. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Dining Out For Life | Apr. 25 | Visit the website for more information and to view the list of participating restaurants.

This annual dining fundraising event raises money for local AIDS service organizations across the nation. Palm Springs’ Dining Out for Life enlists more than 80 local restaurants who donate from 33 percent or more of the day’s proceeds to Desert AIDs Project. For more information: 760-323-2118 | www.desertaidsproject.org

Orion Awards | Apr. 25 from 6-9pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort, Palm Springs

Celebrate Cathedral City! The annual Orion Awards recognize excellence in business, charity, and individual achievement across the community. Categories include Non-Profit of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and more. Attendees will enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun, including a silent auction and dinner. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Stagecoach Country Music Festival | Apr. 26-28 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

One of country music’s most highly anticipated events of the year with performances by the top country music acts, this festival has something for everyone. For more information: www.stagecoachfestival.com

White Party Palm Springs | Apr. 26-29 | Visit the website for complete details and party locations.

The largest gay dance party in the World. DJs, live performances, pool parties and more.  For more information: www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com

La Quinta City Picnic & Birthday Celebration | Apr. 27 from 9am-1pm | Civic Center Campus

Celebrate the City’s 37th birthday with family, friends, and neighbors while enjoying a high energy event. Non-stop entertainment, activities for children, snacks, refreshments, and plenty of giveaways. Indulge yourself in audible treats from our performers that are sure to entertain! For more information: www.laquintaca.gov

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