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Wondering what you can do to take your mind off of the heat in August? Courtesy of our fun loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First American Title, here are just some of the events taking place here in the Coachella Valley in August.

Cathedral City Free Summer Kids Movie Series | Monday-Thursday Through Aug. 3 at 11am | Mary Pickford Theatre

This movie series offers free admission to see a different movie geared towards kids each Monday-Thursday morning. From July 31st to August 3rd , see “Hotel Transylvania”. The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission will be offering free water and a small popcorn for the first fifty kids. Seating is limited and residents can pick up the free Priority Line Passes one week in advance at the Cathedral City Public Library. For more information: 760-328-7100 | https://www.dplaceentertainment.com/kids-summer-series/

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage | Through Aug. 13 | Various Rancho Mirage Eateries

Restaurants select their own unique summertime special that is available only to those that have purchased their $10 event wristband. Check participating restaurants for their business hours. $10 Event Wristband available at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce For more information: www.TasteOfSummerRanchoMirage.com

Summer Eats Pass | Through Sep. 4 | Various Greater Palm Springs Eateries

Greater Palm Springs offers plenty of delicious bites, chilled cocktails, and blue skies. Dig into the many dining experiences Greater Palm Springs has to offer with the Summer Eats Pass. Simply download the free pass and use it to search Greater Palm Springs restaurants all season long. Each time you use the pass to check in to a featured restaurant, you’ll be eligible to win a $50 gift card (winners will be drawn weekly) and for every check in, Visit Greater Palm Springs will donate $1 to our local FIND Food Bank. For more information: www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/summer-eats-gps

Broadway to the Big Screen | Every Saturday Through Sept. 16 from 4-6pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center, Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs

Every Saturday this Summer, see all the Best Broadway Musicals that made it to the BIG SCREEN in the way they were meant to be seen. On August 5th, the movie is “Little Shop of Horrors”, on August 12th it’s “Mamma Mia”, on August 19th it’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and August 26th, it’s “The Producers”. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.psculturalcenter.org/pscc

9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge | Through Aug. 31 | Various Coachella Valley Locations

This summer’s two-month long blood drive challenge is an opportunity to direct a positive, meaningful focus of community energy toward assisting the Coachella Valley's most vulnerable loved ones, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. In addition to many local blood drives throughout the Coachella Valley during this event, residents may also participate by donating toward their city’s total at LifeStream’s fixed-site donor centers in La Quinta (46-660 Washington Street, Suite 4) or Rancho Mirage (42390 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 1B). For more information: www.lstream.org/promotions/summerevents/9-cities

First Wednesday Art Walk | Aug. 2 from 5-7pm | 2652 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses. They provide artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) and offer an amazing assortment of original paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more, by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

La Quinta Dive-In Movies Night | Aug. 4 from 7:30-10:30pm | Fritz Burns Pool, La Quinta

Showing “Puss In Boots: The Last Wish”. Family and friends of all ages will enjoy a free Family Movie at the Pool. No tickets needed- just come for a fun-filled flick and you can even watch it from the comfort of the water on a summer night. Movie begins at dusk. For more information: 760-771-4347 | https://www.laquintaca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15413/287

Craft Beer Fest | Aug. 5 from 1-11pm | Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Get your Vitamin B at this tenth annual frothy festival celebrating the micro-brewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers everywhere. Over 30 craft breweries will be pouring their golden goodness and special King’s Highway snacks. So hop to it. For more information: 760-325-9900 | www.acehotel.com

Beneath The Desert Sky: An Evening With Barrett Martin | Aug. 5 from 7:30-9pm | Indian Cove Amphitheater, Joshua Tree National Park

Beneath the Desert Sky, benefiting Joshua Tree National Park Association, presents Barrett Martin's One Man Show featuring an enthralling combination of storytelling, film, and live musical performances by the Grammy-winning producer, author, and esteemed drummer of Screaming Trees, Mad Season, and Tuatara. For more information: 760-367-5525 | https://www.joshuatree.org/

The Art of Sleeping on Dirt, Round Valley Backpacking Trip | Aug. 5 at 10am-Aug. 6 after Noon | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Learn the basics and more from personnel who sleep on soil for a living. Learn to not just survive, but to thrive in the backcountry on this guided trip. Perfect for those just starting out and those who want to elevate their recreation into an art form. For more information: www.msjnha.org

Summer Heat Film Series | Aug. 6 & 27 at 6pm | Palm Springs Cultural Center, Camelot Theatre

The Camelot turns up the heat with a series of hot, sweaty, classic films where the heat is practically a character. Interesting things happen when it’s hot and that’s pretty cool. Catch “Do The Right Thing” on August 6th and “12 Angry Men” on August 27th.  For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.psculturalcenter.org/pscc

Dive-In Movie: “Surf's Up” | Aug. 11 at 7:30pm | Palm Desert Aquatic Center

Select pool areas will be open and water slides will be open from 7:30-8pm only for this showing of “Surf’s Up”. Food trucks will be on site selling snacks and treats. With limited seating poolside, guests are encouraged to bring towels for the grass areas. No outside chairs/furniture, food or beverages are allowed (except bottled water in plastic containers). Price: $5 per Person. Kids under 2 free. For more information: 760-565-7467 | www.pdpool.com

Splash House | Aug. 11-13 & 18-20 | Margaritaville Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs, Saguaro Palm Springs and Palm Springs Air Museum

A pool party with top DJs that takes place at three Palm Springs hotels (Margaritaville Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs and Saguaro Palm Springs), plus the after party at the Palm Springs Air Museum. For more information: www.splashhouse.com   

The In-Flight Experience | Aug. 12 from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events  

Beneath The Desert Sky | Aug. 19 from 7-10pm | Pappy + Harriet’s, Pioneertown

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is thrilled to announce, “Beneath the Desert Sky,” an extraordinary night of music curated by David Catching, owner of Rancho de la Luna Studio in Joshua Tree. Featuring performances by Mojave Lords, Flames of Durga, and C’est Claire Music. For more information: 760-367-5525 | www.joshuatree.org   

Sunsets at the Street Fair | Aug 26 from 6:30 to 10:30pm | College of the Desert, 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more. For more information: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo | Aug. 31-Sept. 3 | Acrisure Arena, Thousand Palms  

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. For more information: www.acrisurearena.com  

Southwest Food Fest | Every Friday from 5-9pm | Southwest Church, 44175 Washington Street, Indian Wells

Dine with family and friends with good music, movies, and other activities on Friday nights at Coachella Valley's premier food truck event. For more information: 951-551-6233 | www.southwestfoodfest.org

Friday Nights on Pierson | Every Friday from 6-10pm | 66379 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of flavors, including juicy burgers, sizzling tacos, or savory BBQ, from some of the best food trucks in town! Bring your friends, family, and appetites for an evening filled with delicious food, great company, a variety of vendors, and a fantastic atmosphere. For more information: 760-329-6411 | www.cityofdhs.org   

VillageFest | Every Thurs. from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive

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: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org  

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