If you’re looking for some fun things to see and do in January, check out this calendar of events, courtesy of our colleagues Catherine, Dawn, Kathleen and Dori, at First America Title:

Palm Springs VillageFest | Every Thursday Evening from 7-10pm | Downtown Palm Springs

Enjoy a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, assorted fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers, jewelry, international cuisine, and don't forget the sweets. For more information: 760-320-3781 | http://villagefest.org/

The Street Fair at College Of The Desert | Every Saturday & Sunday from 8am-2pm | College Of The Desert, Palm Desert

Scheduled to reopen on January 1st at the College of the Desert Palm Desert campus located at 43500 Monterey Ave and offering a mix of food, shopping and special events. For more information: https://codaastreetfair.com/

Palm Springs Vintage Market | Jan 2 from 7am-2pm | Camelot Theater parking lot, Palm Springs

Coachella Valley's only boutique vintage market in beautiful Palm Springs. Take a walk down memory lane. Food, entertainment and free parking. Sign up for a discount admission coupon on the website. Amazing desert views and the greatest collection of vintage furniture, clothing, decor and other collectibles in the Coachella Valley. Price: $5, discount coupon available on website. For more information: 760-534-7968 | www.palmspringsvintagemarket.com

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show | Jan. 6-9 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

The Kennel Club of Palm Springs annually hosts one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world that is considered the opening event of the dog show year in the west coast. For more information:  www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org

Palm Springs International Film Festival | Jan. 7-17 | Palm Springs

Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers events and film screenings featuring films from 60+ countries. The festival is known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents and with 2500 guests and more than 1000 staff at the event. It will not take place this year due to the recent spike in COVID cases and out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the honorees, patrons, and staff. The screening portion of the Palm Springs International Film Festival will take place January 7 through January 17, 2022 and will require proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask.  For more information: 760-322-2930 | www.psfilmfest.org/film-festival-2022

El Paseo Cruise Night | Jan. 7 & 21 from 2-5pm | The Gardens on El Paseo

The cool, shiny, lovingly cared-for cars begin arriving around 2pm at the upper level of the parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Get a look at these beauties and talk to the owners before the cruise, or find a corner on El Paseo to watch the passing parade when they start cruising around 4:30pm. For more information: https://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/calendar

Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival | Jan. 8 | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert

During this Celebration of Pinot Noir, you will discover just what it is that makes Pinot Noir so unique. Join with other Pinot aficionados as you share in classes, tastings and food and wine matches that will profile the uncompromising characteristics and unforgettable characters, highlight the different winemaking practices and philosophies that produce wines of such distinction. For more information: 760-805-2131 | www.palmspringspinotfest.com

Art on Main Street | Jan. 8 & 22 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. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Street’s charming cafes and boutiques. Come for the art and stay for the day! Premiere Sponsor is The City of La Quinta. Admission, parking and entertainment are free. For more information: 760-600-0758 | www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Back 9 Walk | Jan. 16 from 6:45-7:45am | Indian Wells Golf Resort

Come join fellow residents for stretching, provided by Desert Recreation District, and a healthy 5k walk through the scenic golf course. Complementary coffee/tea will be provided. Start your New Year off right and come out and meet some fellow residents. Meet in the Clubhouse Lobby at 6:45am. No RSVP necessary and no dogs allowed. For more information: 760-346-2489 | www.cityofindianwells.org

American Express PGA Golf Tournament | Jan. 19-23 | PGA West La Quinta

A 72-hole event featuring a field of the world’s best professional golfers. Since its introduction in 1960 as the Palm Springs Golf Classic, the tournament has generated more than $60 million for numerous nonprofit organizations dedicated to supporting Coachella Valley residents. The tournament’s roster of 156 professional golfers will play a round each at PGA WEST’s Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course over the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday before playing the Stadium Course exclusively on the weekend after the 36-hole cut. For more information: 833-888-6227 | http://www.theamexgolf.com/

FAF Desert Circuit Equestrian Events | Jan. 19-23 & 26-30 | Desert International Horse Park, Thermal The Desert Circuit is eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers running from mid-January through mid-March with one week off in mid-February. The circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. For more information: 442-200-4919 | www.deserthorsepark.com

Les Misérables | Jan. 21-Feb. 13 | Palm Canyon Theatre

The story of Jean Valjean, a peasant, and his desire for redemption, released after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew , but a police inspector, Javert, refuses to let him escape. For more information: www.palmcanyontheatre.org

Palm Springs Pickleball Classic | Jan. 21-23 | The Resorter Tennis & Pickleball Club

$5K cash prize (3.0 and up) Registration required. Price: Event $30 per person Registration $70 per person. For more information: www.wptevents.com

Palm Springs Escapes | Jan. 21-24 | Kimpton Rowan Hotel, Palm Springs

Hidden gems, architecture, social sophistication and the perfect balance of kitsch. Relax in this spacious oasis filled with curated tranquility, wellness programs, sustainability-focused practices and artistic creations from the best of LGBTQI artists, female and Black entrepreneurs, and enduring luxury goods. Access wellness product samples, wine & spirits tastings, meditation and health experts, stargazing, and art social hours. It’s all wrapped into a social/shopping/dining experience like no other. For more information: www.exploretock.com/reservebrandcloset

The Gardens Concert Series | Jan. 22 & 29 at 6pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Since its inception 24 years ago, this event has raised more than $1 Million for those in need. The one-hour concerts take place on Saturdays on the center lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue starting at 6pm. Concert Series Line Up - January 22, 2022 | “Gypsy” benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert (Tribute to the music of Stevie Nicks) | January 29, 2022 | “Journey Captured” benefiting Children's Museum of the Desert (Tribute to the music of Journey). For more information: 760-862-1990 | https://thegardensonelpaseo.com/events/the-gardens-on-el-paseo-24th-annual-concert-series-presented-by-agua-caliente/

Desert Town Hall | Jan. 23 from 6-9pm | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa, Indian Wells

Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier are conservation photographers, cofounders of SeaLegacy. One of the pre-eminent speaker series in the nation, Desert Town Hall features world-class speakers, intellectual content, and youth education to the Coachella Valley. The series offers four programs each year, typically from January to April. For more information: 760-610-2852 | www.deserttownhall.org

Oasis Music Festival | Jan. 26-30 | More Than 30 Local Venues

Witness history as the inaugural Oasis Music Festival, presented by Agua Caliente Casinos, revives the storied past of the musical playground that made Palm Springs famous. The Oasis Music Festival will re-create anew the celebrity, excitement, and swank of Palm Springs through this worldclass music festival featuring all genres of music taking place at more than 30 venues over five days. For more information: www.oasismusicfestival.com

Southwest Arts Festival Indio | Jan. 27-30 from 10am-5pm | Empire Polo Club

The acclaimed art festival features a variety of traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art, jewelry and quality crafts. This year’s festival will feature live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. For more information: 760-347-0676 | https://gcvcc.org/event/southwest-arts-festival-2022/

Meeting of Mentors: T-34 Fly-In | Jan. 28-29 from 11am-4pm | Palm Springs Airs Museum

Built as a replacement for the training planes of WWII, the T-34 Mentor developed into an aircraft cherished by the military and civilian pilots alike. In fact the T-34 remains in service more than six decades after it was first designed. Come visit us as a group of T-34 pilots drop into the Air Museum for a weekend of flight exhibitions, formation flying, contests and just plane fun. For more information: 760-778-6262 | https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/meeting-of-mentors-t-34-fly-in-5/

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