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Wondering what you can do here in the Coachella Valley here in May? Our fun-loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn and Valori, at First American Title have some suggestions:   

Desert X | Through May 7 | Palm Desert and Surrounding Cities

Desert X is an exhibition conceptualized as a self-guided outdoor experience where you determine the start and end point of your journey. You can make a day of it to visit each site or visit as many sites as you choose – it’s all up to you. For more information: 760-862-9918 | www.desertx.org 

First Wednesday Art Walk | May 3 from 5-8pm | Backstreet Art District, 2652 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. They have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com 

Rock the Park | May 3 from 7-8:30pm | Downtown Palm Springs Park

Featuring DSB - The Music of Journey. The Chamber's free outdoor concert series is coming back for a sophomore stint. For more information: 760-325-1577 | https://pschamber.org 

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park | May 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 7pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

On stage from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday in May, Palm Desert’s Spring Concerts will feature a diverse range of talented performers designed to please music lovers of all ages and tastes. The excitement kicks off at the Civic Center Park Amphitheater on Thursday, May 4, with a performance by Upstream, a beloved Caribbean music group known for their infectious beats and positive message. The concert series continues on May 11 with We Belong, a tribute to the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. On May 18, AMFM, a top L.A. party band, takes to the amphitheater stage with everything from favorite jazz standards to the Top 40. The season wraps up on May 25 with Yachty by Nature, playing your favorite “groovy soft yacht rock tunes” from the late 70s and early 80s. For more information: 760-568-1441 | www.discoverpalmdesert.com/spring-concerts-2023/ 

First Friday Art Walk | May 5 from 5-8pm | Perez Art District, Cathedral City

Visitors can meander down the street, visiting artists in their studios to not only see where the art is created but to also buy art directly from the artists. Visitors will see a wide range of artistic practices including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and ceramics. For more information: www.facebook.com/ThePerezArtDistrict 

Sunnylands Films in the Gardens | May 5, 12 & 19 at 7pm, Film at 8pm | Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage Catch “Big Night” (1996) on May 5rd, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (2014) on May 12th and “East Side Sushi” (2014) on May 19th. Free parking and admission. 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. For more information: 760-202-2222 | www.sunnylands.org/events/ 

La Quinta Concerts in the Park | May 6 from 6:30-8:30pm | SilverRock Park

This event guarantees a fun, unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss from L.A.vation, a U2 tribute band. There will be food truck vendors on site, however attendees are welcome to bring low back chairs, blankets, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information: 760-777-7093 | https://www.laquintaca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/15317/287 

Palm Springs Vintage Market | May 7 from 7am-2pm | Camelot Theater, Palm Springs

Mid Century Modern, Vintage Americana, Retro Fun Finds, Food and Entertainment. This events heads for a summer break after their last market of the season, taking place on Sunday May 7. For more information: 760-534-7968 | https://palmspringsvintagemarket.com 

Palm Springs Speaks | May 9 at 7:30pm | Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library announce that the next Palm Springs Speaks speaker will feature an appearance by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, bestselling author, and humorist Dave Barry. The VIP cocktail reception will be catered by LULU California Bistro. The talk is expected to run for an hour and will be followed by a short Q&A session. His book will be for sale at the event courtesy of Follet Books, and Barry will sign copies following the talk. For more information: 760-325-6565 | www.palmspringsspeaks.org 

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast | May 11 from 8:30-11am | Palm Springs Convention Center

This inspiring event brings together all who support equality and justice in celebration of this influential civil rights activist. Gather to honor Harvey Milk and celebrate his legacy as a political and community leader who stood for justice and equality across the intersections of oppression, self-identity, and self-determination. Proceeds from this event benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and LGBTQ youth-related programs. For more information: 760-416-8711 | www.pspride.org 

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival | May 11-14 | Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Each year, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by an array of movie stars or their family members who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-arthur-lyons-film-noir-festival-tickets-604137961907# 

Palm Desert State of the City Address | May 12 from 9:45am-12pm | CSUSB Palm Desert Campus

As one of the largest and most affluent cities in the Coachella Valley, what happens in Palm Desert not only impacts our local businesses but the county and the state. Each year the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the City in order for local businesses to know what is happening in our great city. Attendees of the State of the City will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Palm Desert leaders including elected officials, City management, and executives from some of Palm Desert's top businesses. Keynote Speaker: Mayor Kathleen Kelly. For more information: 760-346-6111 | www.pdacc.org 

Cathedral City State of the City, Business Awards, & Business Expo | May 16 from 11am-2pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community. The featured speaker will be Mayor Rita Lamb, with appearances by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Carnevale and Council Members Nancy Ross, Raymond Gregory, and Ernesto Gutierrez. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org 

Chamber of Commerce Annual Joint Mixer | May 17 from 5:30-7:30pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Enjoy food, drinks, and valley-wide networking. Entry wristbands $20 per person. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org 

Palm Springs Movies in the Park | May 17 from 6:30-9pm | Downtown Park

"The Girl Can't Help It" starring Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell, featuring Little Richard. Featuring classic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties, the free movies begin at sundown in the new Downtown Park, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Dine early Downtown or pick up takeout and picnic in the park. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at the event. 760-325-6565 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-in-the-park-the-girl-cant-help-it-tickets-541785323487 

Joshua Tree Music Festival | May 18-21 | Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Supreme and diverse live music experiences to feed the body, mind and soul. Deep dive workshops to uplift and inspire. Random acts of mindfulness inviting you to interact and connect. Spontaneous eruptions of gratitude. That friendly familial spirit that we all know and love. For more information: 760-366-1213 | https://joshuatreemusicfestival.com 

Student Art Show | May 26-28 from 10am-4pm | Desert Art Center, Palm Springs

The Desert Art Center awards grants to Palm Springs High Schools programs and art departments and this event showcases the work of these students. Reception on Friday from 5-7pm. For more information: 760-323-7973 | www.desertartcenter.org 

Indian Wells Memorial Day Ceremony | May 29  from 9-10am | Indian Wells Golf Resort

Join Us for Memorial Day at the Indian Wells Golf Resort upstairs in the Celebrity Ballroom. For more information: 760-346-2489 | www.cityofindianwells.org 

Memorial Day Flower Drop | May 29 from 12-3pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

This Palm Springs Memorial Day service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. A fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell Bomber is in their honor. This most impressive ceremony is a salute to our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions and activities scheduled all day long. For more information: 760-778-6262 | www.palmspringsairmuseum.org 

Palm Springs Movies in the Park | May 31 from 6:30-9pm | Downtown Park

"Funny Face" starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire. Featuring classic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties, the free movies begin at sundown in the new Downtown Park, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Dine early Downtown or pick up takeout and picnic in the park. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at the event. For more information: 760-325-6565 | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movies-in-the-park-funny-face-tickets-541796697507 

VillageFest | Every Thursday 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 

The In-Flight Experience | Every Saturday from 5-7:30pm | PS Air Bar

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 

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday from 8am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

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 more. For more information: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com 

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