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If you’re looking for some cool things to see and do around the Coachella Valley in November, this Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might help:

Official Latino Film And Arts Festival | Oct. 31-Nov. 2 | College Of The Desert, Pollock Theater

The festival’s mission is to showcase, nurture, and support the emerging creative Latino and Latina filmmaker that produces, directs or writes their films and videos in the United States. This year will highlight our Native Indigenous Spirit, by showcasing films about Natives from this continent. This year’s theme is “Stereotypes End Here”. For more information: http://officiallatino.com/

El Paseo Cruise Night | Nov. 1 from 3-6pm | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The cool, shiny, lovingly cared-for classic cars begin arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of the parking structure behind The Gardens. Get a close-up look at these beauties and talk to the owners before they cruise El Paseo from 4-6pm. For more information: 760-346-8965 | www.elpaseocruisenight.com

El Paseo Art Walk | Nov. 1 from 4-7pm | El Paseo, Palm Desert

There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Palm Desert’s free First Friday event to each gallery and stops along the way. For more information: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

STREET | Nov. 1 from 5-11pm | Westfield Mall, Palm Desert

50+ Large-scale murals, sculpture, and interactive art. Live Bands and DJs. Food, craft beer and cocktails, including a Stuft Pizza pop-up and Coachella Food Truck Park, Tequila Bar, and Whiskey and Cigar Bars. Giant crafts area and pop-ups from 20+ indie and established brands. NEW this year is their Black Book VIP Bar. For more information: 760-346-2121 | www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Greater Palm Springs Pride | Nov. 1-3 - See website for schedule | Downtown Palm Springs

Featuring a diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Music stages, cutting edge DJ stages, dancing in the streets, food vendors, exhibitors and non-profit organizations. Pride Parade is Sunday from 10am-12pm. For more information: https://apps.pspride.org

Cathedral City Día de los Muertos | Nov. 2 from 11am-3pm | Desert Memorial Park: 31-705 Da Vall

A Celebration Honoring the Memory of Loved Ones. Mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, an art contest for students, a children’s craft area supervised by SCRAP Gallery, information tables, Community Altar, food vendors. For more information: 760-770-0369 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

Palm Desert Public Art Tours | Nov. 2 at 9am | Civic Center Park

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection. Meet in front of “Messenger of the Puul” at the south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring. For more information: www.discoverpalmdesert.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Nov. 2 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 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: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

La Quinta Shred Event | Nov. 2 from 7-11am | City Hall: 78495 Calle Tampico

The City of La Quinta, in partnership with Burrtec, is offering a FREE Document Shred Day to the residents and businesses of La Quinta. Participants are limited to 2 file boxes per car. For more information: www.laquintaca.gov

Star Party at the Monument | Nov. 2 from 6-9pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Brew in LQ Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 2 from 5-9pm | One Eleven La Quinta Center

Brew, nature, music, food, games, and art. Featuring over 15 breweries pouring your favorite ales, porters, pilsners, stouts, lagers, and everything in between, this festival has something for every beer lover to appreciate. Note: 21+ Only. For more information: www.playinlaquinta.com

Run with Los Muertos 5K and Block Party | Nov. 2 at 5pm | Old Town Coachella

A giant block party in the heart of Old Town Coachella plus an evening 5K run with many runners choosing to wear costumes or sugar skull make-up. The run benefits Raices Cultura, an organization which provides community arts, education, and health programming throughout the Coachella Valley. For more information: www.runwithlosmuertos.com

Coachella Dia de los Muertos | Nov. 2 from 5-9pm | Coachella Valley History Museum

Enjoy dinner, tequila and entertainment, plus altars, art and a silent auction. For more information: 760-342-6651 | www.cvhm.org

Indio California BBQ State Championship & Festival | Nov. 2 from 10am-5pm | The Lights at Indio Golf Course

As part of the festivities, BBQ competitors will be offering their championship style delights for sale to the public. Come out and sample some of the best contest quality BBQ in the nation. This year’s event will include live entertainment, craft beer garden, kids’ zone, music and more. For more information: www.socaleventmgt.com

Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships | Nov. 2-10 | Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Pickleball is a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net set to a height of 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball and composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. For more information: 760-200-8400 | www.usapickleballnationalchampionships.com

Art on Main Street | Nov. 9 & 30 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. For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Desert Rose Society Fall Show | Nov. 9 from 12:30-4:30pm | Palm Desert Community Center

Rose Show with roses submitted from all over southern California. Awards are presented in Horticulture, Arrangements and Photography. For more information: www.desertrosesociety.com

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire | Nov. 9-10 from 9am-5pm | Rancho Mirage Community Park

Over 90 juried artists will display their artwork and crafts for purchase. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glass, apparel and much more will be featured. The Rancho Mirage Rotary Club will host a wine and beer garden and we have a wide variety of participating restaurants to choose from. For more information: www.ranchomirageca.gov

Veteran’s 5k | Nov. 10 from 8am-12pm | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

This 5K run/walk is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly. All monies raised support organizations that serve our active duty and veterans heroes, including Team Red, White and Blue, SOS Rides, American Legion Palm Springs and the Armed Services YMCA. Our 5K includes a great race, tech t-shirt, finisher medal, hat, reusable cinch bag and free photo downloads. For more information: 760-323-8299 | www.palmspringsca.gov

Palm Springs Veteran’s Day Parade | Nov. 11 from 3:30-5:30pm | Downtown, Palm Canyon Drive

The parade lasts approximately one hour and concludes with a post parade patriotic concert and fireworks finale at the intersection of Amado Road and Palm Canyon Drive. The City of Palm Springs has once again been selected as a Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information: 760-323-8265 | www.palmspringsca.gov

Thanks4Giving – Life Stream Blood Bank Gala | Nov. 21 from 5:30-9pm | Renaissance Esmeralda Resort, Indian Wells

Legendary two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge will display her enduring vocal versatility while performing her many musical hits. The elegant evening will also include video tributes, awards, silent and “live” auctions, and a few other fundraising opportunities. Desert Oasis Healthcare will be the featured honoree of the evening. For more information: www.lstream.org

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival & Food Truck Fiesta | Nov. 22-24

The events include balloon tether rides, night time balloon glow, romantic dinners, sunrise pancake breakfasts, hot air balloon rides, musical entertainment, gourmet food, Kids’ Zone family-friendly activities and so much more! General admission to the Balloon Festival is free; however, tickets and/or passes are required to participate in certain activities throughout the weekend. For more information: 760-321-5154 | www.hotairballoonfest.com

McCormick’s Classic Car Auction | Nov. 22-24 | Palm Springs Convention Center

The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 Classic & Exotic cars. Admission is free for the public Friday. Saturday and Sunday are $15 per day or $25 for both days. For more information: 760-320-3290 | www.classic-carauction.com

Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival | Nov. 23 | Palm Springs Air Museum

Dozens of West Coast breweries, food vendors including In ‘n Out Burger, and a DJ and live music. All this happens in a setting amid awesome vintage planes. Airplane rides available for an additional charge. This event is 21 and over.  For more information: 760-778-6262 | www.palmspringspropsandhopsfestival.com

A Miracle on El Paseo | Nov. 23 from 5-9pm | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The popular shopping district is turned into a winter wonderland with a five-story Ferris wheel, family fun activities, live entertainment, pictures with Santa Claus, and over 25 local restaurants and vendors offering small bites and drinks, all included in one ticket price. For more information: www.bighornbam.net/miracle

WildLights | Nov. 27-Dec. 28 from 6-9pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

Over a million twinkling lights dazzle as guests enjoy holiday festivities, food, drink, arts and crafts, animal encounters, live entertainment, Santa Claus and more. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Martha’s Village & Kitchen Thanksgiving Day 5K | Nov. 28 from 8-10am | El Paseo, Palm Desert

The race is timed for competitive runners and a $250 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place male and female finisher. This family-friendly event welcomes young children in strollers and dogs on leashes. For kids there’s free face-painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts and more in the Kids Zone. Adults 21 years old and above are welcome to a post-race complimentary beer in the Beer Garde. For more information: www.marthasvillage5k.org

Desert Art Festival | Nov. 29 from 10am-4pm | Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs

Features artists presenting their original work in all medium of fine art and fine craft. All work is available for purchase. Meet the artists. Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art. For more information: 818-813-4478 | www.westcoastartists.com

Cabazon Indio Powwow | Nov. 29-Dec. 1 | Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Included in the celebration are Native American dance competitions for contestants of all ages, bird singing, drum contests and peon games. There are also opportunities for visitors to join dancers in the arena during noncompetitive, inter-tribal dancing. For more information: www.fantasyspringsresort.com

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