If you’re here in the Coachella Valley or coming here, and looking for some fun things to see and do, here’s some suggestions, courtesy of our fun loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn And Valori, at First America Title:

Concert for Autism | Sept. 29-Oct. 21| Multiple Venues

This year’s Concert for Autism features the following events: (1) Kickoff Event: Friday, September 29th, 7:30 pm at Big Rock Pub in Indio, CA; (2) Sunday, October 8th, 1 pm at Coachella Valley Brewing Co. in Thousand Palms, CA; (3) Saturday, October 14th, 7 pm at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert, CA; and (4) Main Event, Saturday, October 21st, 4 pm at Tack Room Tavern in Indio, CA. For more information: 760-702-4110 | www.concertforautism.com

First Wednesday Art Walk | Oct. 4 from 5-7pm | 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. For more information: www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Fall Concerts in the Park | Oct. 5-26 – Every Thursday from 6-7:30pm | Civic Center Park Amphitheater, Palm Desert

In addition to live music under the stars, treat your taste buds to the mouthwatering culinary creations offered by mobile eateries or bring your picnic baskets along with your blankets or lawn chairs. The concerts kick off on October 5th with a performance by Classic Journey, a tribute to Journey’s iconic late 70s and 80s anthems and ballads, as well as hits from TOTO, REO, Jefferson Starship and Kansas to name a few. Come experience a show that is part concert and part dance party featuring Top 40 Dance, Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, Jazz and Pop music by The Mighty Untouchables on October 12th. Immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms of bossa nova when Leanna and Miguel, a vocalist and her conga sensation husband, take to the stage October 19th.  Then prepare to groove to the electrifying beats of the 80s when this concert series closes on October 26th with a show by 80s Ladies. For more information: 760-568-1441 | https://discoverpalmdesert.com/concerts/

Fellini Retrospective | Oct. 6 from 7-9pm | Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs

Come early and mingle while enjoying Italian food and Drink Specials. Tonight's movie is "And the Ship Sails On". In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua (Janet Suzman) near Erimo. For more information: www.psculturalcenter.org

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 48th Anniversary Spectacular Tour | Oct. 6 at 8pm | Agua Caliente Resort Casino, Rancho Mirage

Join the original ‘Brad Majors’, Barry Bostwick, for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! Plus a memorabilia display with artifacts and an actual costume from the movie, and costume contest. For more information: www.aguacalientecasinos.com

Power Trip | Oct. 6-8 | Empire Polo Grounds, Indio

A three-day heavy metal music festival featuring Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Metallica, and Tool. For more information: https://powertrip.live/

Steel Magnolias| Oct. 6-15 | Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs

All the Southern ladies who are anybody come to Truvy’s salon for their haridos and free advice including the town’s curmudgeon, an eccentric millionaire, a woman with a raging sweet tooth, and the local social leader and her daughter. For more information: www.palmcanyontheatre.net

Elements Dinner | Oct. 7 at 7pm | PS Underground, Palm Springs

Our secret dinner menu reflects the essence and flavors of each element, and is distinctively prepared and presented with awe-inspiring culinary and visual artistry. For more information: www.psunderground.com

Palm Springs Walk of the Stars | Oct. 11 from 3-4pm | 217 S Palm Canyon Drive

Star Dedication for Leslie Jordan, For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org

La Quinta Concert in the Park | Oct. 14 from 6:30-8:30pm | SilverRock Park

Featuring “All Night Meat Bingo”, a band from Garden Grove, CA that plays covers of Blues, Classic Rock, and Rock. Some of their influences include Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. 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: 760-777-7000 | https://www.playinlaquinta.com/event/concerts-in-the-park-2-3-2-2-2-2/

Evening Under the Stars | Oct. 14 from 5:30-9pm | Palm Springs

AAP - Food Samaritans’ Evening Under the Stars is back. This reinvented celebration returns the event to its original ‘garden party’ roots. AAP is honored to also announce a special guest appearance by the legendary Lily Tomlin. Tickets for the benefit include hosted bar, “heavy hors d’oeurves” by Eight4Nine, entertainment, and valet parking. For more information: www.aidsassistance.org

Paint El Paseo Pink | Oct. 14 at 7:45am | The Gardens on El Paseo

A community walk to help raise awareness for breast cancer and to raise much needed funds for the Desert Cancer Foundation. For more information: 760-773-6554 | www.paintelpaseopink.org

Yum Food Fest | Oct. 14-15 - Sat 2-10pm, Sun 12-8pm | The Shops at Palm Desert

The ‘MUST ATTEND’ event for all foodies will feature food trucks, food pop-ups, sweets & treats, drinks, and culture/artisan vendors. Yum Fest will also feature a kids zone, live music from your favorite DJs, bands, and entertainers. For more information: www.yumfoodfest.com

Palm Springs State of the City & Awards Ceremony | Oct. 17 from 5-7:30pm | Palm Springs Art Museum

Join us for food and wine reception, catered by Lulu California Bistro. Listen to the Palm Springs City Council as they share exciting new ideas and celebrate accomplishments. For more information: www.pschamber.org

Modernism Week - October | Oct. 19-22 | Various Greater Palm Springs Locations

Modernism Week - October is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public. For more information: www.modernismweek.com

Star Party at the Monument | Oct. 21 from 6 - 9pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. For more information: 760-862-9984 | https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/starparty10-21

Tacos, Tequila, & Chavelas Festival | Oct. 21 from 4-8pm | Veterans Memorial Park, Coachella

Live band and DJ, mechanical bull rides, roping and corn hole games, food booths and aguas frescas! Up to a dozen taco vendors competed in the past for the “Best of Festival” title. For more information: 760-347-0676 | https://gcvcc.org/event/tacos-tequila-chavelas/

GROW at the Gardens | Oct. 21 from 8am-5pm | Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

This event is a partnership with Shay’s Warriors-Life After Cancer and is a mini-retreat open to the cancer community and their families with day-long wellness experiences. For more information: 760-862-1990 | www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge | Oct. 21 from 6:30-10:30am | Tram Way, Palm Springs

You’ll climb almost 2,000 feet from the desert to the mountains in just 3.7 miles! You’ll start at the intersection of Tram Way and Highway 111, with stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains in front of you and the Coachella Valley behind (and end at Desert regional Medical Center…hopefully not). For more information: 949-444-2365 | www.runsignup.com

Autism Society Inland Empire Halloween Spooktacular| Oct. 21 from 10am-1pm | La Quinta Community Park

Carnival games, a corn maze and inflatables, trick-or-treat stations, community resources, and more. This is a fun, safe alternative to nighttime trick or treating, particularly for those with sensory issues. For more information: 951-220-6922 |www.ieautism.org

The Great Hispanic Fair | Oct. 21-22 | Anfiteatro Cathedral City

Folklorico performances, live entertainment and cultural cuisine/presentations representing Mexico, Central & South America. Event organizers also plan to include a car show, vendor artisan market, and carnival rides/games. For more information: 760-812-9120 | www.mayalaferia.com

Hike for the 23rd Anniversary of the SRSJM National Monument | Oct. 24 from 8:30am-1pm | PCT & Snow Creek Canyon Rd, Whitewater

Come out to celebrate the Monument’s 23rd anniversary with a special hike lead by the Monument Manager for the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Rancho Mirage State of the City | Oct. 24 from 11am-1pm | Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Find out more about what's happening in Rancho Mirage, the Playground of Presidents. For more information: 760-568-9351 | https://ranchomiragechamber.org/event-calendar/

Earl Henderson Trail Hike | Oct. 24 from 9am-12pm | Earl Henderson Trailhead, Bogert Trail at Barona Rd, Palm Springs

Enjoy this easy hike along the hillside above Araby Wash. Explore the wonders of this critical habitat area to learn about the endangered Casey’s June Beetle and fire ecology in this sensitive habitat area. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Desert Candlelight Concerts | Oct. 26 at 6pm | Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City

Tonight's artist is Marc Antonelli. Comfortable Theater Seating. Wine and Beer Available for purchase. A portion of proceeds to benefit The Family YMCA of the Desert. For more information: www.desertcandlelightconcerts.com

Fourth Friday Art Walk | Oct. 27 from 4-7pm | Perez Art District, Cathedral City

Offers a unique chance to witness the creative process across a variety of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. For more information: ww.facebook.com/ThePerezArtDistrict

Cathedral City Día de Los Muertos Festival | Oct. 28 from 11am-3pm | Desert Memorial Park

Palm Springs Unified School District students are invited to participate in the annual Día de Los Muertos Youth Art Exhibition, sponsored by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery. Selected work will be exhibited at the Día de Los Muertos at Desert Memorial Park. Decorate a butterfly in memory of a loved one and place it on the community altar. For more information: www.diadelosmuertoscatcity.com

DAP Health Equity Walk | Oct. 28 at 9am | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

Consistent with DAP Health’s almost 40-year history of protecting and expanding access to health care, the organization has renamed its perennially popular Desert AIDS Walk the DAP Health Equity Walk as an affirmation of its mission to removing all barriers to care. For more information: www.daphealth.org

Chili Cook-Off and Car Show | Oct. 28 from 10am – 5pm | Palm Springs Air Museum

Burn rubber to see some awesome rides and enjoy a tasting of various chili offerings for the Museum’s volunteers secret recipes. Chili tastings are $1/ taste or $5 for six tasting tickets. For more information: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/programs/halloween-themed-chili-cook-off-car-show-5/

Desert Winefest | Oct. 28-29 - Sat 1-5pm, Sun 12-4pm | Omni Resort Rancho Las Palmas

The Desert WineFest Team is excited to announce it’s partnership with the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa where the resort’s 5th Fairway will host the inaugural 2023 Desert WineFest. Save the dates for October 28th & 29th in beautiful Rancho Mirage, CA. We look forward to raising a glass with you all. Until then….Cheers! For more information: 818-994-4661 | www.desertwinefest.com

Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular | Oct. 29 from 12-3pm | Civic Center Plaza

Features trick or treating with more than 50,000 pieces of candy! Costume contests, exhibitions by Cathedral City Police and Cathedral City Fire, music, and family games. This year’s event will also feature special performances by Cathedral City High School’s Ballet Folklorico group. For more information: www.discovercathedralcity.com

Halloween Palm Springs | Oct. 29 from 4-10pm | Arenas District, Palm Springs

A free annual event with live music, food, drinks, and a costume contest! VIP tickets available that include a meet & greet with headliners, an exclusive side-stage viewing, access to Effen Vodka Lounge with a hosted bar, snacks, and more. For more information: www.halloweenpalmsprings.com

Golf Cart Parade | Oct. 29 from 8am-2pm | El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert

"Time Machine" Celebrate Palm Desert's 50th Anniversary by traveling back to 1973, or forward to 2073 - or anywhere In between! Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Kids & Family Fun Zone, Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Marketplace Booths, Local Bands and Entertainment. Parade rolls at noon! Flyover by Palm Springs Air Museum Warbirds. Classic Cars. Decorated Golf Cart Floats Marching Bands & Dance Troupes. For more information: www.pdacc.org

Garstin Trail Hike | Oct. 31 from 9am-12pm | Bogert Trail at Barona Road Hills Dr., Palm Springs

Learn the importance of this critical habitat area for the endangered Casey’s June Beetle and other tidbits about Palm Springs history and the National Monument. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Starting Oct. 7th - 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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