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Wondering what to do in September? Here’s a few suggestions, courtesy of our fun loving colleagues, Catherine, Dawn & Valori at First American Title: 

Songs for a Summer’s Night | Sept. 1 at 7pm | Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, Cathedral City

The Palm Springs Opera Guild is proud to present an end-of-summer operatic music concert, “Songs for a Summer’s Night,” featuring performances by Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez (mezzo-soprano) and Joel Balzun (baritone). For more information: 760-296-2966 | www.palmspringsoperaguild.org

Biloxi Blues | Sept. 2 - 11 – See Website for Schedule | Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs

This play is the second chapter in what is known as the “Eugene trilogy,” following Brighton Beach Memoirs and preceding Broadway Bound. Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical story is told through the eyes of 18-year old Eugene Morris Jerome, who is drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. During basic training, Eugene meets a diverse assortment of soldiers, including the gentle and intelligent Arnold Epstein and the hard drinking platoon leader Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey. For more information: 760-323-5123 | www.palmcanyontheatre.net

First Wednesday Art Walk | Sept. 7 from 5 to 8pm | Backstreet Arts 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. We 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

Southern Fried Nuptials | Sept. 9 - 25 - See Wbsite for Schedule | Desert Theatreworks, Indio

It’s been a rough year for Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye. Their engagement has been on and off more times than a drunk frat boy on a mechanical bull. Half the town has been invited, dress is fitted, the flowers have been ordered, and the gifts are piling up in the living room. So why does Harline still have cold feet? Will they or won’t they? That’s the big question in Southern Fried Nuptials, the hysterical sequel to Osborne and Eppler’s hit comedy Southern Fried Funeral. For more information: 760-980-1455 | www.dtworks.org

La Quinta 9/11 Vigil | Sept. 11 from 7 to 8pm | Civic Center Campus, La Quinta

Join this September 11 Candlelight Vigil to honor the victims of the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA terror attacks. There will also be a moment to reflect on the 13 soldiers who tragically lost their lives during the 2021 attack in Kabul Afghanistan. The vigil will feature musical performances, speeches by local dignitaries, and public art composed from World Trade Center building remnants. For more information: 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

Psycho Beach Party | Sept. 14 - 26 - See Website for Schedule | Desert Rose Playhouse, Palm Springs


Chicklet Forrest, a teenage tomboy, desperately wants to be part of the surf crowd on Malibu Beach in 1962. One thing getting in her way is her unfortunate tendency towards split personalities. For more information: 760-202-3000 | www.desertroseplayhouse.org

Palm Desert Business Awards: Installation Dinner | Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8pm | JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert

Recognize your local business award winners! This ceremonial event is a Winter Olympics theme. Put on your best Winter Olympics outfit and join us for the fun! We will be honoring over 30 businesses and giving awards amongst a multitude of categories. For more information: www.pdacc.org

Amy’s Purpose: Pet Love and Rock & Roll | Sept. 17 - Reception at 6:45, Concert at 8pm | Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs

A benefit concert for Amy’s Purpose featuring music by Kyuss co-founder John Garcia and his Band of Gold, plus Songwriters Hall of Famer Billy Steinberg with Angie Rodriguez singing the Steinberg songbook. Q&A moderated by Bruce Fessier between acts. Pre-show wine and light hors d’oeuvres reception from 6:45-7:40 p.m. in the Atrium celebrating Lori Weiner and local veterinarians. For more information: 760-325-4490 | https://www.psmuseum.org/events/amys-purpose-22?date=2022-09-17

Monument Night Adventures | Sept. 17 at 8pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

Using blacklights, participants will take a short walk along the Art Smith Trail basin looking for the many nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. This is a family friendly event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring water and wear closed-toed shoes. An RSVP is required and you must bring your ticket with you for check-in at 8:45pm. Ticket reservations begin 14 days prior to the event. Sorry, no dogs allowed. For more information: 760-568-9918 | www.desertmountains.org

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo & Taste of Palm Springs | Sept. 21 from 5 to 9pm | Indian Canyon Golf Resort, Palm Springs

This event includes tasting from more than 30 valley restaurants, wine and beer tasting, a cocktail bar, and live entertainment. Over 100 local businesses will also showcase their products and services. Taste of Palm Springs wristbands - which permit a bearer to all food, wine, and beer are $25. For more information: 760-325-1577 | www.pschamber.org

The Dinah Weekend | Sept. 21 - 25 | Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

The world famous Dinah Shore Weekend, produced by Club Skirts, is the largest lesbian event in the world and features concerts, parties, and more in a safe, celebratory, life-affirming atmosphere. For more information: 888-923-4624 | www.thedinah.com

Pillars of the Community and Distinguished Artists & Athletes Awards Ceremony | Sept. 22 from 4 to 6pm | La Quinta City Hall

These deserving individuals have been nominated by their peers for their outstanding contributions to their community. During the ceremony, award recipients are recognized by the City Council and local dignitaries as we highlight the positive impacts the Pillars and Distinguished Artists & Athletes have had on the community. Light refreshments will be served. For more information: 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

La Quinta Concerts in the Park | Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30pm | SilverRock Park, La Quinta

Meet your family and friends to enjoy free live music by Sean Oliu & The Coastline Cowboys. This event guarantees a fun, unforgettable musical performance you won't want to miss! There will be food truck vendors on site, however attendees are welcome to bring low back chairs, food, and non-alcoholic beverages. 760-777-7093 | www.laquintaca.gov

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks on National Public Lands Day | Sept. 24 | Joshua Tree National Park

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2022 including the 4th Saturday in September, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee, including the Palm Springs area’s neighbor to the north, Joshua Tree National Park, will offer free admission to everyone. For more information: 760-367-5500 | https://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Star Party in the Mountains | Sept. 24 from 8-10pm | Sawmill Trailhead Parking Lot, Pinion Flats

Join members of the Astronomical Society of the Desert for fun “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and binoculars. This is a family event; minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. For more information: 760-862-9984 | https://www.desertmountains.org/calendar/starpartymtn9-24

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Marketing Summit | Sept. 30 from 8:30am to 2:30pm | Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory

The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is hosting the inaugural Marketing Summit for area business owners and marketing professionals in the Coachella Valley. We are working to bring together a variety of experienced speakers and trending topics for a day of education, networking an exploration of exposure and advertising opportunities. As a result of this summit, we want businesses to use the tools/information provided to grow their businesses. Convert Customers. Expand Reach. Drive Sales. For more information: 760-568-9351 | www.ranchomiragechamber.org

The Miracle Worker | Sept. 30 - Oct. 9 - See Website for Schedule | Desert TheatreWorks, Indio

The classic play returns to the DTW stage, reimagined for a new audience. This family drama is based on the true story of a young deaf and blind girl, Helen Keller, and her dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan, who struggles to reach into Helen’s isolation and bring her into contact with the outside world. Don’t miss this powerful new staging of a beloved story. For more information: 760-980-1455 | www.dtworks.org

Titanic the Musical | Sept. 30 - Oct. 16 - See Website for Schedule | Palm Canyon Theatre, Palm Springs

Based on the story of the RMS Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, this musical takes audiences on a journey unlike any other account of this historic voyage. As crew and passengers are introduced, their conversations reveal their social status and satisfaction with life. When the ship’s owner demands that the captain increase speed to arrive in New York early, the Titanic collides with an iceberg, creating a chaotic and dangerous situation for all. For more information: 760-323-5123 | www.palmcanyontheatre.net

VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6 to 10pm | Palm Canyon Drive, Downtown Palm Springs

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 to 7:30pm | PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. Meal choices: Beef Shortribs with mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Chicken with Marsala Sauce over mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Vegetarian Squash Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella, salad, roll & dessert. For more information: 760-327-7701 | www.psairbar.com/events

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 12pm in September | College of the Desert, 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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