Bruce Fessier of The Desert Sun provides his compilation of the top 50 things to do in the Coachella Valley.  Bruce’s list includes:

June 21-27

The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival features the largest collection of short films in the nation, plus seminars, parties and one-on-counseling, daily. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs. Passes $200-$1,000, $100 for students, (760) 322-2930 or psfilmfest.org

June 22

Father’s Day Cigar and Tequila Dinner, featuring cigars from the Tinder Box and tastings from the Tequila Hall of Fame, 7:30 p.m., Las Casuelas Terraza, 222. S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. $35. 21+. (760) 325-2794

June 23

Eevaan Tre, 7 p.m., on the Summer Series at MAKE, the Coachella Valley Art Scene pop-up gallery in Westfield Palm Desert, 72-840 Highway 111. Free admission. thecoachellavalleyartscene.com

June 23-25

Jazz vocalist Sherry Williams kicks off the CVRep’s Summer Jazz Series with a three-night stand at the CV Rep Theatre, The Atrium, 69-930 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. $30, including post-show reception. 7 p.m. (760) 296-2966

June 24

Notes From the Desert: Summer Lecture Series, 7-8 p.m. “Stories of Willie Boy: Through a Literary Lens” with Ruth Nolan: The Willie Boy manhunt of 1909, Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Club House, 701 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Free. (760) 325-9900 

Pocket Yellow, performing on the Coachella Valley Art Scene Fridays at the Pick series, 5-8 p.m., UltraStar Mary Pickford Theatre, 36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City. Free with admission to “Independence Day.” (760) 328-7100 

Chicano rock band, Tierra, 7 p.m. Indio Performing Arts Center, 45175 Fargo St., Indio. $30. (760) 775-5200

3 Doors Down, 9 p.m. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. $65-$85. Followed by Moonshine Bandits, 10:30 p.m. $20-$40. (951) 849-3080 

June 24-25

The Deglet Noir Music Festival, featuring more than 20 bands, including San Pedro el Cortez, Alchemy, CIVX and Fever Dog on Friday and Hody Beats, Family Gang Collective and Jerry Bandito on Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight, Rancho La Mora, 88450 61st Ave., Thermal. $20 per day, $30 two days, plus fees. (760) 578-9166 

“Encore: A Salute to Bob Reinhagen,” featuring guest artists from the Coachella Valley and New York, 7 p.m., Coachella Valley High School auditorium, 83800 Airport Blvd, Thermal. $20-$25. Benefits the Bob Reinhagen Scholarship Fund. cbodance.com 

The Desert Theatreworks production of the 1970s comedy, “Love, Sex and the IRS,” 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Saturdays, Arthur Newman Theatre, 73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. $28, $26 seniors 55+, $16 students with I.D. (760) 980-1455, dtworks.org 

June 24-July 31

“Party,” a comedy by David Dillon, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Desert Rose Playhouse, 69620 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. $30-$33. (760) 202-3000 

June 25

Family movie matinee, 2 p.m. featuring “Zootopia.” Palm Springs Public Library, The Youth Room, 300 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs. Free. (760) 322-7323 

‘Orange You Glad Its Summer, a fundraising party for L-Fund & Raina Chessman Fund, featuring raffle prizes and music by Siobhan and Joe, Eight4Nine, 4-6 p.m., Restaurant & Lounge, 849 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. (760) 325-8490 

Comedian Jason Stuart with guest Dana Eagle, 7 p.m., Purple Room Supper Club, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs in the Trinidad Hotel. $25 plus fees. Dinner extra, seating at 5:30 p.m. (760) 322-4422 

Gladiator MMA Unfinished Business, 7 p.m. The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. (760) 321-2000 

Los Angeles punk band Downers and Orange County surf punk band, Kid Scum, plus Calico Wonderstone and The Kathys, 8 p.m., The Hood Bar & Pizza, 74360 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Free admission. (760) 636-5220 

A Celebration of the Music of Selena, 8 p.m. Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison, Coachella. $10. (760) 775-5566

Idyllwild heavy rock band Throw the Goat with Blasting Echo and multi-instrumentalist John Underwood, 9 p.m., The Rustic Theatre, 54290 N. Circle Drive, Idyllwild. $12 plus fees. (951) 659-2747 

Pinkie and Friends, an evening of blues, jazz and friends, 10-11:30 p.m., Retro Room, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 102, Palm Springs. (951) 392-0641 

June 25-July 17

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley production of the Larry Shue comedy, “The Nerd,” 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, St. Joseph’s Church hall, 56312 Church St., Yucca Valley. Opening night tickets $25, benefiting the Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club. (760) 362-9319 

June 26

Jazz singer Martha Lorin, with pianist Barney McLure and bassist Larry Holloway, 2 p.m., Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. $11. (760) 325-2731 

The Judy Show, starring Michael Holmes, 7 p.m., Purple Room Supper Club, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs in the Trinidad Hotel. $25 plus fees. Dinner extra, seating at 5:30 p.m. Continues each Sunday. (760) 322-4422 

June 28

Canyon bird walk with experienced birders, 8-10 a.m. bring binoculars. Whitewater Preserve, 9160 Whitewater Canyon Road, Whitewater. Free. (760) 325-7222 

June 30

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones, 9 p.m., Pappy and Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown. $20. All ages. (760) 365-5956 

July 1

Giselle Woo, performing on the Coachella Valley Art Scene Fridays at the Pick series, 5-8 p.m., UltraStar Mary Pickford Theatre, 36850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City. Free with admission to “Legend of Tarzan.” (760) 328-7100

Chicago, with special guest Rita Wilson, 8 p.m. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $39-$79. (800) 827-2946 

V8Wankers, 9 p.m., The Hood Bar & Pizza, 74360 Highway 111, Palm Desert. Free admission. (760) 636-5220

July 1-3 

Leslie Jordan, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Copa Palm Springs, 244 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs. $25-$45. 21 and over with two-drink minimum. (760) 322-3554 

July 2

Kenny Rogers, 8 p.m. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $29-$69. (800) 827-2946 

July 3

Former “Fabulous Palm Springs Follies” performer Shirley Claire in “I’m Gonna Live Til I Die,” 2 p.m., Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. $11. (760) 325-2731 

July 4

Independence Day celebration benefiting AIDS Assistance Program, 7:30 p.m. Historic O’Donnell House, above the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs. $125. (760) 325-8481 

All American Fourth of July fireworks spectacular, pool party and Power Baseball extravaganza, 2 p.m. pool party; 6:05 p.m. Palm Springs Power vs. Southern Nevada baseball game; 9:15 p.m. Fireworks. Sunrise Park, Power Baseball Stadium and Palm Springs swimming pool, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs. (760) 323-8272. 

City of Palm Desert July 4th celebration, 7:30 p.m. music, 9 p.m. fireworks, Palm Desert Civic Center Park, 73510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. (760) 346-0611, Ext. 416 

To read Bruce Fessier’s original article, courtesy of The Desert Sun, please visit: http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/people/brucefessierentertainment/2016/06/20/temecula-legend-launches-cvrep-summer-jazz-series/86161152/