Okay, now that I have your attention with my “Free” sticker that I posted here, I would like to direct all eye traffic to the events that are going on below. This weekend I think we can all feel a little “free-er” to spend a little cash, boost the economy a bit, and come out from the shadows and into the community because we have a new President. Whoop whoop. Well, that is at least my plan. But, it should be yours too.
Your plans should also includ some of the events that I have listed below. Since this blog posting is going up just a tad bit late, I am going to start our FREE: Films, Events, and Music off on Thursday, not (our typical) Wednesday. So, here we gooooo……

Thursday, November 6th:

El Paseo Artwalk and Desert Art Collection Exhibit
Desert Art Collection
45350 San Luis Rey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
674-9955
Description: Art walk includes National Small Sculpture Invitational exhibit
Phone number: 674-9955

Palm Springs Villagefest
Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Canyon Drive
Description: outdoor bazaar featuring 200 booths displaying art, handcrafted items, live entertainment and food, 6-10 p.m. every Thursday.
URL: www.PalmSpringsVillagefest.com

Art Exhibit, “Poet of Light”
R.E. Welch Gallery
73680 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA
341-8141
Description: featuring paintings by French artist Phillipe Dutilleul on display through Dec. 31. Gallery hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon to 5 p.m. Sun.
Phone number: 341-8141

COD How It All Began, Photo Exhibit
College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, 92260
568-9921
Description: at the Library Garrow Gallery Wall; Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m.-5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Holiday Food Drive At Westfield Palm Desert
Westfield Palm Desert
72840 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA
568-0248
Description: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. Drop off your non-perishable canned food at the concierge booth in center court.

Desert Trails Hiking Club: Rancho Mirage Chuckwalla Loop
Desert Trails Hiking Club
P.O. Box 10401
Palm Desert, CA 92255
346-3288
Description: moderate 5 miles hike at 1000 ft. Register with listed hike leader not more than one week in advance. Bring proper gear. Good hiking boots are mandatory.
Phone number: 770-2800
Price: $5
URL: www.DesertTrailsHiking.com

Morning Hikes
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA
Description: 8:30 a.m.,Thurs. and 9 a.m.,Sat. in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. For 2 hours explore several areas via different hiking trails. Participants must bring appropriate clothing and footwear as well as plenty of water. No fee, but donations appreciated.
Phone number: 862-9984

Desert Art Center Plein Air Painting Day
Coachella Valley Preserve
29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone number: 323-7373

A Visit With Great Presidents
Forest Lawn
69588 E. Ramon Road
Cathedral City, CA
Description: an interactive program about presidential lives as they relate to themes in American history.
Phone number: (323) 340-4745

Palm Springs Chamber Of Commerce Fall Festival
Spa Casino Overflow Parking Lot (Between Amado & Alejo)
406 North Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Description: with rides, food, games and contests.
Phone number: 325-1577
Price: Free

Conversations With Today’s Best And Brightest Writers, Filmakers and Actors
UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
834-0597
Description: with featured artist Allison Amend.
Phone number: 834-0926

Oklahoma! The Musical
Palm Canyon Theatre
538 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-5123
Phone number: 323-5123
Price: $28-$32 (not free, but you gotta LOVE oklahoma)

Friday, November 7th:

Tai Chi Intermediate
Center For Spiritual Living – Palm Desert
45630 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
346-4649

Tai Chi For Beginners
Center For Spiritual Living – Palm Desert
45630 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
346-4649

Art Exhibition On El Paseo
The Jewelry Box
73730 El Paseo, Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Description: featuring the art of Lana Costanzo.
Phone number: 779-1928
Price: Free

Tox and Detox Pool Party
Hotel Zoso
150 S Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-9676
Description: Come sip on drinks by the pool at the luxurious Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. drink specials and a poolside DJ.

First Friday Art Walk.
Art Place
41801 Corporate Way
Palm Desert,
760-773-2268

Ritmo Loco Afro-Cuban Jazz Quinetet
Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA 92268
760-365-5956

Saturday, November 8th:

Artist Reception, Group Show
Dezart One Gallery
2688 Cherokee Way
Palm Springs,
328-1440

COD Street Fair
College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, 92260
568-9921
Description: Sat., and Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Palm Springs Certified Farmers Market
Palm Springs Certified Farmers Market At Camelot Theaters
2300 Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Description: Sats., on going through June 2009

Coachella Valley Model Railroaders Open House

Riverside County Fairgrounds
46350 Arabia St.
Indio, CA 92201
800-811-FAIR

Art Under The Umbrellas
Old Town La Quinta
Washington Street and Calle Tampico
La Quinta, CA
Description: fine art and crafts, live music, wine tasting, free admission and parking.
Phone number: 564-1244

CA Route 66 Museum 13th Birthday And Classic Car Show
California Route 66 Museum
16858 South D St.
Victorville, CA 92395
Description: with music, food, prizes and more. Free to public. $20 classic car entry
Phone number: 951-0436

Coachella Valley Fiesta Of Chilies Third Annual Chili Cook-Off
Veteran’s Park
1515 Sixth Street
Coachella, CA
Description: Salsa Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce competitions, as well as children competitions and games. This year’s event benefits Shelter from the Storm.
Phone number: 398-3502 ext. 102

Artist Reception
I.M.A.G.E.S. by Gideon Art Gallery
Backstreet Art District, 2680 Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA
Description: a new show: Mother-Daughter “Far and Near” and a special guest. Featuring the photography of Jane Iverson, Paintings by Kara Iverson and Robbie Alexander.
Phone number: 250-1521

Jungle Boogie and Drag Show @ Toucan’s
Toucan’s Tiki Lounge
2100 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-7584

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