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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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,

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

Saturday, November 8th:

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

COD Street Fair
College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, 92260
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

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

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