This weekend you are going to have some major decision making to do. This is going to require lots of checking and balancing. Lots of scientific methods of elimination. Lots of left brain analytical action to satisfy and fulfill the artsy fartsy right side.
Sound confusing?
Well, it kinda is. Actually, it’s more ‘overwhelming’.
This Saturday is like the unofficial, official Art Day of the desert. So, like, let’s say the Coachella Valley Art Scene could pick a holiday… it would be this day. There is sooooo much going on in the art scene of the Coachella Valley! Must be this lovely weather, bringing out the best in everyone. Or is it because the moon is in Pisces? Either way, one thing I do know for sure is that it’s awesome. I really wish I could see this every weekend.
Make sure you read carefully everything that is going on, because there literally is something for everyone. From theater and film buffs, to writers, to fine art appreciators, to music, to sculpture, to nature lovers…. just trust. Saturday is going to be fun. I hope to run into you at some of these events. if not there then you know where to catch me later that night… at the Date Farmer’s BackDoor Art Studio Party… duh.

Tonight, Jan 28th:

Thursday, Jan 29th:

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

Recent Acquistions to UCR/CMP Collections.
UCR California Museum of Photography
3824 Main Street (Downtown pedestrian Mall) Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 784-3686
Description:with art walks the first Thu. of each month 6-9pm.
Price:$3 (if you feel liek getting outta town for something fun)

Friday, Jan 30th:

Desert Stahlight Ridazz Go Bike Fun Bicycle Rides
Koffi 515 N. Palm Canyon Dr.Palm Springs, CA 92262760-416-2244
Description: slow, leisure bike ride through Palm Springs for all ages and abilities. Meet 7 p.m. at the parking lot behind Koffi Cafe; ride leaves at 7:30 p.m.
Phone number: 774-3583

Desert Trail Hiking Club
Big Horn Overlook Palm Desert, CA
Description:moderate 4 mile hike with 800 ft. elevation gain. Contact hike leader
Phone number:341-0632

Performance Art: Featuring the Artist Jeff Huckleberry
Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Campus
52500 Temecula RoadIdyllwild, CA 951-659-2171
Phone number:(951) 659-2171, ext. 2339

(performance art is awesome)

Free Astrology Consultation
Crystal Fantasy
264 N. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

Lucha Vavoom Mexican Masked Wrestling And Burlesque Show
Grove of Anaheim 2200 East Katella Ave.Anaheim, CA
Description:must be 18 or over to attend.
Phone number:(213) 480-3232 or (714) 740-2000
(okay so i know this is outta town and pricey, two no-no’s, but this event just sounded too fun to pass up)

Saturday, Jan 31st:

Highlighted Event:
Palm Springs, CA: Academy Award, British Academy Award, two time Golden Globe and two time Emmy winning actor, Ernest Borgnine will hold a discussion/book signing for his best selling autobiography, Ernie: The Autobiography at the Palm Springs Mall. Bruce Fessier, Special Projects Writer of the Desert Sun will host an “In Conversation” with Ernest Borgnine and discuss Mr. Borgnine’s incredible 60 plus years career.
This event is sponsored by the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club and The Palm Springs Cultural Center.
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Palm Springs Mall 2365 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Info: 760-251-1200
Cost: Free (Although only books purchased at the
event will be signed). Books available for sale at the venue.

Alcohol Advertising: Turning in to Kids
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
39000 Bob Hope DriveRancho Mirage, CA 92270
Description:with guest speaker
Phone number:773-4342

Coachella Valley Hiking: La Quinta Boo Hoff Trail to Lost Canyon
Description:moderate to strenuous 6 mile, 1500 ft. elevation gain hike. No dogs. Downhill boulder scrambling. Register with listed hike leader not more than one week in advance. Bring appropriate clothing, water and food for trail. Good hiking boots are essential
Phone number:880-7963

Super Varity Show
Desert Hot Springs Senior Center
11777 West StreetDesert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Description:open to the public

Palm Springs Certified Farmers Market
COD Farmers Market
La Quinta Farmers Market
Cathedral City Farmers Market

Free Dog Walking Group
AquaPaws 51-320 EisenhowerLa Quinta, CA
Description:everyone is welcome. Dogs must be on leashes. Bring water and clean up bags.
Phone number:564-3833

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

Free Psychic Saturday Mini Consultations
Crystal Fantasy
264 N. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262

Salon de Refuses Art Showcase
Red DOT Gallery (Backstreet Art District)
2608 S. CherokeePalm Springs, CA 92264
Description:in conjunction with the Palm Springs Museum Artist Council featuring the artwork by council members that were not chosen for the museum show.
Phone number:880-0265

Artist Reception for Kent Wallis
Coda Gallery
73151 El PaseoPalm Desert, CA 92260

Barbara Brighton’s Broadway
Indio Performing Arts Center
45175 Fargo StreetIndio, CA 92201
Description:a musical tribute to the show stoppers on Broadway
Phone number:775-5200
Price:$15-$20 (not free, but afterwards you can go around the corner and stop by the date farmer show)

Pizazz Gala 2009
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum DrivePalm Springs, CA 92263 760-322-4800
Description:a black tie affair with cocktails, dinner and music.
Phone number:322-4844
Price:$750 (where are all the baller shot callers out there?!?!)

Sunday, Feb 1st:

Black Pioneer Showcase of the Coachella Valley
Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center

82616 Miles Ave.Indio, CA 92202760-342-6651
Description:a look at the pivotal African American pioneers who contributed to the development of the Coachella Valley and later generations who continued the legacy. Feb. 7, opening day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

Desert Sunrise Bicycle Riders
Ralph’s Shopping Center near Maxie’s Cafe
425 S Sunrise WayPalm Springs, CA
Description:weekly vitality bicycle ride and breakfast. Meet near Maxie’s Cafe’ in the Ralph’s market center. Beginner to moderate ride. Wear appropriate safety gear, bring water, and spare tube.
Phone number:774-3583

Andrew Harmon to Speak at the Palm Springs Writers Guild Meeting
Rancho Mirage Public Library
71100 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, CA 92270341-7323
Phone number:323-1156

Thanks for reading! Come back on Thursday to see where all the parties are at night. Hasta luegooooo….