Cheers!
Wednesday is here and the weekend isn’t looking too shabby with things to do. This is a good thing.

If going out and getting involved in your community is your kinda thing… then I am your blog. Below lists all the different activities around the valley that are free to attend and fun to do. You really can’t beat that.

So take some time to at least give these events a look through. There is something for everyone out there. Promise:

Ways to beat boredom, the heat, and make human connections:

Thursday, April 30th:

Morning Hikes
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74Palm 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

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition
Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts
43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, CA 760-776-7278
Description:features work by students who are awarded Dumont Scholarships.
Phone number:776-7278

AirTalk Community Forum to Examine the Effects of The Recession on the Coachella Valley
Venue:UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra DrivePalm Desert, CA 92211834-0597
*a KCRW event!

Friday, May 1st:

Beauty and the Beast High School Theater Production
La Quinta High School73255 Westward Ho DriveLa Quinta, 92253777-7090
Description:7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun.
Phone number:777-7090
Price:$8-$12

Randall Henderson Trail Hike
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74Palm Desert, CA
Description:learn where animals live.
Phone number:862-9984


Dumont Scholarship Exhibition
Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts
43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, CA 760-776-7278
Description:features work by students who are awarded Dumont Scholarships.
Phone number:776-7278


College of the Desert Student Art Show
Red DOT Gallery (Backstreet Art District)
2608 S. CherokeePalm Springs, CA 92264
Phone number:880-0265


Starry Safari Overnight Program
The Living Desert
47900 Portola Ave.Palm Desert, CA 92260760-346-5694
Description:with continental breakfast and guided walk
Phone number:346-5694 ext. 2506
Price:$93-$123 (okay, not free, but sounds super cool.)


College of the Desert Student Art Exhibition
I.M.A.G.E.S. by Gideon Art Gallery
Backstreet Art District, 2680 Cherokee WayPalm Springs, CA
Description:reception on May 1. The Art Dept. of the college will receive 10% of the proceeds.
Phone number:250-1521

Artist Reception for Bill Bogart
Art by Peter Gallery (Backstreet Art District)
2600 Cherokee WayPalm Springs, CA 92264
Description:a Palm Springs Air Museum members event benefiting the Educational Fund. Public is welcomed to attend
Phone number:778-6262, ext. 221
URL:
www.aviationsculptureart.com

Artist Reception Featuring the Work of Silica Studios Ceramic Artists
Silica Studios752 S. Williams RoadPalm Springs, CA
Phone number:325-7007
URL:
www.silicastudios.com

The Big Show Live: Sketch Comedy Salute to the 1980’s
Indio Performing Arts Center45175 Fargo StreetIndio, CA 92201
760-775-5200
Phone number:333-0847 or 775-5200
Price:$10 – $20

Opera Workshop Performance by Students
College of the Desert Pollock Theatre43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, CA
Description:featuring scenes from 15 different operas.
Phone number:773-2656

Oblivion
Marywood-Palm Valley School35525 DaVall DriveRancho Mirage, CA 92270
Description:an original musical fantasy performed by students
Phone number:$15-$20 (not free, but better than going to the movies)
(760) 328-0861


Saturday, May 2nd:

27th annual Southwest Dance, Movement and Acro-Sports Workshop
Palm Springs Convention Center277 N. Avenida CaballerosPalm Springs
Description:various times and activities.
Phone number:(916) 922-3596
URL:
www.cahperd.org

Indio Open Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds46350 Arabia St.Indio, CA 92201
Description:an outdoor night time shopping venue. 4-10 p.m., Wed. and Sat. Admission is 50 cents.
Phone number:(909) 984-5131


COD Street Fair
College of the Desert43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, 92260
Description:Sat., and Sun., 7am
Phone number:568-9921


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


Desert Film Society Presents: The Melon Route
Camelot Theaters2300 East Baristo RaodPalm Springs, CA 92262
Phone number:772-2999
Price:$15
URL:
www.desertfilmsociety.com

T-34 Fly In
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry TrailPalm Springs, CA 92262
778-6262

Family Fest
El Dorado Polo Club50950 Madison St.Indio, 342-2223
Description:promoting safe kids and safe community. Live music, games, fingerprinting and ID’s for kids, silent auction and free food.
Phone number:989-2182


Pioneertown Posse Wild West Show
PioneertownMane StreetPioneertown, CA
Description:with ventriloquism, music and comedy skits. Saturdays through Oct.
Phone number:364-3544
URL:
www.pioneertown-posse.org

8th annual Discovery Duck Pluck
The River71800 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, CA
Description:adopt a duck for great prizes.
Phone number:321-0602, ext. 112
Price:$10


The Invaders @ Water Canyon Coffee Company
Water Canyon Coffee Company
55844 Twentynine Palms HighwayYucca Valley, CA 92284
760-365-7771

Sunday, May 3rd

La Quinta Certified Farmers Market
Old Town La Quinta, 78010 Main Street La Quinta, CA


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


9th annual “Arf” Academy Awards
Westin Mission Hills Resort71333 Dinah Shore DriveRancho Mirage, CA 92270328-5955
Description:includes lunch, celebrity judges and the “Arf” showcase of local pets. Awards presented for Best dressed pet, best trick and celebrity look-alike. Proceeds benefit Animal Samaritan’s no cost spay and neuter program. Dogs on leash welcomed.
Phone number:343-4908
Price:$55 (pricey, but wasn’t this a Sponge Bob episode???)


The Art of Poetry
Dezart Studio4116 Matthew DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262202-1208
Description:an open mic poetry reading event



If you have an event that you think should be featured in this section… then let me know! thecoachellavalleyartscene@gmail.com

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