Calling all beatniks…..

Tonight is the opening celebration for a new community space in Desert Hot Springs!  The new facility is called The Space and it’s geared towards youth whose ages range from 16 – 25 years old.  The Space, a program of Cup of Happy – East,  plans on providing workshops, Open Mics, movie nights and support groups.  To start it off with a bang they are opening their doors to the community by calling all beatniks, poets, musicians and/or creatives to come on in, take the stage and hang awhile.  It’s an Open Mic Night and you are invited!

*side note: Being that the Founder/Editor of The Coachella Valley Art Scene grew up Desert Hot Springs, this absolutely great news to hear that a positive place for youth is opening up in DHS.  A safe place where kids can seek guidance, get help, and express themselves is outstanding!  Props to Cup of Happy!

 Read below for more info:


The Space in Desert Hot Springs, CA

THE 411:



Come join us for a showcase of local creatives!! Help us kick off the opening night of The SPACE by checking out some great talent or showcasing your own. Open mic is ACOUSTIC ONLY.

The SPACE is our new facility in Desert Hot Springs for ALL 16-25 year olds. We are located on Palm and Pierson, right next to the POP Shop. We plan on providing workshops, movie nights, support groups and open mics. This venue is also open to any business who would like to hold classes, workshops or events for the DHS community.




“Cup of Happy is a program under SafeHouse of the Desert. Our main goal is to de-stigmatize mental health issues and provide healthy, positive outlets to 16-25 year olds in the Coachella Valley. These events are facilitated by the T.A.Y….Transition Age Youth!!!  They are Bella, Carlos, and James!!! If you ever see the bright neon yellow/green t-shirts, say hello to the Cup of Happy crew!!”


WHO: Local creatives, the people of Cup of Happy & The POP Shop

WHAT: An Open Mic Night, a place to express yourself

WHEN: Tonight!  Wednesday, August 22nd from 6pm-9pm

WHERE: 66525 Pierson Blvd. Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

WHY: Because expressing yourself is coooooooooooool!



RSVP page:

Cup of Happy East:

Operation Safe House:


 Cup of Happy does many more programs than just organize an Open Mic, they produce zines for example!  Check it out:


If you can’t make it to the Open Mic tonight, but want to find a way to get involved, then look into this t-shirt design contest that Cup of Happy is offering:

cup of happy



There are so many ways to get involved!!  Best bet is to just take that first step.  Either show up at the Open Mic, design a shirt, or add them on Facebook to become friends and see what they are up to:

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Get more info on their Official Website: