Thanksgiving.  All political agendas and allegations aside, Thanksgiving is a lovely holiday.  It’s one that celebrates being thankful for all that you got and sharing that appreciate with your loved ones. This weekend, share your love for culture, for blogs (hehe), for music, for art, for community with your family.  Below are a list of events going on around town this weekend that are organized and featuring all local talent with artistic flare and low prices.  All of these shows are thrown with love, art, and building community on mind. Show them that you’re thankful for their handwork and show up to support!!

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You know what it is… it’s a family affair that is better known as a Reunion!  World famous, DJ Day, rocks the two turn tables along with El DJ Magneto and DJ Aimlo (all DJs are locals, are are fantastic).  Here is the Facebook invite info:  Every Thursday join us for ¡Reunión! with DJ Day, Aimlo, and special guests. It’s an inclusive and intimate party where you can chill and be yourself.  This Thursday, we’re hosting a Giving Thanks special edition with guest DJ Magneto.See full invite, photos, videos, and links on our calendar:


This just might be the most awesome event of the century.  Nothing beats a warm Snuggie/Blankie/Sleeping Bag and a cold one.  This Friday make sure to bring the whole family out.  Here is the Facebook invite info:  Drag yourself out from your Tryptophan-induced, shopping battle-fatigued coma and be completely awesome in the First Annual Black Friday Snuggie Pub Crawl in loverly downtown Palm Springs. Creativity is completely encouraged for this event but a Snuggie is MANDATORY! The Snuggie can be purchased at any Walgreens, CVS, JCPenny’s, Costco, Kmart, Toys”R”Us or Kohl’s for $14.99.  The crawl will start at Flaherty’s Bar & Grill around 9:30 pm then move onto the Village Pub before the GTL’s come out. From there, we’ll move on to NYPD to get more itis and end up at J. Dee’s Landing. The true Snug Thugs may find themselves at the Spa Casino afterward to try and win back their Christmas depleted funds.  Certainly not, but probably should be, sponsored by Snuggie.  Friday at 9:30pm – Saturday at 6:00am / Downtown Palm Springs.

Howie Pyro is not so much creepy as he is talented.  But he is definitely both.  This Friday he will be spinning all 45’s inside the Amigo Room.  Here is the Facebook inviet info: Every Friday, Howie Pyro plays psycho soul, voodoo R&B, ’60s garage bands. All on 45’s. See full invite on our calendar: . Friday, November 12 at 10:00pm – November 13 at 2:00am . Amigo Room : Ace Hotel & Swim Club 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs.

Lots of schtuff happening inside the Commune this weekend.  Here are all the details: VICTOR RODRIGUEZ, CHRIS BOWEN & MARIO DIAZ present BLACK SHEEP THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 2010 with your hosts: THE HOT POCKETS!   // NOVEMBER 26 – 27, 2010  // Friday November 26  9:00pm :: The JACKIE BEAT SHOW
featuring SELENE LUNA //  10:00PM: BLACK SHEEP kick-off party // all going down at at the ACE HOTEL & SWIM CLUB 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs


Some of the best indie rock and punk bands from around the Coachella Valley are teaming up for a night of celebration of the Rooster… at Rooster’s Restaurant.  Gotta love that.  This should be a warm and fuzzy feeling show.  Don’t forget your toy donation.

If you are feeling adventurous, head on up to Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown!  This Saturday, starting at 5:00pm is the ultimate in desert country livin’.  Check out the solid lineup: Afternoon Bluegrass with
THE SHADOW MOUNTAIN BAND!  The Shadow Mountain Band specializes in mountain-style harmonies with lively acoustic backup. They feature traditional mountain music, hillbilly gospels (think- ‘oh Brother, Where art Thou’) and bluegrass, along with eclectic originals.  // Starting at 8:00pm :  THE COUNTRY! (featuring Jesika Von Rabbit & Todd from Gram Rabbit) w/ Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss!  Read more: Zander Schloss joined the Circle Jerks in 1984.Sean Wheeler aka Captain Sean Doe aka Diamond Boss had been with Throw Rag since the inception of the band.  Now they come together in something new and completely different. An honest blend of folk/soul/country/bluegrass, they are a truly talented duo.

That girl’s haircut is super fierce – as is the music that is going to be spun this evening.  A fan of electronic music?  house?  mnml?  Well, look no further.  Here is all the Facebook information: Thanksgiving Weekend-Saturday 11-27-10 at Space 120 on 120 S. Palm Canyon Palm Spring, CA   // FEATURING DJ’s: MAJESTIC & ATEHCNA MIXING & MASHING YOUR FAVORITE CLUB BANGERS ALL NIGHT LONG! // 21+ w/id Fashionable Attire  // Early Arrival Highly Suggested // For VIP Bottle Service and Table Reservations please call

And then there’s always the Ace in Palm Springs.  Here’s their Saturday Lineup of things going on in the Commune: Saturday November 27 //  1pm: Gathering at the Main Pool // 9:00 pm: CHLOE SEVIGNY COCKTAIL HOUR with DREW DROEGE // 10:00pm : Flock Ewe! with DJs VICTOR RODRIGUEZ  & CHRIS BOWEN  performances by :  LADY BEAR // PHYLLIS NAVIDAD // MISS BARBIE-Q // DETOX ICUNT


World Premiere of the Enemy Mind film!!! It’s a free event at the Ace Hotel’s Commune this Sunday evening  Stop by before you hit the road and that dreaded traffic back on the 10 Fwy.  Here is the Facebook invite info: We’re celebrating local and independent film at Ace. Renowned independent sci-fi masterpiece Enemy Mind premieres at Ace Palm Springs, screening with local entries for the 48 Hour Film Project. And there’s an afterparty, Thank God It’s Sunday, withThe Human Jukebox.  Enemy Mind, featuring Oscar winning actor Ernest Borgnine, is already gaining enormous critical acclaim, heads above larger budget, mainstream sci-fi films. It was shot entirely on location in the Coachella Valley on a budget of $9,000, and is being lauded for its masterful character development, unprecedented in the sci-fi genre. It’s a truly incredible film and we can’t wait to watch it with you.  This event is 21 and over. Add this to your calendar on Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us!  if you know of an event going on that we have yet to post, make sure to send to us right away!  Have a great Thanksgiving day!  Email me at: thecoachellavalleyartscene