Bust out those shades, it’s getting hot up in here.

Is Summer here?  Or is that just a heat wave from all the people that will be pouring into the desert over these next couple of weeks.?  I think it’s a little of both.

It’s party central in the desert.  We had the Dinah Shore party last weekend, the White Party this weekend, Coachella next weekend, the Big 4 after that one, and then Stagecoach.  Say that five times fast.

It’s quite exhausting, all this partying, but there is no better place to do then in the desert.  Bust out those shades, sip on that drank, rub on that sunblock, walk up in that pool party… and brace yourself for about 4 hours of the unknown.  You’ll like it – trust us.

If you’re not dipping around from pool party to pool party, then you definitely should dip around to some of your local venues this weekend.  There are shows and festivals going on around town that are being produced by the people for the people.

See who, what, where, and when these festivals are happening:




DJ Day and Aimlo kill it every Thursday night for more than a year now.  Get it tight – get it right.



Friday night looks like electro night in the 760.  Fog machines and laser rays….  Check out Space 120 and the Date Shed for your selection of goodies.




Building Healthy Communities: Eastern Coachella Valley Presents “The Hue” Music & Arts Festival in The City of Coachella.  Building Healthy Communities invites you to the First Annual “The Hue” Music & Arts Festival. The festival will showcase local talent and creativity of students in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The event is organized and driven by students from Coachella Valley and Desert Mirage High Schools.  The youth-led event will feature different genres of music, cultural arts, healthy food and activities. Voodoo Glow Skulls, an American Ska Punk Band will be the festival’s headliner and sponsored by Goldenvoice (producers of “Coachella” and “Stagecoach”).  Date: Saturday, April 9th 2011
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Location: Dateland Park, 85338 Bagdad Ave., Coachella CA 92236
“This youth-led event is important to the community because people need to see that although we are young, our generation is NOT hopeless. We are cultured, passionate about music, art, and yes, food.”—says Denise Romero Torres, “The Hue” Event Planning Committee Member, Coachella Valley High School.


Tickets: $10 online or at-the-gate.  CodeGreen proceeds will be donated to the “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami” relief fund of the American Red Cross.  Inspired by recent events, CodeGreen will have a donation booth to aid Japanese earthquake + tsunami relief efforts. We’ll also have Japanese flag-colored bracelets on sale for $3. They’ll say “Charity, Hope, Unity” on each side: one side in English, the other in Japanese. The funds raised through bracelet purchases will also be donated. LINEUP (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE):  Sun Baked + You Me & Us + New College Try +Caxton + Cakes & Brains + DJ Leontis will spin the tunes between sets.


Space 120 + Soul Opus present a night of roots, reggae and culture.

Vintage n Vogue bring to you a party that will feature DJs, Art, GoGo dancers, Fire Performances and much more.  Centrally located in Palm Desert, should make for an interesting night.

Saturday April 9th Bujwah Presents: GONJASUFI w/ guests Mike Gao + Suicide Crew + Kas One + Dj PWC  & Cleancut @ Monaco Beer Club Av. Lerdo 699 (Entre Bravo y Mexico) Mexicali, MX 9pm 18+ w/ id $8 cover
Limited Edition Gonjasufi / Bujwah T-shirts will be available at the show
links: www.gonjasufi.tumblr.com // www.sufisays.com // www.myspace.com/gonjasufi

Ace is the place for white party dance party!!! Tea time baby, don’t get bagged.



Epidemic Skateboard Shop and The Ace Hotel will be hosting The Real Video “Since Day One” on Monday, April 11th at 8pm at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. For directions call The Ace at (760) 325-9900 or Epidemic at (760) 770-4177. For info on The Real Video visitwww.realskateboards.com or www.epidemicskateboardshop.com.
The premiere will be held in The Commune Building on the west side of the property. There will be an after party in The Amigo Room DJ’d by The Ghost Channels own Alex Callego! This event is all ages and we are asking for a donation of $2-5 to be given to The Johnny Romano Cancer Fund.




Probably one of the best Coachella Pre-parties around.  Seriously.  This is going to blow your mind, the mind that should already come blown.  Not only are these bands psychedelic, but the venue is located in Desert Hot Springs and is sure to stir up some eerie desert vibes.  A MUST SEE.

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Thanks to everyone who has been patient these past couple weeks with us on the blog.  We have been very very very busy getting ready to do our Coachella Art Studios art installation at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and just really haven’t had time to blog.  Please do remember that one person runs this blog and it’s a hard job for me!!!!!  Thanks for being patient and such a great audience to write for!  I love all y’all.  Email me for any questions: Sarah at thecoachellavalleyartscene@gmail.com