Looking for something interesting to get into this weekend?  Why don’t you explore the insides of an art gallery or attend a theater production?  Thought provoking images, time traveling and air conditioning… I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect way to beat the heat (and bad air quality) this weekend.

We have hand selected a couple of fun art shows/exhibits happening this weekend in the Coachella Valley that we thought you’d dig.  If you visit one of them @thecvartscene on instagram and/or titter and show us your photo (keep in low key in the art galleries & theaters though!..sometimes photos aren’t allowed). 😉

Have fun & enjoy!

xxHave fun




“WE HAVE MAGIC TO DO” at the Palm Canyon Theatre!!

Come and join the AMAZING cast of Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked/Godspell) PIPPIN as they take to the big top starting tonight through July 21st. Great songs including “Corner of the Sky” and “Magic to Do” with choreography based on the original by the great Bob Fosse. Directed by Don Lillie, Musical Direction by Charlie Creasey starring Anthony Nannini as Pippin, Rosanne Hopkins as Bertha, Peter Mins as Charlemange, Daryle J. Roth as Lewis, Sarah Noe as Catherine and Hiram Johnson as The Leading Player.
PIPPIN just won the Tony for BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL and was nominated for 9 others. For those who cant get to New York or dont want to pay those high prices, come to the Palm Canyon Theatre and see a wonderfully entertaining production of a classic musical.

Box Office: 760-323-5123


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07/18/13 5 & 5:30 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

The Ray Bradbury Theater: Too Perfect Murders

The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert will screen episodes of the anthology series The Ray Bradbury Theater in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Across Dimensions: Graphics and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection. Just as the artists in the gallery investigate concepts in two-dimensional and three dimensional artworks, beloved science-fiction author Ray Bradbury seized an opportunity to adapt some of his short stories to the small screen exploring new dimensions of storytelling. Revisit tales you have only experienced in your mind and dive further into the imagination of science-fiction master Ray Bradbury.

5 p.m: The Coffin
A wealthy man does not want his greedy brother to inherit his wealth.
5:30 p.m.: The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl
A man commits murder and then obsesses over the crime scene.

Thursdays: June 27-September 26

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

72-567 Highway 111





We are pleased to present an exclusive selection of art by Carlos Luna for your consideration.

To view, please click on the catalogue image above to view
or click here to visit the special highlighted art web page

Please contact Jim Carona at jim@heatherjames.com for more information

Born in Cuba in 1969, Carlos Luna has always been an artist; he recalls making a painting of his mother at the age of seven. His prodigious talent was recognized and nurtured from an early age, as he distinguished himself at four successive art schools. By the age of 15 his work was being exhibited in group shows in National Museums throughout Cuba, and internationally a year later. Possessing a strong spirit, and an unquenchable desire for personal growth as an artist, Carlos left Cuba in 1991. He migrated to Mexico and subsequently settled in Puebla, where his career entered a new phase of exploration and growth. Exile can also provide a fresh perspective on one’s roots and the opportunity to expand one’s artistic vision and influence to a wider global scale. After receiving a U.S. EB-1-1 visa for extraordinary ability in 2001, Carlos migrated to Miami along with his wife and three children. The art community has embraced Carlos Luna’s work with great enthusiasm since his arrival in the U.S. in 2002. His work has been exhibited alone or as part of a collection in more than 25 museums and arts institutions around the country and is highly regarded by curators and critics alike.

Heather James Fine Art, located in Palm Desert, CA, represents a world-class spectrum of art bridging genres including Impressionist and Modern, Classical, Post-War and Contemporary, American and Latin American, Old Masters, design, cutting-edge contemporary and photography.

Heather James Fine Art – Palm Desert
45188 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone: (760) 346-8926




Bowler, mixed media oil and acrylic on aged paper

Greetings from Melissa Morgan Fine Art! We hope you are having a wonderful summer.

The show which has all but sold out, was a wonderful introduction to Ashley Collins’ transition and reinvention:  A stunning series of encaustic, paint and resin works 10 years in the making.

The work was named after the famous hat devised by Thomas and William Bowler and based upon a design by Edward Coke (pronounced cook), the younger brother of the 2nd Earl of Leicester, to meet a very practical need. Previously, riders, huntsmen and gamekeepers wore top hats, which were easily knocked off and damaged. The close-fitting, low-crowned bowler hat protected the riders’ heads and was not knocked off by low hanging branches.

Please call us for additional information at 760.341.1056 or email us atinfo@melissamorganfineart.com.

Melissa Morgan Fine Art is one of the premier contemporary art galleries in

Southern California and is located at 73-040 El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA.

We invite you to visit our website at www.melissamorganfineart.com.



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UP (the man in the flying chair)
a play by Bridget Carpenter
Directed by Lance Phillips-Martinez
July 19 & 20, 2013

UP takes us on a lyrical journey of one man’s dream of flight and the family drama that follows. A highly imaginative production.

Arthur Newman Theatre
73-750 Catalina Way
Palm Desert CA 92260

Inland Empire
Palm Springs / Coachella Valley

Performance Dates: 7/19/2013 – 7/20/2013

Friday, 07/19/2013
Saturday, 07/20/2013


Performance Times
Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm, Saturday Matinee at 2:00pm

Ticket Information:
Buy tickets 3 ways!
1. Online www.dtworks.org
2. By Phone 760-980-1455 (Mon-Sat 9a-5p)
3. In Person at the Joslyn Center
73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Click the link below to buy season tickets!

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