Coachella Valley – Calendar of Events – February 2017

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Excellence in Art Student Art Exhibit   Through February 11
    The Palm Springs Public Arts Commission in partnership with the Palm Springs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee asked Palm Springs Unified School District High School Students (9-12 grades) to participate. It’s an opportunity for area high school students to reflect upon Dr. King’s life, philosophy and impact on the Civil Rights movement in present day America.
    Palm Springs Public Library: 300 South Sunrise Way
    (760) 322-7323 / http://www.palmspringslibrary.org

    Palm Springs Villagefest   Feb. 2, 9 & 16
    Also known as the Palm Springs Street Fair. At the VillageFest, you will experience a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues.
    6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive between Amado & Baristo
    (760) 320-3781 / http://villagefest.org

    Juried Art Show Opening Reception   Feb. 3
    This event is free and open to the public.
    5:30-8:30pm / Desert Art Center: 550 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
    (760) 323-8299 / http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us

    La Quinta’s Hot Rod, Classic & Custom Car Show   Feb. 4
    Dozens of car enthusiasts will be displaying their prides and joy, and YOU get to view them all. Entertainment, food and a beer garden complete the experience. Help select the “People’s Choice” entry. There is also a “Mayor’s Choice” trophy and “Best Hot Rod In Spirit of Jim Varco’” trophy.
    11am-4pm / 77-865 Avenida Montezuma
    (760) 347-0676 / http://www.gcvcc.org

    Star Party & Night Adventures in the Monument   Feb. 4
    The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct “sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. When it becomes full darkness, black lights will be used to seek out the various night creatures inhabiting the desert. Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, geckos, spiders, owls, jackrabbits, snakes and maybe a coyote. This is a family event.
    6-9pm / Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center: 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert
    (760) 862-9984 / http://www.DesertMountains.org

    18th Annual Juried Art Show   Feb. 4-25
    The 2017 season will see the inaugural Valley-wide biennial art exhibition Desert X that will focus on all aspects of our desert environment. In that spirit, the Public Arts Commission chose the theme “Desert A to Z” for their 18th annual exhibit.
    10am-4pm / Desert Art Center: 550 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
    (760) 323-8299 / http://www.ci.palm-springs.ca.us

    Builders Expo and Art Fair   Feb. 8
    The Builders Expo will provide you the opportunity to meet members of the building and construction industry all in one place. You’ll have a chance to listen to exhibitors, try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features. Education is essential when building a home or business. Seminars and workshops will keep you updated and allow you the chance to speak directly to the experts. In addition to the great shopping and information, there will be food, music and raffle prizes.
    4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert
    (760) 408-9493 / https://goo.gl/chMTQu

    Black History Month Adult Men’s Basketball Tournament   Feb. 11
    Fees per play: $5.00 w/membership, $10.00 without membership.
    9:30am / James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center: 480 Tramview Road, Palm Springs
    (760) 416-5716 / http://www.palmspringsca.gov

    Desert Mountains Art Faire   Feb. 11
    Join the monthly Desert Mountains Art Faire. Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics and pottery, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert mountains.
    9am-4pm / Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center: 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert
    (760) 862-9984 / http://www.DesertMountains.org

    La Quinta Cove Full Moon Hike   Feb. 11
    Experience a hike by moonlight. See the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over the desert mountains. You will also be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 2 liters of water, headlamp or flashlight, blacklights (if you have one) and wear closed-toed shoes. Sorry, dogs are not allowed on this trail.
    6:45-9pm / La Quinta Cove parking lot: Calle Tecate and Avenida Ramirezt
    (760) 862-9984 / http://www.DesertMountains.org

    Taste of Jalisco   Feb. 11
    A celebration of the sister city to Cathedral City – Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Live music, food, tequila/beer, fireworks show, kid zone and parade!
    10am-9pm / The Festival Lawn: 68600 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City
    (760) 770-0396 / http://www.discovercathedralcity.com

    Dr. George Car Show   Feb. 11
    Over 900 classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, antiques, restored and original collectable cars, motorcycles and antique fire engines will be on display. The show also features over 80 vendors selling everything from car related items to clothing, plus attendees will enjoy a beer garden, food, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. The show, which benefits the Desert Cancer Foundation (DCF).
    9am-3pm / Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 78200 Miles Avenue
    (760) 773-6554 / http://www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com

    North Shore Xtreme   Feb. 11
    Camp and paddle event to bring together outrigger canoe, kayak, SUP paddlers for fun, yet competitive, race at the Salton Sea, while bringing attention to this largest body of water in California. There will be vendors selling food and other goods.
    7am-5pm / Salton Sea State Recreation Area (SSSRA): 100-225 State Park Road, North Shore
    (760) 459-7739 / http://www.nsxrace.com

    Art Palm Springs   Feb. 16-19
    Over 60 galleries from the U.S. and around the world exhibiting works from over 300 artists all under one roof representing paintings, sculpture, photography and other visual arts.
    Fri & Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
    (760) 383-1272 / http://www.art-palmsprings.com

    Modernism Week   Feb. 16-26
    Modernism Week is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture. This festival takes place in February in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week features more than 250 events including the Modernism Show & Sale, Signature Home Tours, films, lectures, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours, nightly parties and live music, walking and bike tours, tours of Sunnylands, fashion, classic cars, modern garden tours, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, and more.
    http://www.modernismweek.com

    Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival   Feb. 17-16
    New in 2017 is Robosaurus and Jest In Time Circus. You won’t want to miss the world’s largest transformer will stun fairgoers with thirty tons of car-crushing, fire breathing, awe-inspiring entertainment. Families are sure to be delighted by the physical comedy and juggling acts of the Jest in time Circus at the Family Fun Stage daily! Camel & Ostrich Races, the Marvelous Mutts, WGAS Monster Trucks & Demo Derby and the Nightly Musical Pageant.
    See website for schedule. / 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio
    (800) 811-FAIR / http://www.datefest.org

    Walk to End Alzheimer’s   Feb. 18
    A clearly marked path accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Return to the amphitheater where a health fair, festivities and awards take place. The walk benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services in the Coachella Valley.
    9am / Palm Desert Civic Center Park
    (760) 996-0006 / http://www.alz.org/walk

    New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k   Feb. 19
    Run the Coachella Valley’s original 1/2 marathon & 5k! The New Balance Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5k returns over President’s Day Weekend with our fast, scenic courses, fun post-race festival and beer garden, and a new 1k run for kids!
    7am-12pm / Civic Center Park, Palm Desert
    (949) 444-2365 / http://www.palmdeserthalfmarathon.com

    Indian Wells Golf Benefit   Feb. 24
    Benefiting Safe House of the Desert. Foursome discounts offered. SafeHouse of the Desert, with Community Support, provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis.
    12pm / Indian Wells Golf Club: 46000 Club Drive
    (760) 346-7095 / http://www.indianwellschamber.com

    Desert Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice   Feb. 24
    Desert Town Hall is a premier lecture series that each year features four provocative speakers in a lecture and dinner format from January through March. Tickets to all four events are sold as a series, and typically are sold out before the speakers are even announced.
    5pm / Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    (760) 610-2852 / http://www.deserttownhall.org

    Indio Art in the Square Chalk Festival   Feb. 24-25
    Artists and residents are invited to display their creativity.
    10am-4pm / Miles Avenue, Downtown Indio
    (760) 391-4000 / http://www.indio.org

    McCormick’s Palm Springs Classic Car Auction   Feb. 24-26
    Classic car show and auction of 600 classic cars crossing the auction block. General public and dealers welcome. Prices from just $2,000 to over $250,000.
    10am-7pm / Palm Springs Convention Center
    (760) 320-3290 / http://www.classic-carauction.com

    Parade and Town Fair   Feb. 25
    Come join us in the beautiful Downtown Palm Springs.
    Parade: 11am, Fair 12pm / Palm Canyon Drive and Frances Stevens Park
    (760) 416-5716 / http://www.palmspringsca.gov

    Cheetah Run   Feb. 25
    A rare opportunity to race through The Living Desert and enjoy all the many sights and sounds it has to offer. This course is both beautiful and challenging with a combination of pavement and trail running. See Bighorn sheep meandering along the mountainside; zebras, camels, and cheetahs enjoying the beauty of their surroundings.
    7:30am-12pm / The Living Desert, Palm Desert
    (760) 346-5694 / http://www.livingdesert.org

    Community Yard Sale   Feb. 25
    Multi family participants selling their home treasures.
    7:30am-1pm / Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot: 72559 Hwy 111
    (760) 346-6111 / http://www.pdcc.org

    Greek Festival   Feb. 25-26
    Annual Greek Festival featuring authentic Greek food, refreshments, music, dancing, culture, vendors, kids corner & and more! Fun for the entire family! Please join us!
    11am-8pm / St. George Greek Orthodox Church: 74-109 Larrea St. Palm Desert
    (760) 568-9901 / http://www.pdgreekfest.org

    Red Carpet Oscar Party   Feb. 26
    Enjoy the Oscar Awards live telecast on big screens while sipping complimentary cocktails and wine. Special dinner menu inspired by Wolfgang Pucks 2017 Governors Ball menu. Special guest performance. Raffle chances. Premium gift items, play along ballots and take home gift bags.
    4pm / Vicky’s of Santa Fe: 45100 Club Drive, Indian Wells
    (760) 345-9770 / http://www.vickysofsantafe.com

    Native Film Fest   Feb. 28-Mar. 5
    Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening feature films, documentaries, and short films from some of today’s premier Native American and Indigenous filmmakers will be followed by informative Q&A sessions.
    Camelot Theatres: 2300 E Baristo Road, Palm Springs
    (760) 325-6565 / http://www.accmuseum.org/Native-FilmFest