10 things to do in the Palm Springs area this week


There are always plenty of things to do in the Coachella Valley. We’ve put together a list of events and entertainment happening this week.

To submit an event for review, email [email protected] with a brief description.

Here are 10 things to do this week:

Cinéma Divers: The LGBTQ+ film festival

Programmer Michael C. Green speaks during the opening night of Cinemas Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival held at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs, Calif., on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The 15th annual Cinema Diverse: The LGBTQ+ Film Festival is here with a diverse selection of features and shorts celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Where: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Barristo Road, Palm Springs

Date: From Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25

Time: Time varies by screening

Tickets: Ticket prices vary by screening

Information: psculturalcenter.org/filmfest

2022 Trade Show and Taste of Palm Springs

The annual Trade Show and Taste of Palm Springs returns with over 30 valley restaurants, over 100 local businesses showcasing produce, wine and beer tastings, a cocktail bar and live entertainment. There will also be a live tribute concert, free for Taste of Palm Springs wristband holders, featuring the best of Britain – the complete Beatles experience.

Where: Indian Canyon Golf Resort, 1100 E. Murray Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Date: Wednesday September 21

Time: 5pm-9pm; live concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets: $25 per person

Information: pschamber.org

Jazzville: Amanda Castro Band

Amanda Castro Band will perform at Cascade Lounge for Jazzville on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Jazzville presents Amanda Castro and her seven-piece band. Castro is known for fusing 20s swing, big band, New Orleans traditions and current pop songs into a new musical experience.

Where: Agua Caliente Palm Springs Casino, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs

Date: Thursday September 22

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Tickets: From $10

Information: jazzvillepalmsprings.com

Sunnylands Movies in the Garden

Films in the Garden returns to Sunnylands Center and Gardens, with three weeks of classics based on Agatha Christie’s crime novels. This week will be “Death on the Nile”.

Where: Sunnylands Center and Gardens, 37-977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

Date: Every Friday until September 30

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Information: www.sunnylands.org

“Beyond Van Gogh: the immersive experience”

Photos from the art exhibition Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Beyond Van Gogh is now in the Valley for a limited time. Immerse yourself in over 300 works by famous artists with projection technology comprised of over 4 trillion pixels of content occupying over 30,000 square feet.

Where: The Forum Tent at Empire Polo Club, 81-800 51st Ave., Indio

Date: From Friday September 23 to November 19

Time: 10am-9pm

Tickets: From $23

Information: vangoghpalmsprings.com

Free day admission to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to the park.

Where: Joshua Tree National Park, 74-485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms

Date: Saturday September 24

Time: All day

Tickets: Free

Information: nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

The courtyard of the rock

The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino opens in Indio, California on December 19, 2020. Tribal casinos across California remain open despite the state's regional stay-at-home orders.

Hear various tribute bands perform at The Rock Yard outdoor concert stage every weekend. This week, Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party on Friday and Duran tribute band Duran Arena on Saturday. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 18 and over.

Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio

Date: Every Friday and Saturday

Time: 7 p.m.


Information: fantasyspringsresort.com

Come listen to live music

Leanna & The Jazz Collective will present a special immersive show,

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents weekly live music in the VIP Lounge. Sunday brings Keisha D. on stage for Soulful Sundays, Jeremie Levi Sanson hosts Mon Petit Salon on Monday and Leanna and the Jazz Collective on Tuesday.

Where: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Barristo Road, Palm Springs

Appointment: Every Sunday to Tuesday

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Tickets: No cover, two drinks minimum

Information: bit.ly/LiveMusicPSCC

‘The Southern Fried Nuptials’

It’s been a tough year for Attie VanLeer and Harline Frye. Their engagement has been on and off more times than a drunken frat boy on a mechanical bull. Half the town is invited, the dress is adjusted, the flowers are ordered and the gifts pile up in the living room. So why does Harline still have cold feet? That’s the big question in “Southern Fried Nuptials,” the sequel to Osborne and Eppler’s hit comedy, “Southern Fried Funeral.”

Where: Desert Theater, 45-175 Fargo Street, Indio

Date: From Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: From $39.50

Information: dtworks.org

“Psycho Beach Party”

“Gidget,” the epics of Frankie and Annette on the beach, and Hitchcock’s psychological thrillers such as “Spellbound” and “Marnie” marry shotgun.

Where: Desert Rose Playhouse, 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive

Date: From Wednesday September 21 to Sunday September 25

Time: 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: From $39

Information: desertroseplayhouse.org

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