Is There Life Out There? Find Out At "Contact In The Desert"!

Interest in Contact in the Desert, the largest UFO conference in the world, is surging due to a recent story in the New York Times detailing some of the findings of a “mysterious UFO program,” that included video of a Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet encountering an unknown flying object. The video was released by the Defense Department’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, an initiative funded from 2007 to 2012 by then Senate majority leader Harry Reid. The article details a 22 million-dollar program hidden deep within the Pentagon budget with the expressed intent “to investigate aerial threats,” including what the military preferred […]

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Palm Springs Opera Guild's Opera in the Park Returns for 20th Anniversary!

Last year’s singers, left to right: Ricardo Garcia, Guadalupe Paz, Ben Lowe, Amina Edris, Madison Leonard, Joshua Wheeker, Jacquelynne Fontaine and Marcus Klotz

Palm Springs Opera Guild, one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in the Coachella Valley, will host the 20th Anniversary Opera in the Park on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs (located at 2000 East Ramon Road). This popular free event regularly attracts more than 5000 attendees, who will be treated to performances by eight career-ready singers accompanied by a professional orchestra.  The concert will feature eight career-ready […]

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High Fashion Comes to the Desert—Fashion Week El Paseo, March 17 - 24th!

Scenes from El Paseo

It’s that time of year, kiddos. That week when metropolitan glamour and cutting edge design descend on Greater Palm Springs. When you’ll never know who you might end up sitting next to, or what in the world they might be wearing! This year’s Fashion Week El Paseo, the largest consumer fashion show on the West Coast, will be held March 17-24, 2018 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Tickets and packages may be purchased here.

This premier fashion event, presented by Franklin Loan Center, offers a platform for both renowned and emerging designers to showcase […]

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Modernism Week Runs Through Feb. 25th—Here's Our Top Picks for What to See and Do!

Modernism Week, the ultimate celebration of midcentury architecture, design, and culture, kicked off February 15th and runs through February 25th, so if you haven’t attended any of the events yet—there’s still time! Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture right here in Palm Springs. Enjoy more than 350 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 […]

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Seventh Edition of Art Palm Springs Returns: February 15th - 19th + 2018 Artists of the Year!

Ariel Varxassal, Jorge Mendez Gallery

Get ready for the seventh edition of Art Palm Springs—February 15 – 19, 2018!

Art Palm Springs is the premier art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art. The seventh annual edition will bring nearly 80 galleries from Asia, North and South America, and Europe, that represent more than 300 artists, and brings a world of art to the Palm Springs Convention Center. The increasingly popular fair has more than doubled the number of attending galleries since launching from just over 30 in 2013 to over 60 in 2017, drawing thousands of art buyers and […]

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The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival: That's a Wrap!

Fabulous, darlings, fabulous! If you attended the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival then you know exactly what I mean. I always enjoy the screenings and soirees, the buzz of film folks and fans adding even more sparkle to an already busy high season, but this year brought an especially fine crop of films and parties. Now, of course, one does not live on films alone…particularly in Palm Springs.

So in addition to film festival-ing, I also stayed busy hiking, dining with friends, shopping, exploring, and spending some gorgeous time relaxing around pools, Jacuzzis, hammocks, and fire pits (as one does […]

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Kate's Top Picks for Thanksgiving Weekend in Palm Springs

Thanksgiving week is upon us—the time to rest and reflect with gratitude on our many blessings, spend time with beloved friends and family, and help those less fortunate.  Here are some of my top picks for things to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend in the Coachella Valley. Give back, shop, sweat, gawk…there’s something for everyone in Greater Palm Springs. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! XOKate            

GIVE BACK

If you’ve never helped out at a local homeless shelter or food bank, this Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start.  Serve food, collect clothing or toys, or write a big, fat check! Check […]

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Palm Springs Opera Guild to Celebrate 50 Years of Cultural Impact at the Palm Springs Art Museum

The summer’s behind us, and we’re swinging into High Season, Palm Springs! And nothing is more Palm Springs than the fabulous philanthropic and cultural galas that adorn our season. Here’s a very special one that just came across my desk. Hope to see you there! XOKate

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert will hold their 50th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The event will highlight the Guild’s 50 years of cultural impact through promoting and supporting opera appreciation and performances in the Coachella Valley. Part of the evening’s festivities will be a special […]

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Greater Palm Springs Pride Announces Grand Marshals for the Annual Palm Springs Pride Parade!

Greater Palm Springs Pride has announced the Grand Marshals for the annual Palm Springs Pride Parade. This year’s marshals are Navy SEAL Kristin Beck, singer-entertainer and restaurateur Michael Holmes, and Fitness expert Craig Ramsay and celebrity hairstylist Brandon Liberati.

Retired United States Navy SEAL Kristin Beck has been named as the National Grand Marshal. Kristin Beck, born Christopher Beck, is known to be the first female Navy SEAL. Beck distinguished herself in 20 years of exceptionally meritorious service with Special Operations Forces (SOF) in the U.S. Navy SEAL teams before retiring in 2011 and after taking part in thirteen […]

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Can't Wait for Modernism Week 2018? Fall Preview Is Just around the Corner!

If you’re like me, Palm Springs Modernism Week is one of the highlights of the season! Can’t wait till February? You’re in luck: Modernism Week Fall Preview (October 19-22, 2017) is just around the corner. This exciting event has been expanded to four days and is an excellent opportunity to get a sneak peak at what will be coming up for Modernism Week 2018 (February 15-25, 2018). 

The weekend’s events provide attendees with a sampling of the events and activities that will be offered during the annual 11-day festival in February 2018. Highlights of the October Fall Preview include a wide range of […]

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