Sunday Polo Games   Through Mar. 31
Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public.
Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / Empire Polo Club, Indio

Contact: www.empirepolo.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival   Jan. 3-14
One of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. It’s is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents.
Contact: 760-322-2930 / www.psfilmfest.org

Desert Mountains Art Faire   Jan. 5
Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains!
Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org

LiveWell Festival   Jan. 5
An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival, which highlights the deserts health and wellness service community. Festivities include Acoustic Music Performances, Massages, Group Fitness / Yoga, Clean Eating Demos, plus so much more!
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Contact: 760-464-3239 / www.LiveWellFestival.org

History of Idyllwild   Jan. 5
Who were the early European settlers who made Mount San Jacinto home? What was life like for these early settlers? And how did Idyllwild become a art community. Reservations required. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated.
Time/Place: 10:30-11:30am / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.desertmountains.org

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show   Jan. 5-6
The Bradshaw Family tradition of superintending dog shows started in 1898 with Jack Bradshaw, and continues through 4 generations of Bradshaws.
Time/Place: Empire Polo Grounds, Indio

Contact: www.jbradshaw.com

Art on Main Street   Jan. 5 & 19
Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Streets charming cafes and boutiques.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta

Contact: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Palm Springs Golf Championships   Jan. 6-9
One week before the Desert Classic Golf Tournament, join golfers from across the country gathering at PGA WEST, La Quinta Resort & Club, and Desert Willow Golf Resort for the inaugural Palm Springs Golf Championships.
Time/Place: PGA WEST – Golf Courses, La Quinta
Contact: 206-351-3704 / www.fungolfvacations.com

FMCA Western Area Rally   Jan. 9-13
The Family Motor Coach Association is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of motorhomes. With approximately 109,000 active members, FMCA is the worlds largest motorhome owners group.
Time/Place: Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio

Contact: www.fmca.com

Brighton Beach Memoirs   Jan. 11-27
Puberty. Its confusing enough without having a Great Depression and a cramped Brooklyn apartment full of family members to worry about. But thats the turbulent waters Eugene finds himself navigating in Neil Simons semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs. The first play of his Tony Award-winning Eugene Trilogy, this classic redefined the master of comedys career as he mined his own past growing up as a Jewish-American during the Depression.
Time/Place: Indio Performing Arts Center

Contact: www.dtworks.org

Star Party At The Monument   Jan. 12
The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct sky tours and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Time/Place: 5pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org

Burt Bacharach   Jan. 12
Burt Bacharach has been one of the most-honored and successful composers for six decades. From helping charitable organizations raise funds (Thats What Friends Are For), to Broadway (Promises, Promises), movies (Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head, for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) to scores of new recordings of his songs each year.
Time/Place: 8pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 888-999-1995 / www.hotwatercasino.com

La Quinta Community Workshop   Jan. 12
Join City Staff and City Council as we review 2018 as a city and look at whats ahead for 2019! This is your chance to vote on whats important for our community and participate in the direction of future City projects.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Wellness Center: 78450 Avenida La Fonda
Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov

Sinatra, Forever!   Jan. 12-13
A Salute to Frank Sinatra is a concert that pays homage to the greatest pop singer of all time. The show features an interpretation performed by Rick Michel, one of Las Vegas premier singers and impersonators, who literally channels Old Blue Eyes through his spot-on vocals of the legendary crooner!
Time/Place: 6pm / Rancho Mirage Amphitheater
Contact: www.desert-theatricals.com

Rancho Mirage Speaker Series Presents Henry Winkler   Jan. 15
General Seating: $45; Preferred Seating $60.
Time/Place: 7pm / Helene Galen Auditorium Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
Contact: 760-324-4511 x211 / www.RMSpeakerSeries.com

Desert Classic Golf Tournament   Jan. 16-20
In addition to exciting championship golf, the event also features a variety of on-course hospitality venues open to the public, as well as several evenings of concerts, all included with tournament admission.
Time/Place: PGA WEST Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament Courses and La Quinta Country Club
Contact: 760-346-8184 / www.desert-classic.com

Palm Springs Speaks presents Janet Mock   Jan. 19
Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017), the host of the conversation series, Never Before, a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphys FX series Pose, and a feminist tackling stigma through storytelling.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs H.S.
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

Document Shredding/E-Waste Collection   Jan. 19
Shredding is limited to six (6) 12″ x 17″ x 9″ boxes of documents (normal file box size) per resident. All documents are shredded on site and then recycled. E-Waste such as old televisions, computers, cell phones, printers, and facsimile machines is also collected and recycled free. Residents may also bring in household batteries for recycling.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory
Contact: 760-324-4511 x273 / www.RanchoMirageCA.gov

United Way Walk   Jan. 19
Time/Place: 8-10am / La Quinta Civic Center Park
Contact: 760-323-2731 / www.unitedwayofthedesert.org

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival   Jan. 19-20
This event is a 2 day lacrosse competition. It is a co-ed lacrosse event power packed with competitive club teams from across North America.
Time/Place: Empire Polo Club, Indio

Contact: www.sandstormlacrosse.com

Recognition Awards Luncheon   Jan. 22
Honoring those who champion Desert Arcs cause, as well as people with disabilities served by Desert Arcs programs: Fund the Need – Raise the Paddle Auction.
Time/Place: 11:30am / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 760-346-1611 x272 / www.desertarc.org

Desert Town Hall Speakers   Jan. 22
Chris Christie is a former federal prosecutor and ABC News contributor who served as the Governor of New Jersey (2010 to 2018). A selection of designed seating arrangements are: dinner seating, reserved, Emerald Select, Diamond, patron, special friend and sponsor.
Time/Place: Desert Town Hall, Indian Wells

Contact: www.deserttownhall.org

Southwest Arts Festival   Jan. 24-27
This years festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds.
Time/Place: Empire Polo Club, Indio

Contact: www.southwestartsfest.com

The Wizard of Oz   Jan. 25-27
A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, the show will blow you away as if you too were caught in the tornado. Travel over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure!
Time/Place: McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-340-2787 / www.mccallumtheatre.com

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience   Jan. 26
Back by popular demand, Theresa Caputo, from TLCs hit show, Long Island Medium, will make her sixth appearance at The Show. The Experience brings Caputo face-to-face with her fans as she lets Spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close, hands-on experience regardless of seat location.
Time/Place: 8pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage
Contact: 888-999-1995 / www.hotwatercasino.com

Shred Event   Jan. 26
Valid Resident Benefit Card or proof of business in Indian Wells is needed. Limited to 4 banker boxes.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Burrtec parking lot, 41575 Eclectic St., Palm Desert
Contact: 760-346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org

Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo   Jan. 26
Start out the New Year with a healthy and fitness-oriented routine. Run through the incredibly scenic neighborhoods of Palm Springs for the 10K or 5K. Over 100 health and wellness booths provide giveaways and services, fitness experts and Rock Climbing Wall and Walk on Water.
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Ruth Hardy Park
Contact: 760-409-1530 / www.palmspringshealthrun.com

Annual Concert Series   Jan. 26-Mar. 16
Every Saturday. $15-$35 donation helps benefit local charities and includes wine and lite bites.
Time/Place: 6pm / The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert
Contact: 760-862-1990 / www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

Heroes in Recovery 6k   Jan. 27
Foundations Recovery Networks mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education and research. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. The six kilometers also represent the six letters in the word HEROES.
Time/Place: 8am / Michaels House: 515 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
Contact: 615-345-3200 x10036 / www.heroesinrecovery.com

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival   Jan. 30-Feb. 1
A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Tom Hanks will make a special appearance to discuss his book Uncommon Type: Some Stories.
Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory

Contact: www.rmwritersfest.org

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival   Jan. 30-Feb. 2
Sip, swirl and savor a selection of more than 200 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries and cuisine from 15 top local chefs. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass for unlimited tastings and a variety of gourmet appetizers, cheeses, artisan breads and olive oils. Must be 21 to attend.
Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Amphitheater & Community Park
Contact: www.ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com