June 2014 Events

MAY 31 THRU JUN 16 Palm Springs Restaurant Week.

Indulge your palate with delectable cuisines from some of the best cafes, bistros and restaurants this beautiful desert oasis community has to offer! Over 100 restaurants will participate. Special price-fixed three-course menus offered at just $26 or $38 per person. website

MAY 30 THRU AUG 3 Palm Springs Power Baseball.

The Power is our hometown baseball team comprised of collegiate players.  The 2013 Power season will offer many promotions throughout the year, including two for one Tuesdays, one dollar admission Wednesdays and dollar beer Fridays; with more promotional nights to be announced. Games begin at 7:05pm at Palm Springs Stadium. (760) 778-HITS (4487) website

1 THRU SEP 30 Living Desert Summer hours.

Be sure to get out to the Living Desert and enjoy cooler morning temperatures 8am-1:30pm. Note: last admission is 1pm. 760-346-5694 website

4 & 18 Creative Arts for Tots “Ocean Animals”

Enjoy a creative morning of art “play” for toddlers ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old. We will explore creative, hands-on art themes that will inspire a child’s love for art and self-expression while helping to develop sensory, fine and gross motor skills. It is sure to be a fun and messy time for all! Classes are offered Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 am. Located in our Multipurpose building at the south end of campus. Class Fee: The cost for CDMOD Members is $30 per child for the four week session. For non-members, it is $45 per child for the four week session. Single Classes:  If space is available, the cost is $10 per class for CDMOD Members and $15 per class for non-members. 10:30-11:15 am Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. 760-321-0602 website

Every Wednesday in June Little Scientists

In our Little Scientists class, we know how to have fun with science! We invite you and your little scientist, children ages 2-5 years old, to come discover the mysteries of science. We will engage in easy and exciting hands-on experiments that will help expand your toddler’s natural learning process and answer many questions like “What is a rainbow?” or “Why is the sky blue?” Class Fee: The cost for CDMOD Members is $30 per child for the four week session. For non-members, it is $45 per child for the four week session. Single Classes: If space is available, the cost is $10 per class for CDMOD Members and $15 per class for non-members. Parents and adult caregivers are always FREE! 10:30am – 11:15 am Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. 760-321-0602 website

6 THRU 7 Kathy Griffin

Comedienne returns to our Valley. Known for her sarcastic wit and wry observations, Griffin delivers non-stop laughs in every performance. Mature content. 9 pm Friday, 8pm Saturday Agua Caliente Resort Casino 800-585-3737 website

6 & 13 Discovery Tots Drop-In

This drop-in program is designed for parents and children to learn and play together with friends. We welcome children ages 18 months to 5 years old in this special program of fun filled activities that include time in our specialized early childhood environment. This weekly drop-in program needs no reservations! Located in our building at the south end of the CDMOD campus – follow our helpful signs.  Our children’s room is filled with a variety of age-appropriate toys and activities which include art and crafts, painting, soft climbing toys, a puppet play area, imaginary kitchen, music, songs, and a storytime with snack. This program is perfect for children developing small and large motor skills as well as enhancing social interaction skills. Cost is $5.00 for CDMOD members and $10.00 for Non-members. Siblings are $3.00 each. Parents and adult caregivers are always FREE! 10 – 11am Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. 760-321-0602 website

7 America

America created a sound of their own with their flawless blend of contrasting genres, comprising of pop rock, folk-jazz, and even Latin-leaning rhythms. Since the 1970’s, America band members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell have been producing inspiring music that has brought them chart-topping success. Now in their 44th year, America has continued to thrill audiences not only in the United States, but also transcending borders all around the world. Through their uplifting music and positive messages, their music has been loved by many for more than four decades. 8pm Spotlight 29 Casino. 800-585-3737 website

7 Let’s Go Science

The Let’s Go Science Show is a wacky look at “how things work” with Professor Smart and Ms. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction with these two legends of the circus, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson (with study guides available) that students won’t want to miss. 12pm & 3pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

8 Dance with Miss Lindsay presents: Broadway Bound

The Palm Springs Dance Group with performers from age three to adult will perform to classics from Broadway including  “Singin In The Rain,” “On Your Toes,” Who Cares,” “42nd St.,” “Broadway Baby,” Beauty & the Beast,” “Chicago,” The Wiz,” and many more. Ms. Lindsay, as she is known to her students, believes that her role as an instructor goes beyond teaching ballet. Her combination of artistic ability and entrepreneurial spirit sets an example to the young girls that education is the key to a more enriching life. Her brand of “can-do”, integrity, grassroots efforts, and all-American enthusiasm has given many young girls a chance to believe in themselves, instill follow-through and structure in their lives, and love themselves regardless of body size or shape.  3pm and 6:30 pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

13 THRU 15 Splash House

A Palm Springs Pool Festival, announces its return to the desert June 13-15, 2014 in conjunction with new partner Goldenvoice. Together with Goldenvoice and LED, leading Southern California electronic promoters, Splash House will draw on its appeal to bring a bigger experience for its second edition in the desert. SPLASH HOUSE debuted in Palm Springs last August, drawing thousands to the city’s first multi-venue pool party to experience daylife in the desert, soundtracked by some of electronic music’s most edgy and engaging acts. SPLASH HOUSE will expand to three days in June, returning to The Saguaro Hotel and expanding to new venues The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs and Hacienda Beach Club. Underpinned by serious grooves, Splash House offers a totally unique musical retreat – think mountain sunsets, palm trees and jamming poolside to some of the world’s freshest electronic performers. website

14  Art Laboe Summer Love Jam III

Responsible for paving the way for many rock legends, he was the first disc jockey to introduce rock and roll to the airwaves on the West Coast. He was also one of the first to play the music of black and white artists and the first DJ to devote an entire hour to Elvis Presley. 7pm Agua Caliente Resort Casino 800-585-3737 website

14  Roberto Tapia

Spotlight 29 Casino brings the famed Roberto Tapia to their renowned Spotlight Showroom! Roberto Tapia brings his blend of regional Norteña music with hints ofelectronica and hip hop to the stage creating an incredible show. His album El Muchacho hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart featuring hits like “La Carta Fuerte” and “Amor Perdido.” Tapia is also one of the three coaches on La Voz Kids, a Spanish-language version of The Voice created specifically for American Spanish-speaking children on the Telemundo Network.  8pm Spotlight 29 Casino. 800-585-3737 website

14 Jest in Time Circus

Topper Todd and Li Li Zucchini, two funny and zany entertainers, have entertained millions of people with their Jest In Time Circus. Their wacky and fun show includes physical comedy, juggling, dog tricks, dueling toilet paper blowers, flying pizzas and much more. Their antics and mayhem have drawn rave reviews all around the country.  Maybe you’ll see their comedy box-stacking routine or their clown opera where Li Li Zucchini shatters a glass lightbulb with her voice. Crafty and clever! These two performers have entertained around the world from Taiwan, Bahrain, Germany to all over the good old USA. Go see them and be get ready for a good time and if you have to bring the kids. 12pm & 3pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

15 Father’s Day. Don’t forget all the dads in your life.

15 Father’s Day At Palm Springs Air Museum

Dads get in free when accompanied by at least one paid admission. Palm Springs Air Museum 760-778-6262 website

17 THRU 23 ShortFest

The 20th anniversary of the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. Palm Springs International ShortFest is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. ShortFest will present more than 300 short films from over 50 countries. The ShortFest Film Market will make available 3,000 films to film buyers, industry representatives and the press. Join us in the magnificent setting of Palm Springs for the best selection of short films and the most exciting lineup of seminars, special presentations and receptions at the largest event of its kind in the country! 760-322-2930 website

21 The Wayans Brothers Live

In 1990, the world of comedy welcomed an irreverent sketch comedy that changed the playing field. In Living Color debuted to critical acclaim and adoration by millions of American fans varied in ethnicity. Leading the charge was trailblazing creator, writer, director, producer and actor, Keenen Ivory Wayans. The second of ten children, Keenen was the first sibling to achieve national prominence after starring in bit roles in Hollywood and ultimately writing and directing films. His success culminated when he created, launched and hosted the landmark 1990s comedy satire, In Living Color— igniting and advancing the careers of his younger siblings and extended family. Damon Wayans, just a few years younger than Keenen, followed in his brother’s footsteps and pursued comedy. Damon started his career in the early ’80s as a stand-up comedian and landed a role as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. By the time In Living Color aired, Damon was already a staple in the comedy world, fueling the popularity of the sketch comedy. Over a decade apart in age from Damon, brothers Shawn and Marlon, also ever-present on In Living Color, later found success in comedy as they continue to write and star in irreverent comedic spoofs and satires that are trademarks of their family business. Now, almost 25 years after the first episode of In Living Color aired, these four Wayans brothers unite for a night of comedy. Performing, talking and just being the funny brothers they are, the family business is put on display for all to see, and to laugh at! 8pm Fantasy Springs Resort Casino 800-827-2946 online 

21 Bella and Harry

Come along with Bella & Harry, as they em-bark on an educational and fun-filled journey to London. Based on the educational series, The Adventures of Bella and Harry, these two jet-set pets help to foster education and appreciation of the world in which we live. Children will now get the chance to see their favorite globetrotting chihuahua duo come to life in an informative, interactive musical as they explore the sights and sounds of London . Bella and Harry: Let’s Visit London! introduces children to travel, customs, history and landmarks with songs like “Big Ben Boogie”, “Tea Time for Two” and “Stonehenge Rocks!” So join Bella and her little brother Harry on their musical adventure through London … Cheerio! 12pm & 3pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

22 So Cal Coyotes Football.

The AAA SoCal Coyotes play in the UFAL Eastern Divison of the Southern California Football Alliance. Head Coach J. David Miller is a 2013 Hall of Fame inductee. QB Nate Lewis and Miller were the 2012 National Player and National Coach of the Year. Home games are played at Desert Princess Golf & Country Club. website

28 Super Scientific Circus

The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs,bubbles, beachballs, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. 12pm & 3pm Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. 760-325-4490 website

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