March 6 – March 8, 2015

First Weekend Palm Desert
Location: Palm Desert
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/first-weekend

The season is in full swing in Palm Desert in March, which makes this the perfect month to learn all about what First Weekend Palm Desert has to offer! Each month from November through May, starting with the first Friday and continuing through the weekend, you have a chance to discover a celebration of world-class arts and entertainment. For a complete list of events, visit the First Weekend website or call the Palm Desert Visitor Center at 760-568-1441.

March 6, 2015
3:15 pm – 6:00 pm
El Paseo Cruise Night
Location: El Paseo
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/home.html

Remember when cars were cool? They still are–especially during El Paseo Cruise Night. Cars start arriving around 3:15pm at the upper level of parking structure behind The Gardens on El Paseo. Visitors are welcome to view the cars and meet the owners. After a few welcoming remarks, cruisers hit El Paseo at 4:30pm, so grab a chair and enjoy the show!

March 6, 2015
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
El Paseo Art Walk
Location: El Paseo
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/

The renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a long-standing tradition on El Paseo, is held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of the Palm Desert “First Weekend” city-wide promotion. Join the Art Galleries along with El Paseo Cruise Night and Extended Shopping Hours in participating shops, on the First Friday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy seeing everything there is to see, from the Palm Desert Art Museum in Pam Desert’s Free First Friday events, to each gallery and stops along the way, traveling in style on the El Paseo Courtesy Carts!

March 7, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 am
Desert Arts Festival
Location: Frances Stevens Park
Event Type: Art Show/Fair
Event Web Site: http://www.westcoastartists.com/shows/ps3.html

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

March 7 – March 8, 2015
Johnny Mathis
Location: McCallum Theatre
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/showdetails.php?id=769

Welcome Johnny Mathis back to the McCallum Theatre stage! One of the last in a long line of traditional male vocalists who emerged before the 1960s, Johnny Mathis’ romantic jazz and pop standards like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Misty” continue to delight audiences across the world. Johnny has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Performance times March 07 8 PM March 08 7 PM

March 7, 2015
5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Gardens Annual Concert Series
Location: Gardens on El Paseo
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events

Popular seasonal event at The Gardens on El Paseo. For a $12 donation residents and visitors alike can enjoy a wine and cheese reception held on the center lawn before the concert begins at 5:15 p.m. This date presents the Art of Sax benefiting Shelter From the Storm
March 9 – March 22, 2015
BNP Paribas Open
Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Event Type: Tennis
Event Web Site: http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/

The BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP World Tour combined two-week event in the world, to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

March 5, 2015
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music and Dining Under the Stars featuring The Lucky Tongue Band
Location: Desert Willow Golf Resort
Event Type: Dining
Event Web Site: http://desertwillow.com/MusicDining

On select Thursday evenings this season from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, we will play host to some of the Coachella Valley’s premier music acts, featuring sounds varying from Dixie Land Jazz to Classic Rock and also the smooth sounds of Contemporary Jazz.Our Music and Dining Under the Stars events, featuring mouth-watering buffets and top-notch live music, are set into the majestic vistas provided by our outdoor Lakeview Terraces and Clubhouse.Reservations are required and will fill up quickly. Make sure to book in advance so you can relish the flavors and tunes of Music and Dining Under the Stars. For Reservations, email kworden@desertwillow.com, or call (760) 346-0015 Ext 104.

March 7, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Location: Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monume
Event Type: First Weekend
Event Web Site: http://www.desertmountains.org/

Come celebrate the beauty of the wildflowers at the 8th annual Friends Wildflower Festival. The activities will include food, a beer and wine garden, kids’ zone, exhibitors, raffles, and much, much more. For more information contact 760-568-9918 or email DesertMountains.org.

March 12, 2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dancing and Romancing
Location: McCallum Theatre
Event Type: Concert
Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=778

The Desert Symphony Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance with two veterans of the Broadway stage: Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. Inspired by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell, this evening will put a song in your heart and have you dancing in the aisles! You will see one of the most prolific Pops performances and revel in some of the greatest music ever composed. In concert with The Desert Symphony Orchestra.

March 18, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spencer Day
Location: Annenberg Theater
Event Type: Concert
Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/spencer-day/

Spencer Day is Contemporary singer and songwriter, whose early albums were followed more recently by the acclaimed Vagabond in 2009 and the recently-released The Mystery of You in 2013. Scheduled for release on May 16 is a new CD, called Daybreak. While a strong jazz musician, his music has evolved with a variety of influences from folk rock’s The Association, rockabilly, big bands and Nancy Sinatra. He enjoys the versatility and flexibility of his music and plans on performing a show that will infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy with his piano and vocals.

March 20 – March 22, 2015
The Ten Tenors
Location: McCallum Theatre
Event Type: Concert
Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=717

Back by popular demand! Australia’s The Ten Tenors have taken Palm Desert by storm. One of the most popular groups to ever appear at the McCallum Theatre, they return with a brand new show featuring Broadway’s beloved hits performed as only the The Tenors can. You’ll hear music from Jersey Boys, Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Plus, some of the great hits you have come to expect from The Ten Tenors. You won’t want to miss this show! Performance times March 20 8 PM March 21 2 PM and 8 PM March 22 2 PM and 7 PM

March 21, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Art Under the Umbrellas
Location: Old Town La Quinta
Event Type: Art Show/Fair
Event Web Site: http://www.lqaf.com/cultural-events/art-under-the-umbrellas/

Over 80 artists participate at each Art Under the Umbrellas event, located along the closed-off streets of this charming outdoor venue reminiscent of colonial Mexico. This makes for an enjoyable day outdoors perusing artist wares, exploring Old Town shops, and dining in Old Town restaurants. Art patrons will find quality artwork, while tourists will discover treasured mementos.

March 21, 2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Westside Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways
Location: Annenberg Theater
Event Type: Concert
Event Web Site: http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-springs/performance/westside-story-wicked-broadway-the-callaways/

The Tony®-nominated Callaway Sisters are raising the roof with their newest show West Side Story to Wicked: Broadway with the Callaways! This dynamic duo from Chicago proves they’re one singular sensation, singing showstoppers from West Side Story, Chicago, Funny Girl, Cats, Carousel, Wicked and more. Ann’s dark, husky and jazz-flavored sound is the perfect complement for Liz’s clear bell tones in an evening of wit, humor and the soaring sounds of the greatest songs of Broadway!

March 22 – March 28, 2015
Fashion Week El Paseo
Location: El Paseo
Event Type: Fashion Show
Event Web Site: http://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/

The Tenth Annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ unfolds March 22-28, 2015 under the Runway Tent on Larkspur Lane between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, California – the heart of Palm Desert’s most celebrated shopping district: El Paseo. Fashion Week El Paseo™ showcases the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by emerging designers. Produced by Palm Springs Life, it has become one of the Coachella Valley’s most popular events.

March 24, 2015
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Women of Ireland
Location: McCallum Theatre
Event Type: Concert
Event Web Site: http://www.mccallumtheatre.com/show_details.php?id=771

Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. The show demonstrates the wealth of talent that exists within Ireland’s traditions of music, song and dance.

March 26 – March 30, 2015
American Documentary Film Festival
Location: Camelot Theatres
Event Type: Film Festival
Event Web Site: http://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/

The American Documentary Film Festival is located in the beautiful resort community of Palm Springs, California. Strategically located 2 hours east of Hollywood, this film mecca boasts a favorable viewing audience, many self-proclaimed aficionados. The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the United States. Our main objective is to promote a world vision of film as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the film goer.

March 27 – March 29, 2015
Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert
Location: El Paseo
Event Type: Food and Wine Tasting
Event Web Site: http://www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com/

The 5th annual the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 27-29, 2015. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination.

March 30 – April 5, 2015
ANA Inspiration LPGA Golf Tournament
Location: Mission Hills Country Club
Event Type: Golf
Event Web Site: http://anainspiration.com/

Formerly known as the Kraft Nabisco Challenge, witness over 100 ladies compete at The Mission Hills Counrty Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. for the coveted Dinah Shore Trophy, and see if this year’s winner will continue the tradition of leaping into Poppies Pond at the 18th hole.