Hollywood Stars, Independent Film Fans, Flock to Town for PS Film Fest


It's on!  For this coming week, Hollywood's most talked about stars, many of them in contention this awards season, are coming to town for the 29th Palm Springs International Film Festival.  A favorite is the Talking Pictures series in which an audience screens a major film and are then treated to a live Q&A with key members of the creative team.

Among the programs this year, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and starr Gal Gadot. Wonder Woman has been heralded by critics and audiences alike. The story centers around Amazonian princess Diana, a brave and fierce warrior, who embarks on a journey to eradicate the world of a deadly evil, and fulfill her true destiny.

For everything PSIFF, visit www.psfilmfest.org.

rabbit HOLE On the Local Stage

Beginning January 12 at the Pearl McManus Theatre, Dezart Performs presents Dezart Performs presents rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire.

About the play, "Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.  More Info

Aspen Gay Ski Week 2018

Beginning Sunday, snow bunnies converge in Aspen for the 41st Gay Ski Week. A winter wonderland event set in the majestic Aspen Snowmass area. Featuring daily skiing & snowboarding, apres ski, dining, shopping, art, comedy, dancing, pool parties and so much more. 

If you've been coming for years or it's your first time, you're sure to have a blast and enjoy all that Aspen has to offer. Get more information on lodging and events at www.gayskiweek.com. See you there!

West Coast Artists present The Desert Arts Festival

The show is sponsored by West Coast Artists and takes place again this weekend at Francis Stevens Park in North Palm Springs. Their goal is to bring to appreciative new audiences a wealth of ever-changing art from accomplished artists and craftsmen. The artists provide the patrons a finer appreciation that comes from sharing time and space with a piece of art, watching the sun color and shade a work over the course of an afternoon.

West Coast Artists' shows are distinguished by scope of diversity and the wide variety of fine art. Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional, modern, and southwest art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector. Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. 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. 

This free event runs from 10 am to 4 pm from Friday, February 14, 2014, through Monday, February 17th.  Francis Stevens Park is located at 550 North Palm Canyon Drive.  More Info

Thunder From Down Under at The Show

The perfect night outback! Australia's hottest export, Thunder From Down Under hits an intimate stage showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won't be able to resist! Each sexy performer embodies a different female fantasy and brings it to life, turning your wildest dreams into reality. This isn't the type of show you just sit and watch, Thunder is a fully interactive experience. The blokes make their way through the crowd and even select a few lucky ladies to join in the fun on stage. Don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks at Southern California’s premier theater, The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.  More Info

Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue

Beginning Friday for the rest of the month, The Indio Performing Arts Center presents Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, which takes the sisters on a brand new adventure.When a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to the sisters’ school if they will perform in a club in Las Vegas,

Mother Superior is hesitant to accept. However, after being convinced by the other sisters that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” Reverend Mother agrees. What follows is the most feather-filled,sequin-studded, fan dancing Nunsense show ever! Performing in “The Pump Room” at the Mystique Motor Lodge, the sisters experience “show-biz” like never before. You’ll meet Sin-City Sue, find out who’s Black and White with Her Money on Red, and try tow in a new car with the “Holy Rollers Giant Slot Machine.” Taking a line from another show, a critic pointed out, “It’s a whole lot funny and a little bit naughty, but there ain’t nothin’ dirty goin’ on!” Don't miss the Desert Theatreworks production.  More Info

Compiled from a variety of sources by Nicholas Snow