"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" and "Sordid Lives" Among Shows Announced for Palm Canyon Theatre's 21st Season

An official production still from the film, "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

“Broadway” and “Classic” ticket packages are now on sale for shows slated during the Palm Canyon Theatre’s 21st season. The Palm Canyon Theatre is the city’s oldest source of live theatrical entertainment running Broadway favorites and classic stage productions from September to July.  Just announced:

 

PCT’s 2017-2018 Broadway Series
 
The King and I, September 22-October 1  
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, October 27-November 12  
Mame, December 1-17 
Chicago, January 19-February 11
Sister Act, March 9-March 25
Damn Yankees, April 6-15
Gypsy, May 11-20 
The Wedding Singer, July 6-15
 
PCT’s 2017-2018 Classic Series
 
The Bad Seed, October 12-15  
The Important of Being Earnest, February 22-25
Yellow, April 24-26
Sordid Lives, April 28-29
Blithe Spirit, May 24-27

 
From now until July 31, theatre patrons can choose early bird prices! All eight Broadway shows are on sale for $200 per person, or choose four of the Broadway productions for $115. A package to the Classic Series includes all four shows (with a choice of Yellow or Sordid Lives) for $99. Or, select the “Patrons Choice” package, and choose any 10 shows for $295. Prices will increase by $5-15 on August 1, depending on the package.
 
The Palm Canyon Theatre is offering several concert shows this season as well as a 2nd Stage production of Shakespeare in Love.
 

PCT’s 2017-2018 Concerts
 
Kismet, December 5-6
Christmas Concert, December 13
Scarlett Pimpernel, January 30-31
Chess, March 13-14

 
Show times for most productions are Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Palm Canyon Theatre is centrally located in the beautiful Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo and Palm Canyon Drive, across from Koffi inside The Corridor. 

Season packages, ranging from $95-$295 are now available through the box office by calling 760-323-5123. Box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. GET TIX


Starring Bianca Rae!

The Palm Springs Walk of Stars honored TV Personality, Journalist, Humanitarian and Coachella Valley resident, Bianca Rae, with the 416th Star Dedication this past Friday.  At 28 years old, Bianca Rae is the youngest person to ever receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. 

Bianca Rae is the morning anchor for KESQ News Channel 3, the #1 rated newscast in the Coachella Valley. She's covered everything from breaking news to features to red carpets. Her live coverage of the September 2014 flood that devastated parts of the Coachella Valley garnered her an Emmy nomination. But she has chosen to not just have a career in the media,  but to do something extremely impactful with the platform she has. She is known for her philanthropy and love of animals.


Certified Farmer's Market Moves Indoors for Summer

Palm Springs and Palm Desert Certified Farmer's Markets feature a variety of California Farmers and Value Added Vendors selling fresh summer fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, organic coffee, flowers, rugelach, prepared foods, soups, herb-infused chocolates, soaps, and more!

Also on the program, music by local musicians, food demonstrations, and a variety of special events each week.  Bring your cash and credit cards.

Verified SNAP/EBT users take advantage of a Federal Grant Market Match Incentive up to $10 extra dollars per week (per verified customer who spends $10 on EBT).

WIC Mothers, WIC and Senior Farmers Nutrition Market Program coupons will also be honored at the markets, and a match program of up to $10 for verified customers who spend $10 at CFM will be available.

SATURDAYS IN PALM SPRINGS: Saturdays, from 8 AM until 12:30 PM, the Certified Farmer's Market moves inside the Palm Springs Pavilion (with plenty of parking) located at 401 S. Pavilion Way.

SUNDAYS IN PALM DESERT: Sundays, from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM, the Certified Farmer's Market is inside the Westfield Mall next to World Gym,


Art Alliance of Idyllwild Presents plein air 2017

Plein air painting is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning "open (in full) air".  It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.  

The event begins on Friday, June 9, when visitors and artists may attend a FREE live painting demonstration by well-known plein air artist, Rich Stergulz. This will take place at the Grand Idyllwild Lodge, 54620 Pinecrest Rd. Idyllwild, at 6:30 pm. Space is limited and seats must be reserved by visiting artinidyllwild.org website and clicking on reserve a seat. 

On Saturday, June 10, 2017 the Art Alliance of Idyllwild will hold a Plein Air (outdoor painting) competition with cash prizes. The competition is limited to 25 artists, who will be painting in and around the scenic mountain community of Idyllwild. Artists will paint from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm, when they will submit their painting, (along with 1 additional painting) to the Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery, 54301 N. Circle Dr. Idyllwild, Ca 92549. 

The paintings that are painted during the day will then be judged and become available for sale during a wine & cheese reception. Featuring the participating artists, the event will be open to the public, starting at 5:30 pm at Middle Ridge. 

Many local galleries and hot spots will be featuring live painting demonstrations from 10 AM to 2 PM.. 

The event finale will be Saturday's artist reception at Middle Ridge starting at 5:30pm.  The upstairs gallery will feature finished artwork of each participating artist with all art for sale.  Open to the public, in addition to mingling with the artists and congratulating the winners, the reception will be an opportunity to meet the guest judge. Gallery will also be open Sunday, June 11th, from Noon-4pm. The Plein Truth


Gay Wine Weekend Takes Place July 14th – 17th

Organizers from Out in the Vineyard explain, "As part of our experiential lifestyle, several times a year we host exclusive and luxury Wine Country events for the LGBT community and our friends.

Both as social gatherings and fundraising efforts, we strongly believe in supporting the community here in wine country that has been so supportive of us. With some of the   most beautiful vineyard locals across the globe, Sonoma Valley is a magical setting for our events and we invite you to join us Out In The Vineyard, in celebration of Our Wine Country!

As part of our experiential lifestyle, several times a year we host exclusive and luxury Wine Country events for the LGBT community and our friends.
Both as social gatherings and fundraising efforts, we strongly believe in supporting the community here in wine country that has been so supportive of us. With some of the most beautiful vineyard locals across the globe, Sonoma Valley is a magical setting for our events and we invite you to join us Out In The Vineyard, in celebration of Our Wine Country!

Join us Out In The Vineyard in Sonoma July 14-16, 2017 for a weekend of Wine & Celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Pop the Corks!


Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Underway Through June 11th


Experience some of the most exciting eateries throughout Coachella Valley during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week June 2-11, 2017. It's the perfect time to discover a new restaurant, or visit an old favorite. Restaurant Week offers something for everyone. #DineGPS and #ILoveGayPalmSprings, and post on Instagram!  Let's see your food porn!

What are restaurants offering during Restaurant Week?

Participating restaurant offer a special* Lunch and/or dinner menu at set prices.

Lunch (2+ Courses): $15 | $20 | $25
Dinner (3+ Courses): $29 | $39 | $49

Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant, and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week menus are offered during lunch and dinner hours only. Please check the restaurant listings online to ensure what menus are being offered during Restaurant Week. Menu(s) subject to change due to seasonal availability of ingredients.

How do I take part in Restaurant Week?

No passes, tickets or coupons are required…diners simply dine out at participating restaurants throughout the event. Make a reservation on our website or call the restaurant directly. Due to the popularity of this event, advance reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.
There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated.

Do you have to order off the special Restaurant Week menu?

In addition to the Restaurant Week menus, participating restaurants will also offer their regular menu. Diners are encouraged to try the special Restaurant Week menu, but it is not required.

DON'T BE WITHOUT RESERVATIONS!


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