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☀️ 🌴  the desert star palm springs news letter: march 2020


curated quarterly news and happenings from Palm Springs

the desert star palm springs

The Desert Star by Architect Howard Lapham was originally built as a motor lodge 1956. Fully restored and historically designated The Desert Star is now 6 rentable vacation studios owned by a small group of people who love the Palm Spring lifestyle and all that it has to offer.

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Salon for the Parched - S4P

S4P is a monthly art and architecture social hosted at The Desert Star.  We think this event captures both the artful spirit of Palm Springs and The Desert Star.  Each event has a unique theme and presentation.  Enjoy a cocktail while rubbing elbows with leading local artists and architects. Paying guests are given free attendance.  

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday, 3/19/2020,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, 4/16/2020,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, 5/21/2020,  6:30pm - 8:30pm

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palm springs upcoming events and happenings


March 2020:

Hi-C Fitness Retreats: Escape to Palm Springs
March 6, 2020

Get ready to discover a way to better health, fitness and self-love!
This is THE retreat for you if you're looking to relax, recharge, workout and explore the outdoors. Not only will you be able to get in touch with nature, you will also get nutritional insights as well as workout tips and recipe ideas that will help you find balance once you're back in the daily grind!

Desert Awakening: Cacao, Hot Springs, & Soundbath Retreat
Mar 6-8, 2020

Join us for a magical and rejuvenating weekend of soulful inspiration in California's healing and mystical desert, situated in the Yucca Valley, only fifteen minutes from Joshua Tree National Park.

2020 Wildflower 5k Fun Run/Walk
March 7, 2020

Families and friends, come out and start your day with a 5k FUN Run/Walk at Civic Center Park on Saturday, March 7. This family fun event is for all ages! Strollers and dogs are welcome to participate. Registration begins at 7:00 AM, Fun Run/Walk starts at 7:30 AM. RSVP required! Registration fee is $30 and includes t-shirt. Children ages 12 and under are ...

Lululemon Escape the Cabazon Movie Famous Dinosaurs 5K
March 8, 2020

Lululemon Athletica Desert Hills is hosting a 5K Group Run & Yoga Session.

BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament
March 9, 2020 - March 22, 2020

BNP Paribas open attracts over 300,000 tennis fans for the two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Premier event featuring the top men and women professional tennis players.

Doubles in the Desert 2020
March 13, 2020 - March 16, 2020

4 days of tennis followed by buffet dinner, award ceremony and dance party. The party will feature live music by Johnny & the Walkers, a classic rock band from Vancouver, Canada.

“The Velocity of Autumn” presented by Coyote StageWorks
March 13, 2020 - March 22, 2020

The second production for this season, running March 13 through 22, is The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble. Directed by Yates, The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s ..

The Full House Band Ft. Nena Anderson
March 13, 2020

Every second Friday, The Full House Band and Nena Anderson bring their patented blend of Gypsy Jazz, Americana and western swing to the Amigo Room. Singer-songwriter Anderson pairs her award-winning vocals with Bobby Furgo's violin and keyboard (with recording credits alongside the likes of Leonard Cohen, Eric Burdon, and Nancy Sinatra), Jim Austin on the acoustic ...

Joshua Tree Retreat with Chutney Berry
March 13, 2020

Enjoy A weekend of Kundalini Yoga, breath and meditation with time for relaxation, hiking and swimming.Amazing Vegetarian and Vegan food, 2 nights lodging, 6 yoga sessions and 6 meals. All for only $375.00

Detox Yoga Retreat by AZIAM Yoga
March 13, 2020

New Year, True You! With a sizzling stay at this secluded desert oasis, your Detox Sculpt Retreat will get you toned mentally, physically and spiritually for the New Year 2020!

The Purple Room Supper Club presents "The Judy Show"
March 15, 2020

The spirit of Judy Garland is alive and well and in Palm Springs at the famed Purple Room Supper Club every Sunday at 7:00! This blend of hysterical comedy and outstanding music explode into an evening of nonstop belly laughs, glamour and high camp, as celebrated entertainer Michael Holmes parodies Judy Garland, who in her 1964 television variety show, played host ...

Strada Rossa 7
March 21, 2020

Strada Rossa is a rain or shine, charity mixed-surface bike ride on a marked course and followed by local food and beer. SAG is provided. This year BikeBBQ is proud to team up with Redlands Conservancy and host Strada Rossa and the Emerald Necklace Grand Tour on the same day!

American Documentary Film Festival
March 27, 2020 - March 31, 2020

The American Documentary Film Festival aims to be the largest documentary festival and market on the West Coast of the Untied States. The main objective is to promote a world vision of films as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker of whomever or whatever their subject matter may be in order to educate and entertain the filmgoers.

April 2020:

Club Skirts presents The Dinah
April 1, 2020 - April 6, 2020

More than 15,000 women from all over the world will gather in Palm Springs for The Dinah, also known as The Dinah Shore Weekend by Club Skirts. This LGBT event has been in Palm Springs for 30 years.

Artwalk at the Backstreet Art District
April 1, 2020

On the first Wednesday of every month, Maxson Art and the other galleries at Backstreet Art District open their doors for an evening of art, community, refreshments and fun A one-stop destination for all art lovers here in the Coachella Valley. Stroll through an assortment of artist-owned galleries and working studios that feature exciting collections of original, contemporary art by ...

18th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival
April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Coachella Valley is set to bloom in a colorful efflorescence of fine art at the 18th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, April 3, 4 and 5, 2020. Ranked as a Top 100 Fine Art Show in the country, the festival has selected 200 artists by jury from more than 25 countries, 5 continents and 20 states across the nation. Renowned for its international palette, more than a quarter ...

Coachella Valley Music Festival Weekend One
April 10, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Annual three day music and art festival that features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. This is a major event in the desert area that attracts many people from around the United States ...

April 11, 2020

Join us for a celebration of Tiki Culture including a Tiki Marketplace/ Live Music/ Traditional Dancers/ Food/ Film and more!

5K Walk to End Homelessness
April 18, 2020

The Riverside Ending Homelessness Fund’s 7th Annual Walk to End Homelessness will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Fairmount Park, located at 2601 Fairmount Blvd., Riverside, CA.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival
April 24, 2020 - April 26, 2020

This is an annual outdoor country music festival with artists that range from folk, mainstream, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country music.

Jeffrey Sanker's White Party
April 24, 2020 - April 27, 2020

The Palm Springs White Party is one of the premier gay circuit parties in the world. This is a four-day event of different festivities that range from pool parties, live DJs, underwear parties, and much more.

Fearless Love Medicinal Retreat For Couples
by Sensual Medicine Institute
April 25-26, 2020

At the Fearless Love Medicinal Retreat, couples will be taken on a curated journey to a new model of relating.
Through tantric practices, communication tools, and the use of several very specific ceremonial initiatives, couples will explore the unexplored.

May 2020:

Artwalk at the Backstreet Art District
May 6th, 2020

On the first Wednesday of every month, Maxson Art and the other galleries at Backstreet Art District open their doors for an evening of art, community, refreshments and fun A one-stop destination for all art lovers here in the Coachella Valley. Stroll through an assortment of artist-owned galleries and working studios that feature exciting collections of original, contemporary art by ...

Palm Springs Film Noir Festival
May 7, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic Film Noir era. This festival showcases the best Noir films followed by a Q&A.

Palm Springs Villagefest
May 7, 2020

Palm Springs Villagefest The Thursday night street fair featuring arts, crafts, food, and entertainment! Looking for things to do in the Coachella Valley? We invite you to join the thousands of visitors and locals to beautiful downtown Palm Springs this Thursday for the Valley's finest event. The popular street festival, which runs along Palm Canyon Drive in downtown every Thursday.

18th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival
May 14 to 17, 2020

Join a growing family of music and art lovers who convene in the Mojave desert twice a year! This four-day event features continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, kids activities, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring playshops, world market, Astronomy Theater + so much more. Leave inspired, rejuvenated, refreshed, and full of LOVE.

Shakti Immersion 2020
May 14-18, 2020

Shakti Immersion is a 5-day conscious yoga and music retreat, condensing everything you've come to love from the festival into an intimate retreat and celebration. Come join us May 14th-18th for a gathering of like minds, hearts, and consciousness. Experience our wide variety of yoga classes, spiritual workshops, and music, from the comfort of the Miracle Hot Springs Resort, only 45 minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park.

Muddy Princess Temecula, CA
May 17, 2020

Muddy Princess is an outdoor 5km (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run for women - and women ONLY!
Our event is for Princesses of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. We don’t focus on fastest times or competitions, we focus on fun so be prepared to run, walk, crawl, climb, slide, balance and laugh your way along our course for an amazing “girls dirty day out!”

Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop
May 25, 2020

The museum commemorates the important role of those who fought in World War II with a flower drop from the museum’s B-25 aircraft. Thousands of white and red carnations represent those who gave the greatest sacrifice.

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week
May 29, 2020 - June 7, 2020

A spectacular exhibition of the region’s finest culinary talents, Palm Springs Restaurant Week is designed to highlight the entire valley from Palm Springs to Indio as a premiere dining destination with three-course, pri fix menus from over 100 unique locations.

Stronghold Reggae
May 30, 2020

Reggae Sol is our new poolside monthly brought to you by the folks behind Stronghold, our monthly evening of reggae. Selector DJ Journee spins roots, dancehall, lovers and hip hop to celebrate the sunshine. Every last Saturday // 12pm. Free for guests. Day passes to the pool are 20 bones - includes all-day access to the pool & hot tub, gym, sauna.

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