Brad Fuhr

About the time my parents were born, the City of Palm Springs came into existence. And like my parents, it has aged gracefully – but not without some hard knocks over the decades.

This weekend, we celebrate the city’s 85th birthday with fun and festivities including a parade of autos from each year. And seeing the changes in automobiles over 85 years will give you some sense of how the world has changed. Not only has design esthetics changed, but “auto infrastructure” has made tremendous leaps and bounds. One thing that has been a constant in cars since 1938 is a radio. So it’s only fitting that our KGAY 106.5 morning host John Taylor ride in the parade on Saturday. He’ll be on both AM (1270) and FM 106.5, and streaming on I Heart Radio.

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The Spa at Séc-he Opens Tuesday

Spa at Sec-He

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and Agua Caliente Casinos present the opening of their brand-new spa and cultural center, The Spa at Séc-he, in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, open to the public as of Tuesday, April 4. The Spa at Séc-he includes approximately 40,000 square feet of relaxation, health and wellness. Its creation celebrates the ancient healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring with treatments rooms, men and women’s bathhouses, a tranquility garden, a salon, fitness center and outdoor mineral pools. Learn more

AmDocs: American Documentary and Animation Film Festival

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The 12th annual AmDocs (American Documentary and Film Festival) presents its final day of the Festival on Monday, April 3 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Be sure to visit our event listing for how to get passes, plus we have links the schedule, with titles like Planet of the Humans, Catisfaction, and the closing night Awards Ceremony with a screening of Sophia. Get tickets

Rock the Park: Bee Gees Gold

Bee Gees Gold

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Rock the Park series of free outdoor concerts continues with Bee Gees Gold, featuring the music of those solid gold brothers from Down Under, on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm. Get there early because KGAY Morning Show host John Taylor will be doing a live appearance from 5–7 pm! Upcoming concerts in the series: The Music of Journey (May 3) and Wanted: The Music of Bon Jovi (TBD). More info

Sand, Stars & Guitars: Levi Kreis

Levi Kreis Bluegrass

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and The Bluegrass Standard Magazine present Sand, Stars & Guitars with popular pianist, singer-songwriter, and Tony Award winning actor Levi Kreis on Wednesday, April 5 at 8 pm. The series brings award-winning bluegrass favorites from all over the country, and in some cases, bringing them to Southern California for the first time. Kreis, whose roots are in traditional gospel and country, has grown his repertoire to include a broad blend of Americana, from Motown to pop. An East Tennessee native, Levi spent his youth learning everything he knows from country music’s Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee. Get tickets

John Mayer Solo

John Mayer Solo

John Mayer‘s groundbreaking “Solo” acoustic tour comes to Acrisure Arens on Thursday, April 6 at 8 pm. This audacious trek has been 20 years in the making, featuring solo performances by Mayer, leaning heavily on his acoustic guitar work with special performances on piano and electric guitar. Known for an effortless blend of mind-blowing guitar playing, soulful voice and impeccable songwriting abilities, Mayer has lit up the charts with numerous massive hits such as “New Light,” “Gravity,” “Love on the Weekend,” “Heartbreak Warfare,” “Daughters,” “Waiting on the World to Change,” “Last Train Home,” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland.” Get tickets

Positive Life Series – Navigating The Healthcare System

The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is Navigating The Healthcare System with guest speaker Bridgette Picou, LVN, ACLPN, President, Greater Palm Springs Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. More info

C U Next Tuesday Journaling Group


The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents C U Next Tuesday, a 6 week, in person, women-identified only, closed therapeutic journaling group for reducing stress, depression, anxiety & more through the art of writing. The series begins on Tuesday, April 4 from 4–5:15 pm and Dr. Ann Engel, ACSW is going to host the group. More info

Plaza Theatre Open Houses

Save Plaza Theatre Exterior Day

The Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation is holding free Open House events at the theatre to display plans and renderings of the renovations to the historic building. The informal Open House events will take place every Tuesday from 7–8 pm through June 6, where Foundation board members and other volunteers will greet attendees and answer questions about the project. The purpose of these free weekly events is to provide attendees with an opportunity to see firsthand the restoration plans for the iconic building as it enters its Next Act. Reservations are not necessary. More info

Hand to God

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CVRep presents Hand to God by Robert Askins, now through Sunday, April 9. This play received five Tony Award nominations, including Best New Play. Tormented by feelings of lust and loss, an unhappy teenage boy tries to please his mother by performing with a puppet for her church ministry program. However, things get slightly out of hand and do not go according to plan. Tackling the nature of good and evil, Hand to God is a metaphor to getting to the crux of matters. Audience members should note that this dark comedy contains sexualized scenes, violence, profanity and puppet nudity. Get tickets

Anita Graef at Miracle Springs

Anita Graef (cello)

As a special fundraiser for Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts, Chicago-based cellist Anita Graef presents an intimate solo cello recital at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa on Thursday, April 6 from 7–8 pm. Described as a musician of “superb artistry” (Pasadena Now) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), Graef has earned recognition for her music making as an artist who is equally at home exploring traditional as well as contemporary works, along with a deep commitment to service, outreach and education. Suggested donation at door. More info

Desert Blues Revival: Gand Band Chicago Blues Caravan

Gand Band Chicago Blues Caravan

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, April 5 Gand Band Chicago Blues Caravan take the stage. Each week, come enjoy great bands playing authentic Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock from all over the globe right here in your backyard. Get tickets

Jazzville: Cathy Segal-Garcia Quintet

Maria Schafer Quintet

Jazzville invites you to experience the hottest acts in jazz and step back in time to when all the cool cats came to play and put Palm Springs on the map! On Thursday, April 6 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville brings the Maria Schafer Quintet to Palm Springs! Maria’s voice and style evoke the 1940s with finger-snapping swing. To paraphrase a review of Maria Schafer, this Downbeat darling is just the right tonic for jaded jazz ears. Get tickets

Fellini Retrospective: I Vitelloni

I Vitelloni

Thanks to popular demand, the Palm Springs Cultural Center is extending its Fellini Retrospective series through the end of 2023, continuing on the first Friday of every month. The series is part of the Fellini 100 Tour, an international celebration of Fellini’s centennial. Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema! On Friday, April 7 at 7 pm, the featured film will be I Vitelloni (1953). Five young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. Fausto (Franco Fabrizi), the group’s leader, is a womanizer; Riccardo craves fame; Alberto (Alberto Sordi) is a hopeless dreamer; Moraldo (Franco Interlenghi) fantasizes about life in the city; and Leopoldo (Leopoldo Trieste) is an aspiring playwright. As Fausto chases a string of women, to the horror of his pregnant wife, the other four blunder their way from one uneventful experience to the next. Get tickets

Art Party at Desert Art Center

Desert Art Center Art Party April 7

Desert Art Center presents an Art Party on Friday, April 7 from 5–7 pm. Come mingle and see the latest artwork from many of their juried artists, enjoy nibbles and a glass of wine in the back lawn and meet the artists. All are welcome at this free event. More info

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