“Taking the Waters” was the term for bathing in the mineral springs coined by the Agua Caliente people who have been sharing them with visitors for over 130 years. The new Spa at Sec-he opens this week at the corner on Tahquitz and Indian Canyon.
The corner is ground zero for improvements as the fencing has come down around the spa and Cultural Museum. Katty corner (or kitty corner) the improvements continue at Oscar’s where the eyesore that was an octagon bar is not demolished. By the way, happy 10th anniversary to the tea dance at that storied venue.
This week starts with the biggest concert announcement – MADONNA – at Acrisure Arena. And KGAY 106.5 is giving away tickets to the show before you can buy them. Details at KGAYPalmSprings.com.
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Win Madonna Tickets with KGAY 106.5
KGAY 106.5 has your tickets to see MADONNA right here in Greater Palm Springs at Acrisure Arena on January 11, 2024 — before you can buy them! Due to overwhelming demand, Madonna is adding eight new dates to her massive global The Celebration Tour, including the Palm Springs stop, and tickets go on pre-sale Tuesday, March 28 for Legacy Fan Club and Citi Cardmembers, with the general on sale starting Friday, March 31 at 10 am. [Learn more]. Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time and The Celebration Tour has already sold-out over 40 shows and counting across Toronto, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and more. Enter to win tickets to Madonna on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page today!
Hand to God
CVRep presents Hand to God by Robert Askins, opening Tuesday, March 28 and running 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
10th Annual Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival
The 10th Anniversary edition of the Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival continues this week, on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27, 28 & 29 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. On Monday, see Exodus 91, Jews of the Wild West, I Mordecai and more, with filmmaker Q&As. Tuesday features Space Torah, The Trench, and My Neighbor Adolf, plus Q&As including one with General George Patton’s Granddaughter Helen Ayer Patton, and another with Udo Kier, star of My Neighbor Adolf. Wednesday screenings include Baltic Truth, The Last Laugh, and Tiger Within, with more Q&As and an after party. See our event listing for all the films to be screened! Get tickets
Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
The McCallum Theatre presents Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 & 29 at 7 pm. Monsieur Chopin features the romantic story and music of the Polish pianist-composer Fryderyk Chopin, set in Chopin’s salon where he teaches a piano lesson that actually took place in March 1848, just days after the February 1848 revolution. As the piano lesson unfolds, Chopin reveals secrets about the art of the piano and composition, as well as secrets about himself. Get tickets
AmDocs: American Documentary and Animation Film Festival
The 12th annual AmDocs (American Documentary and Film Festival) will take place from Thursday, March 30–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 to every day’s schedule of screenings, and a list of specially selected LGBTQ-themed films (Most of them are screening on Saturday, April 1) that are part of the festival! Check out our article titled AmDocs 2023 Includes Variety of LGBTQ Films, and Get tickets
Drag4Drag – Pre Rally
Please join Miss Rusty Waters at Hunters Nightclub for a Fundraiser/Mixer on Thursday, March 30, from 6–8 pm. This Pre Rally is helping to raise funds for the event DRAG4DRAG Rally which will take place on Tuesday, April 18, at the Forever Marilyn Statue. More details to be released soon. More info
Cheeky Charity March Events
Cheeky Charity is wrapping up a month full of events this week with two final nude (clothing optional) hikes on Tuesday and Thursday, March 28 & 30, from 8 am–11 am, meeting in Palm Desert to travel to Mecca for the hike. Then, this Friday, March 31: It’s a Sassy Soiree with entertainment, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres from 6–8:30 pm to officially launch Cheeky Charity, whose mission is 100% focused on enabling the early detection of colorectal cancer. More info
Palm Springs Speaks: Al Franken
The Friends of the Palm Springs Library present the fourth iteration of the Palm Springs Speaks Speaker Series, relaunching on Friday, March 31 with a talk by Former U.S. Senator Al Franken at 7 pm at the Richards Center for the Arts. As the only speaker on the lecture circuit who has won five Emmys, written four New York Times #1 best-sellers, taken home two Grammys, and served as a United States Senator, Al Franken brings a unique voice to the stage. Get tickets
Desert Blues Revival: DYVERSITY
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, March 29, DYVERSITY 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