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Swing 'N Hops Street Party
El Paseo between San Pablo and Larkspur
Saturday, February 04, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come to the Swing 'N Hops Street Party on El Paseo for craft beer, swing dance music and lessons, classic cars, food from local restaurants, art activities, and more. Come dressed in your favorite swing dance attire for extra fun! Click for more detail.

www.pdfirstweekend.com


 Other First Weekend Events

Showing of Jack Walker Artwork to Benefit Animal Samaritans
Desert Art Collection
Friday, February 03 - Sunday, February 05, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sales to benefit Animal Samaritans, former Texan cowboy Jack Walker is having show of his unique representational sculptures January 29th through Saturday, February 11th. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, February 3, 4-8 P.M.

http://www.desertartcollection.com/index.html


Patrick Walsh "Painting with the Camera...Images of the Southwest"
Desert Art Collection
Friday, February 03 - Sunday, February 05, 2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Photomosaic artist Patrick Walsh is showing his southwestern desert landscapes at Desert Art Collection February 1-18.   There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, February 3rd, from 4-8pm during the 1st Friday El Paseo Artwalk.  

www.desertartcollection.com


El Paseo Cruise Night
Starts at The Gardens on El Paseo and cruises El Paseo
Friday, February 03, 2017

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Get a close-up look at lovingly cared for cars on the upper level of The Gardens on El Paseo parking structure, then watch them cruise the street between Highway 74 and Portola.

http://www.elpaseocruisenight.com/


Galen First Fridays
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Friday, February 03, 2017

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In conjunction with F1RST WEEKend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert continues their successfulGalen First Fridays event every first Friday of the month (November – May) with free admission from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., docent tour at 4 p.m., craft beer from Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse, and a live performance by Tolan Shaw at 7:30 p.m.

Galen First Fridays are generously sponsored by Helene V. Galen, Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse and The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge.

http://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert/events


El Paseo Art Walk
El Paseo Art Galleries
Friday, February 03, 2017

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A self-guided tour of El Paseo’s art galleries – featuring exhibit openings, artist receptions, and more!

http://www.elpaseoartwalk.com/


Cuistot Extended Happy Hour
Cuistot Restaurant
Friday, February 03, 2017

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Accent your First Weekend with Cuistot's extended happy hour. The special hours and prices are available in the bar and veranda of Cuistot's Restaurant.

http://cuistotrestaurant.com/


Exhibition Honoring Trevor Goss
CODA Gallery
Friday, February 03, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CODA Gallery welcomes the inaugural posthumous exhibition of the renowned artist Trevor Goss. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 pm, and will continue through February 24, 2017.

This extraordinary Trevor Goss exhibition includes both retrospective works as well as his final series in its entirety, the last full series of paintings Goss completed before his death in 2012, which has never before been on view to the public.

Trevor Goss was an experimental contemporary artist in painting and sculpture who graduated with distinction from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at Cape Town and studied at the post-graduate level at the Hornsey School of Art in London. His work is in collections worldwide.

http://www.codagallery.com/


Happy Hour Bingo at The Hood
The Hood Bar & Pizza
Friday, February 03, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 

Start your weekend off with a fun night at The Hood: Bingo, prizes, and happy hour drink and food specials!

http://thehoodbar.com/


"Gone, But Not Forgotten"*
Indian Wells Theater at CSUSB Palm Desert
Friday, February 03, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A 90-minute tribute show packed full of energy, excitement, and loads of great music, as it commends four legends (The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Ricky Nelson, and Roy Orbison) in pop, country, and rockabilly music history. These performers have been doing tribute shows for many years, and it shows in their spot-on performances.

www.IWTheater.com


Civic Center Park Public Art Tour
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Saturday, February 04, 2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture. Tour begins in front of the Messenger of the Puul statue, located at the south entrance to the park off of Fred Waring.

www.palmdesertart.org


Interpretive Saturday Morning Hike
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Saturday, February 04, 2017

9:00 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a 2-3 mile hike while looking for wildlife and learning about the natural and cultural history of the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and the Coachella Valley.

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Swing 'N Hops Street Party
El Paseo between San Pablo and Larkspur
Saturday, February 04, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Palm Desert kicks up its heels and swings into full gear again when the City presents the exciting second annual Swing N’ Hops Street Party – an outdoor extravaganza on the street on El Paseo between San Pablo Avenue and Larkspur Lane celebrating swing dance, craft beer, food, art, and live music by the Jennifer Keith Quintet.  For more information visit the Swing ‘N Hops Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1174093552666522/?active_tab=about.


Palm Springs Cruisin' Association's Car Show
Westfield Palm Desert
Saturday, February 04, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join the fun, food, and cars! The event takes place in the parking lot behind Westfield Palm Desert's covered parking structure, $5 entry for cars - spectators free.

http://www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com/


The Gardens 19th Annual Concert Series*
The Gardens on El Paseo
Saturday, February 04, 2017

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy live entertainment, two glasses of wine, and lite bites from your seat on the lawn of The Gardens on El Paseo. Your $15 ticket purchase helps to benefit a different local charity.

http://www.thegardensonelpaseo.com/events


"No Mouth Brakes" Comedy Show With Cricket
The Hood Bar & Pizza
Saturday, February 04, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
A night with Cricket is a night of laughing at all the profane and inadvisable coping mechanisms a woman uses to survive a life where everything has tried to take her out; from ex-husbands and car crashes, to natural disasters and her own immune system. Laugh along at living day-to-day as an always outspoken, sometimes crass, and quite often irreverent woman.
 

Story Hour at the Monument
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, February 05, 2017

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids Corner offers story time about nature and desert creatures in the National Monument. Includes outdoor or craft activity. Ages 4 to 8 with parent. RSVP (760) 862-9984, space is limited.

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Maps and Compass, Basics for Youth
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, February 05, 2017

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How do you use a map with a compass? Let's have some fun learning by doing at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center. Ages 9 and above. RSVP (760) 862-9984, space is limited.

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Paint Nite*
The Hood Bar & Pizza
Sunday, February 05, 2017

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Unleash your inner Picasso, as an artist guides you through a painting step-by-step. All materials are provided, including non-toxic, washable, acrylic paint and 16"x20" canvases.

https://www.paintnite.com/venues/140922.html


*All events free of charge unless indicated.

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