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Livewell Logo New1Live Well Festival
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Saturday, January 06, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd annual LiveWell Festival takes place on January 6, 2018, at Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

The LiveWell Festival is an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert's top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations the whole family can enjoy.

www.livewellfestival.org


 Other First Weekend Events

Santiago Garcia Exhibit - "Where We've Been and Where We're Going"
Desert Art Collection
Friday, January 05 - Sunday, January 07, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Santiago Garcia's paintings often incorporate seemingly contradictory elements that he brings into harmony. Some of his paintings show animals in absurd situations where the modern world clashes with the wild. The Converse shoes serve as metaphors for family, relationships and reminders of "where we've been and where we're going". Still others are bold abstractions with few, if any representational elements. The exhibit will be on display January 2 - 20.Red Orange Yellow shoes 63x79 Dec 3

 

 

www.desertartcollection.com

 


El Paseo Cruise Night
The Gardens
Friday, January 05, 2018

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

First and Third Friday of the Month

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/home.html


First Friday at The Galen
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Friday, January 05, 2018

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In conjunction with the First Weekend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert continues their successful Galen 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., and a live performance with Derek Jordan Gregg at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy the current exhibition Bob Van Breda: Lost and Found and live entertainment in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

https://www.psmuseum.org/palm-desert/


El Paseo Art Walk
El Paseo Art Galleries
Friday, January 05, 2018

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, January 05, 2018

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy all-night happy hour at Cuistot on El Paseo every first Friday of the month. The special hours and prices are available in the bar and veranda of Cuistot's Restaurant. 

http://cuistotrestaurant.com/


Santiago Garcia Exhibition Reception
Desert Art Collection
Friday, January 05, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Exhibition runs January 2-20.

For more information, call 760.674.9955 or go to the website at www.desertartcollection.com


CODA Exhibitions and Reception
CODA Gallery
Friday, January 05, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CODA Gallery hosts an opening reception for feature exhibitions of selected paintings by the late Marion Pike and glassworks by Seattle artist Jesse Kelly, who will be in attendance.

For more information, contact Sam Heaton at 760-346-4661 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 www.codagallery.com

 


College of the Desert Street Fair
College of the Desert
Saturday, January 06 - Sunday, January 07, 2018

Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

For over 30 years, this premiere open-air shopping experience has been a popular destination for visitors and residents alike! Offering more than 300 booths featuring artists, farmer’s market, boutiques, unique items, live entertainment, gourmet food and more.  Located at College of the Desert, corner of Monterey and Fred Waring. 

http://codaastreetfair.com/content/home.aspx


El Paseo Exhibition Public Art Tour
El Paseo Exhibition
Saturday, January 06, 2018

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a free, guided walking tour of the public art collection on El Paseo as part of Palm Desert's inspiring and fun filled weekend of art and culture. Meet the docent at the northwest corner of El Paseo and Portola.

www.palmdesertart.org


Desert Mountains Art Faire
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Saturday, January 06, 2018

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics and more.

For more information call 760-862-9984 or email Judy Colgero at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.desertmountains.org/calendar/


Live Well Festival
Palm Desert Civic Center Park
Saturday, January 06, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd annual LiveWell Festival takes place on January 6, 2018, at Palm Desert Civic Center Park.

The LiveWell Festival is an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert's top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations the whole family can enjoy.

www.livewellfestival.org


Saturdays in the Sarkowsky
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
Saturday, January 06, 2018

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

In conjunction with the First Weekend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert hosts games and crafts throughout the day for families to enjoy in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden. A themed craft area will be introduced in the Annette Bloch Education Center in The Galen where children will create DIY craft projects with Coachella Valley Art Scene. In addition, there will be a craft activity provided by S.C.R.A.P. Gallery in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and a docent led tour of the current exhibit at The Galen at 2:00 pm.

For more information, visit www.psmuseum.org

 


Palm Springs Cruisin' Association Classic Car Show
Westfield Palm Desert
Saturday, January 06, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 pm

After shopping and/or dining, swing by the Palm Springs Cruisin' Association's annual Classic Car Show! See over 200 Classic cars and enjoy refreshments, music, awards and raffle. Spectators are free and cars are just $5 per entry. The best part? It all supports Desert Cancer Foundation. Located in the Westfield Parking Lot, near An American Car Wash.

For more information, click here.


Jazz for Jazz Lovers Concert*
Pete Carlson's Golf and Tennis
Saturday, January 06, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Luther Hughes Cannonball-Coltrane Project.

*Cost is $30 per person. For more information, please call 760.568.3263.


Monument Story Time
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, January 07, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Kids' Corner offers story time about nature and desert creatures in the National Monument. Included outdoor or craft activity. Ages 4 to 8 with parent.

RSVP required, seating is limited. RSVP here.

For more information call 760-568-9918 or email Colin Barrows at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Monument Young Explorers Maps and Compass, Basics for Youths
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
Sunday, January 07, 2018

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 Visitor Center. Ages 9 and above. 

Seating is limited. RSVP here.

For more information call 760-568-9918 or email Colin Barrows at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.desertmountains.org/


Sunday Sounds Concert
Palm Desert Community Center
Sunday, January 07, 2018

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Modern country music band CINCH, headlined by Eric Frankson, presents a panoply of musical styles and familiar favorites. This free program will please every member of the family!

www.rivlib.net


*All events free of charge unless indicated.

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