Art Events and Briefs
Compiled by Jennifer Braun
Palm Springs - The World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum opened its traveling exhibition “Bob Hope: An American Treasure” to the public on Dec. 12 at the Palm Springs Air Museum and will run through April 2013. Tickets and information visit www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org.
Palm Springs – “Forever Marilyn” Palm Springs will be hosting a free weekly concert on Sunday’s at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Palm Canyon Drive. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Palm Springs - The Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to present free second Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and all activities are free. The Palm Springs Art Museum is located at 101 N. Museum Dr. For more information on this and other events and exhibits call 760-322-4800 or visit them online at www.psmuseum.org.
Palm Springs – Award-winning artists will present a variety of original art including paintings, mono-prints, drawings, assemblages, collages, photography, sculptures, glassworks, candles, books, jewelry, greeting cards and more at the Artists’ Christmas Blow-out Sale to be held Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m. at Savage Gallery in Palm Springs (870 Research Dr.). Nothing over $100, all sales are final. Cash only.
Palm Springs – Lifework Gallery presents Kenny Irwin: Robolights and Beyond – artist reception on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 6 p.m. The gallery is at 333 N. Palm Canyon (at the back of the Amado Shopping Center). Kenny Irwin Jr.’s Robo Lights spectacle can be viewed at his home located at 1077 E. Granvia Valmonte (on the corner of N. Arquilla Rd.)
Rancho Mirage – Coachella Valley Repertory Theater is hosting Yve Evans, Jazz Musician of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, for a “Snazzy, Jazzy” Holiday Concert held on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The CV Rep is located at the Rancho Mirage Atrium, 69-930 Highway 111. For more information and tickets call 760-296-2966.
Palm Desert – “A Gift of Love II,” a concert given by Barry Manilow will benefit several local charities. The concert is Dec. 11-16, starting at 8 p.m. at the McCallum Theater. Tickets and information at www.mccallum.com or call 760-340-ARTS.
Palm Desert – “A Tribute to Elvis,” featuring Elvis tribute artist Greg Miller at the Indian Wells Theatre Cal State San Bernadino campus on Jan 11 at 7 p.m. Miller’s tribute performance captures the voice, energy, youthful good looks, physique and the warmth of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” at his peak.
Indio – Indio Performing Arts Center presents Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol,” on Dec. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Indio Performing Arts Center is located at 45-175 Fargo St. Tickets and information at www.indioperformingartscenter.org or call 760-775-5200.
Indio – Second Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival featuring American blues icon B.B. King and R&B artists, Paul Thorn, Penny Unniversity and “Alex A and the Fermented.” This year, the selection of wines has been expanded. For a list of participating wineries and breweries visit the website. The festival will be on Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 at the Empire Polo Grounds. Tickets are on sale online at www.RWBfest.com.
La Quinta – The City of La Quinta is hosting a free nature adult walk, which is inspired by poetry, “Winter Palette” and is provided by the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve. The nature walk begins at the shade shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 a.m.
Art Walk at Crystal Fantasy in Palm Springs (across from the Hyatt, downtown) takes place on the first Friday. Open till 9 p.m.
The El Paseo Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m. El Paseo is located in Palm Desert off Monterey Blvd.