November Things To Do
Palm Springs, Palm Desert and La Quinta, CA

If you live in Coachella Valley or if you are planning a trip here in November, please check out some of the fun art walks, art shows, museums, farmer’s markets and fairs.

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laquintaartsfoundationArt Under the Umbrellas – Old Town La Quinta – Saturday November 7
The popular outdoor art show will be held from 10am to 4pm in Old Town La Quinta, just off Washington and Calle Tampico. Over 70 artists per show will line the lawns and streets of the charming village, presenting a wide array of exquisite art and jewelry to admire and purchase. Free admission, free parking, live music and wine tasting compliment exclusive offerings from a revolving slate of Southern California’s top artists. This is the perfect venue to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, hand painted silk, as well as trend-setting accessories and handbags. For more information, please call 760-564-1244.

Thru 12/27/09
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass
Palm Springs Museum of Art, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 / This exhibition, a comprehensive forty-year retrospective of Tagliapietra’s art and career, documents and celebrates his remarkable achievements as a contemporary artist. The exhibition includes 169 art works that range from a room-size installation of his impressive Endeavor boat series, to groupings of masterful goblets, to elegant and evocative sculptural forms. Tagliapietra is widely revered as the master of glassblowing, an inspiring teacher and the elder statesman who is credited with shaping the course of international Studio Glass. More info: 760.322.4800

Art Walk at The Backstreet Art District Wednesday November 4
The Backstreet Art District is held from 6 pm to 9 pm the first Wednesday of each month on Cherokee Way (behind the Mercedes dealership on East Palm Canyon Drive). In addition to downtown/uptown Palm Canyon Drive, this area has been recognized as the coolest hippest art district in the desert. Experience this exciting contemporary art destination. More info: 760.328.1440


El Paseo Art Walk – Oct. – May
Art lovers can stroll and enjoy artist receptions, gallery hospitality, and a festive atmosphere. Complimentary Courtesy Carts are available to make the excursion even more convenient. The El Paseo Art Walk is held the first Thursday of very month from October until May. For more information, please call 877.735.7273.

11/13/09 – 11/15/09
International Food Festival in Palm Springs, CA International Food Festival

Palm Springs Mall, 2365 Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs / Asian, European, Southwestern, American, and Spanish food styles. No entrée over $3. Live entertainment. Admission: $5 donation in support of Meals on Wheels and Mizell Senior Center. 11am – 4pm. More info: 760.327.1319.

11/14/09 & 11/15/09
Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

Whitewater Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Drive in Rancho Mirage / This spectacular event is a juried fine art and jazz festival featuring 100 participating award-winning visual artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and other artistic originals. The best of Smooth Jazz music will be presented on stage with performances on both days. 9:30am – 4pm. Free! More info: 760-324-451.

First Fridays Art WalkFriday November 6
The Palm Springs Downtown / Uptown First Fridays will be having their Art Walk from 6 pm – 9 pm! Come on downtown / uptown and browse cool galleries and upscale shopping. Along Palm Canyon Drive from Amado Road to Tachevah Drive! Also complementing these offerings will be: Continuum Gallery at 258 N. Palm Canyon Drive; Crystal Fantasy at 264 N. Palm Canyon Drive and M Modern at 2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive. More info: 760.327.6073.

Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction
Our next event is November 20th, 21st & 22nd 2009 once again at the Spa Resort Casino here in downtown Palm Springs, California. Friday is check in day and the auction starts at 4pm with 80 vehicles crossing the block. Friday is also FREE ADMISSION and free food for all registered bidders. Saturday and Sunday the gates open at 8am with the first car crossing the block at 10am. We will have 225 cars cross the block on Saturday and another 175 on Sunday. General admission is $10 per day or $15 for both days. We will have over 500 cars crossing the auction block over the 3 days so there will be something for everyone. For sellers entry fees are $300 for Friday night, Saturday or Sunday or $400 for a prime time Lot #. Prime time lots are reserved for higher end vehicles only. Reserves are welcome and we still only take a 5% commission…the lowest in the business. Book your spot now for best placement. We will once again be streaming the entire auction LIVE VIDEO as it happens…check back for more details.

Palm Springs Air Museum = Vereran’s Day & 13th AnniversarySaturday, Nov. 7th ’09
Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs / Join us to honor America’s veterans. Watch a reenactment of the 82nd Airborne Division operations. Help us celebrate our birthday with free cake for everyone. We will have a variety of activities and food vendors. Flight demonstration scheduled. Time: 1pm. More info: 760-778-6262.

Certified Farmers’ Markets
Every Saturday morning from 8 am to 12:30 pm. at 2300 E Baristo at Farrell – North Side of the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, the Certified Farmers Market will bring local farmers and vendors together to showcase the fruits of their labor. The CFM is a gathering place where the community can learn about the importance of nutrition, fresh produce and organic options. The market features farm and food only vendors.organic and transitional produce, herbs, lavender,cheese, bread , honey, nuts, eggs, olives and olive oil,fresh cut flowers, orchids and plants and much more. A Market Chef booth features recipes, culinary delights, educational materials. and guest chefs from around the Coachella Valley. We will also have “Music at the Market” from 9 am to 12. Free Dog sitting is available from 9 am to noon through Fetch Pet Care and Bark Busters. More info: 760-898-5250.

Palm Springs VillageFestPalm Springs VillageFest
Join thousands of visitors and locals in beautiful downtown Palm Springs for the valley’s finest event. Every Thursday, downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events – Villagefest! We’re dog friendly! October through May 6pm – 10pm and June through September 7pm – 10pm. 760-320-378.

College Of The Desert Street Fair
Offers 340 Vendors offering New Merchandise, Arts and Crafts and Farmers Market. Open every Saturday and Sunday, October through May, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus, surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. College of the Desert’s Street Fair is a great place to find holiday presents, birthday and anniversary gifts, and one-of-a-kind party favors. Located at 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, CA  92260.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of DesertRoadTrippin.com, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix. In addition to the DesertRoadTrippin’ blog, Lynn also writes articles and produces content for the DesertUSA.com, Empire Polo Lifestyle Magazine and PoloZONE.com.

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