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Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes and Storm Large - McCallum Theatre

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A McCallum favorite returns for eight great shows! Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Pink Martini’s diverse repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat, as well as Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, Italian folk, Asian and romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ’50s. According to bandleader/pianist Thomas Lauderdale, “If the United Nations had a house band in 1962, Pink Martini would be that band.”

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Feb 9 - Presented through the generosity of Helene Galen and Donna MacMillan

Feb 9 -15

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The One and Only

La Quinta Arts Festival earns a No. 1 ranking by Art Fair SourceBook for two judging categories.

The La Quinta Arts Festival is March 1-4 at La Quinta Civic Center Campus. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL

The La Quinta Arts Festival is March 1-4 at La Quinta Civic Center Campus.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL

La Quinta Arts Festival has captured the No, 1 ranking in the nation for both judging categories, Fine Art and Fine Craft, by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook.

The ranking is based on the 2017 event, which broke records for attendance and art sales.

Since 1993, Art Fair SourceBook has been collecting and analyzing sales and anecdotal data for more than 1,500 fine art and fine craft shows annually. Art Fair SourceBook’s resources and tools assist artists in selecting shows and venues appropriate for their work in order to maximize their earnings.

“It is rare to capture the top spot in both Fine Art and Fine Craft competing against so many events across the United States,” says Christi Salamone, president and CEO of La Quinta Arts Foundation, producer of the festival. “La Quinta Arts Festival has claimed the No. 1 honor four times in the last six years, and now, twice for both categories.” 

In Fine Art, La Quinta bested competing shows in Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, and Oregon. The top 10 events in Fine Craft placed La Quinta ahead of the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, and One of a Kind in Chicago.

“This award validates the consistent high quality of participating artists and patrons who appreciate their offerings,” Salamone says. 

The 36th La Quinta Arts Festival is slated March 1-4, at La Quinta Civic Center Campus. For more information and tickets, visit LQAF.com.

Best Restaurants to Take Visitors in the Palm Springs Area

These classic stops offer the quintessential Greater Palm Springs experience.

The various levels of seating at Lulu California Bistro give your guests the opportunity to take in Palm Springs dining from several points of view. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO

The various levels of seating at Lulu California Bistro give your guests the opportunity to take in Palm Springs dining from several points of view.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO

There are plenty of choices in the desert for good food and drinks, lively ambiance, and incredible service. However, when you have guests from out of town, you want to wow them with something more — places that also offer a bit of history, nostalgia, fun, scenic views, and adventure.

LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO 

If you haven’t added Lulu to your “I must take my out-of-town guests here list” then your ho-hum list needs a pick-me-up. Rarely will you find a quiet night at this restaurant, which is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. The tasty menu and affordable prices make it a win-win, and the happy-hour menu is all day and all night long (sing it Lionel Richie), from 11a.m. until closing.

In addition to making day drinking cost-efficient, Lulu is a pioneer at creating inventive dishes with fresh ingredients and bakes its bread and desserts in-house.

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY LULU CALIFORNIA BISTRO

Alfresco dining also allows for people-watching in downtown Palm Springs.

The various levels of seating give your guests the opportunity to take in Palm Springs dining from several points of view: up high overlooking the main floor, people-watching on the patio, or catching all the good vibes from a seat at the bar.

Who to take: Your sister who always says “I’m bored,” the fun uncle with the jolly laugh, your long-lost drinking buddy, your high school/college BFF whose life revolves around brunch, that out-of-town date you just met on Tinder.

 

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