With Coachella Fest and Stage Coach over, high season for for desert dwellers is just getting started. Now that the crowds are gone, its time to grab your friends and head out to a season of Hot Entertainment!

Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival 20th Anniversary May 9 – 12

THU – SAT, 7:30 PM; SUN, 7 PM

Camelot Theatres at Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262

For schedule and tickets, www.arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com/

Classic Film Noir To-Die-For! 

Palm Springs is the epicenter of some of the world’s largest and most esteemed annual Film Festivals, and the Arthur Lyons’ Fill Noir Festival is right up there with the best of them.  Fans of the genre arrive days in advance, settle into their digs, then jump right in to the many festivities.

Steeped in mystery and suspense, these classics never get old, and its a cool way to spend your day or evening.

You’re Invited! May 9, Opening Night Cake and Champagne Celebration  

This year, the Film Noir Festival celebrates its twentieth year, and everyone is invited May 9, to join in the opening night celebration. Arrive around 6:30 pm for cake and champagne!

Founded in 2000 by Arthur Lyons, the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader, the popular Film Noir festival includes an eclectic mixture of prestigious and obscure black and white “B” movies from the classic film noir period. The Festival is known for unearthing and screening rare films, restored classics, and for the special appearances of the stars that were in them.

Arthur Lyons’ Film Noir Festival is presented by the Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to encourage development of film, fine art, and community festivals. The Palm Springs Cultural Center incubates, produces and encourages arts and cultural programs in order to leverage the unique power of creativity to open minds, bridge what divides us, and discover what connects us.

MAY – JUNE ENTERTAINMENT

Below is a sampling of the exciting shows, concerts and talent that is available to us during May and June. So, grab your spouse, friends and kids, and make this Spring the best yet!  The links below will take you right to show information and box office tickets.  Have fun!

CITY OF LA QUINTA 

  • STREET FOOD CINEMA / May 25, 5:30PM – 9PM, La Quinta Park, Adams St. & Blackhawk Way. See the movie, Selena on a 50 ft. outdoor screen. Join your friends and family for tasty gourmet street food, music and a movie under the stars. www.playinlaquinta.com

AROUND THE VALLEY

  • JACQUELINE COCHRAN AIR SHOW / May 5, 9AM-3 PM, Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, Thermal, 5860 Higgins Dr.  Named for the record-breaking 20th-century aviatrix, honors Jacqueline Cochran’s memory with a thrilling “aerobatics” demonstration, plus food trucks and vendor booths. Admission and parking are free. jcairshow.com
  • CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA / May 5 Enjoy Mexican food, margaritas, and appearances by talented local students at Old Town Artisan Studios in La Quinta. Proceeds benefit Tools for Tomorrow, a Palm Desert–based nonprofit that provides free after-school arts programs for kids. www.toolsfortomorrow.org
  • ARTHUR LYONS FILM NOIR FESTIVAL / May 9–12, 7:30 PM. Filmmakers of the 1940s and ’50s had a thing for pairing cynical investigators with not-so-virtuous women in crime-focused melodramas. Get your fill as Palm Springs Cultural Center hosts four days of screenings. www.arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com
  • DESERT’S 1ST ANNUAL LIVEWELL FESTIVAL’S “RUN OF THE DESERT CHARITIES.” / May 18, 8 AM – 1 PM, at Palm Desert Civic Center Park The 5K run-walk unites charities across the desert in an event that promises to bring fundraising and awareness for all the charities involved. www.livewellfestival.org/

RECURRING EVENTS

PALM DESERT FIRST WEEKEND EVENTS

  • STAR PARTY/ May 11, 8 PM-10 PM. Families can enjoy a “sky tour” courtesy of telescopes and giant binoculars at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. www.desertmountains.org/
  • PALM SPRINGS VILLAGEFEST/ Thu. May, 9, 16, 23, 30, 6:00 PM – 10 PM; June 6, 13, 20, 27, 7 PM -10 PM, FREE ADMISSION. Downtown Palm Springs, 101 S. Palm Canyon. Check out the downtown businesses with BOLT (Businesses Open Late Thursday) signs in their window.  Villagefest offers great street entertainment in the heart of beautiful downtown Palm Springs. Browse more than 200 booths. www.villagefest.org 
  • COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STREET FAIR, EVERY SAT. & SUN. 7 AM- NOON. 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert. Merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, Farmer’s Market, entertainment, food, and more. 760-636-7957. www.codaastreetfair.com 
  • JOHN STANLEY KINGS SHOW/ Every Fri.  at VICKY’S OF SANTA FE, 8PM – 11:59 PM; 45100 Club Dr., Indian Wells. The Music Lounge at Vicky’s is flanked by dual fireplaces and centered with a 9-foot concert grand piano and built-in dance floor. Food and Cocktail Service at all times. No reservations. Open seating. No covers.  The John Stanley King Show! Every Fri | 8 PM to Midnight |No Cover. Kick it up on the floor or just listen in to good music. www.vicky’sofSantaFe.com

FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO

May
  • America | 3
  • Golden Boy Boxing | 16
  • Hollywood Vampires: Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp | 18
  • Maxwell | 24
  • Joan Jett | 26
  • George Lopez | 31
June
  • Hubert Wu and Jinny Ng | 15
July
  • Jethro Tull | 15

Click here for Fantasy Springs Box Office

AGUA CALIENTE CASINO

May
  • Gabriel Iglesias | 4
  • Circovia – A Cirque Style Sensation | 10, 11
  • Ara Gevorgyan | 25
  • Rodney Carrington | 15
June
  • MC Magic | 15
  • Steve Augeri | 22
  • Hunks The Show! The Ultimate Ladies Night| 28
  • Ronald Cheng | 29
July
  • Hotel California (18+ Event) | 13
  • A New World Record – ELO Tribute | 19
  • The Ultimate Queen Celebration | 27

Click here for Agua Caliente Box Office 

MORONGO CASINO

May
  • LANco | 15
  • Morongo Taco Festival | 18
  • Regine Velasquez | 19
  • Neil Sedaka | 24
  • Breakfast with the Beatles | 26
June
  • Legacy Fighting Alliance 69 |7
  • Jeff Ross and Dave Attell | 14
  • Thunder from Down Under (18+ Event) | 28, 29
July
  • Lee Greenwood | 6
  • Los Lonely Boys | 12
Click here for the  Morongo Casino Box Office 

MCCALLUM THEATRE

May
  • Phantom of the Opera| 4, 5
  • Shen Yun 2019 World Tour @ Palm Desert | 9, 10, 11
August
  • Judy Collins | 10

Click here for the entire McCallum Theatre Schedule & Box Office