Palm Springs International Comedy Festival


The first Palm Springs International Comedy Festival is coming November 10th, 17th & 18th, at Hotel Zoso Palm Springs. It will feature great comedic talent from all around the world, and will showcase the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities.

The festival kicks off with a star studded Comedy Gala honoring the biggest and best names in Comedy. The black tie awards dinner gala, will honor the best comedic celebrity talents in stand-up, film and television.

The competition categories include Stand-up, Improv, Sketch, Feature Film, Short Film, TV Pilot, Webseries, Animation, Music Video and Screenplay. In addition, there will be competitions for Kids and Students. The competition features 15 categories and 28 awards with submissions judged by top entertainment industry professionals who have won or been nominated for awards such as Golden Globes and Emmy’s.

The Palm Springs International Comedy Festival was created to discover great comedic talent from around the world, with the purpose to promote them to the entertainment industry and the public, as well as to showcase the works of seasoned professionals and celebrities of comedy. The festival provides a showcase for the best comedians, sketch artists, shorts, features, TV pilots, Web series and animation from around the globe, with a screenplay competition awarding the best feature, shorts and TV pilots.

The Festival is committed to discovering the next big thing in Comedy. The goal is to find those talents and help present them to the industry.

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Nona Hendryx Opens the PS Women’s Jazz Festival


The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival presents two new Jazz at Sundown concerts, beginning December 1 with the electrifying Nona Hendrix at the Indian Wells Theater in Palm Desert. Hendryx is probably still best known as a member of LaBelle, the popular R&B group of the 70’s and 80’s headed by the legendary Patti LaBelle. However, since then she has made her mark as a dynamic high-energy entertainer across all musical genres from R&B to Pop and Jazz. In recent years she has been on the music scene touring with jazz royalty, multi Grammy-winning drummer, Terri Lyne Carrington.

Hendryx kicks off the Holiday Season with a group of stellar female musicians led by popular jazz pianist, Sunny Paxson and including renowned blues guitarist Kat Dyson. Hendryx fans can expect an evening of both the new and old with material from her recent albums and, of course, favorites from her days with LaBelle.

Jazz at Sundown will return February 24, 2019 with a concert at a private residence featuring the recipient of the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival Jazz Master Award, jazz icon Barbara Morrison, who has spent decades bringing jazz at its best to Southern California audiences.

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New French Film Festival Brings The Best In
French Cinema To Palm Springs


The Palm Springs Cultural Center is proud to announce the first Cinema Francais Palm Springs Nov 9, 10, and 11 at the Historic Camelot Theatre in the Palm Springs Cultural Center. We are excited to introduce to audiences the best in new, award winning French films and Filmmakers. The festival is curated by Beth Ellen Fromm, Executive Director of the Desert Film Society. Cinema Francais PS Special Menu

The Palm Springs Cultural Center has invited a special guest chef to host the weekend of the festival. Chef Robert Wepplo of Simply Tasty has curated a delicious sampling of fine French Cuisine including the french classic Jambon Beurre. Chef Wepplo brings his fresh, creative, organic and “on trend” culinary expertise to private homes and restaurants throughout greater Palm Springs. Annie Arnold, founder of the Organic Wine Exchange will be hosting a wine tasting featuring two of the wines from our new organic wine collection. Picked for specifically for the Cinema Francais, each wine comes from the Maison des Terroirs Vivants winery in France featuring their La Maroutte wine label. The wine will be available all festival long.

All films will screen with English subtitles.
VIP Pass- includes all films, opening and closing nights,
priority seating @ $109.00 Single Ticket- @ $13.00
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Festival of Lights Parade

Consistently voted one of the best local events in the Coachella Valley, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights parade was also voted one of the Top Ten Holiday Parades in the country in an AOL survey.

This year the parade kicks off Saturday December 1 at 5:45pm on

Ramon Road and heads north on Palm Canyon Drive. The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade launched in the early 1990’s along Palm Canyon Drive and has been held every year since on the first Saturday in December — becoming a much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs! Over the past 22 years, the parade has featured a host of marching bands, performing groups as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang — and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Yet more than anything else, it is the parade’s signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge Macy’s-style balloons that keeps the crowds coming back for more!. “Over the years, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has become a beloved holiday tradition in downtown — bringing thousands of Coachella Valley residents and their families as well as tourists from all over the world to come see the twinkling floats while celebrating the joy of the holiday season,” says Mary Jo Ginther, Director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism “There’s no other special event in the Coachella Valley quite like it!”