April 7, 2017 at 2:29 pm PST | by Staff reports
Palm Springs events calendar April 7-15
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Perhaps to you Coachella is a simple trip to the desert to party and dance all day and night in the Sahara Tent. Maybe it’s an overpriced weekend getaway, a way to catch your favorite music and experience up-and-coming artists. (Photo by Drew Ressler; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Friday, April 7

Southern Baptist Sissies by Del Shores – at Desert Rose Playhouse (69-620 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage)  – Fri & Sat – 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM. Southern Baptist Sissies follows the journey of four gay boys in the Baptist Church. Storyteller Mark Lee Fuller tries to create a world of love and acceptance in the church and clubs of Dallas, Texas, while desperately trying to find a place to put his own pain and rage. April 7 – 9

Chapatti by Christian O’Reilly – at The Pearl McManus Theater (314 S Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs CA.)  7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Dezart Performs brings Chapatti to Palm Springs. Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers. When Dan and his dog, Chapatti, cross paths with Betty and her 19 cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship. April 7 – 9

Women of Abstract Expressionism at The Palm Springs Art Museum (101 Museum Dr. Palm Springs, CA) – 10:00AM to 5:00 PM. This exhibition presents the work of twelve American women artists active in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1940s and 1950s. April 9 – May 28

On the Grid: A Look at Settlement Patterns in the High Desert –at The Palm Springs Art Museum, The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion (300 S Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA) -10:00AM to 5:00 PM Coinciding with the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley, the museum presents On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert, an exhibition focused around Lay of My Land, a major sculptural work by the Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel. April 9 – May 22

Pat Lasch Retrospective at the Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Desert (72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA) 10:00AM to 5:00 PM Pat Lash: Journeys of the Heart surveys more than four decades of the artist’s work, highlighting delicate cake and pastry sculptures for which she is best known, alongside stitched canvases, porcelain figures and a stunning display of life-size dresses marking significant moments in a woman’s life.

Saturday, April 8

An Evening with Norm Lewis –at Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater (101 N Museum Drive, Palm Springs,CA.) 8:00 PM – 9:30PM Norm Lewis is a performer of breathtaking range and power. Lewis received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as “Porgy” in the Broadway production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Other Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, The Little Mermaid, Les Misérables, Chicago, Amour, The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, and most recently as “the Phantom” in Phantom of the Opera.

Anything Goes! at The Bank Palm Springs (383 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs) 8 PM on April 8, 3 PM on April 9 Modern Men presents Anything Goes! – Songs from the 30’s 40’s & 50’s.

Concerts Under The Palms at Spa Resort Casino: Lou Gramm at The Spa Resort Casino (401 E Amado Rd, Palm Springs) 7-9:30 PM Concerts Under the Palms welcomes to the stage the voice of Foreigner, Lou Gramm for this free concert.

Sunday, April 9

Opera in the Park – at Sunrise Park (401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs) 1-4 PM Opera in the Park is a celebration of great opera music with outstanding young singers.

Thursday, April 13

Open Call Talent Competition at the McCallum Theatre (73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert) 7-9 PM. Don’t miss the Valley’s best performers of all ages in this exciting talent competition that has become a McCallum audience favorite and sell-out event. Local artists team up with the staff and crew to present four visually stunning and energy filled performances. Vote for your favorite performer. Celebrate the winners at Saturday evening’s final performance. April 13 – 15, Saturday April 15 at 2 PM as well.

Friday, April 14

The Lady With All the Answers by David Rambo – at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater (101 N Museum Drive, Palm Springs.) 7:30-9:30 PM Coyote StageWorks, presents “The Lady With All the Answers,” a popular one-woman play that will feature Coachella Valley favorite Gloria Loring as she portrays the beloved American advice columnist Ann Landers. April 14-16 and 19-23.

They All Sang My Songs. A Tribute Cabaret to Composer Jack Lawrence – at The Pearl McManus Theater (314 S Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs.) 7:30-9 PM. Five cabaret singers, well known and beloved by audiences here in the desert, are coming together to pay tribute to one of the most prolific, but unknown to many people, contributors to the American Songbook, Jack Lawrence. April 14-15

Coachella Music and Art Festival 2017 Weekend One at the Empire Polo Club (81-800 Avenue 51, Indio) April 14-16 The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Fest) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival.

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