Gunhild Carling: October 6 and 7
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Gunhild Carling puts the trombone skills she honed as a child to good use while touring Europe with her family’s band. See the jazz maven at Oscar’s Palm Springs.
Joshua Tree Music Festival: October 6 to 9
From Coachella Valley favorites Giselle Woo & The Night Owls to Niger-born tende group Les Filles Illighadad, the lineup for this family-friendly festival in Joshua Tree Lake Campground reminds partygoers of our global interconnectedness.
Tim Burton Retrospective: From October 6 to November 30
Palm Springs goes back is an ongoing retrospective series showcasing must-see films by acclaimed contemporary directors. The Tim Burton retrospective will be the fourth episode of the series, following Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers. Burton’s singular artistic vision of whimsical gothic fantasy took Hollywood by storm when he made his directorial debut in the 1980s beginning with the October 6 screening of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
Rancho Mirage Certified Market: October 7
The market has a new location, supporting parking at Rancho Mirage Community Park, 71560 San Jacinto Drive at Rancho Mirage. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The weekly event hosts local artisans, chefs, food vendors, farmers and musicians. You will find fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, fresh farmed meats, line-caught seafood, fresh breads, pastries, cookies, homemade hummus, fries and dips, salsa, artisan teas, gourmet sauces, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. . We also have honey, freshly squeezed juices, handcrafted jewelry, natural health products, handmade clothing, cards, skin care, soaps, candles, handcrafted wooden bowls and cutting boards, all offered by local vendors.
Singing with the stars of the desert: October 7
Inspired by ABC Dancing with the starsthis charity contest Desert Ensemble Theater features local personalities trying to outdo each other with coaching from professional crooners.
Perez Road first Friday: October 7
This self-guided tour winds through the street where 15 artists work in their studios. Perez Road Arts District at Cathedral City offers the public a glimpse into the artists’ creative process. Unlike other gallery districts, Perez Road is a cluster of working artists’ studios. Stop to see artist Keely Kingwhich we wrote about in the October issue of Guide.