Coachella Valley Weekly

Step into March with the La Quinta Art Celebration

As the cold of February comes to a close, early spring emerges with a season of new possibilities. Start the month off in the most artful way with the La Quinta Art Celebration from March 3-6 at the La Quinta Civic Center. As a community steeped in pride for the arts, the La Quinta Art Celebration features a trifecta of visual, performing, and culinary arts all at one event, sponsored by the City of La Quinta.

Derek Jordan Gregg Launches New Website with the Release of Debut Album

Those familiar with the Coachella Valley music scene would be well-acquainted with the name Derek Jordan Gregg. He is a tour de force of a singer/songwriter known for his involvement in The Hive Minds band as well as his solo work, performing his soulful guitar-looper show across various desert venues. Derek has now branched out into a more personalized solo debut with his new double album called “GEMINI” Home & Abroad.

Taste of Jalisco Festival comes to Cathedral City

From February 11 to 13, the 6th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival will take place in downtown Cathedral City to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. This annual celebration honors the 25-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

KESQ’s Patrick Evans Shines at New Radio Station

The Coachella Valley has come to know Patrick Evans as a familiar face with a diverse presence in the desert—ranging from television personality to the owner of an Italian food company. Evans has also made his mark in radio, having been named Coachella Valley Best Of’s Radio Personality of the Year for 2020-2021 and hosting a show block on CV 104.3 for five years before the station changed formats.

2nd Annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival to Return in January

The second annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, “A Passion 4 Pinot,” will return to the Coachella Valley on Saturday, January 8, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. There will be over 60 top-tier Pinot Noir producing wineries, offering a unique opportunity to engage with winery owners and winemakers while learning about winemaking practices and philosophies.

Lindi Biggi Brings New Life to Shadow Mountain Golf Club

Recognized as the first golf course in the City of Palm Desert, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is a landmark of the Coachella Valley with decades of history. It was incorporated in 1958, and by the end of the year 1960, the Club had over 270 members. In recent times, Shadow Mountain Golf Club has found itself in financial distress with endless looming deferred maintenance issues that caused it to be facing bankruptcy.

How to Give Back for Thanksgiving

November festivities have reached the Coachella Valley, and while food and family might be on the forefront of everyone’s minds right now as they scramble to get that perfect Thanksgiving turkey, it is also important to help those in need this approaching holiday season. There are many wonderful organizations here in the desert that strive to make a difference this Thanksgiving, with the community encouraged to participate for a great cause.
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