Itineraries for Culture Lovers: July 2018

If you can’t stand the heat, stay inside. That’s where you’ll find the desert’s best art, music, dance, and film this summer. The staff of the California Desert Arts Council has offers these recommendations for the month of July. Also, please join us for Thankful Thursday July 12 at Dead or Alive Bar in Palm Springs. A portion of the evenings proceeds benefit support CDAC’s mission to unify, empower, and promote the arts in the Coachella Valley region.

Above: CV Rep presents Andrew Pearson’s this is a blank page. a story, in motion, an evening of dance and theater, July 20-22.

 

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

TWO FOR THE SHOW: In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk blurs the line between design and sculpture, with both men creating evocative organic work from natural materials. The exhibition continues through July 8 at Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center. Info

 

HERITAGE

GAY MEN’S CHORUS: Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus delivers a matinee performance July 29 at CV Rep in Rancho Mirage. Info

AVIATION ART: Palm Springs Air Museum presents the 32nd International Aviation Art and Aerospace Exhibition (through July 31) featuring works by more than 25 artists from around the world. Info

 

MUSIC & STAGE

MUSIC ALL SUMMER: CV Rep, located at the Atrium in Rancho Mirage, begins three summer music series: Cabaret (July 7-8, Leslie Page: A Tapestry Through Music), Classical (July 12, Steven Vanhauwaert and Tereza Stanislav), and Jazz (July 17, TBA).

THE WEDDING SINGER: Stood up at the altar in 1985, wedding singer/rock star wannabe Robbie Hart aims to make everybody’s wedding as disastrous as his own — until a winsome waitress wins his attention. Catch the show July 6-15 at Palm Canyon Theatre. Info

CARNEY MAGIC: This show blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with taste, intelligence, and wit July 13-15 at CV Rep in Rancho Mirage. Info

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: Green Room Theatre Co.’s Summer Theatre Conservatory presents Annie Get Your Gun July 18-19 at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Info

DANCE AT CV REP: A dance-theater production with a strange name — this is a blank page. a story, in motion– comes to the stage July 20-22 at CV Rep in Rancho Mirage, exploring themes such as partnership, identity, sexuality, and comfort zones. Info

 

FILM

YELLOW SUBMARINE: Once upon a time there was a paradise called Pepperland, where happiness and music reigned supreme — until the Blue Meanies declared war and sent their army, led by a menacing Flying Glove, to destroy all that was good. The Beatles classic screens July 8, 9, and 11 at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City. Info

YOURS, MINE & OURS: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic comedy Yours, Mine & Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, July 14 at Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theatres). Info

 

VISUAL ART

HIGH DESERT ART: Artists from across the High Desert converge on Joshua Tree Art Gallery, aka JTAG, for its Pop-Up Exhibition through July 14. Info

DESERT PHOTOGRAPHY: Journey Through the Desert – The Road Less Traveled, a survey of photography from early 20th century to today, continues through July 29 at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Featured photographers include Stephen H. Willard, John Divola, Lee Friedlander, Karen Halverson, Wanda Hammerbeck, Richard Misrach, and Mark Ruwedel. Info

EIGHTY@80: This exhibition of recent gifts to the Palm Springs Art Museum runs through September 16 at the museum’s main location in downtown Palm Springs and features works by Alexander Calder, Julius Shulman, Diane Arbus, John Divola, Maynard Dixon, Frank Lobdel, Squeak Carnwath, and Hung Liu. Info

NARRATIVES IN GLASS: This exhibition, through November 4 at Palm Springs Art Museum’s main space in downtown Palm Springs, showcases artists working in glass who use the human form to share their individual storytelling. Featured artists include Nicolas Africano, Sibylle Peretti, William Morris, Oben Abright,and Clifford Rainey. Info