Special Events

August 2022



Soulful Sundays with Keisha D

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Sundays 5-7:30 p.m. (Special In-theatre shows on Aug. 7 and 14)

No cover, two drink minimum

Keisha D is a local staple at the heart of the live music scene in Palm Springs. She has had the pleasure of performing for National Conventions in both the Southern Baptist and Evangelical Free conferences for many years. Come on up to Palm Springs Cultural Center and enjoy an evening of live music by Keisha D. Reservations are recommended.

Jazz on the Second Floor with Leanna and the Jazz Collective

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Tuesdays 5-7:30 p.m.*

No cover, two drink minimum

Relive the hey-day of the Palm Springs Speakeasy experience located in the historic, hidden open air 2nd Floor at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Spend your Tuesday evenings with locally acclaimed Entertainer/Jazz Vocalist Leanna and Miguel on Congas/Percussion — a husband and wife duo not to be missed, along with special guests. Every week is a different musical experience. Reservations are recommended.

*In-Theatre Jazz On The Second Floor Immersive Program

Join Leanna and the Jazz Collective for an immersive in-theater experience. Each evening will feature a different naturescape on the screen while the collective plays live. 

Tickets: Aug 9, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Jazz On The Ocean Floor

Tickets: Aug 16, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm,  Jazz On The Forest Floor


Palm Springs Rewinds

Rushmore Tickets

The Royal Tenenbaums Tickets

Moonrise Kingdom Tickets

The Grand Budapest Hotel Tickets

Saturdays; 8 p.m.

Palm Springs Rewinds is a summer-long film retrospective featuring the must-see films of three acclaimed contemporary directors: the Coen Bros in June, Quentin Tarantino in July, and Wes Anderson in August.



CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series Presents CVPS Woodwind Quintet

Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 Pre Concert, 7:00 pm start, 45 min program

Chamber Tickets

Proceeds benefit Youth Training Orchestras of America and the Palm Springs Cultural Center Theatre 3 Renovation.


Movies in the Park: Some Like It Hot 

Wednesday, August 17; 8 p.m.


Enjoy free and family-friendly movies under the stars in the new Downtown Palm Springs Park this summer! The Palm Springs Cultural Center is screening “Some Like It Hot,” mere feet away from the iconic 26-foot tall Forever Marilyn statue. 

*unticketed event

Hello My Name Is

Wednesday, Aug. 17; 5-7 p.m.
"Hello My Name Is" Info
Come on up to the VIP Lounge for singles gay male social! Hosted by Brent Heinze. Join the Palm Springs Single Guys facebook group for more information.

Caffè e cannoli

Sunday, Aug. 21; 10 a.m.

$10, includes cup of coffee and a cannoli

Contact Nunzio@psculturalcenter.org


Come honor, practice and share 2,500 years of RomanoItalic history and culture. Participate in learning Latin/Italian, cultural discussions, events, creating Italian Festival and supporting YTO’s Sicilian Youth Orchestra exchange.


CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series Presents John Scanlon + Richard Treat

Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 Pre Concert, 7:00 pm start, 45 min program

Chamber Tickets

Please join the CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series for our inaugural performance at our new home the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Proceeds benefit Youth Training Orchestras of America and the Palm Springs Cultural Center Theatre 3 Renovation.

Life Is A Cabaret: Open Mic with Les Michaels

Life Is A Cabaret Tickets
Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 3; Singer sign-ups at 4:45 p.m.; Lounge program 5-7:30 p.m.
Come On Up and join Producer Les Michaels as he showcases a rotating selection of local talent for an open mic night.

Cocktails and Classics with Jerome Elliot

Thursday, Aug. 25; 5-7:30 p.m.

No cover, 2 drink minimum

Cocktails & Classics Tickets

Enjoy a dazzling tour of the Great American Songbook with critically-acclaimed cabaret performer Jerome Elliott and Chip Prince on piano.

Bad News From Outer Space — THE BEES

Thursday, August 25; 6:30 p.m. Social/Bar Opens; 8 p.m. Screening
In the vein of cult favorite tv show Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Rifftrax, get ready for a night of live bad movie bashing of THE BEES.
Hosted by crazed cinephiles and "Bond vs. Godzilla" podcast hosts Cruz Moore, Jacob Roberts, and Charles Slemmons.

$5 Tickets 

Desert Ensemble Theatre Summer Reading Series

Desert Ensemble Theatre invites you to join us for a series of play readings featuring some of the Desert’s finest actors and directors.

Over four weeks, you’ll get a chance to hear three new plays that have never been produced before, plus a British import rarely seen in the U.S. Join us for a pre-show cocktail hour, the reading, and a short post-play discussion where you can provide feedback. Your responses will be important as we consider plays for future production.

Tickets, August 19, LOVE AND MONEY

LOVE AND MONEY by Dennis Kelly 

Directed by Kudra Wagner

David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn't come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David's ideal blend of love and money is killing them. Funny but heart wrenching, this ingenious drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires.

Tickets, August 26, TESTING PERMANENCE


Written and directed by Christopher Gene

Have you ever felt something so indescribable and palpable you devoted your life to feeling it? A feeling beyond words that you can’t help but chase? Join two in search of “that feeling” and see what price they are willing to pay.