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Palm Springs Arrive Hotel Announces Free Poolside Movies

The fun and lively Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs will be hosting free monthly outdoor movie nights every last Friday of the month at dusk. The pool is heated and they have an outdoor bar that sells drinks and nibbles. Movie candy is free. Since there is alcohol, this is only for adults 21+.

The Arrive is welcomes the general public to come and enjoy the pool, so wear a suit if you want. Or if you would rather, just hang out in one of the poolside cabanas.

The next movie will be Groundhog Day on February 22. The movie starts at dusk, but show up early to grab a cabana or float in the pool.

You can make a night of it by grabbing a bite before the movie at Wexler’s Deli which is next to the pool area.

Here is full lineup of movies:

January 25 – Labyrith
February 22 – Groundhog Day
March 29 – Dirty Dancing
April 26 – Blazing Saddles
May 31 – Hairspray
June 28 – Cool Runnings
July 26 – Spaceballs
August 30 – The Goonies
September 27 – Clueless
October 25 – The Craft

ARRIVE HOTEL • 1551 N Palm Canyon Dr

See Robolights One Last Time in Palm Springs

Now that the Palm Springs weather is turning to what we call “cold”, it’s time for a little Christmas cheer in the desert. We have our downtown Parade of lights, which is fun for the kids, but one of our best attractions is so bright you can see it from the aerial tramway, or even from an airplane.

I guarantee you have never seen a Christmas display quite like Robolights. Artist Kenny Irwin has been building this installation of recycled art for over 35 years. Every year he adds dozens of new sculptures, so there is always something new to see. You will find Santa Claus and reindeer here, along with thousands of glistening lights, but this is not the usual Candy Cane Lane for the kids. There are some truly bizarre images mixed in among the merriment. Check out the video for a taste of what you have in store.

According to The Desert Sun newspaper, this will be the last year Robolights will be at this location, as the City of Palm Springs has mandated it be moved to a commercial space due to its popularity and size. Who knows what the future holds for Robolights, but it is highly recommended that you see it while you can.

Robolights

Suggested donation of $5-10 to enter
Hours: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Open every night til Jan 2nd
Address: 1077 E Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs CA 92262

Palm Springs Modernism Fall Preview Is Coming

Every year in February, thousands of mid-century architecture and culture enthusiasts gather in Palm Springs for Palm Springs Modernism Week. For those who can’t get enough, or want to take advantage of off-season rates, or like to enjoy Modernism without all the hubbub, the mid-October Modernism Week Fall Preview is for you.

During this 4-day “Mini Modernism”, you can experience a sampler-size version of the bus tours, cocktail parties, house tours, car shows, and other events.

One event I can guarantee will be a hoot is the Charles Phoenix: Super Duper Double Decker Bus Tour. “Experience midcentury architectural treasures of Palm Springs with retro pop culture humorist and author, Charles Phoenix, as he leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus”. If you are familiar with Charles’ humorous takes on mid-century history, you know there will be a lot of laughs while you learn about Palm Springs mid-century modern heritage. The double-decker bus is excellent since it allows you to really get a good view of the houses and properties you will drive by. 

Modernism Week Fall Preview runs from October 18-21, 2018, and tickets go on sale August 1st. Head over to their website at www.modernismweek.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Palm Springs Art Museum Is Free On Thursday Nights

The City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission believes that everyone should have access to art, so they have arranged to make admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum free for everyone on Thursdays (Summer hours are 12pm – 8pm). 

Palm Springs may be a small town, but our art museum is world class. The building was designed in 1974 by acclaimed mid-century architect E. Stewart Williams and it is stunning. Inside you will find major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. There are two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise. The museum has exhibited art by such notables as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams, Roy Lichtenstein, and Marc Chagall. Check the website for current exhibitions.

Beat the heat and enjoy a cool afternoon perusing some amazing art, all for free. You can go across the street and buy some ice cream with all the money you saved!

As an added bonus, the Palm Springs Museum of Architecture and Design Center is also free all day Thursday (from 12pm – 5pm). You will find it at Palm Canyon and Baristo not very far from the Art Museum. 

Palm Springs Art Musem

101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

760-322-4800

 

The Palm Springs Tramway Is Free For Military Throughout July

During the entire month of July, all U.S. military personnel with valid military identification—active, former and retired—receive complimentary admission to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway along with a special gift as part of Military Days. Spouses of deployed military members, as well as widows and widowers, also qualify for the promotion. In addition, up to six of their guests receive 25% off of their regular Tramway fares.

While visiting, Tramway guests enjoy:

• Hiking the 50+ miles of pristine wilderness in the Mount San Jacinto State Park.

• Picnic dining under a beautiful pine forest.

• Joining guided nature walks free of charge on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day Weekend.

• Exploring the natural history museum and watching two documentary films on the history of the Tramway and State Park.

• Lunch or dinner in either Peaks Restaurant, a fine dining experience, or Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant.