Aug. 31, 2018
Sunnylands’ Free Outdoor Films on the Great Lawn.
For Three Fridays in September, You Get to Enjoy Life Like a Celebrity!
Rancho Mirage is well-known for its exceptional homes and extraordinary lifestyles, and Sunnylands, home to former Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, represents one of the finest examples of a sophisticated lifestyle. U.S. Presidents and world leaders continue to meet there for conferences and international summits on matters of significant consequence.
Sunnylands’ Films on the Great Lawn, Friday night outdoor movie series, offers us the opportunity to enjoy family, friends and amazing films in the same place where U.S. Presidents, Kings and Queens, Ambassadors, and celebrities of all kinds have come before us. How cool is that!
Upcoming Film Highlights.
Sep. 14: The Eagle Huntress tells the story of a 13-year-old girl from a nomadic tribe in Mongolia takes on a traditionally male role by raising an eagle and teaching it to hunt for meat and fur. This 2016 film is the winner of nine film awards and was nominated for nineteen. Rated: G, Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes
Sep 21: The Birds, Birds suddenly begin to attack people in this classic, 1963 thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. Nominated for an Oscar, The Birds is a winner of a Golden Globe and recipient of an Edgar Allan Poe Award. Rated: PG-13, Running time: 1 hour 59 minutes
Sep. 28: A Birder's Guide to Everything, a group of teenage birders embark on a quest to find a bird that’s thought to be extinct. The 2013 adventure film is a winner of two international film festival awards. Rated: PG-13, Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes
Films on the Great Lawn are presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised. Admission is free.
No reservations are required. Gate opens: 7:00PM; Film begins: 7:30PM; Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270; 760.202.2234.
A Bit of Desert Star Gazing Brings the Kid Out in Us All!
Observatory Tours • Stargazing Parties • Observatory Programs
With the many big time celebrities and movie stars trekking around here, we often forget that there are many more stars, billions in fact, swirling around just above our heads. Thank goodness, the folks at the city and library of Rancho Mirage have thought about that, and with the construction of the Rancho Mirage Observatory, we get to remind ourselves of the exquisite beauty and symmetry of the world and universe that surrounds us.
The Rancho Mirage Observatory is the first public telescope in the Coachella Valley. Located at the Rancho La Quinta Library, it is an automated state of the art research level Observatory offering professional and amateur astronomers the ability to view our Galaxy!
Go see for yourself! 71-100 HWY 111, Rancho Mirage, CA; (760) 341-7323; firstname.lastname@example.org
In Indian Wells the Living is Easy...and, Classy!
The crown jewel of Coachella Valley, Indian Wells is the most visually striking and beautiful. It is a favorite global business and vacation gathering spot for executives, celebrities and athletes.
Indian Wells is home to four luxury hotel resorts, featuring acclaimed events, fine dining, spas, and recreation. The Indian Wells Golf Resort offers two top-ranked 18-hole public courses.
For tennis buffs, the 122-acre, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, owned by Larry Ellison of Oracle, is home to the BNP Paribas Open.
Homes and Neighborhoods of Distinction
The homes and properties of Indian Wells are stunning and steeped in luxury. From custom classics and inspired mid-centuries, to elegant contemporaries, homes there are as beautiful, as any imaginable.
Equally impressive are the neighborhoods, lush with vibrant gardens and each oriented around either, a Golf, Tennis, or Spa Resort. The spectacular vistas of the Santa Rosa Mountains, makes it hard to believe that Indian Wells is real, and not just the backdrop of a movie set.
View the most recent homes available for sale in Indian Wells at this link: Indian Wells For Sale.
Cinema Diverse: LGBTQ Film Festival Sep. 22-25
Opening Night Screening: The Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years. Sep. 20, 7:30PM – 9:15PM
Narrated by Laverne Cox with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving documentary tells the story of LGBTQ lives through the pages, covers and first fifty years of THE ADVOCATE. The documentary focuses on major events and turning points in LGBTQ history through never-seen archival footage and engaging interviews with (Ricky Martin, Darryl Stephens, John Waters, Gloria Allred, Gavin Newsom, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, Robbie Rogers, and many more). Starting with the Black Cat, the film covers Stonewall, the 70s and the sexual revolution that continued from the late 60s, the disco years, the saga of the AIDS crisis, equal rights, marriage equality, and the trans movement to present day. We’ve come a long way, but we’ve still got a long way to go. Sponsored by HERE TV.
For a complete schedule of times, events and box office visit www.cinemadiverse.org or call: 760.325.6565. Camelot Theatres, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., Palm Springs
In Coachella Valley, Low inventory is Driving Home Prices Higher, and Buyers are Paying Them!
It seems that more of our Coachella Valley neighbors are staying put, resulting in far fewer homes on the market in July 2018, as compared to July 2017. Whatever the reason…great weather, shopping, entertainment, the result is, that there are fewer homes on the market.
Good news is, the flow of home shoppers and buyers into the Palm Springs desert has not ebbed, and in fact, seems to be increasing. What this means is that home prices are rising in response to the reduced inventory, and even better, buyers are paying the higher prices!
Is Coachella Valley Headed Towards a Seller’s Market?
While no one can predict what will happen in the long term, it seems that people have been buying into a higher priced market for the past 6 months, and the homes for the most part, continue to sell quicker. All indicators thus far are favorable for many home sellers. Of course, it is not so in every city or every neighborhood, but overall the Coachella Valley residential real estate market is looking pretty solid.
Typically, people are willing buy into a market and pay higher prices when they are confident about the area’s future economy. Without a thorough study, it’s impossible to tell what is driving current home buyer decisions, but optimism about the future of the Coachella Valley’s economy must be a part of them. And, that’s something we can all rally behind!
Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.
September Entertainment Schedule
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- Martina McBride | Sep 8
- TLC with En Vogue | Sep 15
- Albatross | Sep 22
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- Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show | Sep 1
- The Greatest love of All: Starring Belinda Davids | Sep 8
- Styx | Sep 28
- An Evening with Mel Brooks | Sep 29
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- Australia’s Thunder from Down Under | Sep 6 & 7
- The Maverick and Los Lobos | Sep 14
- JK Kim Dong UK | Sep 16
- Salt N Pepa | Sep 20
- Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52’s; Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey | Sep 28
- Finis Henderson | Sep 29
- Breakfast with the Beatles, Hosted by Chris Carter | Sep 30
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- Marsiela | Sep 6
- Ramon Ayala | Sep 15
- Chris Jansen (21+) | Sep 29
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Palm Springs VillageFest, Thursdays; Sep. 6, 13, 20, 27; 7:00PM-10:00PM; Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. www.villagefest.org
College of the Desert Street Fair, Every Sat. & Sun. 7AM-Noon; Merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, Farmer’s Market, entertainment, food, and more. 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, 760-636-7957; www.codaastreetfair.com
Sunnylands, Films on the Great Lawn—free outdoor movie series, presented on three Fridays in September. No reservations are required. Gate opens: 7:00PM; Film begins: 7:30PM; Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270; 760.202.2234; email email@example.com. (details above)