There are always plenty of things to do in the Coachella Valley. We've put together a list of family-friendly events and entertainment happening this week.
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Here are 10 things to do this week:
Night Sky Stars Observation
Observe the sky through telescopes to see stars, constellations, bright planets and a full moon. There is the possibility of seeing meteor showers and the international space station moving over the Coachella Valley. Face masks are required to look through the telescopes.
Where: Avenida Bermudas and Calle Tecate, La Quinta
Date: Monday, Jan. 17
Time: 7:30-9 p.m.
Information: desertmountains.org; (760) 568-9918
Farmer in the Dale Farmers Market
Skip the usual trip to the grocery store this week. Instead, shop a large variety of fresh produce sourced from a network of Farmer in the Dale suppliers.
Where: Sky Valley Resort, 74-711 Dillon Road, Sky Valley
Date: Every Wednesday
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free Night at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Feeling artsy? Thursday nights at the Palm Springs Art Museum are free to the public, so reserve your ticket online in advance and prepare to enjoy the valley's largest public collection of contemporary art.
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Information: psmuseum.org; (760) 322-4800
Looking for a way to unwind? VillageFest features vendor booths ranging from clothing to food, and you can indulge in everything from a massage to chocolate.
Where: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7 p.m.
Ray on My Mind
Celebrate the work of renowned singer/songwriter/pianist Ray Charles with an orchestra and three vocalists performing his most popular hits.
Where: McCallum Theatre, 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert
Date: Thursday, Jan. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $20
Information: mccallumtheatre.com; (760) 340-2787
'Always, Patsy Cline'
Step back in time with this musical, which is based on a true story about Patsy Cline's friendship with a Houston fan named Louise Seger. The show includes many of Patsy's hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and more.
Where: Desert TheatreWorks at the IPAC, 45-175 Fargo St., Indio
Date: Jan. 20-Feb. 6
Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: Students: $26-$30, Senior (55+): $34-$38, Adult: $36-$40
Information: dtworks.org; (760) 980-1455
Rufus Foster lands an entry-level job at a publishing house in this play. What will he say or do in his insatiable desire to advance his career?
Where: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs
Date: Jan. 21-30
Time: 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays
24th Annual Concert Series
The 24th annual concert series is back in the desert, featuring one-hour concerts each week. The musical evenings benefit various philanthropic organizations – this week will benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert and will feature Stevie Nicks tribute band Gypsy.
Where: The Gardens on El Paseo, 73-545 El Paseo, Suite 2500, Palm Desert
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 6 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $15
Information: thegardensonelpaseo.com; (760) 862-1990
American Express Golf Tournament
The annual American Express tournament is four days of world-class golf at the PGA West La Quinta Country Club. This year will feature concerts by Maroon 5 on Friday, Jan. 21, and Brad Paisley on Saturday, Jan. 22.
Where: PGA West La Quinta Country Club, 55-955 PGA Blvd., La Quinta
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19-Sunday, Jan. 23
Time: Time varies depending on day
Tickets: Starting at $35
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This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: 10 things to do with your family in the Palm Springs area this week