Intersect Palm Springs, Modernism Week leads things to do in the desert

Il Divo: February 5

This multinational tenor quartet with members hailing from Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States serenades the audience at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio with Motown classics and their own pop operatic tunes. fantasyspringsresort.com

Chris Farmer: February 5

The interpreter takes over the Beach Boys discography with a direct inspiration: he played with the group for 12 years. Chris Farmer is giving audiences at The Gardens at El Paseo a chance to hear the greatest hits from California icons while raising money for Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. thegardensonelpaseo.com

Johnny Mathis: February 5

In a parallel world, spectators at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage may never have had the chance to hear Mathis sing – in 1956 he had to choose between trying out for the Olympics or recording his first. songs. He chose music and launched a multi-platinum career. aguacalientecasinos.com

Art on the main street: February 5 and 19

Dozens of artists congregate on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta, selling paintings, photos, ceramics, textiles, and more. Looking for the perfect birthday present? Look for manufacturers selling unique handcrafted jewelry. oldtownlaquinta.com

Palm Springs Vintage Market: February 6

Whether you’re looking for a striking painting above the dining table, a vintage film camera in mint condition, or the perfect pair of retro clippings, you could end your search at this monthly market at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. palmspringsvintagemarket.com

Lewis Black: February 6

The comedian’s trademark rabid rants made him a natural choice to play the personification of anger in Pixar’s 2015 film Upside down. Lewis Black talks about history, politics and culture at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. mccallumtheatre.com

Keyboard conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: February 7

Veteran pianist Jeffrey Siegel guides audiences at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert through the stories behind many of Beethoven’s most famous compositions, including “Moonlight Sonata” and “Farewell Sonata.” mccallumtheatre.com

Waring International Piano Competition Gala: February 7

Support the Waring International Piano Competition’s mission to educate the public about classical music by attending this elegant gala at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa. Your ticket includes a gourmet meal. vwipc.org

Motown Motor City Review: February 8

Motown fans, head to Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells for this moving show. You’ll travel to Detroit, Michigan in 1959, the year Berry Gordy founded Motown Records, and follow the label’s groundbreaking music throughout the early ’70s. vickysofsantafe.com

The Ten Tenors: February 9 to 14

The McCallum Theatre’s most popular performers return to the Palm Desert venue. The Australian genre-blending ensemble counts gold and platinum albums – as well as shows with Lionel Richie and Christina Aguilera – among their accomplishments. mccallumtheatre.com

The Righteous Brethren: February 11th

Thirteen years after the death of the original Righteous Brother Bobby Hatfield in 2003, Bill Medley heard Bucky Heard sing in a tribute to Journey and invited Heard to join him as the duo. See the pair live at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. fantasyspringsresort.com

A natural history of Anza Borrego: February 11th

The Desert Institute of Joshua Tree continues its community lecture series with this reflection on the forces that shaped Anza Borrego. Author Mike Wells tells the story of the area at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms. joshuatree.org

Opening of the exhibition of the Council of artists: February 11th

Be among the first to view and purchase artwork in the galleries of The Galen’s Artists Center while enjoying sculpture gardens, refreshments from Lulu California Bistro, and music from DJ Minus and saxophonist Steve Ross. adviceofartists.com

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