Palm Springs ShortFest 2022 leads things to do in the desert in June

Palm Springs International ShortFest: June 21-27

“There are no rules in shorts,” says Sudeep Sharma, Acting Artistic Director and Director of Programming at the 2022 Palm Springs International ShortFest. is really hard to do.”

Sharma and the five other members of the ShortFest 2022 programming team sift through thousands of submissions each year to select the shorts that make up the multi-genre lineup. The shorts that make the cut meet two criteria: they clock in under 40 minutes, and they use that time to change the way the viewer sees the world.

Because they are often created by filmmakers at the start of their career and mainly feature emerging actors, short films in particular are distinguished by a “freshness of voice [and] uniqueness of perspective,” says Sharma. ShortFest 2022 cultivates this cutting-edge perspective through an open submission process – anyone, from anywhere in the world, can submit a film for consideration through the festival’s digital portal.

The result is a dynamic and compelling roundup of stories and a ShortFest 2022 with a friendly, country vibe. Rather than focusing on length or genre, Sharma and her fellow ShortFest 2022 programmers group the films by theme, encouraging attendees to trace the connections between the shorts. He hopes viewers will also find connections between themselves and the people onscreen: “It’s pretty amazing to see, ‘Oh, I’m completely immersed in this world,'” he says to himself, “”and I watched for three minutes. ”

Sex and dating: Until June 5

Actress and playwright Mae West has served a 10-day jail sentence for obscenity after members of New York law enforcement watched her provocative comedy-drama Sex. See the 1926 coin with The trainee in this double feature at the Desert Rose Playhouse in Palm Springs.

Tribute to Collage: Until June 26

The Artists Council celebrates the full range of collage techniques, including other mixed media applications, with an exhibition and sale at The Galen’s Artists Center in Palm Desert. Entrance is free from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leon Polk Smith: Until August 28

The Palm Springs Museum of Art celebrates the rich colors and geometric shapes that define the abstract paintings of Leon Polk Smith. Smith grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and developed a passion for the fine arts while studying in New York.

Gonzalo Lebrija: Miracle of the Eternal Present: Until October 2

Discover two decades of photos, videos, sculptures and paintings by Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Lebrija often tilts perspective on ordinary objects, as with his sculpture History of suspended time (A Monument to the Impossible), which turns a 1968 Chevy Malibu on its nose.

Pattern playback: Until November 20

The Palm Springs Museum of Art features cheerful designs, textiles, wallpaper and other creations from the mind of Jacqueline Groag, a British designer who responded to the post-war thirst for clothing and accessories. fun and vibrant household items.

Rock the park: June 1

Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, takes over the park in downtown Palm Springs during this series of free outdoor concerts.

Failure: June 3

Groovy guitar explorations meet dusty atmospheric vocals at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown as these Los Angeles-based alternative rockers perform tracks from their sixth album.

Boz Scagg: June 4

Take the Lido Shuffle to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio for singer-songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs’ Out of the Blues Tour.

Son Volt: June 4

Sun Volt’s folk-rock sound has shaped the alternative country genre since the mid-’90s. Catch them at Pappy & Harriet.

Vicki Lawrence and mom: June 4

Vicki Lawrence originated many roles on The Carol Burnett Show, but is most recognizable as Mama, a character that earned her a spin-off series. Find her at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage.

Belle and Sebastian: June 5

Your troubles will fly away as you frolic at Pappy & Harriet and dance to the bright, happy sounds of Scottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian.

Old Jews telling jokes: June 5 to 26

On Sunday afternoons, enjoy classic and contemporary jokes alongside songs and monologues that look at the fun side of life at Desert Theaterworks in Indio.

Neko case: June 7

Bold, ethereal vocals anchor singer-songwriter Neko Case’s driving indie sound. Hold your lighter and cultivate “That Teenage Feeling” at Pappy & Harriet.

Peter Mac as Judy Garland: June 10

Celebrate icon Judy Garland’s 100th birthday at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa with tickets to see this award-winning drag tribute performer.

Splash House: June 10-12

Three Palm Springs hotels host this summer music festival, where DJs spin poolside. Passes include shuttle rides between venues, and after-parties take place at the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Electric light orchestra experience: June 11

This tribute performance at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa celebrates the band who picked up where the Beatles left off with hits such as “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Evil Woman”.

Daniel Rossen: June 11

Best known as the guitarist and co-vocalist of Grizzly Bear, multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen brings his solo number to Pappy & Harriet following the April 2022 release of you belong

Wayne Brady: June 11

You know him and you love him Who does it belong to anyway? and game shows, including Let’s make a deal. Discover the all-rounder now at Spotlight 29 Casino at Coachella.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: June 18

The duo who met on the set of the 1986 film three amigos and most recently starred alongside Selena Gomez on the Hulu series Only murders in the building get roasted at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa.

Tom Segura: June 18

Ohio-born comedian Tom Segura is well known for his Netflix specials and podcasts. Watch his set at Spotlight 29 Casino at Coachella.

Crimes of the heart: June 22–July 3

Desert Rose Playhouse in Palm Springs presents the story of three Midwestern sisters who seize the future in a hilarious yet touching tale that will linger long after the curtain goes down.

Big Bear Triathlon: June 24

Swim, bike and run to the finish at Big Bear Lake. The mountain town offers triathlon races at 6,800 feet above sea level.

BritFloyd 2022: June 24

Recreating the pomp of Pink Floyd’s last tour in 1994, this tribute performance includes a multimillion-dollar light show, inflatables and plenty of theatrics.

Carin Leon: June 24 & 26

Regional Mexican artist Carin León performs his greatest hits (twice!) at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.

Gerard Ortiz: June 25

Spotlight 29 Casino features this California native who won two Grammy Awards for his interpretation of regional Mexican music.

Mud puddle: June 25

Dance to eerie jams like “Blurry” and “She Hates Me” at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino with your favorite post-grunge band during a free outdoor concert.

Punk Rock at the Palms: June 25

Three local bands (Hot Patooties, Emily and The Blackouts and The Ingrates) perform at The Palms Wonder Valley dive bar in Twentynine Palms.

Southern culture on skids: June 28

Get ready to play The Alibi in Palm Springs with these seasoned rockers who fuse elements of rockabilly, surf and R&B.

Thought Division: June 30th

This pioneering gay rock band defied rock ‘n’ roll norms in the ’90s when they let their bizarre flag fly with songs like “Dick of Death” and “Smells Like Queer Spirit.” Wave yours with them at The Alibi.

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