When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Beyoncé’s Lemonade at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Though one of the most anticipated headliners for Coachella has bowed out of the 2017 music festival, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa believes the show must go on and will host a “When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Beyoncé’s Lemonade” tribute party. During both concert weekends, the 450-acre luxury Palm Desert resort will offer the Bey Hive the ultimate consolation with a poolside DJ spinning the Lemonade album and other festival favorites. Head to their Lemonade Stand for two citrus cocktails served in keepsake 16 oz. shatterproof “When Life Gives You Lemons” Govino glassware. The Bey Hive is made with Stoli Citros Vodka, Blue Curacao Liqueur, and Lemonade; the Formation is made with Maker’s Mark, Triple Sec, Lemonade; and then fuel up at the Hot Sauce in My Bag Pop-Up Taco Stand, featuring a variety of street food favorites with a selection of house-made salsas and hot sauce options. Citrus-themed spa offerings at the Spa at Desert Springs include: Bey Blossom Massage (60 min. $150) that includes essential oils derived from bitter orange blossom, neroli. The nutrients found in neroli contain high levels of antioxidants that deliver nourishing protection to the skin during time out in the sun. and Lemonade Body Scrub (60 min. $155) that exfoliates your skin and then a massage moisturizes your skin. The treatment incorporates a sugar scrub and the natural healing and exfoliating properties of organic citrus oils. You will receive temporary tattoos upon check in and can participate in a social media contest: Follow @DesertSprings on Instagram and snap a photo with a custom temporary tattoo, include @desertsprings and #DesertFestie for a chance to win a complimentary one-night stay at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. Friday-Sunday, (also April 21-April 23), 10 am-3 pm; JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260; 760.341.2211
Lucky Lounge Presents : Desert Jam
Join in The Lucky Lounge Presents: Desert Lounge, which is produced by BMF Media. There will be a special performance by Noah Cyrus on Saturday and live deejays, a beauty bar, hair coloring and styling services, gifting for VIPs, food, drinks, a pool and much more throughout the remainder of the weekend! Saturday & Sunday, 12-6 pm; Ingleside Inn, 200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264
The inaugural Festival M.A.R.S. (Music & Arts ReSound) is a 10-day festival that will expand your imaginations with never-before-seen pairings of music, art, fashion and dance. The festival’s programming features performances from over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians (ensembles, composers, and experimental bands) and artists (performance and visual). The festival will host M.A.R.S. Arts Week, offering eight-days of free events, featuring daily installations and activities curated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot. For the day-by-day programming and list of artists participating, visit: here. The line-up for Festival M.A.R.S. 2017: Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, M.A.R.S. Collective, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Jorge Sánchez Chiong, Katharina Rosenberger, Saad Haddad, Charles Peck, Alyssa Weinberg, Clemens Gadenstätter, Chaya Czernowin, Salvatore Sciarrino, Ashley Fure, Stefan Prins, Alexander Schubert, Natacha Diels, David Broome, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, Wen Liu, Tiffany Trenda, Victor Wilde, Jay Mark Johnson, Amy Kaps, Daniel Leighton, Dosshaus, Jennifer Vanderpool, Jesse Gilbert, Joe Rubinstein, Kio Griffith, Kristine Schomaker, Ned&Shiva Productions, Osceola Refetoff, Pearl C. Hsiung, Bryan Jacobs, Thomas Sturm, Thumpasaurus, and Korduroy. $30, $10/students, $50-$250/VIP includes access to artist rehearsals, participation in exclusive artist gatherings and after parties, VIP Meet & Greets, and personalized gifts from the M.A.R.S. team and artists; Friday-April 22; Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Street Food Cinema
The outdoor film series kicks off its 2017 season this weekend with a screening of 10 Things I Hate about You (April 15) at the Million Dollar Theatre. Then the official opening night screening is of La La Land at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (April 29). $6-$21, under 6 free; Saturday (also April 29); 307 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 323.254.5068
Celebrity Cruises “Leading Edge” Mobile Cinema Tour
This one-of-a-kind experience provides a look at Celebrity Edge, the newest class of ships to be introduced by Celebrity Cruises in more than a decade. The Leading Edge Mobile Cinema experience will feature a state-of-the-art, custom-built 91-seat high-definition mobile cinema showing a 15-minute cinematic experience, including a 3-D animatic reveal of Celebrity Edge. Additionally, at the Long Beach event, Celebrity’s own Marine Research Naturalist Brent Nixon will provide an “Oceans Alive” experience featuring high definition 4K under water filming encounters with sharks, turtles, stingrays, and majestic humpback whales, allowing guests to feel the “pulse” of the living oceans Celebrity sails around the world. You will enjoy beverages, including Jackson Family wines, and gourmet truffle popcorn, and have the opportunity to win one of more than 50 modern luxury giveaways with Celebrity Cruises, including on the new Edge ship. Free; Saturday, 4-7 pm; The Pike, Long Beach, CA; RSVP: here
Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Easter Bubbles
For the perfect post-Easter brunch afternoon buzz, enjoy a tasting of five of the team’s favorite sparkling wines at “Easter Bubbles!”. $35; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.899.6900
Michael’s On Naples Launches Rooftop Sunday Brunch
They are pulling back the awnings on its retractable roof and celebrating spring with the launch of its Rooftop Sunday Brunch available weekly. Chef Eric Sameniego prepares a special four-course holiday menu available at $50 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Sommelier Massimo Aronne, whose wine list was named among LA’s Top 10 Wine Lists by Gayot, can recommend wine pairings at an additional cost for an optimum dining experience. The four-course menu features Gallette, house-made biscuits with butter and jam; Sformato di Asparagi, asparagus terrine, goat cheese, and an arugula salad; Salsiccia di Maiale, grilled house-made pork sausage, farro and rapini; Frittata, open-faced omelet with arugula and grana adano; Risotto di Pesce, carnaroli rice, mussels, clams, calamari, scallops, in a lobster broth; Pancetta D’Agnello, lamb belly, English peas, egg, and crispy potatoes; Involtini di Manzo, oven-roasted prime beef roulade, speck, with creamy polenta; Panna Cotta with house-made granola, yogurt panna cotta, and honey; Semifreddo, chocolate mousse and sea-salt caramel; and Sorbetto. Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am-2:30 pm; 5620 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.439.7080 or online at www.michaelsonnaples.com or opentable.com.
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