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Bobby Furst's Wurld....A Step Beyond!

By Robin Linn, 11/05/2013, Categories: Culture, Today

WHERE ART, FILM, AND MUSIC COLLIDE WITH THE DESERT!

De-stressing in the Coachella Valley.....desert rock style!

By Robin Linn, 12/28/2013, Categories: Culture, Today

Dali's Llama, Rawbone, and Whiskey and Knives made me fall in love with desert rock....all over again!

Harrison House....the house that keeps on giving all year long

By Robin Linn, 12/24/2013, Categories: Culture, Today

It's time to show our annual appreciation for all that the Harrison House Arts and Music program brings to our high desert community.

A most fond farewell to Jeannette Lyons

By Steve, 03/09/2014, Categories: In Print, Culture, Today, News

Jack and Jeannette Lyons have served as theatre and film editors for The Sun Runner for nearly a decade. This past week, we lost Jeannette...

Respecting our Desert Elders— Ancestors of the Leafy Type By Robin Kobaly

By Denise Brown, 08/01/2012, Categories: In Print, Culture, Travel, Today

This one experience influenced the next chapter of my life. That very day, I decided to develop a new program called “Saving The Ancients” under our environmental education non-profit, The SummerTree Institute. I ended up chasing bulldozers to salvage the trunks of as many desert plants as possible, had them sliced, sanded, and polished so ecology students could help us count the annual growth rings of as many sizes and species of native plants as we could find.

Gawker picks Desert Writers Issue cover as 2012's Best Magazine Cover

By Steve, 09/18/2012, Categories: In Print, Culture, Today, News

OK, so we have no idea how it happened, but Hamilton Nolan on Gawker.com, has chosen our Desert Writers Issue cover as 2012's Best Magazine Cover.

Orient Yourself with the Desert Institute By Delphine Lucas

By Denise Brown, 11/09/2012, Categories: In Print, Culture, Travel, Today

One of the joys of living in the desert is having the opportunity to take Desert Institute classes. I recently enrolled in “Basic Map & Compass” because my husband and I love to explore Joshua Tree National Park and other places across the desert. We hiked in the park using a National Geographic map, only to find that the reality around us bore no resemblance to what was on the map.

Experience Classic Palm Springs at Copley’s on Palm Canyon By Steve Brown

By Denise Brown, 11/09/2012, Categories: In Print, Food+Drink, Culture, Travel, Today

Time hasn’t always been easy on the Palm Springs that was once Hollywood’s stylish desert playground. It isn’t as simple as it once was to feel close to the spirit that drew movie stars, along with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, out to the desert.

Trio: Modern Palm Springs Dining You Can Bank On By Steve Brown

By Denise Brown, 11/09/2012, Categories: In Print, Food+Drink, Culture, Travel, Today

Restaurants can convey the essence and culture of a community as well as a museum or landmark, and sometimes, they can embody its uniqueness better than just about anything else. A great restaurant is a place where locals and visitors come, not only to dine, but to get a feel for, and be part of, the life of its community.

The 2010 Desert Treasures Issue

By Steve, 12/01/2012, Categories: In Print, Culture, Today

Enjoy the full digital edition of the first Sun Runner Desert Treasures Issue (December 2010/January 2011) highlighting people who are cultural treasures in the California deserts, including Mart


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It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Adelanto Rotary Club Luncheon

    06/28/2017
    12:00PM — 01:00PM

    Speaker: Ken Larson, Adelanto Rotary President for 2017/2018 Learn about the upcoming year proje...


  • Broadway Under The Stars

    06/30/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Broadway Under The Stars – Another Openin’ Another Show! Join us for an award-winning evening ...


  • "Party"

    06/30/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQIA stage company, will present a revival of last sum...


  • Badwater Junction Live at Desert Barn Brewery!

    07/01/2017
    07:30PM — 10:30PM

    Come on out to The Desert Barn Brewery for live Classic Rock, Country and Blues with Badwater Jun...


  • Broadway Under The Stars

    07/01/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Broadway Under The Stars – Another Openin’ Another Show! Join us for an award-winning evening ...


  • "Party"

    07/01/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQIA stage company, will present a revival of last sum...


  • The Village Art Faire

    07/02/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Join us on the first Sunday of every month for this favorite event in charming downtown San Cleme...


  • Broadway Under The Stars

    07/02/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Broadway Under The Stars – Another Openin’ Another Show! Join us for an award-winning evening ...


  • "Party"

    07/02/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQIA stage company, will present a revival of last sum...


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    07/07/2017
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  • Live Music with the high deserts Badwater Junction at The Cadillac Ranch in Apple Valley! Pool Ta...