Each year in early May since 1993, AAP Food Samaritans—a nonprofit that gives food and nutritional support to low-income Coachella Valley residents with chronic illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS—hosts an amazing annual gala known as the AAP Evening Under the Stars. To learn more about what makes these Palm Springs fun things to do such an incredible experience to enjoy during your time in Palm Springs, read on below!
During the gala, there are plenty of things to do at Palm Springs! You and your guests will get to experience a fantastic live musical performance, as well as a gourmet dinner, cocktails, dancing, and community awards. In past years, the AAP Evening Under the Stars has had the honor of hosting talented performers such as Barry Manilow and his orchestra, Lily Tomlin, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Cyndi Lauper, the Village People, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and the legendary Gladys Knight.
Going into its 26thyear, the 2019 AAP Evening Under the Stars gala will be themed around the music of ABBA, as performed by ABBA show band ARRIVAL, based in Sweden and featuring some of ABBA’s original musicians. The band’s popularity was, in part, reignited by the 2008 movie “Mama Mia” and the recently released sequel, “Mama Mia, Here We Go Again.” ARRIVAL first performed for this event in 2010; they’re now back by popular demand. To get into the spirit of the theme for this year’s event, guests are encouraged to wear disco era attire to these Palm Springs fun things to do.
The AAP Evening Under the Stars will be hosted at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs, on the evening of May 4, 2019. The event will begin at 5:30pm, just in time to see the vivid desert sunset over the San Jacinto Mountains. The O’Donnell Golf Club is located at 301 N. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262.
Tickets for this classy, fantastic event begin at $395 per seat for general seating. Preferred seating is available for $500, while three different tiers of VIP seating range from $1,000-$2,500.You also have the option of reserving your own table (averaging about 10 seats) and ordering other ticket levels by calling AAP Food Samaritans at (760) 325-8481.
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