1st Annual Young Variety of the Desert Launch + Party + Mixer February 29, 2016 7:03 PM


YV of the Desert

It was our hope that the under 40 crowd turned out to meet new friends, have a good time and consider getting involved and becoming Young Variety. Well, they did in numbers. A hugely successful event. Membership ranks have increased and will continue to grow. Guests were able to meet Variety of the Desert & Young Variety, popular local bands Caxton, The Flusters & Eevaan Tre’ & The Show & DJ Alf Alpha along with featured guests Chef Stephen Lee, finalist from Master Chef Season 6 & Ace Hotel Executive Chef Gregorio Calderone. Dan Ball, KMIR TV-6 Anchorman was the Master of Ceremonies. The event also featured a Display Art Exhibit by World Renowned Desert Landscape Artist, Snake Jagger and Artists Elissa Viramontes and Natalia Astankina. The community really was supportive and came together quickly in sponsorship and services. The evening’s sponsors were Main Sponsors: Coachella Valley Art Scene, Vicky’s of Santa Fe Indian Wells, Palm Springs Life, Crater Lake Vodka, Zelda’s Nightclub, Stephen Lee Cooks, VIP Palm Springs and Mary Pickford Theaters. Media Sponsors: CV Weekly, KMIR TV 6, Jammin 99.5 Radio, Tony Mataras Photography, Scott Pam Photography, Bands out loud and Lamar Billboards. Promotional Sponsors: Party with BB, Lyfted Entertainment Group, Plab Productions and Canyon Copy & Print. Raffle Sponsors: Palm Canyon Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Lulu’s Restaurant, Trio’s Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Palm Springs Art Museum and Kaiser Grill Palm Springs, Palm Desert. A special thank you to Board Member Steve Johns, who did an extraordinary job in forming this event so quickly and successfully. Variety of the Desert says thank you.

To learn more about Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Desert, click here.