Doc shows how Gloria Swanson saw ‘Sunset Boulevard’ as a musical

SUMMER SONGS: July 23

Bring your best karaoke voice and sing along to the tunes movie, Anne, along with members of the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Happy hour starts at 6pm in the upstairs bar followed by the movie at 7pm.

‘BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY: JULY 23

From the dark alleys of LA to the desert nirvana of Palm Springs to the chic world of New York theater, the documentary film revolves around three individuals led by Gloria Swanson who attempt to share a melody with all those people out there in the dark…and how the music of that moment defined the rest of their lives. Gloria Swanson, the iconic star of sunset boulevard, the film and the character of Norma Desmond have renewed the spotlight. Seeing in Norma a portal to the stardom she once commanded during her years as an actress in silent pictures, Swanson strategically began her efforts to bet sunset boulevard into a new phase of his career. Watch how Swanson tries to create a musical adaptation of the classic film.

HIGH D BOYS: JULY 23

Consisting of a melodious four-part harmony, each singer masters their particular instruments, including banjo, guitar and tub bass with tasteful sketches and elegant choreography included. Find them on Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: JULY 24

The Roost Lounge in Cathedral City hosts this annual celebration – complete with music, food, drink and a holiday wreath contest – to benefit the local non-profit Tools for Tomorrow free arts literacy program.