6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, poolside at the Purple Palm Restaurant at the Colony Palms Hotel, 572 N. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. The valley's top bartenders and mixologists will battle for the Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship! Hosted by Shann Carr. Tickets are $45. 21 and older event. Click here to buy tickets.
2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at Gelson's Market, 36101 Bob Hope Drive, in Rancho Mirage. Some of valley's top bartenders and mixologists show how people who don't drink alcohol can still enjoy delicious drinks, as these talented mixologists battle for the Non-Alcoholic Craft Cocktail Championship! Attendees will get to try the drinks, too! Admission is a suggested $5-$20 donation to our Cocktail Week beneficiaries, the Desert AIDS Project Food Pantry and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert's Community Food Bank.