Madame Harlequin’s Royal Ball

SpringQuinox Awakens in Joshua Tree at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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The scarlet red carpet will be adorned with the members of the Joshua Tree Royal Ball Society, dressed in black & white desert formal, as they celebrate the spring equinox in grand style with Madame Harlequin on March 18, 2023 at the Hi- Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree. Wondering exactly what black & white desert formal means? It’s creative, glamorous, fancy, festy, or even funky—all conjured in black and white.

The event features live and DJ dance music, awesome heavy hors d’œuvres, decadent desserts, and fabulous prizes. There is a no- host cash/credit full bar featuring killer cocktails and mocktails, fabulous teas and coffee, bubbly champaign, water and more, to wet your lips. Before the dance music takes off, the ball opens with a ceremony honoring the spring equinox’s balance of day and night. Then the ball launches with Madame Harlequin on electric bass leading a live, funky jam band. DJ Uncle Abe keeps the dance floor hot with funky, disco, and EDM sets. Guests can win fabulous prizes for best dance moves, best dressed, and awards for silly games like the limbo. Crowns of Royalty of the Ball will be awarded for attire, dancing, and playful presence.

This is a member’s only private event—but not to worry—because the annual membership in the Joshua Tree Royal Ball Society is included in the ticket price! Royal Ball events will be held semi- annually near each equinox.

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Tickets with a membership purchased in advance are $35, and at the door $45 (if available, but we expect this event to sell out). A limited number of VIP Tickets are available at $75 and include membership and event admission PLUS a Harlequin Hat + Sponsor Swag Bag valued at over $75. Event sponsors currently include The Joshua Tree Distillery, Mojave Medicinals, author Daniel Bohrod, and The Joshua Tree Voice.

This is a 21+ event and runs from 7 pm to midnight.

To purchase tickets or for more information patrons may visit or call the box office at 760.366.3777. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.

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