"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business.
With it, it becomes creation."

~ Bette Davis (1908-1989), American actress

Thursday Evening at ACQUA... Wonder & Insight! 

Thursday, March 12

“Broadway at The River - Hollywood Edition”

"This really brought me back... such great Hollywood music...
I found myself tapping my foot and singing along
to many old favorites. 
The performers were fantastic.  So good at such a
young age... these students are going places!!!"
~ Erin, Palm Springs, CA

The extraordinarily talented students of MTU and a stellar line-up of their Broadway “friends” promise
to delight audiences of all ages!

Tonight's special guest performer is the incredible
Bruce Villanch from Broadway's Hairspray.
Just $54.50 for the show and a superb 3-course dinner, including tax & tip.

Reserve NOW ~ TICKETS SELL OUT FAST!  760.861.9800

A partnership between Musical Theatre University & Acqua California Bistro,
presented by the City of Rancho Mirage

A HUGE Thank You to our patrons!

We are pleased to announce that ACQUA received the OpenTable Diners' Choice Award... 

Most Kid Friendly restaurant

in Rancho Mirage!


We're honored and grateful for your generous recognition.  
 "I enjoyed my visit to Acqua California Bistro." 
The food was fresh, the waitstaff was attentive and the restaurant is clean and nicely decorated.  I was with a party of four and we chose to sit outside. Highway 111 is not far away but how they have it set up you only see the vehicles if you chose to look but you do not hear them.
I had the fresh Ahi Poke and my lunchmates had the cod fish & chips.  Everyone was very happy with their meals and commented they would be back.  Finding a great place at a moderate price is a challenge here in Coachella Valley. 
As for ADA the entrance to the restaurant is large and the access to the outside seating area perfect.  My wheelchair didn't prohibit traffic passing the table and didn't cause any issues while I was at the table.
Overall a great experience and look forward to returning and discovering more of their very expansive menu.
~ Jay, Cathedral City, CA

"This is Greater Palm Springs 'food-onified'..."
Acqua captures the unique feel of the area.
Definitely a safe bet as your dining starting point in the valley.
Order your 3 course meal and soak in the desert air!  :)

~ Stewart, Carlsbad, CA  
"This is one of my favorite places..."
The menu is extensive with options to please just about everyone.
 I love the South of the Border Gazpacho soup because it is really tasty and loaded with shrimp. The Chinese Chicken salad is a really good item also. I've enjoyed the omelettes and quesadillas too. The staff is very accommodating.

~ Julia, Rancho Mirage, CA
 "Delicious food, great service, excellent value."
The four course meal is a great deal at $39.99, the choices are all wonderful.  I had soup, pear salad, salmon, and strawberries and cream for dessert.  All were delicious.
The atmosphere is great sitting outside by the water.
Great overall experience.

~ Niki, Bloomfield, Co
Featured food & drink... Delicious and refreshing!

Chicken & Spinach Pizza

Made with fresh mozzarella, creamy spinach, and
tender rotisserie chicken. 

Pink Cadillac
Made with Cazadores Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, sweet & sour and a float of chambord. 

So lovely, it kinda wants to make you sing a song about it...  
Delighted to cater this gorgeous event last week for the Tito's Handmade Vodka Sales Team at Palm Springs Air Museum.  375 guests enjoyed a delicious buffet and full bar, featuring Tito's incredible vodka.  A huge shoutout to Destination Concepts inc for being amazing!


And Tito's was delighted as well!
"I don’t have enough great things to say about our experience with Lulu Catering & Events at the Air Museum.  Everything went off without a hitch from the catering side and that was exactly what we needed. 
Your onsite team was amazing!!!  The buffet tables were beautiful!  They mixed up 350+ Tito’s/Vodkas in no time to tray pass, brought in extra desserts as a surprise… I’m just blown away by the level of service.
Thank you thank you thank you!"
~ Genny, Palm Springs, CA

LULU Catering & Events 
Your place or ours. 

CALL US!  760.218.2392
Check out LULU's current Weekly Specials
At your table & at the bar! 

 LULU - Reserve your table 

Do You Know Your Acqua Peeps?
A restaurant is only as good as the people who keep it humming:
Our fantastic team members! 

Daniela Dickerson, Server, ACQUA
Daniela has been working at Acqua for almost 3 years now.  In her free time she enjoys swimming, watching movies, and spending time with her daughter. 
Her favorite dishes and cocktails are numerous and fun!... Calamari, Linguine with Shrimp, Eggplant Parmigiana... Mojito, Chavela, and our famous
Lemon Drop. 
Daniela clearly has great taste!  :)   
She invites customers to come on by:  "We hope to see you soon at Acqua!" 
ACQUA  760.862.9800

Reserve your table 
LULU  760.327.5858

Reserve your table 

A Sampling of Happenings About Town...

ACQUA's spotlight on upcoming special events

SAVE THE DATE:  COMING UP ON MARCH 18!   6:00 - 8:00pm

Taste the refreshing, new imported varietals and bubblys from RELAX Wines ~

and enjoy live performances by the talented students of
Musical Theatre University!

RELAX Wines, the refreshing, new imported varietals and bubblys soon to be served exclusively in the Coachella Valley at LULU and ACQUA, will be previewed on 
Wednesday, March 18, from 6:00 - 8:00pm in ACQUA's delightful River Room.

Tickets available at the door!

Tastings and light bites at ACQUA, supporting
Rancho Mirage High School’s Musical Theatre University.

Friday, March 13 -
Sunday, March 22

The Velocity of Autumn
Palm Springs:  The second production for this season from CoyoteStageworks: The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble, directed by Chuck Yates.  The play swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris, who returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra’s second-floor window and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. No sooner are the words “Hi, Mom” uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating. The Velocity of Autumn is a wickedly funny, wonderfully touching play about the discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.
Please see Website for full schedule.
Location:  Palm Springs Cultural Center

Friday, March 13
Dragons Musical
Cathedral City:  A fanciful folk opera that tells the tale of the Bone Wars between two of America's infamous dinosaur hunters. The musical takes place between the 1870's - 1890's, and explores the legendary race to outdo the other, and involves sabotage in every act. Join the Museum of Ancient Wonders for this exciting adventure.  Written and Composed by Alberta Acosta and Marty Martin.
Time:  6:00 - 8:30pm
Location:  Museum of Ancient Wonders
Friday, March 13 -
Saturday, March 14

Native Film Festival
Cathedral City:  Native FilmFest is one of the Nation’s most highly regarded festivals of its kind. Featuring the best in films by, about, and starring Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples. Showcasing enlightening films, documentaries and short films from some of today’s premier Indigenous filmmakers. This very special event has welcomed some of the most creative and prestigious Native cinematic artists to the Coachella Valley in its almost two decades of existence.
Please see Website for full schedule.
Location:  Mary Pickford Theatre

Saturday, March 14
Desert Wildlife Celebration
Thousand Palms:  The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens are partnering to present the Desert Wildlife Celebration, a family-friendly complimentary event open to everyone.  
The day’s events, open to all ages, include meeting and learning about the desert wildlife, interactive educational experiences, enlightening chats, fun crafts, unique games, amazing face painting, and a fun photo booth. In addition, there will be live music broadcast by Z107.7FM and a free, boxed lunch while supplies last.
One of The Living Desert's desert tortoise ambassadors will be at the event!
Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:  Tortoise Rock Casino Live at the Rock Outdoor Venue


More great resources for entertainment in the Valley...

Gay Desert Guide is the way for locals and visitors alike to find FUN in GreaterPalm Springs. 
 It’s an online guide to LGBT-friendly businesses, events and happy hours, nightlife, dining, attractions and activities – all in one place! is our local LGBTQ radio station that you can listen to on air or online anywhere you travel!  Great dance music spanning the decades!  Lulu and Acqua supports Qchella Media, the non-profit operating KGAY.

 CV Weekly  is an independent publication dedicated to serving readers with the most up-to-date, interesting articles relating to them. Their Events and Nightlife Calendars provide their valued readers with wide range
of happenings throughout the Valley.

Eat Well, Live Well ~

Our Restaurant Recommendations

Though you’re more than welcome to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at ACQUA, we happily recommend these lovely family-owned restaurants of our friends for an enjoyable change of venue and menu.


Palm Springs

Jake’s is named for a beloved family dog. This is the first small business venture for Christopher Malm and Bruce Bloch together. The charming courtyard and sleek dining room of this little jewel offers a variety of sandwiches, salads and creative entrees.

JC's Café

Palm Desert
Breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour! Take a break from browsing on El Paseo at Michelle and Casey’s Patio Cafe and grab a $5.00 all day cocktail or quick bite to eat. They serve breakfast and brunch specials every day and their lunch menu includes salads and hot sandwiches. The food is fresh and really good!  Call for evenings live music schedule!

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