Madame Harlequin’s Royal Ball — MAR 18

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — The scarlet red carpet will be adorned with the members of the Joshua Tree Royal Ball Society (membership included with ticket!), 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’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and fabulous prizes. There is a no-host cash/credit full bar featuring killer cocktails and mocktails, luscious teas and coffees, bubbly champaign and 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 expect 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.

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 Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.




GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!