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You're Invited to ‘Party with the Pink Elephant’ on Saturday, February, 3rd

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rancho Mirage and the recent historic designation of the city’s only neon sign, attend an evening of special entertainment at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater.

Rancho Mirage, CA – Preservation Mirage, whose mission is to celebrate the architectural history of Rancho Mirage by promoting its protection and appreciation, worked with the current ‘Rancho Super Car Wash’ operators and owner to apply for a full historic designation for the city’s only neon sign. Unanimously approved by our City Council on September 7th, ensuring the Pink Elephant remains a permanent fixture on Highway 111 for generations to come.

To celebrate the designation and full restoration taking place this December, Preservation Mirage in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage, invites you to ‘Party with the Pink Elephant’ — an evening of special entertainment. Enjoy a special performance by the Rancho Mirage High School Band, learn about the unique history of the Pink Elephant, Buckle up as Desert Theatricals takes us on a journey down the star-studded streets of Rancho Mirage, then dance the night away with the infamous DJ Modgirl. Willie's Bistro has designed a custom food & beverage menu, including a full bar, available for purchase.

John Pirman, a mid-century modernist, artist, and designer, was commissioned to create an original work of art depicting the most iconic Rancho Mirage landmark. The signed 18” x 24” Poster will be available for purchase on-site for $50, plus sales tax. All proceeds fund the full restoration of the sign; donations are always welcomed at:

Tickets are $20 each and are available starting today at: This event is complimentary for Preservation Mirage PRESERVATIONIST-level members who will automatically receive a 100% discount on up to two tickets at checkout.

All ticketed Preservation Mirage ADVOCATE, INDIVIDUAL, HOUSEHOLD, and PRESERVATIONIST-level members will receive complimentary access to the VIP Members Lounge featuring comfortable seating and dedicated waitstaff.

The venue opens at 5:00 PM to grab seats, dinner, and drinks; seating is provided so please do not bring chairs. The show begins at 6:30 PM and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes as DJ Modgirl will be spinning Motown and hits from the decades starting at 7:30 PM.

Dress: Think Pink

Media Sponsor: Rancho Mirage Chamber Of Commerce


Preservation Mirage began as an informal group of homeowners interested in preserving midcentury architecture in Rancho Mirage, California. In late 2017, the preservation group became a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Its mission is to celebrate the architectural history of Rancho Mirage by promoting its protection and appreciation. Paid memberships support the Preservation Mirage advocacy and education goals with access to cocktail parties, events, tours, and other exclusive benefits. These memberships allow the organization to offer unique opportunities to donors while maintaining free access to education and preservation content for the Rancho Mirage community. To sign up for our free quarterly email newsletter, or become a member please visit:


Nathan Jacroux


Preservation Mirage




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