6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, 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! Sponsored by Crown Royal Bourbon Mash Blended Canadian Whisky. Tickets are $40; and $45 at the door, if any remain. 21 and older event; it will take place rain or shine. Click here to buy tickets.