Brad Fuhr Caricature
Modernism takes center stage this weekend, as the rescheduled and re-imagined week has both virtual and some in-person events.  On the #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcast this week, we detour to talk Modernism-adjacent with Charles Phoenix.  Not only does he have a couple of virtual events on the docket (slide shows are his thing), he also tells us about the Wienermobile in town this weekend. Oh myyy!

We got a private tour of the new “Boozehounds” restaurant/bar/cafe this week from the co-owners of the operation, Jimmy, Bryan and Steve. 
While the name pays homage to their four-legged friends and the story is indeed compelling, there’s a bit of a misperception that the restaurant has gone to the dogs. It’s dog-friendly, for sure, but there’s so much more.  We look forward to the opening and have a table reserved for the preview.
Our WCW featured Anne Friedman, executive director of GayForGood.  I met with my fellow Palm Springs chapter leaders (Stephen Burchard, Ellen Wolf, Beth Wexler and Jeff Denean Jones) this week to talk about new service projects that we can safely undertake this Spring.  Watch for details on how you can get involved. 
Lastly, we’ve relaunched the AFTER DARK section of GayDesertGuide.LGBT.  We’re listing all bar events and any happy hours happening at our LGBTQ bars and clubs. It’s the one place you can go to find everything happening at our bars as they reopen with increased capacity.

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide 
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I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 92

John Taylor, comedian Shann Carr and Gay Desert Guide’s Brad Fuhr welcome special guests: Dr. Laura Rush, Joyride host and Mid Century Historian Charles Phoenix + car club president Steve Aaron. HaHa Institute creator Karen Williams, Tim Watts from the PSAS Film Fest and Love on the Rocks with Alexander Rodriguez!
Charles Phoenix will appear for an in-person meet & greet on Sunday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., with the Americana classic Oscar Meyer Wienermobile at the Cole Hotel on North Palm Canyon in Palm Springs!
The #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is broadcast on Facebook Live, Fridays at 11:00 a.m. The#ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is also available on Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon, FireTV and Android devices via Tune in Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (or later on-demand) to stream us to your TV. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more!

Star Trek Virtual Speed Dating for Men with Alexander Rodriguez
Gay Desert Guide’s Fun & Game Dept. and present Star Trek Virtual Speed Dating with Alexander Rodriguez on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m., Also presented with Special Consideration by Gaaays in Spaaace. Set your phasers to stunning and join us for an evening that’s destined to be out of this world! Join other gay, single Star Trek fans for warp speed dating sessions, fun ice breakers, and Star Trek Trivia. BYORA – Bring Your Own Romulan Ale. Bonus points for wearing your Starfleet issue gear! To not join us would be illogical. Get tickets

Mark your calendar for the Gaaays in Spaaace Virtual Celebration and Trekkie Feud on Saturday, April 17 with Mary Chieffo and Noah Averbach-Katz. “Live Long and Be Fabulous” with this gathering of fans & celebrities alike, plus live musical performances and a live taping of Trekkie Feud. More info

Modernism Week is Here

Modernism Week 2021 presents a modified version of the classic events you love, running now through Sunday, April 18. There will be two Featured Homes and tours of Raymond Kappe‘s last project as well as architect Sean Lockyer‘s newly completed Desert Palisades project, open for timed, ticketed, socially distanced tours, plus outdoor walking tours, narrated self-driving tours, vintage car exhibitions and more! Get tickets

Desert Open Studios Self-Guided Tour

Take a peek inside the world of 60 artists across the Coachella Valley with the Desert Open Studios Self-Guided Tour on Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11 from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.  Desert Open Studios is committed to joining the east and west valley art scenes, so download your free tour guide, see the artists, and plan your weekend. A reception for an exhibition featuring participating artists’ work is also happening at the Coachella Valley Art Center in Indio on Friday night. More info

PSGMC Presents: Easter Parade

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus presents Easter Parade on Saturday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. In a creative departure from the Chorus’ usual spring performance, Ethylina Canne will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for a combination LIVE and VIRTUAL Easter spectacular featuring Irving Berlin’s “Easter Parade” starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook, will join the Chorus in a special musical tribute. As a special treat, Lenny Broberg will be doing a LIVE auction providing his services in memory of beloved Chorus member Dave Murdoch. Get tickets

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 Palm Springs Art Museum Art Auction ’21

The Palm Springs Art Museum, in partnership with Sotheby’s, presents Art Auction ’21, an online fundraiser open Friday, April 9 through Friday, April 16. The auction will include an array of artworks by today’s most notable artists from around the region, across the country, and internationally. Approximately 40 artworks that range in value from $5,000 to $100,000 will be made available to appeal to a broad range of collectors. Proceeds will provide vital funding for the museum’s exhibitions, educational programs, and collections. Participation is free. More info

❤️ This Week’s Crushes ❤️

Every Monday and Wednesday we are highlighting our Gay Desert Guide Man and Woman Crushes, which vary from local to global. Our Man Crush Monday this week is Rob Grace, and Woman Crush Wednesday is Anne Friedman! Click the images here to read more and see a fun video reel, and keep up with all our crushes by following @GayDesertGuide on Facebook and Instagram

Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Short Films

The Palm Springs Cultural Center Drive-In Experience presents 2021 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films on Friday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. See the five nominees, ranging in length from 19 to 33 minutes, including “The Present,” “Feeling Through,” Two Distant Strangers,” White Eye,” and “The Letter Room.” Nominees are from the USA, Palestine, and Israel. Get tickets

You can view these presentations at home with the purchase of a V-Ticket [here]

Indoor Screenings are Back at Camelot Theatres

The Palm Springs Cultural Center is also bringing back indoor screenings in their Camelot Theatres this weekend, and it’s your chance to see the new William Shatner movie “Senior Moment,” filmed in Palm Springs! They are also screening the Modernism Week-appropriate documentary “Sinatra in Palm Springs” and awards season favorite “Minari.” Masks are required and distancing rules apply. Get tickets

Opening the Commercial Closet

Gay Desert Guide’s Fun & Games Dept. and present Opening the Commercial Closet on Sunday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. Join speaker Michael Wilke for this provocative and educational multimedia program: Watch over 60 commercials and dozens of print ads depicting homophobia, gay stereotypes, queer kisses and parenthood. You’ll be surprised to find that LGBTQ themes in advertising go all the way back to 1917! You will see the good, the bad and the ugly from familiar brands, including Joe Namath in pantyhose from 1974 and IKEA’s gay couple from 1994, and other groundbreaking ads that you never knew about. Get tickets

Meet the #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcasters

On March 30, 2021, Shann Carr, John Taylor, and Brad Fuhr of the #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast were guests on Hot in Palm Springs, hosted by Nicholas Snow of PromoHomo.TV! They Zoomed for nearly an hour, talking about what it’s been like to podcast during a global pandemic, and what’s next, and how they’re helping us find a new normal in Palm Springs and the across the Coachella Valley. More info

American Sign Language for Beginners

The LGBTQ Center’s popular American Sign Language program is back for an 8-week course that meets Saturdays from April 10 through May 29, from 12:00–1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Learn to communicate with members of the Deaf community and actively engage with exciting activities so that learning another language becomes fun again. For the Beginners class, no experience is necessary! More info


Dining Out For Life 2021

Due to the Covid-related struggles restaurants have had over the last year, Dining Out For Life 2021, on Thursday, April 29, will be different: Rather than asking the restaurants to donate a portion of their proceeds, DAP Health is asking the community to support locally-owned restaurants by ordering take-out or dining-in on that day. More info

Next Week: Virtual Events at The Center

Looking for connection in this time of self-isolation? The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert continues to connect people, using the technology of group-meeting platform Zoom, which you can use on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Here’s just a taste of the programs they are hosting:
Social Caring in the Face of Quarantine with Alexis Ortega – Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Zumba for Beginners with Shaun Samaro – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.DTuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Fifty+ Fit with Lynn Simonson – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Prostate Cancer Support Group2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4:00 p .m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Chat with Kim Kieler – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Chat with Stuart HugginsFridays at 10:30 a.m.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel NavarroFridays at 2:00 p.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry WigginsFridays at 3:00 p.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]

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