Let us be your Gay Desert Guide to the Weekend!
Modernism Week is wrapping up this week, and CAMP is your central hub. We are looking forward to the Modernism Yard Sale on Sunday! Also this weekend: Deborah Cox with Stars Among Us, Black History Month Parade, Hollywood’s Biggest Awards Show, Addicted to Americana, McCormick’s Collector Car Auction, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and some great HOT DEALS and Happy Hour highlights!
Modernism Week Continues Through Feb 24
Modernism Week 2019 continues through Sunday, February 24. The full list of events can be found by following our link.
Modernism Week’s CAMP (“Community And Meeting Place”) provides a central hub for “Modernistas” (fans of Modernism Week). Located at 230 Museum Way (directly across from the Palm Springs Art Museum in the
future Downtown Palm Springs public park space), CAMP includes an information desk, a box office, a café and bar by Cheeky’s, the Modernism Week merchandise store by Destination PSP, a theater and many interactive sponsor booths. Learn more
The Modernism Yard Sale takes place on Sunday, February 24 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., presented by Modern Bear, and hosted by H3K Home. This annual sale has become one of Modernism Week’s most popular free events, with carefully curated vendors offering their highly coveted mix of vintage Midcentury decorative furnishings, fashion, and collectibles. ~ you may score a deal or a total steal, or at the very least enjoy the free coffee and donuts. Learn more
Desert X Continues
Stars Among Us Gala
Black History Month Parade & Town Fair
“Hollywood’s Biggest Awards Show” this Sunday
New Theatre Production: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Charles Phoenix Book Signing at Peepa’s
On Friday, February 22 from 4:00–6:00 p.m., Charles Phoenix, known as the Ambassador of Americana, will be signing copies of his book, Addicted to Americana at Peepa’s. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles’s collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style. More info
McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Running now through Sunday, February 24, the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival offers an exciting line-up of Headliner entertainment in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion including Randy Houser, Ramon Ayala, Salt-n-Pepa, Kool & the Gang and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez. More info
Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Celebrate the wildflower bloom–which promises be a great one this year–at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival on Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at a new location this year: Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The festival features a variety of outdoor and educational activities for the entire family, with wildflower displays, a 5k Fun Run, Kids’ Zone, and a climbing wall. Sign-ups will be taken at the festival for interpretive hikes to take place later in the month at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert. More info
Purple Reign at The Show
On Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m., The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa presents Purple Reign, which captures the imagination and seamlessly recreates the blistering performances and raw energy of Prince in his prime and returns audiences to the era that made “The Artist” an international superstar. Also featuring a tribute to Morris Day and The Time, this show is a must-see for “Purple Rain” movie fans and live music fans alike. Get tickets
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We have two Happy Hour highlights from Cathedral City this week, and this is a good time to mark your calendars for Cathedral City’s LGBT Days Pride festival (Featuring the 5th annual Bed Race and much more), March 29–31, just five weeks from now!
Runway (Just outside CCBC Resort) has recently launched a special Happy Hour menu from 2:00–7:00 daily with deals like $3.50 beer, wine, and cocktails, plus great eats like sliders for $1, ahi nachos for $3 and chicken tenders for $3.50. And every Friday, enjoy $6 signature drinks and buy one entree and get one free! Get Happy at Runway
Trunks Bar features Happy Hour from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with $5 shots, $4 well drinks, and $3 beer! Check out their Tuesday night Country Line Dance Classes so you can kick up your heels at Saturday’s Country Night, or come for Karaoke Wednesdays or Drag Show Fridays. And you can’t miss with Sunday’s $2 Beer Bust. Get Happy at Trunks
- Modernism Week 2019
Thu, Feb 14–Sun, Feb 24
- Mizell’s Stars Among Us Gala 2019
Friday, February 22, 5:30–9:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Air Museum
- McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction
Fri, Feb 22–Sun, Feb 24 at the Palm Springs Convention Center
- March For Our Lives Palm Springs
Fri, Mar 1 from 6:00–7:30 p.m.
- White Guy on the Bus
Mar 1–10 at the Pearl McManus Theater
- Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Sat, Mar 2 at Palm Desert Civic Center Park
- Palm Springs Dance Festival
Thu, Mar 7–Sun, Mar 10 at the Annenberg Theater at PS Art Museum
- Red Dress Dress Red Party
Sat, Mar 9 from 8:00–11:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Air Museum
- Purple Reign at The Show
Sat, Mar 23 at 8:00 p.m. at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
- NCLR Palm Springs Garden Party
Sat, Apr 6 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.
- Desert X – 2019 Art Exhibition
Feb 9–Apr 21
- White Party – 30th Anniversary
Fri, Apr 26–Mon, Apr 29, 2019
White Party Flash Sale Extended
LGBTQIA Mental Health Survey
If you live in the Coachella Valley and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, HARC (Health Assessment and Research for Communities) on behalf of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center) invite you to take the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA Mental Health Survey. This survey will help illuminate the mental health needs of the LGBTQIA community in the Coachella Valley and improve services, so please share with your colleagues and friends. The survey is 100% anonymous, takes about 10 minutes to complete, and one participant will be randomly selected to win $100 at the end of February. Take the Survey
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