Palm Canyon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

The Palm Canyon Theatre will commemorate its 20th Season Anniversary with a Gala Celebration and Fundraiser on Saturday, February 18, 2017. This special event includes a preshow reception, beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 8 p.m. performance of Evita. Intermission will include a dessert reception, with a cast meet and greet opportunity after curtain. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by El Mirasol.  Tickets $75

Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33.  Evtia runs February 17 – March 5th.  More Info


Valentine's Day: Affair of the Heart presented by Desert Regional Medical Center

Join Desert Regional Medical Center for a free half day event celebrating heart-healthy living and featuring everything from lectures to exercises – and even a cooking demonstration. 

Highlights include:

  • Light Breakfast and Healthy Snacks
  • Hands-Only CPR Demonstration
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • Drug Interactions Presentation / Review
  • Dieting Presentation
  • Heart Technology Presentation
  • Women and Heart Disease Presentation

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Gallery 500 – Thursday

Thursday, join the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Mayor, Robert Moon, and leaders from Desert AIDS Project as they celebrate the opening of a new art gallery with an altruistic purpose.

"The arrangement is that we give over the majority of the space to artists from DAP, then have one featured artist all the time," says Monahan. The DAP artists' exhibits will be staggered so there will be new works in the gallery every couple weeks and the featured artist will rotate out every two to three months. The total number of artists will vary depending upon what is offered by each artist, but the gallery's goal is to maintain a balance of different artistic styles.  More Info


DRG Sundays at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

 Arial Trampway Presents DRG Sundays at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. This concept is the brainchild of Alfie Pettit springing from his love of all things Rock and Glam. What a better venue for those two passions than the Hard Rock Palm Springs? A bevy of performers from all over the Southern California drag scene will be rotating every Sunday, bringing you the hard edge and glitzy glam of all your favorite musicians, spanning the decades between early glam rock 70's up to today's current best known performers. Get ready to be entertained by the edginess of Courtney Love, right up to the pizazz of Lady Gaga. All are welcome under the tent of Glam Rock! 

Doors open in The Kitchen for seating at 11 AM and show time from 11:30 AM – 1 PM. The brunch will feature a special menu price of $35 per person includes unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Bellini Bar. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Guests can reserve a table by calling (760) 325-9676 or book your reservation through Open Table. Each purchase includes same day admission to the hotel’s pool party.  More Info


Concerts Under The Palms at Spa Resort Casino: Oak Ridge Boys

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.  They perform Feb 18 at 7:30 PM  More Info


Grooves at the Westin – Greg Adams and East Bay Soul, LA Collective with special guest Eric Darius

Greg Adams and East Bay Soul will move you with a performance that keeps the funk alive.  A combination of instrumental funk, soul jazz and rhythm and blues vocals, East Bay Soul creates a union that is nothing short of musical wizardry. Opening the show is the high-energy performance of LA Collective featuring Adam Hawley and Greg Manning with chart-topping saxophonist Eric Darius.


Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Tables on Sale

Local organizers are gearing up for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast scheduled for 9:30 AM to 11 AM May 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  The breakfast will honor the memory of Harvey Milk, a legislator and martyred gay rights activist, and strengthen ties between a diverse group of community organizations that support equality and justice for all. Individual and group tickets for tables of 10 are being sold for the breakfast. Proceeds benefit such organizations as Gay-Straight Alliance organizations and LGBT-youth-related programs. For more information, call (760) 416-8711 or their Facebook page.


Win Tickets to Modernism with a Twist

GayDesertGuide.com is thrilled to sponsor Modernism With A Twist, which has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. This year, there are two separate content tracks, each featuring five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations cover an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation.  Each customized presentation directly relates back to the theme of the content track. There's "SEXY" and "CULTURE".  Our friend, Bob Bogard, will be one of the presenters.  We'll have tickets to giveaway. Stay Tuned on our Facebook page for details.


Compiled by Nicholas Snow from a variety of sources.