Win Tickets to Modernism with a Twist 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.

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

February 18 at 7 PM, 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. Moe Info

100 Artists Present Their Work at Desert Arts Festival

February 18-20, the Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all  [Desert Arts Festival image] mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. 

In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.  The Desert Art Festival is presented by West Coast Artists and benefits the Desert Art Center, a local Non-Profit Organization.

Hollywood's Biggest Night Benefits AIDS Assistance Program

And what better place to watch all the glamour of this night than the 8th Annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” Party benefiting AIDS Assistance Program at TRIO.

The magic begins at 4:30 p.m. with the signature ‘Orange Carpet’ arrivals, complete with ‘paparazzi.’  (Make sure you know who you are wearing!)  Then come inside and enjoy a sumptuous meal and watch the OSCARS® live (the show begins at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for this fundraising event for AAP –Food Samaritans are priced at $125 (bar seating), $150 (general seating) and $175 (VIP/premium seating).  VIP tickets are advance purchase only. All tickets include a prix-fixe dinner, well drinks, wine and champagne.

Many thanks to Tony Marchese and Mark Van Laanen for once again hosting this spectacular event and fundraiser!  More Info

Another Way to Celebrate the Awards: A Big, Bad, Dishy, Hollywood Event!

On February 26, Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest, baddest, snarkiest awards night hosted by killer comedians at the Mary Pickford Theater, and raise money for The LGBT Center and Desert AIDS Project.

Enjoy a live-hosted, interactive evening of hot Hollywood dish and drama and watch your favorite stars win and lose on a gigantic movie screen! Not a stuffy, hushed awards party! A wild and gossipy gala!

Hosted by comedians Shann Carr, Max Mitchell and Jersey Shore, this awards night promises to be packed with interactive fun, glamour, gossip, laughs, contests, prizes, food and drinks.  More Info

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

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

TryOUT Tuesday @ Trunks in Cathedral City

Check out TryOUT Tuesday at Trunks Bar Cathedral City from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Feb. 21 at 36737 Cathedral Canyon Drive.  Trunks has taken over DIGS in Cathedral City and the food for the event will be provided by neighbor Bonta Restaurant & Bar, whose menu is brought to you by Chef Hector Salvatierra

Happy Hour Finder

Aside from its California Contemporary take on Midwest comfort food, TRIO is special because it gives back to the local non-profits to the tune of $100,000. Trio gives generously to Desert AIDS Project’s Dining out for Life and the AIDS Assistance Program. Restaurant patrons can get a little give back during Happy Hours 11 AM to 7 PM, which offers $3 well drinks, $3 wines, $5 calls plus $5 food bites in the bar and on the patio.

Happy Hour at Wang’s is indeed a few hours of happiness inside, outside and every day at the Palm Springs tavern and eatery. Happy Hour is from 3 PM to 7 PM Monday through Thursdays; from 3 PM to 8 PM Saturdays; and from 3 until closing Sundays. Wang’s offers excerpts from the menu at Happy Hour prices to go with the drinks, which includes: $3 Wine & Chardonnay; $4 Well Cocktails; $5 Margaritas & Mai Tais; $6, 10-ounce Martinis; and $6 vodka specials. The Zen Patio at Wang's is a playground of airy bamboo, lush landscaping, and outdoor stone fireplace – all watched over by a giant red Buddha. The Friday Happy Hour is Boy's Night Out at Wang's and features DJ House Whores. It’s the place to see and be seen for locals and visitors alike.

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Hot Deals – Our "Gay Groupon"

At the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, you can find a cozy night out where you’ll enjoy surprising new takes on Vietnamese, Thai and other Asian delicacies for half off. Drop in a 415 N. Palm Canyon Drive and choose from vast offerings that include vegetarian and vegan options for $12.50 even though you’ve ordered $25 in food and drinks
Thai Smiles delves deeply into this Asian cuisine that features the familiar Pad Thai and the more unique drunken squid at 50% off. So, enjoying the exotic flavors of the orient as well as their creamy Thai iced tea at 100 S. Indian Canyon Drive can be twice as good when a $25 meal costs only $12.50.

Compiled by Nicholas Snow from a variety of sources.