Brad Fuhr

Cool, calm and collected. That’s how I spent my weekend making a trek to Idyllwild for a welcome retreat with friends. As we observe Earth Day to start the week, I was reminded of the effects that climate change is having from the mountains to the desert.

The headlines are scary: “L.A. Country faces $12.5 billion in climate costs through 2040”, explains a Los Angeles Times article. We know the effects and the costs here in the Coachella Valley with the frequent closing of Indian Canyon as our barometer for climate change. The number of 100+ degree days put a thermometer to the issues as well. Dust swirls or the road floods from more frequent weather events.

My Headspace app gave me some hope today: The advice from Stanford’s Social Ecology Lab: Lean into a “fresh start” mindset every day. We can celebrate Earth Day 2024 appreciating the positive change all around us thanks to the efforts, dedication and perseverance of so many people over time. We can stay informed on the issues, talk with family, friends and neighbors, and vote on upcoming ballot issues and candidates. Social change happens because we change.

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs

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Dining Out for Life is Thursday

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Since 2005, Greater Palm Springs has participated in the annual, one-day-and-night-only national HIV/AIDS foodie fundraiser known as Dining Out For Life, taking place this year on Thursday, April 25. Locals, snowbirds, and even tourists swell with pride and come out with a vengeance to raise much-needed funds for DAP Health while enjoying the generosity of participating local restaurants, bars, and bakeries that donate anywhere from 33 to 110% of their entire day and evening’s receipts — not just the profits — to the popular effort. See our event listing for more on participating locations, and plan your day ahead: breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks too! More info

The Center Social

The Center Social Apr 2024

The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert presents the April Center Social on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30–7 pm at DRIFT hotel. Come for fun, community, and happy hour. Spread the word: everyone is invited to find friendship and connection. More info

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Putnam Spelling Bee

Revolution Stage Company presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, continuing this week from Tuesday–Sunday, April 23–28. An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers. Get tickets

Nice Work If You Can Get it

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CVRep presents George & Ira Gershwin’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, playing Wednesdays through Sundays, April 10–28. Additional dates have already been added due to high demand, hitting the CVRep stage with Gershwin songs you’ll be humming the whole way home. This screwball comedy features romance, high-spirited production numbers, and a Tony Award winning script that pokes fun at class snobbery in the prohibition era. Our theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh says “As the central couple, Jennifer Knox and Hayden Stanes are charmers blessed with wonderful voices and bring a sense of romance to “S’ Wonderful”, their long dance number which recalls Fred & Ginger as they danced their way to romance.” Read his full review and Get tickets

Glow in the Park at The Living Desert – Final Week

Glow in the Park

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens presents Glow in the Park on select nights through this Sunday, April 28. Step into a magical world of lights with more than a hundred Chinese lanterns hand crafted by artisans. Glow in the Park showcases the wonders of wildlife from across the globe and throughout time, featuring larger-than-life displays inspired by the beauty of nature, dozens of interactive installations, fantastic photo ops, and, of course, the fan-favorite “magic” smoke bubbles. Get tickets

Defying Gravity with PSGMC

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The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) presents Defying Gravity, their annual spring concert, this Thursday–Saturday, April 25–27 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm at the Annenberg Theater. Come for a concert that celebrates the human spirit and inspires us all to break the bounds of gravity and soar beyond the limitations put on us. The program includes traditional choral selections, spirituals and Broadway hits; with music by Josh Groban, Coldplay and P!NK, with selections from Wicked, Pippin, the Greatest Showman and more. PSGMC will join guest star Kristine W for iconic #1 hits “I’ll Be Your Light” and “The Wonder of It All,” among others. Get tickets

A Cabbello Men’s Vocal Ensemble presents Brasilanova

Men’s vocal ensemble A Cabbello presents Brasilanova on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 pm at Agua Caliente Palm Springs. The group will weave their harmonic tapestry through the velvety melodies and gentle, swaying rhythms of the Bossa Nova. You’ll be transported directly to the heart of Brazil, where every note tells a story and every beat is an invitation to dance. Get tickets

Revivals After Dark Back Alley Event

Revivals Back Alley Event

Come and shop for resale leather at the Revivals After Dark Back Alley Event on Friday, April 26 from 6–7:30 pm at Revivals Palm Springs.This semi-annual, adults-only event benefits both DAP Health and Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert (PSLOD). Resale merchandise includes leather, harnesses, art, books and videos, jockstraps, underwear, apparel, and toys. More info

Stagecoach Music Festival

Stagecoach 2024

On the heels of Coachella Fest comes “California’s Country Music Festival,” Stagecoach, on the same grounds in Indio this weekend, from Friday–Sunday, April 26–28. This year’s edition features Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, and Morgan Wallen as headliners, with acts like Post Malone, Willie Nelson, and Elle King also gracing the stages. If you’d like to tune in to this sold-out festival from the comfort of home, you can also watch the festival’s livestream on Prime Video and Twitch. More info


Monday, April 22
Rooftop Full Moon Movement, Meditation, & Sound Bath
| 6–7:30 pm at Power Yoga Palm Springs

Tuesday, April 23
Among Friends Interactive: Mommie Dearest
| 6 pm cocktails, 8 pm movie at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Wednesday, April 24
Eisenhower Lecture: Stroke Risk Factors and How to Prevent a Stroke
| 4–5 pm on Zoom
PALS (Planning Ahead for LGBTQ+ Seniors) Circle | 6 pm on Zoom
The Dirty Show 2.0 with Skyler Gentry | 7 pm at Dietlart Gallery

Thursday, April 25
Card & Board Game Group | 1–4 pm
Valerie Bertinelli – RMWF Writers Series | 2 pm at Rancho Mirage Library
Candle Making Workshop | 6–8 pm at Play Lounge & Cafe
“Should we Stay Woke?” with LGBTQ+ Humanists | 6:30 pm on Zoom
Chloe Feoranzo, star of Postmodern Jukebox
| 7 pm at Agua Caliente Palm Springs

Friday, April 26
Perez Art District 4th Fridays Art Walk | 4–7 pm
Time for Change Foundation’s 22nd Annual Awards Gala
| 6 pm in Ontario, CA
Country Dance Fridays | 7–9:30 pm at Dance Ranch Palm Springs

Saturday, April 27
Pro on the Move (Parkinson’s Awareness Month)
3rd Annual Caturday Breakfast
| 9–11 am at the Kimpton Rowan
Core Strength Workshop & Workout | 10 am–11:15 am at Power Yoga Palm Springs
Special Screwball “Sunday” Screening: The Palm Beach Story
(1942) | 6 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Sunday, April 28
Card & Board Game Group | 1–4 pm
Screwball Sundays: Design for Living
(1933) | 3 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

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