Brad Fuhr

A Total Eclipse of the Heart makes a lot of dough for writer Jim Steinman every time we have one of these celestial phenomena. No wonder: it’s a strange song with an even more bizarre music video. We understand what happens when the moon blocks the sun, but our ancestors did not.

According to Architectural Digest, the eclipse symbolizes a time of darkness and spiritual renewal, offering an opportunity for introspection and the shedding of old energies. In astrology, the eclipse signifies the darkness of the ego and the potential for spiritual rebirth, marking a moment to release past patterns and embrace new perspectives.

Renowned publication La Opinion highlights the transformative energy of the upcoming eclipse, noting its alignment with the Aries new moon, a time for setting intentions and planting seeds of intention for the future. 

This cosmic convergence, coupled with the influence of Mercury retrograde, intensifies the period’s introspective nature, urging individuals to confront unresolved issues and pave the way for personal growth. That according to Spain’s sports newspaper MARCA.

Now if we could just resolve the issue of what the lyrics to Total Eclipse of the Heart means…

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KGAY Night at the Firebirds – Discount Ticket Offer!

KGAY NIGHT at Firebirds 2024

Join us for KGAY Night at the Firebirds this Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm! Pre-game events start at 5:30 pm on the plaza with music from KGAY’s DJ Galaxy; enjoy $5 beers, cheer on the Firebirds against the Ontario Reign and watch KGAY’s John Taylor and your Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr ride the Zamboni machine! Get your discounted tickets today with our exclusive KGAY Night offer: Get tickets

KGAY Pride Firebirds Jersey Auction

KGAY Pride Jersey Auction Firebirds 2024

You could take home the Coachella Valley Firebirds’ popular Pride Jersey from this season when you bid on the KGAY Pride Jersey Auction, which benefits Greater Palm Springs Pride! The auction opens at 10 am on Monday, April 8. Place your bid

Solar Eclipse is Monday


A total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8. Visible across North America, it will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. Palm Springs will see it as a partial eclipse for 2 hours 19 minutes. 53% of the sun will be obscured by the moon at the peak. It will begin at 10:06 am and the peak viewing time will be 11:14 am and will end by 12:25 pm. Learn more

McCallum Announces 2024-2025 Season, Tickets on Sale Friday

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SIX: The Musical

The McCallum Theatre has announced its new lineup for 2024-2025 with a full season of great performances beginning in October 2024 and going through mid-May 2025, with additional performances to be added throughout the season. The season features touring Broadway shows like Book of Mormon, SIX: The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen and more, holiday favorites and new additions, National Geographic LIVE, Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, orchestral performances, a Disney Sing-Along and many more than we have space to mention here. Read the full announcement and plan your season [here].

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Coachella 2024

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (known around the world as simply “Coachella”) is taking place over the next two weekends, April 12–14 and April 19–21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. With a capacity of 125,000, total attendance is estimated at a quarter of a million people over the two weekends. This year, headliners Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and Tyler, the Creator are bringing their unique styles to the desert stage, with dozens of acts across multiple stages filling out the weekend of wall-to-wall music. More info

Glow in the Park at The Living Desert

Pandas Glow in the Park

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens presents Glow in the Park on select nights through April 28. This Thursday, April 11 is an Adults-Only Night. 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

Tastes & Sounds of Cathedral City: Giselle Woo and the Night Owls

Giselle Woo and the Night Owls

The City of Cathedral City’s Communications & Special Events Department presents the season-closer Tastes & Sounds of Cathedral City with a performance from Giselle Woo and the Night Owls on Tuesday, April 9 from 5–7 pm at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater. Visitors can enjoy culinary experiences while listening to live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Free and open to the community! More info

Body Dysmorphia, Muscle Dysmorphia & the Queer Community

Shawn Wood

Eisenhower Health and The Center present Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Muscle Dysmorphia on Wednesday, April 10 at 4 pm on Zoom. Shawn Wood, LCSW will help us flex our knowledge and dissect the fascinating connection between these body image disorders and the queer community, from societal standards to LGBTQ+ empowerment. Get ready to pump up your understanding and embrace body positivity in all its fabulous forms. Register today

Nice Work If You Can Get it

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CVRep presents George & Ira Gershwin’s Nice Work If You Can Get It, Wednesdays through Sundays, April 10–28. Additional dates have already been added due to high demand! There’s a “Somebody I’m Longing to See” and they’re “S’wonderful” with a “Fascinating Rhythm”. Before you, “Call The Whole Thing Off”, get the “Sweet and Lowdown” of this “Lady Be Good” musical that hits 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. Get tickets


Tuesday, April 9
Desert Modernism 101: Arthur Elrod
| 6 pm at UC Riverside Palm Desert
Trans Tuesdays | 6:30–7:30 pm on Zoom

Wednesday, April 10
Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce Morning Mixer | 8–10 am at CVRM
Play Lounge & Cafe Open Mic Night | 5–8 pm
The Gand Band w/Earl Thomas and Anthony Cullins | 7–8:30 pm at Agua Caliente Palm Springs
The Dirty Show 2.0 with Skyler Gentry
| 7 pm at Dietlart Gallery

Thursday, April 11
Women’s Chat Group
| 10:30 am–12 pm on Zoom
Play Time: Private Jazz Concert | 2–4 pm at Eldorado Country Club
J. Randy Taraborrelli, Jackie: Public, Private, Secret | 2 pm at Rancho Mirage Library
The Secret Agents | 7 pm at Agua Caliente Palm Springs

Friday, April 12
Joslyn in Bloom (Sold Out, but featuring Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr) | 11 am–2 pm
Country Dance Fridays | 7–9:30 pm at Dance Ranch
Coachella Valley Firebirds vs. Bakersfield Condors | 7 pm at Acrisure Arena
BILLIE! Backstage with Lady Day | 7:30 pm at Revolution Stage Company (Also April 14, 20, 21)

Saturday, April 13
Flagging in the Desert w/DJ Mark Tarbox | 11:30 am–3:30 pm at Ruth Hardy Park
Touch, Stretch & Restore Yoga | 4 pm at Power Yoga Palm Springs
Sand, Stars & Guitars: Rebekah Speer
| 8 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Sunday, April 14
Screwball Sundays: After the Thin Man
| 3 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center
Coachella Valley Firebirds vs. San Diego Gulls | 3 pm at Acrisure Arena
Conversion Therapy Survivor Sunday | 4:30–6 pm on Zoom

Monday, April 15
Idyllwild Arts’ Art in Society’s 7th Annual Symposium
| Idyllwild Arts Campus

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