Brad Fuhr

Love is in the air this week as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. The cynical side of me feels like love is elusive and fleeting. Many of my single friends would agree. But those of you in long term relationships would opine that “you just haven’t found the right one” and “you’re a great catch”. Well thanks for that. I’ll take it under advisement…

The LGBTQ Center chose Valentine’s Day to put Red Dress/Dress Red tickets on sale. How fitting! Our KGAY/Gay Desert Guide contingent is planning a little group “dress-up” for the event. I think you’ll recognize us with no problem. It’s become one of my favorite community events – no long speeches, no silent auctions, nor pleas for donations. Just all of us coming together – brilliant! More capacity this year too, so please plan on carpooling!

And finally, a shout out to those who are being given the Palm Springs Community Service Awards by the city. I could write pages about each of them and their great work in making Palm Springs a wonderful place to live. But I’ll defer to those who introduce and present the awards. I was honored with this award a few years ago, and it still is one of my most cherished.

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

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Red Dress/Dress Red 2024 Tix on Sale Valentine’s Day

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The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert presents Red Dress/Dress Red 2024 on Saturday, March 16 at 8 pm. Voted “Best Charity Event” by Coachella Valley Independent readers, this annual “party on the tarmac” encourages creative expression and community harmony. Attendees will dance to DJ Galaxy‘s music while wearing various shades of red. The event will be extended until midnight for the first time, and tickets (which always sell out fast!) go on sale Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 9 am. Learn more

Human Rights Commission Community Service Awards

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The City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission will present community service awards in their “Promoting Universal Human Rights Close to Home” ceremony on Monday, February 12 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Seven individuals and two organizations will be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions when it comes to promoting and protecting human rights, social progress, better standards of living, and equality for all individuals, including: Brad Prescott, Dee Dee Wilson Barton, Coachella Valley Filipino Festival Committee, LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert, Rabbi Dr. Jules Long, Tom Oliver and Matthew Stocker, Tommi Rose, and Willie Rhine. Read more about the honorees in our event listing: More info

DBA Networking Mixer at The Center

DBA Networking Mixer at The Center Feb 2024

The Desert Business Association (DBA) presents their next Networking Mixer at The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert on Monday, February 12 at 5:30 pm. “The Center” is a valued organization providing services to so many members of our community, as well as a safe environment where all are welcome. Come learn more about their efforts throughout our Coachella Valley, whether you are a current or future DBA member! There will also be a raffle to support DBA’s LGBTQ+ student scholarships in partnership with Safe Schools Desert Cities. More info

CVRep Gala 2024: All the World’s a Stage

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Join CVRep for their Gala 2024: All the World’s a Stage on Monday, February 12 from 6–9 pm at Indian Canyons Golf Resort. This exclusive evening offers fun, laughter, entertainment and a few surprises. Get ready for take-off at the cocktail reception followed by a delectable dinner by Eight4Nine, all while you are surrounded with immersive entertainment and a sneak peek at their 2024/2025 season. Get tickets

Show Her the Money Film Screening with Q&A

Show Her the Money

Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a screening of Show Her the Money, with Q&A, on Monday, February 12 at 6 pm. The film pulls back the curtain on the extreme underfunding of women in the Venture Capital world, with less than 2% of venture capital going to women. It features women entrepreneurs who bootstrap their companies into success stories, and the fierce and financially savvy women who fund them. Attending the screening and participating in the Q&A after will be Ky Dickens (Director), Catherine Gray (Executive Producer), Sharon Gless (Executive Producer), Dawn La Freeda (Executive Producer) and Vicky Pasche (founder of Dapper Boi). Get tickets

Modernism Week 2024 is Here

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Modernism Week’s annual 11-day festival kicks off on Thursday, February 15 and runs through Sunday, February 25. The lineup features more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Join KGAY’s John Taylor on Friday, February 16 from 10 am–Noon for the kick-off of the Modernism Week CAMP (Community and Meeting Place) [More info]. CAMP is open daily at the Hyatt Hotel downtown for the run of the festival. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a classic car show, garden tours, a 2-day vintage trailer show, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks at the Annenberg Theater and the CAMP theater. All events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost. More info

Palm Springs Modernism Show

Modernism Show 2024

The Palm Springs Modernism Show will be presenting the best of vintage 20th century design and compelling 21st century contemporary art and design from Friday–Monday, February 16–19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The show will feature 125 premier national and international dealers offering decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 20th century as well as cutting edge 21st century designs for the home. The show opens daily at 10 am Saturday–Monday, and the Opening Night Party is Friday, February 16 from 6–9 pm, with the opportunity to get first dibs on all of the great merchandise before the show opens to the public. And on Monday, February 19 from 12–3 pm, don’t miss Bikinis & Bucket Seats, with more than 50 vintage cars on the west side of the Convention Center. Come dressed in period attire to join in the fun under the sun, KGAY 106.5 will be Out and About there, plus music by DJ Mod Girl. More info

Mid-Century Modernism in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells

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Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) in partnership with University of California, Riverside (UCR) Palm Desert and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute present Desert Modernism 101, a series of lectures sponsored by Eisenhower Health and held at UC Riverside – Palm Desert. This free adult program has been developed by PS ModCom’s Education Committee Leaders Joan Gand and Mimi Fisher, both avid architecture preservationists from the Midwest. On Tuesday, February 13 at 6 pm, the lecture will be Mid-Century Modernism in Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Indian Wells, presented by Karen Prinzmetal and James Schnepf. Registration required. More info

Tastes & Sounds of Cathedral City

Tastes Sounds Cathedral City

The City of Cathedral City’s Communications & Special Events Department proudly presents Tastes & Sounds of Cathedral City, a free weekly food and music event held every Tuesday from 5–7 pm at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater starting this Tuesday, February 13 and continuing through Tuesday, April 9. Each week will feature a unique theme, with a local artist, while a local restaurant or food truck provides dinner. This week, the Cathedral City High School Bands will perform. Next week (2/20): the Cathedral City High School Choir, on 2/27: Radio Ready, and 3/5: Cathedral City LGBT Days Kickoff! More info

Rock the Park: Tribute to Cash, Killer & The King

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The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Rock the Park series continues its 3rd season with a free concert by Last Train to Memphis: A Tribute to Cash, Killer, & The King on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm at the Downtown Palm Springs Park. The show covers 3 of music’s most iconic names: Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs. Upcoming on the first Wednesdays of March, April, and May: tributes to ABBA, Garth Brooks, and Bon Jovi, respectively. More info

The TEN Tenors – Love is in the Air

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The McCallum’s favorite Australians, The TEN Tenors, return just in time for Valentine’s Day with “Love Is In The Air,” for six performances from Tuesday, February 13–Saturday, February 17, showcasing the greatest love songs of all time as only The TEN Tenors can sing them. From classic love songs and beloved wedding first dance songs to pop songs with a twist and famous opera arias, The TEN Tenors will deliver a powerful performance of extraordinary singing and showmanship. Get tickets

Marc Anthony – Historia Tour

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Legendary international superstar Marc Anthony brings his Historia Tour to Acrisure Arena on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14 at 8 pm. Get ready to party and experience the ultimate Latin concert in Marc Anthony’s biggest show yet. He has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has been credited with over 50 Billboard chart #1’s hits and over 7.1 Billion views on YouTube. Get tickets

Singles Awareness Party

Singles Awareness Party at Play Lounge & Cafe

Play Lounge and Cafe presents the Singles Awareness Awareness Party on Singles Awareness Day (Valentine’s Day), Wednesday, February 14 at 6 pm. Come hang out with other singles, play games, and forget about all those “couplely” things for a bit. Reservations requested. More info



Revolution Stage Company presents Witchland, playing Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun through March 2. The story is based on author Tim Mulligan’s experiences growing up in Richland, a small town in Eastern Washington – deemed ‘the most toxic place in the Western Hemisphere, ’ and combines elements of traditional theatrical storytelling with immersive haunted elements. It tells the story of a family who moves to a town plagued by decades of misfortune. Is the terror they are shrouded in due to the nuclear reactor that the town revolves around – or is it something more sinister? And what about that mysterious elderly woman who lives across the street, alone in her run-down government home, piles of sticks and all – is she actually a witch, or just another victim of … WITCHLAND? Get tickets

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