Unholy! You’ve heard that song on KGAY 106.5 and everywhere this past year as the Sam Smith/Kim Petras hit permeated our collective playlists.
Sam let the spotlight shine on Kim at Sunday’s Grammy Awards as she became the first transgender artist to win the coveted award. 10 queer artists were nominated overall, according to metroweekly. It’s about Damn Time!
Representation matters and it’s heartening to see examples in pop culture as the wars continue in places like Florida. It was great to see Brandi Carlile being introduced by her wife and kids, for example.
A local example is the recent update article we posted about Stevee, whom you may remember from her years with the local couple who founded Sanctuary. She recently was on stage handing out American Music Awards. All these images of our community help change hearts and minds. And it can’t happen soon enough.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs,
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DBA Networking Mixer at Capstone Partners
The Desert Business Association (DBA) invites you to its next Networking Mixer, hosted by Capstone Partners on Monday, February 6 from 5:30–7 pm. Host Kerry Hendrix will share a bit about what services Capstone Partners can offer you, and you’ll have a chance to network with current and future DBA members. DBA will also hold their regular raffle supporting the LGBTQ Educational Youth Scholarships through Safe Schools Desert Cities. Bring a raffle item to donate and get a “Shout Out” for your effort, and bring some cash for some tickets! More info
The Pacific Symphony will return to the McCallum Theatre as part of the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic 2022-23 subscription series on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 pm. The 2022-23 season marks Music Director Carl St.Clair’s 33rd year leading Pacific Symphony. Few orchestras can claim such rapid artistic development as Pacific Symphony—the largest-budgeted orchestra formed in the United States in the last 50 years, due in large part to St.Clair’s incredible leadership. Get tickets
February at the McCallum
The McCallum Theatre presents the one and only Patti LuPone on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm, then on Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11, The Piano Guys take the stage. On Sunday, February 12 the McCallum presents Where the Wild Things Live/National Geographic with Vincent J Musi. Coming up in February: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel (2/13), Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band (2/15), Malevo (2/16), My Fair Lady (2/17–19), Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal (2/21), Steve Tyrell (2/22), Beginnings: A Celebration of the Music of Chicago (2/23), On Your Feet! (2/24–26), MNOZIL Brass (2/27), and Our Planet Live in Concert (2/28). Get tickets
Positive Life Series – HIV and the Law
The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, February 7 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is HIV and the Law with guest speaker Andrew Alder-Larue. More info
Intersect Palm Springs Art & Design Fair
The second edition of Intersect Palm Springs returns to Palm Springs, open to the public from Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 (with a VIP Opening Night Preview on Thursday, February 9). Welcoming a dynamic mix of contemporary and modern art and design galleries and a full slate of special programming, Intersect Palm Springs will present special exhibitions and talks taking place throughout the run of the Fair, as well as off-site events in collaboration with regional arts organizations in the Coachella Valley. Get tickets
Emergency vs. Urgency: Understanding Your Care Options
Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present Emergency vs. Urgency / Understanding Your Care Options via Zoom on Wednesday, February 8 from 4–5 pm.This program will be presented by Susan Veldey, RN, Director-Nursing at Eisenhower Health. Learn about the difference between when to call an ambulance, go to the emergency room, or visit urgent care, especially in light of COVID protocols. More info
A Special Presentation on Cannabis
The Mizell Center and Senior-High present A Special Presentation on Cannabis on Thursday, February 9 from 11 am–12 pm. Senior-High, Coachella Valley’s educational resource for adults interested in the medical benefits of cannabis, presents this new seminar focusing on sleeplessness. Come and find out why getting shut-eye is such a problem as we age. Learn about safe and affordable remedies. Senior-High has information that can help in many cases. There is no charge to attend. More info
Palm Springs Yappy Hour
Animal Samaritans presents Yappy Hour on the second Thursday each month, this month on Thursday, February 9 from 4–6 pm at the Margaritaville Desert Rose Garden. Enjoy an exciting evening with other animal lovers and their canine friends, bring your dog and enjoy treats for your pet and hors d’oeuvres and wine for you too! $20 donations suggested. All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. Dogs must be friendly and leashed at all times. More info
The Other Side
The Riverside County NAACP Youth Council and Empower You Edutainment present The Other Side in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30–7:45 pm at the Annenberg Theater. This poignant and breathtaking drama by local playwright Nia Sharron Campbell follows the interracial friendship of two best friends who are as close and devoted as sisters. When a devastating act of violence in their community directly affects them both, a rift forms in their friendship and racial tensions surge in their town. Free admission, registration required. More info