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The Best of the Fest starts the week and is a good way to spend a Monday as the valley dries out. Absent is 80 For Brady which had special dispensation for our Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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Best of Fest Screenings Monday

34th Annual PSIFF

The 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced the Best of Fest selections for screening on Monday, January 16 at the Regal, Camelot Theaters, and Mary Pickford theaters. We have the full lineup and a link to get tickets: More info

The American Express Golf Tournament

American Express Golf Tournament

The American Express™, held annually at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club returns to the Desert for its 64th playing from January 16–22. Fifty-six of the world’s best golfers will be playing for a $7.6 million purse. It is part of the FedExCup and often provides the winners of the event a precursor to a successful season. In addition to the tournament, The American Express presents two concerts: Gwen Stefani performs on Friday, January 20 at 5 pm, and Darius Rucker takes the stage Saturday, January 21 at 5 pm. Check our event listing for schedule, tickets, and spectator info: Get tickets

Harry Styles at Acrisure Arena this Month

Harry Styles Love on Tour

International pop superstar Harry Styles has announced two nights at Acrisure Arena, just two weeks away, on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1. General tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10 am, but you can register as a “Verified Fan” with Ticketmaster and get early access this Thursday or even Wednesday with an American Express card. More info

Dirty Blonde Opens at CVRep

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CVRep presents Dirty Blonde, opening Tuesday, January 17 and playing through Sunday, January 29. This hit comedy garnered five Tony Award nominations and tells a story that is as unlikely, outrageous and as fascinating as Mae West herself. Come see how this icon of the past connects two lonely fans who are brave enough to see Mae West as their personal hero and ultimately lead to a fresh, budding, funny and sometimes bizarre romance. Get tickets

Desert Stonewall Democrats January Meeting

The Desert Stonewall Democrats January Membership Meeting will take place Tuesday, January 17 from 6–7 pm via Zoom. Members will vote on the election of Steering Committee positions, and after a very busy and exhausting 2022, with some successes as well as some losses, it’s time take a moment to reflect and look forward. After the voting, the meeting will be a “Member Speak-Out” to discuss and think about “what we did well, what we can improve on, and what we haven’t even thought about doing but would be better for our membership and for the Community at large.” More info

January Women’s Social


The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents their January Women’s Social on Wednesday, January 18 from 5:30–7 pm at the Modernism Museum in Palm Springs. Join in for a hosted reception open to all LGBTQ+ women. More info

ModernPlus Keyboard Series

ModernPlus Keyboard Series

The ModernPlus Palm Springs Keyboard Series takes place on three nights – January 17, 18 and 19 from 7–9 pm each night at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The series, conceived and presented by Dr. Charles Metz and Howard W. Schreiber in association with the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the Palm Springs International Piano Competition, the CV Philharmonic Society, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic, and Youth Training Orchestras of America, is built around the private collection of instruments belonging to Dr. Charles Metz. World renowned American concert pianist Angie Zhang will perform all three nights of the series and play all three instruments. Dr. Charles Metz and Howard W. Schreiber, both well-known pianists themselves, will also perform during the series. Get tickets

Palm Springs Chamber Mixer at Desert Regional

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The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce‘s January Mixer will be held at Desert Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, January 18 from 5–6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to come meet the Desert Regional leadership team. Free for members and $15 for guests. More info

January at The McCallum

Lucy Loves Desi

The McCallum Theatre presents Jeffrey Siegel on Monday, January 16. Also coming up: Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom on Tuesday (1/17), Monterey Jazz Festival Tour on Thursday (1/19), The Simon and Garfunkel Story (1/20 & 21), Capitol Comedy (1/22), The Highwaymen (1/23), Music of The Carpenters (1/26), Paul Anka (1/27 & 28) and more! Get tickets

Desert Blues Revival: The Laurie Morvan Band

The Laurie Morvan Band

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, January 18, The Laurie Morvan Band takes the stage. Each week, come enjoy great bands playing authentic Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock from all over the globe right here in your backyard. Get tickets

Jazzville: Angie Wells Quartet

Angie Wells Quartet

Jazzville invites you to experience the hottest acts in jazz and step back in time to when all the cool cats came to play and put Palm Springs on the map! On Thursday, January 19 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville presents Angie Wells Quartet. Angie’s smokey, well rounded voice can deliver goosebumps on a ballad or blues and then turn around to have you tapping your feet when she swings. And she truly “gives a show” with glamorous costume changes, humorous banter, and the desire to show her audience how much she appreciates them by giving everything she has during her performances. Get tickets

Mosaic Spirit Youth Space

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The LGBTQ Center of the Desert is opening Mosaic Spirit Youth Space, a new youth space for queer, trans and allies on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30–5:30 pm. Participants will meet new local like-minded friends, express themselves, develop creativity and explore new interests through different group activities, including arts and crafts, movies, facilitated discussions, games, and more. Mosaic Spirit Youth Space is open to all queer, trans and allies youth between the age of 11 and 19. More info

Amigos Coachella Valley

Amigos Weekly Group

The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents Amigos Coachella Valley, weekly at The Center on Thursdays from 4:30–6 pm. This social group will explore issues related to sexual and mental health, men’s sexuality, HIV prevention and treatment, and Latinidad. More info

American Sign Language for Beginners

ASL For Beginners June 22

The LGBTQ Center of the Desert is offering an 8-week course, ASL for Beginners, designed for students with no previous experience in American Sign Language. The class meets weekly on Saturdays from 10–11:30 am (8 weeks from January 21 to March 11). Through easy-to-understand instruction, fun, interactive games, and an equal focus on both expressive and receptive skills, students will learn the basics of ASL, including fingerspelling and many frequently used signs that will assist them in communicating with the deaf and hard of hearing. Facilitated by Jason Hull. More info

Aspen Gay Ski Week

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The 46th year of Aspen Gay Ski Week is taking place January 16–23 with the host hotel being the Limelight Aspen. Flagship events include the Top of the Mountain, Downhill Costume Contest, Pool Party, and Drag Queen Bingo, just to name a few. More info

Intermediate Spanish Class

Intermediate Spanish

The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents Intermediate / Advance Spanish, an in-person class to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, January 17 from 1–3 pm. This 10-week program is intended to expand the journey in the learning of Spanish language. Bob Stark will work in the classroom to develop necessary skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. This class is structured to feature engaging activities, both in listening as well as in reading and writing. It will be fun mixed in with some work. More info

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