The first week of Daylight Saving (no ‘s’) Time is always a challenge. As I write this Monday morning, I’ve already heard from discombobulated friends and seen neighbors walking their dogs like zombies. And it’s only 7 a.m.!

One good thing is that those who don’t rise at the crack of dawn can see the later sunrise.

I hope I’ll be able to stay awake for Madonna’s Celebration Tour on Wednesday, cuz that girl is always running late! It’s already an 8:30 pm scheduled start. I guess I won’t plan on any meetings first thing Thursday morning.

Brad Fuhr

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Madonna – The Celebration Tour

Madonna - The Celebration Tour

Madonna’s Celebration Tour makes a stop right here in Greater Palm Springs this Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30 pm. The Celebration Tour highlights Madonna’s unmatched catalog of music from the past 40 plus years. Produced by Live Nation, The Celebration Tour will take us on Madonna’s artistic journey through four decades and pays respect to the city of New York where her career in music began. The Celebration Tour will offer a one-of-a-kind experience with special guest Bob the Drag Queen a.k.a Caldwell Tidicue. Get tickets

Q+ Art Initiative Announced at Palm Springs Art Museum

Q Plus Art PS Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum has announced Q+ Art, a major new initiative that centers on the work of artists who identify as LGBTQ+ and combines exhibitions, public programs, collection-building, and awards. Q+ Art not only supports the creative endeavors of LGBTQ+ identified artists, but also presents their often-untold critical histories. Read more…

DBA Networking Mixer at Stonewall Gardens

DBA Networking Mixer at Stonewall Gardens

Join the Desert Business Association (DBA) for their next Networking Mixer on Monday, March 11 at 5:30 pm at Stonewall Gardens in Palm Springs. Stonewall Gardens is a welcoming, supportive, and respectful community where a diverse group of LGBT seniors and friends can live, relax, and be well. Their goal is to provide a beautiful, secure, social, and dynamic community where they will be cared for with the dignity and respect they deserve. Mix, mingle, network, and bring an item for the raffle to get a “shout out” for your business, while benefiting the DBA’s LGBTQ Youth Scholarships through Safe Schools Desert Cities. More info

Garrison Brothers Premium Bourbon Tasting


Join the Purple Room Supper Club for their annual Garrison Brothers Distillery Tasting on Monday, March 11 at 6 pm, with the official Garrison Brothers Ambassador, Cole Kephart. Cole will take bourbon enthusiasts on a liquid journey of the first legal whiskey in Texas, and present a vertical tasting of their famed Small Batch bourbon, allowing attendees to taste history and truly experience the sweet mashing process (plus maybe a treat or two). Get tickets

BNP Paribas Open

Prime Loge BNP Paribas Stadium Seating

The 2024 BNP Paribas Open is underway now through March 17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. For the duration of this event, the Coachella Valley becomes the epicenter of the tennis universe as the world’s top ATP Tour and WTA Tour players descend on Tennis Paradise, including: Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Taylor Fritz, Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Aryna Sabalenka, and Venus Williams. There is daily live entertainment, top-shelf retail stores and luxurious dining options throughout the venue [Explore the full lineup of on-site activities]. With 20 easily accessible practice courts, the opportunities are endless to encounter tennis’ hottest rising stars and most legendary icons as they prepare to take center stage! Get tickets

Gender Affirming Surgical Options Workshop

Dr Anger and Dr Lewis

Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert present a Gender Affirming Surgical Options Workshop on Thursday, March 14 at 6 pm via Zoom. This educational virtual workshop will be hosted by UCSD surgeons Dr. Jennifer Anger and Dr. Priya Lewis and will discuss bottom surgical options for the trans* and gender expansive community. All ages are welcome to attend. However, surgical procedures will be thoroughly discussed so participants under age 12 should attend with an adult. More info

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Julie Cardia & Michelle Liu Coughlin-by David A Lee
Julie Cardia & Michelle Liu Coughlin – by David A Lee

CVRep presents POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, playing Wednesdays through Sundays, February 28–March 17. This side-splitting comedy applauds the women who somehow manage to keep things running in, and out, of the presidential Oval Office. Join CVRep for this hysterical Tony Award nominated comedy and start off the election year with a smile. Our theatre reviewer, Stephen Radosh, A.T.C.A., says POTUS “…is an over-the-top farce…the language may be coarse, the laughs are plentiful.” Read his full review and Get tickets

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing Thursdays through Sundays, March 8–24. An unjustly exiled barber returns to nineteenth century London, seeking revenge against the judge who framed him. Renaming himself Sweeney Todd, the now mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett’s meat shop. Though many fall to his blade, Todd will not be satisfied until he slits the judge’s throat. Get tickets

This Week at The McCallum Theatre

Pink Martini
Pink Martini

Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival

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The 11th Annual Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival runs through Thursday, March 14 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival’s programming team works tirelessly to curate a diverse and exciting international lineup that showcases the best films and documentaries that are played at Jewish Film Festivals and brings those films to Palm Springs. Films this year include: Rabbi On The Block, Less Than Kosher, Israel Swings for Gold, Home, and many more. Get tickets.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful The Carole Kind Musical

Desert Theatreworks presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, playing Thursdays–Sundays, March 1–24. From the string of pop classics Carole King wrote for the biggest acts in music, to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began—and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember—and the story you’ll never forget. Get tickets

The Woman in the Mirror

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Revolution Stage Company presents the California premiere of The Woman in the Mirror, a dark comedy about navigating Alzheimer’s with love, laughter, and wine, playing Tuesdays through Sundays, March 10–31. The play is adapted from Dayna Steele’s best-selling book Surviving Alzheimer’s with Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine. Steele takes audiences on an inspirational journey filled with laughter, wit, and the resilience required when facing extraordinary and unexpected circumstances. Get tickets

Mid-Century Modern Fashion with Trina Turk

PS Modcom Committee

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, March 12 at 6 pm, the lecture will be Mid-Century Modern Fashion Then and Now, presented by Trina Turk. Registration required. More info

Navigation Center Open House

Navigation Center Open House

The City of Palm Springs, in collaboration with Martha’s Village and Kitchen, unveils the first phase of the Palm Springs Navigation Center with an Open House on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 am. Community members will have an opportunity to learn about the center’s mission and services, and see firsthand this project designed to assist the homeless population and facilitate their transition to permanent housing. More info

Becoming Data-Driven

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Coachella Valley Economic Partnership‘s Morning Insights Program presents Becoming Data-Driven: Where to Find Local Data & How to Collect It Yourself on Wednesday, March 13 from 8–9:30 am. Morning Insights is an idea exchange, designed to help you deepen your knowledge of the regional economy while you strengthen and grow your local network. This month’s guest speaker is the CEO of Health Assessment and Research for Communities (HARC, Inc), Jenna LeComte-Hinely, PhD. You’ll learn the magic of data-driven work – in any field of business – and how you can think differently about data as you start and grow your business. Register today

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival – Writers Series

Steven Rowley The Celebrants

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Writers Series presents a series of talks by eminent authors on select upcoming Thursdays. This week, on Thursday, March 14, at 2 pm, author Steven Rowley will speak about his book, The Celebrants. These events are free and take place at the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory. More info

Inland SoCal United Way Gala

United Together United Way 2024

Inland SoCal United Way holds their annual fundraising gala, United Together, on Friday, March 15, at 6 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage. This will be the first gala that Inland SoCal United Way and United Way of the Desert will host since the merger in 2023, making for an exciting evening celebrating community and being “United Together.” More info.

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