Brad Fuhr

I look to “accentuate the positive…eliminate the negative” as the old song goes. So I stay away from most of our local Facebook groups that love to amplify someone being wronged with bad service at a restaurant, a pothole that isn’t filled or a piece of art not to their liking.

So today, let’s ‘stop and smell the roses’ – or in our case appreciate the superbloom that’s taking shape in our local deserts and mountains.

The greening of the mountainsides is already spectacular, especially when clouds partially block the rays of sun and create a highlight that can extend across an entire range. It’s especially noticeable at first light and at dusk. Gary Dorothy (Imageville) must be having a field day with his camera! Speaking of fields, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree and Death Valley will come into spectacular focus. It’s worth a road trip.

Now that’s a post on social media I’ll be happy to view and give a thumbs up to! Just don’t look for Gary there.

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

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Glow with Pride is Thursday!

Glow with Pride 2024

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens presents Glow in the Park on select nights from March 16–April 28, and This Thursday, March 21 it’s Glow with Pride, their inaugural pride event, from 6:30–10 pmKGAY’s John Taylor will be Out and About from 5–7 pm. Set amidst the enchanting backdrop of the Zoo, this event promises a glowing evening full of celebration where everyone is loved, with a fun “Sequin Safari” theme, so bring your bling and dress to impress! Bella da Ball will be awarding Queens Court badges to her favorite outfits, with a costume contest to follow at 8:30 pm, with music provided by DJ Modgirl. There will also be a silent disco, specialty drinks, and delectable foods and endless dazzling photo ops. Step into a magical world of lights with more than a hundred Chinese lanterns, hand crafted by artisans. Get tickets

Fashion Week El Paseo

Saks Fashion Week El Paseo

Celebrate 17 years of style at the West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, Fashion Week El Paseo, running through Thursday, March 21 at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Presented by Agua Caliente Casinos and produced by Palm Springs Life, Fashion Week is a celebration of creativity and innovation, bringing together fashion, culture, and art. This world-class event provides an inspiring, immersive fashion experience and features cocktail receptions, pop-up shops, celebrity meet-and-greets, and much more. Experience up close the exceptional design talent from internationally known as well as emerging designers. Get tickets

Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Town Hall Listening Session

AIDS Memorial Listening Session

The Palm Springs AIDS Memorial Sculpture Task Force will hold a free community listening session on Wednesday, March 20 from 6–7 pm at Temple Isaiah Palm Springs. The task force will gather input about the proposed AIDS Memorial that they will donate to the City of Palm Springs, to be installed in the Downtown Park. After this feedback is reviewed, the Task Force will then present a new design for the memorial that embodies the feelings and sentiments of the community. More info

13th AmDocs Film Festival

AmDocs 2024 Header

The 13th Annual American Documentary and Animation Film Festival takes place March 21–25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Opening Night on Thursday, March 21 will feature Superpower, in which Sean Penn and his film team face tremendous odds while set to film an interview with Volodymyr Zelenskyy as war breaks out in Ukraine. Penn will be in attendance to discuss the film and the impact of the Ukraine war and to receive the “Seeing The Bigger Picture” award. See our event listing for links to the festival’s extensive daily schedule: Get tickets

Palm Springs International Pride Hockey Tournament

Palm Springs Pride Hockey Tournament

The 2024 Palm Springs International Pride Hockey Tournament is Thursday–Sunday, March 20–24 at The Berger Foundation Ice Plex at Acrisure Arena. Finals will take place in Acrisure Arena Sunday, March 24 at 11am. All games are free to come watch and parking is free. On Friday Night, tournament sponsor Tool Shed presents the Play Harder Party at 9. pm. On Saturday Night, it’s a Jock Auction at The Barracks at 9 pm. To close out the tournament on Sunday afternoon, there’s a big Pool Party at Margaritaville on Sunday afternoon. More info

Lesbian Hikes

Lesbian Hikes

Each week Kim Kieler leads a variety of hikes for Lesbians in the Greater Palm Springs area. She does a moderate hike on Saturdays and Tuesdays, with an easy hike/walk on Mondays, and every week she walks at the Prescott Preserve at 8 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. See our event listing for links to sign up and get the weekly newsletter with each week’s schedule sent out on Sunday afternoons. More info

The Center Women’s Social

Women's Social March 2023

The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert’s monthly Women’s Social is on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30–7 pm. This month’s Social will be held at a private residence in Palm Springs. Special thanks to Valerie Milano with The Hollywood Times for hosting, as well as Desert Legends Palm Springs. Libations will be courtesy of Leslie BarclayMore info

Coming Up at The McCallum Theatre

Palm Springs Legends
  • Palm Springs Legends – Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm
  • Chris Botti – Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 8 pm
  • The 66th Edition of It’s Magic – Sunday, March 24, 3pm
  • Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel – Monday, March 25, 7 pm
  • Trailblazing Women of Country – Tuesday, March 26, 7 pm
  • The Desert Symphony presents Ted Vigil John Denver Tribute – Wednesday, March 27, 8 pm
  • Mean Girls the Musical – Friday–Sunday, March 29–31, 2024
  • See the full March 2024 schedule on our event listing

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