Brad Fuhr

Spring has Sprung! The vernal equinox (good drag name btw) occurs this 20th day of March around 2:24 p.m. Fun fact: If you’re a sky watcher, the website EarthSky points out the equinoxes — spring or autumn — are the only two times a year the sun rises due east and sets due west for everyone on the planet.

“Gay” hockey comes to the Valley – helped in part by virtue of the Acrisure Arena’s opening this year. Ten teams will compete this weekend, and joins Stonewall golfers to bring sporting events to the valley. Throughout the year we have LGBTQ+ tournaments more and more these days – from tennis to softball. Even Pickleball has a local gay league.

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Palm Springs International Gay Hockey Tournament

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The Palm Springs International Gay Hockey Tournament takes place Thursday–Sunday, March 23–26, welcoming ten teams from across North America to our community to celebrate LGBT Hockey. Independent players from across North America, those players who do not have a local LGBT team will also be joining, along with a national Trans Team participating in the tournament. The Coachella Valley Roadrunners will also make its debut, comprised of LGBT players and supporters from the Coachella Valley and other areas to represent our community in all local and international LGBT hockey tournaments! More info

Variations of Three Pianos, Six Hands™

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The Palm Springs International Piano Competition, formerly the Waring, presents the return of the popular Variations of Three Pianos, Six Hands™ performance at The McCallum Theatre on Monday, March 20 at 5:30 pm. Featuring PSIPC artistic director laureate / concert pianist / platinum selling recording artist John Bayless, 2013 Waring Solo Winner / concert pianist Scott Cuellar, concert pianist Norman Krieger and concert pianist Lisa Nakamichi. This will be a cross-over musical event with solos, duos, and trios performing on three pianos. Get tickets

Desert Stonewall Democrats March Membership Meeting

The Desert Stonewall Democrats March Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 21 at 6 pm at the Mizell Center Community Room. The meeting’s topic this month is “Sexism in Politics is Alive and Well.” In honor of Women’s History Month they have assembled a panel of locally elected women for a round-table discussion of the challenges they faced because of their gender, while running for office. This is a hybrid meeting with a Zoom option. More info

Sister Act Interactive Sing Along

Sister Act - Among Friends

Join Among Friends for the showing of Sister Act an Interactive Sing Along on Tuesday, March 21, at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Sister Act is the inspired comedy hit that packed pews everywhere! Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy, low-rent lounge singer forced to hide out from the mob in the last place on earth anyone would look for her — a convent. Relive all the fun, laughter, and irresistible music of the movie at a pre-movie cocktail party hosted by the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at 6 pm with music by DJ Papicox, then get your voices ready to join in for the singalong screening at 8 pm. Get tickets

Rainbow Challenge Golf Tournament

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The Stonewall Golfers Rainbow Challenge returns on Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 at Mission Hills Country Club. Leading up to the tournament is a full a week of events, with individual stroke play, an Opening Party, Twilight Golf, practice rounds, Pairing Party, a silent auction and putting contest for charity. It all wraps up on Sunday with an awards banquet. More info

Plaza Theatre Open Houses

Save Plaza Theatre Exterior Day

The Palm Springs Plaza Theatre Foundation is holding free Open House events at the theatre to display plans and renderings of the renovations to the historic building. The informal Open House events will take place every Tuesday from 7–8 pm from March 21 through June 6, where Foundation board members and other volunteers will greet attendees and answer questions about the project. The purpose of these free weekly events is to provide attendees with an opportunity to see firsthand the restoration plans for the iconic building as it enters its Next Act. Reservations are not necessary. More info

Sugar Ray Leonard Speaks in Rancho Mirage

Sugar Ray Leonard

The City of Rancho Mirage and Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa have partnered to present the Rancho Mirage Speaker Series – Legends of Sports at The Show at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage. On Tuesday, March 21 from 7–9 pm, the featured speaker will be Sugar Ray Leonard. An Olympic gold medalist, Leonard won championship titles in five weight divisions. Considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time, Leonard is now a best-selling author. Get tickets

CV Philharmonic: Early Baroque Flute Sonatas

CV Philharmonic Chamber Series

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents the CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series: Early Baroque Flute Sonatas on Tuesday, March 21 from 7–8 pm with Nunzio Sisto playing Harpsichord and Janine Angeletti playing Flute. Get tickets

Anorectal & Colorectal Cancer Screenings

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Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present Anorectal & Colorectal Cancer Screenings: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 22 from 4–5:30 pm via Zoom. Join in for a candid conversation regarding Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Colorectal Cancer, and Anal Cancer with panelists Donald Gardenier, NP, GI, and Cari Sudmeier, NP, HPV/HRA from Eisenhower Health, Christina Tollefson, NP from VA-Loma Linda and Alex Borsa, PhD., Public Health Director of More info

Cheeky Charity March Events

Cheeky Charity Events

Cheeky Charity, along with Eisenhower Health and the LGBTQ Center of the Desert present a panel discussion on the topics of Anal and Colorectal Cancer on Wednesday, March 22 from 4–5:30 pm on Zoom. Also from Cheeky Charity in March: a clothed hike series every Sunday at 10 am at the South Lykken Trail, and nude (clothing optional) hikes every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 am–11 am, meeting in Palm Desert to travel to Mecca for the hike. There will also be a Sassy Soiree on March 31 to officially launch Cheeky Charity, whose mission is 100% focused on enabling the early detection of colorectal cancer. More info

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