Brad Fuhr

We’ve updated our newsletter this week, and I hope you like the refresh.  Not that we didn’t have enough else to do as one of the busiest February’s on record comes to a close…

I love the educational aspect of Modernism Week, and have taken the opportunity to attend a few “lectures” featuring John Wayne’s son (with a Duke bourbon tasting afterwards – who could say no?), and “Classic TV Residences”.  There is always plenty of eye candy in our valley, but the stories are fascinating!

The parties have been fabulous as well, and there’s more events all weekend as Modernism Week comes to a close. Some of the unsung heroes are the photographers who capture the magic of Modernism. I asked them to pose for my meager iPhone for a quick pic, and wanted to salute their talents: David A. Lee  Photography and Photos by Lani with J.P.

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International Bear Convergence (IBC) 2024

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The International Bear Convergence (IBC) is here this weekend, Friday–Sunday, February 23–25 at Hotel Zoso. Get ready for an amazing weekend of “Fun, Frolic & Fur” at the premier winter Bear event, welcoming thousands of frisky bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs, admirers & their fans from around the glob to have the time of their lives! Friday features the Plunge 2.0 Pool Party from 10 am–4 pm, a “Meat” & Greet at Blackbook from 3:30–7 pm, Speed Dating with Joe Martone at 7:30 pm, and KGAY’s own DJ Galaxy will spin at the Disco Inferno on Friday night, 9:30 pm–2 am. On Saturday, it’s pool party time again, with a VIB Mixer in the evening, and Bear Style Underwear Party on Saturday night, presented in partnership with Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert. Sunday features the Hungry Bear Drag Brunch, a Redemption Party by the pool, and Last Laugh Comedy Show. See our event listing for full details: Get tickets

McCormick’s 76th Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction

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McCormick’s 76th Exotic Car Auction is this Friday–Sunday, February 23–25. This is a live, in person auction in the usual outdoor location on the grounds of The Palm Springs Convention Center. The show consists of classic, vintage & muscle cars, which go at auction for prices from just $3000 to over $250,000. General public & dealers welcome. Friday is FREE, Saturday & Sunday $15 each or $25 for all 3 days. More info

Modernism Week 2024 Weekend Two

Modernism Week Aluminaire House 2024

Modernism Weeks annual 11-day festival continues all weekend, daily through Sunday, February 25. The lineup features more than 350 events including tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods and the popular Signature Home Tour. CAMP (Community and Meeting Place) is open daily at the Hyatt Hotel downtown for the run of the festival. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, garden tours, a 2-day vintage trailer show this Saturday and Sunday, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks at the Annenberg Theater and the CAMP theater. Tickets are still available and many events are free or low cost.

In Living Color with Charles Phoenix

In Living Color: Charles Phoenix Reception

Rubine Red Gallery welcomes Charles Phoenix to the gallery roster, with his newest Mid-Mod paintings! There will be an Artist Reception featuring new work by this mid-mod guru on Saturday, February 24 from 4–6 pm. More info

Desert Pet Walk

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The Palm Springs Animal Shelter is launching its newest event, Desert Pet Walk, on Saturday, February 24 from 9 am–12 pm. This neighborhood walk in the Demuth Park area of Palm Springs will start and end at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, and KGAY 106.5 will be there, Out and About from 9–11 am! There will be walk options for everyone and pets of all abilities. Even if you don’t have a pet or your pet is like…”we’re doing what?” No problem! Everyone who wants to support the Shelter is welcome to help raise money with pledges from your friends and family in support of your walk! More info

Black History Parade and Town Fair

Black History 2024

In celebration of Black History Month, the Palm Springs Black History Committee and the City of Palm Springs James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center will host the 37th Annual City of Palm Springs Black History Month Parade and Town Fair on Saturday, February 24. The Parade starts at 11 am on Palm Canyon Drive, with a flyover from a historic Tuskegee Airmen Redtail P-51 airplane, courtesy of the Palm Springs Air Museum. This year’s grand marshal is local artist Tysen Knight. Immediately following the parade, the Town Fair will be at the New Downtown Park in Palm Springs, until 5 pm. More info

Coachella Valley Wildflower 5K

Coachella Valley Wildflower 5K

Friends of the Desert Mountains presents their annual Coachella Valley Wildflower 5K on Saturday, February 24 from 7:30–10 am at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument’s Earl Henderson Trailhead. This is the ONLY 5K run on natural desert land in Coachella Valley. All ages welcome & participants get a sporty commemorative t-shirt. Proceeds benefit land conservation in Coachella Valley and support outdoor education for all. Register today


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Revolution Stage Company presents Witchland, playing Wed/Thu/Sat/Sun through March 2. The story is based on author Tim Mulligan’s experiences growing up in Richland, a small town in Eastern Washington – deemed ‘the most toxic place in the Western Hemisphere, ’ and combines elements of traditional theatrical storytelling with immersive haunted elements. It tells the story of a family who moves to a town plagued by decades of misfortune. Is the terror they are shrouded in due to the nuclear reactor that the town revolves around – or is it something more sinister? And what about that mysterious elderly woman who lives across the street, alone in her run-down government home, piles of sticks and all – is she actually a witch, or just another victim of … WITCHLAND? Get tickets

Something Rotten!

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Palm Canyon Theatre presents Something Rotten! playing its final weekend through Sunday February 25. In this mash-up of sixteenth-century Shakespeare and twenty-first century Broadway, brothers Nick and Nigel are desperate to write a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of the master playwright known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting, the brothers set out to write the world’s first musical. Get tickets

Mid-Century Moderns

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Mid-Century Moderns, the hit jukebox musical comedy, is at Revolution Stage Company with performances every Friday and Sunday at 7 pm, every weekend through April 7, with extra performances on select Saturdays: February 24 and March 30. The pop hits of the 1960s come to life as a Wisconsin widow is transformed from frump to fabulous when she finds herself in an exciting new world in 1966 Palm Springs. Get tickets

Riverside County Fair and Date Festival

Riverside County Fair 2024

The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is taking place through Sunday, February 25, at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. Originating as a festival to celebrate the end of the annual date harvest, the annual Festival welcomes over 250,000 guests each February with a carnival, rodeo, demolition derby, food and live music. Get tickets

Inner Circle Arts Society presents Black History Theatre

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The Inner Circle Arts Society, a premier Black owned arts group in Southern California, presents the much-anticipated return of Medgar X’n James from Friday–Sunday, February 23–25, (and next weekend, March 1 & 2) at 7 pm, at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Medgar X’n James is an original solo play that offers a fresh, unique perspective on three of American history’s most important men: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and James Baldwin. The group is also presenting the world premiere of A Sacred Obligation next week, on Wednesday & Thursday, February 28 & 29, at 7 pm at The Palm Springs Cultural Center. This original, never before seen production in the dynamic new theatrical style of DocuTheater, tells the drama and tragedy of the life of John Brown using videographic documentary alongside live actor portrayals. Get tickets

The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston Tribute

Belinda Davis Whitney Houston Tribute

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in The Greatest Love of All, a tribute starring Belinda Davids, on Friday, February 23 at 2 pm and 8 pm at the McCallum Theatre. With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, the two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” “One Moment in Time,” “I Have Nothing,” “Run to You,” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Queen of the Night,” “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” “Million Dollar Bill” and more. Get tickets

Bear Naked Weekend

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Western Xposure presents Bear Naked at the CCBC Resort all weekend, with daily pool parties, video games on the lawn at dark, and late-night cruising parties. DJ Ted E. Roxspin and DJ Marcos Moreno will provide the soundtrack. Get tickets

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