The Joffrey Ballet is known worldwide for its exquisite programs and world class dancers. I was fortunate to see them perform Saturday night in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere Heimat combined with a fun, froggy piece titled Platée. It reminds me that we have two wonderful dance companies here in the Coachella Valley and one will be in action this weekend. Read more below in my blog.
As John Taylor rightly pointed out Monday morning on KGAY, we have world class performers not only visiting our stages, but also living here. Each week, there’s new experiences to be had. So get out of your comfort zone and support our performing arts today! From small local productions to the McCallum’s touring Broadway shows, there’s always something to enjoy in Greater Palm Springs!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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WIN tickets to Maroon 5 New Year’s Eve Concert
KGAY 106.5 wants you to ring in 2023 with Maroon 5 on the final stop of their 2022 World Tour at the brand-new Acrisure Arena! Sign up to WIN tickets to this special New Year’s Eve concert taking place on Saturday, December 31 at 8 pm: KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
DBA Mixer at Expedia Cruises
The Desert Business Association presents a networking event hosted by DBA member Expedia Cruises on Monday, November 14 from 5:30–7 pm. Learn about Expedia, and what travel opportunities await you this coming year; travel advisors will be available to share what great offerings are available and help you plan your next trip. There will also be food provided by DBA member Papa Dan’s Pizza and Pasta. This is a great opportunity for our businesses in central and eastern Coachella Valley to network with members all across the Valley. More info
Why Can’t the Trains Run on Time – A New Musical
The Palm Springs Cultural Center and Nunzio Sisto present the West Coast premiere of Why Can’t The Trains Run On Time • A New Musical, opening Monday, November 14 and running select Mondays through December 19. This is is an emotionally charged modern-day musical about an artist learning to let go of his past and appreciate his present. It’s a timeless tale that anyone can relate to, and a lesson about life that speaks to everyone who sees it. A Juilliard graduate, Nunzio Sisto’s music has been compared to Sondheim for its rhythmic and harmonic complexities, and to Schwartz for its memorable melodies. Get tickets
Keep the Music Playing – Inaugural Concert
Join the Palm Springs International Piano Competition (formerly the Waring) for Keep The Music Playing, an inaugural concert on Tuesday, November 15 at the Annenberg Theater. This incredible concert celebrates American composers. Performers include Waring artist Andrew Boyle; dynamic and entertaining Broadway singing sensation Julie Garnye; 2019 Competition Junior Solo & Concerto 1st place medalist Nathaniel Zhang; and, maestro, composer and cross-over artist John Bayless. The concert starts at 6 pm, followed by a “Toast of The Town” lavish cocktail and dining reception inside the Atrium at the Palm Springs Art Museum. More info
Pandemonium and Paradise: New York City 1970–1990
The Mizell Center’s 3rd Wednesday series presents Pandemonium and Paradise / New York City 1970-1990 / A Photographic Journey on Wednesday, November 16, from 5:30–7:30 pm. Go back in time to New York City in the 70’s and 80’s with photographer Meryl Meisler. This photographic journey captures a tumultuous time in NYC history: arson, crime, sexual abandon, crack, disco and AIDS. Meisler will be featured in conversation with curator Edwin Ramoran. You’ll see her photographs and hear how she chronicled Manhattan’s legendary discos: Studio 54, The Garage, CBGB’s, and The Palladium. While noting their cultural and social impact, she will also share juicy tales about the city’s hedonistic havens, celebrities, and revelers of the night. Get tickets
Frank’s Bourbon Bar WhistlePig Bourbon Tasting
The Purple Room Supper Club presents a WhistlePig Bourbon Selected Tasting on Monday, November 14 from 6–8 pm. Selections include WhistlePig’s PiggyBack Rye, PiggyBack Bourbon 10 & 12 year, SmockStock and a special surprise. Purple Room Bourbon Specialist Aaron Pond will be giving away a bottle of Private Label Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select ‘PR Sinatra’ as well as a Purple Room Bourbon Challenge Coin. Get tickets
Holiday Stress Support Group
The Center presents a Holiday Stress Support Group every Monday from November 14 through December 5. This group is an in-person drop-in therapeutic support group for those experiencing holiday stress and will be facilitated by Tim Rogers, MFT Trainee, from 7–8 pm. More info