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Human Rights Commission Annual Community Service Awards
The City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission will present its annual Community Service Awards on Monday, February 14 from 5:30–6:30 pm on Zoom. The awards will be presented to six individuals and two organizations for outstanding contributions promoting and protecting human rights, social progress, better standards of life, and equality for all individuals. KGAY’s own DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) will be honored at the ceremony, and then on Wednesday, February 16 at 5 pm, Vincent will be celebrating his honor at Trunks Bar in Cathedral City, so stop by to congratulate him and enjoy some food, fun, music & love! Additional Community Service Awards honorees include: CV Independent publisher Jimmy Boegle, plus Ann Sheffer, VAXIE, Chad Gardner, Nikki Stone, Dean Lavine, and The Desert Healthcare District and Foundation. Read more about the honorees [here] and more details on the awards ceremony (with Zoom link) [here].
Join AsiaSF Palm Springs for A Special Valentine’s Day Evening on Monday, February 14 at 6:30 pm. This romantic evening will include a complimentary champagne toast, four-course pre-fixe menu and delectable house-made desserts, all punctuated by fabulous performances by the Ladies of AsiaSF Palm Springs. Then dance into the evening after dinner in the Forbidden City Nightclub. Get tickets
Love is in the air and classic tunes and fine dining are on the menu at The Purple Room Supper Club on Monday, February 14 from 5–9 pm. Make your reservation for a romantic mid-century modern Valentine’s Day at Palm Springs iconic Purple Room: birthplace of The Rat Pack and LOVED by generations! Enjoy a special gourmet three-course meal designed just for the day. More info
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents B.A.M. Salon (Book and Movie Salon) for women, hosted by Flynn Sylvest and Irma O’Dell on Tuesday, February 15 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. and every 3rd Tuesday, monthly on Zoom. The group’s purpose is to develop and deepen LGBTQ+ community and connection through stimulating and informative conversations about books and movies that highlight women authors and women’s stories and experiences. This month’s salon features The Handmaiden (2016) directed by Park Chan-Wook, about a woman hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. More info
Palm Springs City Hall to Reopen to Public Tuesday
Due to an encouraging decline in COVID-19 cases, City Hall and other City of Palm Springs facilities will reopen to the public for walk-in service on Tuesday, Feb. 15. For the time being, masks indoors will be required in all City facilities as required by Cal/OSHA. Hours of operation are 8 am–6 pm Monday–Thursday. For more information about City departments and services, visit www.palmspringsca.gov.
The Palm Springs Police Department will hold a series of town hall meetings each day at 4:00 pm from Tuesday, February 15–Saturday, February 19 at locations around the city. The meeting is intended to invite residents and businesses to address public safety issues and help shape the future of the department, and will be facilitated by Chief Andrew Mills and PSPD Command Staff with elected officials from each district present. More info
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 just for you! (Read all of Dante’s recaps here). In this episode, Dante writes, “…rifts are developing, things are heating up, the room is getting smaller and “girls are getting picked off like old shaggy fruit.” No wait, that’s closing time at Barracks.” Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 6: Glamazon Prime, [here].