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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, we learn why Kornbread’s bakery closed, more backstories that will melt your heart, and the queens produce faux PSA’s for a charity whose mission is to support first-eliminated drag queens. Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 5: Save a Queen here.
Brothers of the Desert and Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivor Syndrome) Palm Springs present Mighty Real: Black Men and HIV on Monday, February 7 from 5:30–7 pm on Zoom. The dynamic evening program will provide a retrospective on HIV in the Black Gay Community, updates on infection rates and treatments, testing and support group local resources, poetry reading, and music. Dr. Stephan Scoggins will provide soulful musical selections. The special guest will be Corey Saucier, a Black queer HIV positive poet, author, and playwright who will share some of his writings and his personal life story of living with HIV. More info
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce holds its February Mixer on Wednesday, February 9 from 5:30–7:30 pm at AsiaSF Palm Springs, where they are having Wine Down Wednesday. Experience true transcendence as the transgender Ladies of AsiaSF Palm Springs serve you hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and some of the most impressive entertainment in Southern California. More info
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health present The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Opiates, Pain and Addiction on Wednesday, February 9 from 4–5 pm on Zoom. Join K.D. Thrasher, DO, for discussion regarding the use and abuse of drugs used to treat pain. Learn what opiates have been shown to treat, how should doctors be recommending their use and what to do when they become a problem. More info
The Palm Springs Art Museum, in collaboration with the Palm Springs Black History Committee, presents several programs to celebrate Black History Month. On Thursday, February 10 from 5–7 pm, it’s the E&J Movement: Motown, Rhythm and Blues, and Smooth Jazz. Listen to some of your favorite Motown songs while learning about this history with someone who was actually there! You can then take a self-guided tour celebrating Black Artists on view. Docent tours also available. Subsequent Thursdays in February will feature themed presentations in the 5–7 pm time frame, during which museum admission is free, supported by the City of Palm Springs. Note: All visitors are required to make a reservation online before arriving at the museum. More info
February at the McCallum Theatre
The most popular act in the history of the McCallum Theatre, The Ten Tenors are back just in time for Valentine’s Day, performing multiple evenings (and matinees) from February 9–14. Also in February at the McCallum: Kristin Chenoweth (Feb. 18 & 19), Jay Leno (Feb. 20), Straight No Chaser a cappella (Feb. 23), and Broadway’s Jersey Boys (Feb. 25–27). Get tickets