It’s “3M Week” in our summary of what’s happening this week in the Desert: Marx, Monkeypox and Modernism.
The schedule for our October architectural extravaganza is out today with tickets on sale August 1.
Richard Marx performs at The Show at Agua Caliente this week, and the menacing ‘M’, monkeypox, continues to be a big concern not only in our LGBTQ+ community, but now worldwide with designation by the WHO.
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Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent, Dante Noto, has published his latest chatty recap of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 (See all of his RuPaul Recaps here). This week the queens compete in a variety extravaganza to benefit the charity of their choice, and they also sit down for the traditional Tic Tac Chit Chat with Ru and Michelle Visage. Plus, there’s a twist that prompts Dante to say: “Everyone is shook, but mostly me. I’m the Queen of Shooketh!” Read the full recap of Episode 11: Drag Race Gives Back: Variety Extravaganza [here].
Modernism Week, the annual festival that highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, will offer Modernism Week – October from October 13–16. While smaller in scope than the 11-day festival held annually each February, the October event offers more than 50 events during 4-days, including several free and low-cost programs. A full schedule of events will be available starting Monday, July 25 and tickets will go on sale August 1 at 12 noon PST. More info
HIV + Aging Research Project Palm Springs (HARP-PS) is convening a third public town hall meeting about Monkeypox in the Coachella Valley on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 pm via Zoom. Things are changing rapidly with the monkeypox pandemic in the Coachella Valley. A very limited number of vaccines are being made available to select high-risk individuals, but more vaccines are on the way–the County is releasing them to providers as fast as they receive them from the state. Join County & State health officials, elected officials, and local providers to learn about the latest in vaccination efforts, treatment access, and how the community is responding to slow the spread of monkeypox here in Palm Springs. More info
Oswit Land Trust will announce its next focus for acquisition on Tuesday, July 26 at 10 am at the Demuth Community Center Multipurpose Room. According to the group: “This project will be historic and iconic for residents and tourists alike. This is THE one that other communities will look to us as an example! This is THE one that exemplifies being proactive versus reactive! This is THE one that restores your faith in humans! More info
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents the July Center Social at Toucans on Wednesday, July 27 from 5:30–7 pm. Have a good time meeting with your friends and making new ones; beat the heat and step into tiki paradise with refreshing drinks and community vibes! More info
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, July 27, Stanley Butler and Wayne Cobham Blues takes the stage. Each week, come enjoy great bands playing Authentic Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock from all over the globe right here in your backyard. Get tickets
Jazzville, the live jazz scene presented by Barry Martin/DJ Baz and Take Five, takes place at the vibrant Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs. Experience the hottest acts in jazz and step back in time to when all the cool cats came to play and put Palm Springs on the map! On Thursday, July 28 from 7–8:30 pm, it’s Jason Fabus Quintet, with a show celebrating the music of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, including highlights of the amazing 1959 classic jazz album, Take Five. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets
CVRep’s Theatre Thursdays are back “Live on Stage.” Come see a different cabaret, concert or entertaining event each Thursday at 7 pm, now through September 1. This week: On Thursday, July 28, it’s Jason Graae performing “Graae Matter,” from entertaining “novelty” songs which he infuses with his own apt sense of humor to ballads interpreted beautifully. Our theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh has a look at some highlights of this series [here], and see our event listing for the full lineup of performers! Order ahead and save with 5 shows for the price of 4. Get tickets
In the vein of cult favorite TV show Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Rifftrax, Bad News From Outer Space presents a night of live bad movie bashing of the Palm Springs B-Movie classic Eegah: The Name Written in Blood on Thursday, July 28 at 8 pm. Hosted by crazed cinephiles and “Bond vs. Godzilla” podcast hosts Cruz Moore, Jacob Roberts, and Charles Slemmons, the Palm Springs b-movie classic Eegah (1962) was filmed locally across Palm Springs, Coachella, and La Quinta; a caveman out of time runs amuck across the Coachella Valley in pursuit of forbidden love. Get tickets