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Modernism Week – October
Modernism Week Fall Preview has been rebranded Modernism Week – October, and runs from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16. It is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public [More info]. It also includes the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale Fall Edition, including an opening night preview party on Oct. 14, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive first chance to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The Show & Sale continues Oct. 15-16 and will feature more than 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers [More info].
Modernism Week: Catch the Wave Cocktail Party
The Catch the Wave Cocktail Party is a rare opportunity to visit the historic Miles C. Bates “Wave” House in Palm Desert during Modernism Week – October on Thursday, October 13 from 6–8 pm. Come for for cocktails and appetizers wearing the suggested attire: tropical or beach wear. There will be an architecture talk by Christian Stayner, and entertainment by The Joslyn Strummers ukulele band and DJ Modgirl. Proceeds benefit Joslyn Center programs and services. Get tickets
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Reopens
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway reopens on Monday, October 10, after its annual maintenance closure. The first tram up will be at 10 am, the last tram up will be at 8 pm, and the last tram down will be at 9:30 pm. Tram cars depart at least every 30 minutes. Completed projects this year include the replacement of tower sheaves, replacement of the dome windows in both tramcars, and comprehensive mechanical and electrical testing of Tramway systems [More info]. Don’t forget to enter the Tramway’s Snow-Guessing Contest for a chance to win free passes!
Gay For Good Palm Springs Coming Out Day Ice Cream Social
Join Gay For Good Palm Springs for a celebratory Coming Out Day rainbow ice cream social on Tuesday, October 11 from 5–6 pm at Mizell Center. Come meet your local chapter leaders and Gay For Good’s Executive Director, Anne Friedman and Regional Volunteer Coordinator, Lor Mayne-Leduc. You can help by bringing donations of new and gently used clothing for adults and children, for the Mizell Center and students at Cabot Yerxa Elementary School who have limited access to clean, wearable clothing for school. More info
Gay for Good is also partnering with The Boys & Girls Club in Cathedral City for a cleanup of their garden on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am–Noon. Wear your comfortable gardening clothes and prepare to get a little dirty and do a lot of good! More info
Prime Timers of the Desert Monthly Lunch
Join PrimeTimers of the Desert for their monthly luncheon on Tuesday, October 11 from 11:30 am–1 pm. This month they will be meeting at La Tablita on 68369 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Cathedral City (Next to Revivals). RSVP Required. More info
Salton Sea Prayer Vigil
The region’s diverse faith communities are joining together for an hour-long morning Prayer Vigil to Build Support for the Recovery of the Salton Sea at 10 am on Monday, October 10, the federal holiday observing Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day. Places of worship from El Centro in Imperial County to Palm Springs plan to participate at the vigil at Desert Shores (Thermal). More info
Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway
KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm, and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!
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