We end January and remain hopeful that February events will remain on the calendar. There are so many great signature events that are in the planning stages. KGAY 106.5 is giving away VIB (Very Important Bear) passes to IBC International Bear Convergence in Feb. We’re also welcoming Melissa Etheridge to the McCallum in March.
Black History Month gets underway Tuesday and we’ve linked to many events on the schedule. The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is back on the calendar too. Download our latest PDF calendar or search the events page of Gay Desert Guide.
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Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, Episode 4, just for you! (Read all of Dante’s recaps here). In this episode, the queens “will come up with attention-grabbing super teasers for Season 14 that highlight iconic moments of drama, glamor and shade. And the runway theme will be “Night of a Thousand JLo’s.” (Can it be?)” Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 3: She’s a Super Tease here.
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 3 from 5:30–7 pm, it’s the kick-off reception featuring a student performance from the James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center Drill Team and Drum Squad. Following the kick-off, 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
Black History Month on Revry
Throughout Black History Month, the LGBTQ-first streaming media network Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Learn more about the planned programming and how to get a month free of Revry Premium [here].
The AARP Foundation provides free tax assistance to those who need it most through their Tax-Aide program, presented by the Mizell Center on Tuesdays from February 1–April 5. Schedule your 20-minute appointment by phone or in person at the Mizell Center; a limited number of time slots are available, so don’t delay in making your appointment! More info
The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission proudly brings free yoga classes to the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater in Downtown Cathedral City every Tuesday morning from 10–11 am starting on February 1 and going through April 26. The free classes will be taught by professional yoga instructor Patti Wexler. The classes are designed to be power yoga for all levels, not gentle yoga classes. Anyone interested in taking the free power yoga classes can simply show up and participate, no reservations required. The classes will be held outdoors on the amphitheater lawn. More info
February at the McCallum Theatre
Broadway royalty is coming to town on Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm when the McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters with an evening of song and glamour. Also coming up in February: The Desert Symphony’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute starring Shawn Klush (Thu. Feb. 3), The Ten Tenors (Feb. 9–14), 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
The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, February 1 at 6 pm on Zoom. This month’s topic: HIV & The Law with attorney Andrew Alder-Larue. Upcoming in the Positive Life Series: 03/01/22 – Thriving With HIV with activist Nelson Vergel. More info
Rock the Park Concert Series Begins Wednesday with Eagles Tribute
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with James Elliott Entertainment will present a free monthly tribute band concert at the new Palm Springs Downtown Park at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month from February through July, kicking off this Wednesday, February 2 with TRL, a Tribute to The Eagles. Future concerts include tributes to Madonna, Elton John, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs. More info