The week begins with a dichotomy of what’s happening and what’s not. Performing arts are in full swing, while things like Sunnylands and the libraries are shuttered due to Omicron. We keep you updated below and online. You can also hear what’s happening with KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs each and every day!
In just one week, two LGBTQ candidates have announced for Palm Springs City Council and a third is seeking re-election. Jeffrey Bernstein, DestinationPSP owner and Measure J Oversights Commission chair, has announced for District 2 and Ron DeHarte, CEO of Palm Springs Pride and former chair of the Human Rights Commission has announced for District 3. Grace Garner is seeking re-election in District 1.
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The Dinah Announces 2022 Dates
The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is set to take place September 21–26, 2022 at the Margaritaville Resort (formerly the Riviera). With 400 rooms, it means more standard rooms available and it’s going to be like a Dinah Disneyland! Reserve your room now, tickets will be available soon. The Dinah is the largest Queer/Lesbian/Non-Binary event in the world. More info
DBA Virtual Networking Mixer
The Desert Business Association (DBA) Networking Mixer is going virtual for another couple of meetings, until the current wave of the COVID-19 Omicron variant subsides. Join them on Zoom on Monday, January 24 at 5:30 pm to find out the latest happenings at DBA, upcoming business trainings, and other activities. More info
RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 3
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has new a recap for you: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, Episode 3 (Read all of Dante’s recaps here). Find out what happens when the remaining 12 queens meet each other for the first time (with some surprises) and then participate in a maxi challenge of two fashion balls with three looks required of each queen. Learn about the new candy bar twist this season and read Dante’s full recap of Episode 3: A Pair of Balls here.
Long Term Survivors: Gay Men Living with HIV
The next session of the Long-Term Survivors Support Group for Gay Men Living HIV and AIDS starts on Wednesday, Jan 26 from 6–7:30 pm offered via Zoom by The LGBTQ Center of the Desert. This group, facilitated by Clay Sterzik LMFT, will explore issues related to healthy aging and overcoming challenges specific to living with HIV. This is a closed group that will run for 12 weeks. More info
Fantasy Springs Job Fair
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is looking to hire over 90 team members at their Job Fair on Thursday, January 27 from 2:00–6:00 pm at the Special Events Center. The first 50 job seekers that complete an in-person application will receive a $50 gift card. Managers will be on hand to personally interview candidates for exciting careers in a variety of positions including Restaurant Server, Sous Chef, Restaurant Manager, Baker, Cook, Cash Ops, Cage Cashier, Main Banker, Table Games Dealers and Floor Supervisors, etc. More info
Life X 3 Opens Tuesday
CV Rep presents Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza from January 25–February 6. As witty and acerbic as ‘Art’, Reza’s enormous worldwide success, Life X 3 contrasts man’s ability to analyze and map the outermost reaches of the universe with his total inability to respond rationally to the most trivial domestic mishap, and examines how the slightest random event can effortlessly derail the most elaborately laid plan. Get tickets
Southwest Arts Festival Starts Thursday
The Southwest Arts Festival® Indio returns to the Empire Polo Club from January 27–30, open from 10 am–5 pm daily, featuring a variety of traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art, jewelry and quality crafts from over two hundred artists, exhibiting over four days. The festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals, brought to you by the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Indio. Get tickets
Congregation Beth Shalom invites the entire community to celebrate Shabbat Services on Friday, January 28 at 7:45 pm. Services and interactive discussion will conducted by Rabbi Dr. J.B. Sacks, one of the first openly gay rabbis in the Conservative Jewish Movement, and services will be followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat Dessert Reception celebrating the Diversity of Our Community. More info