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The Palm Springs Animal Shelter has an amazing opportunity to raise funds when the Nationwide Fundraiser “Jordan’s Way” broadcasts LIVE on Monday, March 21 from 10 am–2 pm. Host Kris Rotonda has been raising awareness about the need for pet adoption on Ellen, Today, and Hallmark Channel, and he will be presenting wacky challenges to shelter staff and volunteers to achieve fundraising milestones. Pies-in-the-face, head shaving, nothing is off the table if it will help animals! You donate and watch the live fundraiser [here]
KGAY Palm Springs 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide are pleased to host the LGBTQ Center of the Desert’s March Social on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30–7:30 pm at The Saguaro Palm Springs. Join your community on the Jacinto Lawn @ the Saguaro for the return of the monthly Center Social. Relax beside the pool, enjoy refreshing drinks, and laid-back cool vibes! More info
Eight nights of runway shows continue this week at El Paseo Jewelers Fashion Week El Paseo, with shows through Saturday, March 26, at The Gardens on El Paseo. This is the west coast’s largest consumer fashion show. Shows this week include: Christopher Bates, Couture from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, Saks Fifth Avenue Presents, and The Fantastical Fashions of Edwin Oudshoom. See our event listing for full schedule of shows [here].
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, and this week, it’s a Lip Sync “LaLaPaRuZa Smackdown,” which involves a new member of the Pit Crew with seven balls(!), and several rounds of head-to-head lip sync competition with a tight finish! Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 11: An Extra Special Episode, [here].
With the Transgender Day of Visibility and Trans Pride to be celebrated this weekend, it’s a good time to remember that the LGBTQ Center of the Desert offers, every week: Trans Tuesdays, from 6:30–7:30 pm on Zoom. a confidential HIPAA compliant meeting hosted by Dr. Jill Hingston. Meetings during this time will be conducted as a whole group, and significant others and family are welcome. More info
The LGBTQ Center Coachella Valley presents Transgender Visibility Day on Friday, March 25 from 4–8 pm. This is the first Transgender Visibility Day at the new offices in Coachella. It is extremely important to celebrate and uplift all Trans people, particularly at this moment in time, and The Center has partnered with Paulina Angel of Trans Community Project to bring this event to life. It will be an afternoon of fun, celebration, and art with refreshments and speakers in the evening. More info
DAP Health presents Amigos Coachella Valley, meeting weekly on Thursdays from 4:30–6 pm. This social group will explore issues related to sexual and mental health, men’s sexuality, HIV prevention and treatment, and Latinidad. More info
Color Wheel Art Show
Rubine Red Gallery presents COLOR WHEEL, a gallery show of works by Jennifer Davis & Michael Soltis from now through April 4, open daily from 10 am–6 pm. Come take a glorious romp around the Color Wheel with colorful vibes and large scale works. More info