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BNP Paribas Open Begins
The largest international tennis tournament outside of the four Grand Slams, the BNP Paribas Open (aka “Tennis Paradise”) kicks off Monday, March 7 and continues through Sunday, March 20 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Check out the star-studded player lists [here] and read about Naomi Osaka and others in the Eisenhower Cup TieBreak Tens event [here].A variety of packages and single-session tickets are available for purchase. All attendees will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. More info
RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 9
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, and this week the topic is…men! The queens form panels to discuss their favorite things about men, the problematic aspects, online culture, and the meaning of masculinity. “Drag, we’re told, is the antidote to toxic masculinity.” Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 9: Menzses, [here].
9th Annual Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival
The Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival takes place March 6–9 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, presented by Temple Isaiah, in conjunction with Jewish Federation of the Desert. The Festival provides an opportunity to grow compassion and community throughout the Coachella Valley, and to help expand understanding of Jewish life through film. The films have been chosen to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history, and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of the expansive diversity of Jewish experiences as well as films for sheer entertainment. Get tickets
I’m Speaking: Reflections on International Women’s Day
The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert, along with Mizell Center and Mina Hartong, present Reflections on International Women’s Day: An Evening of Personal Stories on Wednesday, March 9 from 6–8 pm. Featuring DeeAnn Hopings, Cris South, Nancy Worthington and others telling their stories through oral histories to archive and chronicle the history of the LGBTQ+ community in the Coachella Valley. Free and open to the public. More info
Heart Healthy Nutrition
Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present Heart Healthy Nutrition on Wednesday, March 9 from 4–5 pm via Zoom. In a world full of information on nutrition, it can be hard to figure out exactly what “heart healthy eating” looks like. Join Registered Dietitians Leah Papazian and Talia Frazer for a discussion on what foods help support a healthy heart and what strategies you can use to create a more balanced diet. More info
The Desert Symphony’s 33rd Anniversary Gala
The Desert Symphony’s 33rd Anniversary Gala will present international superstar Marie Osmond on Wednesday, March 9 at 8 pm at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. The Desert Symphony was founded in 1989 in Palm Desert to bring professional orchestral concerts to the Desert Cities, featuring the best chamber musicians, virtuoso soloists, principal players, and recording artists in the area. Get tickets
Yappy Hour: Welcome Back
Join Animal Samaritans for an exciting evening with other animal lovers and their canine friends at their Yappy Hour on Thursday, March 10 from 5–7 pm at Margaritaville Resort. Bring your dog and enjoy treats for your pet and hors d’oeuvres and wine for you. The event will be held on Margaritaville’s spacious side lawn. Your $20 suggested donation benefits Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. More info