It wasn’t “Passover” in the Fuhr household this week. COVID hit with a vengeance early this week. And I know plenty of people who suffered the same fate – just as mask rules went away for public transportation. Where did I get it? The million dollar question for me and many. But it doesn’t help that over 100,000 people flood into the valley for Coachella each week. Even though I didn’t attend, there were plenty of opportunities to be exposed.
At this point in the pandemic, it’s much easier to treat. I got my cocktail of 5 (yes 5!) different drugs Thursday, following a positive rapid test. Symptoms started early week, but the positive test didn’t come till then.
So I’m quarantined and resting for awhile. I’ll update you Monday in my weekly blog.
And listen to KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs no matter whether you’re near or far from the Coachella Valley. Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly called simply “Coachella,”) presents the second of two consecutive three-day weekends held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio this weekend, April 22–24. Beyond the headliners of Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia, there are more than 100 artists performing across seven stages, plus activities, art installations, food, fun…and good vibes. We have waitlist and ticket exchange links on our event listing: More info
Heading anywhere in the vicinity? Check out our Coachella Festival 2022 Traffic Map & Transportation Info. Don’t forget to check out #GaysofCoachella on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to connect with “family” around the festival!
Did you know during Coachella Music Festival this weekend Palm Springs restaurants have open tables and shops have no lines. Who knew? It’s a great time to be kind and support your local restaurant and favorite retail store. Shop stress free then dine care free. Make your reservation today.
Day Club Palm Springs
Day Club Palm Springs is back this weekend, April 22–24, with poolside programming running from noon to sundown at the Hilton Palm Springs. The lineup this weekend includes Duck Sauce, Hayden James (DJ set), Louis The Child (DJ set), with sets from Kasbo & Elohim, Tchami, VNSSA, and many more. Come for a day or stay all weekend, both single day and weekend passes are available. Get tickets
Modern Men—Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus presents Sounds of the 60s on Saturday, April 23 at 7 pm and Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Enjoy tunes all the way from memorable folk-influenced melodies, the driving rhythms of Motown, our favorite TV characters come to life, the exotic world of the flower children, to inspiring songs of protest and awakening. And of course, the Beatles. All your favorites in one fabulous presentation with some of the Valley’s greatest voices. Wanna be Feelin’ Groovy? Get tickets
Three new local productions open this weekend with Mid-Century Moderns the Musical, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, and Monty Python’s Spamalot, while the sun sets on Native Gardens this Sunday!
Mid-Century Moderns the Musical
The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Mid-Century Moderns – A New Musical, running from April 20–May 8. The fabulous hits of ’66 come to life in this delightful tale of a plucky Wisconsin widow who transforms from frump to fabulous when she finds herself at the center of modernity in Palm Springs. Featuring the music of Tom Jones, Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Frank & Nancy Sinatra, The Association, The Monkees and many more! Get tickets
Desert Theatreworks presents Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, running from April 22–May 8. It is 1967 in San Francisco, California. Joanna is surprising her parents with a visit home and a fiancé. Making that first introduction to the parents is never easy, and even more so when the whirlwind romance is set against the backdrop of the ’60s and involves a young mixed-race couple. Both families are forced to reckon with their ideas and prejudices in the face of pending nuptials. Get tickets
Palm Canyon Theatre presents Monty Python’s Spamalot, running from April 22–May 1. King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths. Get tickets
CVRep presents Native Gardens, running through April 24. Tania yearns to build a fence and transform her yard into a native garden of the local region, based on her culture and aesthetic. Neighbor Frank has a more conventional notion of what a garden should look like. Civility and kindness fades, as the gloves come off and the digs start. Our Gay Desert Guide review by Stephen Radosh describes Native Gardens as “a comedy that manages to tackle some serious issues…the play under Michael Matthews’ sharp direction, never loses sight of the laughs.” Get tickets