Don’t Worry Darling has brought a resurgence to my Canyon View Estates neighborhood. The film, shot here during the height of COVID-19, stars Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Florence Pugh.
It features many classic autos, the kind you’ll find at the Casual Concours this weekend. And it was shot one cul-de-sac away from where Sunday’s “Cul-de-Sac A Go-Go” is happening for Modernism Week – October.
Lo and behold my 1963 MGB got its brush with greatness in the September issue of British Airways inflight magazine. It is featured in a shot of CVE that beautifully encapsulates both machine and Modernism.
The movie is just exiting our local theaters so if you haven’t had a chance to see it on the big screen, this may be the weekend to do so. But there’s much competition for your time with another weekend chocked full of events. P.S. Thanks to my dad for lovingly restoring this car!
Oh and don’t forget to vote for John Taylor, DJ Galaxy and KGAY in the Best of Coachella Valley from the CV Independent. It IS your favorite radio station, right???
Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride/Fall 2022 is Here!
Just in time for the fall season, which also means Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we have our hot-off-the-press Visitor Map & Guide Pride/Fall 2022! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town in the coming week and if you’re planning a visit, or just can’t wait (or don’t like paper), you can view and download it right here, right now!
Casual Concours Midcentury Car Show: Disco Inferno
Casual Concours XIII takes place on Saturday, October 15 from 10 am–3 pm at Desert Princess Country Club. This thirteenth annual gathering of significant post-war automobiles features over 200 museum-quality cars, both foreign and domestic on display. The finest midcentury car show in the Coachella Valley, Casual Concours reflects the unique collector car culture of Palm Springs! This year, the theme is “Disco Inferno,” featuring DJ Galaxy of the KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch spinning the retro tunes, with the show focusing on the designer labels and colorful carriages that boogie-oogie-oogied us to the dance floor. Get tickets
Modernism Week – October
Modernism Week Fall Preview has been rebranded Modernism Week – October, and runs from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16. It is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public [More info]. The Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show has an opening night preview party on Oct. 14, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive first chance to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The Show & Sale runs Oct. 15-16 and will feature more than 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers [More info].
9th Annual Reel Women’s Film Festival
Now in its ninth year, the Reel Women’s Film Festival takes place October 1–15 streaming online, with an in-person program all day on Saturday, October 15 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival is championed by a committee that works to bring diverse and inspiring films about women to the screen. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, serving Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties. More info
Modernism Week: Cul-de-Sac A-Go-Go
Cul-de-Sac A-Go-Go takes place Sunday, October 16, with one-hour tours from 9:30 am–12:30 pm, and this year it has special significance, since it takes place in the identical Canyon View Estates cul-de-sac next to where Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros. Pictures) was filmed (and some scenes were shot on this spot!). Find yourself transported back to the late 1960s, with six intact William Krisel-designed homes on tour, a curated collection of classic vehicles in the carports and driveways, and Hullabaloo-style go-go platforms where Cul-de-Sac Dancers will shake things up. Period music, high fashion models, and some special surprises make this an event not to be forgotten! Get tickets
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opening Friday, October 14 and running through Sunday, October 30. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives (played by one actor) without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? This Tony-Award winning Best Musical is a charming, murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Get tickets