Dust in the Wind! That’s what happened Thursday evening in the Coachella Valley where a haboob rolled across the area. It’s quite a sight to see from afar and above, but being in it is no picnic. The dust storm has left a coating on everything and the mountains are obscured.
We recover quickly, of course, and look forward to seeing the full moon on Sunday night. There’s always a monthly drum circle at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club no matter what night the celestial body is in full view. It’s a fun event that I’ve attended since I live nearby.
We’re four weeks from Palm Springs Pride and plans are in full swing. We’ve added ALL the Pride events to our online calendar, plus have published the Pride Map & Parade Route. It’s downloadable from the homepage.
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???
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6th Annual East Valley Pride Festival
The Center Coachella presents the 6th Annual East Valley Pride Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 3–7 pm in the garden behind the Public Library in Coachella. The theme for this year is “Fighting for our existence, being in resistance.” Performers include local ECV poet Erika Castellanos, local band The Sol Suns, invited guests UCR Drag performers, and for the first time in the ECV, Boi Band. Mexican Antojos vendor Abby’s Fruits will have their delicious menu for sale, as well as local artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work. More info
The 6th Annual ECV Pride Kickoff Film Fest takes place the night before, on Friday, October 7 from 6–8:30 pm at Mecca Community Park. Come enjoy free snacks and refreshments at this film fest in the park to kickoff ECV Pride 2022. Screenings include Tres Gotas de Agua, La Serenata, and El Canto del Colibri. More info
A Cabbello Presents: “Bond. James Bond.”
A Cabbello presents Bond. James Bond. on Friday, October 7 at 7 pm and Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9, at 4 pm at CVRep Playhouse. A Cabbello will be joined by guest artist Sheila Ellis in delivering a brilliant, entertaining vocal performance celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the iconic James Bond movie series. The iconic spy master is synonymous with the values of trust, friendship and courage and known for his fast cars, beautiful women and global adventures. Throw in a touch of Austin Powers zaniness and you are in for decades worth of fun and Academy Award-winning music in one evening. Get tickets
Wine & Dine Around the World
Wine & Dine Around the World takes place Friday, October 7 from 6–9 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This wine-tasting event features over 300 wines from 9 different countries, paired with regional hors d’oeuvres. Purchase VIP tickets for early access at 5 pm, plus admission to the after-party. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket benefits your choice of several Coachella Valley charities. Get tickets
Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway
KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm, and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!
Singing with the Desert Stars
The Desert Ensemble Theatre presents its 12th Annual Season Opener, a special event benefit: Singing with the Desert Stars on Friday, October 7 at 6:30 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This one-night-only evening of song benefits DET’s Internship and Scholarship Programs and the stars are local, popular, professional singers who will coach prominent community members in a competitive evening of singing. The winner will be determined by the audience. Coaches include Jeff Barnett, Darci Daniels, Patrick Evans, Charles Herrera, Lizzie Schmelling, and Leslie Tinnaro, and star contestants will be Winston Gieseke, Charles Huff, Jeffrey Norman, Shay Moraga, Christine Tringali Nunes, and Joe Zakowski, with the evening hosted by Jerome Elliott Moskowitz. Get tickets
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Barry Bostwick
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage’s The Show presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour on Friday, October 7 at 8 pm. All guests are welcome to dress up as their favorite character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show with props provided by The Show. Join the original ‘Brad Majors,’ Barry Bostwick, for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! [Read Bostwick’s chat with Palm Springs Life here]. The tour also features a memorabilia display with artifacts and an actual costume from the movie, a costume contest, and more. Get tickets
House Party PS 3 – Hollywood Magic
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and Don Kraft & Steve Knill present House Party PS: Hollywood Magic on Saturday, October 8 from 5–8 pm at Don & Steve’s house. Special entertainment will feature Steve Knill (featured on The Voice), 3-time Grammy Winner Debby Boone, Broadway star Alix Korey, DJ ModGirl, Cat Lyn Day as Marilyn Monroe and more. A Silent Auction will include beautiful art, merchandise, experiences, and much more. Proceeds benefit REAF-Palm Springs and Oak Grove Sanctuary Palm Springs. Get tickets
Joshua Tree Music Festival
The 17th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival is happening October 6–9 at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground. Music will rotate between two stages from 10 am–2 am creating a continuous sonic journey each day. The lineup is a diverse medley of genres and styles curated to seamlessly blend and build as the days progress. Highlights include: Ibibio Sound Machine: Vibrant electro-afro-funk outta London; Ghost-Note: Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound; Brass Against: A musical middle finger to today’s authoritarian machine, and many more. During breaks from the dance floor attendees can enjoy yoga and workshops, indulge in a massage at the Healing Oasis, or take a stroll around the lake and the grounds to take in the art and the raw beauty of the desert landscape. Get tickets