Like the first flowers breaking through the winter snow harbingering Spring, so it is with a few events popping up in the Coachella Valley.
Case in point, hundreds of LGBT softball players in 80 teams are gathering this weekend. I was speaking with the organizers of Modernism Week confirming that the signature event is on!
And the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert reopens to indoor meetings and such on Monday!
While a little quiet this weekend, the rest of February is chocked full of events, and we’ll be reporting on them here and on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs.
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Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament
The 30th Annual Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament runs this weekend, February 4–6 at Demuth Park and Big League Dreams Sports Park. Eighty teams and hundreds of LGBT softball players will compete and the event benefits AAP – Food Samaritans. The public is also invited to attend an opening reception Friday, February 4 from 7–9 pm at Hunter’s Nightclub. More info
Black History Month
The Palm Springs Black History Committee invites the entire community to join in a host of fun and educational events throughout February, including an Awards Gala this Saturday, February 5, an Adult Basketball Tournament (Sat. Feb 19), a Caravan through African American History in Palm Springs (Mon. Feb. 21), and a Parade and Town Fair (Sat. Feb. 26), in addition to several events scheduled for Thursday evenings at the Palm Springs Art Museum (see below in our “Looking Ahead” section). Check out the full list of Black History Committee events [here]
Throughout Black History Month, the LGBTQ-first streaming media network Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Learn more about the planned programming and how to get a month free of Revry Premium [here].
Drag-O-Rama at the Cultural Center
The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Drag-O-Rama with your host, Rosemary Galore, on Saturday, February 5 from 5–8 pm. Drag-O-Rama is an exploration of the history of Palm Springs, through the unique lens of the best drag queens in Southern California. Marvel at the costumes and the illusions. Be thrilled by the things you’ll learn. Watch the Duelling Marilyns strut their stuff. This is a show in a theatre, accompanied by gorgeous visuals on the big screen. A full bar is available before and after the show, and during intermission. Get tickets
Win 2 VIB (Very Important Bear) Passes to International Bear Convergence ($360 Value) from KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs and Gay Desert Guide! These passes are sold out and this is one of the only ways to secure a VIB pass now. International Bear Convergence (IBC) 2022 takes place February 24–28 at Hotel Zoso.
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