One Modernism ends and another is announced! Not only was Modernism Week – October a huge success, it laid the groundwork for February’s festival from the 16th to the 26th.
Christopher Kennedy has announced a partnership with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to create a weekend of five home tours in Vista Las Palmas and Indian Canyons.
Cooler mornings are the norm now, so enjoy them as we await the end of DST and then get an hour of early sunlight back (for walking the dog or just taking a hike, bike or run.)
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DBA Networking Event Hosted by DAP Health
The Desert Business Association presents a Networking Event Hosted by DAP Health on Monday, October 17 from 5:30–7 pm. DAP Health will hold behind-the-scenes tours of their facility; come to learn more about this premier, long-standing desert organization. Plus, there will be some wonderful food by DBA member Lynn Hammond Catering. More info
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!
Women’s B.A.M. Salon for October
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents B.A.M. Salon (Book and Movie Salon) for women, hosted by Flynn Sylvest and Irma O’Dell on Tuesday, October 18 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. and every 3rd Tuesday, monthly on Zoom. The group’s purpose is to develop and deepen LGBTQ+ community and connection through stimulating and informative conversations about books and movies that highlight women authors and women’s stories and experiences. This month’s salon features The Children’s Hour (1961) directed by William Wyler. Longtime friends Martha and Karen run a boarding school for girls. When an unruly child, Mary is punished for lying, she concocts a story that Karen and Martha are having a lesbian relationship. When the story spreads, parents withdraw their children from the school. The women’s lawsuit for libel hits many snags when they lack witnesses to speak for them. More info
Join Brothers of the Desert for Election 2022: A Conversation, on Tuesday, October 18 from 6–9 pm at The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. Before you cast that ballot, meet and hear from candidates for local, state and federal officials on an array of issues that are important to our collective future as they seek office in November. Your vote counts. Your voice matters. Attendance is free (in-person or virtual) and open to all residents. Registration is requested. More info
Commemorating LGBT History Month, the Mizell Center presents Preserving and Sharing our Collective LGBTQ+ Voices on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30–7:30 pm. The program will examine the critical role museums and archives, both queer and mainstream, play in preserving and celebrating the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people. Panelists include Richard Burns (The American LGBT+ Museum of New York), David Gray (LGBTQ+ History and Archives of the Desert), Glenn McElhinney (Impact Stories), and Tim Vincent (Brothers of the Desert). The program will be moderated by Brad Fuhr of Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5. Reservations required. More info
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder 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
Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway – 11 Days Left!
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!