Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for Easter Weekend: April 2–4, 2021

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for Easter Weekend: April 2–4, 2021

Easter Weekend: April 2–4, 2021

We had a fascinating chat with DesertX co-curator César García-Alvarez, a native of the east valley and an openly gay artist.  His story about bringing this biennial event to life amidst a pandemic is worth the watch/listen on this week’s #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcast/vodcast.  Just as compelling was our chat with author Ronni Sanlo, who was documented in the movie “Letter to Anita”.  In the 70s in Florida, she lost custody of her children during the Anita Bryant anti-gay initiative that spurred her LGBTQ activism which endures today to a new generation.  And she’s the author of “Today in LGBTQ History”.

Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr
Yes, we Zoom together each week and create a video version for Facebook and the audio version for over a dozen podcast platforms that carry us.
It’s Easter weekend and the Coachella Valley is awash with visitors from all over our country, but primarily the drive markets of LA and Orange County.  There’s a few more things happening on the calendar, and we’ve reintroduced our Happy Hour Finder on the “After Dark” Nightlife page.  That’s certainly a sign of the times!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings

Easter Weekend: April 2–4, 2021

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: It’s Easter weekend, plus: Desert X Interview on the podcast, Final Weekend of AmDocs Film & Animation Festival, Palm Springs Art Museum Reopens, ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament, Oscar-Nominated Shorts at the Drive-In, Mapplethorpe Film Review by Stephen Radosh, National Out to Win Day, Looking ahead to Star Trek Virtual Speed Dating with Alexander Rodriguez, and more!
/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/1.png Desert X InterviewThis week’s I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast features an interview with César García-Alvarez, the openly gay Coachella Valley local serving as co-curator to the Desert X art exhibition. Listen in and learn more about how César helped shepherd the artists statements in this year’s unique political, social and cultural climate. Desert X runs through May 16. More info


/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/2 (1).png AmDocs Film Festival

Through Sun, Apr. 4 – The 2021 American Documentary and Animation Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, but there’s still time to check out over 200 Festival titles on the DocsNow+ platform, streaming the best films in the comfort of your own home! With festival admission you also receive a year’s subscription to DocsNow+ so you can view documentary and animated works from around the world all year long, until it’s time for next year’s AmDocs festival! More info


/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/3.png Palm Springs Art Museum Opens

The Palm Springs Art Museum has reopened as of Thursday, April 1 with updated galleries and 5 new exhibitions. New visitor hours are: Friday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Capacity is limited to 25%, tickets must be reserved online in advance, and numerous COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. More info


We have a HOT DEAL for savings at Chill Bar, plus deals at Giueseppe’s Pizza & Pasta, Monster Shakes, Grand Central, Bear Wear, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Johannes, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Mary Pickford Theatre, Bouschet, Peepa’s and more! See All Deals


I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast: Episode 91

John Taylor, comedian Shann Carr and Gay Desert Guide’s Brad Fuhr with special guests Jimmy Boegle of CVIndependent.comSteven Biller and César García-Alvarez of author and marketing maven David Perry, and LGBTQ+ historian, educator and author Dr. Ronni Sanlo!


The #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is broadcast on Facebook Live, Fridays at 11:00 a.m.! The I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast is also available on Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon FireTV and Android devices via Tune in Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (or later on-demand) to stream us to your TV. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more!


Gay Desert Guide Crushes ❤️ This Week

Our Man Crush Monday this week is Teddy Grouya and Woman Crush Wednesday is a tribute to Women’s History Month! Click the images here to read more and see a fun video reel, and keep up with all our crushes by following @GayDesertGuide on Facebook and Instagram

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