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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide Weekend: Feb 12–14, 2021

February 12–14, 2021

There’s love and COVID-19 in the air this Valentine’s Day weekend.  Just a year ago, I was on my way to New Zealand to start the Atlantis cruise to Sydney and Mardi Gras.  The virus was in topping the news, and many could not pass through Asia to board.  But we took few precautions other than using more hand sanitizer at the buffet.

By the time the trip was over, the world was quickly going into lockdown.  It would be the last vacation I took, and when I got back to Palm Springs the landscape had changed dramatically.  My parents, visiting from Michigan, joined the mass exodus of snowbirds who left for home.

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Fast forward a year and we are slowly emerging from our International nightmare.  On Thursday,
  /campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/IMG_8080.jpgmembers of the media toured the Palm Springs Convention Center’s new COVID-19 vaccine clinic.  Jimmy Boegle, from the Coachella Valley Independent, commented that he had not been in that particular space since White Party two years earlier.  We saw socially-distanced public officials show how the cavernous space is now being used to save lives.
So off we go into the second half of February with a reimagined Valentine’s Day weekend and what would normally be one of the busiest with President’s Day on Monday.  Keep up with all the happenings in ##ILoveGayPalmSprings with this newsletter and our blog linked below.
Oh, a happy Lunar New Year.  It’s 4719, the Year of the Ox.  Or as my friends, Henry and Bob put it “OXOXOXOXO” with love in the new year!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
 

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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings

February 12–14, 2021

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: From Broadway with Love—Backwards! Valentine’s themed fundraiser, Evenings with Ophelia presents The Improvables of the Desert, 2021 HUMP! Film Festival, LGBTQ Love Stories of Paris and LGBTQ Love Stories of Berlin, Valentine’s Day Weekend Drive-In Movies, “Best of Modernism” Online Auction wraps up, and more!

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/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/1.png From Broadway with Love…Backwards!Fri & Sat, Feb. 12 & 13 – The annual fundraiser from Palm Canyon Theatre is doing something different this year—flipping the script so male performers will sing female parts and vice versa. This rare opportunity will have everything from traditional ballads to fun unconventional love songs, all with a Valentine’s Day theme! Streaming online two days only. Get tickets

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Sat. Feb. 13 – “Evenings with Ophelia” is a fundraising show benefiting the Ophelia Project, mentoring teen girls in the Coachella Valley. This one-hour Zoom performance by The Improvables of the Desert will take audiences on a freewheeling journey with lots of laughs, embracing whatever happens along the way. It’s a unique comedy show every time they perform! Get tickets

 

/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/3.png LGBTQ Love Stories of Paris

Sun. Feb. 14 – On Valentine’s Day, here’s a great way to explore the history of LGBTQ love in the “city of love.” Learn about the deep mutual love of Proust and Venezuelan-French composer Reynaldo Hahn; the tumultuous relationship of poets Verlaine and Rimbaud, the marriage avant la lettre of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas, and more. Get tickets

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I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast: Episode 84

Join us for a Facebook Live where we will debut the latest episode of the #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcast at its new time, Fridays at 11:00 a.m.! This week: This week: This week: Happy Valentine’s Weekend! John Taylor, comedian Shann Carr and GayDesertGuide.com Brad Fuhr are joined by #ILoveGayPalmSprings regulars Dr. Laura Rush and Jimmy Boegle of CVIndependent.com + Bob Wills of GrandCentralPalmSprings.com + actors Mandahla Rose & Haviland Stillwell from the Revry.TV series BIFL …and longtime pal TV host Bryan Gallo stops by to talk about his podcast Do Your Part. [Listen] or [Watch]

Our podcast is brought to you by We Are Palm Springs, inviting locals to support local business! We’re also on-demand on OutAt.TV, an LGBTQ streaming service for your Smart TV

Audio podcasts now available on iHeartRadio too.

Gay Desert Guide Crushes ❤️ This Week

Our Man Crush Monday this week is David Powell and Woman Crush Wednesday is Keisha DClick their image here to see a fun slideshow, and to keep up with all our crushes, follow us on Facebook and Instagram

Welcome New Partner This Week

For a true taste of the Windy City in Palm Springs, look no further than Giuseppe’s Pizza & Pasta, featuring authentic Chicago-style pizzas, traditional hand-tossed pies, and classic Italian fare. With a focus on fresh ingredients, everything on their menu is crafted with love and care, from their dough to the Bolognese on their spaghetti. Along with lunch and brunch menus, you’ll get a homemade meal and a warm welcome at any time of day. Learn more

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.