February – the month that fills you with overthinking about your love life.
Not to brag or anything, but damn our weather has been exceptional. Nice sleeping temps at night — it’s in the 50s — and bright sunny days in the mid-70s to low 80s. It’s Palm Springs perfection!
February has a lot of stuff going on, so I won’t keep you with a bunch of chatter. Here’s the skinny:
Rock the Park, 7 p.m., first Wednesdays of every month. Kicking off the whole affair will be TLR – Experience the Eagles Music, a hardworking and much in-demand tribute band based in Los Angeles. Other tribute groups scheduled to appear include those devoted to the music of Elton John, Madonna, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Located at the park next to Marilyn and by the Art Museum.
Village Fest — every Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., on Palm Canyon Road. Foot traffic only from Alejo to Ramon, with vendors on every side of the street, buskers, crafters and food kiosks. All of the stores are open as well. It’s a great stroll, with tons of people watching and things to try. Friendly pooches welcome.
Palm Springs Art Museum Free Thursdays – every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Come celebrate Black History Month with a local vendor bazaar and the musical stylings of Keisha D Sings and her band. Tickets are $20 and include a seat for the show and cocktail. Tickets are now available. Venmo $20 to @Keisha-Halverson to secure your seat. Bazaar is free from noon to 3:30 p.m. 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.
NOTE: Keisha D is a BANGING vocalist and performer, nails every style she sings. A truly terrific vocalist and performer.
Palm Springs Vintage Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2300 E Baristo Road.
Intersect Palm Springs has traditionally occurred in conjunction with Modernism Week at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and presents post-war and contemporary art. Formerly known as Art Palm Springs, it has been running since 2012.
Brave Bessie Coleman-Pursue your Dreams, Palm Springs Air Museum, 1 to 2 p.m.
Through Feb 28:
Famed Aviation Artist Stan Stokes-Tuskegee Airmen Collection
Original artwork immortalizing the members of the Tuskegee Airmen who heroically took to the skies during World War II, despite the obstacles of racial segregation and a U.S. military policy that tried to prevent them from flying. Look into the eyes and read the stories of these brave aviators who broke barriers and pushed aside stereotypes in their struggle to fight for their country against the forces of Nazism. Included with regular museum admission.
There’s Nothing Like a Dame Concert at the Palm Canyon Theatre
Palm Springs’ finest divas take the stage in a one-night-only performance. You should go — I’ll be there!
Martinis and Moxie at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
Featuring the music of Dean Martin and Dinah Shore, with special guests.
Dr. Ed Gordon: Judgment at Nuremberg: Defending Humanity 1 to 2 p.m. at the Palm Springs Air Museum. In this program, historian Ed Gordon will tell the important story of how Nazi leaders were brought to trial, charged, and defended.
35th Annual Black History Month Parade and Town Fair
The parade will begin on Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Immediately following the parade, the town fair will be held at New City Park, across the street from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Palm Canyon Theatre: Palm Springs Getaway!
This new musical is a nostalgic romp through Palm Springs featuring the history and entertainers that made our city famous. The show takes audiences from the early desert landscape to the vibrant city it is today — and every decade in between.
Desert Rose Playhouse announced their new season. Go! Everything they do is spectacular, fun, and at least a little bit gay.
Every Thursday: Jazzville. Exceptionally fine jazz from all over the world performed at Agua Caliente Casino downtown.
Every Friday: Agua Caliente Comedy
Every Sunday: Latin Nights at Cascade Agua Caliente Palm Springs
Mogo Silent Disco: Fridays and Saturdays. Don your wildest outfit (kaftans, cowboy hats, and sequins are encouraged!) and bust a move in front of some of Palm Springs’ most Instagram-worthy spots; have a random dance with the cute stranger walking by; dust off that sick routine you created in your basement and show it off in front of the beautiful San Jacinto mountains. Join us for an outdoor experience you’ll never forget! Lasts approximately 70 minutes. All ages welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
PS Air at Bouschet: Disco Boozy Brunch, recurring weekly on Sundays until March 27. Also open for lunch daily. Saturday nights are flight nights.
Purple Room: Great showcase of jazz and standards. Different acts every night of the week, with Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ticketed events.
PS Underground: Wildly creative entertainment and dining experiences. Each show is themed and very different. Food is excellent. I have never seen anything that compares in any city.
AsiaSF has finally reopened for dinner and a show. From the desk of David Perry: “The SoCal branch of the storied San Francisco dinner theater and cabaret, featuring the world-famous transgender ladies of AsiaSF, is back.”
February 17-27 is Modernism Week . Events will take place at various locations throughout the greater Palm Springs area.
And now, for S&Gs (last initial is giggles, you figure out the S) here is a list of everything the internet says you should celebrate or be aware of in February. Not to be outdone by the month, the days have a bunch of things they’d like to point out, too. For the days, I have italicized some of the what???
American Heart Month
Black History Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
International Friendship Month
International Month of Black Women in the Arts
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Library Lovers Month
Marijuana Awareness Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
Youth Leadership Month
February 1: National Freedom Day, National Dark Chocolate Day, National Serpent Day, National Baked Alaska Day, National Get Up Day
February 2: Groundhog Day, National Hedgehog Day, National Tater Tot Day, National Ukulele Day
February 3: Four Chaplains Day, National Missing Persons Day, National Carrot Cake Day, National Golden Retriever Day
February 4: USO Day, World Cancer Day,1 National Homemade Soup Day
February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day, World Nutella Day
February 6: National Lame Duck Day, Pay a Compliment Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day
February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day, Rose Day, National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, National Bubble Gum Day* (first Friday), National Wear Red Day* (first Friday), Give Kids a Smile Day* (first Friday)
February 8: Take Your Child to the Library Day* (first Saturday), National Kite Flying Day, Opera Day, Read in the Bathtub Day
February 9: National Pizza Day, World Marriage Day* (second Sunday)
February 10: National Umbrella Day, Teddy Day, National Clean Out Your Computer Day* (second Monday)
February 11: National Inventors’ Day, National Make a Friend Day, National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Make a Friend Day, Get Out Your Guitar Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, International Darwin Day
February 13: World Radio Day, Galentine’s Day, National Tortellini Day
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 15: National Gumdrop Day, Susan B. Anthony Day, National Bagel Day, Singles Awareness Day
February 16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day, National Almond Day
February 17: Presidents’ Day* (third Monday)
February 18: National Battery Day, National Drink Wine Day
February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20: National Love Your Pet Day, National Muffin Day
February 21: International Mother Language Day, National Sticky Bun Day, National Caregivers Day* (third Friday)
February 22: George Washington’s Birthday, Be Humble Day, World Thinking Day, National Margarita Day
February 23: National Banana Bread Day
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day, Let’s All Eat Right Day, National Clam Chowder Day, National Pancake Day, World Spay Day* (last Tuesday)
February 26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day, National Pistachio Day
February 27: No Brainer Day, International Polar Bear Day, National Chili Day, Digital Learning Day* (last Thursday)
February 28: National Public Sleeping Day, National Chocolate Soufflé Day, National Science Day
As always, wear your mask, and show your vax card — rules are in effect until further notice. Help us keep Palm Springs alive. See you in March!