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by bella da ball

Happy February! Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Modernism! Happy Presidents’ Day! Happy Mardi Gras! Happy Black History Month! Celebrate the month and time of love, red/pink, hearts, balloons, caring and sharing, friendship and romance in the Palm Springs area.

in Palm Springs, brought to the desert by CVSPI (Coachella Valley Serving People in Need). About 100 nonprofit organizations benefit from this event each year. There are food stops, beer and a wine garden, more than 20 bands at various stages; 100 cheerleaders, 200-member marching band, military/police/fire vehicles and 1,500 volunteers. The third annualRun/Walk for Kids isSaturday,

Kristin Chenoweth headlines the 26th annual

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards galaSaturday, February 8 for Desert AIDS Project at Palm Springs Convention Center. Congratulations to honorees Henry A. “Hank” Plante, Arts & Activision Award; Garry Kief, Partners for Life Award; and Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Science & Medicine Award. Taste of Jalisco, celebrating the culture of

Cathedral City’s sister city, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, isSaturday, February 8.Eight bands, two stages, food vendors, free admission, fireworks and more. The new amphitheatre won’t be ready for the festival, but activities will take place inside the new park Also in Cathedral City, the new fire station construc-

tion is underway, located north of the future casino. Cathedral City residents may ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday (February 4) of every month at Desert Ice Tour de Palm Springs isFebruary 7 and 8

February 15 at Rancho Mirage Community Park and hosted by Desi Strong Foundation, fighting to cure pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses. Cheers to Ross Mathews’ Dragtastic Bubbly

Brunch,which celebrates its one-year anniversary showSunday, February 9 at Moxie. TheCity of Palm Springs Human Rights

Commission presents its annual Community Service Awards onMonday, February 10 in the City Council chambers at City Hall. Awards will be presented to seven individuals and one organization to acknowledge their contributions to promote and protect human rights, social progress, better standards and life and equality for all individuals. Salute to Joy Brown Meredith, Ginny Foat, Rabbi David Lazar, Katherine V. Forrest, Police Chief Bryan Reyes, Ron Oden and Brothers of the Desert organization. Yours truly is indeed honored and thrilled to be one of the recipients. Groundbreaking ceremonies for theLiving Out

Valentine’s happenings! Linda Lavin-Loves Notes with Billy Stritch on piano isFriday and Saturday,

February 7 and 8;Chadwick Johnson Addicted to Love, isSaturday, February 15 at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club. Chadwick’s critically acclaimed original song “Remember Love” received national attention while warmly shed- ding light on the effects of Alzheimer’s Vocolacity vocal quartet at Frankie’s Old-World Italian Bakery in Cathedral City

Friday, February 7. David Bader’sHollywood Valentine onSunday, February 9 at Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center. Presented by Les Michaels Cabaret on Sundays Straight from the Heart, Love Songs from Broadway and Opera,Sunday,

February 9, the seventh annual concert to benefit the Eisenhower Memory Care Center. Tim Bruneau joins colleagues from Los Angeles Opera, along with the finest voices from the Coachella Valley, including the California Desert Chorale, Yve Evans, Terri Olsen and Patricia Welch, at the Annenberg Health Sciences Building, Helene Galen Auditorium, Rancho Mirage. Desert Hot Springs classical concert with pianistEstela Olevsky takes place

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Sunday, February 9 at Grace Church, Desert Hot Springs. Free admission, thanks to underwriting from the City of Desert Hot Springs Community and Cultural Affairs “Frank - The Man …The Music” starring Bob AndersonFriday and Saturday,

February 14 and 15 at McCallum Theatre. Other shows there include Shoshana Bean, Spectrum: Soulful Standards,Tuesday, February 4; and Cirque Eloize-Hotel, A Musical Acrobatic Adventure,Thursday, February 13. Love Songs with Miss Frenchie Davis at Toucan’s Tiki Lounge & Cabaret,Friday,

February 14. (Also at Toucan’s in February areMelinda Doolittle andDixie Longate) Sandra Bernhard’s new showA Decade of Madness and Mayhem comes to

Oscar’s onFriday, February Isn’t It Romantic, theDesert Winds Jazz Band concert and gala fundraiser, is

Sunday, February 23 at Palm Springs Pavilion. Guest entertainers include Carol Kamenis, Francesca Amari, Keisha D, Siobhan Velarde and Vocolacity Vocal

Palm Springs community for active LGBTQ seniors, hosted by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, isMonday, February 10 at 1122 East Tahquitz Canyon Way. Built on a nine-acre property, the 105 condos are designed to maximize the desert mountain Welcome to all visitors, tourists, snowbirds,

conventioneers, groups, parties and regulars, and of special note this month. NGPA (National Gay Pilots Association), Winter

Warm-up,February 6 through IBC (International Bear Convergence),February

20 through 24. Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic NCAA Softball

Tournament at Big League Dreams Sports Park, Cathedral City,February 20 through 23. The74th Riverside County Fair and National

Date Festival isFebruary 14 through 23 in Indio. All headliner entertainment and grandstand arena shows are included with the price of admission. The Presidents’ Day grand parade isMonday, February 17 with floats, bands, equestrian units and entertainment. Whether you are looking for the Arabian Nights Musical pageant, deep-fried Twinkies, carnival rides, George Clinton and Parlia- ment Funkadelic, lawn mower racing or dozens of other happenings, check it The ninth annualArt Palm Springs, premier

art fair in the Southwest presenting post-war and contemporary art, isFebruary 13 through 17 at Palm Springs Convention Center.

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