March in the Coachella Valley

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  • Published On: Mon, Feb 27, 2017

 The proverbial “in like a lion and out like a lamb” describing the month of March certainly doesn’t apply to the Greater Palm Springs area this year.  We just got word that Ce Ce Peniston and Black Box will raise the Palm Springs temperature at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend on Friday, March 31st.  It will cap off a month of full on frontal fun and frivolity in the desert.
 
One of the most social and liberating LGBT charity events of the season is the LGBT Center’s Red Dress/Dress Red Party.  It’s such a gas to see friends and newcomers alike wearing outrageous garb for one night.  Our thrift stores sell out of red-anything quickly, so if you’re planning to go it is best to plan your outfit well in advance.  We’ll be there and invite you to hashtag #ILoveGayPalmSprings in their photos.  You’ll see them on our Instagram page @GayDesertGuide and on the website.
 
On the other end of the fashionista spectrum is Palm Springs Life Fashion Week on El Paseo.
Opening Night features Milan’s award-winning men’s fashion designer Christopher Bates, America’s luxury women’s sportswear designer Adam Lippes, and international red-carpet designer Mikael D on Saturday, March 18.

The Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival happens the following weekend – March 24-26.  The event features two days of Grand Tastings, featuring delectable morsels from more than 40 restaurants, created by renowned chefs from all across California and the country. More than 60 premium wines and champagnes will be offered as well. 
 
The month is teeming with great theatre and concerts.  From an intimate evening with big band legend Stanley Paul for AAP to the Desert Winds Freedom Band, there’s music for everyone’s tastes.  Dezart Performs’live radio theatre “On the Air” is one of my favorites and features Peter Marshall and Mariette Hartley this year.  The McCallum is in full swing as is the Annenberg.
 
Our complete Events channel on GayDesertGuide.com is the place to search for events by category or view This Weekend, next week or any date you’re looking for something to do.
 
We at GayDesetGuide.LGBT have been helping Cathedral City build its LGBT Days and are happy to help make it happen again this year on the weekend of March 24-26.  Leslie Jordan is set to be a part of the Bed Race on Saturday and Martha Wash headlines Saturday afternoon after the parade.  Jordan will perform at the Mary Pickford that evening.
 
We also encourage you to sign up for our Oasis Insiders weekly newsletter. We call it “This Weekend in #ILoveGay Plam Springs” and keep you up to date with the weekend’s events, plus special offers to our members. Find the SIGN UP button on our Facebook page. 

Enjoy everything the Coachella Valley has to offer in March and remember to bookmark our website on your mobile device.  Then you’re just one click away from GayDesertGuide.LGBT, your paperless guide to Events, Attractions, Dining and Nightlife.  You should also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and don’t forget to use the #ILoveGayPalmSprings hashtag when sharing!