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Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

This year the breakfast is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising which is known as the birth of the modern LGBT movement, and the Assassination of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California, and his legacy of groundbreaking inspiration in the struggle to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.  The event...
AAP - Food Samaritans

AAP – Food Samaritans

26 Years of Giving Back to the Community By Michael Heinrich In 1991 AAP – Food Samaritans was founded (originally called AIDS Assistance Program) with the goal of helping the most at-risk members of our community – people who are low-income and compromised by health issues – by providing nutritional support to men, women and...
One Night Only

One Night Only

Broadway Showstoppers By Ian Ewing In this year’s show, One Night Only Broadway Showstoppers, Broadway and Hollywood performers will come together for an evening of all your favorite songs from the greatest musicals. Because of the show’s stellar reputation, many veteran cabaret performers can’t wait to be part of it.  All performers donate their time...
Modernist Menus

Modernist Menus

Curating of Cuisine in the Coachella Valley By Dann Foley Living in our resort towns of the Valley, we have a plethora of restaurants, from culinary artisans to the proverbial “diners & dives.”  I do not believe I am overstating myself when I suggest that the Valley is undergoing a bit of a restaurant renaissance. ...
Upcoming Food Festivals

Upcoming Food Festivals

Upcoming Food Festivals 2019 Food lovers and libation enthusiasts have much to look forward to in the oasis these upcoming months as the region transforms into a mecca of grub satisfaction and dining deliciousness. So, whether you’re in search of new, local fare or are simply looking for the best in regional festival food goodness,...
Modernism Week 2019

Modernism Week 2019

Modernism Week 2019 Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 14-24, 2019, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs. For the fourteenth year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of...
Modernism Visionaries

Modernism Visionaries

Modernism Visionaries From a movement that eschewed ornamentation in favor of function, to a solution for social issues, Modernist architecture has been influencing building design since before the Second World War. It is characterized by its heavy use of new technologies with particular emphasis on the use of glass, steel and, of course, reinforced concrete....
ClexaCon 2019

ClexaCon 2019

ClexaCon 2019 Pushing The Envelope Forward For LGBTQ+ Women’s Visibility in Entertainment By Mona Elyafi Putting A Laser Focus On Education To Empower LGBTQ+ Women To Create The Stories They Want To See Standing tall and strong as the largest convention for LGBTQ+ women and allies, ClexaCon continues to affirm its unwavering commitment to focus on...
25th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

25th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

25th Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Featuring a Performance by Music Legend Barry Manilow By Steven Henke  Attendees of The 25th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards will be treated to a special performance by pop music icon Barry Manilow.  Barry Manilow’s unparalleled career encompasses virtually every area of music, including performing, composing, arranging and producing. A...
International Bear Convergence

International Bear Convergence

International Bear Convergence Giving a Big Bear Hug to Palm Springs Bears are coming out of hibernation and are heading to the International Bear Convergence (IBC), the premier winter event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, California. The event will take place on February 7-11, 2019. This desert oasis opens its arms and welcomes...
Year in Review

Year in Review

The Standard Magazine: Year in Review By The Standard Magazine Staff     In the past year The Standard Magazine has covered many topics. So we decided that the year in review would be a year in review at The Standard. Currently I think that many people are fed up with the daily barrage of...
NYE Palm Springs Style

NYE Palm Springs Style

Ring In the New Year: Palm Springs Style   Toucan’s Tiki Lounge Bring in the New Year with a tropical flare. Toucan’s is the place to be. Champagne toast at midnight. Get your tickets at www.toucanstikilounge.com   Hunters Palm Springs The best dance club in the desert is throwing a spectacular New Year’s Eve bash,...