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Celebrating Black History Month Throughout February

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You are invited to participate in a host of fun and educational events planned for Black History Month in Palm Springs.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans throughout history. It is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom during the month of February. It is a time to remember important people and events such as the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Movement, and great leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Mae Jemison. By celebrating Black History Month, we recognize the essential role of African-Americans in our nation’s history and honor their legacy.

Palm Springs Event Listings

Soulful Sundays with Keisha D

Feb., 12, 19, 26, – 5 – 7:30 pm. Palm Springs Cultural Center. Keisha is a local staple at the heart of the live music scene in Palm Springs.

Rose Mallett at the Purple Room

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 14, 21,  6:30 – 9:30 pm. Jazz legend Rose Mallett sings the music of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington & more. No cover charge.

Rose Mallett

Black History Month Performance, “The Other Side”

A Free Thursday event.  Feb. 9, 6:30 – 7:45 pm. Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theatre. The Riverside County NAACP Youth Council and Empower You Entertainment present a drama by local playwright, Nia Sharron Campbell. Seating is first come first serve.

The Other Side

Black History Expressions of Color and Brilliance Exhibit

Feb. 10, 10 am – 4 pm, Desert Art Center. Come celebrate Black History Month with this exhibit, curated by Tysen Knight, which explores the Art of three African American Artists from the Coachella Valley on their journey of self-expression, while seeking to reach out, touch, communicate and bring people together with their Art.

Black History Month Fundraiser, Sip N’ Paint

Saturday, Feb. 11, 4 pm. Antigua Kitchen & Bar, 105 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

Black History Month Lecture. “Acts of Revolution and Resilience: An Evening with France-Luce Benson

A Free Thursday event. Feb. 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Drive. The Haitian playwright will discuss the fascination history and cultural legacies that inspire her work and perform excerpts from her plays.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Black History Month Men’s Basketball Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 am. James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center, 480 Tramview Road.

Palm Springs Black History Caravan

Monday, Feb. 20, 10 am. Departure location, James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center Parking lot, 480 Tramview Road.

Palm Springs Black History Mid-Century Motown Concert in Partnership with Modernism Week

Monday, Feb. 20, 5 – 8 pm. Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N. Palm Canyon Drive. Featuring the Keisha D Soul Band.

Hoo Doo Lounge Hyatt

Black History Musical Performance, Eevaan Tre and The Show

A Free Thursday event. Feb. 23, 5  – 8 pm. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Way. Well known R&B soul artist from Coachella who has performed at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and more recently, the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

36th Annual Black History Parade and Town Fair

Parade is Saturday, Feb. 25 at 11 am. along Palm Canyon Drive. Grand Marshal is KESQ-TV News Reporter Miyoshi Price. Town Fair runs Noon – 6 pm in the Downtown Park.

Black History Parade

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