On Saturday, April 5 at Palm Springs Air Museum

An award-winning magician who has performed around the world for audiences including celebrities and royalty, Matthew Dowden is a charming singer/entertainer who also has an incredible sleight-of-hand. Erin Quill, a member of the original Broadway cast of the Tony-winning musical “Avenue Q,” is already well-known to Palm Springs from her four consecutive yearly performances at “Sparkle!” which, like Celebrity Doodles, also benefits Desert AIDS Project.

So, it’s sure to be fun on Saturday, April 5 when these two talents join forces to host the festivities at the 2014 Celebrity Doodles, beginning at 6:00 PM. Just to be safe, you might want to buckle up for this flight-of-fancy from the Air Museum because with celebrities like Susan Anton, Kaye Ballard, Taylor Dayne, Jack Jones, Ruta Lee, Suzanne Somers and hubby Alan Hamel, Ann Walker – and a few surprises – in attendance, it’s anybody’s guess what might happen.

While you’re thinking about your evening there, why not plan to take a celebrity home with you? What about Olivia Newton-John or Kylie Minogue? Vanessa Williams? Or maybe Bob Mackie or Dr. Phil is more to your taste.

OK, maybe you won’t take home an actual celebrity … but you can certainly bid on a piece of artwork they’ve produced especially for the occasion, whether it’s the classic doodled cocktail napkin or one of the more detailed pieces that some celebs have submitted.


Celebrity doodlesThe doodles are still coming in but you can take an online peek at some of them already received – like Lily Tomlin’s artistic musing on her role as “Ernestine, the telephone operator” — when you head over to www.celebritydoodles.com. While you’re there, make sure to purchase your tickets too, so that you don’t miss out on any of the fun when this event takes flight.


Desert AIDS Project serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.