Oh, Valentine’s Day? Sure. But I was thinking of the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival, which kicks off this Friday. Where else can you see a teen Queen Scheherazade, a monster truck rally, livestock, and dates, dates, dates? With Palm Springs Modernism Week also underway, you might consider making a trip of it. With a film series, a tribute to architect Albert Frey, a home tour, and even a show with L.A pop cultist Charles Phoenix (a.k.a. guest star #16 in Ask Chris’ Get L.A. video Designed for Dreaming) scheduled, you’ll need somewhere to put your feet up between events. Check out Dave Gardetta’s feature, “Into California’s Vast and Wild and Wonderful Desert” in the February issue, on newsstands now, for tips on where to stay.