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Dinah Shore Weekend rolls on

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The 23rd Dinah Shore Weekend continues today and tomorrow with a lineup of events in Palm Springs.

Most of the events, which cater to lesbians, are at the Hilton, 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. Dinah Shore Weekend runs through Sunday and includes two new events -- a Saturday celebrity poker tournament to benefit the Human Rights Campaign, and a film festival tonight, according to event spokeswoman Mona Elyafi.

The film festival begins at 6:30 at the Hilton. Actress Jill Bennett will host two episodes of "Second Shot," written by Nancylee Myatt, Dara Nai and Claudia Cogan, and "Out in the Desert," a documentary about Dinah Shore weekend, will be screened.

Entertainment includes DJ Havana Brown, who headlines tonight's White Party at the Zoso hotel, and pop duo Karmin, who will headline the Monte Carlo party at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday. Other performers are reggae/dancehall artist Diana King and electropop duo Uh Huh Her, Anjulie, K. Rose and Katy Tiz.

Other Saturday events include a celebrity dodgeball game and "Girls That Rock," featuring three bands.

The Dinah Shore Weekend, which started in 1991, is billed as the world's largest lesbian event and includes dance and pool parties and concerts. Past headliners include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, India.Arie, Ke$ha and Chaka Khan.

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