Dirty Little Secrets at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Experience Dirty Little Secrets at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

For a decade the Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque has been providing world class entertainment from Los Angeles to San Diego. Finally showgirls are returning to Palm Springs in a brand new burlesque and variety show based out of the Hard Rock Hotel! With all the amazing fun that goes on at the Hard Rock, it's no surprise the that the Dirty Little Secrets are ready to fill your soul with some shimmy and shake! Come celebrate a birthday, bachelorette, Girls Night/Boys Night out, or just come celebrate! Thats right Palm Springs, the Showgirls and Showboys are BACK! 

The Hard Rock Hotel hosts this show in the Fillmore Ballroom, featuring different performers, musical numbers and themes. Attendees must be 18 and older as there's a two-drink minimum.  The next performance is Saturday at 9:00 PM.  More Info

Joely Fisher Brings, “Growing Up Fisher: Music, Memories and Misadventures” to Michael Holmes’ Purple Room

Friday Night, Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher invites readers backstage, into the intimate world of her career and family with this hilarious, irreverent, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her.

Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. The product of world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher and 60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director.

Now, Joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures. In Growing Up Fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. Throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity. She speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration.

Fishers memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart.  More Info

Ice Skating in the Desert? Why, Yes!  At the Renova Ice Rink…

Have you ever dreamed of skating on real ice outdoors under the hot sun in beautiful Rancho Mirage? Well, if you have, you’re in luck, because Renova Solar’s Rink @ The River was just unveiled on Highway 111 to the absolute glee of adults and children alike. Nowhere else in the Palm Springs Valley is this activity possible. One more first for our fair city!  More Info

Ring in 2018 in Downtown Palm Springs!

Plain White T’s, the celebrated band composed of Tom Higgenson, Tim Lopez, Dave Tirio, De’Mar Hamilton and Mike Retondo, kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock & roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. A decade-and-a-half later, they have thousands of shows, a string of multi-platinum hit singles (“Rhythm of Love,” “1, 2, 3, 4”) and the 18th most downloaded song of all time under their belts: Grammy-nominated “Hey There Delilah.”

The band’s latest album, “American Nights,” is their first independent release since 2001, and the collection focuses on everything fans have come to expect from the Plain White T’s – summery anthems, heart-on-the sleeve lyrics and acoustic love songs. It’s also their most collaborative album yet, with three of the band members contributing 11 songs to the track listing. Ring in the New Year with the Plain White T’s as they perform at Southern California’s unique outdoor concert venue for a blockbuster celebration in downtown Palm Springs.  More Info

As Seen on America's Got Talent: The Clairvoyants at The Show

Mentalism comes to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa when The Clairvoyants bring their “second sight” talents to the stage on December 8, 2017, at 9:00 p.m. for what is certain to be an unforgettable live performance.

The Clairvoyants, Thommy Ten and Amelie Van Tass, originated in 2011 when the Austrian duo met and began developing their “second sight” act, which within just a couple of months they brought to the stage for the first time. The two now reside in both Austria and the U.S. In 2014, they performed in the show The Illusionarium by Jeff Hobson.  The Clairvoyants have toured the world, including Australia, Mexico and the Middle East, and in 2016, they rose to finalists out of 100,000 contestants on the acclaimed television show, “America’s Got Talent.” Van Tass and Ten have also been awarded the German Champions of Mentalism, Magicians of the Year, and World Champions of Mentalism.

Witness the unique talents of The Clairvoyants live on stage in this don’t miss stop of their current U.S. and European tour at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on December 8 at 9:00 p.m. More Info

Book Signing at Just Fabulous: Anne Rice & Christopher Rice

Anne and Christopher Rice will be in store signing books Saturday at noon, promoting their new title, "Ramsas The Damned. The Passion of Cleopatra".

From the iconic and bestselling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions.

Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality—and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.  More Info

PODCAST: Our Beloved Carolyn Caldwell Sits Down with KMC Chat

We love her, and Palm Springs Pride just honored her with The 2017 Friend of Pride Award, for a business and community leader who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community.  KMC Chat sits down with the fascinating Carolyn Caldwell.  Listen to the latest podcast here.

Desert Arts Festival This Weekend!

The 33rd annual Desert Art Festivals, a series of 6 events, are scheduled to begin on Thanksgiving Day Weekend, November 24 – 26, 2017, and continue through March 2018. These Festivals feature the fine art and select crafts of artisans throughout the Western States. Work found at these events include paintings in acrylic, oils, watercolor, mixed media, photography, etchings, drawings, sculpture in bronze, clay, glass, meta, paper, stone, and wood. Also featured is ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, and a huge array of one-of-a-kind works.  More Info

Barry Manilow's A Gift of Love IV

From Wikipedia:  Barry Manilow live at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN on January 11, 2008. Photo taken by Matt Becker from Row 8

Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley.
Scheduled to take place at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre, Manilow’s A Gift of Love IV concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites.  His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

Concerts are scheduled for December 12 and 13 and then again December 15, 16 and 17.

All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase.  All undesignated proceeds are assigned to a general fund and are distributed equally among all  the participating charities.  Detailed information about the VIP Premium tickets is available online at www.agiftofloveiv.com.  Tickets will not be available at the McCallum box office.

Mr. Manilow is contributing his performances to the A Gift of Love IV concerts and will not be compensated.

The 25 charities benefiting from the 2017 A Gift of Love IV concerts are:

  • ACT For MS
  • AAP-Food Samaritans
  • Angel View
  • Animal Samaritans
  • Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley
  • California CareForce
  • College of the Desert Foundation
  • Desert AIDS Project
  • Desert Arc
  • Desert Cancer Foundation
  • The Desert Symphony
  • Gilda's Club Desert Cities
  • The Girlfriend Factor
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • JFS of the Desert
  • The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
  • The Manilow Music Project
  • Martha's Village & Kitchen
  • McCallum Theatre Institute
  • "Paws and Hearts" Animal Assisted Therapy
  • S.O.S.
  • Tools for Tomorrow
  • United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire
  • The Well in the Desert


Wine & Design: The LGBT Center's Community Food Bank

Saturday at 3:00 PM, Wine & Design is pleased to be featuring The LGBT Center’s Community Food Bank at its December event.

The Community Food Bank @ The Center provides food assistance to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, political persuasion, national origin, disability, and/or covered veteran status. That said, a majority of food bank clients are single seniors who are living alone.
Since 2008, The Community Food Bank @ The Center has been providing fresh produce, baked goods, meat, canned goods, dairy and more to low-income Riverside County residents in need of food assistance.

Every Thursday evening, The Center hosts a clean, safe and accessible "pop-up grocery store" that provides FREE groceries for up to 275 households. Considering the amount of protein distributed to clients last year, The Center provided more than 124,000 meals to our food bank clients.
Please join us to learn more about The Community Food Bank @ The Center with a discussion and Q&A by Candice Nichols, Director of Programs at The Center.

Wine & Design will be accepting donations of non-perishable, pre-packaged food items Including:

  • Canned food items
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans (dehydrated)
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Healthy Crackers
  • Condiments
  • Cereal bowls or boxed cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Protein Bars
  • Ensure or similar liquid items

More Info

Experience Joy and Peace with Modern Men

Final Weekend Ahead!

Modern Men, the Coachella Valley Men's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Stan Hill, Artistic Director, invite you to experience their Joy and Peace Holiday Concert, which kicked off Sunday.  The final two concerts are Saturday, December 9 at 7 PM, and Sunday, December 10 at 3 PM, at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs.

Modern Men promotes harmony through outstanding performances as they entertain and empower their audiences, and embrace diversity through community outreach.  Tickets & Information

A Holiday Cabaret at Streetbar Sunday at 6 PM

Sunday at 6 PM, Streetbar presents A Holiday Cabaret with NIcky as Carol Channing with Randall McGlasson, Keisha D, and Heather Bates. Join Carol and her friends as they sing your favorite holiday songs.  More Info.



The Gay Desert Guide team would like to give a shout out and a warm welcome to Rob, the new owner of Palm Springs' Neighborhood Leather Levi bar, Tool Shed! And in case you didn’t know, Tool Shed has Happy Hour daily from 10am to 8pm with well drinks as low as $3.50, $2 beers and much more! 

Lulu California Bistro is a favorite among many. And behind every great restaurant is a great owner or in this case owner(s). Barbara and Jerry Keller who own Lulu are a one of a kind duo! We would like to give a shout out to Jerry Keller who recently appeared in the Handsome Hounds fashion show benefiting the Animal Samaritans of the Desert! He looked smashing on the runway with his fabulous pup! Head over to Lulu, they have happy hour ALL DAY, and if you see the Kellers, be sure to say hello!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

Thai Smile, at 100 S. Indian Canyon Drive, is a Palm Springs gem in the perfect location! The menu offers healthy, high-quality flavors from Thailand. They have a  full bar and happy hour specials too! With this deal, you can enjoy $50 worth of delicious food and drinks for 30% off!

How would you feel if we said you could do some gourmet shopping for 1/3 off the price? We are offering a $15 gift card for On the Mark for only $10! On The Mark is a one-of-kind gourmet food market and deli, where you can find all sorts of artisan craft goods and high-quality specialty foods that you can't find at your local grocery store. This is a great deal just in time for the Holidays. Not to mention it makes a perfect stocking stuffer!

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Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

A Production Still from TIMES SQUARE ANGEL
  1. This Show Is Certainly Not a Drag: Desert Rose's Hilarious 'Times Square Angel'

  2. Barry Manilow Headlines Festive December Holiday Calendar

  3. You Voted! Here Are The Best Of The Valley's Ultimate Pride List Winners

  4. Going, Going… Palm Desert Auctioning Architect Walter White's One-Of-A-Kind 'Wave House’

  5. 5 Startups Founded by LGBT Entrepreneurs

Compiled from a variety of sources by Nicholas Snow