Palm Springs International Animation Festival Opens Thursday

The 1st Annual Palm Springs International Animation Festival will take place November 9-11, 2017.

Explain organizers, "This inaugural season we have received over 2700 unique film entries from 103 countries. Each year our team of jurors work to select 250+ titles from shorts to features that showcase the breadth of the art form. We hold our judging to nine cinematic virtues: storytelling, humor, heart, ideas, originality, visual interest, craftsmanship, diversity, and gut-level viewing pleasure.

We're proud to be featuring award winning films from Cannes, Annecy, Tribeca and Sundance with Oscar and Grammy artists and producers in a variety of styles from 2D, 3D, Hand Drawn, Water Color, Oil Painted, VFX & Rotoscoping, Experimental, Sand, Paper, Anime, and Stop-Motion. We will be featuring film for All Ages in a variety of genres from Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi,  Fantasy, Horror and Abstract. 

The festival experience is about more than just watching film after film. During intermissions, or at the after-parties, strike up a conversation about what you’ve just seen. Review the show with your date, pointing out personal favorites in the program. Ask one of the animators about what went into creating their project. Join the animation tribe, trading tips about local job opportunities. At its heart, the festival is a family reunion for animation-lovers.

Whether you’ve been attending since year one, or whether you’re discovering indie animation for the first time… The magic ingredient that turns films into a festival is you. We’re here together to celebrate creativity of these artists who have worked so hard to transform their daydreams into a fantasy reality and appreciate how much love has been poured into these projects.  More Info

Dezart Performs presents The Legend of Georgia McBride

Here's just a taste of Stephen Radosh's review of The Legend of Georgia McBride:

"Everyone gets their share of laughs but the lion’s share goes to Mr. Mullen’s Tracy.  He has spot on timing whether he is trading bitchy quips with Rexy or waxing eloquently on the way of the world with lines like 'Every man has some femininity, you just gotta know where to look.'  With his performance, he also manages to give a heartfelt look behind the mask Tracy wears and gives us an understanding of what makes Tracy tick…"


He's young, he's broke, his landlord's knocking at the door, and he's just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business and himself.

Running until Sunday, Nov 12, see the show Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 PM, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2:00 PM.  More Info

Stephen Radosh's review

Wine Women PSP Hosts Co-Ed Winemaker Dinner to Benefit Animal Samaritans

WineWomen PSP is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization of adult women and men interested in responsible wine discovery and learning at sociable, fun-raising gatherings. Members and guests enjoy new experiences among stimulating people that heighten their wine knowledge while benefiting local charities. The Wine Maker Dinner set for Sunday, November 19, will feature the C. G. Di Arie Vineyard and Winery and benefits Animal Samaritans. More Info

Disco Diva Helps Celebrate TRIO's 9th Anniversary Bash

TRIO'S 8th Anniversary Bash featured Disco Diva Linda Clifford with a portion of the night's benefiting two worthy organizations: AAP – Food Samaritans and The Arts Institute Palm Springs High School!  A good time was had by all.

2017 Palm Springs Pride Rewind!

Enjoy the Official Palm Springs Pride Parade Broadcast produced and hosted by Nicholas Snow on PromoHomoTV above, and check out great pride photos in GayDesertGuide.LGBT's Twitter feed here.

Enter to Win a Fabulous Resort Stay!

Santiago Men’s Resort is holding a 5 night vacation stay contest.
The entries will be submitted from 11/1/17-12/31/17 (60 Days)
The winner will be randomly drawn the first week of January 2018.  The prize is a 5 Night stay in our King Suite Room. Breakfast and Lunch included. No black out dates, based on availability. $1600 Value.  

Santiago Men’s Resort is a luxury gay boutique hotel in Palm Springs, Santiago offers free breakfast, poolside lunch, and all-day refreshments in the Cantina. The wealth of amenities include the largest pool of any gay resort in Palm Springs, beautifully designed, spacious rooms with poolside access and spectacular mountain views.  More Info