Your Gay Desert Guide: Week of Mar 26


This week is so chock-full of events LGBT, we've got Dolls, Tiki-Aoke, and lesbians, oh my! While looking ahead to plan your weekend with The Dinah, LGBT Days, and more, note the abundance of events going on during the week, including four choices on Wednesday night alone!



Lisa Scottoline Speaks

 

Palm Springs Speaks presents bestselling author Lisa Scottoline Monday March 26 at 7:30 p.m. She is the author of 29 novels and a series of humorous memoirs. Admission includes a copy of her book. Get Tickets


Transgender Day of Visibility


This 4th annual event, held Tuesday, March 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center of the Desert, will honor the achievements of the Transgender community over the past 12 months, in particular surviving the Trump regime. Not only surviving, but #TransThriving. More info



The Center Social at V Hotel

 
 

Come to The V Hotel Palm Springs' elixir poolside bar for community at The Center's monthly Center Social on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Bring yourself and open heart, and help create vibrant community! More info


 

Valley of the Dolls with Among Friends

 


On Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m., Among Friends presents a Valley of the DOLLS Interactive Movie Event & Cocktail Party. Dress the part and come at 6:00 PM for our large outdoor cocktail party with a 60's theme. At 8:00, take your seat inside for the INTERACTIVE version of Valley of the Dolls. With Special Guest Author William J. Jankowski Singing his book about Patty Duke; "IN the PRESENCE of GREATNESS' Get tickets


 

Tiki-Aoke at the Tonga Hut

On Wednesday March 28 at 8:00 p.m., enjoy Karaoke hosted by KJ Mar Jovi with $5 Mai Tais and $8 Wanderers Punch. Show off that tropical vocal talent!
More info


 

Rainbow Night at Playoffs Sports Bar

 


Join the fun and gay-friendly RAINBOW NIGHT at Playoffs Sports Bar on Wednesday March 28 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight (and the last wednesday of every month). They roll out the rainbow carpet (literally) for the gays for a fun time featuring DJ Eric spinning great music and there's usually a raffle for a great cause. More info



Gay & Lesbian History of Palm Springs

 

David Wallace, author of A City Comes Out, traces the LGBT history of Palm Springs at The Center on Saturday, March 31 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Limited seating, reserve your spot early. More info


 


PS212 Grand Opening


David and Larry bring over 20 years of experience in architecture, design, fashion, and retail to their new showroom in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs. Join them for their Grand Opening on Saturday March 31 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. More info



The Dinah

It's here, folks, the biggest lesbian gathering in the world, and it's known as The Dinah, running Wednesday March 28 through Sunday April 1.


This event historically coincides with the ANA Inspiration, one of the LPGA Tour's most prestigious events, taking place this week Monday through Sunday. More info


On Friday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m., take your Dinah Weekend to the next level with Mingle at the Moroccan Modern, a fundraiser for NCLR. Get tickets


On Saturday March 31 at 5:30 p.m., NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell will join event co-chairs Gary D. Soto and DeeAnn McCoy at the NCLR 2018 Garden Party at the Pond Estate in Palm Springs. Get tickets




Your Gay Dinah Guide: To help you keep track of the 5 days of The Dinah, we've got your rundown of all Dinah events, day by day right here:

The Dinah: Wed - Thu - Fri - Sat - Sun


 

Cathedral City LGBT Days

Thea Austin
California's 1st Pride celebration of the year begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday March 30 with the Drag, Drama & Cabaret kick-off for LGBT Days, at the Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza. The drama continues the next morning with the suspense of the 4th Annual LGBT Days Bed Races, taking place at 11:00 a.m., also at the Civic Center Plaza. The festival itself runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a variety of performers, food and beverage options and a number of exhibitors including your very own Gay Desert Guide booth. Be sure to stop by and say hi! Do not miss headliner Thea Austin, sponsored by Gay Desert Guide.
More info: Drag, Drama & Cabaret - Bed Races - LGBT Days Full Schedule
 


Cruzin' with the PSGMC

 

On April 6, 7, & 8, the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus presents Cruzin' Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater. Experience the magic and excitement of the Summer of Love!
Get Cruzin' tickets