Hot Rodeo Members and the Desert Business Association Mix It Up at Trunks, Cathedral City

Monday, Nov 27 from 6 PM to 8 PM, Join Trunks Bar and the Greater Palm Springs Rodeo Association in a joint mixer with the Desert Business Association  to not only welcome Trunks Bar as a new member, but to learn more about the 2018 Hot Rodeo, a great event here in the Coachella Valley. 
The Desert Business Association (DBA) is comprised of about 250 LGBT and allied businesses and professionals from across the Coachella Valley who have joined together for business promotion, economic development, educational, and humanitarian purposes.

This joint mixer should be a very fun event, and there may even be a few Cowboys coming to meet and greet you!  We look forward to seeing you there!  By the way, Save the dates, May 11th to May 13th for the 2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo. 

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2017 World AIDS Day Celebration
Everyday Heroes Honors Local Community Members In Action

On World AIDS Day 2017 (Friday, December 1), Desert AIDS Project will honor four community members who’ve made it their mission to get into action by supporting its mission to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community. This year marks the fourth year that D.A.P. will celebrate World AIDS Day by shining a spotlight on unsung local heroes. The event will be hosted by Bruce Vilanch and feature a special performance by Broadway’s James Snyder.

“World AIDS Day is a day many of us take time to remember those lost and to renew our resolve to take action moving forward,” says Darrell Tucci, our Chief Development Officer. “Everyday Heroes is meant to remember and honor the everyday person going to extraordinary lengths to support those living with HIV and to bring an end to the epidemic. We’ll be honoring people who contribute their time and talent to supporting the mission of Desert AIDS Project.”

This year, attendees will applaud Art Hall, Lynn Hammond, Mathew Stocker and Tom Oliver and the recipient of the First Annual State Farm Good Neighbor Award, to be presented by Lucie Arnaz.

The evening of Champagne toasts, awards and entertainment, starts at 5:30 p.m. at Camelot Theatres on Baristo Road in Palm Springs.  This year’s event welcome’s back Event Co-Chairs, Terri Ketover, Ann Sheffer, and Tom Truhe. Michael Childers is Honorary Chair. The event will be produced by Frank Goldstin of Momentous Events and catered by LULU California Bistro.

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Charles Busch's Times Square ANGEL on the Local Stage 


It’s that time of year when the trees get trimmed, kids line up at every mall to tell Santa what they want, and on television there is a deluge of seasonal films with IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE topping the list.  Yes, it’s Christmas time again and The Desert Rose Playhouse is presenting their own holiday treat!  It’s TIMES SQUARE ANGEL, written by Charles Busch.

This mash-up of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and every movie ever made featuring a tough burlesque broad with a somewhat tarnished heart of gold has loads of laughs and is a fun rift on the aforementioned films.

Straight Talk with Ross Mathews Live! Palm Springs


Saturday is a BIG DAY in Palm Springs.  In association with Gay Desert Guide, #ILoveGayPalmSprings and Toucans, Ross Mathews brings his podcast, Straight Talk With Ross, to town for a LIVE holiday show at 1 PM at Toucans Tiki Lounge! There's no cover!  Doors open at 11:30 AM and the live podcast starts at 1 PM.  Enjoy drinks, games and fun.  Win a date with Santa or his Sexy Elves!  Plus, after the show, Ross will be the Grand Marshal for the Festival of Lights Parade in downtown PS!  

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The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Saturday!


It’s the 25th annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade and everyone is invited to the celebration!  Be among the 100,000+ spectators who come all over the Coachella Valley and throughout the country to enjoy this very special night of wonder, excitement and good cheer.

Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 5:45 pm, the parade will ring in the season with more than 90 floats decked out in holiday lights, celebrity guests like HGTV’s Desert Flippers, Eric and Lindsey Bennett, equestrians, bands, giant balloons overhead and more.

Organizers are especially excited that for the first time ever, local NBC affiliate, KMIR-TV, will broadcast the parade live in its entirety, bringing this extraordinary experience to tens of thousands of households throughout the Coachella Valley. 

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Experience Joy and Peace with Modern Men

Three Concerts, Two Weekends, Two Locations

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 debuts Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.  The following weekend, Saturday, December 9 at 7 PM, and Sunday, December 10 at 3 PM, enjoy the concert in Palm Springs at Temple Isaiah.  

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

Compiled from a variety of sources by Nicholas Snow