Thanksgiving Weekend, Palm Springs Open Tennis, “The King and I” (we have a BOGO ticket deal for you!), Everyday Heroes honored, “The Women” Interactive, Selene Luna & Friends, Happy Holi-Dogs Yappy Hour, Modern Men, AIDS Memorial Quilt showing and more, plus HOT DEALS and Happy Hours!

Everyday Heroes

Desert AIDS Project presents Everyday Heroes on Sunday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The annual event, now in its sixth year, shines a spotlight on local individuals who inspire. This year’s honorees include Molly Bondhus and Wil Stiles, Brett Klein, Fiona Foyston, and John Bingle Thompson. The event will also honor the humanitarian legacy of Barbara Keller by introducing a Community Action Award bearing her name. The award will be presented to Bondhus and Stiles, and will honor a different individual’s legacy in the years that follow. Broadway star Davis Gaines will perform live during the show. Get tickets

26th Annual Palm Springs Open Tennis Tournament

The Desert Tennis Association presents the Palm Springs Open Tennis Tournament from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1 at the Mission Hills Country Club, Desert Princess, Monterey Country Club, and Sunrise Country Club. All tournament play is free and open to the public. A player’s banquet will be held at Mission Hills on Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m., benefiting AAP – Food Samaritans. More info

“The King and I” Opens at Palm Canyon Theatre

Palm Canyon Theatre presents the richly textured musical classic “The King and I” from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 22. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Get tickets

BOGO DEAL! Check out our special limited-time HOT DEAL of Buy-One-Get-One for tickets to the Friday, December 13 performance of The King and I! Get Your Deal

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“The Women” Interactive with Among Friends

On Saturday, November 30, from 6:00–10:00 p.m., Among Friends presents a cocktail party and interactive screening of the 1939 film “The Women,” a study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell. Cocktail party at 6:00, with best movie-inspired costume prize. Theatre doors open at 7:30, movie starts at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets

Selene Luna & Friends, a Comedy Show

Selene Luna (“A polished spitfire,” says The New York Times) hosts a lineup of fresh comedic talent, both rising and established, at Hotel Zoso in Downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, November 30 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. The night’s lineup includes: Felicia Michaels, Bobby Kesselman, Sarah Tayor, Roz Dreztalez, and Morgan Jay. Get tickets

The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt is coming to the United Methodist Church in Palm Springs on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 (World AIDS Day) from 2:00-8:00 p.m. each day in the Fellowship Hall. Admission is free to the public. More info


Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney

Singer and Recording artist, Tony Kishman brings his creation, “Live And Let Die” to The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage on Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. This full multimedia experience celebrates the music of Paul McCartney and features four multi-talented musicians. Tony starred for six years in both the national and international tours of Broadway’s smash hit musical, ‘Beatlemania’ and also performs in the International Symphonic Beatles production, ‘Classical Mystery Tour’. Get tickets

Animal Samaritans’ Yappy Hour

Take your dog for a drink at The Riviera Palm Springs at Animal Samaritans’ Yappy Hour on Sunday, December 1 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. in Cody’s Courtyard. The theme is “Happy Holidogs.” A suggested $20 donation at the door goes directly to Animal Samaritans and you get wine, appetizers, desserts, fruited waters, dog treats, photo ops with pet costumes, and vinyl DJ music from DJ Greg of Glitter & Sand. Parking is free and you don’t need a dog to attend. More info

Modern Men: The Gift of Love

On Sunday, December 1, at 3:00 p.m. Modern Men, Coachella Valley’s Men’s Chorus, will present a special preview of their December concert “The Gift of Love” featuring some of the beautiful music that will be performed at the Palm Springs Cultural Center from Dec 6–8. This preview, held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, will feature many of the songs, but not all, from those concerts. Get tickets


COMING SOON: “Disney’s Mary Poppins” at Desert Theatreworks

Disney’s Mary Poppins will be presented by Desert Theatreworks from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 22. This holiday musical, winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, has captivated audiences for generations, and now the enchanting story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking production numbers will dazzle and delight theatergoers of all ages. Believe in the magic and discover a world where anything can happen if you let it! Get tickets



The International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier event for bears and admirers, and it takes place February 20–24 at Hotel Zoso. The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe. Click here for the schedule and get passes today

Cookies, Cocktails, and Crazy Sweaters at The Barracks – Monday, Dec. 2

Fresh on the high heels of the very popular Cat City Drag Race, a new contest is taking place at six bars in Cathedral City: Cookies, Cocktails and Ugly Sweaters will feature an “Ugliest Sweater Contest” with celebrity and audience judges, with prizes each week leading up to a Golden Pass prize valued at $600. The evening is hosted by Cat City Drag Race Winner Angelique VaGorgeous, with music by DJ Galaxy. Week 3 takes places at The Barracks Bar on Monday, December 2. See our link for the full schedule of locations, running through December 23: More info


Wildlights at The Living Desert

Over a million twinkling lights dazzle at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens for Wildlights, running select nights through the holidays, (final night: December 28) from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Guests will find holiday festivities, food, drink, arts and crafts, animal encounters, live entertainment, Santa Claus and more. Get tickets

25th Annual Holiday Wreath Auction – Mon. Dec 2

Join the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert on Monday, December 2 for the Holiday Wreath Auction  from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge. Over 50 holiday wreaths will be auctioned off to support The Center and the Animal Shelter, You are invited to wear your most UGLY holiday sweater, and imbibe on the beautiful heated patio of 849. More info

NEXT WEEKEND: Men of the Desert Fashion Show & Luncheon

Animal Samaritans presents the 10th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Luncheon: Dudes, Dogs and Designer Fashions on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. Get ready for an afternoon of fun and fashion with champagne reception and silent auction too! Get tickets

The Purple Room Supper Club features the desert’s best Live Jazz Happy Hour Monday–Saturday from 4:00–6:00 p.m. with a regular roster of weekly entertainment, and Tuesdays are all-night Happy Hour at the bar. Make your reservations today to celebrate New Year’s Eve with three seatings featuring a three-course menu!
Get Happy at The Purple Room


At The Barracks in Cathedral City, Happy Hour is every day from 2:00–7:30 p.m. and on Sundays, it’s the World Famous Beer Bust from 2:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.and don’t miss Week 3 of “Cookies, Cocktails, and Crazy Sweaters” with celebrity and audience judges, prizes, and hosted by Cat City Drag Race winner Angelique VaGorgeous. Get Happy at The Barracks

This week we have a special limited-time HOT DEAL offer for you! It’s BOGO time at the Palm Canyon Theatre for The King & I, available for one performance only: Friday, Dec. 13 at 8:00 p.m. With this HOT DEAL, you buy one $36.00 ticket and get the seat next to you for FREE! Get Your Deal


At Wang’s in the Desert they offer amazing Pan Asian cuisine with the finest and freshest ingredients. Dinner service is family style and is meant to be shared. Get this HOT DEAL and share it with loved ones: Get 25% Off a Wang’s in the Desert gift card today! That’s a $50 gift card for only $37.50! Get Your Deal



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