This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We are between the two mega-weekends of Coachella Festival, and there's a much to do: An exciting TryOUT Tuesday at Atomic Budz, Transgender Social, OUTBook Club, Sinatra in Palm Springs is screening, Stonewall Dems are meeting, and it's high time you made your Dining Out For Life reservations for next week!
Coachella is now Beychella
Coachella Weekend 1 is now a wrap, and all anyone can talk about is headliner Beyoncé, doing what she does best: killing it and reinventing the Coachella stage in her own image like the musical goddess that she is. Her performance is being hailed as a "cultural moment." Beyond Beyoncé, however, there was a lot going on at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, click here to follow our
bookmark to real time updates. The group #GaysofCoachella is connecting LGBTQ festival goers, and they have designated a meeting place where friendly spirits can congregate in the midst of the sprawling festival grounds. Click here for more info. And of course there is another weekend of Coachella yet to take place, this Friday, April 20–Sunday April 22. In the meantime, read on for more to do this week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings!
TryOUT Tuesday: Atomic Budz
This Tuesday, April 17 from 4:00–6:30 p.m. we invite you to the first-ever TryOUT Tuesday event held at a cannabis dispensary, presented by our friends at Atomic Budz. No, they won't be giving out free samples per se, but you can enjoy some great food and drink, including gourmet sandwiches and tasty side dishes. Also available: uninfused bite size edibles to give you an idea of what the products taste like. Best of all, you can pick up your 20% discount card for your next visit and enter to win a gift bag giveaway! More info
You can continue to celebrate the "blowout" 420 week here in Palm Springs by following our bookmark: Want Weed During Coachella? Hit Up These Dispensaries in the Palm Springs Area. This Friday is literally 4/20 and Agua Caliente Resort & Spa has cleverly provided an opportunity to Celebrate 4/20 with Cheech & Chong Tickets Going on Sale: Tickets for their August 4 appearance will go on sale April 20 at 8:00 a.m.
Dining Out For Life is April 26
Got the munchies? Dining Out For Life is a great way to satisfy your appetite at your favorite Palm Springs restaurants, spend time with friends, and know that the proceeds are going to a great cause: supporting the Desert AIDS Project. If you haven't already made your reservations, waste no further time and make your plans now to participate on Thursday, April 26! Visit our Gay Desert Guide Dining Out For Life Channel for a directory of participating restaurants, which includes the details about what percentage of the day's sales each establishment will donate to the cause (anywhere from 33% to 100+%).
Stonewall Democrats April Meeting
The Desert Stonewall Democrats will be meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mizell Senior Center to discuss this month's very topical subject: "Violence and Gun Control." An expert panel will lead a discussion about how to engage with the recent youth-led movement to stop gun violence. More info
Sinatra in Palm Springs
All this week at the Camelot Theater in the Palm Springs Cultural Center, take in a screening of Sinatra in Palm Springs, a documentary by filmmaker Leo Zahn. The film explores explores Frank Sinatra’s deep attachment to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, his primary home for almost 50 years, with revealing interviews that bring to life a bygone era.
Transgender Social at Wang's
Wednesday is National Transgender HIV Testing Day and Wang's in the Desert is offering free wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, raffle giveaways, and gift bags! Special guest Antonia D'Orsay will share the latest in HIV testing, treatment, and prevention. Musical performances by Keisha D and Allison Lemore. This event is free but please RSVP. More info
OUTBook Club Reads Superstar David Rakoff
The OUTBook Club, sponsored by Desert Outlook magazine and hosted at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month, but this month will be meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. This month's selection: The Uncollected by David Rakoff. All you have to do to join, is read the book and show up! More info