This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: Dining Out For Life is here on Thursday and the restaurant choices are many; Meet the Museum is this Friday, kicking off the much-anticipated and world-renowned White Party weekend. Even Wednesday has the Center Social and Rainbow Wednesdays to round out a busy week! 

Dine Out For Life This Thursday

More than 70 generous restaurants across the Coachella Valley will ‘Make One Meal Matter’ on Thursday, April 26 when they participate in Dining Out for Life 2018 supporting Desert AIDS Project.  Last year's event raised $230,000, making Greater Palm Springs the third largest fundraising market in 52 markets across North America. Let's do as well or better this year! Participating Restaurants featured in the Gay Desert Guide Dining Out For Life Channel include: LuLu California BistroAcqua California Bistro at The RiverKing's Highway @ The Ace HotelTrio Restaurant, Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Oscar's Cafe & BarCopley's  on Palm Canyon, The Toolshed, Wang's In The Desert Restaurant | BarPinocchio in the Desert, Michael Holmes' Purple Room Supper Club, Ristretto For Coffee Lovers, Chill Bar Palm Springs, Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, Cuistot, Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge, Chicken Ranch, RetroRoom LoungeTrunks Bar Cathedral City, Blackbook Palm Springs, Juniper Table at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, and Evzin Palm Springs & Soundbliss Music Lounge

Meet the Museum This Friday

The only official White Party event to celebrate LGBT artists this year is the return of Meet the Museum, a fantastic opportunity to take in the Warhol and Childers exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum, this Friday, April 27 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.  The evening features music by DJ Dawna Montell and an open bar. VIP Tickets are available, and with that you get admission to the private preview and reception at 5:00 p.m., plus valet parking and a one-year membership to the museum. Get tickets

White Party This Weekend

It's finally here, guys. Kylie Minogue and 30,000 revelers from all over the world are taking over Palm Springs for White Party 2018 this weekend, April 27–29. Note: April 23 is the final day to save before ticket prices go up one last time. Keep up with everything White Party by visiting our Events Page, and check out these handy links for a rundown of the events:

Follow @gaydesertguide on Instagram for "live" White Party coverage, as we go in for the VIP experience and share it with you! Join the fun by posting your White Party pics tagged #ILoveGayPalmSprings and the official White Party hashtag #WPPS2018

Desert's Got Talent on Saturday

Also this weekend: Desert's Got Talent, a presentation of Boo2Bullying to raise funds and provide a showcase for self-expression, unity, and education, takes place at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater on Saturday April 28 at 5:30 p.m. Get tickets


Center Social Wednesday 

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert presents their April social at Hunter's Nightclub this Wednesday, April 25, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. More info

Rainbow Wednesday at Playoffs Sports Bar

It's the last Wednesday of the month, and that means LGBT-Friendly Rainbow Night at Playoffs Sports Bar in Desert Hot Springs. DJ Eric spins great music and there is usually a fun raffle for a great cause. More info


Last Days to Save $100 @Gay Wine Weekend

Advance Purchase VIP Passes for Gay Wine Weekend 2018 (July 20-22 in beautiful Sonoma Valley) are on sale now at $100 off the regular price and Advance Purchase Ends April 30. Passes include admission to the following: EXCLUSIVE VIP Welcome Reception, LGBT Business Expo & Wine Tasting, Twilight T-Dance (plus VIP Reception), Apres T After Party, Big Gay Wine Auction & Recover Brunch and a Sunday Pool Soiree. Get passes

McCallum 2018–2019 All Shows, All Seats

Broadway is back in a big way, and so much more is in store for the upcoming season of shows at the McCallum Theatre, which are on sale now at the McCallum website. Shows include Jersey Boys, Rent, Evita, Sergio Mendes, Bernadette Peters, a variety of holiday programs, comedians like Bob Newhart and Lily Tomlin, plus dance performances, mariachi, acrobats, and Bollywood. Learn more

East Valley Pride and Stagecoach

This upcoming weekend in the East Coachella Valley: The 2nd Annual East Coachella Valley Pride Festival takes place at Veterans Park in the city of Coachella on Saturday April 28, from 3:00–8:00 p.m. Come for entertainment, food and resources and help celebrate the LGBTQ Community in the East Coachella Valley with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, Latin@ Drag Performances, Ballet Folklorico, and Danza Azteca. More info

With the Coachella Music Festival calling it a wrap for another year, California's country music festival, Stagecoach, takes over the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio from Friday, April 27–Sunday, April 29. Headliners are Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, and Keith Urban. Get tickets