This Week: LGBTQ Survey, John Tesh Concert, Dining Out For Life Kick-Off, Dinner at The Living Desert, Electricity Immersive Theater, Moonlight Cocktail Reception, Info about Hep C, Sake Tasting, and a weekend preview!
13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey
Here’s an opportunity to do something meaningful for our community in less than 15 minutes! Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees.
John Tesh Concert to Benefit Qchella Media
With six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven Public Television specials and 8 million records sold, John Tesh’s recording and live concert career continues to thrive today. Check out these enthusiastic fan testimonials! After more than three decades as an international entertainer, see him live at The Westin Mission Hills.
Dining Out For Life Kick-Off Event
Dining Out for Life-Palm Springs, everyone’s favorite foodie-centric fundraiser, is just around the corner. Join Desert AIDS Project’s Partners for Life and members of the Desert Business Association for a festive Mixer Kick-Off Event on Monday, April 8 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge. Of course there will be food! Complimentary small bites and happy hour drink specials courtesy of Eight4Nine, who will be participating, again, in this year’s Dining Out for Life-Palm Springs, slated for Thursday, April 25th. Learn More
An Evening At The Living Desert “A Dinner @ My Place” Event
Desert AIDS Project and The Living Desert present a Dinner at My Place event on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00–7:30 p.m. at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. This private evening, hosted by Lauri Kibby and Ann Sheffer, features a Garden cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres, hosted bar and chef-manned food stations, VIP shuttle tours of the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Instagram-worthy animal encounters, tours of the Steve Chase Administration Building featuring his Plein Air art collection and special surprise entertainment! Get Tickets
Electricity: Immersive Theatre in Palm Springs
Share the electricity inside a real hotel room with the immersive theatre of Electricity, with two performances: April 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. at INNdulge. This funny, sexy and surprisingly emotional journey through the immense changes that happened to the LGBTQ community between 1983 and 2013 navigates a world where gay life was hidden in bars and sex clubs to one where equality might just be a reality–if party boy Brad and ex-seminary student Gary can only believe that they deserve it. Get Tickets
Moonlight Cocktail Reception for Single Gay Men & LTR Couples
Men4LTR, a social club and dating app for single gay men, presents a romantic evening for single gay men and couples in long-term relationships on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment by Prince Fleet Easton, with dancing and men interested in companionship and love with the ultimate goal of the LTR (Long-Term Relationship). LTR couples are invited to bring a single friend. Stickers will distinguish the singles from the couples. $20 donation benefits AAP-Food Samaritans. Learn more
Common Misconceptions about Hepatitis C
The LGBT Community Center of The Desert and Eisenhower Health present Common Misconceptions about Hepatitis C on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at The Center. Join Don Gardenier, NP to learn the importance of being screened for HEP-C and the latest treatment options available. People born between 1945 and 1965 are at a greater risk of developing Hepatitis C than the general population, yet often we assume that our Primary Care Physician has already tested us for Hepatitis C, or that because we never used intravenous drugs we are safe. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case. This is a FREE event but space is limited. Registration is requested. More info
Sake Tasting Daily at Wabi Sabi
Join Wabi Sabi Japan Living daily for a Sake or Shochu tasting at their in-store bar. Sake is: always soft, never bold, served chilled, never hot, featuring fruity, floral notes, never earthy. Enjoy selections chosen especially for the American palate. A flight of 3 sakes is just $10! More info
Poochella Fest takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at DeMuth park, benefiting the Palm Springs Animal Shelter along with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs & Cathedral City. This dog adoption and pet food drive will highlight the need for fostering and adopting homeless animals, with a pet fashion show, silent auction, raffle prizes, Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, food & drink. Free event. More info
Coachella Weekend 1
The first of two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Featured artists include Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande. There’s only a waitlist for Weekend 1 passes but a limited number of passes have been made available for Weekend 2, in light of the announcement of Kanye West‘s Sunday Service, scheduled for Easter Morning, Sunday, April 21. More info
Gays of Coachella is the perfect place to connect with other LGBTQ Coachella Festival Goers. Check their social media links below for announcements on events, meet-ups, and pre-parties. This group is not exclusive to Coachella only, celebrating all music festivals
Palm Springs Fashion Week
The first ever Palm Springs Fashion Week by Fashionation debuts this Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13 at the iconic Riviera Hotel in the design district of Palm Springs. Highlighting a series of runway shows and lifestyle events, PSFW is expected to become a central hub for music, entertainment, and fashion industry professionals as well as media and celebrities who gather here for the year’s major brand launches and initiatives. Established international brands and emerging fashion designers and artists will present their latest launches, festival, swim and resort collections supported by high production values. Get Tickets
Unplug and Play with Brad Berger and Barbara Keller
Come to the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday, April 12 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. for an evening of fun and games with Brad Berger, author of Unplug and Play: Original Group Games that Don’t Need Charging! Brad will be on stage with proud mother Barbara Keller and others. Enjoy hilarious, interactive, tech-free fun with no more than pen and paper provided. Learn to strategize, bluff, read minds, memorize, think quickly, and solve puzzles. Great for cocktail parties, corporate team building or around the kitchen table with family. – – No texting, tweeting, or web surfing allowed! This is a fun-raiser to support Palm Springs Cultural Center. Get Tickets
Grand Hotel and Maytag Virgin continue for their final weekend, and Confessions of a Mormon Boy is back by popular demand for three performances only!
Palm Canyon Theatre presents Grand Hotel, inspired by Vicki Baum’s period novel, from April 5–14. It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel’s illustrious clients. Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel. Get Tickets
Confessions of a Mormon Boy
The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a true story starring Steven Fales, from April 12–14. Told with humor, song and the Book of Mormon, Confessions concerns a young gay man’s journey through excommunication from the Mormon church, divorce, male prostitution and drug abuse, as he struggles to reclaim himself, his children and his ‘Donny Osmond’ smile. Get Tickets
Dezart Performs presents Maytag Virgin, a southern love story by Audrey Cefaly, from April 5–14. Alabama high-school teacher Lizzy Nash is on a leave of absence after the sudden death of her husband when a mysterious new neighbor moves in next door. Jack and Lizzy, both hiding a world of secrets and pain, excite and confound each other. Maytag Virgin explores the ideas of moving forward and self-enlightenment, and the bridge between the two.