Nearly 30 men Zoomed on Saturday evening for our All Ages Virtual Speed Dating, one of many virtual events from the new Fun & Games Dept. of GayDesertGuide. This weekend, it’s the women’s turn as you’ll read below.
Chill Bar has reopened with their Kitchen Takeover concept, but not without controversy. While many are supportive, some are leery of the distancing seen in photos. The plan was city approved and marks a big shift from Sunday Funday and go-go dancers.
As other business owners see that we are in this for the long haul, they are looking at ways to adapt and reopen. We hear that Blackbook is in the process of reconfiguring their space for a relaunch around Labor Day. The Roost Lounge is Cathedral City has also reopened with food from nearby restaurants. And The Maze at All Worlds is set to reopen later this month with weekend passes. As they say, “Crawl before you walk!”
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
Big Gay Scavenger Hunt
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DBA Networking Mixer with Raymond Gregory
Census Deadline Moved One Month Earlier
The 2020 Census is underway and due to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent announcement that the deadline to complete the survey has been moved one month earlier to Sept. 30, it is now more important than ever that every household move quickly to submit their response. A high Census turnout can lead to millions of dollars in federal funding for local education, healthcare and hospitals, and important infrastructure that will help shape the future of our area for generations to come. More info
Virtual Events at The Center
Social Caring in the Face of Quarantine with Alexis Ortega – Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Zumba for Beginners with Shaun Samaro – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Knit Together with Doug Morris – Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Dating and Sex in the Age of COVID with Arlen Keith Leight LCSW, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Conversational Spanish – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Beginner Tap with Keith Mottola – Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel Navarro – Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Chat with Kim Kieler – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Chat with Stuart Huggins – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry Wiggins – Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
Fun & Games with Shann Carr
The Fun & Games Dept of Gay Desert Guide, along with TheMenEvent.com, has a whole month of virtual events hosted by Shann Carr, from Trivia and Game Nights on Tuesdays to Speed Dating Saturdays where you could meet a date, a friend, or a business connection!
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Scavenger Hunt – Tue Aug 11 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Game Night – Tue Aug 18 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Trivia – Tue Aug 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Speed Dating Events (also hosted by Shann):
- Speed Dating for Women of All Ages – Sat Aug 15 at 4:00 p.m.
- Speed Dating for Men Ages 55+ – Sat Aug 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Speed Dating for Men Ages 30s/40s – Sat Aug 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom That Tune: Divas Showdown
Palm Springs Dance Academy Grand Opening Week
Communication Challenges When Wearing Face Masks
Theatre Thursday: Broadway Singalong
Join Among Friends for their ongoing Thursday “Kickoff to the Weekend” Happy Hours, on Zoom from 5:00–6:30 p.m. every week. Come for the laughs, games and fun, and if you don’t want to be on cam, you don’t have to, you can still attend. And hey, no Uber needed! More info
The Palm Springs Cultural Center has turned their parking lot into a temporary Drive-In Experience, complete with concessions like popcorn and frozen treats and radio-tuned sound! Looking ahead to this weekend, Aug. 14–16, films include: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Cabaret & Chicago Double Feature, and Pitch Perfect. Get tickets
Chill Bar Reopens
I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 57
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