This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: Get ready to laugh and play along with Among Friends as they present Airplane! the Interactive Movie, enjoy a free screening in the Passion for Fashion film series, or maybe find your voice with the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Auditions! We are also celebrating the Women of Rodeo, and dancing the night away at the Her-She Bar Summer T-Dance, and looking ahead to the return of the HRC Garden Party, Equality Awards, and Palm Springs Pride!

Airplane! Interactive Movie with Among Friends

Among Friends presents Airplane! Interactive on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center/Camelot Theatre. The Airplane Cocktail Party kicks off the evening at 6:00 p.m.: dress up in your favorite costume from the movie or anything that goes along with the theme. Then at 8:00 p.m. the movie starts with a throw-out of giveaways, and continues with a night of interactive fun. Quote along with the movie, shout, sing, and participate, come and help bring this hilarious movie to life like never before. Get tickets

Passion for Fashion Film Series Continues

Join the Palm Springs Art Museum in collaboration with Palm Springs International Film Society for their Summer Film Festival: A Passion for Fashion. It's free, it's fun, and it's all about Fashion. On Thursday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. they present The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, an artful masterpiece with clothing design by Jean Paul Gaultier. More info


Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Auditions

Leading into its 20th Season, the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus (PSGMC) will be holding open call auditions. The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus will hold its semi-annual auditions on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Candidates can attend open rehearsals on Tuesdays, August 14 & 21 at 7:00 p.m. to get a sense of how the chorus is structured and the camaraderie that exists between all of the singers. More info


Sunnylands Tickets on Sale August 15

Sunnylands Center & Gardens reopens to the public mid-September, and historic house tours for that month will become available Wednesday, August 15 at 9 a.m. Tickets for tours of the historic house are $48 per person and are sold online only at

Monthly Chill Bar Dance

On Thursday, August 16 from 7:30–10:00 pm., the Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Rodeo Association is “Celebrating the Women of Rodeo” along with Chill Bar at the Monthly Chill Bar Dance. This is a fundraiser for the Palm Springs Chapter of Hot Rodeo. More info

HerShe Bar Summer T-Dance

On Saturday, August 18 from 3:00–7:00 p.m., meet and mingle with old friends and new at the HerShe Bar Summer T-Dance at Bart Lounge. DJ temaDancer & Dee Jay Jesse will bring the beats with a great mix of old skool, disco, R&B and everything good at comfortable sound levels. Enjoy the large dance floor, free video & board games, Jenga and more. Appetizers and tapas provided. More info

Palm Springs Equality Awards Nominees

Equality California's Palm Springs Equality Awards will take place Saturday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m., and we're excited to recognize all of this year's Palm Springs Equality Awards honorees: Don Lemon, Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) and Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler. Among California’s premier gala events, attendants regularly include leaders of the LGBT equality movement, and leaders from the business, nonprofit, civic and political landscapes. Get tickets

Tickets for HRC Palm Springs Garden Party

Gay Desert Guide is a proud media sponsor of the HRC Palm Springs Garden Party, taking place Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Garden Party brings together more than 800 HRC members, friends, families, and allies for an afternoon of celebration and inspiration featuring an open cocktail reception, thought-provoking speakers, and special celebrity guests and honorees. KMIR's Emmy® Award winning weathercaster Bryan Gallo will be Master of Ceremonies. Get Tickets

Support Palm Springs Pride 2018

If your business would like to support Palm Springs Pride (November 1–4 this year), sponsorship and supporter opportunities are available! Visit for more info.


Now is also the time for businesses to show their support for the LGBTQ community by proudly stating their places of business will not turn away anyone based on who they are or whom they love. If you would like to display an Open to All sign, email and we will drop one off for you!