Gay Desert Guide: Week of Aug 19, 2019

DBA Mixer, Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions, Jazzville at Wang’s with Calixto Oviedo and Lily Hernandez, Tell Me About It: LIVE 2, Rancho Mirage Chamber Mixer at Maria Jose Peruvian Gourmet, and a look ahead to the weekend!


DBA Networking Mixer at D.A.P.

Join the Desert Business Association for a Networking Mixer at Desert Aids Project on Monday, August 29 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Come learn more about the services D.A.P. provides, get a facility tour, and help kick off DBA’s Desert AIDSWalk team! More info


Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) will be holding open call auditions on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mizell Senior Center. This special evening of camaraderie will also be an opportunity to volunteer and get involved with one of the chorus’ many committees. Interested singers can also attend open rehearsals on August 20 at 7:00 p.m. to experience what it is like to perform with the chorus and meet its members. More info

 


Siobhan at Streetbar and Runway

Come to Streetbar on Arenas Rd on Wednesday, August 21 at 8:00 p.m. to hear Siobhan Velarde! Karaoke follows. More info

Then on Thursday, August 22, Siobhan performs at Runway starting at 6:30 p.m. Come early for happy hour, stay for dinner, dancing, and great music. More info



Jazzville Comes to Wang’s with Calixto Oviedo and Lily Hernandez

Jazzville welcomes the return of the Calixto Oviedo Sextet with Lily Hernandez on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Wang’s in the Desert. Their show last year sold out fast! This is Afro-Cuban jazz at its best Calixto Oviedo is a living encyclopedia of Cuban drumming and percussion. His innovative and brilliant techniques have made him the in-demand drummer for The Afro Cuban All Stars, Buena Vista Social Club, and Arturo Sandoval. Calixto’s wife, Lily Hernandez, is vivacious and delivers Cuban canciones with a captivating voice and radiant stage presence. Get tickets


Rancho Mirage Chamber Mixer at Maria Jose Peruvian Gourmet

Mix and mingle with the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce at their mixer on Tuesday, August 20 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Maria Jose Peruvian Gourmet. Bring plenty of business cards and an item to raffle if you really want to make an impact! Cost is $5 for members and $15 for future members and guests. More info


Tell Me About It LIVE 2 with Among Friends and St. Sukie

Tell Me About It: LIVE is a special collaboration between Among Friends and St. Sukie de la Croix, taking place at the Palm Springs Cultural Center upstairs in the VIP Lounge on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. In the book Tell Me About It, author/historians St Sukie de la Croix and Owen Keehnen asked a variety of individuals ten specific questions about the LGBTQ experience. Their frank, audacious, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking responses resonate with readers from all walks of life. Tell Me About It: LIVE is a way to bring the book, the questions, and the stories to life in beautiful conversational meeting: interviewing, sharing, and getting you to open up about your story. More info


NEXT WEEKEND: DIVA PARTY – Palm Springs

On Friday, August 30 (Just about a week away–August has flown by!) GayDesertGuide.LGBT and KGAY 106.5 present DIVA PARTY – Palm Springs at Hotel Zoso, starting at 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the music of the divas with DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears & more.  Come dressed as your favorite diva and dance to celebrity DJ Ray Isaac’s selection of hit Diva Songs! Ticket sales benefit Qchella Media, the non-profit that brings you KGAY 106.5. Get tickets


THIS WEEKEND

Art Museum Summer Film Series: “The Rain People”

On Thursday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Annenberg Theater present the next film in the FREE Summer Film Series: “The Rain People” (1969), a pre-“Godfather” drama from director Francis Ford Coppola about a dissatisfied housewife taking a cross-country break from her marriage. The film series, themed as “Summer of ’69” celebrates the 50 years since the end of the 60’s with films reflecting the climate of the time. The next and final screening of the series will be “Zabriskie Point” on September 5. Specialty cocktails created specifically for each film will be available in Persimmon Bistro 4:00–6:00 p.m. More info


Space Oddity – The Bowie Tribute

Spotlight 29 Casino presents the next offering in their tribute concert series running Friday nights with Space Oddity – The Bowie Tribute – A Tribute to David Bowie on Friday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. Go back in time on a musical journey through the constantly metamorphosing career of Rock and Roll’s most celebrated innovator! Get tickets


PSGMC Concert at CVRep Playhouse

Join the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus for a special concert at the home of Coachella Valley Repertory on Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. In this 20th Anniversary season, PSGMC has performed for a variety of large-scale and community events including: La Quinta Arts Festival, Indio Woman’s Club, Cathedral City LGBT Days, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and Raymond Cree Middle School Harvey Milk Day, Sunday Sounds at Palm Desert Community Center. In June, PSGMC sang at Carnegie Hall and just last weekend at Walt Disney Hall–both instances for the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a 8-movement commissioned work “Quiet No More – A Choral Celebration of Stonewall,” in collaboration with 17 other LGBTQ choruses. More info


Dog Wellness Yappy Hour at Westin Mission Hills

On Friday, August 23 the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa will be celebrating 4 years of their dog adoption program with Animal Samaritans with a Dog Wellness Yappy Hour from 5:00–6:30 p.m. There will be food, dog-themed drinks, and tips on how to keep your dog cool during hot Palm Springs days. The dog gear company Ruffwear will have samples of their cooling gear, a local veterinary physician will speak about dog wellness, and there will be a special reunion of the returning adoptees with their forever families. More Info


Don’t miss our Gay Desert Guide Weekend Edition, coming Thursday, August 22. We will be featuring a selection of “Get Tickets Now” events coming up! And if you haven’t yet signed up for our newsletter, click “Join Our Newsletter – Oasis Insiders” at the top of this page, and stay in the loop. 😉👍

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