Gay Desert Guide: Week of Aug 5, 2019

Rainbow Night at Playoffs, Eagle 501’s Bare Chest and Underwear Nights, Wine & Paint at Runway, Tim Gill Quintet at Jazzville, Outbook Club + Mixer, The Seven Year Itch, plus a weekend preview!


Bare Chest Contest Night at Eagle 501

Arenas Road’s newest addition, Eagle 501 Bar, is hosting Bare Chest Night on Tuesday, August 6 with drink specials and a Bare Chest Contest at 10:00 p.m. Winner gets a $50 Rough Trade Gear gift card. More info

 


Underwear Contest Night at Eagle 501

On Wednesday, August 7, Eagle 501 Bar presents their first Underwear Night with free clothes check, drink specials for those in briefs, and the bar picks the hottest underman, with a $100 Rough Trade Gear gift card going to first place and $50 PS Piercing gift card to the runner-up! More info

 


Wine & Paint at Runway

Make memories at Paint & Sip Night at Runway Restaurant and Bar on Wednesday, August 7 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. An experienced artist will walk you step by step as you create a fine art piece you and your guests will enjoy for years to come! Arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour menu, or stay late for dinner! Get tickets

 



Tim Gill Quintet at Jazzville Palm Springs

Jazzville at Hotel Zoso presents Tim Gill Quintet on Wednesday, August 7 from 7:00–9:30 p.m. This is a big summer show with sizzle, featuring jazz and swing from the 1930s to 1950s with fantastic musicians that know how to entertain: Tim Gill on vocals and trumpet, Danny House on clarinet and sax, Adam Bravo on piano, Nick Schaadt on bass, and Jimmy Ford on drums. These shows sell out, so…Get tickets


Rainbow Night at Playoffs Sports Lounge

It’s time again for a little hump day fun in Desert Hot Springs with Rainbow Night at Playoffs, on Wednesday, August 7, starting with cocktails and munchies at 7:00 p.m. and Anita Rose kicks off the drag show at 8:00 p.m. More info

 


Outbook Club + Mixer

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Palm Springs Library present the Outbook Club and Mixer on Wednesday, August 7, featuring “What Belongs to You,” by Garth Greenwell. Come at 6:00 p.m. for an open bar and social, with book discussion to follow, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Local book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes leads discussions around each month’s selection. More info


Hollywood Signature Series: Marilyn Monroe in Seven Year Itch

The Palm Springs Cultural Center’s Hollywood Signature Classics Film Series featuring the works of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe continues this week. Screenings are Wednesdays @ 7:00 p.m. at the Camelot Theatres in the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Titles include this week’s The Seven Year Itch (Aug 7), Bus Stop (Aug 14), Let’s Make Love (Aug 21) Monkey Business (Aug 28) and more! The series runs through Wed, Sept 11. Get tickets

 


THIS WEEKEND

Splash House Returns for August

Splash House returns to the desert from Friday, August 9–Sunday, August 11 at The Renaissance, The Riviera, and The Saguaro. Splash House is all about fun-loving people, rocking pool parties, and a little slice of paradise where friendships are forged as people dance to the best in house, disco, and electronica, with After-Hours Party at the Air Museum. More info


Bears on the Prowl: Foam Party Weekend

Beat the summer heat with the bears, cubs, and chubby guys at Bears on the Prowl’s Foam Party Weekend, from Friday, August 9 through Sunday August 11 at CCBC Resort. Jump in the pool and chill all day, and at night get ready to frolic in the foam and get those furry bellies rubbed. On Friday and Saturday nights the CCBC lawn becomes a giant bubble filled play space and the giant naked waterslide returns one last time this summer. Get tickets


Art Museum Summer Film Series: “Medium Cool”

On Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Annenberg Theater present the next film in the FREE Summer Film Series: “Medium Cool” (1969), an incisive drama about a TV news cameraman covering the unrest at Chicago’s 1968 Democratic National Convention, directed by Haskell Wexler. 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. Screenings continue August 22 with “The Rain People,” and “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


SAVE THE DATES

McCormick’s Auto Auction

McCormick’s Collector Car Auction takes place Friday, November 22 through Sunday November 24 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Friday is FREE all day.
Fri Nov 22 – 12:00–8:00 p.m.  -180 cars on the block
Sat Nov 23 – 8:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m. – 225 cars on the block
Sun Nov 24 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. – 175 Cars on the block
More info

 


L-Fund Gala 2020

The L-Fund’s Annual Gala has set a date for Saturday, January 25. They will be honoring trailblazers Kate Kendell, Robin Tyler, Andrea Meyerson, and Elizabeth Wholihan. Early bird ticket sales are open now through November 3, 2019.  Get tickets

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