This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: the LGBT Dine Out Group lands at the all-new Runway restaurant, Palm Springs Police host the Blue Light Ceremony, Margaret O'Brien appears at a screening of Meet Me in St. Louis, Palm Canyon Theatre presents a holiday concert, Eisenhower Health's informational presentation on BPH, Walk of the Inns, and a look ahead to some festive holiday entertainment this weekend! 


LGBT Dine Out Group at Runway

The Coachella Valley's newest LGBT social dining experience, the LGBT Dine Out Group, will have their monthly gathering at the new Runway Restaurant at CCBC on Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Must RSVP to reserve your seat with the group. Try out new restaurants and meet new friends! More info


Blue Light Ceremony 2018

The Palm Springs Police Department is hosting this year’s Blue Light Ceremony on Monday, December 10 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The ceremony is an annual remembrance of all Riverside County law enforcement officers who died while protecting their communities. More info


Sounds of the Season Concert at PCT

On Wednesday, December 12 from 7:00–9:00 p.m., Palm Canyon Theatre presents their Sounds of the Season concert. Join many of your favorite Palm Canyon Theatre performers for an evening of holiday entertainment. Get tickets

 


Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Informational Presentation

The LGBT Community Center of The Desert and Eisenhower Health presents: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at The Center. Join Kevin Shandera, MD to learn the anatomy of the prostate and bladder, the causes of BPH, how to identify BPH symptoms and the pros and cons of the various treatment options. FREE event but space is limited. Registration requested. More info


Meet Me in St. Louis and Meet Margaret O'Brien

Join The Filmmakers' Gallery for a 75th Anniversary presentation of Meet Me in St. Louis on the big screen, and meet Margaret O'Brien in-person on Thursday, December 13 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Cocktail Reception with Ms. O'Brien starts at 5:00 p.m. with autograph signing and moderated discussion with noted film historian and author, Tony Maietta. Film screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets


Walk of the Inns 2018

On Thursday, December 13 from 5:00–8:00 p.m., The city’s historic and mid-century modern gems are opening their doors for public tours as part of its annual ‘Walk of the Inns.” From 100-year old adobe inns to 1920s jewels to Mediterranean inspired villas, the “Walk of the Inns” is not to be missed. Two starting points, the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Palm Spring Women's Club, will be hosting a bake sale and have live entertainment. More info


THIS WEEKEND

Men in Tights – A Holiday Spectacular

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus launches their 20th Anniversary Season with “Men in Tights – A Holiday Spectacular.” from Friday, December 14 through Sunday December 16 at the Palm Springs Art Museum Annenberg Theater. In the first act, the chorus will present songs and dances to transport you to the Renaissance when knights were bold. “Christmas in the Cloisters,” Boar’s Head Carol,” “Sing We Now of Christmas” and “Gloucestershire Wassail” music from the time of Camelot will have you experiencing holidays with a king and his court.  After intermission you will step into the modern world and celebrate “A Long Christmas Dinner”, “Ring-A Ling-A Disco”, Stomp The Halls” and enjoy a country western “Dreydl, Dreydl. The chorus is especially pleased to present the choral premiere of “Christmas In Palm Springs” arranged for the chorus by accompanist Joel Baker. Get tickets


Twisted Christmas Burlesque Show 

On Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m., Hotel Zoso presents a Twisted Christmas Burlesque Show with their version of Christmas cheer: fabulous burlesque and boylesque dancers that will be shimmying and shakin' just for you to get in the holiday spirit. Ahhh…the holidays, nothing like Christmas trees, hot cider, and of course a little evil!! Get tickets


Weekend Theatre

Don't miss these festive and fun local theatre productions–now playing!
 

FINAL WEEKEND:
Hairspray is presented by Palm Canyon Theatre through December 16. It's 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are avid Corny Collins fans. A chance to dance on the show is publicized, Tracy jumps on the opportunity. But not everyone is happy with Tracy's joining the show. The show's manager, Velma von Tussle, will do anything to oust Tracy, even if it has to include Tracy's friends Seaweed and Motormouth Maybelle. Get tickets

The Sound of Music, presented by Desert Theatreworks, opens this weekend, running through December 23. The holiday favorite features classic songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Do-Re-Mi.” The story is based on the actual life of Maria von Trapp, who leaves an Austrian convent to serve as governess to the children of a widowed naval officer. Get tickets

Christmas with the Crawfords is presented by Desert Rose Playhouse through December 23. It’s Christmas Eve at Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion and Joan, Christina, and Christopher are awaiting the arrival of Hedda Hopper for a very special live radio broadcast. Unfortunately for Joan, she’s about to receive a houseful of celebrity guests, including Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, and Ethel Merman, just to name a few. They sing and dance their way into your hearts! Get tickets


Chico's Angels in Feliz NaviDivas

Chico's Angels return to Oscar's Cafe & Bar by popular demand for perofrmances of Feliz NaviDivas on Saturday, December 15 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.mKay Sedia, Chita Parol and Frieda Laye will entertain you with a magical show featuring sparkling stories, seasonal music and their own take on the classic A Christmas Carol called: “A Chico's Christmas Carol.” The Angels have their cha cha stockings hanging on the fireplace waiting for Santa to visit and bring these heavenly Angels tamales for all. Get tickets
 


Just Fabulous Annual Holiday Party

Don't miss Just Fabulous' annual Fabulous Holiday Party on Saturday, December 15 from 4:00–7:00 p.m.! Enjoy lively music, libations served by Santa's hot muscle elves, tasty nibbles, and special discounts and raffles during the party too! More info

 


Cowboy Social & Fundraiser

On Friday, December 14 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Join Roost Lounge and Golden State Gay Rodeo Association-Palm Springs for a Cowboy Social and Fundraiser. There will be country music, a little line dancing and raffles for some fun prizes. Happy hour prices will be in effect for the entire event. Funds raised will benefit GSGRA-Palm Springs. More info