This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings – The Coachella Festival 2019 lineup is announced, the beloved BUZZ bus is back, Palm Springs International Film Festival is in full swing, and there's a special reception for The Children of Harvey Milk. We also have a DBA Mixer at Ace, Anita Rose at Chill, Jazzville at Zoso, and a look ahead to L-Fund Gala, McCormick's Auction and Mini Gay Days!
Coachella 2019 Lineup Announced (and Sold Out)
The BUZZ is Back January 10
SunLine Transit Agency will bring the Palm Springs BUZZ back into service Thursday, January 10, after it ended six months ago. Under its new operator, SunLine Transit Agency, the BUZZ will return to provide free rides on its original route in Palm Springs every 20 minutes from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the relaunch will be held at noon on January 10 at Museum Way and Palm Canyon Drive. More info
Palm Springs International Film Fest Continues
In all, eleven awards were handed out, with some of Hollywood's biggest stars as not only recipients but presenters. Honorees included Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Regina King, Timothee Chalamet, Spike Lee, Rami Malek, and Melissa McCarthy, with presenters such as Jim Carrey, Laura Dern, and Christian Slater. Read more.
The Film Fest's Closing Night Gala will take place Sunday, January 13 and features a screening of Ladies in Black: Set in Sydney in 1959, Oscar®-nominated writer/director Bruce Beresford takes us back to the heyday of glamorous upscale department stores, when a concierge met you at the door and clerks wore gloves.
Another annual highlight of the festival is the Gay!La festival party, taking place this year on Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 p.m. at Toucan's. To join in the fun, Get tickets
Children of Harvey Milk Reception Jan 10
Mark your calendars! As part of a worldwide book tour for his new book, The Children of Harvey Milk, Professor Andrew Reynolds will be having a book signing at Just Fabulous and a reception at Eight4Nine on Thursday, January 10th from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights. The book is based on deeply personal and revealing interviews with over ninety elected officials and high-profile candidates from across the globe. Palm Springs, and its leading politicians, play a cameo part in the book with its all LGBTQ council. Author Andrew Reynolds will be joined by Irish Senator Fintan Warfield and Scottish MP Hannah Bardell who will speak to the remarkable changes in their countries. Also speaking: Palm Springs Mayor Robert Moon and councilmembers Geoff Kors and Lisa Middleton in a conversation moderated by Bryan Gallo. More info
DBA Mixer at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
On Monday, January 7 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., join the Desert Business Association for their first DBA Networking Mixer of 2019 at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. More info
Anita Rose Against Humanity
Jazzville Palm Springs presents Calixto Oviedo Quartet with Lily Hernandez
On Wednesday, January 9 from 7:00–10:00 p.m., Hotel Zoso presents Calixto Oviedo Quartet with Lily Hernandez. Calixto 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
Mark Your Calendars
McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auction: Feb 22–24
L-Fund Gala: Jan 26
Mini Gay Day: Mar 2
Bongo Johnny's New Location