This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We are gearing up for the Dance Party of the Summer this coming weekend! Until then, we have a lot going on this week, including: Trivia and Bingo at the Ace, Center Social at Zoso, Rainbow Night at Playoffs, DBA and Palm Springs Chamber Mixers, Sips of Summer at On the Mark, Gyoza Class at Wabi Sabi and more!


I ❤️ the 80's Mid-Summer Dance Party!

This Saturday, July 28–Gay Desert Guide and Revel Pale Ale are presenting a Mid-Summer Dance – a benefit for The Desert AIDS Project / DAP. Get your 80s on and come ready to party till the "Last Dance!" DJ Ray Rhodes of Los Angeles will be spinning to get the party started from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the front bar and DJ Dawna Montell takes it from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the back bar. The Mirror Me Photo Booth will be set up in the front bar from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM to to record your great evening, and there will be a special midnight performance by Calpernia Addams! Don't miss a great time with Drag Go-Go Dancers in the back room of Chill Bar. More info

Monday Nights at the Ace Hotel

Looking for a fun place to cool off on a hot summer night? The Ace Hotel & Swim Club you'll find a renowned restaurant (King's Highway), daily events, and a ranch hand bar (The Amigo Room)! Monday nights feature Fabulous Bingo with Shirley Claire 7:00 p.m. followed by Ace Trivia with Bella de Ball 9:00 p.m. More info

Center Social at Hotel Zoso

Looking for connection? Join The LGBT Community Center of the Desert on Wednesday, July 25 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Hotel Zoso (formerly Hard Rock Hotel) for the July monthly Center Social in Palm Springs. More info

Speaking of Hotel Zoso: Gay Desert Guide and Zoso will soon be announcing details for an official Palm Springs Pride 2018 Pool Party on Friday, November 2! As a kickoff to Pride weekend, "Dip Into Pride" will feature a DJ, a swimsuit runway show, and a live performance by a special guest. All proceeds will support Palm Springs Pride. Mark your calendars and watch this space for more info!

Rainbow Night At Playoffs Sports Lounge

Join Eric & Ann-Sofie at their fun and gay-friendly RAINBOW NIGHT on the Last Wednesday of Every Month from 7pm-midnight. They roll out the rainbow carpet (literally) for the gays on the last Wednesday of every month.  A fun time and a straight shot down Gene Autry to the hippest hangout in DHS. DJ Eric spins great music and there is usually a fun raffle for a great cause. More info

Palm Springs Chamber July Mixer

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce invites you to their July Mixer on Tuesday, July 24 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. at Copa Palm Springs. Free for members, $15 for guests. More info

Another mixer opportunity: Monday, July 23 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., join the Desert Business Association at JusTapas to share food, conversation, and laughter with friends and loved ones. More info

UNWINED: Sips of Summer 

Enjoy the perfect summer night out while tasting a variety of refreshing handcrafted Champagne and Wine cocktails this Friday, July 27, from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at On The Mark Fine Foods and Provisions in downtown Palm Springs. The tasting includes a range of 8-10 organic Champagne and Wine cocktails, along with your very own beautifully crafted meat and cheese platter to elevate the tasting experience. More info

Japan Class Series at Wabi Sabi

Join Wabi Sabi Japan Living on Saturday, July 28th, from 4:00–6:00 p.m. to learn how to make the ultimate Japanese appetizer — Gyoza, two bites full of rich history and rich flavor. Learn how to make meat-filled and pescatarian Gyoza in this hands-on class. More info

3rd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage

The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 3rd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, to offer cool summer specials. Taste of Summer 2018 runs now through Sunday August 19. The purchase of a $10.00 Taste of Summer wristband allows patrons to take advantage of $4.00 cocktails, appetizers and/or desserts offered by participating restaurants and resorts. All proceeds go to Valley charities. More info

Protect and Defend Party in the Desert

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to members of Protect and Defend, coming to the desert this weekend, July 27-29, for their "Party in the Desert" event! 

Big Bear ROMP 2018

If the hot desert summers have you dreaming of cooler mountain climes, check out Big Bear ROMP 2018, from Thursday, Aug 16–Sunday, Aug 19. The goal of Big Bear ROMP is to keep the party going by putting on a fun event that will bring hundreds of men back each year for mischief and more in the great outdoors. Beyond having a great time, Big Bear ROMP is about giving back to the Big Bear community, and a portion of the pass sales will support a local wildlife rescue organization. More info