This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: TGMondays has gone weekly, DBA Mixer is at Angel View, Jazzville returns, the 9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge is on, L-Fund announces new Executive Director, plus it's San Diego Pride this weekend, Village People are here (see our special GDG discount code!), we have local wine and beer tasting events, a special screening of Yours, Mine, and Ours, and looking ahead to TryOUT Thursday Mamma Mia 2, Splash House and Big Bear ROMP next month!
TGMondays is Now Every Monday!
TGMondays is now bigger and better, taking place every Monday of the month, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at the Transgender Health and Wellness Center on Date Palm Drive in Cathedral City. The first Monday of the month will feature a Trans-feminine Support Group, the second Monday is a Pot luck dinner, Bingo Night with prizes on the third Monday, and Trans-masculine Support Group on the fourth Monday of the month. More info
DBA Networking Mixer at Angel View
On Monday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m., join the DBA Networking Mixer at Angel View, and learn more about this group that many know only for their many retail outlets in our Valley. Here, you will learn about the many services that these outlets help to provide to people with developmental and physical challenges — and have since 1954. They have broadened their services over the years, and have helped thousand of people and families live better lives. More info
9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive
The 2018 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge is on! Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients. All donors receive a ticket voucher to Wet 'n' Wild Palm Springs and a coupon for four free Jack in the Box tacos. Each person who donates blood also receives a red #9CitiesChallenge wristband. Take a photo wearing the wristband and share it on social media – and challenge family, friends, co-workers and organizations to donate! More info
L-Fund Announces new Executive Director
Barbara Carpenter has served as the President of the L-Fund Board for the last three years and under her leadership, the L-Fund has developed from a small grassroots organization to a federally recognized 501(C(3). It is with great pride that the L-Fund announces her new role as Executive Director. Read more
Jazzville Palm Springs
Jazzville on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. presents the LAHO Trio from L.A. Featuring Kevin van den Elzen on drums (Amsterdam) with Adam Hersh on keys and Mx Kraus on bass (L.A.) Special guests include Phillip Moore and Keisha D on vocals! Jazzville is a monthly live jazz scene in Palm Springs presented by DJ Baz at Oscar's Café downtown, hosted by Jeff Wolf of 107.3 Mod FM. Come hear world-class musicians and enjoy good wine and food, too (no minimum). More info
Village People: Discounted Tickets with Code: GDG
Special Discount for Oasis Insiders:
Get 50% off when you use code GDG and order via phone! CALL: 310-498-5757
See Village People perform live with Victor Willis back at the helm as the "hot cop" on Saturday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa. Enjoy the music that sold more than 100 million records, including: "San Francisco/In Hollywood," "Macho Man," "YMCA," "In the Navy" and "Go West." Special guest is A Taste of Honey featuring Janice- Marie of the hit song "Boogie Oogie Oogie." Limited availability for this special offer!
TryOUT Thursday: Mamma Mia 2 Advance Screening, Cocktail Party
Join Gay Desert Guide at D'Place's Mary Pickford 14 for a special screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again on Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. (View Trailer here). D' Place will have a special $9.00 ticket at the door for admission to the movie in a theater just for friends of Gay Desert Guide. The pre-show cocktail party will start at 6:00 p.m. upstairs with passed appetizers and a free glass of wine for each guest. The theater will also provide special prices on drinks & food: $5.00 wine and $5.00 personal pizza. We will then go downstairs at 7:00 p.m. for a private showing of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the day before it opens in wide release! More info
PFLAG Monthly Meeting: Sunday, July 15
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets the third Sunday of every month from 2:30–4:30 p.m. at the Cathedral City Public Library. Each month they have a topic for discussion, and always provide support for families of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning persons, and serve as a safe place for GLBTQI persons seeking validation. More info
UNWINED: Rosé Wine Tasting
Enjoy the perfect night out on Friday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. with a full hour of rosé wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at On The Mark Fine Foods and Provisions in downtown Palm Springs. The tasting includes an official "On The Mark" wine glass, where you can taste a range of 6-8 organic rosés along with several hors d'oeuvres to elevate the tasting experience. More info
Flemings Steakhouse Presents Beer Pairing Dinner
If beer is more your thing, on Friday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. Flemings Steakhouse Presents a Beer Pairing Dinner with Hanger 24 Craft Brewery. This four-course dinner features Chilean Seabass Ceviche, Spice Smoked Duck Breast, Prime NY Carne Asada, and a Chipotle Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Tartlet. More info
San Diego Pride is Saturday, July 14
Beat the desert heat and show your Pride on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. The annual San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region, and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 200,000 cheering supporters of the LGBTQ community! More info
50th Anniversary of Yours, Mine & Ours with Morgan Brittany
On Saturday, July 14 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. the Filmmakers' Gallery Presents Yours Mine and Ours – A special evening celebrating the 50th anniversary of this classic American comedy, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Guest moderated by Lucille's "Number One Fan" and best-selling author Michael Stern; who will be selling and signing copies of his book "I Had A Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball" With special guest: Actress Morgan Brittany. More info
Splash House returns and the lineup is !
The 2nd and final weekend of Splash House is just a month away, August 10–12, 2018, and if you aren’t currently listening to the official Splash House playlist on Spotify then you’re missing out! The August lineup brings major dance party vibes with artists like Gorgon City, Will Clarke and Cut Snake. More info
Big Bear ROMP 2018
Mountains of Men & Mischief are in store at 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