Gay Desert Guide: Week of June 3, 2019

Restaurant Week is in full swing, plus: DBA Networking Mixer, OUTstanding Voices, Vacaya Giveaway at Playoffs Rainbow Night, “Chicago” Singalong Screening, Positive Life Series, and more!


Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is Here

Visitors and residents of Greater Palm Springs are in for a TREAT during Restaurant Week, now through Sunday, June 9. More than 100 participating new and local favorites are offering specially priced menus with 2-item lunches ($15, $20 and $25) and 3-item dinners ($29, $39 and $49), making it the perfect time to TREAT out — for less. Bon appéTREAT! Note: for each reservation made through the dinegps.com website, $1 goes to FIND Food Bank. Visit our link to view a list of participating restaurants: More info


DBA Networking Mixer at The Roost

On Monday, June 3 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., join the Desert Business Association in kicking off Pride Month with their Networking Mixer at The Roost Lounge in Cathedral City. Come visit and see what they have added to the Cathedral City nightlife — and to our LGBT community. More info

 



Positive Life Series Continues

The HIV + Aging Research Project Palm Springs (HARP-PS) presents their monthly Positive Life series on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Desert Regional Medical Center. This month’s program: Neva Chaupette will present: “I Take Charge of My Health and HIV.” After a summer hiatus, the series continues:

Sep 3 – HPV disease and the ANCHOR Study, co-presented by DAP & Eisenhower
Oct 1 – How stigma affects people aging with HIV
Nov 5 – Attorney Andrew Alder will present on HIV & The Law.
More info


Enter Win a Vacaya Cruise at Rainbow Night and Pride Night

Enter your name for a chance to become a finalist to win a VACAYA Cruise trip! There’s a new LGBTQ+ travel company on the scene, and it’s called VACAYA. Their inaugural Cruise to PTown will take place August 11–18, featuring 7 nights aboard the 5-star Celebrity Summit with an overnight in Provincetown for the Carnival kick-off, plus activities and all-star entertainment including Palm Springs’ own Shann Carr! You can ENTER TO WIN at www.KGAY1065.com and listen for your name to be called on the air to become a finalist, PLUS we will have more ways for you to become a finalist at various events, such as Rainbow Night at Playoffs and Pride Night at Palm Springs Power Baseball (see below). Grand Prize drawing takes place June 14.

It’s time again to have a little Hump Day fun in Desert Hot Springs with Playoffs Sports Bar’s Rainbow Night on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. with munchies and cocktails first, then the fabulous Anita Rose will start as hostess at 8:00 p.m.. Come celebrate Anna Rexia who is turning 30, and ENTER TO BECOME A FINALIST in the Vacaya Cruise Giveaway. One new finalist will be chosen! Co-sponsored by the DHS UPS Store, and Playoffs Sports Bar.
On Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m., stop by Pride Night at Palm Springs Power Baseball game at 1901 E Baristo Road and see KGAY morning host John Taylor and ENTER TO BECOME A FINALIST in the Vacaya Cruise Giveaway. One new finalist will be chosen! Note: Admission to the game (which starts at 7:00 against the SoCal Stros) is not required to meet John Taylor and enter to win.

 


OUTstanding Voices 2019

On Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. at the Hyatt, Palm Springs Pride will be recognizing the contributions and achievements of eighty-one lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender leaders and allies as OUTstanding Voices from Palm Springs. The list of 81 influential individuals or couples features those who exemplify the spirit of equality and opportunity for all. The 2019 list includes the likes of community volunteers, HIV/AIDS champions, political and social justice activists, renown photographers and artists, community organizers, and business leaders. More info


“Chicago” Singalong with Among Friends

Join Among friends for another great night of sing-a-long with CHICAGO (the 2002 film of the Fosse musical, not the band) on Wednesday, June 5 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The cocktail/costume party (inspired by the film, of course) will get you in the mood starting at 6:00 p.m. and the screening begins at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets


THIS WEEKEND

LA Pride Festival June 8–9

The 2019 LA Pride Festival will take place in West Hollywood Park on June 8 & 9, with GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years headlining. For the first time, LA Pride and the City of West Hollywood are teaming up to host the first-ever Pride on the Boulevard in West Hollywood, a FREE block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, rides, attractions and more. More info

A new Friday night program on June 7 in West Hollywood Park will serve as the official kick-off to LA Pride Weekend 2019. This free-to-the-public evening will feature an official Opening Ceremony including presentations by community visionaries, spiritual leaders, and other advocates for LA’s LGBTQ+ community, tons of entertainment, including a Weho Vogue Ball & Drag Show, a night of dancing, music from local DJs, and special surprise guests, plus a 60-minute concert by the one and only Paula Abdul! More info

The annual LA Pride Parade – telling this year’s #JUSTUNITE story – returns to Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. More info


Sacramento Pride

Another big California Pride event takes place this weekend in the state’s capital city with Sacramento Pride on June 8 & 9. With multiple stages and dance tents that will make anyone bust a move, you can expect dozens of entertainers, vendor booths, exhibits, inclusive zones, delicious foods and thousands of others ready to make this year’s SacPride the best. The Sacramento Pride Parade takes place Sunday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. starting at Southside Park and ending at the Capital Mall. More info


Splash House

Splash House features rockin’ pool parties across three hotel resorts from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 at The Saguaro, the Renaissance, and the Riviera. It’s a little slice of paradise where friendships are forged as people dance to the best in house, disco, and electronica. Buy a ticket and you get admission to all three, plus shuttles running between all weekend. By night, the party moves to the Palm Springs Air Museum for a pair of open air parties back-dropped by vintage aircraft and a glowing airport tarmac. More info


Broadway’s Big Night at the Tony Awards

The 73rd Annual Tony Award will be held Sunday, June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by James Corden and broadcast live on CBS. “Hadestown” received 14 nominations, the most of any production of the season, followed by “Ain’t Too Proud” with 12, and “Tootsie” with 11. The plays “The Ferryman” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” each received nine nominations. See all the nominees, including Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song,” here.

 

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