This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: Join us for TryOUT Tuesday at Il Giardino, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is Friday, Stonewall Dems May Meeting, Learn about the Walk-In Sexual Health Clinic at Rimrock, Take in the student- and teacher-produced DIGICOM Film Festival, Bliss out at the Joshua Tree Music Festival, and see Sammy Hagar performing for the first time at The Show. 

TryOUT Tuesday at Il Giardino

Join Gay Desert Guide this Tuesday, May 15, from 5:00–6:30 p.m. for our TryOUT Tuesday at il Giardino Ristorante

Italiano in Palm Springs. Come and visit with old friends and meet new ones! Food will be served  and will include a mix of pizza, crostini, frittatine and polpettine. Vino Bianco or Vino Rosso will also be available (red and white wine, of course!)  More info

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast – Friday

The 2018 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast – Coachella Valley will take place on Friday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The program will honor the memory of Harvey Milk, an American hero, and recognize this year's honorees: activists Cleve Jones and Mandy Carter. Also honored will be LaQuinta High School graduate and UC Santa Cruz student Raziq Noorali as the Harvey B. Milk Outstanding Student of the Year, and Allysia Park and Sybil Smit as the 2018 Gay-Straight Alliance Advisors. Learn more

Stonewall Democrats May Meeting

The Desert Stonewall Democrats will be meeting on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the Mizell Senior Center. This month's topic is Unions and Labor. Unions have suffered mightily, losing members and influence for several decades now.  Most Democrats believe that they are still important and would like to see them restored to their previous status.  What's your view? More info


NEW 'Walk-In' Sexual Health Clinic at Eisenhower

On Wednesday, May 16 at 5:30 p.m., the LGBT Community Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health welcomes Jon Colbert, NP as he presents information on Eisenhower's NEW 'Walk-in' Sexual Health Clinic in the Rimrock Center. Services include: STD Testing & Treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), HIV Testing, Hepatitis C Testing, HPV related anal cancer screening. This is a FREE event but space is limited. Registration is requested. More info

DIGICOM Film Festival – Thursday

DIGICOM Learning's annual digital storytelling student and teacher film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with the theme "Rise and Shine" on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m at the Richards Center for the Arts in Palm Springs. DIGICOM Learning empowers students and teachers to express themselves by working together to produce short videos about their lives and the world around them. The festival received a record number of submissions this year, and the evening highlights Palm Springs Unified student- and teacher-produced films. More info

Joshua Tree Music Festival

Joshua Tree Music Festival will be held Thursday May 17–Sunday May 20 at the gateway to the world-renowned National Park. JTMF is a family-inclusive global music experience that celebrates passionate creativity, community empowerment, and arts education for all ages. The music is diverse and eclectic, from dance-world-electro-funk'n groove to soulful global-ethno melodies. Get tickets

Sammy Hagar at The Show – Thursday

Sammy Hagar, the legendary “Red Rocker,” and The Circle, featuring bandmates Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson, and Jason Bonham, will perform for the first time at The Show on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. Sammy Hagar and the Circle will take fans on a musical journey through rock history with a set list spanning four decades of Hagar’s hits from Montrose, his solo career, Van Halen and beyond — and with Bonham on board, they can also expect a few Led Zeppelin classics. Get tickets