This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: The Desert Business Association honors Gay Desert Guide's own Brad Fuhr as Business Person of the Year, CVRep celebrates their new location, ONE-PS facilitates discussion of Measure C, Eisenhower answers your questions about PrEP, and we look forward to Hot Rodeo and Film Noir, plus a Pride Month Kick Off Mixer.
DBA 2018 Business and Community Awards Dinner Honors Brad Fuhr of Gay Desert Guide
Join The Desert Business Association as they honor the recipients of the 2018 DBA Business and Community Service Awards on Monday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. Awardees include Business Person of the Year: (Our Very Own) Brad Fuhr of Gay Desert Guide! Also: Business of the Year: Renova Energy; Outstanding Community Service Organization: Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; Outstanding Community Service Leader: Barbara Carpenter, The L-Fund; and The Legacy Award: Linda Stevens. Get tickets
CVRep Ground-Breaking Fundraising Celebration
Also on Monday, May 7, Coachella Valley Repertory is officially celebrating the "groundbreaking" of their new home with a very special celebration. This outdoor party, at their new home in the former IMAX theatre in Cathedral City, will feature champagne, wine, small bites, entertainment by Keisha D and a 3-piece band, with exciting auction items all to raise funds to support CVRep. VIP Admission starts at 5:30 p.m., General at 6:00 p.m. – More info
ONE-PS to Host Community Issues Forum on Measure C
On Thursday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., ONE-PS will host a Community Issues Forum on Measure C – Vacation Rental Ordinance set for the June 5 ballot. The forum will take place at the Desert Regional Medical Center – Sinatra Conference Center. Hear from the official Proponents and Opponents of Measure C as indicated in the Voter Guide. More info
Got Questions about PrEP?
The Center and Eisenhower Medical Center present PrEP: Frequently Asked Questions and Discussion on Wednesday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m. as part of Eisenhower Health's Sexual Health and Wellness Lecture Series. This is a FREE event but space is limited. Registration is requested. More info
Hot Rodeo This Weekend
The 2018 Palm Springs Hot Rodeo will take place May 10–13, 2018, and the events kick off Thursday night with a Dance Contest at Hunters, then continue Friday with a Hot & Wet Cowboy Pool Party at Hot Rodeo host hotel Baymont Inn & Suites, on Friday, May 11 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Later that night, headlining performer Brandon Stansell will be at the Out Behind the Shed Kick-Off Party at the Tool Shed, 8:00 p.m, Friday May 11. Other events include a Saturday night Dancing Under the Stars at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, sponsored by Chill Bar, and oh yeah, actual competitive rodeo events taking place at A.C. Dysart Equestrian Park in Banning on both Saturday and Sunday. See the full schedule and get tickets here
Film Noir Festival This Weekend
The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival returns this weekend, May 10–13, and features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Tickets and passes are now available, and the complete schedule can be viewed here. Get tickets
Pride Month Kick Off Mixer
Join Gay Desert Guide, the Desert Business Association and the Palm Springs Chamber for a Pride Month Kick Off Mixer on Arenas Road on Monday, May 21. Come meet us at Hunters Nightclub @5:00 pm to pick up your Passport and travel around Arenas Road…Visit all participating businesses to get your passport stamped and circle around to Chill Bar Palm Springs to enter to win some amazing prizes. More info
Women @ The Center Newsletter
Every week The LGBT Center of the Desert sends out a women's newsletter, informing them of LGBTQ women-centric events in the valley. The current newsletter (with a link to get on the mailing list) can be found here.
Mourning Malcolm Perkins
Streetbar is mourning the loss of dear friend and co-worker Malcolm Perkins, who passed away April 21 after a long battle with cancer. Malcolm moved to Palm Springs to open Azul's Tapas restaurant in 2013. He was always a joy to work with, as well as the life of the party. Few family details are known but Streetbar will share any additional information as it becomes available, on their Facebook page.