This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We kick off the week with a DBA Mixer and a Gay 4 Good volunteer opportunity, then mix it up with a sexual health presentation from Eisenhower, a Cowboy Dance, and a Rod Stewart tribute! The Coachella Valley Small Business Expo is this week, and it's Balloon Time in Cathedral City this weekend. The McCormick collector car auction is happening, as well as several great local theatre options wrapping up their productions this weekend!
DBA Mixer at PS212
On Monday, November 12, from 6:00–8:00 p.m., the Desert Business Association Presents a DBA Mixer at PS212 Home. Come to mix, mingle and market your business at one of the leading luxury home design showrooms in Palm Springs–dedicated to helping people design the modern space of their dreams. More info
Gay For Good Volunteer Opportunity
On Tuesday, Nov 13 from 4:00–8:00 p.m. Gay For Good Palm Springs, along with the Josyln Center, is has a volunteer opportunity for you! Volunteers will assist catering manager and the Josyln Center staff to serve food and beverages. More info
HPV and Anal Cancer
The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health Present: HPV and Anal Cancer – Eisenhower's Sexual Health Approach to HPV on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Join Jon Colbert, PA for a discussion to find out what you can do to help decrease your chances of getting HPV and the different types of cancer linked to it. Free event with RSVP requested. More info
Rod Stewart Tribute at Oscar's
Oscar's Cafe and Bar presents The Ultimate Rod Stewart Tribute on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. This stunning recreation of the music and showmanship of Rod Stewart with The Atlantic Crossing Band, feat. RG Stewart has all the magic and excitement of a Rod concert in an intimate setting, perfect for your midweek escape. Get tickets
Cowboy Dance & Fundraiser
Chill Bar's monthly Cowboy Dance to support the Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Rodeo Association takes place Thursday, November 15 from 7:30–10:00 p.m. Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going with the two-step, Waltz and Line Dances. (Note: The Cowboy Dance is moving to Wednesdays starting next month. The schedule will be the second Wednesday of every month. The first of these will be Wednesday, December 12. Time and venue remain the same: 7:30-10pm at Chill). More info
Greater Coachella Valley Small Business Expo
The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce GCV Small Business Expo takes place Thursday, November 15 from 3:00–7:00 p.m. at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The Expo highlights our community resources, local business professionals, leaders, business owners, nonprofit organizations and popular attractions – all with an emphasis on shopping local. Gay Desert Guide will be there, with our Torre Nissan Leaf, stop by and say hi! More info
Balloon Glow Concert & Swing Dance
This Friday, November 16, from 7:00–10:00 p.m. the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa presents a Balloon Glow Concert & Swing Dance. Swing the night away with the sounds of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy under the light of a dozen hot air balloons. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association “Life is Why We Give” campaign. Get tickets
The Balloon Glow Concert is part of the 3-day Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon FestivalandFood Truck Mash-Up, from Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18. Balloon tether rides, romantic dinners, musical entertainment, and gourmet food are among the offerings, with Kids' Zone family-friendly activities too. The Food Truck Mash-Up is Saturday, November 17 from 11:00 a.m–9:00 p.m., gathering the best food trucks from across the state of California with everything from Cajun food to barbecue, mac n' cheese to Italian ice. More info
McCormick's Collector Car Auction
From a 1964 Cadillac Deville Convertible to a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, hundreds of collector cars will be crossing the block at McCormick's Palm Springs 2018 Collector Car Auction this weekend, Friday, November 16 though Sunday, November 18. The event takes place on the east side of the Palm Springs Convention Center and admission is free on Friday. More info
This is the final weekend of performances for these productions, so be sure to grab your tickets early and catch them before they're gone! Don't miss our reviews of Church & State, Avenue Q, and How I Learned to Drive, reviewed by Stephen Radosh.
Dezart Performs presents Church and State, running through Sunday, November 18. Three days before his bid for reelection, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on Twitter, calling into question the senator's stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting. Read our review by Stephen Radosh & Get tickets
Palm Canyon Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, running through Sunday, November 18. This controversial, modern musical centers around a group of foul mouthed puppets living in an apartment complex together. With songs like, “It Sucks to Be Me”, “The Internet is for Porn”, and “What Do You Do With A B.A. in English” you’re sure to be rolling in the seats. (Adult content-not recommended for children). Read our review by Stephen Radosh & Get tickets
Desert Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile, running through Sunday, November 18. In this whodunit, adapted for the stage by Christie herself, we find ourselves aboard a luxury steamer as it travels up the Nile River–a honeymoon cruise, only problem is the bride is dead. Get tickets
CVRep presents How I Learned to Drive, running through Sunday, November 18 at CVRep at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage. This funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man is a multi-award winning play including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Check out our review by Stephen Radosh, and Get tickets
Gear & Glow Party at Chill Bar
This Sunday and every Sunday at 8:00 p.m. at Chill Bar, come see the sexiest and hottest Gear Glow Party in Palm Springs, featuring hot glowing GoGo's in cages, music by Peter Barona, and a special Happy Hour from 10:00 p.m.–midnight. More info
White Party 2019 DJ Lineup Announced
The 30th Anniversary of White Party Palm Springs takes place April 26–29, 2019, and the official DJ lineup has just been announced! Spinning for WP30 will be: DJ Blacklow, DJ Oscar Velazquez, DJ GSP, DJ Isis Muretech, DJ Anne Louise, DJ Aron, DJ Nina Flowers, DJ Dan Slater, DJ Kitty Glitter, DJ Ben Bakson, DJ Suri, DJ Abel, and DJ Dani Toro.
White Party 2019 tickets are on sale now (Get tickets), and check out this hot new promo video!