This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We have a DBA Mixer at the brand-new Runway in Cathedral City, Big Queen Bingo at Zoso, a free intro for the LGTBQ community at Club Pilates, a free workshop for branding and marketing, some great mid-week mixers, Jewels at Oscar's, PALS social, and this weekend preview includes Trixie Mattel, Gay For Good, and new theatre productions Hairspray and Christmas with the Crawfords! All this plus great local HOT DEALS, below!

DBA Mixer at Runway

On Monday, November 26 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., the Desert Business Association presents a Networking Mixer at Runway, the new restaurant and bar at CCBC, featuring American Casual dining, drinks, and drag! The DBA and Runway look forward to your arrival! More info

Big Queen Bingo at Hotel Zoso

Come on caller, make me holler! Big Queen Bingo continues at Hotel Zoso on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Enjoy great food, drink specials, comedy, songs, and prizes galore, hosted by the lovely & talented Tommi Rose. More info


Free LGBTQ “Pinot & Pilates” Intro Class

Club Pilates and the Gay Desert Guide invite you to a free Intro Class at Club Pilates on Thursday, November 29 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Pilates is a full-body workout that helps with strength, flexibility, posture and all-around fitness. The class begins at 6:30, followed by a mixer with wine and snacks. Even if you don't attend the class, come by for a glass of wine and a studio tour! More info

Free Workshop: Business Branding & Marketing

The Desert Business Association presents Business Branding and Marketing, for business owners and managers, and start-ups, on Wednesday, November 28 from 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the UC Riverside campus in Palm Desert. Join this FREE half-day workshop to learn more about Branding and Marketing your business — and yourself. This Workshop is designed for who want their expertise and experience to be more discoverable, shareable and memorable. Sign up

DBA Holiday Party

Join the Desert Business Association on Monday, December 10 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. as they celebrate the holidays at Wilma and Frieda – new to downtown Palm Springs and new to the DBA. It will be a wonderful night to chat with friends old and new, enjoy beverages, and taste many of the Wilma and Frieda specialty items. No host bar and plenty of food. Get tickets

Mid-Week Mixers

Wednesday, November 28 is a great night to get out and be social! The LGBT Center of the Desert's November Social will be held at the V Hotel from 5:30–7:00 p.m. where you can enjoy the fresh, chic vibe from the open-air layout and the mountains that provide a breathtaking backdrop scene, while you enjoy delicious libations and connect with friends! More info

At Playoffs Sports Lounge in Desert Hot Springs, they roll out the rainbow carpet for the gays on the last Wednesday of every month, for Rainbow Night from 7:00 p.m.–midnight! It's a fun time and a straight shot down Gene Autry to the hippest hangout in DHS. DJ Eric spins great music and there is usually a fun raffle for a great cause. More info

Sensational Jewels at Oscar's

Oscar's Cafe and Bar presents the Sensational Jewels on Wednesday, November 28 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. This talented trio of veteran performers will captivate you with their enchanting voices. The night is made more magical in Oscar's intimate showroom. Join Kitty, Wendy & Kristi for a memorable evening. Get tickets

PALS Social

Come PAL around and network with friends on Thursday, November 29 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at 360 North Bar & Grill! PALS – Planning Ahead for LGBTQ Seniors is a community service program that encourages planning before a health crisis through networking and conversation. More info

Trixie Mattel This Saturday

Following her crowning as the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars earlier this year, everyone’s favorite doll Trixie Mattel is returning–new and improved, on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. “Now With Moving Parts,” is a decoupage of brand new folk music and surrealist comedy that only Trixie Mattel could hot glue together- guitar picking, razor-sharp reads, and hair teased to the sky! Giddyup! Get tickets

Gay For Good at Desert Bike Giveaway

Gay For Good – Palm Springs needs your help with the annual bike giveaway hosted by Variety – the Children's Charity of the Desert on Sunday, December 2 from 7:30–10:30 a.m. Put smiles on faces of local kids as you help unload bikes and present the bikes and helmets to over 300 deserving students nominated as “good citizens” by their teachers. More info

Gay For Good – Palm Springs is looking for volunteers for future projects as well! Follow them on Facebook at and click the “Sign Up” button to be notified of upcoming volunteer service projects and social events!

Weekend Theatre

We have three festive and fun local theatre productions opening soon!

Christmas with the Crawfords is presented by Desert Rose Playhouse from November 30–December 23. It’s Christmas Eve at Joan Crawford’s Brentwood mansion and Joan, Christina, and Christopher are awaiting the arrival of Hedda Hopper for a very special live radio broadcast. Unfortunately for Joan, she’s about to receive a houseful of celebrity guests, including Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, and Ethel Merman, just to name a few. They sing and dance their way into your hearts! Get tickets

Hairspray is presented by Palm Canyon Theatre from November 30–December 16. It's 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are avid Corny Collins fans. A chance to dance on the show is publicized, Tracy jumps on the opportunity. But not everyone is happy with Tracy's joining the show. The show's manager, Velma von Tussle, will do anything to oust Tracy, even if it has to include Tracy's friends Seaweed and Motormouth Maybelle. Get tickets

The Sound of Music, presented by Desert Theatreworks, runs from December 7–23. The holiday favorite features classic songs like “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Do-Re-Mi.” The story is based on the actual life of Maria von Trapp, who leaves an Austrian convent to serve as governess to the children of a widowed naval officer. Get tickets


At LULU California Bistro, talent, expertise, and a passion for great food combine to produce a captivating dining experience. Menu options are both varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. With this HOT DEAL, enjoy $30 of food and drinks at LULU for only $18! Get Your Deal


Fleming's of Rancho Mirage offers a wide selection of premium steaks inspired by a passion for steak and wine. Join them for drinks after work and select from a list of 100 wines by the glass. Then stay and enjoy their exceptional menu, including their new Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye. Grab this HOT DEAL and get a $50 voucher for just $35! Get Your Deal