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Gay Desert Guide: Week of Oct. 28, 2019

Halloween Parties, DBA Mixer at AMP Sports Lounge, Traveling Legacy Wall comes to Palm Springs, Aging 2.0 launches, Stonewall 50 at College of the Desert, PS Chamber/CVB Mixer, and preview of Palm Springs Pride this weekend!


Halloween is Thursday

Halloween on Arenas

Palm Springs Halloween on Arenas Road is Thursday, October 31 and along with entertainment from Grammy® Award-Winning artist Evelyn Champagne King and her band, the vivacious all-girl band Pulp Vixen and California favorites Probe 7 will perform. The infamous costume contest is back, with sign-up from 6:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. and contest at 8:00 p.m. Gay Desert Guide will be on the scene from 6:00–9:00 p.m. with a Photobooth by CoachellaParty.com so you can get a commemorative photo after you’ve registered for the costume contest! More info

Studio One 11 Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Stop by Studio One 11 on Halloween evening and enter their costume contest at 6:30 p.m. Winners will receive drink tokens! It’s also Thirsty Thursday so drink prices are frighteningly low and Tommy Dodson entertains on the Piano from 7:00–10:00 p.m. More info

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park: Dead Man’s Party

Come to the Palm Desert Civic Center Park on Thursday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. for a Halloween grand finale to the City’s free Concerts in the Park series. Dead Man’s Party, the Oingo Boingo tribute band, has been bringing you Boingo tunes live for over 18 years. This 8-piece band has been fashioned after the original Oingo Boingo lineup, with a front-man so convincing that people sometimes believe that they are actually watching Danny Elfman himself. Food trucks will be onsite. More info

CCBC’s Halloween Masquerade

Trick or Treat at CCBC’s Halloween Masquerade on Halloween night from 7:00 p.m.–midnight. $15 admission includes a pass and a mask. More info

 



DBA Networking Mixer at AMP Sports Lounge

Join the Desert Business Association (DBA) on Monday, October 28 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for their Pride Week kickoff mixer with DBA member AMP Sports Lounge in Cathedral City. Come check out this comfortable place to hang out, have a beverage, and chat with friends, and enjoy Happy Hour prices throughout the mixer! More info


Aging 2.0 Launches in the Coachella Valley

The Launch of the Coachella Valley Chapter of Aging 2.0 is Monday, October 28 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Mizell Senior Center. Aging 2.0 is a San Francisco-based organization that strives to accelerate innovation to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in aging. Established in 2012, its international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational community has grown to 40k+ innovators across 20+ countries. Learn more


Traveling Legacy Wall Comes to Palm Springs

The Legacy Wall, seen by over 300,000 people across the country, comes to Palm Springs from October 28 through November 23, first at The Bank and then moving to the Palm Springs Public Library. The Wall features LGBT people throughout history, who have contributed in over 20 distinct fields, from every walk of life, from over 30 countries, spanning 4000 years. In addition to compelling biographies, each element is linked to a digital information portal, accessible through user smartphones, to make video and education resources available on demand for all visitors. Check out this preview video and plan a visit! More info


Stonewall 50 Exhibit at College of the Desert

College of the Desert is proud to announce Stonewall 50: Half a Century of LGBTQ Activism, on display October 14 through November 14, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts. Live entertainment by DJ Rowland Akinduro of Mobile Genius and light refreshments will be provided. The exhibition features the work of 13 artists, including: Stephen Baumbach, John Breitweiser, Marconi Calindas, Marlene D. Cohen, David Goetz, Terry Hastings, Sallé Kirby, Yvette Marthell, WM. Marquez, John Nagus, Felice Newman, Piper Scott and Ambriel Styve-Hector. The exhibit comprises a variety of media, including installation, video, photography, photomontage, sculpture, drawing and painting. Regular gallery hours are Mon-Thu, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. More info


PS Chamber Joint Mixer with CVB at Villa Paradiso Estate

Join the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, together with the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday, October 30 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. for a joint mixer at the Villa Paradiso Estate presented by Kip & Associates. Lite bites, beverages, wine tasting, classical music & Coachella Valley Photo Booth will be provided, plus viewing of the estate event spaces and Cary’s Grant’s guest house. More info

 


Palm Springs Pride Preview

There’s a lot going on in Greater Palm Springs during this weekend’s Pride celebration. Check out this article for a rundown of highlights and read on for some not-to-be-missed events!

 

FRIDAY Don’t Miss Pride Event: The Art of Pride

The Palm Springs Art Museum presents a brand new official Pride event, The Art of Pride, to kick off the celebration weekend on Friday, November 1 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. All three levels of the building will be open, including the museum’s two outdoor patios and the Annenberg Theater. Attendees can mingle and explore offerings from the permanent collection and current exhibitions, including Touching History, a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots. Kiehls and MAC will be giving out samples and MAC will be presenting Pride-inspired body painting on a live model. RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Morgan McMichaels and Delta Work will be on hand, along with DJ Kimberly S spinning, plus an open bar, appetizers, and Boomerang Photo Booth by Coachella Party. Get tickets

SUNDAY Don’t Miss Pride Event: VIP Pre-Parade Breakfast

Palm Springs Pride presents the official Pre-Parade VIP Breakfast on Sunday, November 3 from 8:00–9:45 a.m., just steps away from the parade staging area at Desert Regional’s El Mirador Tower Building. Celebrate and start the day with Pride honorees Alexander Rodriguez and Michael Green, plus Pride Honors Awards recipients, with a delicious hot breakfast, fruit buffet, mimosas, Effen bloody marys, screwdrivers and DJ music to get your dancing feet ready for the parade. More info


Pride POOLFEST at Hotel Zoso

Throughout Pride weekend, LE Parties brings the largest dance, house, and electronic music pool parties to Hotel Zoso, from Friday’s Wet Oasis Pool Party from 12:00–6:00 p.m. to Saturday’s Electro Splash Pool Party from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Vibe with Sunday’s Sunvibes Pool Party from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and wrapping up with Monday’s Recovery Pool Party from 12:00–5:00 p.m. Skip the lines with available VIP passes! Visit our listing to see DJ details. Get tickets


Pride Weekend Architectural Bus Tours

For the first time, Modernism Week will offer its signature Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus Tours during Greater Palm Springs Pride, from Thursday, October 31 through Saturday, November 2, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Pride. These tours are one of the most popular events during Modernism Week, with knowledgeable guides taking attendees on a 2.5-hour open-air overview of significant civic and commercial buildings, as well as residential properties located within notable Palm Springs neighborhoods. Get tickets

Flagging in the Desert

On Saturday, November 2 from 12:00–4:00 p.m. at Sunrise Park, The Desert Flaggers welcome DJ Michael Duretto to spin music for Flagging in the Desert, to help raise funds for Sanctuary Palm Springs. More info

 

 


Pop-Up Palm Springs

On Friday November 1 from 3:00–10:00 p.m., in cooperation with Palm Springs Pride Weekend, businesses in downtown and uptown Palm Springs will be creating their own pop-up events for Pop-Up Palm Springs. These will include fashion shows, giveaways, guest artists, demonstrations, live music, special sales, guest vendors, wine dinners, food tastings, and more. Get your Pop-Up Passport stamped and enter to win a prize! More info

Palm Springs Pride Parade Route and Festival Zones