This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: The DBA Mixer takes place at the newly-open Roost Lounge, Saks hosts a Men's Fashion Event, Big Queen Bingo benefits Angel View, Among Friends presents The Poseidon Adventure, Pride Honors Awards take place on Wednesday, as does the Center Social and Rainbow Night at Playoffs Sports Lounge. AMP Sports Lounge will be cutting a ribbon, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be celebrating 11 years with the biggest Bingo game ever. Looking ahead, there's a March For Our Lives event this weekend, Customer Appreciation Party for Atomic Budz, a Grand Opening party coming up for 18|8 Fine Men's Salon, and BNP Paribas tickets are on sale for the tournament to take place in March 2019. 

DBA Networking Event at The Roost Lounge, Cathedral City

On Monday, September 24, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. join us as we welcome The Roost Lounge to Cathedral City! This will be their first networking event, and the Desert Business Association and Gay Desert Guide are proud to co-host this mixer. Come see how The Roost will add to the Cathedral City nightlife and to our LGBT community. More info

Blackbook Re-Opens Thursday

Blackbook on Arenas is constantly evolving, and they have closed for a few days this week to spruce up and make a some modifications in preparation for a refreshed menu, a new cocktail program, and updates to the overall ambience. Re-join them on Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 pm!

Note: Blackbook will be presenting a meet and greet with its first Mr. Leather 2019 to compete in Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2019, on Wednesday, Sept 26 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. More info

Men's Fashion Event at Saks

On Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00–7:00 p.m., come to Saks Fifth Avenue at the Gardens on El Paseo for a Men's Fashion Event featuring complimentary light bites with a bar, facials, and gift giveaways! Please RSVP. More details

Big Queen BINGO Benefiting Angel View

Tommi Rose hosts another Big Queen Bingo charity night at Hotel Zoso on Tuesday, September 25 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. This will be a fun filled night with friends raising funds for Angel View, Inc.. Angel View helps children and adults with disabilities to live their lives to their maximum potential with residential care, a day program, and the Angel View Outreach program. More info

Poseidon Adventure Interactive Movie by Among Friends

Join Among Friends at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 26 for an “Upsidown” cocktail costume party held outside in front of the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Dress up in your favorite 70's swim costume or casual cruise ship clothing (and it is summer still) Multiple bars, props, and happenings will be taking place from 6:00–7:30 PM to get you ready for The Original Poseidon Adventure Interactive Movie, which begins at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets

Pride Honors Awards 2018

The prestigious Pride Honors, taking place Wednesday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m., are presented annually by Palm Springs Pride to individuals to recognize their efforts in raising awareness and furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. Recipients of its 2018 Pride Honors Awards include: Doug Hairgrove and Woody Wood, Lisa Middleton, Sherry Fulton, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Lena Ingram, Lynn Hammond, and Denise Goolsby. Get tickets

Center Social at Grand Central

When it's time to meet new people or reconnect with friends, it's time for The Center Social! The September Center Social is Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Grand Central Palm Springs, located in the heart of downtown in La Plaza! Join a vibrant community, make meaningful connections, and enjoy Happy Hour! Spread the love! More info

Rainbow Night At Playoffs Sports Lounge

Join Eric & Ann-Sofie at their fun and gay-friendly Rainbow Night on the Last Wednesday of Every Month at Playoffs Sports Lounge in Desert Hot Springs from 7:00pm-midnight. They roll out the rainbow carpet (literally) for the gays with munchies and cocktails galore. The show starts around 8:00 p.m. with Anita Rose, hosting an action-packed “Dancing Divas” night! It's a straight shot down Gene Autry to the hippest hangout in DHS. More info

AMP Sports Lounge Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Join Amp Sports Lounge for their Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Thursday September 27 at 4:00 pm sharp with big scissors & everything! Food. Drinks. Dj Axel. Check-in to Facebook to win! More info

The Palm Springs Sisters “B-11”th Anniversary Extravaganza

Come help the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrate their 11th Anniversary in the valley on Friday, September 28 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. They are throwing their largest Bingo game ever to help more charities while having tons of fun with live entertainment, “must have” auction items, and drink specials. More info

March For Our Lives Palm Springs

UPDATE: This event, originally scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, has been POSTPONED due to a scheduling conflict, with hope of rescheduling before the mid-term elections. A group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida who survived the school shooting that took 17 lives will be coming to Palm Springs. The March For Our Lives movement is part of a national campaign to meet with local students, share their experience, register younger voters, and educate the public about the impacts of gun violence. This evening event will provide an opportunity to meet and hear from the students and help support their work. More info

Atomic Budz Customer Appreciation Day

On Saturday September 29, Atomic Budz dispensary will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Party from 3:00–6:00 p.m. with live music, free food, great deals with all kinds of vendors in house, plus a raffle to win a ROVE box and much more to say thank you to all who support the shop. More info

Cinema Diverse 2018 Bonus Weekend

The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian film festival, Cinema Diverse, presents a bonus weekend of screenings at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City on Friday and Saturday, September 28–29. Six films will be shown on Friday and six more on Saturday, so if you missed out on the festival last weekend, here's your chance to enjoy an additional variety of shorts and feature-length films, including Transmilitary, Mapplethorpe (Redux), and My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Several fest favorites from opening weekend will see a second screening as well a suite of new content, filmmakers, and more. Get Tickets

2019 BNP Paribas Open Tickets Now on Sale

Daily tickets and Daily Double packages for the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 4–17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, are on sale now, giving fans access to the best seats on the best dates earlier than ever before. More info

Oct 15 Grand Opening for 18|8 Fine Men's Salon

The Grand Opening of Eighteen Eight Fine Men’s Salon will take place Monday, October 15 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. with ribbon cutting, complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and special guest legendary Mid-Century architect Hugh Kaptur, who designed the building in which the salon resides. Special guests also include Mayor Robert Moon, Mayor pro tem J.R. Roberts, and Councilmembers Christy Holstege, Geoff Kors, and Lisa Middleton. RSVP today