Gay Desert Guide Weekend: Apr. 12–14, 2019

Coachella Weekend 1, #GaysofCoachella, Palm Springs Fashion Week, Unplug & Play, Poochella Fest, Maytag Virgin, Grand Hotel, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, McCallum Season Announced, plus Happy Hours and HOT DEALS!


Coachella Weekend 1

The first of two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Featured artists include Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande. There’s only a waitlist for Weekend 1 passes but a limited number of passes have been made available for Weekend 2, in light of the announcement of Kanye West‘s Sunday Service, scheduled for Easter Morning, Sunday, April 21. More info

#GaysofCoachella

Gays of Coachella is the perfect place to connect with other LGBTQ Coachella Festival Goers. Check their social media links below for announcements on events, meet-ups, and pre-parties. This group is not exclusive to Coachella only, celebrating all music festivals

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Palm Springs Fashion Week

The first ever Palm Springs Fashion Week by Fashionation debuts this Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13 at the iconic Riviera Hotel in the design district of Palm Springs. Highlighting a series of runway shows and lifestyle events, PSFW is expected to become a central hub for music, entertainment, and fashion industry professionals as well as media and celebrities who gather here for the year’s major brand launches and initiatives. Established international brands and emerging fashion designers and artists will present their latest launches, festival, swim and resort collections supported by high production values. Get Tickets


Unplug and Play with Brad Berger and Barbara Keller

Come to the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday, April 12 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. for an evening of fun and games with Brad Berger, author of Unplug and Play: Original Group Games that Don’t Need Charging! Brad will be on stage with proud mother Barbara Keller and others. Enjoy hilarious, interactive, tech-free fun with no more than pen and paper provided. Learn to strategize, bluff, read minds, memorize, think quickly, and solve puzzles. Great for cocktail parties, corporate team building or around the kitchen table with family. – – No texting, tweeting, or web surfing allowed! This is a fun-raiser to support Palm Springs Cultural Center. Get Tickets


Poochella Fest

Poochella Fest takes place on Saturday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at DeMuth park,  benefiting the Palm Springs Animal Shelter along with the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs & Cathedral City. This dog adoption and pet food drive will highlight the need for fostering and adopting homeless animals, with a pet fashion show, silent auction, raffle prizes, Easter egg hunt, live entertainment, food & drink. Free event. More info


Weekend Theatre

Grand Hotel and Maytag Virgin continue for their final weekend, and Confessions of a Mormon Boy is back by popular demand for three performances only!

Grand Hotel

Palm Canyon Theatre presents Grand Hotel, inspired by Vicki Baum’s period novel, from April 5–14. It is 1928. The world is between wars, the stock market is booming, Berlin is the center of high life and optimism rules the day. However, underneath it all, much is happening with the Grand Hotel’s illustrious clients. Issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder converge as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel. Get Tickets

 

Confessions of a Mormon Boy

The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Confessions of a Mormon Boy, a true story starring Steven Fales, from April 12–14. Told with humor, song and the Book of Mormon, Confessions concerns a young gay man’s journey through excommunication from the Mormon church, divorce, male prostitution and drug abuse, as he struggles to reclaim himself, his children and his ‘Donny Osmond’ smile. Get Tickets

 

Maytag Virgin

Dezart Performs presents Maytag Virgin, a southern love story by Audrey Cefaly, from April 5–14. Alabama high-school teacher Lizzy Nash is on a leave of absence after the sudden death of her husband when a mysterious new neighbor moves in next door. Jack and Lizzy, both hiding a world of secrets and pain, excite and confound each other. Maytag Virgin explores the ideas of moving forward and self-enlightenment, and the bridge between the two.
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Maytag Virgin Review: Our theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh gives kudos all around to the acting, directing, lighting and sound for this season-ending production from Dezart Performs. Read more

 

McCallum 2019-2020 Season Goes on Sale April 12

Set a reminder for your chance to pick up the best seats to the shows coming to the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert in the 2019-2020 season! Check out the season lineup, including Patti LuPone, Pink Martini, Alvin Ailey Dance, and shows like The Mikado, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress, and much more.
All seats, all shows on sale Friday, April 12 @9:00 a.m. (Online Only: Thu, Apr 11 @6:00 p.m.)


Enjoy Happy Hour every day from 11:00 a.m. to closing at Lulu California Bistro! With an extensive Happy Hour menu offered in the bar, you can find many food items for under $10, plus great prices on all your favorite beverages. Lulu owners Barbara and Jerry Keller invite you to join them at 7:00 p.m. this Friday evening, April 12th for an evening of fun and games with Brad Berger, author of Unplug and Play: Original Group Games that Don’t Need Charging! Get Happy at Lulu

 

The sleek industrial styled Blackbook is located in the heart of the Arenas District. The Cocktail Hour is everyday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.with specials such as $5 pints, $1 off all bottle and 20 oz. draft beer, and $2 off all wines by the glass! Blackbook also features the largest whiskey selection in Palm Springs with over 260 whiskeys, over 50 different bottles of beer, a large selection of tequilas and gin and is the 2019 Desert Sun’s Best of the Valley winner for Best Classic Cocktails. Get Happy at Blackbook


At Jus Chillin’ and Lappert’s Premium Gourmet Ice Cream, they say it’s OK to have dessert before dinner! Jus Chillin’ offers healthy frozen yogurt, with a variety of flavors daily, including low carb/sugar choices, plus a variety of gelato flavors. With this HOT DEAL, you get three (3) $5 gift certificates to Jus Chillin’ Frozen Yogurt and a bonus $5 gift certificate to Lappert’s Premium Gourmet Ice Cream. That’s $20 of frozen treats for just $10! Get Your Deal

 

Pinocchio in the Desert is a popular Palm Springs breakfast and lunch bistro restaurant with a warm welcoming lively fun European Atmosphere. Pinocchio’s features an extensive European themed menu of breakfast and lunch items, with their signature popular bottomless champagne, as well as large beverage menu. Grab this HOT DEAL and get $25 of food and drink at Pinocchio in the Desert for just $17.50! Get Your Deal



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