Gay Desert Guide Weekend: Apr. 5–7, 2019

Dinah Shore Weekend is here, plus NCLR Garden Party, Opera in the Park, ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament, Western Xposure at CCBC, Concert Under the Palms, Maytag Virgin, Something Rotten, Faux Fur Ball V and more!


Dinah Shore Weekend


The world famous Dinah Shore Weekend is the largest lesbian/queer girl event in the world and features comedy shows, singles events, concerts, celesbians, parties, and more. The Dinah only takes place in Palm Springs, and this world famous festival has booked past acts such as Tegan and Sara, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Meghan Trainor, Christina Perri, Iggy Azalea, Eve, Natasha Bedingfield and more. This year’s musical acts include Kodie Shane, Leikeli47, Dorian Electra, Bri Steves, Kiana Lede, Diamon’d Royalty, and headliner Daya. We’ve got your day-by-day rundown of the Dinah’s official pool parties, performances, meet-and-greets, and more! Click dates below for more details. (Note: the Opening Party and Closing Party, originally scheduled to be held at Zelda’s, will now be held at The Village Pub).


NCLR Palm Springs Garden Party

On Saturday, April 6, the National Council for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) presents their 2019 Palm Springs Garden Party from 4:00–6:00 p.m.. This year’s party will be one of the most coveted tickets in town – it’s being held at the fabled William Holden Estate, a must-see gem of mid-century architecture once owned by the legendary Hollywood heartthrob. The event is a fundraiser for the important work that NCLR is currently doing to protect LGBTQ+ rights. Tickets are on sale now, you don’t want to miss this one. This year’s event chairs are Christy Holstege and Carl Baker. Get Tickets


Opera in the Park

Palm Springs Opera Guild, one of the longest-standing cultural institutions in the Coachella Valley, will host the 21st Anniversary Opera in the Park on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. at Sunrise Park in Palm Springs. The free concert will feature eight accomplished opera professionals and will be accompanied by a professional orchestra conducted by Valery Ryvkin. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day of beloved opera arias. More info


ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament

The ANA Inspiration is one of the LPGA Tour’s most prestigious events, running April 1–7 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Founded in 1972 by Dinah Shore, the ANA Inspiration holds the distinction of being the second oldest golf tournament continuously held at the same course. For many, the event is most distinguished by one of golf’s most beloved traditions: the champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond, located adjacent to the 18th green. In 1988, the first champion’s leap into Poppie’s Pond was taken by Amy Alcott, and since has become one of the most anticipated and memorable traditions in golf. Get Tickets


Concert Under the Palms


Concert Under the Palms presents Atlanta Rhythm Section and Firefall at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs on Saturday, April 6 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. These two legendary bands have each been creating memorable songs for more than 40 years. Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees Atlanta Rhythm Section bring the best of classic Southern rock, while Firefall transcends and embraces many styles including rock, soft rock, country rock, contemporary country, easy listening and American. This is a free outdoor event.  More info


Western Xposure at CCBC

Western Xposure, the famous Bear Camp Palm Springs event, comes back for a 7th time, from Thursday, April 4–Monday, April 8 at CCBC Resort Hotel. Western Xposure is a bear weekend that’s whatever you want it to be. Want to swim and drink a beer? Do it. Want to go out back and find someone to cuddle with? Do it. Want to just strip down and get some sun on your butt? Do it! DJ’s returning this spring are DJ Carrera, DJ Bulldog, and DJ Medic.
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Weekend Theatre

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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Something Rotten!

The McCallum Theatre presents Something Rotten! for 5 performances, Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 7.  Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! Get Tickets

 


Faux Fur Ball V: Island Tails

The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter present the 5th Annual Faux Fur Ball: Island Tails on Saturday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This signature fundraising event brings community and animal-lovers together for a festive evening of celebration for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals.
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13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey

Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. Last year’s survey yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries!

Click here to start the survey, it should take 12-15 minutes to complete.

 


LOOKING AHEAD

Daniel Tosh at The Show

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa presents Daniel Tosh on Friday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m.. An American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer known for his deliberately offensive and controversial style of black comedy, Daniel Tosh is the host of the Comedy Central television show Tosh.0 and also the star of stand-up comedy tours and specials. His first big career break came in 2001 with a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. He made appearances on programs such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Get Tickets


McCallum 2019-2020 Season Goes on Sale April 12

Mark your calendar 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:
On Sale Friday, April 12, 2019


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At Trunks Bar in Cathedral City, Happy Hour is every Monday–Friday from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. featuring $4 well drinks, $4 Imported beers, $3 Domestic beer, $5 Fireball shots , $5 Jager Shots, $5 Cuervo Shots, $5 Crown Apple Shots and wines $1 off. Come for the Sunday Tea Dance at 5:00 p.m., featuring a $2 Beer Bust, Go Go Boys, Live DJ taking requests and spinning the best retro & Top 40 dance music videos. Get Happy at Trunks


Fresh baked is every day at Ristretto, featuring scones, muffins, croissants, cinnamon buns, bear claws, bagels, cookies and more. Looking for a heartier meal? Then indulge in a Ristretto egg burrito, bagel egg sandwich, oatmeal, yogurt, salads, quiche or wraps, and of course they have delicious hot and cold beverages: espresso, latte, smoothies, italian sodas and more. With this HOT DEAL, Get $20 of food, drink & pastries for just $14. Get Your Deal

 

 

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club is a destination for foodies and music lovers alike. Tucked away in the Club Trinidad Hotel, The Purple Room is where Frank, Sammy, Dean, and their pals cavorted on and off the stage in the swinging 60s. Step in and you’ll be transported back to the elegance of that era: an intimate and inviting room, classic cocktails with a modern twist, world-class cuisine, and the best in live entertainment six nights a week. Bring along this HOT DEAL: Get a $50 Gift Card for only $30 and see for yourself! Get Your Deal




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