“I Love the 80’s” Mid-Summer Dance Party is Here! Also: Craft Beer Weekend, Movie Screening: The Other Side: Queer History’s Last Call, Christopher Carothers, Restaurant Review: Ramen Musashi, Styx at The Show, plus Happy Hours and Hot Deals!

Mid-Summer Dance Party is Here!

The hottest–and coolest–pool party of the summer is taking place this Saturday, August 3! The I Love the 80’s Mid-Summer Dance Party, brought to you by Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 will start with DJ Eric Ornelas spinning in the front of Chill Bar from 5:00–9:00 p.m., and continue with DJ Mat Consola from 9:00 p.m.–closing in the back bar. This totally rad party is a benefit for Desert AIDS Project and Qchella Media, the non-profit organization that brings you KGAY! Get tickets

Craft Beer Weekend at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

The eighth annual Craft Beer Weekend rears its frothy head again on August 3 and 4 at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. This weekender is devoted to the hop heads, microbrewers, cask masters and malsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers everywhere. They’ve curated over 30 breweries pouring golden elixirs all weekend, with different beers poured both days from 12:00–3:00 p.m. See our link for a brewery lineup! Get tickets

Movie Screening – “The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call”

Studio One 11 presents a special screening of “The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call” followed by Q&A with Director/Producer Jane Cantillon on Sunday, August 4 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. “The Other Side” features Studio One 11’s own Tommy Dodson, Bryan Miller and Vince Cartelli. This heart-wrenching and critically acclaimed documentary about the history of gay Los Angeles is set against the backdrop of The Other Side, a venerable gay piano bar in the Silver Lake neighborhood. For more than 40 years, it served as a gathering place for the older gay men in the neighborhood. Through the personal stories of these candid senior gay men, we get a unique perspective of a time when a casual touch with the wrong person could land you in jail. More info

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Christopher Carothers Performs at CVRep Cabaret

CVRep presents Christopher Carothers in concert, performing “Life, Love and Hollywood” on Saturday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. Carothers has toured the United States and Canada in the Broadway Tours of Les Misérables, Grease! Phantom, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He’s also starred in such favorites as Evita, White Christmas, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, and many others. He’s performed numerous corporate and cabaret shows throughout greater Southern California, has circled the globe twice as a star entertainer for the super-luxury Royal Viking and Radisson cruise lines, and worked in Las Vegas as a lead singer in the venerable Jubilee at Bally’s Hotel. Get tickets

Styx at The Show

Legendary rock band Styx, best known for the hit songs “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Renegade,” will take the stage at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Friday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m. Styx, by the late 70s and early 80s, shot to stardom during the decades of big rockers and soaring power ballads. Over the course of their 40-year career they’ve released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. Styx has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Get tickets

Restaurant Review: Ramen Musashi

Our Gay Desert Guide Restaurant Reviewer Charles Drabkin urges you to Drive to Palm Desert to Slurp Some Noodles in his new review of Ramen Musashi Japanese Restaurant, which transported him back to the neighborhood ramen shop he remembers from his days in Japan as an exchange student. Read on to find out about hiyashi chuka (cold ramen salad), “a summertime dish that will cool you off as temperatures climb.” and much more. Full review

Save the Date: Cinema Diverse

The Palm Springs LGBT Film Festival, Cinema Diverse, will be coming to the Palm Springs Cultural Center from Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22. This eleventh edition of the festival opens with the new documentary “The Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years,” Narrated by Laverne Cox with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving documentary tells the story of our lives through the pages, covers and first fifty years of our most prized LGBTQ magazine: THE ADVOCATE. Get Tickets


Wang’s in the Desert offers a Daily Happy Hour from 5:00–10:00 p.m. with drink specials and fun themes like Mojito Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wings Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and of course their famous Boys’ Night Out Fridays with DJ Galaxy (who also spins on the KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch Hour) playing your favorite beats from 4:30–8:00 p.m. Or enjoy live music on Saturday nights with no cover! Get Happy at Wang’s


Join Trunks in Cathedral City for weekday Happy Hour from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. with great deals like $4 well drinks, $3 domestic beer, and $5 shots. Saturday Nights are for dancing, and once a month Trunks offers Dance Lessons with Rob--including this Saturday, August 3 from 7:00–8:00 p.m., when the featured dance lesson will be the waltz! Get Happy at Trunks

Oscar’s Cafe & Bar offers fun dining and entertainment right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, with not only World Class Female & Celebrity Impersonation but the piano stylings of Mikole Kaar on Saturday afternoons and early evenings, and special guests like Sandra Bernhard, Barbara Eden, and Richard Chamberlain, coming this fall to Oscar’s! With this HOT DEAL, save a ton with a $25 gift certificate for only $15! Get them while they last! Get Your Deal


Love mexican food? You will love Chef Ernesto Gastelum’s cuisine at Rio Azul. Every plate is prepared with fresh ingredients and a sense of adventure is woven throughout the menu as Gastelum likes to challenge the palate by making every dish as if it was himself eating it. Let the homemade Mexican flavor speak for itself, and get this HOT DEAL of $50.00 worth of food and drink at Rio Azul for only $30.00! Get Your Deal