I’m looking forward to our first Speed Dating for Men of All Ages on Saturday night. Just do it! I am! Can you think of a better way to spend a quarantined Saturday evening? Then Sunday, you can check out Chill Bar as it reopens with a series of pop-up Kitchen Takeovers then their own menu. Owner Rob Gieseke was on our #ILoveGayPalmSprings podcast this week. He’s put in place many safety measures that I hope will be a model for others. What will the future hold for Arenas and downtown Palm Springs? We talk about it on the podcast.
What will happen with Palm Springs Pride? We’re awaiting word next week, so stay close to our social media channels and watch for our blog posts for the latest.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 57
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Men’s Speed Dating for All Ages
Virtual Gay Graves Tour
On Sunday, August 9 at 11:00 a.m., a virtual version of The Gay Graves Tour will visit the famous and not-so-famous LGBTQ residents of NYC’s Green-Wood Cemetery. Its history goes back almost 200 years as the final resting place for many illustrious figures, including Leonard Bernstein, Fred Ebb, Paul Jabara, Dr. Richard Isay, the Tiffany family, and many more. Get tickets
Next Week: Big Gay Scavenger Hunt
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KGAY 106.5 Virtual Summer Concert Series – Divas on the Dance Floor
Future performances include: Tommy Dodson on Aug 16, Eve on Aug 23, Brian Scott on Aug 30, Emily West on Sept 6, Bill Lohnes on Sept 13, Kristine W on Sept 20, and a free concert on Saturday, Aug 15 with special guest Keisha D. Get tickets
Shop for a Cause on Friday, August 7
National Farmers Market Week
Fun & Games with Shann Carr
The Fun & Games Dept of Gay Desert Guide, along with TheMenEvent.com, has a whole month of virtual events hosted by Shann Carr, from Trivia and Game Nights on Tuesdays to Speed Dating Saturdays where you could meet a date, a friend, or a business connection!
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Scavenger Hunt – Tue Aug 11 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Game Night – Tue Aug 18 at 7:00 p.m.
- Shann Carr’s Big Gay Trivia – Tue Aug 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Speed Dating Events:
- Speed Dating for Men of All Ages – Sat Aug 8 at 7:00 p.m.
- Speed Dating for Women of All Ages – Sat Aug 15 at 4:00 p.m.
- Speed Dating for Men Ages 55+ – Sat Aug 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Speed Dating for Men Ages 30s/40s – Sat Aug 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Join Among Friends for their ongoing Thursday “Kickoff to the Weekend” Happy Hours, on Zoom from 5:00–6:30 p.m. every week. Come for the laughs, games and fun, and if you don’t want to be on cam, you don’t have to, you can still attend. And hey, no Uber needed! More info
He Loves & She Loves: Broadway’s Golden Era
The Palm Springs Cultural Center has turned their parking lot into a temporary Drive-In Experience, complete with concessions like popcorn and frozen treats and radio-tuned sound! Films for the weekend of Aug 7–9 : American Graffiti and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. And looking ahead to the weekend of Aug. 14–16: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Cabaret & Chicago Double Feature, and Pitch Perfect. Get tickets
Chill Bar Reopening
VirtuREAL Wine Tasting with Bouschet
State Route 60 Weekend Closure
Virtual Events at The Center
Social Caring in the Face of Quarantine with Alexis Ortega – Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Zumba for Beginners with Shaun Samaro – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Knit Together with Doug Morris – Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Dating and Sex in the Age of COVID with Arlen Keith Leight LCSW, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Conversational Spanish – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Beginner Tap with Keith Mottola – Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel Navarro – Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Chat with Kim Kieler – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Chat with Stuart Huggins – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry Wiggins – Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
Outbook Book Club Returns Sept. 2
Welcome New Partner!
- Third “Shop for a Cause” Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs
- New Officers Elected to Palm Springs Rodeo Association Board of Directors
- California Requires Reporting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in COVID Data
- Rebranding: Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
- Saks Fifth Avenue Anchors The Gardens on El Paseo Experience
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