Gay Desert Guide Weekend: Aug 9–11, 2019

Splash House returns, Bears on the Prowl: Foam Party Weekend, Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage continues, Medium Cool at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Free Summer Film Series, and looking ahead: L-Fund Gala tickets are on sale plus McCormick’s Auto Auction, and this week’s HOT DEALS and Featured Happy Hours!


Splash House Returns for August

Splash House returns to the desert from Friday, August 9–Sunday, August 11 at The Renaissance, The Riviera, and The Saguaro. Splash House is all about fun-loving people, rocking pool parties, and a little slice of paradise where friendships are forged as people dance to the best in house, disco, and electronica, with After-Hours Party at the Air Museum. More info


Bears on the Prowl: Foam Party Weekend

Beat the summer heat with the bears, cubs, and chubby guys at Bears on the Prowl’s Foam Party Weekend, from Friday, August 9 through Sunday August 11 at CCBC Resort. Jump in the pool and chill all day, and at night get ready to frolic in the foam and get those furry bellies rubbed. On Friday and Saturday nights the CCBC lawn becomes a giant bubble filled play space and the giant naked waterslide returns one last time this summer. Get tickets



Art Museum Summer Film Series: “Medium Cool”

On Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Annenberg Theater present the next film in the FREE Summer Film Series: “Medium Cool” (1969), an incisive drama about a TV news cameraman covering the unrest at Chicago’s 1968 Democratic National Convention, directed by Haskell Wexler. The film series, themed as “Summer of ’69” celebrates the 50 years since the end of the 60’s with films reflecting the climate of the time. Screenings continue August 22 with “The Rain People,” and “Zabriskie Point” on September 5. Specialty cocktails created specifically for each film will be available in Persimmon Bistro 4:00–6:00 p.m. More info


Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage

Now through August 18, participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials for Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage. Get your $10 wristband to participate and enjoy $4 appetizers, desserts and/or drinks at great restaurants throughout the valley! A portion of proceeds benefit Coachella Valley charities and your local chamber of commerce. More info


SAVE THE DATES

McCormick’s Auto Auction

McCormick’s Collector Car Auction takes place Friday, November 22 through Sunday November 24 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Friday is FREE all day.
Fri Nov 22 – 12:00–8:00 p.m.  -180 cars on the block
Sat Nov 23 – 8:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m. – 225 cars on the block
Sun Nov 24 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. – 175 Cars on the block
More info

 


L-Fund Gala 2020

The L-Fund’s Annual Gala has set a date for Saturday, January 25. They will be honoring trailblazers Kate Kendell, Robin Tyler, Andrea Meyerson, and Elizabeth Wholihan. Early bird ticket sales are open now through November 3, 2019 and this event sold out last year! Get tickets


At RetroRoom Lounge, Happy Hour is every day until 7:00 p.m. with special themed nights like Martini Madness Mondays, Top Shelf Tuesdays, and Wine Down Wednesdays. Come for Drag Queen Karaoke with Jayla D Foxx on Thursday nights, Drag Queen Bingo on Saturday afternoons, or the Diva and Friends Drag Show on Saturday Nights!  Get Happy at RetroRoom

 

During Happy Hour at Runway (2:00–7:00 p.m.) you can enjoy not only great deals on draft beer, house wine and well cocktails ($3.50 each), they have great deals on appetizers like sliders, bacon tots, and tacos! They’ve also recently begun Kiki Fridays: Buy one entree and get one 50% off! Get Happy at Runway


At Thai Smile, you can get soup, salad, and an icy cold cocktail, the perfect combination to celebrate a sizzling summer summer evening! They are happy to prepare your dishes the way you desire, whether you choose mild flavors, spicy Thai flavors, or vegetarian options. With this HOT DEAL, get a $50 gift card for only $35! Get Your Deal

 

Rick’s Desert Grill offers a huge selection of lunch and dinner items for all appetites. Great food with a Cuban influence at reasonable prices will satisfy everyone’s taste, with an ample beer and wine list too! Or try the huge, hot, and fluffy cinnamon rolls prepared from scratch at Rick’s Restaurant. This HOT DEAL is good at both restaurants: $25 of food and drinks at Rick’s Desert Grill or Rick’s Restaurant for just $15! Get Your Deal

 


 


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