Just in time for the holidays, the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has embarked a new campaign about locals supporting locals called, We Are Palm Springs. According to the BOT, “The campaign is all about unity — celebrating the connection between our business owners and the community. Palm Springs is more than just a destination, it’s the people that hold this community together. From our unique restaurants and resorts to our locally owned shops and retailers, we are utilizing images and videos of people and local businesses with messages of shop, dine and play local and the “We Are Palm Springs” message.”
We look forward to supporting the campaign here in the coming days and weeks as our valley-wide business community struggles to stay afloat during the pandemic. It will be a very muted Christmas next week and an even quieter New Year’s Eve in just two weeks. Our editorial team was scouring the interwebs for NYE events and found very little. And that’s a good thing given the hospitalization numbers. Stay Safe and Stay Home (except to shop and order carryout).
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
#ShopLocal and … #WeArePalmSprings
I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 76
KGAY 106.5 presents the fourth installment in their Naughty & Nice Extravaganza concert series, A Very Ethyl Christmas, hosted by Santa and streaming live on Friday December 18 at 5:00 p.m. Featuring Jazmyn Simone, Paris Sukomi Max, Mayhem Miller, Delta Work, Deven Green, and Mrs. Kasha Davis. More info
Fun & Games this Weekend
The Fun & Games Dept of Gay Desert Guide and TheMenEvent.com present these fun, educational, and friendly events you can join on Zoom this weekend!
Fun & Games Dept Events in January
- Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men of All Ages, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Fri Jan 8 at 7:00 p.m.
- A Walk in the Park with Comedian Shann Carr…Demuth Park That Is! – Sat Jan 9 at 10:00 a.m.
- Bowties and Bears Virtual Speed Dating, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Sun Jan 24 at 1:00 p.m.
- Inauguration Kick Off GAY Game Night Party, with Comedian Shann Carr – Fri Jan 15 at 6:00 p.m.
- Gossipy Potluck and Recipe Swap with Comedian Shann Carr – Sun Jan 31 at 1:00 p.m.
- Star Trek Virtual Speed Dating for Men, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Wed Feb 3 at 6:00 p.m.
GALA Choruses: Winter Harmonies Concert
12 Days of Takeout
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Gift Drive
However, The Chorus is still running a Holiday Gift and Toy Drive at their booth at the Certified Farmers’ Market in Palm Springs on Saturday December 19 from 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The effort is part of the “Chorus Cares” initiative to help communities with the greatest needs. New unwrapped gifts or toys in original packaging, and gift cards up to $25 will go to the children at Martha’s Village and Kitchen in Indio. More info
Saturday Wine Tasting at Bouschet
The Living Desert Reopens
Community Drive-In Christmas Eve Service
Sounds of the Season: At Home Edition
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.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Conversational Spanish with Guillermo Biro – Tuesdays at 2:00 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.
Making Connections During COVID: Men’s Discussion Group with Arlen Keith Leight, LCSW, Ph.D
1st and 3rd Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
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