Sunday is Hollywood's Biggest Night and we've got a number of options for you to get out and enjoy the Academy Awards among friends! And this weekend is not just about movies: we've got opera, dance, even classic radio for your Gay Desert Guide Weekend!

Hollywood's Biggest Night 2018 at Trio

Trio hosts their 9th annual "Hollywood's Biggest Night" party on Sunday starting at 4:00 PM. This event celebrates Hollywood glamour with paparazzi, orange-carpet arrivals, and a special greeting from Bella da Ball. The Oscars pre-show and awards will be viewed on special screens throughout the restaurant and bar. Benefits AAP-Food Samaritans.

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Hollywood's Big Awards Night with Shann Carr and Jeffrey Norman

Comedian Shann Carr and Jeffrey Norman host this viewing party at the Mary Pickford that is heavy on the party!  Doors open at 4:30 for games, prizes, trivia, ballot predictions, champagne, appetizers, awards drama and fashion galore. Benefits D.A.P. and L-Fund.

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Oscar Night at Lulu and Acqua



Lulu California Bistro in Palm Springs and Acqua California Bistro at The River in Rancho Mirage are both offering 4-course red carpet dinners, with endless soups, salads and desserts. $49.99 per person. 


Andy Warhol Exhibit Opens March 3

The Palm Springs Art Museum presents Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, a retrospective encompassing over 250 works exploring the artist's use of the silkscreen process and following the evolution of Warhol's graphic production over four decades. Michael Childers: Having a Ball is also presented in tandem with this exhibition, as Childers was a photographer for Warhol's Interview Magazine, with unique access to to the artist and his famous New York "Factory." –

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Palm Springs Opera Guild 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration


The Palm Springs Opera Guild celebrates their Golden Jubilee with a fabulous black tie event at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Celebrations kick off with a special event at the Annenberg Theater featuring America’s Got Talent’s favorite ‘manband’, VOX. The four singers are a classically trained vocal quartet specializing in opera, musical theater and crossover music. Even includes a dinner and reception too, with various ticket levels.

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Palm Springs Dance Festival & Gala


Classes from Modern, Hybrid, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Fosse & Fusion are offered by the Palm Springs Dance Festival from March 1-4, with a Gala Performance taking place at the Palm Springs Art Museum's Annenberg Theatre on Saturday March 3, at 8:00 p.m. The Gala is sure to be an outstanding and eclectic presentation with award winning dance talent from coast to coast, plus international talent from Italy and France. And for a fun, free, celebration of dance, don't miss the Diversity Showcase on the outdoor stage during Villagefest in downtown Palm Springs on March 1!

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ON THE AIR! – One Night Only

Now in its fifth year, ON THE AIR! A Gala Evening of Live Radio Show Classics transports the audience back to an imaginary radio studio in the late 1940s, complete with a cast of celebrity performers, live on-stage music, and thrilling sound effects. The multi-talented ensemble cast includes Tony Award-Winner and Emmy-nominated Hal Linden and Tony Award-Winner Gary Beach. This one-night-only performance takes place Thursday, March 8, and benefits Dezart Performs.

White Party 2018 is less than 2 Months Away…


…and tickets are going fast. Prices increase at midnight on March 5. Only 200 VIP weekend passes and 50 VIP T-Dance tickets remain, and oh have you heard who's the headliner for Sunday's Circus T-Dance? None other than the Goddess of Pop, Kylie Minogue! White Party Palm Springs runs April 27-30, 2018.


Tab Hunter at Rancho Mirage Speaker Series

The Rancho Mirage Speaker Series presents Tab Hunter on Tuesday, March 20. Mr. Hunter is an actor, singer, best-selling author and an award-winning producer. There is an an option to purchase a VIP Reception catered by Wally Desert's Turtle. The doors open at 6:00 PM with the program beginning at 7:00 PM.

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Grooves at the Westin with David Benoit and Marc Antoine


Two contemporary jazz giants, David Benoit and Marc Antoine released the album “So Nice” in 2017, combining the cool grooves of Smooth Jazz with the exotic sensuosity of Brazilian music. Hear these trailblazing artists create music magic at Grooves at The Westin on Saturday, March 3.

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RetroRoom Lounge 

Have you experienced Happy Hour at RetroRoom Lounge in Palm Springs yet? It’s the type of place that will fill your heart with nostalgia and take you back to when “cool” was created by people like Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack. They feature karaoke nightly and the Diva and Friends Drag Show every Saturday.  Escape the crowds at Arenas and head over to RetroRoom. Happy hour is nightly from 2-7pm! 


Wabi Sabi Japan Living

How do you Zen? We zen with Wabi Sabi! What is Wabi Sabi you ask? Wabi Sabi is about the "impermanence and imperfection" of Japanese art and design. Experience Tokyo Tasting Tuesday which is a Sake Happy hour from 4-6pm! There’s lots happening over at Wabi Sabi so be sure to check them out on our new and improved Nightlife and Happy Hour Calendar on our website! 

Hot Deals

Body Concierge

Enjoy a one hour massage valued at $80 for only $56 with this amazing Hot Deal for The Body Concierge! At Body Concierge, they believe in the 3Rs: relaxation, regeneration and restructuring. We can get behind that, and you should too! This hot deal is perfect for surprising a loved one, or pampering yourself like you deserve to be pampered! Take advantage of a one hour massage valued at $80 for 30% off!

Tonga Hut

Get a $25 HOT DEAL for 50% off at Palm Springs premiere Tiki Restaurant and Bar , Tonga Hut! Serving delicious food and drinks among an amazing atmosphere, Tonga Hut is literally the perfect place for any occasion. Our favorite day of the week at Tonga Hut is Taco Tuesdays! Because you can’t beat a taco that comes with a Mai Tai!