The Palm Springs International Film Fest is here, Udo Kier is honored on the Walk of Stars, Golden Globes Viewing Party, Yappy Hour at the Riviera, Lady Luck at the Purple Room, and looking ahead to Lainie Kazan, Info-A-Go-Go, Game Show Interactive Dinner, and AsiaSF Coming to Palm Springs. Plus Happy Hours and HOT DEALS!

Palm Springs International Film Festival

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is here January 2–13, with glitz, glamour, and most of all, some great films. The showpiece event, the annual Film Awards Gala, is Thursday, January 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center. A-List actors and directors being honored include: Jennifer Lopez, Martin Scorsese, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, and Antonio Banderas, plus awards going to up-and-comers Zack Gottsagen and Cynthia Erivo. Get Gala tickets

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. Produced by the Palm Springs International Film Society, the Festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 60+ countries, with screenings at venues in Palm Springs and Cathedral City. The full schedule is available online and passes are available, as well as tickets to individual screenings, now on sale! Get screening tickets

Walk of the Stars Honors Udo Kier

Join the City of Palm Springs and the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 3 at 2:00 p.m. when Walk of the Stars honors cult cinema actor Udo Kier, with the 437th star on the World Famous Walk of the Stars Palm Springs. Kier’s film career is legendary, having worked with Andy Warhol in the 1974 classic Blood for Dracula. Other classics include My Own Private Idaho, The Invincible, For Love or Money, and many more. Kier also played opposite Madonna in her music video, Deeper and Deeper. More info 

Golden Globes Viewing Party at Studio One 11

Watch the Hollywood awards season kick off with the 77th Golden Globes at Studio One 11 on Sunday, January 5 at 5:00 p.m. They’ll have complimentary sandwiches and snacks and the drink specials for the night will be $5 Cuervo Gold Margaritas and $2 Champagne! More info

Yappy Hour at The Riviera

Even your pups can participate in Palm Springs Yappy Hour at The Riviera on Sunday, January 5 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Parking is free and you don’t need a dog to attend! A suggested $20 donation at the door goes directly to Animal Samaritans and you get wine, appetizers, desserts, fruited waters, dog treats, photo ops with pet costumes, and vinyl DJ music from DJ Greg of Glitter & Sand. More info

Lady Luck at The Purple Room

The Purple Room Supper Club presents Lady Luck on Saturday, January 4.  From Broadway, the West End, Hollywood and Las Vegas, Lady Luck lights up the stage with star power! These three dynamic divas bring a stunning and magical performance that puts a female twist on classics from the Rat Pack era. Join these ladies for an evening of music from the Great American Songbook, Jazz & Broadway. Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets


CVRep Luminary Luncheon with Lainie Kazan

Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre presents Lainie Kazan in the next installment of their Luminary Luncheon series on Monday, January 6 from 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the ballroom at Agua Caliente Resort Casino in Rancho Mirage. After understudying Barbra Streisand in the original Broadway production of Funny Girl, Ms. Kazan soon became the “chanteuse” of her native New York. She has appeared on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical version of My Favorite Year with Tim Curry. Her films include Francis Ford Coppola’s One from The Heart; Steven Spielberg’s Harry and the Hendersons and Paul Bartel’s Lust in the Dust. And who can forget Lainie’s sidesplitting performance in the films My Big Fat Greek Wedding I and II, and as Bette Midler’s dominating mother in Beaches? Get tickets

The Center’s Info-A-Go-Go 2020

Looking for just the right place to get plugged in and involved in the local LGBT community in the new year? Save the date for Info-A-Go-Go 2020, on Wednesday January 22 from 3:00–6:00 p.m. at the Riviera Hotel. Meet representatives from LGBTQ clubs and organizations across the community and discover where you want branch out in 2020! More info

Game Show Interactive Dinner Event with Shann Carr

PS Underground presents Game Show, a 4 course interactive dinner experience hosted by comedian extraordinaire Shann Carr on Thursday, January 30 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. Game show is all about audience participation. Win prizes, engage in feel-good competition with other guests and enjoy all the bells and whistles of being a real game show contestant. Shann will make you feel right at home through laughter, wild antics, crazy contests and table games. Get tickets

AsiaSF Coming Soon to Palm Springs

AsiaSF, the storied San Francisco dinner theatre and cabaret featuring the world-famous transgender ladies of AsiaSF, is coming soon to Palm Springs, set to open early in 2020. Stay tuned for more details! Coming soon


At Lulu California Bistro, enjoy Happy Hour every day from 11:00 a.m. to closing with a Happy Hour menu offered in the bar only. Enjoy $5.99 well drinks and house wines, $6.99 speciality cocktails and select wines, and beer for $4.99 (specialty drafts $5.99). You can also find many tasty food items on the Happy Hour food menu for $10.99 or less! Get Happy at Lulu


Join your friends at The Roost Lounge every day from 12:00–7:00 p.m. for Happy Hour featuring cocktails starting at $4.00, beer for $2.00, and wine starting at $3.75! And come drink in the cool vibe, cool cocktails, and cool tunes with Charles Herrera singing live this Saturday, January 4 from 7:00–10:00 p.m.! Get Happy at The Roost

Evzin, inside the Caliente Tropics Hotel, has the “gypsy-bohemian vibe” of Mykonos and Ibiza, with a full bar and creative menu featuring rustic fare with a focus on fresh vegetables and clean ingredients. Enjoy modern Mediterranean for 25% off with this HOT DEAL: Get a $50 Gift Certificate from Evzin Palm Springs and it will only cost you $37.50! Get Your Deal


Grand Central is your perfect restaurant for socializing with good friends while enjoying a shared experience of tasty food and drinks. They serve seasonally fresh California cuisine with a fun twist, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a full bar. Take advantage of this HOT DEAL: Get a $25 gift card to Grand Central for just $15!
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