Recovery happens! New this week, Ross Mathews’ Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch has found a new home at V Wine Lounge. The first performance, featuring Morgan McMichaels and Ross himself, sold out in minutes. Watch our events calendar for June dates to be released soon.
We have updates on reopening two of our LGBTQ bars and clubs. Trunks is tentatively looking at mid-June. Toucans is also hoping for a mid-June return to operations.
Gay Desert Guide’s Fun & Games Dept. is keeping you entertained with a second show added for “An Evening on the Lanai: Remembering the Golden Girls”. Tickets for the June 24th date go on sale Saturday. Season One writer Stan Zimmerman has some special surprises up his sleeve for the next show at Oscar’s.
ShortFest is coming up next month and tickets are now on sale. There are a number of LGBTQ themed films on the roster this year.
Finally, we talked about missing the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast this year. Here’s another way to support his legacy. Stoli® Vodka and The Harvey Milk Foundation are continuing their partnership with the launch of the limited stock Stoli® Harvey Milk Global Collector’s Edition Bottle, featuring art from Paraguayan artist Oz Montania. Stoli has worked with The Harvey Milk Foundation in this capacity before, having launched the first Harvey Milk Bottle in 2018, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Milk taking office in 1978 as the first openly gay elected official in California.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
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I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 98
In this week’s podcast: John Taylor, comedian Shann Carr, and Gay Desert Guide Brad Fuhr welcome special guests Jeff Witthuhn of Peepa’s, arts and culture reporter Brian Blueskye from The Desert Sun, Dr. Laura Rush, food blogger Charles Drabkin, and Scot Howard from the NAGAAA Cup Softball tournament.
The #ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is broadcast on Facebook Live, Fridays at 11:00 a.m. The#ILoveGayPalmSprings Podcast is also available on Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon, FireTV and Android devices via OutAt.tv. Tune in Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (or later on-demand) to stream us to your TV. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and more!
Harvey Milk Day
Women’s Brown Bag Breakfast
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents the Women’s Brown Bag Breakfast monthly hosted by Kim, Gail and Gwendolyn. On Sunday, May 23 from 8:00–9:00 a.m., join the women for Bagels in the Park at Ruth Hardy Park. Enjoy easy conversations and good laughs, catch up with old friends and meet new friends! More info
Joshua Tree Music Festival Spring Concerts
ShortFest Passes On Sale Now
Remembering the Golden Girls: Sold Out and Second Show Added!
This Just In! – A second show of Evening on the Lanai: Remembering the Golden Girls will be added on June 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Stay tuned to GayDesertGuide.com and our social media channels for ticket info!
Paris Cafés: Their Stories and Histories
Cinema Under the Stars: “Wigstock”
The nights are getting warmer and while the pleasant evenings last, The Palm Springs Cultural Center continues to run their Outdoor Cinema Under the Stars program. No longer a drive-in, you can still camp-out in your own chairs or reserve one of the available picnic tables. You may also pre-order a boxed dinner from Mildred’s Chicken & Waffle Dinners! On Saturday, May 22 the film will be the drag documentary/concert film from 1995, “Wigstock: The Movie.” Get tickets
15th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey
Gay Desert Guide After Dark
The Palm Springs Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, May 21 from 9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license. So yeah, don’t even risk it.
Rancho Mirage Markets
The City of Rancho Mirage presents Desert Theatricals Live Cabaret Series as dinner theater, featuring Scott Dreier’s tribute to Doris Day, “Doris and Me” on Saturday, May 29 at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Purchase a table for 4 to include a meal and glass of wine per attendee and complimentary valet parking. Gates open at 6:15 p.m., dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets
Next Week: 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.
Fifty+ Fit with Lynn Simonson – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Prostate Cancer Support Group – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 4:00 p .m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 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.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel Navarro – Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry Wiggins – Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
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