Gay Desert Guide: Weekend of Jun 7–9, 2019

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is wrapping up, Chance to Win Vacaya Cruise at Pride Night with PS Power Baseball, LA Pride and Sacramento Pride this weekend, Splash House, and Broadway’s Big Night in NYC, plus HOT DEALS, Happy Hours and more!


Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week – Final Days!

Visitors and residents of Greater Palm Springs are in for a TREAT during Restaurant Week, now through Sunday, June 9. More than 100 participating new and local favorites are offering specially priced menus with 2-item lunches ($15, $20 and $25) and 3-item dinners ($29, $39 and $49), making it the perfect time to TREAT out — for less. Bon appéTREAT! Note: for each reservation made through the dinegps.com website, $1 goes to FIND Food Bank. Visit our link to view a list of participating restaurants: More info



Enter Win a Vacaya Cruise at Power Baseball Pride Night

Enter your name for a chance to become a finalist to win a VACAYA Cruise trip! There’s a new LGBTQ+ travel company on the scene, and it’s called VACAYA. Their inaugural Cruise to PTown will take place August 11–18, featuring 7 nights aboard the 5-star Celebrity Summit with an overnight in Provincetown for the Carnival kick-off, plus activities and all-star entertainment including Palm Springs’ own Shann Carr! You can ENTER TO WIN at www.KGAY1065.com and listen for your name to be called on the air to become a finalist, PLUS we will have more ways for you to become a finalist at various events, such as Pride Night at Palm Springs Power Baseball (see below). Grand Prize drawing takes place June 14.

On Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m., stop by Pride Night at Palm Springs Power Baseball game at 1901 E Baristo Road and see KGAY morning host John Taylor and ENTER TO BECOME A FINALIST in the Vacaya Cruise Giveaway. One new finalist will be chosen! Note: Admission to the game (which starts at 7:00 against the SoCal Stros) is not required to meet John Taylor and enter to win.

 


LA Pride Festival June 8–9

The 2019 LA Pride Festival will take place in West Hollywood Park on June 8 & 9, with GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years headlining. For the first time, LA Pride and the City of West Hollywood are teaming up to host the first-ever Pride on the Boulevard in West Hollywood, a FREE block party of entertainment, vendors, exhibitors, rides, attractions and more. More info

A new Friday night program on June 7 in West Hollywood Park will serve as the official kick-off to LA Pride Weekend 2019. This free-to-the-public evening will feature an official Opening Ceremony including presentations by community visionaries, spiritual leaders, and other advocates for LA’s LGBTQ+ community, tons of entertainment, including a Weho Vogue Ball & Drag Show, a night of dancing, music from local DJs, and special surprise guests, plus a 60-minute concert by the one and only Paula Abdul! More info

The annual LA Pride Parade – telling this year’s #JUSTUNITE story – returns to Santa Monica Boulevard on Sunday, June 9 at 11:00 a.m. More info


Sacramento Pride

Another big California Pride event takes place this weekend in the state’s capital city with Sacramento Pride on June 8 & 9. With multiple stages and dance tents that will make anyone bust a move, you can expect dozens of entertainers, vendor booths, exhibits, inclusive zones, delicious foods and thousands of others ready to make this year’s SacPride the best. The Sacramento Pride Parade takes place Sunday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. starting at Southside Park and ending at the Capital Mall. More info


Splash House

Splash House features rockin’ pool parties across three hotel resorts from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 at The Saguaro, the Renaissance, and the Riviera. It’s a little slice of paradise where friendships are forged as people dance to the best in house, disco, and electronica. Buy a ticket and you get admission to all three, plus shuttles running between all weekend. By night, the party moves to the Palm Springs Air Museum for a pair of open air parties back-dropped by vintage aircraft and a glowing airport tarmac. More info


Broadway’s Big Night at the Tony Awards

The 73rd Annual Tony Award will be held Sunday, June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, hosted by James Corden and broadcast live on CBS. “Hadestown” received 14 nominations, the most of any production of the season, followed by “Ain’t Too Proud” with 12, and “Tootsie” with 11. The plays “The Ferryman” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” each received nine nominations. See all the nominees, including Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song,” here.


At Streetbar, they feature different “Top Shelf” specials every day of the week with $6 mixed drinks and $8 martini’s/rocks, and every night at 10:00 p.m. they give away a free shot to their customers. The bartender picks your poison. Cheers! DJ Mr D plays classic and up-to-the-minute music videos every Friday and Saturday night! Get Happy at Streetbar

 

Chill Bar offers Happy Hour every day of the week, even weekends, from opening ’til 7:00 p.m. with $3.50 well drinks, $1 off draft beers, and $2 off wine. Check out their new Thursday Night event: Thirsty Thursday DJ Madness, where every Thursday night, starting at 7:00 p.m., Chill Bar is bringing the best local talent to shred them beats! Get Happy at Chill

 


Lappert’s Premium Gourmet Ice Cream has just the refreshing treat you like when it’s 100 degrees in the desert! In addition to gourmet ice cream, you can also get a citrusy Dole Whip, or the always popular award-winning ‘date shake,’ plus shaved ice, smoothies, floats, sundaes, splits, and more! With this HOT DEAL you get $20 of frozen treats for just $10 at either of Lappert’s two locations: Downtown Palm Springs or off the Washington Street I-10 exit in Palm Desert! Get Your Deal

 

Love Mexican food? You will love Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill! Try their delicious tacos, enchiladas and tasty margaritas at one of the best Mexican restaurants in the desert! For a fruity treat, try their Canasta de Frutas, with mango, berries, banana, apples, pecans, shredded coconut, all mixed in cream caramel, served on a crispy bunuelo bowl. Get this HOT DEAL of $50.00 worth of food and drink for only $30.00! Get Your Deal

 


 

 


Welcome New Partners!

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