Transgender Health & Wellness Center Open House, Joshua Tree Retreat Center Open House, Summer Film Series: “Zabriskie Point,” Agua Caliente Fireworks, Free Film Screening of “The Public,” Judy Show Fundraiser for Coyote StageWorks, “The Savannah Sipping Society,” Pride Honors Awards Recipients, a look ahead to hot tickets in September plus HOT DEALS and Happy Hours!

Transgender Health & Wellness Center Open House

Come to the Transgender Health and Wellness Center‘s new and bigger location on Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a momentus Open House and unveiling of their new mural art created and donated by Palm Springs and San Francisco resident artist Marconi Calindas. The mural art is inside the new Marsha P Johnson Community Room, and pays tribute to Johnson, a 1969 Stonewall Riot pioneer. See all that the center has to offer the Transgender community! More info

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Joshua Tree Retreat Center Open House

Come experience the first-ever Open House, “Recentered,” at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center all day on Saturday, September 7. Take free yoga and sound sessions, learn about the Center’s storied Lloyd Wright architectural origins and tour the entire grounds. Enjoy healthy food at the cafeteria, refresh with a dip in the pool, or even stay overnight. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the many facets that make The Joshua Tree Retreat Center so unique. More info

Art Museum Summer Film Series Wraps Up with “Zabriskie Point”

On Thursday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Annenberg Theater present the final film in the FREE Summer Film Series: “Zabriskie Point” (1970), a counterculture celebration of the unrestrained romance between an undergraduate dreamer and a hippie student, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. The film series, themed as “Summer of ’69” celebrates the 50 years since the end of the 60’s with films reflecting the climate of the time. Specialty cocktails created specifically for each film will be available in Persimmon Bistro 4:00–6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., first come, first served, so get there quick! More info

Saturday Sisterhood of Cinema: “My Days of Mercy”

On the first Saturday of the month–Saturday, September 7 this month–the Saturday Sisterhood of Cinema movie social club meets at 10:00 a.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month’s selection: “My Days of Mercy” featuring Ellen Page and Kate Mara is a touching story of 2 women on opposites sides of a Death Penalty protest. Grab a bite upstairs and enjoy social time with your sisters after the movie! Get tickets

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Customer Appreciation Fireworks

On Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 p.m., look to the sky for a spectacular fireworks display at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage. In addition to the fireworks,, enjoy giveaways and point multipliers throughout September as Agua Caliente says thank you to their customers! Learn more

Free Film Screening: The Public

Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library will present a screening of the film “The Public” on Sunday, September 8 from 5:00–8:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The story revolves around library patrons, many of whom are homeless, mentally ill and marginalized, as well as an exhausted and overwhelmed staff of librarians who often act as “de-facto social workers” and care for those regular patrons during a cold Cincinnati winter. A panel of community leaders will address local concerns and discuss possible remedies following the film screening: Geoff Kors, Palm Springs City Council member and Homelessness Task Force member; Arlene Rosenthal of Well in the Desert; Officer Christopher Smart of the Palm Springs Police Department; and a representative of FIND Food Bank. The panel will be moderated by Jeannie Kays, Palm Springs Public Library Director. Free with RSVP. More info

The Judy Show! Fundraiser for Coyote StageWorks

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club is back open for the season, featuring performances this weekend from Palm Springs JUMP! on Friday, September 6 and Adam Pascal on Saturday, September 7.

Then, on Sunday, September 8, The Judy Show! brings the spirit of Judy Garland alive with Holmes’ unique blend of outstanding vocals, dead-on impressions and outrageous humor–and all proceeds from this Sunday’s performance will go to support the local theatre company Coyote StageWorks! Get Tickets

“Savannah Sipping Society” Opens

Desert Theatreworks presents “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy running from September 6–22 at the Old Town Playhouse in Indio. Four unique Southern women all needing to escape their day-to-day routines are drawn together by an impromptu happy hour. They decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Over the course of six months, fueled by laughter, hilarious misadventures and the occasional liquid refreshment, these women successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their own new lives. Get tickets

Palm Springs Pride Honors Awards 2019 Recipients Announced

Greater Palm Springs Pride has announced the recipients of its 2019 Pride Honors Awards. Lauren N. Nile, Ellen Wolf, Jennifer Jungwirth, Joys Oldam, Ron Oden, and Tommi Rose will be recognized for their efforts in raising awareness and furthering the causes of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and their allies. The awards ceremony is Tuesday, September 24 at the Hilton Palm Springs. More info


Center Stage Tickets on Sale Monday Sept 9

The Center Stage fundraiser is turning 10, and to celebrate, The LGBT Community Center of the Desert is turning back the clock to throw a big 80s party on October 25! Presented by Eisenhower Medical Center, come to Center Stage for cocktails, silent auction, sit-down dinner, and a freakin’ righteous Big 80’s party! The Center will be honoring their outgoing board chair, Brian Rix, for his rad 9 years of service on The Center’s Board of Directors. This event will sell out, so get yours when they go on sale Monday, September 9! Get tickets

September 13: Out on the Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Gay Night is Out on the Mountain, when the entire park goes gay for the night, providing a safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBTQ community with rides, dance parties, and performers. Music by DJ Ray Rhodes and DJ SRO, with a special guest performance by Alaska, from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Get tickets


September 19–28: Cinema Diverse

All-Access Passes and Six-Pack Admission Passes are on sale now for Cinema Diverse, the world-class LGBTQ Film Festival now in its 11th year. With red carpets, parties, and of course screenings, this is an opportunity to see movies from around the world that reflect, inform, enrich, and often transform lives. Powerful stuff. Get passes


September 29–October 6: Palm Springs Women’s Week

Palm Springs Women’s Week is intended to bring women from around the country to the Coachella Valley to participate in a week of events designed to celebrate Lesbian culture and elevate the status of women. It will cast a bright light on talented local women and explore the issues and attitudes that define women’s experiences everywhere. See our Women’s Week Event Page for a full day-by-day rundown of all the activities, including the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, returning for its sixth year with two evenings devoted to a stellar line-up of music and performances by leading female jazz musicians featuring Maysa & Jazz in Pink on Friday, October 5 and Judith Hill & Jazz Antiqua will headline the fest on Saturday, October 6. Get tickets

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Annual Maintenance Closure

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close for annual maintenance beginning Monday, September 9, 2019 with a tentative reopening date of Monday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. More info

Studio One 11 features Happy Hour Every Day from 2:00–8:00 p.m. with great deals on well drinks, house wines, domestic beer, and more.  They are also hosting the first night of the Cathedral City Drag Race on Monday, September 9! Don’t miss the performances, glamour, and the Wheel of Shade! Get Happy at Studio One 11


There’s always a party at Lulu, and a Happy Hour that goes from 11:00 a.m. to closing every day with Happy Hour Menu offered in the bar. Enjoy the colorful, fun, fabulous atmosphere of Lulu while getting happy hour prices like well drinks for $4.99, or just $5.99 for a cosmo, margarita, bloody mary, martini, lemon drop or mojit! Deals on wine and beer too! Get Happy at Lulu

D’Place Entertainment Mary Pickford Theatre is a great place to beat the late-summer heat, with cool A/C, reclining seats, and a Cinema Cafe that offers creamy house-made ice cream and much more. Check out the new chiller It Chapter Two, or hot movies like Angel Has Fallen and Good Boys. With this HOT DEAL, get $15 in Entertainment Dollars redeemable toward admission or refreshments for only $10! Get Your Deal


Lappert’s Premium Gourmet Ice Cream (in downtown Palm Springs and in Palm Desert) is not only about great ice cream; try a refreshing Dole Whip, ‘date shake,’ shaved ice, smoothies, floats, sundaes, splits, and more! With this HOT DEAL, get $20 of frozen treats at Lappert’s for just $10! Get Your Deal