This week sees the close of Modernism Week and looks ahead to the Dinah and White Party, both of which announced major headliners this week. There's also a lot going on this Friday and Saturday night, so check out some recommendations below for what to do!
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Brooke Candy Headlining Dinah Shore Weekend – Win Two Saturday Pool Party Passes!
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend is almost here and GayDesertGuide is giving away TWO passes to Saturday's Wet & Wild Pool Party, featuring the Dinah Lip Sync Battle and performances by Ariana & the Rose and recently announced 2018 Dinah headliner, Brooke Candy! That's a $130 value, and you can enter from now until March 20th. See details below!
Modernism Week Continues
Modernism Week will do its thing through Sunday Feb 25, with its double-decker architectural bus tours, lectures, home tours, exhibitions, and sales spread throughout the desert. There are a number of events available for free or inexpensive day-of tickets should they be of interest.
Walter S. White Exhibition : A Sojourn in the Desert
Feb 22-25 | 12-3pm | Joslyn Center, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert
Chef Daniel (Beyond Balisage) Kitchen Demo
Fri & Sun Feb 23 & 25 | 11am & 2pm | CAMP, 230 Museum Way
Grace Home Midcentury Photo Gallery Opening
Sat Feb 24 | 12-7pm | Grace Home Furnishings, 1001 N Palm Canyon Dr
Shag’s Print Release & Architectural Images Party with Martini Kings Playing Live!
Sat Feb 24 | 6-10pm | SHAG The Store, 745 N Palm Canyon Drive
Modernism Yard Sale
Sun Feb 25 | 8a-12pm | H3K Home Parking Lot, 501 S Palm Canyon Dr
Architectural Design Art Film Festival
The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased to present the Architecture, Design, Art Film Festival from Feb 23-25 as part of Modernism Week. Featuring short film documentaries, full length documentaries, and a full length fictional feature.
LGBT Clear Defense Course: Street Defense for Extreme Situations
Gay Desert Guide is partnering with Desert Rocks Indoor Climbing Gym to present this LGBT self-defense course, Saturday Feb 24 from 10:30am-2pm. The Clear Defense method can be used by almost anyone. It's been taught to teens and to "little old ladies with heart conditions.' Learn how to trigger the mind and body to fight like a wild animal in an instant.
The course is taught by Harry Legg (That is his name!), owner of New Jersey Tai Chi and NJ/NYC Regional Instructor for Master Richard Clear. Master Clear developed this method over 25 years through real street attack experiences. Training aspects taught in this course include how to keep from panicking so you never freeze up under pressure; how to win a confrontation morally and in a way that can be defended legally; and my favorite, how to use an ink pen for self defense, because whether mightier or not, it generally is more accessible than the sword
Kylie Minogue to Headline White Party 2018 Sunday T-Dance
Jeffrey Sanker Presents has announced international superstar and "Goddess of Pop" Kylie Minogue as the headliner for White Party 2018's Circus T-Dance to be held on Sunday April 29. Tickets for this and all other White Party events are on sale now, but prices go up on March 5, so get a move on!
Grooves at the Westin: Peter White joined by Gregg Karukas
Peter White is one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, and joined by keyboardist Gregg Karukas, Peter White combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar for an encore performance at Grooves at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Friday, Feb 24, 7-10pm.
Stars Among Us Gala 2018: Michael Jackson Live in London!
The evening kicks off at 5:30pm Feb 24 at the Palm Springs Air Museum, where guests will enjoy themed cocktails and a magnificent silent auction set in the streets of London. Then it’s off to a re-creation of the world-famous Palladium, where they will experience the immortal music of Michael Jackson. Michael will be depicted by the world-famous MJ LIVE! group from Las Vegas in a show that delivers the energy, excitement, spectacle, and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Taylor Dayne, best known for her iconic hit “Tell it to My Heart” (and a classic Tig Notaro joke), and who performed with Jackson early in her career, will join in to help pay tribute.
The event honors Eisenhower Medical Center’s Aubrey Serfling & Martin Massiello with the Galaxy Award and Patti & Jack Grundhofer with the Shining Star Award. Tickets are $300 per person ($150 tax-deductible), supporting Mizell’s Valley-wide Meals On Wheels and Nutrition Program, and may be purchased online or by calling (760) 323-5689 ext 108.
Gloria Loring Hosts An Evening with Broadway's Cabaret All Stars
Gloria Loring (Days of Our Lives, "Friends and Lovers") hosts Front Row Center: A Benefit for Musical Theatre University at the Purple Room Supper Club on Sat Feb 24. An evening of cabaret starring Broadway stars Teri Ralston (Company OBC, A Little Night Music OBC), Davis Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera), Alix Korey (Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof), Sal Mistretta (Evita, Sunset Boulevard) and more. Front Row Center benefits the Lucie Arnaz Awards for High School Musical Theatre and scholarships for talented young people from the Desert Cities. Dinner at 6pm, show at 8pm.
HAPPY HOURS OF THE WEEK
Streetbar on Arenas has one of the best happy hours in town! They’re known for their Top Shelf daily specials such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s Whiskey! This weekend you can enjoy these amazing Top Shelf specials with entertainment! Andy & Nathan will be performing this weekend on Saturday Feb 24th with two shows, at 4 and 8pm.
Did you know that BlackBook, located in the heart of the gay strip on Arenas now has Happy Hour everyday from 4-6pm and NAUGHTY hour from 10pm-midnight. Enjoy specials such as $5 pint glass well drinks, $1 off all bottle and draft beer, and $2 off all wines by the glass! Pair these naughty specials with their delicious nachos or Vegan Burger!
Do you love Mexican food and tasty Margaritas combined with a great atmosphere? If you answered yes then you will love Rio Azul as much as we do! Try their delicious tacos, enchilada's and tasty margarita’s for an insane price with our one of a kind hot deal! Enjoy $25.00 worth of food and drink for 40% off. And can this hot deal be used at the famous Drag Brunch on Sundays? The answer is YES!
Oscar's Café and Bar
Oscar's in the heart of downtown is full of fun every day that ends in “Y”! With this super hot deal you can enjoy $25 worth of food and drink at Oscar's for only $12.50! That’s 50% off! This hot deal can also be used at Oscars very famous Tea Dance! Get there early to get your spot on the dance floor!
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