This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings for Black Friday, 2017

Melissa Rivers to Sign Her Book, Joan Rivers Confidential, at Just Fabulous

Joan Rivers ConfidentialAs we learn at about the book, "Joan Rivers is an enduring icon of the 20th century, and her wildly popular humor has appealed to generations of fans. With a career that began in the late 1950s, Joan kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, and Joan Rivers Confidential is a compilation of never-before-seen personal archives. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, the book contains scripts and monologues, letters from famous friends, exchanges with fans, rare photographs, as well as classic and never-before-heard jokes—many simply scribbled on everything from hotel stationery to airplane boarding passes. Touching on subjects from her 50 years in show business (The Tonight Show, Las Vegas, Elizabeth Taylor, Heidi Abromowitz, the red carpet, and Fashion Police), this is a revelatory and humor-filled insider look at the popular, multitalented comedian."  Melissa's local book signing is Saturday at 2 PM.  More Info

Phoenix Rising Signing: Addicted to Americana

Charles Phoenix Book Addicted to AmericanaEarlier on Saturday and also at Just Fabulous (at 11 AM), Charles Phoenix signs Addicted to Americana.  "Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style.

Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his live comedy slide-show performances, madcap test-kitchen videos, field-trip-style adventure tours, and colorful books. The self-proclaimed "vintage culture vulture" has appeared on Martha Stewart, The Queen Latifah Show and Cake Wars , been profiled in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times , and been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table .  Get the details of the signing here.

Barrack's Annual Toy Drive + Beer Bust

Sunday from 4 to 8 PM, bring a new unwrap Toy boy or girl any age or a $ or a cash donation at door. There will be Jello shots for sale 50/ 50 raffles prizes Toys will b handle by the sisters of Palm Springs hosted by Mr Barracks & Anita Tredmill.  More Info

Grooves at the Westin: Gerald Albright

Saturday Night at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, Groove with Gerald Albright.  Riding the momentum of his first independent project, the world premiere of his new single, “Taking Control,” Albright continues to be a force in jazz, astounding audiences around the world.

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and seating for the show at Fireside Lounge* patio table.  $99 plus taxes and gratuity *  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  More Info

Transgender Day of Remembrance Founder Attends Palm Springs Ceremony

A passionate crowd gathered with the Transgender Community at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil held on Monday, November 20, 2017. This year dedicated the first Transgender Day or Remembrance Memorial Cenotaph Statue to the City of Palm Springs. This breathtaking sculpture was inspired from the tragic loss of Transgender woman of color, Yaz'min Shancez. 
The event was dedicated to bringing visibility and conversation to the need for all human beings the to be treated with Love, Dignity, Respect and to be free of violence and inequality.  This year's special guest was Transgender Day or Remembrance Founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith.

Nicholas Snow and #PromoHomoTV broadcast live, the replay of which is above.

On Monday, Trans affirming organizations that support equality will have booths from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with the vigil scheduled for 5 PM.  More Info

KMC Chats with Bella Da Ball!

Enjoy the latest podcast from Keith M. Cornell, aka KMC! 

Keith M. Cornell is a Midwest-born musician, actor, director, singer, accountant and witty conversationalist now living full-time in Palm Springs since 2013. Keith has over 30 years of experience in Chicagoland community theatre as an actor, singer and director. He is also the creator/performer of KMC & Co., a popular cabaret group in Chicago/suburbs and Palm Springs.   Since moving to the desert, Keith works as a staff accountant for Desert AIDS Project and plays French horn with the Desert Winds Freedom Band. His love of music, TV, movies, plays, Broadway musicals, food, the community and his friends make for some fun conversations.  Listen here!

​Happy Hour Finder

The sleek industrial styled BlackBook Bar located in the heart of the gay strip on Arenas is now the perfect place for The Morning After; well at least on Saturday & Sunday! They’ve got an every changing with  favorites like their version of Chilaquiles, a Burrito, several shareable sides, and specialty cocktails like their versions of a Bloody Mary; classic or the spicier ‘Devil’s Strain.’ Visit this link to read more!

Trunks Happy HourHappy hour at Trunks in Cathedral City is more than just that! From 10am-6pm Monday through Friday you can get everything from $5 shots to a $1 glass of wine! And you can join them for a fun themed night Tuesday-Sunday. If you really want to turn up the heat be sure to join them every last Friday of the month for “Caliente”, a hot latino night!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

Hot Deals

Broken Yolk CafeWith this incredible hot deal you can enjoy $25 worth of food and drinks at The Broken Yolk Cafe for 50% off! Whether you’re in the mood for Benedict’s, Pancakes, a Wrap or a Salad, they’ve got it all! And did we mention bottomless mimosas for only $5? You can also spice things up with one of their famous holiday drinks such as the Apple Pie Float. Tis the season! 

At Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, you can find a cozy night out where you’ll enjoy surprising new takes on Vietnamese, Thai and other Asian delicacies for 40% off! Drop in and choose from a variety offerings that include vegetarian and vegan options. Patrons who eat at Watercress Vietnamese Bistro say they love the plating of Garlic Butter-Soy Shrimp or Wok-fried Steak Cubes as much as they enjoy the taste. They have happy hour 7 days a week from 3pm-6pm in the bar and patio. Stop in and see what everyone’s talking about!

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Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

Compiled from a variety of sources by Nicholas Snow