Barry Manilow's A Gift of Love IV

Barry Manilow live at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN on January 11, 2008. Photo taken by Matt Becker from Row 8
From Wikipedia:  Barry Manilow live at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN on January 11, 2008. Photo taken by Matt Becker from Row 8

Pop culture icon and music legend Barry Manilow will once again perform five holiday concerts to raise funds for 25 charities in the Coachella Valley.
Scheduled to take place at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre, Manilow’s A Gift of Love IV concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites.  His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

Concerts are scheduled for December 12 and 13 and then again December 15, 16 and 17.

All tickets allow purchasers to designate which of the 25 charities benefit from their purchase.  All undesignated proceeds are assigned to a general fund and are distributed equally among all  the participating charities.  Detailed information about the VIP Premium tickets is available online at  Tickets will not be available at the McCallum box office.

Mr. Manilow is contributing his performances to the A Gift of Love IV concerts and will not be compensated.

The 25 charities benefiting from the 2017 A Gift of Love IV concerts are:

  • ACT For MS
  • AAP-Food Samaritans
  • Angel View
  • Animal Samaritans
  • Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley
  • California CareForce
  • College of the Desert Foundation
  • Desert AIDS Project
  • Desert Arc
  • Desert Cancer Foundation
  • The Desert Symphony
  • Gilda's Club Desert Cities
  • The Girlfriend Factor
  • Guide Dogs of the Desert
  • JFS of the Desert
  • The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
  • The Manilow Music Project
  • Martha's Village & Kitchen
  • McCallum Theatre Institute
  • "Paws and Hearts" Animal Assisted Therapy
  • S.O.S.
  • Tools for Tomorrow
  • United Cerebral Palsy of the Inland Empire
  • The Well in the Desert


The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Presents a Mission Brewery Craft Beer Dinner

Mission Beer San Diego

Friday from 6:30 PM, the San Diego-based Mission Brewery comes to the desert to showcase its best brews. Hefeweizen, Amber, Shipwercked Imperial and Dar Seas Russian Imperial Stout complement Broccoli Rabe and Gruyere Cheese Pizza, Spaghetti Carbonara and Seafood Paella expertly prepared by Chef Joel Delmond.  More Info

Hollywood's Hottest Stars Prepping for Palm Springs

The Palm Springs International Film Festival's signature showpiece event – and by far our biggest fundraiser – is the annual Film Awards Gala. This dazzling celebration of old school Hollywood star power, glamour and talent kicks off Awards season each year, and takes locals back to the time when Palm Springs was the playground for Hollywood's biggest stars.

This is an evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, as the PSIFF rolls out the red carpet and welcomes the hottest industry players, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders to an elegant dinner and awards ceremony which raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year.  More Info

PODCAST: Our Beloved Carolyn Caldwell Sits Down with KMC Chat

We love her, and Palm Springs Pride just honored her with The 2017 Friend of Pride Award, for a business and community leader who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community.  KMC Chat sits down with the fascinating Carolyn Caldwell.  Listen to the latest podcast here.

Best of Coachella Valley 2017-2018 Awards Show and Party!

Best of the Coachella Valley 2017-2018

Friday at 9 PM at The Hood Bar & Pizza, join the Coachella Valley Independent as they celebrate the winners of the Best of Coachella Valley 2017-2018!

After the awards, enjoy a performance by Best Local Band winners The Flusters! Admission is free and open to all (21 and over). It all takes place at reigning Best Dive Bar winner The Hood Bar and Pizza.  More Info

Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus Sings Joyful Traditions Concerts SOLD OUT

Joyful Traditions

In three concerts this weekend in their new performance home – The Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum, The Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus presents their holiday-themed Joyful Traditions, but all three concerts are SOLD OUT.  Your lesson?  Join their mailing lists and get tickets for future concerts early!

The music of Joyful Traditions will be a festive collection featuring all that is glorious with family and friends during the holidays. Imagine the melodic notes of Silent Night and the warmth of Grandma’s fruitcake while rejoicing with The Hallelujah Chorus. From O’ Come All Ye Faithful and aluminum Christmas trees to Hanukkah and holiday sweaters. This assemblage of Joyful Traditions will celebrate all the splendor and humorous holiday customs we share with our loved ones.  More Info


On The Mark Grand Opening Tasting and Celebration

It was another one of those Palm Springs mega-openings, this time at new gourmet food and deli shop On The Mark Palm Springs. Fine food, beer and wine tastings… live dj, photo booth and over a hundred people!

Speaking of Mark,  Executive Chef / Owner Mark Mark VanLaanen
has enjoyed a successful career for over 25 years in the restaurant industry. Mark has owned a number of different restaurants in Door County Wisconsin such as the Village café, a local hot spot for breakfast and lunch and would feature nightly traditional Door county fish boils. Mark has been a resident of Palm Springs for 5 year’s currently working with the Palm springs High School Art’s program as a mentor to kids that have interests in the culinary world.  Enjoy the photos here.

A Sold-Out Holiday Socks Captured by "Tony in PS"

Holiday Socks was a holiday fundraiser for The LGBT Sanctuary Palm Springs—a transitional housing program for LGBTQ foster youth—which was held at Spencer's Bougainvillea Room on December 3, 2017.  See the photos!


Chill Bar Palm Springs

Have you experienced Sunday Funday at Chill bar yet? They’ve got everything from drink specials to life size jingo. And not to mention the addicting trail mix offered at the bar that is sometimes your saving grace at the end of the day! Visitors and locals alike love Chill bar because they treat everyone like family! With a happy hour that runs from opening to 7 PM and a late night happy hour from midnight to closing, the fun never stops! 

Trio Palm Springs

Trio, where Palm Springs eats (and drinks!) is happy hour favorite! Their one of a kind happy hour is daily from 11am-7pm in the bar and patio and is inclusive of cocktails and delicious bites with unbeatable prices! At trio, you never have to choose quality over quantity because you’re always going to get both! 

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

The Kimpton Rowan is OPEN!

Gay Desert Guide Publisher Brad Fuhr snaps a selfie with Bella da Ball at the rooftop party celebrating the opening of The Kimpton Rowan Hotel and our new downtown Thursday night.

Manhattan in the Desert

The holidays are upon us and with this Hot Deal you can give the gift of a Manhattan in the Desert gift card for 30% off! Luxurious and deli aren’t often mentioned in the same sentence unless you’re talking about Manhattan in the Desert, where a delicious meal of lox and bagels or a mile-high corn beef sandwich can be had at an equally delicious discount. Enjoy $25 worth of food for just $17.50. That’s a 30% discount! If it were our choice, we’d use it all at the bakery! The bakery selection is as expansive and delectable as the atmosphere. Get a taste of Manhattan in Palm Springs or Palm Desert where the meal will be as exciting as this great deal.  

The Broken Yolk Cafe Palm Springs

This hot deal if the gift that keeps on giving! Enjoy a great meal at the Broken Yolk Cafe for 50%off!  Whether you are in the mood for omelets, sweet potato pancakes, or just some delicious eggs, they’ve got it all! Including a wonderful lunch menu. We hear their breakfast can be a saving grace on a Saturday or Sunday morning after a long night of partying too!

Discover over 20 specialty omelet creations, melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, and some surprising coffee creations. They also have healthy options including carb-free meals and crispy salads and wraps. From private parties to catering, it’s all happening right here at Broken Yolk Café. Start your day off on the right foot with a fabulous breakfast in Palm Springs and stop by today!

Soothe On Demand Massage Service

In light of the holidays we are also offering a THIRD hot deal for Soothe, an on demand massage service. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a five star massage priced at $99 for only $70!  This is the perfect Holiday gift and we only have 5 of these so be sure to get em while their hot!

Find All Hot Deals Here

Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

Mary J. Blige in MUDBOUND
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  2. The Gay Cousin’s Holiday Survival Guide

  3. 'Desert Flippers' Renewed For Third Season

  4. CDLP Underwear are the Elegant, Sexy Stocking Stuffer You Missed


Compiled from a variety of sources by Nicholas Snow