Black History Month
Marchers carrying banner "We march with Selma!" on street in Harlem, New York City, New York.  (This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c35695.)

Feb. 25, 2017 – PS Black History Month Parade and Town Fair

This years Parade will take place on Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Following the Parade our annual Town Fair will be held at Frances Stevens Park. Come join us in the beautiful Downtown Palm Springs.  More Info


TryOUT Tuesday at Trunks in Cathedral City

Formerly DIGS, you'll want to see how the new owners have really improved every facet of this bar! The dance floor has been redone for country line dancing and new tango lessons. Plus DJ Galaxy spins weekends.

Check out TryOUT Tuesday at Trunks Bar Cathedral City from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Feb. 21 at 36737 Cathedral Canyon Drive.  Trunks has taken over DIGS in Cathedral City and the food for the event will be provided by neighbor Bonta Restaurant & Bar, whose menu is brought to you by Chef Hector Salvatierra.  Tuesday, Feb 21, 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  More Info
 


12th Annual Stars Among Us Gala​

You Should Be Dancin’ … to the sounds of The Australian Bee Gees Show and Yvonne Elliman

The 40th anniversary of this iconic film is the theme of the 12th Annual Stars Among Us Gala, presented by Eisenhower Health and Harold Matzner, to benefit Mizell Senior Center and its amazing Meals On Wheels Program. Co-chaired by Cyma and Leo Cohen and Eric Rudolph and Bob Iles, the gala honors the dedication and contributions of Dr. Ron Fragen and Carol Fragen, Elaine Frank, and Frederick Noble. The evening’s emcee will be the lovely Donna Pescow who played a girlfriend and dance partner to Travolta’s dance floor king “Tony Manero.”
Disco attire is optional — just have FUN!!

So, dig out your cocktail attire and get ready to dance. Or get creative with some disco duds — maybe you can find your look at Aunt Betty’s Attic, Mizell’s resale shop — and head over to the Palm Springs Air Museum at 5:30 PM on Saturday, February 25. You’ll walk the neighborhood streets of the film’s 1977 Brooklyn, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and maybe find something you can’t live without in the silent auction.
After dinner and awards at 7:00, the curtain will go up on the “2001 Odyssey” dance club from the film, complete with that lighted dance floor we all thought was so amazing 40 years ago. Without a doubt, you’re going to be out of your seat and dancing with the first song from The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute to the Bee Gees. In residence at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas since 2011, while also touring worldwide, this group has become the definitive tribute to the Brothers Gibb musical legacy.  from Barry Dayton


Win Tickets to Modernism with a Twist

GayDesertGuide.com is thrilled to sponsor Modernism With A Twist, which has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. This year, there are two separate content tracks, each featuring five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations cover an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation.  Each customized presentation directly relates back to the theme of the content track. There's "SEXY" and "CULTURE".  Our friend, Bob Bogard, will be one of the presenters.  We'll have tickets to giveaway. Stay Tuned on our Facebook page for details.


Hollywood's Biggest Night Benefits AIDS Assistance Program

And what better place to watch all the glamour of this night than the 8th Annual “Hollywood’s Biggest Night” Party benefiting AIDS Assistance Program at TRIO.

The magic begins at 4:30 p.m. with the signature ‘Orange Carpet’ arrivals, complete with ‘paparazzi.’  (Make sure you know who you are wearing!)  Then come inside and enjoy a sumptuous meal and watch the OSCARS® live (the show begins at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for this fundraising event for AAP –Food Samaritans are priced at $125 (bar seating), $150 (general seating) and $175 (VIP/premium seating).  VIP tickets are advance purchase only. All tickets include a prix-fixe dinner, well drinks, wine and champagne.

Many thanks to Tony Marchese and Mark Van Laanen for once again hosting this spectacular event and fundraiser!  More Info


Another Way to Celebrate the Awards: A Big, Bad, Dishy, Hollywood Event!

On February 26, Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest, baddest, snarkiest awards night hosted by killer comedians at the Mary Pickford Theater, and raise money for The LGBT Center and Desert AIDS Project.

Enjoy a live-hosted, interactive evening of hot Hollywood dish and drama and watch your favorite stars win and lose on a gigantic movie screen! Not a stuffy, hushed awards party! A wild and gossipy gala!
 

Hosted by comedians Shann Carr, Max Mitchell and Jersey Shore, this awards night promises to be packed with interactive fun, glamour, gossip, laughs, contests, prizes, food and drinks.  More Info


TryOUT Tuesday @ Trunks in Cathedral City

Check out TryOUT Tuesday at Trunks Bar Cathedral City from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Feb. 21 at 36737 Cathedral Canyon Drive.  Trunks has taken over DIGS in Cathedral City and the food for the event will be provided by neighbor Bonta Restaurant & Bar, whose menu is brought to you by Chef Hector Salvatierra.


Rainbow Mardi Gras Night at Playoffs Sports Bar

It's here again…………………our favorite Rainbow Night……..Mardi Gras!!! This one you don't want to miss! Food, beads, fantastic show, trivia to win naughty beads, and cocktails, cocktails, cocktails!!!!

Please arrive early for good seats! They start as usual at 7 with cocktails and munchies. The show, with their amazing hostess, Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, starts at 8 PM. We'll see you there! It will be a blast! Cheers!  More Info


"Simply Sondheim" Concerts

With 8 Tony Awards®, 8 Grammy’s®, a Pulitzer Prize® and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Stephen Sondheim, an American composer and lyricist, is known for a half-century of contributions to musical theater.

Enjoy an impressive list of his greatest theatrical achievements: Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Anyone Can Whistle and Sunday in the Park With George. Anthony DeMare, one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music, will also join PSGMC. His recent CD “Liaisons,” brings the work of Sondheim into the concert hall. This gifted pianist will bring to life the enchantment of Sondheim paired with delightful vocal ensembles and our full chorus..  Saturday at 8 PM.  Sunday at 3 PM.  More Info


Compiled by Nicholas Snow from a variety of sources.