TryOut Tuesday at Moxie Palm Springs!

TryOut Tuesday at Moxie & The Broken Yolk Palm Springs!
We had a little miscommunication about the rally & march this week, so we've rescheduled TryOUT Tuesday for February 7th and we're "Movin' on up! to Moxie!  It's the new bar above The Broken Yolk, with live music, DJs, food and craft cocktails.  Our TryOUT Tuesday features:

Happy Hour Prices for Moxie include: $5 Wine by the Glass / $6 Specialty Cocktails / $3- $4 Pints of Beers / House Wines / $5 Well Cocktails

In addition you will have the opportunity to try bite size versions of the Broken Yolk and Moxie's food.

Everyone who comes will leave with a Buy One Get One Coupon. In addition we will be giving away four $25 Gift Certificates to The Broken Yolk Cafe throughout the event.  More Info

Isn't It Romantic – Desert Winds Jazz Band Valentine's Concert and Dance

Join the Desert Winds Freedom Band's Jazz Band February 11th at 4 PM for a Valentine Concert and Dance! The featured vocalists are: Francesca Amari, Tommy Dodson, Keisha D and Jerome Elliot.

The Desert Winds Freedom Band (DWFB), now in its 16th season, is a very diverse group open to all gay and gay-friendly musicians who like to play concert band music. It is comprised of dedicated musicians whose goal is to make great music together. Some are retired music professionals and others haven't played since they graduated from high school or college.
Serving the greater Palm Springs and Coachella Valley areas, the band is currently directed by Dean McDowell. The band was founded by Gary Moline as a not-for-profit organization, recognized by the IRS as a 501c (3) tax exempt organization in the fall of 2001.

The band is a member of the Lesbian and Gay Bands Association (LGBA), which has member bands throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. In November 2016, the Desert Winds was proud to host the tremendously successful LGBA Annual Conference here in Palm Springs.

Only 200 Seats! Buy Now!

Valentine's Day: Affair of the Heart presented by Desert Regional Medical Center

Affair of the Heart - Desert Regional Medical Center

Join Desert Regional Medical Center for a free half day event celebrating heart-healthy living and featuring everything from lectures to exercises – and even a cooking demonstration. 

Highlights include:

  • Light Breakfast and Healthy Snacks
  • Hands-Only CPR Demonstration
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Heart-Healthy Cooking Demonstrations
  • Drug Interactions Presentation / Review
  • Dieting Presentation
  • Heart Technology Presentation
  • Women and Heart Disease Presentation

Fun, Fur & Frolic! The International Bear Convergence (IBC) 2017

IBC International Bear Convergence

International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the premier event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, California, February 9-15, 2017. This desert oasis opens its arms and welcomes you to the hip Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to thousands of frisky, furry bears, their friends & their fans. The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe. The last two years were hugely successful and we expect more of the same in 2017 with record-breaking attendance. 

During the day kick back like a rock star and enjoy themed pool parties with music provided by world renown DJ’s at the fabulous Hard Rock pool. With multiple bars, cabanas and outdoor lounge areas you’re destined to have a fantastic day. After the sun goes down, evenings will heat up with three high-energy dance parties. Saturday's main dance event will feature a live performance (To be announced) IBC's pool parties & dance events have highlighted several top DJs from California and around the globe. (DJ line up soon to be announced) 

IBC is the first winter event capable of hosting 4,000+ bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs and admirers in Palm Springs. This premier gay destination offers travelers top-notch nightlife, casino action; award-winning restaurants, world-class golf and an aerial tram experience 6,000 feet above sea level.

Known for its crystal blue skies and year-round sunshine, Palm Springs is the perfect holiday weekend destination and one of the only US cities that boasts an average temperature of 70 degrees in February.  Get Your Tickets.

Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Honors the Legacy of Elizabeth Taylor

Photo by Michael Putland for Getty Images
Elizabeth Taylor will be honored posthumously with the Partners for Life Award during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on February 11. She joins already announced honorees, Humanitarian Barbara Keller and Eisenhower Medical Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer, G. Aubrey Serfling and its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Martin J. Massiello. Elizabeth Taylor’s eldest granddaughter, Laela Wilding, will accept the award on behalf of Taylor’s family.

Elizabeth Taylor is remembered as an early leader and advocate for the care of people living with HIV and AIDS. Outraged by the inaction of the government to address the AIDS crisis, Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Michael Gottlieb partnered with Dr. Mathilde Krim to create amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. The legendary actress and spokesperson for the organization helped amfAR raise hundreds of millions of dollars for AIDS research. In 1991, she started her own organization, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), to support the provision of direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Today, ETAF also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world.

“Elizabeth Taylor witnessed the AIDS epidemic ravage the gay community in the early 80’s. The people suffering were her colleagues, her allies, and her friends,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “Instead of turning her back and remaining silent like so many, Elizabeth Taylor used her massive platform to fight fear and prejudice, and fight for treatment, and a cure. The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation is proud to continue her legacy and support Desert AIDS Project, an organization that marches on and continues to help those living with HIV.”  More Info

The Art Place Presents the 1st Annual Priority Lighting Builders Expo

February 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at The Art Place, explain organizers, "The Builders Expo will provide you the opportunity to meet members of the building and construction industry all in one place. You’ll have a chance to listen to exhibitors, try out new products, attend demonstrations and compare features. Education is essential when building a home or business. Seminars and workshops will keep you updated and allow you the chance to speak directly with the experts.

Once you finish getting the information you need to build your home or office, you can browse the many boutique shops at The Art place for art and décor to furnish it. You’ll find everything you need to design your dream home. Choose from a huge selection of fine art, flowers, fabrics, glass, high-end furniture and decor."  More Info

Compiled by Nicholas Snow from a variety of sources.