Palm Springs Police Department Meets with the LGBT Community

Palm Springs Police Department


Tuesday, March 21, at 5:30 PM, at Chill Bar Palm Springs.  The Palm Springs Police Department, Police Chief Bryan Reyes and the PSPD LGBT Outreach Committee will host a special Town Hall to discuss issues affecting the LGBT community in Palm Springs.  More Info

Fashion Week El Paseo

The 12th annual Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017, is taking place in The HarschEl Paseo Fashion Week Investment Properties Tent at The Gardens on El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA.

Here's the complete, remaining schedule:

Tuesday, March 21
Meet and Greet with Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m. Meet and greet with Michael Costello and your favorite Project Runway Designers as they share their stories, secrets and ambitions during a close up "round-table" discussion.
Free to attend, open to the general public, press and media
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo The Agency Lounge
Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show
Michael Costello and his fellow Project Runway stars Jesus and Antonio Estrada, Char Glover, Chris March, and Christopher Palu will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Each of the designers will present a collection created specifically for Fashion Week El Paseo in a show that will illustrate their growth as designers since their appearances on Project Runway.  After-party for ticket holders: Wilma & Frieda, The Gardens on El Paseo, 73575 El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Wednesday, March 22
Trunk Show with the Stars of Project Runway
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo The Agency Lounge
A face to face with the Project Runway designers as they present collections for you to purchase during this extraordinary trunk show.
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Benefiting the Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show
FIDM presents a fashion show of design graduates in a premier presentation of varied, stylish collections. Each designer will present exciting looks that showcase their design skills, aesthetics and talents, from men's wedding fashions, to glamorous red carpet gowns, men's sportswear, and more.
After-party for ticket holders: The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge, 73111, #103, El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Thursday, March 23

A Luncheon and Meet and Greet with Designer Rosetta Getty
Benefiting Fashion Scholarship Fund
$225 per person
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
You are invited to attend an afternoon of delicious food and couture fashion with world-renowned style icon and designer Rosetta Getty. Guests will also enjoy informal modeling and a chance to speak with Rosetta Getty.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
For tickets, please email or call 212-278-0008.
For more information, please visit Seating is limited.
Rosetta Getty 
Benefiting Palm Valley School
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show
World-renowned style icon and designer Rosetta Getty presents her eponymous collection of luxe looks with elegant and easy clothes that go from day to evening.
After-party for ticket holders: Wally’s Desert Turtle, 71775 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.

Friday, March 24
Trunk Show with Rosetta Getty
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo Ferguson Demonstration Tent #1, 2nd level of The Gardens on El Paseo
Visit the Rosetta Getty pop up store for a personal consultation with the designer as she presents her latest collections for you to purchase.
The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show
A runway show of men’s and women’s fashions celebrating the best of Saks Fifth Avenue’s designer’s collections from the United States and Europe, with a special finale by Italian designer, Etro.
After-party for ticket holders: Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, 72567 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Saturday, March 25
The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue Trunk Show
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show: Free to attend.
Location: Saks Fifth Avenue, 2nd Level
Visit Saks Fifth Avenue in The Gardens on El Paseo to peruse and shop the runway collections.
Fashion Week Finale Presents CD Greene
7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
8:30 p.m. Fashion Show
New York designer CD Greene presents our Finale Fashion Show. Greene's exclusive and edgy looks are created with architectural precision for the confident and powerful woman. His one-of-a-kind fashions promise a dazzling and breathtaking fashion show.

Sunday, March 26
CD Greene’s Trunk Show Collection
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Trunk Show:  Free to attend.
Location: Fashion Week El Paseo’s Pop-Up Fashion Store, 2nd level of The Gardens on El Paseo
Visit the finale night designer’s pop-up store for a personal consultation as he presents his collection for you to purchase.

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Stonewall Democrats Celebrate Women's History Month

"We are celebrating Women's History Month with a panel discussion on Stonewall Democratswomen's history and resistance," say organizers. Panelists will include Beth Caskie, Joy Silver and Alexis Ortega, so bring your questions.  They will also continue our annual March tradition with Corn Beef and Cabbage and a bit of the luck of the Irish. Tuesday, March 21st starting at 6:00 pm at Mizell Senior Center, 480 S Sunrise Way, Palm Springs.  More Info

Last Call for Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Tables

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2017The breakfast will honor the memory of Harvey Milk, an American hero, and strengthen coalitions among the many diverse community organizations that support justice and equality for all individuals. Join more than 900 diverse Coachella Valley residents and celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.
Tables of 10 start at $650 and sponsor recognition available.
Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance organizations and LGBT youth related programs. For more information call 760-416-8711 or email More Info

Three Divas Headlining Cathedral City LGBT Days

You’re invited to “Come celebrate diversity” on Easter Weekend at the Cathedral City LGBT Days, March 25-27, in Downtown Cathedral City as well as at participating Cathedral City businesses. All non-ticketed events are free and open to the public.  The Opening Night Kick-Off Headliner is Ultra Naté.  The Saturday Mainstage Headliner is Martha Wash.  And there’s also “An Uncensored Evening with Leslie Jordan.”  Complete Schedule

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival 2017

Three extraordinary days of culinary, wine, and craft beer tastings featuring Palm Desert Food & Wine Festivalguest host Gail Simmons—Food expert, Food & Wine’s Special Projects Director, and judge on BRAVO’S Top Chef—as well as some of the world's best chefs, vintners, and craft brewers from across the country.

Noteworthy 2016 Palm Desert Food & Wine facts:

  • 6th annual event took place over 3 days with 166+ food, wine and spirit experiences
  • 29 celebrity chef demonstrations with 4 additional tasting experiences and 1 James Beard luncheon
  • 3,290 food & wine enthusiasts attended
  • Attendees came from 50 states, including California, Washington, New York, Illinois, Oregon, and more
  • 63% of attendees were from out-of-market
  • 37% of attendees came from the Coachella Valley
  • 37% of attendees came to the area specifically for Palm Desert Food & Wine™
  • 50% of attendees are age 56 +, 35% are age 46-55, 9% are age 36-45, and 6% are age 21-35
  • 37% of attendees earn more than $200,000 annually
  • The economic impact to Greater Palm Springs Area: $818,357  

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Compiled by Nicholas Snow from a variety of sources.