Ride em Cowboys! (and Cowgirls!)…  Hot Rodeo is Here!

Hold on to your hats partner. It's time for the cowboys to saddle up and return for the Hot Rodeo. Here is a play-by-play.  Everything kicked off Thursday with:

  • So You Think You Can Dance – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM – TRUNKS Bar Join the men and women of the Rodeo in a great country dance. Register for dance contest @ 6:00 PM. Contest 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Welcome Party and Contest – 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM – Hunters Palm Springs
Hot Rodeo

Friday, May 12:

  • Hot & Wet Cowboy Pool Party – 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Hot Rodeo Registration – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Baymont Inn & Suites
  • The Women of the Rodeo – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Azul
  • The Men of the Rodeo – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Tool Shed

Saturday, May 13:

  • Day One of Hot Rodeo – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – A.C. Dysart Equestrian Center – 2101 W. Victory Avenue in Banning

Sunday May 14:

  • Day Two of Hot Rodeo –  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM – A.C. Dysart Equestrian Center – 2101 W. Victory Avenue in Banning
  • Rodeo Awards Ceremony and optional dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Azul

Find the Cowboys & Cowgirls!

Mr. Palm Springs Hot Rodeo 2017 says, #ILoveGayPalmSprings!

Mr. Palm Springs Hot Rodeo

"One of my favorite times of the day is after the sun has dropped, and the mountains appear to be back-lit with an electric blue glow. There's something very peaceful, yet breathtaking about that," says Jim Applegate, Mr. Palm Springs Hot Rodeo 2017.  Read More!

CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE Includes "Adult Material and Nudity."

Reviewer Stephen Radosh writes, "CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE is a fast-paced, often hilarious and oh so dark but razor sharp satire about Hollywood by Michael McKeever.  Thanks to his skillful handling of the outrageous premise and characters, the play which is only a couple of years old, will certainly be around for a long time to come."  Read More

The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQA+ Stage Company, presents the West Coast premiere of Michael McKeever’s dark comedy, CLARK GABLE SLEPT HERE, Friday, May 5, 2017, for a four-week run.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2 PM, through May 28, 2017. Get Tickets!

"Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter Confirmed for Comic Con Palm Springs

“Holy medjool dates, Batman. Linda Carter and Stan Lee will come to Comic Con Palm Springs 2017!” Ah, we’re dating ourselves with that one. But those of us who remember ABC TV’s 1960s campy caped crusaders will get the pun. And fans of all ages will be thrilled to check out Comic Con Palm Springs Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Linda Carter, aka Wonder Woman, and Marvel creator Stan Lee will join artists, such as J. Scott Campbell, who pins Spiderman and Danger Girl at the convention. Famous voices including stand-up comedian Tom Kenny of SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be on hand. Actors including Khary Payton of The Walking Dead and Teen Titans Go! are on the guest list, too. There will be plenty of booths where you can get valuable memorabilia and costumes, costumes, costumes. Zowie! Comic Con Palm Springs has brought together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment to produce an exciting new comic con in one of the most famous and fun cities in the world.

"We’ve spent years working, observing, and listening to what people want and sought from their comic con experiences," explain organizers.  "Not only working with talent and exhibitors, but also being passionate fans ourselves, we wanted to apply all the great ideas and suggestions everyone had – yours and ours together. Each year we plan to make Comic Con Palm Springs something special."  Express Your Inner Superhero

REBEL REBEL: The Many Lives Of David Bowie

Rebel Rebel David Bowie TributeREBEL REBEL: The many lives of David Bowie brings to the stage at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa the glam and spectacle of one who in his lifetime was among the world’s best-loved musicians. This high-energy theatrical concert experience is set for May 13, 2017, at 8:00 PM Tickets are on sale now.

Direct from New York City, REBEL REBEL: The many lives of David Bowie is the ultimate concert experience, designed to transport audiences through the various musical worlds of this critically acclaimed artist. Creator/directors Paul Horton and Quinn Lemley bring to the stage three brilliant performers who capture the otherworldly energy of Bowie’s incomparable characters Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, and Iconic Bowie, all backed by a full rock band. This theatrical concert focuses in on the essence of some of the greatest rock and roll songs ever written and includes memorable hits like “Changes,” “Heroes,” “Space Oddity,” “Starman” and “Fame”—and that’s just the beginning. Put on Your Big Shoes and Dance the Blues!

Sarah Pezdek Debuts "PHOBIAS"

Sarah Pezdek PhobiasThe Artist Reception is Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the Geras Tousignant Gallery, and interestingly, this exhibit has an exclusive soundtrack created for this exhibit by famed composer Ivan Lusco.

From the gallery's official Facebook page, "Sarah Pezdek’s name is synonymous with high fashion having worked with publications like Cosmopolitan, OUT Magazine, Glamour and 25Ans and photographed New York Fashion Week including Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Zac Posen.

“Sarah’s work brings a new conversation to the forefront on what ticks in our minds as people,” says James Scott Geras, owner of Geras Tousignant Gallery, “Fears are real and yet often subtext for the individual. These photographs create a dialog.”

Regarding the exhibition of PHOBIAS, Pezdak explained, “Fear is the most powerful of all self imposed barriers that we create within ourselves. It limits our potential on every level of our existence. PHOBIAS is a series focusing on outrageous fears – by utilizing curated objects and symbolism, the images are an exploration of our internal power and how our fear can confine us.“ Subjects addressed in the series include Papyrophobia (fear of paper), Linonophobia (fear of string) and Globophobia (fear of balloons) and several others."  What's your phobia?

A Transforming Vision: Ted Casablanca Gallery

Ted Casablanca Gallery

Ted Casablanca is a collection of contemporary artists, with a strong emphasis on transformative vision. Included in our highly curated family are artists everywhere from Santa Monica to Dallas to Paris. But, Palm Springs, with its strong history of Phoenix-like beauty (hello, it’s the desert, we really shouldn’t be here) remains one of our guiding inspirations.

Explains Ted, "Mid-century landmarks and design. Incomparable architecture. Hollywood play-time debauchery. What’s not to love?  We also like to challenge the notion of what is art. Beauty is in the eye of the opinionated, is it not?"  Do Your Art On

Film Noir Festival Set 18th Edition Opens Thursday

Palm Springs Film Noir Festival“For our 18th year, we are presenting an extremely diverse line-up of films,” said festival producer and host Alan K. Rode. From Broderick Crawford’s Oscar® winning turn to Frank Sinatra in a seldom-seen, self-caricature role, there is Walter Matthau robbing banks, debonair Paul Henried as a sinister gangster and actor Dick Powell’s directorial debut.  As Rode put it: “This year’s program includes films where the principals either reinvented themselves or were cast against type.  Go Dark.

Rise Up!… For A Day of Resistance

Rise Up! For A Day of Resistance:  Calling all legal professionals and activists and those who want to do something in this national moment.  Join us on Saturday, May 13 @ The Mizell Senior Center 1:00-5:30 pm to hear from key leaders working to protect vulnerable communities currently targeted for harm by this administration. This inspiring afternoon will have two tracks: one for Legal Professions, and one for Activists.

The goal for both is simple: to give you information, tools, and connections to engage, resist, and assist. Rise Up!

The Los Angeles Blade celebrates its launch

Los Angeles Blade Launch Party Photo GalleryThe Los Angeles Blade magazine celebrated its launch last week at a popular LA restaurant. The Blade, known as America’s LGBT news source as the longest running LGBT newspaper in Washington, D.C., also boasts coverage of Southern California. That means we will probably be seeing a lot of them in Greater Palm Springs and glimpse a lot of our friends, neighbors and opinion leaders in the pages of The Los Angeles Blade.  View the photo gallery!

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Happy Hour Finder

Trunks BarHappy Hour Trunks Bar’s motto is “Trunks, where the Spirits are High and the prices are Low!” See for yourself during Happy Hour, which happens Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. And shots of Jagermeister, Fireball and Crown Apple are $5.00, well drinks are $3.50 and domestic beer is $2.50. Drop by and congratulate Trunks on its new membership to the WHICH ONE Chamber of Commerce.

The Retro Room Lounge in Palm Springs harkens back to the days when RetroRoom Palm Springscool was created. We’re talking about a place where the Rat Pack would come to loosen their skinny ties and hang up their stingy-brimmed hats. And Happy Hour specials are mixed just as Sammy, Frankie, Joey and Dino would have liked them. Happy Hour happens every day until 7 PM and from 9 PM to midnight.

Hot Deals

Hot Deals Get 50%-off of an array of such massages as Swedish, sports,Soothe deep tissue and pre-natal rub downs offered on demand by Soothe. Well-credentialed masseurs will come to your home, office or hotel room when you call and give you a soothing, one-hour session worth $99 for $49.50.

Manhattan of the DesertLuxurious and deli aren’t often mentioned in the same sentence unless you’re talking about Manhattan in the Desert, where a sumptuous meal of lox and bagels or a mile-high corn beef sandwich can be had at 50% off. The bakery selection is as expansive and delectable as the atmosphere. Get a taste of Manhattan at 2665 E. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs where the meal will be as exciting as this great deal.

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So Many Reasons to Proclaim: #ILoveGayPalmSprings

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