The Center Arrives!

 

The Center "Arrived" a long time ago and is thriving beyond our wildest dreams, thanks to CEO Mike Thompson and his stellar team.  Their Monthly Social (this Wednesday at Arrive Hotel from 5:30 to 7 p.m.) has become the most-friendly, casual, no-cost meet & mingle opportunity in the desert.  The host locations often have comped lite bites, there is no cover, and you are not required to purchase beverages.  Some of the venues offer Happy Hour prices, while others offer drinks at their usual prices, but you're in control of what you order and want you spend.  The events are free and fabulous.

Take it from me (Nicholas Snow)…  Believe it or not, I experience social anxiety, and attending this event each month has allowed me to meet more and more people in a safe, friendly environment, which has allowed me to build a bridge to the community and expand my personal and professional circles. A key part of their core mission is building "vibrant community" and they live this everyday.  Isn't it time to "Arrive" in your community? See you there!


"Queen of the Desert" Competition Coming May 31st

Ethylina Canne returns to host the fourth Annual Queen of the DesertSo-Cal Lip Sync competition Wednesday, May 31st at the Renaissance Palm Springs.
The fun begins with cocktails at 6:00 PM and show time at 7:00 PM. Last year was a sold-out crowd of 700, so make sure you get your tickets soon!.

Start with cocktails at 6:00 PM and show time at 7:00 PM. Last year was a sold-out crowd of 700, so make sure you get your tickets soon by visiting www.desertaidsproject.org. Participating Queens include Arial Trampway, Vanity Halston, PS Lola, BellonceAguilera, Mayhem MIller, and Crystal Champagne.  You can start voting for your Queen of the Desert Fan Favorite 2017 today.  Of course, the crown will ultimately be decided by a celebrity judging panel so don’t miss this fun-filled night benefiting Desert AIDS Project.

Vote for your fan favorite today.

Dottie and Maude of Dames Soleil return this year as celebrity judges and will be joined by Ruta Lee, Joey English, Brad Fuhr and Shann Carr. We trust that this group will have plenty of color commentary to add when Miss Canne checks in with them throughout the show.

Buy your ticket today.


Foodies Rejoice! The Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week Takes Place June 2-11


The Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week puts a tasty twist on the crawl. You know, the pub crawl where patrons hop from bar to bar. From June 2 to June 11, foodies will crawl from restaurant to restaurant on the culinary adventure of a lifetime.
 

With more than 100 restaurants to choose from, you will how to squeeze in all these flavors and then squeeze into your jeans when you’re done. DineGPS.Com will help with the logistics and Opentable will help with the reservations. We’ll leave the question of fitting your jeans after this gorge-ous vacation up to you. But, we assure you, it’ll be worth it. Hungry?


Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

  1. Splash House Just Announced A Lineup Stacked With Coachella Acts. See Who's Playing the Parties
  2. Scale The Heights: Yoga Poses For A Peak Hiking Experience
  3. Twice The Motherly Love: How Two La Quinta Coaches Balance Triplets, Basketball
  4. Guy Fieri's Food Network show will feature Sherman's Deli and other desert eateries
  5. Palm Springs Horror Film Actor Discusses Coming Out, Getting Married And Giving Back

Happy Hour Finder

Like its name, Chill Bar Palm Springs and Scorpion Room at 217 E. Arenas Road specializes in the tall, the cool and the refreshing. 

They’re also hosting a Liquid T Dance in which photographer Luis Gavela presents this weekly mélange of funky disco tunes courtesy of DJ Galaxy, incredible go-go dancers and drink specials in The Scorpion Room at Chill Bar. 

Try its Happy Hour drink selections all day Mondays and from opening to 7 PM Tuesdays through Sundays where a Bloody Mary is $3, well drinks and house wines are $4, Bud and Miller Light is $2 and Chill Beer is $1.75.

Streetbar staff member Jon Gothard will take on the 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AIDS/LifeCycle 2017 will take place June 4 – June 10, 2017. Jon and the Streetbar crew will host a fundraiser from 5 PM to 8 PM May 21 at the bar224 E. Arenas Road. Jon is trying to raise $5,000, so come out and chip in. Besides that, Streetbar has an awesome Happy Hour Happy Hour, which runs from 10 AM to 8 PM daily and features Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

Hot Deals

Hurry over to Bonta Restaurant and Bar in Cathedral City next to the IMAX on California Highway 111. Chef Hector has over 36-years’ experience creating tastes from around the globe from Penne Pasta Putanesca to Argentinian Skirt Steak. Now experience his culinary skills for 1/2 off! Get $50 of food and drink at Bonta Restaurant for just $25!

At every Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy unrivaled hospitality, a carefully curated wine list and experience expertly crafted steak made to order. There’s also seafood and a dessert cheesecake or walnut turtle pie. That’s the good news. Better yet, enjoy this meal at 50% off.

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