Mid-Summer Dance Party (Saturday) to be Featured on The Bill Feingold Show (Tuesday)

Tune in Tuesday, July 25, between the 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. half-hour, to hear GayDesertGuide.com Publisher Brad Fuhr talk about the Mid-Summer Dance Party.  Tune in!


Get Your 80's On at The Mid-Summer Dance Party!

TAKE ON ME or BEAT IT, DOWN UNDER, where we'll be LIVIN' ON A PRAYER before having SWEET DREAMS. You may be LIKE A VIRGIN, but DON'T YOU WANT ME?  EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, YOU SPIN ME ROUND.  You've caused a TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART!  You're such a THRILLER.  Don't believe me?  Just ask BILLIE JEAN.  I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY…  You!

Okay, so you've just read a short story comprised of all your favorite 80's songs.  Just in time!  This year, Chill Bar and GayDesertGuide.com are joining forces to produce and host the Mid-Summer Dance Party.

The event is set for Saturday, July 29th starting at 8 PM. The beneficiaries are Desert AIDS Project and PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support).  They're bringing back the "I Love the 80s" theme that packed the house last year.  Tix on sale now here, and RSVP at the official Facebook event page here.  We'll see you on the dance floor!


Lost 80's LIVE!

Are you now totally in an 80's music mood?  The Show at Agua Caliente Spa Resort Casino is coming to the rescue August 19th with Lost 80's Live!

Step on the retro 80s train and take a trip back in time with the original artists who made this slice of musical history so memorable. For a decade, Tony Hadley was the voice and image of Spandau Ballet, guiding them to global success crooning a string of smash hits like “To Cut a Long Story Short, “True,” “Gold,” and “Through the Barricades.”

Twice Grammy nominated and 2.7 million albums sold, The Cutting Crew formed in England in 1985, just one year before “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” made them stars at home and across the Atlantic.

Wang Chung’s story begins in the late 1970s, when the creative core of Jack Hues and Nick Feldman first met in London, later finding success at home and abroad with hits like “Don’t Let Go” and “Dance Hall Days.”

The 80s have taken on an almost mythical place in pop culture, and at the vanguard remains Naked Eyes with hits like “Always Something There To Remind Me,” “Promises, Promises” and “When The Lights Go Out.”

When you think of the 80s it’s hard not to think of the smash dance club hits from The Flirts like “Danger,” “Jukebox” (Don’t Put Another Dime In),” from the iconic film, Valley Girl, and “(Bop Bop) on the Beach” from Karate Kid. Pretty Poison ruled the charts with their #1 platinum hit “Catch Me I’m Falling” on Virgin Records in 1987.

With a return to the stage, Jade Starling and long-time Pretty Poison partner and co-writer Whey Cooler have been having their best years yet. Wow!  Get more info!


The Center Social at Hunters Wednesday!

Hundreds of people participate in the monthly Center Socials, all in the name of good community spirit. If you have yet to experience what they're all about at The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (think, "Building Vibrant Community"), or want to participate in the delightful opportunity to touch bases with all your friends (and make new ones), stop by the Center Social this Wednesday at Hunters from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Get Centered!


Playoffs Sports Bar is a DRAG on Rainbow Night

One wonders if a version of Dorothy will appear at the fun and gay-friendly Rainbow Night the Last Wednesday of every month at Playoff's.

It's freakin hot out so come join them for some humpday fun in DHS and cool down with a cold beverage or 3!  Eric & Ann-sofie Pontius roll out the rainbow carpet (literally) for the gays (and our friends).

As usual it starts at 7 with munchies and cocktails. The show begins at 8 PM!  A fun time and a straight shot down Gene Autry to the hippest hangout in DHS. DJ Eric spins great music and there is usually a fun raffle for a great cause.  We'll see you there Wednesday, July 27!  More Info


Get Wet at Arrive with at the Dive-In Movie Screening of Pretty Woman

ARRIVE presents Dive-in Movie Series and invites you to "Come on over to our place for a drink, a dip, and a flick. Movie starts at dusk. Arrive early to grab a seat or a float in the pool."  It's a FREE EVENT. Everyone welcome. Bring your friends!

If you can't make it to this one, join us for our next Dive-in Movie Night, a monthly neighborhood event at ARRIVE.

  • Tues, July 25 – Pretty Woman
  • Tues, Aug 22 – Austin Powers
  • Tues, Sept 26 – Swingers
  • Tues, Oct 31 – Phantom of the Opera (2004)

The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Announces Awards Gala Date

As seen above, this year's ShortFest was a hit!  Enjoy!
The 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced the date of the 2018 Film Awards Gala chaired by Philanthropist James R. Houston, so mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 2nd.  Benefactor Passes, seats and tables go on sale August 1, 2017.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For ticket info call 760-318-8371 or visit psfilmfest.org.

Get Naughty as Christmas in July Benefits The Center

Hey everone! Come Tuesday Night to help support those in our LGBT community that might need a little extra at our benifit for The FoodBank @ The Center. Bring your canned goods, dry goods, non perishables or cash donations down to donate. Stick around for some of our classic Christmas videos and take a picture with our Sexy Santa and his elves. Also, come see Santa's favorite little helper, Jeremy Stevens, go-go dancing the night away!

Come be naughty and do something nice!  More Info


You Can Help Improve Coachella Valley’s Heath Care for the LGBTQIA Community


HARC is a nonprofit research organization in Palm Desert who has partnered with Eisenhower Medical Center to conduct a health survey of the Coachella Valley LGBTQIA community. The more people who take the survey, the better understanding we will have of LGBTQIA health needs in our local community. The goal of this survey is to inform healthcare practice so that we have more resources available in our Valley for the LGBTQIA community, and better culturally competent healthcare.

The survey is online and completely confidential. It’s offered in English and Spanish. It takes about 30 minutes to complete, and participants will be entered to win one of five $50 Visa cards.
 

 

Add Your Facebook Events to GayDesertGuide.com.  It's FREE!

Yes, you read that correctly.  Follow these easy steps!
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  2. Click "Events" in the sub-menu
  3. Click the prominent, red "Add Event" button on the page
  4. Paste your Facebook event URL into the obvious box
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  7. And the rest is very intuitive!

And then experience delight as our audience discovers your event!  Take this shortcut to add your event!


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