The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials. There are three installments: July 7 – 16; August 11 – 20; September 8 – 17.
With the purchase of a $10 Taste of Summer wristband, patrons will be able to enjoy $4.00 offers at participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts during the promotion. Wristbands may be purchased at any of the local charities lor at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. Get More Details
July in the Coachella Valley
June has proven to start the summer of our discontent with above average temperatures. Whoever said, “Summertime and the living is easy!” didn’t live in the desert. July is upon us and there’s no shortage of things to do this month in #ILoveGayPalmSprings. Our online events calendar and weekly email newsletter will keep you updated, but here’s a preview.
Weekend of Improv Comedy in Joshua Tree
Enjoy three incredible days of stand-up comedy and improv from July 7th-9th. They've formatted the festival this year with more flexible scheduling during the day and awesome headline entertainment at night!
On Friday, an opening night gala like no other! Launching at 6:30 with a social hour featuring scrumptious heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a full cash bar, followed at 7:30 by special guest entertainment Francesca Amari, performing YOU MAKE ME LAUGH: A Love Song to Gilda Radner.
Saturday's entertainment includes, from 2:30-5:15, nine incredible stand-up comedians competing to be voted #1. Followed by an outstanding evening show at 7:30. Opening with THE VERY NICK AND ZACH SHOW: NOW IS TIGHT A 30-minute two-person sketch comedy journey written and performed by Zach Fairless and Nick Luciano. Then headliner MELANIE CHARTOFF performs the world premier of her new one-woman show, ODD WOMAN OUT. Music by Doug Katsaros. Chartoff is an improviser and inventor of stories and characters for the page, stage, and screen, including many roles she created on ABC’s late night comedy Fridays, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, The Newhart Show, Wiseguy, Ally McBeal, Touched by an Angel, Seinfeld, and Desperate Housewives. She's heard daily voicing Didi and Minka on Nickelodeon's Rugrats and is a columnist for Jewlarious.com, the Funny Times, Defenestration Magazine, and Oneforthetable.com and currently teaches charismatic presence by means of improv.
Sunday's entertainment continues with seven improv sketch groups performing and competing for your vote. More Info
Mid-Summer Dance Party Tickets on Sale
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!
Outfest 2017 is on Now
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBT film festival in the world. GayDesertGuide.LGBT is a media partner and will be attending! More Info
Additional Date Added for Van Morrison at The Show
Legendary performer and songwriter, Van Morrison, will appear at The Show at Agua Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage at 8 PM Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. Tickets for the 2nd show range from $186.50 to $226.50 go on sale July 8. Morrison, who has had over 30 studio albums since his debut in the 1960s, is the voice and pen behind such classic rock standards as Moondance (1970) and Brown Eyed Girl (1967.) This will be Morrison’s first visit to the Coachella Valley and has proven so popular that the second show was added to accommodate all those who want to experience Van Morrison at The Show.
Out on The Mountain 2017
Six Flags Magic Mountain will host a private party for the LGBT community from 6 PM to 1 AM Sept. 22 and Sept. 23. During the 10th annual event, called Out On The Mountain, the entire park goes "rainbow" and provides a safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBTQ community, with rides, dance party, performers and thrills such as the New Revolution Galactic Attack and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. Regular tickets are $49 or $63 with a meal voucher. VIP packages are $150. Buy tickets through GayDesertGuide and save with free parking.
DiversityDHS Pizza and A Movie Pool Party Looks to be a Blast!
This is a FUNdraiser for the First PRIDE Event in Desert Hot Springs November 18th at Cabot's Museum.
Sunday, July 9th, from 6-10 PM, Desert Hot Springs Inn with be quite the happening place, as ticket holders (only $20) delight in pizza, soda, swimming and a screening of Saturday Night Fever (The movie is rated R and this is an 18 and over event only, no children will be permitted). Come float in the Desert Hot Springs Inn's natural mineral waters pool or relax in the spa during the film.
Groovy DJ will be spinning your favorite Disco Jams starting at 6 PM and the movie screening will start at 7 PM, Disco Music will be played afterwards until 10 PM. So put on your Boogie Shoes! MORE INFO
Just Chill, Dudes… (Happy Hour Finder!)
Happy Hour at Chill Bar sounds like a delicious call to come in and cool off during the Coachella Valley’s long, hot summer. Happy Hour is all day Mondays and from 10 AM to 7 PM Tuesday through Sunday where we’ve got daily call vodka specials and Chill Draft for $2. Chill Bar is located at 217 E. Arenas Road.
Happy Hour is better with friends, so bring them along to check out the newest bar and restaurant on Arenas Road – Blackbook! The food rocks and the drinks are hand crafted from a great crew of bartenders who know their stuff! Try the nachos and you'll come back time and time again! Drink specials? Just ask or look for the sign outside. Great patio (when the temps cool again!)
Locals and visitors alike are crazy about Pinocchio in the Desert, 134 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs, and its Sunday Brunch menu. The infamous bottomless glass of bubbly is as enticing as the 40% discount, which means a $25 meal goes for $15. Come see what all the fuss is about.
At Appetito, you can enjoy classic Italian-American cuisine for 40% off. And Appetito, at 1700 S. Camino Real in Palm Springs, has all the traditional dishes to choose from. Of course, that includes pasta and risotto plus new twists such as kale caesar and prosciutto with blueberry, goat cheese and thyme pizzettes. Try $25 worth of any of this and pay just $15
Find Hotel and Clothing Optional Resort Deals and other specials through September 15th on our special Palm Springs Summer Splash page. Get the deals when you CLICK HERE. Tell them GayDesertGuide.com sent you!
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