Lady Gaga's Pre-Superbowl Press Conference!
The headline at USMagazine.com reads, "Lady Gaga Promises ‘Spirit of Equality’ During 2017 Super Bowl Halftime Show"
TryOut Tuesday at Moxie Palm Springs!
TryOut Tuesday at Moxie & The Broken Yolk Palm Springs!
We had a little miscommunication about the rally & march this week, so we've rescheduled TryOUT Tuesday for February 7th and we're "Movin' on up! to Moxie! It's the new bar above The Broken Yolk, with live music, DJs, food and craft cocktails. Our TryOUT Tuesday features:
Happy Hour Prices for Moxie include: $5 Wine by the Glass / $6 Specialty Cocktails / $3- $4 Pints of Beers / House Wines / $5 Well Cocktails
In addition you will have the opportunity to try bite size versions of the Broken Yolk and Moxie's food.
Everyone who comes will leave with a Buy One Get One Coupon. In addition we will be giving away four $25 Gift Certificates to The Broken Yolk Cafe throughout the event. More Info
Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Honors the Legacy of Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor is remembered as an early leader and advocate for the care of people living with HIV and AIDS. Outraged by the inaction of the government to address the AIDS crisis, Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Michael Gottlieb partnered with Dr. Mathilde Krim to create amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. The legendary actress and spokesperson for the organization helped amfAR raise hundreds of millions of dollars for AIDS research. In 1991, she started her own organization, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), to support the provision of direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Today, ETAF also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world.
“Elizabeth Taylor witnessed the AIDS epidemic ravage the gay community in the early 80’s. The people suffering were her colleagues, her allies, and her friends,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “Instead of turning her back and remaining silent like so many, Elizabeth Taylor used her massive platform to fight fear and prejudice, and fight for treatment, and a cure. The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation is proud to continue her legacy and support Desert AIDS Project, an organization that marches on and continues to help those living with HIV.” More Info
Modernism with a Twist
GayDesertGuide.com is thrilled to sponsor Modernism With A Twist, which has become one of the most popular events during Modernism Week. This year, there are two separate content tracks, each featuring five informative, witty and captivating 10-minute talks presented by leading Modernism luminaries and guest celebrities. These thought-provoking and irreverent presentations cover an amazing range of topics, accompanied by a richly detailed audio and visual presentation. Each customized presentation directly relates back to the theme of the content track. There's "SEXY" and "CULTURE". Our friend, Bob Bogard, will be one of the presenters. We'll have tickets to giveaway at TryOUT Tuesday at Moxie/Broken Yolk. More Info
The Desert Winds Freedom Band will give a nod to lovers with a concert called “Isn’t it Romantic.”
The jazz band’s Valentine's Day concert and dance will be held at the at 4 PM Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Jewish Community Center Warsaw Ballroom. Tickets are $35 each for a show featuring vocalists Francesca Amari, Tommy Dodson, Keisha D and Jerome Elliott..
WELCOME NEW PARTNERS! We welcome and invite you to support a number of our new Featured Businesses:
Colt's Lodge is a unique boutique hotel in East Palm Canyon. It is quickly becoming the hottest ticket in town for weddings and for a cool place to have your rehearsal dinner before the big day.
The Art of Nat Reed which will be a part of our 2nd annual "Gay Ole Night in the New Art District". The 300 block of North Palm Canyon is in that in-between area between Uptown and Downtown. But the array of shops and galleries is quite impressive. Watch for details on our open house at many of them on Saturday, February 18th.
Trunks Bar, Cathedral City – the former DIGS has been refreshed from top to bottom. The new owners have the successful Trunks in West Hollywood. We've confirmed a TryOUT Tuesday for February 21st. More details to be announced next week! Come check out the dance music vibes of DJ GALAXY staring tonight at 7pm.
Hot Deals – Our "Gay Groupon
Bonta Restaurant & Bar, Cathedral City: Chef Hector has over 36 years experience in the kitchen and only uses the finest quality ingredients. Now experience his culinary skills for 1/2 off! Get the Deal.
Rick’s Desert Grill at Vista Chino and Palm Canyon Drive invites you to get $25 worth of Cuban-influenced goodies for $12.50. And there’s plenty to choose from on Rick’s hearty lunch and dinner menu. But now, they’re serving breakfast and brunch too!
Top Bookmarks of the Week
Sold-out Rancho Mirage Writers Fest Preparing for Controversy
What’s New at Modernism Week in 2017 (the bus tour is featured in the photo above)
Happy Hour at Oscars Café and Bar happens week nights and comes with supper-time musical treats spanning blues to funk as well as live comedy, female and celebrity impersonations and perhaps the biggest outdoor Sunday Disco Dance on the west coast.
Of course, there are drinks and eats, too. The menu from 2 PM to 7 PM starts with a Happy Hour Appetizer Menu and includes: $3 draft beer – Budweiser, Bud and Miller Lite; $4 Svedka Vodka cocktails; $4 well cocktails; and $4 house wines.
Wang’s offers excerpts from the menu at Happy Hour prices to go with the drinks, which includes: $3 Wine & Chardonnay; $4 Well Cocktails; $5 Margaritas & Mai Tais; $6, 10-ounce Martinis; and $6 vodka specials. The Zen Patio at Wang's is a playground of airy bamboo, lush landscaping, and outdoor stone fireplace – all watched over by a giant red Buddha. The Friday Happy Hour is Boy's Night Out at Wang's and features DJ House Whores. It’s the place to see and be seen for locals and visitors alike.