"PS You Make It" DIY Fashion Event This Saturday!

Revivals Stores and Sarah Scheideman — founder and executive director of The Coachella Valley Art Scene have partnered with Fashion Stylist Patrick Michael Lopaze to create a new POP-UP Event at Palm Springs Fan Club on Saturday, August 19.  Palm Springs Fan Club is located next to ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

The DIY Fashion event will feature curated racks of denim, t-shirts and accessories selected by Patrick Michael Lopaze from Revivals Stores for the PS You Make It event.  The stylist will be on hand to show attendees new ways to wear recycled fashion accessories.  He currently appears in a Style Revival video series about creating your own style from found fashion — “Everything NEW is OLD again.”

Guests of the event will be able to purchase t-shirts, accessories, or denim and customize them at the Coachella Valley Art Scene’s DIY table to apply their personal style.  Proceeds will benefit Desert AIDS Project’s PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support Program).

The event will also feature an artist talk with Muralist and Illustrator,Sofia Enriquez.  The Indio native will present her capsule collection of hand-painted garments from Revivals Stores.

Rafael Lopez aka  DJ Alf Alpha will be spinning samples of vintage vinyl he’s collected at Revivals Stores combined with his own mix of new sounds during the event. 

The 21+ POP-UP event located at Palm Springs Fan Club is free and open to the public Saturday, August 19 from 1-4 PM.  Palm Springs Fan Club is a cocktail lounge and event space located next to ARRIVE Hotel in Palm Springs at 1551 N Palm Canyon Drive.  Designed with a nod to the iconic wind farms just outside Palm Springs city limits, Palm Springs Fan Club is a playful and unique location for pop-ups, receptions, meetings, and weddings. 

Are you going to MAKE IT?

Leos & Friends Hold a Pool Party for Charity

Leos & FriendsIt's SFL Presents Quinceanera Palm Springs Style! This is their 15th Annual Leo Party & it's also Paul's 40th Birthday! It's a fundraiser pool party benefiting the L-Fund. $10 Donation accepted at the door. We love this organization that do so much for our community. Check them out here.

It's been a fabulous year beginning with SFL Presents being a recipient of the 2017 Palm Springs Human Rights Commissions' Community Service Award! We also held drives for kids and the homeless. Now, it's time to celebrate the sign of the Leo & those that love them. 

Bring a towel and your favorite pool toy for pool time fun! Hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixings, refreshments, Sangria & Beer will be provided. DJ Robb from Streetbar will be our guest DJ! So be ready to Dance!

Raffle prizes will be available for purchase and a $10 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. It's all about fun so please come and help us celebrate the sign of the Leo! And Paul Lopez-Cochran's 40th! Party! Party! Party! Hope to see all you Leo's and those that love Leos there! Woot! Woot!(Currently accepting raffle prizes)  More info

Happy Anniversary, Divas!

The Desert Divas Drag Brunch Celebrates Two Years of Drag on Sunday, August 20th, with two show times.  "We are excited to announce we will be celebrating two years of Drag with 2 show times hosted by Vanity Halston, “Queen of the Desert”, said a spokesperson.
Show Times for "the longest running drag brunch in the desert"  for this Sunday only are 11 AM and 1:30 PM;  $16.95 per person; $5 House Margaritas, $10 Bottomless Mimosas.  Interested?  See if they're sold out or not.

Modernism Week’s 2017 Fall Preview Tickets on Sale!

Modernism Week’s 2017 Fall Preview has now been expanded to four days and will take place October 19-22 at various locations in the Coachella Valley. Tickets for all events may be purchased at  www.modernismweek.com. The weekend’s events provide attendees with a sampling of the events and activities that will be offered during the annual 11-day festival in February 2018. Highlights of the October Fall Preview include a wide range of tours in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Indian Wells (including walking tours, Premier Double Decker Architectural Bus and Charles Phoenix-led bus tours, a new tour showcasing homes across a range of neighborhoods, and a new mix of home tours), educational events, and evening cocktail parties.  More Info

Yee, Haw!  Cowboys on the Dance Floor!

Ya'll are invited to come on out to the monthly country western dance and fundraiser at the Scorpion Room @ Chill Bar – Friday, August 19.  Only $5.00 admission benefits the Palm Springs chapter of the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association.= (G.S.G.R.A.)

G.S.G.R.A. was established to further the growth, education, and charitable enjoyment of rodeo and the western life-style within the Golden State, California. G.S.G.R.A. is an organization that provides education and training in the production, operations, and participation in rodeo and the western life-style. G.S.G.R.A. provides charitable support to the community through a tradition of donating the net proceeds of their rodeos and other fund-raising events to those in need. Since their beginning, the G.S.G.R.A. has raised over $150,000 in donations to numerous charities throughout the great state of California.The Golden State Gay Rodeo Association (G.S.G.R.A.) is a member organization of the International Gay Rodeo Association.

Come two-step, waltz, swing and some line dances. All your favorites.  More Info

ZipRecruiter.comZip to Work!

ZipRecruiter.com introducing ZipCares. To support and expand on this initiative, the company is pursuing LGBTQA+ partners in alignment with a company goal to help all people find meaningful employment opportunities. Find local job listings here.

Happy Hour Finder

Streetbar Palm SpringsStreetbar on Arenas Road strives on providing excellent customer service, the staff will know your name and your drink by your 2nd visit! The vibe feels like a visit to “Cheers” so be sure to bring all of your friends! You can’t beat their daily top shelf specials for muscular drinks such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

The RetroRoom LoungeThe Retro Room Lounge in Palm Springs will take you back to the days when cool was created. We’re talkin Rat Pack cool. And as you may have heard, Pinky has retired and handed the stage over to Diva and Friends, a fun-filled Drag Show every Saturday night. 

C'mon, C'mon.  Get Happy!

Hot Deals!

Buy Gift Cards and Save!

Watercress Vietnamese BistroAt the Watercress Vietnamese Bistro, you can find a cozy night out where you’ll enjoy surprising new takes on Vietnamese, Thai and other Asian delicacies for 40% off! Drop in and choose from a variety offerings that include vegetarian and vegan options. A deal you can’t beat!

Manhattan in the DesertLuxurious and deli aren’t often mentioned in the same sentence unless you’re talking about Manhattan in the Desert, where a delicious meal of lox and bagels or a mile-high corn beef sandwich can be had at an equally delicious discount. Enjoy $25 worth of food for just $17.50. That’s a 30% discount! If it were our choice, we’d use it all at the bakery! The bakery selection is as expansive and delectable as the atmosphere. Get a taste of Manhattan in Palm Springs or Palm Desert where the meal will be as exciting as this great deal. 

A Plea for Help from AAP/Food Samaritans

AAP Food SamaritansExplains Mark Anton, Executive Director of AIDS Assistance Program/Food Samaritans, "We need your help!"  And if you donate, your funds could be matched!
Anton continues, "All summer long, AAP – Food Samaritans continues to provide crucial nutritional support to Coachella Valley residents who are low-income and compromised by HIV/AIDS or other chronic illnesses. In other words, we are helping to feed the people who need it the most.
During the summer months our charitable contributions drop significantly, presenting a major challenge. Despite the decrease in donations, AAP never reduces our support – every eligible client receives his/her $100 grocery voucher each month without interruption.  That’s why we are sending this urgent plea to you to see if you can find it in your hearts to help us now.
We have been approached by an AAP-Food Samaritans donor who has issued the following funding challenge: The first 10 Angel donations in the amount of $2,500 (or more) now through September 1 will be fully matched (to a maximum of $25,000). That means your contribution can be doubled to $5,000 or more!  If you are one of our appreciated and loyal Angels who had planned on renewing your 2017-2018 Angel donation, now is a great time to do so if you can. Call us now at 760-325-8481 or click on the “donate” button below.
I, along with the board of directors of AAP – Food Samaritans, am committed to our cause, but we can’t do it all without the support of the community – people like you. Now more than ever, your support is crucial.
Your contribution makes a difference to those in need, and is even more critical during these warmer months. Please call me anytime if you would like to donate or participate in the work we do at AAP – Food Samaritans.  Now more than ever, your support is crucial.

Thank you for your continuing support!
Mark Anton

PS – Please save the date for our annual Jeannette Rockefeller Angel Program Kickoff Celebration on October 8 at an elegant private residence in Palm Springs (location will be communicated when you RSVP).  Look for your inviattion in the mail soon about this exciting event!"

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