VintageVibe Festival Returns to Palm Springs October 20-22, 2017

Set in glamorous Palm Springs, California, famed getaway destination of the icons of Old Hollywood, VintageVibeFestival is a celebration of the evolution of American style and pop culture, which we consider anything pre-1999. The 60k square foot indoor (air-conditioned) marketplace will include vendors who not only represent eras gone by, but also new and innovative vendors who nod to the stylings of yesteryear in their products and design. The show will also feature several renowned headliners that have the "VintageVibe" such as Shannon and The Clams, Generationals, Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, and others each night of the 3-day festival.  More Info


Grooves at the Westin: Michael Paulo & Friends with Deniece Williams


The jazz concert series, Grooves at The Westin, continues this Fall with the second of three spectacular concerts! Don’t miss these top smooth jazz artists in a magnificent resort setting.

To debut his latest recording, Michael Paulo has assembled an all-star Jazz ensemble featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Deniece Williams, Grammy-winning keyboardist Gregg Karukas, bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Land Richard and surprise guests!

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and seating for the show at Fireside Lounge patio table.  $99 plus taxes and gratuity.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  More Info


Saturday Morning LIVE: Desert AIDS Walk


Desert AIDS Walk 2017 is THIS SATURDAY, October 21st. There is still time to join our "Community in Action" by committing to walk and registering at this link.

Explain organizers, "We have a big goal this year to increase our HIV testing and expand the comprehensive, compassionate care we provide for nearly 4,200 people every day. You can get us to a new reality of zero new HIV infections. You can make it all happen, and it starts with the Desert AIDS Walk."

It takes 60 seconds to start igniting this change. Register now to be an integral part of a new chapter. The funds you raise will directly transform the health of our neighbors for the better.  Thank you for supporting Desert AIDS Project!


Outlandish Comedy Series on the Horizon!

Outlandish Palm Springs is a performance series produced by Logo Founder Matt Farber.  You'll never guess who's on the bill! GayDesertGuide is a media partner.

Del Shores – Six Characters in Search of a Play – Oct 28th, 8 PM

Sordid Lives creator Del Shores new one-man show directed by Emerson Collins proves once again that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief!  In Six Characters In Search Of A Play, Shores is inspired by Pirandello’s classic play to bring you six characters inspired by his real-life encounters that haven’t quite made it into one of Shores’ plays, films or TV shows. In 90 minutes, the audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics, then he will portray them in classic Shores’ monologue style.
  
Miss Richfield 1981 – 2020 Vision: A Surivival Guide For The New World Nov 4th  

Miss Richfield 1981 returns to Palm Springs with her brand new show, “2020 Vision—A Survival Guide For The New World”, an official Palm Springs Pride event.   The show features Miss Richfield 1981’s  unique take on audience participation along with new songs, new videos, and most importantly, a new message for our new world!   During these strange times, Miss R wants to provide a message of hope—or at least survival!

Coco Peru – The Taming of the Tension Nov 11th

Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her "place" for some of her favorite stories, songs, and a good dose of bullshitting with the hope that together the tension will melt away! And for the first time ever Coco will be taking questions from her audience! So, think of good ones to ask!!! 

Randy Rainbow – LIVE! Nov 18 show SOLD OUT. A Nov 19 show added!

All Performances…

Doors open at 7 PM for all performances at 8 PM, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to SAGE USA and SAGE of the Desert, a program of the LGBT Center.  Buy a series pass and save money!   More Infonow


Alyce Anders: Coming Out as Intersex

GayDesertGuide's latest blogger, Alyce Anders, writes, "In this country of 300,000,000 plus people, there are currently three individuals who possess a birth certificate identifying themselves as INTERSEX. I am one of them.

That does not mean that there are only three INTERSEX people living in the United States. Oh no, not by a long shot. It just simply means that our society is embarrassed by our very being, and refuses to acknowledge that freaks like us even exist. Based on their superficial judgment, they decide where we best fit, cramming us into either the M box or the F box, even if we really don’t fit in either."  Read the entire blog.  If you would like to contribute blogs, photos, videos or other content, we've gone OPEN SOURCE!  Send an email to brad@gaydesertguide.com to learn more.


Philanthropists to be Honored at Center Stage

Two long-time local LGBT philanthropists will be recognized for their decade-plus support of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert at the annual Center Stage Gala on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs.

Involved since the early days of The Center, when it was known as the Prime Timers of the Desert Foundation, David Hood & George Sellers have been integral to the evolution and success of Eastern Riverside County’s only LGBT community center. In 2005, when The Center opened its first location, David led fundraising efforts to build community support and raise money to help offsets costs. Since then, the couple has been a constant, stepping up with personal gifts and spearheading fundraisers for the organization’s subsequent relocations, most recently with The Center’s 2016 $3.5 million capital campaign.
 
“Without David & George’s leadership and generosity, The Center would not exist. We are forever grateful for their commitment,” said The Center’s Board Chair, Brian Rix.
 
The Center Stage Gala, presented by Eisenhower Medical Center, will feature the multi-talented actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson as the musical headliner and political comedienne Kate Clinton as returning emcee and host. Individual tickets, which are $195, while still available, are selling out fast. More Info


"Taste of Palm Springs" a Blast!  #PromoHomoTV Brings  You the Excitment!

Nicholas Snow was on hand at Colony 29 to bring you all the excitement of the Taste of Palm Springs Food & Business Expo presented by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.


Pride Run & Walk 5K Takes Place Nov 4, 2017

Kickoff Pride Weekend the Right Way with a 5K! Presented by the Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers and this year benefiting The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, The Pride Run & Walk 5K in Palm Springs, California hits the streets of Old Las Palmas Saturday, November 4, 2017. (This event is not pet friendly and strollers are not allowed on the course.)


Diversity DHS Gearing Up to Take Place at Cabot's Museum


DiversityDHS is coordinating the first ever Desert Hot Springs Pride.  Join us this November for the very first Desert Hot Springs Pride Festival. This event immediately follows two weekends after Palm Springs Pride and marks the last LGBT festival of the year statewide.

Festival entertainment is guaranteed to both fascinate, engage and make the day satisfying. More entertainers being added to the lineup daily. To view the preliminary list, click here.

Feel the music move your feet at our outdoor dance pavilion. Locally popular DJ Noriega provides the mixes to energize the event.

Bring a huge appetite and select from many food options available at the festival.  More info


Get Ready to Celebrate Halloween on Arenas Road


One of the most prolific dance artists of our time and Billboard® Dance Chart Topper Robin S known for her mega hits "Show Me Love" and "Luv 4 Luv" will headline Halloween Palm Springs on Arenas Road.  Identical twin brothers – The Perry Twins notorious for spinning at festivals around-the-world (Burning Man, Ascension Fire Island, White Party Bangkok and Madrid's Infinita Pride) will also take-to-the-stage along with the ever vivacious Pepper MaShay known for her international hits "Dive in the Pool" and "Does Your Mother Know."
 
Halloween Palm Springs is FREE with a suggestion donation of $5 being accepted at each of the entrances benefiting Desert AIDS Project, Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus, Greater Palm Springs Pride (An Official Pride Event) and LGBT Community Center of the Desert.
 
NEW THIS YEAR…TWO VIP AREAS: Ketel One Lounge for only $50 and VIP All Access/Meet and Greet for only $75. To purchase tickets online for a limited time click here.
 
Performances will include:  KEISHA D, DJ COREY D, CHI ENERGY AS EDWARD SCISSOHANDS and the effervescent Bella da Ball as Master of Ceremonies.

Registration for the Costume Contest begins at 6:00 PM at the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus booth on Arenas Road and will end promptly at 7:45 PM. Registered participants must be in line with their wristband on at the main stage no later that 8:00 PM. Over $1,000 will be given away in prizes.
 
"Visitors will be attending the Arenas Road Halloween Party from all over the world as we have been receiving e-mails from as far away as Berlin, Cape Town and Sydney…It will truly be an international experience. Our team of professionals including associate producer, Toby Willaby is prepared to excite, entertain and showcase to the world, that Palm Springs is THE party destination," said Jeff Hocker, Executive Producer, Halloween Palm Springs.
Halloween Carnivale 2017 with Halloween on Arenas Road  More Info


Happy Hour Finder

If you’re looking for a touch of class then Stacy’s is the place! Stacy's Palm Springs is now open and they’ve got a nightly line-up you'll love. Thursday-Sunday from 6pm-11pm you can indulge in the sweet sounds of their piano while enjoying your favorite cocktail! Stacy’s is the perfect combination of taste, class and beauty! And if you’re looking to venture outside of Arenas, 

The RetroRoom in Palm Springs harkens back to the days when cool was created.  They feature karaoke nightly in an intimate and retro atmosphere and they have a full bar with featured specialty cocktails featured nightly. Diva and Friends, a fun-filled Drag Show, takes the stage every Saturday night and is a show not to be missed!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!


Hot Deals (Discounted Gift Cards!)


At 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. They have happy hour 7 days a week from 3pm-6pm in the bar and patio. A deal you can’t beat!

Luxurious 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.

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