Aging Positively: HIV and Aging Conference

HIV and Aging ConferenceFriday, September 15 – 10 AM to 1 PM – with Free Lunch!

The LGBT Community Center, Mizell Senior Center, Joslyn Senior Center, Cathedral City Senior Center, Jewish Family Services, Let’s Kick ASS (AIDS Survivors Syndrome) and the Clinton Health Initiative are presenting a conference on HIV and Aging.

There will be four presentations:

  • Pain Management and Substance/Prescription use/misuse/abuse – Dr. Jill Gover
  • Mental/Physical Health Promotion with a link to Isolation – Woody Bloch
  • Sexual Health and how to talk to Medical Providers: What questions are asked? What questions should be asked? – Jallen Rix
  • The transition from Private Health Insurance to Medicare – Jay Lippman HICAP

A free lunch will be served.  More Info

Broadway Busters Series on Sale at the McCallum Theatre

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA  Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL It began as one man's story… became everyone's music… and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. 

CABARET Based on Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL'S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET comes to the McCallum Theatre. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET- JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

The McCallum Theatre’s mission is to entertain and educate the public by offering a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests, and tastes of the Palm Desert/Palm Springs communities and constituents served by the Theatre.

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Naked Artists & Friends Weekend!

The Facebook event page, filled with a ton of informaiton, invites you to "Come to Palm Springs, California and enjoy a fun weekend of camaraderie with other naked men!

The weekend features our signature naked figure drawing, plus a naked hike in the desert, and naked yoga. We’ll be staying at the world-famous, clothing-optional men’s resort, INNdulge. Shungaboy, artist and organizer of Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY, is organizing and leading this retreat.

The core dates of the weekend are Friday, Sept 29 to Sunday, Oct 1, with an optional day on Thursday, Sept 28 for those who want to start the weekend early! Additionally, INNdulge has a special offer for attendees.  

Their signature activity is naked figure drawing, where they take turns posing for each other. You don’t have to be an “artist.” Absolute beginners are most welcome. Shungaboy will provide one-on-one drawing instruction to anyone who wants guidance. Unlike traditional drawing groups, where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, in this group, everyone is naked. Since both the model and the artists are naked, everyone is on an equal footing, which encourages a camaraderie not found in traditional groups. Additionally, since they take turns posing for each other, this is an opportunity for you to be a model! Experience is not required.  Find the naked truth here.

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

"Films on the Great Lawn" Season Opener: My Family

Sunnylands Center & Gardens has reopened for the season, offering tours and public programs.  The Center & Gardens is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.There is no fee and no reservations are required for entry to visit the Center & Gardens.

First Up, Friday, Sept 15 at 7:30 PM, My Family, an epic 1995 drama, following a family through three generations of tragedies and triumphs. Directed by Gregory Nava, this film won Academy acclaim in 1996. Rated R. Run time: 2 hours 8 minutes. See full summary and information here.

Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnic items for the outdoor screening. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. Please see information about Sunnylands policies regarding pets and picnics. With limited parking, carpooling is strongly advised. Admission is free.

Films on the Great Lawn are presented in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  For more information please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or email  More Info

Happy Hour Finder


The RetroRoom Lounge in downtown 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. If you want to escape the crowds on Palm Canyon or Arenas they are just the right place.  Also, you can’t beat their super happyhour prices every day til 7pm and from 9pm-midnight!

At Oscar’s Cafe & Bar you can enjoy a Casual bar, courtyard, showroom, dining and live entertainment in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Their Cabaret Showroom features World Class Female & Celebrity Impersonation and Sizzling Seniors on Saturdays at Six, and perhaps the biggest outdoor Sunday Disco Dance on the west coast. Enjoy happy hour Monday-Saturday from 4pm-7pm.

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

Hot Deals (Discounted Gift Cards!)

Do you love mexican food? Do you love tasty Margaritas? If you answered yes then you will  love Rio Azul! Try their delicious tacos, enchilada's and tasty margarita’s for an insane deal! Enjoy $50.00 worth of food and drink for only $37.50! And just a friendly reminder that they will be closed Mondays & Tuesdays now through October.

Appetito brings the spirit of the classic Italian-American eatery to Palm Springs with great food, fun atmosphere, value, and a sense of community. Conveniently located at the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive at South El Camino Real, across from the Ace Hotel.  Appetito Deli is a great spot for lunch or dinner.  You can dine for 40% off – just $15.00 for a $25.00 gift certificate!

Sizzling Savings with HOT Deals!

Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

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  5. INNdulge Palm Springs To Offer Clothing-Optional Artist Retreat

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