The Boys (and Ladies) Are Back in Town: The National Gay Pilots Association
 

The National Gay Pilots Association (bringing together "The Worldwide LGBT Aviation Community") Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up is their flagship West Coast event, to be held January 19 to January 22, 2017 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel.

Over twenty-five years ago, their first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and included a handful of gay pilots who communicated by telephone and were discreetly identified by sporting an airplane on their shirts. At the time, members risked losing their job or being dishonorably discharged from the military if they were outed as gay. From that group, a national organization evolved. 
 
Today, they reach over 4,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide, including recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, they organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., and bring visibility and support to various Pride events across the country. The NGPA is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.  More Info


Judy’s Les Dames Du Soleil Reunite to Benefit Sanctuary Palm Springs
 

Judy, star of The Judy Show, at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, brings together three of the stars of the famous desert entertainers, Les Dames du Soleil, for a very special reunion on behalf of  Sanctuary Palm Springs. Doors open at 6:30 PM for cocktails and dinner, with show time at 8 PM.

Certain to be an evening to remember, Judy will be joined onstage by Dottie DuBois, Maude Chapeau, and Ginger Allen, and will feature many of Les Dames’ most beloved numbers. In addition to acting as the evening’s emcee, Judy will perform several of her own favorites in this One Time Only Reunion Show!

Les Dames du Soleil started over twenty years ago in Palm Springs, and performed to large audiences to benefit Desert AIDS Project for many years.  Their efforts raised over $2M for that fine organization.
Now, it’s time for  Sanctuary Palm Springs to benefit from this very unique combination of talent, fun, music and laughs.. Tickets & Info


19th Annual Tour de Palm Springs
 

We have our share of bikers in town throughout the year – both the "vroom vroom" and the "give us some room" kind.  Palm Springs has an extensive network of bike trails that have grown thanks to people like Brett Klein, who with Vic Yepello founded the CV Bicycle Coalition.  Since 1999 the Tour de Palm Springs has gone from 300 riders to over 7,500 riders, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local non-profit groups. The course is mainly flat with some rolling hills and minor climbs. It starts at Alejo & North Palm Canyon.Will this be the last year of the Tour de Palm Springs in Palm Springs??? More Info


Southwest Arts Festival comes to the Empire Polo Club January 27-29
 

We're just a week away from the highly anticipated Southwest Arts Festival in Indio. Named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, the 31st annual Southwest Arts Festival will feature traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art by more than 250 acclaimed artists. Includes clay, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal works, painting, photography, sculpture, and textile. Plan Your Visit Now!


CVRep presents BABY, The Musical!
 

Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful,rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.  Get Tickets and Showtimes


Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo

Start out the New Year with a healthy and fitness-oriented routine! Join thousands of runners for the Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. 

The racecourse runs through all of the most scenic areas of Palm Springs with spectacular mountain views and historic architecture for the 10K, 5K and 1K Fun Run. Over 100 health and wellness booths provide giveaways and services, fitness experts, and cooking demonstrations. Register now and come experience one of the largest events of its kind in Southern California…Fun for the entire family! The event benefits the Desert Healthcare District and the United Way of the Desert. 

Every 5K and 10K registrant receives hot breakfast, t-shirt, registration bag and finisher’s medal. The 1K Fun Run finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.

The event builds on the success of the last five years of the City of Palm Springs’ efforts for a healthier and more sustainable community, Hocker Productions in conjunction with presenting sponsor Desert Regional Medical Center produce the Palm Springs Health Run Fitness Expo.  Registration and Info


Dezart Performs Clybourne Park
 

Clybourne Park, the black (and white) comedy by Bruce Norris, opened this past weekend and the buzz is on, with performances Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 PM; Saturdays and Sundays @ 2:00 PM.

This razor-sharp Tony award-winning comedy takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. The play begins in 1959 as a black family moves into a white enclave. Act Two takes us back to the same house in 2009 as gentrification sets in and the roles are reversed. 
One agile ensemble of actors plays two sets of characters in what The Washington Post deemed "one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years."
Tickets are Nearly Sold Out!


Hot Deals – Our "Gay Groupon"
Hot deals go both ways at the Escape Room Palm Springs and Johannes Palm Springs right now. At the puzzle-solving playrooms of Escape, 560 S. Williams Road, the deal means that two get in for the price of one. Conversely, prices for Modern European cuisine are slashed by 50% at Johannes restaurant at 196 S. Indian Canyon Drive. With discounts like these, customers can afford to do both the Escape Room and Johannes in one great evening. 

Top Bookmarks of the Week
 

 


The Retro Room Lounge in Palm Springs harkens back to the days when cool was created.

We’re talking about a place where the Rat Pack would come to loosen their skinny ties and hang up their stingy-brimmed hats. And Happy Hour specials are mixed just as Sammy, Frankie, Joey and Dino would have liked them. Happy Hour happens every day until 7 PM and from 9 PM to midnight.
 

By your third visit to Street Bar on Arenas Road, the staff will know your name and your drink. This public house feels like a visit to “Cheers” and boasts Happy Hour prices for muscular drinks such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Happy Hour runs from 10 AM to 8 PM until April 2017.


 

Aside from its California Contemporary take on Midwest comfort food, Trio is special because it gives back to the local community to the tune of $100,000 to such charities as Aids Assistance Program and Dining Out for Life for the Desert AIDS Project.
 

Trio diners will find Yankee Pot Roast or Lamb Shanks braised with a pinch of TLC.  More Info


TryOUT Tuesday @ Broken Yolk Cafe Palm Springs

January 31, from 5 to 7 PM, don't miss our TryOUT Tuesday at The Broken Yolk Cafe Palm Springs!  We'll have drink specials for the evening, including $4 Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, Draft Beer and House Wine..  Plus, you will have the opportunity to try bite size versions of the Broken Yolk's Very Berry Salad, Turkey Wrap, Club Sandwich and Fresh Fruit Bowl.

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