Reading of the Names

Our loved ones live on when we take a moment to remember their spirit, and say their names. Join folks gathering at The LGBT Community Center of the Desert for a small, intimate gathering and reading of names to mark World AIDS Day, December 1st at noon.

Everyday Heroes Honors Local Community Members In Action

Also on World AIDS Day 2017, Desert AIDS Project will honor four community members who’ve made it their mission to get into action by supporting its mission to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community. This year marks the fourth year that D.A.P. will celebrate World AIDS Day by shining a spotlight on unsung local heroes. The event will be hosted by Bruce Vilanch and feature a special performance by Broadway’s James Snyder.

“World AIDS Day is a day many of us take time to remember those lost and to renew our resolve to take action moving forward,” says Darrell Tucci, our Chief Development Officer. “Everyday Heroes is meant to remember and honor the everyday person going to extraordinary lengths to support those living with HIV and to bring an end to the epidemic. We’ll be honoring people who contribute their time and talent to supporting the mission of Desert AIDS Project.”

This year, attendees will applaud Art Hall, Lynn Hammond, Mathew Stocker and Tom Oliver and the recipient of the First Annual State Farm Good Neighbor Award, to be presented by Lucie Arnaz.

The evening of Champagne toasts, awards and entertainment, starts at 5:30 p.m. at Camelot Theatres on Baristo Road in Palm Springs.  This year’s event welcome’s back Event Co-Chairs, Terri Ketover, Ann Sheffer, and Tom Truhe. Michael Childers is Honorary Chair. The event will be produced by Frank Goldstin of Momentous Events and catered by LULU California Bistro.

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Charles Busch's Times Square ANGEL on the Local Stage 

It’s that time of year when the trees get trimmed, kids line up at every mall to tell Santa what they want, and on television there is a deluge of seasonal films with IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE topping the list.  Yes, it’s Christmas time again and The Desert Rose Playhouse is presenting their own holiday treat!  It’s TIMES SQUARE ANGEL, written by Charles Busch.

This mash-up of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and every movie ever made featuring a tough burlesque broad with a somewhat tarnished heart of gold has loads of laughs and is a fun rift on the aforementioned films.

Straight Talk with Ross Mathews Live! Palm Springs

Saturday is a BIG DAY in Palm Springs.  In association with Gay Desert Guide, #ILoveGayPalmSprings and Toucans, Ross Mathews brings his podcast, Straight Talk With Ross, to town for a LIVE holiday show at 1 PM at Toucans Tiki Lounge! There's no cover!  Doors open at 11:30 AM and the live podcast starts at 1 PM.  Enjoy drinks, games and fun.  Win a date with Santa or his Sexy Elves!  Plus, after the show, Ross will be the Grand Marshal for the Festival of Lights Parade in downtown PS!  

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The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade is Saturday!

It’s the 25th annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade and everyone is invited to the celebration!  Be among the 100,000+ spectators who come all over the Coachella Valley and throughout the country to enjoy this very special night of wonder, excitement and good cheer.

Saturday, December 2nd beginning at 5:45 pm, the parade will ring in the season with more than 90 floats decked out in holiday lights, celebrity guests like HGTV’s Desert Flippers, Eric and Lindsey Bennett, equestrians, bands, giant balloons overhead and more.

Organizers are especially excited that for the first time ever, local NBC affiliate, KMIR-TV, will broadcast the parade live in its entirety, bringing this extraordinary experience to tens of thousands of households throughout the Coachella Valley. 

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Experience Joy and Peace with Modern Men

Three Concerts, Two Weekends, Two Locations

Modern Men, the Coachella Valley Men's Chorus under the direction of Dr. Stan Hill, Artistic Director, invite you to experience their Joy and Peace Holiday Concert, which debuts Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.  The following weekend, Saturday, December 9 at 7 PM, and Sunday, December 10 at 3 PM, enjoy the concert in Palm Springs at Temple Isaiah.  

Modern Men promotes harmony through outstanding performances as they entertain and empower their audiences, and embrace diversity through community outreach.  Tickets & Information

SOLD OUT! The 8th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show & Charity Luncheon

The good news for Animal Samaritans, but perhaps not for procrastinators, is that the Men of the Desert Fashion Show & Charity Luncheon is sold out. (Gay Desert Guide publisher Brad Fuhr and his dog Buddy are models!)  But Animal Samaritans needs your support year round!

Animal Samaritans is a community-leading 501 c 3 nonprofit charity organization established in 1978 to improve the lives of animals and people. We provide high-quality affordable veterinary services, low-cost spay/neuter services, no-kill animal sheltering, pet adoptions, humane education, pet therapy, and animal rescue to the community. To maintain and expand these important programs and services, we rely on individual and corporate donors, grants, planned giving, and fundraising. We champion compassion and respect for all creatures, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the humans who love them. Don't forget to support your local no-kill animal shelter. #adoptdontshop #nokillshelter#nonprofitorganization #coachellavalley#menofthedesert2017


At Watercress Bistro you can experience happy hour everyday of the weekfrom 3-6pm served in the bar and patio! Enjoy an array of $5 bites and beverages. Perfect for an after work meet up or and early night dinner.

EIGHT4NINE, located in the heart of the fashion district in downtown Palm Springs offers Happy Hour cocktails and menu items all day every day! Their fabulously decorated lounge serves Happy Hour featuring a $9.00 section allowing their guests to say “We Ate 4 $9.” Enjoy classic and modern cocktails, alongside expertly selected wines and craft beers.

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!

Trio on Palm Canyon does this fabulous thing where it makes simple American bar and grill fare, you know, roasted chicken, macaroni and cheese and Yankee pot roast and turns them into something artisanal and uniquely Trio. Try a meal at $50 and pay only $35. The only thing that can compete with the food is the price with this 30%-off deal!
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Canyon is Oscar’s Cafe & Bar.  They’ve got one of the best patios in town and considering the fabulous weather er have all year around, who wouldn’t want sit outside and enjoy $25 worth of food and cocktails for only $12.50! And don’t forget about their famous Sunday Tea Dance from 4-8pm, where their patio becomes an outdoor disco. 50% off never sounded so good!

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