This Week in Gay Palm Springs for April 17, 2017


View Lady Gaga LIVE at Coachella!

Yes, Coachella 2017 is being brought to the world via live streaming on YouTube, presented by T-Mobile as part of their #UnlockUnlimited campaign.  I was thrilled to watch several acts during Weekend I from the comfort of my own home, with pristine audio and video.  And major kudos to the production team...they couldn't be doing a better job.  Spectacular direction and execution.  Just thrilling.  I watched Lady Gaga's performance in its entirety, and our own Denise Giram will be on hand LIVE from her performance at Weekend II, don't ya know!  (You do now!)  The Coachella YouTube Channel


Surprise "Lucent Dossier Experience" Thursday at TheBank

We're calling it a "surprise" because one of our team members, Denise Lucent Dossier ExperienceGiram, is a huge Lucent Dossier fan and didn't know about this event Thursday.  She's thrilled and now you can be too!

Described as "seductive, luminous, provocative," for one night only, join an interstellar journey with Lucent Dossier, Minnesota and Daniellow.

"Experience an intergalactic voyage through the cosmos with radiant beings, transformative performances, and epic space bass music- all in a one of a kind, intimate 300 person space brought to you by Robert Fountain. 
See what new dimension you'll discover.  Get Ready for take-off!


Introducing the "Gays of Coachella"

They've got a private group on Facebook and a new but colorful Instagram account.  They're the "Gays of Coachella."  They explain, "Gays of Coachella is the perfect place to connect with other LGBTQ Coachella Festival Goers. Check our feed and get the latest in Coachella trends and news. Get announcements on upcoming events, meet-ups, and pre-parties."  They stress, "This group is NOT exclusive to Coachella only, we celebrate ALL music festivals :-).  Find them on Instagram and join their private Facebook group. #GaysofCoachella.


"I Am Cait" Chandi Moore, and Local Songstress Kiesha D, Headline National HIV Testing Day Social

Chandi Moore

You're invited Tuesday, April 18th, to Wang's in the Desert (424 S. Indian Canyon Way) to learn about HIV testing, treatment, and prevention, including PrEP and PEP on National Transgender HIV Testing Day.  There will also be wine, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, an exciting raffle, and gifts! Plus a performance by Keisha D, and Guest Speaker Chandi Moore!

Writes Gabi Duncan for E Online, "While we absolutely adore Cait and admire her bravery, we just simply cannot get enough of her fabulous BFF, Chandi Moore!  The transgender activist and health educator is a force to be reckoned with because of her irresistible personality and heart of gold, so it's no surprise Chandi has quickly become a fan-favorite and one of I Am Cait's breakout faces. The self-proclaimed "Trans Diva" is bold, beautiful and compassionate—not to mention, she's always the life of the party!" Get the skinny on the haps!

Country Dance & Fundraiser at Chill Bar Friday

Country Dance and Fundraiser

The Greater Palm Springs Chapter of the Golden State Rodeo Association presents Country Dance and Fundraiser. Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going with Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.  Time to Giddy Up!

Share your Dining Out For Life Plans for a Chance to Win a "Day of Dining" Valued at $150

Dining Out for Life 2017Make a Meal Matter!  Make plans to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of more than 70 restaurants participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life event. On April 27, each participating restaurant will donate 33% or more of whatever is spent at their location that day supporting Desert AIDS Project’s mission to enhance and promote the health and well-being of our community.

As you plan your 2017 #DOFLCV, we're giving away a day of dining worth $150 to the winning photo posted on Instagram or Twitter. Just hashtag both #ILoveGayPalmSprings AND #DOLFCV and tell us your plans with a photo, caption and tags.  And find participating restaurants in our official Dining Out For Life channel, then make your reservations!


HOT DEAL!  Discount Tix for The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus have a hot new program this month and a hot new deal to go with it. The local princes of harmony will perform Palm Springs Pops at 8 PM April 22 and 3 PM April 23 at the Richards Center for The Arts at Palm Springs High School, 2248 Ramon Road. The PSGMC's Pop concert promises 80-plus voices along with local favorites, Keisha D. and Charles Herrara singing songs of “love, joy, loss and hope.” And it’s packaged with a 25% discount for Saturday night's performance through our HOT DEALS. Now, that’s hot!

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There's Power in Our Pride!  Take the Survey!

CMI SurveyWe invite you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences from an LGBT perspective.

There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community.  Everyone who completes the survey by May 15th, 2017 may opt to be entered into a drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc.  Express the Power of Your Pride.  Take the Survey!


Winemaker Dinner Returns to the Purple Palm

"Our Plated by Purple Palm series is back with an exciting Winemakers' Dinner in partnership with Chateau Montelena Winery," explain organizers.   "Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairings, featuring the innovative, eclectic cuisine of Executive Chef Nick Tall and the award-winning wines of Chateau Montelena. Winemaker Matt Crafton will also be in attendance. Come wine and dine the night away! This experience is a part of our Plated by Purple Palm culinary event series, where on the last Wednesday of each month we partner with Palm Springs purveyors and organizations to showcase unique ingredients, local products and unexpected pairings."  Uncork it!


Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

Palm Springs Artist Brightens LGBT Advocacy

Belinda Carlisle On The Sweet Reason She And Her Son Can't Wait For White

How to Have the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure in Palm Springs

Popular in Palm Desert: The McCallum Theatre Announces Its 30th Anniversary Season

The Mastermind Behind Coachella


Happy Hour Finder

Happy Hour at the Streetbar, 224 E. Arenas, is known for muscular drinks such as Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey served by at staff, who will know your name and your drink by the third visit. This week, Streetbar lightens up with its fun and frivolous Easter Bonnet Contest from 5 PM to 8 PM Saturday, April 15. In the meantime, enjoy Happy Hour, which runs from 10 AM to 8 PM daily and features Makers Mark bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka and Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
 
Chill Bar Palm SpringsTo everyone arriving in Palm Springs for Coachella Fest, drop in at the Chill Bar. Like its name, Chill Bar Palm Springs and Scorpion Room at 217 E. Arenas Road specializes in the tall, the cool and the refreshing. Try its selections during Happy Hour from noon to 7 PM and from midnight to last call where a Bloody Mary is $3, well drinks and house wines are $4, Bud Light is $2.75 and Chill Lager is $1.50. The bar opens early during Coachella fest.

C'mon, C'mon, Get Happy!....  Here!


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