This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings for June 19, 2017


Pride Month Mixer

Tonight! (Monday, the 19th) June Pride Mixer on Arenas Road!  Register to Win

Wikipedia Commons Photo of Rainbow Flag Photo by Ludovic Bertron from New York CityGayDesertGuide welcomes you to the DBA/Palm Springs Chamber Pride Month Mixer on Arenas.  Win prizes tonight @ 7:20 PM at Chill Bar when you enter the contest & post a photo.   Register on our Facebook page after 5 pm. Click on the contest, snap and upload a photo with the #ILoveGayPalmSprings, to be eligible to win!

Gay Desert Guide with The Desert Business Association and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce invite you to Celebrate our Pride with our many businesses on Arenas Road. 

Happy Hour Specials and Entertainment! Win prizes when checking in at participating businesses with a mobile scavenger hunt.

Participating Businesses: Hunters Night Club / Bear Wear / Bongo Johnny's Bar and Grill / Eddies' Frozen Yogurt / SpurLine, The Video Bar / Chill Bar Palm Springs and the Scorpion Room / Gay Mart USA / Score The Game Bar / Mischief Cards & Gifts / Blackbook. Starts at 5:30 PM at Hunter's and prizes will be given out starting at 7:20 PM at Chill.

RSVP on Facebook


If It's Hot, It's Shortfest! (With HOT Film, BTW)

You know it's summer in Palm Springs when hundreds of makers of short films converge for The Palm Springs International ShortFest -- now in its 23rd year -- the largest short film event in North America.

A highly competitive festival, ShortFest receives 4,200± submissions from over 100 countries around the globe. Approximately 325 shorts are selected and screened in 90-minute themed programs, with many of the remaining titles available for viewing our Film Market. An Oscar® and BAFTA®-qualifying festival, ShortFest has presented more than 100 shorts that have gone on to receive Oscar® nominations and/or awards.

Hottest among the entries are usually the Thursday night Gay!La screenings followed by a separately-ticketed VIP party at Toucans Tiki Lounge.  This Gay!La HIS presentation explores the many definitions, struggles and pleasures of what it means to be a gay man.  This Gay!La HERS offers a collection of shorts for the lesbian orientation features striking performances and moments that will take you back (or make you wish you were there). Get the Details!  Get the Details!


Get Your Pride On in Orange County This Saturday!

While the main day of festivities is June 24th, there's a whole lot of pride happening in Orange County all week!  OC Pride invite’s you to the Orange County ‘As One’ LGBT Pride Parade & Festival on Saturday, June 24th 2017!

Come and CELEBRATE the ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DREAMS, LOVE, and HOPE of the LGBT community as we take over the streets and expand with tons of great surprises in-store!!! This year we will be shutting down both 3rd and 4th street between French and Main; successfully doubling the size of the festival! Join us as we kick-off the week long celebration with the Official OC “As One” Pride Week starting on Monday, June 19th with nightly PRIDE events all across Orange County!

The Official OC “As One” Pride Week

  • MONDAY (June 19): Bowling Night at Bowlmor Lanes – OC Pride Week
  • TUESDAY (June 20): Ms. OC Pride’s Pajammy Jam Bingo – OC Pride Week
  • WEDNESDAY (June 21): To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar – OC PRIDE WEEK
  • THURSDAY (June 22): The PROM: Standing Proud! – OC Pride Week
  • FRIDAY (June 23): Weekend Kick-Off Party at Tin Lizzie Saloon
  • SATURDAY (June 24): The 2017 Orange County ‘As One’ LGBT Pride Parade & Festival and The Official OC Pride ‘As One’ Closing Party
  • SUNDAY (June 25): Laguna Beach and the Boom Boom Room Beach Party – OC Pride Week Finale for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

There's a so much happening behind the Orange Curtain this weekend! More info!  Get the details!


Save the Date for Halloween on Arenas!

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Happy Hour Finder

Chill Bar Palm Springs at 217 E. Arenas Road will be the end all, be all on Chill Bar Palm SpringsMonday as it plays host to the Pride Month Mixer on Arenas Road with the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Desert Business Association and Gay Desert Guide.  Starts at 5 PM for members at Latitude 33, then Open to the public 5:30 - 7:30 PM on June 19. That’s in addition to a Happy Hour all day Mondays and from opening to 7 PM Tuesdays through Sundays where a Bloody Mary is $3, well drinks and house wines are $4, Bud and Miller Light is $2 and Chill Beer is $1.75.

Hot Deals

Trio does this sophisticated 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.


Take friends and save nearly 66% off a $14.50 ticket to the Palm Springs Air Museum. This aircraft hangar at 745 N. Gene Autrey Trail, is the home to the world’s largest collection of flyable WWII aircraft. And now you can see it all for $5.   Limit 2 per person.  Limited quantities! 

Top Five Bookmarks of the Week on GayDesertGuide.LGBT

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  3. Draped In Rainbow Flags And Toting Homemade Signs, Hundreds Join Palm Springs Unity March

  4. William Krisel, Architect Who Helped Define California Modernism, Dies At 92

  5. One Year Later at Pulse, Orlando Pays Tribute with a 'Day of Love & Kindness'


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