This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings for August 11-13, 2017


LIVE at the Camelot Theatres: Randy Rainbow, Coco Puru, Miss Richfield and Del Shores!

Outlandish Palm SpringsLOGO Founder Matt Farber Brings the OUTLANDISH Performance Series to Palm Springs!

Outlandish Palm Springs is a performance series produced by Logo Founder Matt Farber.  You'll never guess who's on the bill! GayDesertGuide is a media partner.

Del ShoresDel Shores - Six Characters in Search of a Play - Oct 28th, 8 PM

Sordid Lives creator Del Shores new one-man show directed by Emerson Collins proves once again that he is not a writer, he’s a self-proclaimed thief!  In Six Characters In Search Of A Play, Shores is inspired by Pirandello’s classic play to bring you six characters inspired by his real-life encounters that haven’t quite made it into one of Shores’ plays, films or TV shows. In 90 minutes, the audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics, then he will portray them in classic Shores’ monologue style.
  
Miss RichfieldMiss Richfield 1981 - 2020 Vision: A Surivival Guide For The New World Nov 4th  

Miss Richfield 1981 returns to Palm Springs with her brand new show, “2020 Vision—A Survival Guide For The New World”, an official Palm Springs Pride event.   The show features Miss Richfield 1981’s  unique take on audience participation along with new songs, new videos, and most importantly, a new message for our new world!   During these strange times, Miss R wants to provide a message of hope—or at least survival!

Miss Coco PeruCoco Peru - The Taming of the Tension Nov 11th

Miss Coco Peru has been a little tense lately and one of the things that Coco likes to do when she is tense is invite friends over to her place for tea (and/or cocktails) and a good old-fashioned bullshitting session. Coco is now inviting you to her "place" for some of her favorite stories, songs, and a good dose of bullshitting with the hope that together the tension will melt away! And for the first time ever Coco will be taking questions from her audience! So, think of good ones to ask!!! 



Randy Rainbow - LIVE!  Nov 18th

Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and musical parodies have garnered international acclaim and hundreds of millions of views. Dan Savage called him “the best thing to come from the GOP race” and his musical tribute to the first presidential debate of 2016 (“BRAGGADOCIOUS!”) received 28 million views in its first two days.

Doors open at 7 PM for all performances at 8 PM, and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to SAGE USA and SAGE of the Desert, a program of the LGBT Center.  Buy a series pass and save money!   More Info


All That Jazz...In The Pines of Idyllwild!

Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz in the PinesThe 24th Annual Idyllwild Arts Jazz In The Pines is an outdoor music festival held on the grounds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains above Palm Springs. The festival starts on the evening of Friday, August 11 with our VIP Patrons dinner and continues throughout the weekend on three stages offering continuous Jazz, Blues and R&B.
Crafts, jewelry and artwork are for sale in the festival marketplace along with a variety of casual dining options. Beer, wine and margaritas are available for purchase.

General admission tickets are available for individual days, as well as a discounted two-day ticket. The Patrons VIP Package ticket includes admission to the Friday evening dinner and dance party, Preferred Parking, Preferred Seating in the Main Amphitheater, admission to both days of the festival and a VIP concert on Saturday night in our brand new state of the art concert hall.

All proceeds from the festival benefit Idyllwild Arts Foundation. Our mission is changing lives through the transformative power of art. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  The festival will continue Rain or Shine. No refunds and no exchanges please.  Tickets also available at the Main Gate on each day of the event.  Children under 12 years of age are admitted free.  More Info


2nd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage Underway

The Rancho Mirage Restaurant Association, the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rancho Mirage have teamed up once again to kick off the 2nd Annual Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, an event whereby participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts have created cool summer specials.  There are three installments are now through July16, August 11 – 20, and September 8 – 17.

With the purchase of a $10 Taste of Summer wristband, patrons will be able to enjoy $4.00 offers at participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts during the promotion.  Wristbands may be purchased at any of the local charities lor at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce.  Get More Details


Hot August Days!  Get Wet at Splash House August Edition

Splash House Palm SpringsSplash House returns to Palm Springs for the second time this summer August 11-13, now in their fifth year!  Their official venues include The Saguaro Palm Springs, Riviera Palm Springs, and Renaissance Palm Springs.  Each hotel hosts a poolside stage programmed with festival artists.  Shuttles run non-stop between the venues so you can hop to another pool at any time.

Hotel packages include your Splash House tickets, shuttle access, and hotel accommodations at one of our host hotels.  Grab your room by the pool — we can’t wait to dance in the desert with you!  More Info


Keeping Boots on the Ground in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS.  The End of the Epidemic is in Full View!

Desert AIDS Walk 2017
Desert AIDS Walk 2017 is Saturday, October 21st. Join our "Community in Action" by committing to walk and registering at this link.

Explain organizers, "We have a big goal this year to increase our HIV testing and expand the comprehensive, compassionate care we provide for nearly 4,200 people every day. You can get us to a new reality of zero new HIV infections. You can make it all happen, and it starts with the Desert AIDS Walk."

It takes 60 seconds to start igniting this change. Register now to be an integral part of a new chapter. The funds you raise will directly transform the health of our neighbors for the better.  Thank you for supporting Desert AIDS Project!


Tickets on Sale for Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival 2018

Palm Desert Food and Wine FestivalOrganized by Palm Springs Life, the three-day event presents some of “the best people” in the food industry — chefs, vintners, and craft beer brewers — from across the country and welcomes all who share a love for good food and fine wine to the beautiful tree-lined El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert, California.  More Info


Happy Hour Finder

Toucans Tiki LoungeToucans Looking for an island-themed good time with low-priced drinks and no airfare necessary? At Toucans Tiki Lounge in North Palm Springs, there are totems, bamboo, birds and happy hour that spans weekdays from noon to 8 PM where well drinks are $3.50; domestic beer is $3 and wine and imported beer is $4! Get your vacation vibes by stopping by Toucans Tiki Lounge!

Chill visitors and locals alike love Chill Bar and Scorpion Room located in the heart of Arenas in downtown Palm Springs. With a happy hour that runs from opening to 7 PM and a late night happy hour from midnight to closing, the fun never stops! The offerings include $4 well drinks, $2.75 Bud Light & $1.50 Chill Lager. And if you don’t have plans for Sunday Funday yet, Chill bar also offers a variety of games from darts to life size Jenga.

C'mon, C'mon.  Get Happy!


Hot Deals!

Appetito DeliBuy Gift Cards and Save!

In the mood for fab Italian food without breaking the pocket? Dine at Appetito Deli where great Italian fare is 40% Off! Menu items such as crispy calamari, spicy romesco, pesto and pecorino romano will make you mouth water! Appetito Deli has a full bar too! Next to Koffi South on East Palm Canyon open seven days!

Fleming's Fine Steak HouseAt every Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, you'll enjoy unrivaled hospitality, a carefully curated wine list and experience expertly crafted steak made to order. You can enjoy all of this and more with a $50 gift card priced at only $30! Now isn’t that some delicious news?! Look for their craft beer dinner coming up later this month!
 

Trans Community Members and Allies Celebrate TG Mondays at Bongo Johnny's

Although you can come eat anytime on this day (April 10) at Bongo Johnny's, the owners donate a percentage of the sales to the Raina Chessman Fund, and the transgender social hour is from 5 to 8 PM.  And there's a raffle! More Info


"Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter Confirmed for Comic Con Palm Springs

“Holy medjool dates, Batman. Linda Carter and Stan Lee will come to Comic Con Palm Springs 2017!” Ah, we’re dating ourselves with that one. But those of us who remember ABC TV’s 1960s campy caped crusaders will get the pun. And fans of all ages will be thrilled to check out Comic Con Palm Springs Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. Linda Carter, aka Wonder Woman, and Marvel creator Stan Lee will join artists, such as J. Scott Campbell, who pins Spiderman and Danger Girl at the convention.

"We’ve spent years working, observing, and listening to what people want and sought from their comic con experiences," explain organizers.  "Not only working with talent and exhibitors, but also being passionate fans ourselves, we wanted to apply all the great ideas and suggestions everyone had – yours and ours together. Each year we plan to make Comic Con Palm Springs something special."  Express Your Inner Superhero

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