This Week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings for September 12, 2017


LIVE at the Camelot Theatres: Randy Rainbow (SOLD OUT, but another show may be added), 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

The first show is SOLD OUT but another show may be added.  Stay tuned!

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.

All Performances...

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


Learn to LIVE BOLD at The Center


Tonight (September 12) and again Saturday (September 17) Living Bold -- Laura Meeks presents "Laurence to Laura." The biggest change you will ever make!  

Laura Meeks explores Self-Acceptance, Being Authentic and How to follow your dreams.  Susan Lake explores "Living Bold" Are you ready to change? Topics include:  Who in the world am I? Becoming the VIP of your life

This program has two 45 minute presentations by speaker, with a 15 minute break.  More Info

Cheyenne Jackson and Kate Clinton Headline Center Stage 2017

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor Cheyenne Jackson will headline the 8th annual Center Stage gala, presented by Eisenhower Medical Center on Friday, October 27, 2018 at the Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, benefitting The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center).

Fresh off his role on FX's American Horror Story, Cheyenne has had a wealth of roles on and off Broadway, including starring in The Performers, 8, Finian's Rainbow, Damn Yankees, Xanadu, Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more. Cheyenne has released several studio albums, his most recent, Renaissance, and has collaborated with the likes of Sia and Charlotte Sometimes. No stranger to sold-out shows in the Coachella Valley, Cheyenne has performed at both the McCallum Theatre and the Annenberg Theater.

Cheyenne will be joined by comedienne Kate Clinton, back by popular demand to host Center Stage for the fourth consecutive year. The evening will feature a silent auction, program, dinner, and after-party, all designed to advance The Center's mission of creating vibrant community. New this year, attendees will be able to take advantage of The Center's partnership with Lyft, Official Ridesharing Sponsor of Center Stage, and receive a 20% discount for rides to and from the event.

General admission tickets, priced at $195, went on sale on Friday, September 1. For sponsorships and more information, visit thecenterps.org or call 760-416-7790.


Tickets Available for 10th Anniversary Season of Dezart Performs

Gay Desert Guide is thrilled to continue its media partnership with Dezart Performs.  For its 10th Anniversary celebration, Dezart Performs has selected a provocative 2017/2018 season of theatrical productions which will entertain, engage and stimulate audiences.

Dezart Performs 2017/2018 SeasonIn announcing the 2017/2018 line-up of productions, Artistic Director Michael Shaw commented,  "It’s an incredibly exciting time for Dezart Performs as we announce our new season and look ahead in celebration of our 10th Anniversary. Coming off of an amazingly successful past season, we have challenged ourselves to continue providing bold, provocative, quality productions never-before seen in the Coachella Valley.”  More Info


Lovely Crowd Gathers at Alicante to Launch GayDesertGuide.com's Fifth Year!

As GayDesertGuide begins our 5th year of service this week, we invited the community to join us for drinks and samples of Alicante's fine food.  TryOUT Tuesday is our signature event allowing you to sample restaurant's food and get happy hour prices on drinks.  So keep your eye on our Facebook page for future such events, and check out this photo gallery of some of our extended family at the celebration.  We thank you for your love and support all these years.

Downtown. It's Fun to be Downtown!

Park in Style...

Spa Resort Casino recently cut the ribbon on a beautiful new addition to downtown Palm Springs. The new parking structure is located at the corner of E. Amado Road and N. Calle Encilia.   Spa Resort Casino invites guests to roll up in style at its new state-of-the-art, 850-stall parking structure. Owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and operated by Spa Resort Casino, McCarthy Building Company of Newport Beach, Calif., was general contractor on the 12-month build, and the architects were Parking Design Associates of Los Angeles on the parking structure, Delawie on its exterior, and JCI Architecture on the updates to the casino interior. More than 550 construction workers were associated with the project.  

New Development Grand Openings

Here's what we know for sure, as revealed by Mayor Robert Moon at the Main Street Palm Springs Association meeting this morning... 

The Rowan Palm Springs is set to open November 8th, but a ticketed State of the City event is planned for September 8th.  The new Starbucks Reserve is opening November 1st (no word on whether the current Starbucks is staying in place).  Finally H&M will have a grand opening the week before Thanksgiving!  It's a whole new downtown!  Plans will be revealed soon for a public opening.

Happy Hour Finder

Toucans Tiki Lounge Palm Springs
At Toucans Tiki Lounge in North Palm Springs, you can hang with a cocktail amongst totems, bamboo and and an amazing happy hour! Catch Happy Hour specials daily from noon until 8 PM. Noon until 7 PM on Sundays and noon until 10 PM on Fridays. 

Just another Manic Monday? Then head over to Chill Bar Palm Springs located on Arenas where happy hour is ALL DAY. Don’t you feel so chill knowing that Monday Madness doesn’t have to be a bad thing?! It can be tall, cool, and refreshing!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!


Hot Deals (Discounted Gift Cards!)

Thai Smile, at 100 S. Indian Canyon Drive, is a Palm Springs gem in the perfect location! The menu  offers healthy, high-quality flavors from Thailand. They have a  full bar and happy hour specials too! With this deal, you can enjoy $50 worth of its myriad specialties, including drinks, for 40% off!

At Lulu California Bistro, located in the center of downtown Palm Springs, combines talent, expertise and a passion for great food to produce a captivating dining experience.  Menu options are both varied and value-priced and the  quality is always high! They have a full bar with happy hour all day long which includes food and cocktails! Enjoy $50 worth of food and drinks at Lulu California Bistro for just $30!

Sizzling Savings with HOT Deals!


Top Five Bookmarks of the Week

  1. Cinema Diverse Marks 10th Year
  2. A Gay Vampire King Marries in Palm Springs

  3. Report: Garth Brooks To Headline 2018 Stagecoach Festival

  4. Michael Jackson's Top 5 Queerest Music Videos

  5. Best of Coachella Valley Voting


Thanks from the Bottom of Our Website!

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