Gay Desert Guide: Week of June 4, 2018


Let us be your Gay Desert Guide to this week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings!
Take a Walk on the Warm Side, Chill out to Jazzville, Splash House lands just in time; Pride month; honors for OUTstanding Voices as well as our business partners, Andy Weir, Stonewall Awards Gala and more!

A Walk on the Warm Side - Warm Sands Open House

 On Tuesday, June 5 from 4:00–7:00 p.m. the Warm Sands Neighborhood Organization hosts the first-ever Walk on the Warm Side, an opportunity for locals to discover the neighborhood's hospitality gems. Stroll along quiet, palm tree fringed streets and choose which resorts you wish to visit from a map you will receive along with a wrist band at the registration table. Gay Desert Guide is the primary media sponsor of this special event and we will see you at the registration table! Your donation to participate ($10 suggested) will go to health and safety improvements in our community. Pre-Register Today


Jazzville at Oscar's

Jazzville is a monthly live jazz scene in Palm Springs presented by DJ Baz at Oscar's Café downtown, hosted by Jeff Wolf of 107.3 Mod FM. Come hear world-class musicians and enjoy good wine and food, too (no minimum). Jazzville on June 6 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. presents Drew Ninmer on trumpet (from the movie Whiplash), Martin Diller on drums (Postmodern Jukebox) and Will Lyle on bass (rising all-star). Be-Bop & Swing of the 50s & 60s with special guests! More info


 

Splash House Starts Friday

The epitome of poolside fun in the sun, Splash House kicks off the summer pool party season with Palm Springs style, Friday, June 8–Sunday, June 10 at three different venues: The Renaissance, Riviera, and Saguaro Hotels, as well as an after-hours party at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
With forecast highs in the 100's and lows in the 70's, you'll want to get wet during the day and stay out late at night! Each of the three hotels will have its own distinctive soundtrack, and you can visit all three by just hopping on the shuttle, included with your ticket! Check out our 5 Fashion Accessories You Need to Survive Splash House, We hope you're ready to get wet & wild with team member Denise Giram as she takes over our Instagram channel once again to bring you live Splash House coverage! Share your photos with us by using #IloveGayPalmSprings to be featured on our channel. Get tickets today!

OUTstanding Voices Honored

As the city of Palm Springs turns 80 years old and during the worldwide Pride Month in June, Palm Springs Pride announced it is recognizing the contributions and achievements of eighty lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender leaders and allies as OUTstanding Voices from Palm Springs. We are proud to say that Gay Desert Guide's own Brad Fuhr is among the honorees! Follow the link for the full list and tickets. More info


 

DBA Networking Mixer


This month's Networking Mixer for the Desert Business Association will be held at Tipper's Gourmet Marketplace on Monday, June 4 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Co-Hosted by the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. More info
 


Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is underway. This is a tremendous opportunity to experience your favorites as well as discover something new! Participating restaurants offer special menus at set prices with lunches available for $15, $20 or $25 and dinners for $29, $39 or $49. For a chance to win an overnight stay at Hotel Paseo, take a picture of your food and post to social media with the hashtag #dineGPS (and don't forget to add our hashtag #ILoveGayPalmSprings). Check our link for a list of participating restaurants. More info


Palm Springs Installation & Business Awards Luncheon

With local businesses thriving, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its annual Awards Luncheon and Installation on Tuesday, June 5th at 11:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. We would like to take a moment to pay tribute to our partners who are being honored, including:

Congratulations to all the honorees, we are proud of you and join the Chamber of Commerce in celebrating you! More info

Drag Queen Story Hour

On Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00–7:00 p.m., Join Bella da Ball in the Youth Room at the Palm Springs Public Library for an evening of magic and fun!  Craft a tiara or wand and then circle around as Bella shares a story; it will be a fun evening for the whole family! More info


 


Unwined at On the Mark

On Thursday, June 7 from 5:30–7:00 p.m., enjoy the perfect night out with a full hour of wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at "Unwined" presented by On The Mark Fine Foods and Provisions in downtown Palm Springs. The tasting includes an official "On The Mark" wine glass, where you can taste a range of 6-8 organic wines along with several hors d'oeuvres to elevate the tasting experience. More info


 

Palm Springs Speaks - Andy Weir

Palm Springs Speaks will hold a special bonus event featuring famed author Andy Weir, on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formerly Camelot Theatres). Andy's first novel, The Martian, was later adapted into a film of the same name directed by Ridley Scott (starring Matt Damon) in 2015. His most recent novel, Artemis, was published in 2017. Get tickets

Social Security - Your Questions Answered

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Sean K. Heslin will discuss your options and the effect your decisions have on your retirement income on Thursday, June 7 from 4:00–5:00 p.m. at the LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Discussion of questions to include: How does Social Security fit into my retirement income plan? When should I start taking benefits? What about taxes? This event is free; registration is requested. More info

 


VillageFest Summer Hours Begin

As the days heat up and May turns to June, Palm Springs' famous and festive street fair, VillageFest, moves into their summer hours: Starting Thursday, June 7, and continuing through the summer, VillageFest starts at 7:00 p.m., closing at 10:00 p.m. More info

LA Pride Week Underway


LA Pride Week 2018 is now underway, with the big weekend being June 9–10, when the City of West Hollywood will play host to the 48th annual LA Pride Parade and Festival—an amazing weekend of self-expression, community, good times, and great memories. For more information on these and a number of Pride events scheduled for the days leading up, click here.
 
June is Pride Month...all month long! For a lineup of other California pride festivals over the next 30 days, including Orange County, San Francisco, and Sacramento (also Sunday, June 10), visit our Pride Events page
 

Save the Date: Stonewall Awards Gala June 28

On Thursday, June 28, the Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala will celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
The Gala will take place at Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City with a special musical performance by SVET, an Electro Hip Hop Violinist as seen on America’s Got Talent. This event is also and educational platform for youth to learn the importance of Stonewall, and SVET will be joined by LGBTQ+ Palm Springs High School Student violinists. Funds benefit the Transgender Community Coalition to continue services for the LGBTQ+ Community. Get tickets