Gay Desert Guide: Week of July 30, 2018


This week in #ILoveGayPalmSprings: We thank you for coming to the Mid-Summer Dance Party this past weekend, and look ahead to this week: Jazzville, tickets on sale for the PS Film Festival Awards Gala as well as Modernism Preview, and this weekend is a big event for Craft Beer. Right around the corner we have Comic Con and the Palm Springs International Animation Festival, and Big Bear Romp
 

Mid-Summer Dance Party

A big thank you to everyone who came out for our "I ❤️ the 80's" Mid-Summer Dance Party this past weekend! We packed Chill Bar and had a great time dancing to the music and videos of the 80's and getting silly with the Mirror Me photo booth! (Check out a few examples below). Thanks to Chill Bar, Reveal Pale Ale, PartyLife Photo Booths, and DJ Ray Rhodes. By the way, Ray will be back for our “Dip Into Pride” Pool Party this November 2, on the Friday of Palm Springs Pride Weekend. We are working on the lineup of fun and will have more information for you soon!







 


 


Amp it Up with AMP Sports Lounge

 

The newly-opened Amp Sports Lounge presents a Thank You and Celebration on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m., featuring Taco Tuesday with $1.50 street tacos, free nachos, and a t-shirt giveaway to celebrate the opening of their doors less than three months after they began construction. Help "break in the staff" and welcome AMP to their home. More info
 


Jazzville feat. Jeff Pifher Quintet

Jazzville, a monthly live jazz scene in Palm Springs presented by DJ Baz at Oscar's Cafe downtown,  presents the Jeff Pifher Quintet on Wednesday, August 1 from 7:00–10:00 p.m., with Jeff Pifher on sax, Corey Coverstone on drums, Misha Bigos on keys, Colin Cook on guitar, and Eric England on bass. Special guests, too!  Oscar's cabaret room has excellent acoustics, plus the vibe and swank of the famous clubs when jazz was king. DJ Baz will be spinning great jazz before the live band, during breaks, and after the show. If you've never experienced live jazz in a great setting, come treat yourself and see what you've been missing. More info


Film Awards Gala Tickets On Sale Aug 1

Seats and tables for the Palm Springs International Film Festival's signature showpiece event, the 2019 Film Awards Gala, are available for purchase beginning August 1, 2018. This evening of high style, glitz, and fellowship, complete with red carpet, A-list celebrities, and Palm Springs community leaders will take place on January 3, 2019. The evening raises more than $1 million in funding for the Palm Springs International Film Society every year. More info


Modernism Week Fall Preview Tickets on Sale Aug 1

Get a taste of the Modernism Week a few months early with Modernism Week’s 2018 Fall Preview, which takes place October 18–21 at various locations in the Coachella Valley. A rundown of events can be found here and tickets are on sale August 1, 2018 at 12 noon PST. More info


Craft Beer Weekend

Attention beer lovers! The seventh-annual Craft Beer Weekend takes place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday August 4–5 at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club. Taste the day away with over four dozen breweries, beer tastings, small bites, live entertainment and tales of the trade regaled by the brewers themselves. Drink and eat to your heart's content—tastings are unlimited! Sunday features a plated, sit-down Beer Brunch with six beer-inspired courses, each paired with a different brew, plus one beer to star and one to finish. Get tickets

Comic Con and Animation Festival are Coming

The original and biggest Comics Convention in Palm Springs is back for the 3rd year from August 24–26 at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Don’t miss the definitive comic experience at CCPS, bringing together all your favorite artists, creators, celebrities, and cosplayers to one explosive annual event. Get tickets
 
The Palm Springs International Animation Festival and Expo, taking place August 22–25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center/Camelot Theatreis a global competition in animation and exhibition of the most talented artists in animation styles including 2D, 3D, Hand Drawn, Painted, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motions, VFX, and more. Get tickets

Big Bear Romp 2018 Schedule, Entertainers

Big Bear Romp 2018 is just a couple of weeks away, August 16–19 at Big Bear Lake, Ca, featuring a special performance by 2018 Headliner Amber, plus a Mountains of Laughs Comedy Night, Leather Dance Party, Pool Parties, Beer Bust and BBQ, Bitchy Bingo Brunch, and more! For the latest on the full lineup: More info

Splash House Sold Out

Splash House August 2018, taking place Aug 10–12 at The Renaissance, The Riviera, and The Saguaro hotels in Palm Springs has sold out! The best of house music will set the stage for this epic pool party with after hours events at the Palm Springs Air Museum. A fan-to-fan ticket exchange is now open if you missed out on general ticket sales. More info