This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings for Friday, October 13-15, 2017


Late Breaking News: Stacy's @ Palm Springs Opens Friday, October 13th at 10:00 AM

Starting Friday, the space next to Streetbar is open as the Palm Springs location of the extremely popular Phoenix-area piano bar, Stacy's @ Melrose.  Stacy's @ Palm Springs!

The Palm Springs location is much more intimate and will feature a baby grand piano in one corner with a rotating schedule of entertainment. 
Don't be surprised to find Stacy checking on you and your guests to make sure you're having the best time you can have.  We'll have all the details on our website and on social media.
Whoo, Hooo!  We are thrilled welcome Stacy's @ Arenas Road!


Join in the Revivals Stores Palm Springs Grand Re-Opening Celebration This Saturday!

Revivals Stores is hosting a Grand Re-Modeling Event at its Palm Springs location, this Saturday October 14th beginning at 9 a.m. Dane Koch, Director of Retail, Revivals Stores says, “We wanted the store to be a place where families of every income level could shop for affordable furniture and home goods in an environment that created positive memories. It is possible to look incredible without being expensive.”

During the celebration, you'll find a variety of in-store specials -- including special pricing on designer shirts generously donated by Wil Stiles, the energetic clothing store located in the design district of Palm Springs -- and a chance to win a brand new living room from the Scott Living Collection.

Doors open at 9 a.m. this Saturday, October 14th, with an official ribbon cutting by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by Palm Springs Mayor Rob Moon, D.A.P. Board Chair, Steve Kaufer, and Desert AIDS Project CEO, David Brinkman. The first 200 shoppers will receive complimentary coffee and pastries from Ristretto for Coffee Lovers.  Continuing the celebration, Revivals will be hosting a taco lunch for shoppers between 12 pm  - 2 pm.
 
Revivals has three locations – Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert.  The stores are largely staffed by volunteers who support our mission, which enables Revivals to make a significant financial contribution to the Desert AIDS Project. 
Revivals Stores won Best Furniture Store and Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Outlook Magazine’s 2017 Ultimate Pride Contest, Best Consignment / Resale Store in Desert Magazine’s 2017 Best of the Valley Contest and Best Consignment / Resale and Best Vintage Clothing Store in Palm Springs Life’s 2017 Best of the Best Contest.  Visit revivalsstores.com and desertaidsproject.org to learn more.


Emerald Kingdom Presents a Benefit for the Palm Springs LGBT Center, Sunday at COPA

They will be offering a great night of entertainment starring local P.S drag celebs and entertainers from LA/Hollywood/Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County. we will be having lots items for auction.

Emerald Kingdom is a non-profit 501(c)(3) drag based entertainment charity organization benefiting LGBTQ youth charities. Fundraising for charities that aid in the rescue, education, and support of these youth. Believing in our diverse youth of tomorrow.

A charter of Imperial Court of Los Angeles and Hollywood @icolah, @InternationalCourtSystem members Empress Elizabeth (Liz) Loren and Emperor Drue, and their Royal entourage of Nobles and Aristocrats create soirees, events, Balls, and other events for the sole purpose of giving a hand up, not a hand out, to LGBTQ youth charities.

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert's MISSION is "Creating vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way."  Their VISION is "Thriving lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender people, living authentically in support inclusive communities." Their VALUES include "Respect, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Fun, Integrity."

So we'll see you Sunday!. More Info


Political Animals is "White Hot... Engrossing Political Theatre" According to Variety.  Screens in Palm Springs Sunday at 5 PM

Camelot Theatres and the Palm Springs Cultural Center in conjunction with the Palm Springs Dyke March bring a one time screening event of the documentary, Political Animals on October 15th at 5:00 pm.

Political Animals is a powerful, award winning documentary about four California lawmakers -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets into the halls of government to create lasting social justice and equality.

In attendance will be the films Producer, Chris Panizzon who will lead a discussion and Q&A following the feature.  Tickets: $15

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities. Please call 415-652-3744, 48 hours in advance to make your request or for any questions, including but not limited to the program, parking, restroom facilities, American Sign Language requirements, or alternate format materials.  More Info


Philanthropists to be Honored at Center Stage

Two long-time local LGBT philanthropists will be recognized for their decade-plus support of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert at the annual Center Stage Gala on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs.

Involved since the early days of The Center, when it was known as the Prime Timers of the Desert Foundation, David Hood & George Sellers have been integral to the evolution and success of Eastern Riverside County’s only LGBT community center. In 2005, when The Center opened its first location, David led fundraising efforts to build community support and raise money to help offsets costs. Since then, the couple has been a constant, stepping up with personal gifts and spearheading fundraisers for the organization’s subsequent relocations, most recently with The Center’s 2016 $3.5 million capital campaign.
 
“Without David & George’s leadership and generosity, The Center would not exist. We are forever grateful for their commitment,” said The Center’s Board Chair, Brian Rix.
 
The Center Stage Gala, presented by Eisenhower Medical Center, will feature the multi-talented actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson as the musical headliner and political comedienne Kate Clinton as returning emcee and host. Individual tickets, which are $195, while still available, are selling out fast. More Info


Taste of Palm Springs is October 17th

Get your wristbands in advance for this great taste of our city!  See below for the list of participating restaurants.  Come by and see us for a chance to win two tickets to OUTPSP on October 25th!

Taste of Palm Springs















The First Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Block Party is also on the horizon!

Gay Desert Guide will be a part of the Inaugural  Rancho Mirage Block Party.
​As we get closer more details will be announced but here is some what you can expect !! 

  • ​9 Food Vendors Giving Away Food...
  • ​Beer Garden with beer by...
  • ​Wine Garden with wine by...
  • Huge Prize to be given away...

​Meet the members and learn more about their businesses!  Tuesday, October 24, from 5 to 8 PM.  More Info


A La Quinta Brewing Co Craft Beer Dinner

La Quinta Brewing Company proudly presents Dilbert’s Honey Wheat, Heatwave Amber Ale, Even Par and Koffi Porter paired with Westin Mission Hills Chef Joel Delmond’s Chicken and Waffle, BLT Bites and Grilled Top Sirloin. $55  More Info


Happy Hour Finder

You may have already heard but we’re here to tell you that Blackbook bar on Arenas is now serving brunch on the weekend and it's delicious! Try out brunch Blackbook style with fresh OJ Mimosas, Devil's Strain Bloody Mary’s, Vodka French Toast, Pancakes in a cup, and so much more! Along with weekend brunch they also have a brand new happy hour. Don’t be late to the party…. Be sure to visit them this weekend!  Watch for our review next week!

One of our favorite Palm Springs hot spots has reopened and we couldn’t be happier! Trio, where Palm Springs eats, is back in action! They’ve been nominated for Desert Sun's “Best of the Valley” best Happy Hour and that’s no surprise to us! Catch their one of a kind happy hour daily from 11am-7pm at the bar and patio!

C'Mon, C'Mon, Get Happy!


Hot Deals (Discounted Gift Cards!)

Enjoy a delicious meal, cocktails or both at one of Palm Spring's favorite restaurants for 40% off!

Located in the most fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, EIGHT4NINE restaurant and lounge offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for any occasion. You can enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, or Happy Hour!

Chef Teresa at Il Giardino Ristorante Italiano specializes in homemade Italian/Sicilian foods according to traditional recipes of her birth family and uses her experience acquired over the years to personally prepare the dishes on the menu. Try Homemade Gnocchi, Ravioli, Noodles, Sauces, Gravy, Fresh Vegetable Soups, and Desserts that are cooked throughout the day for 40% off with this amazing hot deal! That’s only $15 for $25 worth of food and drinks

Sizzling Savings with HOT Deals!


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  4. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, In Palm Springs, To LGBTQ Americans: 'Reclaim Your Time
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