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One Night Only – Las Vegas: The Golden Age
Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center presents One Night Only for the 17th year at the McCallum Theatre, produced by Michael Childers with the theme Las Vegas: The Golden Age, 1950-1970 on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 pm. The cast includes Klea Blackhurst, Debby Boone, Carole J. Bufford, Scott Coulter, Julie Garnyé, Alex Getlin, Jason Graae, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King, Tamika Lawrence, Aaron Lazar, Daniel LeClaire, Chris Mann, Valarie Pettiford, Kelli Rabke, Jonathan Sharp, Gary Shaw, Seth Sikes, James Snyder, Billy Stritch, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Nita Whitaker, and Nickerson-Rossi Dance. Get tickets
Out on the Walk
Your last days to experience the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert’s Out on the Walk, an exhibition celebrating the LGBT individuals on the Palm Springs Walk of the Stars, are this Thursdays–Sunday, November 9–12 at the Village Green. KGAY/Gay Desert Guide will be on-site hosting on Friday, November 10 from 2:45–6 pm, stop by and say hi! The Walk contains more than 450 stars honoring notable entertainers, humanitarians, civic leaders, architects, artists, authors, athletes, and veterans, and some of the honorees were known to live openly as LGBT individuals, while others due to time and personal preference did not. By identifying and celebrating these LGBT celebrities, business people, humanitarians, philanthropists, authors, artists, and civic leaders, organizers hope to share the story of how each one helped to make the greater Palm Springs area the welcoming place for the LGBTQ community it is today. The Walk of the Stars website and app also features information about the honorees. More info
Positive Life Series – HIV Research in Palm Springs
The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, November 7 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is HIV Research in Palm Springs with Carlos Martinez, Chief Medical Officer of Palmtree Clinical Research, and Golkoo Morcos, Chief Medical Officer of Bios Clinical Research. You can also attend via Zoom. Up next month: Special World AIDS Day Conference (12/1). More info
I’m Speaking: Reflections on Veterans Day
Lez Out Loud presents I’m Speaking, Reflections on Veterans Day, a free community event featuring speakers, back for its fourth edition. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 8 at Mizell Center. LGBTQ veterans will share their experiences, followed by a Q&A session. The event is free to attend. Doors open at 5:30 pm and speakers start at 6 pm. Come join in for some connection and conversation. More info
Pickleball Courts Community Meeting
The City of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Department invites you to learn about the capital project to expand the Demuth Pickleball Courts on Wednesday, November 8 at 5 pm at the Demuth Community Center Multipurpose Room. Meet the project design team, provide input on designs, and enjoy free refreshments and giveaways! More info
Cabaret6 Desert Stars: Tina Turner Tribute
For six Wednesdays of the Cabaret6 Desert Stars series, from November 8–December 13, a different Desert Star will take the stage each week at the newly renovated Revolution Stage Company in downtown Palm Springs. On Wednesday, November 8 at 7 pm, It’s A Tina Turner Tribute with Keisha D and Hearts of Soul. So far, this show has played only two locations, but you’ll have a chance to see it with backup dancers, and that special something that only Keisha brings to the stage. Get tickets
Horizon Jazz Series at the Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs presents the Horizon Jazz Series on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:30–9:30 pm featuring Elijah Fox for a night of auditory bliss, paired with a menu of delights from the kitchen. The events are free and open to all, but reservations are highly recommended. Limited seating is also available close to the performance on a first-come first-served basis. More info
The Dirty Show 2.0 with Skyler Gentry
Ben Zook from the hit gay web series, “Where the Bears Are,” presents The Dirty Show 2.0 with Skyler Gentry on Wednesday November 8 at 7 pm at Dietlart Gallery. This all-new show features Zook as Skyler Gentry, America’s favorite actor-singer-dancer-psychic, with raunchy songs, comedy bits and “psychic readings” with the audience. His original show was a smash hit in Palm Springs and he performed it all over the world. He’s thrilled to be back in Palm Springs with this brand new “Dirty Show 2.0!” Beware – the show is very gay, very dirty and loads of fun! Intended for mature audiences. Get tickets
Gimme Shelter Luncheon
The Palm Springs Animal Shelter’s annual Gimme Shelter Luncheon is Thursday, November 9 from 12–1 pm. This one-hour fundraising luncheon is FREE: You’ll enjoy a vegan lunch along with an inspiring program including live testimonials and their most recent video. You’ll also be invited to join the Gimme Shelter Society comprised of individuals who have made a multi-year pledge to the shelter. More info
Palm Springs Single Guys Mixer
Palm Springs Single Guys present their monthly social mixer on Thursday, November 9 from 5:30–7:30 pm in the VIP Lounge at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This free event is, according to organizers, “nothing too complicated, just a great group of single guys who are looking for connection.” Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone, and chat with some wonderful guys. Palm Springs Single Guys is an online Facebook group for people living in the Palm Springs area or those who are visiting and is open to gay, bisexual and transgender men. More info
Machine Dreams: Ghost in the Shell
The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Machine Dreams, curated in partnership with the advanced language model ChatGPT, which will introduce each film via AI generated video—seamlessly blending cutting-edge AI technology with great movies for an unforgettable adventure. On Thursday, November 9 at 7 pm, dive into the groundbreaking world of Ghost in the Shell (1995) where cybernetic wonders and existential questions intertwine in a stunning masterpiece. Get tickets
The History of Broadway Musicals and Deep-Sea Diving
The Palm Springs Art Museum presents Mixed Feelings: The History of Broadway Musicals and Deep-Sea Diving on Thursday, November 9 from 6–8 pm in the main museum with speakers Scott Nevins & Justin Dunnavant. “Mixed Feelings” is a back-to-back lecture experience on unrelated topics (that are somehow connected). Two speakers talk about their respective areas of expertise and you get to make the connections during the Q&A. Get tickets
Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride 2023-24 is Here!
Just in time for Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we present our Visitor Map & Guide Pride 2023-24! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town if you’re here, or if planning a visit, you can view and download it right here, right now!
Guide Dogs of the Desert All-American Fundraiser
Guide Dogs of the Desert presents An All-American Fundraiser on Friday, November 10 at 6 pm at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. Join in for a night filled with fun, laughter, and many paw-some moments. Guide Dogs of the Desert provides life-changing Guide Dogs to individuals with visual impairments free of charge. Help raise funds to support their fantastic work while enjoying a special evening including dinner and the musical styling of 2-time Grammy Award Winner Diane Schuur. Get tickets
A Tribute to The Carpenters
A Carpenters tribute concert will be held on Friday, November 10, at Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs. Gregory Douglass and Michael Orland will perform the Carpenters’ soft melodic style, including their timeless hits. Dinner and drinks will be served starting at 5:30 pm. Get tickets
Hanson House Foundation 20th Anniversary Gala
On Friday, November 10 at 6 pm, the Hanson House Foundation will transport guests to the enchanting era of the 1920s with their 20th Anniversary Gala Roaring 20’s Style, bringing together a night of glamour, excitement, and charitable endeavors. The live auction will feature exclusive items, from artwork to vacation packages, igniting bidding wars and creating an electrifying atmosphere. A casino area and live music of the 20s will give guests the chance to win fabulous prizes and dance the night away. Get tickets
Musical Theatre University is presenting Hello, Dolly! from Friday–Sunday, November 10–12, starring Tony Award winner Cady Hoffman as Dolly Levi. The show will feature 24 talented students and an 18-piece professional orchestra, with Tim Ewing as Horace Vandergelder. Get tickets
Razzle Dazzle: A Broadway Revue
Razzle Dazzle: A Broadway Revue will be performed at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday, November 10 from 7–9 pm. It will feature hosts Bonnie Gilgallon and Douglas Graham, musical director Robert Ollis, and special guests Lizzie Schmelling and Randy Brenner. The show will celebrate Disney’s 100th birthday with performances of Broadway favorites. Get tickets
We have a new Pride Finder on the Gay Desert Guide homepage, with links to the hottest shows, shops and much more. Whether you’re interested in finding a cool place to stay, seeing a show, or shopping for Pride gear, the Pride Finder has you covered.
Check it out!