Pride month in most of the world is June. LGBTQ History month is October, and our Palm Springs Pride is the last one of the year. However, three smaller prides dot our calendar this Fall. We just concluded the 2nd ”Pride Under the Pines” in Idyllwild. That’s followed by ECV Pride in Coachella this weekend. After PS Pride comes Diversity DHS, Desert Hot Springs Pride. Why you ask?? For those who haven’t spent a summer here, look no further than your thermometer to gauge how a June or July Pride would fare.
Drag queens’ makeup would melt and run, not to mention parade participants baking in the sun. With global warming, even some of our recent parades have been a little toasty. No matter: We’re looking forward to celebrating all the colors of the rainbow this Fall. Stay with Gay Desert Guide and KGAY for all the happenings.
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“Score” Help for your LGBTQ+ Business
“SCORE” Coachella Valley, Gay Desert Guide and KGAY present: “SCORE” Help for Your LGBTQ+ Business and DBA Mixer on Monday, October 3 from 4–7 pm. Learn about how small business owners and entrepreneurs can sign up to get access to free SCORE mentoring and other resources. KGAY/Gay Desert Guide’s Brad Fuhr will share insights about local and national LGBTQ consumer trends. He’ll share data from Community Marketing and Insights, the largest annual LGBTQ community survey, and examine social media trends as well. Following the presentation, there’s a DBA business networking mixer providing a unique opportunity to network with small business professionals and organizations from the Coachella Valley. Free event, registration required. More info
Tramway Annual Snow Guessing Contest
Snow will soon be falling on Mount San Jacinto, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is running their annual Snow Guessing Contest, starting October 1 and running until the first measurable inch of show falls at the Tramway’s Mountain Station. Be one of the first people to guess the correct date that the first inch of snow falls and you could win free passes to the Tramway plus a special gift! Learn more
Mon Petit Salon Mondays
Looking for something to do on Monday night? Check out Mon Petit Salon at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, an evening of improvised, eclectic world music on Monday evenings from 5–7:30 pm. Each week features different artists and genres, from blues, jazz, electro, classical and more. The shows are hosted by violin virtuoso Jeremie Levi Samson and produced by Mon Petit Mojave, an award-winning musical experience from the hi-desert. Reservations are recommended. More info
9th Annual Reel Women’s Film Festival
Now in its ninth year, the Reel Women’s Film Festival takes place October 1–15 streaming online, with an in-person program on Saturday, October 15 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival is championed by a committee that works to bring diverse and inspiring films about women to the screen. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, serving Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties. More info
Positive Life Series – Addiction & Long Term Survivors
The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, October 4 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is An Update on the International AIDS Conference with guest speaker Golkoo Morcos, Founder/Chief Medical Officer Bios Clinical Research. More info
The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Jazz on the Second Floor with Leanna and the Jazz Collective on Tuesdays from 5–7:30 pm upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Relive the heyday of the Palm Springs Speakeasy with locally acclaimed Entertainer/Jazz Vocalist Leanna and Miguel on Congas/Percussion — a husband and wife duo not to be missed, along with special guests. Every week is a different musical experience. Reservations are recommended. No cover charge but there is a 2 drink minimum. More info
Experience Tim Burton’s early classics on the largest screen in the Coachella Valley at the Historic Camelot Theatre with their PS Rewinds series. On Thursday, October 6, it’s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985). Tim Burton’s singular artistic vision of whimsical, gothic fantasy took Hollywood by storm when he made his directorial debut in the 1980’s. In this film, Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen, and thus begins the adventure in recovering his treasured bike. Get tickets
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Barry Bostwick
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage’s The Show presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show 47th Anniversary Spectacular Tour on Friday, October 7 at 8 pm. All guests are welcome to dress up as their favorite character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show with props provided by The Show. Join the original ‘Brad Majors,’ Barry Bostwick, for a screening of the original unedited movie with a live shadow cast and audience participation! [Read Bostwick’s chat with Palm Springs Life here]. The tour also features a memorabilia display with artifacts and an actual costume from the movie, a costume contest, and more. Get tickets