Bros, the movie, is debuting at Cinema Diverse on September 15th, a full two weeks ahead of its theatrical release. That’s a big coup for Michael Green and his team who puts on our LGBTQ+ film festival now its 15th year!
If you get our weekly newsletter, our # 1 Thing to Do in #ILoveGayPalmSprings is Monday as the Bros mobile tour comes to town. Deets below.
Co-writer and star of the movie, Billy Eichner, got into a little hot water today when he dissed streaming content in remarks made in Variety and reported on CNN.
Another film I’m personally excited about is All Man: The International Male Movie, co-directed by my good friend Jesse Finley Reed. It will show twice during the festival starting with the prime slot on Friday, Sept. 16. There are a few Palm Springs connections to the movie, and we’ll have more here and on KGAY 106.5 as the festival draws nearer.
It’s a great weekend for a movie, binge-watching TV or enjoying an indoor meal during the last weekend of Greater Palm Springs’ Summer Eats. My condo association’s pool and spa are basically the same temperature, so there’s little relief from the sun this holiday weekend. Cooler days are just around the corner – we hope!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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With the official end of summer comes the final weekend of the Summer Eats Pass from the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Greater Palm Springs). Instantly delivered via text and email, the Summer Eats Pass helps you discover local restaurants, get special discounts, prix fixe menus, and when you check-in to participating eateries, you could be eligible to win a $50 gift card! Dine, Save, and Chill. More info
A mobile movie theater experience for Universal Pictures’ upcoming RomCom BROS is coming to Palm Springs on Monday, September 5 from Noon–6 pm at Chill Bar at 217 E. Arenas Road. From the ferocious comic mind of Billy Eichner and the hitmaking brilliance of filmmakers Nicholas Stoller and Judd Apatow, comes Bros, a smart, swoony and heartfelt comedy about how hard it is to find another tolerable human being to go through life with. This is the first film with an all LGBTQ+ cast backed by a major movie studio, and it’s your chance to see an exclusive extended preview in a mobile 44-seat movie theater with an 18-foot screen!
The Barracks in Cathedral City has two special themed parties planned this weekend: On Friday, September 2 John Piampiano presents Dirty Trucker, a “Blue Collar Party” with DJ Doug Jackson from 9 pm–2 am. Then on Saturday, September 3, Jeff Rasul presents Rough Sex with music by DJ Thoughtknott from 9 pm–2 am. Both parties have a $20 cover charge. More info
This fall, the Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a Fellini Retrospective, screening a different film by Fellini on the first Friday of every month from September through October. On Friday, September 2 the film will be La Dolce Vita (1960), The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La Dolce Vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema! Italian food and drink specials start at 5 pm, film screening is at 7 pm. Get tickets
Oasis of Art Campaign Launch
Visit Greater Palm Springs has launched their new Oasis of Art campaign, drawing attention to the many art-and-cultural treasures available here in the Greater Palm Springs area. The campaign will include an Art & Sol artist video series, highlighting local artists and what inspires them, and the relaunch of the artsGPS app, a free resource to find public art, events, things to do, and places to stay in Greater Palm Springs. Use the app to take a self-guided tour of more than 100 outdoor public art installations scattered throughout our nine cities. You’ll see everything from whimsical and thought-provoking sculptures to colorful wall murals! More info
The Purple Room is Back
The Purple Room Supper Club has re-opened for the season! Marilu Henner takes the stage for the first time in two sold-out shows this weekend. On weeknights, the gin will be cold and the jazz will be hot as jazz legend Rose Mallett performs on Tuesdays & Thursdays with Darci Daniels & Charles Herrera serving up classic Rat Pack Era stylings on Wednesdays. The weekend entertainment for September is now posted on our event listing, and tickets are on sale now. Special performances in September include Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Brenna Whitaker, Clint Holmes, Scot Bruce, Chadwick Johnson, Lady Bunny and more! Get tickets
Desert Ensemble Theatre invites you to join a reading of the play Sherlock Holmes Confidential by Tony Padilla on Friday, September 2 from 6–9 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Directed by Jerome Elliott Moskowitz and featuring some of the desert’s finest actors, the play reveals the influences and circumstances which led Sherlock Holmes to become a great detective. Admission is free, reservations recommended. There will be full bar with happy hour menu, 2 drink minimum. More info