Open Call Talent Competition. The McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert
Apr 16-18

The Coachella Valley’s best vocalists, dancers, instrumentalists and novelty performers will appear on stage in four performances; all performances are open to the public. Open Call 2015 will showcase 98 performers in 19 acts that were selected by audition. Where else can you see a nine-year-old organist, seventy-five year old vocalist and fifty-three year old magician performing on the same stage? For schedule and ticket info visit www.mccallumtheatre.com

For The Love of Broadway Series. The Purple Room, Palm Springs
Apr 24 thru May 24

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage in Palm Springs, in association with producer Dick Taylor, is thrilled to announce a very special For the Love of Broadway three-show series this spring featuring renowned stars of Broadway . Jo Anne Worley of The Drowsy Chaperone and TV show Laugh-In, Dale Kristien of Phantom of the Opera and Bill Hutton of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat together in “A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber” and Carole Cook of 42nd Street. The performers will sing many of the songs they performed on Broadway and tell stories of their careers, all with loads of fun and laughter. Each show in the series will have a Friday and Saturday evening performance and a special “Brunch and Broadway” show on Sunday. For info visit www.purpleroompalmsprings.com

PS Hot Rodeo. Palm Springs
May 1-3

Enjoy a weekend of western rodeo and “country fair” festivities while visiting the fun and beautiful paradise of Palm Springs. Our Friday Pool Party with the Cowboys and Cowgirls of the Hot Rodeo is not to be missed! Kick up your heels under the stars at our Saturday Night Dance at Spurline Video Lounge! Don’t miss out!  This event will be even HOTTER than last year! For complete schedule visit www.psrodeo.org

Earth Matters: An Eco-Centric Exhibit. Palm Springs Public Library Palm Springs
Through May 13

Earth Matters: An eco-centric exhibit focusing on land and water at the Palm Springs Public Library.  Featuring the work of three local photographers Gary Dorothy, Chari Godokanda, and Dennis Johnson, their work will be on display in the main Library, presented in partnership with the City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. This exhibition looks at our relationship with our natural environment and two of the most common and precious resources on earth – land and water. For info visit www.palmspringslibrary.org

DBA April Events
April 6
Mixer 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Palm Springs Wedding Chapel
Location: TBA

April 20
Mixer 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Son Cabinetry
611 S. Palm Canyon Dr. #5 Palm Springs

For more info visit www.desertbusinessassociation.org

Ongoing

First Wednesday Art Walk, Backstreet Art District Palm Springs
Now Thru July

Please join us for the First Wednesday Artwalk at the Backstreet Art District. Enjoy beautiful art and meet the artists. Located off highway 111, behind the Mercedes Benz Dealership, on South Cherokee Way. www.backstreetartdistrict.com

The Sunday Band w/ special guests. Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown

Sundays
The Sunday Rock + Roll Service is a Pappy and Harriet’s institution celebrating the healing powers of music and community! Every weekend the club’s favorite singers and players get together and trade songs. Come join us to see Victoria Williams, Gar Robertson, Carol Ann Crandall, Damian Lester, Bob Furgo, Rachel Dean, Ryan Norman, Caleb Winn, Danny

Frankel and other talented locals performing for your drinking and dancing pleasure. With a come-as-you-are vibe, Sundays have seen great special guests like Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, The Jayhawks, Rickie Lee Jones to name a few. www.pappyandharriets.com

Copa. In a throwback to old Palm Springs’ nightclubs, the Copa is fashioned around an elevated performing stage and a stunning u-shaped bar lined with leather barstools, upholstered booths, and gilded cocktail tables. Sink into the sexy lounge, sip a cocktail, and enjoy the lineup of local and guest entertainers. For weekly schedule visit www.coparoomps.com

The Purple Room. Supper club, drinks and live music. It’s where Palm Springs plays. Great entertainment nightly and dinner specials. You never know whom you might see at The Purple Room. For monthly schedule and info visit www.thepurpleroompalmsprings.com

Oscar’s Café & Bar. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Indian Canyon, Oscar’s has a huge outdoor patio with lots of umbrellas for shade and misters to keep you cool, too. You can beat the heat any time of year and enjoy the views of Palm Springs. And our patio is dog friendly for your leashed four-legged family members! On Saturday and Sunday from 8am – 2pm, enjoy a $9 Bottomless Mimosas (juice included), a single $2 mimosa or a $5 Bloody Mary with brunch, during which both our full breakfast and lunch menus are available. Also join us for Sunday Funday Weekly Tea Dance 4pm-Close! www.oscarspalmsprings.com

Lipstick at Copa. Thursday nights at Copa just got a little hotter with a new show at the new showroom inside Copa. The Hot New Lipstick show is a raucous affair where the audience is encouraged to participate in singing, clapping, dancing, partying and celebrating special events. Featuring performances by Charles Herrera, Pinkie Meringue Shimmer, Marina Mac, Sassy Ross, Dion Khan, and Cherilyn, and emceed by the fabulous Bella Da Ball, this show will not disappoint. For ticket info and schedule of performers visit www.coparoomps.com

Hunters Nightclubs® Palm Springs, Palm Springs’ go-to gay bar and dance club, has been leading the way in full-out fun for 16 years now! And we keep it pumping, making it better for you all the time with our unparalleled event line-up. We enjoy having the desert’s most sought-after and friendly DJs, full-on themed events, and a staff that has it all without the attitude. And of course, we are proud to hold the longest happy hour in the entire Valley. Remember: Size Matters. Come by for our happy hour from 10am – 7pm. Yes, that’s right: 9 hours long! For a list of all events and specials visit www.huntersnightclubs.com

“The Playgirls” at Toucans Tiki Lounge featuring Tommi Rose. Performances at 8 & 10pm.These darling Divas of drag really deliver with their very own brand of entertainment to packed houses. Special guests appear weekly. DJ in the sound booth. Every Sunday Complete list of events www.toucanstikilounge.com

Wang’s in the Desert. The weekly Wang’s Live Entertainment series features the best in local and regional musical talents. Guests can relax from cabaret and Broadway show performances to upbeat, jazzy showcases on the Zen Patio, with its beautiful stone outdoor fireplace, giant red Buddha statue and lush tropical surroundings. The Sunday series is becoming the new performance showcase for weekends and holidays in downtown Palm Springs. It’s the perfect, casual venue for great music, cool cocktails and of course, a fantastic crowd. For more information about Wang’s in the Desert, visit www.wangsinthedesert.com

 

For a complete calendar of events visit our Media Partner, Gay Desert Guide.