4th Annual Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival. Palm Springs
Jan 17

The City of Palm Springs, as part of their Healthy Planet Healthy You initiative will be presenting the 4th Annual Mayor’s Race and Wellness Festival, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Wellness Park adjacent to Ruth Hardy Park. World-renowned fitness speaker and wellness expert, Scott Cole, will return as Master of Ceremonies for the festival. www.healthyplanethealthyyoups.com

Links – Australian Glass and The Pacific Northwest
Now thru Jan 25

LINKS is the first museum exhibition in the United States dedicated to the wide spectrum of Australian studio glass and the connection between artists and institutions in Australia and the Pacific Northwest. This is an overdue project given the excellent quality of work being produced and its prominence in important American public and private collections. Approximately four artworks each from an impressive list of twenty-three Australian and four American artists comprise this exhibition for a total of ninety-two works. www.psmuseum.org

Southwest Arts Festival. Indio
Jan 23 – 25

Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2015 is one of the area’s largest and longest running juried art festivals. Featuring over 250 artists showing traditional, contemporary and abstract fine works of art and quality crafts, the Festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity, make it one of the country’s finest. As one of Indio’s largest non-profit fundraisers, more than 200 community leaders and volunteers will contribute numerous hours to ensure the Festival’s success. www.southwestartsfest.com

24th Annual Winter Classic Softball Tournament
Feb 6-8

AIDS Assistance Program, in cooperation with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Gay Softball League, presents the 24th annual Palm Springs Winter Classic Softball Tournament. Eighty teams and hundreds of LGBT softball players will compete. The public is invited to attend an opening reception Friday, February 6 from 7-10 pm at Hunter’s Nightclub. www.pswinterclassic.com

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

 

DBA January Events
Jan 12 Mixer 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
67616 E. Desert View Ave. Desert Hot Springs


Jan 26 Mixer 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Renova Solar
75181 Mediterranean Ave. Palm Desert

For more info visit www.desertbusinessassociation.org

Ongoing

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

Flirt at Hard Rock Hotel. Thursday nights in downtown Palm Springs got a little hotter and a little more exciting with a new show/new dance party/new venue/new room/new night/new international brand…Flirt at Hard Rock Hotel. Doors open each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to the new Flirt Showroom, located inside the Hard Rock Hotel, Indian Canyon and Arenas.  Two shows each Thursday, 7:30 and 9:00 p.m.  No cover charge.  21+. Entrance is immediately off the Porte Cochere.   Two item minimum (food and/or drink per person per show). Check out Hard Rock Hotel and Bella da Ball on Facebook.

www.hrhpalmsprings.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 the new 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. Click HERE