Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye. McCallum Theatre Palm Desert
Mar 30 –Apr 4

Farewell Possums! “It’s the end of an era,” cries the London Daily Telegraph, but Barry Humphries and his most famous creation Dame Edna Everage aren’t going out with a whimper. They’re going out with a rapid-fire explosion of convulsive laughter and cheers. On the pink and purple high heels of the pair’s 2009 triumphant McCallum engagement and celebratory, sold-out seasons across the UK and Broadway, Australia’s greatest entertainment export returns for more take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, and no one in the audience is safe from the Dame’s wicked tongue. For ticket info visit www.mccallumtheatre.com

Desert Rose Playhouse Presents The Divine Sister. Palm Springs
Mar 6-31

Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister, opens Friday, March 6 for a four-week run. An outrageous comedy homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns – Song of Bernadette, The Singing Nun, and The DaVinci Code – this madcap romp through religiosity evokes the wildly comic but affectionately observed theatrical style of the creator of Die, Mommie Die! and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. For times, tickets and further info go to www.desertroseplayhouse.com

Shelter From the Storm Annual Gala. Palm Springs
Mar 28

The third annual ‘New Beginnings’ gala to benefit Shelter From The Storm, the region’s only shelter serving survivors of domestic violence, will be held on March 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The presenting sponsor of the gala is the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. Bringing a new level of sophistication to the gala’s entertainment, event Chairperson Raymond McCallister has created a partnership with the renowned ‘Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.’ For info and to purchase tickets visit www.shelterfromthestorm.com

DBA March Events
March 9
DBA Installation & Awards Dinner 6:00pm
Tinto at The Saguaro Hotel
Palm Springs

March 26
Mixer 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Desert Princess Golf Resort
Desert Princess Golf Resort

March 24
Valley Wide Mixer 5:00pm
Hosted by Desert Regional Medical Center
Stergios Building

For more info visit www.desertbusinessassociation.org


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

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 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.