Thursday Night Comedy with Shann. Oscar’s
Now thru Dec 18

Comedy every Thursday in November and December at Oscars starting with Shann’s very own solo comedy show on Thursday November 6th at 7pm. The following Thursday Nov. 13th features Dueling Drag Divas Celebrity Smack-down at 7.  Nov 20th catch the 4th episode of the successful and very funny Mis-Match Game featuring 6 of the hottest bartenders from the hottest watering spots in town!  Discount tickets for all three shows in advance at www.shanncarr.com (No shows on Thanksgiving or Christmas)

Scrooge in Rouge. Desert Rose Playhouse
Now thru Dec 21

When all but three actors out of a cast of twenty are stricken with food poisoning, the remaining trio decides the show must go on even if that means they must play all 23 characters in their turn-of-the-century Music Hall version of A Christmas Carol. Part British panto, party Victorian peep show with a heap of The 39 Steps, and a dash of Shock Headed Peter….Scrooge in Rouge adds up to being a physical comedy of triple proportions! For info and tickets visit www.desertroseplayhouse.org

Light: An Avant-Garde Dining Experience
Now thru Dec 27

This secret underground dining event is the talk of the town.  It is a one of a kind experience that can’t really be put into words.  It is part high-end dinner party, part performance art, and part culinary theatre.  You must just let down your inhibitions, take a leap of faith and experience what has been appropriately called “A Culinary Rave for Adults” For complete details visit www.lightps.net

Desert Art Festival. Frances Stevens Park Palm Springs
Dec 13-14

The Desert Arts Festival will feature 100 artists presenting their original work in all  [Desert Arts Festival image] mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Artists will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees will find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts. www.westcoastartists.com

Wild Lights. The Living Desert, Palm Desert
Thru Dec 31

Feel the magic of the holiday season as WildLights returns to The Living Desert, December 4-6, 11-13 and 18-31 (Closed Christmas Day), from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrating its 22nd season, WildLights is one of the most cherished holiday traditions in the Coachella Valley. Nearly a million twinkling lights transform acres of the zoo into a festive winter wonderland. For info visit www.livingdesert.org

Night Fever A Musical Tribute to The Bee Gees. McCallum Theatre
Jan 9

Night Fever – The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of its kind in the world. This all- Canadian cast has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the historic group. Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees, Night Fever includes songs from “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” “I Got to Get A Message,” “I Started A Joke,” “Jive Talking,” “More Than A Woman,” “Nite Fever,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin’ Alive” and many more. For tickets www.mccallumtheatre.com

DBA December Events
Dec 15 DBA Holiday Party 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Pirch
71905 Hwy 111 Rancho Mirage
Jan 12 Mixer 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hosted by Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
67616 E. Desert View Ave. Desert Hot Springs

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.