Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival. Palm Desert
The sixth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival takes place April 8-10, 2016 in Palm Desert, CA. This festival features the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tastings in the heart of the famed El Paseo shopping district. The event features a standout roster of celebrity chefs’ demonstrations and showcases the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination. In previous years, the event has featured well-known chefs such as Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Gale Gand, Ari Taymore and Brian Malarkay. For info visit www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com
Cock. Desert Rose Playhouse Rancho Mirage
Mike Bartlett’s internationally acclaimed play takes a lively, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realize you may have a choice. When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out – a group meeting with the boyfriend’s father as referee. Stripping back the whole drama to only its essential language, this is a masterpiece of strong characters and well-crafted dialogue. The play is set in an arena surrounded by audience on all sides. It is performed without props or set pieces. Winner of 2010 Olivier Award. For info visit www.desertroseplayhouse.org
Palm Springs Jumps. The Purple Room Palm Springs
What do you get when you take 4 of the top desert entertainers, mix in a little comedy, history, fun, Rat Pack vibe and great music? You get “Palm Springs JUMP!” a musical revue that is a burst of high-energy entertainment and hats-off salute to the Hollywood glamour of classic Palm Springs! This fantastic musical variety show pays tribute to the legendary stars who called Palm Springs home or performed here — from Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to Lucille Ball, Keely Smith, Elvis Presley, Sonny Bono and many more.
Palm Springs JUMP! is created by and features the talents of veteran singers Michael Holmes, Charles Herrera, Darci Daniels and Francesca Amari, plus the musical flair of accomplished pianist Joel Baker. Dinner reservations from 5:30pm show at 7pm more info at www.purpleroompalmsprings.com
Apr 4 6pm
POSH Palm Springs Inn
530 E. Mel Avenue Palm Springs
Apr 18 6pm
Mizell Senior Center
480 S Sunrise Way Palm Springs
For more info visit www.desertbusinessassociation.org
Cool Summer Happy Hour. Pho 533 Palm Springs
Escape the hottest part of day with the coolest Happy Hour in town. Enjoy Pho 533’s Cool Summer Happy Hour featuring light, refreshing and tasty drink and appetizer specials between $4 and $6 each! Cool Summer Happy Hour is 3-5pm Wednesday through Friday. www.pho533palmsprings.com
Chill Bar Palm Springs
A warm and fabulous twenty first century modern venue located on Arenas, suited with multi faceted rooms for any celebration. The gorgeous island bar is surrounded by hi-definition video entertainment and a comfortable designer lounge. Chill on the patio enjoying music and refreshing beverages with friends after a game of pool, or come by and say hello to our friendly staff. Open for business seven days a week. Get out of the heat, and come join us! Happy Hour (From Open to 7pm) and Late Happy Hour (From Midnight to Last Call)
$4 Well Drinks, $2.75 Bud Light & $1.50 Chill Lager. www.chillbarpalmsprings.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
Carnival Cabaret. Oscar’s Café & Bar. Palm Springs
Carnival Cabaret is a high-end female impersonator revue. This production has traveled throughout the country with performances in casinos, theaters and for corporate events.
Carnival Cabaret features the world’s most amazing cast of men who perform as famous women. You will not believe your eyes! Veteran TV and film actor James Gypsy Haake, who holds the record for the oldest working female impersonator in the world, hosts the show. Haake is 83 years old and has been seen in films and television since the 1980s.
Shows run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Dinner show seating begins at 6:30pm.
Show only seating begins at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm.
Tickets start at $29.95. Tickets: carnivalcabaret.ticketleap.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. 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! Live entertainment weekly visit our website for details. 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
For a complete calendar of events visit our Media Partner, Gay Desert Guide. Click HERE