Palm Springs Gay Pride

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Provincetown sensation Miss Richfield 1981 headlines Pride Weekend at Purple Room Restaurant and Stage in Palm Springs with her new show Play With My Poodle for two performances only, Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8.  Also performing Pride Weekend will be award-winning singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine on Thursday, November 6 and Michael Holmes in his hysterical parody The Judy Show on Sunday, Nov 9.

Miss Richfield 1981’s live performances have received critical acclaim, with The New York Post declaring the show “the must-see act in Provincetown.” A P-town icon, Miss Richfield 1981 has been performing there for the past 12 summers and fills the Paramount Theater at the Crown & Anchor nightly.

Many have seen Miss Richfield 1981 in the TV ads for Orbitz online travel and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Miss Richfield has also appeared on Today on NBC, Cake Boss on TLC, and Weekends With Samantha Brown on Travel Channel.  She tours nationally and sells out shows in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Florida and Minneapolis.  She is also television spokesperson for the City of Philadelphia.

Her new show, Play With My Poodle, is a truly original performance and leaves audiences in hysterics with its off-the-page humor, twisted sing-alongs and audience interaction.

The Miss Richfield 1981 show starts at 7:00pm.  Tickets for the show are $25 and are available at www.purpleroompalmsprings.com or by calling 760.322.4422.

 

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Kicking off Pride Weekend at Purple Room on Thursday, November 6, will be singer and recently named “Songwriter of the Year” by the West Coast Songwriter’s Association Bobby Jo Valentine with his brand of hopeful folk/pop and infectious vocal melodies. San Francisco area-based Valentine’s music was featured in the television commercial for the 2013 Ford Fusion.

A master lyricist, Valentine also received two West Coast Songwriters Association “Best Song” awards for his songs Somedays and Fly, both on his new album, A Place to Belong.  Valentine’s other two albums are Home and By My Side.

Alexa Spieler of A-List Music gives Valentine 5 out of 5 stars and writes, “If Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Regina Spektor combined forces, you would have Bobby Jo Valentine.  Soulful and uplifting, soothing and calming, Valentine’s music is the perfect blend of indie and modern pop/rock.

“Witty wordplay, clever melodies…the nicest guy to ever pick up an acoustic guitar,”
saysLA WEEKLY

The Bobby Jo Valentine show starts at 7:30pm, Tickets for the show are $15 and are available at www.purpleroompalmsprings.com or by calling 760.322.4422.

Michael Holmes’ Hilarious The Judy Show, Sunday, November 9

The fun Pride Weekend entertainment continues on Sunday, November 9 with Michael Holmes’ The Judy Show.  The spirit of Judy Garland is alive and well in this blend of hysterical comedy and outstanding music that explodes into an evening of nonstop belly laughs, glamour and high camp.  With a killer wardrobe and razor-sharp wit, Holmes plays and nails them all, singing your favorite songs and thrilling the audience with charm, zingers and stories.  The Judy Show’s guests are always changing, so audiences never know who will surprise and delight them on stage on any given evening. Be on the lookout for Carol Channing, Mae West, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Pearl Bailey, Peggy Lee and Tallulah Bankhead.

The Judy Show starts at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets for the show are $20 and are available at www.purpleroompalmsprings.com or by calling 760.322.4422.

Palm Springs Gay Pride and Parade to be moved this Fall

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Pride in Palm Springs will never be the same.  We’ve worked several years to get to this point and on Wednesday night the Palm Springs City Council unanimously approved moving the Pride Festival to Palm Canyon Dr. in Downtown. 

This year’s event logo featuring the palm tree lined Palm Canyon Drive leading directly to Palm Springs Pride couldn’t be more fitting.  We are beyond thrilled with the news.

The road would close at 11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, and reopen at 3 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.

Additional road closures would be held for the Pride Parade, which will be held on Nov. 9.

Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet said the event has a “fabulous, wonderful energy” and that it would inevitably provide a boost to the city’s shops and restaurants.

“The move downtown will have a bigger impact than we realize,” Pougnet said.

Gay Palm Springs for Fathers Day Weekend

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Come and join us during the weekend of Father’s Day and enjoy the company of like minded guests. Jump in our newly converted saltwater swimming pool and lounge under the sun while our misters cool you down.

On Sunday, June 15, we will be hosting our annual Daddy’s Day Brunch so be sure to be here. Feel free to wear any kind of leather gear or nothing at all!

INNdulge Palm Springs
(760)327-1408

www.INNdulge.com

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Gay Palm Springs Photo Contest

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VISIT GAY PALM SPRINGS      PHOTO CONTEST

Enter the Visit Gay Palm Springs Photo Contest for gay travelers and you could be on your way to a 5 day/ 4 night vacation in sunny Palm Springs, California!

* Palm Springs Hot Fashion – club, pool party, drag, or even your pet in a cute Palm Springs outfit.
* Palm Springs Hot Footage – mountains, palm trees, pool scene, club event, hiking, etc.
* Palm Springs Hot Fun – be creative, have fun, but keep it clean.

Upload your Palm Springs inspired photos then get your friends and family to vote. The entry with the most votes wins! Are you packed and ready?

G O !

Jeffery Sanker Announces ICON Awards

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In celebration of his 25th Anniversary, White Party Founder and Producer Jeffrey Sanker has created the WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS. These awards recognize a select group whose unique and varied achievements have stood out and best embody the spirit of White Party.  

“We are thrilled to present our special Icon Awards to individuals who have exemplified White Party’s defining principles of unity & celebration, commitment to excellence and leading edge creativity,” said Sanker.  “I look forward to presenting those attending recipients their awards on the White Carpet at this year’s Saturday main event.” 

WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:

ARTIST:

Carmen Electra- Artist, Activist

Cher- Pioneer for LGBT Community; Activist

Jai Rodriguez- Actor, Activist

Kathy Griffin- Comedienne, Philanthropist, Activist

Lady Gaga- Pioneer for LGBT Community, Philanthropist, Activist

Lance Bass- Actor, Activist

 

PHILANTHROPIST:

Aaron Walton- Philanthropist, Activist

Bryan Singer- Director, Activist

David Cooley- Founder of Abbey, Philanthropist

Fred Arens & Jason Duguay- Philanthropist, Activist

Roland Emmerich- Director, Philanthropist

Sir Elton John & David Furnish- Philanthropist, Activist

 

ACTIVIST:

Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley- NoH8 Campaign, Activist

Bruce Vilanch- Actor, Writer, Activist

Lisa Vanderpump- Reality Star, Activist

Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo- Prop 8 Activists

Ron Oden- Former Mayor of PS, Activist

Ronnie Kroell- Activist

Todd Saporito- Philanthropist, Activist

 

PIONEER:

Andy Cohen- BRAVO TV personality, Activist

Candis Cayne- Pioneer of LGBT Community, Activist

David Stern- Former Publisher of Frontiers, Activist

DJ Abel Aguilera- Deejay, Activist

Reza Farahan – BRAVO TV personality, Pioneer of LGBT Community

 

Congratulations to all WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS ICON AWARDS recipients!

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Sanker announced this year’s 25th Anniversary plans include a completely redesigned White Party, boasting the most innovative and elaborate video displays ever experienced. Chart-topping remix production team BENT COLLECTIVE (Danny Verde & Steven Redant) will also make their live DJ performance debut.  And media sponsor SiriusXM is on board to broadcast on-site from the Convention Center White Carpet for this historic event.

White Party will also offer lots of new photo opportunities, such as Instagram “selfie moments” and a special photo set up where groups can get instant pics emailed for free. 

Additionally, to benefit DESERT AIDS PROJECT and fund raising auction efforts, Sanker has enlisted the talents of internationally recognized conceptual photographer Duke Shoman to create beautiful, striking photographic tableaus.  In keeping with the WPPS 25th “Silver Anniversary” theme, a sleek, sexy and modern chamber of shining, brilliant silver will be the setting that stars and VIP guest will step into – following their arrival on the White Carpet – to commemorate this twenty-five year milestone. 

The following afternoon, at the Sunday T-Dance, you can double your pleasure with two giant 100 foot high Ferris wheels, and the day will culminate with the biggest fireworks display in White Party history, choreographed to the music of DJ/Producer Wayne G.

Sanker also revealed the exciting new addition of Uber as the official transportation provider for White Party.  Why drive when you can Uber?  Services will be available all weekend long for White Party attendees.  Uber lounge stations will be set up at White Party locations manned by special Uber concierges.  Uber will also have stretch limos for White Party guests to get around in style.  New users can download the app and enter the code WP25 for a free first ride!  Sign up at: www.uber.com/GO/WP25.   Both new and existing users can also enter the code whiteparty to unlock a flat rate from LA to Palm Springs and back! 

White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, celebrating its 25th Anniversary April 25-28, 2014.  For more information, hotel reservations and tickets, visit:  www.jeffreysanker.com

Palm Spring’s Celebrity Doodle Party is Back April 5th

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It all began with a doodle by Alan Hamel, manager husband of the incomparable Suzanne Somers … and a force-to-be-reckoned-with on his own merits as a long-time actor/entertainer/TV host/producer.

The Palm Springs Power Couple were only too eager to continue doodling while helping to push the idea to their celebrity friends, as a way to benefit Desert AIDS Project … and so the newest fun event in the desert was born.

 

This year, those joining us for “the ultimate cocktail party” will see doodles by Pam Ann, Susan Anton, Taylor Dayne, Bill Feingold – with another of his now-famous “Doodled Noodles” – Sam Harris, Jack Jones, Leslie Jordan, Ruta Lee, Bob Mackie, Barry Manilow, Kylie Minogue, Rosie O’Donnell, Marie Osmond, Dr. Phil, Del Shores, Lily Tomlin, Vanessa Williams, a Yankee Doodle – and of course, Somers and Hamel.

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Many of these celebrities – and some surprises– will be on-hand, possibly to encourage bidding on their particular doodles. After all, who knows who might be receiving a Doodle Master Award in the future? Somers and Hamel have already set a high bar for talented encouragement.

 Presenting this very first Doodle Master Award will be long-time friend to Suzanne Somers who is currently hosting the syndicated daily TV news show America Now, after building her career as an Emmy-winning journalist on programs like Entertainment Tonight and the self-titled Leeza. Also a New York Times best-selling author and social entrepreneur, Leeza’s hands-on advocacy resulted in her creation of Leeza’s Place and Leeza’s Care Connection, offering free support services for family caregivers.

To purchase tickets or donate a silent auction item, visit www.celebritydoodles.com or call 760-323-2118.

White Party Founder & Producer Jeffrey Sanker Receives Golden Palm Star on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars

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Singer Carmen Electra (center) joined Jeffrey Sanker, founder and producer of White Party Palm Springs (R), as he received the Golden Palm Star #364 on The Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Bob Alexander, Walk of Stars President (left), officially presented the star, which is located at the southeast corner of Palm Canyon Drive & Arenas Road.

Sanker also announced that Carmen Electra would be crowned “Queen of the White Party” at its 25th Anniversary weekend April 25-28, 2014.

More information at www.JeffreySanker.com

Facebook:        http://facebook.com/whitepartyps

Coachella Music and Arts Festival April 2014

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BOTH weekends of Coachella Music Festival  are sold out – BUT if have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket, $6500  will get ya a Safari Tent Lounge.

Access to this private & well-secured area will be solely limited to Safari tent wristband holders. These tents provide the most comfortable way to enjoy Coachella and are fully furnished for your choice of either sleeping or lounging. Sleeping tents come with 1 or 2 Queen size beds, linens, tables, flooring, pillows, chairs, AIR conditioning, electrical outlets and more.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known simply as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live), and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 and 2011 also featured the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome and 2013 featured a new Yuma stage.)

The festival showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups.

 

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Winter is Coming! Book Now!

Midwest winter vs Palm Springs……

25 pounds of winter clothing vs. 6 ounces of Lycra spandex!  

Snow vs Heat?  

 Where would you rather be this winter?? 

 INSIDERS  TIP…..Travel  Sundays thru Thursdays  and get rooms for just $99 a night at INNdulge!  (December 1st-January 31st!)

The average temperatures from October to March are high 80s to the low 50s. Travelers who want to make the most of the desert climate should sample some of these suggested activities:

   * Climb aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar at The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to  experience a breathtaking journey up to 8,516 feet to the Mount San Jacinto National Park.

   *Hike scenic trails or stroll through the ancient palm groves in the Indian Canyons, or take an off-road tour of Joshua Tree National Park or the San Andreas Fault.

The average temperatures from October to March are high 80s to the low 50s. Travelers who want to make the most of the desert climate should sample some of these suggested activities:

  • Climb aboard the world’s largest rotating tramcar at The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to  experience a breathtaking journey up to 8,516 feet to the Mount San Jacinto National Park.

  • Hike scenic trails or stroll through the ancient palm groves in the Indian Canyons, or take an off-road tour of Joshua Tree National Park or the San Andreas Fault.

  • Learn about the masters of mid-century modern architecture by taking a segway or tour of the desert’s most notable architecture.

  • Take a docent tour of the Palm Springs Art Museum or Palm Springs Air Museum, home to the largest collection of World War II flying aircraft.

  • Enjoy a round of golf at Palm Springs’ Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or indulge at one of the many spa resorts.

  • Dine alfresco amidst the charming and hip village, or shop the many retro boutiques, mid-century modern furniture stores, art galleries and chic consignment shops.

  • Try your luck at the downtown Spa Resort Casino.

- See more at: www.visitgaypalmsprings.com/page/winter-travel-deals–palm-springs-/14628#sthash.xMJOltxv.dpuf

   * Learn about the masters of mid-century modern architecture by taking a segway or tour of the desert’s most notable architecture.

   * Enjoy a round of golf at Palm Springs’ Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, or indulge at one of the many spa resorts.

    *Dine alfresco amidst the charming and hip village, or shop the many retro boutiques, mid-century modern furniture stores, art galleries and chic consignment shops.

or simply lay by the pool and work on that tan!  

Come to Gay Palm Springs, California. 

INNdulge Palm Springs, a resort hotel for gay menthat offers clothing optional / nude sunbathing. 

Pool and Jacuzzi open 24 hours. 

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What are you waiting for?

THE SNOW?!

Palm Springs November Fun


Leather Pride will once again be held the
2nd weekend
in November following the Greater
Palm Springs Pride Festival
so that
guests who
wish to may bookend their vacation to
Palm Springs and enjoy BOTH 
celebrations. 

Concert in the Square October 12-13

FREE CONCERT OCT 12 & 13!



FOOD VENDORS, FREE POPCORN, PRIZES AND MORE!!

MUSICIANS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL BE DESCENDING UPON THE COACHELLA
VALLEY FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL IMS EVENT! THIS YEAR, WE’VE ADDED A LOCAL
FLAIR THAT WILL BRING TALENT AND THE PUBLIC TOGETHER FOR MUSIC
INTERACTION:


BE A PART OF THE MUSICAL FUN > >

Could the Palm Springs Aerial Tram be the 8th World Wonder?

Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating
Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs
of Chino Canyon. 

Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station –
elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516
ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular
views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can
be had by all.
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on
the north edge of Palm Springs – about two hours by car from Los Angeles
and San Diego – did not just happen. It required foresight, planning,
financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a
young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to “go up there where
it’s nice and cool”.
Crocker’s dream began in 1935 while he was on a trip to Banning,
California, with newspaper publisher Carl Barkow. Mopping his brow in
the heat of the day, Crocker gazed on longingly at the still snow-capped
peak of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 feet high. At that moment, “Crocker’s
Folly,” as it was soon dubbed by one newspaper woman, was born – a
tramway up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon.  
 

Now the tram could be voted
 the 8th Wonder of the World!

Palm Springs Gets Ready for The Prop 8 Decision

 The justices are expected to issue a ruling WEDNESDAY  on Proposition 8: California’s ban on same sex marriage.

 Supporters  in the Palm Springs are planning a rally when the ruling comes down, and local businesses are gearing up for the possibility of a BIG WIN on Prop 8! 

WATCH  Video by kmir6.com

Both Gregory Goodman and Alan Kelly have a love of flowers, and each other.
They married in 2008 in the the brief window that same-sex marriage was legal.
“So we’re down there in Mexico in May and they decided to make it legal in the United States, in California. So we were like uh oh, we have to do a wedding here too,” said Gregory, owner of My Little Flower Shop.
“Well when our families found out that we got married in Mexico, they all went you can’t get married without us there,” said Alan.
“When the Supreme Court rules, it means many more people could be walking down the aisle, My Little Flower Shop already has bookings for July and August.
“We are looking for probably a 50 percent jump in business, we are actually putting in a warehouse very soon just to get ready for it,” said Gregory.
My Little flower shop is expanding to try to keep up with demand, and some hotels in California are booking up as well!

Palm Springs Summer Deals

Sure, it can get a little HOT  in the desert in the summertime. But so what? That’s why God made pools, right?!

Our fitness friend DAVEY WAVEY told Gaytravel.com, “Interestingly, the high temperatures bring in a different crowd. Instead of attracting the usual crowd from San Diego and Los Angeles,
many of the tourists were from Eastern Europe. For the international
visitors, discounted hotel rooms and hot weather are a huge draw—and
much of Europe closes down later in the summer. It’s why the Palm
Springs locals affectionately refer to the summer months as “Foreskin
Season.”

This trip, I stayed at INNdulge—a clothing-optional resort for gay men.
Though there is no shortage of clothing-optional or gay hotels in Palm
Springs, INNdulge is different. The owners of INNdulge, Sandy and Jon,
go out of their way to build a real sense of community. Each evening,
for example, the owners hold a social hour to let the guests mix and
mingle. It’s a great way to connect with other visitors and to make new
friends.”

BY THE WAY, INNdulge has a $99 Summer Special till September 15th, 2013.

Davey continues, ”
Having said all of that, here are my best tips for visiting Palm Springs—and staying cool—during the summer months:

1. Bring a car. If you don’t drive to Palm Springs, be
sure to pick up a rental car at the airport. While walking is fine
during the cooler winter months, the summer heat is oppressive—and
dangerous. Get a car and take advantage of the air conditioning.

2. Prioritize the pool. Needless to say, the pool is
more important than the room. Stay at a hotel or resort with an amazing
pool. With temperatures as high as 120 degrees, you’ll want to spend
much of your downtime in the water.

3. Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Every half
hour, a cable car departs for a mountain peak 6,000 feet above Palm
Springs. The views are stunning—and, it’s usually 30 degrees cooler at
the top. It’s generally 70 – 90 degrees at the summit—thereby providing
some much-needed natural A/C.

4. Shop at the Thursday street fair. Each Thursday—and
after the hot sun goes down—the city comes alive for a weekly street
fair. Packed with local arts and crafts, food and jewelry, it’s a great
way to spend the cooler evening hours.

5. Drink lots and lots of water. Because it’s so hot
and dry, sweat tends to evaporate very quickly—and you might not realize
how dehydrated you really are. Make sure you drink plenty of water—and
take extra bottle with you while you venture out (especially during the
day).