Palm Springs Restaurant Week Starts May 31, 2013

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From chef-owned bistros to elegant poolside eateries, over 30 Palm
Springs restaurants will showcase their culinary talents to thousands of
foodies during the 6th Annual Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week scheduled May 31-June 16, 2013.

The Restaurant Week’s signature “Eat. See. Stay.” Experience features dining deals, exclusive Palm Springs hotel packages, and discounts at
participating spas and major attractions including Knott’s Soak City,
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Spirit of the
King Show at Spa Resort Casino.

The 17-day culinary celebration features nearly 100 restaurants from
Palm Springs to Indio. Participating restaurants offer their own unique
three-course, prix fixe menus at the fixed price of either $26 or $38
per person to include appetizer, main course and dessert.

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NEED  A ROOM?  GREAT  DEALS

Random Haus Luxury Hotel / Condo in Palm Springs

Random Haus is a first for Palm Springs (and possibly, the nation) as it
is both a luxury hotel and a fractional condo ownership property aimed
squarely at the LGBT market.

The Palm Springs neighborhood of Warm Sands is usually considered the
main gay resort area in the desert, but there is another new cluster of gay
resorts on East San Lorenzo Road (off of Mesquite and Palm Canyon, just
south of downtown). And the newest addition to this gayborhood is the
luscious Random Haus.

 

Fractional sales of the Random Haus in
affordable one-twelfth interests are designed to be a more
cost-effective second home alternative for the LGBT market, bridging the
gap between those who spend more than a week in the desert, but not
enough time to justify the cost of operating a year-round home here.

Owners can purchase only the time they need in a flexible usage plan
based on their own schedules, and they receive a deeded interest in the
property inclusive of all HOA and maintenance fees. The concept seems to
already be proving popular: The Random Haus will begin closing escrow
on their first fractionals in a few weeks.

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Palm Springs Gay Mens Chorus April 27-28

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS PRESENTS “BORN THIS WAY”

ON APRIL 27 & 28, 2013 AT PALM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

 

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus presents “BORN THIS WAY” at Palm Springs High School Auditorium on Saturday Evening, April 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Afternoon, April 28 at 3 p.m. The 100-voice men’s chorus will be led by renowned Artistic Director Robert Seeley with Accompanist Bruce Mangum and a 25-piece orchestra. Palm Springs High School Auditorium is located at 2401 East Baristo Road.

“BORN THIS WAY” is a musical odyssey of self-discovery, affirmation & celebration, and the desert’s premiere of Metamorphosis.  Act One will include up-beat, fun and gay-themed songs such as Born This Way, Over The Rainbow, Children Will Listen, Walk Like A Man, How Could Anyone, Hallelujah, Where The Boys Are, YMCA, Everything Possible, The Prayer, and I Am What I Am. Act Two will feature the music and lyrics of Robert Seeley and Robert Espindola in Metamorphosis — a life-affirming 11-movement piece exploring the stages of life through which any person, but especially gay persons, journey to reconcile one’s own heart and experience internally and with the universe. The moving and transparent repertoire of Metamorphosis follows the course of life from before birth through youth, to rejection, humiliation and misunderstanding at the hands of family, society and religion, ultimately resolving in a very personal and transformative reconciliation.

Renowned Composer and Artistic Director Robert Seeley is a seasoned veteran in male choral music having served as former Composer in Residence for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, as well as the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus for which he composed NakedMan in 1996. He has also written for the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (Metamorphosis), Dallas Women’s Chorus (Only Human), New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (In This Heart of Mine), Turtle Creek Chorale (To a Dancing Star), Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (This House Shall Stand: Songs of My Family), Seattle Men’s Chorus (Over the Skies of Yisrael) and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (BraveSouls and Dreamers).

 “BORN THIS WAY” Advance Tickets are available for $50, $35 and $25 online at PSGMC.com or by purchasing directly from a chorus member. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $55, $40 and $30.

SPRING in Palm Spings

Palm Springs Modernism Week Feb 14-24

Modernism Week, on its 13th year, is an exciting 11-day
celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in
Palm Springs, California. Modernism Week is filled with a variety of
events including architectural tours, films, lectures, an architectural
symposium, educational events, and chic, fun parties in cool mid-century
modern homes.

The 13th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale  (Feb 16-18)is a highlight of Modernism Week featuring 10 days of celebrating everything modern with mid-century design and architecture fans, friends and aficionados from around the world.  Modernism Week events include Palm Springs Art Museum films, lectures and symposium, gallery openings and art events, double-decker bus tours to mid-century architectural classics, tours of Frey House II, vintage car show, and the desert’s best retro-themed soirees and martini parties.

FALL in Beautiful Palm Springs

Gay Palm Springs is getting ready for fall fun!

 It starts with Halloween, which is on a Wednesday 31st this year. 
The city
celebrates Pride the following Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 
And Leather
Desert Pride
follows the next weekend, November 8-11.

For Halloween, a street party and costume contest takes place on Arenas
Road, the Castro Street of Palm Springs. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.
hosted by Palm Springs drag celebrity Bella Da Ball. Drag performer “Nicky,”
as Carol Channing, hosts the 8-10 p.m. costume contest.

Palm Springs Pride starts on Pride eve with the Broadway in
Drag pageant on Friday, November 2, at 8 p.m. at the Palm Canyon Theatre. The
Pride festival is on Saturday and Sunday. Arenas Road will host a block party
on Saturday night, November 5, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Coinciding with Pride, the
2012 AIDS Walk will celebrate its 25th year on Sunday, November 4, at 8:30 a.m.
and will join with the Pride Parade, which heads down Palm Canyon Drive
starting at 10 a.m.


Desert Leather Pride
begins on Thursday, November 8, with a
meet and greet event at Hunter’s Nightclub. The event will be packed with
activities all weekend. The Palm Springs Convention Hall will host the Mr. Palm
Springs Leather contest from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 10.

read more  at Bay Area Reporter

Staying Cool in the Summer in Palm Springs

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, 2012.

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).

Richard Grenell Former Romney aide Speaks Out

For Richard Grenell, buying a house in Palm Springs and setting out to renovate it with his partner is just the diversion he may need after a tumultuous year.

Grenell,
known as “Ric” to his Palm Springs friends, made headlines this year
after he resigned as the openly gay national security spokesman for the
Mitt Romney campaign. He lasted less than two weeks on the job.

Now that he is beginning to talk about that experience for the first
time, Grenell denies he was forced out, while acknowledging he took heat
from both the political left and the right.

Read the interview in The Desert Sun

Marilyn Monroe Statue Comes to Palm Springs

26-FOOT-TALL
 “FOREVER MARILYN”
SCULPTURE COMING
 TO PALM SPRINGS!

Last week, the  statue was removed from its current location in Chicago. The 34,000-pound sculpture, which costs about $40,000 to
transport, will be trucked across the country and arrive in Palm Springs
on May 14. It will take a few days — and a few cranes — to reassemble
it at the corner of Palm Canyon and Tahquitz Canyon Way, where it will
reside until June 2013.

The sculpture by Seward Johnson, the 80-year-old artist and Johnson
& Johnson heir who’s known for casting famous images into giant
sculptures, re-creates the scene from the 1955 film “The Seven Year
Itch” in which a drafty New York subway grate blows the sex symbol’s
skirt well above her knees.

The piece did not receive the
warmest reception from the Windy City since its  debut last year, and was the
target of more than a few vandals and critics. Some called the
undergarment-baring pose sexist, while VirtualTourist.com dubbed
“Forever Marilyn” the No. 1 piece of bad public art — ahead of a
Bewitched statue in Salem, Mass.

Several cities tried to bid  to host the massive Marilyn when her Chicago
residency wrapped, including China and Brazil, perhaps because August marks the 50th anniversary of
the Hollywood legend’s death.

“We received many requests as far
away as Tokyo and Madrid and cities in Brazil, and we really felt that
Palm Springs has a special connection to Marilyn because it is the
legendary play land for Hollywood,” said Paula Stoeke, the director and
curator of the Sculpture Foundation, an organization funded and run by
Johnson with offices in Santa Monica.

Mommy Queerest Casting in Los Angeles

“Mommy Queerest,” reality TV’s hottest new series is having OPEN auditions in Los Angeles!

 

Eyeboogie Productions is seeking Gay Men and their Straight Mothers who have interesting/exciting lives. Are you and your Mom extremely close, not so close, outgoing, FUN, and opinionated?

 

If you believe you two could be our next reality stars, come audition on camera with your Mom (preferably).


May 17th   or     18th      from 1- 6pm.

 

Contact: casting@eyeboogie.com for your “must have” time slot and we’ll send you specifics.

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The Hottest Swim Suits This Year Are From Australia… 2 WINK

Looking for the perfect mens swimsuit?

                                         2wink Australia has created one exclusively for you!

 2wink Australia is an Australian men’s underwear and swimwear
apparel brand based in Perth, Western Australia. 2wink Australia’s brand
name was created from the concept of “winking” one’s eye. Australians
are renowned for giving you a wink if they like what they see!


With its premiere 2012 swimwear range, the only Western Australian underwear company, 2wink Australia, has created a line of swimwear called Aussie Defence AUS12 as a follow-up to its first ever swimwear range launched in 2011, which included styles named after famous Aussie stars.

 

“We’ve created comfortable swimwear that’s perfectly Australian: sexy and stylish,” says 2wink Australia co-owner Carl McNeill.

“We hope that guys around the world will catch on to the AUS12 theme with AUS representing Australia and 12 being the current year; 2012.”

The company intends to release their Aussie Defence range year after year.

 

Popular fitness model Lee Stram modeled the new line, and is featured in some of 2wink Australia’s videos on youtube. Watch AUS12 behind-the-scenes footage!


AUS12 swimsuits are made from imported Italian fabric, which is 80% nylon and 20% lycra, but 100% Aussie-made. The masculine square-cut swimsuits are fully lined on the inside and include a tie cord and elastic waist. The range is available in three different colors, including light blue, orange and red. Each swimsuit retails for around $40 USD (free worldwide shipping), and are available online.

 

For more information about 2wink Australia, please visit: 2wink.com.au.

ou can also keep on top of special promotions and news updates by following 2wink Australia on Facebook  and Twitter at @2wink.

Brad Pitt George Clooney Attend Palm Springs International Film Festival

It is official – awards season in Hollywood has begun.

The brainchild of former mayor Sonny Bono, The Palm Springs International Film Festival began
in 1989 and has since become one of the largest film festivals in North
America.

 Nearly 130,000 attendees flock annually for the world-class
lineup of new international features and documentaries. The festival has
become a focal point for Oscar buzz, especially for potential foreign
film nominees.

And its January 7th Black Tie Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center  this weekend was
the star-studded highlight of the 11-day festival. Past honorees in
attendance for this glamorous night have included Ben Affleck, Javier
Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard,
Sean Penn, Natalie Portman, and Kate Winslet.

But this year’s Black Tie Awards Gala surpassed  them all, with names like Pitt, Clooney, Theron, and Close
all in attendance. And other glamorous names like Cartier and Mercedes-
Benz act as the evening’s official sponsors.

Brad Pitt was on hand to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award for his lead role in Moneyball and his supporting role in The Tree of Life. – The movie HAS NOT gotten good reviews.

George Clooney, who appeared with Pitt in Ocean’s Eleven (including scenes shot in Palm Springs) was also in attendance to receive the Chairman’s Award for the films The Descendants and The Ides of March.

Glenn Close picked up the  festival’s Career Achievement Award. Her new film Albert Nobbs,
where Close portrays a woman who tries to pass as a man in 19th century
Ireland.

FILMS  are playing through Jan 16th!

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