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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: July 23–25, 2021🌴

July 23–25, 2021

We’re in the throws of Summer with warm temps and humidity – and even some thunder, lightning and rain thrown in for good measure.  A good time to reacquaint yourself with some of our indoor treasures like the Palm Springs Art Museum.And there’s no shortage of “summer stock”, and I don’t mean that derogatorily!  From Desert Rose Playhouse to opera, sing-alongs and performances at The Show, there’s plenty to occupy your hot summer nights.Next week marks the return of The Center Social, re-emerging at the Saguaro.  
We can’t wait but thinking that masking is certainly making a comeback.  I had a COVID scare myself this week, and reading Jimmy Boegle’s Indy Digest gives one pause about how we’ve let our guard down.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
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July 23–25, 2021

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Opens, Navigating Intersectional Identities with Brothers of the Desert feat. Gamal J. Palmer and Emil Wilbekin, Guided Nature Walks Atop the Tramway, Theresa Caputo Live, Palm Springs Opera Guild Concert, Marx on Marx Cabaret, the latest RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 Recap from Dante Noto, and more…

/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/1.png Great American Trailer Park MusicalThe Desert Rose Playhouse presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” opening this weekend and running through Sunday, August 8. It explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Starke, Florida, particularly between Pippi, “the stripper on the run,” the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic, Jeannie, and Jeannie’s tollbooth-collector husband, Norbert. “Armadillo Acres” is a come-as-you-are kind of trailer park, where personalities and predilections might be noisy, but hearts are soft and true. ​Get tickets

/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/2 (1).png Navigating Our Intersectional Identities

Brothers of the Desert’s Speakers Series presents Won’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now: Navigating Our Intersectional Identities with Gamal J. Palmer and Emil Wilbekin, on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom. Palmer, a Global Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, and Wilbekin, founder of Native Son, will encourage members of Black, gay and allied communities to think critically about our intersectional identities, and how to be gentler with ourselves and others, to cultivate an environment that is truly safe and inclusive. This Town Hall style conversation will be a combination of breakout room discussions, story sharing and Q+A. More info

/campaigns/org670682466/sitesapi/files/images/670109687/3.png Guided Nature Walks at the Tramway

Guided Nature Walks are a wonderful way to learn about the natural environment at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Mount San Jacinto State Park Volunteers conduct these walks Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through the summer, up to September 5. These walks feature a choice of two easy trails. (Note that the Tramway will be closing September 7 for annual maintenance, set to reopen in early October). More info

We have a HOT DEAL for savings at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, plus deals at Desert Mischief, Johannes, Grand Central, Grocery Outlet, One Eleven Bar, Men’s Grooming Spot, Bear Wear, Chill Bar, Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge, and more!

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Welcome New Partner This Week


Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club is back! After 16 months of being closed, the storied venue opens again August 31 with live entertainment, dining and cocktails. It’s where The Rat Pack began and where The Judy Show! continues its weekly run. September shows include Scot Bruce, Jane Monheit, and John Lloyd Young, with weekday performances by Rose Mallett, Michael Holmes & Darci Daniels, and Sharon Sills. Tickets are on sale now! Learn more


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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at The Hollywood Times, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily in DC, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International in NYC. Valerie works closely with GLSEN, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), LAMBDA Legal, NCLR, and Outfest. She is also a member of the LA Press Club. She is a lay minister and parishioner of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hollywood. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her getaway home in Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs Center and DAP Health (Partners for Life member). For years Valerie Milano had volunteered as a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.