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New 10 QUESTIONS WITH VIC By Vic Gerami This week Vic interviews LEVI KREIS American recording artist and Tony Award-winning actor, the deserts only curated weekly gay planner for events, parties, massage and business listings is ONLINE and IN Print. For Gay/ Gay-friendly happenings Stay tuned Monthly Subscriptions now available.

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June 6 to June 12, 2018

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10 QUESTIONS WITH VIC By Vic Gerami

GAY HATE WARNINGS In the news.


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LEVI KREIS

Levi Kreis has come a long way

since his early days in Tennessee

where he wanted to become a

Minister. Rooted in country music,

Levi’s versatility as a musician,

actor and an artist has taken him

to the top of the charts, Broadwayincluding

a Tony Award, movies,

TV-including an appearance on

The Apprentice and all over the

world.

Modesty aside, how would you

describe yourself?

Let’s see. If Dolly Parton had Peter

Allen’s first born son, that’s a good

place to start! LOL

You have credited the genesis

of your prolific music career

to learning to the music legend,

Brenda Lee. How do you

reflect on your days as a young

boy watching “Little Miss

Dynamite” perform?

Yes sir! I can’t reference legends

like Dolly and Peter without fessing

up to the one legend that taught

me everything I know! It’s a fascinating

question to me as it makes

me realize that performing has

just always been like breathing to

me, perhaps because it was such

a common topic of conversation

growing up, around the house and

during my times with Brenda. It’s

just my way of life.

You are originally

from Tennessee, rooted

in country music, made it

to Broadway in which you won

a Tony Award for originating

the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in

Broadway’s Million Dollar

Quartet and also a star in mainstream

pop-music. To what do

you attribute your versatility

and success?

Failing to pick one lane and staying

in it? LOL! I don’t know. I

have adored acting ever since my

first audition where I was cast as

Roger in the national tour of

Rent. I love stage. Surprisingly,

film may be my most joy. Last

year, I was honored to be a new

edition to the cast of “A Very

Sordid Wedding”, Del Shore’s

sequel to his big cult classic

hit “Sordid Lives”. Currently a film

called “The Divide” is doing well at

several film festivals domestically

and our director was just at

Cannes Film Festival representing

the film. So to me, acting is more

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Insider

Guide

Signature Event Calendar

Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Putt Putt for Kids Fundraiser,

Indian Wells Golf Resort, 6 PM June 1, 2018

HARC, Inc. Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness

Awards, Classic Club, 11:30AM June 7, 2018

Splash House weekend one June 8-10, 2018

Juneteenth June 19, 2018

Father’s Day June 17, 2018

Independence Day July 4, 2018

IndepenDANCE Day Party, AAP – Food Samaritans,

O’Donnell House, Time TBD July 4, 2018

Splash House weekend two August 10-12, 2018

Labor Day September 3, 2018

Rosh Hashana September 9-11, 2018

Yom Kippur September 18-19, 2018

Pride Honors Awards, Hyatt PS September 27, 2018

Native American Day September 28, 2018

Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day October 8,

2018

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EDITORIAL

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PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY

DDG Media group

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Springs, CA 92262

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Contributing Writers:Will Paige,

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Greg Pettis Adams’s art

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Volume 24, Issue 49

June 6 - June 12, 2018

Inside This Week’s Issue

Page 12

Daily What’s Happening”

Page 14

“DDG BUSINESS DIRECTORY”

Page 33

Aerial view of ocean

entry at Kapoho Bay,

Hawaii on Tuesday, June

5, 2018. Lava destroyed

hundreds of homes in

mostly rural Hawaii

area overnight, a county

spokeswoman said

Tuesday. A morning

overflight confirmed that

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30 AdamsArtExpose’

42 Adrian’s Picks

18 Word of the week

40 Classifieds

33 Gay Resorts

39 GROUPS/HELP

40 Massage Directory

29 The Center Schedule

46 THE LAST WORD

3 10 QUESTIONS WITH VIC

Lava Flow Completely Fills Kapoho Bay!!!

Press publisher541@desertdailyguide.com

lava completely filled

Kapoho Bay, inundated

most of Vacationland

and covered all but the

northern part of Kapoho

Beach Lots, scientists

with the U.S. Geological

Survey’s Hawaiian

Volcano Observatory

said.

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June 12th

Recent UPDATES:

NEW GAME ROOM! Featuring 2 full pool tables 2 dart boards plus

pinball and Pacman PLUS! Free Pool Saturdays and new menu!

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COVER

Summer day trips around

the valley

An Orchid greenhouse in the

desert? Cool breezes from the

worlds largest Evaporative

Cooler? If you love orchids,

the folks at Gubler Orchids

THE LAST WORD

by Greg Pettis

Wow, what a week!

The President, the

FBI and...

extremely nice and helpful.

By request we brought our

friend Roger from Arizona

here to tour the greenhouses

and purchased orchids and

the nice people will ship

them for you and all for a

very reasonable cost. A place

to visit when visiting the

Joshua Tree area and to beat

the heat.

Continued on page 27

There are no charges for our

summer get way features. If

you have a great idea, let us

know at the DDG.

Fabeyonce

Are you a confidant

queen? Sisterhood!

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10 QUESTIONS

WITH VIC

By Vic Gerami

LEVI KREIS

American recording

artist and Tony

Award-winning actor

PAGE 3

THIS WEEK

HATE WARNING

p. 28

CCBC p.2

Pool Party

All Worlds p.7

TOOL SHED p.4,5.

The Barracks

p.11, 45, 47

AZUL Rst. p.9

Rio Azul rst, p.13

Tryst p.6

Score p13

Chapps Inn p.17

Sunshine Cafe

Rst. p.17

Pinocchio Rst.

p.19

Hidden Joy video

p.15

Bongo Johnny

Rst. p.21

Workout Gym

p.23

Crazy Mels p.39

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DAILY WHAT’S HAPPENING

Bars & Restaurants

Featured

Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar

& Grille

214 East Arenas Road, PS

(760) 866-1905

Mon & Tue 8:00am -10pm

Wed & Thu 8:00am -11pm

Fri 8:00am -3:00am

Sat 8:00am -3:00am

Sun 8:00am -11 :00pm

Azul

369 N Palm Canyon Dr ,

PS CA (760) 325-5533

Pinocchio In the Desert

134 East Tahquitz Canyon

Way, PS 7:30am-2pm

(760) 322-3776

Rio Azul - Mexican Style

Rest. & Bar

(760) 992-5641 350 South

Indian Cyn, PS,

Sunshine Cafe

36815 Cathedral Canyon

Drive, CC

(760) 328-1415 6:00 am

QUADZ (760) 778-4326

200 S Indian Canyon Dr ,

PS, CA

The Barracks - Leather

Bar 67625 E. Palm Canyon

Dr. , CC

2:00 pm – 2:00 am

Tool Shed - Leather Bar

600 E Sunny Dunes Rd ,

PS (760) 320-3299

10:00 am – 2:00 am

Tryst Bar and Lounge

188 S Indian Canyon Dr

Palm Springs, CA

Toucan’s Palm Canyon

Streetbar Arenas rd

Chill bar Arenas rd

Hunters Arenas rd

Stacy’s Arenas rd

BlackBook Arenas rd

HAPPY HOUR

Tryst Everyday-2p -5p

Score - Everyday 6a-8p

Tool Shed - 10a-8p Every

Day.

Pinocchio - Everyday

7:30a-2p

Rio Azul Wed-Sun 4p-7p

Barracks Happy Hour 2p

to 8PM

Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar

& Grille 5$ Bottomless

Mimosas All Day

Score - The Game bar

301 E Arenas Rd , PS

Trunks Cat City

(760) 327-0753 6:00 am

Oscar’s Indian/Taqz.

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DAILY WHAT’S HAPPENING

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open - Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

WEDNESDAYS Happy Hour 2p to 8PM $4 Budweiser 25 ounce cans

3:00 PM

all day

6:00 AM

Sunshine Cafe Dinner Special Sunshine Cafe All day

Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

Chicken Enchiladas $12.95 everyday $6.95 breakfast,

6:00 AM Score $2 Rolling

4:00pm

coffee included. Breakfast

Rock Bottles all day

Azul until 7pm 2-4-1

Special Carne Asada

Sunshine Cafe All day

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s and Eggs $10.25, Lunch

everyday $6.95 breakfast,

Dinner Special Chicken Special Meatloaf or Meatloaf

coffee included, Lunch

Parmesan 16.95

Sandwich $9.75

Special Bacon Guacamole

5:00 PM

7:30 AM

Cheeseburger $10.95

Rio Azul Open Happy Pinocchio Everyday

7:30 AM

Hour 5-7 PM $5 House Bottomless Champagne!

Pinocchio Everyday

Margarita’s all day

$4.95 Well Drinks &

Bottomless Champagne!

8:00 PM

Martinis

$4.95 Well Drinks & Martinis

Tool Shed Bear Chest Night -

8:00 AM

8:00 AM

Happy Hour For Bear Chests TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

TMP closed. TMP closed.

all night

Everyday Bottomless

bongo Johnny’s Everyday

QUADZ Country & Western Mimosas $5 and $6 Handcrafted

Bacon Bloody Mary’s

Bottomless Mimosas $5

Video Night

and $6 Hand-crafted Bacon

Chill AJ Karaoke

10:00 AM

Bloody Mary’s

9:00 PM

Tool Shed Open - Happy

10:00 AM

Barracks Underwear Night Hour 10am-8pm

Tool Shed Open - Happy

with DJ

2:00 PM

Hour 10am-8pm $3.75 Well

11:00 PM

Barracks Open Happy Hour

drinks

Hunters underwear contest 2p to 8PM

12:00 PM

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

Tool Shed Bingo

2:00pm Happy hour til 8pm

(2 drink minimum)

THURSDAYS

4:00 PM

2:00 PM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Barracks Open Happy Hour

6:00 AM

Dinner Special NY Strip

2p to 8PM 2:00 PM

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DAILY WHAT’S HAPPENING

SPOTLIGHT LOOK WHAT YoU MADE US DO!

Word for the week

Feckless Cunt

[fekləs Kunt]

lacking initiative or strength of character;

irresponsible vajayjay

Steak with a fully loaded baked

potato and veggies $17.95

Alibi Azul until 7pm 2-4-1

5:00 PM

Rio Azul Open Happy Hour

5-7 PM $5 House Margarita’s

all day 2 for 1 Rio Margaritas

with the $2 Crispy Tacos

6:00 PM

Palm Springs VillageFest Palm

Canyon Drive Street fair

Chill Bar Deserts only M4M

Strip Club

9:00 PM

Barracks The Underground

Drink specials for those in

Jockstraps, underwear, Fetish

gear or leather 9pm till closing.

QUADZ Karaoke

Tool Shed Underwear Night

Happy Hour prices for those

in underwear Clothes Check &

DJ till 2am

FRIDAYS

Vodka all day

Sunshine Cafe Breakfast

Special California

Chipotle Benedict $10.50,

Lunch Special Fish and Chips

$10.25. All day everyday $6.95

breakfast, coffee included

7:30 AM

Pinocchio Everyday

Bottomless Champagne! $4.95

Well Drinks & Martinis

8:00 AM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Everyday Bottomless Mimosas

$5 and $6 Hand-crafted Bacon

Bloody Mary’s

11:00 AM

Rio Azul Open Happy

Hour 5-7 PM $5 House

Margarita’s all day

2:00 PM

Barracks Open Happy Hour

2p to 8PM

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

2:00pm Happy hour til 8pm

4:00 PM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Dinner Special BBQ Spare

Ribs Half Rack for 16.95; Full

Rack for 19.95

4:00pm

Azul until 7pm 2-4-1 !!

5:00 PM

Hunters fur Night

8:00 PM

Tool Shed Smoking Fridays

(Or check Tool Shed Facebook

Page for special events on

Friday)

Quadz Showtunes

SATURDAYS

6:00 AM

Score Happy Hour until 8 PM

Sunshine Cafe All day

everyday $6.95 breakfast,

coffee included

7:30 AM

Pinocchio Everyday

Bottomless Champagne! $4.95

Well Drinks & Martinis

8:00 AM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Everyday Bottomless Mimosas

$5 & $6 Hand-crafted Bacon

Bloody Mary’s (continued

from pg 20)

6:00 AM

Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

11:00 AM

6:00 AM Score $7 Belvedere

Rio Azul Continued Open Happy on page 20

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DAILY WHAT’S HAPPENING

VETERANS AND DOGS

AGAINST LIVE FIREWORKS

Hour 5-7 PM $5 House

Margarita’s all day

12:00 PM

Score Bingo

Tool Shed Bingo! Noon to 2

PM (2 drink minimum)

2:00 PM

Barracks Open Happy Hour

2p to 8PM

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

2:00pm Happy hour til 8pm

4:00 PM

TMP closed. Bongo Johnny’s

Dinner Special Prime Rib

19.95

8:00 PM

Tool Shed Lights Out

Saturdays (Or check Tool

Shed Facebook Page for

special events on Saturday)

9:00 PM

Barracks Fetish Patio Party:

Cruise night on the Patio w/

DJ Mixie

SUNDAYS

6:00 AM

Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

$4 Cucumber or Southern

Mary all day

7:00 AM

Sunshine Cafe Breakfast

Special Eggs Benedict

$10.25. All day everyday

$6.95 breakfast, coffee

included

7:30 AM

Pinocchio Bottomless

Champagne! $4.95 Well

Drinks & Martinis. Get a

Martini BURGER!

8:00 AM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Everyday Bottomless

Mimosas $5 and $6 Handcrafted

Bacon Bloody Mary’s

10:00 AM

Tool Shed $2 Bloody Marys

11:00 AM

Rio Azul Open Happy

Hour 5-7 PM $5 House

Margarita’s all day

Rio Azul Drag Brunch every

Sunday – doors open at 11

AM show at Noon.

12:00 PM

Azul Disco Drag Brunch

Every Sunday til 3.

2:00 PM

Barrack’s World Famous

Sunday Beer Bust and

Sunday Night Social

featuring DJ Mixie in the DJ

Booth from 3 - 9

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

2:00pm Happy hour til 8pm

4:00 PM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Dinner Special Chicken

Carbonara $15.95

6:00 PM

Tool Shed - Buzz Cuts,

Boots, and Jocks - Come

& get your hair buzzed,

boot black or shoes shined,

and Happy Hour prices for

wearing your jock, & Djs

spinning the oldies

8:00 PM

Toucans 2016 Queen Of

The desert TOMMI ROSE

& THE PLAYGIRLS Drag

Revue on Sunday night 2

shows

10:00 PM

Barracks Jockstrap Pool

MONDAYS

6:00 AM

Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

$7 Belvedere Vodka all day

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It’s with a sad heart that I have to report that we will

be closed while we rebuild from the fire, smoke, and

water damage. My entire staff will be paid during

this transition. Thank you to the community of Palm

Springs and beyond for the outpouring of love and

support, and especially the hugs Mgt.

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DAILY WHAT’S HAPPENING

Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill. See page 19

7:30 AM

Pinocchio Bottomless

Champagne! $4.95 Well

Drinks & Martinis. Get a

Martini BURGER!

7:30 AM

Sunshine Cafe All day

everyday $6.95 breakfast,

coffee included

8:00 AM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Everyday Bottomless

Mimosas $5 and $6 Handcrafted

Bacon Bloody Mary’s

2:00 PM

Barracks Open Happy Hour

2p to 8PM

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

Happy hour til 8pm

4:00 pm

Azul until 7pm 2-4-1

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Daily Special Blackened

Salmon or Prime Rib Caesar

Salad $18.95

7:00 PM

Barracks Pool Tournament

at the followed by free pizza

at 9pm

9:00 PM

Tool Shed Monday Massage

and Martini Night - Relax

those muscles and melt

tension away with a licensed

massage therapist and $2

off all Martinis with nightly

specials

TUESDAYS

6:00 AM

Score Happy Hour til 8 PM

$2 PBR Tallboys and Free

Pool all day

Sunshine Cafe Breakfast

Special 1/2 French toast w/

bacon, eggs $8.75, Lunch

Special 1/2 sandwich/soup

or salad $8.75. All day

everyday $6.95 breakfast,

coffee included

7:30 AM

Pinocchio Everyday

Bottomless Champagne!

$4.95 Well Drinks & Martini

8:00 AM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Everyday Bottomless

Mimosas $5 and $6 Handcrafted

Bacon Bloody Mary’s

10:00 AM

Tool Shed Open - Happy

Hour 10am-8pm

2:00 PM

Tryst Bar and Lounge Open

2:00pm Happy hour til 8pm

Barracks Open Happy Hour

2p to 8PM

4:00 PM

TMP closed. bongo Johnny’s

Dinner Special Bottomless

Spaghetti 8.95

Azul 2-4-1 until 7pm

7:00 PM

Tool Shed Tuesday Tequila

Night - $1 off tequila shots,

chips & salsa, nightly tequila

specials start at 7PM

7:30 PM

Azul Cabaret

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W O R K O U T G Y M

P A L M S P R I N G S

$12 DAY PASSES

MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS

SEE GYM FOR DETAILS

NO CONTRACTS

GROUP CLASSES INCLUDED • TRAINERS AVAILABLE

CARDIO WITH PERSONAL TV’S • FREE WEIGHTS AND MACHINES

TRX • LOCKERS • SHOWERS

MEN’S SAUNA • FREE WIFI • FREE COFFEE

2100 N PALM CANYON DR., SUITE C100

(BEHIND TOUCAN’S TIKI LOUNGE)

PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262

WORKOUT GYM HOURS:

MON-FRI: 5:00AM - 8:00PM

SAT-SUN: 8:00AM - 6:00PM

(760) 325-4600

W W W . W O R K O U T G Y M P S . C O M

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THIS WEEK A FASCINATING

TOUR OF GUBLER ORCHIDS

LANDERS, CA FACILITY.

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For

groups over 10, please call (760) 364-2282.

JOIN THE FUN! Whether you are an

experienced orchid hobbyist or new to

the orchid world, bring in your orchid

and enter it into the Orchid Festival show!

A fun experience to enjoy. Share your

orchid’s beauty throughout the weekend.

Mark your calender! The Morongo Basin

Orchid Festival Mark Your Calendars

Next Year! October 6th & 7th, 2018 Bring

youe own it to:22nd Annual Morongo

Basin Orchid Festival 2nd Annual Orchid

Judging October 7th & 8th 2017

The Gubler family has loved and grown

orchids for three generations. Originally

in Switzerland, Gubler Orchids was

opened in 1918 by Heir Gubler. It was

his second son, Hans, who moved to

California to chase the American dream

and in 1954 started Gubler Orchids (US)

selling the orchids literally from his

station wagon. Now it is Hans’ son, Chris,

who continues the legacy, along with his

sister, Heidi.

If you want to lean everything there is to

know about Orchids

Open: Mon- Sat 10 am to 3:30 pm: Free

Tours every 30 min. Non-slip, closed

toed shoes are required. NO SANDALS

Closed on major holidays: New Years Day,

Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day,

We brought home

Ontocidium Burgundian

‘Too Sweet’ - Oncidium

type orchid with gorgeous

fragrant red flowers.

It smells like a cherry coke!

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WARNING

2018 Trump era bashings on the

rise. The number of reported hate

crimes in the United States has risen

for the second straight year in 2016,

according to statistics released by the

FBI. Its 2018 for fuck sakes.

week’s Supreme Court ruling that

legalized same-sex marriage across

the United States.

Self Protection is the key.

If attacked, make sure you call a

police supervisor, most cops are not

trained in hate crimes yet.

Keep a lead pipe under your seat

for protection.

Remain Calm, Gay bashers are

likely to bait you into a fight so they

won’t be charged in a hate crime. As

we saw with the George Zander case,

doing everything possible to avoid

it. One pleaded guilty to assault and

admitted a hate crime allegation

and got 4 years. The other coward

pleaded guilty to assault and received

ZERO jail time. Sadly George is

dead and they remain free. Too few

seem to care.

It been a few years since the

DDG had to issue a “Gay Bashing

warning,” but it seems appropriate

in light of the ZERO reaction to a

NO Gays Allowed sign from the

Document everything. Police seem

authorities. A Tennessee hardware

to loathe to call anything a hate

store owner has been getting death

crime, as it increases their daily

threats after posting a “No Gays

paperwork. You will have to fight

Allowed” sign on his front door,

alone for your rights. Call the media!

but he stands by his homophobic

message. Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx The number one reason for not

Hardware and Roofing Supplies in filing it as a hate crime is that no

Washburn, slapped the handwritten one called for a supervisor to make

poster on his business after last sure they reported it. Even if they

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claim it was unfounded!!!!!


CCBC Resort hotel’s newest restaurant. Opening soon!

The Center

thority Idea Lab

See page 41 for directions. 7:00 – 9:00PM – CODA

Wednesday, June 6th

7:30 – 9:00PM - CMA

7:00 AM – Crystal Meth Anonymous

(CMA)

Friday, June 8th

7:00 – 8:30AM – AA Meeting

9:00 – 10:00AM – Beginning Tai

10:30AM – 12:00PM – Men’s Chat

Chi

Group

10:00 AM – Intermediate Tai Chi

11:30AM- 12:30PM – 50 + Fit

11:30AM – 12:30PM – 50 + Fit

12:00 – 3:00PM – Immigration

1:00 – 4:30PM – Open Play Bridge

Legal Assistance

7:00 – 9:00PM – PS Leather Order

1:00 – 4:00PM – HIV Rapid Testing

of the Desert

3:00 – 4:30PM – Caregiver Support

7:00 PM – Narcotics Anonymous

Group

7:00 – 8:00PM – CMA

4:00 – 6:00PM – Young and Queer

Thursday, June 7th

7:30 – 8:30PM – CMA

10:30 AM – Nasty Women Chatting

Saturday, June 9th

11:00AM – 12:00PM – Better Balance

and Brain Drop-in

9:30 – 11:00AM – Computer Hacking

and Harassment

1:30 PM – Intermediate Spanish

10:00 AM – Conversational ASL

4:00 – 5:00PM- Social Security –

12:30 – 2:00PM - Beginning American

Sign Language

FAQ’s

6:00 – 8:00PM – Community Food

1:00 – 3:00PM – Creative Writing

Bank

Sunday, June 19th

7:00 – 9:00PM – Desert For Fetish over Au-

10:00AM – 2:00PM – Reignite

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Ministries

1:00 PM – Great Sober Sex Forum

6:00 – 7:30PM – CMA

Monday, June 11th

9:00AM – Open Play Bridge

11:30AM – 12:30PM – 50 + Fit

1:00 – 4:00PM – Pinochle Open

Play

5:15 – 6:15PM – Chair Yoga

6:30 – 7:30PM – Mahjong

7:30 – 8:30PM – CMA

Tuesday, June 12th

9:30 – 10:30AM – 50 + Fit

11:00 – 11:45AM – Zumba Gold

11:00AM – 3:00PM – HICAP Medicare

Counseling

1:30 – 3:30PM – Intermediate

Spanish

4:00 – 5:00PM – Prostate Cancer

Support Group

4:30 – 5:30PM – Gentle Yoga

6:30 – 9:00PM – Trans Peer Led

Support Group


AdamsArtExpose’ ART

MAKING ART - PAINTING,

PLEIN AIR (LANDSCAPE) FIG-

URE, ABSTRACT, ETC

This article space last week discussed

Painting and Color. Color is generally

more involved in painting than in drawing.

Using the idea of creating your

own color wheel as a beginning project

to help understand color is a method of

acquainting yourself with the phenomenon

of color. This is worth the time as

preliminary project to painting.

Beginning to paint requires the artist

to visualize scenarios of subject matter

that will be turned into an original

interpretation. Some of the modern

styles of painting include Plein Air which

indicates painting outdoors, Figurative,

which refers to painting figures that may

include humans animals and other living

creatures; and abstract which is an art

work interpreted through the artist imagination

but may not be directly related to

a visual object or environment.

Here are a few of the more common

painting styles artist follow today: Modernism:

abstract, contemporary. Exploring

art in a non-traditional way, colors,

shapes, impressions of personal vision

put on canvas. Plein Air, working in the

environment to paint what is seen in the

landscape.. Figurative, working directly

from a live model to interpret the human

figure in classical realism or abstractly.

AdamsArtExpose’

For the person who wants to explore

art as a new experience or delve into art

more intensely as a serious artist, there

are various groups and art experiences

available in the local area. Here are just

a few that may be of interest: Desert Art

Classes, Palm Desert, contact 760-774-

3622, College of The Desert offers a

variety of art classes in most areas of art

production, contact, collegeofthedesert.

edu, , Desert Art Center, varied classes

contact 760-323-7973, Gay Artists

Group, primarily non-instructional,

interactive classes in figure drawing,

painting, and body sculpture and or the

opportunity to explore other art styles in

an encouraging environment, contact

760-835-0727. These are a few of the

many art experiences available in the

local area to experience

art by making

it. This can also

be accomplished

individually by

painting on your

own in your personal

environment.

Which ever way

you decide to make

art enjoy it as a creative

experience.

Questions, comments, suggestions,

contact - adamsartexpose@gmail.com or

adamsartexpose@ddguide.com

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Fabeyonce “Trust”

no worries. We don’t have to stress that

anything will be missing or don’t have to

worry about anyone going through my

In general, it’s hard to trust some people but

luggage. We TRUST each other because we

you eventually learn who to trust.

are professionals and good friends.

When I get booked with the girls, we work

I can honestly say I am thankful for the

towards trusting each other and it feels good

opportunities given to me. A big shout out

not having to worry about leaving your coins

to Jazmyn Simone for inviting me to play

out, leaving jewelry or something.

at the playhouse at Toucan’s Tiki Lounge

On a few occasions (and not the places that

on Thursday June 14 and The Desert Divas

I perform here locally) my shit had went

at Rio Azul Mexican Restaurant for having

missing and I was furious, like really? Who

me every Sunday. These are the places to be

would take my microphone from my luggage,

when you come here to Palm Springs. Bring

when I know I didn’t pull it out.

your friends and family for the time of their

I remember one time all my costumes (which

lives and show them what drag shows are

were 4 in total) went missing and my man

really about.

had thought I grabbed them and I was like

It has been my pleasure writing for y’all. If

“No I didn’t, I just grabbed the wigs.”

you have any questions or want my opinion,

We looked in my car and went back in the

please message me on Facebook under

venue, which they were not there. It really

Fabeyonce or Instagram @fabeyonc_e, also

sucks and pisses a bitch off...... When I have a

check out my videos on YouTube just type in

costume I usually attach a bag which contains

Fabeyonce

jewelry for that costume, so we had to ask

hit the

around if anyone “accidentally” took it. Of

subscribe

course no one did but when I asked a certain

button and

queen if they took it, they replied with “No,

like my vids.

we didn’t see it”, which at this time my blood

Til next week

was boiling.

Love your

I said “Can you check your shit again?”. Since

Latin Queen

they didn’t perform that night, there would

Fabeyonce.....

have been no reason for them to have it.

Eventually out of nowhere, my costume and

jewelry miraculously showed up in their car

(hmmmmmm). I was relieved, but I was so

pissed that they had them, since rumors of

this girl go around everywhere she goes. It’s

true.

Going back to the beginning, the places I

perform at now, I love and trust the ladies I

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Don’t stay where the boys are ….. stay

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See page 7.

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EVENTS

OUTstanding Voices 2018

Thursday June 14, 2018 6PM As the city

of Palm Springs turns 80 years old, we

celebrate the contributions and achievements

of eighty allies, lesbian, gay, bisexual or

transgender leaders who have or are now

actively working to create a positive, and

inclusive environment in the Coachella

Valley. HONOREES ARE CHOSEN FROM

ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND INCLUDE

OUTSTANDING YOUTH, PROUD

POLITICIANS, BUSINESS LEADERS

AND CIVIC INSIDERS. www.tunestub.com

SEARCH OUTSTANDING

JUNE 7 Join us for the 3rd Annual

Coachella Valley Workplace Wellness

Awards luncheon on June 7th at the Classic

Club in Palm Desert! We will be celebrating

the efforts of businesses in the Coachella

Valley that are adopting programs and

policies to create healthy workplaces. There

will be a vendor expo, a gourmet lunch, and

the opportunity to learn tips and tricks to

creating a healthy workplace. $25

HARC, Inc. Provides objective, reliable

research, analysis and technical services to

communities in order to facilitate better

decision making regarding health and quality

of life.

$80.00 summer passes at the Palm Springs

Aerial Tramway a major gateway to the

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains

National Monument traversing the southerly

side of the Coachella Valley – officially

designated a treasured natural and cultural

resource. Huell Howser and I used to have

breakfast up here nearly every day. Its a great

get away from the afternoon heat. Get all

your shopping done and then head up the

mountain with temps often upper 60’s to low

70’s and hike the mountains. One time tickets

still only $25.95 and 36.00 for ride and dine.

The perfect date to get high in the clouds.

Gubler OrchidsbCome Take A Tour

​free tours at our Landers, CA facility. In the

worlds largest swamp cooler. Non-slip, closed

toed shoes are required. NO SANDALS

Open: Mon- Sat 10 am to 3:30 pm: Tours

every 30 min. see page 27.

STONEWALL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

GALA JUNE 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$69 - $96

TELL THEM YOU

READ IT HERE!

Send your calendar to

the DDG

30 words or less to

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BUSINESS SERVICES

ATTRACTIONS/ENTERTAINMENT

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum 760-329-7610

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297

Ruddy’s General Store Museum 760-327-

2156

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018

Palm Springs Aerial Tram 760-325-1449

Palm Springs Air Museum 760-778-6262

Palm Springs Art Museum 760-325-7186

Sunnylands 760-328-2829

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500

ADULT BOOK STORE

*Hidden Joy 760 328-1694

ADULT FETISH AND TOYS

*Gear Leather & Fetish 760 322-3363

*Hidden Joy 760 328-1694

*Q Trading 760 416-7150

ART GALLERY

Sebastian’s Gallery Appraisals - Antiques

Fine Art - Estate sales and liquidation

69040 E. Palm Canyon drive, Cathedral

City. Nudes Art 760-202-0582

ATTORNEYS

*Joseph Rhea legal criminal law human

rights 760 322-3001

Matthew J Hunter Estate planning business

law 760-898-2984

BAR/PUBS

*Georgie’s Alibi (760) 325-5533

*Rio Azul 760-992-5641

*Score 760-327-0753

*Tool Shed 760-320-3299

*The Barracks 760-321-9688

*Tryst Bar 760-832-6046

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Computer Service

CONCIERGE-STYLE COMPUTER SUP-

PORT I AM NOT MAC-PHOBIC!

Desktops, laptops, Internet/wireless

connectivity, virus remediation. Catering

to locals & resort/out-of-town

guests. Reasonable rates Call Ed Lefkowitz

sunnyDconsulting (760) 483-3115.

sunnydconsulting.com

CONCRETE

DUMP RUNS,HAULING & MOVING

RED’S HAULING - DUMP RUNS

Dump runs. Real Estate Repo Cleanups.

760-288-6956

FURNITURE

*MJ Custom Furniture 760 779-0303

GYMS

*WorkOUT Gym 760 325-4600

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

SHOPPING

LEATHER GEAR TOYS

*Gear Leather and Fetish 760-322-3363

gearleather.com 650 E. Sunny Dunes

Leather Repair

Off Ramp Leathers 760-778-2798

www.offrampleathers.com New and used

leather and fetish/BSDM gear. Alterations

and repairs from saddle-patching

your well-loved Levis to refurbishing your

prized leathers. Or get measured for a new

custom leather outfit handmade by Paul.

Great selection of consignment items.

650 E. Sunny Dunes Rd., Unit 3, Palm

Springs, CA 92264

Notary Service

McFarland Mobile Notary Service

Full service Notary Public/Signing Agent

I come to you wherever you are! Available

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(760)-641-6400 call or text

PAINTERS

MATRIMONY SPIRITUALITY

Bloom In the Desert Ministries

760 327-3802

POSTAL SERVICES

*Postal Palm Springs 760 864-1401

*UPS Store 760 324-8184

RESTAURANTS

*Sunshine Cafe 760-328-1415

*Bongo Johnny’s 760-866-1905

*Pinocchio’s 760-322-3776

* Rio Azul 760 992-5641

*Georgie’s Alibi 760 325-5533

*Crazy Mels 760 832-7110

Nina’s traditional Greek cuisine

and pizzeria. Chef Nina’s gourmet

pizza is prepared with fresh

tomato sauce and buffalo milk

mozzarella. Enjoy Chef Nina’s

45 years of cooking passion with

100-year-old plus family recipes.

The healthiest, freshest, cleanest,

Hellenic cuisine ever! All day

Monday is Chef Nina’s Pizza

Day. Get a complementary beer,

wine, or soda with every order

over $20. Located on the South

West corner of Ramon Rd &

South Sunrise Way at “Plaza At

Sunrise.” 555 South Sunrise Way

Palm Springs 760-323-8552

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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REAL ESTATE

*Berrington Properties 760 408-4102

Theatre/Playhouse

*Desert Rose Play House 760-202-3000

Palm Canyon Theater 760 323-5123

Annenberg Theater 760 325-4490

McCallum Theatre 760)340-2787

TRAVEL

Utilities

Gas 800-427-2200

Water 760-323-4971

Electric 800-990=7788

Trash 800-973-3873

Recycling 760-327-1351

Free Trolley Buzz

GROUPS/ORG/HELP

LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE

DESERT 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd

Floor PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262

760-416-7790/www.thecenterps.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 800-

227-2345

AMVETS: 760-323-9085

BLOOM IN THE DESERT MINISTRIES:

760-327-3802

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services

Rape Crisis Center (760) 568-9071

DEMOCRATS OF THE DESERT

desertdemocrats.org

democratsofthedesert@gmail.com

DESERT AIDS PROJECT: 760 323-2118

DESERT LEGAL AID: 760-832-9770

DESERT OUTREACH FOUNDATION

760 864-1234

DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS:

760 260-8104

DESERT WINDS 760 776-2700

FRONTRUNNERS 760 285-0077

GAY CATHOLICS 760 325-9511

GAY ARTISTS - 760 835-0727

Gay Book Club of PS—write to bookclubofps@yahoo.com

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

CRAZY MELS Burgers and Shakes

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY

CHURCH 760 512-1700

PALM SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN, AT

815 S. CAMINO REAL, 760-320-2769.

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM

psmuseum.org 760 322-4800

PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

psairmuseum.org 760 778-6262

PALM SPRINGS GAY MEN’S CHORUS

760-219-2077

PALM SPRINGS LEATHER ORDER OF

THE DESERT 760 272-5553

PALM SPRINGS PRIDE pspride.org

166 Palm Canyon Drive P. S. Ca.

NATURIST DAY PASSES

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FOR SALE

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$15 to $50 includes neckless rings

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rentals (less than 28 days) in residential

neighborhoods (R1). Members voted to

endorse a “NO” vote on the measure.

The DSD Membership recommends that

you vote “NO’ on Measure C in the June 5

election.

NO ON C

Wins!

DSD membership discussed and then

voted on whether to support or oppose two

issues affecting Palm Springs residents:

1. Measure “C” will be on the June 5th

ballot and, if passed, would ban short term

2. The Palm Springs City Council is considering

an initiative, prompted by the

threat of legal action based on the California

Voting Rights Act, to change from “at

large” elections to electoral district elections.

Members voted to support a change to

electoral district voting in Palm Springs.

The Palm Springs City Council will be

formally advised of DSD support for this

change.

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GAYDGETS &

THREADS

ADRIAN’S PICKS FOR

THE MAN THAT NEEDS

EVERYTHING.

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#1 Nike Vandal High Supreme TD

$110.00 nike.com

The Nike Vandal High Supreme TD

Men’s Shoe is made with a high-top

profile featuring an adjustable ankle

strap and bold color contrast for

stability.

#2 FALCON COVE SPA TOWEL

$50.00 pendleton-usa.com

The dynamic blanket pattern

recreated in an oversized towel for

beach, poolside or hot tub—or an

instantly luxurious bathroom. Thirsty

cotton velour is an ideal canvas

for our Native American-inspired

design. Sheared on one side for

luxurious softness, looped on the

other for superior absorption.

#3 Incase Eo Travel Backpack

$179.99 nordstrom.com

weather-resistant and fits your 17”

laptop in a compartment designed

for quick and easy airport screening.

Its expandable main compartment

increases capacity by more than 35%

for longer trips.

#4 Maskulo Backless Rubber-Look

Briefs with Cod Piece Pouch

$21.00 andrewchristian.com

The brand new Harness Jock w/ Almost

Naked is only for the extra sexy.

In sleek black, each pair features sturdy

black straps in a revealing design

in front, and sexy simple design in

back. It will feel so good, it’ll be like

you’re not wearing any underwear at

all. Your package will fall naturally

into the super soft anatomically correct

snuggle pouch to create a truly

enjoyable and unique wearing experience.

It virtually eliminates sticking,

squashing, re-adjusting, sweating and

chafing. We’ve virtually eliminated

everything that isn’t good about underwear.

Protect your laptop and iPad, organize

your gear and stash a change

of clothes in our versatile carry-on,

checkpoint-friendly travel backpack.

The EO Travel Backpack is

IMAGE OF THE WEEK.... ADRIAN AT PIONEEN TOWN Adrian travels

the globe looking for the coolest trends in fashion and toys. If you would

like to have your product featured in this column send a note to: adrian@

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Continued from page 3

of a joy than a business. Music

is my business. It’s a constant,

between acting roles, between

chapters in life. It’s always

there. Telling my story, revealing

the most personal aspects of who I

am; my life in a lyric. That’s what

I say these days.

At some point, you were studying

to become an ordained

Minister. Tell me about that.

Sure! For a time I was tempted

to take my education in religious

science and advance from licensed

spiritual practitioner to minister. I

was so proud of receiving that

license. I still am. But as I began

to look more inward, I realized that

my greatest contribution to the

universe initially presents itself in

the performing arts. Spirituality

continues to be a natural extended

conversation I have on social

media. Not long ago, I launched

a new series on my YouTube

Channel (www.youtube.com/

levikreis) called “The Backstory:

My Life In A Lyric”. I go behind

the scenes to reveal the story that

inspired the song and aspire to

come out with 5 to 7 minutes of

spiritual motivation for the viewer.

It’s been a nice way to incorporate

a fundamental aspect of who

I am with that thing that connects

us all - music.

What was it like being on The

Apprentice?

The fastest 48 hours of my life! I

had not worked on TV before

and had no idea how fast they

shoot those episodes out. At that

time, I had just left my 8th major

record label with no official album

release. A friend submitted me

to the show as the teams were

challenged to take an unsigned

artist, write a song, record it, produce

and package it, and present

it to Sirius/XM. The winning

team would see their artist introduced

to the world through Sirius/

XM. We won, so before I knew it,

my music was being introduced to

the world. At that very time, I had

decided to come out professionally,

so I thought it was really cool for

NBC to have me on the show and

launch my career. It was a big

deal in 2005 for major networks to

be inclusive like that.

What’s new on your play list?

I’m obsessed with Dan + Shay

right now. Especially their current

single “Tequila”

Who are a few musicians, actors

and directors with whom you

would like to work with?

From a directors standpoint, working

with Bill Paxton was really

special to me. That’s a hard one

to top, especially considering he’s

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gone too soon. Other actors? In

the current realm of possibilities,

I would adore working with Eden

Espinosa. She and I would chew

up a scene together as good as any

pair-off I could imagine. Love that

gal!

Levi is the headline for Radiant

Health Centers’ annual fundraiser

gala on Saturday, June 2nd, at the

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Nigel. Please

visit www.radianthealthcenters.org

for more information.

What is your favorite charity or

cause?

There have been quite a few over

the years. I’ve supported groups

like Family Equality Council,

Broadway Cares and LA Gay Men’s

Chorus. Recently, my charitable

efforts are focused on organizations

that support our veterans. The

cause is closest to my family’s

heart. I have always contributed

to our veterans privately, but I’m

excited to start lending my creative

support more publicly and on

social media. I believe in being of

service to those who serve.

What project(s) do you have

coming up?

I’m excited to record my first

Christmas album in July! To follow

the process, see behind the

scenes, or to support the ongoing

creation of my music and music

videos, please visit http://www.

patreon.com/levikreis. It’s a really

special group of people who are the

reason I get to make music!

Tell me a secret-a good one!

Uh. hmmm. My vitiligo is not limited

to my hands and elbows. Is

that secret enough? LOL

Vic Gerami is journalist, media contributor

and the Editor & Publisher of The Blunt

Post. He spent six years at Frontiers Magazine,

followed by LA Weekly and Voice

Media Group. His work has appeared in

various publications including The Advocate,

OUT, GoWeHo, Los Angeles Blade,

Asbarez and WeHo Times. In 2017, his

syndicated weekly celebrity Q&A column,

“10 Questions with Vic”, was nominated

and a finalist for LA Press Club’s National

Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award.

vic@thebluntpost.com | facebook.com/TheBluntPost | @TheBluntPost

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THE LAST WORD by Greg Pettis

I voted by mail with good thoughts for my

friends who are running and wishing the

best for California. Once that was done I

jumped on a plane and am now in Orlando,

Florida, representing the 6 counties of

Southern CA at the National Association

of Regional Councils. There are people here

from throughout the country.

On the trade side, if you have a purchase

to be made, do it now. Major tariffs are

about to start. Trump has announced major

penalties for México, Canada, China and the

European Union. I notice a lot of our friends

but Russia is not on the list. Most of the

tariffs are on steel and aluminum, so cars,

planes and other bigger ticket items.

We will be in sessions on public safety,

environment, civil discourse, transportation

and other topics. Always interesting to get

opinions from others around the nation and

reminds me that even though SoCA is best,

we don’t have all the answers.

Biggest thing in Washington this week has

been the President’s attorneys are saying 1) a

president cannot be indicted while in office

and 2) a President can pardon himself. Even

today Trump himself, says “I have absolute

power to pardon myself ”. Response so far

from Speaker of the House and President of

the Senate - CRICKETS!

The US/North Korea summit seems to be

progressing, but no word as to what, if any,

preparation Trump is doing. The only news

is that Mrs. trump will not be joining her

husband. Hmmmmm. Oh, almost forgot,

they are still trying to determine who will

pay for the North Korean delegation. For

the Olympia and Paralympics, South Korea

payed just under $400,000 for the North’s

group. Singapore has offered to pay some

but no word on balance.

Locally, there is some movement by the state

to allow bars and nightclubs in Palm Springs

to stay open till 4am. Not sure what I think

about that. Do you have any thoughts?

Thank you to the Cathedral City business

community for coming together and

donating all the funds necessary to send

the CCHS Choir to Rome at the end of the

month. They will spend 9 days in Rome, Pisa

and Florence, including performing at the

Basilica in Rome. The kids are thrilled and

ready to represent all of us.

That’s it for now. Keep fighting, RESIST!

Greg Pettis is a 22 year city councilman

in Cathedral City. Greg was the first openly

gay elected city council members In

Riverside County. He has served on the

boards of the National League of Cities

and the League of California Cities and as

President of the Southern CA Association

of Governments.

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