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Welcome to Palm Springs Pride, Maps, Events, and where to go and who to do. Don't forget to take a pic of the 1998 copy of the DDG in the Palm Springs LGBT history. And the Veterans Day celebration at the world's only American LGBT Veterans and the first in the nation-state memorial to be held on Veterans Day. Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:00 AM Desert Memorial Park 31-705 Da Vall Drive Cathedral City CA. and the famous 10 more new places to visit in the Palm Springs area.

Welcome to Palm Springs Pride, Maps, Events, and where to go and who to do. Don't forget to take a pic of the 1998 copy of the DDG in the Palm Springs LGBT history. And the Veterans Day celebration at the world's only American LGBT Veterans and the first in the nation-state memorial to be held on Veterans Day. Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:00 AM Desert Memorial Park 31-705 Da Vall Drive Cathedral City CA. and the famous 10 more new places to visit in the Palm Springs area.


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<strong>Nov</strong>ember 1, <strong>2023</strong> covering the Palm Springs desert area.<br />

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The lead photo of the Flower Thrower is from a UK artist called<br />

Banksy who is a political activist and filmmaker, (more on this<br />

artist in a future article). This image is found on a wall in the<br />

West Bank in Gaza where many of the Palestinian artists reside<br />

or have resided prior to the siege by the IDF. The image reflects<br />

a continuing conflict of ideologies representing two groups of<br />

humans who have been unable to achieve living peacefully in<br />

close proximity for 80 years. The populace would like to live in<br />

peaceful proximity but the historically inclined religious leaders<br />

of both groups find ways to discriminate based on continuing<br />

distortions promoted by and acted on in violent inhuman ways<br />

perpetrated by extremists in Hamas on the Palestinian side and<br />

right-wing Zionists on the Israeli side. This example of a current<br />

artist shows the frustration of living under constant war.<br />

Palestine is considered a holy land by three of the<br />

world’s major religions: Christianity, Islam, and<br />

Jud<strong>ai</strong>sm. Both the Palestinians and Jewish people<br />

have been uprooted from their geographic areas<br />

over the centuries primarily due to discrimination.<br />

As a result of centuries of changing environments<br />

the art of Palestinian people has gone through<br />

cycles of art production, followed by destruction,<br />

and then remaking in new environments. The result<br />

of this is that it is difficult to establish a primary<br />

characteristic in Palestinian art. Much of the early art can<br />

be traced back to pre-Islamic Byzantine pictorial art of twodimensional<br />

patterns reflected in the tile designs in architectural<br />

decoration.<br />

Early Palestinian artists were not formally tr<strong>ai</strong>ned. The art of<br />

p<strong>ai</strong>nting reflects a sense of place much as this p<strong>ai</strong>nting of a<br />

more contemporary artist of a woman reclining under a tree in<br />

a peaceful landscape with a city skyline in the background. This<br />

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scene is reflective of the desire to live a tranquil existence absent<br />

of war and destruction.<br />

Centuries emerge and Palestinian art reflects religious themes<br />

with the Muslim religion being adopted by most Palestinians. In<br />

the 1800s the artist Nicola S<strong>ai</strong>g’s art took on more political issues<br />

such as this p<strong>ai</strong>nting of “The Surrender of Jerusalem ‘’ about a<br />

Caliph taking over Jerusalem peacefully.<br />

insert s<strong>ai</strong>g p<strong>ai</strong>nting surrender of Jerusalem<br />

Palestinian artists were<br />

scattered throughout<br />

many locals and as a<br />

result, a particular style<br />

of art did not evolve.<br />

From the late 1700s to<br />

the 1950s some artists<br />

were self-tr<strong>ai</strong>ned and<br />

others received formal<br />

tr<strong>ai</strong>ning some in Europe<br />

and some in the United<br />

States. In Palestine<br />

and Jerusalem from<br />

the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s a new art was coming forth<br />

developed by artists who grew up as refugees. From the late<br />

1960s to the 1990s art was created by artists in exile and those<br />

living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. From the late 1990s<br />

to approximately 2016 the number of artists increased, g<strong>ai</strong>ning<br />

more recognition and practicing more innovation in their art<br />

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working more in multimedia and conceptual art categories.<br />

For those living in the West Bank and Gaza crowded conditions<br />

are reflected in the abstract p<strong>ai</strong>nting of a crowd scene by a<br />

contemporary artist.<br />

Women artists have made their mark in Palestinian art, the<br />

artist L<strong>ai</strong>la Shawa grew up in occupied Palestine then moved<br />

with her family, and has <strong>since</strong> lived in London and Vermont<br />

with continued close connections with Palestine through<br />

humanitarian <strong>ai</strong>d and art. Her<br />

art gives a voice to women<br />

who are even more repressed<br />

in the Arab world through<br />

patriarchy and sexism. Her<br />

construction of a woman’s torso<br />

draped in ammunition belts is a<br />

statement of the power of women.<br />

The Palestinian U.S. Museum was established in 2018<br />

in Woodbridge, Connecticut to promote and encourage<br />

contemporary Palestinian artists in the U.S. and to help integrate<br />

this art into American culture demonstrating the diversity of the<br />

people and culture that make up the United States.<br />

The current Israeli-Palestinian war presents more challenges<br />

for the artists of Palestine and Israel. Artists of both of these<br />

cultures tend to promote peace and growth rather than<br />

violence and destruction. Optimistically the artists of this wartorn<br />

region can help create a positive environment for people to<br />

live together in harmony.

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Local Mexican Artist Alejandro Olmo tapped to create new mural to celebrate<br />

Sisterhood between Palm Springs and San Miguel de Allende<br />

For Immediate Release -- Monday, October 30, <strong>2023</strong>, Palm Springs, CA<br />

OVERVIEW: In the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, a robust example of Mexican Artist Alejandro<br />

Olmo’s art is housed within the walls of Michael's House Outpatient Clinic. Created 20 years ago, the<br />

mural-filled corridor was decorated in direct reference to the beauty of the Mexican city San Miguel de<br />

Allende. Now, San Miguel de Allende is Palm Springs’ newest Sister City, and Alejandro Olmo, who has<br />

been a resident of Palm Springs ever <strong>since</strong>, has been commissioned to add a new piece to the building -<br />

this time to the exterior, facing The Corridor Courtyard in Palm Springs, and will be viewable by the public<br />

after its unveiling by the Mayor of Palm Springs in a private ceremony on <strong>Nov</strong> 10.<br />

________________<br />

Back in 2003, artist Alejandro Olmo, who was living in Mexico at the time, was commissioned by<br />

California developer Shaul Mizrahi to transform an exterior shopping corridor in Palm Springs into a<br />

Mexican street-scene, covered in relief murals inspired by the beauty of San Miguel de Allende. It was<br />

called ‘Calle de San Miguel,’ and cont<strong>ai</strong>ns sculpture embedded into murals, handmade-tile filled walls,<br />

figures of Mayan imagery lining passageways, among other eye-catching det<strong>ai</strong>ls.<br />

Since the building's use by Michael's House Outpatient Clinic began over a decade ago, Alejandro Olmo’s<br />

art has been an inspiration to countless patients and staff who have passed through - but, because of the<br />

nature of the work done inside, the art has not been viewable by the general public for many years.<br />

Meanwhile, in Jan <strong>2023</strong>, a relationship between Palm Springs and San Miguel de Allende as Sister Cities<br />

was established. This Sisterhood between the cities came about in part due to their many similarities: in<br />

size, economy, population, freedoms of identity, and commitment to serving not only visitors to these<br />

popular tourist cities, but also the robust working class communities that are the foundations of both.<br />

Now, to celebrate the establishment of the Sisterhood between the two cities, and the establishment of<br />

<strong>Nov</strong> 10 as ‘Michael’s House Day’ by the Mayor of Palm Springs, a new mural by Alejandro Olmo, called<br />

‘Casa de Miguel,’ will be added along the exterior wall of Michael’s House. The new piece will face The<br />

Corridor Courtyard, to be enjoyed by all. A private celebration will commence as part of a 3 day program<br />

welcoming and celebrating Alumni of Michael’s House.<br />

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The Boosters have also set up a general GoFundMe page (<br />

https://gofund.me/c231ffb9 ) and the Band’s Director, Matt<br />

Ingelson, has been applying for local scholarships to benefit<br />

individual students with acute financial need and particular<br />

musical abilities. Ingelson says, “Research shows that exposure<br />

and travel to international countries in the context of education<br />

supports higher grade point averages, graduation rates, and all<br />

around academic success for under-represented students who<br />

embark on them. Ultimately this is important because students<br />

who would traditionally be unable to travel out of the country<br />

will return to Palm Springs with a wider world perspective. This<br />

can only benefit our community after they graduate and begin<br />

participating in our local economy.”<br />

Anyone looking for a sign of hope and promise for the future<br />

can shine a spotlight on this: After a 5 year gap due to the<br />

pandemic, the Palm Springs High School “Spirit of the Sands”<br />

Band and Visual Corps is set to perform internationally - this<br />

time in Sp<strong>ai</strong>n. This will be the 11th tour in 25 years of the Band’s<br />

history. The Spring 2024 itinerary will send Palm Springs High<br />

School instrumentalists and visual corps members to the friendly<br />

European country with stops to perform in Valencia, Madrid,<br />

and Grenada. The opportunities for cross-cultural exchange will<br />

be plentiful, and the tour program’s musical lineup reflects the<br />

Band’s desire to share the rich tradition of SoCal sights, sounds<br />

and culture. The Band will soon begin practicing works from<br />

Arturo Marquez, Steven Bryant, Oja Gjeilo, and J<strong>ai</strong>me Texidor<br />

and applying for their passports immediately following football<br />

season.<br />

The hope is to provide a complete experience for the audiences<br />

in Sp<strong>ai</strong>n by covering the expenses of as many Band members as<br />

possible, the cost per student being $3,600. Every contribution<br />

is tax deductible as the Band and Corps are a registered 501(c)3<br />

non-profit.<br />

Over 25 years, the Palm Springs High School “Spirit of the<br />

Sands” Marching Band and Visual Corps has sought to curate<br />

the highest levels of holistic and artistic music education with<br />

an emphasis on elevating the community of Palm Springs at<br />

large. Among other accolades, the Band was a recipient of the<br />

Grammy Foundation’s Signature School Community Award, was<br />

the first High School band to ever march in a Pride Parade and<br />

performed at President Barack Obama’s 2013 Inauguration.<br />

More information about the Band can be found on their website:<br />

https://www.psband.org/<br />

Inflation has tightened the family finances of many Spirit of the<br />

Sands students, so the Band Boosters are promoting a variety<br />

of fundr<strong>ai</strong>sing events and platforms. Until <strong>Nov</strong>ember 13th, CV<br />

residents can pre-order holiday greenery through the Band’s<br />

dedicated page (trees and wreaths) which will be harvested<br />

in Oregon and delivered directly to PSHS the week after<br />

Thanksgiving.( https://fundr<strong>ai</strong>ser4us.com/shop/PSHS-Band/ )<br />

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The Boys Are Back<br />

The Long Aw<strong>ai</strong>ted Boy Culture Sequel Is Out on TVOD<br />

By Skip Sheffield<br />

The sequel to the tr<strong>ai</strong>lblazing<br />

gay drama from 2006 will<br />

release this month on all TV<br />

on-demand platforms.<br />

Boy Culture: Generation X<br />

stars Derek Magyar and<br />

Darryl Stephens in their<br />

original roles and picks up the<br />

story ten years later with the<br />

guys broken up. When<br />

Maygar’s character, X,<br />

decides to plunge back into<br />

his previous job as a sex<br />

worker, he is surprised to<br />

realize that at 40-years-old,<br />

he’s no longer the flavor of<br />

the month. Also, the entire<br />

sex industry has been<br />

transformed by changing<br />

attitudes, online platforms<br />

and PreP.<br />

The sequel is a hysterical<br />

delight that smartly reflects<br />

on how sex, love and money<br />

impact all of our lives.<br />

Photo by Matthew Rettenmund<br />

Releasing via Dekkoo Films,<br />

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In<br />

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News...or not<br />

by AioBUS<br />

The <strong>DDG</strong> loves Cathedral City!<br />

One of our ajecent cities is Cathedral<br />

City. I use the full name Cathedral City<br />

because some who live there object to<br />

nicknames for many reasons, but mosly<br />

Depersonalization: When we use<br />

descriptive language or nicknames<br />

to describe someone else rather than<br />

calling them by their given name, we<br />

keep people at a distance<br />

Negative Connotations: Some<br />

nicknames can have negative<br />

connotations or be used in a derogatory<br />

manner<br />

Cultural Sensitivity: In some cases,<br />

nicknames can be seen as culturally<br />

insensitive or offensive Many feel a<br />

nickname is too informal, childish, and<br />

less respected.<br />

Most would agree gay bars are the<br />

silent keepers of our gay history. One<br />

newer bar is at the most prominent<br />

gay Resort CCBC, the Runway bar. in<br />

Cathedral City. Another is a bar once<br />

called TWISTERS that is now ONE ELEVEN<br />

BAR, also in Cathedral City, initially built<br />

by Keven, who bought another famous<br />

bar, Barracks, and was one of the<br />

founders of our Cathedral City gay days<br />

event. The new owners are keeping up<br />

the traditions in good form.<br />

Bars serve more than drinks; they serve<br />

our community with events and award<br />

shows and hold a place to be. The <strong>DDG</strong><br />

has hosted many of them. I moderated<br />

an LGBT candidates forum at CCBC.<br />

Yes, we made them camp<strong>ai</strong>gn with<br />

their clothes off. Or so I s<strong>ai</strong>d at the time.<br />

Both gay and str<strong>ai</strong>ght (if that’s still ok to<br />

say.)<br />

The first gay bars opened in Cathedral<br />

City more than 50 years ago, even<br />

before it was incorporated in 1981.<br />

Col. Henry Washington of the U.S. Army<br />

Corps of Engineers discovered, in 1850,<br />

that the area’s canyons resembled the<br />

interior of a grand cathedral. Recording<br />

history, he named this canyon of<br />

majestic architecture Cathedral<br />

Canyon.<br />

Four early developers later had<br />

the same impression; in 1925, they<br />

developed the area’s first subdivision<br />

and named it Cathedral City, California.<br />

Remember, it’s always important to<br />

respect someone’s wishes regarding<br />

what they prefer to be called. In society<br />

today, most know that, but still, many<br />

Some of those early bars known to have<br />

misuse it to g<strong>ai</strong>n an advantage or<br />

been open as early as the late 60s and<br />

intimidate others.<br />

early 70s were: Queens Attic (1969), GAF<br />

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Untamed and Unashamed<br />

John Duff in the Buff<br />

By Tom Tietjen<br />

John Duff struts around<br />

naked in the video to his<br />

new song, “Somebody’s<br />

Daughter”, and he’s not<br />

ashamed one bit.<br />

In fact, he was inspired to<br />

take it all off when the<br />

respectability of his work<br />

was questioned by another<br />

gay music artist. “I felt<br />

judged,” Duff expl<strong>ai</strong>ns. “He<br />

s<strong>ai</strong>d, ‘audiences want a<br />

spiritual connection, not<br />

sex.’ I told him that’s code<br />

for no one wants to see you<br />

naked.”<br />

“My spirit is wild, fun, and<br />

free,” Duff continues. “As<br />

far as I’m concerned,<br />

shamelessness in your<br />

body and sexuality is a step<br />

toward enlightenment. Not<br />

away from it.”<br />

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(1970), Oil Can Harry’s Spa (1971), The<br />

Party Room (1971), Sir James (1971), and<br />

Rancho Dandy at the Desert Palms Hotel<br />

(1972) to name a few.<br />

At the time, opening and operating<br />

gay bars, restaurants, and hotels in<br />

Cathedral City was more accessible<br />

than in Palms Springs. Like many<br />

other places in the country, gay bars<br />

did experience police harassment1.<br />

Although there were as many as 50 gay<br />

bars in Cathedral City over the years,<br />

in the 1990s, more gay bars and hotels<br />

opened in Palm Springs.<br />

Today, Cathedral City is seeing a<br />

resurgence of its gay past with its LGBT<br />

Days and more LGBT establishments<br />

opening, as more and more LGBTQ+<br />

individuals call Cathedral City home.<br />

These days, I hear new calls for<br />

civil disruptions like Neolin, a Lenni<br />

Lenape spiritual visionary who urged<br />

Native Americans to reject European<br />

influences and to revive tribal traditions<br />

that had waned in the generations<br />

<strong>since</strong> colonization. We can do better.<br />

As a constitutional republic, our<br />

representatives are elected by the<br />

people to govern over us according to<br />

the rules established in the law of the<br />

land. An example of a constitutional<br />

republic is the United States form of<br />

government. Our system was designed<br />

to right itself in any storm because it<br />

can acknowledge f<strong>ai</strong>lures. However, it<br />

requires a dedicated crew who desires<br />

to right the ship and rescue all victims aerial vehicles.<br />

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as a team. Digital governance and<br />

e-governance, where digital technology<br />

and the internet are used to provide<br />

government services, will happen. This<br />

includes everything from online voting<br />

to digital public services. However,<br />

this doesn’t necessarily constitute<br />

a new “form” of government in the<br />

traditional sense but rather a new<br />

method of administering and delivering<br />

government functions. However what<br />

we do to demorocy will mastter even<br />

more as AI/AR takes control.<br />



Saturday <strong>Nov</strong>ember 11, <strong>2023</strong> 10:00 AM<br />

Desert Memorial Park<br />

31-705 Da Vall Drive<br />

Cathedral City CA<br />


Mayor Rita Lamb<br />

Council Member Lynn Mallotto<br />

Lee Wilson, Fallen Heroes Project<br />

Gold Star Families<br />

Cathedral City High School JROTC<br />

MUSIC<br />

Steve Petersen<br />

JB<br />



Call Tom Swann Hernandez<br />

(760) 324-5670 or:<br />

tomswannhernandez@earthlink.net<br />

First, it was flying monkeys; now it’s flying<br />

Beechwagons. Putting peddle to the<br />

plastic on development of unmanned<br />

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The Federal Aviation Administration<br />

(FAA) and the US Air Force have<br />

entered into a research agreement<br />

to accelerate the development of<br />

unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or<br />

drones and flying cars. The agreement<br />

will focus on identifying technologies<br />

and policies that can support the<br />

integration of UAVs and other<br />

advanced <strong>ai</strong>r mobility vehicles with<br />

existing <strong>ai</strong>rspace systems safely. The<br />

effort is expected to reduce hurdles in<br />

g<strong>ai</strong>ning regulatory approvals for drone<br />

and flying car operations. The FAA s<strong>ai</strong>d<br />

that the collaboration would access<br />

advanced simulation and modeling<br />

tools to speed up the development and<br />

certification of new technologies.<br />

Incedently An eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff<br />

and landing) vehicle company in China has<br />

created a parachute deployment system for<br />

its flying vehicle. Xpeng Aeroht, a subsidiary<br />

of Chinese automaker Xpeng, introduced the<br />

parachute system at the fifth annual Tech Day<br />

held in Guangzhou, China.<br />

or at the in-person Community Workshop on<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Nov</strong>ember <strong>2023</strong> at 6:00 PM.<br />

Title: Sticks and Stones and Exploratory<br />

Works toleranceeducationcenter.org<br />

Location: Tolerance Education Center, 35147<br />

Landy Lane, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270<br />

Admission: Free and open to the public on<br />

Tuesdays from noon to 5 PM<br />

or by appointment by contacting support@<br />

toleranceeducationcenter.org.<br />

This exhibition showcases a stunning collection<br />

of innovative fiber artworks created by<br />

exceptionally talented Linda Witte Henke of<br />

Indiana. Sticks and Stones collection of 43<br />

(matted and framed) collages began as a lament<br />

over the deterioration in the tone of public<br />

discourse in our nation and grew into a broader<br />

exploration of the impact of words in all human<br />

relationships.<br />

Transgender Legal Defense and Education<br />

Fund<br />

transgenderlegal.org<br />

Transgender Legal Defense and Education<br />

Fund (TLDEF) announced today that longtime<br />

Midwestern LGBTQ+ state policy leader<br />

Alana Jochum will join the organization as<br />

its inaugural policy director. Alana will begin<br />

to transition into her role beginning in early<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember.<br />

Palm Desert needs your help to achieve<br />

f<strong>ai</strong>r and transparent districting!<br />

California Common Cause is watchdogging the<br />

Palm Desert City Council throughout its process<br />

to transition to five single-member districts in<br />

time for the <strong>Nov</strong>ember 2024 Election. Your<br />

input and support is essential in ensuring that Grandin’s talk, “The Way I See It: A<br />

the Council upholds community interests. Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s”<br />

Palm Springs, CA (October 30, <strong>2023</strong>) - The<br />

We can work together to promote a diverse, Friends of the Palm Springs Her talk will take<br />

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involved, you can join us at the hybrid Palm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.<br />

Desert City Council Post-Maps Public Hearing (historic Camelot Theatre), 2300 East Baristo<br />

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1 - Recovery Oasis<br />

2 - La Crema Experience<br />

3 - Sober Bar<br />

4 - DAP Health & Wellness<br />

Pavilion<br />

5 - Children’s Garden (CHQ)<br />

6 - Youth Zone<br />

7 - M<strong>ai</strong>n Entrance<br />

8 - Lost and Found / Welcome<br />

Center<br />

11 - First Aid<br />

12 - Food Court<br />

13 - Arenas District Outdoor<br />

14 - Arenas District Block<br />

Party<br />

15 - KGAY 106.5, Gay Desert<br />

Guide and White Party Global<br />

Stage<br />

16 - Pride Stage<br />

18 - Hornitos Stage<br />

19 - Oscar’s Stage<br />

20 - Pride Merchandise<br />

Show your Pride in style with<br />

sales that help Pride support<br />

the community!<br />

ATMs -All bars are cashless<br />

this year.<br />

Restrooms -Public restrooms<br />

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Streetbar: A lively gay bar with karaoke nights<br />

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QUADZ: A casual gay bar with pool tables and<br />

karaoke nights. It is located at 200 S Indian<br />

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Playoffs Sports Lounge: A friendly and eclectic<br />

sports oasis with 12 high-definition big screen<br />

televisions that show all the major sporting<br />

events and many of the sports packages,<br />

including the NFL Sunday Ticket. It is located at<br />

12105 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240<br />

Cathedral City<br />

The Barracks: A popular gay bar with a leather<br />

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at 67625 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City,<br />

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Roost Lounge: A cozy bar with a vintage vibe<br />

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Runway: A trendy gay bar with a dance floor<br />

and a patio. It is located at 68300 Gay Resort<br />

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Sunshine Cafe: A popular gay bar with a lively<br />

atmosphere and karaoke nights. It is located<br />

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AMP Sports Lounge: A sports bar with a friendly<br />

atmosphere and a patio. It is located at 68718<br />

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Studio One 11: A modern gay bar with a<br />

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Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert<br />

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Palm Springs Pride<br />

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SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs<br />

Demuth Community Center<br />

God’s Love &<br />

Good Works.<br />

760.327.3802<br />

www.bloominthedesert.org<br />


SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

Facebook<br />

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC<br />


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Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm<br />

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org<br />

June through September from 7:00 p.m.<br />

until 10 p.m.<br />

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum<br />

760-329-7610<br />

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297<br />

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018<br />

Palm Springs Aerial Tram<br />

760-325-1449<br />

Palm Springs Air Museum<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum<br />

760-325-7186<br />

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Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in<br />

1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum at<br />

La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Natural<br />

science exhibits, Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and<br />

hiking excursions dominated the institution’s<br />

programming. 62+ $14,00 All visitors are<br />

recommended to make a reservation online<br />

before arriving at the Museum.<br />

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway<br />

Summer Pass Ticket<br />

Adult & Seniors $85<br />

Child (ages 3-10) $45<br />

Valid for parking and unlimited Tram rides<br />

till July 31,<strong>2023</strong>.—the world’s largest rotating<br />

tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles<br />

along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon,<br />

transporting riders to the pristine wilderness<br />

of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During<br />

your approximately ten-minute journey, tram<br />

cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and<br />

spectacular vistas of the valley floor below.<br />

Once you reach the Mount<strong>ai</strong>n Station—elevation<br />

8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation<br />

decks, natural history museum, two documentary<br />

theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking<br />

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The Indian Canyons<br />

Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of<br />

the areas of great beauty in Western North<br />

America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which<br />

the Cahuilla people so expertly used, and its<br />

abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan<br />

Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark<br />

rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond.<br />

A moderately graded foot path winds down<br />

into the canyon for picnicking near the stream,<br />

meditation, exploring, hiking or horseback<br />

riding. For more information call 760-323-6018<br />

www.indian-canyons.comlocated at 38520 S.<br />

Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs<br />

Hours<br />

Oct. 1 - July 4: d<strong>ai</strong>ly 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(Last vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

July 5 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Last<br />

vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

No animals allowed.<br />

Uber/Lyft Drivers are required to display<br />

company stickers in their windshield for drop off<br />

and pickup.<br />

The Palm Springs Air Museum is a living<br />

history museum dedicated to educating the<br />

public about the role Air Power played in<br />

preserving American liberties and way of life.<br />

The Museum preserves, exhibits, and flies<br />

<strong>ai</strong>rcraft from World War Two, Korean War,<br />

Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror. A<br />

good portion of the <strong>ai</strong>rcraft in the collection are<br />

in flyable condition.<br />

Open Cockpit Saturdays<br />

Museum guests are treated to the extra special<br />

experience of being allowed to sit at the controls<br />

and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each<br />

Saturday, a selected <strong>ai</strong>rcraft will be opened up<br />

and made accessible to the public. Museum<br />

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Like a North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is<br />

an American long-range, single-seat fighter and<br />

fighter-bomber used during World War II and the<br />

Korean War, among other conflicts.<br />

Some Special require additional fees or donation<br />

If you have questions or concerns, please em<strong>ai</strong>l<br />

giftshop@palmsprings<strong>ai</strong>rmuseum.org<br />

745 North Gene Autry Tr<strong>ai</strong>l Palm Springs,<br />

California 92262<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Also the museum will be bringing three vintage<br />

warbirds to participate in the races this year!<br />

Each year we struggle to make the costs of<br />

insurance for the <strong>ai</strong>rcraft. Your donations can<br />

make a difference and we will provide you with<br />

some cool merchandise as a thank you!<br />


Discover how the desert comes alive after dark!<br />

Do you know which animals change colors when<br />

you use a blacklight? Using our blacklights, we<br />

will take a short walk along the Art Smith Tr<strong>ai</strong>l<br />

basin looking for the many nocturnal creatures<br />

that inhabit our desert. And a week-long Summer<br />

BioBlitz.<br />

desertmount<strong>ai</strong>ns.org<br />

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900<br />

Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260<br />

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in PalDesert<br />

is a unique zoo and botanical garden that<br />

specializes in the deserts of the world. Open<br />

d<strong>ai</strong>ly from 8:00am-5:00pm, with last admission<br />

at 4:00pm. For the most current information,<br />

please visit www.livingdesert.org

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1. P<strong>ai</strong>nted Canyon see colorful walls of P<strong>ai</strong>nted<br />

Canyon of the unique geological formations,<br />

which reveal their historic past with exposed<br />

rock layers. Approximately 15 miles southeast<br />

of Indio in the Mecca Hills, located between<br />

Interstate 10 and Highway 111.<br />

2. Palm Springs Welcome Sign<br />

5. Graffiti Yard<br />

6. Statue of Lucille Ball sitting<br />

7. Palm Springs Walk of Stars<br />

8. Palm Springs Visitor Center (Tramway gas<br />

station)<br />

9. Palm Springs Museum Tr<strong>ai</strong>l 0.8 miles and is one<br />

of the steepest paths in San Jacinto mount<strong>ai</strong>ns<br />

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