5 Ways to Party with Pride

Keep the festivities going after sunset at high-energy shows and soirées

Marissa Willman LGBT 0 Comments

Stop by one of these five sure to be fabulous festivities.
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Lavish parade floats and an energetic two-day outdoor festival under the sun may be the calling cards of Greater Palm Springs Pride (Nov. 7-9), but there’s plenty to do after dark during this grand LGBT festival, too. If you’re planning to party during Pride, don’t miss these late-night festivities.









1: Broadway in Drag

Kick off Pride weekend at the Palm Canyon Theatre with a flurry of sequins and sass during the annual Broadway in Drag pageant. Local personality Bella da Ball will emcee while female impersonators flaunt their best evening gowns, swimsuits, and special talents as they compete for the crown during this entertaining production. Nov. 7, 8 p.m. 538 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-323-5123; www.palmcanyontheatre.org


2: Play With My Poodle

Enjoy dinner and an interactive show at the Purple Room Restaurant and Stage during this special Pride performance by entertainer Miss Richfield 1981, known for her Midwestern mouth and envelope-pushing humor. Nov. 7-8, 6 p.m. 1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com


3: Arenas Road Block Party

Pride-goers take to the streets during this annual free block party on Arenas Road, home to a variety of gay bars and restaurants. Live entertainment and guest DJs keep the party going as the street erupts with dancers, performers, and drag queens during this beloved Palm Springs Pride event. Nov. 8, 6-11 p.m. Arenas Rd. between Indian Canyon Dr. and Calle Encilia, Palm Springs. www.pspride.org


4: The PINK Party

Local gay bar Toucans Tiki Lounge joins the Pride celebration on Saturday night with The PINK Party. Guests are encouraged to flaunt their pride by donning pink during this late-night affair. Nov. 8, 9 p.m. 2100 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-416-7584; www.toucanstikilounge.com


5: Gay Pride Recovery

Partied a little too hard during Pride? Not to worry: Toucans has your Monday recovery plan with $3 cheladas and $5 bloody marys. Nov. 10, 3 p.m.-close, 2100 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-416-7584; www.toucanstikilounge.com

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