palm springs —Gong Show Karaoke preview with Siobhan Ve-

larde and Gilmore Rizzo startsWednesday, December 11 at Runway at CCBC Resort Hotel in Cathedral City. The seven-week run starts January 8. — The popularWalk of the Inns in Palm Springs

isThursday, December 12, giving attendees a view inside many of the historic boutique hotels. Starting points are the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Palm Springs Women’s Club, where visitors can obtain a map of the featured hotels, listen to live entertainment, pick up a flashlight for walking the route, and drop off holiday gifts for Wells in The Desert collection. —A Celtic Christmas, featuring Eric Rigler (from

Titanic, Bravehart, Outlander) and Dirk Freymuth, is Friday, December 13 at the Annenberg Theater in Palm — TheAthena Awards Luncheon, honoring Ruta

Lee, Lori Serfling, Debbie Green Miller (a founding partner of Fabulous Palm Springs Follies), and Judi Sheppard Missett (Jazzercise founder and CEO), is Friday, December 13 at Renaissance Palm Springs. — Runway’sNaughty or Nice Holiday Shows feature

comedy, adult humor and holiday classics with Siobhan Velarde, Gilmore Rizzo, Robbie Wayne and Mark Kahny. Nice version,Friday, December 13 andSaturday, December 21. Naughty version,Saturday, December 14 andFriday, December —Femmes of Rock, featuring music of AC/DC,

Queen, Prince, David Bowie and more, isSaturday, December 14at Spotlight 29 Casino. —Adam Lambert appearsFriday, December

20 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.Dionne Warwick takes the stageSaturday, December 21. A Charlie Brown Christmas, live on stage, isSaturday, December 14. —Emily West,America’s Got Talent singer, performs

in a holiday concertSaturday, December 14 at CVRep Playhouse in downtown Cathedral City’s Art and Entertainment District. —North Pole Villageat Cathedral City’s Snow-Fest

isSaturday, December 14 with Santa’s North Pole, holiday music and carolers, tree-lighting ceremony, drop of 10,000 candy canes, snow bubble play, bike giveaways, free movie at Mary Pickford Theatre, free ice-skating passes to Desert Ice Castle, train ride on Snow-Fest Express, musical entertainment, silent auction featuring Charlie Brown Christmas trees. Free admission and parking. —Holiday Spectacular: A Big Band Christmasis Saturday, December 14, produced by LimonCarr

—Breakfast with Santaat the Palm Springs Aerial

Tramway is Sunday, December 15 in Peaks Restaurant. — Charles Herrera, Bill Lohnes and Tony Grandberry

present an evening ofThe Rat Pack, holiday favorites and more,Sunday, December 15atAJ’s On The Green. —A Very Merry Patsi Christmas isTuesday,

December 17 at AMP Sport Lounge with surprise guest entertainers. This evening of Christmas song and stories will benefit Cathedral City Senior Center. —Christmas With the Crawfords plays at Desert

Rose Playhouse throughSunday, December 22. Don’t miss this hilarious, award-winning evening with all the big names from days gone by — Joan Crawford, Hedda Hopper, Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, Ethel Merman, Mae West, The Andrews Sisters and so many more. —The King and I plays at Palm Canyon Theatre

throughSunday, December 22. —Christmas at the Palm Springs Convention

Center, presented by Well in The Desert, The Auen Foundation and the City of Palm Springs, isChristmas Day, December 25 with dinner, toys, magic, face painting, mariachis and more. This wonderful event

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Desert Theatricals, in partnership with the City of Rancho Mirage. It features a nine-piece swing band and four singers, and is at Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. —Sons of the American Legion present a Holiday

Musical Fundraiser onSaturday, December 14 with Paul Elia, the American Legion Sweethearts Ginger Snap and Sheila Starr. It is listed as a disco party with drag queens partying at your local veterans’ hangout (a Class One historical site!) with great stage and dance floor, Owen Coffman Post 519 in Palm Springs.

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welcomes seniors, working and non-working families, those without homes, veterans, families, singles and those who do not want to be home — Steven Fales’Confessions of a Mormon Boy runs

Tuesdays throughJanuary 28 at Hotel Zoso in Palm — Thursday at theCopa Nightclub in Palm Springs

featureThe Mod Squad Variety Show (Francesca Amari, Jeff Stewart, Wayne Abravanel), and theLipstick Drag/ Cabaret Show with featured artists:December 5, Carol Kamenis, Sassy Ross, Cherilyn, Marina Mac, Sheena Wolfe;December 12, Jesse Jones, Candace Camera, Sassy Ross, Marina Mac, Carol Kamenis;December 19, Keisha D, Charles Herrera, Brian Scott, Marina Mac, Sassy Ross. — Welcome new businessEccentric Palm Springs,

featuring men’s and women’s clothing, drag items and everything in — ThePalm Springs International Film Festival

runsThursday, January 2 through Monday, January 13. The very fabulous, famous, red-carpet, Hollywood- style glitz-glamour-stars gala is January 2 at Palm Springs Convention Center. If you didn’t score a seat, watch arrivals from across the street, scream, photo- graph, wave to award winners such as Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix, to name a couple. Volunteer orientation isSaturday, December 28. What a huge, fabulous festival — hundreds of film screenings on over 20 screens at six venues with films from over 60 countries. Learn more about volunteering or the schedule and festival details on the website.

GET READY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR — Latin Jazz at Jazzville Palm Springs, presented

by DJ Baz/Barry Martin at Wang’s in the Desert with Afro-Cuban Jazz, Calixto Oviedo Quintet, feauring Lily Hernandez. —Chill Bar with a special guest performance by

Kristine W, party hosted by AVA, music by Bimbo. “Roaring into the 20s.” Black & gold suggested attire. No Cover! —Mildly Wild New Year’s Eveat The Living Desert

Zoo features a Roaring ‘20s Old Hollywood theme. Animal encounters and live entertainment are part of the planned activities. — Saguaro Palm Springs presents its disco gala and

drag show, Drag Me To NYE, with Miss Rusty Waters, Sabryna Williams and Ava Stone.

Thanks for a great year! Hugs and kisses andbest wishes for a great 2020!


RAGE monthly | December 2019

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