This weekend there are a toooooooooon of things going on in Palm Springs!  

Amongst all the madness is the ultra famous/fabulous and free, 2012 Palm Springs Pride Parade!  Seriously one of the funnest things to check in Palm Springs all year long. 

If you haven’t been yet, it’s a must to check out.  Here are some photos and info:

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palm springs gay pride parade

2012 Palm Springs Pride Parade

Parade Route: Steps off at W. Ramon Rd. and travels north on S. Palm Canyon Drive to E. Tamarisk Rd.

About: Known for its crystal blue skies, year-round sunshine, stunning landscape, palm tree lined streets and starry nights the City of Palm Springs comes alive during the annual Pride Celebration. Rainbow flags and glitter will fill the streets as the ever present Mount San Jacinto Mountains star in the most scenic Pride Parade in the world. The downtown parade steps off at 10am and travels north from W. Ramon Rd. along historic Palm Canyon Drive.

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The big question proceeding the parade is always….”what’s there to do now?”

Well, kids, look no further!

After watching the parade and getting a bite to eat after make sure to make your way down to the Ace Hotel to dance, craft, and swim with the Desert Aids Project.

For their 2nd year in a row the Desert Aids Project will be organizing BANDAids, a musical celebration to support the non-profit organization.

It’s a perfect way to end the weekend, support a great organization, and also your local art community!

Check out all the details below!

Looking forward to seeing you there – you can find me at the craft table, of course.

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Ace Hotel Palm Springs’s Commune

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NOV 4 2:00PM // COMMUNE of the ACE HOTEL & SWIM CLUB IN PALM SPRINGS

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BandAIDS 2.0

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A benefit featuring live music from SoCal bands and interative art activities to raise money for the Palm Springs AIDS Walk.

Dani & The Scarlet FeversGiselle Woo & The Night Owls and special guests move the crowd at BandAIDS — a concert to benefit the Desert AIDS Project’s Palm Springs AIDS Walk on Pride Sunday.

MAC Cosmetics sets up a free make-over station to get you desert fabulous.

Sarah Scheideman of The Coachella Valley Art Scene / Art Studios will also be collaborating with Revivals Thrift Store to bring fashionable crafts to an interactive table near you!

Advance tickets are available. Admission is $10. All proceeds benefit the Desert AIDS Project 21+. Add it to your calendar on Facebook.

 

Bands scheduled to perform are:
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Dani & The Scarlet Fevers

Dani and The Scarlet Fevers

Dani and The Scarlet Fevers

Linkage:

http://daniandthescarlets.tumblr.com

https://www.facebook.com/DaniTheScarletFevers/

Biography:

Growing up, desert singer-songwriter Dani Meza was greatly drawn to old soul and R&B performers. Much like those performers Dani’s style, best described as Indie Soul, or Desert Soul, focuses on the emotion of the song.
He uses his voice as an instrument to express every word and feeling, whether it’s singing the melody or using it as a “horn stab”. Live, his dancing stomping energy is wildly contagious and makes his three or four piece group feel like a much larger band. His shows are not to be missed. When he’s not performing, Dani spends much of his time locked in a monastic cell writing music. Watch for two upcoming releases, a vocal and an instrumental album.

Video:

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Giselle Woo & the Night Owls

giselle woo & the night owls

Giselle Woo & the Night Owls

Linkage:

https://www.facebook.com/GiselleWooandTheNightOwls

http://youtube.com/gisellewoomusic

Video:

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Sailors of Neptune

Sailors of Neptune

Sailors of Neptune

Linkage:

https://www.facebook.com/SailorsofNeptune

http://www.SailorsofNeptune.com

About:

▲ Surf ▼ Garage ▲ Pop ▼ 3 Humans from Orange County who make noise for a living
Description

Our sound is the ebbing flow of the carbon oceans on Venus, and the volatile, effervescent volcanoes of Mars.

Band Interests

Life, death, and in between

Video:

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War Drum

war drum

War Drum

Linkage:

http://www.wearewardrum.com
http://www.soundcloud.com/wearewardrum

About:

from the sun-dripped hills of the desert comes WAR DRUM, a self described psychedelic spook rock sound.
for more information, www.wearewardrum.com

Video:

Prettydead Ferrari

Prettydead Ferrari

Prettydead Ferrari

Linkage:

http://www.prettydeadferrari.com

Biography:

A diverse band with a diverse following, from drag queens to marines, Prettydead Ferrari is leading the visceral army. The hottest thing to come outta Los Angeles since, well…the sun. These characters came together to make a special blend of rock, soul, and pop that can’t be found anywhere else. With their debut single, “Best of Intentions,” Prettydead Ferrari plan on taking over the world one mega-plex at a time. While their song sounds like dynamite in a bottle, their live shows are where they shine their brightest, like, well…the sun.

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….plus special musical guests….

Interactive Arts & Fashion Events Featuring:

MAC Cosmetics Poolside Makeup

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Interactive crafts tables by Sarah Scheideman from Coachella Valley Art Scene

*collaborating with Revivals Thrift Store to bring fashionable crafts to an interactive table near you

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Sarah Scheideman of The Coachella Valley Art Scene

Linkage:

www.thecoachellavalleyartscene.com

www.coachellaartstudios.com

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The Breakdown:

Who: Desert Aids Project featuring Dani & The Scarlett Fevers, Giselle Woo & The Night Owls, The Coachella Valley Art Scene and many more!

What: Dance, swim, make art all for a great cause to benefit the foundation!

When: Sunday, November 4th

Time:  2:00pm – 8pm

Where: Inside the Commune of the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA

Cost: $10 / all profits go towards the Desert Aids Project

Age: ALL AGES!!!

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Tickets on sale now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/280543 or can be purchased at the door.

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