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Red Dress Dress Red Event Info


Red Dress Dress Red details

The planes are set. The drinks are cold. The food is tasty. Are you all set for the Red Dress Dress Red Party on the Tarmac? Not only is Saturday's event completely SOLD OUT, but you'll be experiencing the red hot scene at our brand new location, the Palm Springs Air Museum, and we honestly cannot wait to fly higher than ever with you on the dance floor.
Before you put the final touches on your outfit, here are a few important deets you should know.
  • Catch a ride with Lyft. Self-parking is plentiful, but if you're planning on enjoying more than a few drinks at the night's open bar, be sure you have a designated driver or hail a ride with Lyft, our Official Rideshare sponsor. Use the promo code RDDR 2018 for 20% off rides to and from the Air Museum.
  • Open bar and better-than-bar food. Enjoy an open bar all night long thanks to our sponsor Tito's Handmade Vodka, and pace yourself in our food court with tasty bites from these delicious restaurants: Three Sixty North, 533 Viet Fusion, Eight4Nine, Alebrije Bistro, Aspen Mills, El Mirasol, Flemings, koffi, Lulu California Bistro, New Leaf Catering, On the Mark, The Purple Room, Sammy's Place, Vinny's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, and Wang's in the Desert.
  • Get a new profile picture. Be sure to document the night, and that fabulous outfit at our Social Light photobooths found at Gate 1 and Gate 2.
  • Rock the runway. Well, the tarmac kind of runway. From 8PM-9PM, Mike Thompson, Ethylina Canne, and Dottie & Maud will be scanning arrivals to identify prospects for our Best Red Dress and Best Dressed in Red contest. Three finalists in each category will be announced shortly after 9PM. You can vote for your favorite Best Red Dress and Best Dressed in Red at the Ticketing Counter. The winners will receive a prize package valued at over $1100 with gift certificates the restaurants in our food court and several others!
  • Bring cash. While every guest will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival, bring cash to increase your chances at winning the Grand Prize, donated by Let's Go Travel. From 9PM-10PM, representatives from 4 organizations - Palm Springs Gay Rodeo, Emerald Kingdom, PSLOD, and Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - will be selling raffle tickets for...
  • CANCUN! The Grand Prize drawing is an all-inclusive 7-day, 6-night trip, including airfare from and back to Palm Springs!! Each raffle ticket you buy will get you another chance to win this amazing getaway! And since your food and drinks are entirely free, we hope you buy tickets galore! Grand Prize drawing will be at approximately 10:15PM and you must be present to win.
  • Last call. The fun wraps up at 11pm. You don’t have to go home*, but you can’t stay here. *a little birdie told us there's an after-party at the Toolshed for folks who want more fun. 10% of bar sales will be donated to The Center!
  • Mourning After. If you’re in need of a morning pick me up on Sunday, join the "Bitchiest Brunch" at Oscar's Palm Springs, with bottomless mimosas served with endless attitude! Plus, there will be a special appearance by Mike Thompson, aka Tamara Mourning. Call 760-323-1188 for reservations.
We’ve got a fun night in store for you and cannot wait to see what you’ll be wearing!  Don't forget to forward this email to your guests so they're in the know :)
See you in Red soon!
Thank to our generous sponsors
Sponsors for Red Dress Dress Red 2018
Media Partners for Red Dress Dress Red 2018
LGBT Community Center of the Desert | 760-416-7790 | www.thecenterps.org
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Whole Foods

Welcome to Whole Foods Market Palm Desert! We are located at the corner of Town Center Way and Highway 111, proudly serving the Coachella Valley. 

Like all Whole Foods Market stores, we are committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic products available, including a variety of local and Non-GMO Project Verified products. We also offer a wide selection of products for special diets.

Stop by to check out the unique features of our store:

  • Full Service Meat and Seafood Departments
  • Tap-In Taproom Restaurant and Bar with 24 Beers on Tap
  • Coffee and Juice Bar
  • Kombucha on Tap
  • Hot Food and Salad Bar
  • Pizza Station
  • Sandwich Station
  • Mochi Station
  • Taqueria
  • Bakery
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating Area


  • Catering
  • Gift Baskets

Ordering Online for Delivery

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We are pleased to offer online ordering of groceries for deliveryexternal site in as little as one hour! Thousands of products are available, from pantry goods to fresh ingredients for dinner. Place an orderexternal site from your computer, tablet or mobile device for delivery to home, workplace or a selection of other Whole Foods Market cities nationwide.

Whole Body Return Policy

Effective January 1, 2016, all Whole Body items require a receipt to obtain a refund, exchange or store credit.

Whole Body items include, but are not limited to, bath and body care, supplements, clothing, toys, housewares, books, cards, magazines, music and DVDs.

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RedDressDressRed 2018 

We’re still flying high from Red Dress Dress Red Party on the Tarmac 2018… and the best thing about it? We get to do it all over again next year. Be sure to Save the Date for next year’s party: Saturday, March 9, 2019

In the meantime, relive the evening with photos!

Photobooth with The Center background:

Photobooth with Helicopter background

Red Carpet Photos by David A Lee http://www.thecenterps.org/index.php/events/red-dress-dress-red-2018-red-carpet-photos-david-a-lee

Red Carpet Photos by Corlyce Oliviera http://www.thecenterps.org/index.php/events/Red Dress Photos Corlyce Olivieri





Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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 Media Partners 



Participating Restaurants
360 Logo Black 533 Viet Fusion 849  Alebrije Logo
aspenmills palm springs el mirasol flemings koffi
lulu  New Leaf Catering Logo onthemark  purpleroom
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4:00-6:00 p.m.
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA | India | 117 minutes
Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/PavWa1
Set in the crowded by-lanes of small-town India, the film chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion. THIS FILM WAS BANNED in April 2017 by the Governement of India's Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC), terming it "lady-oriented."
Spirit of Asia Award, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2016 Oxfam Award for Gender Equality, Mumbai Film Festival, 2016
**Special Champagne reception for Platinum pass holders and above at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge directly following**

10:00-11:30 a.m. BLANKA | The Philippines | 75 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/8tFdpC  Blanka, a young girl, makes her living on the streets of Manila from small theft. She dreams of saving to "buy" a mom. When she meets a talented, blind, gambling musician, her life takes an unexpected turn. They join forces to face everyday struggles and Blanka discovers she is a talented singer -- and more importantly, that money can't buy a person's love.

1:00-2:30 p.m. SHORTS PROGRAM
REFUGEE | USA & Senegal | 28 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/V1yTUW This film follows the journey of West African refugee Aicha Diop. Her single story sheds light on the thousands who seek refuge in the United States every year. It's a timely and hugely important topic, given its due in this gorgeous, moving film. 
(OTTO) | The Netherlands | 10 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/i896md From the creators of the Oscar-nominated short "A Single Life" comes this animated story of a woman who, after finding out she can't have children, kidnaps a young girl's imaginary friend.
UNDER THE HUSK | USA | 27 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/v3dPTp Follow the challenging journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk women. 


3:00-4:45 p.m. HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD | USA | 61 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/5UzL7x "Heather Booth is the most influential person you've never heard of," says filmmaker Lilly Rivlin. Chronicling the life of Heather Booth, a lifelong progressive organizer, the film follows her journey from civil rights activist in the '60s to her founding of the Midwest Academy, a training institute for progressive community organizers. As a teenager, she spent time in Israel, where a visit to Yad Vashem moved her to make a commitment to fight against injustice. For more than 40 years, she has been a major force in the movement for women's rights and economic justice. The film features interviews with Senator Elizabeth Warren and other organizers, as well as current Midwest Academy students, who explore Booth's legacy. 
Special panel with Heather Booth, Christine Pelosi, & Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson to follow!
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Voted Coachella Valley's best coffee shop, Koffi is a Palm Springs staple for locals and visitors alike. Established in 2002, Koffi is locally owned and operated, with three locations in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Our fast breakfast options are delicious, including grilled egg sandwiches, fresh baked muffins, and cinnamon rolls. We even roast our own coffee, which many local restaurants proudly serve. Come visit a Koffi location today or shop our online store.
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The Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank @ The Center is a flagship initiative that provides nutritional assistance for those in need. The Community Food Bank @ The Center provides food assistant to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, political persuasion, national origin, disability, and/or covered veteran status.


Every Thursday evening all year long, we host a clean, safe and accessible Food Bank that provides FREE groceries for over 275 individuals each week. Since 2008, the Food Bank at the Center has been providing groceries, baked goods, meat, and fresh produce to low-income Riverside County residents.  Proof of residency in Riverside County is required, and all are welcome if they meet these basic requirements. The Program served over 16,000 households last year and is often at capacity. In working to reduce and eliminate hunger for these families, we’re building advocacy networks that are addressing this issue, not only in the LGBTQ community, but county-wide.

We strive to provide the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost. By building relationships with area restaurants, food distributors and other social service providers we’re able to offer a generous grocery selection at a cost of only $10 per week! With your help, we can continue to provide a week’s worth of groceries to those in need. Please consider making a one-time gift of $10, $40, $100, or more. Or, make a monthly pledge of $10 or more below.


Non Perishable Food Donation Requests

We thank you for your generous, ongoing support of The Community Food Bank @The Center.
The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) public benefit charity. Contributions are fully tax-deductible as defined by law. EIN# 33-0937301

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Hallmark Palm Springs Assisted Living

When Only The Best Will Do


  • Three delicious home-cooked meals served restaurant style in our "Bistro Dining Room" 
  • Special diet restrictions accommodated. 
  • 24 Hour "Awake" Staff 
  • Trained available staff 24hrs. a day.
  • Kitchenettes in all apartments. 
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating in each apartment.
  • Full time LVN, and professional trained medicine administrators.
  • Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian overseeing three healthy and delicious meals served daily, available for questions and/or consultations.  
  • Over-sized bathrooms with grab bars & walk-in showers. 
  • 24-hour emergency communication & response system in all bathrooms and bedrooms.
  • Assistance available with activities & daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication. 
  • Engaging and stimulating activities and outings with Activities Director. 
  • 24-Hour Pharmacy consultant and delivery service. 
  • Multipurpose Activity Room. 
  • Men & Women's Hair Salon. 
  • Smoke alarms and sprinklers in all apartments and throughout building. 
  • All pets welcome / pet care program available for dogs (see pet policy). 
  • Outdoor courtyard. Beautifully landscaped, park-like setting. 
  • Planned wellness programs. 
  • Housekeeping and linen services included with basic rental fees. 
  • Private dining room available for all private occasions with friends and family, including community activities.
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Pinocchio in the Desert

A restaurant featuring the finest American/European food in an European Atmosphere in beautiful Palm Springs, California.  Located in downtown Palm Springs within a minutes walk from the follies, Pinocchios in the Desert is a beautifully decorated and relaxing bistro setting with outdoor patio that is both heated and air cooled. Pinocchios features an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch with a large wine and beverage menu.

Come and experience the newest restaurant experience the desert has to offer!

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We are located in the heart of gay Palm Springs at 224 E. Arenas Road.

We have convenient parking as well as entrance doors in front and back of the building.

We are surrounded by many restaurants which makes Streetbar the perfect place to have a drink in good company before and after dining.

Enjoy our outdoor smoking patio, the perfect place to see and be seen.

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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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