COMEDY NIGHT AT AZUL STARRING LA’S HOTTEST COMICS
DECEMBER 14, 2013
Comedy Night at Azul Starring LA’s Hottest Comics announces its Saturday, December 14, show featuring comic stars CARLEASE BURKE of Showtime’s Shameless, ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and Fox’s The Mindy Project, CINDY BURNS, recently selected by Joan Rivers as the “Next Breakout Star”, and of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Oprah Winfrey Show and MATT MARR of the Hollywood Improv, The World Famous Comedy Store and Laugh Factory.
The pre-show starts at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:30PM. With 44 sold-out monthly shows in a row, reservations are highly encouraged. Please call 760.325.5533. Cover, with advance reservations, for this great show is only $15 and $20 at the door. Azul is located at 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive in vibrant Downtown Palm Springs.
PALM SPRINGS WRITERS GUILD DECEMBER MEETING/PROGRAM: PUBLISHER DIANA LINDSAY “BOUNCING AROUND IN A SEA OF OPPORTUNITY: HOW A SMALL PUBLISHER STAYS AFLOAT”
On December 14. 2:00pm-4:00pm – The Rancho Mirage Library.
Meetings Are Open To Non-Members. There is no charge for this event sponsored by Palm Springs Writers Guild
The Palm Springs Writers Guild’s monthly meeting and programs continue on Saturday, December 14 from 2:00pm -4:00pm at the Rancho Mirage Library. The afternoon’s program will educate on the realities of Small Publishers. Regional Publisher Diana Lindsay’s program, “Bouncing Around in a Sea of Opportunity: How a Small Publisher Stays Afloat” explores and explains the realities of Small Publishers.
Regional publisher Diana Lindsay, president of Sunbelt Publications, shares her strategies of 40 years since her first book was published by Copley Books, a division then of the Union-Tribune Publishing Company. Diana will share her story of how as an author she joined the staff of Copley Books, and later formed her own company. She will explain the role of a publisher and why one book is selected over another. Recent industry changes will also be discussed.
In operation for over 30 years, Sunbelt has evolved from being primarily a wholesaler serving the major chain stores to the regional publishing and distribution house it is today. Sunbelt Publications is an award-winning press that produces and distributes natural science and outdoor guidebooks, regional histories, and stories that celebrate the relationship of land and its people. Sunbelt books help to discover and conserve the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of unique regions.
Diana Lindsay received her master’s degree in history and geography from San Diego State University. Her thesis was subsequently published as Our Historic Desert by Copley Books in 1973. She co-authored The Anza-Borrego Desert Region, a guidebook to the area published by Wilderness Press in 1978 now in its 5th edition. Anza-Borrego A to Z: People, Places, and Things was published in 2001. She is also co-author of Jackpot Trail: Indian Gaming in Southern California. . Other works and forewords penned include; Marshal South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles and Anza-Borrego: A Photographic Journey in 2008.
Diana’s most recent book published in 2012 is Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, won several top awards in design, biography, and travel. She also created a laminated folded guide entitled Sky Art Metal Sculptures of Borrego Valley, CA. A companion e-book will be out in 2013.
Upcoming monthly Palm Springs Writers Guild monthly meetings/programs include; Stephanie Chandler, “Writing a Reality Novel, The Grammar Game, Desert Writers Expo and the Annual Day of New Works.
HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS TO HOST OPEN CASTING CALL FOR THE CW’S HIT SHOW “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL”
Casting Call set for December 15th from 11am – 2pm
The new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will host The CW Network’s “America’s Next Top Model” open casting call on Sunday, December 15th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Casting directors for the hit show led by supermodel Tyra Banks are looking for females and males, ages 18 to 27, of diverse backgrounds, shapes, sizes and with a minimum height requirement of 5’6” tall for women and 5’10” tall for men. Candidates are asked to visit www.kesq.com for casting information and applications.
In this latest series, male models will once again be added to the group of contestants competing for the title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. Viewers will also continue to have a direct impact on the competition by voting for their favorite models though social media, helping decide who gets eliminated and who stays in the running to becoming AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. The contestants will vie for a prize package that will launch their modeling careers.
The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs offers 163 luxury guest rooms, a buzzing pool scene with DJs spinning every weekend, plus excellent dining and a laid back vibe. The resort also offers a groundbreaking, interactive amenity “The Sound Of Your Stay®,” where guests can rock out with hands-on music experiences. Other music-inspired amenities include a VIP Rock Star Suite, Rock Spa® set to open in late December, a Body Rock® workout facility, and the world-famous Rock Shop® featuring Hard Rock’s iconic, collectible merchandise.
THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT (THE CENTER) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF RUFF NITE, A SOCIAL EVENT AND FUNDRAISER DESIGNED FOR LGBT PET-OWNERS PLUS THEIR SUPPORTERS.
The event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Oscars Café & Bar, located at 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs.
This fun-filled evening will include a walk down the “green carpet”, a photo opportunity with Santa PAWS, a pet costume contest, drink specials, and a raffle including pet products and services. A $5 suggested donation or pet food donation is requested with proceeds going to the NestEggg Food Bank at The Center. The Palm Springs Animal Shelter will bring several canines available for adoption, and people can learn about The Center’s Lend a Paw Program to become volunteer foster parents while dogs and cats wait for new adoptive parents.
Ruff Nite was originated by Dennis Thomas, who represents My Perfect Pet’s Dine with Your Dog program at Oscars Café & Bar – a menu of healthy natural pet foods served up with flair. My Perfect Pet offers human-grade food which is prepared by certified food handlers using the same FDA standards as restaurants and commercial kitchens. It is natural & holistic, made with fresh, whole food”.
For additional information: Call The Center at 760-416-7790
2ND ANNUAL SANTA PAWS 5K RUN/WALK TO BENEFIT GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT
Spread the cheer-Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for the 2nd Annual SANTA PAWS 5K, Saturday, December 21st in Palm Springs-BENEFITTING GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT. Awesome fun event -Santa suit, event shirt, Santa photo, goodie bag and milk and cookies at the finish line. Run solo or as a team-medals 3 deep in 5 year age categories, team trophies, dog prizes and more. Pet adoption on-site by Bandit’s Pet Rescue. Runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly event. Elf Dash for kids! Make this your family’s new holiday tradition. Register today at www.racewire.com or www.active.com. Race capped at 1,000. Sign up today! For more info call Molly Thorpe 760-413-6508.
Saturday December 21st, 2013 9AM at Mizell Senior Center, 480 Sunrise Way, Palms Springs (Corner of Sunrise and Ramon Rd).
Entry Fee: $35.00. $40.00 on race day, as available.
“Litters”-Teams of 6 or more run tethered for $30.00 per runner. Awards to the top three teams. Special Trophy for the Most Tethered Runners.
Elf Dash $5.00 10yrs and under. Includes Elf hat, holiday button and special treat! Dash is after Santa Run at approx. 10:30.
Early Packet Pick-Up Friday December 20th at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon 11AM-6PM
Race Day Registration begins at 7:30AM. Plenty of free parking is available.
Last year over 400 Santas took off from the Mizell Center in Palm Springs for a 5K Run/Walk/Stroll. A great time was had by all including the team from Running Wild who tied themselves together with a long strand of tinsel garland. They called themselves a Santapede. This year more Santas, a Team category and an Elf Dash. Don’t be shy, come on out, it’s great holiday fun!