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March 21, 2019

Community Update

by Chris Parman, Communications / Events Manager

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Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Pride Weekend Features the Infamous Bed Race, Ada Vox, and Former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta

 On March 29th through Sunday, March 31, 2019, join us for California’s first Pride of the year at the 5th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days in Downtown Cathedral City.  Presented by CCBC Resort Hotel and the Runway Restaurant (Dining, Drinks & Drag), the weekend activities include the following:

Friday, March 29th – Kick-Off Block Party – 6 pm to 10 pm

Hosted by The Roost Lounge, AMP Sports Lounge and Trunks Cathedral City, this indoor / outdoor party features dance music by DJ Galaxy and musical performances by the legendary Keisha D’.  The block party takes place inside the bars as well as the parking lot behind The Roost and AMP Sports Lounge at the Pickfair Promenade located near Trilussa Restaurant and the Mary Pickford Theatre.

Meet and Greet with Rocco Steele at the Runway – 9 pm

Power down your communication devices and buckle your seatbelts for a meet and greet with the legendary Rocco Steele at the Runway Restaurant and Bar. 

Saturday, March 30th – Pride Party – 10 am to 5 pm – Downtown Cathedral City

Start your morning off right with a performance by Modern Men Chorus on the Main Stage in Downtown Cathedral City in front of City Hall at 10:15 am and pick your spot to watch the Cathedral City LGBT Days’ Bed Race which begins at 11:00 am. It’s our Pride Parade with a little drama and suspense as teams race for the fastest time, compete for best decorated, or show their pride for best spirited group.  The bed race is emceed by Bella da Ball.  You can preview the Bed Race at https://youtu.be/Hnuq_P0den0.

When it comes to Music on the Mainstage, LGBT Days will get your feet moving as famed former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta brings her signature sultry moves to the LGBT Days stage at 3:15 pm. American Idol star and fan favorite Ada Vox bellows out the ballads at 2:35 pm.   Direct from Sydney, Australia pop sensation Emily Perry takes the stage at 2:00 pm to sing her new hits.  FLAVA, club legend and international sensation brings his flashy costumes, high head pieces, and electric performance at 3:50 pm.   Other artists performing include LA based dance-pop singer and songwriter Azra, The Gand Band, and Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and emcees Bella da Ball and iHeartRadio/HERE TV's Alexander Rodriguez.  Performance times are subject to change so arrive early and stay the whole afternoon!  While you are there, check out all the amazing non-profit and resource booths.   

If you rather soak up the sun around a pool, CCBC Resort Hotel brings its annual pool party on Saturday and Sunday featuring DJ music from noon to 4 pm.

On Saturday night, the Barracks Bar offers its own special leather events for Cathedral City LGBT Days.

Sunday, March 31st

The celebrations continue on Sunday with a Pool Party at CCBC Resort Hotel from noon to 4 pm, Beer Bust at the Barracks Bar starting at 2 pm, and the Millions of Moments of Pride Dance Party with DJ Paul at AMP Sports Lounge from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.

For the most up-to-date information, go to www.CathedralCityLGBTDays.com.  See you there!

 

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NEWS

More than 6,000 People Attended the Food Truck Mash-Up in Cathedral City

More than 6,000 People Attended the Food Truck Mash-Up in Cathedral City

Brought to you by USA Today Network Events last weekend, more than 6,000 residents and visitors came to Cathedral City’s picturesque Town Square Park to enjoy 23 of the best food trucks in Southern California.  The event was buzzing from its start at noon with the early access pass, all the way to the closing time of 9 pm.  Attendees …

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Dedication of the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Rainbow Crossing

Dedication of the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Rainbow Crossing

The City of Cathedral City and the Cathedral City Gay Business Association will host a Dedication Ceremony of the Rainbow Crossing in honor of the late Mayor Gregory S. Pettis on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Rainbow Crossing located on West Buddy …

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Mayor Mark Carnevale Promoted Cathedral City at Three Events on Wednesday

Mayor Mark Carnevale Promoted Cathedral City at Three Events on Wednesday

With new developments happening throughout Cathedral City and many groups and residents wanting to know the latest information, Mayor Mark Carnevale was busy on Wednesday promoting Cathedral City from Palm Springs to Palm Desert.  He started the morning bright and early at 7:30 am as the keynote speaker for the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors Breakfast in Palm Springs.  …

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Cathedral City Seeking Applicants on Two Important City Committees

Cathedral City Seeking Applicants on Two Important City Committees

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY  

At the January 9, 2019, City Council Meeting, the City Council adopted Ordinance 821 which created the Cathedral City Historic Preservation Committee.  This Committee shall consist of five (5) members who shall be appointed by the City Council.  Two of the initial committee members shall be appointed to serve a two-year term …

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CONE ZONE UPDATE: Cathedral Canyon Drive at the Wash Is Open

CONE ZONE UPDATE: Cathedral Canyon Drive at the Wash Is Open

CATHEDRAL CITY, CA Cathedral Canyon Drive at Whitewater River Wash has reopened to thru traffic a little before 7:00 a.m. this morning.  However, the road is reduced to one lane in each direction as you pass through the wash along with slower speed limits for safety.  A new bridge is planned for this wash area with construction slated to begin …

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Cathedral City LGBT Days 2019 Preview Video   

Cathedral City LGBT Days 2019 Preview Video   

You will not want to miss the 5th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days, presented by CCBC Resort Hotel and Runway Restaurant and featuring the infamous LGBT Days’ Bed Race, former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, American Idol Finalist Ada Vox, and direct from Sydney, Australia Pop Singer Emily Perry. Check out this video promo to get a glimpse of all the …

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SCORE Quickbooks Workshops Starts This Thursday in Cathedral City

SCORE Quickbooks Workshops Starts This Thursday in Cathedral City

Intermediate Course Sponsored by the Cathedral City Economic Development Department, this workshop is designed for current users of Quickbooks Online (QBO) who want to expand their understanding and skills regarding functionality and navigation of the software.  It will address intermediate accounting principles for small businesses and record keeping with QBO as well and general best practices and additional functions that …

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Expansion of the Transgender Health and Wellness Center in Cathedral City

Expansion of the Transgender Health and Wellness Center in Cathedral City

During the latest city council report, Mayor Mark Carnevale interviews Executive Director Thomi Clinton about the significant expansion of the Transgender Health and Wellness Center in Cathedral City.  The Center will expand to over 3,000 square feet of office space to provide over 42 different services including health, mental health, job training, and job placement for the transgender community living …

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Events

Cristopher Cichocki’s “Desert Sea” Exhibit (February 15 - May 5)

Cristopher Cichocki’s “Desert Sea” Exhibit (February 15 - May 5)

Internationally recognized, Coachella Valley artist, Cristopher Cichocki, will create his latest art installation entitled, “Desert Sea,” on the Festival Lawn, 68-600 East Palm Canyon Drive, in Downtown Cathedral City with a scheduled opening on Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Desert Sea unveils a fusion of materials derived from the Coachella Valley that include Salton Sea barnacles, …

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Dedication of the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Rainbow Crossing

Dedication of the Mayor Gregory S. Pettis Rainbow Crossing

The City of Cathedral City and the Cathedral City Gay Business Association will host a Dedication Ceremony of the Rainbow Crossing in honor of the late Mayor Gregory S. Pettis on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Rainbow Crossing located on West Buddy Rogers Avenue near the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive.  Mayor Pettis was the …

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SCORE Quickbooks Workshops - Intermediate Course

SCORE Quickbooks Workshops - Intermediate Course

SCORE Quickbooks Workshops Intermediate Course Sponsored by the Cathedral City Economic Development Department, this workshop is designed for current users of Quickbooks Online (QBO) who want to expand their understanding and skills regarding functionality and navigation of the software.  It will address intermediate accounting principles for small businesses and record keeping with QBO as well and general best practices and …

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City Hall at Your Corner - April 2nd

City Hall at Your Corner - April 2nd

Have an issue you would like to speak to your city councilmembers about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by Mayor Mark Carnevale (District 3) and Councilmember Ernesto Gutierrez.   The forum will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the …

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sday

Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two …

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Rethinking how museums work and feel

Rethinking how museums work and feel

Dr. Stephen Karr will share his insights, and those of other modern cultural museum leaders, regarding the changed landscape in collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting the history and life of native/indigenous people. With his extensive background working in major museum organizations, Dr. Karr has participated directly in the movement to rethink how museums work and feel.  Free admission, Cathedral City Library, 33520 Date Palm …

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Stop Identity Theft Program

Stop Identity Theft Program

To help STOP identity theft and as a service to its residents, the City of Cathedral City is hosting FREE Document Shredding Events. The Shredding Events are the first Saturday of the month October thru May each year.

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Greater Palm Springs Fast Pitch for Entrepreneurs

Greater Palm Springs Fast Pitch for Entrepreneurs

The excitement is real as entrepreneurs from across the Coachella Valley compete in this Shark-Tank-style fast pitch competition. The audience will help select three winners who will take home cash prizes, and the top two contestants will advance to the countywide Fast Pitch Finale in Corona, CA. Part of Riverside County Innovation Month... Read more.

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Easter Kidapalooza

Easter Kidapalooza

For more information, Click Here.

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Coachella Valley Boxing Battle in the Desert

Coachella Valley Boxing Battle in the Desert

Come watch the sport of amateur boxing on the Festival Lawn in Downtown Cathedral City. Doors open at 5:30 pm 1st boxing match starts at 6:30 pm

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov