As you may or may not know, Dinah Shore is a monumental lesbian weekend occurring annually in Palm Springs, California. It is commonly referred to as "lesbian spring break." Last year, when we'd only existed for a few weeks, we remotely live-blogged the star-studded event (Design Director Alex happened to be going, Riese transcribed while visiting family in Ohio)and this year we'll all be there. It's happening March 31st through April 4th. So get your carpool together!
Feel overwhelmed? Well look no further, we have a full schedule of all the events happening at Club Skirts' and GirlBar's legendary weekend and Alex made a terrific map of Palm Springs to guide you through Dinah Shore weekend. There are definitely more hotels and restaurants and things in this area of Palm Springs, we just noted the places we like and thought you should know about:
Club Skirts events shown in magenta.
GirlBar events shown in light blue.
The Clib Skirts Dinah All-Access pass and the GirlBar Girl Passes gets you into all parties for the weekend. Here's a tip: don't buy each ticket for the events the day of or at the door. The All-Access and Girl Passes are the way to go for sure.
But let's cut to the chase, these are the most important events of your weekend:
1. Battle of the Lesbian Webseries: Saturday April 3rd, 4:30PM – 5:30PM at The Hilton Palm Springs. Featuring Autostraddle's Nat Garcia, the ladies of We Have to Stop Now, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard of Autostraddle's In Your Box Office as well as the stars of your favorite series Anyone But Me and Girltrash!
2. Salt 'n Pepa: Saturday April 3rd, 9 PM. Preceded by Fashion Show featuring Autostraddle's Nat Garcia as well as Meredith Baxter, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Thea Gill (Queer as Folk), Elizabeth Keener (The L Word), and cast members from We Have to Stop Now.
3. Sarah Shahi! The one & only Carmen De LA Pica Morales will be facing her lesbian fans with a special signing and meet-and-greet on Friday night! Furthermore Ke$ha the Bisexual Pop Star who sings Tik Tok & Bla Bla Bla, who btw was in an episode of The Simple Life when she was a teenager which is funny, is also performing at the Club Skirts White Diamond Party.
1. Kelis performs and Celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson does her thing at the Friday Night Pure White Party (more information below.)
2. Jennifer Coolidge, who you know from Legally Blonde, American Pie and all the Christopher Guest movies, is hosting a fundraiser for the HRC on Saturday night at Hotel Zoso! Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8:30pm. 100% of the net proceeds go to benefit the HRC.
3. Orianthi is Michael Jackson's guitarist, she's super cute, and she's performing at GirlBar's SplashDance Pool Party on Sunday.
4. Kelly Rowland, formerly of Destiny's Child, will be performing on Saturday night at Girlbar's Circus-a-Go-Go!
Club Skirts Early Bird Cocktail Dinah Pre-Party
The Hilton Hotel's Nightclub // 8pm-12 AM
Join other early birds at this sexy meet and greet and meet some of Dinah's talent.
Girlbar Cocktails Meet & Greet
Renaissance Palm Springs // Pool Terrace // doors open at 8 PM
Club Skirts Dinah Opening Bash
Zeldaz Nightclub //10pm
169 N. Indian Canyon Way (walking distance from Hilton or Hyatt)
Kicking off the weekend with two rooms, two dancefloors (cause one isn't enough) and outside patio.
GirlBar Opening Kick-Off Night Dance
Hunter's Video & Dance Club // doors open 8pm
Start the weekend at Palm Springs' most popular dance club.
Club Skirts - LOLz! Dinah-Style [Laughing Loud]
The Palm Springs Convention Center // Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
An evening of comedy featuring some of our very favorite funny ladies: Suzanne Westenhoefer, Vicki Shaw, Erin Foley, Bridget McManus, Sandra Vals, Gloria Bigalow, Jenny McNulty and Nicol Paone.
Tickets $30 advance, $40 at the door or included with a Gold or Platinum pass.
Club Skirts Frisky Friday Pool Party
The Hilton Hotel Main Pool // 12-5pm
DJs, dancing, and cocktailing.
Live Sirius radio broadcast with Out Q's radio hosts Doria Biddle and Romaine.
GirlBar's TGIF Pool Party
The Renaissance Palm Springs // All Day
Club Skirts LOGO Red Carpet VIP Party
The Palm Springs Convention Center // 9-10:30pm in the VIP section
Exclusive LOGO Networks cocktail reception in the outside patio at 9pm, then celesbians walk the MTV/LOGO Red Carpet at 10pm
GirlBar "Funny Girlz 5" Comedy Show
Zoso Hotel Ballroom // Cocktails @7:30pm - Show @8:30 PM
Comedy show featuring Poppy Champlin, Michele Balan and Dana Goldberg.
Tickets $25 advance, $30 door.
Club Skirts White Diamonds Party
The Palm Springs Convention Center // 9pm
Performing live: Ke$ha
And DJs Kathy Valenti, Lisa Pittman and Saratonin
JUST ANNOUNCED: an appearance by our one and only Sarah Shahi!
Admission is $90 in advance and at the door, or included with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum pass.
Wear white! You've seen that L Word episode we're assuming.
GirlBar's Pure White Party
Hotel Zoso Grand Ballroom// doors at 8pm
Featuring Superstar DJ Samantha Ronson (aka SamRo) at her first lesbian event!
Performing live at midnight: R&B Powerhouse Kelis
Two Expansive Levels of PURE entertainment!
Upper Level - DJ Lounge & Outdoor Patio
Lower Level- Grand Ballroom Dance Party
Girlbar VIP Hosted Cocktail Party
Hotel Zoso's Restaurant Terrace Lounge // 8:30pm-10:30pm
For VIP & Renaissance Package Guests
Girlbar's Wet & Wild Pool Party
The Renaissance Palm Springs // 11am-5pm
Live Performances by Erica Jayne, Billboard Top 10 Dance Artist Kaylah Marin & Shontelle
BBQ, DJs, Go-Go Dancers, Vendor Fair & Poolside Fun throughout the day
Club Skirts Cabana Girl Pool Party
The Hilton Hotel Main Pool // Doors at 9am
Presented by LOGO
Featuring a live performance by the Paradiso Girls.
At 4:30pm don't miss the "WAR OF THE WEBSERIES", a fierce competition where our webseries stars Nat Garcia of "AutoNatic" and Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard of "In Your Box Office" will battle it out against other webseries' stars to find out what happens when lesbians stop being polite and start gettin real.
Hosted by Susanne Westenhoefer and Doria Biddle.
$30 in advance and at the door, or included with a Silver, Gold or Platinum pass.
GirlBar's Chillout Pool Party
Hotel Zoso Pool // 11am-4pm
Featuring Australian-born, Sri Lankan singer-songwriter Yasmine keeping things cool with sultry jazz, blues and soul.
Club Skirts Presents The Kathy and Mo Show!
“Sinfully hilarious cult-fave feminist comedy duo” Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney are bringing a “one night only reprisal of their multiple award-winning satirical smash, The Kathy and Mo Show!"
Club Skirts Hollywood Party
The Convention Center // 9pm
Featuring a live performance by the absolutely legendary Salt n Pepa!
Bring your cocktail dresses and suits cause it's on.
Plus: The Club Skirts 4th Annual Celebrity Fashion Show, with Nat Garcia of our upcoming webseries, AutoNatic and many other smokin' hot ladies like Autostraddle friends Jill Bennett and Cathy Debuono and more.
$90 advance and at the door, or included with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum pass.
GirlBar HRC Fundraiser
Hotel Zoso Ballroom // Doors Open 7:30 pm, Show 8:30pm
Featuring Hilarious Actress/Comedienne Jennifer Coolidge
100% of net proceeds benefit HRC
First 10 Rows: $60, General Admission: $45, VIP/Renaissance Guests: $35
GirlBar's Circus A Go-Go
Renaissance Ballroom // 8pm-3am
Join 4,000 Hot Women from around the world! Pole Dancers, 30 Go-Go Dancers, Shows All Night!
Kelly Rowland performing her international hits "Work" and "When Love Takes Over"
Club Skirts Sunday Lov'n Pool Party
The Hilton Hotel // Doors at 9am
GirlBar's SplashDance Pool Party
at The Renaissance Palm Springs
With live performance from Michael Jackson's
hot guitar player YOU KNOW WHO I'M TALKING ABOUT Orianthi.
Club Skirts' Official Dinah Closing Gala
Zeldaz Nightclub // 9pm
GirlBar's Closing Party
at Hunter's Video and Dance Club
The following Autostraddlers will be in attendance: Riese (CEO/EIC), Brooke (COO), Alex (Design Director), Tess (Web Manager), Laneia (Executive Editor), Sarah (Associate Editor), Jess (Assistant Editor), Taylor (Technology Editor), Kelsey (video assistant), Haviland (our friend), Nat Garcia (vlogstar), Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard (vlogstars).
You can find us in the corner hiding from all the other human beings, reading literature.