Saturday night of Hands On : Shade during Palm Springs Pride, we held a vogueing ball hosted by Hector Xtravaganza of The House of Xtravaganza and judged by Raja of RuPaul’s Drag Race and friends — MikeQ provided the soundtrack, The Miracles Club wailed, and Beyondadoubt got Isaiah Tillman into contortions. We took a break to watch Paris is Burning in the Clubhouse — apparently everyone has the script memorized seeing as how it was like a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with impromptu live accompaniment. Shots from our Sunday pool party with The Miracles Club and MikeQ up shortly. Stay tuned.

Saturday night of Hands On : Shade during Palm Springs Pride, we held a vogueing ball hosted by Hector Xtravaganza of The House of Xtravaganza and judged by Raja of RuPaul’s Drag Race and friends — MikeQ provided the soundtrack, The Miracles Club wailed, and Beyondadoubt got Isaiah Tillman into contortions. We took a break to watch Paris is Burning in the Clubhouse — apparently everyone has the script memorized seeing as how it was like a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening with impromptu live accompaniment. Shots from our Sunday pool party with The Miracles Club and MikeQ up shortly. Stay tuned.


Tomorrow, Paris burns by the pool at Ace Palm Springs for pride weekend. Hands On : Shade, a celebration of queer NYC ballroom culture all weekend with a mini-ball hosted by Raja from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Kiki Xtravaganza of the House of Xtravaganza, plus a screening of Paris is Burning and sets by MikeQ (Vogue Nights, NYC), Miracles Club and Beyondadoubt, and pool party with Mustache Mondays. We have a couple rooms left for the weekend — it’s 86 and sunny. Come werk.


We’re in a van driving down the I-5 today with The Miracles Club, Chanticleer of Magic Mouth and Beyondadoubt to celebrate all stripes in the desert for a few days. Come down and hang out with us.








Girl, you know that shit buttons on the right side. Wear it, be it, know it, work it, twerk it, or do absolutely nothing by the pool this weekend at Hands On : Shade, our queer NYC ballroom celebration during Palm Springs Pride at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, with a poolside screening of Paris is Burning, a mini-ball with Kiki from the House of Xtravaganza, and sets by MikeQ, The Miracles Club, Mustache Mondays and Beyondadoubt. It’s Mike’s birthday too, so bring him something nice. Whatever you bring, it best be real. We still have a few rooms available through the weekend — see you by the pool.

Girl, you know that shit buttons on the right side. Wear it, be it, know it, work it, twerk it, or do¬†absolutely nothing by the pool¬†this weekend at Hands On : Shade, our queer NYC ballroom celebration during Palm Springs Pride at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, with a poolside screening of Paris is Burning, a mini-ball with Kiki from the House of Xtravaganza, and sets by MikeQ, The Miracles Club, Mustache Mondays and Beyondadoubt. It’s Mike’s birthday too, so bring him something nice. Whatever you bring, it best be real. We still have a few rooms available through the weekend — see you by the pool.


Our third annual queer arts and music festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club werks into Palm Springs for LGBTQ Pride November 2-4. This year, Hands On: Shade celebrates underground gay ballroom culture in NYC and all the legendary children and butch queens who’ve made the way for everyone — gay, straight and all — to be themselves and work it hard.
The Miracles Club, MikeQ, Beyondadoubt and Mustache Mondays spin house, vogue, bounce and ballroom all weekend, and Kiki Xtravaganza of The House of Xtravaganza puts on a mini ball by the pool and one in the Amigo Room late night, after a poolside screening of Paris is Burning. We’ll also host the Type Truck so you can slink over with a cocktail in your swimsuit and make some letterpress art, betch. We’ll whip up some easy phrases or you can invent your own for a new generation of realness.
Rooms are on the cheap and we’ll have a bunch of Feel Good Spa specials, free clay face masks by the pool and freshly muddled cocktails. Git.

Our third annual queer arts and music festival at Ace Hotel & Swim Club werks into Palm Springs for LGBTQ Pride November 2-4. This year, Hands On: Shade celebrates underground gay ballroom culture in NYC and all the legendary children and butch queens who’ve made the way for everyone — gay, straight and all — to be themselves and work it hard.

The Miracles Club, MikeQ, Beyondadoubt and Mustache Mondays spin house, vogue, bounce and ballroom all weekend, and Kiki Xtravaganza of The House of Xtravaganza puts on a mini ball by the pool and one in the Amigo Room late night, after a poolside screening of Paris is Burning. We’ll also host the Type Truck so you can slink over with a cocktail in your swimsuit and make some letterpress art, betch. We’ll whip up some easy phrases or you can invent your own for a new generation of realness.

Rooms are on the cheap and we’ll have a bunch of Feel Good Spa specials, free clay face masks by the pool and freshly muddled cocktails. Git.


The Video Mouse captured HANDS ON — our music & arts festival during Palm Springs Pride — with an expert eye.


Jeremy Kost wandered about with his camera one afternoon at HANDS ON to capture hot, sepia shadows.

Jeremy Kost wandered about with his camera one afternoon at HANDS ON to capture hot, sepia shadows.


We wrapped up HANDS ON with Hard French (SF) by the pool with Heineken Light specials, a stint at the parade with the Ace team, Jackie Beat live in the Amigo Room, and Linda's R-Rated Sissy Bingo in King’s Highway. Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us in the desert.








Photos by Maicol Chavez

We wrapped up HANDS ON with Hard French (SF) by the pool with Heineken Light specials, a stint at the parade with the Ace team, Jackie Beat live in the Amigo Room, and Linda's R-Rated Sissy Bingo in King’s Highway. Thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us in the desert.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


Saturday night, Light Asylum took everyone to church and shook the walls of the Amigo Room with dark, hard, danceable freakout. Beyondadoubt laid out her bounce and house tracks with a mix of nu-wave, cold wave and dark wave perfection. CockFight opened up the night with an inexplicably pitch perfect mix of house and rock for our penultimate eve of HANDS ON.








Photos by Maicol Chavez

Saturday night, Light Asylum took everyone to church and shook the walls of the Amigo Room with dark, hard, danceable freakout. Beyondadoubt laid out her bounce and house tracks with a mix of nu-wave, cold wave and dark wave perfection. CockFight opened up the night with an inexplicably pitch perfect mix of house and rock for our penultimate eve of HANDS ON.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


Thursday, Kingdom shook the Amigo Room and Friday night, we screamed along with Paris is Burning in the Commune and danced til our heels busted with Stay Gold, Mustache Mondays, Sean Carnage, Blok and Myles Cooper at HANDS ON at Ace Palm Springs.






Photos by Maicol Chavez

Thursday, Kingdom shook the Amigo Room and Friday night, we screamed along with Paris is Burning in the Commune and danced til our heels busted with Stay Gold, Mustache Mondays, Sean Carnage, Blok and Myles Cooper at HANDS ON at Ace Palm Springs.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


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