Date: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Day
Linda's going through a little bout with an infamous bug and we want to give her the support she deserves while she's kicking its ass.
Ace Hotel & Swim Club is throwing a benefit party for Sissy Bingo host and Palm Springs icon Linda Gerard with a bunch of her friends like DJ Day, Alf Alpha, JP Houston, the Fabulous Band and surprise special guests. The benefit will take place at Ace Hotel's Commune event space, located at 701 East Palm Canyon Drive from 7pm to 11pm.
Ace Hotel will take donations at the door for raffle tickets — winners score cool prizes like Linda's compilation album, Fabulous Selections. Book a room Monday night, March 25, with code FABULOUS to score 25% off your stay and we'll waive the resort fee and donate all proceeds from the room to Linda. Ace Hotel will also donate all sales from Linda Gerard's Fabulous Selections record, our Sissy Bingo T-shirt as well as a portion of proceeds at the bar that evening to support Linda.
Linda Gerard has been serenading and scandalizing captivated crowds for over 50 years. Her show-stopping cabaret performances have headlined from Broadway to the Copa Cabana to London, Sydney and points between. She made over one hundred appearances as Fanny Brice in the legendary original run of "Funny Girl" when Barbara Streisand was under the weather — a role that few actresses have reprised. Linda’s original one-woman show, "Ziegfeld's Fanny," was featured in the Palm Springs Follies and for a 16 week run at the Lawrence Welk Theatre in Escondido.
In the late 80s and early 90s, Linda operated and performed in her own nightclub cabaret "The Rose Tattoo" in West Hollywood. Linda self-identifies as an OWL — an Older, Wiser Lesbian — and she represents the flamboyance and self-love that are trademarks of lesbian and gay culture. She deploys her rapturous vocal stylings, incredible style and vaudevillian antics on a packed house every Monday night in King's Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs where she hosts Sissy Bingo with an effortless joy and sailor's mouth we can only aspire to.