Jose Sarria Museum Pop-up
The Jose Sarria Foundation is thrilled to announce the Jose Sarria Pop Up museum in Palm Springs, CA. The Pop Up museum will be open from October 11, 2022 to December 15, 2022 at the historic Welwood Murray Library, 100 S Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262. We thank the City of Palm Springs for working with us to make this a reality for Jose’s 100th Jubilee celebration.
The two month long celebration of Jose will include displays of Jose’s personal items, including dozens never displayed before. We will have screenings of the films Nelly Queen: The Life & Times of Jose Sarria, 50 Years of Fabulous and Queen of the Capital. Come meet those that knew Jose hosting Memories of Jose Q/A sessions and so much more.
We will also host a gala 100th Jubilee Birthday celebration on Sunday, December 11 and on Monday, December 12 Jose will be inducted into the the Palm Springs Walk of Stars!
eBAR news article on the induction of Jose into Walk of Stars: https://www.ebar.com/story.php?ch=news&sc=news&id=319294
Museum Pop Up Events
Dec 1 (Thu) – 50 Years of Fabulous (82 mins)
Jose’s 100th Jubilee Celebration Weekend
Dec 9 (Fri) – Welcome Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm
Dec 10 (Sat) – Family Reunion Panel – 2pm
Dec 11 (Sun) – Jose Sarria Film Festival – 10:30am to 4pm
10:30am – Queen of the Capital
12:00pm – 50 Years of Fabulous
Dec 11 (Sun) – “Sparkle” Jose’s 100th Birthday Party
Donation 50.00 TICKETS 5pm to 8pm, Doors 5pm, Program 5:30pm
A 100th Birthday Celebration of our beloved Mama Jose. The event will be held at the historic Kaptur Plaza in the V Wine Lounge, a mid century cabaret lounge space, sure to delight our guests, at 600 E Tahquitz Canyon. It will benefit the Jose Sarria Museum Pop Up, the Walk of Stars plaque dedication and the foundation. This donation also includes admission to the reception on Monday, Dec 12 at 3pm after the Walk of Stars dedication ceremony.
For individual ticket donations go to this link above. Sponsors at the Diamond/Ruby/Emerald levels include admission, see below.
Dec 12 (Mon) – Walk of Stars Dedication 2pm – Free
At the corner of Museum Way at Belardo Rd (next to the Forever Marilyn statue). We encourage attendees to wear a “say something hat” to honor Jose’s love of hats. Program will last about 45 mins. Seating will be available.
Dec 12 (Mon) – Walk of Stars Reception – 3pm (ticketed, see above Sparkle event donation)
“Say Something Hat Social” Join us after the plaque dedication for a private reception at the Jose Sarria Museum Pop Up in the Welwood Murray Memorial Library courtyard located at 100 S Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, 92262
Desert Vacation Villas, 250 W Vista Chino (discount code PRIDE), all units are two bedroom condos.
Though we don’t have a room block or special rate at these, they are hotels located within a short two block walk to everything:
Hotel Zoso, 150 S Palm Canyon
Best Western Las Brisas, 222 S Indian Canyon
Hilton Palm Springs, 400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Hyatt Palm Springs, 285 N Palm Canyon
Rowan Hotel, 100 W Tahquitz Canyon Way
We hope you join us in Palm Springs to celebrate Jose’s 100th Birthday!
How can you help?
We invite you to take part in honoring the legendary Jose Sarria, by signing on as an event sponsor to help make the two months of events a success. We will recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for helping as noted below. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
For the love of Mama Jose…
Here are our sponsorship levels:
Diamond Sponsor $5000
(Co-presenters of all events, you will be included in all press releases and ads for the events, plus all Ruby level thank you gifts) $5000.00
Ruby Sponsor $2500
(4 tickets to Birthday Gala, 4 tickets to opening reception, 4 Jose “cameo” brooch, 4 Jose 60th poster, listed on website with link to your site and on signage at pop up) $2500.00
Emerald Sponsor $1000
(2 tickets to Birthday Gala, 2 tickets to opening reception, Jose “cameo” brooch, Jose 60th poster, listed on website with link to your site and on signage at pop up) 1000.00
Sapphire Sponsor $500
(Jose 60th poster, Jose “cameo” brooch, listed on website and on signage at pop up) 500.00
Pearl Sponsor $100
(Listed on website and on sign at pop up) 100.00
Gem Sponsor $50
(Listed on website) Individual donation of 50.00
Support the Event
We hope we can count on your support. Click on the below link and make your donation today. The Jose Sarria Foundation is a 501c3 public charity and your contributions are deductible as allowed by law.
We hope we can count on your support. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the below link and make your donation today. The Jose Sarria Foundation is a 501c3 public charity and your contributions are deductible as allowed by law.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Diamond Sponsors $5000
International Court Council
St John’s Community Health
Rob Surreal & Nicole Diamond
Sapphire Sponsors $500
Imperial Court de San Diego
Arlington-Alexandria Gay & Lesbian Alliance
Muffy Blake Stephyns
Ruby Sponsors $2500
Pearl Sponsors $100
Alamo Empire, San Antonio, TX
Emerald Sponsors $1000
Les Young & Michael Amaro
Gene Brake & Greg Stripes
Gem Sponsors $50