The Purple Room, 1964
ABOUT THE PURPLE ROOM
THE DESERT’S PREMIER SUPPER CLUB
The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era comes alive at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, the desert’s premier supper club. Tucked away in the Club Trinidad Hotel, The Purple Room is where Frank, Sammy, Dean, and their pals cavorted on and off the stage in the swinging 60s. Step in and you’ll be transported back to the elegance of the era: an intimate and inviting room, classic cocktails with a modern twist, world-class cuisine, and the best in live entertainment - six nights a week! Hobnob with celebrities, locals, and visitors alike at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room — where Palm Springs plays!
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, come in for drinks and dinner while listening to acclaimed jazz entertainers from 6:30 to 9:30pm. No tickets. No cover charge. Reservations recommended. On Friday and Saturday nights, join us for dinner and a ticketed show – featuring internationally acclaimed entertainers. Dinner reservations at 6:00pm, shows start at 8:00pm. Ticket purchase required. Don't forget Sunday nights! Experience the hysterical smash hit, The Judy Show, a parody of the 1963 Judy Garland Show. Dinner reservations at 5:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm. Ticket purchase required.
Also, join us for tasty food and drinks at great prices during Happy Hour, Monday through Saturday, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, with Happy Hour drink prices Mondays & Tuesdays all night at the bar. Also, don't miss our swinging live jazz Happy Hour every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with Mark Kahny on piano and vocals.
Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club can accommodate any type of event from Birthday celebrations to Anniversary parties to corporate buyouts. For parties of 10 or more, please call 760.322.4422.
Yes, we’re famous for celebrity sightings – you never know who will be at the Purple Room; so we kindly ask that you allow our guests to enjoy themselves by respecting their privacy! Remember, what happens at The Purple Room STAYS at The Purple Room. It’s where Palm Springs Plays!
Please let us know if you have questions; we look forward to your visit!
ABOUT YOUR HOST
“My last number is always “If You Were Wondering,” by Peter Allen,” says Purple Room owner Michael Holmes, referring to The Judy Show, his long-running hit show that enjoys an open run every Sunday evening at the Purple Room. “I open and close the show as Judy Garland, but near the end, I go back into my male persona.” He finishes the show by captivating the audience with this lyric: “If you were wondering who I am, I’m a man; just like any other man; unlike any other man.”
Those lyrics precisely describe this kind-hearted and talented entertainer, who thinks of himself more as an actor who plays female roles than as a drag artist. “First of all, I don’t lip sync, I use my actual singing voice to do impersonations.” During his nearly 90-minute Judy set, Holmes also impersonates the likes of Mae West, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Tallulah Bankhead, Carol Channing and the dame who started it all for him, Miss Bette Davis. “I’m not going out there thinking I am Judy Garland. It’s parody. My whole show is comedy.”
“A huge part of it is improv and audience participation,” he continues. “The guests change, the music changes. It’s always different and FUN…and that’s what makes it successful.”
Holmes also delights audiences every Wednesday as the leader of the Michael Holmes Trio, swinging favorites from the Great American Songbook.