Drag is not just a form of entertainment; it is a powerful form of artistic expression and advocacy. It has played a pivotal role in advancing LGBTQ+ rights, breaking down gender stereotypes, and promoting inclusivity. By becoming a Drag Sanctuary City, Palm Springs seeks to acknowledge and elevate the significance of this historically important art form.
One of the beautiful aspects of drag is its ability to captivate and engage people from all walks of life. Drag shows are not confined to the queer community; they are inclusive spaces where everyone can come together and enjoy a fabulous time.
When watching drag performances, remember to show respect by tipping the performers. You can also support them digitally through platforms like Venmo.
In Palm Springs, you can always find vibrant nightlife with a mix of hair, heels, and attitude. For the latest listings, check out the Nightlife section of GayDesertGuide.lgbt.
Every Saturday, Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine, and Billy L’Amour rotate hosting Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs‘ Bitchiest Brunch on Saturday at 10 am and noon. Then on Sunday at 10 am and 1 pm, local talent Anita Rose hosts even more Bitchiest Brunch. World-class Drag acts perform at Oscar’s throughout the year. Check out their website to see who’s in town.
Starting October 1, Boozehounds presents Sunday Tea N’ Shade with Sabryna Williams and the Lunchettes, every Sunday at 2 pm.
On Sundays, Chill Bar hosts an event called “Amazing Sundays.” It features drag performances from 12–2pm, with a rotating lineup of hosts and special guests, including drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Friday nights at the One Eleven Bar in Cathedral City brings Vanity’s Dollhaus with Vanity Halston and a rotating cast of fabulous performers! Saturdays rotate between Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence or The Durbins After Dark. Every other Sunday, ICONIC Drag Brunch, hosted by Morgan McMichaels and Mayhem Miller, features the dolls from RuPaul’s Drag Race, or Vanity Halston’s Anything but Holy Gospel Brunch, or Vanity Halston’s Disco Divas Drag Brunch.
Wednesdays at Hunters, grab some food and cocktails from 6:00 pm to 8:00 for Drag Me to Bingo, then at 8:30, Rusty Waters continues the party with Spotlight. Saturday brunch brings a different host every week, starting at 2:30. Then, Rusty puts a little more mascara on Sundays, and 9:30 begins her Risque show.
Toucan’s Tiki Lounge Thursday night PLAYHOUSE is hosted by the Fabulous Sabryna Williams, with a new cast every week! Friday night PLAYHOUSE with the Gorgeous Jazmyn “The People’s Queen” Simone features an all-star cast of fierce, sickening Queens. Kickxy Vixen hosts Saturday night PLAYHOUSE. It’s a visual and sensory orgy of Dragsanity! Every Sunday, Palm Springs Drag Mother / Diva extraordinaire Tommi Rose presents Tommi Rose & The Playgirls and a rotating cast. The Desert’s longest-running drag revue is well worth it!
Every Thursday at 8 pm, Divas on the Dance Floor comes to Impala Bar & Grill, hosted by Anita Treadmill and DJ Galaxy of the KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch!
Reforma Palm Springs throws a wild, interactive, and delicious themed drag brunch every Saturday at 11 am.
Ace Hotel has Monday Bingo with Bella da Ball at 7:00 in King’s Highway Restaurant and Monday Trivia with Bella da Ball at 9:00 in the Amigo Room.
The Roost is home to Bingo at Ethyl’s Place on the 2nd Sunday of each month with the ever-gorgeous Ethylina Canne.
Ball Busting Bingo at The Barracks every Saturday from 3–5 pm with the nefarious Sister Burna Cross and her Ball Boy Ismael. Win fabulous prizes and help out local charities.
The fourth Wednesday of the Month brings Rainbow Drag Bingo, hosted by Miss Anita Rose at Playoff Sports Lounge in Desert Hot Springs.
Rosemary Galore’s PS Drag Brunch takes place at the Saguaro Hotel every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with shows at 10 and 2.
Check out our Hot Deals page to find discounts on food and drinks at many venues. There is fabulous drag here in the Desert almost every night of the week, so get out those dollar bills, hunty, and enjoy live entertainment.