Labor Day Holiday: DIVA Party Palm Springs, Sun Dream Groove Island Takeover at The Saguaro, Elvis Tribute Show Ticket Giveaway, Purple Room Kicks off New Season, Broadway at the River, plus Happy Hours and HOT DEALS

It’s Labor Day Weekend!

If you’re heading to the desert for the holiday weekend, or have friends coming to visit you, be sure to consult Gay Desert Guide for everything LGBTQ in Palm Springs, from the Hottest Deals to the coolest Happy Hours, Dine & Sip, Nightlife, and more plus our Event Calendar helps you find all the goings-on of interest to you and the LGBTQ family! And don’t forget to tune your radio to KGAY 106.5, The Pride of The Valley. You can listen online or ask Alexa to “Play KGAY 106.5 on TuneIn.”

The Main Event: DIVA PARTY Palm Springs

On Friday, August 30 GayDesertGuide.LGBT and KGAY 106.5 present DIVA PARTY Palm Springs at Hotel Zoso, starting at 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the music of the divas with DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears & more.  Come dressed as your favorite diva and dance to celebrity DJ Ray Isaac’s selection of hit Diva Songs! Ticket sales benefit Qchella Media, the non-profit that brings you KGAY 106.5. Get tickets

Sun Dream Groove Island Takeover at The Saguaro

Join The Saguaro Palm Springs for a sneak peek into the world of Groove Island on Sunday, September 1 from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. The blissful and picture-perfect paradise of Catalina Island will become a carefully curated and all-encompassing celebration of life, positivity, and dance music with LA Riots and support by Jeremiah Red, Tryston Alexander, and Sabio. Get tickets

Sunnylands Re-Opens Sept 11 – Get Tickets Now

Though Sunnylands Center & Gardens is on summer hiatus, they are opening soon and tickets for September tours are now available for purchase online. The property incorporates a retreat center, historic house, education center, gardens, and solar field. Tours feature the historic house and estate focusing on art & architecture; landscape & sustainability; history & philanthropy. Get tickets

Elvis Tribute Show Ticket Giveaway

We’ve got your tickets to see Three Faces of the King, a tribute to three eras of the American Legend Elvis Presley at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. [More info]. This is a must-see for Elvis fans!

For your chance to win tickets to the show:
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Purple Room Kicks Off New Season

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club has re-opened for the season, and kicks off this week with two (sold-out) performances by Sam Harris. On Sunday, “The Judy Show!” is back by popular demand. Tickets are on sale now for upcoming weekend dinner shows, including Adam Pascal, Renee Olstead, Palm Springs JUMP!, Niki Haris, Kinsey Sicks, and much more! Coming soon: A unique Bourbon Excursion Whiskey Tasting on September 12. More info

Broadway at The River

On Thursday, August 29 from 6:00–9:00 p.m., Broadway at the River continues their series of unique dinner-show experiences where servers from the MTU – Musical Theatre University sing for YOUR supper at Acqua California Bistro! Enjoy a delicious 3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner during this fully staged Broadway song & dance revue with famous Broadway guest stars including Davis Gains this week! Upcoming performances: September 5, 12, 19 and 26 with guest stars Jonelle Allen, Kim Huber, Sal Mistretta, and Teri Bibb, respectively. Get tickets

Cathedral City Drag Race Kicks Off September 9

Help the Cathedral City Gay Bars find the “Royal Highness of Cat City” during the Cathedral City Drag Race, running September 9 through October 7. Up to 15 contestants will be scored by local celebrity judges on originality, themed outfit, personality, and performance. With weekly prizes and audience favorites, the contestant with the most points at the finish line wins the title! Hosted by Anita Treadmill with music by DJ Galaxy from KGAY 106.5. The first location will be Studio One 11 on Monday, September 9 from 6:00–9:00 p.m., and continuing every Monday at a different location “across the 111 catwalk.”  More info

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Labor Day Weekend remains one of the deadliest times of year for alcohol-involved crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 376 deadly crashes nationwide during the 2017 Labor Day holiday period (Sept. 1 to Sept. 5). Among those crashes, more than one-third (36%) involved a drunk driver. Last year, two people were killed, and 31 others injured in California on Labor Day alone. The Palm Springs Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in the national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. During this period, which runs from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2 (Labor Day), the Palm Springs Police Department will have additional officers on the road looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Blackbook Bar & Kitchen on Arenas Rd is back open for business, with freshly re-done floors! Their Cocktail Hour is every day from 4:00–6:00 p.m., when you can enjoy $5 pint glass well drinks, $1 off all bottle and 20 oz. draft beer, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Have you tried the new Casazul Tequila?–goes great with street tacos! Get Happy at Blackbook


The Roost Lounge in Cathedral City offers daily Happy Hour prices from 12:00–7:00 p.m., featuring  $3.75 well cocktails, $2 house wines, and call level cocktails for just $5.25. Their handcrafted watermelon margarita is just the relaxing break from summer heat that you deserve! Come in and check out their new art exhibit, featuring the work of Mike Grace. A portion of any purchases goes to charity! Get Happy at The Roost

It’s one big party at Trio–“Where Palm Springs Eats.” With lively music and conversations, and a relaxed atmosphere where you can feel at home, everyone has fun at Trio. Enjoy a  3-Course Prix Fixe from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays (Hello Labor Day!). Get this HOT DEAL of $50 worth of food and drink at Trio for only $35! Get Your Deal


Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill’s head chef, Ernesto Gastelum, has dreamed from a young age to introduce his original and distinct interpretation of Mexican food  to the masses–and now he offers an array of eclectic and delicious dishes at Rio Azul! With this HOT DEAL, you get $50 in food and drink at Rio Azul for just $30! Get Your Deal



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