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Palm Springs Pride is here! For those of us preparing to entertain you this week and weekend, it’s like preparing for the Olympics – a year of planning goes into making this a safe and fun time to enjoy Greater Palm Springs.
We’re psyched to be presenting the Arenas District Gateway to Pride stage with KGAY 106.5 starting Friday afternoon.

Gay Desert Guide’s Events calendar shows 25 events Friday, 44 on Saturday and 33 on Sunday! There’s literally something for everyone culminating with the Pride Parade at 10 am Sunday. Stop by and say hi!

Inquiring minds want to know: Did I take in Palm Springs Leather Pride after my weekend blog post revealed my inexperience with rawhide as a fashion accessory. The answer is in the photo, so yes I enjoyed some of the weekend festivities. Congrats to PSLOD for another successful event drawing locals and visitors alike to the Coachella Valley.

Friends Leon and Barry accompany your Gay Desert Guide to Leather Pride weekend

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs

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KGAY 106.5 Arenas District Pride Kick Off

It’s Palm Springs Pride time and we are already thinking about the weekend! The Arenas District Pride Weekend Kickoff presented by KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide gets the weekend officially underway on Friday, November 4, from 5–11:30 pm. The party starts with high energy DJ’s spinning and dancing in the streets and the Arenas District is your spot for house and dance music all weekend at the Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs Stage. Friday Kickoff DJ’s include DJ Mr D (Joe De Hoyos), DJ Aaron C (Aaron Cortes), DJ Millennium, and a Best of KGAY Retro Lunch with DJ Galaxy. Check out our event listing for set times: More info

We’ve created a special commemorative t-shirt and will be giving them away on Friday! You can show your Pride by proudly wearing our rainbow logo!

The KGAY 106.5 Arenas District Block Party continues through the weekend, with a roster of DJ’s spinning for the heart of the Palm Springs gayborhood. LGBTQ+ bars and local businesses pack to the rafters and spill onto the streets for the biggest free LGBTQ+ street party in Palm Springs. Join Pride revelers and dancers at the open-air beverage lounge with DJ Sugarfree, DJ Femme A (Annie Flores), DJ Ray Rhodes, DJ Modgirl (Kellie McQuinn) and DJ Madevza on Saturday, with KGAY Retro brunch’s DJ Galaxy and Eric Ornelas on Sunday. The Robyn Party takes the stage at 4 pm on Sunday to close out the weekend! Check for the latest schedule on our event listing: More info


Modernism Week 2023 Tickets on Sale This Week

Modernism Week 2023, the annual 11-day festival, will take place February 16–26 and the event schedule is now posted, with tickets going on sale Tuesday, November 1 at 12 noon. Modernism Week will feature more than 350 events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods, and the popular Signature Home Tour on both weekends. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, a classic car show, garden tours, nightly parties, and a special series of compelling and informative talks. All events are open to the public, and many events are free or low cost. Get tickets


Outfest Under the Stars

Celebrate Outfest’s 40th Anniversary with a night Under the Stars on Friday, November 4 from 7–9 pm at a private home in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. In partnership with Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5, Outfest is bringing their 40th Anniversary celebration to Palm Springs for a one-night-only reception and screening party. It’ll be a fabulous evening featuring all the excitement and joy you can expect from Outfest, with tasty cocktails and snacks, some of your favorite Outfest friends and fans, a special surprise performance, and a fabulous screening of LGBTQIA+ shorts under the stars. Get tickets


18th Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit

The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) 18th annual Greater Palm Springs Summit will take place on Monday, October 31 from 9–11 am at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Traditionally this event draws more than 800 of the region’s business, civic, and education leaders. It’s an excellent and rare opportunity to hear from some of the area’s leaders, influencers, and decision-makers. This year’s theme is “Emergence.” The morning event will reveal the annual economic report and forecast, and also showcase our region’s business diversification strategies and goals to mobilize a long-term sustainable effort to elevate the economy of the Coachella Valley. More info


Monday Moonlight Cinema ‘n’ Scaries

Boozehounds presents Monday Moonlight Cinema ‘n’ Scaries on Monday, October 31 at 7 pm. Come for dinner and an outdoor movie with a spooky bento box, truffle popcorn, and a special sweet treat! And from 4–7 pm, you can drive through the Howl-o-Ween Trick or Treat to get something sweet. More info


A Night to Remember Gala

Cathedral City Senior Center presents A Night to Remember Gala on Tuesday, November 1, from 6–10 pm at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. This spectacular gala evening of festivity, friendship, and FUNdraising brings the community together to support the programs and services of Cathedral City Senior Center. The Gala Emcee is KESQ anchor Peter Daut and the entertainment will be provided by Grammy Award Winner Jody Watley. The evening will include a hosted bar, dinner, and a special performance. Get tickets



Positive Life Series – Insurance Update

The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, November 1 at 6 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This month, the topic is A Medicare Insurance Update with guest speaker Cesar Perez from Bilhartz Insurance. More info


Palm Springs Pride Weekday Events

Palm Springs Pride presents the George Zander Candlelight Vigil and March on Tuesday, November 1 at 6 pm, beginning at the Downtown Park with a rally and march through the heart of Palm Springs. Reflect, remember, and stand up against hate violence around the world and honor the memories of all victims of hate crimes. Remember George Zander and Chris Zander on the anniversary of the day they were attacked in Downtown Palm Springs. George died on December 10, 2015; join in and speak out against hate. More info

On Thursday, November 3 at 11 am, the City of Palm Springs will officially recognize and designate the Arenas District as “The heart of the LGBTQ+ community in the desert.” Let it be known throughout the land! More info


LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert Exhibition

The LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert presents Telling their Stories, Celebrating their Legacy from Thursday, November 3–Sunday, November 6 at the Welwood Murray Library as an official event of Palm Springs Pride. This second major exhibition of the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert tells the stories of local LGBT organizations, businesses and events celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. More info


Boozehounds Bow-Wow Ball

Boozehounds presents their very first Bow-Wow Ball on Thursday, November 3 at 4 pm, in participation with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, The Humane Society of the Desert, Bianca Rae Foundation and Animal Samaritans. Hosted by Sabryna Williams, the emcee queen of the desert, the ball will feature categories such as: Butch Boy, Femme Fatale, Big Baby Realness, Runway Walk, and Best Extravaganza Spectator. Awards will be given to each category winner, while bites and bevs will be available in the outdoor beer garden, with happy hour specials throughout the event! More info


Palm Springs Art Museum T-Party and T-Dance

The Palm Springs Art Museum presents the Say Gay! T-Party & T-Dance Pride Celebration on Friday, November 4. Picking up on the city of Palm Springs’ Pride theme of Say Gay! in response to the ongoing attacks on the LGBTQIA+ community across the United States, the museum event will begin at 2 pm, featuring a reception and roundtable of local notables including Mayor Lisa Middleton, Dr. Jonathan Paul Higgins and Monique “Fauxnique” Jenkinson. The panel, moderated by former mayor Ron Oden, will spill the tea on current LGBTQIA+ issues and will adamantly Say Gay! The T-Party will be followed at 4 pm by a T-Dance in one of the museum’s main galleries, where multiple DJs will spin—including the duo DJ Gracy D & TKeys. Get tickets


Unbound: An Immersive Kink Chamber Opera – Final Weekend

Unbound will be performed through November 6 in Palm Springs. From composer Nathan Hall, librettist Alan Olejniczak, director Jerome Joseph Gentes, and Palm Springs’ own TigerBear Productions comes a live immersive chamber opera experience like no other: Enter a bondage club. Check out the other patrons. Order a drink. Find a spot to stand or sit. Watch and listen to the erotic encounter that changes a man’s life when he finds his way into the club for the first time. 21 and older only. Garb, gear, and cosplay encouraged. Get tickets


Ross Mathews Returns to KGAY Airwaves

Ross Mathews is back and gayer than ever! After a honeymoon hiatus, his popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 is back on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. That’s 50% more Ross because now it’s a three-hour show! Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and currently working on The Drew Barrymore Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He will bring celebrity gossip and news, plus a rundown of what’s happening each weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings as he plays some of his favorite dance hits each weekend on KGAY. Listen Online


Three’s Company LIVE!

From the Queens who brought you Mommie Queerest and The Golden Girls, Heklina presents Three’s Company Live on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 2, 3 & 4 at 7 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This is a drag parody of the beloved 70’s sitcom where a horny young man must pretend to be gay to share an apartment with two foxy women. The hanky panky, the constant misunderstandings, the mistrusting landlord and his sex-starved wife – all live on stage! The performance features 2 full episodes from the TV show, with Heklina as Janet, Mario Diaz as Jack, Jayla D. Foxx as Chrissy, Vanity Halston & Crissy Fields as The Ropers and Nancy French as Larry. Get tickets


Fellini Retrospective: La Strada

This fall, the Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a Fellini Retrospective, screening a different film by Fellini on the first Friday of every month through December. On Friday, November 4 the film will be La Strada (1954). With this breakthrough film, Federico Fellini launched both himself and his wife and collaborator Giulietta Masina to international stardom, breaking with the neorealism of his early career in favor of a personal, poetic vision of life as a bittersweet carnival. Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema! Italian food and drink specials start at 5 pm, film screening is at 7 pm. Get tickets


Morgan Stanley Pride Client Luncheon

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management presents their annual Palm Springs PRIDE Luncheon on Thursday, November 3 from 12–3 pm. This year’s event will feature a panel discussion where business leaders, thought leaders, and advocates discuss their thoughts about issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community. Featured panelists include: Christy Mallory (Legal Director, The Williams Institute), Margaux Cowden (Chief Program Officer, Point Foundation), and Matt Kaczmarek (Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock). More info


Desert Blues Revival: Gand Band Chicago Blues Caravan

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, November 2, Gand Band Chicago Blues Caravan takes the stage. Each week, come enjoy great bands playing authentic Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock from all over the globe right here in your backyard. Get tickets


Jazzville: Jennifer Keith Sextet w/Mando Doreme

Jazzville, the live jazz scene presented by Barry Martin/DJ Baz and Take Five, takes place at the vibrant Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs. Experience the hottest acts in jazz and step back in time to when all the cool cats came to play and put Palm Springs on the map! On Thursday, November 3 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville welcomes Jennifer Keith Sextet with Mando Doreme. Many have described Jennifer as “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Keely Smith, Doris Day and Julie London.” Her fabulous band is led by Mando Dorame, the tenor saxophonist and co-founder of Royal Crown Revue; credited for reviving the swing movement. Mando tours with Bette Midler as her saxophonist. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets


Nunsensations!

Palm Canyon Theatre presents Nunsensations! The Nunsense Vegas Review through November 13. Join the sisters on a brand new adventure. When a parishioner volunteers to donate $10,000 to the sisters’ school if they will perform in a club in Las Vegas, Mother Superior is hesitant to accept. However, after being convinced by the other sisters that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” Reverend Mother agrees. What follows is the most feather-filled, sequin-studded, fan dancing Nunsense show ever. Get tickets


First Fridays El Paseo

The famed shopping district of El Paseo presents the return of First Fridays El Paseo, a monthly evening of events all along the district each First Friday, from November through May. To kick off the season, head to El Paseo on Friday, November 4 from 4–7 pm. Take the self-guided tour of art galleries, enjoy a classic car show atop the Gardens on El Paseo, while hundreds of cars cruise El Paseo all evening. Check out the design district and a live performance from singer Whitney Lyman. More info


Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride/Fall 2022 is Here!

Just in time for the fall season, which also means Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we present our Visitor Map & Guide Pride/Fall 2022! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town if you’re here, or if planning a Pride Weekend visit, you can view and download it right here, right now!


PALM SPRINGS PRIDE WEEKEND PREVIEW

Palm Springs Pride Festival Marketplace

Palm Canyon Drive is home to the Pride Festival Marketplace, on Saturday, November 5 from 11 am–9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am–6 pm [Check out the official Event Map here]. Enjoy beverages and food with friends while you explore a diverse array of artists, entertainers, beverage stations, and purveyors of various items, including jewelry, snacks, and sweets. Add all that to great shopping, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues. Features include a Children’s Garden space for games and crafts and more, pluse the Youth Zone presented by US Bank and hosted by Safe Schools Desert Cities offers continuous entertainment and activities, free food and drink, games, dancing, seating, contests, games, youth-only confidential testing, drag and make-up fun, and much more. Over 200 exhibitors, non-profit organizations, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand. The Festival is a community event held in multiple venues, including Arenas Rd (goes until 11:30 pm on Saturday), and the streets around the new Palm Springs Downtown Park on Museum Way. More info

The Art of Pride celebrates work by the Coachella Valley’s vibrant community of LGBTQ artists with a live, in-person, on-site exhibition of the works of LGBTQ artists at the Pride Festival on November 5 & 6. From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography, and more, the Festival showcases various mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festival goers to browse and purchase directly from the artists. More info

** Be sure to check out Pride’s Gateless Tickets. This is a great way to help out Palm Springs Pride by making a donation to the organization. These donations help to keep Pride free for everyone! **


Truly Vodka Pride Main Stage

Main Stage performers Todrick Hall, Pussy Riot, Tanzer

The Palm Springs Pride Truly Vodka Main Stage is located at Palm Canyon and Amado, with live performers on Friday from 6–10 pm, Saturday from 3–11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am–6 pm. Headliners include Todrick Hall, Pussy Riot, Tanzer and Jake Zyrus, and you can find the full lineup of Main Stage entertainment on our event listing: More info

Oscar’s Pride Stage

The Oscar’s Pride Stage is located at Indian Canyon and Tahquitz, with live performers on Saturday from 12–10 pm, and Sunday from 12–4 pm. Performers include Oscar’s own Bitchiest Brunch and Mimosa Men, plus Probe 7, Judas Joe Manson as Lady Gaga, The Boy George Experience, Billy L’Amour and more! Check out the full lineup of Oscar’s Pride Stage entertainment on our event listing: More info


Palm Springs Pride Parade

The colorful Palm Springs Pride Parade with this year’s theme, “Say Gay,” steps off in the Uptown Design District at Tachevah and Palm Canyon Dr. on Sunday, November 6 at 10 am and travels south through downtown ending at the entrance to the Pride Festival at Amado. Spectators gather to cheer and support local organizations, activists, and themed floats along historic Palm Canyon Dr. Four individuals and one national organization will serve as the Grand Marshals: PFLAG is the National Grand Marshal, Rev Benita Ramsey is the Grand Marshal, Willie Rhine is the Community Grand Marshal, and Chef Andre’ Carthen is the Celebrity Grand Marshal [Learn more about the Grand Marshals]. The parade is expected to last two hours. More info

Pride Parade Party & Drag Brunch at Roly China Fusion

Roly China Fusion presents a very special Pride Edition Drag Queen Brunch on Sunday, November 6 from 10 am–2 pm, overlooking the parade route on North Canyon Drive. All access tickets include special Pride edition cocktails like the Pink Squirrel and the Pride Tini, as well as a full bar, dim sum and a brunch buffet that will keep guests satiated as the parade passes by. After brunch, SoCal’s best drag entertainers and bikini dancers will amp up the entertainment with a rooftop drag show hosted by legendary drag entertainer Rosemary Galore and other drag queens from across Southern California. Get tickets

Choir Boy – A Palm Springs Pride Event

Dezart Performs presents Choir Boy, running from October 28–November 6 at the Pearl McManus Theater. This 2019 Tony-nominated drama is a moving story of sexuality, race, hope, gospel music, and a young gay man finding his voice. What happens when young student Pharus does not fit the mold for a typical “Drew man” at the at Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys? Pharus is different from his peers, and his effeminate nature constantly sets him apart. Though he may be the leader and most talented member of Drew’s renowned gospel choir, he struggles to gain their acceptance and respect. Get tickets


Electric Revolution Live (ERL)

The Motor/Cycle Arts Foundation and Dash Radio, Inc. present Electric Revolution Live (ERL), showcasing an inclusive future of mobility, sustainability, and green energy at the Palm Springs Pride Festival Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6. Connecting the LGBTQ+ communities with smart and sustainable mobility options, ERL brings a full range of electric vehicles to Pride, from scooters and bikes to cars and trucks, as well as virtual reality, exciting demonstrations and fun races on the streets near Palm Canyon Drive. More info


Country Pride Dance

Palm Springs Rodeo presents Country Pride Dance 2022, a dance & social taking place Friday, November 4 from 7–11 pm at Oscar’s. This dance will be remarkably similar to Dancing Under the Stars (a highlight of Hot Rodeo every year). Top features include a live DJ spinning your Country-Western favorites for dancing and listening pleasure. Enjoy a wide variety of popular dance steps including two-step, waltz, shadow, swing, lots of line dances and more all night long. Yee-hah! More info


Interfaith Pride Shabbat Service

People of all faith communities and beliefs are invited to the 2022 Pride Welcoming of the Sabbath Service on Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm. This pluralistic service, with a core of Jewish liturgy, includes song, ancient poetry, contemporary readings, and meditation led by members of our diverse community of faith groups: Or Hamidbar PS, United Methodist Church of Palm Springs, Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC, Hope Palm Springs, and Saint Gilles Catholic Community. More info


Rainbow Splash Pool Party

Join celebrants from around the world for a day of sunshine, music, and fun at the Palm Springs Pride Rainbow Splash Pool Party on Saturday, November 5 from 11 am–5 pm at the Runway/CCBC Entertainment Complex. Enjoy great food and drink specials and a live poolside performance from Brian Scott. Get tickets


Palm Springs Pride 5K Run & Walk

The Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers present the Palm Springs Pride 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, November 5 from 8–11 am in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. Proceeds benefit The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (“The Center”) and The Transgender Health and Wellness Center. More info


Palm Springs Pride Golf Tournament

The Stonewall Golfers Association Palm Springs Pride Weekend Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, November 5 from 8 am–1 pm. This is a 4-person, mixed-gender scramble with assigned teams and the entry fee includes golf, lunch, prizes, and a contribution to Palm Springs Pride. More info


Palm Springs HRC Garden Party

The Human Rights Campaign presents the 2022 Palm Springs Garden Party on Saturday, November 5 from 1:30–4:30 pm at a private estate. The 2022 Garden Party has been reimagined and for the first-time will include frivolity and friendly competition across an array of popular lawn games. As always the party will feature an open cocktail reception, an extensive silent auction, special guests, honorees, and local dignitaries, and Gay Desert Guide/KGAY 106.5 is a proud media sponsor! Get tickets


“Male Aesthetic” Dance Performance

The Palm Springs International Dance Festival fall dance series celebrates Palm Springs Pride with the highlighted event, “Male Aesthetic,” on Saturday, November 5. This is a dance enthusiasts’ paradise featuring all-male choreographers and dancers featuring ballet, modern, contemporary, and cultural dance forms. A reception preceding the performance starts at 6 pm, with the evening showing beginning at 6:45 pm. Get tickets


Broadway in Drag!

Palm Springs’ wildly popular and reVAMPED Drag Pageant returns with Broadway in Drag! on Friday, November 5 from 7–9 pm at Palm Canyon Theatre. Come delight in a beautiful bevy of Drag contestants in this lavish production that revels in the glitz and glamour of Broadway as these DRAGtasic performers will strut their stuff as they vie for top billing in creative dress, evening attire, and talent competitions. Hosted by the dynamic duo Brian Scott, hottest Palm Springs man in a cowboy hat, and Dana Adkins, songstress extraordinaire. An Official Palm Springs Pride Event benefiting The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert. Get tickets


Pride on the Page Book Festival

The Palm Springs Public Library Foundation presents Pride on the Page, a two-day book festival on November 4–5, as an official event of Greater Palm Springs Pride. There will be five panels each day of LGBTQ+ affirming authors from 10 am– 4 pm at the historic Plaza Theatre. Panel moderators will lead the authors through discussions of their work, hearing from their point-of-view, helping attendees to discover new authors or get reacquainted with long-time favorites! More info.

On Saturday, November 5 at 5:30 pm at the Plaza Theatre, Pride on the Page presents Sharon Gless in Conversation with Peter Paige (who appeared together on Showtime’s Queer as Folk) talking about her book, career, and more. Get tickets


Lez in Waterland

She Entertainment SD and Palm Springs Pride present Lez in Waterland on Sunday, November 6 from 12–6 pm at the Sonoran. This is the premier pool party for queer women, with live performances, special guests, champagne blasters, sexy go-go dancers, giveaways, food vendors, pool games, and much more. The Sonoran has 38,000 square feet of an outdoor event space which includes a pool, cabanas, pool bar, fire pits, and an expansive lawn area. Get tickets

Also for the ladies: On Saturday, November 5 from 4–8 pm, come join the desert’s hottest lesbians for the Desert Babes Pride T-Dance, filled with women, wine, cocktails, music, and fun at V Wine Lounge. More info


Hotel Zoso Say Gay! Pride Weekend

Lady Bunny

Hotel Zoso wants you to “Say Gay!” all through Pride Weekend, starting with a Pride Kickoff Pool Party with DJ Lady Bunny on Friday, November 4 from 12–7 pm at the Zoso pool. Join the legendary Lady Bunny and a roster of special performers while you work up a sweat dancing to the hottest hits, take a plunge in the pool, and enjoy beverages from the pool bar and bites from the outdoor Zoso Grill. Get tickets

Delta Miles

Zoso Fun presents the Say Gay! Pride Drag Brunch on Saturday, November 5 at 10 am at Hotel Zoso, featuring the live singing talents of Delta Miles, Qya Cristal, and Roxy Pops, bringing Provincetown’s hottest all-live singing drag brunch right here to Palm Springs for brunch, booze, and blasphemy! Get tickets

On Saturday Night, the Say Gay! Underwear Dance Party features hot men, hot dance tracks, and cool drinks as you “drop your pants and dance” from 11 pm–3 am. KGAY 106.5’s own DJ Galaxy will be spinning to help transform the Hotel Zoso ballroom into the hottest underwear party in Palm Springs. Don’t miss the first-annual Best Bulge Competition! Get tickets

Can’t choose which event to attend on a jam-packed Pride weekend? Come to them all! Hotel Zoso is offering a Weekend Party Pass, which includes admission to the Pride Kickoff Pool Party with DJ Lady Bunny on Friday, PLUS the Say Gay! Pride Drag Brunch on Saturday, PLUS the Say Gay! Underwear Party on Saturday night! Get extra drink vouchers, preferred entry, clothing check and more with a VIP Party Pass. Get your pass


Bob the Drag Queen at Hotel Zoso

Zoso Fun and Lady Bunny present Bob the Drag Queen on Saturday, November 5 for two shows, at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. The alter ego of non-binary comic/actor Caldwell Tidicue, “Bob The Drag Queen” describes herself as “hilarious, beautiful, talented and…humble.” Bob’s unabashed confidence won her the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” on season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, multiple acting roles, including the Emmy Award nominated HBO Max series We’re Here. Bob is also an accomplished stand-up comedian with two solo specials under his belt and a starring role in the recent Netflix comedy concert film ‘Stand Out’ executive produced by Wanda Sykes. Get tickets


Celebrate Palm Springs Pride at Boozehounds

Boozehounds has Dogs, Drag and DJ’s, Booze, Boylesque and Bad Bitches for your Palm Springs Pride weekend, starting with Thursday Night’s Bow-Wow Ball [More info], and then Saturday, November 5 kicks off with Tits & Tea: A Bad Bitch Brunch from 10 am–4 pm. Come spill the tea with DJ Brynn Taylor, dine-in or just come for the party with entertainment curated by and honoring fierce females, their allies, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Get tickets

Boozehounds presents Boylesque! on Saturday night, starting at 6 pm, for a PRIDEful night of comedy, alluring aerialists, gorgeous gogo dancers, bootylicious boylesque performers, and divas in drag. Three main bars and a beer garden complete with hourly boylesque, drag & aerial performances & festival food combine to make an LGBTQIA+ Pride Party that is not to be missed! Hosted by Chris Harder with performances by Mr. Gorgeous, Skyler Gentry, Garret Caillouet & featuring Jan Sport and Roxxxy Andrews. Get tickets

On Sunday, November 6 from 6–9 pm, Drag Race Legend Latrice Royale will put on a full 90-minute one-woman show at Boozehounds. Close out pride with an unforgettable experience featuring one of the most beloved queens in America. Your ticket includes an incredible 3 course meal, created by renowned chef Aric Ianni. “An Evening with Latrice Royale” dives into Latrice’s life before RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she talks about the struggles of being in prison, the loss of her mother, & the start of her career. Get tickets


Desertopia

Desertopia is back for Palm Springs Pride weekend, Friday–Sunday, November 4–6. This very queer celebration of music, dance, and art is a uniquely Palm Springs experience. Featuring a caftan-laden pool party, a club night of extravagant proportions and an outdoor afternoon festival featuring the finest in queer talent and music under the sun and stars in the majestic backdrop of Mt San Jacinto. On Friday, it’s All Night with DJ Harvey at Reforma Night Club form 9 pm–2 am. Then on Saturday, the Bears in Space Pool Party is at Infusion Beach Club from 1–6 pm, and Saturday Night Club Desertopia is at The Sonoran from 9 pm–2 am. Sunday brings the Victors World Famous Pancake Brunch and Poolside Drag at Infusion Beach Club from 11 am–2 pm, and wrap it all up with Beer Bust at The Barracks from 2 pm–Late. More info


Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar Pride Weekend Jazz & Congas

Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar is celebrating Palm Springs Pride with Leanna and Miguel on Pride Weekend, performing Saturday and Sunday (November 5 & 6) from 12–2 pm. Take a break from Pride and stop by Tommy’s to indulge yourself in luscious libations, delicious food, and beautiful views of the goings-on while relaxing on their outdoor patio. You can also be a cool cat when you pick up one of our free KGAY fans, sponsored by Tommy Bahama! On Saturday, Leanna & The Jazz Collective will provide smooth jazz for your listening pleasure and on Sunday Leanna & Miguel on congas will provide a Pride-themed island oasis performing yacht rock, pop, disco and more. More info


Barefoot in the Park

Desert Theatreworks presents Barefoot in the Park, opening Friday, November 4 and running through Sunday, November 27. This romantic comedy by Neil Simon focuses on newlyweds, as they begin married life in a tiny fifth floor apartment in New York City. After a six-day honeymoon, the couple get a surprise visit from the mother-in-law and decide to play matchmaker during a hilarious dinner with their eccentric neighbor-in-the-attic. Join DTW for a new take on a comedy classic. Get tickets


Inclusion: Celebrating Pride at Desert Art Center

The Desert Art Center presents Inclusion: A Desert Art Center Featured Show Celebrating Pride Week in Palm Springs over Pride weekend from November 4–6. DAC invited all 300 members to participate and the results are spectacular across all fine art mediums. Everyone is invited to celebrate at the opening reception on Friday, November 4, from 5–7 pm. More info


REAF Palm Springs Pride Party 2022

Tom Ray’s Big Gay Pride Party takes place Saturday, November 5, from 3–7 pm at Tom’s fabulous home on the hills overlooking Parc Andreas in South Palm Springs. Enjoy some very special entertainment by Shawn Ryan (America’s Got Talent) and Donna Sachet, “The First Lady of San Francisco,” with Christopher Marlow on piano, hosted Ketel One and Bulliet Bourbon bar plus barbecue to kick off Palm Springs Pride in a big way. Benefits the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation. Get tickets


Flagging in the Desert

Flagging in the Desert presents DJ Russ Rich from San Francisco on Saturday, November 5 from 12–4 pm at Ruth Hardy Park. This free event will feature an exciting soundtrack to dance, flag, or just watch. There is an instructional class preceding the event at 11 am and the DJ starts at noon. While the event is free, any donations will benefit the Cathedral City Senior Center. There will also be a silent auction of donated flags. More info


Rancho Mirage Festival of Arts & Jazz Under the Stars

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Rancho Mirage Festival of the Arts takes place Saturday, November 5 (10 am–6 pm) and Sunday, November 6 (10 am–4 pm) at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and Amphitheater. This outdoor art exhibition features epicurean delights, libations, music, art installations, and performance art. Local artists Kim Manfredi and Tim Shockley were chosen as featured artists. On the evening of Saturday, November 5, it’s Jazz Under the Stars. Head over to the amphitheater at 5:30 pm for Goodfellas Jazz Band and stay for Amanda Castro at 7 pm. FREE event. More info


Father/OTAC Desert Film Society

Desert Film Society presents a screening of Father (Otac) on Saturday, November 5 at 10 am at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The film will be in Serbian with English subtitles. A small town in Serbia: Nikola, day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act. But when Nikola discovers the local administration may be corrupt, he decides to travel across Serbia on foot and take his case directly to the national ministry in Belgrade. Get tickets


On the Air at KGAY 106.5

KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs is hosting the Arenas District stage for Palm Springs Pride! We’ve created a special commemorative t-shirt and will be giving them away Friday! Listen for details on the KGAY morning show with John Taylor and you can show your Pride by proudly wearing our rainbow logo!

The KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch airs Monday through Friday at noon, with DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) and DJ Eric Ornelas playing an hour of their high-energy throwback mixes. On Sundays, we put all five hours together for the Retro Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm. Perfect pool party music! Listen Online

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Boozehounds is an expansive restaurant and lounge featuring a dog-friendly open-air atrium, cabana bar and patio. They have full complement of events for your Palm Springs Pride Weekend! Check out the Tits & Tea Bad Bitch Brunch, Boylesque Show, and Latrice Royale. With our Hot Deal you can save by getting a $50 gift card to Boozehounds for just $35! Get Your Deal

We also have Hot Deals at Men’s Grooming Spot, Jolene’s Bar & Grill, Rick’s Restaurant, REVEL Public House, Runway, Willie’s Modern Fare, AMP Sports Lounge, Grand Central, Desert Mischief, Just Fabulous, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, Monster Shakes, Destination PSP, Lulu California Bistro, and more! See All Deals

Find out what’s happening on any given day by browsing our Gay Desert Guide Online Event Listing Calendar, and for the big picture, take a look at major upcoming events in our 2022 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events.

Listen to KGAY 106.5 over the air, stream it [here], or listen on TuneIn Radio with Alexa or Siri by saying “Play K-GAY 1065 from Tune In Radio.” Ross Mathews is on Saturdays from 11 am–2 pm, John Taylor is on mornings 6–10 am and program director Chris Shebel is on afternoons. Our Retro Lunch with DJ Galaxy and DJ Eric Ornelas is now heard on Sundays as the Retro Lunch & Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm.

Don’t miss “This Way Out,Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KGAY 106.5. “This Way Out” is the only internationally distributed weekly LGBTQ radio program, currently airing on some 200 local community radio stations around the world. Listen to the latest episode as a podcast on our streaming page (click “Podcasts” in the upper right hand corner)