Brad Fuhr Caricature

To everything, there is a season! The curtain is closing on one McCallum season as another one is announced. Jeff Norman was on KGAY Monday morning with the season schedule. Details below!

And while we’re quoting the bible, it is Holy week for Christians. The Rev. Dan Kline of The Church of St. Paul of the Desert gave a shoutout for KGAY in a sermon last week. He wondered whether advertising Easter services with us would help Sunday attendance. We think: yes!

You are noticing our bus shelter ads, which Rev. Kline references and we thank you for that. It’s a reminder that no matter where you are – in the car, at work or at home, KGAY is just a click away. And for what’s happening in Greater Palm Springs, GayDesert Guide is there to help you navigate and n’joy!

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McCallum Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

The McCallum has announced their lineup for 2022-2023, and tickets go on sale online beginning Friday, April 15 at 6 am. Broadway lovers have a lot to look forward to with touring shows coming to town, including The Book of Mormon, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, My Fair Lady, On Your Feet!, Waitress, Come From Away, and Riverdance. We’ve got the entire, massive run-down of performances from the likes of Patti LuPone, Vienna Boys Choir, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Loudon Wainwright II, The Kingdom Choir from London, Lewis Black and many, many….many more. Learn more


Beat the Heat with Our Summer Getaway Contest

We know you’re ready to use your passport and escape this summer’s heat! KGAY is ready to send you away! listen to John Taylor this Thursday morning, April 14 at 8:20 am and find out where you’ll be going from KGAY 106.5.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 14

Dante Noto

Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, and this time the five remaining queens star in a supermodel-inspired music video, each designing their own look, lyrics and moves….find out who wins and what happens after the bottom two lip-sync for their lives! There are only two more episodes after this one! Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 14: Catwalk [here].


Drawing, Ukulele, and Guitar Classes to Begin

Tap into the artistic impulse that is inside us all! The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents Drawing for Pleasure, beginning Tuesday, April 12 from 10 am–12 pm and continuing Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. Along with instruction on basic drawing skills, composition, and development of ideas, you will participate in drawing exercises that include elements of collage, creative use of text, pattern blending, and other unique projects. If musical expression is what you seek, Eric Pytryga will facilitate Ukulele for Beginners starting Saturday, April 16 from Noon–1 pm, as well as Guitar for Beginners starting Saturday, April 16 from 2–3 pm and both classes continue for six weeks.


April LGBT Dine Out

LGBT Dine Out Group of the Coachella Valley’s April Dinner will take place on Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30–8:00 pm at City Wok, Located in The Shops at Palm Desert. This is a great way to try out new restaurants and meet new friends in the LGBT community as well as visitors to the valley. Open to all…Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and our Straight Supporters. More info


LOCAL THEATRE

Native Gardens

CVRep presents Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias opening Tuesday, April 12 and running through April 24. Tania yearns to build a fence and transform her yard into a native garden of the local region, based on her culture and aesthetic. Neighbor Frank has a more conventional notion of what a garden should look like. Civility and kindness fades, as the gloves come off and the digs start. Frank and Tania ultimately reveal their biases towards each other, when a twist of fate amplifies their conflicting vision for Native Gardens. Get tickets


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Desert Theatricals presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. In this hysterical, long-running musical comedy, Pseudolus, the laziest slave in Rome, has but one wish – to purchase his freedom. When he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the house of Lycus, he concocts a deal whereby he will be freed if he can procure the girl for Hero. Theatre Under the Stars offers both a dinner theatre experience as well as individual tickets. Get tickets

Coming Soon in Local Theatre:


Colorectal Cancer: Risk, Screening and You

Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present Colorectal Cancer: Risk, Screening, and You on Wednesday, April 13 from 4–5 pm via Zoom. Preparing for a screening colonoscopy is no fun. But preventing colon cancer can save your life. Join Don Gardenier, DNP, and get the facts on colon cancer screening: who should have it, what are the different ways to screen for colon cancer, and when should you be screened? More info


Agua Caliente Casinos Career Fair

Agua Caliente Casinos is hosting a Career Fair at the Cahuilla Ballroom inside of Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage on Thursday, April 14 from 1–4 pm. They are looking to fill 100 open positions including: cashiers, culinarians, stewards, guest room attendants, security officers, facility engineers and more. Offers will be made on the spot. If a candidate gets an offer on the spot, they’ll receive a $50 gas card to the Agua Caliente Fuel Station on the first day of employment. More info


Yappy Hour

Animal Samaritans Yappy Hour is back monthly at Margaritaville. On Thursday, April 14 from 5–7 pm, you and your canine companion/s are invited to join the fun! Bring your dog and enjoy treats for your pet and hors d’oeuvres and wine for YOU! The event will be held on Margaritaville’s spacious side lawn. A $20 donation is suggested. All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. Dogs must be friendly and leashed at all times. More info


Jazzville: Conganas

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! This Thursday, April 14 from 7–9 pm, it’s Conganas, the sizzling quartet that sounds like a full Latin orchestra playing Afro-Cuban jazz, soul and salsa. Conganas means “with passion” which is evident in the voices and instruments of these extraordinary musicians. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets


Palm Springs Single Guys Mixer

Palm Springs Single Guys is back with a social mixer on Thursday, April 14 from 5:30–7:30 pm in the VIP Lounge at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The evening is billed as “Nothing too complicated…just a great group of single guys who are looking for connection. Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone, and chat with some wonderful guys.” More info



TURF – New Work by Terrence Payne

Rubine Red Gallery presents TURF – New Work by Minneapolis Artist Terrence Payne, running through April 25, in which Payne explores the way individuals and communities scheme and contrive to maintain their influence over others in the face of a vanishing world where they once held a comfortable seat of dominance. His drawings cut through the tangle of sincerity and carelessness embedded in the communication of identity and examine how insecurity and paranoia can lead to unintended harms in the wake of self preservation. More info


Glow in the Park: A Spring Lantern Festival

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens present Glow in the Park: A Spring Lantern Festival, open from 6:30–10 pm, nightly through April 29. This brand-new and larger-than-life illuminated experience will feature intricate, immersive, and truly awe-inspiring animal and nature-scape lantern creations representing wild places from around the globe. Dozens of displays featuring illuminated lanterns and light displays will create unforgettable moments and experiences. Get tickets


PSPD Business Town Hall Meetings

The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce presents two Business Town Hall Meetings with the Palm Springs Police Department on Tuesday, April 12 from 11 am–12 pm and from 5:30–6:30 pm at the Hilton Palm Springs. Chief Andy Mills encourages business community participation in these specially designed town hall meetings to allow our business community and police to discuss chronic problems and to engage in the problem-solving process. More info


THIS WEEKEND

Coachella Weekend 1

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella, Coachella Music Festival or the Coachella Fest) is an annual two-weekend, three-day event held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio this weekend (April 15–17) and next (April 22–24). Beyond the headliners of Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia, there are more than 100 artists performing across seven stages, plus activities, art installations, food, fun…and good vibes. Heading anywhere in the vicinity? Check out our Coachella Festival 2022 Traffic Map & Transportation Info. If you aren’t lucky enough to have tickets (or prefer your Coachella experience with the comforts of home), you can livestream it on YouTube. We have waitlist and ticket exchange links on our event listing: More info

Day Club Palm Springs

Concurrent with the Coachella Festival is Day Club Palm Springs, April 15–17 and April 22–24, with poolside programming running from noon to sundown at the Hilton Palm Springs. The six days of lineups curated by each headliner include Kim Petras (DJ set), Madeon (DJ set), Sound Presents: Dom Dolla & John Summit, Duck Sauce, Louis The Child (DJ set) & Tchami. Come for a day or stay all weekend, both single day and weekend passes are available. Get tickets


Spring Affair Dinner and Dance Party

Brothers of the Desert present Spring Affair, A Dinner and Dance Party on Saturday, April 16 at 6 pm at Margaritaville Resort. This celebratory evening features great food, wine, entertainment, dancing and silent auction, and serves as a rescheduled event for Brothers’ signature New Year’s Eve event, which was canceled this year due to community health concerns. Celebrate what lies ahead in 2022 and enjoy a 3-course dinner with wine curated by chefs Michael Taylor and Andre Carthen. Entertainment features Deion and Rome, dancing, local DJ Wes Rankins and opportunities to bid on some incredible auction items with proceeds going to Brothers of the Desert to continue to provide a range of programs and services. Get tickets


Bitchiest Brunch: Saturday Edition

Bitchiest Brunch at Oscar’s expands to Saturdays at 10 am, with Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine, and Billy L’Amour alternating hosting duties each week (with Jackie Beat kicking things off on Saturday, April 16). Arrive an hour early to ensure proper food ordering and delivery time, then sit back and enjoy because the one thing they never run out of is attitude! More info


Flagging in the Desert

Flagging in the Desert returns to Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs on Saturday, April 16. The fun begins with a free class at 11 am for new flaggers and those who want to learn some new movements, with loaner flags available. Local DJ Peter Barona begins at noon and the music continues until 4 pm. There will also be a silent auction of some beautiful new donated flags. This is a FREE event, but donations will be accepted for “Dawn of a New Day Pet Rescue.” More info


Alohana! Palm Springs

Let’s hunt for Easter eggs with the tiki bunny at Alohana! Palm Springs on Sunday, April 17 from 10 am–4 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This bi-annual event honors all things tiki with the sights and sound of Aloha. Enjoy great entertainment, beautiful art, crafts, vintage and handmade apparel and jewelry, and cultural tiki merchandise. A resident hula troupe will be dancing and teaching you to hula too. Bring your grass skirt and have some fun. Food, cocktails and aloha await you in this tropical desert paradise! Get tickets


On the Air at KGAY 106.5

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Saturdays with Ross Mathews is on KGAY 106.5 every Saturday at 10:00 am on the FM dial in the Coachella Valley and streaming worldwide online! Brought to you by the John White Real Estate Group. Ask your smart speaker to “Play K-G-A-Y Palm Springs.”

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.” 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. And Saturdays at 10:00 am, it’s Coachella Valley resident Ross Mathews with his very own radio show!