Mark your calendar for DIVA Party, plus this week: KGAY broadcasting LIVE from Vacaya’s Inaugural Ptown Cruise, LGBT Dine Out Group at La Spiga, Palm Springs Chamber Mixer at the Riviera, Gay Pride Exhibit, Outlandish Series Passes on sale, and a weekend preview!

Mark Your Calendar: DIVA PARTY – Palm Springs

On Friday, August 30 (Just over two weeks away–time flies!) 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

Thank You!

We just want to say thank you to everyone who came out to party with us at the Mid-Summer Dance Party on Saturday, August 3. We had a great time and raised over $2,000 to support Desert Aids Project and Qchella Media!

LGBT Dine Out Group at La Spiga

Join the LGBT Dine Out Group of Coachella Valley for their next gathering: Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at La Spiga Ristorante Italiano in Palm Desert. La Spiga specializes in food that is of the highest quality, pure in its form and cooked to order. The LGBT Dine Out Group is a great way to try out new restaurants and meet new friends in the LGBT community as well as visitors to the valley! More info

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PS Chamber Mixer at the Riviera

Join the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce for their Monthly Mixer, held this month on Thursday, August 15 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. at the Riviera Hotel. Free for chamber members, guests: $15. More info


Mark Your Calendar: State of the City

The Palm Springs City Council will share new ideas and celebrate recent accomplishments at the State of the City on September 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Plaza Theatre, a true architectural gem in the heart of downtown. Pre-event reception at Il Corso at 5:00 p.m. More info


Vacaya’s Inaugural Ptown Cruise LIVE on KGAY

KGAY 106.5 is broadcasting live from Vacaya’s very first cruise, sailing round trip from the Big Apple to one of the biggest and most fun gay parties on the planet…Provincetown Carnival! Listen to John Taylor & Shann Carr from 6:00–9:00 in the morning on 106.5 FM as they share their experience of the largest all-gay cruise to ever sail to Carnival, along with other guest stars from the cruise, including Palm Springs area folks who are on the boat and our own Gay Desert “Guide” Brad Fuhr. Listen for interviews with cruise performers Miss Richfield and Kristin Chenoweth, and much more! Listen to KGAY 106.5

Call for Artifacts: Gay Pride Exhibit

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, the Marks Art Center at College of the Desert would like to request loans from the community for an exhibit to educate and share the pride of the LGBTQ community since its inception. If you have items related to Stonewall and the LGBTQ experience please consider lending historical artifacts (articles, magazines, posters, flyers, books, stickers, etc.) to be displayed for the duration of the exhibit. More info

Outlandish Series Passes on Sale

The Palm Springs performance series Outlandish is coming back this fall with an outstanding lineup, including evenings with Fran Drescher, Margaret Cho, Coco Peru, Miss Richfield 1981, Leslie Jordan, and Randy Rainbow! Buy a Series Pass to all six shows today and save 10% Get yours



Big Bear Romp

Big Bear ROMP is taking place this weekend, from Thursday, August 15 through Sunday August 18, at the Lodge at Big Bear Lake. Created in 2015, Big Bear ROMP is the only weekend event in Big Bear that welcomes bears, cubs and everyone to join the fun, with hundreds of men coming back each year for mischief and more in the great outdoors. We’ve got all the details on our event listing, from pool parties to munch-n-mingle, Comedy Night featuring Lady Bunny, Underwear Freakshow Dance Event, Bitchy Bingo Brunch, Leather & Gear, and more. More info

Streetbar’s 28th Anniversary

Join Streetbar on Saturday, August 17 all day to celebrate their 28th anniversary. It will be a full day of celebration with food, fun and entertainment. Don’t miss Billy Wilson as Carol Channing and Emcee. Siobhan will perform from 1:00–2:30 p.m., the Northern Lights Acoustic Trio will perform from 5:00–7:00 p.m., and DJ Mr D (Joe De Hoyos) will spin from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. More info

Dearly Beloved Burlesque – A Prince Tribute

Celebrate the amazing career of Prince with a special tribute, Dearly Beloved Burlesque, on Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Hotel Zoso. Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque presents a deep dive into this amazing artist’s soul, bringing his music to life on stage in true burlesque fashion. What better music to bump n grind, shimmy and shake to? Get tickets

Tribute: Elton John–The Early Years

Spotlight 29 Casino presents the next offering in their tribute concert series running Friday nights with Elton: The Early Years – A Tribute to Elton John on Friday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. Hot on the heels of the recent feature film Rocketman, this performance will celebrate the legendary musician with the unforgettable songs you know and love. Get tickets