Purple Room opens their season, Elvis Tribute ticket giveaway, “The 10 Year Plan” filmmaker screening, Wine & Paint at Runway, Center Social at Toucans, Broadway at the River, and a look ahead to Labor Day Weekend!

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:
Text ELVIS to 800-375-1143

Purple Room Opens Season August 27

Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club re-opens for the season on Tuesday, August 27 with complimentary live entertainment: Swinging the Standards with Darci Daniels and Charles Herrera, plus Happy Hour at the bar all night long! Tickets are on sale now for upcoming weekend dinner shows, and the popular Bourbon Excursion Whiskey Tasting on September 12. More info

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The Filmmaker’s Gallery Presents: “The 10 Year Plan”

Join the Filmmaker’s Gallery on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m. for an evening with the romantic comedy The 10 Year Plan, starting with a cocktail party and conversation with Writer/Producer/Director JC Calciano and leading man Adam Bucci, moderated by Steven Roche. Meet Myles and Brody, best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for Mr. Right. Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for Mr. Right Now. These two friends make a plan that they’ll be together if both of them are still single in a decade. Nearly 10 years later and still alone, both friends will do whatever it takes to avoid becoming a couple! Movie screening starts at 8:00 p.m. Get tickets

Wine & Paint Wednesday at Runway

Make memories at Paint & Sip Night at Runway Restaurant and Bar on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. An experienced artist will walk you step by step as you create a fine art piece you and your guests will enjoy for years to come (Written in the Stars, pictured here). No previous painting experience necessary. Arrive early to enjoy Happy Hour menu, or stay late for dinner! Get tickets

Center Social at Toucans

Ready for another awesome Center Social presented by the LGBT Community Center of the Desert? This time it’s a celebration of community and friendship at Toucans Tiki Lounge on Wednesday, August 28 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. Everyone’s invited, tell your friends! 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.


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