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Welcome to the last week of Summer! If your employer is generous, you may have two – 4 day weeks with Friday off this week and Labor Day next.

The heat is on this week, so we have many indoor and a few outdoor activities for you to participate.

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

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Gay Men’s Chorus Auditions

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The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus is holding auditions on Tuesday, August 30 from 6–8:30 pm at Mizell Center. Reservations are required, so do your homework and review the audition requirements by visiting our event listing and be assured that PSGMC strives to make it an easy, friendly process. You’ll never know if you don’t try! More info

Purple Room Reopens Tuesday

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Marilu Henner

The Purple Room Supper Club is gearing up to re-open for the season on Tuesday, August 30. The gin will be cold and the jazz will be hot as jazz legend Rose Mallett performs on Tuesdays & Thursdays with Darci Daniels & Charles Herrera serving up classic Rat Pack Era stylings on Wednesdays. The weekend entertainment for September is now posted on our event listing, and tickets are on sale! Kicking off with Marilu Henner, September performers include Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Brenna Whitaker, Clint Holmes, Scot Bruce, Chadwick Johnson, Lady Bunny and more! Get tickets

Boots in Squares Free Intro to Modern Square Dancing

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Boots in Squares is hosting a FREE Community Open House Introduction to Modern Square Dancing on Monday, August 29 from 6:30–9 pm at Cathedral City Senior Center. Tedd Foley, President of Boots in Squares, says “Square dancing has given me years of exercise, pleasure, joy and opportunities to develop many lasting and cherished friendships. It is one of the most wholesome, inclusive, supportive activities available within our community.” Everyone is welcome and no partner–nor experience–is needed. Don’t worry about the dress code either, but do bring your proof of COVID vaccination. More info

Raw Talk

Raw Talk Hunters

Join DAP Health for a Raw Talk Q&A panel on Tuesday, August 30 from 5–7 pm at Hunters Nightclub. Adult entertainers Charlie Harding and Dallas Steele will discuss and answer questions on all things STI related like prevention, testing, and treatment. Free hors d’oeuvres and raffle prizes! The first 50 people in attendance get two free drink tickets. All are invited to stick around for Hunters’ Karaoke show after the Raw Talk Q&A. Free STI testing will be available at the event. Moderated by Miss Rusty Waters. More info

Rainbow Night at Playoffs

Playoffs Rainbow Night

The last Wednesday of every month is Rainbow Night at Playoffs Sports Lounge in Desert Hot Springs, and this month it’s Wednesday, August 31. Playoffs is a friendly and eclectic sports oasis with twelve high-definition big screen televisions and a kitchen that’s open all night for those looking for a late night snack. Come play Bingo and be entertained by your favorite drag queens! The action starts at 7 pm. More info

Desert Blues Revival: Laurie Morvan Band

Laurie Morvan Band

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, August 31, The Laurie Morvan Band 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: Stardust Revue

Jazzville Stardust Revue

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, September 1 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville presents Stardust Revue. Jump back in time with this 9-piece troupe of musicians, showgirls, comedians and classic burlesque artists. Vintage Vegas lounge meets Hollywood cabaret hosted by the fabulous Bobbi DeCarlo. And with a stellar band led by Mando Dorame and Jennifer Keith (Royal Crown Revue), you don’t want to miss a second of this one-night-only showcase revue! Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets

Fahrenheit – An Outdoor Fitness Class

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JW Personal Training PS is offering an outdoor fitness class geared for all levels called Fahrenheit, offered every week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 am at Frances Stevens Park in downtown Palm Springs. Personal trainer Jim Weigert of JW Personal Training PS and World Gym has over 25 years experience and he’s sharing it for free (but donations are very much appreciated). Bring a towel and a water bottle because it’s going to be a hot one. It always is! More info

FERRO Summer Music Festival

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FERRO Italian restaurant in Idyllwild presents the FERRO Summer Music Festival, playing throughout August and wrapping up on Labor Day Weekend. Musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds will grace the outdoor stage, accompanied by refined Italian cuisine, cocktails, and cool mountain nights. With Jazz Nights, Blues & Soul, and Women in Jazz on Sundays, there is music on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all three nights of the weekend. Access to the performances, and cocktails on the patio, are available without reservations or cover charge. For restaurant seating, make a reservation. More info

THE PROM – Reviewed by Stephen Radosh

Our Gay Desert Guide Theatre Reviewer, Stephen Radosh, is back with a fresh review of the “light, funny, breezy musical” THE PROM, which is currently playing at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Emma (Kaden Kearney) is a high school student who “finds herself suddenly in the spotlight and at the center of a national LGBT story when all she wanted to do was quietly go to the prom with her date and dance.” Find out why Stephen finds this “not very real” story “surprisingly satisfying,” when you read the full review [here]

MOULIN ROUGE: THE MUSICAL – Reviewed by Stephen Radosh

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Stephen Radosh also took in MOULIN ROUGE: THE MUSICAL at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and it’s safe to say he liked it. Really liked it! Radosh says, “…for this reviewer every single moment thrilled the senses in a way not often felt in the theatre. There was literally nothing with which I could find flaw.” Get the full scope of this “must-see” show when you read his review [here]


Oscar’s T-Dance Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest Grand Prize

At Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs, you can dance into the evening at the Sunday T-Dance, from 5–9 pm. This Palm Springs institution is even hotter as the T-Dance has featured a Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest with one winner every week, culminating this Sunday, September 4 when one Grand Prize winner will win $1000 worth of cash and prizes! More info

Brotherhood & Bliss Summer Camp Retreat

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CalComMen (California Community of Men) presents their Summer Camp Retreat, “Brotherhood & Bliss,” from Friday, September 2–Monday, September 5 at Crazzy’s Wasewagan Camp & Retreat, 90 minutes north of Palm Springs. The packed weekend includes workshops every day; clothing-optional pool; a live opening night concert; three hearty meals each day & a 24/7 snack bar; cuddle parties every night; yoga, meditation & 12-steps meetings; the “Dress Up & Dance You’re A** Off Party; Heart Circles each morning; naked hikes; night hikes; star gazing & more. This event is drug, alcohol, smoke and electronics-free; and is open to just 100 men-who-love-men. More info


Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit

The “sensory extravaganza” of Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is coming to The Forum at Empire Polo Club from September 30–November 27 and tickets are on sale now! The tour of this show has sold over 3 million tickets globally making it one of the most popular current traveling exhibitions. Imagine being completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. Now imagine experiencing all of this art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known. Get tickets

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Out on the Mountain Tickets Giveaway

KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to WIN tickets to Out on the Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain! The event takes place Friday, September 9 from 6 pm–midnight. The entire park goes gay for the night, which provides a safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBTQ community, with rides, dance parties, and performers. Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page

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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

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.” 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.

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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)