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Holiday Sparkle Concert
Palm Canyon Theatre presents Holiday Sparkle on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. PCT Company members and special guest artists will delight audiences with an array of holiday music from classic ballads to contemporary favorites. The evening also culminates a food and toy drive for The Community Food Bank @ The Center and Toys for Tots. (Donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the theatre anytime through Dec 15). Get tickets
DAP Health Transgender Holiday Reception
Join DAP Health for their annual Transgender Holiday Reception at Eight4Nine on Monday, December 13 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Hosted by Palm Springs’ own Miss Rusty Waters and featuring an evening of complimentary beverages, appetizers, raffles and more. Free event, registration requested. More info
Premium Bourbon Tasting at Purple Room
Join the Purple Room Supper Club, home of Frank’s Bourbon Bar, for The Garrison Brothers Premium Bourbon Tasting with Aaron Pond on Monday, December 13 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Get tickets
Luminary Luncheon with Bob Mackie
CVRep presents a Luminary Luncheon with Bob Mackie on Thursday, December 16 from 11:15–1:15 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage. This incomparable American fashion designer and costumier is best known for his dressing of entertainment icons such as Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Cher, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross, Carol Channing and many more. Hear about his legendary career and designing for Hollywood’s elite. Get tickets
Help for Shoulder and Neck Pain
Eisenhower Health and The Center present Common Sources of Shoulder and Neck Pain and Current Interventions on Wednesday, December 15 from 4:00–5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Get practical advice from Ken Zaparinuk, DPT on the best stretches for you, because moving your joints through their full ranges of motion isn’t just important for athletes. Mobility and stability exercises can help keep your joints healthy, reduce your risk of injury, and keep your body moving pain-free. More info
Ho Ho Ho Down 2021
Among Friends and Bearded Shirts present the 5th Annual Ho Ho Ho Down on Friday, December 17 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. at Hunters. Support Sanctuary Palm Springs with your purchase of this year’s “HO” shirt for $25, (or $20 if you take off your shirt to put your “Ho” on right there!). More info
Jazzville: Good Time Jazz Band
On Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m., Jazzville Palm Springs presents Good Time Jazz Band at the Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs. This is their big Christmas in New Orleans show, featuring drummer and washboard player Gareth Price. Deck the halls with beads and balls for some serious swingtime and Dixieland, baby! Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available to order and enjoy while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets
Blame it on the Mistletoe
Musical Theatre University presents Blame it on the Mistletoe on Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This feature-length, original movie musical has a cast of 24 talented Musical Theatre University students, joined by Lucie Arnaz, Bella da Ball, Jim J Bullock, Ruta Lee, Lorna Luft, Lindsay Wagner and more featuring 16 new songs for the holidays. The story: A romantic comedy that begs the question, “What happens if your first kiss under the Mistletoe is with Mr. Wrong?” Proceeds benefit visual and performing arts education in the Palm Springs Unified School District. Get tickets
Wildlights at The Living Desert
WildLights is celebrating 29 years dazzling guests by transforming The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens into a sparkling winter wonderland, recognized in the Top 5 Best Zoo Lights by USA Today. Come to this festive annual tradition and marvel at more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights on the following remaining evenings: December 17-24, and 26-30. WildLights guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns, explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. Advanced reservations are required for both members and guests. More info
Saturdays with Ross Mathews on KGAY!
Coachella Valley resident Ross Mathews continues on KGAY 106.5 through the holidays with his new show airing Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Ross is seen nationally on RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Drew Barrymore Show, and more. Ross does what he knows best: show biz, current events and the Coachella Valley. As Ross puts it “KGAY is…giving the gayest person in history his own radio show…Me!” Saturdays with Ross Mathews is on KGAY 106.5, on the FM dial in the Coachella Valley and streaming worldwide online! Ask your smart speaker to “Play KGAY.”
It’s Hip to be KGAY!
Power up your wardrobe with some rainbows and spice up your holiday gift shopping with our KGAY logo merchandise! We’ve got t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops and more in a variety of styles, and that’s just the beginning. How about a KGAY case for your phone? Coasters for your coffee table? Magnet for your fridge? Check out the travel mug, tote bag, throw pillow…and much more! Shop Now
Dionne Warwick – A Holiday Celebration
Dionne Warwick is bringing her Favorite Time of Year holiday concert to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. The music legend will be accompanied by a 14-piece string section, performing a mix of Christmas and pop classics including “Silent Night,” “Silver Bells,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Joy to the World,” and “My Favorite Things.” Warwick earned her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” and was the first African-American female artist of her generation to win the award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. Get tickets
Breakfast with Santa
The City of Palm Springs Park & Recreation Department, along with the Palm Springs Gay Softball League, host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 18 from 8:00–11:00 a.m. at the Palm Springs Pavilion. This FREE community event provides an “all-you-care-to-eat” pancake breakfast and every child that attends will also get to select and take home a new toy for Christmas. The Palm Springs Gay Softball League will be helping with the wide range of family activities also available, including gingerbread house making, handing out presents from Santa, and photos with both The Grinch and the Big Guy, himself. Reservations recommended. More info
The Beebo Brinker Chronicles
Desert Ensemble Theatre presents The Beebo Brinker Chronicles from Dec. 10–19 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Based on the pulp-fiction classics by Ann Bannon and set in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles follows the lives and loves of Laura, Beth and Beebo as they navigate uncharted territories of desire. The play celebrates the era when “the love that dares not speak its name” began breaking the old rules. Get tickets
The Sound of Music
Palm Canyon Theatre presents The Sound of Music through December 19. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain Von Trapp. Get tickets
Desert Theatreworks presents the Winter Wonderettes through December 23. This seasonal celebration finds the 60’s girl group “The Wonderettes” entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring a live band and great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Get tickets
Christmas with the Crawfords
The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Christmas With The Crawfords through December 26. We find Ms. Crawford prepping for her infamous 1940’s Christmas Eve radio broadcast, with Christina and Christopher in tow. The show is a 90 minute parade of famous movie stars dropping by unannounced to sing, dance, and generally toss each other around. You know the gang: Hedda Hopper, Ann Miller, Baby Jane Hudson, Judy Garland, Gloria Swanson, Ethel Merman, Carmen Miranda, Mae West and even the Andrews Sisters. All seats get cocktail service before and during shows! Get tickets
- The Beebo Brinker Chronicles presented by Desert Ensemble Theatre
Dec. 10–19 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
- Palm Canyon Theatre Presents “Holiday Sparkle”
Wed. Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m.
- Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour
Sun. Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the McCallum Theatre
- The Sound of Music presented by Palm Canyon Theatre
- Winter Wonderettes presented by Desert Theatreworks
Dec. 3–23 at Indio Performing Arts Center
- Light It Up 2022 New Year’s Eve
Fri. Dec. 31 at Agua Caliente Casinos in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, & Cathedral City
- Palm Springs International Film Festival 2022
Jan. 6–17, 2022 at various venues in Palm Springs and Cathedral City
- The Mountaintop presented by Dezart Performs
Jan. 14–23, 2022
- Modernism Week 2022
Feb. 17–27, 2022 at various locations throughout Greater 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 a.m. 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 a.m.–4 p.m. And Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. through the Holidays, it’s Coachella Valley resident Ross Mathews with his very own radio show!