Leslie Jordan was beloved for his roles in Del Shores’ movies as “Brother Boy”. His untimely death has prompted Shores and the cast to put together a tribute during Cathedral City LGBT Days this Saturday.
Jordan once played opposite Robert Downey Jr. in an episode of Ally McBeal. Downey couldn’t quite place where the two had met before. Jordan recounts it was a jail cell having been arrested on one of his infamous binges before choosing sobriety in the 90s.
He even participated in an early LGBT Days Bed Race and I’ve got the photo to prove it that I’ll be sharing on the socials @gaydesertguide this week. And we look forward to seeing you Friday – Sunday at Cathedral City LBGT Days, the first US Pride of 2023!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs,
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DBA Networking Mixer at Grand Central
The Desert Business Association presents their next Networking Mixer on Monday, February 27 at 5:30 pm at Grand Central Palm Springs. Join hosts John and Rita in the center of downtown at the iconic La Plaza de California located between S. Palm Canyon Drive and Indian Canyon Drive. Come enjoy this funky-chic cafe serving California fare featuring unique coffee, tea, cocktails, and fantastic bar snacks. There will also be a raffle supporting LGBTQ Educational Youth Scholarships through Safe Schools Desert Cities. Bring a raffle item to donate and get a “shout out” for your effort, and bring some cash for tickets! More info
On Tuesday, February 28, DBA presents an LGBTQ+ & TGX Business Start-up Workshop, from 9–11 am on Zoom. This FREE Live Online Workshop will help you identify what is needed to start or broaden your small and diverse business, from the conceptual, operational, promotional, and business development angles, plus support and education resources. TGX Businesses who participate can get free business coaching to participate in a pitch workshop, and potentially receive a free one-year membership to the Desert Business Association. More info
Palm Springs Chamber February Mixer
Everyone is invited to attend the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce‘s February Mixer at Palm Springs’ newest bar, restaurant and nightclub, Reforma, on Tuesday, February 28 from 5–6:30 pm. Come see what all the buzz is about! Free for members and $15 for guests. More info
The Dinah: Reserve Your Room NOW
Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend 2023, set for September 20–24 at Margaritaville Resort, has nearly sold out of rooms at the host hotel. A second hotel will be added once sold out, and a few additional VIP Hotel Packages are also available. This is the world’s largest queer/lesbian/non-binary event in the world, so secure your spot now! More info
Voice Overs…Now is Your Time!
Learn about the world of voiceover from a professional in the industry, Bridget Renshaw, on Monday, February 27 from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Palm Springs Leisure Center. In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos, and more. We’re always looking for queer voices for our KGAY commercials, so who knows? With thirteen years of experience in the industry, Bridget Renshaw’s voice can be heard in commercials, animations, voice dubbing, corporate videos, eLearning, and video games. Register Here
HARC Data Released Tuesday
On Tuesday, February 28 from 9:30–11am, HARC (an acronym for Health Assessment and Research for Communities) will release its highly anticipated triennial health survey of Coachella Valley residents, the most comprehensive such study in the region, and especially relevant coming after three years of the COVID pandemic. More info
The Lincoln Debate
The Bent Theater Company presents The Lincoln Debate on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This new play takes a funny, touching and historically honest look at the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed, a man he shared a bed with for four years. Did they have an intimate relationship? Did one of the greatest men in American history have a letter under the LGBTQ banner that fit him? You will leave armed to draw your own conclusions. Upcoming performances will be on March 7 & 14. Get tickets
Humanism: What Is It? How Can It Improve My Life?
LGBTQ Humanists of Coachella Valley present a discussion of Humanism with Jim Barnett on Tuesday, February 28 from 6–7:30 pm on Zoom. Barnett will explore the meaning of humanism by comparing the definitions of humanism used by a variety of organizations that label themselves as humanist, examining some of the core principles of humanism and tracing the historical development of these principles. He will explore how humanism is a philosophy that can help one live a fulfilled, happy life. Those who identify as humanist, atheist, agnostic, freethinker or those who just want to learn more about humanism are welcome to attend this event via Zoom. More info
I’m Speaking: Reflection on Women’s Work!
Lez Out Loud and The L-Fund present I’M SPEAKING: Reflection On Women’s Work! at the Mizell Center on Wednesday, March 1 from 6–7 pm. Come celebrate Women’s History Month, with the theme of Women’s Work, about women reflecting on working in male dominated fields. An architectural model maker, forester and carpenter/welder will share their stories. Special guest host Rev. Cris South. More info
March Revelry Art Exhibition
March Revelry is an art exhibition at the Stephen Baumbach Gallery in the Backstreet Art District in Palm Springs. The March exhibit opening coincides with First Wednesday Art Walk on Wednesday, March 1. The show features abstract expressionist painter Roberto Amaral (@fuego_amaral on Instagram) and others in this group show. The exhibition runs through the end of March and the gallery is open every day. More info
Rock the Park: Bon Jovi Tribute – TO BE RESCHEDULED
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce’s Rock the Park series of free outdoor concerts continues with Wanted, featuring the music of Bon Jovi,
Wednesday, March 1 at 7 pm * POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULE DATE * at the Palm Springs Downtown Park. The weather looks a little dicey, so tune to KGAY 106.5 to see if John Taylor will be appearing live before the show or if it will be rescheduled. Bring your blankets, umbrella, and/or folding chairs or just get on your feet and rock out! Upcoming concerts: Bee Gees Gold (April 5) and DSB – The music of Journey (May 3). More info
The Swingin’ Sixties Show
The Award-Winning Tribute Artists from Premeditated Productions bring all your Favorite Performers from the Sixties back in one great show with The Swingin’ Sixties Show on Wednesday, March 1 from 1:30–3 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Swing out to this tribute to great songs and performers of the ’60s including Dusty Springfield, James Brown, Simon & Garfunkel, Wilson Pickett & more. Additional performance on Tuesday, March 7. Get tickets
Food Raiser Birthday Celebration
Join David Hood, George Sellers, Joe Giarrusso and Albert Gonzalez as they celebrate their birthdays by attending the Food Raiser Birthday Celebration at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge on Tuesday, February 28, between 5–7 pm. To celebrate the birthdays of these amazing human please bring a food donation (non perishable food only) for the Center’s Food Bank. Click here to see the Center’s Food Bank’s needs. Come drop off your donation/s, have a drink, say Happy Birthday and be entertained by the one and only Keisha D. More info
House of Fox Ecstatic Dance
House of Fox is debuting their monthly live DJ Ecstatic Dance event on Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30–9:30 pm at the Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center. With intentionally comforting and inspiring lighting, yoga mats and pillows to stretch and rest, and a live DJ creating flows based on the 5 Rhythms Gabrielle Roth method, House of Fox creates a safe space to ground in and move freely. The evening begins with an opening circle, blessing and meditation. Guests are then guided in some movement techniques, followed up with a few hours of free form dance. Get tickets
Desert Blues Revival: American Mile
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, March 1, American Mile 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
Gunhild Carling – Jazzville 5th Anniversary
Jazzville invites you to 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, March 2 from 7–8:30 pm, it’s Jazzville’s 5th Anniversary Show with Gunhild Carling, the Swedish star of Postmodern Jukebox. Gunhild is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and singer known as Sweden’s “Queen of Swing”, appearing at Jazzville to celebrate their big night with gypsy-swing guitarist Luca Pino and a killer band. Jazzville Anniversary shows always sell out, so grab your seats! Get tickets
DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Thursday
The Palm Springs Police Department will hold a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Thursday, March 2 from 7 pm–1 am at an undisclosed location within the city limits of Palm Springs. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Palm Springs Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal. Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
PALS Death Cafe
They say “talking about death makes us feel good about living,” and this Thursday, March 2 from 2–3 pm, PALS (Planning Ahead for LGBTQ Seniors) presents their Death Cafe meeting on Zoom. This is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, specified topics, or designated outcomes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. Just bring your curiosity and your thoughts/ideas about death or dying. More info
Planning Ahead: Your Pet’s Future
Mizell Center presents Planning Ahead: Your Pet’s Future on Friday, March 3 from 5:30–7 pm. Most of us have given some thought about who we would like have care for our beloved pets if they outlive us. For a variety of circumstances, beloved pets often find themselves at an animal shelter. This does not have to be the case. Attend this program and you’ll learn what you can do to ensure your pet is loved and cared for. More info
Fellini Retrospective: Juliet of the Spirits
Thanks to popular demand, the Palm Springs Cultural Center is extending its Fellini Retrospective series through the end of 2023, continuing on the first Friday of every month. The series is part of the Fellini 100 Tour, an international celebration of Fellini’s centennial taking place at major museums and film institutions worldwide. Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema! On Friday, March 3 at 7 pm, the featured film will be Juliet of the Spirits (1965). Middle-aged Giulietta (Giulietta Masina) grows suspicious of her husband, Giorgio (Mario Pisu), when his behavior grows increasingly questionable. One night when Giorgio initiates a seance amongst his friends, Giulietta gets in touch with spirits and learns more about herself and her painful past. Slightly skeptical, but intrigued, she visits a mystic who gives her more information — and nudges her toward the realization that her husband is indeed a philanderer. Get tickets
Live Stand-Up Comedy Class with Mina Hartong
Professional emcee and comedienne Mina Hartong (Curve Magazine America’s Funniest Lesbians) will guide you through a six part Live Stand-Up Comedy workshop series, culminating in a LIVE Final Show! The class begins on Friday, March 3, and continues for 5 additional weeks at the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, Fridays from 2:30–4:30 pm. Open to all ages and absolutely no experience necessary. Have fun collecting stories and sharing them at the final show on the last week. More info
Visitor Map & Guide Spring Edition is Here!
The Spring 2023 edition of our Gay Desert Guide Visitor Map & Guide (great for locals too!) is available now around town and online. We help you find everything you need to know while visiting or living in the Coachella Valley, featuring the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attraction, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries and other services. You can also view it online, and download the PDF [here].
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Cathedral City LGBT Days
Cathedral City LGBT Days returns THIS WEEKEND: March 3–5, marking the first Pride celebration of the year! On FRIDAY, attend a free outdoor screening of Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and the debut of the first-ever Pride–themed drone aerial show, all at the Cathedral City Amphitheater, followed by an official after-party. SATURDAY, enjoy Drag Brunch and a daytime Pool Party at Paloma Resort featuring KGAY’s DJ Modgirl and guest hosts, and join famed comedian Del Shores and the cast of Sordid Lives in an all-star tribute to Leslie Jordan at the Mary Pickford Theater. SUNDAY cap it off with the iconic Bed Race in front of City Hall with host Bella da Ball, KGAY Morning Show host John Taylor, live music by The Dreamboats and Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, and a Post-Race T-Dance hosted by the world-famous Abbey West Hollywood. More info
World Pride Mardi Gras Fashion Show
The World Pride Mardi Gras Fashion Show is on Saturday, March 4 from 6:30–9:30 pm at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Just added: Host Jake Ingrassia with DJ Galaxy spinning!
Meet international fashion designers Erick Bendana and Gabriela Idiaquez Vargas of Nicaragua, and enjoy Palm Springs pool & resort wear fashions by El Tuggle, as well as men’s formal wear by Giovanni Testi and designer Eruvey Tapia. This first-ever celebration of fashion masterpieces held in a dramatic, non-traditional venue showcases not only fashion designers and costume designers, but also the most beautiful art the Coachella Valley has to offer.
Fashion show preceded by a VIP reception and followed by a chance to meet the designers and models. KGAY and Gay Desert Guide are proud to be media sponsors of this Artful Event produced by the Palm Springs Art Museum. Get tickets
Desert X Opens Saturday
After welcoming a total of more than 1.25 million to all three previous exhibitions in the Coachella Valley, Desert X returns for their fourth exhibition, opening Saturday, March 4 and running through Sunday, May 7. The exhibition examines social and environmental themes with a focus on the changes that give form to a world increasingly shaped by climate crisis, globalism, and the political and economic migrations that follow in their wake. Free and open to the public. More info
A Funny Thing Happened…
Dezart Performs presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City with performances from March 3–12. A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges… while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away? Get tickets
La Quinta Arts Celebration
The La Quinta Arts Celebration takes place Thursday–Sunday, March 2–5, at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus. 200 top domestic and international artists will be participating in this indoor/ outdoor show featuring the stunning landscape and architecture of the venue. The artists exhibit their original artworks in styles ranging from classical to whimsical and spanning 12 media categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing & Pastel, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. The Celebration will complement the creative feast by offering gourmet dining from esteemed local restaurants, along with live music. Get tickets
Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Friends of the Desert Mountains present the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival on Saturday, March 4 from 9 am–4 pm at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Organizers are also offering fun virtual options as well, planning the festival to be even more accessible to everyone wanting to connect to the land. This FREE event celebrates wellness, recreation, safety and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and exhibitors, a kids’ zone, beer & wine garden with live music, food & beverages for purchase, raffles and more. More info
Taste of On the Mark
On the Mark presents Taste of On the Mark, downtown Palm Springs’ only beer wine & food festival, on Saturday, March 4 from 5:30–8 pm. The festivities take place in the heart of the city; at this “boozy block party,” attendees get to sample a variety of local goods, artisan cheeses, craft beer, boutique wines and so much more. Grab your friends and family and come celebrate. Get tickets
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Bus Stop Productions presents Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man in the Tropics Lounge at the Margaritaville Resort on Fridays and Saturdays through March 18, with two shows per night at 7 pm & 9:30 pm. This show has been sharing its upbeat brand of humor with theater audiences all across America for over five years! The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month’s featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. With the help of a hunky stage assistant named Stefan, Dan aims to turn this meet the authors event upside down with a highly theatrical, audience interactive sex tip seminar. Get tickets
CVRep presents Once, playing now through Sunday, March 11. (Due to popular demand, CVRep added seven additional performances!) Once is a love story reminding us of how the language of music is universal. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once tells the story of Guy, an Irish songwriter who spends his days fixing vacuums in the Dublin shop he runs with his father. While on the verge of giving it up altogether, along comes a girl who convinces Guy to believe in love, music, and the courage to carry on. Our theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh says Once is “a total joy from the moment you enter the theatre until it lovingly sends you on your way home.” Read his full review [here] and Get tickets
The Mousetrap – Final Weekend
Desert Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap through Sunday, March 5. This thrilling murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time returns to Desert TheatreWorks with a signature twist. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a stately countryside guesthouse with a killer in their midst! Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim? Can you solve the mystery before another “mouse” succumbs to the trap? Join in for suspenseful fun courtesy of the longest-running play in history. Get tickets
Slim Man at The Gardens
Agua Caliente Casinos present The Gardens 25th Annual Concert Series on Saturday, March 4 from 4:30–7:30 pm with a concert by Slim Man, benefiting Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine. For 25 years, The Gardens on El Paseo has brought together the Coachella Valley community to support local non-profits, musicians, and organizations. Reserve your tickets now and wine down on the Center Lawn, Saturday evenings to support your community. Up next: John Stanley King Band (3/11). Get tickets
Screwball Sundays: It Happened One Night
The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents a series of the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age, starting with It Happened One Night (1934) on Sunday, March 5 at 3 pm. In Frank Capra’s acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. Get tickets
Willie’s Big Fat Broadway Bash
Willie’s Modern Fare presents the unique dinner show experience, Willie’s Big Fat Broadway Bash, every Sunday in March, starting with Sunday, March 5 at 4 pm. The talented students of Musical Theatre University are your singing servers, delivering a three course dinner with a slice of Broadway on the side, with a special Broadway guest star at each performance. Guest stars include: March 5 – Keven McMahon (City of Angels), March 12 – Erik Altemus (Pippin), March 19 – Leslie Tinnaro (Evita), and March 26 – Kim Huber (Beauty and the Beast). Make reservations
Burner: A Group Exhibition of International Street Artists
CODA Gallery in Palm Desert presents Burner: A Group Exhibition of International Street Artists from March 4–24 with an opening on Friday, March 3. This magnificent Collection featuring works from globally renowned street artists Dalek, Banksy, Cee Pil, Magnus Gjoen, Reka One, Henri Lamy, KEF!, and Shane Goudreau will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The Opening Party is planned for Friday, March 3 with a live in-person appearance by superstar artist KEF! from 4–7 pm. Two additional Artist receptions with the Berlin-based Artist KEF! are planned for Saturday, March 4 from 1–3pm and Sunday, March 5 from 1–4pm. More info
Donald Foster, John Walz and Miloš Veljković
The Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts series presents Donald Foster (clarinet), John Walz (cello), & Miloš Veljković (piano) at Grace Church on Sunday, March 5 from 4–5 pm. This electrifying trio will present powerful masterpieces by Beethoven (Trio in Bb Major, Op. 11) and Brahms (Trio in A Minor, Op. 114). More info
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Win Tickets to the La Quinta Arts Celebration
The La Quinta Arts Celebration is ranked the number 1 Fine Art & Craft Event in the nation, and it’s happening Thursday, March 2–Sunday, March 5 at the La Quinta Civic Center. KGAY has your chance to win tickets to the La Quinta Arts Celebration, to see 200 juried, world class artists showcasing their original art. Enjoy gourmet food, Napa Valley wine, Margarita Island and live entertainment too! Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
Win Tickets to Sex Tips…
KGAY 106.5 has your tickets to Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. This humorous, highly theatrical audience interactive sex tip seminar is playing Fridays and Saturdays at Margaritaville Resort from February 24–March 18. Win a pair of tickets to the Saturday night show PLUS an overnight stay at Margaritaville! John Taylor will draw a winner on the KGAY Morning Show every Friday morning for the following performances: Feb 24, Mar 4, 11 & 18. Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
The KGAY Sunday Tea Dance with DJ Modgirl airs every Sunday from 4–6 pm (right after the Retro Brunch). DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is not only the life of the party, she’s also a cover girl on magazines and billboards, a television entertainer, and an award winning producer, director, lyricist and performer. Her moniker is “Music! Dancing! Fashion! Fun!” and she throws down the most irresistible, uplifting beats each week on the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pm. Listen online
Ross Mathews hosts hi popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 airs on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. That’s 50% more Ross because now it’s a three-hour show! Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and currently working on The Drew Barrymore Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He brings celebrity gossip and news, plus a rundown of what’s happening each weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings as he plays some of his favorite dance hits each weekend on KGAY. Listen Online
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 party music! Listen Online
- Rock the Park: Wanted – The Music of Bon Jovi
Wed. Mar 1 at 7pm at the Palm Springs Downtown Park
- 7th Annual Cathedral City LGBT Days
Mar 3–5 in downtown Cathedral City
- La Quinta Art Celebration
Mar 2–5 from 10 am–5 pm at La Quinta Civic Center
- A Funny Thing Happened… presented by Dezart Performs
Mar 3–12 at the Pearl McManus Theater
- World Pride Mardi Gras Fashion Show
Sat. Mar 4 from 6:30–9:30 pm at Palm Springs Art Museum
- Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival
Sat. Mar 4 from 9 am–4 pm at Palm Desert Civic Center Park
- Palm Springs Yappy Hour
Thu. Mar 9 from 4–6 pm at Margaritaville Resort
- Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville presented by Desert Theatreworks
Mar 10–Apr 2
- The Mousetrap presented by Desert Theatreworks
Feb 10–Mar 5
- Once presented by CVRep
Feb 21–Mar 11
- Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
Feb 24–Mar 18 at Margaritaville Resort
- Ruta Lee: Consider Your Ass Kissed!
Fri. & Sat. Mar 10 & 11 at The Purple Room Supper Club
- Red Dress Dress Red 2023
Sat. Mar 18 from 8–11 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum
- The Chase: The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards 2023
Sat. Mar 25 from 5–10 pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center
- Faux Fur Ball benefiting Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Sat. Apr 1 from 6–9 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum
- Sand, Stars & Guitars: Levi Kreis
Wed. Apr 5 at 8 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
- John Mayer Solo
Thu. Apr 6 at 8 pm at Acrisure Arena
- American Documentary and Animation Film Festival (AmDocs)
Apr 7–11 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
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- Win Some Sexy Swimwear or Meet “Mr. Right” at IBC 2023
- Full Lineup of 2023 On-Site Activities Announced: New Era of Entertainment To Greet Fans in Tennis Paradise
- Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Community Performances Include ‘Hitting New Heights’ with Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz at the McCallum
- Local PFLAG Chapter Disbands
- Restaurant News Bites: Electrical Issue Closes Rio Azul, Rooster and the Pig; Nobu Is Now a Year-Round Local; and More!
The Purple Room Restaurant and Stage is a destination for foodies and music lovers alike. Check out their latest newsletter here to get a heads-up on upcoming appearances by Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Joe Posa as Joan Rivers, Sam Harris, Scot Bruce as Elvis, The Kinsey Sicks, Lee Squared: The World Tour, and of course The Judy Show! And remember, weekdays swing with complimentary music 6:30–9:30pm. Tuesdays, enjoy jazz legend Rose Mallett, then Darci Daniels, Charles Herrera & Michael Holmes serve up classic Rat Pack Era stylings on Wednesdays, followed by ‘Va Va Voom’ Sharon Sills on Thursdays. Get our HOT DEAL and save 25% by getting a $50 gift card for just $37.50! Get Your Deal
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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 2023 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.” Ross Mathews is on Saturdays from 11 am–2 pm, 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, followed by DJ Modgirl spinning the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pm.
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)