Brad Fuhr Caricature

Unholy! You’ve heard that song on KGAY 106.5 and everywhere this past year as the Sam Smith/Kim Petras hit permeated our collective playlists.

Sam let the spotlight shine on Kim at Sunday’s Grammy Awards as she became the first transgender artist to win the coveted award. 10 queer artists were nominated overall, according to metroweekly. It’s about Damn Time!

Representation matters and it’s heartening to see examples in pop culture as the wars continue in places like Florida. It was great to see Brandi Carlile being introduced by her wife and kids, for example.

A local example is the recent update article we posted about Stevee, whom you may remember from her years with the local couple who founded Sanctuary. She recently was on stage handing out American Music Awards. All these images of our community help change hearts and minds. And it can’t happen soon enough.

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

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Visitor Map & Guide Spring Edition is Here!

The Spring 2023 edition of our Gay Desert Guide Visitor Map & Guide (great for locals too!) is hot off the presses and distributed about town for your persual! 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].

DBA Networking Mixer at Capstone Partners

The Desert Business Association (DBA) invites you to its next Networking Mixer, hosted by Capstone Partners on Monday, February 6 from 5:30–7 pm. Host Kerry Hendrix will share a bit about what services Capstone Partners can offer you, and you’ll have a chance to network with current and future DBA members. DBA will also hold their regular raffle supporting the 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 some tickets! More info

Pacific Symphony

The Pacific Symphony will return to the McCallum Theatre as part of the Palm Springs Friends of the Philharmonic 2022-23 subscription series on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 pm. The 2022-23 season marks Music Director Carl St.Clair’s 33rd year leading Pacific Symphony. Few orchestras can claim such rapid artistic development as Pacific Symphony—the largest-budgeted orchestra formed in the United States in the last 50 years, due in large part to St.Clair’s incredible leadership. Get tickets

February at the McCallum

Patti Lupone

The McCallum Theatre presents the one and only Patti LuPone on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 pm, plus: The Piano Guys (2/10–11), Where the Wild Things Live/National Geographic with Vincent J Musi (2/12), Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel (2/13), Gordon Goodwins Big Phat Band (2/15), Malevo (2/16), My Fair Lady (2/17–19), Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal (2/21), Steve Tyrell (2/22), Beginnings: A Celebration of the Music of Chicago (2/23), On Your Feet! (2/24–26), MNOZIL Brass (2/27), Our Planet Live in Concert (2/28). Get tickets

Emergency vs. Urgency: Understanding Your Care Options

Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present Emergency vs. Urgency / Understanding Your Care Options via Zoom on Wednesday, February 8 from 4–5 pm.This program will be presented by Susan Veldey, RN, Director-Nursing at Eisenhower Health. Learn about the difference between when to call an ambulance, go to the emergency room, or visit urgent care, especially in light of COVID protocols. More info

A Special Presentation on Cannabis

The Mizell Center and Senior-High present A Special Presentation on Cannabis on Thursday, February 9 from 11 am–12 pm. Senior-High, Coachella Valley’s educational resource for adults interested in the medical benefits of cannabis, presents this new seminar focusing on sleeplessness. Come and find out why getting shut-eye is such a problem as we age. Learn about safe and affordable remedies. Senior-High has information that can help in many cases. There is no charge to attend. More info

The Other Side

The Riverside County NAACP Youth Council and Empower You Edutainment present The Other Side in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30–7:45 pm at the Annenberg Theater. This poignant and breathtaking drama by local playwright Nia Sharron Campbell follows the interracial friendship of two best friends who are as close and devoted as sisters. When a devastating act of violence in their community directly affects them both, a rift forms in their friendship and racial tensions surge in their town. Free admission, registration required. More info

Palm Springs Yappy Hour

Animal Samaritans presents Yappy Hour on the second Thursday each month, this month on Thursday, February 9 from 4–6 pm at the Margaritaville Desert Rose Garden. Enjoy an exciting evening with other animal lovers and their canine friends, bring your dog and enjoy treats for your pet and hors d’oeuvres and wine for you too! $20 donations suggested. All proceeds benefit Animal Samaritans’ life-saving programs. Dogs must be friendly and leashed at all times. More info

Intersect Palm Springs Art & Design Fair

The second edition of Intersect Palm Springs returns to Palm Springs, open to the public from Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 (with an VIP Opening Night Preview on Thursday, February 9). Welcoming a dynamic mix of contemporary and modern art and design galleries and a full slate of special programming, Intersect Palm Springs will present special exhibitions and talks taking place throughout the run of the Fair, as well as off-site events in collaboration with regional arts organizations in the Coachella Valley. Get tickets

Desert Blues Revival: Bill Grisolia Band

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, February 8, Bill Grisolia 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: Nutty

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, February 9 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville presents NUTTY, a band with a unique blend of jazz and classic rock served up with a vintage Vegas vibe. Recalling a time when the Rat Pack held court at the Sands, martinis were a lunch staple and jazz clubs were the place to be. Imagine that today and you get NUTTY. Get tickets

Coachella Valley Invitational Soccer Competition

The Coachella Valley Invitational Soccer Competition is underway at the Empire Polo Club, through February 18. This event welcomes the best clubs in MLS (and their fans!) for a three-week competition to secure roster spots, build momentum, and unofficially officially launch the 2023 MLS season. Get tickets

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Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Desert Theatreworks presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap from February 10–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

Gay Pilots’ Winter Warm-Up

The National Gay Pilots Association’s Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up takes place Thursday through Sunday, February 9–12 at the Renaissance Palm Springs. There’s an Early Bird reception on Thursday, and the event officially kicks off on Friday at the Palm Springs Air Museum, home to one of the largest collections of flyable WWII-era aircraft in the world. Saturday is jam-packed with aviation speakers, an aircraft static display, and the NGPA Palm Springs Dinner Gala. More info

Malcolm Myers in Paris Gallery Show

Rubine Red Gallery presents Malcolm Myers in Paris at Atelier 17, 1951-52, a new exhibit running February 10–27 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 11 from 5–8 pm. ​This retrospective features paintings, etchings and intaglio works by famous American printmaker and painter Malcolm H. Myers during the time he spent in Paris, France in 1951-52. There he worked alongside peers including Joan Miró and experimented with new and novel techniques such as incorporating stencils and even spray paint into the centuries–old medium of etching and intaglio. His time there helped cement his legacy as a true American Great in the art of Printmaking. More info

Valentine’s Day Weekend: Moulin Rouge!

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents four Valentine’s Day Weekend special screenings of Moulin Rouge! on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11 at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm each night. Director Baz Luhrman’s spectacular jukebox musical dazzles on the big screen, with captivating performances by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor as star-crossed lovers in the infamously decadent Moulin Rouge nightclub of turn-of-the-century Paris. Get tickets

Electricity Encore Benefit

The Bent presents Electricity in an Encore Benefit at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11 at 7 pm. For two special performances only the longest running play in Palm Springs returns for a final encore before heading to an Off-Broadway run to benefit the brand new LGBTQ+ theater The Bent and The Palm Springs Cultural Center, its new home. If you’ve never seen this multi-award winning play that has been receiving rave reviews for 6 years or want to see it again (like many have) this is your final chance without needing to buy a plane ticket to NYC! Get tickets

Black History Expressions of Color and Brilliance

The Desert Art Center invites you to attend Black History Expressions of Color and Brilliance from Friday through Sunday, February 10–12. Celebrate Black History Month with this exhibit, curated by Tysen Knight, which explores the Art of three African American Artists from the Coachella Valley on their journey of self-expression, while seeking to reach out, touch, communicate and bring people together with their Art. Featured artists are Denny Pascasio, Brittney S. Price, and Tysen Knight. More info

Penn & Teller at The Show

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Rancho Mirage presents Penn & Teller on Friday, February 10 at 8 pm. From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Philadelphia to acclaimed sold–out runs on Broadway to the longest running and one of the most-beloved resident headline acts in Las Vegas history, magic’s legendary duo continues to defy labels—and at times physics and good taste — by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. Get tickets

On Saturday, February 11 at 8 pm, Air Supply takes the stage at The Show. From the early 80’s on, the trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s simple yet majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply. Get tickets

Lunar Festival at the River

The Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission presents the Lunar Festival at The River – The Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, February 11 from 11 am–5 pm. The River and the Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission have teamed up with Panana Events to put on this cultural event honoring the Year of the Rabbit. Festivities will include live music, vendors, lion dancers, children’s craft station, and more celebrating Asian arts and culture and is free to the public. Come and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity! More info

Journey Captured at The Gardens

Agua Caliente Casinos present The Gardens 25th Annual Concert Series on Saturday, February 11 from 4:30–7:30 pm with a concert by tribute band Journey Captured, benefiting Voices for Children. 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. Upcoming concerts include: Lisa Lynn & The Broken Hallelujahs (2/18), Eevan Tré and The Show (2/25), Slim Man (3/4), and John Stanley King Band (3/11). Get tickets

“It’s All About Love”

Coachella Valley Classical Voices (CVCV) is a newly formed troupe of professionally trained singers specializing in Opera and Broadway and they are giving a free debut performance, “It’s All About Love,” at Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert on Sunday, February 12 from 3–4:15 pm. The artists are Andrew Bird, Jenne Carey, Michelle Fiore, Barbara Kerr, Paul Kowal, Justin Marsh, Doug Nagel, Ana Rangel Ortiz, Christian Quevedo, and pianist Kurt Jordan. Selections include West Side Story, The Pearl Fishers, On The Town, La Traviata, Anything Goes, and more. More info

Streetbar Tailgate Party

On Superbowl Sunday, February 12, Streetbar presents a Tailgate Party with lots of food served around 3 pm and special bloody marys starting at 10 am. Kick-off is at 3:30 pm on their 6 large screens. Watch the big game with your friends at Streetbar! More info

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Win Tickets to the Riverside County Fair & Date Festival!

KGAY 106.5 has your chance to WIN tickets to the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, running February 17–6 presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Join KGAY Morning Show host John Taylor on Saturday, February 18 from 11 am–1 pm, for OUT AT THE FAIR! Plus, there will be Drag Bingo, live performances all day, the National Date Pageant, a Glam Show and the OutAt ‘After Dark’ all-ages dance party! Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page

KGAY 106.5 has your tickets to WIN tickets to a Modernism Week Lecture: “Don’t Worry Darling” – Palm Springs Retro Style on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm at the Annenberg Theater. 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 is back and gayer than ever! His 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 will bring 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

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Nicholas Snow and Hot in Palm Springs were on location at Grand Central Palm Springs to capture the excitement of the opening reception for an exhibit of the work of Spanish/Brazilian painter María Eugenia Casuso. “My aunt was an incredibly talented artist,” says Alfredo Casuso, who along with his husband David Perry are collaborating with Grand Central Palm Springs. “When we opened the crates from Brazil, we were astounded by the output. We had no idea this much of her art had remained, unknown for so many years, in storage.” View on PromoHomo.TV

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We also have Hot Deals at V Wine Lounge, The Purple Room, Il Giardino, Grand Central, Kitchen 86, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Monster Shakes, Desert Mischief, Jolene’s, Rick’s, Lulu California Bistro, Thai Smile, Destination PSP, AMP Sports Lounge, Trevor Wayne Pop Art and more! See All Deals

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)