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Monthly Center Social

The October Center Social presented by the LGBTQ+ Community Center of the Desert is on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30–7 pm. This month the social will be at Copa Nightclub and Gay Desert Guide is a proud media partner of this event! The Center Social takes place the 4th Wednesday, at a different location every month. Join in for fun, community, and happy hour. More info

L-Fund Financial Seminars: Estate Planning

The L-Fund is offering the community Financial Seminars for lesbians and allies to learn and discuss personal finances with the third in a three-part financial planning seminar and social series, on Tuesday, October 25 from 6–7:30 pm at The Flannery Exchange in Palm Springs. Seminar Three is titled “Plan for the future: How an estate plan helps put you in control,” about caring for the people you love even after you’re gone, leaving behind a lasting meaningful legacy, and managing estate tax burden for both you and your heirs. Free event, registration required. More info


Palm Springs International Airport Job Fair

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is holding a Job Fair to help tenants fill more than 60 open positions on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 am–4 pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The airport is preparing for the upcoming tourist season, which PSP is expecting to be the busiest on record. They are looking to fill a variety of positions ranging from airlines to restaurants, and the Bob Hope USO is even looking for volunteers. The airport requests that applicants bring plenty of resumes with them as several companies will offer on-the-spot interviews. More info


Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway – Just Days Left!​

KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm, and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by VACAYA, Visit Lauderdale, and KGAY 106.5!


Voice Overs…Now is Your Time!

Learn about the world of voiceover from a professional in the industry, Bridget Renshaw, on Monday, October 24 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. With eight years of experience in the industry, Bridget Renshaw’s voice can be heard in commercials, animations, voice dubbing, corporate videos, eLearning, and video games. Get tickets


Monkeypox Community Town Hall Meeting

The HIV + Aging Research Project (HARP-PS) is hosting another Monkeypox Community Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm on Zoom. This is an opportunity for community members to find out the most current information regarding this epidemic and to meet with state, county and city public health officials along with local health providers. More info


Medicare 101

The Palm Springs Library presents Medicare 101- It’s Medicare Enrollment Time on Tuesday, October 25 from 10:30 am–12 pm in the Library’s Learning Center. Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is now, attend this informative lecture presented by Mussie Witkes to learn what options are available to you and have your questions answered. Mussie Witkes is a licensed, independent agent, and AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) certified. More info


Our Visitor Map & Guide for Pride/Fall 2022 is Here!

Just in time for the fall season, which also means Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we present our Visitor Map & Guide Pride/Fall 2022! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town if you’re here, or if planning a visit, you can view and download it right here, right now!


RMWF Writers Series Presents Melissa Rivers

The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival and the Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory present author Melissa Rivers for a book talk, chat and book signing on Tuesday, October 25 from 2–3 pm. Rivers is an entertainment journalist and correspondent, an equestrian, an Ivy League graduate, an accomplished public speaker and an animal advocate. She is the daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers and author of numerous books, including the just-released Lies My Mother Told Me: Tall Tales from A Short Woman. Free event, also livestreaming on YouTube. More info


CV Philharmonic: Romantic String Trios

The fall collection of the CV Philharmonic Society Chamber Series continues on Tuesday, October 25 from 6–8 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center with Romantic String Trios, featuring Robin Olson (violin), John Scanlon (viola), and Richard Treat (cello). The Chamber Series features soloists and small ensembles whose proceeds support local musicians, YTO’s youth educational programs and PSCC’s Theatre 3 Expansion. Get tickets




Gay Man’s Guide to Sex

The LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Eisenhower Health present the Gay Men’s Guide to Sex on Wednesday, October 26 from 4–5 pm on Zoom. Join Alex del Rosario, MD, for a broad overview of gay male sexual practices in the medical aspect. An in-depth question and answer session will follow. Free event, register today. More info


Tim Burton Film Retrospective: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Experience Tim Burton’s early classics on the largest screen in the Coachella Valley at the Historic Camelot Theatre with their PS Rewinds series. On Thursday, October 27 at 8pm, it’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). This a stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film was directed by Henry Selick and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. Get tickets


The Dirty Show with Skyler Gentry

Ben Zook from the hit gay web series, “Where the Bears Are” is back with The Dirty Show, playing America’s favorite actor-singer-dancer-psychic, Skyler Gentry. The show will performed Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm, outdoors at Sunny Dunes Road. This all-new stage show is really dirty, really gay and filled with music, laughs and psychic readings with audience members. Who knows? Maybe Skyler will read YOU! Get tickets


Desert Blues Revival: Tommy Drinkard and the Remedy

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, October 26, Tommy Drinkard and the Remedy 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: Nat and her Tiger Four

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, October 27 from 7–8:30 pm, Jazzville welcomes Nat & her Tiger Four. Natalie Mendoza is a captivating songstress and musical storyteller. And when she’s fronting her Tiger Four band, watch out! “Nat” invites you on a journey back in time to the age of jungle jazz and tropical ditties from the 30s and 40s. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets


Jose Sarria: Panel Discussion Thursday

On Thursday, October 27 from 6–7:30 pm, a member of the Jose Sarria Foundation will be in conversation with a special guest for a panel discussion where a special exhibit of Jose Sarria: Legendary Drag Queen and LGBTQ+ Activist (1922–2013) is on display at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library in the main room through December 15. Jose Sarria was a legend of the San Francisco drag scene. Out and Latino, Sarria dedicated his life to fight for LGBTQ+ rights and even ran as the country’s first known openly gay candidate for public office. The exhibit is open daily at the museum from 10 am to 6 pm, and through 8 pm on Thursdays. More info


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder – Final Weekend

Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder running through Sunday, October 30. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives (played by one actor) without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? This Tony-Award winning Best Musical is a charming, murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. Get tickets


Unbound: An Immersive Kink Chamber Opera

Unbound will be performed through November 6 in Palm Springs. From composer Nathan Hall, librettist Alan Olejniczak, director Jerome Joseph Gentes, and Palm Springs’ own TigerBear Productions comes a live immersive chamber opera experience like no other: Enter a bondage club. Check out the other patrons. Order a drink. Find a spot to stand or sit. Watch and listen to the erotic encounter that changes a man’s life when he finds his way into the club for the first time. 21 and older only. Garb, gear, and cosplay encouraged. Get tickets


THIS WEEKEND

Palm Springs Leather Pride: Eruption – Meat ‘n Heat

The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert presents Palm Springs Leather Pride 2022 this Thursday–Sunday from October 27–30. This year’s theme is Eruption: Meat ‘n Heat and attendees choose from the Explosion or Discharge packages to gain admission to multiple pool parties, parking lot cruise parties and vendor mart, cigar social, Mr. Palm Springs Leather competition, Victory Dance, the closing party and celebration at host Hotel Zoso. Packages also include the Leather Pride 2022 t-Shirt and pin. The formal Leather Pride Dinner is included in the Explosion package, or you can buy tickets to events a la carte, and there is a special Women’s Package (sans pool parties) as well. Check out our event listing for the full rundown of events and ticket links!


Palm Springs Halloween on Arenas Road

Halloween Palm Springs returns to Arenas Road on Sunday, October 30 from 4–10 pm with live entertainment including headliners Ada Vox, Willie Gomez, and David Hernandez, plus KGAY’s own DJ Galaxy and many more taking the stage. You can be on stage, too, and compete for over $1500 in prizes in the Halloween Costume Contest. Register by 7:45 pm for the contest starting at 8 pm. VIP All Access passes are available–take advantage of our HOT DEAL [here] to get 1/3 off your VIP pass! More info


Choir Boy – A Palm Springs Pride Event

Dezart Performs presents Choir Boy, running from October 28–November 6. This 2019 Tony-nominated drama is a moving story of sexuality, race, hope, gospel music, and a young gay man finding his voice. What happens when young student Pharus does not fit the mold for a typical “Drew man” at the at Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys? Pharus is different from his peers, and his effeminate nature constantly sets him apart. Though he may be the leader and most talented member of Drew’s renowned gospel choir, he struggles to gain their acceptance and respect. Get tickets


Sordid Lives Benefit Screening

The Del Shores Foundation presents a one-night-only 22nd anniversary benefit screening of the original Sordid Lives film where it all began at the Camelot Theatres at the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. The evening will be hosted by creator Del Shores and Del Shores Foundation Program Director Emerson Collins with appearances by original film cast members Rosemary Alexander, Newell Alexander, and Ann Walker. The evening will open with a Sordid Lives Costume Contest with prizes for the top three costumes, followed by the screening. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Del Shores Foundation and its mission to find and elevate new LGBTQ+ writers living in the South. Get tickets


David Burnham – “Mostly Broadway”

Desert Theatricals Cabaret Series presents David Burnham – Mostly Broadway on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Burnham has starred in such shows as the mega-hit musical Wicked, The Light In The Piazza and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join David for a night of great stories, fantastic music, and lots of fun! You’ll be singing along as he belts out your favorite Broadway showtunes, standards, and even some radio classics. Get tickets


Desert AIDS Walk – Walk, Out Loud

Join DAP Health as the 2022 Desert AIDS Walk ‘Walk, Out Loud’ takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 7:30 am–1 pm. This year, in addition to walking for friends and family members who we lost because of AIDS, we also walk in support of health equity and health justice for all. The walk starts at Ruth Hardy Park, following a route through downtown Palm Springs and back to Ruth Hardy Park and the Health and Wellness Village. Your participation in the 2022 Desert AIDS Walk helps fund the vital work of DAP Health, an advocacy-based healthcare organization that provides service to over 10,000 individuals in the Coachella Valley. More info


Halloween Spooktacular with Coachella Valley Symphony

The Coachella Valley Symphony will kick off its 30th season in its new home, The Rancho Mirage Amphitheater, with Halloween Spooktacular on Sunday, October 30 from 2–5 pm. This is a great event to bring the kids, with recognizable movie scores like Star Wars, Harry Potter and Ghostbusters and classics like In the Hall of the Mountain King. There will be essences of ghosts, goblins, witches and devils. Free event with reserved tickets. More info


Halloween Bash at Agave Caliente Terraza

Agua Caliente Cathedral City’s Agave Caliente Terraza presents the 2022 Halloween Bash Featuring LA All Stars on Saturday, October 29 from 8–10 pm. There will be a costume contest, Free Play giveaways, a tarot card reader, and live entertainment from LA Allstars, one of Southern California’s premier corporate events bands for high-energy, original performances. Get tickets


Windsor Court’s Trick or Treat

Windsor Court Assisted Living invites children to Trick or Treat on Friday, October 28, from 4:30–7:30 pm. Bring your kids for an evening of treats and costumes. Be sure to join this free community event for a spooky night of fun. More info


Tejano Music Festival

The 4th annual Tejano Music Fest in Cathedral City takes place Saturday, October 29 from 5–10 pm at the Cathedral City Community Amphitheater. Featuring the best Tejano music, fiesta food and spirits, The Tejano Music Fest has announced Hector Gonzalez will make his solo debut and release his new CD at this year’s event, along with performances from Grammy Award-winning bands including Rick Fuentes and the Brown Express, Hugo Guerrero, as well as other award-winning bands such as Tejano Highway 281, Xplosion, and local Tejano favorite Chalito Zapata y Los Traviesos. Besides the music and dance, attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy Tejano-inspired food and beverages, and shop from local merchandisers. Free event, table reservations available. More info


A Very British Lesbian

The L-Fund and Robin Tyler productions present A Very British Lesbian, written and performed by Fiona Goodwin on Sunday, October 30 from 4–5 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Hear the story of how, after a failed Linda Blair-style exorcism, Fiona trained as a nun and then ran away to Hollywood to do stand-up comedy! Get tickets


LOOKING AHEAD

18th Annual Greater Palm Springs Summit

The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) 18th annual Greater Palm Springs Summit will take place on Monday, October 31 from 9–11 am at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert. Traditionally this event draws more than 800 of the region’s business, civic, and education leaders. It’s an excellent and rare opportunity to hear from some of the area’s leaders, influencers, and decision-makers. This year’s theme is “Emergence.” The morning event will reveal the annual economic report and forecast, and also showcase our region’s business diversification strategies and goals to mobilize a long-term sustainable effort to elevate the economy of the Coachella Valley. More info

Save the Date: The Dinah 2023

Having just wrapped up one of the most magical Dinahs ever, The Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend has announced the dates for next year’s event, so mark your calendar for September 27–October 1, 2023. Hotel announcements and ticket sales dates to come soon. More info


On the Air at KGAY 106.5

KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs is “The Pride of the Valley,” and you can show your Pride by proudly wearing our rainbow logo! Check out our selection of apparel and other items emblazoned with the best radio station call letters: KGAY! Shop now

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

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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 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.

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)