Big Bear Romp, Streetbar’s 28th Anniversary, Burlesque Tribute to Prince, Elton John–The Early Years, KGAY broadcasts from a Vacaya cruise, and a look ahead to DIVA Party and the Outlandish Performance Series, plus HOT DEALS and Happy Hours! 

Big Bear Romp

Big Bear ROMP is taking place this weekend, from Thursday, August 15 through Sunday August 18, at the Lodge at Big Bear Lake. Created in 2015, Big Bear ROMP is the only weekend event in Big Bear that welcomes bears, cubs and everyone to join the fun, with hundreds of men coming back each year for mischief and more in the great outdoors. We’ve got all the details on our event listing, from pool parties to munch-n-mingle, Comedy Night featuring Lady Bunny, Underwear Freakshow Dance Event, Bitchy Bingo Brunch, Leather & Gear, and more. More info

Streetbar’s 28th Anniversary

Join Streetbar on Saturday, August 17 all day to celebrate their 28th anniversary. It will be a full day of celebration with food, fun and entertainment. Don’t miss Billy Wilson as Carol Channing and Emcee. Siobhan will perform from 1:00–2:30 p.m., the Northern Lights Acoustic Trio will perform from 5:00–7:00 p.m., and DJ Mr D (Joe De Hoyos) will spin from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. More info

DJ Galaxy AIDS LifeCycle Fundraiser

Come get your car washed by hot sexy men on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at Wangs in the Desert! DJ Galaxy is raising funds for his participation in AIDS LifeCycle in June 2020. Get a car wash, enjoy cold cocktails on the patio, hot dogs and hamburgers, drag performances, and of course music by DJ Galaxy himself! All money raised will be divided between SF AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles GLBT Center. More info

Dearly Beloved Burlesque – A Prince Tribute

Celebrate the amazing career of Prince with a special tribute, Dearly Beloved Burlesque, on Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Hotel Zoso. Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque presents a deep dive into this amazing artist’s soul, bringing his music to life on stage in true burlesque fashion. What better music to bump n grind, shimmy and shake to? Get tickets

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Tribute: Elton John–The Early Years

Spotlight 29 Casino presents the next offering in their tribute concert series running Friday nights with Elton: The Early Years – A Tribute to Elton John on Friday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. Hot on the heels of the recent feature film Rocketman, this performance will celebrate the legendary musician with the unforgettable songs you know and love. Get tickets


Vacaya’s Inaugural Ptown Cruise LIVE on KGAY

KGAY 106.5 is broadcasting live from Vacaya’s very first cruise, sailing round trip from the Big Apple to one of the biggest and most fun gay parties on the planet…Provincetown Carnival! Listen to John Taylor & Shann Carr from 6:00–9:00 in the morning on 106.5 FM as they share their experience of the largest all-gay cruise to ever sail to Carnival, along with other guest stars from the cruise, including Palm Springs area folks who are on the boat and our own Gay Desert “Guide” Brad Fuhr. Listen for interviews with cruise performers Miss Richfield and Kristin Chenoweth, and much more! Listen to KGAY 106.5

Mark Your Calendar: DIVA PARTY – Palm Springs

On Friday, August 30 (Just two weeks away–time flies!) GayDesertGuide.LGBT and KGAY 106.5 present DIVA PARTY – Palm Springs at Hotel Zoso, starting at 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the music of the divas with DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears & more.  Come dressed as your favorite diva and dance to celebrity DJ Ray Isaac’s selection of hit Diva Songs! Ticket sales benefit Qchella Media, the non-profit that brings you KGAY 106.5. Get tickets

Outlandish Series Passes on Sale

The Palm Springs performance series Outlandish is coming back this fall with an outstanding lineup, including evenings with Fran Drescher, Margaret Cho, Coco Peru, Miss Richfield 1981, Leslie Jordan, and Randy Rainbow! Buy a Series Pass to all six shows today and save 10% Get yours


Thank You!

We just want to say thank you to everyone who came out to party with us at the Mid-Summer Dance Party on Saturday, August 3. We had a great time and raised over $2,000 to support Desert Aids Project and Qchella Media!


Happy Hour at Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill (2:00–6:00 p.m. daily) is all about $5 house margaritas, as well as house wine, draft, bottled beer, and well drinks. Or get fancy with a $7 frozen bellini or well martini. You can also enjoy Happy Hour prices on quesadillas, flautas, la canoa, nachos, papas bravas, tacos, or choose variety with a rio sampler platter! Get Happy at Rio Azul



Streetbar is celebrating 28 years this weekend! Come early for the delicious Bloody Mary Bar on Saturday, August 17 from 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and stay for performances by Siobhan and Northern Lights Acoustic Trio, or come late for DJ Mr. D. — And if you can’t make it Saturday, come wish them Happy Anniversary Week: Streetbar has Top Shelf specials every day of the week! Check them out: Get Happy at Streetbar

Debby Alexander’s Peabody’s Cafe & Bar, in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, serves hearty American breakfasts and lunches from 7:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m, plus full bar and 6 large HD flat-screen TV monitors, and Karaoke on Friday and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to close! Grab this HOT DEAL to get your $15 gift certificate to Peabody’s for only $10 now! Get Your Deal


Each visit to Oscar’s Cafe and Bar is a unique experience, from cabaret to bistro to discotheque with their casual bar, courtyard, and showroom offering dining and live entertainment in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Get your drink on at Oscar’s Sunday T– Dance with this HOT DEAL: You get a $25 gift certificate for just $10! Get Your Deal