Florida’s weather has come to roost in the desert, making our claim of 360 days of sunshine at risk. We may have to take a day or two off that tourism tidbit.

Let’s head overseas to Greece, shall we? It’s Mama Mia, Here We Go Again! for the final summer sing-a-long this weekend.

Our thoughts fast-forwarded to another another kind of grease as Leather Pride passes are on sale now. We hear that the Leather Pride dinner is selling out quickly. See our events page for the link.

I’m off for a little vacation and will be reporting from Amsterdam and Prague Prides when you hear me on KGAY 106.5 in the coming weeks. I’ll send a postcard!

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

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Summer Sing-A-Long: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The Summer Sing-a-Long series comes to a conclusion at the Palm Springs Cultural Center this weekend. On Saturday, August 6 the series comes full circle with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads. Come early for the Schmigadoon happy hour at 5 pm upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Head into the theater for the sing-a-long at 7 pm, with songleaders from the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus! Get tickets

Outburst Project Opening Night Party

The Palm Springs Art Museum invites you to celebrate the second iteration of their artists-in-residency program, Outburst Projects, with an Opening Night Party on Saturday, August 6 from 6–10 pm. Join new artists-in-residence–Gabriela Ruiz, Karla Ekatherine Canseco, Maria Maea, Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya, and Clara Nieblas–and experience their work in the museum’s galleries. Enjoy the music of three DJs: Coachella Valley’s Gallo Negro, LA’s GFUNKTRECE, and Boyle Heights’ Dj Sizzle—as well as appetizers, and a cash bar. Special reception for museum members starts at 5 pm. Get tickets

FERRO Summer Music Festival

FERRO Italian restaurant in Idyllwild presents the FERRO Summer Music Festival, continuing all month through Labor Day Weekend. Musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds will grace the outdoor stage, accompanied by refined Italian cuisine, cocktails, and cool mountain nights. With Jazz Nights, Blues & Soul, and Women in Jazz on Sundays, there is music on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all three nights of the weekend. Access to the performances, and cocktails on the patio, are available without reservations or cover charge. (For restaurant seating, make a reservation). More info

Modernism Week October Tickets on Sale Now

Modernism Week, the annual festival that highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, will offer Modernism Week – October from October 13–16. While smaller in scope than the 11-day festival held annually each February, the October event offers more than 50 events during 4 days, including several free and low-cost programs. A full schedule of events is now available and tickets are on sale! More info

Oscar’s T-Dance Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest

Oscar’s is the “the scene of downtown Palm Springs” with their famous Sunday T-Dance, from 5–9 pm. It gets even hotter for the next month, as the T-Dance will include a Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest every week from now until Labor Day weekend. One winner will receive $250 in cash and prizes each Sunday! Then on Sunday September 4, a Grand Prize winner will win $1000 worth of cash and prizes. More info

Greater Palm Springs Realtors Food Drive

The Greater Palm Springs Realtors (GPSR) are running a food drive to benefit The LGBTQ Center of the Desert’s Community Food Bank. Non-perishable food items are accepted at the GPSR office from 9 am–5 pm on Mondays and 8 am–5 pm on Tuesday–Friday. There will also be a special Saturday drop-off on Saturday, August 13 from 8 am–10 am. More info

Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage Continues

Grab your friends and your passport to new adventures with Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, running from now through Friday August 12. Come hungry! Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage is an annual tradition of sizzling specials and tantalizing treats for the community to enjoy. Participating restaurants run the gamut from Willie’s Modern Fare, Dickie’s Barbeque Pit, Apong’s Philly Steak, Enzo’s Bistro & Bar, Shame on the Moon, and Haus of Poke, to Ben & Jerry’s, Dragon Lili Boba Bar, and many more. It not only helps local restaurants during slower months, your $10 wristband is also a fundraiser for local nonprofits. More info


DBA Networking Mixer at Palm Springs Animal Shelter

Join the Desert Business Association (DBA) as they return to one of our community’s most treasured resources, the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, for a Networking Mixer on Monday, August 8 at 5:30 pm. This is not only a time to network with other business people, but also an opportunity to support the PS Animal Shelter by bringing and donating much-needed supplies to help the animals and the shelter staff, as well as tour the facility. More info

Splash House August Weekend One

Splash House is back for two consecutive weekends in August; first up is Friday–Sunday, August 12–14, at the Saguaro, Renaissance, and Margaritaville Resort Hotels. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms, and balconies that are all part of the fun. Desert days continue into the night for the After Hours series, dancing among the planes and under the stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Weekend One artists include Dabin, Dombresky, John Summit, Nora en Pure, Polo & Pan, Elohim and more. Get tickets

Gay Days Anaheim Discounts Available

Gay Days Anaheim is only six weeks away, and it’s time to make your hotel reservations now, with discounted rates for the Gay Days Anaheim group, at the Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier. The discount won’t last and hotel rooms go fast. You can also pick up your park tickets at a discounted rate. Get the links you need and see the rundown of all the Gay Days events on our event listing page: More info

Palm Springs International Film Fest Awards Tickets on Sale Now

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will run Friday, January 6–Monday, January 16, 2023, kicking off with the Film Awards Gala on Thursday, January 5 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Tickets for the Gala are now on sale (as of August 1)! This is the glitz-and-glamour night of one of the largest film festivals in North America, and the black-tie event is attended by 2,500 film lovers. More info

On the Air at KGAY 106.5

KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your passes to Splash House 2022, taking place August 12–14 & August 19–21. We’re giving away a pair of passes for each weekend, getting you into the host resorts, hopping on the festival shuttles for FREE and attending all the pool parties and performances during the day! Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page

KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide also have have your chance to WIN tickets to Out on the Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain! The event takes place Friday, September 9 from 6 pm–midnight. The entire park goes gay for the night, which provides a safe and inclusive environment of fun for the LGBTQ community, with rides, dance parties, and performers. Enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page

Join all the handsome princes and evil queens at Gay Days Anaheim, courtesy of KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide! Gay Days takes place September 16–18 at Disneyland resort, a three-day weekend of parties, shows and events that make the happiest place on earth the gayest every year! [Click here] to find discounted hotels and park tickets along with a full schedule, and Enter to win tickets to Gay Days on the KGAY Contest Page

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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Willie’s Modern Fare is the latest venture from Willie Rhine and Chad Gardner, offering a range of seasonal freshly prepared food and a comprehensive drink selection, along with first class service. For two more Wednesdays this summer, they have a unique open mic experience: Willie’s Broadway Block Party! Check it out and save 30% while you do it–Get a $25 gift card for just $17.50! Get Your Deal

We have Hot Deals at Just Fabulous, Giuseppe’s Pizza & Pasta, 1501 Uptown Gastropub, Runway, Destination PSP, Desert Mischief, Lulu California Bistro, Eight4Nine, Grand Central, Revel Public House, Men’s Grooming Spot, Zin American Bistro, 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 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)