Brad Fuhr Caricature

February, the hardest to pronounce of any of the months on our calendar, is shaping up to be one of the best I can remember in a decade here.

We’ve been ‘scheming’ for months with our various partners to bring some world-class fun to the desert.  Plus, we’ve been privy to the plans for fund-raisers, performing arts and more.  So I’m bullish on the month and we’ll be here to help you make your way through it.

Our new Visitor Map & Guide just came in and is now available around town.  The digital version will be posted on GayDesertGuide.LGBT shortly.  I was impressed by the number of new retailers and restaurants popping up in the area – especially in downtown Palm Springs.  You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Mexican restaurant now. And while that’s not a great analogy, it’s the best I could come up with early this morning :0

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

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A Taste of Jalisco Festival

The City of Cathedral City presents A Taste of Jalisco Festival from Friday through Sunday, February 3–5, in downtown Cathedral City. Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes from the state of Jalisco, Mexico, honoring the 26-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico). The weekend of merriment includes a family-friendly carnival, artisan craft vendor market, tequila tastings and competition, authentic Mexican cuisine, and daily entertainment celebrating Mexican art and culture. The lineup includes headliners Grupo Control, a regional Mexican group based in Houston, TX, who bill themselves as Los Reyes de la Cumbia (The Kings of Cumbia), plus multiple folklorico dance troupes, Las Tias, Dreaming of You (Selena tribute), Outlaw Mariachi, and Corazon de Mana (Mana tribute). More info

Unsung Midler with Alexander Rodriguez

Palm Springs personality Alexander Rodriguez brings the sassy and brassy to the stage to celebrate the Divine Miss M on Friday, February 3 at 7 pm at Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs. This evening of song and storytelling includes songs from Bette Midler’s lesser-performed music from her extensive career. Get tickets

Cantors on Broadway!

Temple Isaiah presents Cantors on Broadway! on Sunday, February 5 at 2 pm with pianist Joel Baker and members of the Desert Winds Freedom Band. Join Hazzan Ken Cohen and some of America’s most talented up and coming cantors as they take a memorable musical tour through Broadway’s most beloved songs. Featured performers include: Cantorial Soloist Jennifer Bennett, Cantor Kelly Cooper, Cantor Daniel Friedman, and Canor Nati Nissim. There will be a reception afterwards. Get tickets

John Mayer Tickets On Sale

John Mayer is bringing his Solo acoustic tour to Acrisure Arena on Thursday, April 6 and tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 3 at 10 am. This audacious tour features solo performances by Mayer, leaning heavily on his acoustic guitar work with special performances on piano and electric guitar. Get tickets

Nunsense A-Men! – Final Weekend

Desert Theatreworks presents Nunsense A-Men! playing through Sunday, February 5. Hallelujah! The Little Sisters of Hoboken are invading DTW this new year! The twist is, all the nuns are played by men, adding another layer of hilarity to this hit musical. When five of the surviving members of the convent discover that 52 of their sisters have been accidentally poisoned by food prepared by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, they’re tasked with the challenge of raising enough money to pay for the burials. The Sisters decide to perform a musical-comedy variety show to raise the funds. Get tickets

Johnny Mathis at The Show

The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage presents Johnny Mathis on Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and “Misty,” Johnny has recorded close to 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. Get tickets

Art Party at Desert Art Center

The Desert Art Center presents two big new shows and one fun Art Party on Friday, February 3, 5–7 pm. More info Join in celebrating new artwork, in every medium and style, by many of the best artists in the Coachella Valley, like the “Dueling Palette Knives” of Kathleen Strukoff and Noreen Coup (pictured). “Impressionism with an Edge” is a one-weekend-only show (February 3–5) featuring the work of Coup and Strukoff. Both painters use palette knives to create oil paintings with bold colors and vigorous texture that evoke a strong sense of time and place…much like their muses Monet and the iconic desert painter Agnes Pelton. More info

February at the McCallum

Patti Lupone

The McCallum Theatre presents One More For the Road: An Extraordinary Tribute to Sinatra starring Bob Anderson on Friday, February 3 at 8 pm and Saturday, February 4 at 2 pm & 8 pm. On Sunday, Loudon Wainwright III Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks take the stage at 7 pm. Coming up in February: 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

Kill the Editor

Desert Ensemble Theatre presents Kill the Editor through Sunday, February 5 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Ben, a young editor, is hired to edit a documentary for the Cannes Film Festival. With only one week, can he cut a five-hour version down to size? The filmmaker doesn’t want to touch a frame. When the previous editor demands her position back, what will Ben do? Will he give in to the 5-hour vision, let the previous editor take over or will he edit the film into his own vision? Get tickets

A Chorus Line

Musical Theatre University presents A Chorus Line on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 3–5, at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center at Rancho Mirage High School. Musical Theatre University celebrates ten incredible years in the desert with Broadway’s Singular Sensation, featuring a cast of twenty MTU current students and alumni as they bring back to the stage everyone’s favorite Broadway musical, A Chorus Line, starring Broadway’s Erik Altemus. Get tickets

Fellini Retrospective Extended

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, February 3 at 7 pm, the featured film will be Roma (1972). As a young man, Fellini (Peter Gonzales) leaves his small Italian town to go to the big city of Rome, live in a boarding house and cavort with the natives in the 1930s and ’40s. In an alternating storyline, the older Fellini (Federico Fellini) goes back to make a movie about Rome, filming things like traffic jams at the Colosseum and the subway system, which hides underground crypts. Get tickets

First Friday: Perez Road

Cathedral City presents First Friday Art Walk on Perez Road this Friday, February 3 from 5–8 pm. Go Where ART Lives! Cathedral City is the place for wonderful art and design galleries. Join painters, sculptors, and musicians in their studio for a peek into their process and the thoughts behind the work. More info

First Fridays El Paseo

The famed shopping district of El Paseo presents First Fridays El Paseo, a monthly evening of events all along the district. On Friday, February 3, enjoy the following: ArtWalk El Paseo: Take a self-guided tour of over 15 fine art galleries and enjoy in-gallery artist receptions, stroll the Median Art Exhibition and take selfies with the many wall murals. El Paseo Cruise Night: classic car show atop the Gardens on El Paseo followed by the famed cruise with hundreds of cars from 4–7 pm. Singer Whitney Lyman performs from 3:30–5:30 pm on the Center Lawn. More info

Pulp Vixen at The Gardens

Agua Caliente Casinos present The Gardens 25th Annual Concert Series on Saturday, February 4 from 4:30–7:30 pm with a concert by Pulp Vixen, benefiting Shay’s Warriors – Life After Cancer. 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: Journey Captured (2/11), 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

Gregory Douglass LIVE

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents Gregory Douglass LIVE on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm. Gregory’s original songs are emotional, heartfelt, and soulful. His evocative pop sound blends “Rufus Wainwright’s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake’s accessible soulfulness” (OUT Magazine). NPR’s Morning Edition coined him “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” His song “Alibis” was featured on season one of Netflix original series The Rain. Get tickets

How to Be Jewish, Queer, and Sane in 2023

Openly gay Rabbi David Novak presents How to Be Jewish, Queer and Sane in 2023, a shockingly frank discussion about our lives, loves, fears and aspirations on Sunday, February 5 from 4–6 pm at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. The GLBT Jewish community, partners and friends are invited to ask all of the questions you have always wanted to ask–even if you think the question would shock the rabbi. Nothing is out of bounds. There will be some food, soft drinks and wine. More info

Palm Springs Vintage Market

The monthly Palm Springs Vintage Market is on Sunday, February 5 from 7 am–2 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Palm Springs has some of the best shopping in the world for mid-century design. Come see a collection of the best Southern California sellers of vintage and antique furniture, art, clothing, jewelry, and home furnishings. The Vintage Market takes place the first Sunday of each month from October through May. 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

KGAY Wants Your Opinion! – Survey Closes Sunday Feb 5

As a KGAY 106.5 listener, you’re probably aware that we’ve been working hard to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio and technology landscape. Our goal is to continue to provide great content the way that you want it on the platforms you use most often, so we’re inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey. Tell us how you use the radio, along with social media, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the web to stay connected to entertainment, news, and updates from KGAY and other sources. We hope you’ll find it to be an interesting way to reflect on your own changing habits as a KGAY fan and radio listener! Take the survey

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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

A Funny Thing Happened…

Tickets are on sale now for Dezart Performs’ 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

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Win Tickets to a Popular Modernism Week Lecture!

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)