Brad Fuhr Caricature

Don’t Worry Darling has brought a resurgence to my Canyon View Estates neighborhood. The film, shot here during the height of COVID-19, stars Harry Styles, Chris Pine and Florence Pugh.

It features many classic autos, the kind you’ll find at the Casual Concours this weekend.  And it was shot one cul de sac away from where Sunday’s “Cul de Sac A Go-Go” is happening for Modernism Week – October. 

Lo and behold my 1963 MGB got its brush with greatness in the September issue of British Airways inflight magazine.  It is featured in a shot of CVE that beautifully encapsulates both machine and Modernism.

The movie is just exiting our local theaters so if you haven’t had a chance to see it on the big screen, this may be the weekend to do so. But there’s much competition for your time with another weekend chocked full of events. P.S.  Thanks to my dad for lovingly restoring this car!

Oh and don’t forget to vote for John Taylor, DJ Galaxy and KGAY in the Best of Coachella Valley from the CV Independent. It IS your favorite radio station, right???

Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

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

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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 have our hot-off-the-press 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 in the coming week and if you’re planning a visit, or just can’t wait (or don’t like paper), you can view and download it right here, right now!


Casual Concours Midcentury Car Show: Disco Inferno

Casual Concours XIII takes place on Saturday, October 15 from 10 am–3 pm at Desert Princess Country Club. This thirteenth annual gathering of significant post-war automobiles features over 200 museum-quality cars, both foreign and domestic on display. The finest midcentury car show in the Coachella Valley, Casual Concours reflects the unique collector car culture of Palm Springs! This year, the theme is “Disco Inferno,” featuring DJ Galaxy of the KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch spinning the retro tunes, with the show focusing on the designer labels and colorful carriages that boogie-oogie-oogied us to the dance floor. Get tickets


Modernism Week – October

Modernism Week Fall Preview has been rebranded Modernism Week – October, and runs from Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16. It is a four-day long “mini-Modernism Week” featuring more than 50 events, including tours, talks, and parties in unique locations not regularly open to the public [More info]. The Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show has an opening night preview party on Oct. 14, offering attendees a cocktail reception, live music and an exclusive first chance to shop at the show before it opens to the public. The Show & Sale runs Oct. 15-16 and will feature more than 40 premier national and international decorative and fine arts dealers [More info].


9th Annual Reel Women’s Film Festival

Now in its ninth year, the Reel Women’s Film Festival takes place October 1–15 streaming online, with an in-person program all day on Saturday, October 15 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival is championed by a committee that works to bring diverse and inspiring films about women to the screen. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, serving Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties. More info


Modernism Week: Cul-de-Sac A-Go-Go

Cul-de-Sac A-Go-Go takes place Sunday, October 16, with one-hour tours from 9:30 am–12:30 pm, and this year it has special significance, since it takes place in the identical Canyon View Estates cul-de-sac next to where Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros. Pictures) was filmed (and some scenes were shot on this spot!). Find yourself transported back to the late 1960s, with six intact William Krisel-designed homes on tour, a curated collection of classic vehicles in the carports and driveways, and Hullabaloo-style go-go platforms where Cul-de-Sac Dancers will shake things up. Period music, high fashion models, and some special surprises make this an event not to be forgotten! Get tickets


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Desert Theatreworks presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opening Friday, October 14 and 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


Song of the Day VACAYA Caribbean Cruise Giveaway ​

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!


An Evening of LGBT Women in Desert Theatre

Green Room Theatre Company presents An Evening of LGBT Women in Desert Theatre on Friday, October 14 from 7:30–9 pm at CREATE Center for the Arts. This season kickoff features performances by Drag King Jesse Jones, actresses Yo Younger, Constance Cilva, Dawnielle Williams, and a State-of-Women-in-Desert-Theatre presentation by lesbian playwright and CV Weekly reviewer Dee Jae Cox. Get tickets


Palm Springs Equality Awards

Equality California presents the Palm Springs Equality Awards on Saturday, October 15 at The Sonoran from 3–6 pm. Enjoy a cocktail reception, awards reception, and after party. Honorees include the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (Community Leadership Award) and Greg Rodriguez (Equality Leadership Award). Hosted by Epiphany Kali Mattel and featuring a special performance by Melissa Prime and Kataluna Enriquez. Get tickets


L-Fund Afternoon of the Arts

L-Fund presents their second annual Afternoon for the Arts at the CREATE Center for the Arts in Palm Desert on Sunday, October 16 from 2–4 pm. This afternoon of art will be “A Feast for the 5 Senses,” and there will be a tour of the Center at 4 pm for those interested. All net proceeds for this event will support cis and trans lesbians with an emergency financial crisis, health and wellness, education grants, and grants for the arts. Get tickets



Guide Dogs of the Desert’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Join Guide Dogs of the Desert for their 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, October 14 from 6–9 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage. Celebrate 50 years of leadership with Guide Dog Teams and supporters who have made a difference in blind and visually impaired individuals’ lives. Meet some of the newest Guide Dog puppies in training, graduates and new Support K-9 dogs. More info


Drag Me to Giving Brunch 2022

Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine (CVVIM) presents Drag Me to Giving Brunch 2022 on Sunday, October 16 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm on Palm View Road in Rancho Mirage. Join emcee Bella da Ball and a few of her friends for margaritas and taco brunch with a performance by Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the first LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the World. Get tickets


Niki Haris at The Purple Room

Bask in the majesty and ethereal nuance of jazz chanteuse Niki Haris at The Purple Room Supper Club on Friday and Saturday, October 14 & 15. Ms. Haris has crafted an intoxicating evening of jazz, blues, pop and inspiring melodies sure to soothe the soul. A multi-talented singer, dancer, actress and choreographer, Niki is the daughter of Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Gene Harris, and is best known as “the big voice” behind Madonna for 20 years, appearing alongside the icon in the bio-movie “Madonna: Truth or Dare,” the #1 hit video “Vogue,” plus “Music” and many more. Dinner at 6 pm, Show at 8 pm. Get tickets


Priscilla Presley at The Show

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage’s The Show presents An Evening with Priscilla Presley on Friday, October 14 at 8 pm. Born in New York, her father’s career as an Air Force officer enabled the family to travel extensively. She attended high school in Wiesbaden, West Germany, where she met her future husband, Elvis Presley. Although Priscilla and Elvis divorced in 1973, they remained very close until the time of his death. Priscilla currently has in development a stage play based on her unique life, from the perspective of a teenage girl to a woman thrust into the world of rock and roll. Get tickets


Kenny Loggins at The Show

The Show also presents Kenny Loggins – Kenny at the Movies on Saturday, October 15 at 8 pm. Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and has won two Grammy® Awards. His songs have left his musical imprint on “the soundtrack of our lives.” Over the last four decades, his chart-topping songs have included “This Is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Footloose,” “Danger Zone,” and so many more. Get tickets


Titanic the Musical – Final Weekend

The Palm Canyon Theatre presents Titanic the Musical, now through October 16. Based on the story of the RMS Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912, this musical takes audiences on a journey unlike any other account of this historic voyage. As crew and passengers are introduced, their conversations reveal their social status and satisfaction with life. When the ship’s owner demands that the captain increase speed to arrive in New York early, the Titanic collides with an iceberg, creating a chaotic and dangerous situation for all. Get tickets


Volunteer Opportunity

Gay for Good is partnering with The Boys & Girls Club in Cathedral City for a cleanup of their garden on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am–Noon. Wear your comfortable gardening clothes and prepare to get a little dirty and do a lot of good! More info


AbEx: 1950–1965 Opening Reception

​Rubine Red Gallery presents the Opening Reception for AbEx: 1950-65 on Saturday, October 15 from 5–8 pm. The Estate Collection at Rubine Red Gallery is proud to present a group exhibition of second generation abstract expressionist artists that emerged in the latter half of the 1950s. ​The love and appreciation for American Abstract Expressionism is going through a renaissance in the 2020’s, and Rubine Red is here to make sure you get an amazing tour of AbEx at its finest. More info


Tim Burton Film Retrospective: Ed Wood

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 Sunday, October 16, at 8 pm, it’s Ed Wood (1994). Tim Burton’s singular artistic vision of whimsical, gothic fantasy took Hollywood by storm when he made his directorial debut in the 1980’s. In this film, director Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a Hollywood outcast because of his eccentric habits and bafflingly strange films. Nevertheless, with the help of the formerly famous Bela Lugosi and a devoted cast and crew of show-business misfits who believe in Ed’s off-kilter vision, the filmmaker is able to bring his oversize dreams to cinematic life. Get tickets


Jose Sarria Exhibit

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. On Friday, October 15, the feature documentary Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of Jose Sarria will screen at 2:00 pm, followed by a discussion. More info


LOOKING AHEAD

DBA Networking Event Hosted by DAP Health

The Desert Business Association presents a Networking Event Hosted by DAP Health on Monday, October 17 from 5:30–7 pm. DAP Health will hold behind-the-scenes tours of their facility; come to learn more about this premier, long-standing desert organization. Plus, there will be some wonderful food by DBA member Lynn Hammond Catering. More info


Final Round Voting for Best of Coachella Valley

The finalists have been selected in the Coachella Valley Independent’s 9th Annual Best of Coachella Valley, and we are thrilled to have three nominations associated with KGAY 106.5! DJ Galaxy (aka Vincent Corrales) of the KGAY Retro Lunch at Noon has been nominated for Best Local DJ, and KGAY Morning Host John Taylor is up for Best Local Radio Personality! Last but not least, KGAY 106.5 is itself nominated for Best Radio Station! The final round of voting runs online at CVIndependent.com through Sunday, October 23. Vote Today


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

Welcome New Partners!

Jeff Joiner at Crestline Funding is a small town guy who believes in being honest and developing long term relationships with his customers. He looks forward to being listed in Gay Desert Guide and working with KGAY to serve the mortgage and housing needs in this community as well as connect with community groups who could use some support. Life is better when everyone wins. Learn more

It might be hard to swallow, but Eagle 501 has changed its name to Dick’s Bar. They’ve had Dicks on their minds for so long that they wanted to be surrounded by them. So, come to Arenas Road and let them put something tasty in your mouth. Same great staff with an atmosphere where pretentiousness and judgment are left behind, and the community can revel and play. Learn more

  1. Your Guide to Modernism Week – October
  2. Wiliam Krisel: The Architect for “The House of Tomorrow”
  3. Side Trip: 5 Stops to Make in Cabazon
  4. Halloween 2022: Where to Get Your Boo! On
  5. Dinah Shore Festival Shines in a Dark Time for Women

Our HOT DEAL this week is a special price on special VIP treatment at Halloween on Arenas Road (Sunday, October 30). With a VIP pass, you get exclusive stage-side viewing, a meet & greet with headliners Ada Vox and Willie Gomez, and access to the Effen Vodka Lounge with special food & drink offerings. Get all this for 33% off with this exclusive HOT DEAL offer through Gay Desert Guide: $75 VIP tickets for only $50! Get Your Deal

We also have Hot Deals at Men’s Grooming Spot, Jolene’s Bar & Grill, Rick’s Restaurant, REVEL Public House, Runway, Willie’s Modern Fare, AMP Sports Lounge, Grand Central, Desert Mischief, Just Fabulous, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, Monster Shakes, 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)