Morning, brunch, or night, Palm Springs has options when it comes to basking in the glory of the art of drag. Toucans Tiki Lounge started it all 17 years ago. Conceived as a friendly, carefree, open space, Toucans has always been a place where you can let your hair down. Or, on Sunday evenings, put your hair up for their legendary rotating drag shows: May Day, Tommi Rose and the Playgirls and McSundays with Morgan McMichaels. Also on Sunday nights at Hunters Nightclub: Risqué, a drag revue with Miss Rusty Waters. A newer edition to the desert drag scene is Divas on the Dancefloor with Anita Treadmill at Trunks Bar in Cathedral City.
Oscar’s Cafe & Bar does drag in dinner show style at Oscar’s Cabaret every Friday and Saturday night, and The Judy Show at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club keeps the spirit of Judy Garland alive and well every Sunday.
Drag Brunch is offered by Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, Anita Against Humanity is a popular party game, drag-ified and hosted by Anita Rose at Chill Bar, and when it comes to Drag Bingo, you’ve got your choice of Big Queen Bingo at Hotel Zoso on Tuesdays, Big Bitch Bingo on Saturday afternoons at The Retro Room, and Drag Me to Bingo at Hunters on Wednesdays! Ace Hotel and Swim Club offers Monday night trivia hosted by Palm Springs’ beloved Bella da Ball!
For the latest, go to Drag Shows on Gay Desert Guide Calendar
Toucans Tiki Lounge
Where it all started 17 years ago.
- The Playhouse with Jazymn Simone, Thursday nights
- May Day on the first Sunday of every month
- Tommi Rose and the Playgirls every 2nd and 4th Sunday
McSundays hosted by Morgan McMichaels, every 3rd Sunday
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill
Palm Springs’ original drag brunch (Since 2015) can be found at Rio Azul: The Desert Divas is hosted by Palm Springs’ Queen of the Desert, Vanity Halston. Sells out so regularly that they do two shows: 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Fridays at 8pm, Divas on the Dancefloor with Anita Treadmill and her divas
- Oscar’s does drag in dinner show style at Oscar’s Cabaret, hosted by James “Gypsy” Haake. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Cabaret show goes all-Latin every Friday night for Noches Latinas. Doors open at 9:00 p.m.
- It’s a bitchfest at Oscar’s on Sunday with their Bitchiest Brunch, beginning at 11:00 am. Bottomless mimosas, endless attitude. Check calendar for special drag performances
Big Bitch Bingo with Diva’s hilarious version of drag queen bingo. Saturdays from 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Big Queen Bingo hosted by Tommi Rose, Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m in The Kitchen restaurant. Proceeds benefit a different local charity each week.
Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club
The Judy Show keeps the spirit of Judy Garland alive and well every Sunday at 7:00 with a mix of music and comedy with Michael Holmes’ inimitable parody.
Anita Rose hosts a a sexy, queer version of the classic party game Cards Against Humanity every Tuesday at 8pm
Ross Matthews presents “Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch” hosted by Drag Race’s Morgan McMichaels, Sundays at noon, kicking off February 12, 2019.