The generosity of you who live and play in the Coachella Valley is truly amazing. Over the weekend, I attended the Laurel Foundation’s annual toy drive and fundraiser (where Cher and Chaz Bono were honored, but were no-shows!) and participated in Animal Samaritans “Men of the Desert” (Where Barry Manilow DID attend). We helped raise over $200,000 for the new facility.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
Toy drives, food drives and more charity events are on the horizon. Please give time or treasures – meaning you can simply volunteer to help if you can’t afford to donate. We’re promoting most of these on the events page of Gay Desert Guide and on KGAY 106.5. It certainly makes us feel good to give back to this amazing community.
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Rock the Park Returns with Ronstadt Revival
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce’s free outdoor concert series of tribute bands at the Palm Springs Downtown Park, “Rock the Park,” is coming back for a sophomore stint beginning Wednesday, December 7 at 7 pm. This season-opening performance will feature Ronstadt Revival: Tribute to a Legend, with the music of Linda Ronstadt. Rock the Park will continue on the first Wednesday each month, through May 3, 2023. Future dates will pay tribute to Queen, Prince, Bee Gees, and more. The concerts are free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs. More info
Fun Home Opens Tuesday
CVRep presents Fun Home from December 6–18. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home is a musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. Follow Alison as she uncovers the secrets through three different ages in her life. Fun Home isn’t just a coming-of-age or coming out story, but one that sets out to unravel the many mysteries of childhood through which we can all identify. Get tickets
Denim & Diamonds
The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City presents the 13th Annual Denim & Diamonds extravaganza on Monday, December 5 at 5 pm at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Come sparkle in your best denim and support the Club’s educational, training, and mentorship programs. The event begins with cocktails and a silent auction. Then it’s dinner and an exciting live auction featuring unique items that will make you want to raise your padde. Stay for dancing to live rock, pop, funk & soul music by HOTROX. Get tickets
Palm Springs International Film Fest 2023 Lineup
On Tuesday, December 6, the Palm Springs International Film Festival releases the lineup and schedule for the 2023 festival, which runs January 6–16. Plan ahead and get ready for individual ticket sales to open:
- December 13-19 – American Express Presale Event
- December 19 – Member Preview Night
- December 20-21 – Member Days
- December 22 – General Public Ticket Sales
- January 2 – Box Office opens
- Passes are available now
- More info
Rock Suisilence: A Concert to Raise Awareness of Suicide
Angel Force USA presents Rock Suisilence – A Concert to Raise Awareness of Suicide at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater on Tuesday, December 6 from 5:30–9 pm. Featuring Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia and musicians who have played in The Who, Roger Daltry Band, Crosby Stills Nash, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart Band, Bob Dylan, Air Supply and two founding members of Sugar Ray. Free for veterans, $25 otherwise. Get tickets
Best of Modernism Online Auction
Modernism Week presents the Best of Modernism Auction, now through Sunday, December 11. This exciting online auction of customized experiences and intriguing and distinctive items comes just in time for the holiday season. Discover more than 60 unique architectural experiences, exclusive VIP Modernism Week event tickets and experience packages, access to prime sold-out parties, and uncommon, exclusive items not typically available to the public. More info