Brad Fuhr

This long holiday weekend, we celebrate the 4th of July with lots of fireworks, random roller skating and music. Let KGAY 106.5 be the soundtrack to your weekend – or maybe 103.1 MeTV FM is more your style with special music salutes to the red, white and blue.  See you at the fireworks!

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All American Fourth of July

Palm Springs All American Fourth of July 2023

The City of Palm Springs continues their series of FREE family-friendly festivities throughout the long holiday weekend with their All American Fourth of July. It all culminates with the City’s magnificent “All American Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular” at Palm Springs Stadium on Tuesday, July 4 starting at 9:15 pm. Before that, a Movie Night at Ruth Hardy Park on Monday at 7:30 pm (showing A League of Their Own). Then on Tuesday, July 4 there’s Palm Springs Power Baseball All-Stars Summer Collegiate Game at 6 pm at Palm Springs Stadium, a Led Zepagain Tribute Band concert at 7:30 pm at Sunrise Park, and a pool party at Palm Springs Swim Center from 3 pm on, leading up to the fireworks show, which you can watch from the pool! More info

Agua Caliente Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Agua Caliente Fireworks

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Rancho Mirage and the City of Rancho Mirage present a Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4 from 7–9:30 pm. The event is free and the parking lot opens at 3 pm with only 700 first-come, first-served spaces available. A drive-in experience with live music starts at 7 pm with the fireworks show taking place from approximately 9–9:25 pm. More info

Palm Desert Independence Day Celebration

Palm Desert 4th of July

The City of Palm Desert presents a concert and fireworks show at Civic Center Park on Tuesday, July 4 from 7:30–9:30 pm. The festive celebration will feature a variety of food trucks and vendors on hand with tasty treats and cool beverages. Attendees may also bring picnic dinners. More info

Sizzlin’ Summer Sale 2023

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Join Gay Desert Guide, KGAY 106.5 & 103.1 MeTV fm for our 2nd Annual Sizzlin’ Summer “Sidewalk Sale” at the Hilton Palm Springs on Friday, July 7 (by invitation only) & Saturday, July 8 from 10 am–5 pm. This is your chance to find spectacular sales from our Featured LGBTQ+ friendly stores. Come enjoy great music, wine & cocktails (no host bar), and fun people as you shop for the best deals in town. KGAY’s John Taylor appears Saturday 10 am-12 noon to get the party started! More info

Recap: Season 8 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Episode 9

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Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has your latest recap for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 8, Episode 9: Carson Kressley, This is Your Gay Life, and it’s time for a good old-fashioned roast of–you guessed it!–Carson Kressley. The queens are reminded that “too nice = death” and “this is a roast, not a sauté, so hit hard!” Find out some of the zingers the queens lobbed at Carson, which of the queens came out on top after the “Snow Bunny” themed runway, and who was left standing in the top three as we near the end of the season. Read Dante’s full recap of Episode 9 [here].

Idyllwild Arts Jazz in the Pines

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Idyllwild Arts Academy presents the 29th year of its popular annual fundraiser, Jazz In The Pines, from July 3–15 on campus as well as select venues with an exciting lineup of live performances and workshops. This year’s Jazz In The Pines is curated once again by New York Times-featured jazz vocalist Rose Colella, who has performed at the festival for many years. Headliners include Grammy Award-Winning trumpeter John Daversa & Marshall Hawkins’ Seahawk MOJO, along with Euphoria Brass Band, Joshua White, Sherry Williams, Yve Evans, Rose Colella, Tom Hynes, Dan St. Marseille, Bob Boss, Frank Fontaine, Tina Raymond & The Idyllwild Arts All-Star Student Jazz Combo. Get tickets

First Wednesday ARTWALK

First Wednesday Artwalk

On the first Wednesday of every month, galleries in the Backstreet Art District open their doors for ARTWALK [More info]. This evening of art community, refreshments and fun goes from 5–7 pm, and this Wednesday, July 5, you can see The Stephen Baumbach Gallery’s current show, ‘Creative Sizzle,’ and enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments. ‘Creative Sizzle’ features 6 gay artists from the Coachella Valley, including: Tim Rasmussen, Dennis Meloy, Michael Roman, Roberto Amaral, Craig Mann, and Ernesto Ramirez. More info

Young Mungo Book Cover

OutBook Club July Meeting

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Palm Springs Public Library present the OutBook Book Club on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30–8:30 pm (with the first half hour being a social mixer) in the upstairs VIP room at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Selections are chosen by group members and highlight a mix of new LGBTQ+ releases and influential classics. The selection for the Wednesday, July 5 meeting is Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart. More info

Jazz & Martinis with Leanna & Jazz Trio

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Summer Sizzles with Jazz & Martinis, live jazz nights every Thursday from 6–8 pm at V Wine Lounge & Martini Bar, a LGBTQ owned venue in downtown Palm Springs. Vocal sensation Leanna is backed by a trio of jazz musicians playing all your favorites in jazz, Latin jazz, Bossa Nova, and even pop tunes transformed into jazz arrangements, all in an intimate, mid-century modern venue with specialty martinis, craft cocktails, and dining. More info

Boyz Night Out

KGAY Zoso Fun Boyz Night Out

On Friday, July 7—and every Friday night!— Zoso Fun presents Boyz Night Out at Hotel Zoso from 4–8 pm. This legendary pool party and happy hour is hosted by Snatch and features music from K-Gay’s own multi award-winning deejay Vincente Corrales as DJ Galaxy! Come and enjoy go-go boys, awesome drink specials, pop up drag events, PS Flaggers and more, and kick off the weekend! More info

Fellini Retrospective: Fellini’s Casanova

Nights of Cabiria

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. Experience why Fellini’s name is synonymous with the international art of cinema! On Friday, July 7 at 7 pm, the featured film will be Nights of Cabiria (1957), in which the magnificent Giulietta Masina plays an eternally optimistic Rome streetwalker with a heart of gold and a head of cotton candy in her husband’s Oscar-winning masterpiece. This funny, poignant classic inspired the musical “Sweet Charity” and is a must-see for Fellini fans. Get tickets

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