We are preparing (and you should be too) for a major storm – Hurricane Hillary – to strike our area over the weekend. While I wrote about our wild weather on Monday, I had no idea that I would be writing about it again.

This time, it’s much more ominous. As I check the forecast maps, it’s not looking good for our entire area. So we are joining the cadre of local officials, forecasters and disaster preparedness experts to be “better safe than sorry”.

This will certainly put a damper on all the events scheduled, including our Top 3 which are all outdoor events. As the weather deteriorates and we hear of cancellations, our team will be keeping you updated on our socials, online and on KGAY 106.5 and KMEE 103.1.

The Emergency Alert System will be activated by the National Weather Service and local officials as needed. When you hear the tones on the air, please pay attention to the information. The biggest issue first responders deal with in the valley are stupid people trying to drive through flooded streets. Don’t be one of them. Again, stay tuned to KGAY & KMEE as this storm develops.

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

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Big Bear ROMP

Big Bear Romp 2023

Bears, Cubs and a diverse group of men convene for Big Bear ROMP, an amazing 4 days in the mountain resort town of Big Bear Lake from August 17–20. This weekend of fun and adventure starts with a pool party, welcome party, and Wild Things dance on Friday. On Saturday, a pool party leads to Phil’s Trivia, Mountain of Laughs Comedy Night with Taylor Williamson, and ROMP in the Dark, a leather and gear dance. Sunday features a bitchy bingo with Chiklet, Bear Soup Pool Party, and the closing Diehards and Stayhouts Party…it’s “Mountains of Men & Mischief!” 🌧️ Rain or shine, Big Bear ROMP will host events indoors if necessary 🌧️ Walk-up passes available for several events. More info

Beneath the Desert Sky: Mojave Lords & Friends

Joshua Tree Mojave Lords and Friends

🌧️UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to anticipated heavy rains this weekend. 🌧️ The Joshua Tree National Park Association presents Beneath the Desert Sky on Saturday, August 19 from 7–10 pm at Pappy + Harriet’s in Pioneertown. This unforgettable night of music will feature performances by Mojave Lords, Flames of Durga, and C’est Claire Music. The renowned Pappy + Harriet’s is a legendary venue known for its intimate and electrifying performances.

Plunge After Dark


The Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert presents Plunge After Dark on Saturday, August 19 from 4–10 pm at CCBC Resort. This is not your ordinary pool party. They’re taking it to a whole new level with jaw-dropping hot-bodied men and sexy gentlemen. Make new, and rekindle old friendships, while you play, frolic and have plenty of fun. Dive into the refreshing pool and let the music take over as talented DJ Peter Barona spins the hottest beats. A variety of mouthwatering food options and cocktails are available at Runway Bar & Restaurant, on-premise. Get tickets

Out on the Mountain

Out on the Mtn 2023 Crop

Out on the Mountain takes place Friday, August 18 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This is the annual party for the LGBTQ community where you can get your gay thrills on with lots of rides, dance music, and entertainment, while also raising funds for local LGBTQ organizations and charities. Enjoy a full park private party of inclusive fun for 5,000+ LGBTQ guests and friends from 6 pm–12 am, as well as admission alongside the general public from 10:30 am–6 pm. Featuring performances by Salina Estitties, hosted by Delta Work, with dance music from DJ Ray Rhodes on the Full Throttle Stage, DJ SRO at the Metro Park Pub, and DJ Les Ortiz spinning Latin Dance. Get tickets

Splash House August Weekend 2

Splash House DJ
Courtesy of Splash House // Blake Daryaie

Splash House is celebrating 10 years of dancing in the desert with their final weekend of festivities for this year, Splash House August Weekend 2, from August 18–20. Splash House is a summer festival series that takes place across multiple weekends at three hotel resorts in Palm Springs: the Renaissance, the Saguaro and Margaritaville. Each resort is a full takeover hosting a poolside stage, rooms, and balconies that are all part of the fun. Artists appearing on August Weekend 2 include DRAMA, Flight Facilities, Matroda, SIDEPIECE, Skream, Tchami and many more. Desert days continue into the night for the After Hours series, with dancing aside the planes and under the stars at the Palm Springs Air Museum, with Chris Lake, a DJ Set by Channel Tres, plus Kream and more. Get tickets


The Coachella Valley Independent‘s annual Best of Coachella Valley reader’s poll is now accepting nominations, a fill-in-the-blank round that is open through Tuesday, September 5. We would love a repeat of our wins last year! Write-in your nominations for Best Local DJ under the “Arts” section: KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch Djs: DJ Eric Ornelas and DJ Galaxy, and DJ Modgirl of the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance! Then, under the “Life in the Valley” section, for Best Local Radio Personality please consider John Taylor of the KGAY 106.5 Morning Show, and finally, also under “Life in the Valley,” for Best Radio Station, please nominate KGAY 106.5 of course! Nominate Today

Broadway to the BIG SCREEN – Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again

Broadway to the BIG SCREEN - Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again

Every Saturday this summer, the Palm Springs Cultural Center presents the great musicals that made it from Broadway to the BIG SCREEN (and sometimes back again). On Saturday, August 19 at 4 pm, the featured film is Mamma Mia! – Here We Go Again, taking us back to the Greek Isles for some flashbacks from Donna’s youth and then to the present day. Donna has passed away, her pregnant daughter Sophie has returned to Kalokairi with dreams of reopening her mother’s business, and gathering all her friends and family. She also finds that she wants to know more about her mother. Hilarity, surprises, tears, and even Cher ensue (along with lots of great ABBA music!) MeTV 103.1 fm is a proud media sponsor of the Broadway to the BIG SCREEN Film Series! Get tickets

Sing Along With Us – Kiss Me Kate

Summer Sing With Us - Kiss Me Kate

The Palm Springs Cultural Center presents classic movie musicals in the Sing Along With Us Film Series all summer long, on the largest screen in the valley at the Historic Camelot Theatre. The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus will lead the singing. On Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm, come sing along to Kiss Me Kate. An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers’ quarrels and two gangsters looking for some money. Gay Desert Guide and KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs are proud media sponsors of the Sing Along With Us This Summer Film Series! Get tickets

🙌 You can enter to win tickets to Sing Along With Us on the KGAY Contest Page!

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