JulAugust is my new terms for these extended “dog days of summer”. It’s like that made up word “Thungry”. According to the Urban Dictionary, Thungry is two words put together: Thirsty+Hungry.
July + August this year just means some damned hot weather, occasional smoke in the air from wildfires and humidity thrown in for good measure.
So we are focused on things to do inside this week for our Top 3. Even “Boyz Night Out” is indoors at Hotel Zoso till the weather cools. Sure you can still jump in the pool…
Our Oasis is subject to the same global warming extremes that the world’s climate is experiencing. I’d still rather be here than most places on planet Earth. While hotter summers are going to be the norm, most months here are just glorious.
As a reformed Midwesterner, my mantra remains “You don’t have to shovel sunshine”. It’s just nice to look at snow up on our mountains.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide on KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
For the latest, follow our socials @GayDesertGuide and @KGAY1065 and listen to KGAY Palm Springs wherever you may be!
#ILoveGayPalmSprings #ILoveGayCatCity #ILoveGayTravel #ILoveGay #SayKGAY
A Night of Bowie at The Show
The Show at Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage presents A Night of Bowie on Saturday, July 29 at 8 pm. Since the early 80’s, Syl Thompson has been paying tribute to David Bowie’s music with respect and pride. Thompson embodies Bowie’s musical style and persona; in fact, he has been acclaimed as providing the most credible and realistic Bowie experience in North America. A Night Of Bowie is a multimedia celebration of Bowie’s extensive list of memorable hits, focusing primarily (but not exclusively) on his peak years from the early ’70s through to his album The Next Day. The show has been described as being eerily close to hearing and seeing Bowie himself. Get tickets
Next Week: Tears for Fears – The Tipping Point Tour Part II
On Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30 pm at Acrisure Arena: Tears for Fears, one of the most iconic bands of the ‘80s, selling over 30 million albums worldwide with singles such as “Shout,” “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Mad World,” “Sowing The Seeds Of Love,” and “Woman In Chains” acknowledged as classics. In 2022, the band released their latest studio album The Tipping Point which garnered critical acclaim and has already become a fan favorite. Get tickets
Drag Star Winners at One Eleven Bar
One Eleven Bar in Cathedral City presents a Drag Star Challenge 3 Winners Showcase on Saturday, July 29 at 9 pm, featuring Sahvaren, Norma Lee High and Miss Cherry. Now that the top 3 of Season 3 have been crowned, it’s time to party! Then on Sunday, July 30 at noon it’s the Legends Drag Brunch, hosted by Vanity Halson, with only the best legends and icons from your favorite Palm Springs performers. On Sunday evening at 8 pm, The cast of Drag Star Challenge Season 3 is back for one final victory lap together in the Drag Star Challenge 3 Encore! Showcase. Get VIP tables for the showcases and tickets for the drag brunch on our event page: More info
Wine & Weenies
Wine & Weenies takes place Friday, July 28 from 5–7 pm at Palm Springs Bottle Shop. Admission gets you two glasses of wine, a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a whole lotta fun! Come cool off with good people, cold wine, and hot dogs with a chance to shop late at Palm Springs Bottle Shop and Mojave Flea Trading Post. A portion of ticket sales benefits the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Get tickets
Boyz Night Out
On Friday, July 28—and every Friday night!— Zoso Fun presents Boyz Night Out at Hotel Zoso from 4–8 pm. After having to cancel last week’s event due to extreme heat, the party will resume this week with a contingency plan: in the event of extreme heat, the party will go on—indoors—to ensure the safety of guests, staff, and entertainers. The pool will remain open. This legendary pool party and happy hour is hosted by Snatch and features music from KGAY’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 to kick off the weekend! More info
PSGMC School Supplies Drive
The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) is holding a School Supplies Drive with drop-off this Saturday, July 29 from 8 am–1 pm at the Certified Farmers’ Market Information Desk at 401 Pavilion Drive, Palm Springs. Items needed include pencils, glue sticks, child scissors, spiral notebooks, paper folders, crayons, and loose-leaf notebook paper (large rule). A “Dip Jar” will also be available for credit card donations. You can also donate and learn more at the PSGMC website.
Broadway to the BIG SCREEN – The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
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, July 29 at 4 pm, the featured film is The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, an innocent little tale about Miss Mona (Dolly Parton) and Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (Burt Reynolds). She runs The Chicken Ranch, an illegal brothel with a long history in a small Texas town, and he – well, he’s the Sheriff. Trouble comes when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe (Dom DeLuise) exposes the brothel, causing outside interests to want it shut down, and putting the governor (Charles Durning) in a tough spot. And then there’s them Aggies! MeTV 103.1 fm is a proud media sponsor of the Broadway to the BIG SCREEN Film Series! Get tickets
Oscar’s Sunday T-Dance
Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs keeps the gay T-Dance tradition alive every Sunday from 5–8 pm (summer hours) in their unique outdoor space. On Sunday July 30, KGAY’s own Sunday T-Dance host, DJ Modgirl, will be spinning for Oscar’s! Get down to the happy sounds of the disco dance era and celebrate gay history. More info
Sing Along With Us – My Fair Lady
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, July 30 at 3 pm, come sing along to My Fair Lady. In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. 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
Vote for Mitch! – Favorite Chef
Palm Springs’ own Mitchell Battersby is still in the running for the prestigious Favorite Chef competition, presented by celebrity chef Carla Hall. In this tournament-style competition, competitors go through rounds, and those with the most votes in those rounds move on. To win Favorite Chef, one must leverage the power of social media and word-of-mouth advertising to garner the support of the public to vote. From a humble group of over 100 talented chefs, Mitch has challenged himself to prove time and again that his culinary skills are unrivaled. As he continues to work toward the finals, you can help Mitch win by voting daily, and if he wins the competition, he’s donating $5,000 to Palm Springs Pride to help keep Pride free for everyone. Vote today
Indio Food Truck Fridays
The City of Indio presents a weekly Food Truck Fridays event, from 5–10 pm at Towne Street and Bliss Avenue. Check out the array of food served by the finest food trucks in the area, including Mariscos El Berrinche, Tacos al 100, Nick’s Pizza, Krazy Daisy, Pupuseria 503, Cool Cactus Candles, the Green Truck, and many more! Regardless of what you are craving, Food Truck Fridays has you covered. More info.