Brad Fuhr

And now it’s time for the public service portion of our program. National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week is underway, I took a tour of “PS….Test” this week with Dr. Phyllis Ritchie and her team. And I’ve been asking around since I learned about 2-1-1 for PrEP, and have found that many in our community are not aware of it. Many know of Doxy PEP to stop STDs, but this was new to me. Just three doses of meds to prevent transmission of HIV.

We’re also partnering with Desert Oasis Health Care on “Ask A Gay Doc”, a twice monthly video series on LGBTQ Health. Dr. Renzo Corzano and KGAY’s John Taylor have frank and humorous discussions in order to bring a little levity to some serious subjects.

Our valley is known for many wonderful things. STIs and STDs should not be among them. Do your part to get educated and get protected.

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

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Palm Springs International Pride Hockey Tournament

Palm Springs Pride Hockey Tournament

The 2024 Palm Springs International Pride Hockey Tournament is this weekend at The Berger Foundation Iceplex at Acrisure Arena, and the Finals will take place in the big venue, Acrisure Arena, on Sunday, March 24 at 11 am. All games are free to come watch and parking is free. On Friday Night, tournament sponsor Tool Shed presents the Play Harder Party at 9 pm. On Saturday Night, it’s a Jock Auction at The Barracks at 9 pm. To close out the tournament, there’s a big Pool Party at Margaritaville on Sunday afternoon. (Don’t forget to mark your calendar for KGAY Night with the CV Firebirds on Wednesday, April 10, as well!) More info

Palm Desert Food & Wine 2024

PD Food Wine Chefs 2024

The Palm Desert Food & Wine event returns March 21–24, featuring a diverse selection of mouth-watering eats, premium wines, and hands-on cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs like Tyler Florence, Dominque Crenn, Angelo Sosa, Aarti Sequeira, Susan Feniger, and many more. The fête begins with a James Beard Gourmet Four-Course Luncheon prepared by culinary virtuosos and will be followed by two days of grand tastings, where you can delight in delectable offerings from local and regional restaurants and sample more than 60 wines or enjoy unique craft brews, IPAs, and draught ciders. Get tickets

One PS Picnic & Community Expo

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One PS (Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs) presents the 15th Annual Picnic & Community Expo on Saturday, March 23, from 11 am–2 pm at Ruth Hardy Park. There will be exhibits and information booths along with a complimentary picnic lunch from local restaurants, pooch parade and costume contest, activities for kids, and balloon rides! KGAY and 103.1 MeTV FM will be out and about there too, stop by and say hi! More info

Night of Joy

Night of Joy
Jett Adore
Jett Adore

The Revolution Stage Company brings you Night of Joy, the most scandalous circus side show and striptease spectacular this side of Sexytown, on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Joy Rides, of Wau Wau Sisters fame & fortune, and starring Jett Adore, “The biggest, sexiest, most talented male burlesque star in the world” (Playgirl Magazine), he can most recently be seen starring on the Las Vegas strip with Dita Von Teese. Adore is joined by international circus star and magician “show stopper” Elena Brocade, with Ambrose Martos, NYC’s favorite & filthy clown, and Australia’s most stunning showgirl & star of Las Vegas’s Opium, Gypsy Wood. Get tickets

Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility

The official Transgender day of Visibility returns to the Coachella Valley on Saturday, March 23 from 12–4 pm at Frances Stevens Park. This year, it is brought to you by the newly formed Transgender Resource, Advocacy and Network Service in partnership with original host organization, Trans Community Project. Next weekend, on Saturday, March 30 a similar event will take place in Coachella at The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert. More info

Desert Winds Freedom Band – It’s a Wonderful World

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The Desert Winds Freedom Band presents their spring concert, It’s a Wonderful World, on Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm at the Jewish Community Center. The band will excite you with musical impressions of strolling through the amazing Redwood Forests, hiking through the ethereal red rocks of Sedona, climbing to the summit of a mountain range, or gazing in reflection at the great Shenandoah River. Also featured will be world-famous guest composer, Frank Ticheli, who will conduct his exciting piece “Vesuvius.” Get tickets

House Party PS: Pink Saturday 2

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The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, Joe Troncoso and Carl Schreier invite you to Pink Saturday 2 on March 23 from 4–7 pm. It’s another celebration of all things Pink — cocktails, fabulous entertainment, silent auction and more — all to raise funds for Cheeky Charity (promoting men’s colorectal cancer awareness) and The Bent Theater Company. Special entertainment by TV and Broadway star Bruce Vilanch, Top-10 finalist on X-Factor, Jason Brock and songstress Siobhan Velarde. Featuring Bella Da Ball as your hostess with the mostess and special performance by Steven Michael’s Water Lilies featuring the Desert Flaggers. Get tickets

Chadwick Johnson at The Purple Room

Chadwick Johnson

The Purple Room Supper Club presents Chadwick Johnson: Soul Provider on Saturday, March 23 (dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm). ‘Soul Provider’ celebrates the music of Michael Bolton, Michael McDonald and George Michael. Created and arranged by Todd Schroeder and Chadwick Johnson, this soulfully emotive show is packed with iconic hits like: “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “When a Man Loves a Woman,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Careless Whisper,” “Father Figure,” “Faith,” and more. Get tickets

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Palm Canyon Theatre Presents Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, playing Thursdays through Sundays, March 8–24. An unjustly exiled barber returns to nineteenth century London, seeking revenge against the judge who framed him. Renaming himself Sweeney Todd, the now mad man vows revenge, applying his razor to unlucky customers and shuttling the bodies down to Mrs. Lovett’s meat shop. Though many fall to his blade, Todd will not be satisfied until he slits the judge’s throat. Get tickets

Mid-Century Moderns

Mid-Century Moderns, the hit jukebox musical comedy, is at Revolution Stage Company with performances every Friday and Sunday at 7 pm, every weekend through April 7, with an extra performance on Saturday, March 30. The pop hits of the 1960s come to life as a Wisconsin widow is transformed from frump to fabulous when she finds herself in an exciting new world in 1966 Palm Springs. Get tickets

Glow in the Park at The Living Desert

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens presents Glow in the Park on select nights from March 16–April 28. Step into a magical world of lights with more than a hundred Chinese lanterns hand crafted by artisans. Glow in the Park showcases the wonders of wildlife from across the globe and throughout time, featuring larger-than-life displays inspired by the beauty of nature, dozens of interactive installations, fantastic photo ops, and, of course, the fan-favorite “magic” smoke bubbles. Also: don’t miss the opportunity to light up your taste buds with specialty Asian-inspired dishes, American-style family favorites, and wonderfully wild themed cocktails. Note: Adults-Only night is April 11. Get tickets

Coming Up at The McCallum Theatre

Chris Botti
Chris Botti
  • Chris Botti – Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 8 pm
  • The 66th Edition of “It’s Magic” – Sunday, March 24, 3pm
  • Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel – Monday, March 25, 7 pm
  • Trailblazing Women of Country – Tuesday, March 26, 7 pm
  • The Desert Symphony presents Ted Vigil John Denver Tribute – Wednesday, March 27, 8 pm
  • Mean Girls the Musical – Friday–Sunday, March 29–31, 2024
  • See the full March 2024 schedule on our event listing

Sage & Friends

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SAGE & Friends are celebrating Riverside County’s LGBTQ+ community and honoring Martin Massiello with SAGE’s Corporate Champion Award & Tim Vincent with SAGE’s Pioneer Award on Sunday, March 24 from 11 am–1 pm at Palm Springs Living Out. Enjoy brunch and fabulous company. Get tickets


Friday, March 22
Palm Springs Yappy Hour from 4–6 pm at Boozehounds benefiting Animal Samaritans.
Fourth Friday Art Walk on Perez from 4–7 pm at Perez Road Art & Design District
Reality Check” Exhibition Opening Reception, 4–7 pm at Desert Woman Gallery (Perez)
Rumours – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute @ 8 pm at The Show
Blake Shelton: Back to the Honky Tonk Tour @ 7 pm at Acrisure Arena

Saturday, March 23
PetSmart Adoption Event with Animal Samaritans
from 11 am–1 pm
Michael Hinkle: ReEmerge Exhibition Artist’s Reception @ 6 pm at brien o’brien salon

Sunday, March 24
Coachella Valley Classical Voices
@ 3pm at United Methodist Church of Palm Springs

13th AmDocs Film Festival

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The 13th Annual American Documentary and Animation Film Festival takes place March 21–25 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. The festival serves as a forum to celebrate and promote documentary film – and the independent filmmakers around the world who bring knowledge and awareness through their stories about real people and issues. A variety of ticket/pass options are available. See our event listing for links to the festival’s extensive daily schedule: Get tickets

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful The Carole Kind Musical

Desert Theatreworks presents Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, playing Thursdays–Sundays, March 1–24. With tickets selling like hotcakes, they’ve added a matinee performance on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm! From the string of pop classics Carole King wrote for the biggest acts in music, to her own life-changing, chart-busting success with Tapestry, Beautiful takes you back to where it all began—and takes you on the ride of a lifetime. Featuring over two dozen pop classics, including “You’ve Got a Friend,” “One Fine Day,” “Up on the Roof,” “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and Natural Woman,” this crowd-pleasing international phenomenon is filled with the songs you remember—and the story you’ll never forget. Get tickets

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