Brad Fuhr

I don’t usually feel my age (which is well known since I do radio commercials for a Medicare insurance company). That is until recently. A springtime cold coupled with a strained back has friends and family saying “you should slow down!”

That’s not really in my DNA, and I came across a National Geographic article on the subject that I wanted to share. “New data suggests old age is more of a social construct than an objective biological reality,” reads the headline. It goes on to say that middle-aged and older adults nowadays feel younger than similar aged people did 10 to 20 years ago.

A few weeks ago, I wished happy birthday with a call to a 103 year-old former co-worker. She was the front office person at my first radio job in my hometown when I was a teenager. She aptly remembered many of the people and events from that time. And it was interesting to think that I might live another 40 years.

But will I want to?? Time will tell.

‘You’re as old as you feel’, goes the old adage. The Old Gays have a great TikTok video on the subject. My favorite line: “We’re old gays. We were at the first brunch… known as The Last Supper.”

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

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Cinco de Mayo Palm Springs

Cinco de Mayo Arenas 2024 Crop

Join the fiesta and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 5 from 4–10 pm in the Arenas District. Entertainment includes Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, a Selena Tribute Artist, KGAY’s own DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) and more. VIP All-Access passes get you a meet & greet with the headliners, side-stage viewing, hosted bar, with snacks and munchies, and other perks. More info

Sunnylands Films in the Gardens: Barbie

Barbie Film

The popular outdoor movie series Films in the Gardens returns to Sunnylands Center & Gardens in May, highlighting films with unique and imaginative set designs. This Friday, May 3, at 7:30 pm, the film will be Barbie (2023), starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Admission is free, carpooling is strongly encouraged. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and small picnics. More info

HUMP! Film Festival


Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival is back for 2024, on Saturday, May 4 at 6:30 and 9 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. HUMP! is renowned for its daring, thought-provoking showcases of short erotic films, created by real people for real people. This is hot, creative, kinky, and downright hilarious adult content that explores the spectrum of human desires and pleasures, all while celebrating a cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, fetishes, and an overall spirit of sex-positivity. Get tickets

Beethoven and Friends

Beethoven and Friends

Desert Winds Freedom Band presents the final concert of their 22nd season, Beethoven and Friends, on Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm at Temple Isaiah/Jewish Community Center. In addition to the Symphonic Band performance, there will be performances by smaller instrumental groups from the Band including a woodwind quintet and a piano quintet, featuring Matt Richards, trumpet, and Andy Nelson, clarinet. Get tickets

Artsworks: Theatre Fest 2024

Theatre Fest May_3rd

Desert TheatreWorks presents its inaugural Theatre Fest this Friday–Sunday, May 3–5 at the Indio Performing Arts Center. This three-day extravaganza promises a diverse lineup of theatrical experiences, ranging from heart-pounding dramas to toe-tapping musical numbers. On Friday, audiences will be treated to “Short and Sweet: An Evening of One Act Plays,” featuring four captivating performances. On Saturday, embark on a journey through time with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Our Town: An Interactive Staged Reading.” On Sunday, it’s a “Curtain Call Cabaret: DTW Sings Broadway,” a thrilling musical journey through the heart of Broadway, with talented DTW actors taking center stage to deliver show-stopping performances of the greatest hits from the stage. Get tickets

A Cabbello Men’s Vocal Ensemble presents Brasilanova

Men’s vocal ensemble A Cabbello presents Brasilanova on Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, at 2:30 pm at Revolution Stage Company. The group will weave their harmonic tapestry through the velvety melodies and gentle, swaying rhythms of the Bossa Nova. You’ll be transported directly to the heart of Brazil, where every note tells a story and every beat is an invitation to dance. Brasilanova promises to be a rhythmic celebration that will leave you spellbound and yearning for more. Get tickets

The Lincoln Debate


The Bent Theatre Company presents The Lincoln Debate for an encore run to close out their season, Thursdays–Sundays, running through May 12. This play launched The Bent, and Jason Reale, who won a Best Actor award for his portrayal of Lincoln, will be back in his stovepipe hat. Join the debate and decide for yourself whether or not Abraham Lincoln might have an initial under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella that fits him, exploring the first source facts with humor and historical accuracy surrounding Lincoln’s rocky courtship with Mary Todd juxtaposed with the four years that Lincoln shared a bed with Joshua Speed, a man that history records as Lincoln’s “best friend.” Get tickets

Purple Room: Niki Haris, Janis Mann, The Judy Show

Niki Haris Grown Ass Woman May 3

The Purple Room Supper Club presents Niki Haris: Grown Ass Woman on Friday, May 3. Niki is a Purple Room favorite and returns for one night only! On Saturday, May 4, Janis Mann performs The Look of Love: Songs of Burt Bacharach. Her interpretation of the Bacharach songbook with imaginative delivery and soul-stirring  vocal quality “wows” audiences whenever she presents this tribute. Both evenings start with dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. On Sunday, May 5, it’s hysterical comedy, outstanding music, and high camp as celebrated entertainer Michael Holmes parodies Judy Garland in The Judy Show! (dinner at 5 pm, show at 7 pm). Get tickets

The Look of Love

The Look of Love

Revolution Stage Company presents Bonnie G in The Look of Love: The Music of Dusty Springfield on Friday, May 3 at 7 pm. Come for an unforgettable journey through the hits of Dusty Springfield, one of the most iconic singers of the 20th century, whose soulful voice and hits like “Son of a Preacher Man” have left an indelible mark on music history. Bonnie G is known to Palm Springs and SoCal audiences for her distinctive voice and sensual stage presence. She will be joined by special guest Gregg Marx. Get tickets

Guys and Dolls

Guys Dolls

College of the Desert presents Guys and Dolls at the McCallum Theatre this Friday–Sunday, May 3–5, with both matinee and evening performances. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. Get tickets


Oklahoma Desert Theatricals

Desert Theatricals presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! this Friday–Sunday, May 3–5, at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Choose regular admission or dinner theater seating, and enjoy a three course, waiter served meal under the stars at a reserved table. Oklahoma! is the recent winner of two Tony Awards including Best Revival, and it doesn’t get any more classic than this! Set in farm country in Oklahoma, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. Get tickets


Friday, May 3
Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers’ Market | 8 am–2 pm at RM Community Park
Idyllwild Arts Visual Arts Exhibition | 4–7 pm at Melissa Morgan Fine Art
It’s Me, Charlie! A Night of Music Exploring Pop & Broadway
| 6–8 pm at Oscar’s
Country Dance Fridays | 7–9:30 pm at Step by Step

Saturday, May 4
Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market
| 8 am–1 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

Sunday, May 5
Palm Springs Vintage Market | 7 am–2 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center
Screwball Sundays: Holiday
| 3 pm at Palm Springs Cultural Center

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