The Dinah announced their all-star lineup for the 2022 weekend. The name most will recognize is Taylor Dayne. This is bound to raise a few eyebrows in our community as many remember that she performed for a Trump New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-lago in 2020.
However, a number of new artists who will take the stage include Fletcher, Haviah Mighty, Cassidy King,IV4, Zolita, IV Jay, and Siena Liggins. The event moves to the Margaritaville Resort Sept. 23-25.
Be sure to check out the many events, shows and things to do this week below and on our calendar page at GayDesertGuide.LGBT.
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KGAY and Gay Desert Guide invite you to our Sizzlin’ Summer Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10! Many retailers will be gathering at the Hilton Hotel’s Tapestry Room, offering their merchandise up to 75% off. Sale hours will be Saturday from 12–6 pm, and Sunday 10 am–3 pm. In addition to great deals there will be drinks available to purchase and a live broadcast of KGAY 106.5 with John Taylor on Saturday from Noon–2 pm. More info
Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent, Dante Noto, has published his latest merry recap of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 (See all of his RuPaul Recaps here). This week the queens will appear in the soon-to-be cult classic “Santa’s School for Girls.” It’s part Xmas movie, part horror movie and part Mean Girls. With just four challenges left to pick up stars, find out who picked up the coveted sparklies this week, and read the full recap of Episode 8: Santa’s School for Girls [here].
Rock the Park: Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribut
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce presents Brad Ford & Fortunate Son on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 pm at the new Palm Springs Downtown Park. This is the latest in a series of free, monthly tribute band concerts, and the last one until the series returns in December. Since 1994, Brad Ford has starred as John Fogerty, pioneering the “Ultimate” Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute: Fortunate Son. This show quickly became known as the premier act celebrating the music of CCR & John Fogerty. The concert is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs. More info
The Palm Springs International ShortFest may have just wrapped up, but you can still enjoy more than 25 short film favorites from this year’s ShortFest by streaming them virtually with your pass for the Virtual Best of Fest, from July 1–10. Watch from the comfort of home on your own schedule! Get Your Pass
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, July 6, Jessica Kaczmarek Band takes the stage. Each week, come enjoy great bands playing Authentic Blues, Soul, R&B, and Rock from all over the globe right here in your backyard. Get tickets
Jazzville, the live jazz scene presented by Barry Martin/DJ Baz and Take Five, takes place at the vibrant Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs. Experience the hottest acts in jazz and step back in time to when all the cool cats came to play and put Palm Springs on the map! On Thursday, July 7 from 7–8:30 pm, it’s Kevin VDE Quartet with Lia Booth & Mark Kopitzke. Kevin Van den Elzen has the skills, style and panache of the great mid-century drummers and big band leaders. Lia Booth’s daring yet effortless musical style is rooted deeply in the past but with a contemporary sensibility that breathes new life into classic jazz standards. Mark Kopitzke treats the Great American Songbook with honeyed tones, and his energetic, affable stage presence conveys a rarified charm. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets
Theatre Thursday: Musicals of the 60s
CVRep’s Theatre Thursdays are back “Live on Stage.” Come see a different cabaret, concert or entertaining event each Thursday at 7 pm, now through September 1. This week: On Thursday, July 7, it’s Broadway Showstoppers with Glenn Rosenblum ~ Musicals of the 60s with Guest Star Karen Morrow. Our theatre reviewer Stephen Radosh has a look at some highlights of this series [here], and see our event listing for the full lineup of performers! Order ahead and save with 5 shows for the price of 4. Get tickets
Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What?
Eisenhower Health and The LGBTQ Center of the Desert present I Have Been Diagnosed With Diabetes, Now What? on Wednesday, July 6 from 4–5 pm via Zoom. 37.3 million Americans – about 1 in 10 – have diabetes, and about 96 million Americans have pre-diabetes. Join Marielena Cid, MSN, RN, CDCES, for an informative overview about where to start once you have been diagnosed. Early intervention can help delay or prevent risks of diabetes complications. More info
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The Center presents Dialectical Behavior Therapy, with an 8-week module starting Thursday, July 7, from 4–5:30 pm on Zoom, with rolling enrollment every 8 weeks thereafter. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teaches 4 skills modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation, all to help as tools in improving one’s life. There are 3 x 8 week modules, or 24 weeks to learn all DBT skills. More info
Pride Month LGBTQ PS Tram Hike – Rescheduled
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Friends of the Desert Mountains present Celebrate Pride Month LGBTQ PS Tram Hike on Thursday, July 7 from 9 am–4 pm (rescheduled from its original date in June). Queer and trans youth, ages 14–25, are invited to join. Meeting spots @ The Center Coachella, and Indio Teen Center at 9 am. Transportation, admission and lunch are provided! RSVP please. More info