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ShortFest 2022 Starts Tuesday
Tickets for individual programs are now available, along with publication of the full schedule for ShortFest 2022, taking place June 21–27 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Each program is a curated selection of short films, running roughly the length of a feature film when put all together. In addition to screening on June 27, the Best of Fest films will also be available to watch virtually July 1–10. Of special note to our audience: The “Gayla!” program is on Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 pm and consists of six short films celebrating queer life: “Lucky Fish,” “High Jump,” “Tank Fairy,” “Work,” “F^¢k ‘€m R!ght B@¢k,” and “Naked Men in the Woods.” Get Gayla! Tickets | Get ShortFest tickets
(You can also enter to win ShortFest tickets from KGAY 106.5!)
RuPaul Recap: All Stars Season 7, Episode 6
Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent, Dante Noto, has published his latest effervescent recap of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 (See all of his RuPaul Recaps here). Dante explains that this week, “the queens will enter the time machine to go back to the year 2000. There, they will perform in a Y2K girl group fantasy inspired by MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live)…The groups are introduced by Carson Gayly, played by the loveable Ross Mathews. I had to rewind the stream twice to determine if it was actually him. Only Ross could wear men’s clothes and look like a drag king!” Read the full recap of Episode 6: Total Ru-Quest Live [here].
Summer 2022 Map & Guide is Here
The printed version of Gay Desert Guide is out and about around town, pick one up to keep handy so you’ll have the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts, Dispensaries and other services! You can also browse or download the PDF of the Summer 2022 Map & Guide, right now: [here].
June Center Social
The June Center Social will be at Chill Bar on Wednesday, June 22 from 5:30–7 pm, presented by the LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Sapphire Books. Join in for a good time meeting with your friends and also making new ones. Relax, enjoy cool vibes, refreshing drinks, and our laid back community! More info
Crimes of the Heart Opens Wednesday
The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart from June 22–July 3. The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended. Get tickets
Desert Blues Revival: Bill Magee Blues
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs presents the Desert Blues Revival every Wednesday at 8 pm in the Cascade Lounge. On Wednesday, June 22, Bill Magee Blues 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! This Thursday, June 23 from 7–8:30 pm, it’s Paul McDonald Little Big Band with vocalists Hope Diamond and Patrick Barnitt. Come out for this fantastic 10-piece band for a night of exceptional Swing, Soul & Sinatra. For this show at Jazzville, Paul has written thrilling arrangements specially created to showcase the unique voice of Hope Diamond, and the exceptional musicians in his band. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets