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Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
This year’s Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is here! Starting Friday, June 3 and running through Sunday, June 12, a variety of restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus at set prices for diners to enjoy. You can refresh your palate and discover new places to eat all while redeeming great offers. Check out our event listing for information on 2022 featured restaurants: More info
RuPaul Recap: All Stars Season 7, Episode 4
Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent, Dante Noto, has published his latest pointed recap of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 7 (See all of Dante’s RuPaul Recaps here). This week, the main stage category is “Spikes on the Runway,” so get ready for some very, uh, sharp looks. The maxi challenge is a riff on television court shows where classic fairy tales are re-litigated, a great opportunity for the queens to show their improv skills. How’s the season going so far? Dante says “There will be no “losing” on a winner’s season! These really are exceptional queens and it’s a fantastic season.” Read the full recap of Episode 4: Fairytale Justice [here].
DBA In-Person Mixer at Grand Central
Join The Desert Business Association (DBA) (our “Gay Chamber of Commerce”) as they meet at DBA member Grand Central Palm Springs on Monday, June 6 at 5:30 pm for an In-person Networking Event to celebrate National Pride Month. Grand Central Palm Springs has wonderful food in a great space, located in the heart of downtown on LaPlaza. There will also be the regular raffle to support the LGBTQ Youth Scholarships through DBA partner Safe Schools Desert Cities. So bring some cash and a raffle item or two, valued at $15-$20, for this effort. More info
On Sunday, June 5, AIDS/LifeCycle will be Livestreaming an evening from their mid-trip Camp Stage live on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm. You can also tune in for the triumphant finish of the 545-mile route in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 11 at 11 am. Livestream is at www.aidslifecycle.org or https://www.facebook.com/AIDSLifeCycle.
KGAY 106.5‘s DJ Galaxy is on the ride, bringing his KGAY Retro Lunch shows to you from the road on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon with ride and fundraising updates!
Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens Comedy Show
In honor of LGBTQ+ Awareness Month, Jacob Johnson and AMP Sports Lounge present Kings, Queens, & In-betweens, a live stand-up comedy show featuring professional queer comedians, on Tuesday, June 7 at 8 pm (Doors open at 6 pm). Join headliner Leah Mansfield, with Jake Noil, Erin Mohr, Max Mitchell & more for a night of laughter and celebration. Poppin Off Pies will be on hand making pizzas. Get tickets
Hollywood Fringe Fest
The Hollywood Fringe Festival takes place from June 9–26 at various locations in and around Los Angeles, with most venues around Hollywood Theatre Row along Santa Monica Boulevard. This is an annual event uniting local, national, and international artists in a celebration of the performing arts. More info
Brothers of the Desert is a sponsor of Becoming Austin Nation, a Fringe Festival offering in which Austin Nation will share his entertaining and humorous autobiographical piece, “From Crack to PhD: A Drag Queen’s Story.” Performances are June 9, 15, 19 and 24 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center Renberg Theatre. Get tickets
Positive Life Series – Right to Try
The HIV+ Aging Research Project Palm Springs presents the Positive Life Series on Tuesday, June 7 at 6 pm as a hybrid presentation, in person at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and on Zoom. This month, the event is a screening of the documentary Right To Try followed by a panel discussion with the director & protagonist. More info
“Live Fierce” Virtual Pride Celebration
The American Heart Association presents “Live Fierce: Stand for All” a Virtual Pride Celebration on Wednesday, June 8 at Noon. Celebrate, honor and commemorate Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community and allies with trivia games, musical performances, celebrity guests, and more! Hosted locally by KGAY 106.5 Morning Show host John Taylor. Come dressed in Pride gear and you could win a commemorative pin! Register here
Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History
Join The Palm Springs Library to experience the exhibit: Sharing Our Desert’s LGBTQ+ History presented by the LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert, on display throughout the entire month of June in celebration of Pride Month. Learn more about our local LGBTQ+ community and their contributions through the decades. The exhibit will be inside the Library and available to view during regular library hours. More info
June Pride Mixer on Arenas Road
The Palm Springs Chamber presents their annual June Pride Mixer on Arenas Road on Wednesday, June 8 from 5–6:30 pm. This will be an in-person progressive pride mixer, starting at Chill Bar and ending at Hunters Nightclub with a business card drawing. Take the time in between to visit all your favorite businesses on Arenas Road! More info