There’s no rest… After festival weekends dominated April, May continues to provide lots of opportunities to enjoy Greater Palm Springs. The Hot Rodeo highlights next weekend’s events. This week, there’s concerts, art shows, CV Independent’s Craft Cocktail Week, a Ukraine fundraiser and much more.
After two weeks of COVID, I’m back in the saddle and a little worse for the wear… But I did lose those pounds I put on during the pandemic, so there’s a silver lining.
A big thanks to our KGAY/Gay Desert Guide team for a stellar job at White Party over the weekend. The Big Top Tea Dance came back after a two year hiatus (We know because the cups still read “White Party 2020”!) and delighted locals and visitors alike.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Rock the Park Concert: Debby Holiday Tina Turner Tribute
KGAY Palm Springs 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide welcome Debby Holiday with her Tina Turner Tribute performance on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 pm, and KGAY will be there, broadcasting live from 5:30 to 7 pm! Debby Holiday is a singer/songwriter with over a dozen Top Billboard dance hits including “Dive,” “Half a Mile Away,” “Bring it On,” “Piece of My Love,” and “Surrender Me.” Performing across the country, her powerful voice and electric stage presence bring the legend of Tina Turner to life on stage. This concert is part of The Palm Springs Chamber’s free monthly tribute concerts. More info
Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week
The fifth-annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week takes place April 29–May 7. Bars and restaurants across the Coachella Valley create a special craft cocktail or highlight one of their existing craft cocktails; the participants then donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of that special craft cocktail to DAP Health’s Food Depot and the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert’s Community Food Bank. See our event detail page for a list of participating bars and restaurants! More info
Update on LGBTQ Asylum at the Border
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents LGBTQ Asylum at the Border: An Update on Monday, May 2 from 6–7 pm. Join Troy Elder, a local attorney with the Transgender Law Center & Border Butterflies Project, to learn about what is happening with LGBTQ asylum-seekers at the U.S.- Mexico border and how you can get involved. More info
Sing Out for Ukraine Benefit Concert
Robin Miller presents Sing Out for Ukraine – A Benefit Concert on Monday, May 2 at The Purple Room Supper Club, with dinner at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. A silent auction will be offered, and over a dozen of the desert’s favorite performers will sing, including Keisha D’, Darci Daniels, Charles Herrera, Leanna Rodgers, and many more! Get tickets
Strokes and You
The Desert Care Network and the Mizell Center presents Strokes and You on Monday, May 2 from 1–2 pm at Mizell Center. Stroke is one of the nation’s leading causes of death and a major cause of serious, long-term disability. Come out to Mizell for this free lecture and learn the warning signs of stroke. You will also learn how to help someone who is having a stroke. More info
Palm Springs State of the City and Awards Ceremony
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce State of the City & Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 3 from 5–7 pm at the Plaza Theatre. Join the Chamber and city leaders for a food and wine reception hosted by Il Corso Palm Springs from 5–6 pm. Then from 6–7 pm the City Council will share new ideas and celebrate recent accomplishments. Get tickets