Each week in our newsletter, we rate the Top 3 things to do in #ILoveGayPalmSprings. Our top pick for this weekend is a 30 year friendship that has resulted in a great stage show – Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine at Purple Room. The two also perform around town separately, but their “Dirty 30” show will be something to behold.
Drag is also in the news this weekend coming off the high heels of DragCon. There’s a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars starting today (May 20) on Paramount+. And this Sunday, Ross Mathews’ Dragtastic Bubbly Brunch is happening in Irvine. Ross’ honeymoon has been well documented in People Magazine. We can’t wait to hear all about it upon his return to the desert.
Now get off your high horse and enjoy the weekend!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Legendary drag icons Jackie Beat & Sherry Vine are celebrating 30 years of friendship, show-biz shenanigans and trail-blazing clownery with their Dirty 30 show this Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21 at The Purple Room. Dirty 30 features lots of scandalous behind-the-scenes stories, celebrity gossip & filthy songs as these two titans of crossdressing take a whimsical trip down (foam rubber) mammary lane. Dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. Limited tickets still available for bar & lounge seats for Friday night’s performance. Get tickets
The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and Chuck Leachman & Mickey Feigelson present House Party PS: Puttin’ on the Glitz-Red Hot Broadway on Saturday, May 21 from 5–8 pm. This upscale cocktail party benefits REAF-Palm Springs and the Cathedral City Senior Center. Special entertainment will be provided by Broadway stars Lisa Vroman (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables), David Burnham (Light in the Piazza, Wicked), and Steve Knill (“The Voice”). The event will also feature a silent auction including beautiful art, merchandise, experiences, and Broadway show posters signed by the cast. Get tickets
Palm Springs Farmers’ Market
The Palm Springs Certified Farmers’ Market will continue through the summer, Saturdays from 8:30 am–1:30 pm, outdoors adjacent to the Palm Springs Cultural Center through the end of May, and then moving indoors to the Palm Springs Pavilion from June–September. This market features a variety of California Farmers and Value Added Vendors who will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, honey, organic coffee, flowers, rugelah, prepared foods, soups, herb-infused chocolates, soaps, and more! More info
The Rancho Mirage Certified Farmers Market is at The River every Friday starting at 8 am, continuing through the month of May before they take a summer break. Shoppers can expect about 40 vendors with a variety of options including fresh fruits and vegetables, floral, baked goods, artisan clothing and gifts, meats, poultry and fish, coffee and teas, soups, pizza, tamales and more! More info
☀️ Note: Palm Desert & La Quinta Farmers’ Markets are closed for the summer ☀️
Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent, Dante Noto, recently attended RuPaul’s DragCon in downtown L.A., and now he’s back with a recap of his fun-filled weekend with a close-up view of 150 drag queens from around the world, and 50,000 fellow attendees. Check out Dante’s full package of pics and favorite moments [here]. And stay tuned because Dante will also be back soon with a full season of recaps, as Drag Race All Stars All Winners season 7 starts this Friday, May 20! See all Dante’s recaps
Brothers Got Talent returns on Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 pm with a live event celebrating queer Black men’s stories at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Ralph Cole Jr., who appeared in the November production of “Speak My Words, Tell My Truth” will be joined by television host Antonio Le Mon and massage therapist and leather phenomenon Michael Quinchett. They will share carefully crafted true stories of love, loss, fatherhood, coming out, and more. BOD member Yvans Jourdain will host the program which starts with cocktails and kiki in the upstairs lounge. Free event, tickets required due to limited space. More info