Deja Vu! We’re back to Zoom events or talking about what’s on TV as Omicron continues to spike. There’s nothing wrong with a little “Drag Race” or “Aculpoco”, but as the weather improves I’m ready to socialize again. (We have the recap of the first episode with celeb judge and KGAY personality Ross Mathews linked below).
Info-A-Go-Go is postponed and other things are falling off the calendar as well. But Yappy Hour is still on Thursday for Animal Samaritans. We will keep you updated!
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 1
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14 is officially underway, and Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto (as in Danté, you stay) is “…gagged to get the opportunity again to report on this season’s crop of talent and get them fresh to market in Gay Desert Guide!!” (Read all of Dante’s recaps here). The season premiere is a two-parter, introducing half the queens first and the other half will come next week. Read his recap of Episode 1: Big Opening No. 1 here.
Brothers of the Desert Book Club
The Brothers of the Desert Book Club (BODBC) is offering members and allies an opportunity to meet bi-monthly to discuss their community’s literary history, meeting initially on Zoom twice a month: the second Wednesday night (starting Wednesday, January 12) at 7:00 p.m., and the fourth Saturday afternoon (starting Saturday, January 22) at 3:00 pm. The featured reading in January will be “Blackbird” by Larry Duplechan. The reading list for the year is only six books, spending two months on each selection. The BODBC will be more than a book club: organizers envision a regular bi-monthly social and networking event as well an opportunity to become better individuals and be the change you want to see in the world. More info
Let’s Kick ASS Palm Springs Roundtable
Let’s Kick ASS Palm Springs (LKAPS) is a social and community-building group for long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. “The Roundtable” is their weekly, peer-facilitated online discussion group, Tuesdays from 4:00–5:00 p.m. on Zoom. This LKAPS peer discussion group is intended to include and allow everyone to participate in discussions of topics both serious and fun. More info
Yappy Hour with Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans is kicking off their 2022 Yappy Hour Season on Thursday, January 13 at the Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Bring your dog, meet new animal loving friends and connect with old friends. Enjoy hor d’oeuvres, wine, and an evening of fun! All dogs must be friendly and on a leash at all times. More info
Joshua Tree Gallery Features Michael Childers and Gordon Clark
The Joshua Tree Gallery of Contemporary Art presents EMERGENCE, now through March 13, featuring the photographic artwork of Michael Childers and Gordon Clark. The exhibition presents new works from each artist as well as works that have adorned the walls of esteemed museums and galleries around the globe. Gallery is open Thursdays 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 1:00–5:00 p.m. More info