Our April Calendar of Events is available for download – and we updated to remove “Evening Under the Stars”, canceled this year due to a number of economic factors. Details below. But one charity event that did go off without a hitch was “Faux Fur Ball” for the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Congrats to Bart Verry and his team for a wonderful evening. Now on to The Chase!
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Rock the Park: Kenny Metcalf as Elton John
KGAY Palm Springs 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide welcome Kenny Metcalf as Elton the Early Years on Wednesday, April 6 at the New Downtown Park. KGAY will be broadcasting live from 5:30 to 7 pm and “Elton” takes the stage at 7 pm. Dazzling outfits, stunning vocals, and a spectacular backing band complete this phenomenal reproduction that brings the audience on an adventure of both sight and sound! This concert is part of The Palm Springs Chamber’s free monthly tribute concerts. More info
RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Season 14, Episode 13
Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto has recapped the latest episode from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14, and this week, the finale is in sight (TWO go home tonight!) and the maxi-challenge is a celebrity roast of none other than Drag Race panel judge—and host of his own Saturday morning show 10 am–Noon right here at KGAY 106.5—Ross Mathews! See who slayed, who bombed, and read Dante’s full recap of Episode 13: The Ross Mathews Roast [here].
The Desert Symphony: The British Invasion Years
The Desert Symphony presents The British Invasion Years on Thursday, April 7 at 8 pm at the McCallum Theatre. You’ll hear chart toppers by iconic British groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, and Herman’s Hermits. The American Response follows, with the biggest hits from The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beach Boys, to name just a few. Celebrate the Groovy Generation with The British Invasion Years! [Get tickets] Also coming up this month at the McCallum: Chris Botti (Apr. 9), Open Call Project (Apr. 16), Waring International Piano Competition (Apr. 18), David Feherty (Apr. 22–23), and Shen Yun (Apr. 28–30). More info
12th Annual Desert Arc Golf Classic
Desert Arc’s 12th Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser is on Thursday, April 7 at Eagle Falls Golf Course at Fantasy Springs Resort. The event will feature a BBQ Luncheon at 11 am, followed by a 12:30 pm Shotgun Scramble, and will conclude with an amazing Golf Awards Banquet Dinner at 5 pm by renowned Chef Freddy. Proceeds support Desert Arc’s comprehensive services for over 700 adults, ages 18 and older, with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the Coachella Valley, the Morongo Basin, and outlying desert communities. More info
Offerings from The Center: Beginning Spanish and Creative Writing
These 8-week in-person courses both begin this week at The LGBTQ Center of the Desert: First, it’s Beginning Spanish, starting Tuesday April 5 from 1–3 pm, and continuing Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bob Stark will work in the classroom to develop the four essential skills of learning Spanish: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, all geared toward absolute beginners [Learn more]. On Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, April 6 from 10 am–12 pm, It’s All Write is a dynamic writing group open to anyone who wishes to explore their creativity through the written word. In this nurturing and supportive environment, facilitator Corey Roskin uses writing prompts and fun exercises to encourage everyone’s unique process [Learn more].
Men’s Naked Yoga
If you like your yoga naked (and you’re a man), try Men’s Naked Yoga in Cathedral City on Wednesday, April 6 from 6:30–7:45 pm. In these classes, people of all ages, shapes, and backgrounds come together to celebrate what their bodies can do and the beauty of our natural human form. Intermediate level with options for challenge or ease, depending on experience. More info
Streetbar Family Roast
Join the Streetbar family on Tuesday, April 5 from 8–9 pm for a fun night paying tribute to Sal Falace, who has been a part of the Streetbar team for 10 years (April 10 will be his last day). With your hostess Aunt Lyla. More info