Ross Mathews has been bi-coastal these past few weeks taping RuPaul’s Drag Race in Los Angeles, while appearing on the Drew Barrymore Show weekdays. He’s also making time for KGAY 106.5 each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Read a preview of the new Season 14 below.
There is a plethora of events happening to help raise money for our local causes this holiday season. We list them below in our weekly blog. Please support where you can.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Meet the Queens of Season 14
Our Gay Desert Guide Drag Correspondent Dante Noto (as in Danté, you stay) is already sharpening his quill to recap the upcoming Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which premieres in January on VH1. (Read his recaps of All-Stars Season 6 here). Now they’re revealing the cast of Season 14 with a Meet the Queens preview on YouTube, which Dante (of course) got up early to watch live. Read his recap of Meet the Queens of Season 14 here.
Paws N’ Claus Annual Pet Food Drive and Winter Social
The LGBTQ Center of the Desert presents their annual Paws n’ Claus Annual Pet Food Drive and Winter Social on Monday, December 6 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge. Dress up yourself and your pets in festive costume, or your worst Xmas sweater, bring some pet food to donate to those pets in need, and get your picture snapped by the helpful elves! More info
One Desert Night with Keisha D
The Keisha D Scholarship Fund & Roost Lounge present One Desert Night, featuring music by Coachella Valley Music Legend Keisha D on Thursday, December 9 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Your $45 ticket includes both the concert and a plated dinner provided by Salt Flats, and The Roost Lounge will match dollar for dollar the money raised. Get tickets
Desert Jam 2021
The Well in the Desert presents their annual fundraising event, Desert Jam 21 on Monday, December 6, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Agua Caliente Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage. Performers include The Jackson Garrett Band, Deanna Bogart & Barry Baughn, Keisha D, Rose Mallett, Barry Minnifield (The Voice), Patrick Evans, Will Donato, Jeanie Cunningham, Mark Guerrero, Krystofer Do, Tommy Dodson and Joyce Bulifant (Mary Tyler Moore Show). This year’s Special Honoree is Yve Evans and emcees are Jeanie Cunningham and David Ross. The evening also features tributes to Gavin Macleod, Ed Asner, Trini Lopez and Mike Costley. Get tickets
Coachella Valley Repertory presents Bakersfield Mist, (back to finish its run after a COVID-related hiatus), December 7–12. Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic. Get tickets
Dionne Warwick’s Walk of Stars Dedication
The Palm Springs Chamber presents Dionne Warwick’s Walk of Stars Dedication on Wednesday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m. Marie Dionne Warwick is an American singer, television host, and former Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest US hit makers between 1955 and 1999, based on her chart history on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop singles chart. More info