Thanksgiving is over: It’s time for Sipping and Shopping! Cyber Monday gives way to the march toward Christmas and are in Hanukkah. There are many opportunities to give not only to friends and family, but also to those in need. Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. Many of our local businesses are doing toy drives too.
We’re # 1! Thanks to you, dear readers of the Coachella Valley Independent. The accolades are piling up for the new KGAY 106.5 and our stellar personalities. Congrats to John Taylor, DJ Galaxy and DJ Eric Ornelas! KGAY 106.5 was voted top radio station this year and we’re “thankful”. We just learned of another local awards show and competition, the “Strut Awards 2022” where your truly, GayDesertGuide.LGBT and KGAY are also nominated.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Jazzville: Jason Fabus Trio w/Natalie Mendoza
On Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m., Jazzville Palm Springs presents the Jason Fabus Trio with Natalie Mendoza at the Cascade Lounge inside Agua Caliente Casino in Palm Springs. Enjoy classic tunes from the Great American Songbook with warm, rich tones in the style of the great Nat King Cole Trio. Sit back, order the good stuff, and let these cats wow your socks off. Cocktails, wine and delicious small bites will be available to order and enjoy while bopping to the tunes of the evening. Get tickets
Palm Springs Art Museum Returns to Regular Schedule
As of Thursday, December 2, the Palm Springs Art Museum will return to their regular schedule of being open six days a week: Thursday from 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday through Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., closed only on Wednesday. Those additional two hours from 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Thursday nights are free admission, funded by the City of Palm Springs Public Arts Commission. More info
Vote Now for STRUT LGBTQ+ Awards
OutAT TV presents the STRUT Awards Gala on December 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Margaritaville Resort. Join friends, grab a drink and enjoy this new Awards Gala for the LGBTQ+ Industry in Palm Springs and the SoCal Region. The STRUT Awards are a “People’s Choice” Voting Format Awards show for the LGBTQ+ Industry. VOTE NOW for your favorite community members, and attend the show to see who won, with special performances and guest presenters. Gay Desert Guide is nominated in Digital Media and Publication categories, along with Brad Fuhr as KGAY Business Owner, plus John Taylor of KGAY as Event Emcee! Vote and/or Get tickets
PALS Holiday Party
Join PALS (Planning Ahead for LGBTQ Seniors) for their Holiday Party and Face Mask Parade on Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Eight4Nine Restaurant and Lounge. Many PALS Cafe participants have only met on Zoom over the last 80 weeks, so this is an opportunity to gather in person with safety measures in place. Safety can be festive! So…get your creative juices going and decorate your face mask for the parade. No-host bar and passed hors d’oeuvres. Get tickets
Then, on Thursday, December 2 from 2:00–3:00 p.m., it’s the regular meeting of the PALS Death Cafe on Zoom. A Death Cafe is a group-led open conversation about death and dying; and in doing so to live life more fully. It is not a counseling or bereavement group; and there is no agenda, specified topics, or designated outcomes. More info
Palm Springs Airport Job Fair
Palm Springs International Airport is seeing a solid increase in passenger and flight activity and there are nearly 100 positions to fill among fourteen tenants of the airport! So they are holding a Fall Job Fair on Tuesday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at the Palm Springs convention center. Bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to interview on the spot! More info
Palm Springs Chamber Holiday Mixer
The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer is taking place Thursday, December 2 from 5:00–6:30 p.m. at Wangs in the Desert. Come for the networking, live entertainment and a complimentary first drink sponsored by Computer Wiz. More info
COVID Vaccination & Booster Clinic
The Joslyn Center, in collaboration with Desert Oasis Healthcare will hold a COVID-19 Booster and Vaccination clinic on Friday, December 3 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The free, no appointment clinic will be held on The Joslyn Center campus in Palm Desert and will have both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available. More info