The Danube: That’s the river that we’re on for the Brandg cruise often referred to as the “Blue” Danube. However, this is not because the river has a bluish hue.
The name Blue Danube actually refers to the waltz composed by Austrian Johann Strauss in 1866. We heard a rendition of it Thursday evening in lovely Vienna accompanied on the excursion with musicians Brandon & James (who play The Purple Room twice each year). That turned into a late night of partying in this beautiful city with the winners of our KGAY 106.5 “Secret Word of the Day” promotion. Christian Torres and Jeffrey Osmer won our contest (Shown below on the right) and we’ve had a great time accompanying them. Thanks also to FlyPSP.com, the Palm Springs International Airport, for flying them to and from the cruise!
KGAY has another fun fall giveaway planned – listen for details.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Splash House August Weekend Two
Splash House is back again this weekend at the Saguaro, Renaissance, and Margaritaville Resort Hotels, from Friday–Sunday, August 19–21. This is not just a chance to dance by the pool but a full party takeover of each resort, with shuttles running between all three. At night, you can dance aside planes and under the stars for the After Hours series at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Weekend Two artists include Elderbrook, Jungle, Malaa, Noizu, Solardo, Sonny Fodera, Kyle Watson, Phantoms, and many more, plus Seth Troxler after hours at the Air Museum. Get tickets
Boy George & Culture Club at The Show
The Show at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage presents Boy George & Culture Club on Saturday, August 20 at 8 pm. Culture Club formed in London in 1981, becoming part of the English New Wave sound. Their hits include “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya,” “Church of the Poison Mind,” “Karma Chameleon,” “Victims,” and “Miss Me Blind.” Get tickets
Big Bear Romp
Big Bear Romp takes place Thursday–Friday, August 18–21 at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake. Bears, Cubs and a diverse group of men convene for an amazing 4 days of fun and adventure. Featuring mixers, dances, bowling, comedy headlined by Vicki Barbolak, Bingo Brunch hosted by Chiklet, pool parties and cruising the lake, Big Bear Romp is “mountains of men & mischief!” Get tickets
Oscar’s T-Dance Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest
Oscar’s is the “the scene of downtown Palm Springs” with not only their Bitchiest Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays; you can dance into the evening at their famous Sunday T-Dance, from 5–9 pm. It gets even hotter for the next month, as the T-Dance will include a Hot Summer Swimsuit Contest every week from now until Labor Day weekend. One winner will receive $250 in cash and prizes each Sunday! Then on Sunday September 4, a Grand Prize winner will win $1000 worth of cash and prizes. More info
Games, Friends & Fun at The Center
Did you know The LGBTQ Center of the Desert has a Game Day every first and third Saturday of the month? Come this Saturday, August 20 from 1–3 pm at The Center for strategic and party games, no prior experience necessary; it’s just a great way to meet new people! Bring games and snacks to share, if you like. Hosted by Lorenzo Taylor. More info
FERRO Summer Music Festival
FERRO Italian restaurant in Idyllwild presents the FERRO Summer Music Festival, continuing all month through Labor Day Weekend. Musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds will grace the outdoor stage, accompanied by refined Italian cuisine, cocktails, and cool mountain nights. With Jazz Nights, Blues & Soul, and Women in Jazz on Sundays, there is music on Mondays, Tuesdays, and all three nights of the weekend. Access to the performances, and cocktails on the patio, are available without reservations or cover charge. For restaurant seating, make a reservation. More info