Don’t spend the weekend waiting for your at-home COVID tests to arrive, get out and enjoy another great Palm Springs weekend! We’ve updated our 2022 EVENTS calendar and you can download it from the homepage. It’s great to share with those planning to visit this year outlining all the upcoming “big gay events” for the season.
It looks like the Red Dress/Dress Red party is on! That’s the late word from the LGBTQ Center, which recently canceled the January social and Info-A-Go-Go. So there’s a light at the end of the runway…
And you may have not heard that the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards are now April 9. The L-Fund’s Starlight Soiree is moving forward for March. IBC – International Bear Convergence is just about sold out and coming up in four short weeks. The next week looks to be picture perfect with sunshine and 70s. Stay updated with KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs and GayDesertGuide.LGBT.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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Me, Myself & Shirley with Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams, best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit TV series Laverne & Shirley, shares her memories and hilarious backstage tales in Me, Myself & Shirley from Thursday, January 20–Saturday, January 22 at the Annenberg Theater. Come hear about the highs and lows of Cindy’s life in Hollywood, working with some of the biggest names in the business. Get tickets
Vanessa Williams at the McCallum
The McCallum Theatre presents Vanessa Williams in concert on Saturday, January 22 at 8 pm. One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today, Williams has sold millions of records worldwide and achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts, plus 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Get tickets
The American Express Golf Tournament
The 63rd playing of the American Express Golf Tournament returns to the desert this weekend, January 19–23 at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club (of the few tournaments contested on more than one course). 156 of the world’s best golfers are playing for a $7.6 million purse. It is part of the FedExCup and often provides the winners of the event a precursor to a successful season. The American Express also presents two concerts: Maroon 5 performs Friday, January 21 at 5 pm, and Brad Paisley performs Saturday, January 22 at 5 pm. Get tickets
Christine Andreas at The Purple Room
The Purple Room Supper Club reopened this past Tuesday with Happy Hour each night Tuesday-Thursday and weeknight entertainment each evening. Michael Holmes presents Christine Andreas: And So It Goes Life & Love, Lost & Found on Friday & Saturday, January 21 & 22. To address these especially challenging times, Andreas put together a night of soulful and encouraging music that will keep your heart resilient, buoyed and on course: Songs from Broadway and the American Songbook, both Classic & Contemporary. Billy Joel, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Yip Harburg & Burton Lane, John Lennon, Cahn & Van Heusen, Leonards Bernstein & Cohen & more. Dinner at 6:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm Get tickets
Grooves at the Westin
Apaulo Music productions and the Westin Mission Hills Resort presents smooth jazz in the valley once more with Grooves at the Westin on Saturday, January 22 from 7:00–9:00 pm at the Westin Grooves Backyard. Join multi Grammy Award winning Guitarist Paul Brown and world renown Bassist /composer Brian Bromberg and his orchestra for music, food, beverages, and dancing all in a spectacular setting at the new backyard of The Westin Mission Hills Resort. Get tickets
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company presents Artificial Morality, January 21–23 and 28–30 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. This world premiere by award-winning playwright Tony Padilla centers on the character of Rufus Foster, who lands an entry-level job at a publishing house. What will he say or do in his insatiable desire to advance his career? Padilla states: “Artificial Morality looks at how technology is shaping our character in the 21st century. It questions the limits of ‘free speech’ and examines our rapidly changing moral values. The play was inspired by actual events that made me question where our society is heading when we no longer suffer the consequences of our actions.” Get tickets