We’ve been wondering aloud what the Palm Springs Pride theme will be this year. “Rainbow Bridge Over Troubled Waters” with Randy Rainbow as the Grand Marshall? I’m sure we’ll know soon enough. I bring it up as San Diego celebrates Pride this weekend with a theme of “Justice With Joy.” It’s not a particularly joyful year by any means, but the theme does have a nice ring to it.
If you’re attending San Diego Pride, please #ILoveGayPride in your posts and tag @gaydesertguide with some of your selfies! Me? I’m at Gay Wine in Sonoma escaping the heat for a few days.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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San Diego Pride, one of the largest Prides in the United States, takes place this weekend on Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17. Cheer on colorful floats & parade participants to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ community at the San Diego Pride Parade on Saturday, kicking off in Hillcrest at 10 am. This year’s theme is “Justice with Joy.” The Pride Festival is your time to be OUT and PROUD on Saturday from 11 am–10 pm and Sunday from 11 am–9 pm. This is San Diego’s largest 2-day event highlighting the best in LGBTQ entertainment, interactive exhibits, cultural presentations, and community resources. More info
Grab your friends and your passport to new adventures with Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage, running from now through Friday August 12. Come hungry! Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage is an annual tradition of sizzling specials and tantalizing treats for the community to enjoy. Participating restaurants run the gamut from State Fare at the Ritz-Carlton, Willie’s Modern Fare, Las Casuelas Nuevas, and Haus of Poke, to Krispy Kreme and many more. It not only helps local restaurants during slower months, your $10 wristband is also a fundraiser for local nonprofits. More info
A Cabbello, Men Making Magical Music presents an encore performance of We’re Still Here!, a tribute to the musical genius of Stephen Sondheim and modern Broadway composers, on Sunday, July 17 at 4 pm. Following the success of their first with-audience performance in two years this past May, the “BelloGents” of A Cabbello are back at the request of their host CV Rep Playhouse for this special “one show only” concert. Get tickets
Summer Sing-A-Long: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
The Summer Sing-a-Long series is back at the Palm Springs Cultural Center with returning favorites and new classics. On Saturday, July 16 the series continues with South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start cursing and their parents think Canada is to blame. Come early for the Schmigadoon happy hour at 5 pm upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Head into the theater for the sing-a-long at 7 pm, with songleaders from the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus leading the out-loud voices! The series continues Saturdays through July and into August, with Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, and Mamma Mia 2! Get tickets
Out in the Vineyard presents Gay Wine Weekend 2022 from Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley. This weekend of wine & celebration features winemaker dinners, winery tours and events benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network. Guests will celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine excursions, a drag queen brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous luxury destinations in the world. More info
Desert Theatreworks is presenting a “summer full of fun” with shows on Sundays. The July production is The Carol Burnett Show Live on Stage on July 17, 24, & 31, all performances at 2 pm. “The Carol Burnett Show” ran for 11 years and is known as one of the most brilliant television shows of all time. You’ll love this opportunity to see some of the best classic comedy sketches from the program re-created for the stage performed by some of DTW’s favorite performers. Get tickets
The Kimpton Rowan Hotel Presents: Comedy & Cocktails
4 Saints at the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel presents another night of unforgettable fun on the rooftop with their popular Comedy & Cocktails Night on Saturday, July 16 from 6–8:30 pm for Live Comedy with The Laugh Cellar featuring Lisa Pedace and Samantha Hale, plus cocktails & culinary creations from Chef Yssac Ramirez. Get tickets
The Show at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage presents Nancy Wilson’s Heart on Saturday, July 16 from 8–10 pm. Nancy Wilson is celebrated as a seminal musician in rock ‘n’ roll history. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 9, Nancy (and her sister Ann) lead the multi-platinum rock group, Heart, who have sold upwards of 35 million albums. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player, and as a gifted lead vocalist. In fact, that’s Nancy singing on Heart’s first Number One hit, “These Dreams.” Get tickets
Palm Canyon Theatre presents Godspell through Sunday, July 17. Go on a theatrical musical journey based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew. In this timeless tale of friendship, love and tolerance, a small group of disciples help Jesus tell a variety of parables through song, dance, and humor. Jesus’ life will dance across the stage with an eclectic blend of songs that include the Billboard Chart hit ‘Day by Day.’ Get tickets
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the 2022 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival kicked off Thursday, July 14 and will continue through Sunday, July 24. The world’s leading LGBTQ+ festival returns with outdoor events, indoor screenings for vaccinated attendees, and also available via streaming for those who wish to experience the festival from their own home. The festival provides both the community and creators opportunities to participate in various events, workshops, masterclasses, and panels, both to provide networking opportunities and filmmaker development. Get tickets