When the owners of Kat & Cody/Frank’s Clothiers/Cold Nose, Warm Heart came to us with a summer “clearance” sale idea, we jumped at the opportunity to help organize it. So the Sizzling’ Summer Sale is happening Saturday & Sunday at the Hilton Hotel. We’re hoping to repeat this again later in the year (when it’s not sizzlin’ out) but do encourage you to stop by.
The Dinah announced their lineup this week and we’ve got all the details. You can tell we’re gearing up for “season” already as CV Rep and Dezart Performs, two of our beloved theatre companies, also put their seasons on sale.
Remember to download our calendar of events from the homepage of GayDesertGuide.LGBT. I keep a copy on my fridge for reference.
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Summer Sing-A-Long: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
The Summer Sing-a-Long series is back at the Palm Springs Cultural Center with returning favorites and new classics. On Saturday, July 9 the series continues with Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Oompa loompa doopity doo! 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, with South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, and Mamma Mia 2! Get tickets
The Golden Girls LIVE!
The Golden Girls LIVE! comes to the Palm Springs Cultural Center on Saturday, July 9 at 8 pm. San Francisco’s legendary tribute to everyone’s favorite silver foxes from Miami is a loving send up of the uproariously funny TV show The Golden Girls. The four drag stars playing the characters the entire world has come to know and love are Heklina (Dorothy), Jef Valentine (Blanche), D’Arcy Drollinger (Rose), and Holotta Tymes (Sophia). The cast of queens is also thrilled to bring the multi-talented Manuel Caneri on tour with them. Thank you for being a friend! Get tickets
The Carol Burnett Show Live on Stage
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 10, 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
Sizzlin’ Summer Sale this Saturday & Sunday!
KGAY and Gay Desert Guide invite you to our Sizzlin’ Summer Sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10. Multiple retailers will be gathering at the Hilton Hotel’s Tapestry Room, offering their merchandise up to 75% off. Sale hours will be Saturday from 12–6 pm, and Sunday 10 am–3 pm. In addition to great deals there will be drinks available to purchase and a live broadcast of KGAY 106.5 with John Taylor on Saturday from Noon–2 pm. More info
Long Beach Pride
Long Beach Pride takes place on Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10. The theme is Many Voices, One Spirit and the event has moved to July to soak up the warm summer sun. The festival, which starts Saturday at Shoreline Drive, has been completely reimagined with headliners Iggy Azalea, Natalia Jiménez, and Paulina Rubio, plus many more great performers and activities, including Long Beach Pride’s first ever roller rink, and a Drag Makeup Station to get your face BEAT, plus an all-new Silent Disco. The parade is along Ocean Blvd on Sunday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. More info
Extrax Grand Opening
Extrax Palm Springs is hosting their official Grand Opening on Sunday, July 10 from 10 am–3 pm at their location on Gene Autry Trail, just 5 minutes away from the Palm Springs Airport. KGAY 106.5 will be there from 11 am–1 pm for a LIVE broadcast! Come for the best cannabis shopping experience, plus there will be food, games, a live DJ, and much more. More info
Palm Canyon Theatre presents Godspell from July 8–17. 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
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Gimme Gimme Disco at the Alibi
July is hoppin’ at The Alibi, and this Saturday, July 9 at 9 pm it’s Gimme Gimme Disco, a dance party inspired by ABBA. Cruzados takes the stage earlier in the evening, at 7 pm. On Friday, July 8, The Alibi presents Comedy Night starts at 8 pm, leading into RAD – A Totally Awesome All 80’s Night from 9 pm on. Sunday, July 10 features Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 + DJ Jeremy Sole at 8 pm. Get tickets