J.R. Roberts and Frasier creator David Lee were on KGAY this Friday morning to bring light to the darkened stage of The Plaza Theatre. Lee has generously donated time and treasure to the fundraising efforts that now appear to be on solid footing for a 2023 renovation. The Team Frasier reunion fundraiser is March 19th. See you there!
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Dezart Performs presents The Mountaintop, the 2010 Olivier Award Winner for Best Play by Katori Hall, from March 4–13 at the Pearl McManus Theater. A re-imagined depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, the play is set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968. After delivering his famous “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech, King goes to the Lorraine Motel to rest. His world is spun on his axis when he meets Camae, a young, feisty and foul-mouthed maid, who delivers his room service. Get tickets
Love Golf? The Stonewall Golfers 21st Annual Rainbow Challenge is back and happening at the Classic Club on Sunday and Monday, March 6 & 7. The Classic Club was recently renovated to make it more player friendly: New forward tees, a softening of sand traps with some removed and the remaining filled with new sand; and some out-of-bound brush replaced with grass. The two-day tournament also features a Taco Party on Saturday night and Awards Luncheon on Monday. More info
Friends of the Desert Mountains’ annual Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival celebrating springtime returns to Palm Desert’s Civic Center Park with the promise of fresh air and family fun on Saturday, March 5 from 9 am–4 pm featuring a kids zone, climbing wall, exciting raffles and live music, beer and wine garden, the 30 by 30 by 30 challenge, and more. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy. The best part? Admission is FREE and open to all ages. Proudly presented by the City of Palm Desert, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Friends of the Desert Mountains. More info
The La Quinta Arts Celebration (formerly known as the La Quinta Arts Festival), takes place from Thursday, March 3–Sunday, March 6 at the La Quinta Civic Center. Each Spring, the Coachella Valley comes alive with over 200 artists from around the nation exhibiting 11 categories of art. Complimenting the incredible selection of art is live music, premium food and beverage, and a beautiful setting worthy of the art. Get tickets
The hottest play in Palm Springs, Electricity, is playing Wednesday, March 2–Sunday, March 6 at Desert Rose Playhouse. The deliciously hilarious, heartbreaking and romantic love story between Brad and Gary has delighted audiences across the country. Playwright Terry Ray’s riveting story unfolds over 4 decades and Brad & Gary’s epic journey will stick with you long after the evening is over. Is the person that you can’t get out of your head truly the person you’re meant to be with? Get tickets
Gay Days Anaheim presents their Mini Gay Day 2022 on Saturday, March 5 at Disneyland. This is a smaller, simpler confluence of red shirts before the big Gay Days blowout in September. Meet up with others at various attractions, take part in a big red-shirt group photo, and enjoy a cocktail together at the Grand Californian at the end of the day. More info
March at the McCallum Theatre
Jackie Evancho takes the stage at the McCallum Theatre on Friday, March 4 at 8 pm, to share her beautiful soprano voice, which has graced 8 albums since she appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2010 at age 10. Also in March at the McCallum: Voctave performing a capella (Mar. 10), Michael Feinstein Celebrates the Judy Garland Centennial (Mar. 12), National Geographic Live! Nature Roars back with Bob Poole (Mar. 14), The Desert Symphony – Home Again: the Music of Carole King (Mar. 17), Manhattan Transfer (Mar. 19), Pink Martini (Mar. 25–28), and KGAY Palm Springs 106.5 welcomes Melissa Etheridge’s One Way Out Tour on March 29 & 30. Get tickets