I haven’t been sleeping well this week after another mass shooting imprints on our collective psyche. Jimmy Kimmel’s impassioned monologue – sans audience – was cut short by the Dallas ABC affiliate. You’ll see why…
As we move through Memorial Day weekend, it’s difficult to “celebrate” the traditional start of summer with such recurring tragedies becoming a part of our daily lives.
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs
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On Sunday, May 29, LYMI presents a new kind of Palm Springs day- and nightlife with the premiere of the CEREMONY Pool Party and UNITY Nightlife Event. First up is CEREMONY, the ultra-luxurious beach club experience from 12–7 pm at The Sonoran Palm Springs. This 38,000 square foot oasis features state-of-the-art sound, unparalleled views of the San Jacinto Mountains, and culinary delights.
As dusk turns to dark, enter UNITY, the first ever nightclub experience of its kind in Palm Springs, starting at 10 pm. Located at Club Asia, immerse yourself in sound and lighting created by the producers of the largest music festivals in the US, and leave inspired by concert-quality performances with bass-dropping DJs. Come play, let go, and live for today! Get tickets
The Desert Rose Playhouse presents Mae West Double Feature: Sex and The Drag from May 25–June 5. The play that brought Mae West to the world after her arrest made national news, Sex premiered in 1926, and was deemed by a grand jury to be such “obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure drama” that it might corrupt “the morals of youth.” This forward-thinking work centers around Margy LaMont, a sharp-witted sex worker who struggles to find a better life. The Drag opened in out-of-town previews in 1927 in New Jersey and Connecticut, but was later forced to close for its portrayal of homosexuality and cross-dressing. West claimed that the inspiration behind the play came from the homosexual young men that she knew around that time who, according to her, desperately wanted to be open about their relationships with their male companions. The final scene consists of a giant Drag Ball. Get tickets
The Palm Springs Air Museum presents their annual Memorial Day Air Fair and Flower Drop on Monday, May 30 from 10 am–5 pm. A brief memorial service at 1 pm is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades. In their honor, the service includes a fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions & activities are scheduled all day long, plus music from Heatwave Jazz Band, food for sale, plane rides and more. Get tickets
The Mis-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Desert Theatreworks is presenting a Summer Full of Fun with shows on Sundays. First up is The Mis-Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, on Sunday, May 29 at 2 pm. This live radio play of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth is a behind-the-scenes old fashioned radio show that pairs an exhilarating murder mystery with backstage antics, radio jingles and live sound effects to bring this exciting mystery to life. Future shows include Old Jews Telling Jokes on June 5, 12, 19, & 26, and The Carol Burnett Show Live on Stage on July 10, 17, 24, & 31. Get tickets
Desertopia returns for a second year for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27–29, at Infusion Beach Club and spilling out to AsiaSF and Chill Bar. This “very queer celebration of music, dance, and art” is a uniquely Palm Springs experience: a caftan-laden pool party, a club night of extravagant proportions and an outdoor afternoon festival featuring the finest in queer talent and music under the sun and stars in the majestic backdrop of Mt San Jacinto. See our event listing for the full rundown of pool parties and nightlife events! Get tickets