Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Apr. 1–3, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Apr. 1–3, 2022🌴

April 1–3, 2022 

We were sad to hear that “Evening Under the Stars” has been canceled this year due to financial and supply chain issues. One of the valley’s signature events for years at the famed O’Donnell Golf Course, it will not be rescheduled. That comes on the “high heels” of the former Dinah Shore Open sponsorship being sold to Chevron and moved to Houston.

While those are blows to our community, the number of new events, fundraisers and activities continues to multiply as we look forward. Our April downloadable calendar is on the website now and our Events calendar online is chocked full. From where drag shows are on any given night to support groups, we cover it all!

By the way, thanks to Palm Springs Escape for that wonderful drone show by Pixis Thursday night. We had seats at the top of the Kimpton Rowan and enjoyed the show as VillageFest celebrated 30 years. The Palm Springs Escape events go on all weekend.

And listen to KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs no matter where near nor far from the Coachella Valley. Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs 


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
April 1–3, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: The Chevron Championship (originally The Dinah golf tournament) in its last year in the desert, The Indian Wells Arts Festival, Palm Springs Escape at the Kimpton Rowan, Faux Fur Ball, Palm Springs Dance Festival’s Salon Rouge and Gala, ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ opens, Dance Fundraiser for HER HRC, The Alibi reopens with Bob Mould, A season farewell from Patricia Welch, Western Xposure, local theatre…and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

The Chevron Championship 🏌🏻‍♀️

Taking place now through Sunday, April 3 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, this is one of the five Major championships of professional women’s golf on the LPGA Tour (originally known as “The Dinah”). After decades in the desert, this is the last year it will be played here before moving to Houston, Texas as part of the new title sponsorship agreement with Chevron. The official name of the tournament trophy is still “The Dinah Shore Trophy.” More info

Indian Wells Arts Festival

Established in 2003, the Festival has been ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Best Fine Art Shows of the Decade, and it is open this weekend, April 1–3, from 9 am–4 pm each day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The show attracts upwards of 10,000 festival-goers each year and limits its showcase of artists to a juried show of 200 across an average of 30 categories of art. Get tickets

Palm Springs Escape

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For four days, April 1–4, The Kimpton Rowan will be partnering with AN/A Brand Closet Showroom Social to transform into Palm Springs Escape, a first-of-its-kind spacious oasis filled with curated tranquility, wellness programs, sustainability-focused practices, and artistic creations from the best of LGBTQI artists, female and Black entrepreneurs, and enduring luxury goods. Get tickets

We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at The Purple Room Supper Club, plus deals at Men’s Grooming Spot, Revel Public House, AMP Sports Lounge, Kitchen 86, Desert Mischief, Il Giardino, Grand Central, Runway, Oscar’s, Just Fabulous, Lulu California Bistro, Bear Wear and more! See All Deals
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