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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Dec 30, 2022–Jan 1, 2023 🌴

New Year’s Weekend
Dec 30, 2022–Jan 1, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art MuseumChelsea Handler has a new comedy special that I watched this week. In it, she relates having her family living with her during the pandemic. She recounts the trials and tribulations of having nephews, her sister, dogs and random men visiting. It got me thinking about life during COVID.

Only a year ago, the resurgence of the virus caused the Palm Springs International Film Festival to cancel its gala. We thought it was over…and then it wasn’t. But remembering back to 2020 and 2021 during lockdown is becoming fuzzy in my memory. Maybe I’m glad to just forget the daily drumbeat of bad news that greeted me each morning, noon and night.

I’m also happy to see 2022 draw to a close. It has been a challenging year – again. Maybe it’s just going to be this way: We slog through each year with its ups and downs. But I want to have hope that the world will be a better place as we move forward. Attacks on our LGBTQ+ communities give me pause. Then I remember the positives — the people in my life, the place we live and the spirit we have to overcome what obstacles are put in our way. And that does give me hope for 2023!

Enjoy this great holiday weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings.

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

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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
Dec 30, 2022–Jan 1, 2023

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Saturday Night is New Year’s Eve and our Nightlife Channel has tons of options for you, including Boozehounds’ A Night at Studio 54, Brothers of the Desert’s Legacy Gala Mask’d Ball, and parties at all three Agua Caliente casinos, to name a few. Plus: Maroon 5 at Acrisure Arena, Oscar’s Sunday T-Dance, the premiere of the KGAY 106.5 Sunday T-Dance with DJ Modgirl…and more!

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New Year’s Eve

We’ve got tons of New Year’s Eve events listed on our Bar Events calendars for Saturday, January 31, be sure to check them out on our Nightlife Channel. We’ve also got a rundown of a few highlights, from Brothers of the Desert’s Legacy Gala Mask’d Ball to Boozehounds’ A Night at Studio 54, and parties at Agua Caliente Casinos!

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 will perform on New Years Eve at Acrisure Arena with special guest PJ Morton, starting at 8 pm. Maroon 5 holds a Top 40 record for the most #1 hits among pop duo or groups with eleven entries and have earned twenty-two Top 10 entries on the chart. Get tickets

Sunday T-Dance(s)

Once you’ve recovered from New Year’s Eve festivities on Saturday night, start the year on an upbeat note with Oscar’s Downtown Palm Springs‘ famous Sunday T-Dance, which takes place every Sunday from 4–8 pm. More info. And if you can’t make it to the T-Dance in person, you can tune in or stream our NEW weekly KGAY 106.5 Sunday T-Dance with DJ Modgirl spinning irresistible, uplifting beats, kicking off this Sunday from 4–6 pm! Listen online

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