Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Apr 28–30, 2023 🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Apr 28–30, 2023 🌴

April 28–30, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art Museum

I serve on the LGBTQ+ Archives of the Desert board and you may have seen our projects to preserve the history of our community around Palm Springs Pride or the recent 85th anniversary celebration of Palm Springs.  Capturing history used to be done with a camera and printed photos, a magazine, flyer or newspaper clipping.
As the advent of video came along, it brought with it both accidental and intentional ways to document our movement. Nicholas Snow’s “Tinseltown’s Queer” is a bit of both.  His ground-breaking public access show will be brought to the big screen Friday night at its 30th anniversary celebration.
Snow continues his work with social media documentations of events such as “Drag4Drag” which will live on in the ether for generations to come.  We salute him for the work he has done and will do in being an historian for the LGBTQ+ movement.

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


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
April 28–30, 2023

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Desert X, National Park Week, ‘The Prom,’ Tinseltown’s Queer 30th Anniversary Celebration with Nicholas Snow, Stagecoach Music Festival, Coachella Valley Firebirds in the Playoffs, ‘Notorious!’ with the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, Caturday Breakfast, ‘The Play That Goes Wrong,’ ‘The Boys in the Band,’ Ladies’ T-Dance at Impala, Glow in the Park final weekend, Desert Winds Freedom Band, International Jazz Day…and much more!

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Desert X


Desert X is nearing the end of its fourth biennial exhibition around the Coachella Valley, running now through Sunday, May 7. It also happens to be National Park Week, so you can visit Joshua Tree National Park and while you’re out, stop by one or more Desert X sites to take in some outdoor art too! The site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists examines social and environmental themes. Check out our bookmarks for a closer look at Desert X from Wallpaper.com and AFAR.com. Free and open to the public, stop in at the Desert X hub at the Ace Hotel or download the app for information on artists, a map to find the installations, and interactive content. More info

The Prom

Musical Theatre University presents The Prom this Friday–Sunday, April 28–30, at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center at Rancho Mirage High School. It all starts when girl asks girl to her high school prom. The PTA says “no gay prom” and cancels the whole thing! Can four self-absorbed, narcissistic fading broadway stars save the day? The musical follows those four Broadway actors lamenting their days of fame, as they travel to the conservative town of Edgewater, Indiana, to help a lesbian student banned from bringing her girlfriend to high school prom. Get tickets

Tinseltown’s Queer 30th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, April 28 is the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Nicholas Snow’s historic public access television show Tinseltown’s Queer, celebrating from 6–9 pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Be part of Queer media history in this celebratory evening of iconic archival television clips featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as champions of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement. Get tickets

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