Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 30–Oct 2, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Sept 30–Oct 2, 2022🌴

Sept 30–Oct 2, 2022 

Brad Fuhr Bella da Ball
“Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and gray.” The opening lyrics to a Don McLean song that introduced me to Vincent Van Gogh in 1972. Over the years, I’ve collected or been gifted many images from that painting – and other works of the storied painter. After attending Thursday’s press opening of Beyond Van Gogh, I now have a pair of commemorative socks and a keychain to add to my collection!

The “immersive experience” is a pricey ticket, but it’s such a unique way to see his works and learn about his life. You may want to make a stop at Lighthouse Coachella before you attend. Just saying…

And I look forward to seeing many of you in Idyllwild Saturday for “Pride Under the Pines”!

Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

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


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
September 30–October 2, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Pride Under the Pines–The Idyllwild Pride Festival, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, “Bros” Opening Weekend, One Night Out: Havana Nights, “The Miracle Worker,” Bullying Community Symposium, STILL Ready. Resilient. Brave. Cocktail Reception, Reel Women’s Film Fest, “Titanic the Musical,” Silversun Pickups, Andy Vargas, Desert Daze Music Fest…and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Pride Under the Pines

The Idyllwild Pride Festival is this Saturday, October 1 at the Rustic Theatre in Idyllwild-Pine Cove. Come for a great day filled with fun, laughter, celebration and love with food, bars and entertainment hosted by Sabryna Williams, featuring Transgender singer/songwriter Alexa Abraxas and Thea Austin from Snap! KGAY’s DJ Galaxy will be providing the beats. You can purchase general admission or VIP tickets for the festival, or the festival plus a screening of The Birdcage. More info

Beyond Van Gogh

The “sensory extravaganza” of Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens this weekend at The Forum at Empire Polo Club, running from September 30–November 27. The tour of this show has sold over 3 million tickets globally making it one of the most popular current traveling exhibitions. Imagine being completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh. This three-dimensional experience exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known. Get tickets

Bros Opening Weekend


The groundbreaking romantic comedy Bros opens in wide release on Friday, September 30. This is the first time a major studio has backed a story written by a gay man, telling a gay love story with an all-LGBTQ principal cast. The premise: An “out and proud but also scared and self-doubting” New York museum curator (Billy Eichner) is hired to write a romantic comedy about a gay couple. Along the way, he meets—and eventually falls in love with—a “macho” lawyer (Luke McFarlane). Bros is now playing at the Mary Pickford Theater is D’Place and KGAY 106.5 has your passes when you enter to win on the KGAY Contest Page! Also playing at the Palm Springs Cultural Center and other local cineplexes.


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Featured Events
“SCORE” Coachella Valley, Gay Desert Guide and KGAY present: “SCORE” Help for Your LGBTQ+ Business and DBA Mixer on Monday, October 3 from 4–7 pm. Learn about how small business owners and entrepreneurs can sign up to get access to free SCORE mentoring and other resources. KGAY/Gay Desert Guide’s Brad Fuhr will share insights about local and national LGBTQ consumer trends! More info
New Partners This Week
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A true locals’ treasure known for friendly and prompt service, Augustine Casino features 740 of the loosest and most popular slot machines. The award-winning Café 54 offers a casual dining experience with great food and amazing value. Menyikish Grill, now open daily from 11 am–close, offers a variety of quick and delicious items. #wherelocalswin Learn more
On the Air at KGAY 106.5
KGAY 106.5 wants to send you on a VACAYA LGBT+ VACATION to the Caribbean for a full-ship LGBTQ+ cruise! You’ll be sharing and celebrating with 3,000 new friends in February 2023. You’ll set sail from Fort Lauderdale onboard “Celebrity Reflection” for 7 nights while enjoying world class dining, star-studded entertainment, signature VACAYA activities and mind-blowing parties! Listen for the VACAYA LGBT+ Caribbean Cruise Song of the Day at 8 am & 5 pm and then go to the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page. Put in the name of the song, and you’re entered. The more days you play, the more chances you’ll have to WIN! (One entry per day). Brought to you by