Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for June 3–5, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for June 3–5, 2022🌴

June 3–5, 2022 

It’s officially Pride Month but it’s also the start of a trek for dozens of valley residents from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The annual AIDS/Lifecycle raises money for HIV/AIDS services and raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
From KGAY’s DJ Galaxy to EMC’s Brett Klein and volunteer Chiro Dr. Jim Cox from DAP Health, many of my friends participate each year. It’s a worthy cause to support and you can even watch it online. DJ Galaxy will be doing his Retro Lunch mixes from the road each day in addition to riding! That’s dedication.


It’s officially Restaurant Week in Greater Palm Springs, so you have an excuse to eat out more and try a new place or three. There are many new restaurants along with perennial favorites. And it may be your last chance as a few choose to close during the summer.

Be sure to listen to KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs no matter whether you’re near or 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
June 3–5, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, France Joli performs, Billy Stritch: Cy Coleman Revisited, Pride Month celebrations, AIDS/LifeCycle Livestream, Mae West’s The Drag at Desert Rose, Old Jews Telling Jokes at Desert Theatreworks, Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show, Palm Springs Fire Association Fish Fry…and much more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

This year’s Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is here! Starting Friday, June 3 and running through Sunday, June 12, a variety of restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus at set prices for diners to enjoy. You can refresh your palate and discover new places to eat all while redeeming great offers. Check out our event listing for information on 2022 featured restaurants: More info


France Joli

On Saturday, June 4 it’s a Dirty Disco takeover at Chill Bar from 9 pm–2 am with a special performance by Disco diva France Joli. Come for a night celebrating the legendary remixes of Dirty Disco and hear France Joli perform her new song “Fallin'” live for the first time anywhere! The evening also features music by DJ Matt Consola and a free t-shirt giveaway to the first 100 guests. More info

Billy Stritch

On Friday and Saturday, June 3 & 4, Billy Stritch returns to The Purple Room Supper Club for a new show spotlighting the music of legendary tunesmith Cy Coleman. He’ll be joined this time by a swinging jazz trio – all the better to perfectly celebrate one of Broadway and pop music’s jazziest composers. The show will include Cy’s biggest pop hits (The Best Is Yet To Come, Witchcraft), songs from his Broadway shows (Sweet Charity, City Of Angels) and many undiscovered and unknown gems. Dinner at 6 pm, show at 8 pm. Get tickets

We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at Hunters Palm Springs, plus deals at Men’s Grooming Spot, Zin American Bistro, Revel Public House, Kitchen 86, Jolene’s, El Patio, Il Giardino, Trevor Wayne Gallery, Just Fabulous, Mary Pickford Theatre, The Purple Room, Runway, Boozehounds, and more! See All Deals
Featured Events
On the Air at KGAY 106.5
You can win tickets to celebrate Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday with a very special performance on the day itself: Friday, June 10 at 8 pm, when Peter Mac brings his Judy Garland tribute show to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage! Peter Mac has won awards and critical claim for his accurate and loving portrayal of the woman Tony Bennett called “The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
KGAY 106.5 has your passes into Splash House 2022 from June 10–12 at the Renaissance, Saguaro, and Margaritaville. You’ll get into the host resorts, hop on the festival shuttles for FREE and get into the pool parties and performances during the day! Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide are giving away 2 Tickets EVERY WEEKDAY to the 28th Annual Palm Springs International ShortFest, which runs June 21–27 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. ShortFest is the largest showcase of short form cinema in North America: 7 days, screening 300 shorts from 65 countries. Tickets are good for a ShortFest screening consisting of 4–9 short films programmed together for a cohesive experience. Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
The KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch airs Monday through Friday at noon, with DJ Galaxy (Vincent Corrales) and DJ Eric Ornelas playing an hour of their high-energy throwback mixes. On Sundays, we put all five hours together for the Retro Sunday Brunch from 11 am–4 pm. Perfect pool party music! Listen Online
Articles We’re Reading: Bookmarks
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  3. Palm Springs ShortFest 2022 Leads Things to Do in the Desert in June
  4. Art Outdoors: Melissa Morgan Fine Art’s Sculpture Garden Combines Music, Visual Arts and Community
  5. Make a Splash at the 16 Coolest Pools in Greater Palm Springs

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