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Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for May 13–15, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for May 13–15, 2022🌴

May 13–15, 2022 

This weekend’s Oasis Music Festival pays tribute to the musical heritage of the Coachella Valley with nods to the future names that may show up in anthologies written about our valley.

To understand the history, there’s a beautifully written piece by Bruce Fessier, who covered the music scene for The Desert Sun for years. His story opens the now-dated program book for the Oasis Music Festival, twice delayed by the pandemic. But it’s worth the read and paints pictures of what it was like to see Frank, Elvis, Peggy and Elvis in our corner of paradise. There are great stories of the early days I’d never heard before.

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The festival tops our things to do this weekend and I hope you’ll take in a show or two at one of our many fine music venues.

A quick nod to the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast committee, Gay4Good volunteers and especially Ron deHarte for an inspiring event last week to commemorate the civil rights leader’s legacy. “Say Gay!”, said students from across the valley with community leaders, mocking the Florida bill that chips away at the rights were have fought so hard to gain.

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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
May 13–15, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Oasis Music Festival, Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, Modernism Week–May, Pride Prom, Kimpton Rowan Hotel Winemaker Dinner, Brothers of the Desert Book Club, Panorama Dog Park Opens, Drag Bingo for Animal Samaritans, Bear Naked Tag Team, A Cabello does Sonheim, Cuddle Party, Plunge Pool Party, Into the Woods at Palm Canyon Theatre…and more!

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Oasis Music Festival

This all-genre music festival presents its inaugural run now through Sunday, May 15 at over 30 venues throughout the Coachella Valley, reviving the storied past of the musical playground that made Palm Springs famous. From the 1950s performances of the Rat Pack to today’s indie rockers, musicians of all genres, from all over the world, have found inspiration here in the desert. A portion of the proceeds from this festival will help in the efforts to restore the historic 800-seat Plaza Theatre in downtown Palm Springs. Check our event listing for links to artists performing, daily schedule, venues, and tickets: More info

Film Noir Festival

The 2022 edition of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival takes place now through Sunday, May 15 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, with an eclectic mixture of prestigious and obscure black and white “B” movies from the classic film noir period. The Festival is known for unearthing and screening rare films, restored classics, and for the special appearances of the stars who were in them. Get tickets

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Modernism Week–May

This first-ever May version of Modernism Week is a limited edition of exclusive tours, evening programming, and more, running through Sunday, May 15. There will be exclusive tours of Modernism Week Showcase Home, Casa Tierra, a newly remodeled hillside estate in Palm Desert by Bobby Berk, design expert and Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye [read more]. Participants may also purchase tickets to various historical walking tours in Palm Springs, craft cocktail mixology classes, exciting dinner and live music experiences, and special “Top Ten” tour excursions. Get tickets

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The Kimpton Rowan Hotel presents: The Comedy & Wine Lounge on Tuesday, May 17 from 6–9 pm at 4 Saints. Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting with culinary creations by Executive Chef Ysaac Ramirez. Then it’s a live, stand-up comedy show from 8–9 pm with headliner Alec Mapa, featured talent Krista Fatka and opening talent David Roth. KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide are giving away a pair of tickets! Enter online at the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page!
KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to win 2 VIP Passes to Out in the Vineyard’s “Gay Wine Weekend,” July 15–17 in beautiful, pastoral Sonoma County. This is a full weekend of wine & celebration with winemaker dinners, winery tours and events benefiting Face To Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network. 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
  1. Plaza Theatre Reignites Historic Past by Hosting Oasis Music Festival
  2. The Intersection of LGBTQ Health Care and Reproductive Rights
  3. Cowboy Cinema: The Pioneertown Film Festival Honors Its Location and the Western Movie Genre
  4. Palm Springs Young Playwrights Festival Announces Details of 2022 Festival
  5. Ross Mathews Marries Fiancé Wellinthon García in Mexico — with Flower Girl Drew Barrymore
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