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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Dec. 17-19, 2021

December 17–19, 2021 

Greetings from the beaches in Puerto Vallarta, where i have spent the past week on a “pre-holiday” holiday. PV is like our sister city with many a valley LGBTQ+ resident making pilgrimages to the promised land of sea, sand and señ ors.
I’ll be home for Christmas and look forward to getting together with my chosen family over the coming days.  There’s still plenty of time to get in the holiday spirit with concerts, performing arts,food and toy drives to make your heart feel good.  We continue to provide the forums to keep you updated and informed with GayDesertGuide.LGBT and KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs.  We have some wonderful Christmas Day programming for you next weekend.
Happy holidays from the entire team to you and yours!

Don’t miss Ross Mathews’ show on KGAY 106.5 Sarday mornings at 10 a.m. We’re so excited to have our “Satur-Gays with Ross” and hope you’ll tune in.


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

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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
December 17–19, 2021

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: Dionne Warwick Holiday Celebration Concert, Holiday Gift & Toy Drive, Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour, Ho Ho Ho Down, Breakfast with Santa, Strong Words Holiday Performance, plus a local theatre roundup, New Year’s Eve preview…and more! 

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

Dionne Warwick Holiday Celebration

The music legend brings her “Favorite Time of the Year” holiday concert to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. Hot off receiving her honor on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, Ms. Warwick is also the subject of the upcoming Opening Night film at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Catch her now, accompanied by a 14-piece string section, performing a mix of Christmas and pop classics! Get tickets


Gift & Toy Drive

The Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus invites the community to drop an unwrapped gift or toy off on Saturday, December 18, between 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the PSGMC booth in the Farmers’ Market adjacent to the Palm Springs Cultural Center. These toys and gifts will benefit Martha’s Village and Kitchen; help make many children’s Christmas special! More info

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour

The McCallum Theatre presents the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour on Sunday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. This holiday tradition brings together a magical combination of musicians jamming on fresh, lively arrangements of season favorites in a high-energy show for the entire family. Celebrated saxophonist Koz will be joined by Jonathan Butler, Richard Elliott, Rick Braun and introducing Rebecca Jade. Get tickets

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Saturdays with Ross Mathews on KGAY!

Coachella Valley resident Ross Mathews continues on KGAY 106.5 through the holidays with his new show airing Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Ross is seen nationally on RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Drew Barrymore Show, and more. As Ross puts it “KGAY is…giving the gayest person in history his own radio show…Me!” Saturdays with Ross Mathews is on KGAY 106.5, on the FM dial in the Coachella Valley and streaming worldwide online! Ask your smart speaker to “Play KGAY.”
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