Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Nov 18–20, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Nov 18–20, 2022🌴


November 18–20, 2022 

Brad Fuhr Bella da Ball

Small Town Boy. The song from Bronski Beat strikes a cord with me and so it was serendipity when I happened to be recording a video of DJ ModGirl on our KGAY106.5 Arenas District Pride Dance Stage as she begins to play the song. Her empathy with the crowd and its reaction are priceless and you can see it here.

As we gather with family or chosen family next week for Thanksgiving, I’m reminded that each of us in the LGBTQ+ communities have faced fear and rejection, homophobia and acceptance. Many can truly identify with the lyrics in the song. It’s been a wistful favorite of mine since the song’s release in the mid 80s.

Now the focus is on celebrating the holidays: being thankful for what we have (and what we didn’t lose in the election!), celebrating the new protections to be signed into law next week and helping others less fortunate. Be sure to find a way to donate to a food bank, toy drive or LGBTQ+ charity this holiday season.

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
November 18–20, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: California Dreamin’ with the Desert Winds Freedom Band, 8th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Fest and Food Truck Fiesta, The Connoisseur Club from Palm Springs Dance Project, Coachella Valley Heart & Stroke Walk, JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show, Transgender Health & Wellness Center Equality Garden Party, McCormick’s Exotic Car Auction, L-Fund Golf Tournament, Props & Hops Craft Beer Fest, ‘The Humans,’ ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ ‘Sunset Blvd,’ ‘The Fantasticks,’ Lillias White..and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

California Dreamin’

The Desert Winds Freedom Band presents their fall concert, California Dreamin’, on Saturday, November 19 from 7–9 pm at the Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School. Featured will be Barry Manilow’s ‘One Voice,’ Rossano Galante’s exciting ‘San Andreas Landscapes,’ a ‘Gold Rush Rag,’ saxophonist soloist Gary Bollard will be featured on Bella Beach, there’s a fun medley from The Mamas & the Papas, and of course the pop hit California Dreamin’ and much more. Get tickets

Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Agua Caliente Casinos present the 8th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival and Food Truck Fiesta this Friday–Sunday, November 18–20. The official kick-off begins with the balloon launch from Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Friday at sunrise. The Food Truck Fiesta takes place Friday and Saturday evenings at the Cathedral City Amphitheater. The fiesta will feature a dozen food truck vendors from all over Southern California, a beer garden, tethered balloon rides, a car show, kid zones, live music, and more. There will be a Saturday evening balloon glow, rides, and balloon launches on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well. More info

The Connoisseur Club

The Palm Springs Dance Project presents The Connoisseur Club on Saturday, November 19 in the stylish mid-century Indian Canyons Golf Resort. Artistic Director Stephen Agisilaou has created this special evening to tease and surprise your senses. Building an original, live theater experience, this one night only event features a cast of 10 dancers from all over the U.S. and three iconic choreographers. The full experience starts at 7:30 pm and includes a champagne toast with continued access to the open bar, a personal gourmet nosh plate and coffee service. Get tickets

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Featured Events
Just in time for the fall season, which also means Pride season here in Greater Palm Springs, we have our hot-off-the-press Visitor Map & Guide Pride/Fall 2022! To help you find everything you need as a visitor or local, we feature the top places for Food & Drink, Nightlife, Shopping, Attractions, Gay Resorts with passes, Dispensaries, and other services. Look for our printed version around town, or if planning a visit, you can view and download it right here, right now!
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On the Air at KGAY 106.5
KGAY 106.5 wants you to ring in 2023 with Maroon 5 on the final stop of their 2022 World Tour at the brand-new Acrisure Arena! Sign up to WIN tickets to this special New Year’s Eve concert taking place on Saturday, December 31 at 8 pm: KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
Ross Mathews is back and gayer than ever! After a honeymoon hiatus, his popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 returns on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. That’s 50% more Ross because now it’s a three-hour show! Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and currently working on the Drew Barrymore Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He will bring celebrity gossip and news, plus a rundown of what’s happening each weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings as he plays some of his favorite dance hits each weekend on KGAY. Listen Online