Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Jan 27–29, 2023 🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Jan 27–29, 2023 🌴

January 27–29, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art Museum

Humbled was I for you, dear readers, who chatted with me at the LGBTQ Center’s Info A Go Go this week! I’m glad that this newsletter is useful! I also heard stories of how our KGAY air staff, led by morning host John Taylor, connects with you. We love doing every minute of it!

At KGAY & Gay Desert Guide, we are all about building community, just as the Center does. And while it is going through a leadership change, the organization remains the top provider of services to our LGBTQ+ communities.

I also want to give recognition to our police and fire departments. I’ve gotten to know Chief Andrew Mills, who will be leading “Operation Relentless Sun” starting next week. That effort will be key to reducing the multi-faceted issues with homeless in the Palm Springs community. At this week’s Police & Fire Appreciation Lunch, we saw many examples of how our first responders have risked their lives to save others. Even the occasional four-legged variety…

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

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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
January 27–29, 2023
We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: The Southwest Arts Festival, Palm Springs Health Run & Wellness Expo, Les Michaels Memorial Benefit and Concert, KC and the Sunshine Band, ‘Dirty Blonde,’ ‘Nunsense A-Men!,’ Jazz on the Ocean Floor, ‘Kill the Editor,’ Betti & Bruce, Paul Anka, Art Party, Pinot Noir Festival…and more!
Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

The Southwest Arts Festival

The acclaimed art festival returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, open daily from 10 am– 5 pm, featuring a variety of traditional, contemporary, and abstract fine works of art, jewelry and quality crafts. Live music, pottery, glass and fine art painting are scheduled to be on display. The festival’s reputation for first-class quality and professional integrity make it one of the country’s finest juried art festivals. Get tickets

Palm Springs Health Run & Wellness Expo

Featuring a Half Marathon along with the USA Track and Field certified 10K and 5K courses, the Palm Springs Health Run & Expo takes place Saturday, January 28 from 8 am–1 pm at Ruth Hardy Park. The FREE Expo features over 100 vendor booths and fitness demonstrations showcasing the latest in nutrition, exercise techniques, NBC Palm Springs Food Challenge, LifeStream Blood Bank Drive, Playworks Game On – Tag Zone, rock climbing wall, Walk on Water and Flowbox aerial performers. More info

Les Michaels Memorial Benefit and Concert

The popular cabaret singer who presented open mic nights at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert for many years passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2022. This benefit concert, on Saturday, January 28 from 12:30–3 pm will take place at the same venue and funds raised will go toward the effort to consider Les Michaels for a Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. More info

We have a featured Hot Deal for savings at AMP Sports Lounge this week, plus deals at The Purple Room, Men’s Grooming SpotIl GiardinoGrand Central, Kitchen 86, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Monster Shakes, Desert Mischief, Jolene’s, Rick’s, HuntersLulu California Bistro and more!
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Featured Events
Welcome New Partner This Week
At Chicken Ranch, good food is simple. It starts with great ingredients sourced from local farms who apply sustainable, eco-friendly standards to their craft. Rotisserie chicken, crisp, delicious salads and savory, succulent sides are prepared carefully and artistically, with respect to seasonal ingredients, flavors and seasonings. They are committed to keeping it fresh, bringing farm-fresh produce and free-range poultry from local farms to your plate. Learn more
On the Air at KGAY 106.5
As a KGAY 106.5 listener, you’re probably aware that we’ve been working hard to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio and technology landscape. Our goal is to continue to provide great content the way that you want it on the platforms you use most often, so we’re inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey. Tell us how you use the radio, along with social media, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the web to stay connected to entertainment, news, and updates from KGAY and other sources. We hope you’ll find it to be an interesting way to reflect on your own changing habits as a KGAY fan and radio listener! Take the survey
KGAY 106.5 has your tickets to WIN tickets to a Modernism Week Lecture: “Don’t Worry Darling” – Palm Springs Retro Style on Saturday, February 25 at 2 pm at the Annenberg Theater. Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
KGAY 106.5 is also giving away tickets to Desert TheatreWorks’ current production: Nunsense A-Men!  Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
The KGAY Sunday Tea Dance with DJ Modgirl airs every Sunday from 4–6 pm (right after the Retro Brunch). DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is all about “Music! Dancing! Fashion! Fun!” and she throws down the most irresistible, uplifting beats each week on the KGAY Sunday Tea Dance from 4–6 pm.