Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Mar 10–12, 2023 🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Mar 10–12, 2023 🌴

March 10–12, 2023

Brad Fuhr PS Art Museum

Coco Peru is one of the godmothers of drag, performing in movies such as “Trick”, with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles when I chaired the board, and for her snarky “one woman show” performances on stage.  She joined KGAY Palm Springs morning host John Taylor on Friday ahead of her shows at Hotel Zoso.

As we concluded the broadcast, she asked for a moment to comment on the recent spat of anti-drag legislation.  Yes, dear readers, if you’ve been under a rock lately the right’s fight de jour is to ban Drag performances.

Tennessee was the first state to sign such a bill into law banning drag where someone who “is not an adult” could view it.  (HRC aptly called out the governor after a photo surfaced of him in drag).

Coco agreed with comments by RuPaul, who earlier in the week said that such legislation is a distraction away from the real issues facing the country.

Drag is alive and well in greater Palm Springs. Our Visitor Map & Guide lists over 20 drag shows happening weekly.  I don’t see such a ban happening in the Golden state.  And our children will be just fine, thank you.

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


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
March 10–12, 2023

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: BNP Paribas Open, Coco Peru is ‘Bitter, Bothered & Beyond,’ ‘Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,’ KGAY Live at Toucans, David Foster & Katharine McPhee, ‘Escape to Margaritaville,’ ‘A Funny Thing Happened.,’ Bloom in the Desert’s Spring Fling, ‘Once,” Women’s T-Dance, Willie’s Big Fat Broadway Bash, Desert X…and much more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

BNP Paribas Open


The BNP Paribas Open is underway, now through March 19 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This is the largest two-week combined ATP & WTA professional tennis tournament outside of the four majors. This weekend: There are Friday Night Fireworks at Stadium 1 after the first match of the evening session, and a Drone Show on Saturday night! There will also be entertainment this weekend from Bryan Bros. Band, Johnny Smyth Band, and Radio Ready Band. Tennis Paradise also features top-shelf retail stores and luxurious dining options and opportunities to encounter tennis’ hottest rising stars and most legendary icons as they prepare to take center stage in the desert. If you can’t make it in person, nearly 120 hours of live coverage is planned. Get tickets

Miss Coco Peru


Hotel Zoso presents the one and only Miss Coco Peru for an 8-show engagement of Coco Peru is Bitter, Bothered & Beyond, from Friday, March 10 through Sunday March 19. After everything that’s been going on in the world, Coco is ready to unleash her thoughts about the past, present, and future. Yes, this exhausted dinosaur of drag is not holding back anything in her new show! A veteran of numerous feature films (Trick, To Wong Foo…, the cult classic Girls Will Be Girls), and television shows (How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Will & Grace), Coco has also become a viral sensation on social media platforms. Get tickets

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

Bus Stop Productions presents Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man in the Tropics Lounge at the Margaritaville Resort on Fridays and Saturdays through March 18, with two shows per night at 7 pm & 9:30 pm. This show has been sharing its upbeat brand of humor with theater audiences all across America for over five years! Get tickets

We have a featured Hot Deal for savings at Kitchen 86 El Paseo. this week. Plus, we have deals at Coachella Valley Coffee Co., V Wine LoungePalm Springs Fine Men’s SalonGrand Central, Hunters Nightclub, Monster Shakes, Desert Mischief, Jolene’s, Rick’sLulu California Bistro, Trevor Wayne Pop Art, Destination PSP, Zin American Bistro, The Purple Room and more!
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Featured Events
Welcome New Partner This Week
Desert Island Country Club is now open to non-members for dining, golf and…mischief. Enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course alongside two chef-led restaurants: The Penney & Parlour, an indoor/outdoor seasonal-ingredient-driven restaurant and piano cocktail lounge; and 9½ Bar & Kitchen, for casual, alfresco dining. Experience club life less ordinary. Learn more

From Our Partner: Brand g Vacations

Taking your first river cruise tends to be a rite of passage for gay travelers. Most people’s first all-gay vacation is an ocean cruise, which can be a lot of fun; but because of the size of ocean vessels (3,000- 6,000 passengers these days), you eventually tire of waiting in lines like a Communist waiting for bread…Read more

On the Air at KGAY 106.5
KGAY 106.5 has your tickets to Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. This humorous, highly theatrical audience interactive sex tip seminar is playing Fridays and Saturdays at Margaritaville Resort from February 24–March 18. Win a pair of tickets to the Saturday night show PLUS an overnight stay at Margaritaville! John Taylor will draw a winner on the KGAY Morning Show every Friday morning for the following remaining performances: Mar 11 & 18. 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 pmListen online
Ross Mathews hosts his popular weekly radio show on KGAY 106.5 on Saturdays from 11:00 am–2 pm. Ross is a part-time Palm Springs resident and currently working on The Drew Barrymore ShowRuPaul’s Drag Race and many other projects. He brings 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
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
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