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Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for the Weekend: Feb 23-25, 2024 🌴

February 23–25, 2024

We’ve updated our newsletter this week, and I hope you like the refresh.  Not that we didn’t have enough else to do as one of the busiest February’s on record comes to a close…

I love the educational aspect of Modernism Week and have taken the opportunity to attend a few “lectures” featuring John Wayne’s son (with a Duke bourbon tasting afterwards – who could say no?), and “Classic TV Residences”.  There is always plenty of eye candy in our valley, but the stories are fascinating!

The parties have been fabulous as well, and there’s more events all weekend as Modernism Week comes to a close. Some of the unsung heroes are the photographers who capture the magic of Modernism. I asked them to pose for my meager iPhone for a quick pic, and wanted to salute their talents: David A. Lee Photography and Photos by Lani with J.P.


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


This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings:
Our Top 3 Events

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events! Read our Gay Desert Guide Weekend Blog for the full run-down. Here’s the top three events:

1. International Bear Convergence (IBC)

The International Bear Convergence (IBC) is here this weekend, Friday–Sunday, February 23–25 at Hotel Zoso. Get ready for an amazing weekend of “Fun, Frolic & Fur” at the premier winter Bear event, welcoming thousands of frisky bears, muscle bears, cubs, chasers, chubs, admirers & their fans from around the glob to have the time of their lives! Friday features the Plunge 2.0 Pool Party from 10 am–4 pm, a “Meat” & Greet at Blackbook from 3:30–7 pm, Speed Dating with Joe Martone at 7:30 pm, and KGAY’s own DJ Galaxy will spin at the Disco Inferno on Friday night, 9:30 pm–2 am. On Saturday, it’s pool party time again, with a VIB Mixer in the evening, and Bear Style Underwear Party on Saturday night, presented in partnership with Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert. Sunday features the Hungry Bear Drag Brunch, a Redemption Party by the pool, and Last Laugh Comedy Show. See our event listing for full details.

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2. McCormick’s 76th Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction

McCormick’s 76th Exotic Car Auction is this Friday–Sunday, February 23–25. This is a live, in person auction in the usual outdoor location on the grounds of The Palm Springs Convention Center. The show consists of classic, vintage & muscle cars, which go at auction for prices from just $3000 to over $250,000. General public & dealers welcome. Friday is FREE, Saturday & Sunday $15 each or $25 for all 3 days.

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Modernism Week

3. Modernism Week 2024 Weekend Two

Modernism Weeks annual 11-day festival continues all weekend, daily through Sunday, February 25. The lineup features more than 350 events including tours of iconic homes in more than 30 neighborhoods and the popular Signature Home Tour. CAMP (Community and Meeting Place) is open daily at the Hyatt Hotel downtown for the run of the festival. Also offered are architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, garden tours, a 2-day vintage trailer show this Saturday and Sunday, nightly parties, and in the spirit of Modernism Week, there’s also an artist reception for Charles Phoenix and his newest Mid-Mod paintings at Rubine Red Gallery!

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KGAY 106.5 will be Out and About this weekend at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter for their Desert Pet Walk on Saturday, February 24 from 9–11 am, stop by and say hi to John Taylor, KGAY’s morning host!

White Party Palm Springs takes place March 29–31 and KGAY 106.5 wants you to WIN a pair of tickets to Saturday’s White Party Sahara Desert Nights, where you can dance in an enchanted land of riches, warm sands and exotic décor surrounded by state-of-the-art sound, mesmerizing lasers, and spectacular lighting OR WIN a pair of tickets for Sunday’s Pharaoh T-Dance with the event’s headliner, pop superstar Ava Max! Learn more about White Party Palm Springs 2024.

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KGAY 106.5 would also like you to WIN tickets to the La Quinta Art Celebration, the #1 Fine Art and Craft Event in the nation, taking place this year from February 29–March 3 [Learn more]. Try your luck at winning tickets good for any day!


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The KGAY 106.5 Retro Lunch airs Monday through Friday from Noon–1 pm, 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 party music! The KGAY 106.5 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.

103.1 MeTV FM salutes Black History Month with Two at 10, featuring two songs back-to-back by an influential Black artist every day at 10 am and 10 pm, all month long! 103.1 MeTV FM is KGAY’s sister station, featuring a unique mix of timeless and memorable music incorporating a wide variety of classic hits, deep tracks and softer sounds spanning several decades of popular music, including the ‘60s and ‘70s with a touch of the ‘50s and ‘80s. Listen online.