desert rage by sasha scarlett

cause some scandal! Bring a friend for the show… Bring ALL your friends! For more info or to book a table, go One of the community’s most important

It is May in Palm Springs and that means...Think all things

W-H-I-T-E! As in the annualJeffrey Sanker’s White Party, complete with thousands of hot guys in resorts, clubs and every destination throughout the city fromFriday, May 5 through Monday, May 8. Sanker invented the White Party and still seems able to top himself each year! (And yes, it sounds a bit dirty…I meant it that way!) Get a complete list of decadent events by checking outThe Rage Monthly’s feature in April’s edition, or by going to Palm Springs Hot Rodeo takes placeThursday, May 11

through Sunday, May 14, offering cowboys, cowgirls and plenty of “ride ‘em hard and put ‘em away wet” experiences for the rodeo fan! Back in the day, way-way back when I was just a little buckaroo, I was involved in gay rodeos. These athletes and their fans are a lot of fun and generally, are amazing people to boot, so it’s sure to be a great time. Get out there and “Yahoo,” it up. For more information, go hotrodeo. Country cutie,Dustin Lynch arrivesFriday, May 12

at Agua Caliente Casino. The stats don’t lie: With three consecutive number ones, two top five albums, platinum- level sales and one of the biggest tours in country music on back-to-back summers. Dustin Lynch has been on a steady path toward super stardom, his traditional influences—Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black—combined with an edgy intensity place him at the vanguard of today’s contem- porary country scene. For tickets and more information, go to Yours truly, Sasha Scarlett, is back in Palm Springs after

whirlwind travels up and down the West Coast for perfor- mances Saturday, May 13 at the Retro Roomwith my friend, Pinkie Meringue Shimmer and her showPinkie & Friends. For more information, go I’m also returning to Palm Springs’ originalDrag Brunch

Show, created in 2014 by yours truly, at the fabulous Rio Azul Mexican Restaurant and hosted by Vanity Halston. Join the amazing cast and I onSunday, May 14, for what I am sure will

events is theHarvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 19. The event honors the memory of American hero Harvey Milk, who strengthened coalitions among the many, diverse community organizations that support justice and equality for all individuals. Join more than 900 diverse Coachella Valley residents and celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist. Proceeds benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance organizations and LGBT youth-related programs. For more information on participating restaurants, go events-2/Harvey-milk-2. For those who love theatre, check outClark

Gable Slept Here, runningFriday, May 5 through Sunday, May 28 at The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s LGBTQ stage company. One of the silver screen’s brightest action stars charms his way through the Golden Globe Awards ceremony accompanied by his wife. Meanwhile, back at the Chateau Marmont, his staff tries to figure out what to do with the naked, dead male prostitute on his bedroom floor. Show contains adult content and nudity…Oh, my! For tickets and more informa- tion, go My drag brunch career began at AJ’s on the

Green and they now offer a great Jazz Brunch, with bottomless mimosas and delicious selec- tions from their breakfast menu.First Sundays in May, look for Joel Baker at the piano, onsecond Sundays, Shelley Yoelin on sax andBill Casale on bass, third SundaysofferMark Kahny on the piano andfourth Sundays bring out singer Trish Hatley and pianistBarney McClure. AJ’s is a darling venue located in Cathedral City, with some of the hottest jazz artists around! For more information or to make reservations, go to Well kiddly-winks! May is about heat in the

desert and I’ve shared everything from hot go-go boys to drag to fundraising galas and a rodeo…As they say, this girl gets around! Get yourself around to Palm Springs, too. Make sure you travel safe, carry sunblock, drink water and wear your best glitter! See you all in Palm Springs!

XOXO Sasha Scarlett Like me on . Follow me on

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