DRAG YOUR WAY THROUGH THE WEEK
Is Palm Springs home to more drag shows than any other city in the US? We’re going to go out on a limb and say Yasss, Queen! Here are our favorites, from bingo to brunch and everything in between, organized by day of the week.
Latin Fever Mondays at Toucans Tiki Bar & Cabaret Lounge
Established over twenty years ago, Toucans hosts some of the city’s best drag five nights a week in a fabulous tiki bar setting. On Mondays, hosts Jesus Coria and La Tal Monica bring the fuego with an all-Latin drag revue. There’s no admission charge on Mondays, but you’ll want to nab a spot on the popular guestlist ahead of time. The show starts at 9 PM. Insider Tip: If the show you want to see is sold out, stop by and see if there’s standing room at the bar. Toucans is only a 15-minute walk from Descanso.
Drag Me 2 Bingo at Hunters Nightclub
Ease your way over hump day with cocktails, bingo and drag queen shenanigans at the infamous Hunters on Arenas Street. Diva Rusty Waters calls the numbers from 6 PM-8 PM then shifts into her Risque Drag Review at 8:30 PM.
Thursday Playhouse at Toucans Tiki Bar & Cabaret Lounge
Toucans attracts some of the most talented drag queens on the planet, and you’ll often find favorites from RuPaul’s Drag Race on the roster. Thursdays are hosted by sassy Sabryna Williams and Vanity Halston, with a changing cast of special guests. Get those dollar bills ready for tipping! Tickets are $10 and reservations are highly recommended. The show starts at 9 PM.
Friday Playhouse at Toucans Tiki Bar & Cabaret Lounge
Another night of drag-tastic shows and special guest divas at Toucans, this time hosted by the gorgeous chameleon Jazmyn “The People’s Queen” Simone. Tickets start at $10 and reservations are a must. Two shows, 9 PM & 11 PM.
Bitchiest Brunch at Oscar’s
There’s a reason why Oscar’s is home to the longest-running drag brunch in Palm Springs. The Queens are outrageous, the costumes are fabulous, and the menu and service get solid reviews. Super-sized Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas add to the frivolity. All ages are welcome at Oscar’s. Tickets start at $35 for the 10 AM show. Reservations are a must!
Saturday Playhouse at Toucans Tiki Bar & Cabaret Lounge
Another evening of over-the-top drag insanity at Toucans, this time with the incomparable Kickxy Vixen and guests. Tickets start at $15 and you can choose from two shows, 9 PM & 11 PM. Super popular, so get those reservations in advance.
Mile High Boozy Brunch at PS Air Bar
Hop on board Palm Spring’s favorite faux airline for a Mile High experience like no other. Naughty stewardesses Diva & the PS Air Fly Girls provide first-class sass, fabulous performances, and a boozy brunch served “airplane style” in this cozy hidden speakeasy located in the back of a downtown liquor store. 11 AM-1:30 PM, $69 per person. Reservations: 760-327-7701
Bitchiest Brunch at Oscar’s
Local favorite Anita Rose hosts two seatings, 10 AM in the outdoor courtyard or 1 PM inside. Tickets start at $35, not including à la carte brunch. Oscar’s legendary T-Dance starts at 4 PM, why not make a day of it? A Descanso #SundayFunday favorite.
Bingo at Ethyl’s Place at The Roost Lounge
In-the-know locals head to Cathedral City on the second Sunday of the month to hear Queen on the Scene Ethylina Canne call the balls with sassy style. Prizes, cheap drinks, waffles, and proceeds benefit local charities. Phone 760-507-8495 for table reservations, you’ll need them!
Tommy Rose and the Playgirls at Toucans Tiki Bar & Cabaret Lounge
The Desert’s longest-running and most acclaimed Drag Revue features Toucans’ resident Drag Mother and Diva Extraordinaire Tommi Rose and The Playgirls, an all-star cast of some of the hottest Queens on the planet. The talent, music, and costumes are all beyond fabulous. Two shows, 8 PM & 10 PM. Tickets start at $10 and reservations are recommended.