If you’re gay, lesbian, bi or transsexual — or just an LGBT supporter — you’ll want to head to the desert Friday for a giant annual three-day celebration.
Cathedral City will kick off LGBT Days Friday, its third annual celebration of the LGBT community, with an opening night event that will include the raising of the Rainbow Flag and rainbow lighting at City Hall.
The three-day extravaganza will begin with 5 p.m. festivities at City Hall, which will be bathed in the colors of the rainbow and include a free performance by the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, music by DJ Galaxy, and a live performance by Ultra Nate.
Friday night’s events will also include a Battle of the Bars Bartender Competition between mixologists from six local bars, a variety show, and a screening of “The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” at the Mary Pickford Theatre.
Saturday’s events will include the now traditional LGBT Days Bed Race, which sends teams of five down surface streets on decorated floats on wheels. Confirmed Bed Race teams include the Cathedral City Fire Department, Cathedral City Police Department, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Friends of Dorothy: Date Palm Country Club. Actor Leslie Jordan from “Will and Grace” and “Sordid Lives” is also confirmed to take part in the race.
Jordan will also perform stand-up Saturday night at the Mary Pickford Theatre for “An Evening with Leslie Jordan – Uncensored.”
Rainbow RV Camping, the Cathedral City Pride Variety Show, pool parties and more await attendees through Sunday.
For all festival information, visit www.CathedralCityLGBTDays.com.
— Staff and wire reports
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