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Los Angeles Bars, Clubs & Resto Lounges
DailyXtra Bar Events Listings

See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Los Angeles and West Hollywood areas at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Ever Week in Hollywood
Tigerheat Thursdays

Thursdays at Avalon Nightclub, 1735 N. Vine (just north of Hollywood Blvd). 18+ weekly dance nights, go-go boys, album release parties, men/women, black/white/Latin/Asian mix; $6 before 11pm.
Eleven years-running
GAMeBoi - Los Angeles

Every Friday at Rage, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo. Weekly 18+ gay Asian dance party, go-go boys,Pop & Hip Hop music videos. Free Entry before 9:30pm. $8 before 10pm, $12 general admission.
Breeches & Leather Uniform Fanclub
BLUF at Eagle LA

Every second Friday at Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Silverlake, LA. Fetish Fridays, for men, dress code strongly encouraged.
Beginning March 4th Jeffrey Sanker + Paul Nichols Present
Fresh Fridays

Every Friday, 9pm-4am at Flaming Saddlest, 8811 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo. The biggest party in the West is back - where it all began! With DJ Casy Alva and the Fresh Dancers.
Weekly events in Pomona
Stripped Saturdays + Ethel Mae Potter Drag Pageant Sundays

Stripped SATURDAY at 340 Restaurant, 340 S Thomas St, Pomona - All male revues 8pm-3am with Boy Toy go-gos and three dance floors. Drag Pageant SUNDAYS 8pm-2am, showtime 9:30pm, 18+ nights hosted by Melody Sings.
Tom of Finland Foundation
Life Drawing Sunday Workshops

2nd or 3rd Sun/month, 1-4pm, TOM House, 1421 Laveta Ter, LA. Nude Figure Drawing/Painting. $25 suggested donation. Over 25 years of protecting, preserving. promoting erotic art. DJ RocketManLA spins. Workshop Coordinator: Miguel Angel Reyes. Reservations required - see calendar.
Under the direction of Michael Kearns

Mondays 7- 9pm at Spirit Studio, 3621 Brunswick Ave, Atwater Village/ Glendale. A writing collective and spoken word performance group comprised of out lesbian, gay, and queer seniors living in Los Angeles. The artistic troupe has gained a reputation for its literary merit while capturing the zeitgeist of their generation.
"A celebration of our favorite outcast."

Third Mondays, 7:30-11pm at Akbar. LGBT artistic space odyssey and evening of new experimental performance works. Gay Astronaut Ian MacKinnon hosts a handful of hot queers presenting cutting edge performances from multiple artistic disciplines. A venue for new queer work, embracing all artistic disciplines, PLANET QUEER is created by Ian MacKinnon & Travis Wood.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary with a special schedule of events & initiatives
UCLA Film & Television Archive

Daily film screenings from the UCLA Film & Television Archives of restored motion pictures, with retrospectives, director's series and special themes. In the Life LBGT news magazine's 20-year collection of historic materials, LA Rebellion, Creating a New Black Cinema, Iranian cinema, and more. See their website for upcoming events and films.
The 16th Annual VFF in North Hollywood
Valley Film Festival

September 28 - October 2, 2016 at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood. Another great lineup of cinema so independent it can be found only in LA's San Fernando Valley. Last year over five days with screenings of 40 thought provoking and entertaining films from 9 countries. See website for this year's program schedule.
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GROWLr: RoughHouse Los Angeles

September 30 - October 1, 2016, from 9pm at Eagle LA. Fun/ friendly new party for men coming to major cities in the US and around the world. Beats by James Cerne + Mateo Segade. Guest hosts/ Decor & Photos by Dusti Cunningham. Go-go guys, late night delights. Introducing LA GROWLr Models Donick, Marco, Clayton, and Cesar at their first live appearance. SEA: Oct 15. SF: Sep 16.
See you on the Matterhorn!
Gay Days Anaheim

September 30 - October 2, 2016. Scream your head off on the roller coaster or hobnob with cartoon characters! Disneyland, within 30 minutes of anywhere in Los Angeles, is the site for the annual Gay Days. After Saturday in the park, it's time to dance your ass off! Ru Paul's Drag Race stars and DJs will have you on the floor, at House of Blues, Anaheim.
Celebrating Erotic Art in Galleries, News and Events
Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival

October 1-2, 2016 at Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter. SAT 11am-6pm Art Fair; Noon-2pm Life Drawing Sessions; 6-10pm Party - Music and Performance $10 Eventbrite/ door. SUN 11am-6pm Art Fair; Noon-2pm Life Drawing Sessions; 2-3pm Poetry Readings. $10 Eventbrite/ door.
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Megawoof America - 1 Year Anniversary

October 1, 2016, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. The place for glitz, glam and, most importantly, The House Bears. Get those dancing shoes dusted off and join them 'cos they want to celebrate with you, Grrr. Host: Resident Gogo BeefBearrito and his Sexiest GoGo Bears. Music: DJ GloVibes. Special performance/ DJ set + live performace by Surprise Guest + special appearance by J-Mobear!
Bearracuda - Gay Days Anaheim!

October 1, 2016, from 9pm at Yost Theater, 309 N Spurgeon, Santa Ana, CA. Gay Days party for bears, cubs and friends. DJs Fernando + Ryan Jones. $10-12 tickets:
With a late-summer Satyricon style feast before the film, en plein air!
Fellini Satyricon

October 2, 2016, 5:30pm, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Surreal adaptation of the (incomplete) Petronius classic. Two handsome students of 1st century Rome (Martin Potter/Hiram Keller) fight for the affections of a younger boy, setting them all on a bizarre adventure. Opulent costumes/ sets from such greats as Dante Ferretti and Danilo Donati, all shot in gorgeous Cinemascope.
Outfest West Hollywood Series

October 5, 2015, 7:30pm, West Hollywood Library/City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente. Outrageously hilarious Curt Mcdowell/ George Kuchar sexy, old-dark-house movie campy spoof. Shocking/downright dirty goings-on at Prairie Blossom crumbling manor encompass all manner of sexual/gender stripes. Pioneering farce shattered many taboos and stereotypes in portraying queer sexuality.
Columbus Day weekend
ALEGRIA Los Angeles + VIVA Los Angeles

October 8-9, 2016. SAT from 9pm at Belasco Theater, 1050 South Hill St. DJs ISAAC ESCALANTE + RENATO CECIN (Sao Paulo). Lights by Stephen Wyker & Liz Liguori. Production Design by Ric Sena. Advance tickets: $90, $100 after Sep 30 at: LASC, 8592 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood - or online. SUN from 9pm at 333LIVE, 333 South Boylston St. DJ NINA FLOWERS. Tix: $30/40.
Ronnie Larsen Presents - A Comedy by David Dillon

October 13 - November 20, 2016, Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday performances at Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave. The hilarious Off-Broadway smash hit about a group of friends who play "Facts or Fantasies" at a party and wind up revealing everything!
An exhibit on the art of Halloween Masks throughout the ages
The Art of the Halloween Mask

October 15, 2016, 8-11pm at  at Lethal Amounts, 1226 W 7th St. Featuring over 150 alloween masks dating back from the 1960s and modern day masterpieces by todays world class artists in the creature design world. All your favorite companies from your childhood on display: Don Post Studios, Be Something, Distortions unlimited, Biomorphs, and many many many more.
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present a Los Angeles institution
CicLAvia Heart of LA Scavenger Hunt!

October 16, 2016, 9am-4pm. Heart of LA will have 6 miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair - any non-motorized traffic. The route goes through Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Westlake and Downtown Los Angeles. Not a race / no beginning or end. Start anywhere and go as far or as short as you want, in either directon.
The Hollywood Jane Revue
The Rocky Horror Burlesque Show

October 18, 2016, 8pm at Rockwell, DTLA. Giving the burlesque treatment to Rocky Horror! Hollywood Jane Revue troupe members have nearly 100 combined years of Rocky Horror experience and some performers can be seen on the 35th Anniversary Blu-Ray special featuring The Midnight Experience, and The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast. An 18+ event.
three-day festival guest-curated & hosted by Zackary Drucker
TransNation Film Festival

October 20-23, 2016. New trans experience features/ shorts, rare and underseen gems, classic titles. Filmmakers, actors, special guests present works including: More Than T by Silas Howard; Diane from the Moon, short starring Mya Taylor; the documentary MAJOR! about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy; and screening of The Queen, with queer icon Flawless Sabrina appearance.
We are BACK!
WeHo Dodgeball's 3rd Annual Charity Halloween Tournament!

October 22, 2016, 11am-6pm at Pan-Pacific Auditorium, 7600 Beverly Blvd, LA. Lets dress in silly costumes and raise more money to fight cancer! - benefitting the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. No-Sting Co-Ed Teams of 10 people (min 3 ladies) - 5 courts/ TONS of dodgeball $12/ player - $120/ team PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUME! You MUST be in costume to play!
Ian Mackinnon & Travis Wood present a Murder Mystery Performance Art Party
Planet Queer: Killer Prom

October 24, 2016, 7:30pm, at Akbar. Prom Night performers compete for the Prom Queen title, but a killer is on the loose. Performance art queers, musicians, go-go boys + more! Who will get the ax? Who the crown? Solve the mystery before its too late! A KILLER EVENING of interstellar QUEER performances. Host: the gay-centered performance activist and murder investigator, IAN MACKINNON.
Friday Night HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY - It's a Kinky Circus "ALL COSTUMES" Welcome
V Society: Cirque Perverse - Dark Carnival

October 28, 2016, 10pm-3:30pm, 333 Live, 333 Boylston St. LA's only fetish Halloween Ball. EDM vs. Industrial: Heavy Grinder, Amanda Darling, Lucky 8 VS Jeremy Dawson, DJ Maddin, Lovelace, Victoria Lovelace. Costume contest cash prizes; 2 rooms of music; dark atmosphere, smoking patio, photo booth; candy giveaways, Satan's Kinky Play-Zone; Grindkore Spark Shows, sexy go-gos.
The annual Halloween Coplay Erotic Costume Contest
Hard Villains 5

October 29, 2016, 8pm-2am at L.A. Eagle. Now on a new date that is sure to bring out a huge crowd. Thousands of dollars in prizes in several categories. The follow-up event to Hard Hereos 13 that was held on August 19th! Evil Rules! A benefit for our Being Alive community.
Join your Los Angeles Rebellion Rugby team for tricks or treats this October!
October Ruggerbust!

October 30, 2016, 3:30-7pm at Eagle LA. Hot rugger boys in rugby shorts. $2 Coors Light Draft, Jello Shots and Sausage. A perfect way to end your week! $5 suggested donation at the door. Proceeds support the Rebellion's mission to promote equality and inclusivity through the sport of rugby.
Costumes, merriment, food and music
Gay West Hollywood HALLOWEEN Carnaval

October 31, 2016, 6-11pm. Every Halloween. Highlight of the WeHo calendar, revelers don their most outrageous outfits for the annual Halloween and Costume Carnaval. Over 400,000 participants throng Santa Monica Boulevard for food, merriment, contests, music and stage acts. See here, and below:
Outfest West Hollywood Series
We've Been Around

November 1, 2016, 7:30pm. Series of extraordinary/ empowering short documentaries. Created by Rhys Ernst and produced by Christine Beebe, chronicles the lives of Lucy Hicks Anderson, STAR, Albert, Little Axe, Lou Sullivan and CAMP TRANS -- each a trans trailblazer in their own right, and each with stories that have until recently gone largely unnoticed by mainstream society.
"... a dame who’s a little bit smarter than a girl’s supposed to be.”
Blonde Crazy: Joan Blondell

November 4 - Dec 10, 2016, 7:30pm. Exuding confident eroticism/ hard-won knowledge of the world. Films: Blonde Crazy, Blondie Johnson, Blonde Crazy, Big City Blues, Three on a Match, Three Broadway Girls, Dames, I've Got Your Number, Stand-In, Footlight Parade, There's Always a Woman, The King and the Chorus Girl, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Three Girls About Town, Opening Night.
Come up to the lab and see what's ON THE SLAB!
Planet Schmanet - A Rocky Horror Singalong!

November 5, 2016, 11:30pm-2am at The Clubhouse, 1607 N Vermont Ave, Spectacular singalong. All proceeds to benefit 125 + Laurel, new bi-coastal theatre production company/ playwright lab. The original Tim Curry film - audience participation kits available. Costumes are ESSENTIAL. Purchase singing ticket for onstage mic, or general admission audience seat. Everyone gets to sing along!
Come celebrate with the new 2017 Los Angeles Pup
Los Angeles Puppy Pride Weekend

November 10-13, 2016. THU Pup Play at Sanctuary LAX Studios. FRI Dog Pound: Meet and Mosh + Sniff and Bark at Bullet Bar. SAT Los Angeles Pup 2017 Contest main event at Bullet Bar - winner to have choice of entering either International competition, International Puppy or International Puppy Trainer. SUN Bone: La Puppy Pride Closing Party at Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Silverlake.
Come celebrate/mourn the outcome of this f*cking election at

November 17, 2016, 7-9:30pm, R Bar LA. Come hear stories about conservative parents! The terrors of working for the government, and maybe a story about discovering you've slept with a Libertarian (yuck!). Followed by some truly REVOLUTIONARY burlesque! Because let's face it, after this election, the revolution might actually be upon us. Tickets: $5 at the door!
The Photography of Edward Colver

November 30, 2016, 8pm at Lethal Amounts. Hard Core Pix/ Punk Rock Photography featuring never before seen images of the Southern California underground dating as far back as 1978. See EdwardColver.
The Circus to the Music Hall
2017 Edwardian Ball

February, 2017, annual event at The Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd. Music, theatre, dance, art, storytelling, circus arts, fashion, technology, art & stories, artists, performers, high-flying trapezes, steam-powered machines, costumed ballgoers. See Vau de Vire Society.
Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The Academy Awards | The Oscars

February, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will honor the best English-language films of 2016. Host: TBA. See details at and the complete list of past year's winners and 2017 nominees at their website:
A Theatrical Celebration of the Poetry & Art of James Broughton

March 1-15, 2017, Spirit Studio, 3711 Evans St, Silverlake. Performance artist Jason Jenn. Broughton's work speaks with beguiling trickster charm, devoutly spiritual/ sexually liberated in delicious ways, with themes as relevant as ever. See recent documentary "Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton."
Tom Whitman Presents in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Elevation 2017 Mammoth Gay Ski Week

Mid-March, 2017 (TBC). Annual week of events brings together people from across the country and the world, to celebrate diversity, fun, and the best spring skiing and boarding in North America. Elevation celebrated its 14th year in 2016, w/ over 2500 riders, 9 major parties + zero attitude. The hottest guys converge on Mammoth each March for the third largest gay ski week in N America.
The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
LA Leather Pride 2017

March - April, 2017 (TBC). Past year saw eight days of leather action, parties, kink/gear BDSM at multiple venues. Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2017 will take place on the Saturday, followed by the Off Sunset Festival on Sunday. See website for more details:
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE)

April, 2017, Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica. Four days of screenings, parties + artist programs. One of the top 10 destination film festivals in the world - 60+ films, mostly by new filmmakers/ rising stars. CATE celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, unique voice, or challenge what is expected and accepted in the medium.
Celebrities & Drag Queens & Unicorns... Oh My!!!
RuPaul's DragCon

April 29-30, 2017 at the LA Convention Center. The 3rd drag convention in HERstory! Meet your favorite stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race and the world of entertaintment! Take pictures! Get autographs! Buy cool stuff! Featuring over 100 fierce vendors & exhibitors plus dragtastic panel discussions & screenings.
The 23rd Annual
LA Film Festival

April 27-30, 2017 n Santa Monica, CA. New independent films, TV, emerging online content, filmmaker driven studio titles - new works from emerging and established independent storytellers with unique voices and innovative visions. Events include Film Independent at LACMA, the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Film Independent Forum and Directors Close-Up.
Christopher Street West
Los Angeles Pride 2017

Early June, 2017. Annual events, thousands throng the heart of West Hollywood for world-class entertainment & big Santa Monica Blvd Sunday Parade from 11am (Fairfax Ave. to Doheny Dr.), plus festival in West Hollywood Park. Live entertainment, multiple stages, dance venues, exhibitors, food and drinks vendors. See previous years' photos/videos on their website, plus more details:
Creating Change, One Story at a Time

July 6-16, 2017 (TBC). Showcasing the best LGBT stories from around the world. Over 90 films and videos from many countries at various venues across Los Angeles over 11 days; public programs, galas, features, short film programs, panels, special events, parties and receptions! See 2017 screenings, venues, parties and receptions schedule: