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.
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.
Every second Friday at Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Silverlake, LA. Fetish Fridays, for men, dress code strongly encouraged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 1, 2017, 7:30pm, W Hollywood Library/City Council. Honors the 60th birthday of Marlon Riggs (1957-1994). Karen Everett documentary examines/celebrates Riggs's life and work. Known for TONGUES UNITED, the Texas-born Riggs, an early practitioner of what we now call intersectionality, expressed his black and queer identities equally, working as filmmaker, poet and activist.
February 2-5, 2017 at Bullet Bar. THU 10pm Meet & Greet. FRI 9pm Foxhole Leather Edition. SAT 10pm MBL Contest w/ DJ Candy. SUN 4pm MBL Victory Beer Bust featuring Dog Pound: Dog Park, w/ DJ Steve Cunningham.
February 3, 2017, 9pm - 2am at Bullet Bar. A bathhouse theme party celebrating the golden days. DJ Steven Cunningham (LA/NY). FREE TOWEL SERVICE CLOTHES CHECK - JOCKSTRAPS AND FETISH GEAR ENCOURAGED. Go-Go Foxes, drinks specials and more! $10 COVER (includes $5 ticket off first drink).
February 4, 2017, 7:30pm. Based on Jane Rule’s novel Desert of the Heart (1964), Donna Deitch’s narrative feature debut centers on a burgeoning lesbian romance between libertine casino worker Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau) and repressed university professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) in Reno, Nevada in the late 1950s, a climate wherein being queer was…complicated.
February 4, 2017, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. House Bears celebrate the month of San Valentine. Music by resident DJ GloVibes + guest DJ Saverio Pavia (Rome). Host: BeefBearrito and his Gogo Beef-Bears.
February 4-27, 2017, at Billy Wilder Theater. Feb 4 Desert Hearts; Feb 5 The Gold Diggers + Hester Street; Feb 11 Girlfriends; Feb 12 Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; Feb 17 Smithereens; Feb 19 A Question of Silence + Riddles of the Sphinx; Feb 22 Variety + Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography; Feb 24 Wanda; Feb 25 A Film About a Woman Who; Feb 27 Smooth Talk.
February 7, 2017, 8-10pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall. With performances on five continents numbering over 3,500 since 1981, Kodo is one of Japan’s best-known drumming ensembles. They return with an exciting and vibrant re-working of the show Dadan, featuring just the men of the ensemble. Count on an awesome display of raw athleticism!
February 9+14, 2017, 8pm at Million Dollar Theater. Jeffrey Bowman (Bingo-boy) + drag queen hostess Roxy Wood completely reinvent the wheel. Numbers are called out alongside sassy wisecracks to keep players wide awake and laughing. But Bingo is no laughing matter. Any poor soul who accidentally claims a false bingo is given a public spanking and thankless tasks.
February 10, 2017, 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater. Adapted from 1947 Jean Genet novel Querelle de Brest into a cinematic world of pure mood and aesthetics; follows titular (anti)hero on a dangerous odyssey of self-discovery: drug deals, games of chance, and murderous exploits in a French port city. Visceral aspect of male relationships as constant navigations between violence and intimacy.
February 10, 2017, 9pm-2am at Bullet Bar. Featuring a live performance of the crowning of Ceasar, go-go Greek Bennett Anthony, live DJs, $100 cash prize for the best themed outfit. Students get in cheaper with student ID. Special surprises!
February 11, 2017, 8pm-2am at Eagle LA. Hard hot throbbing studs + Hard-Ons, FUN FRIENDLY (very often FURRY) MEN + Audio Protein Hugeness by DJ Brian Novy. LA's Club for Masculine Meat and Muscle every 2nd and 4th Saturday/ month featuring NEW DJ's, HOT Go-Go Guys and FUN FRIENDLY MEN from near and far! Next date: Feb 25th.
February 11, 2017, 8pm-2am, The Globe Theater, DTLA. The 8th annual event: music, theatre, dance, art, storytelling, circus arts, fashion, technology, artists, performers, high-flying trapezes, steam-powered machines, costumed ballgoers, gaming, tarot, Portrait Booth, Absinthe Bar, Subterranean Bat Cave. See Vau de Vire Society.
February 11, 2017, 9pm-midnight at Liquid Zoo, 7214 Sepulveda Blvd. FOR GIRLS WHO LIKE GIRLS - getting wild at The Zoo. Rar! Meow! Prrrr... Live-mixing DJs HOUSE & TRAP. Guest DJ: GoodBoy + Resident DJ: Lily Khuu. Food +Go-Go Dancer: Jade Show.
February 11, 2017, 7-10pm 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.
February 12, 2017, 3-9pm at Precinct DTLA. Beer Bust Party afternoon for bears. Dance Floor DJs Brian Mc B + Omar Di Jou. Patio host: Goldilocks, with hot Gogo Cubs Keone + Michael Benjamin. Drink Specials + Beer Pong + Patio Games. Upgraded with GROWLr!
February 17, 2017, from 9pm at Eagle LA. Fun/ friendly party for men touring major cities in the US and around the world. Beats by Josh Peace + Mateo Segade. Guest hosts/ Decor & Photos by Dusti Cunningham. Go-go guys, the late night delights. $6
February 18, 2017, 2:30 - 7am at UNION, 4067 W Pico Blvd. A bit of NYC is coming to LA - those BEATS, those BOYS and alllllll of that TRADE… Beats by EDDIE MARTINEZ (LA/NYC) + TONY RUGGIERO (LA/NYC).
February 19, 2017, 2-10pm, Madera Kitchen & Bar, Hollywood. Get a chance at love, friendship, and winter fun at this post-Valentines Day TRAFFIC LIGHT PARTY! Guests wear color coded wristbands to show their dating situations: Green = Single, Red = Taken, Yellow = CAUTION...It's Complicated! Games + KissSafe Kissing Photo Booth. DJs: Ry Toast, GoodBoy, Chad Kidd, Lily Khuu.
February 20, 2017, 8-11pm. RISE UP and be heard! Art IS activism! A SPECIAL EVENING of interstellar QUEER performance. Host: IAN MACKINNON, gay centered performance activist. JAYK KNIGHT, MARTIN WIECH, JASON JENN, ODIOUS ARI, ROBBIE McDONALD, BILLY WHITE ACRE, BYRON NILSON, MARTIN MATAMOROS, PRIX de BEAUTE, SOMEBODY'S AUNT LORRAINE, MARK HAYWARD. DJ BILLY BOTOX. Door whore STEVEN.
February 21, 2017, at Rockwell. The Hollywood Jane Revue evening of burlesque duets - in teams of 2 people each. Featuring: Amber Dextrous, Georgia O’Queef, Brandy Snifter, Blanche Bourgeois, Veronica Voss, Holly Holiday, Alice Le Grande Gwen Ruby, Lana Entendre, Robin Switch, Hazel LeRoux, Tiffy Twister, Leggy Lass Greenleaf, Lili Von Schtupp, Cathouse Red. Host: Charles Eights.
February 21 - March 12, 2017 at Hollywood Pentages Theatre. Playwright JM Barrie, struggling for inspiration, meets four young brothers and their widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he writes a play to astound London theatergoers. With a bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie makes the monumental leap from his old world into Neverland.
February 26, 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 Oscars.org and the complete list of past year's winners and 2017 nominees at their website:
March 1-7, 2017, screenings at Arena Cinelounge, the West Hollywood Library, Highland Theaters, the Egyptian Theatre, and other venues. The only multicultural LGBT film festival of its kind. The festival will include short films, feature films, panels, workshops, and parties that highlight and celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community. See program of screenings and other details at:
March 2, 2017, 7pm at Highland Theaters, 5604 N Figueroa St. With the girlfriend in Europe for the summer, teenage best friends Julio (Gael Garcia Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) embark on a road trip through Mexico, headed for an isolated beach with a lively, seductive older woman who helps them better understand themselves and the nature of their friendship.
March 3, 2017, 7:15pm at Arena Cinelounge. Five films that illustrate the strong, but sometimes overhwhelming bonds for which Asian families are known, in which the protagonists are united by yearnings for understanding, acceptance and love.
March 3, 2017, 9:30pm, Egyptian Theatre. On vibrant, bustling, gritty London streets, a rare and intimate glimpse into daily LGBTQ trials and tribulations. Following lives, loves, and lusts of its diverse cast, on a thrilling, often heartbreaking rollercoaster ride, the likes of which we've rarely seen. Director Campbell X (Stud Life), writer Jake Graf (Dawn), producer Monica Y Dee.
March 3, 2017, 9:45pm at Arena Cinelounge. This queer-of-color web series follows four gay Latino witches as they try to survive the school semester in the midst of a witch hunt led by the wealthy, white, male, heteronormative descendants of the New World colonizers. This is the supernatural soap you've always wanted to see!
March 4, 2017, 12:30pm at Arena Cinelounge. When a photographer gathers her college friends together for a rambunctious bachelorette party, secrets are revealed and loyalties are called into question. India's first female buddy comedy is surprisingly frank and uproariously entertaining, showing that the most satisfying celebrations come with compassionate catharsis
March 4, 2017, 2:15pm. From an anonymously-written Internet novel, adapted by an openly gay director, shot in Beijing without government permission, banned by Chinese government censors, and finding acclaim from critics and audiences around the world: the epic 1980s romance between a powerful businessman and a university student; both social critique and superb melodrama.
March 4, 2017, 3pm at Arena Cinelounge, 1625 N Las Palmas, Ave. From the tale of a woman fighting for the one she loves, to the realities of entering a barber shop in America as a gay man, these films showcase multiple facets of what it means to be black and LGBTQ. Titles: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, MONOGAMISH, SHAPE UP: GAY IN THE BLACK BARBERSHOP, MUKWANO, OUR SKIN. See more details:
March 4, 2017, 5:30pm. Iranian-Armenian Aram, a trans man living since childhood in the US, returns to Armenia to meet his girlfriend's family. On the day-long journey, his brother helps him prepare for the meeting, trying to come to terms with Aram's transition. A quiet and introspective film about bittersweet reconnections with a culture that may not accept who you have become.
March 5, 2017, 11am. The parents of baby Moises Serrano risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American Dream. He grew up in the rural South, an undocumented gay man, forbidden to live and love in the country he calls home. Seeing but one option, he fights for justice and equality. Loving his family, who have come to accept being invisible, Moises seeks to change the world.
March 5, 2017, 1:30pm at Egyptian Theatre. Soon after the first LGBT pride celebration in Uganda, the Anti-Homosexual Act passed in the legislature. A film documenting devastating effects of this act. Directed by Richard Lusimbo and Nancy Nicol, among the brave leaders in the resistance, as they and their loved ones are targeted. An up-close, personal tribute to the power of community.
March 5, 2017, 7-10pm, The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. Suite of dances offer a peep into contemporary complexities of love and adulthood in a moment of pervasive technology/ imperiled privacy. Do we want to be watched all the time? How are dance, exposure, and urge to watch/ be watched, both very old and very new? Entangled/intertwined, duets explore tension between precision and freedom.
March 10, 2017, 9:30pm-2am at Rage, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHo. Special GAMeBoy event, the longest running and most recognized 18+ gay Asian dance party drawing thousands of attendees in LA and SF. Top 40, hip-hop, EDM, and Asian pop, hi-def video projection, fully staffed bars, the hottest go-go boys, exclusive performances.
March 15-19, 2017. 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 celebrates its 15th year in 2017, 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Late September, 2017 (TBC) at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood. Five day lineup of cinema so independent it can be found only in LA's San Fernando Valley. Past year with screenings of 40 thought provoking and entertaining films from 9 countries. See website for updates and the program schedule.
October 6-8 2017. 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 5-day Gay Days. Past year included: After Saturday in the park - dance your ass off! Ru Paul's Drag Race stars and DJs at House of Blues, Anaheim.
October 31, 2017, 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: