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 Saddles, 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.
Second Sunday /month, 1-4pm, TOM House, LA. Nude Figure Drawing/Painting. $25 suggested donation. 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.
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018, 9pm-2am at Rage, WeHo. The longest running and most recognized 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. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock + VJ Jason Lin (1st floor).
May 4, 2018, 9pm-4am. Featuring Rupaul Season 10 breakout star VANESSA "MS VANJIE" MATEO LIVE ON STAGE + ALL STAR cast of 16 Sexy Papi Go-Gos direct from LA, SF Phoenix, SD, and Mexico on 2 caliente dance floors of music. Drag Divas Ms Lola, Exotica Erotica will be handing out lots of prize giveaways. DJs Mike (LA) + Paulo Ramirez (LA) w/ Latin Dance and Hip Hop Musica.
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018, 10pm-1am. Palace + stage show spectacular every Friday night at Precinct. SHE’S HUGE, H0RNY, HUNG & READY TO PARTY. Prepare for High Faggotry, Art, Trash, Disco, Dick + Rock & Roll – join the new queer punk army every Friday night featuring a rotating cast of the world’s wildest pink talents. Next: June 1st + 8th.
May 5, 2018, noon-2am. Cinco de Mayo afternoon celebration, Pissed Beer Bust, Cigar Bar, Pleasure + Pain Live Demos, Hot Videos, plus DJ Sean Miles at the 20th Anniversary Party from 9pm.
May 5, 2018, 9pm-2am. MEGAWOOF AMERICA is back, more calienté than ever for this special Latino edition, serving all Latino meat a la carte! Beats by Glovibes + DJ Brian Novy. Hosts: Tony DeSantiago + Vicente Luna. Resident Gogo beef: Kaijun Armando, Javier Galue, Piqueras Joey Lorenzano. Celebrating birthday of Tony DeSantiago! Give him a hug and maybe the tip.. cash tip.
May 5, 2018, 10pm-4am. Paul Nicholls & Justin David in association with ACTION present Gay Party Saturday dancing with DJ Paulo and the GPS Dancers. Next: June 9 + 10. See GPSParty.com.
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018, 12-4pm RezErection Sunday drinks specials. May 7th, 9pm-1am (every MON) Spank Karaoke hosted by Alex Kitay, Mr Long Beach Leather 2010. May 13, 4-8pm Crisco Disco - every second SUN w/ DJ Steve Cunningham. May 25th, FRI 9pm Underbear Party w/ DJ Candy.
May 12, 2018, 9pm at Precinct DTLA. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends with DJ Eric Pruitt. Photos + decor by Dusti Cunningham. Featuring The Bearracuda Go-Go Army. Hosted by Matt Bearracuda.
May 12, 2018, 9pm-4am, Eagle LA. Stimulate serious PRIMAL URGES with the BIGGEST, HAIRIEST, BEASTLY BEATS! Grab your favorite FAUX FUR accessories and/or animal skin (LEATHER, PLEATHER, RUBBER, etc) or COME AS YOU ARE! GET SWEATY WITH THE HOTTEST HALF-NAKED MEN as nature intended! DJ Max Bruce. Next date: May 26th w/ DJ John LePage.
May 15, 2018, 6:30 doors, 8pm show. Celebrating the 5 year anniversary with performances by: Cerise LaBombe, Blanche Bourgeois, Veronica Voss, Tas DeVille, Amber Dextrous, Lemi Atom, Brandy Snifter, Robin LeRoux, Hazel LeRoux, Tiffy Twister, Lana Entendre, and Georgia O’Queef. Host: Charles Eights.
May 17, 2018, 9pm-2am at The LASH, 117 Winston St. Music: Linda Bradford + Josh Peace. Special guest porn star host Ricky Roman. Special performances by Kandy Muse (Haus of AJA), Dahlia, Whisper Sixx, Guido Sixx, Lorelei Sixx, Kiki Krazier. Hosts: Ollywood, Hey Rooney, Bryce, Matt Felline, Ali. Pole Tricks by Dangerous Rose. Tickets for May 19th Pool Party at the Lash. Door: Meatball.
May 18, 2018, 9pm-4am. Featuring the Rupaul Drag Race PUERTO RICAN INVASION SHOW w/ stars,YARA SOFIA, CYNTHIA LEE FONTAINE, LINEYSHA SPARX, JESSICA WILD LIVE ON STAGE. Also 18 Sexy Papi Go-Gos from LA, SF, Phoenix, SD, and Mexico on 2 caliente dance floors. Divas Ms Lola + Exotica Erotica handing prize giveaways. DJs Alex (LA) + Josh Peace (LA) play Latin Dance and Hip Hop Musica.
May 18 + 25, 2018, 10pm-1am. Show spectacular w/ Glen Alen, Meatball, Tito Soto, Amber Crane, April Showers. DJs David OH + Mateo Segade. SHE’S HUGE, H0RNY, HUNG, and READY TO PARTY. High Faggotry, Art, Trash, Disco, Dick + Rock & Roll. Join the new queer punk army every Friday - featuring a rotating cast of the world’s wildest pink talents. Next: June 1st + 8th.
May 20, 2018, 3am-noon at Station 1640, 1640 N. Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood. LA's Weekly Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Afterhours. Hosted By Jenna Marx. Also see June 10-11th PRIDE Closing Afterhours with DJs Ovahness + Sean MCMahon.
May 20 + 27, 2018, SUN 8pm-2am, PrecinctDTLA. Weekly Sunday events for bears w/ Patio Games, Pop up Barbershop, Cheap Beer, GOGO MEAT Matt C + Stephen. DJ Tibbers. Facebook. Next dates: June 3rd + 10th.
May 22 - June 30, 2018. TUE May 22nd, 7pm kickoff and free staged reading of Dear Harvey from Celebration Theatre. Other dates follow with: Lillian Faderman, Connie Norman, Craig Hella Johnson, film screenings, concert and song performances, New Stage musical, the TransLife LA PoP Up Film Festival + more.
May 25, 2018, 9pm-2am, Strip Down for Happy Hour drinks prices at Underbear Party. Underwear, Union Suits, Jocks! DJ Candy | No Cover | Grizzly Guz.
May 26, 2018, 9pm-2am, Eagle LA. Stimulate serious PRIMAL URGES with the BIGGEST, HAIRIEST, BEASTLY BEATS! Grab your favorite FAUX FUR accessories and/or animal skin (LEATHER, PLEATHER, RUBBER, etc) or COME AS YOU ARE! GET SWEATY WITH THE HOTTEST HALF-NAKED MEN as nature intended! DJ John LePage.
May 27, 2018, 9pm-6am. The 20th Anniversary return of everyone’s favorite Memorial Day party with DJs Grind + Toy Armada. The weekend continues Monday 12-6pm with a new pool party: Naval Academy on the Andaz Hotel rooftop in W Hollywood w/ DJ GSP.
May 28, 2018, 8-11pm. A UNIQUE EVENING of interstellar QUEER performances, Fabulous Performance Art, Galactic Dance, Burly Burlesque, Killer Drag, Dreamy Music and more! ART IS ACTIVISM! Performers: ROGER Q MASON, JASON JENN, JOSHUA CASTRO, JOE HUI, MARTIN MATAMOROS, HEATHER DAMAGE, CARRIE MILKULS and Company, JAYK KNIGHT, and PANTO PORNO.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 9pm-2am at Rage, WeHo. The longest running and most recognized 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. GAMeBoi LA Resident VJ LaRock + VJ Jason Lin (1st floor).
June 2, 2018, 9pm-1am. Celebrate LA Pride Week with LGBTQ+ community, allies, family, friends and colleagues. Take over the theme park for one amazing night. All-day access to park (from 9am) + ticket holder exclusive after-hours, w/ DJs, dancing, cash bars, character meet-n-greets + more. All ages (21+ bar access). Universal Express priority access to rides/ attractions also available.
June 2, 2018, 9:30pm-2am, The Birdcage SM, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica. Venice Pride party following the sign lighting, featuring hunky beach boys and butches in swim trunks on the dance floor. This is the Venice Pride party for dancers.
June 2, 2018, 10pm-4am at UNION, 4067 W Pico Blvd. Leather dance party for men. Explore your wildside, feel masculine and dance through the night w/ DJs Peter Napoli and Dan Darlington playing dirty dungeon beats + the hottest men sporting sweaty leather and gear! Brût is a 21+ event.
June 7, 2018, 8pm-2am at Hamburger Mary's, 330 Pine Ave. Long Beach. An 18+ event featuring Rupaul S10 star Vanessa Ms Vanjie Mateo Live + 10 GORGEOUS Papi Go-Go's and XXX Porn Star ARMOND RIZZO - Live on Stage. Every Thursday Leche club night.
June 8, 2018, 5:30-11pm at Dodger Stadium, Right Field Plaza Bar, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. An LA Pride Week tradition as the LA Dodgers honor some of the biggest LGBT names in sports, including U.S. Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Dale Scott, the first openly gay umpire in MLB history, and Will Hackner, the founder of the Varsity Gay League. National anthem by singer/ actor Brian Justin Crum.
June 8, 2018, 6-9pm ACE/121 Gallery, 121 N Kenwood, Glendale. One question, one paragraph, one piece. OPEN CALL EXHIBITION. A word/ a slur becomes a culture. For some Queer remains too painful to embrace; for others a culture extending beyond the LGBT community, allowing for broader inclusiveness. In LGBT-normative Century 21, what is Queer anymore? Gauchos Village After-party.
June 8-10, 2018. FRI 9pm-3am, DenLA - hottest, exclusive, private Euro-Style LA Dance/ Play Party for men w/ backrooms, beds, slings, no-holds-barred sex. SAT 10pm-4am, Globe DTLA - Pride Party w/ DJs Ben Bakson + Phil Romano. SUN 7pm 1OAK - Sunset Tea LA Pride Closing Party.
June 9-10, 2018. Thousands throng West Hollywood. SAT/SUN FESTIVAL 11am-1am in West Hollywood Park w/ live entertainment on 3 stages: Park Stage, Plaza Stage (Latin), and Boulevard Stage (Hip-Hop/RnB); dancing, exhibitors, food/ drinks vendors. Santa Monica Blvd SUNDAY PARADE 11am (Fairfax Ave to Doheny Dr). See previous years' photos/videos at website, plus more details:
June 9-10, 2018. SAT 12-6pm PoolWatch/ SpLAash Pool Party at Hotel Indigo w/ DJ Manny Lehman. SAT 9pm-6am Toy Factory: LA Pride Main Event at The Mayan, w/ DJ Ralphi Rosario. SUN 4-10am RISE: The Afterhours at Stock Exchange w/ DJ Morabito. SUN 7pm-4am Pride Tea 2018: Los Angeles Pride Closing Party at Academy Nightclub, w/ DJ Tony Moran.
June 9, 2018, 9pm at Precinct DTLA. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends special LA Pride event with DJs Ryan Jones + Pure Noise. Hosts: Big Dipper, Jeremy Lucido, Shawn Morales and Matt Bearracuda. Featuring The Bearracuda Go-Go Army. Photos/ decor by Dusti Cunningham.
June 22, 2018, 7:30pm. Catherine Gund’s portrait of performance artist Ron Athey: go-go dancing at Club Fuck! LA to international tour Martyrs and Saints/ Four Scenes in a Harsh Life/ Deliverance. Raised to be a Pentecostal minister, Athey channelled messianic callings into ritual artistic religious iconography, sadomasochism and extreme piercing as his means of transcendence.
June 23-24, 2018, 2pm. Hollywood has portrayed and influenced cultural beliefs since early days of silent films. For decades film-makers perpetuated LGBT stereotypes; then pushed boundaries of social norms, blurred lines of gender roles, and created ground-breaking queer films. Skip down the Pink Carpet together with the GMCLA and actor/ comedian/ activist Leslie Jordan.
June 30, 2018, 9pm-2am, Other Door, LA. 10437 Burbank. Feminist-infused lesbian/queer/LGBT Dance Party. Get your poofy gowns and tuxedos ready! Enjoy an adult lesbian and queer prom to celebrate being our true selves out, loud, and proud! (21+ Only). DJs LICKERISH + MATRIARCHY. FOOD: ISSA VEGAN THANG TACOS.
July 12-22, 2018. 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:
August 10-13, 2018, at Theatre at the Ace Hotel in DTLA. A weekend celebration of music and film; a new breed of festival experience fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists. Five films make their LA premieres, each paired with a special music performance that embodies a shared artistic sensibility, or a conversation with filmmakers and the luminaries that inspired them.
August 12, 2018, 11am-8pm, Burbank Blvd (Cahuenga/Strohm). HOSTS: Candis Cayne, Don Mike, Misty Violet. Main Stage: Cazwell, Wendy Ho, Big Dipper, Taylor Olson, Sean Wolf G/ Country Bear Jamboree, Zombie Eating Horse, Tia Wanna, Marta Beatchu, Latin Samba Dancers, Maebe A Girl, Pickle, Volta Charge, Salina EsTitties, Roxy Mountain. DJs Sean Niles, Eric Pruitt, Brian Novy, Manuelito.
September 20-28, 2018 in Culver City, Santa Monica and Hollywood. New independent films, TV, emerging online content, filmmaker driven studio titles. New works from emerging and established independent storytellers w/ unique voices/ innovative visions. Events include Film Independent at LACMA, the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, the Film Independent Forum and Directors Close-Up.
October 5-7, 2018. Three-day weekend. 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. 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.
Late October, 2018 (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 31, 2018, 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:
February, 2019, The Globe Theater, DTLA. The 10th annual event (TBC): 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.
Early March, 2019 at Arena Cinelounge, the West Hollywood Library, Highland Theaters, the Egyptian Theatre, and other venues. The only multicultural LGBT film festival of its kind, 5-day screenings 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:
Mid-March, 2019. 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 17th year in 2019; expect 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.
Mid March, 2019. Week of events all over LA County include Kick Off Celebration by Men of ONYX Southwest, and the 20th Annual Mr LA Leather Contest. Event capped by the 7th annual Off Sunset Festival (TBC) Sunday on the streets of Silverlake with live bands, DJs and dancing. More details:
Early April, 2019, 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.