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.
April 7 - May 5, 2017, 7:30pm at Billy Wilder Theater. The migration crisis that recently hit Europe and the Americas has been different by virtue of sheer numbers, and because of nationalist forces that have risen to stop them. These six films communicate tolerance and understanding, and serve to return human dignity to their subjects, embracing values that have made America great.
April 27-30, 2017 in 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.
April 27-30, 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 28, 2017, 8pm at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Dressed in striking traditional costumes, the multi-instrumental quartet from Ukraine DakhaBrakha mixes Eastern Europe’s folklore and rhythms with the urban avant-garde. Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares (The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices), the celebrated all-female folk choir, opens the evening with harmonies and arrangements.
April 28-30, 2017. FRI 9pm Underwear Party at Bullet. SAT 9pm Beach + Underwear Party at Flux. SUN 1-7pm N Hollywood Pool Party/ Beer Bust - Tons of hot hard men in the sun looking for some fun! Play Cabana overlooking the pool. DJ Manuelito all afternoon + the hottest Bears, Chubs, Chasers, and Cubs in LA! $20 entry. Info prior to event, see "Tickets" at:
April 29, 2017, 3-9pm at Ace Hotel DTLA. A BUSHWIG day soirée with SHOWS: Horrorchata, Bushwig, Babes Trust, Bushwig, Boy Young, Pound Puppy SF. DJs: Chris Bowen, Bears in Space, Hannah Lou, Bushwig, Sister Mantos, LA, Marijke, LA. HOSTS: Dalton Goulette, Project Rage Queen, Merrie Cherry, Dragnet, Bradford Nordeen, and Dirty Looks.
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 29 - May 20, 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.
April 30, 2017, 9pm-2am. Non-stop drag shows, looks, freaks, surprise guests, drama, and glam! MC: THORGY THOR. Performances by: MERRIE CHERRY, MOMO SHADE, PATTI SPLIFF, RAGAMUFFIN, DAHLIA SIN, LOUISIANA PURCHASE, KANDY MUSE, BLACK DEADLY, ARIKIKI, CHERRY PEPSI, BIG DIPPER, PINCHE QUEEN, ZANE ZENA, DANIEL CRYSTAL LUBRIKUNT TURRELL, and CRYSTAL MESH. DJs: HORRORCHATA + HANNAH LOU.
May 3, 2017, 7:30pm at West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. The film tells the personal tale of the filmmaker's journey at age 13 from a small town in Cuba to Miami. Through family interviews and home videos shot in the United States and Cuba, it reminds us of the very personal effects of this decades-long embargo. Juan Carlos Zaldivar will attend a post-screening Q+A.
May 5, 2017, 9pm-2am, at Precinct DTLA. High Faggotry, Art, Trash, Disco, Dick + Rock&Roll - join the new queer punk army every Friday night featuring a rotating cast of the wildest pink talents. Mistresses of Ceremonies: BOULET BROTHERS. With: SASHA VELOUR, CUCCI BINACA, TITO SOTO, CUPCAKE CANNE, CRYSTAL LUBRIKUNT (UK). BIRTHDAY BASH FOR Tony Gulla featuring THE KING DONG DANCERS
May 5, 2017, 9:30pm-2am at Rage. 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. VJs LaRock + Jason Lin, and Hip-Hop DJ Earnie Pearl.
May 6, 2017, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. Come join in at one of the biggest Bear events in LA, the first Saturday of each month. Music by Glovibes. Hosts: Ivan Luna + Beefbearrito and his sexy gogos. Come and celebrate with us.
May 7, 2017, 8pm at ATM/ Resident, 428 S Hewitt St. An evening of HOT QUEER Art, Performance, Guest DJ Kosmik. Hosted by gay centered performance activist IAN MACKINNON with Travis Wood, Heather Damage, TheMegoman, Jayk Knight, Odious Ari, and Leopold Nunan. Art by Van Jazmin.
May 7, 2017, 9pm-2am at Precinct DTLA. Una noche latina with DJ Ernie Vee + best of latin dance music, con bailarines calientes - DTLA's premier gay latin club night, spinning all our favorite Cumbias, Freestyle, Salsa, House, Latin Pop and Reggaeton - Sexy Bailarines shaking that meat for you every 1st Sunday of the month afternoon.
May 8, 2017, 8:30pm at Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd. Fans from around the world continue to be fascinated by classic-era Hollywood (1925-1960) and its larger-than-life stars. Nostalgia for simpler, more glamorous times offers a safe and temporary escape from our complex lives. The authors capture this era, featuring unique and rarely seen images of legendary stars.
May 9, 2017, 8pm at Grand Central Market. 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. Second Tuesdays. Next: June 13th.
May 13, 2017, 9pm-2am at Precinct DTLA. With DJ BARBEAU spinning 80s all night. Go-Gos Jase Grimm + Dingo Pup. Totally Awesome Images. $5 Cover.
May 13, 2017, 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 Max Bruce, Peter Napoli and Dan Darlington playing dirty dungeon beats + the hottest men sporting sweaty leather and gear! Brût is a 21+ event.
May 14, 2017, 4-6:30pm at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA. Starring Faye Dunaway as superstar Joan Crawford at her most ruthless, this gothic horror film pecks away at the facade of controlled perfection in someone who is social status obsessed and will not be made obsolete. Relive the scathing quotes, stage a photo booth scene (cold cream?), but leave your wire hangers at home.
May 15, 2017, 7-11pm at Akbar. LGBTQ performers, musicians, artists: BILLY WHITE ACRE, ODIOUS ARI, SARA ROSENTHAL, MARTIN MATAMOROS, JAYK KNIGHT, SOMEBODY'S AUNT LORRAINE, MISS BARBIE-Q, JASON JENN, ALAN ISHII, NATHAN VUONG, LOK HWA, and MICHAEL MARTIN. Videos: JASON NORTH + THEMEGOMAN. Pre-Show Drum Circle: JP, CORAL + AUNTIE BIOTIC. Guests: DAVID LeBARRON + QUEER FRINGE FRIENDS.
May 20, 2017, 9pm-4am at Los Globos. The party that's crossed the continent comes at last to LOS ANGELES. A HOT NIGHT in your JOCK with HOT LA DADDIES, BEARS, PUPS & BOYS! Music by DJ MAX BRUCE of Los Angeles and DJ J Warren (Boston). Clothes Check Available.
May 23, 2017, 6:30pm (show at 8pm) at Rockwell. Celebrating their 4 year anniversary of performing in Los Angeles! Burlesque by: Amaya Absynthe, Gwen Ruby, Tiffy Twister, Lana Entendre, Michelle LaBelle, Chris Deadly, Lily Lenore, Blanche Bourgeois, Georgia O’Queef, Alice LeGrande, Veronica Voss, Brandy Snifter, Mr E Man, and Captain Jack Heartless. Hosted by Charles Eights. 18+
May 27, 2017, 8pm-2am at Eagle LA. CELEBRATING 10 AMAZING YEARS this April at Eagle LA! Hard hot throbbing studs + Hard-Ons, FUN FRIENDLY (very often FURRY) MEN + DJ Luke Allen. LA's Club for Masculine Meat and Muscle every 2nd and 4th Saturday/ month featuring NEW DJ's, HOT Go-Go Guys, John Piampiano, Hunter Fox + FUN FRIENDLY MEN from near and far! $6 cover charge.
May 27, 2017, 9pm-2am at The Other Door, 10437 Burbank Blvd, N Hollywood. Celebrating Sarah Woodward's Birthday; 10 years of remission as an ovarian cancer survivor! Donations will be collected at the door for cancer non-profits of Sarah's choice! Queertainment Presents: HONEY POT w/ GoodBoy, Megatronic/Miss Meg, Lily Khuu, and GoGo Hoop Dance Star Madison Orange!
June 1, 2017,9pm-2am at Revolver Bar. A new lesbian & queer dance party event with DJs Goodboy, Bounce House, Lily Khuu, and Anna Goodman.
June 5-11, 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:
June 10, 2017, 9pm-2am. Summer is here, kids! Time to run, romp and play together on a warm summer evening. Play all day, then romp all night at Bullet Bar, featuring a large puppy mosh area, special treats for handlers (Say what?), and surprises for the puppies! Applications will be available for the 2017 Los Angeles Pup Contest - talk to International Geared Up Pup 2017, Ashtray Kain.
June 11, 2017, 7pm - 2am at 1Oak. L.A.'s Hottest PRIDE TEA DANCE Returns to Sunset Blvd with music by DJs DAN SLATER (Sydney) + DAN DARLINGTON (BRÜT). State-of-the-Art Lights, Sound & Production! VIP Tickets include express entry to skip the line, exclusive balcony access overlooking all the action, VIP bars, and more!
July 6-16, 2017. 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:
Early February, 2018 (TBC), The Globe Theater, DTLA. The 9th 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.
Early March, 2018 (TBC) at Arena Cinelounge, the West Hollywood Library, Highland Theaters, the Egyptian Theatre, and other venues. The only multicultural LGBT film festival of its kind, it includes 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, 2018 (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 celebrates its 16th year in 2018, 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.
Late March, 2018. Four-day weekend of leather, parties, kink/gear BDSM. Past year included: THU/FRI 9pm-2am Meet+Greet. SAT/SUN 9pm-2am Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2017. SUN noon-7pm Off Sunset Festival at W Sunset Blvd/ Santa Monica Blvd, Silverlake. See website for more future event details:
March, 2018 (TBC), at Billy Wilder Theater. Almost a full month of film screenings. Past year included 30+ feature films; a night of six Classic Animated Shorts from Paramount, Celebrating Laurel & Hardy with four short films; and 8 TV programs, including two by Barbara Schultz. See updates