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Gay Los Angeles

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.
Bears Los Angeles
BBar at the Eagle LA

Every Thursday BBar, 10pm at the Eagle LA, Silverlake, for Bears, Cubs, Otters and other Furry Creatures. See website below for more - including monthly dinners and brunches, theme bar nights, fundraiser events, summer pool parties, and holiday specials.
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.
Weekly 18+ dance nights in Hollywood, Pomona + Costa Mesa
Be Fierce Sundays | Tigerheat Thursdays | WTF Fridays

SUNDAYS: BeFierce, at 340 Restaurant, 340 S Thomas St, Pomona, 18+ each Sunday. THURSDAYS: Tigerheat at Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N Vine St + other venues. FRIDAYS: WTF Fridays at Shark Club, 841 Baker St, Costa Mesa. No cover 18+ each Friday. See websites for updates:
Ian MacKinnon’s hot evening of laughs, lust, history, horniness, music & magic
The Gay Music Revolution

May 1–2 , 2015, at Spirit Studio. Theatrical multimedia tour of queers in music by performance activist Ian MacKinnon. An erotic quest to cruise sexy queer musicians from the dawn of time to the Classical Era, Roaring 20’s, Blues, Rock, Glam, Punk, Disco and more, bringing to light some favorite and some lesser known queer musicians who changed the world.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

May 3, 2015 at Billy Wilder Theater The Boys From Fengkuei (1983) -early masterwork follows 4 teen boys from a sleepy fishing village seeking thrills in the southern port city of Kaohsiung. The Green, Green Grass of Home (1982) -city and country tangle again as a substitute teacher from Taipei becomes romantically interested in his fellow teacher, until an old lover comes to reclaim him.
On loan from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens
Relief with Antiochos and Herakles

Ongoing through May 4, 2015 at the Getty Villa. Stele honoring Prokleides, a military officer in the Athenian army, is on view at the Getty Villa in a gallery (208) devoted to Religious Offerings. Carved in relief above a public decree are figures of Antiochos, the mythical founder of the tribe Antiochis, and his father, the Greek hero Herakles.
Club Papi presents
FEY at Circus Disco

May 15, 2015, 9pm-3am at Circus Disco, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. FEY - direct from Mexico City. VIP Meet & Greet Package: EXPRESS ENTRY TO EVENT, VIP MEET & GREET with FEY before the show, VIP front of stage viewing, a picture with Fey, autograph, free Live at Club Papi CD, ten free passes to Leche, Papi Thursdays at Hamburger Mary's in Long Beach.
Celebrities & Drag Queens & Unicorns... Oh My!!!
RuPaul's DragCon

May 16-17, 2015 at LA Convention Center. The first 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.
Men & Fringe: Leather. Drag. Lifestyle. Sex.
TOM @ DragCon

May 17, 2015, at LA Convention Center. Men on the fringe: Men wearing fringe. Misters and sisters/ the butchest kiki at the Con. Two worlds colliding? Coinciding? Combining? From Tom of Finland to modern mash-ups – discover how these men created their own identity. What are the scenes? How are they changing? Is Leather drag? Scary? Grab a seat/ git a grip.

May 18, 2015, 8-11pm at Akbar. What's your secret? ALL-STAR night of HOT QUEER storytelling/ onfessions, Queer Art/ Performance/ Music, Community. Performance event hosted by gay-centered performance activist IAN MACKINNON. Performers: Themegoman, Das Energi, Martin Matamoros, EMPRESS, Princess PoodlePoo, Ian MacKinnon, Travis Wood, Bitsy la Bourbon, Jose Richard Aviles. 21+ $5.
Comedy, Dance, Partial Nudity& Song!
Madonnalogues Live

May 19, 2015, 8-9pm at Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake + June 16th at Cavern Club Theater. Variety hour with host Nadya Ginsburg + special guests: Selene Luna, John Cantwell AKA Love Connie and Diamondback Annie.
With DJs Victor Rodriguez & Alison Swing
DICKSLAP LAX - Wide Opening Night

May 22, 2015, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. Let loose scenario for boys and girls and more boys; wonderland full of free beard rubs, slick hands + magical dancing go-go men, where jello shots go down easy and sounds of the discotheque intoxicate you until finally you wake up from the dream - potentially next to someone you don't remember. Got it? Hosts: Boulet Bros + Ambrosia Salad.
Cheek to Cheek
Lady Gaga + Tony Bennett Live

May 30-31, 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl, North Hollywood. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga - an American singer, songwriter, actress and cultural phenomenon
Outfest West Hollywood Series
Larry Kramer IN LOVE & ANGER

June 3, 2015, 7:30pm at West Hollywood Library/ City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. Free film screening - an unflinching look at legendary activist and playwright - one of the leading figures in contemporary gay America; a political firebrand who gave voice to the outrage and grief that inspired a whole generation to fight for their lives.
Varsity Gay League & World Dodgeball Society presents

June 5, 2015, 8-10pm at SKY HIGH SPORTS, 6033 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills. BOUNCE, SMASH and FLIP your way to victory in an amazing, unique experience! 4 teams of 10 players will battle in a 2 hour tournament! You can sign up as an individual or come with a team! No experience required...just an open mind and fun!
Tom of Finland Foundation
Life Drawing Workshops

June 7, 2015, 1-4pm, TOM House, 1421 Laveta Ter, LA. Nude Figure Drawing/ Painting monthly workshops, 2nd or 3rd Sundays. $25 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of money. Over 25 years dedicated to protecting, preserving & promoting erotic art. DJ RocketManLA spins with over 100,000 songs! Workshop Coordinator: Miguel Angel Reyes. Reservations required.
Music, Meat, Muscles, Men
Bearracuda | LA Pride

June 12, 2015, 9pm-2am, at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. DJs WAYNE G (SF), Ryan Jones and Mateo Segade. 21+ bears, cubs & friends, friendly guys, chunky visuals, giveaways, tasty snacks, go-go bears. $7 before 10pm, $10 after. After hours Bears at Play party at Melrose Spa, Hollywood starting at 2am.
Christopher Street West
Los Angeles Pride 2015

June 12-14, 2015. 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:
Juvenile delinquent-World War I-flying-ace-pioneering-film-director
William A Wellman, Hollywood Rebel

Through June 28, 2015. With a life as storied as many of his characters, Wellman told many kinds of stories: war, screwball comedies, domestic dramas, westerns, social problems, crime, et al; telling truths most often found in the lives and spaces of the cast off, marginalized and damaged. May 31: Beggars of Life + Wild Boys of the Road. June 21: Beau Geste + The Light That Failed.
Massive Electronic Music Festival celebrating LGBT equality/diversity
1LIFE FESTIVAL - Independence Day Weekend 2014!

July 4-5, 2014, 6pm-6am - The National Orange Show Fairgrounds, San Bernardino. A Massive Spectacle of lights and sound with multiple giant main stages, star DJs and producers, plus CARNIVAL RIDES, ART INSTALLATIONS, VENDOR VILLAGE, ZIP-LINING, AND MORE  - shuttles throughout So. CA.
Creating Change, One Story at a Time

July 9-19, 2015. Showcasing the best LGBT stories from around the world - 175 films and videos from 28 countries in 6 different venues across Los Angeles over 11 days. 108 separate public programs, 6 galas, 68 features, 16 short film programs and 18 panels and special events and countless parties and receptions! . See  screenings, venues, parties and receptions schedule below:
The Sundance Institute presents

August 7-9, 2015, at Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA. 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.
Costumes, merriment, food and music

October 31, 2015 (to be confirmed), 6-11pm. Every Halloween. Highlight of the WeHo calendar, revelers don their most outrageous outfits for the annual Halloween and Costume Carnival. Over 400,000 participants throng Santa Monica Boulevard for food, merriment, contests, music and stage acts. See here, and below:
In three segments - includes male & female pups
Los Angeles Pup Contest

November 13-15, 2015 at Bullet Bar, North Hollywood. For fetishists into being female and male human canines. This contest is a feeder contest for International Puppy. See facebook for full details:
The Circus to the Music Hall
2016 Edwardian Ball

January 2016, 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. TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 31, 2015.
In Association with Pitbull Events!
The 2ND Annual Bearracuda Heretic Cruise!

January 31 – February 7, 2016. Los Angeles – Puerto Vallarta – Mazatlan – Cabo San Lucas. On the Ruby Princess. See Bears Overboardfacebook, and website below:
Tribe - Rites of Passage 2015
Mr LA Leather 2016

Late-March, 2016. Saturday Mr LA Leather 2016 election and dance + silent auction and vendor mart - see their website.
The 4th Annual
Off Sunset Festival

Late-March, 2016 (to be confirmed). Closing event of LA Leather Pride Week! Live performances, DJs, Gourmet food trucks, ice-cold beer and specialty drinks; artisan jewelry, fine art and furniture vendors, Leather & fetish gear.
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
The Cinema At The Edge Film Festival

Mid-April, 2016 (to be confirmed), Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica. Four days of screenings, parties + artist programs celebrating independent filmmaking. Competing films include short films and documentaries, showcasing local and international talent; audiences have opportunity to see undiscovered treasures of the industry, often hidden in the shadow of the great blockbusters.