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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.
Celebrating the zenith of summer

July 30, 2016, 9pm at Den LA. With the hottest men, the hottest beats, and the hottest play spaces in LA! OPEN BAR! Free clothes check, play rooms, slings, DJ's, gogo men, lights, hot-ass scantily clad bartenders and all the fun you can handle! Join the fun as hundreds of LA's hottest men enjoy each others company and dance and play into the night.
Complementary & concurrent exhibitions highlight different aspects of the artist
Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium

Ongoing through July 31, 2016, J Paul Getty Museum/ LA County Museum of Art. Major retrospective exhibition reexamines arc of photographic work of the influential late-20th century visual artist: humble beginnings in the early 1970s to the 1990s culture wars. An acquisition from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the exhibition mixes the most iconic images with lesser-known photographs.
Nan Goldin, Sherrie Levine, Sarah Charlesworth, Marina Abramović, Tina Barney...
Physical: Sex and the Body in the 1980s

Through July 31, 2016, 11am, LACMA. From the permanent collection. The body was at the center of 1980s creative consciousness as artists engaged the language of advertising/ media, feminist and identity politics, and the AIDS crisis, to produce works that commented on the power and fragility of the human body. Companion to Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium exhibition.
Hosted by Thomas Daníel Valls and Christopher Adams-Cohen
Daddykins - A Play Reading

August 6, 2016, 6:30 - 9pm at Montserrat DTLA, 1503 S Central Ave. reading of a new play by Thomas Daníel Valls. A Cuban ex-rent boy replaces his macho father with a Jewish leather daddy in Miami, Florida. It's real kinky n' sh*t, but hey, Life! Featuring: Christopher Adams-Cohen, David Pevsner, Ken Greller. Free admission/ donations for alcohol. Bring friends + daddies.
Megawoof America

August 6, 2016, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. Music By GloVibes + DJ eur-O-steve, MC Vicente M Luna. Hot GoGo Bears: Tony DeSantiago, Donick Slaick, Baby Bear and Jake Sawa + Brazilian performers. Party in partnership with GROWLr. Give aways: discounts + passes for International Bear Bash, Orlando + Big bear ROMP, Big Bear Lake. Plus MEGAWOOF AMERICA T-shirts and more gadgets.
Lethal Amounts presents
Sado Maso Disco / Darkwave Postpunk Electro Synth

August 6, 2016, 9pm-2am at Lethal Amounts, 1226 W 7th St. A Mix of Classic, Obscure and modern Danse Club hits heavy on the synths.
Darkwave, Postpunk, ELecto, Synthpop. August 13th, 11pm screening, Paralisis Permanente documentary with Ana Curra Q+A. Autosificientes documentary about legendary Spanish post punk band Paralis Permanente with unique sound/world wide cult following.
A new restoration from Janus
John Waters' Multiple Maniacs

August 12-15, 2016, at Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax. Waters’ second film ramps up his efforts at grotesquerie/ gleeful debauchery with this unfairly underseen film. A new digital restoration, jam packed with armpit-lickers, puke-eaters, bearded men gleefully touching tongues, bicycle-seat-sniffers, and erotic blasphemy galore, all part of Lady Divine’s Cavalcade of Perversions.
The bears take over Sunday at Precinct
Bear Bust

August 14 + 28, 2016, 3-6pm, at Precinct DTLA, 357 South Broadway. Bears, cubs and friends take over every 2nd + 4th Sunday. Dance Floor by DJ Omar Di Jou. Patio by DJ Nubar (Mark). Patio hosted by Baby Bear / Pretty David / Tommy Tuff, Pinche Queen (Dallas Boyd) as Goldilocks and Gogo Bears Keone + Jim Young. Upgraded with GROWLr
Planet Queer: Forbidden Summer

August 15, 2016, 8pm at Akbar. Performance Art/ Music/ Dancing/ Drag Queens/ Burlesque + Boylesque/ Queer Fun Prizes/ Twister...and more! With Thessaly Lerner, Princess PoodlePoo, Fleur the Tease, Jayk Knight, Jeffrey Moline, Courtney Moore, Miss Barbie-Q, Elania Red, and Enrique Jesus Hernandez. $5 all night, ages 21+
Alexander Heir
Death Traitors art exhibit and Pop Up

August 18, 2016, 8 - 11pm at Lethal Amounts. Opening reception for Alexander Heir of Death/Traitors art show and pop up. Featuring new works, originals and prints, limited edition merch.
Las Comadres del Barrio - Nabor Arias and Ricardo-Sebastian presentan

August 20, 2016, 9pm-2am, at Precinct DTLA. A new Latin night with DJ Ernie Vee. The best Latin Dance Music all night. Hot men and cool drinks all night long at Downtown LA's newest premier Latin gay night club. $5 cover.
Rockwell Table & Stage
An Evening of Classic Broadway

August 22, 2016, 8pm at Rockwell, DTLA. Love Broadway show tunes? Then relish Fraser Entertainment Group’s evening of songs from landmark musicals. Get goose-bumped and teary-eyed hearing dynamic renditions of favorite numbers from classic shows, as well as classics from smaller/lesser-known Broadway musicals. Musical director Brad Ellis leads a cast of superb singers.
Club Papi: Los Angeles

September 3, 2016 at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood. Drag Diva hosts ANGIE GALAN + MS LOLA rock the crowd w/ sexy LA/WEHO PAPI GO-GO Boyz + Stefano Rosso HOTROD GO-GOs. Great sound/ lights/ laser light show. NINEL CONDE live on stage tribute to divas JENNI RIVERA + SELENA + hot new Banda singles/ greatest hits. Two Caliente Dance Floors of Music; DJs MIKE (Main Room) + Ben (Hip Hop Room).
Labor Day Sunday Masterbeat and Hell Heaven join forces with a fiery event….
Masterbeat - From Hell to Heaven

September 4, 2016, 9pm-6am, at Exchange, 618 S Spring St. Los Angeles debut of Hell and Heaven, Brazil - their official USA kick-off event with music by DJ’s Rodolfo Bravat (Brazil) and Brett Henrichsen (NYC) for some South American flare you've been wanting with an amazing production… A HOT night you don't want to miss… so good to be BAD...
The Photography of Edward Colver

September 16, 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.
Special Performance By Courtney Act
Out On The Mountain

September 18, 2016, 6pm-1am at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA. 9th anniversary annual Magic Mountain LGBT Private Party. Get your gay thrills with lots of rides, dance music, entertainment, and fun. The party is closed to the general public for this special gay/ gay-friendly event (no regular tickets or season passes accepted)! All ages welcome.
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.
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.
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:
Ronnie Larsen Presents - A Comedy by David Dillon

October 13 - November 13, 2016, 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!
Ronnie Larsen Presents - A Comedy by David Dillon

October 13 - November 13, 2016, 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!
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:
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.
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:
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.
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE)

May, 2017 (TBC), 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.
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: