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Gay Los Angeles

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 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.
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.
Civilized Presents
The Second City At The Montalbán

September 28-29, 2017, 8pm at The Montalban, 1615 Vine St. The first of a series of comedy events, with live shows featuring iconic material from The Second City archives, original sketches about modern cannabis culture, and The Second City’s world-famous improvisation.
Music, Meat, Muscles, Men
Bearracuda Long Beach

September 29, 2017, 9pm, at The Suite, 3428 Pacific Coast Hwy. 21+ party for bears, cubs, friends, friendly guys. Get back on the saddle with 500+ guys for one big night with hot go-gos. DJs Ryan Jones + Eric Pruitt. Chunky visuals, cute cubs, beefy bears and heavy petting. $5-7 cover.
As part of Werk It, 3-day festival celebrating women podcasters
2 Dope Queens

October 5, 2017, 7pm. WNYC Studios/ KPCC In Person live taping of podcast w/ Jessica Williams + Naomi Ekperigin and favorite comedians: stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in NYC, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other shit. All-woman podcasting festival workshops, demonstrations, mentoring sessions, NSFW conversations about working in audio/digital media.
See you on the Matterhorn!
Gay Days Anaheim

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.
Leather H.E.A.T. presents
Erection + Hell Boy + Pleasure & Pain

October 7, 2017, 9pm-2am. Leather/fetish gear night: DJ, dancers, jello shots, raffles, silent auction, private men's area. Oct 13th, 9pm-2am Hell Boy, w/ Los Angeles Boys of Leather; midnight costume contest, raffle prizes; Ursala Major + Annie Chryst performances. Oct 14th, 8pm-1am Pleasure+Pain, Night of Kinky Pleasures/ Erotic Pain w/ Mr LA Leather Bear 2015, Sir FrankCavallo.
Back at our LA House of Funk Precinct DTLA!
Megawoof America - 2 Year Anniversary Part 2

October 7, 2017, 9pm-2am at Precinct DTLA. DJ Glovibes plus special opening set by DJ eur-O-steve. Host: Giovanni Santiago. MC Ivan Luna/ Little Boy Blue. Show by Vicente M Luna! Special Bear Dancer @J-mo Bear aka Jeremy Morse + very special guest from BearSurrection Week Fort Lauderdale for the first time performing in LA - the Sexy Guillermo Suarez Gil. Part of DTLABearWeekend!
Presented by Voss Events
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

October 13, 2017, 9pm at The Globe Theatre Downtown. In collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1. Hosted by Michelle Visage with sickening performances and group productions including Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Peppermint, Shangala, Valentina, and Violet Chachki.
Play with the bears at #BearBust Sundays
Bear Bust w/ Big Dipper

October 8, 2017, 3-9pm at PrecinctDTLA. Cheap beer, dancing and patio games - NO COVER. Music by DJ Big Dipper. Beer specials, food menu. Hosted by Love Connie with sexy go-go cubs Robert + Keone. See fb page.
Classic - Off The Hook - all the SIZZLE and SLEAZE you need
Meat Rack

October 14, 2017, 8pm at Eagle LA. Hard hot throbbing studs + Hard-Ons, FUN FRIENDLY (very often FURRY) MEN + DJ Wes Adams. LA's Club for Masculine Meat and Muscle every 2nd and 4th Saturday/ month featuring HOT Go-Go Guys + FUN FRIENDLY MEN from near and far! $6 cover charge.
Ian MacKinnon & Travis Wood present Queer experimental performance & creativity
Planet Queer: Haunted Tarot

October 23, 2017, 8-11pm. HOT QUEER Art, Performance, Music, Community and creativity in service of liberation. Art IS activism! Host: IAN MACKINNON. Performers: themegoman, Heather Damage, Lok Hwa, Jason Jenn, Fleur the Tease, Martin Matamoros, Martin Wiech, Miss Barbie Q, Jayk Knight, William Calhoun, & Corey Saucier, Princess PoodlePoo, Zac Monday, Angel Dust. DJ Billy Botox.
Underwear & Jock Party by MAN UPP & Joe Whitaker
DILF Los Angeles - 3-Way

October 21, 2017, 9pm-3am at Los Globos. The party that's crossed the continent comes again to LOS ANGELES. A HOT NIGHT in your JOCK or underwear with HOT LA DADDIES, BEARS, PUPS & BOYS! Music by DJs Drew G (SD), Max Bruce (LA) and J Warren (Bos). Clothes Check Available.
Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got Stripping Dames!
Rocktober Burlesque

October 24, 2017, 8pm (doors 6:30), at Rockwell. Get ready to rock out w/ The Hollywood Jane Revue! Celebrating Rocktober with an evening of Rock n Roll Burlesque! Join us for guitar shredding and clothes shedding! You’ll Rush to see this Motley Crue of burlyQ shake it all night long! You’ll cheer so hard you’ll go Def (leopard)! So don’t get it twisted, sister...
Hosted by MEAT RACK / Off The Hook
Primeval Meat Rack Off The Hook

October 21, 2017, 9pm-4am at PENTHOUSE NIGHTCLUB (Ultra Suede), WeHo. DJ's HEX HECTOR + MATT EFFECT are ready to 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 to GET SWEATY WITH THE HOTTEST HALF-NAKED MEN - as nature intended!
The 17th Annual VFF in North Hollywood
Valley Film Festival

October 25-29, 2017 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.
Every Friday 18+ at RAGE
GAMeBoi - Sexy Fright Night

October 27, 2017, 9:30pm-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) and DJ Ernie (2nd Floor).
Hosted by Queertainment
Drunk Equinox at HONEY POT - Lesbian Halloween Party

October 28, 2017, 9pm-2am at The Other Door, 10437 Burbank Blvd. Weather is crazy/ planet is drunk! Celebrate halfway between Autum Equinox/ Winter Solstice! Whatever happens, we have each other and community. Drunk Psychic/ Palm/ Tarot Readings, Drink Specials, DJs, Dance Floor, Pool Tables, Smoking Patio, Photo Booth, Secret Nooks/ Crannies. Free entry for those in Halloween costume!
Costumes, merriment, food and music
Gay West Hollywood HALLOWEEN Carnaval

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:
Dress in your hottest gear
Brüt LA

November 4, 2017, 10pm-3am 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.
From Circus to Music Hall
The Edwardian Ball 2018

February 9-10, 2018, 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.
Creating change, one story at a time
2018 Outfest Fusion Film Festival

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:
Tom Whitman Presents in Mammoth Lakes, CA
Elevation 2018 Mammoth Gay Ski Week

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.
The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
Mr Los Angeles Leather Contest | Leather Pride Weekend 2018

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:
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE)

April 5-8, 2018, 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.
Christopher Street West
Los Angeles Pride 2018

June 4-10, 2018 (TBC). Annual events, thousands thronging 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:
Arclight Cinemas
LA Film Festival

June 13-21, 2018 (TBC) 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.
Creating Change, One Story at a Time

July, 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:
From the Archive's many stellar collections of film and video material
UCLA Festival of Preservation 2018

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