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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.
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 Weekend EditionEDITION!
Megawoof + Labor Party

September 3-4, 2016, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. SAT: Host Diego Calinawan + super hot gogo bears : Donick Slaick, Tony DeSantiago, Jake Sawa, Gustavo Alvarez and Anthony Clark, with supervision of our sexy daddy Louie L Moreno!! Special International host: Claudio Lallo from COMPANY CLUB MILANO. SUN: DJ Brian, go-go workers, beer bust until closing time.
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...
Megawoof America + Las Comadres del Barrio - Pool Party
Putería + Megaroof: Bears Go Up

September 5, 2016, 1-7pm at Rooftop Pool of Standard DTLA, 550 South Flower. Labor Day: Nabor Ariás and Ricardo Sebastiân of Putería DTLA join forces to present their first MegaRoof pool party. Music by Glovibes and Derek Monteiro. Opening set by DJ French Kiss. Pussy wells and Kiki Xtravaganza bring mega ambiance. Tag a friend and come poke a stranger.
The Young and the Damned
Los olvidados

September 6, 2016, 1 pm at LACMA. Film 1950 (Mexico), directed by Luis Buñuel. A young boy named Pedro lives in the festering slums of Mexico City, where he and other destitute youths are drawn into a brutal cycle of violence and crime. Screening in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters.
Outfest West Hollywood Series
Randal Kleiser's IT'S MY PARTY: The 20th Anniversary

September 7, 2016, 7:30pm. Nick (Eric Roberts) gathers friends, family and ex, Brandon (Gregory Harrison) for a last get-together. Powerful, funny, moving story of AIDS pandemic love and loss. Margaret Cho, Olivia Newton-John, Bruce Davison, Lee Grant, Marlee Matlin, Roddy McDowall, Bronson Pinchot, George Segal, Greg Louganis, Dennis Christopher, Devon Gummersall, Sally Kellerman.
The color photos of Chris Amouroux - Punk, Deathrock, Glam
Beyond the Blackout

September 9, 2016, 8-11pm at  at Lethal Amounts, 1226 W 7th St. Chris Amouroux shot bands for her zine Beyond the Blackout from 1984. Most of her photos were in color but never been seen outside the black and white pages of her zine which covered the Los Angeles club and underground scene with an emphasis on punk and deathrock bands, but leaving no interesting topic behind.
Curated by Ruban Esparza
Transgressive Fall

September 10-30, 2016 at Antebellum Gallery. Works by Lukas Beyer, Jannis Bersner, JT Bruns, Paul Buijs, Rick Castro, Gregorio Davila, Homoriot, Jordan, Matt Lambert, Martin Matamoros, Pansy Ass Ceramics, Sad Boy, Rafael Santiago, Cle Torres. The only fetish art gallery in America... perhaps the world.
Kirk Douglas: A Centennial Celebration - 25 film screenings, July-September 2016
The Indian Fighter + Last Train From Gun Hill

September 11, 2016, 7pm at Billy Wilder Theater. Actor/ producer, a Hollywood legend who opposed the Hollywood blacklist; known for his shaded portrayals of embattled individuals, striving for survival and transcendence. Next screenings: September 18th - The Strange Love of Martha Ivers + Out of the Past; September 30th - The Bad and the Beautiful + Two Weeks in Another Town.
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.
With Live Shadowcast!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

September 16, 2016, midnight-2am at Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd. Your favorite Sinners, the Los Angeles' Rocky Horror Picture Show cast Sins O' The Flesh, will act out the film LIVE! Adapted from John Cameron Mitchell's acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit: Hedwig tells her life story...
The bears take over at Precinct

September 17, 2016, 3-6pm, at Precinct DTLA, 357 South Broadway. Bears, cubs and friends take over again on Saturday. Dance Floor by DJ Mateo Segade. Featuring Gregory Locke, Chance Armstrong, Shamelss Cub and Baby Bear.
Screening and Live Performance at The Regent
Kenneth Anger

September 18, 2016, 6-9pm at The Regent, 448 S Main St. A celebration of the work of the incomparable Kenneth Anger! Screening The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull - magick ritual of light and sound. Q&A with the director.
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.
Interstellar QUEER performance hosted by performance activist IAN MACKINNON
Planet Queer: Twisted Tales

September 19, 2016, 8-11pm at Akbar. Act One managerie of performnace art queers, musicians, go-go boys and more followed by THEATRE OF THE RIDICULOUS staged reading of the Charles Ludlam classic play BLUEBEARD (1970), an adaptation of HG Wells's The Island of Dr Moreau. MC Crumbsnatcher. Martin Weich, Mark Hayward, Eric Chad Ho & Chris Baughman, Jayk Knight. Das Energi. $5/ 21+
The deepest, darkest, pimpliest, horniest, most emotional stories

September 22, 2016, 7-9pm, R Bar LA. Baring their teenage selves! Then baring bodies in burlesque tributes to the best thing about teenagers - cliches! With: Mercury Troy -THE NERD; SK Wilder -THE GOTH; Brandy Snifter -THE PROM QUEEN; Tito Bonito -THE EAGLE SCOUT; Blanche Bourgeois/ Chris Deadly -THE GOOD GIRL/ BAD BOY; Eva Ziegfield -THE HOT MOM; and host Georgia O'Kweef -THE JOCK!
Archived for thirty days, so there is time for all of them
Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2016

September 23-25, 2016, Friday 5pm - Sunday 11pm at Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills. Premier podcast festival in its fifth year! Past guests have included: Marc Maron, Welcome To Night Vale, Aisha Tyler, Doug Benson, Comedy Film Nerds, The Dollop, Stuff You Should Know, and many more! Check ou this year's lineup:
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.
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GROWLr: RoughHouse Los Angeles

September 30 - October 1, 2016, from 9pm at Eagle LA. Fun/ friendly new party for men coming to major cities in the US and around the world. Beats by James Cerne + Mateo Segade. Guest hosts/ Decor & Photos by Dusti Cunningham. Go-go guys, late night delights. Introducing LA GROWLr Models Donick, Marco, Clayton, and Cesar at their first live appearance. SEA: Oct 15. SF: Sep 16.
Celebrating Erotic Art in Galleries, News and Events
Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival

October 1-2, 2016 at Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter. SAT 11am-6pm Art Fair; Noon-2pm Life Drawing Sessions; 6-10pm Party - Music and Performance $10 Eventbrite/ door. SUN 11am-6pm Art Fair; Noon-2pm Life Drawing Sessions; 2-3pm Poetry Readings. $10 Eventbrite/ door.
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:
With a late-summer Satyricon style feast before the film, en plein air!
Fellini Satyricon

October 2, 2016, 5:30pm, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Surreal adaptation of the (incomplete) Petronius classic. Two handsome students of 1st century Rome (Martin Potter/Hiram Keller) fight for the affections of a younger boy, setting them all on a bizarre adventure. Opulent costumes/ sets from such greats as Dante Ferretti and Danilo Donati, all shot in gorgeous Cinemascope.
Outfest West Hollywood Series

October 5, 2015, 7:30pm, West Hollywood Library/City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente. Outrageously hilarious Curt Mcdowell/ George Kuchar sexy, old-dark-house movie campy spoof. Shocking/downright dirty goings-on at Prairie Blossom crumbling manor encompass all manner of sexual/gender stripes. Pioneering farce shattered many taboos and stereotypes in portraying queer sexuality.
Columbus Day weekend
ALEGRIA Los Angeles + VIVA Los Angeles

October 8-9, 2016. SAT from 9pm at Belasco Theater, 1050 South Hill St. DJs ISAAC ESCALANTE + RENATO CECIN (Sao Paulo). Lights by Stephen Wyker & Liz Liguori. Production Design by Ric Sena. Advance tickets: $90, $100 after Sep 30 at: LASC, 8592 Santa Monica Blvd - West Hollywood - or online. SUN from 9pm at 333LIVE, 333 South Boylston St. DJ NINA FLOWERS. Tix: $30/40.
Ronnie Larsen Presents - A Comedy by David Dillon

October 13 - November 20, 2016, Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday/ Sunday performances 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!
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present a Los Angeles institution
CicLAvia Heart of LA Scavenger Hunt!

October 16, 2016, 9am-4pm. Heart of LA will have 6 miles for participants to explore by bike, foot, skateboard, wheelchair - any non-motorized traffic. The route goes through Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Westlake and Downtown Los Angeles. Not a race / no beginning or end. Start anywhere and go as far or as short as you want, in either directon.
The Hollywood Jane Revue
The Rocky Horror Burlesque Show

October 18, 2016, 8pm at Rockwell, DTLA. Giving the burlesque treatment to Rocky Horror! Hollywood Jane Revue troupe members have nearly 100 combined years of Rocky Horror experience and some performers can be seen on the 35th Anniversary Blu-Ray special featuring The Midnight Experience, and The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast. An 18+ event.
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:
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE)

April, 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.
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.
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: