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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.
Ever Week in Hollywood
Tigerheat Thursdays

Thusdays 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 18+ dance nights in Hollywood, Pomona + Costa Mesa
The Face Sundays | Tigerheat Thursdays

SUNDAYS: The Face, at 340 Restaurant, 340 S Thomas St, Pomona, 18+ each Sunday. THURSDAYS: Tigerheat at Avalon Hollywood, 1735 N Vine St, 18+ Thursday nights 10pm-3am - largest, weekly LGBT event on the West Coast! 1000+ every week, worldwide hits from DJ Ray Rhodes, music videos on multiple screens, super-sexy go-go dancers.
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, 3711 Evans St, Silver Lake. 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.
Independent Stardom on Screen:
Freelance Women in Hollywood

April 16 - May 26, 2016. Stars such as Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck, Irene Dunne, Constance Bennett, Miriam Hopkins and others, in the Mary Pickford mold, leveraged star power to manage their own Hollywood destinies. Apr 16 -Ball of Fire/ True Confession; Apr 17 -Theodora Goes Wild/ Theodora Goes Wild / Topper; Apr 22 -Baby Face/ Female; Apr 29 -The Hard Way/ What Price Hollywood?
World’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium
Paris Photo

April 29 - May 1, 2016, at Paramount Pictures Studios, Hollywood/ Los Angeles. The 4th Anniversary LA Edition: 19th-century, modern, & contemporary photography from the world's greatest galleries and editors. See website for more details and to keep up to date with all the latest trends in fine art photography and visual arts all year long:
7 de Mayo Party
MEGAWOOF LA - Where The Bears Are

May 7, 2016, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. Celebrate the biggest and craziest mexican festivity with London Megawoof Residend DJ GLOVIBES, host George Unda and amazing go-go Bears. Also celebrate resident sexy go-go Ernesto Anthony DeSantiago's Birthday! During the night shooting a scene for the next season of "Where The Bears Are!"
Celebrities & Drag Queens & Unicorns... Oh My!!!
RuPaul's DragCon

May 7-8, 2016 at LA Convention Center. The 2nd 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.
Written and directed by Martin Matamoros

May 14, 2016, 8-10pm at The Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe, 2106 Hyperion Ave. the story of a man who loses his cat and in the process of searching finds himself in a land inhabited by strange creatures exhibiting odd behaviors. Alex is a tragicomedy – a fairytale for grown-ups.
Life Group LA presents the 2016
Drag Queen World Series

May 14, 2016, 1-4pm at Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Lane, Glendale. Softball game - Defending Champions The West Hollywood Cheerleaders vs. The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Life Group LA: education/emotional support to those infected/affected by HIV/AIDS.
Dress in your hottest gear
Brüt LA

May 14, 2016, 10pm-4am at Los Globos, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake. Leather dance party for men. Explore your wildside, feel masculine and dance through the night w/ DJs Peter Napoli + Dan Darlington. Hosts: Oliver Woof, Ross Allen, Tony Balbona, Gabe Real, Xander Tarigo. Brût is a 21+ event. $20.00
PLANET QUEER: Cosmic Bouquet

May 16, 2016, 8pm at Akbar, 4356 W Sunset Blvd. A bouquet of CREATIVE COSMIC QUEERS! Performance, art, music, dance and more. An interstellar queer performance event hosted by gay centered performance activist IAN MACKINNON. Featuring: Julianna Parr, Princess PoodlePoo, David LeBarron, Robert Patrick Playwright, Eduardo Torres, Ian MacKinnon, Fleur the Tease, Alan Ishii. $5/ 21+
A Movie Fanatics Paradise
Cinema at the Edge Film Festival (CATE)

May 19-22, 2016, 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.
Papi Productions and Stefano Rosso invite you

May 20, 2016, 9pm-4am at Micky's. Monthly Friday Latin fiesta. 15 HOTROD MUSCLE-BOY GOGOs + PAPI LATIN TWINKS, 2 levels of entertainment/music, big sound/lights/lasers. DJs SEBASTIAN (TIJUANA) + BEN (LA): Latin, Top 40, Reggaeton. Hip Hop. The Scandalous Ms Lola + fabulous cast of Drag diva's/ Pop-up shows. Afterhours DJ JESUS MONTANEZ (Chihuahua) Dance, Vocal/Tribal House Music.
West Hollywood’s only gay all-male burlesque-style revue
WeHo ParTy Boys Perform at Hamburger Mary's

Mat 21 + June 11, 2016, 6:30-10:30pm at Hamburger Mary's, West Hollywood. The WeHo parTy boys in performance  "...are you  ready for a taste? - starring Josué - $5 cover 21+ with ID. For more information visit:
National Gay Club Tour

May 21, 2016, 9pm-3am at FLORENTINE GARDENS NIGHTCLUB. Special night with DIANA REYES live in heart of Hollywood for Long Beach Pride weekend. Sexy Papi Go-Go Boyz direct from SF, Sacramento and LA. Two Caliente Dance floors of music with DJs MIKE and BEN rocking the crowd, and the scandalous Ms Lola hosting all night. DIANA REYES takes the stage at 12am sharp,
Music, Meat, Muscles, Men
Bearracuda Beach Parking Lot Party

May 22, 2016, 2-7am, at Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave. 21+ party for bears, cubs, friends, friendly guys. Chunky visuals, DJs Mateo Segade + Josh Peace. Photos and decor by Dusti Cunningham; BEEFY GO-GOS.
The bears take over Sunday at Precinct
Memorial Day Weekend Bear Bust

May 29, 2016, 3-9pm, at Precinct DTLA, 357 South Broadway. Bears, cubs and friends. Dance Floor by DJ ShyBoy. Patio by DJ Nubar. Performance by Big Dipper. Patio hosted by Pretty David + Tommy Tuff. Three Go-go Bears, Baby Bear, + Jason Louis Velasquez. The official Starrfucker Magazine release party - issue #12, The Underwear Issue.
The 22nd Annual
LA Film Festival

June 1-9, 2016 at ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood/ Culver City. 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.
Bearracuda LA Pride!

June 10, 2016, from 9pm at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. LA Pride party for bears, cubs and friends. DJs TBA. $10 advance tickets:
Christopher Street West
Los Angeles Pride 2016

June 10-12, 2016. 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:
Los Angeles Pride Magic
Verve Dark Magic Afterhours

June 12, 2016, 5am-11am at Exchange LA, 618 S Spring St. NYC’s hottest afterhours returns to LA to dabble in Dark Magic at one of LA’s greatest nightclubs with their amazing lights and sound. A mystical journey into the unknown! DJ Eddie Elias will conjure the dark beats to send you into a frenzy of bliss. Event powered by Scruff.
Creating Change, One Story at a Time

July 7-17, 2016. Showcasing the best LGBT stories from around the world. Last year 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 2016 screenings, venues, parties and receptions schedule:
Lethal Amounts presents
Bruce LaBruce Retrospective

July 8, 2016, 8pm at Lethal Amounts, 1226 W 7th St. Toronto actor, writer, filmmaker, photographer, underground adult director. His short and feature films, including the recent Gerontophilia, explore themes of sexual/ interpersonal transgression against cultural norms, often blending artistic and production techniques of independent film with pornography. Firm details TBA.
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.
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.
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.
The 16th Annual VFF in North Hollywood
Valley Film Festival

Late-October, 2016 at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, N Hollywood. CINEMA SO INDEPENDENT IT CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN THE (818). 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.
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:
3 Year Anniversary Burlesque Show

May 17, 2016, 8pm at Rockwell, 1714 N Vermont Ave. The Hollywood Jane Revue celebrates their 3-year anniversary showing you their greatest TITS! 3 is a magic number, meaning a menage a trois of burlesque, magic, and special surprises! Our lusty ladies and gents will reprise some favorite burlesque acts from the last 3 years. Hey! It's our birthday and we'll strip if we want to!
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: