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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 Workshops

Sundays, 2nd or 3rd week/month, 1-4pm, TOM House, 1421 Laveta Ter, LA. Nude Figure Drawing and Painting. $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 - see calendar for next dates.
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.
The Los Angeles Leather Coalition
LA Leather Pride 2016

March 27 - April 3, 2016. Eight days of leather action, parties, kink/gear BDSM at multiple venues. Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016 will take place on Saturday, followed by the Off Sunset Street Fair on Sunday. See website for more details:
Prepare for a night of Dark Beats & Dirty Men!

April 1, 2016. 9pm-3am at 333 Live, 333 S Boylston St, DTLA. Dance, cruise and play party. Gear Code: Biker/ Jock/ Rubber/ Leather/ Sport/ Skin/ Puppy/ Muscle Bear/ Military. Live performance by Aron Asker
"Honorably Embrace All Tribes"
Leather H.E.A.T.

April 1-3, 2015 at Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 7277 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys. National level presenters, a formal leather dinner, an all you can eat Sunday keynote brunch, two onsite play parties - Friday and Saturday + cigar social, and more. Host hotel: Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Avenue Van Nuys, CA
Who will succeed Patrick Smith as Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016?
Mr Los Angeles Leather Contest 2016

April 2, 2016 6pm-3am at Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway. Vendors/ Silent Auction/ Cigar/ Patio. Contest ticket is also admission to the victory dance party! Presented by Hunter Fox & Justin David, LEGION has the hottest DJ’s + State-of-the-art Lighting + dance floor wall-to-wall with sweaty guys in leather.
Buy $30 in advance, to SAVE on regular $40 ticket door price.
Back on Saturday at Precinct DTLA
MEGAWOOF LA - Where The Bears Are

April 2, 2016, 9pm-2am, Precinct DTLA. W/ cast + crew of hit web series celebrating the past four seasons/ fundraising for upcoming SEASON 5. Meet your favorite on-screen bears/ enjoy fun giveaways, Q&A, pictures plus on-screen WTBA studs go-go dancer! Host: George Unda. DJ GLOVIBES. A big friendly invitation to our Leather brothers for Leather Pride Weekend.
The 4th Annual
Off Sunset Festival

April 3, 2016, 11am-7pm. Closing event of LA Leather Pride Week! "LA's perverted little street fair." 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

April 7-10, 2016, 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.
Spellbinding journey into the woods of a vanishing past & more precarious future
The Phantom Limb Company: Memory Rings

April 8, 2016, 8pm, Freud Playhouse, UCLA. By turns meditative and playful, this stunning theatrical collage from the inventive Phantom Limb Company combines fairy tale, fable, puppetry, choreography, original music and striking visual design to chronicle 5,000 years of human and environmental change, all under the watchful gaze of the world’s oldest living tree.
Music, Meat, Muscles, Men

April 9, 2016, 9pm-2am, at Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave. 21+ party for bears, cubs, friends, friendly guys. Chunky visuals, rotating resident DJ: Mateo Segade. Photos and decor by Dusti Cunningham; BEEFY GO-GO’S.  $6 all night..
The bears take over Sunday at Precinct
Bear Bust

April 10, 2016, 3-9pm, at Precinct DTLA, 357 South Broadway. Bears, cubs and friends. Dance Floor by DJ Sindri Salad, Patio by DJ Nubar. Post Game by Foxylectro. Patio hosted by Blake Jakobs and Tommy Tuff. The Three Gogo Bears: Baby Bear, Adrian and Matthew.
Papi Productions and Stefano Rosso invite you
CLUB PAPI: Birthday Tribute to SELENA - queen of TEJANO Music

April 15, 2016, 9pm-2am at Micky's, WeHo. Monthly Friday Latin fiesta, 20+ gorgeous go-go studs, 2 levels of entertainment/ music, big sound, lights, lasers. DJs Sebastian (Tijuana), Mike, Ben play Latin, Dance, Top 40, HipHop + Reggaeton. With SELENA, the Scandalous MS LOLA + Drag Diva MS LUNA. CIRCUIT F*CK*R AFTER HOURS: DJ JESUS MONTANEZ (MEX) spins Tribal and Vocal house beats.
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?
Back with LA's hottest dance and play party!
DenLA Presents!

April 23, 2016, 9pm-2:30am at 10914 S La Cienega Blvd. Join the sexiest and most playful guys on the West Coast for LA's premier event for men who love men. OPEN BAR, socializing, world class DJ, lights, go-go men, and play spaces throughout - backrooms, beds, and slings with no holds barred sex and camaradarie. $40-50.
Underground USA
Indie Cinema of the '80s

Ongoing through April 29, 2016. 40+ film, two-month retrospective celebrating iconic independent cinema. Guest filmmakers attending include: John Sayles, Penelope Spheeris, Wayne Wang, Alex Cox, Allison Anders, Lizzie Borden, Ross McElwee, Robert Townsend, Richard Kern, & John McNaughton. Numerous brand new restorations, including Paydirt, Born in Flames + Last Night at the Alamo!
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:
National Gay Club Tour

April 30, 2016, at FLORENTINE GARDENS NIGHTCLUB - the 1st gay club tour by the sensational/ beautiful actress/ singer from Mexico City. 12 SEXY PAPI go-go dancers include the Puerto Rican twins Juan + Felix - joined by the scandalous MS. LOLA hosting an incredible night of entertainment. DJs Mike + Ben rock two CALIENTE dance floors of music. Showtime: 12 SHARP!
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.
The 22nd Annual
LA Film Festival

June 1-9, 2016 New independent films, TV, emerging online content and filmmaker driven studio titles - exhibiting select 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:
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:
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:
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.