5 gay things to do this weekend in Los Angeles

Here’s your big gay guide for the weekend in the Los Angeles area.



Enjoy a collection of short plays celebrating the queer Latinx experience. “Brown and Out IV” at Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights will feature 10 world premieres from a group of LGBTQ storytellers. The mission of the festival is to present plays showcasing the rich and diverse culture, community, and queer experiences. The festival opens Friday and runs through March 4. Tickets, $15-$45, are here.

Here’s the lineup:

  • “He Said, She Said, They Said” by Jaime Mayorquin
  • “Girl Misinterpreted” by Josefina Lopez
  • “Twinks & Boobs MC” by Raymond Arturo Perez
  • “L.U.G. (Lesbian Until Graduation)” by Claudia Duran
  • “Angelito” by Gilbert Salazar
  • “Scratching the Surface” by Patricia Zamorano
  • “When Boyz Cry” by Abel Alvarado
  • “Almost Family” by Matthew Benjamin Ramos
  • “Young Dudes” by Corky Dominguez
  • “Cochino” By Richard Villegas Jr.



British-synth pioneers Depeche Mode will return to the Los Angeles in the spring as part of the final leg of their mammoth Global Spirt Tour. The band will play the Honda Center in Anaheim on May 22, and pre-sale registration ends 10 p.m. EST Saturday. How to get Depeche Mode tickets for Anaheim show May 22

Fundraiser for LGBT Center OC

She’s here. She’s queer. She will be in Santa Ana. Comedienne Julie Goldman will headline the Sips and Giggles fundraiser for the LGBT Center OC. The event will start at 6 p.m. at The Frida Cinema. Tickets are $40-$85.

ALSO READ: Julie Goldman, she’s here. She’s queer. She’s funny.



Bloodboy will headline Love is Gay, a benefit concert at The Echo.


This LGBTQ Valentine’s party will feature several musicians: Bloodboy, Pom Poms, Lucy & La Mer, Lexie Rose, Fiona Grey, DJ April O’Neil. This all ages show will take place at The Echo, and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door, and $1 for each ticket will go to the L.A. LGBT Center.



Looking for a Valentine’s Day date? The Birdcage in Santa Monica will host a gay men’s speed dating event. Tickets are $25, and registration will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. The match making will start at 12:30 p.m. David Cruz of “Three Day Rule” and “Millionaire Matchmaker” will host. 

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