Need weekend plans? Here are 6 gays things to do in Los Angeles

No plans for the weekend or looking for something fabulous to do? Here’s you big gay, weekend guide for the Los Angeles area. Have a gay old time.


Sister Spit: QTPOC Cruising the West Tour

What: Sister Spit is an open-mike night for all genders, especially queer and transgender people of color. The spoken word-tour celebrates its 21st year celebrates and will make a stop in Long Beach. Here are the seven artists on the tour:

  • Mari Naomi 
  • Jamal Lewis
  • Juliana Delgado Lopera
  • Wo Cha
  • Jayy Dodd
  • Virgie Tovar
  • Andrea Abi-Karam

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: ArtExchange

Cost: Free

Braingasm Trivia: Oscars Edition

What: Think you know Academy Awards trivia? Take the challenge. Teams of four will take on some challenging trivia from master of ceremonies, Wes Kauble, co-creator of the Fox series “Beat Shazam.” Teams will have five minutes to work together (no phones, iPads) to submit their answers.

When: Registration starts at 8:30 p.m. Game starts at 9 p.m.

WhereGYM Sportsbar in West Hollywood

Cost: $10 a player or $40 a team

GayC/DC, an AC/DC tribute band, will perform at House of Blues Anaheim Saturday.


GayC/DC Concert

What: A free concert by GayC/DC, the world’s first and only all-gay tribute to the music of AC/DC at the House of Blues Foundation Room. Guests must be 21 and over and subject to capacity. 

When: 6 p.m.

Where: House of Blues Anaheim

Cost: Free

SaturGay Brunch and WeHo Rainbow Tour

What: Gather at Vinadoré Café in West Hollywood, owned by chef and LGBTQ family member – Denton Lai – for mimosas and a appetizer before hitting the sidewalks of WeHo. Find out where Judy Garland used to hang out with her “lavender lads,” travel back in time to the first queer supper clubs of the 20’s, and see the bar where the phrase “lipstick lesbian” was first uttered. The walk will end with brunch at the Café.

When: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Vinadoré Café

Cost: $50

“Brown and Out IV”

What: It’s closing weekend for “Brown and Out IV,” which features 10 world premieres from a group of queer Latinx storytellers. The mission of the festival is to present plays showcasing the rich and diverse culture, community, and queer experiences.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday

Where:  Casa 0101 Theater 

Tickets: $15-$45 are here.

Dee Rees, right, and Mary J. Blige on the set of “Mudbund.” Rees, who identifies as a lesbian, is the first African-American woman nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Photo: Netflix.


And the winner is…

What: It’s Oscar time. Who wore it best? Who was with whom? Who won? This year, several nominees have gay, lesbian, and transgender connections. Oscar history also could be made with some nominees.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: ABC 7

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