7 queer things to do in L.A. this weekend

The Brunchettes will perform Saturday at Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach. Photo: The Brunchettes.

Looking for something fun and fabulous to do this weekend? In this week’s gay guide, here are seven queer things in the Los Angeles area.


  • Outfest Fusion

What: Outfest Fusion, in its 15th years, is a five-day film festival spotlight queer people of color with screenings, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, and networking events.

When: Friday-Tuesday


Where: Various locations in Hollywood and Los Angeles

Cost: Free for ages 21 and under, $9-$25 for everyone else

  • Friday Flirt

What: Friday Flirt is for folks 18 and over who want to do some consented, light cruising. Select a wristband at the door — Green means, Come over, and pink means, Just watching. If they want, guests can change wristband colors.


When: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Cuties Coffee

Cost: Free, but $10 suggested donation at the door

  • “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”

What: “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is a musical based on the 1994 movie “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” about two drag queens and a trans woman who are contracted to perform a drag show at a Australian resort. On their journey, they encounter strange characters and homophobia while widening comfort zones and finding new horizons.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 6

Where: Celebration Theater


Tickets: $35-$100

Bears will be out in force Saturday at Precinct for Bearracuda. Photo: Bearracuda.


  • The Bears are Here

What: Bearracuda DTLA returns to Precinct for their Springtime Beef Ball featuring hot go-go dancers, sexy hosts, and strip jenga.

When: 9 p.m.


Where: Precinct

Cost: $5 cover

  • Drag Queen Brunch

What: Drag Queen Brunch includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bottomless mimosas.


When: 11 a.m.

Where: Hamburger Mary’s

Cost: $3 cover. Reservations suggested, 562-436-7900.



  • Queer Game Show

What: “You Don’t Know My Life” is the game show where there are no wrong answers – just embarrassing ones. A panel of local celebs answer offbeat questions about their lives, and it’s the contestants job to match the story to the panelist.

When: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles LGBT Center


Cost: $10

  • Writing, pitching workshop

What: Outfest Fusion will host a workshop on writing and pitching ideas, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own project pitches.

When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Where: Egyptian Theater

Cost: $5


About the author

Kristine Bañuelos

Kristine Bañuelos is a senior at California State University Long Beach. One of her pet peeve of hers is when people say “supposably” instead of “supposedly” and “anyways” instead of “anyway.” She’s been trying to like coffee for three years, is a frequent concert-goer, and, with the help of friends, is constantly expanding her Drake and Selena merchandise collection.

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