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

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