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12 queer things to do this weekend in Los Angeles

Here’s your Big Gay Guide for this weekend in Los Angeles.

FRIDAY

  • Film Screening

What: Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive host a screening of Torch Song Trilogy for its 30th anniversary. The film, based on the Broadway, play follows a New York city drag performer as he searches for love and respect during three periods of his life.

When: 7:30 p.m.

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Where: UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater

Cost: Free for UCLA students and Outfest members; $8-10 general public

  • Frigay Night

What: Queen Kong transforms Precinct into a party palace every Friday night with a queer stage show, dancers, and a queer pop-up shop.

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When: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Precinct

Cover: $7

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  • Drag Queen Show

What: Diva Royale’s weekly Drag Queen Show includes drag performers and female celebrity impersonators.

When: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. every Friday-Saturday until August 10

Where: Couture Hollywood

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Cost: $25-$75

  • Return of the Bears

What: Like bears? Bearracuda returns to Long Beach for furry, fuzzy fun.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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Where: Executive Suite

Cover: $5 before 10 p.m., $7 after.

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SATURDAY

  • Food & Wine Event

 

What: More than 55 food and beverage stations will be at this year’s  Simply diVine, the only LGBTQ food and wine event in Los Angeles. Proceeds will support the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center.

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When: 6 p.m.

Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cost: $150-$500

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  • Y2Gay

What: You’ve Got Male is a 90s/Y2K inspired dance party with midnight drag performances and go-go dancers.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Precinct

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Cover: $5

  • Wendy Experience

What: Wendy Ho’s Ho House features drag performances and will be hosted by former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Kylie Sonique Love.

When: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Where: Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach

Cover: $5

  • Lumberjack Realness

What: Kub Kamp is bringing back its Lumberjack Party with go-go kubs and a pop-up shop.

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When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach

Cover: $7 at the door, $5 by texting BEAR” to 54900

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SUNDAY

  • Leather Street Fair

What: Off Sunset Festival is L.A.’s annual leather and fetish street fair with food trucks, live music, vendors, daddies, and harnesses. The event is 21 and over.

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When: Noon – 7 p.m.

Where: Silver Lake on Santa Monica Boulevard between Hoover Street and Sunset Boulevard

Admission: $20

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  • Brunch

What: Shenanigans is the new Sunday brunch at Redline featuring a drag show and bottomless mimosas.

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Redline

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  • Queer Comedy

What: Comedy podcast Two Dykes and a Mic interview LGBTQ activists and underrepresented comedians.

When: 9 p.m.

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Where: NerdMelt Showroom in West Hollywood

Cover: $8-$10

  • Beer Pong Tournament

What: CHEER LA presents its bear pong tournament at Precinct’s Bear Bust. For early team registration, email info@cheerla.org for rules, fee, and registration info.

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When: 3 – 9 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m.; tournament begins at 5 p.m.

Where: Precinct

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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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