What to do this weekend? Here are 10 queers things to do in Los Angeles

David Hockney, pictured, painted intimate portraits of fellow artists, friends, and family in “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life,” which is on display at LACMA. Hockney is photographed in Los Angeles in 2016. Photo: Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima

Ready for the weekend? Here’s your Gay Guide to get you started.


  • Queer Latinx film festival

What: CineArte 2018 is a Latinx queer film and art festival taking place this weekend.

When: Times vary

Where: Village at Ed Gould Plaza

Tickets: $8-$25

  • Movie night

What: Trans and Chill Movie Night will screen “Boy Meets Girl” – the story of a young, trans woman living in Virginia who dreams of becoming a designer in New York.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: St. John’s Well Child & Family Center

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Queer speed dating

What: Quick Dates is a queer women’s speed dating event for college-educated and professional queer women.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Aroma Sunset Bar & Grill

Tickets: RSVP required

  • David Hockney exhibit

What: “David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” displays vibrant and intimate work of his relationships over the years. The exhibit will close July 29.

When: Times vary

Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Admission: $16-$25. Children 17 and under are free.

Barry Humphries, the comedian-actor known for his character Dame Edna Everage is one of the portraits in “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life.” Photo: Courtesy of the artist David Hockney, photo by Richard Schmidt.


  • Gallery opening

What: Teresita de la Torre: Hilando Relaciones invites the public into a private conversation between the artist and her mother. Through unspoken words, Teresita leaves traces of her sexuality embroidered in common household items. The exhibit runs through May 26.

When: Times vary

Where: Eastside International

Admission: Free

  • Transgender health conference

What: Angels on Earth is a bilingual health conference for transgender women.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: East Los Angeles Library

Tickets: RSVP by calling 866- 590-6411.

  • Fashion show

What: This Queer Fashion Show shows appreciation of queer fashion and style.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Dom’s Lounge at Pomona College

Admission: Free

  • Speed dating soirée

What: Friends & Lovers Queer Speed Dating invites people in their 20s to mingle.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: LGBTQ Center of Long Beach

Admission: Free


  • Spoken word

What: Queer Wise/Queer WOKE is a writing collective and spoken word performance from LGBTQ seniors living in Los Angeles.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: ONE Archives at USC Libraries

Admission: Free

  • Black and queer art

What: The exhibition “Sisters and Brothers” explores black visual culture and queer video.

When: 1 – 2 p.m.

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Women visibility

What: : WxW: For Women. By Women. is a day of queer-centric activities and performances celebrating LBTQ women and allies.

When: Noon

Where: Barnsdall Art Park

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Theater

What: The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America tells the story of the emergence of AIDS and the nation’s changing attitudes toward homosexuality.

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Last Bookstore

Tickets: $30-$33

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