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10 things to do in queer Los Angeles this weekend

End your month with the help of our Big Gay Guide.

FRIDAY

  • White Party

What: The annual White Party in Palm Springs is the three-day gay extravaganza of parities, DJs, and dancing. Kylie Minogue is the headliner.

When: Times vary

Where: Various locations

Tickets: $50-$5,000

  • Femme Art

What: A Femme Salon is a performance space for trans and queer femme artists of color to showcase their work.  

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Nous Tous Gallery and Store

Admission: No cover. Donation suggested.

  • Trans Fridays

What: Trans-Lucent’s T-Girl Fridays is the monthly trans girls night with karaoke, pool, and go-go dancers.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Executive Suite

Cover: None

  • Petras Performs

What: Pop star and trans artist Kim Petras performs in Long Beach.

When: Doors at 4 p.m.

Where: Club Ripples

Cover: None

  • Club Chico

What: SCUM is a night with drag performers, a ticket giveaway to RuPaul’s DragCon, and free HIV testing.

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Club Chico

Cover: None

Drag Becomes Her is a parody of the 1992 comedy “Death Becomes Her,” and audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite dead celebrity. Photo: Universal Pictures.

SATURDAY

  • Double Film Screening

What: Array at The Broad: “The Watermelon Woman” and “Jewel’s Catch One” showcases two films and includes discussions with directors Cheryl Dune and C. Fritz.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Pacific Design Center

Tickets: $30

  • Drag Parody

What: Drag Becomes Her is a parody of the 1992 comedy “Death Becomes Her.” Audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite dead celebrity.

When: 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Montalban

Tickets: $40-$120

  • Queer Experiences

What: The bimonthly event Eastside Queer Storytelling is an event for LGBTQ speakers, writers, and storytellers to share their experiences.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Other Books, Comics, and Zines

Admission: Free

  • Drag Workshop

What: A workshop of theater, dance, and mindfulness exercises helps you Find Your Drag.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Lyric Hyperion Theater and Cafe  

Tickets: RSVP required

  • Sisters in the Park

What: The L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host Flow Jam in the Park to uplift the community’s spirit through movement and dance.

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Echo Park

Admission: Free

SUNDAY

  • Dyke Day fundraiser

What: All proceeds from the Dyke Day L.A. Beer Bust & B.B.Q. Fundraiser go toward the free Dyke Day L.A. event in June.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Eagle L.A.

Cover: $5 donation suggested

  • Women’s Night

What: The soft launch Rendezvous is a night of art, music, and wine for women who love women.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Beyond The Lines Gallery

Tickets: $10

  • Dance Night

What: Sunset Beat at Lazer Kat is the newest addition to the LGBTQ scene with a disco dance floor, pizza, and music ranging from the 80s to today’s top hits.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Lazer Kat

Cover: None

  • Anxiety Sundays

What: Anxiety Sundays presents Green Ball at Redline DTLA with performances, music, and a pop-up shop.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: Redline

Cover: None

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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