9 queer things to do in Los Angeles this weekend

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Attendees enjoy the 2017 DTLA Proud Festival. This year’s event will take place Friday-Sunday in Pershing Square. Photo: Andrew Ge.

Here’s our Big Gay Guide for the weekend. Have a great one.


DTLA Proud Festival

What: The third annual DTLA Proud Festival will be a three day outdoor celebration of all things queer, featuring music, vendors, art, food trucks, and Danity Kane headlining Sunday night.

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m.

Where: Pershing Square

Tickets: Free Friday; $10 Saturday and Sunday. Friday all ages; 21 and older Saturday and Sunday.

Trans Justice Awards

What: The Trans Students Educational Resource’s first fundraiser features a catered dinner, speakers, performers, cocktail hour, and guest appearances. Proceeds go toward Trans Students Educational Resource programs and services.

When: 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: The Globe Theatre

Tickets: $75

Erasure’s ‘World Be Gone’ Tour

What: Erasure is on tour support their “World Be Gone” album.

When: 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Sunday

Where: The Wiltern

Tickets: $55-$99

Erasure World Be Gone Tour

Andy Bell, right, belts out a song while Vince Clarke tickles the keyboard keys during a May 2017 concert at Roadhouse in London. Photo: Andy Sturmey.


Mamma Mia

What: A night dedicated to dancing and drinking under the disco ball to Abba and other 1970s staples.

When: 9 p.m.

Where: House of Blues Anaheim

Tickets: $15

After Dark at the Broad

What: Late night performances, art, and music influenced by Chinese punk music, ritual performances, film, and psychedelia take over the art museum.

When: 8 p.m.- midnight

Where: The Broad

Tickets: $30

Honey Pot’s lesbian, queer dance party

What: A night of live DJ’s, electric hoop dancers, face painting, photo booths, vendors, tarot card readings, and dancing with the “Queen Bee” herself.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: The Other Door, 10437 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood

Tickets: $10-$15


Drag Queen Bingo

What: An evening of drag performances, bingo, and raffles hosted by Orange County Pride.

When: 6 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery

Tickets: $20


What: A DTLA Proud version of brunch featuring $15 bottomless mimosas and queer performers.

When: Noon – 3 p.m.

Where: Redline

Admission: No cover

Liza, Liza, Liza

What: Artists Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele blend videos, photos, and texts in “I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today,” which explores their years “studying a very strange culture” in Venice Beach circa the late 1970s.

When: Thursday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 6 p.m.

Where: One Gallery

Admission: Free, suggested donation of $5

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Lauren Torres

Lauren Torres is a journalist who has watched enough "Investigation Discovery" to be obsessed with chasing investigations through writing for the rest of her life. When not chasing investigations or aliens, Torres writes non fiction, collects anything Spider-Man related, and eats copious amounts of Hot Cheetos while watching "The Office."

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