Need weekend plans? Here are 10 queer things in Los Angeles

The Cake Geffen Playhouse

Carolyn Ratteray, left, and Debra Jo Rupp, right, star in the Geffen Playhouse production of “The Cake.” The play follows a Christian baker, Della (Debra Jo Rupp “That 70’s Show”), who must question her beliefs about the LGBTQ community and faith when asked to make a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, who is marrying another woman. Photo by Chris Whitaker.

Here’s your weekend Big Gay Guide, which includes roller coasters and a brownie bake-off.


OUT on Magic Mountain

What: An exclusive LGBTQ party (no regular tickets or season passes accepted) with roller coasters, entertainment, and a dance party.

When: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Tickets: $67

Drag Show

What: A drag show, food and refreshments, and dance performances put on by the Orange County LGBT Center’s Youth Empowered to Act group. All proceeds benefit the group.

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Orange County LGBT Center

Tickets: Youth presale $10 (25 and under), Adult presale $30

Comedy + Brunch

What: Do brunch while watching a slew of L.A.’s queer comics perform, hosted by “Mean Girls” actor Danny Franzese; how fetch.

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: The Comedy Store

Tickets: No cover; two drink minimum, 21+



What: Gay For Good Los Angeles is partnering with Operation Gratitude in Chatsworth to assemble care packages for military troops, fire, police and first responders.

When: 9 a.m. – noon

WhereOperation Gratitude

Admission: Free; RSVP recommended

The Rocky Leather Porno Show

What: Experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a twist, including a Time Warp dance-off.

When: 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: Eagle L.A.

Tickets: $5 donation to benefit the L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s arts grant.

Joan Jett

Proud at L.A. County Fair

What: Be out and proud at the L.A. County Fair with the rest of the queer community on this designated inclusion day, and Joan Jett performs.

When: 10 a.m.-midnight

Where: Pomona Fairplex

Tickets: $20; use promo code “Proud2018” at LACF.com to save $8 on adult admission

Gay romance film

What: Traveling alone on a tropical cruise, Hank befriends and develops a strong physical connection with Kurt, a bisexual fellow passenger traveling with his wife.

When: 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: The Complex Theatres

Tickets: Online presale $12, at the door $16.


Bear brownie bake-off

What: Bring your best brownie recipe to this year’s contest, hosted by Mr. Bear L.A. 2018, Art Berkowitz.

When: 3-7 p.m.

Where: Eagle L.A.

Admission: Free, $5 to taste and judge brownie entries

High society brunch

What: Brunch, bottomless mimosas, and bottomless sangria in West Hollywood.

When: 2-8 p.m.

Where: The District

Tickets: $10

‘The Cake’

What: Inspired by real-life events, “The Cake” tells the story of Christian baker Della (Debra Jo Rupp “That 70’s Show”) who must question her beliefs about the LGBTQ community and faith when asked to make a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, who is marrying another woman.

When: 8 p.m., 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; various other times until Oct. 21

Where: Geffen Playhouse Theatre

Tickets: $30-$100

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