Get into the fall season with your Big Gay Guide this weekend, featuring poetry readings, Music Tastes Good, and a flirty coffee night.
What: Unleash your queer, inner storyteller on stage at the LA LGBT Center in a competition to win a cash prize and a chance to tell your story on the radio. The audition tonight is a five-minute story on family.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: LA LGBT Center at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Admission: RSVP to 323-860-5830 or email [email protected]
Flirt at Cuties
What: Pick the wristband of your liking (green for “come talk to me,” pink for “I’m here to observe”), sip some coffee or tea, and get your flirt on with the 18+ crowd.
When: 8-11 p.m.
Where: Cuties Coffee
Admission: $10 suggested donation to support the struggling coffee house; nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
What: Celebrity personality Ross Matthews produces an interactive brunch every Saturday, featuring drag queens from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and a “lip-sync for your drink” contest. Matthews will attend some Saturdays.
When: Doors open at 11 a.m., brunch noon – 2 p.m.
Where: Rockwell Table & Stage
What: Lambda Literary’s LitFest is a celebration of LGBTQ writers and readers featuring panels, talks, readings, and workshops.
When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Admission: No cover; register here.
Music Tastes Good
What: Music and food festival in Long Beach featuring several queer artists.
When: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Marina Green
Tickets: Single day $85, weekend pass $150
What: The documentary “Raising Zoey” follows 13-year-old Zoey, who fought for her right to self-identify in school and gain acceptance from her family and the Latinx community; followed by a Q&A with the cast and director.
When: 3-5 p.m.
Where: Plaza de la Raza
Admission: RSVP here.
Comedy Show, Dance Party
What: Rachel Scanlon will host an LGBTQ stand-up comedy show followed by a lesbian and queer dance party with DJ Matriarchy.
When: 7 p.m.-1:45 a.m.
Where: The Other Door
Tickets: Online pre-sale $10 plus service fee, door is $15. Portion of proceeds go toward HoneyLove, a non-profit committed to bee conservation.
What: California Men’s Gathering will host a meditation and potluck brunch in West Hollywood.
When: 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: 1203 N. Genesee, West Hollywood
Tickets: $5 suggested donation; RSVP to [email protected]
What: Lambda Litfest will feature a book reading of “Reading Queer: Poetry in a Time of Chaos” followed by queer poets of color showcasing their work.
When: 2-5 p.m.
Where: Avenue 50 Studio
Admission: No cover, register here.
What: If you haven’t thought about attending Music Tastes Good, think again. Janelle Monáe performs.
When: 7 tonight
Where: Marina Green