TOM OF FINLAND ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL. SEE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
BEARRACUDA & KUB KAMP GAY DAYS 9PM
Velvet Lounge, 416 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Furry men dance the night away for a ONE NIGHT ONLY special event during Gay Days Anaheim. Music by DJ Ryan Jones.
AWAKENINGS: WEAVING OUR STORIES THROUGH THE THREADS OF TIME 6PM–10PM
Founders Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles. Info: www.LambdaLitFest.org. Official selection for Lambda Literary LitFest LA 2018, weaving together the stories of people’s lives and events, which have contributed to LGBTQ social and spiritual awakenings.
WEHO READS: ELOISE KLEIN HEALY & CITY POET LAUREATE KIM DOWER 7PM–8:30PM
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, 90069, RSVP: www.weho.org/wehoreads.
LATIN FRIDAYS AT HAMBURGER MARY’S WEHO 9:30PM–2AM
Hamburger Marys WEHO, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
RUPAUL‘S DRAG RACE: WERQ THE WORLD—LOS ANGELES 8PM–11:30PM
Orpheum Theatre, 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA. Your favorite drag stars return with a fierce new show.
TOM OF FINLAND ART & CULTURE FESTIVAL 12PM–9PM
TOM of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter, Los Angeles, 90026. Runs through Sunday, Oct. 7. Admission: $10 Each day. Tix at tomsfoundation.eventbrite.com and at door. This year marks the 23rd annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival, located at the Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument where Tom of Finland Foundation has operated since 1984.
CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 5PM–10:30PM
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Ave (at Melrose) West Hollywood, CA 90069. Four Programs over 2 days: Saturday October 6 at 5:00 & 8:30pm. Sunday October 7 at 3:00 & 6:30pm. See the very best short film offerings (30 minutes or less) from our diverse and supremely creative community.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
BEST IN DRAG SHOW 2018 5PM–10:30PM
The Orpheum Theater, 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014. The legendary fundraiser benefiting Alliance for Housing and Healing returns October 7th at the Orpheum Theatre.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10
BLACKOUT 24, GOLDEN, ONYX‘S BI-ANNUAL LEATHER RUN
Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Ctr,100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202. Info: www.blackout.onyxmen.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
POINT HONORS LOS ANGELES 2018 6PM
The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Tickets & Info: www.pointfoundation.org. Celebrate future LGBTQ leaders, honor our champions, and support Point Scholars from around the nation.
2018 PALM SPRINGS EQUALITY AWARDS 5:30PM–11PM
The Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Equality California’s Equality Awards honor the inspirational leaders and organizations whose selfless work helps create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ people.
Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter, Los Angeles, CA 90026. A Series (July–October) on Saturday nights. FREE for ToFF Members, $10 for non-members. Light refreshments offered.
GMCLA PRESENTS DOS COROS UNA VOZ 8PM–10PM
Alex Theatre, 216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203. Info: www.gmcla.org. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles presents a very special collaboration with the Coro Gay Ciudad de Mêxico.
THROB SATURDAYS 9PM–2AM
Redline Gay Bar—DTLA, 131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014. The Ultimate Dance Party! Beats By DJ Josh Peace. Order a single drink and get a double on us from 9-10pm! No Cover. 21+
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
BEAR BUST 3PM–9PM
Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013.Cheap beer, dancing, and patio games. NO COVER. $3 All Beers on Tap. Hosted by Jeremy Lucido.
QUEER NOISE 6PM–11PM
Union Nightclub, 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019. Launch party for the ONE Archives Foundation’s membership program.
ONYX SOCAL-SOUTHWEST: MASKED FREAKS 4PM–8PM
Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Party with the men of ONYX SoCal-Southwest.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
MR. SISTER LEATHER 2019 8PM–2AM
Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
MODELS OF PRIDE 26 7:30AM–8:30PM
California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Administration Building, Los Angeles, CA 90032. Registration & info: www.modelsofpride.org The world’s largest, FREE conference for LGBTQ youth and allies!
2018 CALAVERA LGBTQ CELEBRATION 7PM–11PM
Mi Centro LGBTQ Boyle Heights, 553 S Clarence St, Los Angeles, CA. The Third Annual Calavera Celebration.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
MAYHEM 5—MASTERBEAT 2AM–6AM
The Mayan, 1038 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The 5th edition of Mayhem, the official Halloweenie Afterhours! Come out to celebrate this benefit for GMCLA. This year’s theme is American Horror.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31
WEST HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN CARNAVAL 6PM–10:30PM
Santa Monica Boulevard, between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. One of Southern California’s largest events of any kind. For more information call the City of West Hollywood’s Halloween Hotline at (323) 848-6503.
AIDS PROJECT LOS ANGELES
611 S. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90010.
www.apla.org. (213) 201-1600.
ASIAN PACIFIC AIDS INTERVENTION TEAM
605 West Olympic Boulevard Suite 610, Los Angeles, CA 90025. www.apaitonline.org. (213) 553-1830. Provides services to all Asian and Pacific Islanders.
BIENESTAR AIDS PROJECT
4955 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
14530 Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411. www.childrenofthenight.org. 800) 551-1300. Shelter for sexually exploited LGBT youth ages up to 17 yrs old.
1325 North Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027.
www.covenanthousecalifornia.org. (323) 461-3131. Shelter for youth ages 14-24 yrs old, HIV support, employment assistance, counseling.
GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER OF LONG BEACH
2017 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. www.centerlb.org.
GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER OF LOS ANGELES
1625 Schrader Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. www.laglc.org. Supports groups, legal help, counseling, HIV+ services, substance abuse treatment and more.
GENDER WELLNESS OF LOS ANGELES
116 North Robertson Boulevard, Suite 702, Los Angeles, CA 90048. www.genwell.org. Counseling for individuals, couples, families coping with gender identity issues.
JEFFREY GRIFFITH YOUTH CENTER
7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90038. www.laglc.org. (323) 461-8163. Drop-in services, support for at risk, homeless trans youth.
LOS ANGELES FREE CLINIC
8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. www.sabancommunityclinic.org. (323) 653-1990.
LOS ANGELES GENDER CENTER
1923 1/2 Westwood Boulevard #2, Westwood, CA 90025. www.lagendercenter.com. (310) 475-8880. Sliding scale clinic.
ORANGE COUNTY THE CENTER
12832 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite A, Garden Grove, CA 92843. www.thecenteroc.org.