· Monday, January 1, 0001

Gay L.A. Events

  Event Description Time / Location
1/3 - 6/13 Shark Lagoon Nights

Get up close and personal with the ocean’s ultimate predators, Friday evenings at the aquarium. Guests can touch and learn about sharks, purchase drinks and snacks and enjoy live music. Free. Through June 13. aquariumofpacific.org

See Website for Details, at Aquarium of the Pacific
1/24 - 12/26 Art Workshops

Beginning in January, every Friday night at MOLAA throughout 2014 will feature intriguing programs—mainly geared towards adults—meant to educate, stimulate the senses and provide an interesting way to begin the weekend in a social setting. This particular Friday includes a hands-on art workshop for artists of all ages, held by professional artists, teachers and community members. molaa.org

See Website for Details, at Museum of Latin American Art
3/16 - 5/4 Minimalist Jukebox Festival

This L.A. Phil festival is a citywide, multidisciplinary one presenting an in-depth examination of the stripped-down simplicity of the Minimalist movement of the 2005/06 season. Works will include 3-D performances by German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, Toyota Symphonies for Youth Concerts and many others. Through May 4. laphil.com 

See Website for Details, at Walt Disney Concert Hall
4/10 - 5/4 Doctor Anonymous

Set during the Frank Rizzo campaign for mayor of Philadelphia and the dawn of gay Pride, Doctor Anonymous is inspired by the true story of Dr. John E. Fryer. This world premiere drama tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. plays411.com/doctor

see website for details, at Zephyr Theatre
4/24 - 5/1 Newport Beach Film Festival

Founded in 1999, this film fest has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event attracting over 53,000 attendees to Orange County. This year’s festival includes closing night film Chef by Jon Favreau, Joaquin Phoenix vehicle The Immigrant and Ian Thomson’s Out in the Lineup, a documentary about gay surfers. Through May 1. newportbeachfilmfest.com

see website for details, at Newport Beach
4/24 Dinah Vegas 2014

Tens of thousands of lesbians will flock to Las Vegas for this global pilgrimage, now in its third year. Bigger than ever this year, Girl Bar takes over some of Vegas’ most exciting and exclusive Caesars-owned locations. All events are created by lesbians for lesbians, and only Dinah Vegas attendees will be admitted to the events, so the ladies canrelax, be themselves and get their groove on in comfort and style. dinahshoreweekend.com

see website for details, at Las Vegas
4/25 LACP Grand Opening

The city’s first ever nonprofit photo center proudly announces the grand opening of its new Hollywood facility, timed with the exhibit Through the Lens. This star-studded event will attract photographers, industry luminaries as well as past and present students and illustrious faculty of the LACP (formerly The Julia Dean Photo Workshops). juliadean.com

see website for details, at Los Angeles Center of Photography
4/25 - 4/27 Stagecoach

California’s country music festival returns for another year with a talented roster of country and Southern rock artists. Headliners of the three-day fest include Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. Also on the bill are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shelby Lynne, Katey Sagal, Jennifer Nettles, Crystal Gale, Wanda Jackson and tons more. Through April 27. stagecoachfestival.com

see website for details, at Empire Polo Club, Indio
4/26 Chelsea Handler

Superstar comedian, author and talk show host Chelsea Handler brings her national stand-up comedy tour in support of new book Uganda Be Kidding Me to L.A. “I think we all know how much I love the sound of my own voice,” says Handler. Past comedy tours have also featured her Chelsea Lately regulars and comedy writers. chelseahandler.com

see website for details, at The Forum
4/26 Vibrant Voice Awards

Celebration Theatre’s annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event will feature Betty White along with her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick reading a classic episode of The Golden Girls. Sean Hayes will be present, along with honorees Malick and Robert Forster. celebrationtheatre.com

see website for details, at CBS Studio Center
4/26 Music of the Mad Men Era

Current Frontiers cover model and star of Broadway, Glee, and 30 Rock Cheyenne Jackson takes you back to a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip, and catchy dance music was spinning on every hi-fi. Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 1950s and ’60s. With special guests Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn. Dust off your fedoras, skinny ties, pencil skirts and fancy pearls. Join us for a ’60s Mad Men-style cocktail party before the show, 6 p.m. at the sophisticated Walt Disney Concert Hall. laphil.com 


6 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall
4/27 Stoney Awards

Peter Paige will serve as emcee for the Stonewall Democratic Club’s 2014 awards. Honorees this year will include Congressman Henry Waxman, American Foundation for Equal Rights and Dr. Jo Olson, among others. SDC is the oldest Stonewall political club in the nation. Limited tickets are available to the public. stonewall-dems.org

see website for details, at Sheraton Universal
4/28 What You Will

Tony Award winner Roger Rees returns to the Globe for What You Will, a hysterical 90-minute gallop through the world of Shakespeare. Rees brings to life the Bard’s most beautiful soliloquies, along with sidesplitting accounts of some of the funniest disasters ever perpetrated on the classical stage. theoldglobe.org

see website for details, at The Old Globe
4/29 Boy George

Legendary artist Boy George stops into L.A. during a North American tour to support his latest album, This Is What I Do. Accompanied by a nine-piece band, George will perform songs from the album, most assuredly with some of his classic past hits as well. boygeorge.com

see website for details, at The Belasco