Things to do in L.A., O.C. for Gay Pride Month

Pride parades? Yes indeed! drag shows? You know it! Get your Pride Month plans ready with our curated list of street festivals, live performances, film screenings and more taking place in Southern California this month. Before you go, remember to check by phone or online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 logs.

SaMo pride
This free and family-friendly festival includes the return of the Miles of Pride light installation, as well as interactive artworks, an outdoor bazaar and a dance aerobics class. Third Street Promenade, other nearby locations, Santa Monica. From now until June 30th. smpride.com

WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival
This citywide showcase features in-person art exhibitions, music, comedy, poetry, etc., as well as multiple online offerings. Various filming locations, West Hollywood. From now until June 30th. Visit pride.weho.org for details and dates

“Dancing in the Snow”
LA Contemporary Dance Company kicks off this year’s edition of Dance at the Odyssey Festival with this new work exploring black and queer experiences. Odyssey Theater, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West LA 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through June 12. odysseytheatre.com

“The Legend of Georgia McBride”
In this wild 2014 comedy directed by Matthew Lopez, a struggling Elvis impersonator learns to stop worrying and love drag shows along the way with a wife and baby. International Municipal Theater, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach. Various dates and times, June 8th to 26th. $37 to $55. (562) 436-4610. ictlongbeach.org

“Drag: The Musical Live!”
Workshop performances of this new stage extravaganza co-created by Alaska from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday, June 10; Saturday, June 11, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $99.99. ticketweb.com

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
It is amazing! Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick burn their geeks in this cheesy 1975 sci-fi/horror/comedy-rock musical. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 11pm Friday 10 June. $15-$29. thefridacinema.org

Also at the Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 10. $15. Landmarktheatres.com

‘Current: Heartbeat’
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra closes its season with a Pride-themed soirée, presenting new alto classical works by contemporary composers for ages 21 and up. Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St., Downtown LA 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11. $35; Student and senior discounts available by phone only. (213) 622-7001. laco.org

2022 LA Pride March
The annual procession returns to its Hollywood roots — and routes — with colorful floats, celebratory marchers, live performers, vintage cars and more. Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga Boulevard, west to Highland Avenue, south to Sunset Boulevard, then east to Cahuenga Boulevard. Sunday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. For free. lapride.org

proud village
This family-friendly block party features performances from local favorite Bob Baker Marionette Theater, as well as live music, DJ sets, a Ferris wheel, roller skating rink, food and drink, and more. Hollywood Boulevard between Vine Street and Cahuenga Boulevard. Sunday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. https://hollywoodprideguide.com

Future Lovers Block Party
Dancing and DJs and drag queens, oh my god! Canadian chanteuse Kiesza, Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta and house maven Félix da Housecat are among the performers scheduled for this indoor-outdoor 21+ celebration. Also included: a star-studded celebration of ballroom culture. 1749 N. Vine St. (between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Avenue), Hollywood. Noon to 10pm Sunday 12 June. $40, $80. theapgalaxy.com

Pride party
House of Balenciaga hosts this celebration with performances by veterans of the West Coast Ballroom community and a DJ set by Sasha Marie. NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 8pm to midnight Sunday 12 June. Free with RSVP. rsvp.neuehouse.com

“Nadya Ginsburg lives in a basement”
The actress and comedian known for her on-the-spot impressions of Madonna and Cher returns in a new solo show. Cavern Club Theater at Casita del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake. 8 p.m. Friday 17 June. $25. aad.ticketspice.com

“Proud Loud”
A night of LGBTQ readings from classic and contemporary dramas, followed by an evening of real-life coming-out stories. Theater West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood. 8pm Friday-Saturday 17-18 June. Free. theatrewest.org

‘Taco Kisses’
Kay Sedia, one third of uproarious drag trio Chico’s Angels, repeats her melodic solo show. Los Angeles Music and Art School Courtyard Theater, 3630 E. 3rd St., LA 7pm and 9pm Friday-Saturday, December 17-18 June. $29, $39. www.kaysedia.com

Catalina Pride celebration
26 miles across the sea you will find this all day event featuring a parade, roller skaters, drag performers, live music and comedy, DJs, a beer garden and much more. Wrigley Stage, Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina. 10am to 7pm Saturday 18 June. For free. lovecatalina.com

Q Con
Non-profit Prism Comics presents its first-ever family-friendly celebration of LGBTQ comics, graphic novels and games, with writers available for autographs and sketches. Cosplay encouraged. Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall, 1166 N. Vista Street, West Hollywood. 10am to 5pm Saturday 18 June. For free. prismcomics.org

“Queer Prom: Reunited!”
This fundraiser for Equality Fashion Week features a talent show, dance competitions, photo booths and more. Globe Theater, 740 S. Broadway, Downtown LA Saturday, June 18, 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $75, $125. eventbrite.com

“Now Here We Are (Part 1)”
Rapper Niña Dioz, performance artist Xandra Ibarra and LGBTQ mariachi band Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles are among the cast selected for the opening feature of this summer series. The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., Downtown LA Saturday, June 18, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $25. thebroad.org

“Don’t tell my mother”
Alexandra Billings of “Transparent”, Jen Kober (“Hacks”) and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon are among the famous faces to get their dirt on in the return of this Nikki Levy-hosted storytelling series with music by Abby & the Myth tie nose. Candela La Brea, 831 S. La Brea Ave., LA Pre-Show Party, 6:30 p.m., June 23; Show, 7:30 p.m. $40 to $75. donttellimymother.com

Pride is universal 2022
Show up early to ride the rides, then stay up late to move and groove while DJs spin tunes in the park for the return of this all-ages event. Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City Plaza 100, Universal City. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 24. $99; VIP, $199. lapride.org

“To T or not to T? A comedic trans journey through (T)Estosterone and masculinity’
Queer and transgender theater artist D’Lo tells his story in an encore of this one-man show, presented as part of the Center Theater Group’s annual Block Party festival, which highlights notable local productions. Presented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Kirk Douglas Theater, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Various dates and times, June 25th to July 10th. $30 to $75. centertheatregroup.org

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Sarah Ridley

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