Parades, drag shows, street parties and more ways to celebrate Pride Month in L.A.
Pride parades? Yup! Drag shows? You know it! Make your plans for Pride Month with our curated list of street festivals, live performances and more happening around Southern California this month. Before you go, remember to call or check online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 protocols.
This free and family-friendly festival includes the return of the “Miles of Pride” light installation, plus interactive artworks, an outdoor bazaar and a dance aerobics class. Third Street Promenade, other area locations, Santa Monica. Now through June 30. smpride.com
WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival
This citywide showcase features in-person art exhibitions, music, comedy, poetry, etc., plus several online offerings. Various locations, West Hollywood. Now through June 30. Details and schedules at pride.weho.org
‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’
A struggling Elvis impersonator with a wife and a baby on the way learns to stop worrying and love drag shows in this raucous 2014 comedy from Matthew Lopez. International City Theatre, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 E. Seaside Way, Long Beach. Various dates and times, through June 26. $37 to $55. (562) 436-4610. ictlongbeach.org
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‘Nadya Ginsburg Is Alive in a Basement’
The actor and comic known for her spot-on 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, June 17. $25. aad.ticketspice.com
‘Proud Out Loud’
A night of LGBTQ-themed readings from classic and contemporary dramas, followed by an evening of true-life coming-out stories. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 17-18. Free. theatrewest.org
Kay Sedia, one-third of the uproarious drag trio Chico’s Angels, reprises her tune-filled solo show. Los Angeles Music and Art School Courtyard Theater, 3630 E. 3rd St., L.A. 7 and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 17-18. $29, $39. kaysedia.com
Catalina Pride Celebration
26 miles across the sea is where you’ll find this daylong event featuring a parade, roller skaters, drag performers, live music and comedy, DJs, a beer garden and more. Wrigley Stage, Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free. lovecatalina.com
The nonprofit Prism Comics presents its first-ever family-friendly celebration of LGBTQ comics, graphic novels and games, with creators on hand for autographs and sketches. Cosplay encouraged. Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall, 1166 N. Vista St., West Hollywood. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free. prismcomics.org
‘Tribute to Queen’
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles salutes the iconic British rock band formerly led by the late, great Freddie Mercury. Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Free. Register at eventbrite.com
‘Queer Prom: Reunited!’
This fundraiser for Equality Fashion Week features a talent show, dance contests, photo booths and more. Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway, downtown L.A. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18. $75, $125. eventbrite.com
‘Now We’re Here (Part 1)’
Rapper Niña Dioz, performance artist Xandra Ibarra and LGBTQ mariachi band Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles are among the performers slated for the inaugural entry in this summertime series. The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 18. $25. thebroad.org
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‘Bright Half Life’
The Road Theatre Company presents a one-night-only performance of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield’s decades-spanning drama about a lesbian couple. NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 W. Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. ci.ovationtix.com
‘Don’t Tell My Mother’
“Transparent’s” Alexandra Billings, Jen Kober (“Hacks”) and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon are among the famous faces dishing the dirt on themselves in the return of this storytelling series hosted by Nikki Levy and featuring music by Abby & the Myth. Candela La Brea, 831 S. La Brea Ave., L.A. Pre-show party, 6:30 p.m. June 23; show, 7:30 p.m. $40 to $75. donttellmymother.com
Pride Is Universal 2022
Show up early to ride the rides, then stay up late to move and groove as DJs spin tunes around the park at the return of this all-ages event. Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, 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 shares his story in an encore of this solo show presented as part of the Center Theatre Group’s annual Block Party festival spotlighting notable local productions. Presented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Various dates and times, June 25 through July 10. $30 to $75. centertheatregroup.org
5:28 p.m. June 15, 2022: The post has been updated to add new events and to remove events that have already taken place.
9:02 a.m. June 8, 2022: The post has been updated to add new events and to remove events that have already taken place.
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