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When it comes to summertime parties, the difference between "good" and "legendary" can be enormous. It's pretty hard to mess up the staples of sunshine, crowds, and booze, but after that, a truly great party has ample freedom to separate itself from the pack. Some might choose to do so with big-name live music, or an elegant throwback vibe, or even a classic BBQ. But Andrés Rigal, the maestro behind Summertramp, had a different sort of meat market in mind when he wrapped up the DTLA party series this past weekend with one final gay waterpark blowout. More»
The whole point of the Fourth of July, a holiday that celebrates our independence, is that there's really no wrong way to choose to go about celebrating it. If you think the Fourth is all about kicking back with your buddies, firing up the grill, and working your way through one beer for every year America's been free, that's what it's all about. If you think it's about seeing some amazing fireworks, well, it's about that too. And if you're looking to seriously throw down with a crazy poolside dance party, good news: you're also right. Best of all, our party guides got you covered for all of that. Read on! More»
As you might recall from our previous visit to Summertramp, the monthly DTLA-based polysexual waterpark jamboree being thrown all summer long, the gays know how to party. And based on the scope and scale of last month's throwdown, there were only two ways this month's edition of "gorgeous, hot mess" was going to be remembered: either as a relative disappointment, or as even bigger and badder than its predecessor. So, if you had to guess, how do you think Sunday's went down? More»
Quick, name the craziest, gayest party you know! Provincetown Bear Week? WeHo Halloween? Taco Tuesday at Fiesta Cantina? These are all excellent guesses, but at least over the summer, they are all incorrect. On the last Sunday of each month, the epicenter of polysexual madness is located in an astroturf'd parking lot just east of the Toy District in Downtown L.A., where outrageous costumes, inflatable waterslides, and copious amounts of intoxicants (along with straight-from-the-club DJ's) combine to form the party known only as Summertramp. More»
We already gave you a full recap of the Tuesday night event, but just in case you missed it, we wanted to make sure you're all up to speed on the most pressing element from Jeremy Kost's book signing for It's Always Darkest Before Dawn: the night's fiercest drag queens. Please meet the ladies who brought it in the most major way Tuesday night. More»
When you think of book signings, small children, tranny queens and cans of sparkling wine may not necessarily come to mind, and it's not just because you aren't hip. These are all somewhat exotic to the traditional book party, and only a truly special force in the universe like Jeremy Kost's newly released It's Always Darkest Before Dawn could have made them all essential parts of the equation for his signing last night at Bookmarc. More»
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.