Daddy’s Day Weekend with Tom of Finland

Based in 1984, Tom of Finland has been protective and selling queer erotic artwork for the final quarter century, serving to to push the limits of contemporary homosexual tradition with its provocative hyper-masculine imagery. Its hub, Tom’s Area, reopens this weekend with a brand new artwork exhibition and a birthday celebration tomorrow on the Avalon.

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Saturday, Tom’s Basis and Mike Ruiz be offering “Groups Up + Gears Up” with images via Ruiz that includes photographs from his on-going leather-based neighborhood portrait collection. Sunday, Tom’s Bar celebrates “Daddy’s Day” with a larger and badder than ever bash at Avalon and Bardot honoring Orville Peck, who’ll be in attendance and be introduced with the Tom of Finland Basis 2022 Cultural Icon Award. Be expecting “Tom’s Males” dancing to a distinct efficiency via Mareux, plus art work shows via The Mr. She, Rick Castro, Suzanne Shifflett, Travis Cicchetto, and Patrick Pantoliano. Ruiz can be there with a photobooth taking pictures leather-based appears for his upcoming e book. The theme for 2022 is “Tom Unites,”a post-pandemic reunion after the isolation of the previous two years. Becoming a member of the twenty ninth annual fundraising fete: DILF, Lighting fixtures Down Low, Deadly Quantities, Mike Ruiz, Vaseline Alley, Tom of Finland Retailer with Terry Miller and Finish Overdose.

Groups Up + Gears Up show off, Tom’s Area, 1421 Laveta Terrace; Saturday, June 18, 4-8 p.m. Tom’s Bar, The Avalon & Bardot Hollywood, 1735 Vine St.; Sunday, June 19, 2-10 p.m. Extra information at

Updated: June 18, 2022 — 8:04 pm