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Correspondents: Playing Dress-Up in L.A.


Photos in order: Getty Images; Marcus Brock
Story by Marcus Brock

The spring offerings of Los Angeles have just come in, and they're looking pretty fine.

One of the best ways to spot -- or sport -- a good ensemble is with a lovely evening at the Pantages Theater, a Hollywood landmark since 1930. The Broadway show Dirty Dancing will brave the stage from early May through July, so if you loved the 1987 movie, you can relive that nostalgia and dress it up by dressing down in leg warmers and Jordachejeans.

You’ll want to dress it all the way up, though, when trekking on over to Society, a monthly event at Bordello. This vintage-inspired, boudoir bar in Downtown LA’s Arts District is on the mark as niche fixations emerge as crowd pleasers here. Channel your favorite era, whether it's 30's inspired with tams, spats and fringes or wayfarers, plaid shirts and suspenders. Stimulating juxtaposition at its best!

The slinky men in heels and tailored suits will turn heads and have you looking feverishly through your monocles. The performances are equally as intriguing -- even Adam Lambert of American Idol has graced the stage. For the modest $10 entrance fee, you'll get to check out both LA DJ Victor Rodriguez and -- if you're lucky -- the chameleon, Ms. Ongina from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, who'll likely be donning a largely feathered hat or a structured Balenciaga top. Take note and bring your creativity, too: whether it's pretty in paisley or pearl studded cravats, Join The Society.

 Marcus Brock is part of Out Traveler's international team of Correspondents, reporting from around the world on items of LGBT travel interest. If you would like to become a Correspondent, e-mail us here after checking out our guidelines.


Photos in order: Getty Images; Marcus Brock
Story by Marcus Brock

The spring offerings of Los Angeles have just come in, and they're looking pretty fine.

One of the best ways to spot -- or sport -- a good ensemble is with a lovely evening at the Pantages Theater, a Hollywood landmark since 1930. The Broadway show Dirty Dancing will brave the stage from early May through July, so if you loved the 1987 movie, you can relive that nostalgia and dress it up by dressing down in leg warmers and Jordachejeans.

You’ll want to dress it all the way up, though, when trekking on over to Society, a monthly event at Bordello. This vintage-inspired, boudoir bar in Downtown LA’s Arts District is on the mark as niche fixations emerge as crowd pleasers here. Channel your favorite era, whether it's 30's inspired with tams, spats and fringes or wayfarers, plaid shirts and suspenders. Stimulating juxtaposition at its best!

The slinky men in heels and tailored suits will turn heads and have you looking feverishly through your monocles. The performances are equally as intriguing -- even Adam Lambert of American Idol has graced the stage. For the modest $10 entrance fee, you'll get to check out both LA DJ Victor Rodriguez and -- if you're lucky -- the chameleon, Ms. Ongina from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, who'll likely be donning a largely feathered hat or a structured Balenciaga top. Take note and bring your creativity, too: whether it's pretty in paisley or pearl studded cravats, Join The Society.

 Marcus Brock is part of Out Traveler's international team of Correspondents, reporting from around the world on items of LGBT travel interest. If you would like to become a Correspondent, e-mail us here after checking out our guidelines.


Photos in order: Getty Images; Marcus Brock
Story by Marcus Brock

The spring offerings of Los Angeles have just come in, and they're looking pretty fine.

One of the best ways to spot -- or sport -- a good ensemble is with a lovely evening at the Pantages Theater, a Hollywood landmark since 1930. The Broadway show Dirty Dancing will brave the stage from early May through July, so if you loved the 1987 movie, you can relive that nostalgia and dress it up by dressing down in leg warmers and Jordachejeans.

You’ll want to dress it all the way up, though, when trekking on over to Society, a monthly event at Bordello. This vintage-inspired, boudoir bar in Downtown LA’s Arts District is on the mark as niche fixations emerge as crowd pleasers here. Channel your favorite era, whether it's 30's inspired with tams, spats and fringes or wayfarers, plaid shirts and suspenders. Stimulating juxtaposition at its best!

The slinky men in heels and tailored suits will turn heads and have you looking feverishly through your monocles. The performances are equally as intriguing -- even Adam Lambert of American Idol has graced the stage. For the modest $10 entrance fee, you'll get to check out both LA DJ Victor Rodriguez and -- if you're lucky -- the chameleon, Ms. Ongina from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, who'll likely be donning a largely feathered hat or a structured Balenciaga top. Take note and bring your creativity, too: whether it's pretty in paisley or pearl studded cravats, Join The Society.

 Marcus Brock is part of Out Traveler's international team of Correspondents, reporting from around the world on items of LGBT travel interest. If you would like to become a Correspondent, e-mail us here after checking out our guidelines.

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