TOM’s Bar 2019 | 16th June | LA

Parking Lot + Main Bar 4216 Melrose Avenue LA 90029

Usual friendly Faultline beverage prices!

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled (From Cycle Club Initiation), 1965, Graphite on paper, 10.50” x 8.00”, ©1965-2019 Tom of Finland

TOM’s Bar

When Tom passed, he didn’t want a funeral, he wanted a party, so that’s what we’ve given him for the past 28 years! Now a real tradition on Father’s Day!


Performances by

DJ Speedboat – 2p
Hardcore Tina – 3p
Sky Ferreira (DJ set) – 4p
Brooke Candy – 5p
Le1f – 6p
DJ No Sesso – 7:30p
SSION – 9:30p
Plack Blaque – 10:30p
Danny Lethal – 11:30p


Femcee: The fabulous Charlene!

Liz Lee and Cali Thornhill DeWitt and are curating a super HOT art show,
with a lineup of artists that will blow your mind:
Marcel Alcalá, Heather Benjamin, Butch Dick, Emma Kohlmann, Mike Kuchar, Brendan Lynch, Ryan McGinley, Alexis Ross, Jess Scott, and John Waters

What better way to celebrate Tom’s legacy, and his Foundation’s work as an erotic art organization that carves space for perverts and queers alike, than to include an art show this year, and inside of a gym, no less?

All of the work included in this show, Hard Sweat, is more or less figurative and either overtly includes or connotes the presence of genitals, and/or arousal in any form. Any work representing or causing arousal was our focus. As Tom famously said, “If I don’t have an erection while I’m doing a drawing, I know it’s no good.”

Opening 15th June, 6-11p with performances from Charlene and very special guests. RSVP
Sunday 16th June, 2-8 p with ticket to DaddyWood.


T-shirt by Cali DeWitt and Savage James. Modeled by Sterling Walker. Photo by Miguel Angel Reyes.

Designs by Matt Bellosi, Seth Bogart, Tamara Santibaez, Alexis Ross, and No Sesso.

Handmade wooden dildos/plugs from Finland by Teatiamo.

Ink from TOM inspired flash!

Limited slots available. Book your tat session in advance with Adam Vu Noir, Nathan Kostechko, Heather Bailey, and Tamara Santibañez

Sign up now and show us your sexy ass, smoking TOM look, and amazing moves.

And of course a party is not complete without contests like best assbest Tom character and vogue and ballroom with TOM-themed prizes!

After Sky Ferreira, around 4:45p, we will have the crowd pleasing BEST A$$ CONTEST!

During the day, after Le1f’s performance, around 7p, there will be a contest for BEST TOM CHARACTER.

After the party moves indoors, around 9p there will be a VOGUE/BALLROOM CONTEST.

Performers from our amazing line-up will be judging you!

We’ll also honor our Leather Title Holders
and talk about the important work we all do.
Duke will join Danielle
for some major boot-blacking!

Life drawing session with Miguel Angel Reyes, 2-4p.

MODELS: Darren and Ronan

Starting at 2:00 till 7:30p, we’ll be hosting our contests, live performances and honor our title holders in the parking lot. Also from 2:00 to 7:30p, you’ll be able to check out the art show in the gallery and tattoos in the parlor.

From 7:30p till 1:00a we’ll move the party inside the main bar with DJs, more contests and a very special performance by Plack Blague.


Annual Fundraiser for TOM’s Foundation

So join us. Please, all these efforts go to keeping our mission going.
We can only do it with folks like YOU.


72 Photos Get You In Father’s Day Mood for TOM’s Bar/DaddyWood.

Unbuckle your belt for a fully immersive experience, combining fine art, music, video and performance. And a ton of horny dads and lads looking to make it happen.
Tom of Finland Foundation is going to grab your head with its big hands and hold you in place while it turns Father’s Day upside down with a fully immersive experience. And a bunch of horny dads and boys in a parking lot.
There is a censorship war in the U.S. right now if you didn’t notice. Contributing to the Foundation directly fights the growing movement to censor erotic art.

Including VIP Packages and Tattoos (Early Bird tickets already sold out!)

Check out TOM’s Bar 2019 DaddyWood Facebook Event




Before there was Stonewall



Cops here routinely raided bars arresting anyone whose perceived gender didn’t match what was on their ID, sometimes they’d even single out a few victims for special attention in the form of insults and beatings. Entrapment was common – attractive vice cops would go to Gay bars, bathrooms and cruising spots, pick up folks and arrest them, or wait outside of Gay hangouts, trail two men as they walked home and break in to catch them in flagrante delicto.

MAY 1959 At the first recorded protest by Homophiles in the world, LGBT patrons clashed with police at Cooper’s Donuts on Main Street, a hang-out for drag queens and street hustlers who were frequently harassed by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Police arrested three customers but others began pelting the police with donuts and coffee cups. The LAPD called for back-up and arrested a number of rioters; the three original detainees were able to escape.

MAY 1966 A coalition of Homosexual organizations organized demonstrations for Armed Forces Day to protest the exclusion of LGBT from the U.S. armed services. The Los Angeles group held a 15-car motorcade, which has been identified as the nation’s first Gay pride parade.

JANUARY 1967 The LAPD raided the New Year’s Eve parties at two Gay bars, the Black Cat Tavern and New Faces. Several patrons were injured and a bartender was hospitalized with a fractured skull. Several hundred people spontaneously demonstrated on Sunset Boulevard and picketed outside the Black Cat to protest police raids on Gay establishments.

FEBRUARY 1967 Organized by the owner of Gay bar Pandora’s Box, and built on the Black Cat protests of weeks earlier, about 200 LGBTs watched as around 40 picketers demonstrated in front of the Black Cat in solidarity with other minority groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence.

MARCH 1968 Two drag queens known as “The Princess” and “The Duchess” held a St. Patrick’s Day party at Griffith Park, a popular cruising spot and a frequent target of police activity. More than 200 Gay men socialized through the day to protest entrapment and harassment by the LAPD.

MAY 1968 LGBT groups organized a “Gay-in” in Griffith Park.

AUGUST 1968 Following the arrest of two patrons in a raid, The Patch owner Lee Glaze organized the other patrons to move on the police station. After buying out a nearby flower shop, the demonstrators caravanned to the station, festooned it with the flowers and bailed out the arrested men.

REFERENCES: Queerty, Wikipedia, Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, And Lipstick Lesbians