Head to Avalon on Thursday night for a big gay dance party with massive drop-down video screens, hot go-go dancers and a shirtless crowd.
Hot and wild, TigerHeat is Hollywood's premier gay dance party that features non-stop pop music, several gigantic video screens and steamy go-go dancers. DVD DJ Ray Rhodes works Avalon's massive sound system with finesse, blending booty-shaking Top 40 hits into a riot on the dance floor. Mingle with a shirtless crowd, enjoy weekly prize giveaways and bump elbows with celebrities.
Over 2,000 clubbers head to Avalon every Thursday night for TigerHeat, Hollywood's premier gay dance party. Offering a dance-inducing blend of Top 40 hits, radio-friendly tunes and pure pop madness, this 18+ club night is the biggest weekly gay event on the West Coast. Known for DJs that show the corresponding music video on huge drop-down screens while playing the song, TigerHeat also features near-naked go-go dancers of every gender, gyrating on Avalon's on raised platforms. Award-winning "DVD DJ" Ray Rhodes presides over the dance floor, along with Jason Lavitt and Howie T. You'll also find flashing lights and a VIP area for cruising the high-end, plus weekly themes and giveaways all night long: CDs, posters, concert tickets and more. Expect to encounter a shirtless crowd of underagers, 20-somethings, 30-somethings and beyond - hot-bodied party people in their underwear, with plenty of headbands and armbands. Numerous celebrities have made appearances at TigerHeat, including Britney Spears, Sir Elton John, Prince, Janet Jackson, Lil' Kim, Nelly Furtado, Ke$ha and Adam Lambert. Lady Gaga was booked there as an up-and-coming pop star in the early '00s, returning in '08 to perform the club's biggest night ever. Although the party doesn't get pumping most evenings until after midnight, the bar offers $5 wells and other drink specials if you arrive before 10:30PM. - Shilo Urban