Halloween is five long months away, but you can still let your freak flag fly like it's never been flown at West Hollywood's second biggest annual event — L.A. Pride. After three days at the gay Graceland, you won't be able to see or think straight, no matter what your color on the rainbow spectrum. The 40-year-plus tradition for the LGBT community features live performances throughout the weekend by The Pointer Sisters, Ciara, Kat Deluna, Uh Huh Her and Chiddy Bang, plus hip-hop, Latin, country and a whole do-ask-do-tell army of DJs. Don't forget Friday's WeHo Dyke March, which features a run/walk, sober oasis, more than 150 exhibitor tents and an 18-and-over Erotic City, which includes an appearance by a fella who goes by the title Mr. CSW Leather 2012. Of course, the weekend's highlight is always Sunday's parade, and this year you'll be waving pageant-style to grand marshal Maria Menounos of Extra fame. Celebration at West Hollywood Park, 647 San Vicente Blvd., W. Hlywd. Parade along Santa Monica Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive; Fri. 5 p.m.-mid.; Sat., noon-mid.; Sun., June, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; march & Purple Party free; $20, $12 seniors, children under 12 free. (323) 969-8302, lapride.org.

Fri., June 7, 5 p.m.; Sat., June 8, noon; Sun., June 9, 11 a.m., 2013

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