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City of West Hollywood’s

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

City of West Hollywood's

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival

Each year the City of West Hollywood celebrates pride with its One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs from Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of June Pride month (June 30). The theme for 2019 is “Love is Love,” celebrating the universal bond that unites us, especially during this 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots.

Some highlights of One City One Pride 2019 include:

  • May 22: Kick-off reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre

    • Featuring 2 queer poetry pop-ups: “Let Love Flourish,” performances of poems by queer poets past and present, and “Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem),” an interactive installation where poets will write you a love poem

  • May 25 + 26: New Stages presents I Do,” a musical based on the life stories of, and performed by, LGBTQ seniors

  • June 1 +2: Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard

  • June 2: Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA present Hearts of Courage

  • June 15: Lesbian Speaker Series presents Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides

  • June 26: “LA: A Queer History,” a documentary about LA’s contributions to the LGBTQ rights movement

  • June 30: Full day of programming including:

    • Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love

    • Readings from Michael Kearns’ troupe QueerWise

    • “Where Love is Illegal” features portraits of people who live in countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ. Join us for a panel discussion

    • “¡GAYTINO! Made in America” film debut – a story about being gay and Chicano, and a father’s love

    • Also, the return of the 2 queer poetry pop-ups

One City One Pride is organized by the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division. For more information about One City One Pride contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, at mche@weho.org.

Photos and images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gi048juwas6hp3f/AACjdq3ujCUQJcfXj64GsScua?dl=0

Throughout the month:

Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem): On this 50th anniversary of Stonewall, West Hollywood will transform into a literary salon of love, with a diverse group of queer poets on typewriters helping residents convert their unique love stories into poetry. Anyone may commission and take home a love poem from this interactive art project organized by Brian Sonia-Wallace aka RENT Poet  - a testament to the idea that love is love, and every love story is worth a poem.

Pop-ups will take place on:

  • May 22, 6:30pm, at the One City One Pride kickoff

  • June 7, 6pm, at the Dyke March

  • June 8 and 9, 12-7pm, at the One City One Pride booth at Pride on the Blvd

  • June 30 at the One City One Pride Day of Art

Other times throughout the month TBA (follow @wehoarts and @rentpoet on Instagram to find out when)

 

Let Love Flourish: Queer Poetry Pop-up is a spoken word celebration of historic LGTBQ poets. Performance artist Jason Jenn brings their passionate words to spirited life for the public to enjoy in the streets of West Hollywood in special appearances throughout the 40-day One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The presentations employ elaborately styled costumes and various theatrical techniques, while illuminating audiences about the authors’ lives and their historical conditions. Queer love has emerged in writing in various ways, from veiled allusions during oppressive eras to all-out profusions of sensuous splendor in contemporary times. Created and performed by Jason Jenn. Art direction by Vojislav Radovanovic.

Pop-ups will take place on:

  • May 22, 6:30pm, at the One City One Pride kickoff

  • June 8 and 9 at the One City One Pride booth at Pride on the Blvd

  • June 30 at the One City One Pride Day of Art

Other times throughout the month TBA (follow @wehoarts and @jasonjennartist on Facebook to find out when)

 

Where Love is Illegal exhibit

Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries, and our communities face discrimination, persecution and violence around the world. Award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s Where Love is Illegal project has documented the stories and images of many indiviudals from these countries. Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues through long-term photographic projects. He has won numerous awards for his work, including four Amnesty International Awards and several other prestigious prizes.

On view at the West Hollywood Library from May 24, 2019-October 11, 2019 during regular library hours M-Th (11am-7pm), Fr-Sa (10am-6pm), Su (12pm-4pm). Closed holidays and June 9-11, 2019.

Free Admission.

www.weho.org/pride

Location: West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 6:30pm reception, 7:30pm performance

One City One Pride Kickoff & Harvey Milk Day Celebration:

“Dear Harvey” Reading

 Theatre/History

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for a free staged reading of Patricia Loughrey’s “Dear Harvey” produced by Celebration Theatre, LA’s oldest LGBTQ theatre founded in 1982. Extensively researched, this documentary-style ensemble play recounts the life and lasting impact of groundbreaking activist and politician Harvey Milk, as told by the people who knew him best, featuring a cast of professional actors, elected/appointed officials and community members including:

  • West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico

  • Emmy, GLAAD Media, and APLA Hero Award winner Bruce Vilanch

  • RuPaul's Drag Race star and trans activist Gia Gunn

  • West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Charles Flowers

  • Arts & Cultural Affairs Commissioner J. Dallas Dishman

  • Disability Advisory Board member Rick Watts

  • Human Services Commissioner Nate Clark

  • Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board member Jason Frazier

  • Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board member Sepi Shyne

  • Senior Advisory Board member John Allendorfer

  • Transgender Advisory Board member Alexis Sanchez

  • Women’s Advisory Board member Karen Eyres

  • And others to be announced

From 6:30-7:30pm, there will be a reception and two queer poetry pop-ups: Let Love Flourish, featuring performances of poetry by queer poets, and Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem), an interactive art installation where anyone may request a love poem.

The performance of “Dear Harvey” will begin at 7:30pm.

Free Admission. RSVP requested.

www.onecityonepridedearharvey2019.eventbrite.com

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7pm and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2pm

“I Do,” New Stages LGBTQ Seniors Theatre Project

 Music/Theatre

An evening of stories and music with LGBTQ seniors celebrating gay marriage and relationships. This musical is developed through a workshop process and incorporates the real-life stories of the participants under the guidance of teaching artists Mark Salyer, Kay Cole, Bruce Bierman, Debbie Lawrence and Christopher Taylor. Produced by New Stages, supported by the LA LGBT Center's Senior Services, and supported through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

Free Admission. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2123180824398210

Location: Renberg Theatre at LA LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles


Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7pm

Lambda Literary Book Club

 Literary

Join inaugural West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Steven Reigns and the West Hollywood Library in discussing “Into?” by North Morgan.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. https://www.lambdaliterary.org/book-clubs/lambda-lit-book-club

Location: West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7pm

WeHo Reads: Lambda Literary Award Finalists Reading

 Literary

Join Lambda Literary and the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for readings from the Southern California finalists for the 31st Annual Lammy Awards. Readers include: Kazim Ali, Genevieve Hudson, Steve MacIsaac, Tommy Pico, and Mark Russell.

Free Admission. RSVP suggested. https://ocoplammyfinalists2019.eventbrite.com

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019, opening reception 6-9pm

Open June 2-14, 2019 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon-6pm

Between the Seam and the Skin exhibition

Visual Art

Trans artist Pilar Gallego has created a series of new artworks that interrogate the codification of bodies through clothing using vintage men’s button-down shirts from the 1950s and 60s—garments they long to wear but, according to the artist, never quite fit. “…what I am seeing in these dissections, is the same thing I did to my body when I underwent gender confirmation surgery, when I opened up my own body in order to create something new. It’s through my transformation that I am seeing I can remake these garments in a similarly anomalous form, so that they may visually speak to a body that has had no real point of origin itself.”

Free Admission. www.weho.org/pride

Location: Plummer Park’s Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7pm and Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 2pm

Metropolitan Master Chorale presents Considering Matthew Shepard, an oratorio

Music/History

Matthew Shepard’s story is one that resonates today and the music will leave an indelible mark on your heart. While the story could be viewed through the lens of hatred, misunderstanding and divisiveness, this oratorio shimmers with the spirit of inclusiveness as it explores the light and darkness, loss and grace we all hold in common. 

Tickets: $5-$25, www.metrosings.com

Location: Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, 1200 N Vista St, West Hollywood

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3pm

Vox Femina and Trans Chorus LA: Hearts of Courage

Music

LA's premiere women's choir, VOX Femina, in collaboration with Trans Chorus LA, presents a free preview of their upcoming concert, "Hearts of Courage," a celebration of Pride and the LGBTQ community, and a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.

Free Admission. www.weho.org/pride

 www.eventbrite.com/e/hearts-of-courage-weho-tickets-52384382097

Location: Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood

Thursday - Sunday, June 6-9, 2019

Photo19: A Photo Exhibition to Benefit Stories: The AIDS Monument

 Join the Foundation for The AIDS Monument for a benefit photo exhibition including leading photographers Antonio Lopez, Melanie Pullen, Herb Ritts, and Firooz Zahedi. Proceeds of the auction will benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument (which will be installed in West Hollywood Park in the coming years.)

Opening night event tickets ($150-$200). Free to attend June 7-9. Free closing party on June 9. www.aidsmonument.org

Location: Leica Gallery, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6pm-9pm

Dyke March

A City event featuring speakers, entertainment and a march/rally which marks the start of LA Pride weekend. Pop-ups include a protest sign-making workshop by JP (all supplies included) and the One City One Pride interactive poetry pop-up Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem).

Free Admission. www.weho.org/pride

Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Friday, June 7, 2019, hours 6pm-12am

Saturday and Sunday, June 8 + 9, 2019, 12pm-1am

LA Pride Festival

The annual LA Pride Festival is produced by Christopher Street West and hosted by the City of West Hollywood. GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Meghan Trainor and British electronic pop trio Years & Years will headline joined by GRAMMY® Award winner Ashanti, plus Amara La Negra, Dej Loaf, Greyson Chance, MNEK, Pabllo Vittar, and Ah-Mer-Ah-Su with more to be announced. Regardless of genre, this year’s performers will come together on the Festival’s two main stages to embrace this year’s theme, #JUSTUNITE.

A new Friday night program has been added to the festival on June 7 at West Hollywood Park. This free-to-the-public evening will feature an official Opening Ceremony, a WeHo Vogue Ball & Drag Show, dancing, music from local DJs, and special surprise guests.

For the first time, the LA Pride Festival is expanding onto Santa Monica Boulevard with “Pride on the Boulevard,” a free block party allowing guests to gather and watch local performers on both Saturday and Sunday from 12- 7pm. The block party will be located on Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente and Robertson Boulevards and will be free to attend — a great way to unite and celebrate together. Please drop by the One City One Pride booth to experience our 2 Queer Poetry Pop-Ups.

Free admission on Friday night and to “Pride on the Boulevard”

Tickets for main festival $15-$50, www.lapride.org

Location: West Hollywood Park, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Sunday, June 9, 11am-2pm

LA Pride Parade

The LA Pride Parade is the oldest pride parade in the world and has been taking place in West Hollywood since before Cityhood.

Free. www.lapride.org

Location: Santa Monica Blvd (between Fairfax and Doheny), West Hollywood

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6pm reception, 7pm program

Rainbow Key Awards

 The 2019 Rainbow Key Awards mark the 26th year the City of West Hollywood has honored those people and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the gay and lesbian communities. This year’s honorees are:

Jake Mason (WeHo Dodgeball)

Rabbi Lisa Edwards

Project Angel Food

Mecca LA Hosted by Kelly Gilliam

Asian Pacific Gays & Friends

Jeffery Bowman (Legendary Bingo)

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. www.weho.org/pride

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Friday and Saturday, June 14 + 15, 2019

TransPride

Join the LA LGBT Center for TransPride, an annual event with entertainment and resource booths. Hours and details to be announced.

Free admission. www.lalgbtcenter.org

Location: LA LGBT Center, 1125 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3pm

Lesbian Speaker Series: Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides

 The City of West Hollywood's Lesbian Speakers Series presents tea time with Stephanie Miller (political commentator, comedian, and host of an eponymous talk radio show) and Beth Lapides (entertainer, writer, comedian, and founder of Un-Cabaret).

3pm – Spill the Tea

4pm – High Tea with drinks & treats

Free Admission. RSVP: https://stephanieandbeth.eventbrite.com

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3pm

ALAP Pride Playreading Festival

 Theatre

For the 11th year in a row, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights has commissioned new LGBTQ plays to present during Pride month with funding from the City of West Hollywood. This program features rehearsed readings of new LGBTQ short plays.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. www.LAPlaywrights.org

Location: Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1+2, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:30pm

Celebration Theatre/Chuck Rowland Award

Theatre

Celebration Theatre, LA’s oldest LGBTQ theatre, presents this year’s Chuck Rowland Award to a special playwright TBA.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. www.weho.org/pride

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood


Saturday, June 22, 2019, opening reception: 6-9pm

LAAA’s 12th Annual “Out There” Exhibit

 Visual Art

A one-week juried art exhibition Out There celebrating West Hollywood’s commitment to the LGBTQ communities at Los Angeles Art Association’s Gallery 825. Gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday through June 28.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. www.laaa.org

Location: Gallery 825, 825 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11am

Drag Queen Story Hour

Literary

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and the LA County Library for Drag Queen Story Hour! For children of all ages.

Free Admission. www.weho.org/pride 

Location: West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7pm

Lamda Literary Book Club

Literary

Join inaugural West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Steven Reigns and the West Hollywood Library in discussing “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” a lesbian memoir by T. Kira Madden.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. https://www.lambdaliterary.org/book-clubs/lambda-lit-book-club

Location: West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7pm

“LA: A Queer History” screening

Film/History

Join us for a screening of the nearly complete documentary film showcasing the LGBTQ history of Los Angeles by Gregoiro Davila. Funded through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

Free Admission. RSVP: www.weho.org/pride 

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood


Saturday, June 29, 2019, 6pm

ALAP Pride Playreading Festival

 Theatre

For the 11th year in a row, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights has commissioned new LGBTQ plays to present during Pride month with funding from the City of West Hollywood. This program features a rehearsed reading of a new LGBTQ full-legth play.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed. www.LAPlaywrights.org

Location: Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1+2, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood


Saturday + Sunday, June 29 + 30 2019, 7:30 to 9pm

DoYou: Hathorian Hymns

Multidisciplinary

A multi-media, site-specific performance art project incorporating Electronic/Acoustic World Music, Live Singing and Video Art, with the taste of immersive Performance-Theater and Cabaret from transgender Korean artist Yozmit. Funded through a Transgender Arts Initiative Grant from the City of West Hollywood.

Free Admission. No RSVP needed.

Location: Plummer Park’s Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood


Saturday, June 30, 2019, 1:30-9pm

One City One Pride Day of Art

Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for our annual full day of One City One Pride programming:

1:30pm: Let Love Flourish and Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem) Queer Poetry Pop-Ups (see page 2 for descriptions).

2:30pm: Launch of “Crush: First Love, New Talent” an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love from Prism Comics presented as part of WeHo Reads. There will be readings from the book and a book-signing.

3:30pm:  QueerWise is a writing collective and spoken word performance group led by Michael Kearns, Hollywood’s first openly HIV-positive actor.

5pm: “Where Love Is Illegal” panel discussion - Being LGBTQ is still illegal in 70 countries. Come see powerful images from award-winning photographer Robin Hammond’s project documenting images and stories from people in those countries; and hear trans leader Rikki Nathanson’s stories of courage and activism in Zimbabwe in a conversation about human rights and our movement for LGBTQ freedom, safety, equality and dignity everywhere.

7pm: “¡Gaytino! Made in America”- Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez.  Decades of Mexican-American/Chicano and LGBTQ history intersect from a personal perspective in story and song. Touching, provocative and hilarious, Dan Guerrero presents this first public screening of a new film of his acclaimed solo play after critically acclaimed performances nationwide.

Free Admission. RSVP requested: www.weho.org/pride

Location: City Council Chambers, 625 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood

For a trip down memory lane, you can view last year's guide (2018) here: OCOP Book 2018

The 2017 guide here: OCOP Book 2017

The 2016 guide here: OCOP Book 2016

Please follow or tag any social media posts with #onecityonepride @wehopride and @wehoarts

If you have additional questions about One City One Pride please email Mike Che, One City One Pride coordinator/City of West Hollywood's Arts Coordinator at mche@weho.org


Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Gender Fluid Consciousness Raising
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Gender Fluid Consciousness Raising

  • West Hollywood Community Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

7:00 PM – Social Gathering & Binary Detox - Mix and mingle with others interested in Gender Fluid, Nonbinary Identities. Water, light snacks, and welcoming environment will be provided.

7:30 PM – Safe Space Opens with Ancestral Wisdom - Elders from the LGBTQ+ and allied community will open a safe space with ancestral wisdom. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own quotes about Gender Fluid / Nonbinary Identities

8:00 PM – Oral History Project Segments & Discussion

  • Featured segments from THE LAVENDER EFFECT Gender Fluid Oral History Project will be screened, followed by facilitated group discussion. Individual videos are a primer for discussion about specific topics including genderfluidity, binary/non-binary, preferred pronouns, social constructs, gender etiquette, historic milestones, gender dysphoria, dual genders, and future obstacles. Videos Segments feature the following pioneering individuals:
  • Addie Rose Vincent (they/them/theirs)
  • Chandler Wilson (they/them/theirs)
  • Rabbi Rachel Bat-Or (Per/Pers)
  • Jaxon Cat Williams (He/Him/His)
  • Aydin Olson-Kennedy (He/Him/His)
  • Maximiliana (they/them/theirs)
  • Ann Thomas (She/Her/Hers)
  • Casey Weitzman (She/Her/Hers)

Funded through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

Free Admission, RSVP requested, www.weho.org/pride or  https://fluid.brownpapertickets.com

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria

José Julio Sarria was the first openly gay person to run for political office in the US in 1961, and many credit Sarria with helping pave the way for Milk's run for office. At the unexpected intersections of politics and high camp, this preview of Nelly Queen will reveal an intimate portrait of the Latino civil rights pioneer whose heroic drag has been overlooked as a cornerstone of the LGBTQ rights movement.   

Free admission with donations accepted.

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Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

Yozmit will create a wearable art installation as a performance shrine in the Long Hall/Plummer Park, one of the historic LGBTQ places in West Hollywood. It will be an altar/sacred space in remembrance of legendary *Leigh Bowery* a costume designer, performance artist and a club promoter who pioneered performance with an animalistic and postmodern take on drag. This project will have many different layers of materials and vignette performances related to Yozmit’s personal memories and influences of experiencing life as a LGBTQ identified artist in South Korea and America.

During the exhibition period (June 25 through June 29, 1-5pm), there will be surprise performances, and on June 28, there will be an outdoor performance event in the courtyard of Long Hall (6-9pm).

Admission is free.

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

Yozmit will create a wearable art installation as a performance shrine in the Long Hall/Plummer Park, one of the historic LGBTQ places in West Hollywood. It will be an altar/sacred space in remembrance of legendary *Leigh Bowery* a costume designer, performance artist and a club promoter who pioneered performance with an animalistic and postmodern take on drag. This project will have many different layers of materials and vignette performances related to Yozmit’s personal memories and influences of experiencing life as a LGBTQ identified artist in South Korea and America.

During the exhibition period (June 25 through June 29, 1-5pm), there will be surprise performances, and on June 28, there will be an outdoor performance event in the courtyard of Long Hall (6-9pm).

Admission is free.

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Outfest West Hollywood Series: Community Collaborator Film Guide Review
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Outfest West Hollywood Series: Community Collaborator Film Guide Review

Outfest’s Festival Programmers welcome community partners and the public for a preview of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival lineup. Come meet other community partners and take home copies of the 2018 festival film guide to share with your neighborhood. Programming presentation is followed by a mixer. To enroll your organization as an official community partner please email programming@outfest.org

Free, RSVP required, www.outfest.org/weho-series

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Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

Yozmit will create a wearable art installation as a performance shrine in the Long Hall/Plummer Park, one of the historic LGBTQ places in West Hollywood. It will be an altar/sacred space in remembrance of legendary *Leigh Bowery* a costume designer, performance artist and a club promoter who pioneered performance with an animalistic and postmodern take on drag. This project will have many different layers of materials and vignette performances related to Yozmit’s personal memories and influences of experiencing life as a LGBTQ identified artist in South Korea and America.

During the exhibition period (June 25 through June 29, 1-5pm), there will be surprise performances, and on June 28, there will be an outdoor performance event in the courtyard of Long Hall (6-9pm).

Admission is free.

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Lambda Lit Book Club
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lambda Lit Book Club

  • West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join inaugural West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Steven Reigns and the West Hollywood Library for the Lambda Lit Book Club, discussing “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli.

Free Admission.

RSVP not required, www.lambdaliterary.org/book-clubs/lambda-lit-book-club

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Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

Yozmit will create a wearable art installation as a performance shrine in the Long Hall/Plummer Park, one of the historic LGBTQ places in West Hollywood. It will be an altar/sacred space in remembrance of legendary *Leigh Bowery* a costume designer, performance artist and a club promoter who pioneered performance with an animalistic and postmodern take on drag. This project will have many different layers of materials and vignette performances related to Yozmit’s personal memories and influences of experiencing life as a LGBTQ identified artist in South Korea and America.

During the exhibition period (June 25 through June 29, 1-5pm), there will be surprise performances, and on June 28, there will be an outdoor performance event in the courtyard of Long Hall (6-9pm).

Admission is free.

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Women In Film: “Jewel’s Catch One”
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Women In Film: “Jewel’s Catch One”

Join Women In Film for a screening of the documentary “Jewel’s Catch One,” which chronicles four decades of the oldest Black-owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams. Followed by a panel discussion.

Free for WIF members / $10 non-members. RSVP required, https://womeninfilm.org/speaker-series  

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Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

Yozmit will create a wearable art installation as a performance shrine in the Long Hall/Plummer Park, one of the historic LGBTQ places in West Hollywood. It will be an altar/sacred space in remembrance of legendary *Leigh Bowery* a costume designer, performance artist and a club promoter who pioneered performance with an animalistic and postmodern take on drag. This project will have many different layers of materials and vignette performances related to Yozmit’s personal memories and influences of experiencing life as a LGBTQ identified artist in South Korea and America.

During the exhibition period (June 25 through June 29, 1-5pm), there will be surprise performances, and on June 28, there will be an outdoor performance event in the courtyard of Long Hall (6-9pm).

Admission is free.

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Summer Sounds: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Sounds: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

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Join the City of West Hollywood’s Summer Sounds series for a free outdoor concert with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the first and only LGBTQ mariachi group in the world. Led by director Carlos Samaniego, Mariachi Arcoiris also features Natalia Melendez, first transgender female in the history of mariachi, as one of its members. Presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of One City One Pride and Summer Sounds.

Free Admission. Seating is first come, first served. RSVP requested.

For more information, click here.

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre Logo.png

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55, www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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New Stages: “Heroic Lives”
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

New Stages: “Heroic Lives”

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“Heroic Lives” is about the people who changed our world, told by the people who were there. Presented with the LA LGBT Center's Senior Services Department and through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, New Stages take LGBTQ seniors through a series of workshops culminating in an evening of songs, stories and original writing about the individuals who fought for LGBTQ liberation and whose lives were acts of heroism. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole and music directed by Debbie Lawrence.

Free Admission, RSVP requested at (323) 860-5830 or seniors@lalgbtcenter.org (Reference Event #0410)

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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New Stages: “Heroic Lives”
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

New Stages: “Heroic Lives”

“Heroic Lives” is about the people who changed our world, told by the people who were there. Presented with the LA LGBT Center's Senior Services Department and through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, New Stages take LGBTQ seniors through a series of workshops culminating in an evening of songs, stories and original writing about the individuals who fought for LGBTQ liberation and whose lives were acts of heroism. Directed by Mark Salyer and Kay Cole and music directed by Debbie Lawrence.

Free Admission, RSVP requested at (323) 860-5830 or seniors@lalgbtcenter.org (Reference Event #0410)

June 22-23, 2018 - New Stages presents Heroic Lives - Performer Lauren Peterson tells her story, photo credit Sashi Peterson.jpeg
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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55,  www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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West Hollywood Artists and Icons: “When Bette Met Mae”
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

West Hollywood Artists and Icons: “When Bette Met Mae”

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The first meeting of West Hollywood resident Bette Davis and screen icon Mae West took place in 1972 at the home of Charles Pollock on Orlando Avenue. It was a cocktail and dinner gathering of only seven people. Bette and Mae discussed their careers, loves, families, hopes and thoughts on work in film, their successes, men, and each other. It revealed a rare and personal glimpse of these strong women.

The evening's conversation was captured on cassette tape and 40 years later that tape was used to dub in the audio portion of a recreation of that evening using actors chosen to visually bring the guests to life while hearing the actual taped words of Bette Davis and Mae West.

The film represents a first effort in history to create video from an authentic live tape recording.
It is a fun, sometimes outrageous, entertaining and very personal historical look at two iconic women; unrehearsed, honest and a funny evening bringing the viewer to the party.

"When Bette Met Mae" is the winner of "Best Documentary" at Hollywood & Vine Film Fest, and "Audience Favorite Film" at the DTLA Film Festival.

This screening of the 65-minute documentary will be followed by a brief discussion/Q&A with Wes Wheadon, the Writer/Director of the film and a panel of people involved in the film.

Free Admission.

RSVP requested, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-hollywood-artists-and-icons-when-bette-met-mae-tickets-45605274604

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55, www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

Celebration Theatre, the world’s oldest LGBTQ theatre group, presents Kander & Ebb’s dark, eerily relevant masterpiece like you’ve never seen it before as directed by the multiple Ovation Award winning Michael Matthews.  Based on the play by John Van Druten and the stories of Christopher Isherwood. Previews begin Friday, May 25; runs Th/Fr/Sa at 8pm, and Su 2pm.

Tickets $25-$55, www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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Building the Legacy: An Evening of Storytelling for the West Hollywood AIDS  Monument
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

Building the Legacy: An Evening of Storytelling for the West Hollywood AIDS Monument

The City of West Hollywood and Los Angeles creative agency Wondros will host a special evening of storytelling to share reflections that will inform the design of the West Hollywood AIDS Monument, built by the not-for-profit Foundation for the AIDS Monument.   The evening will also serve as the public launch of a dedicated website for people in the greater Los Angeles area to post their personal stories.  The stories will ultimately become part of an archive to preserve the remembrances of all who have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.    

 

Admission is free, but seating is limited.  To reserve: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-the-legacy-of-the-fight-against-aids-tickets-46595680936

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