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The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates pride in 2018 with the festival theme “I Remember” - honoring our shared history, and the people and events that paved the way for the rights we hold dear today.  One City One Pride consists of art events and exhibits - mostly free! -  between May 22 through June 30 (Harvey Milk Day through the end of June Pride month).

Some highlights of One City One Pride 2018 are:

  • May 22: Kick-off reception and a staged reading of Dear Harvey with Celebration Theatre
  • May 30: Lillian Faderman presents her new book, Harvey Milk, His Lives and Death as part of our WeHo Reads series
  • June 2: a full day of screenings and panels including sneak peeks at new documentaries on the West Hollywood Aquatics Team and Connie Norman, transgender AIDS activist
  • June 13: composer Craig Hella Johnson presents a preview of Considering Matthew Shepard and a Q & A as part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of Matthew Shepard's death
  • June 19: Celebration Theatre presents the Chuck Rowland Award to Billy Porter
  • June 20: screening of "When Bette Met Mae," about the first meeting of Bette Davis and Mae West at a dinner party in West Hollywood
  • June 22-23: New Stages present Heroic Lives, an original musical based on the life stories of, and performed by, LGBTQ seniors
  • June 24: Summer Sounds concert with Mariachi Arcoiris, the world's only LGBTQ mariachi
  • June 30: TransLifeLA PoPUp Film Festival

 

    One City One Pride is organized by the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division. Please visit the WeHo Arts program pages for more info.

    For information regarding street closures during the LA Pride Parade and LA Pride Festival, please click here.

    You can view this year's printed guide (2018) here: www.weho.org/residents/weho-arts-and-culture/2018-one-city-one-pride-lgbtq-arts-festival

    For a trip down memory lane, you can view last year's guide (2017) here: http://bit.ly/OneCityOnePride2017 

    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

    One City One Pride also includes these visual art exhibitions for 2018:

    History and Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Exhibition
    May
    22
    to Jun 30

    History and Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Exhibition


    May 22 - June 30
    Fencing at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd

    The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division presents this public exhibition of the History and Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement from ONE Archives.

    This exhibit explores the inspiring journey of the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement from World War II to present day through a presentation and LGBTQ pioneers that have made significant contributions to the movement’s history. Explore the beginning of “gayborhoods” in the 1940’s, the Lavender Scare in the 1950’s, the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of organized protests in the 1960’s, the beginning of Pride and a cohesive national movement in the 1970’s, the AIDS crisis of the 1980’s, the beginning of gay marriage in the 1990’s and the explosion of rights in the 2000’s. Learn about important LGBTQ organizations, activists, groups, and events that have defined this movement as one of the most important civil rights advancements of the last century. Learn about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Frank Kameny, who co-founded the Mattachine Society and helped organize some of the first public gay and lesbian protests in 1965, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon who co-founded the Daughters of Bilitis, the first lesbian organization in the U.S, Elaine Noble, the first openly LGBTQ person elected to state office, Larry Kramer, who co-founded one of the first organizations to confront the epidemic, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and Bayard Rustin, one of the most important and influential civil rights activists of the 20th century who worked alongside Martin Luther King.

    Additional photos from the exhibition can be found here: Heroes and History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement

    This exhibit is displayed as part of the City's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (www.weho.org/pride) and was first displayed in 2017 on Robertson Blvd.

    For more information on this project contact Mike Che, Arts Coordinator, mche@weho.org.

     

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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
    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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    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)

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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
    23
    7:00 PM19:00

    New Stages: “Heroic Lives”

    June 22-23, 2018 - New Stages presents Heroic Lives - Performer Lauren Peterson tells her story, photo credit Sashi Peterson.jpeg

    “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
    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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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    24
    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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    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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    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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
    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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    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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    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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    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
    30
    8:00 PM20:00

    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
    17
    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
    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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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    15
    8:00 PM20:00

    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
    14
    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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    Our Journey with Matthew Shepard
    Jun
    13
    7:30 PM19:30

    Our Journey with Matthew Shepard

    Like so many people, composer Craig Hella Johnson was deeply moved and affected by the death of a young gay Wyoming man in 1998, Matthew Shepard. The events surrounding his death 20 years ago created an enormous worldwide outpouring of grief and sense of injustice that continues to reverberate today. 

    Grammy Award-winning Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare choir members will share the story behind creating the work that became the Grammy-nominated master work “Considering Matthew Shepard” in this intimate evening of song and conversation. 

    Presented in partnership with the Ford Theatres and Chris Isaacson Presents. The keyboard for the event is donated by Studio Instrumental Rentals (SIR) Entertainment Services.

    Hosted by local favorites, duo Sam Pancake & Roz Drezfalez

    Our June 13 preview event is free & open to attend. RSVP requested: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-city-one-pride-our-journey-with-matthew-shepard-tickets-45605383931

    In addition to our June 13 presentation, masterwork “Considering Matthew Shepard” will be performed in full Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at 8:30pm at the Ford Theatres - you may purchase tickets with a 20% discount using the code 1CTY1PRD at www.FordTheatres.org

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    Human Rights Speakers Series: “Real Boy”
    Jun
    12
    6:30 PM18:30

    Human Rights Speakers Series: “Real Boy”

    “Real Boy” is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. Light refreshments will be offered before the screening and panel discussion featuring filmmaker Shaleece Haas will follow.

    Free Admission. 

    RSVP required, www.bit.ly/WeHoHRSS_RealBoy

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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    10
    2:00 PM14:00

    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
    10
    11:00 AM11:00

    LA Pride Festival

    The LA Pride Festival has been organized by Christopher Street West since the 1970s. Headliners include Kehlani and Tove Lo, and the #SIZZLE sober area will return.

    Tickets ($25+): www.lapride.org

     

    Please refer to the image below for additional information regarding public transportation.

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    LA Pride Parade
    Jun
    10
    11:00 AM11:00

    LA Pride Parade

    • Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood (Between Crescent Heights and Doheny) (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    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

     

    Please refer to the image below for additional information regarding public transportation.

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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    9
    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,

     

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    Jun
    9
    to Jun 10

    LA Pride Festival

    The LA Pride Festival has been organized by Christopher Street West since the 1970s. Headliners include Kehlani and Tove Lo, and the #SIZZLE sober area will return.

    Tickets ($25+): www.lapride.org

     

    Please refer to the image below for additional information regarding public transportation.

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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    8
    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
    8
    6:00 PM18:00

    In Conversation with Rashaad Newsome and Christine Y. Kim at the Andaz West

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    The Andaz West Hollywood and IF Innovation Foundation proudly present "A conversation with artist Rashaad Newsome and Christine Y. Kim, Associate Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."

    Rashaad Newsome is a multidisciplinary artist whose work blends several practices together including: collage, video, music, and performance, to form an altogether new field. Newsome is invested in how images found in media and popular culture have been appropriated. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he crafts kaleidoscopic visions that reclaim the throne; “How do marginalized people find some upward mobility by using the culture they create when it’s not being celebrated by the masses until it’s being recreated by white America?” Newsome asks. “Voguing got going around the same time as the AIDS crisis began, and as more people swooped in, the conversation was soon driven by people who weren’t part of the community. Those who create the culture need to have agency over it. This is work that is with, for, and about the community.” Rashaad Newsome has exhibited and performed in galleries, museums, institutions, and festivals throughout the world including: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, MoMAPS1, SFMOMA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, and MUSA in Vienna, Austria.

    Rashaad Newsome's work is currently on display on digital billboards located at 8410 and 9039 Sunset Blvd, between advertisements.

    Free admission. RSVP required, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-with-rashaad-newsome-and-christine-y-kim-at-the-andaz-west-hollywood-tickets-46492765112

     

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    Dyke March
    Jun
    8
    6:00 PM18:00

    Dyke March

    The annual Dyke March is produced by the City of West Hollywood.

    6pm: Live set with Claudette Sexy DJ and a Protest Sign Making Workshop led by artist Julianna Parr (with all materials provided!)

    7pm: Rally. Guest Speakers include:

    • Gloria Bigelow, Host/Emcee
    • West Hollywood Mayor and City Council
    • Angela Brinskele, June Mazer Lesbian Archives
    • Councilmember Vivian Romero, City of Montebello’s 1st LGBTQ Mayor
    • Alana Roshay, Community Activist
    • Chris Jackson-Baldwin, Project LA
    • Michaela Mendelsohn, TransCanWork

    7:45pm: March down Santa Monica Blvd. to San Vicente and back

    9pm: Live DJ sets from Claudette Sexy DJ, WASI, Kaleena Zanders and Niña Dioz

    Free admission. No RSVP needed.

     

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    Jun
    8
    6:00 PM18:00

    LAAA “Out There” Exhibit

    “Out There” is an all media exhibition at LA Art Association during the City’s One City One Pride festival. Opening reception June 8 from 6-9pm, gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday through June 15.

    Free admission, www.laaa.org/out-there

     

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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    7
    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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    Outfest West Hollywood Series: “Ideal Home”
    Jun
    6
    7:30 PM19:30

    Outfest West Hollywood Series: “Ideal Home”

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    Join the Outfest West Hollywood Series for an exclusive pre-release screening of “Ideal Home.” The new comedy from director Andrew Fleming (“The In-Laws,” “The Craft”) stars Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd as Erasmus and Paul, a bickering gay couple. Their lives are turned inside out when a ten-year old boy shows up at their door claiming to be Erasmus' grandson. Neither Paul, nor Erasmus, are ready to give up their extravagant lifestyles to be parents, but maybe this little kid has a thing or two to teach them about the value of family. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

    Tickets $10, www.outfest.org/weho-series

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    Jun
    5
    6:00 PM18:00

    Rainbow Key Awards

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    The 2018 Rainbow Key Awards marks the 25th anniversary of the City of West Hollywood’s honors for people and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the gay and lesbian community.

    This year’s honorees are:

    • Rudy Akbarian, openly transgender member of the U.S. Army who has served as a mentor to other Trans service members;
    • Kathy Griffin, actor-comedian and fierce ally of the community who has helped raise over $5 million for HIV/AIDS services;
    • Matt Palazzolo, co-founder of Equal Roots, and a longtime member of the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, who passed away in January;
    • Brian Pendleton, organizer-philanthropist, founder of CauseForce and a leader of last year’s #ResistMarch;
    • Bamby Salcedo, Trans activist who has worked with migration, HIV, youth, LGBT, incarceration, and Latinx communities; and
    • Elizabeth Savage, longtime activist who recently retired after 22 years with the City, working for LGBT rights, affordable housing, and aging as part of a vital and diverse community.

    Free Admission, No RSVP required.

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    REACH LA presents Ice Cream Sunday Funday
    Jun
    3
    4:30 PM16:30

    REACH LA presents Ice Cream Sunday Funday

    REACH LA supports youth of color through the House/Ballroom community, and have performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and various One City One Pride events over the years. The afternoon will create a fun atmosphere through artistic drag and House/Ballroom performance, featuring 3 House/Ballroom categories (Sex Siren, Vogue and Runway). Presented with Micky’s and Stefano Rosso. Creating a fun atmosphere through artistic drag and House/Ballroom performance.

    Commentated by: Legendary Ballroom Commentator (TBD)

    Judges: 3 judges

    Categories: 3 Categories – Trophies and prizes for winners

    • Sex Siren: Ice Cream Dream, come in a dripping ice cream effect using only body paint. No real ice cream allowed.
    • Vogue Performance: Chocolate dips and banana splits in a multi-color fit.
    • Runway: Hit the Runway in an effect inspired by your favorite ice cream flavor.

    Free Admission. 

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    Vox Americana
    Jun
    3
    3:00 PM15:00

    Vox Americana

    From the hills of Appalachia to the stages in Greenwich Village, the threads of folk music are woven deeply throughout our country. These tales of love, songs of protest, and hymns of praise have traveled thousands of miles through times of hardship, war, and change. VOX Femina is an all-female choir which debuted during a concert with GMCLA, and is diverse in culture, belief, age, and sexual identity.

    Free Admission.

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    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”
    Jun
    3
    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
    2
    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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    One City One Pride "Day of History"
    Jun
    2
    1:30 PM13:30

    One City One Pride "Day of History"

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    Join the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride festival for a day of screenings and panels around the theme of “I Remember.”

    1:30pm - “Genitalic” - A documentary made by a young filmmaker featuring older gay men reflecting on West Hollywood, dating, and life. Running time 40 minutes, followed by a Q&A with Victor Yates, filmmaker.

    3pm - “Meet the Rainbow Flagmakers: Original Rainbow Flag Artists and their Friends” - The first Rainbow Flags were conceived and handmade at the Gay Community Center called “330 Grove” in June of 1978 in San Francisco. Several of the artists, including producing artist Faerie Argyle Rainbow, their friends and volunteers who worked on the flags will share their stories of creating and flying the original rainbow flags. Preceded by a short slideshow of 330 Grove, the people and the flags from historian (and 330 Grove volunteer) Glenne McElhinney. Co-presented by the California LGBT Arts Alliance and Impact Stories History Project.

    5pm - “Light in the Water:” Sneak peek of a work in progress - Join the filmmaker Lis Bartlett and the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Festival for a sneak peek of a work in progress documentary about WH20, the West Hollywood Aquatics Team. From the team’s founding by athletes training for the inaugural Gay Games in 1982, through the impact of the AIDS epidemic, and two members getting married after marriage equality was passed, the story of WH20 also tells the story of West Hollywood and the gay community at large. Running time 45 minutes followed by a Q&A.

    7pm - “AIDS DIVA: The Legend of Connie Norman,” a work in progress screening - As a self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and masterful spokesperson for ACT UP/LA in the late 80s and early 90s Los Angeles, Connie described herself as “ex-drag queen, ex-hooker, ex-IV drug user, ex-high risk youth and current post-operative transsexual woman who is HIV positive” and simply “a human being seeking my humanity.”

    Standing proudly in her multiple, fluid and evolving LGBTQ identities, she was often a lone advocate for the fledgling trans community of that era. Both beloved and confronting, Connie’s soulful and salty rantings and intersectional politics were heard widely through her local LGBT newspaper column and her pioneering LGBTQ cable television talk show. Fueled by the urgency of her mortality and the hard-won honesty and clarity her survival had required, Connie challenged self-hatred, hypocrisy and denial, as she evoked a humanitarian, neighborly, transcendent vision of life and love for our tribe and us all.

    She served as a bridge, in both gender and politics - from ACT UP/LA to the Radical Fairies, to right-wing talk shows to Sacramento policy meetings to her marriage to gay husband Bruce - and challenged us to confront what it means to be a woman, a man and ultimately a human being.  Modeling ‘wokeness’ in an earlier era of crisis, Connie’s piercing and compassionate voice, through these rare vintage video clips, leaps into the present, urging us again to wake up, to take action, and to fully engage with our collective lives and our world. Running time 45 minutes. Followed by a reception and a panel moderated by Karen Ocamb, featuring Peter Cashman, Jess Nowlin, Mary Lucey, Paul Langlotz and Valerie Spencer. Directed by Dante Alencastre (“Transvisible,” 2013; “Raising Zoey,” 2016).

    Free Admission. RSVP requested.

    Get tickets at https://onecityonepridedayofhistory.eventbrite.com

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    Lillian Faderman presents her new book "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death"
    May
    30
    7:00 PM19:00

    Lillian Faderman presents her new book "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death"

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    Join the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride festival, WeHo Reads program, and Lesbian Speaker Series as Lillian Faderman (Gay L.A.Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle) discusses and signs her new book Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Books will be available for sale by Book Soup.

    This event is free, but RSVPs are requested  at https://onecityonepridelillianfaderman.eventbrite.com

    The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival takes place from May 22-June 30. For more information and to see a full list of events, please visit www.weho.org/pride or follow @WeHoArts on social media.

     

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    One City One Pride & WeHo Reads: Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading
    May
    23
    7:00 PM19:00

    One City One Pride & WeHo Reads: Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading

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    Join the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride festival and WeHo Reads program for readings from the 30th Annual Lambda Lit Award Finalists.

    "The Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world." - Lambda Literary

    This event is free. RSVPs are requested at https://onecityonepridelambdalit2018.eventbrite.com

    The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival takes place from May 22-June 30. For more information and to see a full list of events, please visit www.weho.org/pride or follow @WeHoArts on social media.

     

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