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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 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:

    • Adelaide Drive: Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy - artwork by Wayne Shimabukuro and Don Bachardy at the West Hollywood Library (on view all of May and June)
    • Out There - group show at Gallery 825 (on view June 8 - June 15)
    • Lost & Found: Safer Sex Activism - ONE Gallery, 626 N Robertson Blvd. (on view all of May and June)
    • Rashaad Newsome - digital billboard artwork (between advertisements) on the Sunset Strip
    • LGBTQ Heroes and History Panel Displays - on temporary construction fencing at 8120 Santa Monica Blvd. (on view all of May and June)
    One City One Pride kick-off: Celebration Theatre "Dear Harvey" Reading
    May
    22
    7:00 PM19:00

    One City One Pride kick-off: Celebration Theatre "Dear Harvey" Reading

    Join the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride festival and WeHo Reads program for a free staged reading of Patricia Loughrey's Dear Harvey organized and produced by Celebration Theatre, the world's oldest LGBTQ theatre. This event will serve as the official kick-off for One City One Pride, and there will be a reception as part of this event.

    This event is free, however RSVPs are required at https://onecityonepridedearharvey2018.eventbrite.com    

    DEAR HARVEY features:

    • West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran

    • L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

    • "Noah's Arc" Star Darryl Stephens 

    • City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Boardmember John Erickson

    • Trans Activist Mariana Marroquin 

    • David Tran

    • Chrisanne Eastwood 

    • Brittney S. Wheeler

    • Tyler Coleman

    • Parnell Damone Marcano

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

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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

    • West Hollywood City Council Chambers (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    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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    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"

    • West Hollywood City Council Chambers (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    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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    History and Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Exhibition
    Jun
    1
    12:00 AM00:00

    History and Heroes of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement Exhibition


    June 1 - June 30
    Fencing at Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd

    The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division through One City One Pride has sponsored outdoor exhibitions of LGBTQ History and Heroes Panels from ONE Archives. The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement exhibition explores the journey of the movement from World War II to present day.  These will be displayed during the month of June on construction fencing surrounding an empty lot at Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent Heights Blvd. 

    Free to visit.

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    One City One Pride "Day of History"
    Jun
    2
    1:30 PM13:30

    One City One Pride "Day of History"

    • West Hollywood City Council Chambers (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    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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    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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    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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    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.

     RSVP required, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-hollywood-free-community-concert-vox-americana-tickets-36755724361?aff=es2

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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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    Jun
    5
    6:00 PM18:00

    Rainbow Key Awards

    • City of West Hollywood City Council Chambers (map)
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    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

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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, www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret

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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
    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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    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. 

    Free Admission. 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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    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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    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
    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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    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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    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”

    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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    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”

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jun
    29
    7:30 PM19:30

    World Premiere of "Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies, and Feminism"

    Film
    Free
    Thursday, June 29, 7:30pm
    City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    Join One City One Pride for the world premiere of Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies, and Feminism, a new documentary on the life and accomplishments of activist & author Jeanne Cordova, directed by Gregorio Davila. The director and Jeanne’s partner, Lynn Harris Ballen, will participate in a post screening discussion. Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission. http://bit.ly/JeanneOCOP2017

    A new short 4 minute film Waving A Wand, in which a lonely magician sings & dances to his own parade as love & magic march on with Pride & glitter, starring Stefan Kalinka and Directed by Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges will precede the screening.

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    Jun
    28
    7:30 PM19:30

    Outfest WeHo Screening of: "Whitney: Can I Be Me?"

    Film
    Free, but RSVPs are required

    Wednesday, June 28, 7:30pm
    City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    The City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts partners with Outfest and Showtime Documentary Films to present, Whitney: Can I Be Me? a powerful film about musical icon Whitney Houston from acclaimed BAFTA Award winner Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney). Using behind the scenes footage, candid interviews, and performance footage, the film explores all sides of Whitney, her life, and the impact her death had on those close to her and her fans.

    Free admission, but RSVPs are required. RSVP at www.outfest.org/weho-series

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    Jun
    25
    3:00 PM15:00

    "Go West Sunday Funday Mini Ball" powered by REACH LA

    Dance
    Free
    Sunday, June 25, Doors open at 3:00pm, Show from 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Rage Nightclub
    8911 Santa Monica Blvd. 

    REACH LA supports youth of color through the House / Ballroom Community, and have performed at MOCA and various One City One Pride events over the years. This year, they will be hosting West Hollywood's first ever Sunday Funday Mini Ball which celebrates this year’s theme of Go West by showcasing the migration of House / Ballroom Culture from the East Coast to West Coast. Location: Rage Nightclub, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission. www.facebook.com/theeREACHLA 

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    Jun
    20
    7:30 PM19:30

    Patricia Loughery, The Recipient of Celebration Theatre's Chuck Rowland Award

    Theatre
    Free
    Tuesday, June 20, 7:30pm
    City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    Celebration Theatre will present their annual Chuck Rowland Award for contributions to LGBTQ theatre to Patricia Loughrey. Free admission! Excerpts from three of her plays will be presented:

    • Dear Harvey: Stories of Harvey Milk this verbatim theatre piece weaves the words of Harvey with interviews with his family, friends and colleagues into a portrait of hope and a vision of equality… “I am all of us.”
    • The Daddy Machine (music by Rayme Sciaroni, based on the book by Johnny Valentine): When two moms leave their kids home alone, mayhem ensues. Stonewall, the family dog, tries to stave off chaos as 52 dads emerge from a magical daddy machine.
    • The Inner Circle:  when AIDS devastates a community of friends, will they draw together for comfort? Or fracture apart to avoid feeling the loss? 
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    Jun
    17
    2:00 PM14:00

    7th Annual "Celebrating All Life and Creation" Pow Wow

    Free
    Saturday, June 17, 10:00am
    Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    Join Red Circle Project of AIDS Project LA for a full day of traditional Native American music, dance, crafts and food, along with HIV testing and prevention resources. Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free to attend. www.facebook.com/redcircleproject

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    Jun
    17
    2:00 PM14:00

    ALAP Pride Playreading Festival

    Theatre
    Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2:00pm
    Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1 & 2
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    Join ALAP (the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights) for their annual playreading festival of LGBTQ short plays. Location: Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 1 and 2, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Free admission. http://laplaywrights.org/events.php 

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    Jun
    16
    to Jun 17

    Trans Pride

    Trans Programming
    Free
    Friday, June 16, 7:30pm
    Los Angeles LGBT Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza
    1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. 

    As part of the TransPride kickoff, a Big Queer Convo will take place on June 16 from 7:30-9pm, followed by a reception in the gallery from 9-10pm. An all day festival will take place on June 17 from 12-9:30pm. Location: Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. www.facebook.com/TransPrideLA

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    Jun
    16
    to Jun 18

    'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism' Exhibit

    Lesbians To Watch Out For Exhibit - Queer Nation in Plummer Park Event Poster.jpg

    Exhibit/Visual Art
    Free
    Friday, June 16, 6:00pm
    Long Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.  These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit  tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary' traveling exhibition.

     www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556 

    The exhibit is open Fridays through Sundays from June 2nd to June 30th. (Except June 9 - 11 when the exhibit is closed.)

    The exhibit schedule is as follows:

    • Fridays in June: 6pm - 9:30pm (CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 9)
    • Saturdays & Sundays in June: 1pm - 6pm (CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11)
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    Jun
    15
    to Jun 25

    The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-Mo

    Theatre
    $10 (use coupon code OneCity for $2 off your tickets!)

    Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 25, Varying Times
    The Other Space Theatre
    916 N. Formosa Ave.

    APT 3F is proud to present a new play by David LeBarron for the Hollywood Fringe. Backstage at a drag show, Auntie, an old diva, teaches a newbie her fabulous lineage, from ancient times to current affairs, a resilient race of glitter, tucking and throat throttling reality.

    Show times:
    • Sunday June 4, 3:30pm (Preview) 
    • Thursday June 15, 8:30pm
    • Sunday June 18, 7pm
    • Saturday June 24, 3:30pm
    • Sunday June 25, 7:00pm

    Location: The Other Space Theatre, 916 N Formosa Ave. Tickets $10Enter Code: OneCity for $2 off tickets. www.historyofdrag.com 

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    Jun
    14
    7:00 PM19:00

    Grassroots Panel - 'Lesbians to Watch Out For: '90s L.A. Activism'

    Panel/Discussion
    Free
    Wednesday, June 14, 7:00pm
    Plummer Park Community Center (Rooms 5 & 6)
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    GRASSROOTS ORGANIZERS TELL ALL!

    A panel discussion for Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s Queer L.A. Activism - hear the real stories & strategies from the activists who made the history! 

    Panelists include Liz Friedman (Queer Nation), Alice Y. Hom (API groups), Lisa Powell (ULOAH & BLU), Helene Schpak (ACT UP) and Anne-christine d'Adesky (Lesbian Avengers). Moderated by Professor Yetta Howard, San Diego State University, former Lesbian Avenger, Boston chapter.

    What worked, what didn't, and what can we learn from then that can help us now - in the current Resistance? Lesbian and queer organizers from L.A. and WeHo street activist & community groups look back at '90s organizing - bringing their stories and insights to this panel. Plus an organizing perspective from a Lesbian Avengers co-founder.  Hear what advice & strategies these organizers would pass on to young queer activists now, and what they're learning from today's movers and shakers! 

    Grassroots Panel - 'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism'
     

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    Jun
    14
    6:00 PM18:00

    Rainbow Key Awards

    Awards Ceremony
    Free

    Wednesday, June 14, Reception at 6:00pm, Ceremony at 7:00pm
    West Hollywood City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

    Since 1993, the City of West Hollywood has presented Rainbow Key Awards to those who have done outstanding work for the Gay and Lesbian community. The 2017 Rainbow Key Honorees are: Cleve Jones (former aide to Harvey Milk, author of When We Rise), JQ International (LGBTQ/Jewish organization); Eric Paul Leue (Mr. LA Leather 2014); LA Gay & Lesbian Chamber of CommerceMichaela Ivri Mendelsohn (Transgender activist, public speaker, and business leader); Jewel Thais-Williams (operator of Catch One, the now-legendary discothèque, where Latino and African American LGBT people were not subjected to prohibitive door policies); and Ruth Tittle (16-year member of the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board). Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free Admission. www.weho.org 

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    Jun
    14
    5:30 PM17:30

    'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism' Exhibit

    Exhibit/Visual Art
    Free
    Wednesday, June 14, 5:30pm
    Long Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.  These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit  tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary' traveling exhibition.

     www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556 

    The exhibit is open Fridays through Sundays from June 2nd to June 30th. (Except June 9 - 11 when the exhibit is closed.)

    The exhibit schedule is as follows:

    • Fridays in June: 6pm - 9:30pm (CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 9)
    • Saturdays & Sundays in June: 1pm - 6pm (CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11)

     

     

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    Jun
    12
    to Jun 14

    "California Dreams" Presented by New Stages

    June 13-14 - Cast of New Stages at the Renberg (Photo courtesy of New Stages).jpg

    Cast of New Stages

    Theatre
    Free
    Monday, June 12, 7:00pm & Wednesday, June 14, 7:00pm
    The LA LGBT Center Village at Ed Gould's Plaza
    1125 N. McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Through story and song, “California Dreams” will explore the experiences of our community of LGBTQ seniors as they made their own journeys west – literally, figuratively and symbolically toward liberation. This original production is created through a workshop process whereby seniors at the LA LGBT Center contribute their own stories to the final work. Location: Renberg Theatre, The LA LGBT Center Village at Ed Gould's Plaza , 1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Free admission. RSVP to 323-860-5830 or by e-mail to: seniors@lalgbtcenter.orgwww.facebook.com/artandaging

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    Jun
    12
    1:00 PM13:00

    'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism' Exhibit

    Exhibit/Visual Art
    Free
    Monday, June 12, 1:00pm
    Long Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.  These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit  tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary' traveling exhibition.

     www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556 

    The exhibit is open Fridays through Sundays from June 2nd to June 30th. (Except June 9 - 11 when the exhibit is closed.)

    The exhibit schedule is as follows:

    • Fridays in June: 6pm - 9:30pm (CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 9)
    • Saturdays & Sundays in June: 1pm - 6pm (CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11)
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    Jun
    11
    10:30 PM22:30

    #LastDance

    Theatre
    $0-12
    Sunday, June 4 - Saturday, June 24th, Multiple Times
    McCadden Place Theatre
    1157 N. McCadden Pl.

    It’s BOYS IN THE BAND with a little PARIS IS BURNING thrown in! #LastDance will make audiences rethink what really is behind the wigs, makeup and heels and find out queens are people just like them. Written and directed by Miss Barbie Q and Cinnamon Rivera for One City One Pride/Hollywood Fringe.

    Show dates:
    • Sun, June 4th @7pm (press preview)
    • Sun, June 11th @10:30pm
    • Sun, June 18th @1pm
    • Fri, June 23rd @7:30pm
    • Sat, June 24th @8:30pm

    Location: McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Pl.

    Tickets required ($0-$12). 

    www.facebook.com/events/810577775747334

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    Jun
    11
    8:00 AM08:00

    #ResistMarch

    Free
    Sunday, June 11, 8:00am
    Begins: Intersection of Hollywood/Highland
    Ends: Santa Monica Blvd and La Peer Ave.

    This year a march will take place from Hollywood (where LA Pride was born in 1970) to West Hollywood, where LA Pride grew up. Instead of a parade celebrating our past progress, the LGBTQ+ community and its allies will march in solidarity with and on the same day as the National Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington DC.

    This intersectional diversity is reflected in the wide array of over 100 partner organizations that have committed their support to the #ResistMarch, including GLAAD, Black Lives Matters, ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, APLA, Bienestar, the City of West Hollywood, among others.

    Location: March begins at 8 am at Hollywood and Highland and finishes near West Hollywood Park. www.resistmarch.org

    March Route: https://www.resistmarch.org/coursemap

    Street Closures: https://pride.weho.org/street-closure-info

    (One City One Pride is organizing a series of free artist-led protest sign making workshops leading up to the march. Click here to find a protest sign making workshop!)

     

     

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    Jun
    10
    to Jun 11

    LA Pride Festival

    Music
    $20-$30
    Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11
    West Hollywood Park
    647 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    The LA Pride Festival has been organized by Christopher Street West (CSW) since the 1970s. This year's line-up includes Chromeo and Brandy. Visit www.lapride.org for a full line-up of entertainment and to purchase tickets ($20-$30). West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

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    Jun
    9
    7:00 PM19:00

    Migration of the Monarchs

    Performance Art
    Free
    Friday, June 9, 7:00pm
    West Hollywood City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

    'Everything in life...transforms. ‘Migration of The Monarchs is a 3 part conceptual art project involving wearable art that transforms over the month by Trans artist Yozmit. She is the first artist to receive a Trans Art grant from the City of West Hollywood: 

    • June 3, 11-3pm: artist Yozmit will collect prayers and stitch a ribbon or bead onto a TOTEM (wearable art costume) as a symbol of exchange. 

    • June 9, 7-9pm, WALK will be performed as live ambient art on Santa Monica Blvd.

    • June 10 @10pm, June 18@ 1pm, amnd June 24@ 5:30pm: Burlesque and Cabaret merge with Victorian esthetics, Butoh, Kabuki, and ‘Pansori’ (traditional Korean singing) to create a cathartic act of experiential research into the psyche of the performer during the Hollywood Fringe. Intentions and prayers given in part 1 will be used during the performances. 

    www.yozmit.com/dymm 

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    Jun
    9
    7:00 PM19:00

    Trans Party and #Sizzle

    Free
    Friday, June 9, 7:00pm
    West Hollywood Park
    647 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    The LA Pride Festival grounds are partially open on Friday, and devoted to trans programming and the #SIZZLE sober area. This event is free to attend.  West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. www.lapride.org

    #SIZZLE! -- A Carnival of Attraction – is an interactive event with DJs, games, prizes and more in a fabulous carnival setting. #SIZZLE is a reminder that people can have fun and enjoy Pride without alcohol. #SIZZLE runs June 9-11th as part of LA Pride in West Hollywood, which will take place at West Hollywood Park. Admission free on Friday, June 9, tickets required for June 10-11. See www.facebook.com/Sizzle2015

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    Jun
    9
    6:00 PM18:00

    Dyke March

    DYKE MARCH FLYER 2017.jpg

    Free
    Friday, June 9, 6:00pm
    Sal Guarriello Veterans' Memorial
    8447 Santa Monica Blvd.

    The annual Dyke March begins at 6pm with a special protest sign-making workshop, followed by a march down Santa Monica Blvd. at 8pm. Confirmed speakers include: Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Patrisse Cullors and janaya khan (#blacklivesmatter), Sue Dunlap, Lynn Harris Ballen and Judy Sisneros, and the City Council. Location: Sal Guarriello Veterans' Memorial, 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. http://bit.ly/DykeMarchWeHo

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    Jun
    9
    to Jun 18

    LAAA: Out There

    Visual Arts
    Free
    Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 6:00pm
    Gallery 825
    825 N. La Cienega Blvd. 

    Out There is an all media exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association during One City One Pride. Opening Reception on Friday, June 9, 6-9 pm. Gallery hours 10am-5pm every day except Monday, through June 18. Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Free admission. https://www.laaa.org/calender/2017/6/9/out-there

     

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    Jun
    8
    to Jun 25

    One City One Pride at the Hollywood Fringe

    Theatre
    Prices Vary
    Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 25, Times Vary
    Multiple Locations

    The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an open and uncensored community-derived event. The Fringe’s western border is usually Gardner Street, but through a special collaboration with the City of West Hollywood, LGBTQ shows can take place throughout and adjacent to West Hollywood as part of One City One Pride. Visit http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/weho_2017   to find shows taking place with the help of One City One Pride.

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    Jun
    4
    3:00 PM15:00

    VOX Femina: Women Rising, A Taste of Season 20

    Music
    Free
    Sunday, June 4, 3:00pm
    Congregation Kol Ami
    1200 N. La Brea Ave

    This free concert combines repertoire from VOX Femina's 20th Anniversary season, a snapshot of the organization's past, present and future. Location: Congregation Kol Ami, 1200 N. La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038. Free admission. www.voxfemina.org/2016-2017-season

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    Jun
    3
    11:00 AM11:00

    One City One Pride Day of History

    Literary/History/Film/Performance Art
    Free
    Saturday, June 3, 11:00am - 7:00pm
    West Hollywood City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

    As in years past, One City One Pride provides an entire day of history on the Saturday prior to Christopher Street West’s LA Pride Festival.

    11AM: DRAG QUEEN STORY TIME
    Organized by RADAR productions (the same folks who first brought Drag Queen Storytime to San Francisco’s Public Library) join the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts and the West Hollywood Library for children's stories and crafts in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free.

    11AM - 1PM: STUART TIMMONS LGBTQ HISTORY TOUR
    Written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons (The Trouble With Harry Hay, GAY L.A.) and directed as a performance art piece by Jason Jenn, this tour dazzled audiences in 2015 and 2016. It returns for one more special invigorating event to celebrate Stuart’s legacy and how his life’s work and research is available for all to enjoy. The tour involves a brief shuttle ride followed by a refreshingly accessible urban hike encountering over a dozen costumed characters for surprising fun and history along the way. Go West (Hollywood) and join us for the adventure! Shuttles depart every 15 minutes from 11am to 1pm. from the West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625. N. San Vicente. (Tours last between 90-120 minutes)http://stuarttimmons.com/tour/

    5PM: REEL IN THE CLOSET
    Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us. Location: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free admission. www.facebook.com/reelinthecloset

    In addition to the 3 events above on June 3, LA: A Queer History will be shown on a loop in the City Council Chambers, there will be a protest-sign making workshop, two ONE Archives LGBTQ History Exhibits will be on view in West Hollywood Park, trans artist Yozmit will stage (TOTEM) the first part of a three part performance artwork, and there will be an opportunity to provide feedback on preliminary results from WeHo Arts: The Plan.

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    Jun
    2
    to Jun 4

    'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism' Opening Reception and Exhibit

    Exhibit/Visual Art
    Free
    Friday, June 2, 7:00pm
    Long Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.  These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit  tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary' traveling exhibition.

     www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556 

    The exhibit is open Fridays through Sundays from June 2nd to June 30th. (Except June 9 - 11 when the exhibit is closed.)

    The exhibit schedule is as follows:

    • Friday, June 2nd: 7pm - 9pm (Opening Reception)
    • Fridays in June: 6pm - 9:30pm (CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 9)
    • Saturdays & Sundays in June: 1pm - 6pm (CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11)

     

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    Jun
    2
    to Jun 30

    'Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90's L.A. Activism' Exhibit

    Exhibit
    Free
    Long Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.  These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of Dyke Marches across the country. From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo reflected the energy of the decade. This exhibit  tells the stories of LA queer women from groups like ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, Dyke March LA, the United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU) and other organizations. It also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary' traveling exhibition.

     www.facebook.com/events/270091986782556 

    The exhibit is open Fridays through Sundays from June 2nd to June 30th. (Except June 9 - 11 when the exhibit is closed.)

    The exhibit schedule is as follows:

    • Fridays in June: 6pm - 9:30pm (CLOSED FRIDAY, JUNE 9)
    • Saturdays & Sundays in June: 1pm - 6pm (CLOSED SATURDAY, JUNE 10 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 11)

    There will be a closing event on June 30 from 6-9pm.

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    Jun
    1
    to Jun 30

    ONE Archives LGBTQ History Panel Displays

    Visual Art
    Free

    June 1 - June 30
    West Hollywood Park
    Fencing just South of 696 N. Robertson Blvd.

    The City of West Hollywood through One City One Pride has sponsored outdoor exhibitions of LGBTQ History Panels from ONE Archives. The History of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement exhibition explores the journey of the movement from World War II to present day.  These will be displayed during the month of June on construction fencing surrounding West Hollywood Park on Robertson Blvd. (just south of The Abbey)

     

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    May
    31
    7:00 PM19:00

    Exploring International LGBT Rights In China and Abroad

    Free
    Wednesday, May 31, 7:00pm
    City Council Chambers
    625 N. San Vicente

    Join the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series for a discussion on the growing difficulties activists, non-profits, and others face when trying to provide aid in countries with anti-LGBT policies.

    To RSVP for this free event visit: https://wehohumanrights.eventbrite.com or call (323) 848-6823.

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    May
    25
    6:30 PM18:30

    LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A.

    History/Film/Panel
    $5
    Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm
    Great Hall at Plummer Park
    7377 Santa Monica Blvd

    Join the Los Angeles Conservancy for a screening of three short films spotlighting significant LGBTQ spaces showcasing: The Black Cat, The Woman’s Building, and Great Hall/Long Hall. Location: Great Hall, Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission is $5 with proceeds helping fund future activities highlighting more of L.A.'s LGBTQ historic places.

    Visit www.laconservancy.org for more info.

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