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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:


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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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

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

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

    Gender Fluid Consciousness Raising

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

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

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

    8:00 PM – Oral History Project Segments & Discussion

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

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

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

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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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

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

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

    Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Sarria

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

    Free admission with donations accepted.

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    Jun
    29
    1:00 PM13:00

    DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

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

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

    Admission is free.

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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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

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

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    Jun
    28
    1:00 PM13:00

    DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

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

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

    Admission is free.

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

    Outfest West Hollywood Series: Community Collaborator Film Guide Review

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

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

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    Jun
    27
    1:00 PM13:00

    DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

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

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

    Admission is free.

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

    Lambda Lit Book Club

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

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

    Free Admission.

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

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    Jun
    26
    1:00 PM13:00

    DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

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

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

    Admission is free.

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

    Women In Film: “Jewel’s Catch One”

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

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

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    Jun
    25
    1:00 PM13:00

    DoYou: Memoirs of Promethean Sisters

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

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

    Admission is free.

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

    Summer Sounds: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

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

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

    For more information, click here.

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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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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
    23
    8:00 PM20:00

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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

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

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

    New Stages: “Heroic Lives”

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

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

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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

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

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

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

    New Stages: “Heroic Lives”

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

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

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

    Celebration Theatre “Cabaret”

    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
    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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