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July 8, 2013


       
     

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

July 3, 2013

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Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens, & Adults June 1-August 15

Prizes and incentives for all ages. Sign up online or in person. www.colapublib.org

 

  Teen Book Club

 Metamorphosis Graphic Novel

Peter Kuper

July 25, 2 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

    

 Saturday July 13, 2 pm

Teem Summer Reading Ukulele Crash Course

 

 West Hollywood Library

Teens 12-18, Snacks provided

Ukulrlrd, Tuners, and Lesson Books Provided

 

  Women And Books Club, First Tuesdays monthly, 7 p.m., Community Room

 

Join us in discussing
 Margaret Atwood's
The Handmaid's Tale
  
 
  

 Lambda Lit Book Club, Last Tuesdays monthly, 7p.m., Community Room

Join us in discussing
 Ayana Mathis'
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

 

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly,

2 p.m.,  
West Hollywood Room. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717

   

For more library events click here.

 

 

Local Museums/Galleries
 

 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

 

Leica Gallery

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts

MOCA PDC

  

New Image Art

  
Joey Terrill
  
 
PDC Blue Building 13 Galleries on 2nd Floor

 

Tasende Gallery 

 

All Events  
 Jazz Bliss Brazil

July 7,  4 pm 

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd

Jazz Bliss Brazil is an exciting eclectic ensemble pulsating with the vibrancy of classic American Jazz and the music of the Americas – chiefly Brazil. The quintet features the warm and engaging Carol Bach-y-Rita, singing in both Portuguese and English, and the lyrical saxophone & flute of Robert Kyle. Joining them are guitarist Mitchell Long, bassist Hussain Jiffry, and drummer/percussionist Walter Rodriguez – three of the brightest stars on the "World Music" scene.

 

  Trouble in Chiozza 

Classical Theater Lab

Free Theater in the Park

July 6 – July 28

Saturdays and Sundays, 4 pm(90 mins)

Kings Road Park

1000 N. Kings Road

The City of West Hollywood presents Trouble in Chiozza by Carlo Goldoni with translation by Robert Hoyem, directed by Louis Fantasia. Set in a rustic Italian fishing village, this rollicking romp is about two rival families with daughters of marrying age and the young fishermen who come to court them.  Admission free. Reservations recommended. (323) 960-5691.

 

 Second Thoughts

SST Productions

Free Theater in the Park

Saturdays at 7 pm

Sundays at 2 pm

July 13, 14, 20, 21

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The City of West Hollywood presents Second Thoughts, written, directed, and featuring Tony-nominated Tony Tanner. A wry and rueful musical romp for all ages that critics have called "a treasure" with "toe tapping rhythms."

 

Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival

July 13, 1:30 pm

Directors Guild of America

7920 Sunset Boulevard

The City of West Hollywood in collaboration with OUTFEST presents the screening of BrideGroom. Director Linda Bloodworth Thomason ("Designing Women") navigates the romantic highs of Tom and Shane's relationship – until tragedy strikes. A remarkable feature about love, loss and the courage to stand up for same-sex equality, the film has won the Heineken Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. Tickets $13. Free parking available at the Directors Guild of America. For more information, click here.

 

 Klezmer Juice 

July 21,  4 pm

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd

Klezmer Juice is vibrant Yiddish soul imbued with musical influences both old and new from around the world. Representing a new generation of Jewish soul musicians, the youthful group members see themselves as torchbearers of an ancient traditional craft that unites generations in spirit, offering fresh interpretations of traditional tunes. This concert is sponsored by LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

 

Everything Loose Will Land

Through August 4th

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Taking its name from the notorious Frank Lloyd Wright quip, "Tip the world on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles", Everything Loose Will Land argues that L.A.'a infamous "looseness" provided a medium for exciting developments in art and architecture.

 

William Sweetlove Exhibition

June 2013 – October 2013

Median of Santa Monica Boulevard at Holloway.

An outdoor exhibition of colorful and joyous animal sculptures by Belgian artist William Sweetlove will grace the Santa Monica Blvd.  near Barney's Beanery.  

 

 "Living in Limbo, Lesbian Families in the Deep South." West Hollywood Library Limbo
625 N. San Vicente Boulevard  
Presented as part of the One City One Pride Queer Arts Festival, this was the first full exhibition about the LGBT community to be shown at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama, whose mission is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education. The public display of the work marked photographer Carolyn Sherer's "coming out" and that of a number of other participants. This exhibit will be on display throughWednesday, July 10, 2013 during regular operating hours at the West Hollywood Library. (M-Th 11-7, Fr-Sa 10-6). 

Opportunities
 
City LogoThe 2013-2014 City of West Hollywood Arts and Culture Grants are now open!

 

Arts Participation Grant: Arts Participation Grants support arts projects developed by education, social service, or community-based organizations in which art is not the primary mission of the organization or art projects developed by nonprofit arts organizations whose annual budget is less than $25,000. Arts Participation Grants can be applied for at any time of the year, subject to grant funds available. 
  
City Arts Project Grants: City Arts Project Grants support the production, performance or presentation of art projects that serve the West Hollywood community. The City will award no more than twelve (12) 2014 City Arts Project Grants, and the maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $7,000. Please note: Organizations who received funding in the 2013 arts grant cycle are not eligible for funding in the 2014 arts grant cycle. Organizations receiving funding in the 2014 grant cycle will not be eligible for funding during the 2015 grant cycle.


Cultural Resource Development Grants: Cultural Resource Development Grants support arts organizations with budgets under $75,000 and an interest in strengthening their organization's infrastructure. The City will award five (5) Cultural Resource Development Grants and the maximum award any organization may receive under this grant is $2,000 with an additional $1,000 of nonprofit arts consulting provided to assist organizations with board development, fundraising, marketing, grant writing or other area of organizational development.

 

For Applications, click here.  

For More Events  
Sunset Strip 

Find out all that's happening on the Sunset Strip, from music gigs at the various clubs, to book readings at Book Soup, to laughing out loud at The Comedy Store. View the calendar here.
  
Don't forget to visit the Sunset Strip Farmers Market every Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. For more information, click here.
  
Visit Weho
Visit Weho has listings for all over Weho, including intimate music gigs, promotions at the hotels and entertainment in the bars. View the calendar here.

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

Arts and Cultural Affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.

 

 

May 2, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

May 1, 2013

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Senior Month
May is Senior Month!
Click here for event information, including an opera lecture, architecture tour, and an evening of Choral singing.

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

@ The Library
  
 
  
Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly, 2pm,  
West Hollywood Room. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717
  
 
For more library events click here.
  

For More Events  
Sunset Strip 

Find out all that's happening on the Sunset Strip, from music gigs at the various clubs, to book readings at Book Soup, to laughing out loud at The Comedy Store. View the calendar here.
  
Visit Weho
Visit Weho has listings for all over Weho, including intimate music gigs, promotions at the hotels and entertainment in the bars. View the calendar here.
Local Museums/Galleries
 

 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

Id until 6/1

 

MOCA PDC

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show until 6/9
  

New Image Art

  
 
PDC Blue Building 13 Galleries on 2nd Floor

 

Tasende Gallery 

 

 

 

  

Upcoming Events  

SASSAS Presents

sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: MURAL

(open rehearsal)

May 2, 12:00 p.m.-2 p.m.

Kings Road Park Pavilion

1000 N. Kings Road

SASSAS invites the public to observe MURAL's working process through an open rehearsal. SASSAS is partnering with The City of West Hollywood as a member of their new Resident Company Program in providing MURAL with rehearsal space at the Kings Road Park Pavilion. Accompanying MURAL in realizing this new SASSAS commission will be eight Los Angeles area musicians including Matt Barbier, Ted Byrnes, Archie Carey, Claire Chenette, and Daniel Corral. For more information, including the final performance, click here.  

 

SEEFest

Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4, 2013, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The South East European Film Festival (SEEFest) will present two days worth of free screenings as part of their annual film festival. For more information, details, and a list of films, visit:www.seefilmla.org/seefest.

 

Paper Robot Building

May 4, 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Like making things? Come build paper robots at the West Hollywood Library. Pre-printed model kits and all assembly tools provided. For teens 12-18. For more information, click here.

 

Grande Cinco De Mayo Block Party

Benefiting Project Angel Food 5 de Mayo 

May 5, 2013 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

El Tovar Place and Robertson Blvd.

Event hosted by Tortilla Republic and co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood. El Tovar Place and the West Hollywood open air parking will be transformed into an outdoor Grande Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring food and live entertainment to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. The Grande Cinco de Mayo Block Party will benefit Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization that provides free and nutritious meals to those affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information, please call (323) 871-1151 or visit www.tortillarepublic.com

 

MAK Center presents Thom Mayne and Bernard Tschumi in conversation 

May 10, 2013, 7 pm-9 pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N San Vicente Blvd

The MAK Center/Schindler House presents a talk with architects Thom Mayne of Morphosis and Bernard Tschumi. This talk coincides with Everything Loose Will Land, an exhibition exploring the cross-pollination that took place between architects and artists in Los Angeles in the 1970s, a time when the autonomy of art forms yielded to convergences, collaborations, borrowings and more. For more information, click here

 

BookPALS 20th Anniversary Celebration

May 11, 2013, 9:45 am-10:45 am

West Hollywood City Council Chambers 

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Join us for this free family event! Celebrate 20 years of Actors Reading to Children by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's national program BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools). This event will feature celebrity readers, including the founder of BookPALS, Barbara Bain (of Mission Impossible), and special surprise guests. For more info visit: www.bookpals.net, and to RSVP email losangeles@bookpals.net

  

MOCA presents a talk with Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihaly

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 3 pm

West Hollywood City Council Chambers

625 N San Vicente Blvd

What makes us happy? Join Dr. Csikszentmihalyi, renowned psychologist and the co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center, for a fascinating look into human fulfillment, presented in conjunction with the exhibit Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles). Admission to both the talk and the exhibit are free. For more information call 213-621-1745 or e-maileducation@moca.org.

 

8th Annual Russian Community Awards

May 15, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.City Logo 

West Hollywood Library, Auto Court

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

Event presented by the City of West Hollywood's Russian Advisory Board. Join community leaders for an evening reception featuring a sampling of fine Russian foods, a photography and art exhibition, and live entertainment. Admission is free. Validated parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Park Library Parking Garage. RSVP required, call (323) 848-6501. For more information, please call (323) 848-6826.

 

Q.E.D. II: Inchoate Affinities: The Open-Wall Architecture of Language and Gender Les Figues
May 15, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

MAK Center Schindler House

835 N. Kings Road

Hosted at the MAK Center Schindler House, Q.E.D. II is a series of performances curated around issues of affinity, influence, and provocation. Q.E.D. II builds on Les Figues Press' 2012 Q.E.D. series on queer art and literature, including the questions Q.E.D. raised about bodies, sexuality, and identity. Guest speakers include Jennifer Calkins, Anne De Marken, and Amanda Ackerman. The night will be moderated by Teresa Carmondy. For more information, click here.

 

Stolen and Forbidden

Friday, May 18, 3 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Before the internet, young gay men looking for answers would often read in secret, or pilfer books and magazines out of shame. Presented as a preview of the One City One Pride queer arts festival, this special event explores this year's festival theme in the Sacred and the Profane. Gay men will read from texts that were stolen or forbidden in their youth, including readers Clint Catalyst, Wilson Cruz, Jonny McGovern, and Bruce Villanch. This event is organized by local poet Steven Reigns. For more info please visit:www.weho.org/pride or www.stevenreigns.com.

 Julie Budd

An Intimate Evening with Julie Budd (Musical Director: Herb Bernstein)

May 18, 8 p.m.

The Renberg Theater

1125 N. McCadden Place

A special, one-night-event only concert appearance presents a rare opportunity to experience the joy and brilliance of Ms. Budd's artistry. Tickets are $35 dollars. For more information, click here.

 

Ongoing Events  

Sunset Strip Market Returns May 2

Every Thursday night from May through October

Extended Summer Hours 6-10 p.m.Market

8755 Sunset Blvd.

The seasonal market will feature new and returning California farms and local food artisans as well as live music and cooking demonstrations. It will also host a craft beer and wine garden that features selections produced exclusively in California. $5 dollar validated parking will be available near the market at the former Tower Records parking lot (8801 Sunset Blvd.). For more parking options and information, click here

 

Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in The Deep South

On Display until July 10

West Hollywood Library

625 North San Vicente BoulevardLimbo

Presented as part of the One City One Pride Queer Arts Festival, this was the first full exhibition about the LGBT community to be shown at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama. These bold but intimate portraits by Photographer Carolyn Sherer explore a largely hidden world. They will be on display at the West Hollywood Library from April 19- July 10. Admission is free. For more information, click here.

 

Liz Craft, The Temple of Folly

West Hollywood Park

625 North San Vicente Boulevard

LAND and the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission present six of Los Angeles-based artist Liz Craft's sculptures in West Hollywood Park. For more information, click here

 

Marilyn- My Secret

Running until May 11Monroe  

Macha Theater

1107 N. Kings Road

Come out and see LA Weekly's pick of the week! The play, a drama that focuses on Marilyn's rumored sexual escapades, uses film clips blended into the live action to create a unique theater experience. For tickets and information, click here.

 Alex

Alex Israel Public Billboard Installation  

Located at Sunset Blvd. and Olive Dr.

Alex Israel's self portrait billboard is now on view. For more artwork by the artist, visit his exhibition Lens on view at LA>here.

 

   

Opportunities  
Call for Artists: Out There 

Deadline May 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Out There is a multimedia art exhibition organized by Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. The exhibit will open on June 7 as part of One City One Pride and stay on display until June 14. For more info and submission details visit www.laaa.org or www.weho.org/pride.

 

Somewhere In Between: Los AngelesSomewhere In Between
In Somewhere In Between: Los Angeles artist Bia Gayotto investigates what it feels like to navigate and inhabit two or more places and cultures. Through an open call, residents will be invited to participate in an interview and video shoot that relates to twenty-one neighborhoods along Route 66 from Pasadena to Santa Monica. The result is intended to be a multilayered portrait of the greater Los Angeles area, mixing images of the city and its people with stories that reveal their sense of self and place in the world. If you are interested in participating in Somewhere In Between: Los Angeles, click here.
  
One City One Pride goes Electronic!
Art Goes Electronic and the City of West Hollywood have coordinated this free opportunity for artists to display their artwork. Please review the guidelines for submission. June's theme is PRIDE. For more information, including the spec sheet, click here. If you are an artist currently involved in a One City One Pride event, please note that on your submission.

Arts and Cultural Affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.

 

 

April 18, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

April 17, 2013

ARTbeat West Hollywood

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West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

@ The Library
  
 
  
4/30/13- The Twelve Tribes of Hatti by Ayana Mathis
 

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly, 2pm,  
West Hollywood Room. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717
  
 
For more library events click here.
  

For More Events  
Sunset Strip 

Find out all that's happening on the Sunset Strip, from music gigs at the various clubs, to book readings at Book Soup, to laughing out loud at The Comedy Store. View the calendar here.
  
Visit Weho
Visit Weho has listings for all over Weho, including intimate music gigs, promotions at the hotels and entertainment in the bars. View the calendar here.
Local Museums/Galleries
 

 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

SHE until 4/20

 

MOCA PDC

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show until 6/9
  

New Image Art

Black and White opens 4/6
  
 
PDC Blue Building 13 Galleries on 2nd Floor

 

Tasende Gallery 

Upcoming Events  

 

EMP Los Angeles Pop Conference Kick-Off

April 17, 8-11 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Experience Music Conference's opening event will feature authors, performers and musicians active in the independent music scene spawned by the all-ages venue Jabberjaw (1989-1997), moderated by musician Allison Wolfe and featuring Michelle Carr, editor of the forthcoming anthology It All Dies Anyway: L.A. For more information, click here.

  

Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in The Deep South

Opens April 19

West Hollywood Library

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Presented as part of the One City One Pride Queer Arts Festival, this was the first full exhibition about the LGBT community to be shown at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama. These bold but intimate portraits by photographer Carolyn Sherer explore a largely hidden world. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.weho.org/pride

 

Women's Leadership Conference

April 19 and 20

West Hollywood Library &

Auditorium and Pacific Design Center

625 N San Vicente Blvd

The 7th Annual Women's Leadership Conference will kick off on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the Silver Screen Theatre in the Pacific Design Center with a free screening of The Invisible War with Geena Davis giving an opening address. The conference will continue the following day, Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. at West Hollywood Park and Library. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/wlc

 

Magic Lantern Slide Show and Presentation 

April 21, 3 p.m.

Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park 

7377 Santa Monica Blvd

Photographer Anton Orlov will present over 100 original slides from the 19th and early 20th century, as well as the history of the Magic Lantern as a medium. This is a unique collection includes pictures from Russia, China, and Japan. For more information, click here or weho.org/arts. Admission is free.

 

Earth Day Film Screening of "A Delicate Balance"

April 22,  7 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

Community Meeting Room

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Come celebrate Earth Day, 2013 at the West Hollywood Library with a screening of A Delicate Balance.  A Delicate Balance features candid interviews with some of the world's leading experts on health and the environment: researchers, doctors, nutritionists, cattle ranchers, environmentalists and politicians. For more information please call the West Hollywood Library at (310) 652-5340 or click here

 

CANCELLED

An Evening with L.A. City Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy in Conversation with Writer Patt Morrison

April 22, 7 p.m.

Sorry, this event has been cancelled. For more information please call 323-929-2359 or emailwesthollywood.friendsoflibrary@gmail.com    

  

World Book Night 2013

World Book NightApril 23, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: It's a secret.
Volunteers will be handing out free books as part of West Hollywood's celebration of World Book Night. The purpose of this event is to reintroduce light readers to books in unexpected places, so we can't reveal the exact locations that volunteers will be handing out books ahead of time. Follow us on twitter at @artbeatweho to receive hints and updates on our whereabouts.  

 

A Very Special Evening of Reflection and Activism

April 24, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.How To Survive

West Hollywood Library

625 N San Vicente Blvd.

The West Hollywood Library Foundation , along with the West Hollywood Foundation for a National AIDS Movement, will be holding a screening and fundraiser for the new Dr. Michael Gottlieb HIV/AIDS Information Center and the planned National AIDS Monument in West Hollywood. The night will feature a screening of the Academy Award winning documentary How to Survive a Plague and guest speakers, including Dr. Michael Gottlieb. For more information, click here 

 

CalArtsWHAP! Series: Designing West Hollywood

April 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Aesthetics and Politics alumnus and West Hollywood  Councilmember John D'Amico will wrap up the year with a conversation about urban design in West Hollywood with founder of Studio One Eleven, Alan Pullman, AIA. Free. For more information, please click here.

 Kids Fair

18th Annual West Hollywood Kids Fair

April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The 18th annual Kids Fair will be taking place right outside the Library doors in West Hollywood Park. It is a day of fun and education for young children and their families. Check out booths from our local schools, health services agencies, arts programs, and other community organizations. Get creative with facepainting, arts and crafts, and more! For more information call (323) 848-6510.

 

LAMBDA Literary Awards Finalists Readings

April 27, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chamberslambda

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Free public reading at the library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. by the regional 2013 nominees for the Lambda Literary Awards, which are given out later in the year in New York City. This year the LAMBDA Literary Foundation celebrates 25 years of celebrating excellence in LGBT literature. For more info, visit www.lambdaliterary.org

 

OUTWRITE! A Celebration of Los Angeles LGBT Literary Pioneers

April 27, 7 p.m.lambda 

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) presents OUTWRITE!, a special celebration of the 25th anniversary of the organization honoring local LGBT literary pioneers- Malcom Boyd, Lillian Faderman, Katherine V. Forrest, John Rechy and Patricia Nell Warren. The night will feature a rare West Coast performance by Tony Award nominated Mx. Vivian Bond. Tickets, which benefit the Foundation's work, are available for purchase for $85 here.

 

The Paw Project: 10th Anniversary Reception and Screening

April 29, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen TheaterPaw Project

8686 Melrose Ave.

In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the city's ordinance making it illegal to declaw cats, there will be a special screening of the documentary The Paw Project, followed by a reception. The Paw Project, a nonprofit animal welfare organization, is also a documentary about how one woman started a movement to end cat declawing. Admission is free. For more information, visitwww.PawProject.org.

 

Paper Robot Building

May 4, 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

625 N San Vicente Blvd

Like making things? Come build paper robots at the West Hollywood Library. Pre-printed model kits and all assembly tools provided. For teens 12-18. For more information, click here.

Ongoing Events  

Liz Craft, The Temple of Folly

West Hollywood Park
625 North San Vicente Boulevard

LAND and the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission present six of Los Angeles-based artist Liz Craft's sculptures in West Hollywood Park. For more information, click here

 

Marilyn- My Secret

Running until May 11Monroe  

Macha Theater

1107 N. Kings Road

Come out and see LA Weekly's pick of the week! The play, a drama that focuses on Marilyn's rumored sexual escapades, uses film clips blended into the live action to create a unique theater experience. For tickets and information, click here.

 Alex

Alex Israel Public Billboard Installation  

Located at Sunset Blvd. and Olive Dr.

Alex Israel's self portrait billboard is now on view. For more artwork by the artist, visit his exhibition Lens on view at LA>here.

 

   

Opportunities  
Call for Artists: Out There 

Deadline May 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Out There is a multimedia art exhibition organized by Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825. The exhibit will open on June 7 as part of One City One Pride and stay on display until June 14. For more info and submission details visit www.laaa.org or www.weho.org/pride.
  
One City One Pride goes Electronic!
Art Goes Electronic and the City of West Hollywood have coordinated this free opportunity for artists to display their artwork. Please review the guidelines for submission. June's theme is PRIDE. For more information, including the spec sheet, click here. If you are an artist currently involved in a One City One Pride event, please note that on your submission.

Arts and Cultural Affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.

 

 

February 7, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

February 6, 2013

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The City of West Hollywood is conducting a community study to evaluate funding needs and desires of our community members. Click here to find out how to participate.

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Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

The Avenues  

Los Angeles Art Association

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LA County Arts Commission  

Visit West Hollywood 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

@ The Library
  
 
  
2/26/13- Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly, 2pm,  
West Hollywood Room. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717
  
 
For more library events click here.
  

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Sunset Strip 

Find out all that's happening on the Sunset Strip, from music gigs at the various clubs, to book readings at Book Soup, to laughing out loud at The Comedy Store. View the calendar here.
  
Visit Weho
Visit Weho has listings for all over Weho, including intimate music gigs, promotions at the hotels and entertainment in the bars. View the calendarhere.
Local Museums/Galleries
 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

Robert Gober thru 4/6

  

 

M+B Gallery

Jessica Eaton

 

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' Video 

 

 

Upcoming Events  

Miss Coco Peru: She's Got Balls

February 7, 8, 9, 10

Thurs – Sat at 8 p.m. & Sun at 7 p.m.

The Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly announces the L.A. premiere of "Miss Coco Peru: She's Got Balls." In her newest installment Coco reflects on her early childhood dreams, her crush on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and her love/hate relationship with Facebook. General admission is $25. For more info, please visit

www.lagaycenter.org

 

Teen Bookmaking Workshop

February 9, 2013

2 p.m.

West Hollywood Library, Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

Join artist Debra Disman in Teen Bookmaking, a workshop to create a fold out pocket book (pictured). The event is for teens from between 12 and 18 years old and is sponsored by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340.

 

Winter Sounds Concert – The Benny Brydern Quartet

February 9, 2013Winter Sounds

3 p.m.

Kings Road Park

1000 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood presents The Benny Brydern Quartet with violinist extraordinaire Benedikt Brydern leading this sassy, snappy ensemble consisting of violin, two guitars, and a string bass. Spend an "Afternoon in Paris" with a celebration of the music of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's Innovative Hot Club de France Quintette. To accomodate a larger audience, dependent on weather, this concert may be held outdoors. Please dress appropiately. For more info and to hear music samples, please visit www.weho.org/arts.

 

MOCA Art Talk: Ben Jones and Jeffrey Deitch in Conversation

February 10, 2013

3 p.m.

West Hollywood Library, Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

Join MOCA's (Museum of Contemporary Art) Director Jeffrey Deitch and artist Ben Jones in a dialogue about Jones' influences, strategies, and the making of 'Ben Jones: The Video,' an exhibition currently on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center. Admission is free to the event including the exhibition located across the street from the Library. The artist talk is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood.  For more information, please contact (213) 621-1745 or e-mail education@moca.org.

 

A St. Valentine's Lamentation

February 11, 2013

7 p.m.

Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente

West Hollywood

Please join us for an evening of mean spirited love poems from Antiepithalamia: & Other Poems of Regret and Resentment. Author John Tottenham will provide solace to those not blissfully in love and a corrective to those who are. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340.

 

"Plan Your Visit" Exhibition Reception

Reception: Februrary 13, 2013  at 7 p.m.

Exhibition: February 14 – April 7, 2013

MAK Center for Art and Architecture

at the Schindler House

835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

"Plan Your Visit" is an exhibition exploring the complex interactions of tourism, tourist destinations and travelers. Set at a locale that is itself an international destination for Modernism aficiandos, the historic Schindler House, the exhibitions invites a group of artist, architects, and writers to explore systems designed to activate a person's experience of a particular locale. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit ww.MAKCenter.org or call (323) 651-1510.

 

One Billion Rising

February 14, 2013 

10 a.m.

Sal Guarriello Veteran's Memorial

Intersection of Santa Monica Blvd

& Holloway Drive

The City of West Hollywood and the Global One Billion presents One Billion Rising, a call to action that encourages women around the world to gather, dance, and rise up to end violence against women. To learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org

 

WHAP! Lecture: "Bodies in Break: A Night of Queer Performance"

February 15, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Fubar

7994 Santa Monica Blvd

West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood and CalArts Masters Program in Aesthetic sna Politics present "Bodies in Break" a queer performance hosted by CalArts professor Douglas Kearney. The event features poet/performer Ronaldlo Wilson, co-founder of the Black Took Collective and author of Poems of the Black Object, which won the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (323) 848-6460.

 

West Hollywood V-Day 2013

February 16, 2013

8 p.m.

West Hollywood Library, Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

The City will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of V-day, the global effort to end violence against women with a performance of MENding Monologues, which explores gender violences issues from a male perspective. The performance will be followed by a Writing Workshop on February 17 at 12 p.m. in the West Hollywood Park Auditorium. For more information and to RSVP to events, please e-mailwehovday@gmail.com

or call (323) 848-6460.

 

Creating Room to Read

A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

February 21, 2013

7:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente

West Hollywood

Please join special guest John Wood in celebrating the release of Creating Room to Read, a story that delivers a dose of optimism and inspires action to transform the lives of millions of children through the lifelong gift of education. Tickets are $60 per person. For more information, please visit www.roomtoread.org/westhollywood.

 

Winter Sounds Concert – Jacob and Sergey Duo

February 23, 2013Winter Sounds

3 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood presents Jacob and Sergey Duo with music ranging from classical to pop. Sergey Chipenko is an honored musician in Russia, pianist, professor, composer, and band leader. Jacob Nakhman is a composer and author or many instrumental tunes including one of the first contemporary jazz albums in the USSR. For more info and to hear music samples, please visit www.weho.org/arts.

 

DIALOGUES Art/Architecture Paris/Los Angeles

February 27, March 27

All at 6 p.m.

Schindler House

835 N Kings Road

West Hollywood

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture and ForYourArt presents DIALOGUES, an event in several modes that brings together artists and architects to share their experiences and ideas. Leading off will be a series of three discussions, followed by an exhibition of drawings and models at ForYourArt, as well as a final panel discussion for the launch of the publication. DIALOGUES revives the vibrant salon spirit of the Schindler House in the 1920s by gathering artists and architects from Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.dialoguesproject.org.

Opportunities  
Summer Sounds Applications Open
Deadline: February 25, 2013
Each Summer the City of West Hollywood presents a series of  concerts held outdoors in our City Parks. The Commission encourages applications from both new and established performance groups/musicians in all styles of performance – classical, contemporary, jazz, folk, traditional, world – featuring instrumental and/or vocal artists and ensembles. Please visit www.weho.org/artfor guidelines and application.
  
One City One Pride Poster Competition 
Deadline: February 25, 2013 
The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival is inviting artists to participate in an open poster contest. The contest offers artists the opportunity to earn $300 and have their original artwork/design seen by thousands of people. One City One Pride will be held in late May/early June of 2013. Please visit www.weho.org/pride for more detailed information.
Arts and Cultural Affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.

 

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December 12, 2012

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Book Clubs
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These Things Happen by Richard Kramer

Weekly Meetings

  Join the Life Writing Workshop in the Library's West Hollywood Room, Wednesdays at 2pm. For info, call JFS at (323) 876-1717.

 
Sunset Strip Farmers Market – Live Music, Organic Produce and more Thursdays, 5-9pm
Local Museums/Galleries
 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

 

M+B Gallery

Jessica Eaton

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' Video 

 

 
Steven Arnold

 PDC Blue Building 

 

Tasende Gallery

 

Trigg Ison Fine Arts

 

Upcoming Events

 

Library Tour

December 15, 2012
2:00 p.m.
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood
Want to learn more about the West Hollywood Library? Join Michael Dampier for a tour of the library building both inside and out. Tours convene at the foot of the main staircase. Tours are free of charge and no reservations are required. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340.
  
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive Annual Fundraiser
December 15, 2012
3 p.m.
Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park
1200 N. Vista St.
West Hollywood
The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives and The City of West Hollywood are co-sponsoring the Archive's Annual Fundraiser celebrating 31 years! The fundraiser will feature Michelle Mangione and her band and comedian, Erin Foley. Tickets are $20 in advance and available online atwww.mazerlesbianarchives.org.
  
"Hannuka Music Festival"
December 16, 2012
4 p.m.
Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood
No matter how you spell it: Hannuka, Hanukkah, or Chanukah, the Kol Sephardic Choir and the City of West Hollywood presents a Hannuka Music Festival featuring the Kol Sephardic Choir and Flamenco Dancers. The Kol Sephardic Choir is an upbeat and inspirational musical choir and ensemble comprised of singers from the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, please call (310) 557-1096 or visit www.kolsephardicchoir.com/calendar.html.
  
"Star in a Glass Jar" a Microscope Toy Theater Production
December 19, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Children's Theater, West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood
The Friends of the West Hollywood Library presents "Star in a Glass Jar," a production by The Microscope Toy Theater. "Star in a Glass Jar" is an incredible adventure about a child's letter with no address finding its way to the other side of the world. There, in a small village, may live someone who is willing and ready to help. The show, presented in English, is inspired by the charm and traditions of "Kamishibai"- a form of Paper Theater originating from Japan. This program is for children ages 4 to 12. Parking validation will be provided. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340.
  
Justin Love
Through December 16, 2012
Thursday – Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Celebration Theatre
7051-B Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Celebration Theatre presents "Justin Love," a new musical about Justin Rush, a hot Hollywood movie star who seemingly has everything. Growing rumors about his sexuality and the endless scrutiny about his "alleged" arrangement with his wife starts to complicate his life. The musical is directed by Michael Matthews and is Ovation recommended. For more information, visit www.celebrationtheatre.com.
  
Author Talk with J. Jack Halberstam
"Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal"
December 20, 2012
7 p.m.
Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood
The West Hollywood Library presents a special author talk on J. Jack Halberstam's "Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal." The author will address questions on why so many women are single, so many men are resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians are having babies. The author will attempt to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. A book signing will follow the author's presentation. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340. 
  
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" A Reading by Joe Praml
December 22, 2012
2 p.m.
Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood
The West Hollywood Library and Joe Praml present "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffman, a magical tale of a young girl who becomes attached to a toy nutcracker who is really the Prince of Candy City. Joe Praml using his training gained as an actor on London stages for 14 years to bring energy and power to his readings. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340.

Opportunities  
Call for Letters of Intent
Deadline: December 31, 2012 at 5pm
Heyday, a nonprofit organization specializing in California literature, history, and culture, is embarking on an ambitious project to create a book of orginal essays and maps that will allow readers to conceptually experience Los Angeles in new and highly imaginative ways. The organization invites innovative thinkers, writers, scholars, journalists, and poets to submit a two-page letter of intent that briefly outlines what subject matter proposed essay would engage, and how this topic could change perception of Los Angeles. There is a $3,000 honorarium per essay. For more information, please e-mail losangelesatlas@gmail.com.
Arts and cultural affairs information and programming is brought to you by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  For more information on the arts in West Hollywood, visit www.weho.org/arts or call 323/848-6883.