WeHo Arts Briefs

August 29, 2013

      

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

 August 29, 2013

Weho Pickup!  
Friday & Saturday Evenings
Robertson to Fairfax
Along Santa Monica Blvd.,

 8 pm – 3 am
Every 15 mins. 
Weho Reads is coming!
 

 Want to get a head start reading this year's Weho Reads book? Get to it!

 

This year's book is….

 

Weho Reads is 

Sept. 29th-Oct. 5th

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywood has the most up-to-date programinformation.

 

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Join Our List

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

West Hollywood Design District

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

LA County Arts Commission  

Visit West Hollywood 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

@ The Library

Teen Summer Reading Group

Thursday, August 29th

4:30 pm

Unwind, Neal Shusterman

 

 Women and Book Club

First Tuesdays monthly

 7 pm, Community Room

 Join us in discussing

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn 
  
SHE, Lesbian DiscussionGroup, on hiatus
 
  

 Lambda Lit Book Club, Last Tuesdays monthly, 7pm, Community Room

Join us in discussing
 The World We Found: A Novel
Thrifty N. Umrigar

 

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly,

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

   

For more library events click 

 

Local Museums/Galleries
 

 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

 

Leica Gallery

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts

 

MAK Center/Schindler House

 

Manny Silverman 

 

Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vicent Fecteau, Wade Guyton
July- September 2013

MOCA PDCChris Johanson

  

New Image Art

  
 

All Events  

Quiet Night of Performance

Friday, Aug. 30, 6 pm

MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave
Artist Chris Johanson presents

Quiet Night of Performance, a Los Angeles branch of the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. Join artists and friends Mike Donovan, AV Linton, Corpse Kisser, Chelsea Rector, and Post Aluminum Foil Band for low volume, deep-sonic meditations, whisper-soft with oceanic strength. For more information visit education@moca.org.

 

Cosimo Cavallaro's Love Your Bean Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 5, 5:30-7 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The City of West Hollywood and Cosimo Cavallaro invite you to the official opening of the highly anticipated and newest art installation Love Your BeanLove Your Bean, an installation created by Cavallaro, consists of three large-scale sculptures, designed in the shape of jelly beans placed in West Hollywood Park. To RSVP or for media inquiries please contact: Kaitlin@ ballantinespr.com or visitwww.weho.org/art.

 

Vickie Shaw: The Almost 20th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 pm

Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Standout Productions and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center present a one-night-only evening of stand-up comedy with Vickie Shaw at the Center's Renberg Theatre. For tickets, visit lagaycenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300.

 

Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibition

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author/photographer Robert Landau showcases an era when rock was the most important music ever recorded; when youth, politics, and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture. The exhibit will be on view through mid-October during regular library hours. For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibit, including RSVP information, visit www.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377. 

 

The Early Beatles Collection By Astrid Kirchherr

Opening Reception Saturday, Sept. 7, 6-8 pm

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

8783 Beverly Blvd.

Leica Gallery Los Angeles is proud to announce its second exhibition, "The Early Beatles Collection," by iconic photographer Astrid Kirchherr. This exhibition, presented in partnership with Rock Paper Photo and Ginzburg Fine Arts, represents a powerful array of images of the legendary rock band The Beatles, may of which have never been seen before. An opening reception will be open to the public on Saturday, September 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm with the exhibition continuing through October 19. Complimentary valet will be available. For more information, click here.

 

West Hollywood Book Fair

Sunday, Sept. 9

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

West Hollywood Book Fair celebrates its 12th edition on Sunday, September 29th. This year's festival will feature literature, art, music, performance and community in an eclectic presentation. Admission is free and bicycle and stroller valet will be provided. For further information, visit www.westhollywoodbookfair.org. 

 

Reception for Ramiro Gomez's 
The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores)

Saturday, Sept. 21, 4-6 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

The City of West Hollywood presents Ramiro Gomez's The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores), a new art installation of brightly painted workers installed as a series of figurative murals in West Hollywood Park. Ramiro Gomez, a West Hollywood resident, is known for making visible the "invisible" workforce of westside communities by installing life-size cardboard cutouts of nannies, gardeners, valet workers and housekeepers in and around West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and other westside locations. Both eye-catching and thought provoking, we invite you to visit his multi-part figurative mural found between the basketball courts and tiny tots building. A reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 near the mural. For more information, click here

 

Weho Reads

Sunday, Sept. 29-Saturday, Oct. 5

The City of West Hollywood is pleased to announce the first ever Weho Reads, a community-wide celebration of reading and literature. Modeled after the National Endowment for the Arts' successful The Big Read program, Weho Reads presents a week of special events, panels and books discussions inspired by this year's featured book, The Age of Dreaming by local author Nina Revoyr. The Age of Dreaming is part historical novel, part mystery, and part story of unfulfilled love, all told through the voice of a forgotten star who must gradually come to terms with his past. 

  • Sunday, September 29: West Hollywood Book Fair. West Hollywood Park from 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 1: West Hollywood Women's Book Club. West Hollywood Library Community Room from 7:00-8:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, October 2: Nina Revoyr in conversation with David Ulin. City Council Chambers at the Weho Library from 7:00-9:00 pm 
  • Friday, October 4: Secrets, Scandals, Sordid Stories and the Silver Screen. City Council Chambers at the Weho Library from 7:00-9:00 pm.
  • Saturday, October 5: Double Feature- Hollywood Places / Hollywood People. City Council Chambers at the Weho Library from 4:00-6:00pm.
  • Special Bonus Event! Saturday, October 12: Silent Movie Screening. West Hollywood Library Community Room from 4:00-6:00 pm

 For directions and information on parking and how to RSVP for these events, click here

Opportunities
 

Weho Writes is a program in which West Hollywood  residents who are writers (published or self-published) may sign up to exhibit, share and sell their work for 1-3 hours each in a shared exhibitor space at the Book Fair on Sunday, September 29, 2013. This opportunity is provided FREE of charge by the City of West Hollywood. To participate, you must be a West Hollywood resident and have work to exhibit. Book Fair staff will review your application and notify you of its acceptance. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Notifications will be sent out by September 15th, 2013. For more information, click here

 

Cal Humanities 2013 California Documentary Project  grants are now available atwww.clahum.org. CDP supports film, radio, and new media projects about California subjects and issues that are suitable for national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. Grant amounts range from $10K-50K. This year's deadline is October 1.

  

City Logo

The 2013-2014 City of West Hollywood Arts and Culture Grants are now available. For applications, click here.  Deadline, September 12, 2013. 

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

  

Game, Set, Site: Reflecting on "At the Oasis"


Fantasia goes for Goldini in West Hollywood Park Play

 

LA Times – Street Artists Brighten West Hollywood Library

 

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.

 

August 22, 2013


 
    

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

 August 21, 2013

Weho Pickup!  
Friday & Saturday Evenings
Robertson to Fairfax
Along Santa Monica Blvd.,

 8 pm – 3 am
Every 15 mins. 
Weho Reads is coming!
 

 Want to get a head start reading this year's Weho Reads book? Get to it!

 

This year's book is….

 

Weho Reads is 

Sept. 29th-Oct. 5th

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywood has the most up-to-date programinformation.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

Find us on Facebook
 
Join Our List

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

West Hollywood Design District

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

LA County Arts Commission  

Visit West Hollywood 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

@ The Library

Teen Summer Reading Group

Thursday, August 29th

4:30 pm

Unwind, Neal Shusterman

 

 Women and Book Club

First Tuesdays monthly

 7 pm, Community Room

 Join us in discussing

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn 
  
SHE, Lesbian DiscussionGroup, on hiatus
 
  

 Lambda Lit Book Club, Last Tuesdays monthly, 7pm, Community Room

Join us in discussing
 The World We Found: A Novel
Thrifty N. Umrigar

 

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly,

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

   

For more library events click 

 

Local Museums/Galleries
 

 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

 

Leica Gallery

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts

 

MAK Center/Schindler House

 

Manny Silverman 

 

Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vicent Fecteau, Wade Guyton
July- September 2013

MOCA PDCChris Johanson

  

New Image Art

  
 

All Events  

Garbo's Cuban Lover

Through August 25, Thursdays 8pm, Sundays 3 pm

Macha Theatre

1107 N. Kings Road

Writer-director Odalys Nanin's fictionalized bio-play zeroes in on Mercedes De Costa, who in the 1930s was celebrated as a poet, playwright and novelist, though nowadays she's remembered mostly for her lesbian affairs with famous actresses including Eva LeGallienne, Alla Nazimova and Tallulah Bankhead. L.A. Weekly's Pick of the Week! For ticket information, click here

 

The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design

Author Talk and Discussion

August 28, 2 pm 

City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

"The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design" (Publisher: Rizzoli, 2013) is a lecture, visual presentation and book signing by author, architect and educator, Tony Denzer. The program is a unique look at solar sustainability and the history of modern architecture. The program will provide a new perspective on the topic for architects and designers, environmentalists, historians and anyone interested in popular culture. Tony Denzer's book offers the opportunity to view the solar house in a whole new way as he traces the origins of the solar house back to its roots in the modern architecture movement of the 1930's -1960's. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340. TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing at (323) 848-6496.

 

Celebrate Women's Equality Day 2013: A Night in Herstory!

August 26, 6-9 pm

City Council Chambers and Auto Court

625  N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board for a special celebration commemorating both the Board's twenty years of service to the West Hollywood community and the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The program will feature keynote speaker Helen Reddy, special guest speakers, a historical digital installation, film shorts and a reception.  Free admission and validated parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Park Parking Garage.  To RSVP, please call (323) 848-6823 or email whwedrsvp@gmail.com

 

Quiet Night of Performance

August 30, 6 pm

MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave
Artist Chris Johanson presents

Quiet Night of Performance, a Los Angeles branch of the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. Please join the artist and friends Mike Donovan, AV Linton, Corpse Kisser, Chelsea Rector, and Post Aluminum Foil Band for low volume, deep-sonic meditations, whisper-soft with oceanic strength.

for more info. 

 

Cosimo Cavallaro's Love Your Bean Opening Reception

September 5, 5:30-7 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The City of West Hollywood and Cosimo Cavallaro invite you to the official opening of the highly anticipated and newest art installation Love Your Bean. Love Your Bean, an installation created by Cavallaro, consists of several large-scale sculptures, designed in the shape of jelly beans. They will be placed in West Hollywood Park. To RSVP or for media inquiries please contact: Kaitlin@ ballantinespr.com or visit www.weho.org/art.

 

Vickie Shaw: The Almost 20th Anniversary Tour

September 7, 8 pm

Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Standout Productions and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center present a one-night-only evening of stand-up comedy with Vickie Shaw at the Center's Renberg Theatre. For tickets, visit lagaycenter.org/theatre or call 323-860-7300.

 

Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibition

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author/photographer Robert Landau showcases an era when rock was the most important music ever recorded; when youth, politics, and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture. The exhibit will be on view from through mid-October during regular library hours. For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibit, including RSVP information, visitwww.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377. 

 

The Early Beatles Collection By Astrid Kirchherr

Opening Reception September 7, 6-8 pm

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

8783 Beverly Blvd.

Leica Gallery Los Angeles is proud to announce its second exhibition, "The Early Beatles Collection," by iconic photographer Astrid Kirchherr. This exhibition, presented in partnership with Rock Paper Photo and Ginzburg Fine Arts, represents a powerful array of images of the legendary rock band The Beatles, may of which have never been seen before. An opening reception will be open to the public on Saturday, September 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm with the exhibition continuing through October 19. Complimentary valet will be available. For more information, click here.

Opportunities
 

Weho Writes is a program in which West Hollywood  residents who are writers (published or self-published) may sign up to exhibit, share and sell their work for 1-3 hours each in a shared exhibitor space at the Book Fair on Sunday, September 29, 2013. This opportunity is provided FREE of charge by the City of West Hollywood To participate, you must be a West Hollywood resident and have work to exhibit. Book Fair staff will review your application and notify you of its acceptance. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Notifications will be sent out by September 15th, 2013. For more information, click here

 

Cal Humanities 2013 California Documentary Project  grants are now available atwww.clahum.org. CDP supports film, radio, and new media projects about California subjects and issues that are suitable for national audiences through broadcast and/or distribution. Grant amounts range from $10K-50K. This year's deadline is October 1.

  

City Logo

The 2013-2014 City of West Hollywood Arts and Culture Grants are now available. For applications, click here.  Deadline, September 12, 2013. 

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

  

Game, Set, Site: Reflecting on "At the Oasis"


Fantasia goes for Goldini in West Hollywood Park Play

 

LA Times – Street Artists Brighten West Hollywood Library

 

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.

 

August 14, 2013

    

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

 August 14, 2013

Weho Pickup!  
Launch Party!!!
In front of Micky's, Eleven, and Revolver 
 6-8 pm
August 16th
Robertson to Fairfax Along Santa Monica Blvd.,
 8 pm – 3 am
Every 15 mins
  

Buff-N-Cut  
Health is beauty. Beauty is ART!

West Hollywood will host "Buff N Cut!" on Aug. 17, 2013 from 10am – 3pm at the Weho Park, a health and fitness expo devoted to exploring active lifestyle options for local residents. More infohere.  

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywood has the most up-to-date programinformation.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

Find us on Facebook
 
Join Our List
Weho Reads is coming!
 

 Want to get a head start reading this year's Weho Reads book? Get to it!

 

This year's book is….

 

Programming coming thisSeptember/October 2013!

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

West Hollywood Design District

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

LA County Arts Commission  

Visit West Hollywood 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

@ The Library

Teen Summer Reading Final Blowout Bash!

August 16th, 4 pm

Did you participate in our Teen Summer Reading Program? Then come to our End of Summer Party for pizza, prizes, Xbox Kinect games on the big screen and a gardening activity.*

 

*Parents, refreshments will be served. List of ingredients is available. For more info, please call (310) 652-5340 

 

Teen Summer Reading Group

Thursday, August 29th

4:30 pm

Unwind, Neal Shusterman

 

 Women and Book Club

First Tuesdays monthly

 7 pm, Community Room

 Join us in discussing

Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn 
  
SHE, Lesbian DiscussionGroup, on hiatus
 
  

 Lambda Lit Book Club, Last Tuesdays monthly, 7pm, Community Room

Join us in discussing
 The World We Found: A Novel
Thrifty N. Umrigar

 

Life Writing Workshop,  Wednesdays weekly,

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

   

For more library events click 

 

Local Museums/Galleries
 

 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

LA Gay & Lesbian Center

 

Leica Gallery

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts

 

MAK Center/Schindler House

 

Manny Silverman 

 

Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vicent Fecteau, Wade Guyton
July- September 2013

MOCA PDCChris Johanson

  

New Image Art

  
 

All Events  
  

 Louis Cruz Beltran

August 18, 4 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Boulevard

Presented as part of the City of West Hollywood's free outdoor Summer Sounds music series, Louie Cruz Beltran is a popular entertainer, bandleader, vocalist, and master percussionist who has appeared at top venues and festivals, including the 34th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, the Oakland Jazz Festival, Catalina's Jazz Club, and Herb Alpert's Vibrato. His CD "Paint The Rhythm" charted nationally, and continues to get airplay internationally. Louie has provided entertainment for top corporate events and awards shows, including the after party for the Alma Awards, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards. Limited first come, first serve seating is provided at all Summer Sounds concerts. For more information, visitwww.weho.org/arts or call 323-848-6377.

 

Garbo's Cuban Lover

Through August 25, Thursdays 8pm, Sundays 3 pm

Macha Theatre

1107 N. Kings Road

Writer-director Odalys Nanin's fictionalized bio-play zeroes in on Mercedes De costa, who in the 1930s was celebrated as a poet, playwright and novelist, though nowadays she's remembered mostly for her lesbian affairs with famous actresses including Eva LeGallienne, Alla Nazimova and Tallulah Bankhead. L.A. Weekly's Pick of the Week! For ticket information, click here

 

The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design

Author Talk and Discussion

August 28, 2 pm 

City Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

"The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design" (Publisher: Rizzoli, 2013) is a lecture, visual presentation and book signing by author, architect and educator, Tony Denzer. The program is a unique look at solar sustainability and the history of modern architecture. The program will provide a new perspective on the topic for architects and designers, environmentalists, historians and anyone interested in popular culture. Tony Denzer's book offers the opportunity to view the solar house in a whole new way as he traces the origins of the solar house back to its roots in the modern architecture movement of the 1930's -1960's. Parking validation will be provided. For more information, please call (310) 652-5340. TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing at (323) 848-6496.

 

Celebrate Women's Equality Day 2013: A Night in Herstory!

August 26, 6-9 pm

City Council Chambers and Auto Court

625  N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board for a special celebration commemorating both the Board's twenty years of service to the West Hollywood community and the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. The program will feature keynote speaker Helen Reddy, special guest speakers, a historical digital installation, film shorts and a reception.  Free admission and validated parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Park Parking Garage.  To RSVP, please call (323) 848-6823 or email whwedrsvp@gmail.com

 

Quiet Night of Performance

August 30, 6 pm

MOCA Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Ave
Artist Chris Johanson presentsQuiet Night of Performance, a Los Angeles branch of the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, celebrating soothecore, a new dimension of emotional, vibrant, and low volume music honoring the quiet act of listening. Please join the artist and friends Mike Donovan, AV Linton, Corpse Kisser, Chelsea Rector, and Post Aluminum Foil Band for low volume, deep-sonic meditations, whisper-soft with oceanic strength. education@moca.org for more info.

 

Cosimo Cavallaro's Love Your Bean Opening Reception

September 5, 5:30-7 pm

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

The City of West Hollywood and Cosimo Cavallaro invite you to the official opening of the highly anticipated and newest art installation Love Your Bean. Love Your Bean, an installation created by Cavallaro, consists of several large-scale sculptures, designed in the shape of jelly beans. They will be placed in West Hollywood Park. To rsvp or for media inquiries please contact: Kaitlin@ ballantinespr.com or visit www.weho.org/art.

 

Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibition

West Hollywood Library

625 N San Vicente Blvd

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author/photographer Robert Landau showcases an era when rock was the most important music ever recorded; when youth, politics, and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture. The exhibit will be on view from through mid-October during regular library hours. For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip exhibit, including RSVP information, visitwww.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377. 

Opportunities
 

Weho Writes is a program in which West Hollywood  residents who are writers (published or self-published) may sign up to exhibit, share and sell their work for 1-3 hours each in a shared exhibitor space at the Book Fair on Sunday, September 29, 2013. This opportunity is provided FREE of charge by the City of West Hollywood To participate, you must be a West Hollywood resident and have work to exhibit. Book Fair staff will review your application and notify you of its acceptance. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Notifications will be sent out by September 15th, 2013. For more information, click here

  

City Logo

The 2013-2014 City of West Hollywood Arts and Culture Grants are now available. For applications, click here.  Deadline, September 12, 2013.  

 

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Seeking Submissions for Film Festival

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is seeking submissions of short films and videos for inclusion in the 4th annual ONE Queer Film Fest. The program will celebrate the rich history and culture of the LGBTQ community with a special focus on showcasing works by contemporary filmmakers alongside historical films and footage from the archives.We welcome submissions of short films and videos up to approximately 15 minutes in length on a wide range of topics pertaining to the LGBTQ experience. Submissions should be accompanied by a short explanation of the work. Please send all submissions to Tom De Simone attjdesimone@gmail.com by Friday, August 16, 2013.

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

  

Game, Set, Site: Reflecting on "At the Oasis"


Fantasia goes for Goldini in West Hollywood Park Play

 

LA Times – Street Artists Brighten West Hollywood Library

 

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 15, 2013

 


 Stolen and Forbidden  

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

May 15, 2013

Celebrate May!
May is Senior Month!
Celebrate with activities such as an opera lecture, an architecture tour, Choral singing, the annual Senior Fair, and various excursions. Click here for more information.
  
  
Russian Cultural Week
May 11-19, 2013
Check out the heritage of our Russian Community throughout with numerous events and a festival on May 19. More info. Russian Cultural Week Events designated with the bear logo.
  
  
One City One Pride
Queer Arts Festival kicks off on
  May 31 with a reception for Living in Limbo. More info. Check out a preview event, Stolen and Forbidden on 5/18.
   
  

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywoodhas the most up-to-dateprogram information.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

Find us on Facebook
 
Join Our List

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

West Hollywood Design District(formerly known as The Avenues)

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

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

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.
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 

 

 

 

  

Meet the Artists  
Steven Reigns, local poet, is organizing the upcomingStolen and Forbiddenevent on May 18, as part of One City One Pride.

  

"Everything I do has a queer sensibility, even the poems that don't reference gayness "

For more One City One Pride artist profiles, including Steven Reigns, click here.

Upcoming Events  

8th Annual Russian Community Awards

May 15, 2013 6 p.m.  - 9 p.m.  

West Hollywood Library, Auto Court

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

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.  RSVP required, call (323) 848-6501. For more information, please call (323) 848-6826.

 

12th Annual Russian Style Festival and Cultural Week

Join the Russian Advisory Board for a week of celebrations of the Russian Community. There will be concerts, food, art shows and more throughout the week, culminating with the 12th Annual Russian Style Festival on May 19 for a full day of entertainment in Plummer Park. For more info please clickhere

 

Q.E.D. II: Inchoate Affinities: The Open-Wall Architecture of Language and Gender Les Figues

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 Carmody. For more information, click here.

  

The Evening of Choral Singing

May 16, 7 p.m. 
Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
Choral singing is immensely popular in LA's diverse community. This evening will feature a selection of beautifully arranged songs performed by several outstanding local choral groups including hosted by Nonna Ter-Avanesova. Suggested donation $5. For more information, please call (323) 848-7988. 

  

From Classical Music to Jazz

May 17, 7 p.m.
Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
Join us for an evening of beautiful piano music from Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Suggested donation $10. For more information, please call Maria at (323) 509-7229.

 

Stolen and Forbidden

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,Bernard Cooper Jonny McGovern, Steven Reigns and Bruce Villanch. For more info please visit: www.weho.org/pride

 

A Moment with Harvey Milk

May 18, 4:15 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Grand Staircase

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

A Moment with Harvey Milk is a pop up street theater peformance staring students from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. It includes monologues from Harvey Milk's speeches and musical performance pieces from the show RENT.

 

Favorite Melodies

May 18, 4 p.m.

Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall
You will enjoy the most popular melodies of the 20th century featuring Nikolay Obukhov, Tatian Archangel, Gennadiy Yemelyanov, Olga Kulchyiska, Vladimir Malchik, Edward Khorovsky, Liliya Teterina, Vladimar Kariy, and hosted by Nonna Ter-Avanesova. Exhibition of works by artist Lidia Karapetyan. Tickets $10 or $15 at the door. For more information, please call Maria at (323) 509-7229. 
  
Joey Terrill: a Retrospective   
May 18, 5 – 8 p.m. 
ONE Archives Gallery and Museum 
626 N. Robertson 
A retrospective exhibition of queer Chicano artist Joey Terrill covering five decades of the artist's work including paintings, drawings and artist publications. Rooted in a commitment to social justice issues, Terrill's work contests categories of Chicano and queer art and identity, consistently blurring the line between art, life, archive and activism. Open Thurs: 4- 8 p.m., Fri-Sun: 1-5 p.m. through August 25. Free, suggested admission $5. For more information, visit here.
  

An Intimate Evening with Julie Budd (Musical Director: Herb Bernstein)Julie BuddMay 18, 8 p.m.

Remberg Theater

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.  

 

Community Photo Project 

May 19, 2013: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

May 19, 2013: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. along Santa Monica Blvd., near Robertson Blvd.

To celebrate Harvey Milk Day (May 22), the City of West Hollywood is also hosting a community photo Project to create a series of photos featuring residents and visitors with signs featureing quotes from Harvey Milk's speeches. You can also take your own photos and share them with #wehoHMD.

 

Artist Reception and talk for "Living in Limbo, Lesbian Families in the Deep South."

Reception- May 31, 2013, 7 p.m.

Artist talk organized by the June Mazer Archives- June 1, 2013 2 p.m.Limbo 

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Presented as part of the One City One Pride Queer Arts Fesitval, 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. On display until July 10th, 2013. The exhibit is free and open during regular operating hours. To RSVP, click here. After Party at club Eleven.

 

 

Opportunities  

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.

 

February 21, 2013

 

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February 20, 2013

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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
  
 
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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 calendarhere.
Local Museums/Galleries
 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

Robert Gober thru 4/6

  

 

M+B Gallery

Whitney Hubbs thru 3/9 

 

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' Video to 3/17
   

New Image Art

Paul Wacker Exhibition
  
Queers Print thru 3/17

Upcoming Events  

A Tribute to African-American Authors

February 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Ain't Just Paint: Works from the CCH Pounder Collection Opening Reception February 25, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Both events located at:

1125 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with two concurrent free events. A Tribute to African American Authors features renowned actors and singers perfoming selected works and "Ain't Just Paint" showcases artwork from Ms. Pounder's personal collection. Admission to both events is free but reservations are required for the Tribute event at www.aatribute.eventbrite.com

 

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

 

Sunset Strip Guitartown Auction 
Preview: Feb. 21 & 22, 12-5 p.m.

Auction: Feb. 22nd at 8 p.m.
Bonhams

7601 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
An online catalog featuring the star studded guitar lineup is available at Bonhams for review. Proceeds benefit Arts Matter. For a map and photos of the guitars, visit www.thesunsetstrip.com/guitartown. For additional information, please visitwww.gibsonfoundation.org and www.bonhams.com.   

 

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/art  

 

CalArts WHAP: Screening of Dear Comrade

February 27, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd. 

Dear Comrade documents the story of Llano del Rio (1914-18), the most important non-religious communitarian experiment in western American history. Click for more info.

 

Talk at "Queers Print" exhibit

March 9, 2013, 5-7 p.m.
ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
In conjunction with the exhibition Queers Print at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum in West Hollywood, Alan Bell, founder of BLK, and Jeanne Córdova, founder of The Lesbian Tide and Square Peg, will reflect on their involvement with the LGBTQ press and the historical importance of queer publications in building community. Click here for more info.

 

Infused Saturdays-Young Adult Poetry & Open Mic  
March 9 and 16, 2013, 6 -7:30 p.m.

Art Room #1 at Plummer Park

6377 Santa Monica Blvd
Cost: $5.00, Ages: 18 and up
Infused-Saturdays Young Adult Mixer is a place where you can meet new people show off your talent and express yourself through music, stand-up comedy, or poetry. $5.00 per meet-up, ages 18 & over. For more info call 323 848-6530 or register atwww.weho.org/recreation  

 

"Plan Your Visit" Exhibition events

March 14 and April 3, 6-9 p.m.
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. During the exhibit, Cake and Eat it will present contemporary versions of Pauline Schindler's tea parties. For more information, please visit www.MAKCenter.org or call (323) 651-1510.
  

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.
  
Free Theatre in the Parks 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013
The City of West Hollywood's Free Theatre in the Parks Program supports the production of free theatre performances held during the summer at local parks. Traditionally this program has supported "Free Shakespeare in the Parks" but the City through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is open to exploring other "classical" genres that are appropriate for an outdoor setting. The City has a budget of $8,000 for the program. Please visit www.weho.org/artfor guidelines and application.   
  
Install: WeHo RFP
Deadline: March 15, 2013
The 2nd Annual Install:Weho, part of the One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival, is seeking proposals for artist installations for the June 2nd, queer pop-up art village. Click
here for the RFP. 
  
Urban Art Conservation and Maintenance RFP
Deadline: March 27, 2013

The City of West Hollywood is seeking qualified individuals/organizations to perform maintenance of the City's Urban Art Collection. Click here for details. 
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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February 14, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

February 13, 2013

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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.
  

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 calendarhere.
Local Museums/Galleries
 
 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

Robert Gober thru 4/6

  

 

M+B Gallery

Whitney Hubbs thru 3/9 

 

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' Video to 3/17
   

New Image Art

Paul Wacker Reception 2/16
  
Queers Print thru 3/17

Upcoming Events  

"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.

 

A Tribute to African-American Authors

February 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Ain't Just Paint: Works from the CCH Pounder Collection Opening Reception February 25, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.

Both events located at:

1125 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center celebrates Black History Month with two concurrent free events. A Tribute to African American Authors features renowned actors and singers perfoming selected works and "Ain't Just Paint" showcases artwork from Ms. Pounder's personal collection. Admission to both events is free but reservations are required for the Tribute event at www.aatribute.eventbrite.com

 

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/art  

 

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.
  
Free Theatre in the Parks 2013
Deadline: February 28, 2013
The City of West Hollywood's Free Theatre in the Parks Program supports the production of free theatre performances held during the summer at local parks. Traditionally this program has supported "Free Shakespeare in the Parks" but the City through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is open to exploring other "classical" genres that are appropriate for an outdoor setting. The City has a budget of $8,000 for the program. Please visit www.weho.org/artfor guidelines and application.    
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.

 

January 28, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood - Arts Briefs

January 24, 2013

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Economic Impact of theArts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs.
 
Check out the full report and aclip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 

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2/5/13- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  
 
  
1/29/13 Special Author Talk and Signing by Richard Kramer

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 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

 

Winter Sounds: Jazz Bliss BrazilWinter Sounds

January 26, 2013
2 p.m.
West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is proud to present the inaugural concert of Winter Sounds, a series of classical, contemporary, jazz and big band music performed in indoor locations throughout West Hollywood. For this concert, Jazz Bliss Brazil will present samba, bossa nova, Brazilian and American jazz which will move your body and stir your soul. Admission to the concert is free, and no RSVPs are required. For more information please visitwww.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377.
  
RockSTAR's 2nd Annual Winter RockFest
January 26, 2013
11 a.m.
Multiple venues on Sunset Strip
The RockSTAR Music Education program and the City of West Hollywood presents a full day of "kid rock" on the Sunset Strip. More than 4,000 people and 140 elementary school-aged bands are expected to descend upon the Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, and the Whisky A Go-Go in a celebration of young musicianship, music education, and rock and roll. The event will feature a raffle for rock and roll memorabilia, including a guitar signed by the Grammy-winning band Green Day. Tickets for each club is $12, and is available atwww.rockstarmusiceducation.org. For more information, call(323)848-6400.
  
Richard Kramer Book Signing
January 29, 2013
7 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the Lambda Literary Book Club for a special author talk with Richard Kramer, author of These Things Happen, with moderator, Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation. A book signing will follow the author talk. These Things Happen is a not-quite-coming-of-age story about a modern family. Fifteen year old Wesley, a tenth grader, has moved from his mother and stepfather's home to live with his father and his father's male partner for a school term so that father and son might have a chance to bond again.

 

WHAP! Lecture: Political Fictions – Literature and thePolitical

January 30, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

CalArts presents a panel discussion featuring Peter Gadol and Martin Plot. Peter is the author of six books and has taught at UCLA and CalArts. He is now an Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College ofArt and Design. Martin teaches in the Aesthetics & Politics Program and the School of Critical Studies CalArts. He is the authory of Indivisible (2011), La Carne de lo Social(2008), and El Kitsch Politico (2003). Admission is free. Parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Library Parking Garage. For more information, please call (323) 848-6460.

 

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 return of the celebrated monologist/singer/actor-actress Clinton Leupp in 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, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, why she left her beloved hometown of NYC, and her summers spent on a nude beach with her husband, Rafael. General admission is $25. For more information, please visitwww.lagaycenter.org.

 

Teen Bookmaking Workshop

February 9, 2013

2 p.m.

West Hollywood Library, Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

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

 

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

West Hollywood

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. Theartist talk is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood.  For more information, please contact (213) 621-1745 or e-mail education@moca.org.

 

Opportunities  
World Book Night Volunteer Book GiverWorld Book Night
Signup deadline: February 25, 2013
Sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night in April 2013! Volunteers will be handing out free books provided by World Book Night, reintroducing those who don't normally read to reading. Emailmche@weho.org. If you are interested in being part of a volunteer group 'book brigade' on the evening of Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 7 p.m. More info atwww.worldbooknight.us.org
  
The Emerging Playwright Workshop & Competition
Starts January 30, 2013 

MACHA Theatre will be conducting a 6-week playwrighting class which guides playwrights through the process of creating a one-act play from beginning to end. The workshop culminates in a festival of staged readings of the students' work, attended by a panel of professionals who will provide constructive. One play will receive a weekend of performances at MACHA Theatre. Registration fee is $300. To register, visitwww.machatheatre.org.

  
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/art for 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 visitwww.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.

 

January 17, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

January 16, 2013

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywood has the most up-to-date programinformation.

 

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Join Our List
Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs.
 
Check out the full report and a clip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

The Avenues  

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

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
  
 
  
1/29/13 Special Author Talk and Signing by Richard Kramer

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 calendarhere.
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

 

Julie Goldman & Jonny McGovern
January 19, 2013
8 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents what could be the gayest night of comedy ever. Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern team up for solo standup sets by both comedians. Each will perform some outrageous trademark musical numbers, and there is talk of a musical number to cap the evening. Tickets are $20. For tickets, please visit the website.
  
Winter Sounds: Jazz Bliss BrazilWinter Sounds
January 26, 2013
2 p.m.
West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is proud to present the inaugural concert of Winter Sounds, a series of classical, contemporary, jazz and big band music performed in indoor locations throughout West Hollywood. For this concert, Jazz Bliss Brazil will present samba, bossa nova, Brazilian and American jazz which will move your body and stir your soul. Admission to the concert is free, and no RSVPs are required. For more information please visit www.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377.
  
Richard Kramer Book Signing
January 29, 2013
7 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the Lambda Literary Book Club for a special author talk with Richard Kramer, author of These Things Happen, with moderator, Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation. A book signing will follow the author talk. These Things Happen is a not-quite-coming-of-age story about a modern family. Fifteen year old Wesley, a tenth grader, has moved from his mother and stepfather's home to live with his father and his father's male partner for a school term so that father and son might have a chance to bond again.

 

WHAP! Lecture: Political Fictions – Literature and thePolitical

January 30, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

CalArts presents a panel discussion featuring Peter Gadol and Martin Plot. Peter is the author of six books and has taught at UCLA and CalArts. He is now an Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design. Martin teaches in the Aesthetics & Politics Program and the School of Critical Studies CalArts. He is the authory of Indivisible (2011), La Carne de lo Social (2008), and El Kitsch Politico (2003). Admission is free. Parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Library Parking Garage. For more information, please call (323) 848-6460.

 

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 return of the celebrated monologist/singer/actor-actress Clinton Leupp in 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, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, why she left her beloved hometown of NYC, and her summers spent on a nude beach with her husband, Rafael. General admission is $25. For more information, please visit www.lagaycenter.org.

 

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

West Hollywood

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-maileducation@moca.org.

 

Opportunities  
World Book Night Volunteer Book GiverWorld Book Night
Signup deadline: January 23, 2013
Sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night in April 2013. Volunteers will be handing out free books provided by World Book Night, reintroducing those who don't normally read to reading. Emailmche@weho.org. If you are interested in being part of a volunteer group 'book brigade' on the evening of Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 7 p.m. 
  
The Emerging Playwright Workshop & Competition
Starts January 30, 2013
MACHA Theatre will be conducting its annual Emerging Playwright Workshop & Competition, a 6-week playwrighting class which guides playwrights through the process of creating a one-act play from beginning to end. The workshop culminates in a festival of staged readings of the students' work. The staged readings will be attended by a panel of professionals who will provide constructive feedback to the students and select one play from the festival to receive a weekend of performances at MACHA Theatre. Registration fee is $300. To register, visitwww.machatheatre.org.
  
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 visitwww.weho.org/pride for more detailed information. 

  
Rise Up & Shout! Auditions  
January 19th at 11 a.m.
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood
Are you a LGBT singer? Poet? Dancer? Rapper? Musician? Comedian? And within the ages 16 and 26? If so, Rise Up & Shout! invites performers to audition for a youth performance of song and dance. Rise Up and Shout! brings together young LGBT artists with community elders to create an original dialog: a series of workshops, rehearsals and one-one meetings that results in a unique performance event, a voices of our youth to the community, a welcoming and blessing of the gifts of the next generation. Please set up an audition by filling out the contact form on thewww.riseupandshout.org or by calling (323) 848-7372.
  
CMG Short Film Festival CMG Film Festival
Call For Entries
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Filmmakers and web series creators are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the California Men's Gatherings' Short Film Festival happening on June 15 & 16, 2013 as  part of the One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival. Submissions should be under 30 minutes, and LGBT-themed, or have some connection to CMG and its mission, AIDS Walk or the ongoing AIDS crisis. Need not be new this year. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Walk LA. For more information, please visit www.thecmg.org/film or e-mail questions to filmfest@thecmg.org.
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.

 

January 14, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

January 14, 2013

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywood has the most up-to-date programinformation.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

Find us on Facebook
 
Join Our List
Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs.
 
Check out the full report and a clip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

The Avenues  

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

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
  
    
  
1/29/13 Special Author Talk and Signing by Richard Kramer

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

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

 

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 calendarhere.

Upcoming Events

 

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

Ongoing Exhibition
Advocate & Gochis Galleries
1125 N. McCadden Place
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries present the world premiere exhibit, "Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson." The exhibit features Edith Lake Wilkinson, an artist committed to an asylum at the age of 57. Her worldly possessions were packed up in trunks and sat in an attic for the next 40 years until one day they were opened, and her remarkable artwork was revealed. For more information, please visit www.lagaycenter.org orwww.edithlakewilkinson.com for the full detective story on Wilkinson's work. 
  
The MisMatch Game!
January 11 & 12
8 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Dennis Hensley Present THE MISMATCH GAME! Producer and host Dennis "Gene Rayburn" Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of film, TV and theatre performers. Hensley and Company are generously donating all proceeds to benefit the Center's wide array of free and low-cost services. For more information and tickets, please visit the website.   
  
Film Screening by ONE Gallery 
January 12, 2013
5 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Join ONE National Archives and Gallery for the closing celebration of the Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition with a screening of Messages, Messages (1968). The screening will be followed by a special preview of the upcoming feature-length documentary Steven Arnold's Heavenly Bodies produced by artist and filmmaker Stephanie Farago, Creative Director of the Steven Arnold Archive. Admission is free. Suggested donation of $5. For more information please click here or call (323) 546-9299.
  
Julie Goldman & Jonny McGovern
January 19, 2013
8 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents what could be the gayest night of comedy ever. Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern team up for solo standup sets by both comedians. Each will perform some outrageous trademark musical numbers, and there is talk of a musical number to cap the evening. Tickets are $20. For tickets, please visit thewebsite.
  
Winter Sounds: Jazz Bliss BrazilWinter Sounds
January 26, 2013
2 p.m.
West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is proud to present the inaugural concert of Winter Sounds, a series of classical, contemporary, jazz and big band music performed in indoor locations throughout West Hollywood. For this concert, Jazz Bliss Brazil will present samba, bossa nova, Brazilian and American jazz which will move your body and stir your soul. Admission to the concert is free, and no RSVPs are required. For more information please visit www.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377.
  
Richard Kramer Book Signing
January 29, 2013
7 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the Lambda Literary Book Club for a special author talk with Richard Kramer, author of These Things Happen, with moderator, Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation. A book signing will follow the author talk. These Things Happen is a not-quite-coming-of-age story about a modern family. Fifteen year old Wesley, a tenth grader, has moved from his mother and stepfather's home to live with his father and his father's male partner for a school term so that father and son might have a chance to bond again.

 

WHAP! Lecture: Political Fictions – Literature and thePolitical

January 30, 2013

7:30 p.m.

Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

CalArts presents a panel discussion featuring Peter Gadol and Martin Plot. Peter is the author of six books and has taught at UCLA and CalArts. He is now an Associate Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at Otis College of Art and Design. Martin teaches in the Aesthetics & Politics Program and the School of Critical Studies CalArts. He is the authory of Indivisible (2011), La Carne de lo Social (2008), and El Kitsch Politico (2003). Admission is free. Parking available in the 5-story West Hollywood Library Parking Garage. For more information, please call (323) 848-6460.

Opportunities  
World Book Night Volunteer Book GiverWorld Book Night
Signup deadline: January 23, 2013
Sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night in April 2013. Volunteers will be handing out free books provided by World Book Night, reintroducing those who don't normally read to reading. Emailmche@weho.org. If you are interested in being part of a volunteer group 'book brigade' on the evening of Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 7 p.m. 

 
Rise Up & Shout! Auditions
January 12th at 11 a.m. 
January 19th at 11 a.m.
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood
Are you a LGBT singer? Poet? Dancer? Rapper? Musician? Comedian? And within the ages 16 and 26? If so, Rise Up & Shout! invites performers to audition for a youth performance of song and dance. Rise Up and Shout! brings together young LGBT artists with community elders to create an original dialog: a series of workshops, rehearsals and one-one meetings that results in a unique performance event, a voices of our youth to the community, a welcoming and blessing of the gifts of the next generation. Please set up an audition by filling out the contact form on thewww.riseupandshout.org or by calling (323) 848-7372.
  
One City One Pride Poster Competition
Deadline: February 25, 2013
The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride Program invites all artists to participate in an open poster competition. The competition 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 the www.weho.org/pride for more detailed information.
  
CMG Short Film Festival CMG Film Festival
Call For Entries
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Filmmakers and web series creators are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the California Men's Gatherings' Short Film Festival happening on June 15 & 16, 2013 as  part of the One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival. Submissions should be under 30 minutes, and LGBT-themed, or have some connection to CMG and its mission, AIDS Walk or the ongoing AIDS crisis. Need not be new this year. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Walk LA. For more information, please visit www.thecmg.org/film or e-mail questions to filmfest@thecmg.org.
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.

 

January 2, 2013

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

January 2, 2013

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywoodhas the most up-to-dateprogram information.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

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Join Our List
Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs.
 
Check out the full report and aclip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

The Avenues  

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

LA County Arts Commission  

Marketing & Visitors Bureau 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

@ The Library
1/8/13 Paul Cohelo's book, "Eleven Minutes
  
    
  
1/29/13 Special Author Talk and Signing by Richard Kramer

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

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

 

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 calendarhere.

Upcoming Events

 

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson

Reception January 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Advocate & Gochis Galleries
1125 N. McCadden Place
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries present the world premiere exhibit, "Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson." The exhibit features Edith Lake Wilkinson, an artist committed to an asylum at the age of 57. Her worldly possessions were packed up in trunks and sat in an attic for the next 40 years until one day they were opened, and her remarkable artwork was revealed. For more information, please visitwww.lagaycenter.org or www.edithlakewilkinson.comfor the full detective story on Wilkinson's work. 
  
The MisMatch Game!
January 11 & 12
8 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and Dennis Hensley Present THE MISMATCH GAME! Producer and host Dennis "Gene Rayburn" Hensley will be joined onstage by a panel of film, TV and theatre performers. Hensley and Company are generously donating all proceeds to benefit the Center's wide array of free and low-cost services. For more information and tickets, please visit the website.   
  
Film Screening by ONE Gallery 
January 12, 2013
5 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Join ONE National Archives and Gallery for the closing celebration of the Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition with a screening of Messages, Messages (1968). The screening will be followed by a special preview of the upcoming feature-length documentary Steven Arnold's Heavenly Bodies produced by artist and filmmaker Stephanie Farago, Creative Director of the Steven Arnold Archive. Admission is free. Suggested donation of $5. For more information please click here or call (323) 546-9299.
  
Julie Goldman & Jonny McGovern
January 19, 2013
8 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre
1125 N. McCadden Place
Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents what could be the gayest night of comedy ever. Julie Goldman and Jonny McGovern team up for solo standup sets by both comedians. Each will perform some outrageous trademark musical numbers, and there is talk of a musical number to cap the evening. Tickets are $20. For tickets, please visit the website.
  
Winter Sounds: Jazz Bliss BrazilWinter Sounds
January 26, 2013
2 p.m.
West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission is proud to present the inaugural concert of Winter Sounds, a series of classical, contemporary, jazz and big band music performed in indoor locations throughout West Hollywood. For this concert, Jazz Bliss Brazil will present samba, bossa nova, Brazilian and American jazz which will move your body and stir your soul. Admission to the concert is free, and no RSVPs are required. For more information please visitwww.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6377.
  
Richard Kramer Book Signing
January 29, 2013
7 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Join the Lambda Literary Book Club for a special author talk with Richard Kramer, author of These Things Happen, with moderator, Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation. A book signing will follow the author talk. These Things Happen is a not-quite-coming-of-age story about a modern family. Fifteen year old Wesley, a tenth grader, has moved from his mother and stepfather's home to live with his father and his father's male partner for a school term so that father and son might have a chance to bond again.

Opportunities  
Rise Up & Shout! Auditions
January 12th at 1 p.m. 
January 19th at 11 a.m.
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood
Are you a LGBT singer? Poet? Dancer? Rapper? Musician? Comedian? And within the ages 16 and 26? If so, Rise Up & Shout! invites performers to audition for a youth performance of song and dance. Rise Up and Shout! brings together young LGBT artists with community elders to create an original dialog: a series of workshops, rehearsals and one-one meetings that results in a unique performance event, a voices of our youth to the community, a welcoming and blessing of the gifts of the next generation. To schedule an audition call (323) 848-7372 or visit theirwebsite.  
  
One City One Pride Poster Competition
Deadline: February 4, 2013
The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride Program invites all artists to participate in an open poster competition. The competition 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 thewww.weho.org/pride for more detailed information.
  
CMG Short Film Festival CMG Film Festival
Call For Entries
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Filmmakers and web series creators are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the California Men's Gatherings' Short Film Festival happening on June 15 & 16, 2013 as  part of the One City One Pride LGBT Arts Festival. Submissions should be under 30 minutes, and LGBT-themed, or have some connection to CMG and its mission, AIDS Walk or the ongoing AIDS crisis. Need not be new this year. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Walk LA. For more information, please visit www.thecmg.org/film or e-mail questions tofilmfest@thecmg.org.
  World Book Night
World Book Night Volunteer Book Giver
Signup deadline: January 23, 2013
Sign up to be a book giver on World Book Night in April 2013. Volunteers will be handing out free books provided by World Book Night, reintroducing those who don't normally read to reading. Sign up here to become a Book Giver, and email mche@weho.org if you are interested in being part of a volunteer group 'book brigade' on the evening of Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 7p.m. 
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.

December 19, 2012

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

December 19, 2012

ARTbeat West Hollywood

ARTbeat West Hollywoodhas the most up-to-dateprogram information.

 

"Like" our page to stay in the loop!

 

Find us on Facebook
 
Join Our List

Quick Links

Arts & Culture

City of West Hollywood  

ARTbeat West Hollywood  

The Avenues  

Los Angeles Art Association

Los Angeles Art Resource

LA County Arts Commission  

Marketing & Visitors Bureau 

SpacefinderLA 

The Sunset Strip

West Hollywood Library

Weho Urban Art Map

West Hollywood Arts & Culture in the News

 
Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs.
 
Check out the full report and aclip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 
Book Clubs
Next meeting 1/8/12
  
Next meeting 12/29/13
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

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

 

"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.
  
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. 
  
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
Exhibit opens December 20, 2012
Reception January 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Advocate & Gochis Galleries
1125 N. McCadden Place
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries present the world premiere exhibit, "Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson." The exhibit features Edith Lake Wilkinson, an artist committed to an asylum at the age of 57. Her worldly possessions were packed up in trunks and shipped off to her nephew in West Virginia and Edith was never heard from again. Her trunks sat in an attic for the next 40 years until one day they were opened, and her remarkable artwork was revealed. For more information, please visitwww.lagaycenter.org or www.edithlakewilkinson.comfor the full detective story on Wilkinson's work. 

"End of the World" Block Party
December 21, 2012
9:12 p.m.
Various locations and on Larrabee St. north of Santa Monica Blvd.
Join the City of West Hollywood and local businesses to celebrate "The End of the World" or at least the end of the Mayan Calendar. Local businesses along Santa Monica Boulevard will celebrate the day by providing special promotions throughout the evening. Participating businesses included Micky's West Hollywood, The Abbey Food and Bar, Block Party WeHo, Revolver Video Bar and Yogurt Shop, and more. For more information, please call (323) 848-6460.
  
"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.
  
CMG Short Film Festival
Call For Entries
Deadline: March 31, 2013
The CMG Short Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit their work for inclusion in the California Men's Gatherings' Short Film Festival happening on June 15 & 16, 2013 as  part of the ONe City ONe PRide LGBT Arts Festival. Submissions should be LGBT-themed, or have some connection to CMG and its mission, AIDS Walk or the ongoing AIDS crisis. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Walk LA. For more information, please visitwww.thecmg.org/film or e-mail questions tofilmfest@thecmg.org.
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. 

 

November 8, 2012

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

November 7, 2012

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Check out the full report and aclip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 
Book Clubs

 11/27/12 Inferno: A Poet's Novel by Eileen Myles
 

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
 Jason Alexander thru 11/26

 

 

Guy Hepner

 

Hadid Gallery

Steve Olson until 12/1

 

Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

 

 

M+B Gallery

Jessica Eaton

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' Video 

 

SANER until 11/24

 

Stephen Arnold, filmmaker

 

 

Lobby Installations and 14 Galleries upstairs
Design Loves Art is 11/15

Clare Rojas to 11/3

 

Tasende Gallery

 

Trigg Ison Fine Arts

Upcoming Events  

Queer American Shorts: From the Personal to the Political

November 7, 2012

7 p.m.

WeHo Library Community Mtg Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

Jonathan Pope Evans presents "Queer American Shorts," a collection of short films ranging from the personal and highly expressive to the surreal and quiet. Queer filmmaker, activist, and professor Jonathan Pope Evans will deliver an introduction to the eclectic collection of queer films from the festival circuit, including a short introduction to queer history and the new queer cinema movement that began in the early 1990's. Films include Rachel Goldberg's award winning short "Neighbors," Rhys Ernst's "The Thing," and Mark Levin's "Breach of Etiquette." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please e-mailmche@weho.org.

 

TRIBE: Race to Judgement

November 8, 2012

7:30 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

625 North San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

Racism is still alive and well in the gay community. How does it affect you and how do you perpetuate it (or not)?

The purpose of TRIBE Gay Men's Discussion Group is to foster internalized dignity in gay men through the exploration of our shared challenges and opportunities using face to face discussions. For more info visitwww.weho.org/tribe.

 

Whap! Lecture Series

Academic Conference: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism

November 10 & 11, 2012

10 a.m.

West Hollywood Library Community Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

The CalArts Whap! Lecture Series presents "The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One," a conference that brings together philosophers, critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism. Speakers will include Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler. For more information, please visitaestheticsandpolitics.calarts.edu/conferences.  

 

West Hollywood Auto Show

November 10 & 11, 2012

11 a.m.

The James Lot

8950 W. Sunset Strip Blvd

West Hollywood

The West Hollywood Auto Show is bringing cars and SUVs to the world famous Sunset Strip. The event features all of the latest new models from dealerships all over Greater Los Angeles in a stress-free and no-pressure zone. In addition to all the coolest cars, there will be live entertainment, food, fun, photo booth, and more surprises. For more information, visitwww.westhollywoodautoshow.com.

 

Author Talk with Darlene Lancer

November 13, 2012  

7 p.m.

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

The West Hollywood Library presents an author talk on Darlene Lancer'sCodependency for Dummies, a new book on relationships and codependency. Darlene Lancer has 25 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist. The author will take questions from the audience and sign copies of the book after the presentation. Parking validation will be provided. Please call (310) 652-5340 for more information on this event.

 

"Schindler, Kings Road, and Southern CaliforniaModernism" Book Signing

November 14, 2012

6 p.m.

Schindler House

835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

The MAK Center presents a special book signing by Robert Sweeney, Judith Sheine, Mark Mack, and Tim Sakamoto. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.makcenter.org.

 

Filter Foundry

November 14, 2012

7 p.m.- 2 a.m.

Palihouse

8465 Holloway Drive

West Hollywood

Filter Foundry, host and producer of LACMA's 2012 ArtWalk Private Launch Event, introduces a new monthly art solon, taking place the second Wednesday of every month. For this month, join the Palihouse in a night of top designers and artists exhibiting live digital art throughout the lobby. For more information, please visit www.filterfoundry.com/arthousenights.

  

"Blink & You Might Miss Me"

November 17, 2012 

8 p.m.

The Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomline/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center announces an encore performance of Larry Blum's enthralling solo show, "Blink & You Might Miss Me." The show, directed by Stan Zimmerman, is a humorous look back at Blum's personal journey in show business. Sharing engaging stories along with rare clips and photos from his long and varied career, Blum reflects on his unique celebrity experiences-everyone from Richard Burton to Cher! Admission is $20. For more information and ticketing, please visit www.lagaycenter.org.

 

"Beverly Winwood Presents The Actor's Showcase"

November 18, 2012

6 p.m.

The Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Hollywood

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents the first performance in three years of the now-legendary comedy bonanza "Beverly Winwood Presents the Actors Showcase." The actors from "Beverly Winwood's Acting School" return to the Renberg Theatre for yet anothet try at Hollywood success. Tickets are $35, and the cast is generously donating all revenue to suppor the Center's wide array of free and low-cost services. For tickets and more information, please visitwww.lagaycenter.org.

 

Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities Film Screening by ONE Archives

November 17, 2012

6 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room

625 North San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

ONE will show two of Arnold's short films, The Liberation of Mannique Mechanique (1967) and Various Incarnations of a Tibetan Seamstress (1967), with his feature-lengthLuminous Procuress (1970), which starred Arnold's muse Pandora and featured the gender-bending San Francisco performance troupe The Cockettes. This screening is presented in conjunction with the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum's exhibition Steven Arnold: Cabinet of Curiosities on from October 27, 2012 through January 13, 2013 at 626 N. Robertson Blvd. For more information, please visitwww.onearchives.org/stevenarnold or call (323) 848-6377.

 

"Anyone and Everyone" Film Screening and Fundraiser for The Lavender Effect

November 17, 2012

8 p.m.

West Hollywood Library Council Chambers

625 North San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, parents across the country discuss their experiences in the documentary "Anyone and Everyone." In it, filmmaker Susan Polis Schutz, depicts families from diverse backgrounds and religious denominations. The proceeds from this screening, panel discussion and reception benefit The Lavender Effect, an initiative to create an LGBT Museum in the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area, a place which birthed many important pre-Stonewall LGBT organizations. Tickets are $10. For more info please emailspiritual@thelavendereffect.org.

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. 

 

October 25, 2012

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

October 25, 2012

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Check out the full report and a clip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 
Book Clubs
10/30/12-Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram
  

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 Galleries
 Jason Alexander thru 11/26

 

 

Hadid Gallery


Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

Marisa Matlock opens 11/1

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts 

 

Manny Silverman 

 

Photography Sculpture Figure thru 10/27

MOCA PDC

Ben Jones' The Video Opens 11/4 
 
SANER opens 10/27
 
Stephen Arnold, filmmaker 
Opening Reception 10/27

Lobby-Bill Ryman to 2/1
14 Galleries upstairs

Prism Gallery 

Clare Rojas to 11/3

 

Trigg Ison Fine Arts

    

 

  M+B Gallery

Opportunities

 

Call For Artists

Los Angeles Art Association's 2012 Open Show

Deadline: October 26, 2012 at 5 p.m.

The Los Angeles Art Association welcomes all artists of any media to submit artwork entires for LAAA's 2012 Open Show running from December 1, 2012 to January 4, 2013. The Open Show will be juried by Rebecca Morse, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. For more information on guidelines, please visit www.laaa.org.  

 

The Emerging Playwright Workshop and Competition

Apply by November 1, 2012 and save $50 

Macha Theatre's award-winning Artistic Director Odalys Nanin will be conducting an Emerging Playwright Workshop & Competition that will consist of a 6-week playwriting class providing both beginner and advanced writers with the unique opportunity to create and possibily produce a one-act play. The workshop culminates in a festival of staged readings of the students' work and will be attended by a panel of professional playwrights, casting directors and agents who will provide constructive feedback and select one play to receive a weekend of performances at Macha Theatre. The workshop fee is $400. Applicants can call (323) 314-6332 for more information.

 

Call for Submissions- SEEFest 2013

Deadline: January 15, 2013

An open invitation to all filmmakers who want to have their films seen in Los Angeles next year. The 8th Annual SEEFest will take place on May 2-6th featuring documentaries, animation, short films, films about Southeast Europe and more. There is no entry fee for submissions. For more information, visitwww.SEEFilmLA.org.

 

LA County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program - Deadlines vary by OCG category

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is now welcoming applications for the 2013/14 Organizational Grant Program (OGP). OGP provides financial support to assist and strengthen nonprofit arts organizations to provide quality arts services to enrich the lives of Los Angeles County residents. For more information and deadlines please contact grants staff at grants@arts.lacounty.gov or 213-202-5858. 

 

"What Does Sobriety Look Like to You?" Photo Contest

The City of West Hollywood's Social Services Division is sponsoring a photo contest and the winning photo will be used in an upcoming Substance Use Prevention and Education Campaign. Submissions for the photo contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012. For more info, please contact croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

Upcoming Events  

Peter Asher Gibson Guitar SigningThe Sunset Strip GUITARTOWN

October 25, 2012

6:15 p.m.

 

Sunset Strip Market

8755 Sunset Boulevard

 

West Hollywood

Legendary musician and music industry veteran Peter Asher will sign the larger-than-life Gibson Guitar that was specially created as part of the Sunset Strip's Gibson GuitarTown project. The painted guitar titled "British Invasion" was created by artist Todd Williamson as a tribute to the great influence of British bands and singers that have influenced him over the years. For more information on the project, please visitwww.thesunsetstrip.com. Also, there will be live music and free pumpkin carving at the market. 

 

 

Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films

October 25 and November 8, 2012

7:30 p.m.    

Schindler House  

835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House presents Architecture and Cinema, a film series curated by Thom Andersen. The series will feature films from around the world, which will be shown over three evenings outside in the Schindler House courtyard. Please be sure to dress warmly. For more information, please visitwww.MAKCenter.org or call (323) 651-1510.

   

2nd Annual Go-Go Appreciation Day

October 27, 2012

Celebrated throughout the City, Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day will also feature a Go-Go Fest and competition on Larrabee Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission is free to the public. For more information on events and participating businesses, please log-on tohttp://www.visitwesthollywood.com/event/go-go-dancer-appreciation-day or www.weho.org

 

Youth Halloween Carnival

October 27, 2012

 

3 p.m.

West Hollywood Park

 

647 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

 

The City of West Hollywood is hosting its annual Youth Halloween Carnival for children under the age of 12 years old. Activities will include music, carnival style games, magic and puppet shows, jumpers, face painting as well as arts & crafts. A separate "Tots Only" section of jumpers will be set up for younger children. At 4 p.m. there will also be a costume contest for children of different age groups. For more information, contact (323) 848-6534.

 

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

 

October 31, 2012  

6 p.m.- 11 p.m. 

Hundreds of thousands of Halloween revelers are expected to flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the 2012 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31st. One of the world's largest Halloween celebrations, the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is held along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega. http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=845   

 

Queer American Shorts: From the Personal to thePolitical

November 7, 2012

 

7 p.m.

 

WeHo Library Community Mtg Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

Jonathan Pope Evans and the West Hollywood Library presents Queer American Shorts, a collection of short films ranging from the personal and highly expressive to the surreal and quiet. Queer filmmaker, activist, and professor Jonathan Pope Evans will deliver an introduction to the eclectic collection of queer films from the festival circuit, including a short introduction to queer history and the new queer cinema movement that began in the early 1990's. Films include Rachel Goldberg's award winning short "Neighbors," Rhys Ernst's "The Thing," and Mark Levin's "Breach of Etiquette." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please e-mailmche@weho.org.

 

Whap! Lecture Series

 

Academic Conference: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism 

 

November 10 at 10 a.m.

November 11 at 10 a.m.

West Hollywood Library Community Room

625 N. San Vicente Boulevard

West Hollywood

 

 

The CalArts Whap! Lecture Series presents "The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One," a conference that brings together philosophers, critical theorists, media theorists, scientists and artists to discuss the state of the mind and brain under the conditions of contemporary capitalism. Speakers will include Jonathan Beller, Jodi Dean, Tiziana Terranova, Patricia Pisters, and Bruce Wexler. For more information, please visitaestheticsandpolitics.calarts.edu/conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

October 18, 2012

 

City of West Hollywood – Arts Briefs

October 18, 2012

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Vimeo-Shepard Fairey Documentary

Economic Impact of the Arts Study
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by WeHo based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $24.5 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $2.8 million in local and state government revenue!
 
Check out the full report and a clip of City Manager, Paul Arevalo speaking on the report and its impact. 
Book Clubs
10/30/12-Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram
  

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 Galleries
 Jason Alexander thru 11/26

 

 

Hadid Gallery


Hamilton Selway 

 

Illoulian Contemporary

Marisa Matlock opens 11/1

 

Louis Stern Fine Arts 

 

Manny Silverman 

 

Ken Price thru 10/20

 

 

  M+B Gallery

Photography Sculpture Figure thru 10/27

New Image Art

SANER opens 10/27

Lobby-Bill Ryman to 2/1
14 Galleries upstairs

Prism Gallery 

Clare Rojas Opens 10/19

 

Trigg Ison Fine Arts

    

Gay Games 30th Anniversary Weekend  

It's the 30th Anniversary of the Gay Games, and there's an entire weekend of cultural and athletic events to celebrate. If you've ever wanted to see what its like to play Harry Potter's Quidditch, this is your chance! Here's a brief run-down of events:
 

Saturday 10/20, Council Chambers:

Book Readings

12:00-2:00: Jeffrey Hickey, Morehead (chapter on Gay Games I), David Kopay, The David Kopay Story, Patricia Nell Warren, The Frontrunner

Town Halls:  
2:00-3:00: "LGBT rights: Global Problems, Local Solutions"

3:15-4:15: "Focus on Youth"

4:30-5:00: "The Year in LGBT Sports"

Movie Screenings:
6:30: Jeff Sheng's "Fearless"
7:00: "Take the Flame – Gay Games: Grace, Grit, & Glory"

Saturday 10/20, Weho Park and Auditorium:
12:00-2:00:Frisbee Training & Quidditch, Weho Park
2:00-6:00: WeHo Dodgeball, Weho Park
6:00-9:00: Family Fun Night, "King of the Mat" wrestling grudge match and cheerleading performances, Auditorium

Sunday, 10/21, Various Locations:
10:30-2:00: Awards Brunch (ticket purchase required)
3:00-5:00: Memorial Ceremony
3:00-5:00: Big Gay Frisbee, Pan Pacific Park
6:00-8:00: Volleyball, Auditorium

Please confirm information and exact locations by visiting 

Upcoming Events  

Room 105: The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin

Through October 21, 2012

Macha Theatre

1107 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

Macha Theatre presents ROOM 105 – THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF JANIS JOPLIN, a new musical starring Sophie B. Hawkins. Written and directed by Gigi Gaston, presented by Tommy Thompson and Colleen Camp, and produced by Douglas Denoff. For tickets call (323) 960-1055 or visit www.room105musical.com.  

   

"How Disaster Relief Protects Human Rights"

October 17, 2012

7 p.m.

Council Chambers

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood as part of its Human Rights Speakers Series Discussion presents "How Disaster Relief Protects Human Rights: Responding to Wars, Earthquakes and Other Global Disasters." The discussion features Margaret Aguirre, John Maris, Richard Walden, Nazar Emmanuel Yeghia, and John Heilman. For more information, please e-mail wehohrspeakerseries@gmail.com.

  

Architecture and Cinema: New and Rare Films

October 18, 25, and November 8, 2012

7:30 p.m.    

Schindler House  

835 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House presents Architecture and Cinema, a film series curated by Thom Andersen. The series will feature films from around the world, which will be shown over three evenings outside in the Schindler House courtyard. Please be sure to dress warmly. For more information, please visitwww.MAKCenter.org or call (323) 651-1510.

   

Readings by Frank Montesonti and Amina Cain

October 23, 2012

7 p.m.

The Standard

8300 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood 

The Standard and Artillery presents a night of readings by poet Frank Montesonti and writer Amina Cain. Frank Montesonti will read from his new collection of poetry "Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope" and Amina Cain will read her short fiction. A wine reception will precede the readings. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please emailhollywood@standardhotel.com.  

   

2nd Annual Go-Go Appreciation Day

October 27, 2012

Celebrated throughout the City, Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day will also feature a Go-Go Fest and competition on Larrabee Street and Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission is free to the public. For more information on events and participating businesses, please log-on tohttp://www.visitwesthollywood.com/event/go-go-dancer-appreciation-day or www.weho.org

 

West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

October 31, 2012  

6 p.m.- 11 p.m. 

Hundreds of thousands of Halloween revelers are expected to flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood for the 2012 West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval on Halloween night, Wednesday, October 31st. One of the world's largest Halloween celebrations, the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval is held along Santa Monica Boulevard from Doheny Drive to La Cienega. http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=845   

Opportunities

 

Call for Submissions- SEEFest 2013

Deadline: January 15, 2013

An open invitation to all filmmakers who want to have their films seen in Los Angeles next year. The 8th Annual SEEFest will take place on May 2-6th featuring documentaries, animation, short films, films about the Southeast Europe and more. There is no entry fee for submissions. For more information, visitwww.SEEFilmLA.org.

 

LA County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program - Deadlines vary by OCG category

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is now welcoming applications for the 2013/14 Organizational Grant Program (OGP). OGP provides financial support to assist and strengthen nonprofit arts organizations to provide quality arts services to enrich the lives of Los Angeles County residents. For more information and deadlines please contact grants staff at grants@arts.lacounty.gov or 213-202-5858. 

 

"What Does Sobriety Look Like to You?" Photo Contest

The City of West Hollywood's Social Services Division is sponsoring a photo contest and the winning photo will be used in an upcoming Substance Use Prevention and Education Campaign. Submissions for the photo contest will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012. For more info, please contact croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

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. 

 

July 12, 2012

“Elemental” Seven Large-Scale Public Art Sculptures to Depart West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The seven large-scale abstract sculptures the City of West Hollywood hosted to wide acclaim, are being de-installed Wednesday, July 11, 2012 through Friday, July 13, 2012.  Located along the grassy median of Santa Monica Boulevard starting at Doheny Drive, the sculptures have been embraced by the community during their yearlong stay.  This artistic gateway to West Hollywood provides visitors and residents alike with engaging and innovative artwork through the city’s Art on the Outside Program.


"Elemental" as captured by West Hollywood photographer Richard Settle.

The exhibition was the result of a collaborative agreement between the City of West Hollywood and The Sculpture Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that owns the collection of sculptures.

The sculptures to be removed from Santa Monica Boulevard include: Lintel by Emilie Brzezinski,Teatro XVII  by Herk Van Tongeren, Wave Hill by Robert Ressler, Matters of the Moment by Mike Gyampo, Bucci by Peter Voulkos, Flora Exemplar by Andrew Rogers and Between Essence and Existence by Bruce Lindsay. 

The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its residents and visitors. The City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen participation in the arts.

Working in conjunction with other City departments, residents and local nonprofit arts organizations, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission oversees a number of projects and programs to meet the City's mandate to broaden citizen participation in the arts.

The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. (TSF) is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to providing exhibitions and contemporary landmark public artworks for communities. 

 

For more information please contact Andrew Campbell, Cultural Affairs Administrator for the City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6883 or acampbell@weho.org or Paula Stoeke at The Sculpture Foundation, at (310) 264-2400 or visit www.sculpturefoundation.org

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July 11, 2012

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Economic Impact of the Arts Study Results
According to the recent Americans for the Arts study, the $20.7 million in spending by West Hollywood based nonprofit arts and culture organizations and an additional $8.5 million in event-related spending by their audiences supports 776 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $24.5 million in household income to local residents, and delivers $2.8 million in local and state government revenue!

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Upcoming Summer Events  

inkSLam: L.A.'s Premier Poetry Festival

July 11-14, 2012
All day events

Greenway Court Theatre

544 N. Fairfax Ave.

Los Angeles, 90036

Greenway Arts Alliance presents inkSLam: L.A.'s Premier Poetry Festival, a spoken word event. The festival evolved from the partnership between Greenway Arts Alliance and Da' Poetry Lounge, the nation's largest ongoing open mic series held every Tuesday at Greenway Court Theatre. For more information, please visit www.inkslam.org. Tickets are $5-$20 and are available at www.greenwayarts.tix.com.

 

An Intimate Evening with Jennifer Lewis

July 13-14, 2012

8 p.m.

Renberg Theatre

1125 N. McCadden Place

Los Angeles, 90038

Jennifer Lewis is returning to the Renberg Theatre for her fourth solo show titled AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH JENNIFER LEWIS. Ths show combines personal stories, hilariously pointed social commentary and vocal brilliance. The show also features original songs, beloved standards and a medley celebrating the 15th anniversary of JACKIE'S BACK, the Lifetime Television hit starring Lewis and songs by Mark Shaiman. General admission is $25. Please visit www.lagaycenter.orgfor more information.

 

Author Talk and Book Signing

July 17, 2012

7 p.m.

Community Meeting Room

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

The West Hollywood Library presents a special author talk and book signing with Tere Tereba on her book Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.'s Notorious Mobster. Tere Tereba is an award-winning fashion designer and journalist. For more information call 310-652-5340.

 

Summer Sounds Concert

Catte Adams & Beautiful People

July 22, 2012

4 p.m.

Kings Road Park

1000 N. Kings Road

West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood presents Summer Sounds 2012 featuring Catte Adams & Beautiful People. Catte Adams and Beautiful People are an L.A. Electronica band that takes pop, jazz, and originals and de-constructs them turning them into groovy and unusual arrangements. They have been known to transform classic hits such as "Heartbreak Hotel" and "You're My Thrill" into lush and elegant versions you've never heard before. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/arts.

Free Shakespeare in the Parks 2012  

The City of West Hollywood and The Classical Theatre Lab present SOMETHING OF SILVER, a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. The play is adapted and directed by Tony Tanner, Tony-nominated as Best Director and Best Choreographer for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Tanner directs his upbeat, 90-minute musical adaption of Shakespeare's timeless comedy. Dates:

 

Plummer Park

Great Hall Courtyard

7377 Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood

July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 5 p.m.

 

Kings Road Park

1000 N. Kings Road West Hollywood

August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 4 p.m.

 

Free performances. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended call 323-960-5691. For more information, visitwww.weho.org/arts.

Ongoing Events  

Poetic Expressions of Jean Cocteau 1889-1963
Through July 31, 2012

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd

West Hollywood

Poetic Expressions of Jean Cocteau features a suite of fifty-five (55) lyrical original drawings and lithographs by French poet, writer, artist, and film maker Jean Maurice Eugene Clement Cocteau. Curated by Tony Clark, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Parking: West Hollywood Park Parking Garage. For more information, contact 323-848-6354. 

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.