July News Briefs
Ongoing Events — July 1 through July 30, 2018
City of West Hollywood Seeks Applicants for City Poet Laureate
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division is accepting nominations from qualified applicants to become the City’s next West Hollywood City Poet Laureate. The poet selected for this distinction will hold the position from October 2018 to October 2020. The City Poet Laureate serves as the official ambassador of West Hollywood’s vibrant literary culture and leads the promotion of poetry in the City, including its annual celebration of National Poetry Month. During the term, the City Poet Laureate will also create a new poem each year that commemorates the diversity and dynamism of West Hollywood. Interested poets are asked to self-nominate no later than 12 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2018. Applications may be submitted here: http://bit.ly/WeHoCityPoetApp2018.
Cabaret, Presented by Celebration Theatre — Various Times and Locations
Don’t miss this eerily relevant musical before it closes. Directed by multi-Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews, Kander & Ebb’s masterpiece runs every weekend through August 19. Cabaret is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For tickets and more information, visit www.celebrationtheatre.com/cabaret.
Thursdays through Sundays at the Lex Theatre, located at 6760 Lexington Avenue.
Adelaide Drive, Artwork of Wayne Shimabukuro and Don Bachardy — Exhibition, through October 17, 2018
The City of West Hollywood presents a new exhibition at the West Hollywood Library on view through Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The exhibition features images that photographer Wayne Shimabukuro took of Don Bachardy and Christopher Isherwood over the course of several decades, alongside original artworks by Don Bachardy. Isherwood, the famous novelist, and Bachardy, a respected portrait artist, were a couple for more than 30 years until Isherwood’s death and they lived together on Adelaide Drive in Santa Monica, which was the inspiration for the exhibition, Adelaide Drive. This exhibition is also part of the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival which celebrates LGBTQ pride through the arts with the theme “I Remember” from May 22 to July 30. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.weho.org/pride.
West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, during regular Library open hours.
Women and Books, First Tuesday of Every Month, Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran — Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Women and Books is a monthly book club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss books written by women authors. This month features Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. The book club is co‐sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Library. Admission is free, but space is limited so RSVPs are encouraged. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation.
For more information, please visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Summer Poetry Workshop with City Poet Laureate Kim Dower — Three Saturdays: July 7, July 14, and July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kim Dower, the City of West Hollywood’s City Poet Laureate, offers an intimate writing experience filled with exercises, ideas, and fever writing to prompts and memories in an effort to inspire and jumpstart poets at all levels — from complete beginners to published poets. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please register in advance at the library information desk. For more information, call the West Hollywood Library at (310) 652-5340.
Saturday, July 7, 2018, Saturday, July 14, 2018, and Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library’s West Hollywood Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
City of West Hollywood’s ‘WeHo Reads’ Siren Song: My Life in Music Discussion and Book-Signing: Seymour Stein in Conversation with Henry Rollins — Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads program and Book Soup present Seymour Stein in conversation with Henry Rollins, discussing and signing Siren Song: My Life in Music. A book-signing with Seymour Stein will follow the talk. Tickets are $29 and include one copy of Siren Song to be received at check-in. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/an‐evening‐with‐seymour‐stein‐in‐conversation‐with‐henry‐rollins‐tickets‐46851376729. A limited number of complimentary admission tickets (which do not include a copy of the book) are available to residents of the City of West Hollywood. Tickets will be made available at 6:30 p.m. the day of event to the first 20 people who present a driver’s license, lease agreement, or utility bill showing proof of residency in West Hollywood — please double-check that your address is in the City of West Hollywood by visiting www.weho.org/streets.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division will host a Junk in the Trunk rummage sale. Participants may sell items from the trunks of their vehicles or in the space remaining in designated areas. Anyone who has yard sale items to sell is invited to register to participate in the event — no vendor goods will be permitted. Items can be displayed from car trunks and hatches, or in a parking space sale area using a tarp or table. Sellers are welcome to use one pop-up tent or a canopy in their assigned space, but those must not be bigger than 10’x10’. Participants may start setting up at 8 a.m. Cars will not be allowed to enter the lot after 9 a.m. Parking lot sale spaces, which cover two standard parking spots, are available for $15 and must be reserved in advance. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free for shoppers.
For more information, please contact Michael Gasca, City of West Hollywood Recreation Coordinator, at (323) 848-6546 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the north parking lot, located off of Fountain Avenue.
Free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection Event — Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Environmental Program is offering this free document shredding and e-waste collection event for residents and businesses in the City of West Hollywood. E-waste will be handled by certified electronics recycler, Homeboy Recycling, in a way that protects the planet and keeps your data safe while creating jobs for people in the region facing serious barriers to employment. All electronics are accepted, with the exception of hazardous materials, large appliances, thermostats, light bulbs, and batteries. For more information, contact Matt Magener, Environmental Programs Coordinator at
(323) 848-6894 or email@example.com.
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Employee Parking Lot located at 355 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
MOCA Art Talk: Barbara Bloom in Conversation with Curator Rebecca Matalon — Sunday, July 15 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On the occasion of Décor, the New York-based artist Barbara Bloom joins MOCA Curatorial Associate Rebecca Matalon for a Conversation at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers, sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Décor: Barbara Bloom, Andrea Fraser, Louise Lawler presents works from MOCA’s permanent collection that play with the presentation and display of art, including Bloom’s rarely seen The Reign of Narcissism (1988-89). On view at the museum for the first time in more than 20 years, the large-scale installation was commissioned for MOCA’s celebrated 1989 exhibition A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation.
Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass Presented by Classical Theatre Lab — Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Classical Theatre Lab, with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, presents Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. The book includes the characters of Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the celebrated verses “Jabberwocky” and “The Walrus and the Carpenter.” Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. To RSVP, visit www.classicaltheatrelab.org. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/arts
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Closing Reception for Sense of Place by artist Jose Dávila — Saturday, July 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) to celebrate the culmination of a nine‐month exhibition that began at West Hollywood Park and moved across the Los Angeles region. Sense of Place consists of an eight‐foot square cube sculpture comprised of 40 individual concrete conjunctional forms. Initially installed at West Hollywood Park, over the course of the past nine months the sculpture was slowly disassembled, and individual pieces were installed at various locations across Los Angeles, taking on different functional forms at each location. The sculpture has now returned to its original whole cube in West Hollywood Park, holding its histories in its reunited form, and serving as a tactile portrait of Los Angeles. Commissioned by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and part of the Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Sense of Place is artist Jose Dávila’s largest public undertaking to date and his first major exhibition in Los Angeles. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Arts Division web area or contact Rebecca Ehemann at (323) 848-6846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
City’s Recreation Services Division Hosts Movies in the Park: Coco — Saturday, July 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood invites everyone to spend a few summer nights at Plummer Park to enjoy movies under the stars. The next Movies in the Park event, in celebration of Parks and Rec Month, is the animated film Coco. Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician and finds himself on a stunning and colorful adventure. Moviegoers are encouraged to pack a picnic and to bring a blanket or a low-height lawn chair to enjoy the show. All movies are family-friendly and the series is free and open to the public. The Movies in the Park series is sponsored and hosted by the City of West Hollywood through its Recreation Services Division. For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6530.
Sunday, July 21, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (the movie will begin at dusk) at the Plummer Park’s Vista Lawn, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Summer Sounds: Jungle Fire — Sunday, July 22 at 5 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood presents the 2018 Summer Sounds free outdoor concert series. Jungle Fire is a 10‐piece TropiFunk juggernaut influenced by the music of legends such as Irakere, Ray Barretto, James Brown, Fela Kuti, and Manu Dibango (just to name a few) and they create a melting pot of Afro‐Caribbean and West African rhythms with a heavy break beat funk. The members’ diverse musical and cultural backgrounds are a direct reflection of the musical and cultural landscape of Los Angeles and they have recorded, toured, and/or played with Stevie Wonder, Breakestra, Ozomatli, Quantic, Alice Russell, De La Soul, La Santa Cecilia, Celia Cruz, LCD Soundsystem, and U2 among many others. This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Admission is free. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available or bring a blanket and enjoy the show! For more info on the 2018 Summer Sounds series, visit www.weho.org/summersounds.
Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Women in Film Speaker Series — Monday, July 23, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Women in Film Speaker Series hosts a monthly panel of filmmakers to discuss how they’ve carried their messages beyond the screen to urge involvement from viewers in response to social issues and injustices. The event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts Division and Women’s Advisory Board. Women in Film is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media. Admission is $10. For tickets and more information, please visit http://womeninfilm.org/speaker-series. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation.
Monday, July 23, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
5th Annual Diversity Film Festival — Thursday, July 26 through Saturday, July 28
Join the City of West Hollywood Arts Division as the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival presents an array of diversity screening blocks including LGBTQ, Female Filmmakers, and international Documentaries. Tickets are $10. For tickets and more information, visit www.ladff.com. For more information, visit www.weho.org/arts.
Opening Night: Thursday, July 26, 2018. Programming at various times on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at The Actor’s Company Let Live Theatre, located at 916 N. Formosa Avenue.
City’s Recreation Services Division Hosts Hollywood Summer Nights Senior Dance — Saturday, July 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lights, camera, party! The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division is rolling out the red carpet for a night of Hollywood glamour. Community members who are 55 and over are invited to get glitz and get glam for the party of the year! Join the celebration on the dance floor; everyone will be ‘reeling’ with joy. Admission is $5 per person; register in advance at www.weho.org/recreation. For more information, please call (323) 848-6530.
Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Lambda Lit Book Club: Pretty by Justin Sayre — Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m.
The Lambda Literary Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month (except in December). It highlights a heady mix of LGBT classics, unheralded gems, and new releases. This month’s selection is the young adult novel Pretty by Justin Sayre. Author/performer Justin Sayre will be on hand to discuss his book. For more information, please contact the West Hollywood Library at (310) 652-5340.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.