August News Briefs
Ongoing Events — August 1 through August 31, 2018
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 Sunday, August 19, 2018. 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 an 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. 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.
Family Fun Friday: Parent & Me ’50s Sock Hop — Friday, August 3 at 6 p.m.
Take a night off and spend some quality time with your family! Put on your blue suede shoes and grab your best pal! Get ready to twist & shout and shake it all about at West Hollywood Park’s ’50s Sock Hop. We need the slickest greasers and the best pink ladies for the crowning of our ’50s royal court. Refreshments will be provided. All guests will receive a keepsake parent and me photo. $5 per person. Register in person at West Hollywood Park office or online at the City’s Recreation Services Division webpage at www.weho.org/recreation. Free parking is available in the adjacent five-story public parking structure with validation at the West Hollywood Park office.
Friday, August 3, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
soundSpark with Cody Putman — Saturday, August 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
soundSpark is a free monthly music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists sponsored through a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. This month’s performer will be Cody Putman.
For more information, please call the West Hollywood Library at (310) 652-5340 or visit sassas.org/program/soundspark.
Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Children’s Theatre, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Women and Books, First Tuesday of Every Month, Red Clocks by Leni Zumas — Tuesday, August 7 from 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 Red Clocks by Leni Zumas. 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, August 7, 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.
City of West Hollywood Celebrates National Night Out Against Crime — Tuesday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
West Hollywood residents will celebrate in the streets in a show of unity against crime during the City’s annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The City’s Neighborhood Watch groups, in coordination with the LA County Fire Department and the LA County Sheriff’s Department, will hold evening events and social gatherings in neighborhoods throughout the City. Neighborhood events will include block parties, barbecues, entertainment, and dancing. The events will feature live music and activities for children. Admission is free.
For event information please visit www.weho.org/nno.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Events held citywide.
City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads: Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellows Reading — Wednesday, August 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and Lambda Literary for a WeHo Reads event featuring readers from the 2018 Lambda Lit Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one‐week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction, and playwriting, which allows authors to be mentored by the very best writers of the LGBTQ community, to develop one’s craft, and build a strong community of peers. Admission is free. For more information, contact Mike Che at (323) 848-6377 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 8, 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.
Citywide Yard Sale — Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, hours vary
The City of West Hollywood invites residents to take part in its upcoming Citywide Yard Sale, which will take place on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. Host a sale, visit with neighbors, and help the environment by reducing waste. Whether clearing out an attic, decluttering a garage, or searching for secondhand treasures, the weekend will be fun for everyone. The City will provide a listing of registered yard sales with locations and hours of all participants on its website, free of charge. Buyers can map their shopping ahead of schedule and sellers don’t have to spend time posting signs. Participation does not count against the City’s limit of two garage sale permits per year. To register a yard sale, please visit West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor, to complete a Yard Sale Registration form. Participants will be asked to provide proof of residency and must register by Friday, August 10, 2018 in order to be included in Citywide Yard Sale participant list. A list of locations will be posted at www.weho.org/citywideyardsale during the week of August 13. For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375.
Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018 at locations throughout the City of West Hollywood. Hours vary.
WeHo Rec Expo — Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division invites community members to its first annual WeHo Rec Expo. This free and family-focused event will transform Plummer Park into a playground providing residents with an opportunity to experience the popular programs featured year-round by the Recreation Division. The WeHo Rec Expo will highlight classes, programs, and events, including a series of high-energy demonstrations and engaging information booths. There will be music, raffles, prizes, and other activities sure to be fun and entertaining for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information, call (323) 848-6530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Recreation and for the latest downloadable copy of Rec Reader, please visit www.weho.org/recreation.
Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Summer Sounds: Swing Along with The Lady Lucks — Sunday, August 19 at 5 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood presents the 2018 Summer Sounds free outdoor concert series. This month, we feature the new all-female swing band, The Lady Lucks, who have performed on TV, in film and large venues and events, including the Hollywood Bowl, Grand Performances, Rusty’s Rhythm Club, Santa Monica’s 100 Anniversary Celebration, Veteran’s Day Celebration in Coalinga, CSUN’s Veteran’s Resource Center’s 5th Anniversary, and more. 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, please visit www.weho.org/summersounds.
Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.
Calling Children of All Ages! Drag Queen Story Hour — Saturday, August 25 at 11 a.m.
Start Saturday morning off on the right uh… high heel, with our fun and fabulous Drag Queen Story Hour. Children are invited to bring their parents and guardians and join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division at the West Hollywood Library for Drag Queen Story Hour, which is exactly what it sounds like: glittering, magical drag queens capturing the imagination, playfulness, and gender fluidity of childhood, while giving kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. At Drag Queen Story Hour, children are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people present as they wish — a world where dress up is real. For children of all ages. No registration necessary. Admission is free. Co‐sponsored by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For more information, please visit www.colapublib.org/libs/whollywood.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Puppet Theater on Wheels: Slavic Folk Tales — Sunday, August 26 at 11 a.m. in Russian and at 12:15 p.m. in English
Presented with support from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, these puppet shows highlight aspects of Eastern European culture and are geared towards children and parents. A Russian language performance will take place at 11 a.m. followed by an English language performance at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy a trio of Eastern European folk tales which are melded into a single story with the characters traveling from one tale to the next: “The Bull made out of Straw” (Ukraine), “Wooden House/Teremok” (Russia) and “The Rabbit’s Cabin” (Russia). For more information about Puppet Theater on Wheels in West Hollywood, please visit www.bit.ly/WeHoPuppetTheater2018. Вам понравится история, состоящая из трёх восточно-европейских народных сказок, герои которой путешествуют из одной сказки в другую: «Соломенный бычок» (Украина), «Теремок» (Россия) и «Заячья избушка» (Russia).
Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. (Russian) and 12:15 p.m. (English) at the Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 and 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Commemorate Women’s Equality Day with the City of West Hollywood: Seeing Allred Screening and Panel Discussion — Sunday, August 26 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood for its annual Women’s Equality Day event commemorating the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote! Don’t miss this free community event that will feature a screening of Seeing Allred, about the work of civil rights attorney Gloria Allred. Following the film screening there will be a panel discussion with special guest speakers about a number of topical issues, including current efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. The event is sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board and Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board. To RSVP, call (323) 848‐6823 or visit www.whwomensequalityday2018.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 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.
Women in Film Speaker Series — Monday, August 27 from 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 its 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, August 27, 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.
Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation — Tuesday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community. This will be an interactive experience, so be prepared to participate! Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Corey Roskin at email@example.com or (323) 848-6403.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Lambda Lit Book Club: Boy Erased by Garrard Conley — Tuesday, August 28 at 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 memoir Boy Erased by Garrard Conley. When Garrard was a 19-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. For more information, please contact the West Hollywood Library at (310) 652-5340.Tuesday, August 28, 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.