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November News Briefs

Post Date:November 02, 2018 9:16 AM

For up-to-date details about City of West Hollywood events and meetings please visit weho.org/calendar and follow @WeHoCity on social media.NewsBriefs

For information about events at the West Hollywood Library please visit lacountylibrary.org/west-hollywood-library

*** City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day, and on Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving *** 

Ongoing Events — November 1 through November 31, 2018 

November is Transgender Awareness Month 

Transgender Awareness Month Kickoff — Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m.

Please join the City of West Hollywood’s City Council and its Transgender Advisory Board just prior to the regular City Council meeting for a celebration of the start of Transgender Awareness Month. There will be an exhibit and a cake to be shared by all. The City Council will also issue a proclamation during the Council meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6 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.

 

Transgender Diversity Training for Businesses and Community Members Wednesday, November 7 at 10 a.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a Transgender Diversity Training. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to learn about members of our West Hollywood community. The trainer will provide a presentation and answer questions from the audience. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. To RSVP, contact Bonnie Smith at bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Transgender Advisory Board Meeting and Awards Wednesday, November 7 at 6 p.m.

Please join the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board at its annual meeting and awards program, televised on WeHoTV, www.weho.org/wehotv. The awards will acknowledge community members and organizations for their work in the Transgender community. A dessert reception will follow the meeting. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. To RSVP, contact Bonnie Smith at bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6 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.

 

Transgender Job and Resources Fair Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m.

A multitude of companies and businesses will participate in the 10th Annual Transgender Job and Resources Fair, which will include a variety of job training resources, a mock interview clinic, and a photo booth for professional headshots. Presented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), with major funding by the City of West Hollywood and through a generous grant from Citibank Community Development Foundation, the event caters to the city’s transgender and non-binary communities. Admission is free. Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation. Guests will receive a validation ticket upon entrance to the job fair. For more information about the fair or to register your company for an exhibit table, visit www.lalgbtcenter.org/tjf18

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Trans Equality Brunch Panel — Sunday, November 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood is sponsoring and JQ International will host its third annual Trans Equality Brunch featuring a panel discussion with members of the transgender and genderqueer community. Attendees will hear the voices, stories, and experiences of diverse and accomplished transgender and genderqueer community members, with hopes of being better friends, family, allies, and supporters of full equality for the entire LGBTQ+ community. Admission is free.  Validated parking available. For more information, contact Anna Goodman, JQ International, at agoodman@jqinternational.org.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony — Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony featuring transgender speakers and performers. The names of transgender people who have passed away due to hate crimes will be read at the ceremony. The flags flown at City Hall will be flown at half-staff in remembrance. A march will immediately follow the event. Attendance is free. Parking is available at The Jeremy Hotel for a $20 fee. Validated overflow parking will be available at the West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard — a shuttle will transport people from the five-story parking structure to The Jeremy Hotel. The shuttle will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.  There is a bus stop located at La Cienega Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard (a tenth of a mile from The Jeremy Hotel). For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Jeremy Hotel, located at 8490 Sunset Boulevard.

 

Additional Ongoing Events — November 1 through November 31, 2018

 

Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta Interactive Theatre Experience Selected Dates from Friday, November 2, Extended through Sunday, November 18

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, in collaboration with Rogue Artists Ensemble, presents Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta, a site‐specific interactive theatre experience in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park based on the book “Señor Plummer: The Life and Laughter of an Old Californian.” Told through a patchwork of tall‐tales, large‐scale puppets, masks and music with Wild West dues, pirates, shark‐riding lab grabs, court battles and Fiestas, Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Señor Plummer’s darkest nightmares, to his most luminous joys. The adventures you encounter are not always friendly, not always logical, but always exist in the vibrant mysteriously shifting ground at the very heart of Eugenio Plummer, the original resident of West Hollywood. For show dates, box office sales, and parking information, please visit the Rogue Artists Ensemble website at www.rogueartists.org. Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta is a commission by the City of West Hollywood with additional support from the NEA and the Puffin Foundation. Sponsors include Angel City Brewery, Wells Fargo, MedMen, and the Leonis Adobe Museum. For more information, please contact Andrew Campbell at (323) 848-6883 or acampbell@weho.org.

Performances will take place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Friday, November 2, 2018 through Sunday, November 18, 2018. All performances from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Long Hall and Great Hall located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

cacti An Illuminated Sculpture by James Peterson Artist Reception: Saturday, November 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the site of the installation, Exhibition through March 31, 2019

The public art sculpture installation cacti by artist James Petersen uses the cactus as inspiration and reinterprets the form for both day and night. The artist mimics and honors these resilient, native Californian models of self‐sustainability, taking visual cues from the Barrel, Yucca, Agave, Nopales, Organ Pipe and Saguaro Cacti. During the day, transparent materials that include dichroic film and tinted resin will combine with sunlight to create twinkling reflective treasures. When the sun goes down, LED lighting will transform the cacti into glowing orbs of light. Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/arts.

Daily on the Traffic Median at Santa Monica Boulevard and N. Doheny Drive

 

WeHo In Paso Exhibition Artist Reception: Thursday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Exhibition through November 2018

The City of West Hollywood has partnered with Studios in the Park in Paso Robles to feature a collection of art works made by artists who live in West Hollywood. The exhibition, WeHo In Paso, includes animations, archival digital prints, original paintings, pen and ink drawings, and photographs. The exhibition addresses Space, Support and Visibility, three of the principles in the WeHo Arts: The Plan, a community based cultural plan. Admission is free. The exhibition will continue through the end of November and is presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. There will be an artist’s reception on November 8. For more information, contact Rebecca Ehemann at rehemann@weho.org or (323) 848-6846.

Through November — Artist’s reception will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Werle Building, located at 626 N. Robertson Boulevard.

 

November 2018

Artists & Icons Series: A Conversation with Dan Guerrero Saturday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood presents West Hollywood Artists & Icons: A Conversation with Dan Guerrero. Artist/Educator/Activist Conversation and Q&A moderated by Tony Estrada. Dan Guerrero is an award‐winning producer of diverse programming for network and cable television and has directed arts and culture concert events at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France and multiple times at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC among other prestigious venues. The eclectic artist also tours with his autobiographical solo show ¡Gaytino! Made in America that travels through decades of Mexican‐American/Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. Dan has been an out and proud resident of West Hollywood since 1982.  Admission is free.  To RSVP, visit www.artistsandicons‐nov2018.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Joy Tribble at jtribble@weho.org or (323) 848-6360.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

How to Write an Op-Ed: The Advocacy Training ProjectSunday, November 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Want to get your important message out to the masses? Come to this workshop facilitated by Tom Zoellner, Chapman University Professor and New York Times bestselling author (An Ordinary Man), to learn how to craft a conviction op-ed and how to increase the chances of getting published. This workshop is part of the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’s Advocacy Training Project (ATP): a series of expert-led workshops on the skills needed to make a difference at the local, state, and national levels. Come learn how to become an effective champion for the causes you are passionate about! The workshop includes learning materials and refreshments and is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board, the ACLU of Southern California and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles. Tickets $20.  For more information about the ATP and to register, visit www.ncjwla.org/events or call (323) 852-8536.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women/LA, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue.

 

Out of the Box: Rare Photos from the Mazer Lesbian Archives  — Sunday, November 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives will present an exhibit of 50 or more rarely seen (or unseen) photos mounted on metal. The exhibition will include the story of the collections the photos come from posted alongside each photo. Admission is free.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/mazerarchives.
This exhibition is presented with the support from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Werle Building, located at 626 N. Robertson Boulevard.

 

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Every Month, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner Tuesday, November 6 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 The Mars Room by twice National Book Award-nominated Rachel Kushner. The book is described as a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. 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, November 6, 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.

 

Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series  The Power of Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 7 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Mindfulness Series, we’re offering two opportunities to join our #BeWellWeho classes where we'll be covering the topic of The Power of Thanksgiving. Each class will be the same; no need to go to both. We will discuss in-depth how to mindfully and heart‐fully look at our cups as half‐full rather than half‐empty. Participants will learn various techniques to become aware of what each moment offers them to benefit from a more fulfilling life.  Everyone 18 and over is welcome. Cost $3 per class. To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation. For more information, call (323) 848-6843.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, Rooms 5 & 6, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

WeHo Reads Michael York Discusses The Readiness Is All  — Friday, November 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please join Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division for a WeHo Reads event featuring actor Michael York discussing his new book The Readiness Is All: My Odyssey of Healing from Mayo Clinic to John of God and Beyond. Inspirational, entertaining, and heroic, York’s odyssey reveals more than one person’s encounter with disease — it will empower anyone confronting adversity, especially those turning to the soul for hope. The book chronicles his experiences with Amyloidosis, a blood plasma disorder from which he suffered and for which he is treated for among other therapies, with two stem cell transplants. The evening will include a discussion and book signing, with books for sale by Book Soup. Admission is free and free parking is available in the adjacent five story parking structure with validation at the event. For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads literary series, visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

City of West Hollywood Veterans Day Ceremony — Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m.

“Veterans Day is our opportunity, and our privilege, to thank and honor our brave and the sacrifices they made to keep this country ‘the land of the free.’” — Sal Guarriello. The City of West Hollywood invites community members to join City officials, staff members, and representatives from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department in honoring our local veterans at a special ceremony. Attendance is free. For more information, call (323) 848-6534.

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, located at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive.

 

City of West Hollywood’s NextGen: Starting a Business in WeHo — Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s NextGen is a civic participation initiative aimed at engaging constituents under the age of 40 in a non-traditional setting. Our last event was held at The Abbey and was centered on the changing landscape of transportation and mobility throughout the City. This time around, the event will focus on how to collaborate with the City in successfully starting and operating a business in the City of West Hollywood. Please join us for an interactive discussion and dialogue with our esteemed panel of business owners as they share the ins and outs of owning a business in West Hollywood. Admission is free.  Food will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase. To RSVP and for more information, contact Jasmine Duckworth at jduckworth@weho.org or (323) 848-6559.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the WeWork Space at the Pacific Design Center Red Building, located at 750 N. San Vicente Boulevard

 

West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series: Aimee Bahng — Friday, November 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHAP! — the West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series — was launched in fall 2011, and is co‐hosted by the City of West Hollywood and the CalArts MA Program in Aesthetics & Politics. Aimee Bahng is an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times (Duke UP, 2018), which examines narrations of futurity across various platforms—from speculative fiction by writers of color to the financial speculations of the 1%. For more information, please visit https://criticalstudies.calarts.edu/events/gabrielle‐civil. For additional information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or jtribble@weho.org.

Friday, November 5, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Be Well WeHo: Memory Training — Monday, November 19 through Monday, December 10 from  1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This four‐week class will teach strategies and exercises to improve your long‐term memory and ability to retain and recall information.  Developed by UCLA, this memory class provides practical ways to help you: Keep track of keys, phones, or other items. Retain and recall dates, phone numbers, and addresses. Put names with faces. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Admission $3 per class. For more information, call (323) 848‐6843. To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation.  *New students may not join after the 2nd session. 

Mondays, November 19, 2018 through December 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, Room 1, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Social Services Community Study Workshop Tuesday, November 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood is conducting a Community Study to help set the social services funding priorities for the next three years. Join us for a Pop-Up Workshop at Plummer Park. Come share your voice, shape the future, and serve our community. Admission is free. For more information, contact Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Children’s Play Area, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Small Business Saturday: Shop Small WeHo — Saturday, November 24

Small Business Saturday or “Shop Small” is a national annual retail event hosted in the City by the City of West Hollywood, American Express, and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Shop Small Saturday brings West Hollywood neighbors together to shop and dine at local businesses to support our community.  Celebrities will be on hand to welcome shoppers at specified locations. A portion of the proceeds from retail sales and donations on Small Business Saturday can electively go towards the City of West Hollywood’s Homeless Initiative.  Admission is free. If your small business is interested in participating by hosting an activity or providing a special discount to highlight your products and services and encourage people to Shop Small, visit www.wehochamber.com/shopsmall.html or call the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at (323) 650-2688.

All-Day Saturday, November 5, 2018, Citywide

 

Women In Film Speaker Series — Monday, November 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Women In Film Speaker Series hosts a monthly panel of filmmakers to discuss how they have carried their messages beyond the screen to urge involvement from viewers in response to social issues and injustices. Women in Film will present “Changing the Equation: A Candid Conversation about a Woman’s Place Onscreen.” 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, November 26, 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, November 27 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 croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403 or Leslie Isenberg at lisenberg@weho.org or (323) 848-6306.

Tuesday, November 27, 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.

 

World AIDS Day — Multiple Events

2018 year marks the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, which is held internationally on December 1 each year. World AIDS Day presents an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. UNAIDS declared “Know Your Status” as the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day.
Multiple events will take place:

  • Beginning November 26, two panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed at APLA Health Gleicher/Chen Health Center (3743 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles) and subsequently at its West Hollywood office (1151 N. La Brea Avenue, West Hollywood);
  • AIDSWatch, the electronic memorial to those lost to HIV, will be viewable on WeHoTV and projected on the exterior wall of the West Hollywood Library from November 30 through December 2;
  • On November 30, the annual Candlelight Vigil, hosted by the Alliance for Housing and Healing, will take place starting at 6 p.m. at the northwest corner of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevards and ending at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers on N. San Vicente Boulevard;
  • Following the Candlelight Vigil, the annual Paul Andrew Starke Warrior Awards presentation and reception will take place on November 30 at 7 p.m. the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event will feature the Warrior Awards (given to outstanding employees or volunteers of local agencies that offer HIV/AIDS and/or substance abuse prevention and care services); special guest speaker Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller, and the following presentations: Year Two Evaluation of the HIV Zero Initiative, Aaron Celious, Maroon Society; L.A. County HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2020 and Beyond, Kyle Baker, Government Relations, LA County Department of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP); Update on the Development of the AIDS Monument by Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director, Foundation for the AIDS Monument (FAM). In addition, the City’s Community Study Consultant, Raimi + Associates, will be conducting a Community Study Pop-Up Workshop in the Council Chambers’ lobby before and after the World AIDS Day program in order to receive input from attendees on priorities for Social Services funding.

For more information about all World AIDS Day events, please contact Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

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