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January News Briefs

Post Date:December 29, 2018 9:16 AM

NewsBriefsFor information about events at the West Hollywood Library
please visit lacountylibrary.org/west-hollywood-library*** City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 *** 

Ongoing Events — January  1 through January  31, 2019

Holiday Tree Recycling through Saturday, January 12, 2019

Holiday trees are 100% recyclable! Athens Services will collect holiday trees on normal pickup days through Saturday, January 12. Tips to ensure collection of your holiday tree: remove stands, ornaments, lights and tinsel; place holiday trees at the curb; trees over six feet in length must be cut in half; trees with flocking or fire retardants are acceptable; and please do not leave the tree in a plastic bag as the bag gets caught in the chipper blades.  For more information, or to arrange for extra trash and recycling services, contact Athens Services’ Customer Service Office at (888) 336‐6100.

cacti by James Peterson Exhibition runs through March 31, 2019

The public art sculpture installation cacti by artist James Petersen uses the cactus as inspiration and reinterprets the form. 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. 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 

Prior Pleasures by Ellen Cantor Exhibition runs through May 7, 2019

Prior Pleasures is a photographic exhibition created using a multiple exposure technique (without Photoshop). Artist Ellen Cantor photographs the end pages, illustrations, and text in a way that shows the excitement of a book fluttering open and coming to life for readers of all generations. This exhibition explores the artist's memory and preservation of the past as the books are the same ones the artist has carried with her since childhood. Admission is free. This exhibition is presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. For more information, visit www.weho.org/arts or follow @WeHoArts on social media.

Through May 7, 2019 at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

January  2019 

beWellWeHo: The Power of Resolutions Mindfulness Series Wednesday, January 2 from either 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As part of our Mindfulness Series, we’re offering two opportunities to join the City’s beWellWeho classes where we’ll be covering the topic of The Power of Resolutions. This month our focus will be on ourselves and starting our new year on a great and happy note by looking at our expectations of ourselves and others. We will explore ways to set goals and objectives that are more realistic and that will help us to create a meaningful and joyful year. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Cost $3 per class.  To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation. For more information, call (323) 848-6843.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at either 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard in Rooms 5 and 6. 

City of West Hollywood Rec n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event   — Saturday, January 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy recreation in the great outdoors at Kings Road Park this winter when the Rec n’ Roll team rolls into your neighborhood park. Kids ages 4 to 10 will  have fun with board games, sidewalk chalk, sports equipment, craft projects and much more. Please Note: Parental supervision is required in order to participate. Admission is free. For more information, call West Hollywood Park at (323) 848-6534.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road. 

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean RhysTuesday, January 8 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Women And Books is a book club that meets on the first Tuesday of each month to discuss books written by women authors. This month features The Leavers by National Book Award-finalist Lisa Ko. Women And Books is co‐sponsored by the City of West Hollywood through its Women’s Advisory Board and by 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, visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

Lesbian Speakers Series: Self Starters  — Wednesday, January 9 at 7 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian Speakers Series presents “The Self Starters – Reflections from Motivators, Creators, Influencers & Change Makers.” Join us for a very special evening with a dynamic group of lesbians and queer women leading the way in the future and inspiring others to achieve greatness featuring: CB Lee (Moderator) - Award Winning Young Adult Author; Michelle Badillo - Writer/Actress ("One Day At A Time"); Chris Baldwin - President/Board of Directors, L Project LA; Freya Estreller - Co-Founder, Coolhaus Ice Cream and Future Gin; Talonya Geary - Author, Speaker, #Godoer; and Kirstin Schaffer - Executive Director, Women In Film. This event is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Audre Lorde Health Program and Mazer Lesbian Archives. Admission is free.  Validated parking available.  To RSVP, visit www.theselfstarters.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, January 12,  from 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 mgasca@weho.org.

Saturday, January 12, 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. 

Party for Global Citizens — Saturday, January 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented with support from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, We Are From The Earth presents “Party For Global Citizens,” a community event consisting of music, art, and social awareness education and empowerment. The event features jazz vocalist Barbara Morrison and visual artist Lindsay Carron. The event also includes interactive workshops focusing on social awareness education.  Cost $10.  For tickets and more information, visit www.wafte.org or www.facebook.com/events/2267176856888993/.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

City of West Hollywood’s Winter Sounds Concert Series: Danny Janklow — Saturday, January 12 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and the West Hollywood Library present the 2018-19 Winter Sounds free indoor concert series. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, producer, and composer Danny Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition for his soulful and innovative musical voice. His heart-felt, passionate, and highly energetic music has reached and inspired thousands of listeners from Japan to Holland to Mexico. His live performances, often described as “emotionally charged” and “vibrant celebrations,” leave his listeners always wanting more. Danny has enjoyed the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Jose James, Wynton, and Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Eric Reed, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Jason Moran, Savion Glover. Admission is free.  Please arrive early. Event may reach capacity. First-come, first-served seating. RSVPs requested, but not required, at www.wintersounds-jan2019.eventbrite.com.  For more information, music samples, and parking information, visit: www.weho.org/wintersounds. #wintersoundsweho

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

Advocacy Training Project: “Taking Charge of Media Relations” Sunday, January 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This workshop will give attendees practical methods and best practices for writing press releases, contacting media representatives, and effectively presenting your issue to the press. Registration is $20. Participation is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Workshops include snacks and refreshments.  For more information about the Advocacy Training Project and to register, visit www.ncjwla.org/events or call (323) 852-8536.

Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles. 

Women In Film: Night of Short Films— Monday, January 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Women In Film will host an evening of curated short films. Admission is $10. For tickets and more information, please visit www.womeninfilm.z2systems.com/np/clients/womeninfilm/event.jsp?event=104&Free parking will be available at the adjacent five-story structure with validation.

Monday, January 14, 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. 

WeHo Reads: The Liberation of Ivy Bottini – A Memoir of Love and Activism  — Wednesday, January 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood for a WeHo Reads event highlighting the new book: The Liberation of Ivy Bottini, A Memoir of Love and Activism. The event will feature a conversation between feminist, LGBTQ activist, and West Hollywood icon Ivy Bottini and her biographer Judith V. Branzburg.  A book signing will follow, with books available for sale from Book Soup. This event is presented by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and sponsored by the City's Lesbian Speaker Series, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles LGBT Center - Senior Services Division, Hollywood NOW, and the June Mazer Lesbian Archives. Admission is free. Validated parking available for the adjacent five-story parking structure.  To RSVP, visit www.wehoreadsivybottini.eventbrite.com.  For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads literary series, visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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. 

Winter Ball Senior Dance Saturday, January 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Chilly air and warm celebrations are in the air while Seniors ages 55+ are invited to dance the night away at the City of West Hollywood’s Winter Ball in Fiesta Hall.  Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 per person.  For more information, contact Plummer Park at (323) 848-6530 or email recreation@weho.org.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

Color Bonita: A Multimedia Art Performance — Saturday, January 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Presented with support from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, the California LGBT Arts Alliance presents Color Bonita, a new media art performance piece by artist Christopher Ramirez in collaboration with Phoenix Toews, that intimately connects audiences with the queer Latino experience around family, religion, machismo and homophobia. Free admission. To RSVP, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/color-bonita-tickets-53119889018. For information, visit www.calgbtartsalliance.com..

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Renberg Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, located at 1125 N. McCadden Place. 

Roe v. Wade at 46 — Wednesday, January 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board and the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, for Roe v. Wade at 46: A Night of Resistance + Stories of Resilience #RoeAt46, to commemorate the landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States. Through moving stories shared by talented actors, updates from reproductive justice experts, and a myriad of interactive activities, Roe at 46 is an opportunity to take action and build resilience.  Join us for an evening of creativity, movement-building, and activism to honor and uphold Roe v. Wade and reproductive justice. The event is co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, Feminist Majority Foundation, ACLU of Southern California, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, Lady Parts Justice League, Hollywood NOW, Black Women for Wellness and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.   Admission is free.  To RSVP, email maya@ncjwla.org.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles. 

Community Conversation on Housing — Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Being able to afford housing is important. Please join us to learn about the City’s housing policies and programs. A summary of market trends and review of activities and special studies undertaken in the last year will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to provide input, and comments received will inform activities in the coming year.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact Tom Trevor at (323) 848-6472 or ttrevor@weho.org.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. in English at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

City of West Hollywood Smart City Pilot Program: Ring Video Doorbell Rebate Program for Eastside Neighborhood Watch Areas — Thursday, January 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ring, the video doorbell company, will join the City of West Hollywood to distribute $100 rebates for the purchase of one Ring security device, distribute products, and answer questions. Verify your eligibility and learn more at www.weho.org/smartcitycam. Admission is free and the program is limited to the first 200 households. Ring will also fund a discount of $30 off your second and third devices, as well as offer 20% off of accessories. Ring will extend this offer to residents who show up to the event who are not in the eligible service area, however, they will not offer this discount to ineligible residents after the January 24 event has ended. You must show up in person to redeem this discount.
For more information, contact Kate Kigongo, Innovation Analyst, at kkigongo@weho.org.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

West Hollywood City Council Candidate Forum — Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. 

Learn more about the candidates for the City of West Hollywood City Council at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate Forum which will be moderated by NBC4’s Emmy-winning anchor/reporter Robert Kovacik and broadcast live on WeHoTV (www.weho.org/wehotv). Admission is free. Validated parking is available in the adjacent five-story public parking structure. For more information regarding the City of West Hollywood’s upcoming General Municipal Election on March 5, 2019, please visit the City’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections or call the City of West Hollywood City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. 

Community Conversation on Housing — Tuesday, January 29 at 7 p.m. 

Being able to afford housing is important. Please join us to learn about the City of West Hollywood’s housing policies and programs. A summary of market trends and review of activities and special studies undertaken in the last year will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to provide input, and comments received will inform activities in the coming year. Admission is free.  For more information, contact Tom Trevor at (323) 848-6472 or ttrevor@weho.org.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, Room 5, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. 

West Hollywood Artists & Icons: A Conversation with Michael McMillen — Wednesday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Michael McMillen is an internationally recognized sculptor, installation artist, and short filmmaker from Los Angeles. He recently completed a permanent public art work for The Lot (1041 N. Formosa Avenue), which is a historic full-service studio for TV, film, and commercial production. Back Lot, the newest addition to the City’s Urban Art Collection, is located along Santa Monica Boulevard and acknowledges West Hollywood as the site of one of the earliest studios in operation. It is a celebration of the mythos of moviemaking and a tribute to the creative genius “behind the scenes” and in garages everywhere. Presented by The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Admission is free. RSVP requested at
www.artistsandicons-jan2019.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Rebecca Ehemann at (323) 848-6846 or rehemann@weho.org.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

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