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March News Briefs

Post Date:February 27, 2019 6:36 PM

NewsBriefsVOTE! Election Information Pop-Up Event March 4 at City Hall;
West Hollywood’s General Municipal Election is Tuesday, March 5

 

The City of West Hollywood’s General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 to fill three Councilmember seats for terms commencing in April 2019. Voters will also decide on two ballot measures in this election. A link to election information, including polling locations, is available on the City’s website atwww.weho.org/elections. The City’s final election pop-up information event will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at City Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff members from the City Clerk’s office will be available to answer any election questions that members of the public may have and provide important information relating to the City’s March 5, 2019 election.

 

Election Information Pop Up: Monday, March 4, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. Vote on March 5!

Ongoing Events — March 1 through March 31, 2019
Eastside Community Priorities Plan Pop Up Series — Multiple Locations and Times from Saturday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 19
The West Hollywood City Council adopted the Eastside Community Priorities Plan in October 2017. The City invites community members to stop by a pop‐up information booth to learn about policies and projects that have been completed since the adoption of the plan and share priorities for the City’s Eastside. For more information about the Eastside Community Priorities Plan, visit www.weho.org/eastside.
  • Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the Helen Albert Farmers’ Market at the Plummer Park North Parking lot, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
  • Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. near Mendocino Farms restaurant, located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Formosa Avenue.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. near Astro Burger restaurant, located at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and N. Vista Street.

cacti by James Peterson  Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 31
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 Tuesday, May 7
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 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Beverly Park, the Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney Exhibition — Through January 2020
Photographs from the new book: Beverly Park, the Kiddieland that Inspired Walt Disney by Jay Jennings will be exhibited at the West Hollywood Library through January 2020. Admission is free during regular library operating hours. Beverly Park holds a special place in the hearts of Los Angeles area natives who frequented this special amusement park from 1943 to 1974. Located on the border of West Hollywood at the corner of Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards where the Beverly Center now stands, Beverly Park was a then-unique experience that touched the lives of anyone who went there. For more information, contact Mike Che at (323) 848-6377 or mche@weho.org.
Through January 2020 at the West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Women’s History Month Events
Women's History Month annually highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
 
Evolve. Women. Wisdom. Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Ongoing Master Classes with Artists — Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, March 24
With support from the City of West Hollywood and its Russian Advisory Board, the Evolve. Women. Wisdom. art exhibit at Lark Gallery will celebrate Women’s History Month with an opening reception that kicks off a series of master classes with artists each Sunday in March from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., through March 24. Reflecting the great diversity of the community, the classes will take place on March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019. Admission is free. For more information, contact Lark Gallery at (323) 791-6757 or larkgalleryonline@gmail.com.
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. for opening reception; master classes begin at 5 p.m. on Sundays: March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019 at Plummer Park’s Great Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation International Women’s Day Celebration — Sunday, March 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
With support from the City of West Hollywood and its Russian Advisory Board, the Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation presents an afternoon of music, dancing, and other activities celebrating womenInternational Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by more than one million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. This year’s campaign theme,“Balance for Better” provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action. Admission is free. For more information, contact Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation at (323) 848-6826 or email levvolovik@hotmail.com.
Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
Women’s History Month Street Pole Banner Display — Wednesday, March 6 through Monday, March 31
The City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board, present the City’s annual street pole banner display of notable women along Santa Monica Boulevard between both La Cienega Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard on the west side of the City, and between Vista Street and Poinsettia Place on the east side of the City.  
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 through Monday, March 31, 2019 along  Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series: Brave Girl Rising Film Screening with Panel Discussion — Friday, March 8 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day the City of West Hollywood will host the premiere of the new short film Brave Girl Rising on Friday March 8, 2019 as part of its Human Rights Speakers Series and Women’s Leadership Conference. The film tells the story of a courageous girl, who was inspired by the magical dreams of her mother and a sisterhood of friends, to succeed in getting the education she deserves, becoming a testament to how hope and love can propel us beyond even the bleakest of circumstances. This powerfully emotional film was written by acclaimed Somali poet Warsan Shire (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and voiced by actors Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You; Men in Black: International) and Golden Globe winner David Oyelowo. Special guest speakers include the film’s director Martha Adams and the Senior Director of Education at the International Rescue Committee, Sarah Smith.  Admission is free, but RSVP is requested atwww.bravegirlrising.eventbrite.com
Friday, March 8, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 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.
 
Hollywood NOW Annual Herstory Awards and Reception — Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board in honor of Women’s History Month, Hollywood NOW will present its 4th annual Herstory Awards and Reception on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The event features toasts and roasts of this year’s honoree Chela Demuir-Cartier, the founder of Unique Woman’s Coalition, for the work the organization is doing to better the community for people from all walks of life. Admission is free, but RSVP is requested at www.bit.ly/HERStoryAwards
Tuesday, March 12, 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.
 
Women in Leadership Awards — Wednesday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce present the 24th Annual Women in Leadership Awards on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The awards honor the achievements of local women in the professional and commercial/industrial business community. This year’s honorees are Sherri Franklin, Chief Strategy Officer, Muthatree WeHo; The Honorable Laura Friedman, California State Assemblymember; Annabeth Gish, Actress & Activist; Kamala Lopez, Actress, Activist & Executive Director of Equal Means Equal; and Maya Paley, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles.  Admission $15. To RSVP, visit www.wila2019.eventbrite.com, email wilrsvp@gmail.com or call (323) 848-6823.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the London West Hollywood, located at 1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
March 2019
City of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, March 2 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, March 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.
 
Advocacy Training Project: Getting Appointed to a Board or Commission — Sunday, March 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This workshop will educate attendees about the importance of joining a city or county board or commission and how one can make a difference by serving their community. This includes a panel of commission members followed by a training on how to apply to serve on a board or commission. Registration is $20. Participation is open to all. 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, March 3, 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 and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin — Tuesday, March 5 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 Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin. 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, visitwww.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.
Tuesday, March 5, 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.
 
Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series: Overcoming Guilt and Shame — Wednesday, March 6 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series, the City is offering two opportunities to join the workshop Overcoming Guilt and Shame which will focus on clearing the path to emotional wellness. Participants will learn the differences between guilt and shame, and leave the workshop with a variety of ways to support mindfulness about unhealthy thoughts and feelings in order to more easily work toward emotional well-being. Everyone over 18 is welcome. Cost $3 per class. To register, visit www.weho.org/recreation. For more information, call (323) 848-6843.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, March 9, 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, March 9, 2019 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.
 
Pizza with Public Safety and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station — Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood and your neighbors for a slice of pizza and an informative town hall-style event to discuss public safety in West Hollywood.  Representatives from the City’s Public Safety Department and West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station will discuss safety in our community and what the City, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department, is doing to meet the challenges we face in our neighborhoods. This is a chance to learn about how you can get involved and be part of the solution! Admission is free. For more information, contact Rob Winrader at RWinrader@weho.org.
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
WeHo Reads: An Evening with Jacob Tobia and Jesse Tyler Ferguson — Wednesday, March 13 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Book Soup, and ONE Archives for a WeHo Reads event featuring Jacob Tobia, in conversation with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), discussing and signing, Sissy: A ComingofGender Story. Free parking in the adjacent five-story parking structure with validation at the event. Tickets $26 + tax (includes one copy of the book) available at Book Soup or online at www.eventbrite.com/e/an‐evening‐with‐jacob‐tobia‐and‐jesse‐tyler‐ferguson‐tickets‐55002629345. 20 free tickets (which do not include a copy of the book) will be provided to West Hollywood residents providing proof of residency via a government ID, lease, or utility bill. Confirm your address is in the City of West Hollywood by visiting www.weho.org/streets.  Limit of two resident tickets per person, tickets may not be resold, and free resident tickets do not include a copy of the book. Tickets can be reserved in advance on a first-come first-served basis by emailing Mike Che atmche@weho.org. The physical tickets must be picked up by 6:15 p.m. on the night of the event, or they will be released to those on standby.  For more information, call Book Soup at (310) 659‐3110 or visit www.booksoup.com.  For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads literary series, visitwww.weho.org/wehoreads.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room/Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Let’s Talk: The Sunset Strip — Thursday, March 14 from at 6:30 p.m.
Come share your ideas and join the City of West Hollywood’s project team to discuss the Sunset Experience pilot projects and provide suggestions for other ways to improve walkability on The Strip. In November 2018, the City of West Hollywood installed three temporary pilot projects to test ways to make walking the Sunset Strip a more pedestrian-friendly experience. The pilot projects  are only up for six months; the City is in the process of evaluating how these experiments worked and would love to hear constructive feedback. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please let us know what you think about these test improvements by filling out a short online survey atwww.weho.org/sunsetexperience. For more information, contact Garen Srapyan, Associate Planner at (323) 848‐6827 or gsrapyan@weho.org.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at The London Hotel’s Kensington Ballroom, located at 1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Celebrating New Theatre Works: Orry — Tuesday, March 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
New LGBTQ theatre works are presented by Celebration Theatre with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. Orry by Nick Hardcastle and Wayne Harrison is set at Forest Lawn Cemetery in 1964. Jack L. Warner reads the eulogy for friend and legendary costume designer, Orry George Kelly,  an unapologetically gay Australian rascal who became the confidant for some of the greatest stars of all time. But in true Orry Kelly fashion, he’s not about to let a little thing like death shut him up! If anyone is going to tell Orry’s life story – it’s going to be him. A rapid fire Hollywood name dropping and jaw dropping revelation, Orry is a captivating story that takes its audience from small town Australia, to big city Sydney, mafia‐era New York City, and finally to the Golden Age of Hollywood!  Celebration Theatre is Southern California’s oldest LGBTQ theatre company. Admission is free, however donations are gratefully accepted.  For more information, contact Mike Che at (323) 848‐6377 or mche@weho.org.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 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.
 
WeHo Reads: Broadway Star Andrew Rannells Too Much Is Not Enough — Wednesday, March 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division and Book Soup for a WeHo Reads event featuring the star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and HBO’s Girls, Andrew Rannells, discussing and signing his new book, Too Much is Not Enough.  This is a heartfelt and hilarious coming‐of‐age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad hair highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City. When Andrew Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he, like many young hopefuls, saw the city as a chance to break free and start over. This was his chance to transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. Free parking in the adjacent five-story parking structure with validation at the event. Tickets $26 plus tax (includes one copy of the book) available at Book Soup or online at www.eventbrite.com/e/an‐evening‐with‐jacob‐tobia‐and‐jesse‐tyler‐ferguson‐tickets‐55002629345. 20 free tickets (which do not include a copy of the book) will be provided to West Hollywood residents providing proof of residency via a government ID, lease, or utility bill. Confirm your address is in the City of West Hollywood by visiting www.weho.org/streets.  Limit of two resident tickets per person, tickets may not be resold, and free resident tickets do not include a copy of the book. Resident tickets can be reserved in advance on a first-come first-served basis by emailing Mike Che atmche@weho.org.  The physical tickets must be picked up by 6:15 p.m. on the night of the event, or they will be released to those on standby.  For more information, call Book Soup at (310) 659‐3110 or visit www.booksoup.com.  For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Reads literary series, visit www.weho.org/wehoreads.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room/Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Capitol Drugs and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Health Fair and Sample Saturday — Saturday, March 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
With support from the City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Capitol Drugs will host its annual Sample Saturday and Health Fair. Participants will have the opportunity to meet more than 100 health and fitness vendors and pick up plenty of free samples, including tasting power shakes provided by Power Zone. Cedars-Sinai will be providing free health services including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screening, and cancer awareness education, and the Transgender Surgery Team will be on site to answer questions and provide information. Admission is free. For more information, contact Capitol Drugs at (310) 289-1125.
Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Capitol Drugs, located at 8578 Santa Monica Boulevard.
 
Women In Film Speaker Series: Women in Music and the Screen Industry — Monday, March 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, join Women In Film for a panel moderated by music supervisor Tracy McKnight. The discussion will include an analysis of the enormous gender inequality in the industry and the current efforts, through awareness campaigns and resources for support, to increase the inclusion of more women in high profile positions. Admission is $10; Women In Film members are free. To RSVP and for more information, visit www.womeninfilm.z2systems.com/np/clients/womeninfilm/event.jsp?event=119&
Monday, March 25, 2019 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, March 26 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 is an interactive experience, so be prepared to participate. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Valentina Aleksandrova of the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at  valeksandrova@jfsla.org or (323) 876-1717.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Play Ball! Skills Clinic and Home Run Derby — Saturday, March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bring your glove and spend a day at West Hollywood Park enjoying America's favorite pastime with friends, family, and community members! Children ages 5‐17 will participate in baseball fundamental skills clinics and a Home Run Derby.  Hot dogs, refreshments, and more will be provided for you to enjoy the day.  Admission is free. There is no registration required for this event.  For more information, call West Hollywood Park at (323) 848‐6534.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Park’s Great Lawn, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
 
Transgender Day of Visibility — Sunday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Please join the City of West Hollywood, members of the West Hollywood City Council, and the City’s Transgender Advisory Board as we celebrate Transgender Day of the Visibility. There will have a DJ spinning house music, open mic, an art display, and a taco truck will be on hand for those interested in lunch. Admission is free. Two-hour free parking will be available on a first-come first-served basis in the north and south lots of Plummer Park.  The first 200 guests will also receive a ticket for a free taco lunch. For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at Bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371.
Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
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