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June News Briefs

Post Date:June 04, 2019 10:05 AM

NewsBriefsJune is LGBTQ Pride Month

Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month by producing six weeks of eclectic and vibrant One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival programming featuring the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community through poetry, film, theatre, visual arts and more. The festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, which marks the end of Pride month. A complete list of this year’s One City One Pride Festival events is available at www.weho.org/pride. The City of West Hollywood also celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month by hosting the LA Pride in West Hollywood Festival and Parade. More information on LA Pride in West Hollywood can be found at www.lapride.org. Information on Pride weekend-related City facility and street closures can be found at: www.weho.org/news

 

LA Pride in West Hollywood Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9

Weekend Pride events in West Hollywood include:

Dyke March (Free!) at Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial at Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive, Friday, June 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Pride Opening Night Celebration (Free!) at West Hollywood Park, Friday, June 7, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Pride Festival at West Hollywood Park, Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday June 9 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.; SIZZLE! Alcohol and drug-free carnival fun zone inside the Pride festival, Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday June 9 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., free with admission ticket to the festival; Pride on the Boulevard (Free!) on Santa Monica Boulevard, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and, Pride Parade (Free!) on Santa Monica Boulevard, Sunday, June 9 beginning at 10:45 a.m.; details at www.lapride.org

 

Rainbow Key Awards — Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Rainbow Key Awards are presented by the City to recognize people and organizations making outstanding contributions to the gay and lesbian community. This year’s honorees are: Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends; Jeffery Bowman (Legendary Bingo); Mecca LA hosted by Kelly Gilliam; Project Angel Food; Rabbi Lisa Edwards; and, Jake Mason (WeHo Dodgeball). This is a free event, no RSVP is required.

Friday, June 5, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room/Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival — Through June 30, 2019

Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its vibrant One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, which marks the end of Pride month. A complete list of this year’s One City One Pride Festival events is available at www.weho.org/pride. Selected events include:

High tea and hilarity begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard  when the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian Speakers Series event, Tea Time with Stephanie Miller and Beth Lapides. This event is free but is expected to reach capacity; RSVP is encouraged at https://stephanieandbeth.eventbrite.com;

Come check out the nearly complete City of West Hollywood-funded L.A.: A Queer History documentary film showcasing the LGBTQ history of Los Angeles by Gregorio Davila on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event is free but RSVP is requested at https://la-queer-history-film.eventbrite.com; and,

Closing out the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival on Sunday, June 30, 2019 is the full-day One City One Pride Day of Art event from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Admission to Day of Art is free, but seating is first-come, first-served. RSVP is requested at https://ocop-day-of-art.eventbrite.com.

 

June 2019

 

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss Tuesday, June 4 at 7 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 History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Women and Books is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood 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, visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.

Tuesday, June 4, 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.

 

Voting Center Transition Community Meeting Wednesday, June 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s continuous efforts to increase voter participation, the City is getting the word out about Los Angeles County’s upcoming community meeting regarding the 2020 transition from precinct-based voting to the new voting experience of ‘vote center’ voting.  The meeting will be hosted by the LA County Registar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Voting Solutions For All People (VSAP) program along with California Common Cause and will include a presentation, take-home materials, and a question and answer session. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Russian.

Friday, June 5, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Public Meeting Room/Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

City Budget 2019-2020 Overview Presentation Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m.

The Budget is a guiding document that describes the City of West Hollywood’s near-term priorities, departmental work plans, and recent accomplishments. Staff members from the City of West Hollywood’s Finance Department will present an overview of the budget process and the City’s Recommended 2019-2020 Budget, followed by a question-and- answer session.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Community Conference Room, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Be Well WeHo: Power of Letting Go Wednesday, June 12 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m.

As part of the City of West Hollywood’s Be Well WeHo Mindfulness Series, the City is offering two opportunities to attend The Power of Letting Go workshop. Negative feelings such as anger, resentment, and frustration are a part of life. They can keep us from being reasonable and rational, and even take away our chances of happiness. By letting go, we can take control! During this workshop, participants will learn how to let go of negative feelings that may prevent them experiencing joy in life. Everyone over 18 is welcome, and the workshop is just $3 to attend. For more information, call (323) 848-6843 or email recreation1@weho.org.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Online Service Portal Training for Landlords — Three Dates and Two Locations: Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.; and, Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

This summer the City of West Hollywood is launching its first ever online Rent Stabilization landlord portal. The new online portal will allow landlords and their property management agent to: register new tenancies online; pay annual registration fees; update contacts or agents information on current properties; link properties to a single account; register newly owned properties; and, download Rent Stabilization forms. To obtain the necessary training for creating your online account and accessing this new resource we encourage you to sign-up for one of these workshops. Seating is limited. RSVP to ttrevor@weho.org or  323-848-6472.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard; Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard; and, Tuesday June 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. at West Hollywood City Hall Community Conference Room, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

West Hollywood West Design Guidelines 2019 Update — Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood is making updates to the 2014 West Hollywood Design Guidelines and Zoning Overlay based on feedback received from the community. Come learn about proposed improvements to the guidelines, and provide feedback on what you’d like to see included in the 2019 update.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

State of the City 2019: City of the Future— Wednesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

Join the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of West Hollywood for the annual State of the City event.  Join us to learn about the ways the City of West Hollywood is moving towards a data-driven future with its Smart City Initiative. The WEHO Smart City Initiative is the City’s effort to embrace the rapid pace of innovation.   There will be a cocktail reception followed by the program presentation with a seated dinner. Individual tickets: $175. For more information and to purchase tickets:  https://www.wehochamber.com/state-of-the-city.html

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the 1 Hotel, located at 8490 W. Sunset  Boulevard.

 

The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical — Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. plus future show dates and times

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood, director Michael Matthews brings his take on the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers to the intimate Celebration Theatre. When a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, things go awry when the show is a hit. The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an “equal opportunity offender!” The show opens on June 20, while future performance dates and times vary. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.celebrationtheatre.com/the-producers.

Various dates and times at The Lex, located at 6760 Lexington Avenue in Los Angeles.

 

Calling Children of All Ages! Drag Queen Story Hour — Saturday, June 22 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, guardians, friends of all ages and join the City of West Hollywood 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, June 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Summer Sounds: The Great American Swing Band — Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood presents its 2019 Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concert Series, which will take place on selected Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. between Sunday, June 23, 2019 and Sunday, September 15, 2019 in open-air spaces at public parks in West Hollywood. The series will kick-off with The Great American Swing Band, a 15-piece band with a repertoire that includes standards, swing, big band, jazz, and rock. Check out videos and music samples here: http://greatamericanswingband.com/videos-demos. RSVP for this concert at https://summersounds-june2019.eventbrite.com.

Sunday June 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation — Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

The Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation interactive event 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. Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, June 25, 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.

 

Women In Film Speaker Series: Before Stonewall Panel — Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

Supported by the City of West Hollywood, join Women In Film for a “Before Stonewall” panel discussion. Admission is $10; Women In Film members are free. To RSVP, visit www.womeninfilm.org.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 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.
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