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July News Briefs

Post Date:July 01, 2019 5:51 PM

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July 2019

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Tuesday, July 2 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 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. 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 West Hollywood Park parking structure with validation. For more information, please visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho.

Tuesday, July 2, 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: Time Management Wednesday, July 3 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 learn tips for Time Management. The reality is, there are only 24 hours in every day; learn how to effectively manage your time, complete your projects, and have time left over for the fun stuff (or a nap!). Everyone over 18 is welcome; the workshop is just $3 to attend. For more information, please call (323) 848-6843 or email recreation@weho.org.

Wednesday, July 3, 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.

 

City of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, July 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy recreation in the great outdoors at Kings Road Park this summer 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 (323) 848-6534.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

Historic Preservation Annual Event: The Formosa Café — Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood and its Historic Preservation Commission will celebrate the restoration of the recently landmarked Formosa Café. The Formosa Café was established in 1940 and features the last of the Pacific Electric 800-series streetcars and has a legendary history. The building and trolley became a designated cultural resource in March and after an extensive renovation The Formosa Café will reopen its storied doors this summer. The event has reached capacity, but more information is available by contacting Mike Peterson, Historic Preservation Intern, at (323) 848-6373 or mpeterson@weho.org.

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Formosa Café, located at 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

CicLAvia Outreach Meeting for Businesses — Tuesday, July 9 at 4 p.m.

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods will take place on Sunday August 18, 2019 and the City of West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East Hollywood will be transformed into car-free, open streets for the day. This CicLAvia is presented by Metro. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the City of West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk, everyone is invited to come along for the ride and walk, bike, roll, and stroll through along the area’s most iconic streets. The event will close Santa Monica Boulevard from N. La Brea Avenue to N. San Vicente Boulevard to vehicle traffic and thousands of cyclists will fill the streets. If you own or operate a business along the route, come to this Outreach Meeting for Businesses to learn about opportunities to activate your storefront and tap into the potential customer base of CicLAvia participants. Information will also be provided about how to mitigate parking impacts during the street closure. For more information, please contact Tara Worden at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park in Art Room 2, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

CicLAvia Outreach Meeting for Community Members — Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

CicLAvia—Meet the Hollywoods will take place on Sunday August 18, 2019 and the City of West Hollywood, Hollywood, and East Hollywood will be transformed into car-free, open streets for the day. This CicLAvia is presented by Metro. From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to the City of West Hollywood’s rainbow crosswalk, everyone is invited to come along for the ride and walk, bike, roll, and stroll through along the area’s most iconic streets. The event will close Santa Monica Boulevard from N. La Brea Avenue to N. San Vicente Boulevard to vehicle traffic and thousands of cyclists will fill the streets. Join us for this Community Meeting to learn about street closures, volunteer positions, business opportunities, and more! For more information, please contact Tara Worden at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park in Art Room 2, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, July 13, 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, July 13, 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.

 

West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Seismic Retrofitting Seminar — Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m.

Join the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Hollywood for a free seminar for West Hollywood property owners with soft story buildings. Learn about the retrofitting process, cost, financing, owner and tenant rights, compliance requirements and deadlines for the City of West Hollywood’s seismic ordinance. Get your questions answered and find out more information about available resources. For more information, please contact Moya Marquez at (323) 848-6574 or mmarquez@weho.org. For details about the City’s Seismic efforts, please visit www.weho.org/seismic.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Free Theatre in the Park! The Last Days of Don Juan — Beginning Saturday, July 13

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Classical Theatre Lab presents The Last Days of Don Juan. The legendary, lascivious libertine is back! Don Juan, the seducer of Seville, one of the theatre’s most beloved rogues, comes to entertain in West Hollywood this summer and free classical theatre returns to Kings Road Park after a three-year hiatus. The Last Days of Don Juan by Tirso De Molina is adapted by Nick Dear, and directed by Suzanne Hunt, featuring Virtic Emil Brown, Christina Conte, Carolyn Crotty, Carlo Figlio, Erin Fitzgerald, Stuart W. Howard, Nico Madden, Michael Sturgis, Ian Waters, and Alexander Wells. Admission is free. For more information, please visit contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or jtribble@weho.org.

Beginning Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3 p.m. and running every Saturday and Sunday through August 4, 2019 at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

Summer Luau Senior Dance — Saturday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Aloha! Summer is here, and we’re having a luau you’ll never forget. Come feel like you’re dancing on the tropical beaches of Hawaii. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. This event is for people ages 55 and older. For more information call (323) 848-6530 or email recreation@weho.org.

Saturday July 20, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival: Legends, Movement, and Memories — Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m.

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Legendary performers Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons) and Florence LaRue (5th Dimension) host the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival “Legends, Movement and Memories” featuring Sheetal Gandhi’s “Daughter-in-Law, Daughter, Wife,” Juli Kim’s “Five Drum Dance & New Leaf,” Florence LaRue’s “Florence” and Freda Payne’s “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song.” For more information, please visit www.lawtf.org or call Prentis Bonds at (323) 848-6354.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Greenway Court Theatre, located at 544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles.

 

Summer Sounds: Martin Luther McCoy — Sunday, July 21 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. in open-air spaces at public parks in West Hollywood. On Sunday, July 21, 2019 actor, guitarist, singer/songwriter, producer, soulman, Martin Luther McCoy will bring soul/funk/rock to Plummer Park. RSVP for this concert at https://summersounds-june2019.eventbrite.com.

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Women In Film Speaker Series: Unscripted - Creating and Supervising — Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.

Supported by the City of West Hollywood, join Women In Film for a this panel discussion: Unscripted - Creating and Supervising. Admission is $10; Women In Film members are free. To RSVP, visit www.womeninfilm.org.

Tuesday, July 22, 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.

 

Seniors in Action: Community, Connection, Conversation — Tuesday, July 23 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, July 23, 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.

 

Public Hearing on Social Services — Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to provide input on social services contract recommendations. This public hearing is part of the Social Services funding process. This is an open public meeting with no charge to attend and no RSVP required. For more information, please call (323) 848-6510.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 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.

 

Artist Talk: Ed Woodham Art in Odd Places — Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Arts organizations, curators, individual artists, local businesses, and community members committed to the City of West Hollywood’s artistic and cultural vitality are invited to attend an Artist Talk with Ed Woodham to learn about Art in Odd Places from past years and to discuss strategies for a future Art in Odd Places in West Hollywood. Working with the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division to develop a future Art in Odd Places West Hollywood, Ed Woodham, founder and director of Art in Odd Places (New York City) will host this Artist Talk on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. and a Public Intervention Workshop on Friday, July 26, 2019. Both are free to attend. RSVP is requested at https://aiopwehoartisttalk.eventbrite.com. Parking is available in the City lot located at 8775 Sunset Boulevard and at street meters or valet.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Pop-Up Space under Eveleigh Restaurant, located at 8752 Sunset Boulevard.

 

Public Intervention Workshop Art in Odd Places — Friday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visual and performance artists, curators, writers, architects, designers, urban planners, and social activists are invited to attend a one-day public intervention workshop. The workshop is a space for artists to design potential interventions. Interventions may take the form of tours, tactical and site performance, temporal installations, video or sound projections, digital platforms, community involved projects, peer-to-peer platforms, print or online publication, or a street event. Ed welcomes artists with no prior public art experience, who are interested in moving from the traditional studio, gallery and theater space into the urban arena. Free.
RSVP is requested at https://aiopwehoworkshop.eventbrite.com. Parking is available in the City lot located at 8775 Sunset Boulevard and at street meters or valet.

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Pop-Up Space under Eveleigh Restaurant, located at 8752 Sunset Boulevard.

 

Go Figure: the Randy Gardner Story — Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood for a special showcase screening of Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story, a documentary film based on the one-man theater show of the same name. What happens after an Olympic quest has ended? This film is a journey of identity for Randy Gardner, World Champion pairs figure skater, who with his partner of over 50 years, Tai Babilonia, achieved stardom while masking his own inner truths. Through the power of memoir and theatre, he bares all.

The film is directed by Sharidan W-Sotelo, creator of Breaking Ice, a figure skating interpretation of the television series Breaking Bad, who is dedicated to breaking the norms of figure skating on film and bringing the art form to a larger audience. There will be a Q & A with Randy Gardner following the film screening. Admission is free; RSVP is requested by visiting https://go-figure.eventbrite.com or calling (323) 848-6823.

Tuesday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 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.

 

Free Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Collection Event — Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Environmental Services program is offering this free document/hard drive shredding and e-waste collection event for residents and businesses in the City of West Hollywood. E-waste will be handled by certified electronics recycler, Homeboy Recycling, in a way that protects the planet and keeps your data safe while creating jobs for people in the region facing serious barriers to employment. All electronics are accepted, with the exception of hazardous materials, large appliances, thermostats, light bulbs, and batteries. For more information, please contact Matt Magener, Environmental Programs Coordinator at (323) 848-6894 or mmagener@weho.org.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Employee Parking Lot located at 355 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

City’s Recreation Services Division Hosts Family Fun Night: Movie in the Park: A Dog’s Way Home — Saturday, July 27, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood invites everyone to watch movies under the stars. The next Movies in the Park event is a Family Fun Night in celebration of Parks and Rec Month as we screen the film A Dog’s Way Home. As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Moviegoers are encouraged to pack a picnic and to bring a blanket or a low-height lawn chair to enjoy the show. All movies are family-friendly and the series is free and open to the public. Movie trivia and arts-and-crafts will begin at 6 p.m.; the movie will begin at dusk. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The Movies in the Park series is sponsored and hosted by the City of West Hollywood through its Recreation Services Division. For more information, please call (323) 848-6534.

Sunday, July 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (the movie will begin at dusk) at West Hollywood Park, Great Lawn, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: Mix N’ Mingle — Wednesday, July 31 at 6 p.m.

If you’re looking to grow your business or find creative partnerships, come visit one of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s mixers to meet, network, and strengthen relationships! Get connected with the West Hollywood business community and network, make connections, and exchange business cards.
Register at www.wehochamber.com/chambermixers.html.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Shake Shack, located at 8520 Santa Monica Boulevard.
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