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August News Briefs

Post Date:August 02, 2019 1:00 AM

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The Producers! — Friday, August 2, at various times

Presented with the support the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Celebration Theatre director Michael Matthews brings Broadway’s The Producers! to life in West Hollywood. 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 Producers! runs through August 12. Showtimes vary. For tickets, more information and a complete listing of show dates and times, please visit www.celebrationtheatre.com.

Beginning Friday, August 2, 2019 at The Lex Theatre, located at 6760 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles.

 

City of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, August 3 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, please call (323) 848-6534.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

Free Theatre in the Park! The Last Days of Don Juan — Sunday, August 4; Saturday, August 10; and Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m.

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 contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org.

Sunday, August 4, 2019; Saturday, August 10; and Sunday, August 11 at 3 p.m.at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

National Night Out 2019 Tuesday, August 6 beginning at 4 p.m.

Thousands of West Hollywood residents will gather on neighborhood streets in a show of unity against crime as the City of West Hollywood once again celebrates the annual National Night Out. Events such as block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, dancing, and more will take place throughout the City during the evening. Attendance is free. National Night Out 2019 participants include members of the West Hollywood City Council, Neighborhood Watch groups, the West Hollywood Gateway, the City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division, and the City’s Public Safety Commission and City’s Russian Advisory Board. There are eight separate events scheduled to take place throughout the City. Events will be held in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the City of West Hollywood. A complete up-to-date list of events, times, and event locations is available on the City of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/nno. For more information, please contact Jasmine Duckworth at (323) 848-6559 or at jduckworth@weho.org.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 beginning at 4 p.m. at various locations throughout the City of West Hollywood.

 

City’s Recreation Services Division Hosts Family Fun Night: Movie in the Park: Lego Movie 2 — Tuesday, August 6, beginning at 6 p.m.

The City of West Hollywood invites everyone to watch movies under the stars as part of National Night Out. Moviegoers are encouraged to pack a picnic and to bring a blanket or a low-height lawn chair to enjoy The Lego Movie 2. This family-friendly film 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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m (the movie will begin at dusk) at Plummer Park, Vista Lawn, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

 

Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, Becoming by Michelle Obama Tuesday, August 6 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 Becoming by former First Lady Michelle Obama. 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, August 6, 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: Power of Words Wednesday, August 7 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 about the Power of Words. Participants will learn to be mindful of the messages they send throughout the day and will discover how to take full responsibility for what they create daily with words. Speaking mindfully can help make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others. Everyone over 18 is welcome; the workshop is just $3 to attend. For more information and to register, please contact Jenny Ivanova at (323) 848-6302 or at jivanova@weho.org.

Wednesday, August 7, 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 in Rooms 5 and 6.

 

A Live Reading of the Mueller ReportSaturday, August 10 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, August 11 at 10 a.m.

Join Hollywood NOW and the City of West Hollywood for a two-part live reading of the Mueller Report. The event is free and open to the public. To participate as a reader or for more information, please contact Hollywood NOW at (323) 596-7389 or at hollywoodnowchapter@gmail.com. This event will be live-streamed on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/wehotv.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 8 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.

 

Junk in the Trunk Rummage Sale — Saturday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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.

 

Bicycle Education Safety Workshop — Sunday, August 11 at 9 a.m.

This Bicycle Education Safety Workshop will be a guided ride where participants can practice in real life the knowledge and skills learned at the former two classes. This class is ideal for people who would like to practice and enhance bicycling skills on city streets. Course topics will include: rules of the road, group ride etiquette, riding around transit, navigating hazards, avoiding accidents, bike services, and events offered by Metro; the class will be 2.5 hours (off-bike: 30 min/ on-bike: 2 hour). The Bicycle Education Safety Workshop series is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the West Hollywood Bicycle Coalition, and the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Attendance is free, but advance reservations are requested. Register online at https://ciclaviastreetskills.eventbrite.com. For more information about the Bicycle Education Safety Workshop series or to register by phone, please call (213) 629-2142 x114.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the north parking lot, located off of Fountain Avenue.

 

Love Struck: A Romantic Lesbian Comedy — Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m.

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Macha Theatre presents Love Struck, a romantic lesbian comedy about two Latinas (one American and one Cuban) in a hurricane of love, lust, and other devastations. For tickets and information, please visit http://machatheatre.org/lovestruck_2019.htm or contact Prentis Bonds at (323) 848-6354 or pbonds@weho.org.

Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Zephyr Theatre located at 7456 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

 

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 40th Anniversary Community Concert — Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m.

Members of Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will perform their GMCLA 40 / STONEWALL 50 Concert, which celebrates GMCLA’s 40th anniversary and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. This year marks GMCLA’s 40 years of internationally and critically-acclaimed artistic excellence along with their ongoing commitment to serve the Los Angeles community and beyond by promoting civil rights, tolerance, and acceptance through music. This concert is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division. To RSVP and for more information, please visit http://gmcla.org/gmcla3 or call Prentis Bonds at (323) 848-6354.

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2 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.

 

CicLAvia Meet the Hollywoods — Sunday, August 18 at 9 a.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. For more information, visit www.ciclavia.org or contact Tara Worden at (323) 848-6834 or tworden@weho.org.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard from N. San Vicente Boulevard to N. La Brea Avenue.

 

WeHo Rec Expo — Sunday, August 18 at 11 a.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Recreation Services Division invites the community to the WeHo Rec Expo. This free family-focused event will transform Plummer Park into a playground, providing constituents an opportunity to experience the popular programs featured year-round. The Expo will not only highlight the various programs and events offered through the Recreation Services Division, but also showcase high-energy interactive demos. From Tiny Tots to older adults 55+, we have something for people of all ages. Interested in art, dance, yoga, well-being, swimming, or learning something new? Visit the Expo to enjoy the music, giveaways, and exciting activities sure to be fun for the entire family. For more information, please contact Dana Abel at (323) 848-6511 or dabel@weho.org.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard in Rooms 5 and 6.

 

Summer Sounds: The Matt Politano Trio — Sunday, August 18 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, August 18, 2019 enjoy jazz musician Matt Politano, a transcendental improviser who explores music with artistry and imagination, while still showing a deep respect for the beauty of a melody. First-come, first-served seating or bring a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy the show. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/summersounds.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.

 

Celebrating New Works: Still at Risk — Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.

With the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Celebration Theatre, LA’s oldest LGBTQ theatre, presents free staged readings of new plays. Donations are gratefully accepted. This reading is Still At Risk by Tim Pinckney, which is directed by Brad Griffith. Kevin, a surviving activist from the frontlines of the AIDS crisis, finds himself struggling to find his place and purpose in contemporary gay culture. When a gay fundraising event threatens to erase the history he was part of creating, Kevin’s anger and passion are renewed and he is confronted with the challenge of how to motivate change in this new climate of visibility. Along the way, Kevin’s raw and slightly unhinged methods provoke everyone who can help him, damage long friendships and eventually expose some dark secrets. Hilarious, sharp, and deeply moving, Still at Risk is a powerful look at the personal and political hazards of rewriting the past and one man's attempt to move forward. For more information call (323) 848-6577 or email mche@weho.org.

Tuesday August 20, 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.

 

Mature Driver Improvement Course — Thursday, August 22 at 9 a.m.

The City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Department, in conjunction with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, will conduct a Mature Driver Improvement Course. Upon completion of this DMV-Certified course, which is specifically designed for drivers who are 55 years of age or older, participants will be given a certificate that many automobile insurance companies will accept to reduce yearly premiums. Cost for the course is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Advance registration is required. Call (323) 848-6414 for details and to register.

Tuesday, August 22, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, located at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival — Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24 at various times

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival presents its 6th annual film festival showcasing diverse stories and voices from around the world in an effort to create a dialogue and community that celebrates and fights for diversity. For tickets, show times and more information, please visit www.ladff.com or call Prentis Bonds at
(323) 848-6354.

Beginning Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Let Live Theatre, located at 916 N. Formosa Avenue.

 

Calling Children of All Ages! Drag Queen Story Hour — Saturday,
August 24 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, August 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

 

Women’s Equality Day Commemoration — Sunday, August 25 at 2 p.m.

Join the City of West Hollywood for its annual Women’s Equality Day event commemorating the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote! Don’t miss this free community event that will feature a screening of the new documentary The Great American Lie, about social and economic inequality, from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom (Miss Representation). To RSVP, please visit whwomensequalityday2019.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6413 or lfooks@weho.org.

Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 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.

 

Women In Film Speaker Series: Perfect Pitch — Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m.

Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, Perfect Pitch is back for its 5th year! Pitching is one of the most essential skills needed for a successful career in the film and television industries. Perfect Pitch is designed to be both an informative and interactive panel of leading industry experts. You must be a WIF Member to be eligible to pitch, however all are welcome to attend.  For tickets and information, visit www.womeninfilm.org

Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7 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 — Tuesday, August 27 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. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board. For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6403 or croskin@weho.org.

Tuesday, August 27, 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.

 

The Advocates Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion — Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m.

Join us for a documentary film screening and panel discussion of The Advocates and learn about the crisis of homelessness in the Los Angeles County. A panel discussion will feature: Celina Alvarez (Executive Director, Housing Works); Rémi Kessler (Director, The Advocates); Rudy Salinas (Chief Program Officer at The Center at Blessed Sacrament); and Robert Morrison (Program Director, Housing Works). Attendees will also enjoy the Everyone In virtual reality experience, photo booth, and more. This screening is the result of a partnership between The Advocates Director Rémi Kessler and United Way LA’s “Everyone In” campaign with support from the City of West Hollywood. Admission is free; RSVP is requested at bit.ly/2LBQnan. For more information, please contact Jenny Ivanova at (323) 848-6302 or at jivanova@weho.org.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019; Reception, 6 p.m.; Screening, 6:30 p.m.; Panel Discussion, 8 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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