November News Briefs
City Hall will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day, and on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November is Transgender Awareness Month
The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board commemorate Transgender Awareness Month every year with programming throughout November. The Transgender Awareness Month Official Kick-Off Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Flaming Saddles, located at 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard. The televised Transgender Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Transgender Day of Remembrance event will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Early Education, located at 563 N. Alfred Street. For additional details, as well as information about other Transgender Awareness Month events, please visit www.weho.org/tam.
For more information, please call Bonnie Smith at (323) 848-6371.
City of West Hollywood Rec ‘n’ Roll Mobile Recreation Event — Saturday, November 2 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, no registration is required. Rain will cancel this event. For more information, please call (323) 848-6534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Road Park, located at 1000 N. Kings Road.
West Hollywood Seismic Retrofit Resource Fair — Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m.
The Seismic Resource Fair will provide residential and commercial property owners with a range of resources for seismic retrofitting in order to adhere to mandatory strengthening requirements for certain types of existing buildings. City staff members and experts, such as structural engineers, contractors, and more, will be on-hand to answer questions and offer technical knowledge. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed, just drop in! For questions, please call (323) 848-6848 or visit www.weho.org/seismic.
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Plummer Park’s Great Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Human Rights Speakers Series: Lost in America Advanced Screening and Panel Discussion — Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series presents a special advanced screening and panel discussion of Lost in America, a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater’s journey of shining a light on youth homelessness in America. This film takes a look at this pandemic and highlights the issues of human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more.
Thursday, November 5, 2019 at 6:30 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.
Women and Books, First Tuesday of Each Month, American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson — Tuesday, November 5 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 American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson. 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, November 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: Thanksgiving/Gratitude — Wednesday, November 6 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 this simple Gratitude tool that can help you create a healthy, happy, harmonious, and hopeful life. This class will offer you practical techniques to become aware of your ability to create a meaningful and joyful life. Everyone over 18 is welcome, and classes are just $3. There are two sessions: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. To register, please contact the Recreation Services Division at (323) 848-6843 or visit www.weho.org/recreation.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the West Hollywood Community Center at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Veterans Day Ceremony — Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
The City of West Hollywood invites community members to join City officials, staff members, and representatives from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department in honoring our local veterans at a special ceremony. For more information, please call West Hollywood Park at (323) 848-6534 or visit www.weho.org/recreation.
Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive.
Women In Film Speaker Series: Storytelling in New Media — Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood, the Women In Film Speaker Series presents: Storytelling in New Media. We’ll be bringing you an impressive roster of women working on and guiding everything from Snapchat series to Quibi originals. What kinds of narratives are best suited to shortform or mobile media? How is new media expanding the pipeline for traditionally marginalized creators? For details, please visit www.womeninfilm.org. For more information, please contact Joy Tribble at (323) 848-6360 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, November 12, 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.
City of West Hollywood Water Wise Landscaping Workshop — Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to save money on your water bill, upgrade your landscape, and wow your neighbors? Attend this free workshop to learn how to: beautify your landscape and use water wise techniques, apply for various turf replacement rebates, and detect and fix leaks. Refreshments and a free raffle! Walk-ins welcome! RSVP today at (310) 285-2467. For more information, please contact Robyn Eason at (323) 848-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
International Instrumental Competition for Young Performers: Colibri — Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m.; Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.; and Sunday, November 17 at 11 a.m. (Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony)
The International Arts Competition for Young Performers “Colibri” — the Russian word for “hummingbird” — features participants between the ages of 4 and 16 who compete in various genres, including instrumental,vocal, and dance. The main goal of the event is to develop creative potential of young performers, promote their talent and creativity, and offer an opportunity to enhance their competitive skills in a fun and exciting environment. Friday and Saturday events will be followed by Sunday’s Gala Concert and Awards Ceremony. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Tatiana Rodzinek at (323) 848-6826 or email@example.com.
Friday, November 15, 2019 through Sunday November 17, 2019 at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Advocacy Training Project: How to Advocate for Legislation — Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood invites community members to NCJW | LA’s Advocacy Training Project’s, “How to Advocate for Legislation.” This workshop trains participants in how to effectively engage with elected officials and their staff members by covering grassroots advocacy and communications. The focus will be on the California state legislative process. Registration is $20/workshop or $110 for all six workshops ($10 discount). Attendees of all six workshops receive a certificate of program completion from the City of West Hollywood. For more information, please contact Nabila Sosa at (323) 852-8508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2 9.m. at NCJW | LA, located at 543 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
Mature Driver Course — Thursday, November 21, 9 a.m.
The Mature Driver Course is a great way for seniors to brush up on rules of the road! $10 for individuals or $15 per couple. Validated parking will be available in the 5-Story West Hollywood Park Structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. For more information, please contact Tatiana Rodzinek at (323) 848-6826 or email@example.com.
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9 a.m. at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, located at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
WHAP! Lecture Series: Dominic Pettman, ‘Peak Libido: Sex, Ecology, and the Collapse of Desire’ — Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Master of Arts (MA) program in Aesthetics and Politics present the West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series (WHAP!). This series features events that range from political debates to film screenings and performances, as well as conversations about art, architecture, and philosophy. This month, WHAP! will host Dominic Pettman, Professor of Culture & Media at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. He is the author of a dozen books on technology, humans, and other animals; including the recent Creaturely Love (Minnesota University Press, 2017), Sonic Intimacy (Stanford University Press, 2017) and Metagestures (Punctum Books, 2019; with Carla Nappi). This event is open to the public and no RSVP is required.
Friday, November 22, 2019 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
Seniors in Action — Tuesday, November 26 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Valentina Aleksandrova at (323) 876-1717 or email@example.com.Tuesday, November 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.