One City One Pride: LGBTQ Arts Festival

June 07, 2017 | by Michelle Poskaitis

Go West for the One City One Pride Arts Festival! These (mostly) free arts events are held in WeHo through the end of June to celebrate Pride month. Enjoy interactive, performing and visual arts all around town.

In 2017, the theme "Go West" aims to convey movement toward a promised land. For LGBTQ+ people, this includes the dream of gay liberation and freedom to live openly on the West coast. The One City One Pride festival explores what pride means to those who accepted the call to “Go West!”

ONE Archives LGBTQ History Visual Art Panels

Through June 30
West Hollywood Park fencing just south of 696 N. Robertson Blvd. (just south of The Abbey)
This outdoor exhibition explores the LBGTQ civil rights movement from World War II to present day.

Out There Exhibition

June 10 to 18, 10 AM to 5 PM daily (except Mondays)
Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Enjoy this free media exhibition at Los Angeles Art Association. Opening reception on Friday June 9, 6 to 9 PM. Free admission.

SIZZLE! A Carnival of Attraction

June 10 to 11
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Remember, everyone can enjoy Pride without alcohol! This interactive event includes DJs, games, and prizes in a carnival setting. Free admission on Friday only. Tickets required for Saturday and Sunday.

#LastDance

McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Pl.
Rethink what's behind the wigs, makeup and heels! Discover queens are people just like you! Written and directed by Miss Barbie Q and Cinnamon Rivera for One City One Pride/Hollywood Fringe. Tickets are $12.

Sunday, June 11, 10:30 PM
Sunday, June 18, 1 PM
Friday, June 23, 7 PM
Saturday, June 24, 8:30 PM

Lesbians to Watch Out For: 90s LA Activism Exhibit

Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

From protest and street activism to grassroots community groups, '90s activism in LA and WeHo inspired national activitism and a legacy of Dyke Marches. Closed June 9 to 11. Free admission.

June 12, 1 to 6 PM
June 16, 23, 30: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
June 17, 18, 24, 25: 1 to 6 PM

California Dreams Presented by New Stages

June 12 or 14, 7 PM
Renberg Theatre, The LA LGBT Center Village at Ed Gould's Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Explore the  experiences of LGBTQ seniors as they made their journeys west – literally, figuratively and symbolically toward liberation. Free admission. RSVP to (323) 860-5830 or by e-mail seniors@lalgbtcenter.org.

The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-Mo

The Other Space Theatre, 916 N Formosa Ave.

Don't miss this new play by David LeBarron for the Hollywood Fringe. Backstage at a drag show, Auntie, an old diva, teaches a newbie her fabulous lineage, from ancient times to current affairs, a resilient race of glitter, tucking and throat throttling reality. Tickets are $10. Save $2 by entering discount code: OneCity

June 15, 8:30 PM
June 18, 7 PM
June 24, 3:30 PM
June 25, 7 PM

Go West Sunday Funday Mini Ball

June 25, 3 to 8 PM
Rage Nightclub, 8911 Santa Monica Blvd.
Discover the migration of House / Ballroom dance culture from the east to west coast at WeHo's first ever mini ball. Performed by youth of color and Reach LA. Free admission. 

Outfest WeHo Screening of: "Whitney: Can I Be Me?"

June 28, 7:30 to 9 PM
WeHo City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Get ready for a powerful film about Whitney Houston from acclaimed BAFTA Award winner Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney). With backstage footage, candid interviews, and performances, the film explores Whitney's life, and the impact of her death on friends and fans. Free admission. RSVP required.

World Premiere of "Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies, and Feminism"

June 29, 7:30 to 9 PM
WeHo City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Don't miss this new documentary, directed by Gregorio Davila. about Jeanne Cordova, activist and author. Free admission.

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