IMRU COMMUNITY CALENDAR
at the Davison/Valentini Theatre is the Village Variety Pack with Dennis Hensley and
Michael Anthony. This will feature some of our community’s most talented up and
coming performers. With comedy, song, videos and talk show interviews. The Theatre
is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. For information you can call 323
You can still register to walk with the California Aids Walk which is taking place on
September 26. The walk will benefit many agencies , AIDS healthcare Foundation,
Magic Johnson Foundation, Bienestar and In the Meantime just to name a few. To find
out more log on to walkeatdance.org.
On September 15 (every year), CenterLink will hold “LGBT Center
Awareness Day”, a national day of action focused on awareness around the
work of LGBT community centers everywhere. The day was planned to help
bring national attention to the Community Center Movement within the LGBT
movement, which serves over 40,000 people weekly, and highlight the ways
that people can get involved or utilize their local centers.
How can you get involved? You can attend an event. You can host an
event. You can wear your pride and support. You can donate. Plus, you can
learn dozens of ideas, access resources, and find ready-to-use templates, all
available in the resources section. For more info, go to MyCenterLink. com.
Weekly Griffith Park Conditioning Hikes
What: Every Wednesday night, join the Sierra Club GLS chapter for a moderate hike to Mt. Hollywood-
-5 miles, 1145’ gain/loss. This is a great mid-week workout. Dogs are welcome; bring a leash and extra
water. Rain cancels. Meet at 7 p.m. sharp by the flagpole near the vending machines at the Crystal
Springs Griffith Park HQ/Visitors Center.
For more info on these or other GLS outings, go to: angeles.sierraclub/gls. http://
You may know his work from mentoring talented designers on the hit television
show Project Runway. But this now YOU can learn from him directly as he stops in
L.A. to discuss and sign his book: GUNN’S GOLDEN RULES where he shares his
personal secrets for "making it work"—in your career, relationships, and life. That’s
this Thursday at Borders in Century City at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA |
Every Friday at the stroke of midnight the Comedy Store turns gay. Check
out stand-up comedy from L.A.'s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
comics. In the Main Room. That's the Comedy Store at 8433 Sunset Blvd.
Call 323-650-6268 for more info.
REMINDER: Last day to register for free day care to attend the Body,
Mind and Soul Womens Health Conference next week at the L.A. Gay and
Saturday: 9/18 -- LOTS to do!
BACKPACKING WEEKEND--MEET AT 9AM
2010 September 18 - 19, Sat–Sun. O: Backpacking to
Bishop Pass. Dora O, Robin R. Twenty miles west of
Bishop sits South Lake, the starting point for this adventure.
Our overnight backpacking will begin there. The trailhead
starts at 9800 ft., hiking and winding through beautiful
alpine scenery. In about three miles and 1000 ft. elevation
gain, Long Lake will come into view. That is where we will
be camping on Saturday, an absolutely gorgeous spot
surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks. From there, it
is another three miles to the summit, on Sunday, at 12,000
ft. with Kings Canyon on the other side. Total elevation gain
2,200 ft. and 12 miles round trip back to the trailhead. Meet
at 9 AM at the trailhead. More details at the reservation time -
RSVP to Dora.
For these or other events ahead, check out the los agneles sierraclub GLS chapter. http://
BOOK DISCUSSION WITH AUTHORS
Saturday morning at 10:30 am in Alameda at the Buena Vista United Methodist
Church, authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi will be discussing and signing their
book: WHEREVER THERE’S A FIGHT: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists,
Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California.
Included in their epic history of equality struggles is a chapter on LGBT
rights well worth the read. For more information, check out their website
ONE-MAN SHOW: TOM LENK LIVE!
Tom Lenk (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Transformers, Broadway's Rock of Ages), is giving LA
what it's always wanted—an alternative comedy/storytelling show live at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian
Center’s Renberg Theatre! Packed full of all-new, mortifying and crazy tales, Lenk recounts his
recent mis-adventures on and off the Broadway stage, where he recently originated the role
of “Franz” in the smash hit 1980s rock musical experience, Rock of Ages. His hodge-podge,
prop-tastic, show-and-tell, song-and-dance, audience-interactive, out-of-left-field, Bob Rossinspired
stylings are sure to give you laugh-induced abdominal soreness.
Net proceeds benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center at the Renberg Theatre 1125 N.
McCadden Place in Hollywood 323-860-7300
or a COSMIC ROCK OPERA....
Saturday night, Sounds of ASTEROTH has created an original outer space Rock Opera entitled Into
The Fluorescence and will be unleashing it upon the planet Earth on Sept. 18th at Highways Performance
Space as part of The Latino New Works Festival. Into The Fluorescence is the story of an obsessed
female fanatic that will stop at nothing to get the attention of the alien musician know simply as Captain
Martini. However, glamorous pop diva Emma Jean Nova stands in the way and chaos ensues when the
obsessed fanatic attempts murder to solve her problems! http://www.myspace.com/soundsofasteroth
HIGHWAYS, Inc. at the 18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Jessica Halem is a very funny New Orleans comic who puts her queer spin on everything from
Sudafed to Feminism to Glory Holes. www.jessicahalem.com. Ivan Coyote is an an awardwinning
storyteller from the Yukon. www.ivanecoyote.com. And this Sunday, Hammer and Nails
brings them together for a north/south butch/femme aural exploration of words and wit at Macha
Theatre in West Hollywood as part of their tour through California.
Macha Theatre, 1107 N. Kings Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 http://www.machatheatre.org/
doors 7pm, show 8 pm; tickets available only at the door ($15); FREE PARKING
Next Week: 9/20
Bi-Sexuality Day is almost here. Plans set to celebrate? Stopping in the studio next Monday
to talk about the festivities and discussions is Denise Penn, an advocacy journalist and editor
who has been covering political and social issues for alternative and LGBT press since the
early nineties. She is the Associate Producer and host of The Gay & Lesbian News Magazine,
a weekly live cable television show in Long Beach, News Editor for The Lesbian News, and a
frequent contributor to the Orange County and Long Beach BLADE, IN Los Angeles Magazine,
and others. She also works behind the scenes as a Communications Consultant, and has
presented workshops on Bisexuality at many conferences. She grew up in Orange County,
earning degrees in English and Social Science from CSUF and UCI and completed an MSW at
San Diego State University.
September 23: Bi-Arts Festival
September 24: Guerilla Bi Bar at the Cha-Cha Lounge
September 25: Extreme Bi Bowling
September 26: Conversation with Lee Diamond
September 24: Tony Award winning play TAKE ME OUT opens at Celebration Theatre
September 25: BODY MIND AND SOUL The only event of its kind in Southern California, the Center’s
free annualMind, Body & Soul conference offers an array of workshops that promote health and well-being for
lesbians and bisexual women.
Longtime activist Jewel Thais-Williams, founder and director of the non-profit Village Health Foundation, will be
a featured speaker at this year’s conference on Saturday, Sept. 25, andBianca D. M. Wilson, Ph.D., will deliver
the keynote address. Sex educator and columnist Carol Queenwill be a presenter.
The conference includes informative workshops on topics such as building healthy relationships; coming out to
doctors; substance abuse; and sexual health.
The daylong conference, which includes a free continental breakfast and a free lunch, ends with a reception in the
more info available at http://laglc.convio.net/site/PageServer
Next Month: OCTOBER
Our friends from Gay Days write:
"As many of you know, the Gay Days at Disneyland are October 1 – 3 in
Anaheim. We started the event in 1998 with our first "Pass It On" email and
2,500 people showed up—now 30,000 hit Disneyland over the weekend!
So pass this along to all your friends—and ask them to pass it along too!
Get ready for the…
13th Annual Gay Days Anaheim presented by Undergear
GAY DAYS AT THE DISNEYLAND RESORT!
OCTOBER 1—3, 2010
Friday, October 1 Gay Days Info Center opens and parties begin!
Saturday, October 2 is Gay Day at Disneyland
Sunday, October 3 is Gay Day at Disney California Adventure
Complete details are up at WWW.GAYDAYSANAHEIM.COM.
And October 7, 8 and 9:
ABC Daytime and the Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center are teaming
up to present an evening of soap opera stars and Broadway song! Cast members from
All My Children and General Hospital will perform the award-winning Kander & Ebb
musical revue,THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, seasoned with backstage insights and
hush-hush previews of upcoming storylines!
Each performance will feature as host an actor from All My Children:
Thursday, October 7 Cameron Mathison
Saturday, October 9 Christina Bennet Lind
Sunday, October 10 Walt Willy
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