IMRU Community Calendar
Mon Oct 11, 2010
National Coming Out Day!!!
Observed annually on October 11, by members of the LGBT communities and their straight allies, National Coming Out Day is a civil awareness day for coming out and discussing LGBT issues among the general populace in an effort to give a familiar face to the LGBT rights movement. This day was the inspiration for holding LGBT History Month in the United States in October. The day was founded in 1988, by Dr. Robert Eichberg, his partner William Gamble, and Jean O'Leary to celebrate the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights one year earlier, in which 500,000 people marched on Washington, DC, United States, for gay and lesbian equality. In the United States, the Human Rights Campaign manages the event under the National Coming Out Project, offering resources to LGBT individuals, couples, parents, and children, as well as straight friends and relatives, to promote awareness of LGBT families living honest and open lives. Candace Gingrich became the spokesperson for the day in April 1995. Although still named "National Coming Out Day", it is observed in Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland also on October 11, and in the United Kingdom on October 12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_out
Tue Oct 12, 2010
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Art Exhibit (9/18-10/23): Social justice and identity are explored in these powerful photographs and images of LGBT soldiers serving their country in silence. For more artist information go to: www.jeffsheng.com Viewings are free and open to the public at the Kaycee Olsen Gallery, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd, L.A., CA 90034 Tues thru Sat 11am - 6pm
Wed Oct 13, 2010
Gay and Lesbian Sierra Club has a Weekly Griffith Park Conditioning Hike every Wednesday night at 7pm. Join the Sierrans for a moderatehike of 5 miles to Mt. Hollywood with an eleven hundred foot gain.Lug-soled boots are best for traction, but some hikers wear sneakers.Bring a flashlight if you’re not used to hiking in the dark. Raincancels. That’s every Wednesday, 7 p.m. sharp by the flagpole near thevending machines at the Griffith Park Visitors Center. Check out othergay and lesbian Sierran outings at http://angeles.sierraclub.org/gls/
Thu Oct 14, 2010
8pm "Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical" opens (ends Nov 7)
Where: Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
Making Paradise: The West Hollywood Musical - Original Book by TomJacobson, Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, Lyrics by Shishir Kurup, Choreography by Sheetal Gandhi, Directed by Michael John Garcés and MarkValdez West Hollywood, 1984.
What happens when residents in a little urban pocket in western L.A. decide to band together in their quest for community, sanctuary and rent control? E. Pluribus Chaos! MakingParadise: The West Hollywood Musical follows the story of four UCLA friends who became pioneers of their generation by knocking down doorsand uniting ex-Soviet immigrants, GLBTQ activists, and senior citizens in establishing West Hollywood as The Creative City…making it the vibrant cultural, artistic, and political hub it is today, more than 25years later. Heartbreaking, scary, triumphant...and musical. This project celebrates the City of West Hollywood's 25th Anniversary of Cityhood and is part of Cornerstone Theater Company's 25th theatrical season.
October 14 - November 7, 2010 Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm
Venue: Fiesta Hall, Plummer Park 7377 Santa Monica BlvdWest Hollywood, CA 90046 Tickets $15 previews (Oct 14-23) $20 general run (Oct 23-Nov 7)
More info: http://www.cornerstonetheater.org/
Also running through the weekend:
"Take Me Out" playing at the Celebration Theatre
More info: http://www.celebrationtheatre.com/
Sun Oct 17, 2010
LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy Conference
Where: Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe Culver City, CA 90230
Description: The LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) and Lesbian and Gay Psychology Association (LAGPA)proudly announce: The LGBT Specialization's First Ever and LAGPA's Sixteenth Annual LGBT-Affirmative Psychotherapy Conference Sunday,October 17, 2010 hosted by Antioch University Los Angeles with Alan Downs, PhD Keynote Speaker (author of The Velvet Rage) a variety ofstimulating and educational workshops & a fully catered breakfast andlunch For the first time, the Conference can be registered and paidonline: http://lagpa.org/conference/con-reg.php This is always a great event that offers Continuing Education credits accepted by APA & theBBS. Attached is the brochure in pdf form. Some ISP may block thisattachment. As such, it can be viewed at this link: http://lagpa.org/conference/2010/2010_ConferenceBrochure.pdf
L.A. to Mexico All Gay Cruise departs (returns October 24)
Where: Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas
Description: Los Angeles to Mexico Cruise October 17–24, 2010 Royal CaribbeanMariner of the Seas Join Atlantis' biggest party of the year as we sailthe spectacular 3200-passenger Mariner of the Seas from Los Angeles tothe best of Mexico. Sail our classic itinerary on the newest ship inRoyal Caribbean's Voyager Class, featuring an indoor ice rink, massive sports deck, endless outdoor spaces, and so much more. All fromconvenient LA to the best beaches in Mexico, starting at just $849!There's no better ship for an all-gay cruise than the Mariner of the Seas , the largest ship to sail the Pacific, designed for adventure andexcitement with some of the most amazing features ever seen on a ship –a rock-climbing wall, in-line skating track, and ice-skating rink.There's a five-story theater, an authentic 50's diner, a world-classcasino, a spectacular three-story restaurant, and an indoor promenadethe length of two football fields!
Our 138,000-ton nautical wonder hasit all, and all of it ours for a complete reinvention of our most popular cruise of the year. The Best in the West Our custom itinerary takes you to Mexico's most alluring beach cities and resorts.
2pm OSCARMANIA--Wilde’s Tour of America: Celebrate Oscar Wilde’s Birthday with a celebration of his tour of America, 1882 with The PurpleCircuit, Bill Kaiser and special guests
Where: ONE Archives Building, 909 W. Adams Bl, Los Angeles, CA
ONE Culture Series will be Celebrating Oscar Wilde's American tour and his 156th Birthday this Sunday, October 17, at 2pm at the ONE Archives Building located at 909 W. Adams in Los Angeles near the USC campus. (Note: actual birthday is October 16). Actors Kevin Dulude, Ron Edwards, Jesse Merlin (all of whom have played Oscar Wilde or performed in plays by him) and others will appear at this event. Refreshments (tea, cucumber sandwiches and princess cake) will be provided.
4pm New Worship Service - Good Shepherd Church in Pasadena
Where: Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Bl, Room 21, Pasadena, CA 91103
*NEW* GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH A new church for the LGBT Community and Allies Worship + Fellowship + Light Refreshments Will Be Served All are welcome regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation or identity. Supports "Marriage Equality For All" Every Sunday at 4pm in Room 21 of the Neighborhood Church located at 301 N. Orange Grove Bl, Pasadena, CA 91103
Mon Oct 18, 2010
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE!!!
Voter Registration Information Registering to vote is simple and free. Registration forms are available online at www.sos.ca.gov and at most post offices, libraries, city and county government offices, and the California Secretary of State's Office. You also may have a registration form mailed to you by calling your county elections office or the Secretary of State's toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683). To register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, a California resident, at least 18 years of age on Election Day, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and not judged by a court to be mentally incompetent. You are responsible for updating your voter registration information. You should update your voter registration if you change your home address, change your mailing address, change your name, or want to change or select a political party. Note: If you moved to your new address after October 18, 2010, you may vote at your old polling place.
8pm RASPIN ("We Do What We Do") performing at Genghis Cohen
As Heard At Starbucks Nationwide RASPIN “We Do What We Do” performing at Genghis Cohen (740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA Phone: 323-653-0640)Monday, October 18 at 8 p.m. “A sophisticated song stylist who sings toyour soul.” www.raspin.com MySpace http://www.myspace.com/raspinstuwarton itunes:http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-do-what-wedo/id317134372 (LosAngeles, CA): Boulevard Music Publishing signature artist Raspin is pleased to announce that Starbucks is Now playing Raspin's debut CD “WeDo What We Do" nationwide. A roots artist for the new millennium,Raspin is otherwise an enigma. People know this blues-based troubadourby his accolades. Critics have said, "his songs place a premium on intelligent lyricism, demonstrating a clear and almost "writerly" (asin print) sensitivity- an all original catalog that bears an eyeopening, ear opening blend of influences." He appears on CCH Pounder’s CD “Smoke.” This is a duet on the song “Calling You,” best remembered from the legendary film “Bagdad Café.” His live performances are justas unforgettable. Writing for All4TheMusic, Paul Zollo says of him,“Raspin Stuwart is in the business of showstopping.”
With just a voice,a guitar and an arsenal of penetrating songs, a Raspin performance leaves no prisoners. Raspin next performs live at Genghis Cohen, (740N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CAPhone: 323-653-0640), on Monday, October 18, 8:30 p.m. His own songs reflect diverse cross cultural songwriting and performing-having a life outside of what could be contemporary. Acoustic folk pop, jazz, R & B, even sprinkled with atouch of gospel--it's all in the music and is created out of aspontaneous energy that is very much Rapin's stylized original vocal and performances trademark. “We Do What We Do” is a collection oflustful, political and often daring songs that seems to emerge fromdeep within Raspin's soul. Raspin boldly projects his ideas and soundsas his hypnotic and haunting voice carries over his hummable melodies and occasional key changes in a sublime balance that few musiciansachieve, yet constantly strive for. Critics have noted that he has astyle all his own in a singing range that's wide and varied.
Wednesday, October 20
Join this event and invite everyone on your friends list. Don't let their deaths be for nothing. Let it mean something, and let's do something to change this country for once.
Saturday, October 23
8pm - Conversations with Coco w/special guest KAREN BLACK
Where: The Renberg Theatre L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center The Village at Ed Gould Plaza 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles 90038
For the sixth installment of Conversations With Coco, Miss Coco Peru’s series of live interviews with celebrated performing artists, the L.A. drag legend welcomes acclaimed actress Karen Black to the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre. The special, one-night-only appearance will take place on Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m. Like her previous get-togethers with Lily Tomlin, Lainie Kazan, Charles Busch, Lesley Ann Warren, and the late Bea Arthur, Miss Coco has prepared a multi-media presentation featuring highlights of Ms. Black’s storied career, as well as ample opportunity for the kind of casual yet in-depth conversation audiences have come to relish at Coco’s table.
Blending delicious discussion, revealing stories and a multi-media survey of guests’ careers, Conversations With Coco have proven to be among the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center’s most popular offerings. “By the way,” says Miss Coco, “in case you don't know, Conversations With Coco is sort of like Inside The Actors Studio—only it’s much more fun—and I'm prettier than James Lipton—sort of.”
Karen Black’s first big film role was in Francis Ford Coppola’s You’re a Big Boy Now, in 1966, but true Hollywood stardom came with her breakout performance in Easy Rider. The next year she re-teamed with Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces, portraying Rayette, his waitress girlfriend. The performance garnered her an Academy Award nomination and the Golden Globe award. She received another Golden Globe for The Great Gatsby (1974). Other memorable roles include that of the jewel thief in Alfred Hitchcock's last film, Family Plot (1976), and as the woman terrorized in her apartment by a murderous Zuni doll come to life in the well received TV movie Trilogy of Terror (1975). The following year she co-starred with Bette Davis in Burnt Offerings.
Other standout productions included John Schlesinger’s The Day of the Locust and Robert Altman’s Nashville, for which she received a Grammy nomination for the songs she penned for the film. Ms. Black continued to appear in mainstream movies until the late 1970s, when she turned her attention to independent films. Ms. Black again won rave reviews for her work in 1982’s Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, in which she played one of the first transsexual characters on screen. Recently, she appeared with Mink Stole and the Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin in the John Landis-produced Stuck!, an homage to film-noir women-in-prison dramas. Ms. Black will soon be seen in the multiple award-winning Nothing Special, of which Rotten Tomatoes declared, “Karen Black is nothing short of spectacular!”
Miss Coco Peru, the creation of actor/writer Clinton Leupp, first hit Los Angeles in 1999 with her acclaimed solo show, Miss Coco Peru’s Universe (1999 GLAAD Media Award nominee). Leupp, originally from the Bronx, is known for transcending simple camp values and bringing drag into the realm of true theatre. On his path to gender-bending stardom, Leupp/Peru has written and performed his award-winning solo shows on stages all over the world, including London, Lisbon, Cancun, Phoenix, New York, Beverly Hills, Maui and Delaware. Miss Coco has appeared in the films Girls Will Be Girls, trick, and To Wong Foo—Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. Her television credits include Will & Grace, Boy Meets Boy, New York Undercover and Showtime’s Rude Awakening. Find out more at www.MissCoco.com.
CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO
Starring Miss Coco Peru and her special guest, Karen Black
Produced by Jon Imparato for the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center
The Renberg Theatre (200-seat mid-size theatre)
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles 90038
(One block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd.)
Saturday, October 23
General Admission: $25
Tickets: www.lagaycenter.org/boxoffice or call 323-860-7300
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