This is the IMRU Community Calendar featuring all
the best things to do and see under the rainbow of Southern California
Wednesdays-Sundays thru November 19
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ANGRY? at The Celebration Theatre
“Director Michael Matthews and a terrific cast inspire us in this impressive production of WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY. They skillfully deal with a difficult and important subject. This opening show of the new season for the Celebration Theatre Company continues its string of winners!” – Performing Arts Live
Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm
at The Celebration Theatre at 7051 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90038
for tickets, visit http://www.celebrationtheatre.com/
November 11 thru December 18
(previews begin Nov. 4)
The Victory Theatre presents the world premiere of a comedic true story
“Who's Your Daddy?”
Who's Your Daddy? – The world premiere of a comedic true story about a single, gay man’s struggle to adopt against all odds. No one expected Johnny O'Callaghan (Stargate Atlantis) to ever become a father. But a documentary shoot in Africa becomes a 9 month adventure during which he finds a son… and discovers himself.
Written and Performed by Johnny O’Callaghan, Directed by Tom Ormeny, Produced by Maria Gobetti and Georganne Aldrich Heller, Presented by The Victory Theatre Center
Previews: November 4, 5, 6
Performances: November 11 through December 18
Fridays at 8 pm: Nov. 4 (Preview), 11 (Opening), 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16
Saturdays at 8 pm: Nov. 4 (Preview), 12, 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17
Sundays at 4 pm: Nov. 5 (Preview), 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18
WHERE: The Little Victory Theatre, 3326 W Victory Blvd, Burbank , CA 91505
HOW: 818-841-5422or www.thevictorytheatrecenter.org
Saturday, November 12
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
to Be Honored at
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala
Hosted by Leslie Jordan
Featuring Jane Lynch
Writer, actor, musician and transgender activist Chaz Bono (Dancing with the Stars) will be honored at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala & Auction, hosted by Leslie Jordan (The Help) and featuring Jane Lynch (Glee) on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. As was previously announced, Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka will also be honored.
Bono, who will be honored with the Center’s Board of Directors award, has been a trailblazer in transgender activism, publicly sharing his experience transitioning to male in the documentary Becoming Chaz. Since 1995, he has been a dedicated activist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, having served as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign and Entertainment Media Director for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Emmy-winning stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and his partner, actor and chef David Burtka, will be honored at the gala with the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award, presented by Center board member Jane Lynch. Lynch was the recipient of the award last year.
One of the premier events for the LGBT community of Los Angeles, the gala begins with a chic cocktail reception and large silent auction featuring travel and dining packages and much more, followed by dinner and fabulous entertainment.
The gala will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12. The cocktail reception is at 6 p.m. with entertainment to follow at 8 p.m. Tickets for the gala are $300 for general admission or $400 for a VIP ticket. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, go to www.anniversarygala.org.
Sunday, November 13
Non-Stop Comedy Show at the Spitfire Grill (Adjacent to the Santa Monica Airport)
Price: No cover charge. Food and drinks available for purchase.
For more info call 800-873-3554!
Location: Spitfire Grill
3300 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(Adjacent to the Santa Monica Airport)
NONSTOP COMEDY FLIGHT is a monthly standup comedy show created by Andrea Meyerson.
Sunday, December 4
What Matters Most - Anniversary/ Fundraiser
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 5 until 8 p.m.
4000 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles California 90019
5-6 p.m. (promptly) Champagne Reception/Tray Pass
6-7 p.m. Entertainment/Awards Presentation
(Maulana Karenga, Key Note Speaker,
Special guest appearance by song stylists, Jeffrey King)
7-8 p.m. Afterglow/Cash Bar
Attire: Holiday Dressy
Event Information: 323-733-4868
Monday, December 5
THE VILLAGE VARIETY PACK with your hosts Dennis Hensley and Michael Anthony
Hosts Michael Anthony and Dennis Hensley invite you to dive into a delicious mix of stand-up and sketch comedy, music, interviews, videos and surprise guests at our old-fashioned variety show where anything can happen! Our community's hottest young musicians, comedians, performance artists and behind-the-scenes talents take the stage to do what they do best!
"Supporting the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has never been so easy - or so fun!" ~Frontiers
"Where does one go for variety-type entertainment on a Monday night? Thank the gays for bringing us The Village Variety Pack!" ~LA Weekly
THE DAVIDSON/VALENTINI THEATRE
Next show: Monday, December 5 at 8 p.m.
* * * RECURRING WEEKLY EVENTS * * *
If you remember the Salsa Dances at Rudolpho's back in the 90's and early 2000's, or just want to give your dancing shoes a work out, check this out!! Mambo Infierno brings you Gay Salsa Night every Monday at Little Temple in Silverlake,CA. We provide a salsa dance instructor for beginners. Dance class starts at 8:30pm. Enjoy the salsa music with DJ FRANK - the best salsa dj in LA! $5 Cover. Go to http://www.myspace.com/gaysalsanight for more information!
IN THE MEANTIME MEN'S GROUP (ITMT) hosts discussion groups as follows:
BROTHERS REACHING BROTHERS DISCUSSION GROUP from 7:30pm - 9pm at The Village Health Foundation Community Room on W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019. The purpose of the group is to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services.” For more info: visit itmm.mylifemystyle.net.
THE KICK BACK DISCUSSION GROUP FOR YOUNG MEN 29 and UNDER: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month from 7-9 p.m. at the New Drop-In Community Youth Center, 4067 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 — 323-733-4868
Free and Open — Refreshments served
www.inthemeantimemen.org — www.mylifemystyle.net
The mission of IN THE MEANTIME MEN'S GROUP is to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services.” Over the past 10 years In The Meantime has been on the forefront of creating an environment that supports, empowers and educates black, gay, same gender-loving and bi-sexual men in Los Angeles County. Through an integrated holistic approach to wellness, In The Meantime (ITMT) focuses on the mental/emotional, physical, spiritual, and economic well being of a community that is oftentimes isolated and excluded from mainstream society. ITMT facilitates three home-grown HIV/AIDS empowerment prevention programs, two (weekly) social discussion support groups, peer and group counseling, a black men’s wellness conference, a three day men’s empowerment retreat, the SOLA Meth Crystal Meth Taskforce, and the South Los Angeles Black Gay Men’s Taskforce, computer training, a quarterly community publication (Message In The Meantime), an online weekly newsletter, and a host of community and cultural events that focus on community building that include a King Day Celebration and a Kwanzaa Celebration. ITMT’S most recent program addition is a community drop-in center that provides a relaxed social environment for youth programming, and HIV/AIDS testing and counseling activities.
Gay and Lesbian Sierra Club has a weekly Griffith Park Conditioning Hike every Wednesday night at 7pm. Join the Sierrans for a moderate hike 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. Rain cancels. That’s every Wednesday, 7 p.m. sharp by the flagpole near the vending machines at the Griffith Park Visitors Center. Check out other gay and lesbian Sierran outings athttp://angeles.sierraclub.org/gls/
You can find information on these and other events listed at the IMRU Community Calendar on Google which can be viewed/printed in monthly/weekly/daily or agenda forms. We also blog about important happenings at http://imru.posterous.com/ where you can leave comments or suggestions and crosspost links to the Calendar on Twitter as well as our Facebook page—so it pays to be a Friend and to Follow Us.