Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About April 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for April. There's plenty to do, including Coco Peru’s return to the Renberg Theatre CineArte: A Latinx Queer Festival at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, and the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s exciting new WxW event.

Significant Other

April 3 through May 6
Significant Other
Geffen Playhouse

Straight from a successful Broadway run, the play follows Jordan, a single, young professional with a close group of female friends who slowly drift away as they each get married while he searches for his own “Mr. Right.”

Outfest West Hollywood

April 4
Outfest West Hollywood Series
West Hollywood City Council Chambers

An exclusive sneak preview of the first two episodes of Viceland’s new docuseries My House from Outfest alumni Nneka Onuorah and Elegance Bratton. Show is an insider’s guide to New York City’s hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

Veteran Stand Down

April 7
Veteran Stand Down
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

A resource fair offering free services and referrals in various areas including VA enrollment, CalVets benefits, VA benefits, education, housing, legal, employment, medical, and mental health. Lunch provided.


April 7
Dragtastic NYC
Renberg Theatre

World premiere screening and DVD release party for the comedy film Dragtastic NYC, produced and directed by Andrea Meyerson as part of her One Night Standup series. Evening's program includes 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage, Q&A featuring cast members, live performances, and a VIP release party.

Vote, Love, Pray

April 8,9,15,16
Ryan O’Connor’s Vote, Pray Love
Celebration Theatre

Comedian Ryan O'Connor headlines cabaret show exploring weight loss, sobriety, gay divorce and....Hillary. It’s all told through story and song in his uniquely comic and vulnerable voice. Directed by Tony Award winner Marisa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray).

Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child

April 8,13,14
Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child
Davidson/Valentini Theatre

Confessions of a Mulatto Love Child, the acclaimed solo play by Bellina Logan (Sons of Anarchy) is a hilarious, touching, and poignant story of a daughter, her eccentric mother, and the deep bond they forged on an extraordinary coast-to-coast journey.

GLAAD Media Awards

April 12
GLAAD Media Awards
The Beverly Hilton

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality. Wanda Sykes is hosting the event where Britney Spears is among the honorees.

CineArte 2018

April 20-22
CineArte 2018: A Latinx Queer Festival
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

The 2018 program includes documentaries, U.S. and international shorts, feature-length films and videos, art installations and musical performance. CineArte is dedicated to showcasing the stories of LGBTQ two-spirited, Latin@, Chican@, Afro-latin@s, Indigeneous identities through film, art and videos.

AIDS/LifeCycle Day on the Ride

April 21
AIDS/LifeCycle Day on the Ride
Colorado Center Park

Ride participants and potential riders can experience what a day on AIDS/LifeCycle is all about on a gorgeous route along the Southern California coast. It’s a once-a-season opportunity to hone technical skills and discover any adjustments needed in training, hydration, nutrition, etc. before the ride in June.

WxW: For Women, By Women

April 22
WxW: For Women, By Women
Barnsdall Art Park

Don’t miss this community celebration for LBTQ women and their allies. Visibility and community matter now more than ever! The day will include fun, interactive, LBTQ-centric activities, live performances, screenings of short films, and much more.

Coco Peru: The Taming of the Tension

April 28 & 29
Coco Peru: The Taming of the Tension Renberg Theatre
Renberg Theatre

The drag legend returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center with a show that had a sold out run at the Renberg last summer. Peru (aka Clinton Luepp) delivers her trademark mix of hilarious and heartfelt stories plus a few songs in a show directed by longtime collaborator Michael Schiralli.

Published March 30, 2018

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