Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About January

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for the month of December. There's plenty to do, including Gay Men’s Chorus of LA’s annual holiday concert, The Trevor Project’s star-studded Trevor Live event, and the DIVAS Simply Singing! concert.

Trans Experience

Through January 13
Trans Experience: A Life of Celebration
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

The Center's Advocate & Gochis Galleries spotlight the images and profoundly moving stories of our trans seniors, honoring and celebrating these ground-breaking pioneers. Exhibit made possible by a grant from the City of West Hollywood.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America

January 7
National Theatre Live: Angels in America (Part One)
La Mirada Theatre

In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration in the 1980s, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield leads a cast that also includes Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. This is a new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play. Part Two will screen on February 15. Tickets are $18 each or buy both screenings for $25.

Tom of Finland The Art Theatre

January 10
Tom of Finland screening & reception
The Art Theatre

A special reception and screening of Tom of Finland which tells the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential figures of the early LGBTQ movement as envisioned by award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski.

Golden Girlz

January 12-21
Golden Girlz
Cavern Club Theatre

Episodes of every gay boy’s favorite 1980s sitcom about four sassy older women living together in Miami are performed live by drag legends Jackie Beat (Dorothy) and Sherry Vine (Blanche) along with Drew Droege (Rose) and Sam Pancake (Sophia). RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars winner Alaska guest stars.

Jane Lynch

January 12
Jane Lynch In See Jane Sing!
Irvine Barclay Theatre

It’s the Emmy and Golden Globe award winning singer, actress, and comedian in an evening of musical comedy and wit. Lynch and her band take you on a musical journey through the world of songs, from Broadway to cabaret to the just plain silly.


January 13 – February 23
Highways Performance Space

Los Angeles theatre luminary and legendary artist-activist Michael Kearns’ latest full-length play Bloodbound fights for the freedom to love against overpowering and unreasonable odds. The play tracks the lives of the two misfit brothers who are destined to love in spite of the gnarled realities they cannot avoid sharing.

West Hollywood's Lesbian Speakers Series - Short Film Series

January 13
West Hollywood's Lesbian Speakers Series - Short Film Series
West Hollywood Library – Council Chambers

The City of West Hollywood presents the speakers series in conjunction with WeHo Arts, the Los Angeles LGBT Center Audre Lorde Health Program, and the Mazer Lesbian Archives. A short film series is free and will be followed by a panel discussion of the filmmakers moderated by Angela Brinskele of Mazer Lesbian Archives.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

January 17
Los Angeles LGBT Center: January Volunteer Information Session
Renberg Theatre

This informational meeting will provide an overview of the Center's history, programs and services, events, and the many ways that you can get involved. The session will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Youth Poetry Slam

January 19
Youth Poetry Slam
Village at Ed Gould Plaza

An event for LGBTQ youth ages 24 or younger to celebrate self-expression in its purest form. The evening is for performers or supporters and offers an opportunity to meet the Center’s LifeWorks team and learn more about the programs we offer to support our LGBTQ youth community.

Well Strung

January 21 
Well Strung
Renberg Theatre

The Singing String Quartet returns to the Renberg Theatre with their innovative mash-up of classical masterpieces and pop hits by such luminaries as Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, and many more.

DTLA Proud Block Party

January 27
DTLA Proud Block Party
Broadway Theater District

The second annual DTLA Proud Block Party at Night On Broadway will take place in front of Precinct at 4th and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles. It is a free night of performances, music, and art highlighting the diverse LGBTQ+ community of DTLA. 

Published January 05, 2018

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