Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About July 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for July. There's plenty to do from the 11-day Outfest Film Festival to the Center’s latest edition of The MisMatch Game.

Dirty Looks: On Location

July 1-31
Dirty Looks: On Location
Various Locations

The fourth annual non-profit queer film collective moves from New York to Los Angeles to offer a month-long series of screenings and performances over 31 days at 31 different venues including the Egyptian Theatre, REDCAT, Echo Park Film Center, and Downtown Independent.

July Fireworks Spectacular with The Go-Go’s

July 2-4
The Go-Go’s
Hollywood Bowl

The 1980s all-female hit-makers The Go-Go’s will fill the Bowl over the Fourth of July holidays with a power-pop set that includes We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Head Over Heels, and Vacation before fireworks close out each night. 

Wednesday Tea Salon

July 4
Wednesday Tea Salon
Tom of Finland Foundation

Looking to chill on July 4 before fireworks? Tom of Finland Foundation is hosting an evening tea. Cakes and sweets and hand-blended tea will be served and guests can mingle and view kinky/sexy art.

Queer Yoga Los Angeles

July 8
Queer Yoga Los Angeles
Green Tree Yoga Meditation Foundation

This project aims to create space for the local LGBT+ community to come together and explore the restorative power of yoga and meditation. Participants are guided to finding the strength and softness in who they are.

I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976-77

July 8
“I Almost Ran Over Liza Minnelli Today: Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele in L.A., 1976-77”
West Hollywood City Council Chambers

Join ONE Archives for a screening and opening reception for this free exhibition. The event will begin with a screening of landmark videos shot in the 1970s by Colin Campbell and Lisa Steele after they left Toronto for Southern California armed with Canada Council for the Arts grants.

Trans is Beautiful Art Walk

July 10
Trans is Beautiful Art Walk
1631 Nadeau St., Los Angeles

The Queer Greenhouse, a collective of artists working to increase exposure for queer and trans created art, is hosting this art walk. It’s a way to make opportunities for queer and trans artists who don't get the same opportunities for advancement as their cis counterparts.

Outfest

July 12-22
Outfest
Various locations

The Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is 11 days of world-class films, panels, and parties. The opening night movie is the documentary Studio 54 with other gala screenings including the French drama Reinventing Marvin and the closing night film The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

July 12-29
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Davidson/Valentini Theatre

This dizzying, fast-paced, horrifying, and hilarious extravaganza is said to leave audiences questioning their own morality. Based on the classic novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this new adaptation takes place on the dismal streets of London in the 1860s.

OnePulse Comedy Night

July 16
OnePulse Comedy Night
The Beetle House

Beetle House Comedy Night’s OnePulse fundraiser is a night of comedy featuring Pumps, Dr. God, and Dave Holmes. A $5 ticket gets attendees all night admission and access to the Hollywood Boulevard venue’s bar.

Gender Fluids – Los Angeles

July 17
Gender Fluids – Los Angeles
Cavern Club Celebrity Theater

Bearded Brooklyn and YouTube drag sensation, Levonia Jenkins makes her Los Angeles debut in her first-ever half-woman show.  See Levonia sing her greatest shits, lip stink, debut original parodies, plus share her spin on gender identity, hook up apps and much more.

Call Me By Your Name

July 21
Call Me By Your Name
The Montalban

An outdoor rooftop screening of the 2017 film about a romance that blossoms between a 17-year-old student (Timothée Chalamet) and an older man (Armie Hammer) hired as his father’s research assistant. A full bar available along with food from Umami Burger.

MisMatch Game

July 28-29
MisMatch Game
Renberg Theatre

Host Dennis Hensley returns for another sure-to-be hilarious installment of his game show parody, The MisMatch Game. Recent editions have featured panelists doing demented celebrity impersonations of the likes of Julia Child, Barack Obama, Rosie O’Donnell, and 1970s child star Danny Bonaduce.

My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture

July 30
My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un)Popular Culture
Barnes & Noble at The Grove

TV writer and comedian Guy Branum (Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Project, Last Comic Standing) will discuss his book of essays in which he recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “sassy gay friend” and how he found stand-up.

Published June 29, 2018

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New Campus Milestone Leads to Cheers, Tears of Joy

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