Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out and About February 2018

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for February. There's plenty to do from a production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Celebration Theatre to a new edition of The MisMatch Game at the Renberg Theatre.

Everybody Black exhibit

February 1 through March 5
Everybody Black exhibit
Advocate and Gochis Galleries

In honor of Black History Month, this group exhibit celebrates black lives, culture, and experience. Through unique styles and various mediums, this collection of artists represents the pride, strength, and endurance that has empowered the black community for generations.

Tom Goss Live!

February 2
Tom Goss Live!
The Hotel Café

Singer-songwriter Tom Goss has amassed a loyal following in recent years with his mix of tender folk ballads with pop/rock. He has released seven albums and played more than 1,000 shows across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

The MisMatch Game

February 2-3
The MisMatch Game
Renberg Theatre

The side-splitting parody of the 1970s game show has raised more than $100,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center since its debut in 2004. The new edition features performers as such famous personalities as Rosie O’Donnell, Pee-Wee Herman and former President Barack Obama.

The Gentlemen

February 3
The Gentlemen
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Café

 Original comedic play about the infidelity that occurs when a beautifully-handsome online "star" decides to break-up a seemingly perfect gay marriage. Hilarity ensues when the scandalous affair causes calamity amongst a close-knit community of friends.

Tinseltown Squares

February 6
Tinseltown Squares
Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park

The LGBT square dancing group Tinseltown Squares is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new Anita May Rosentstein Campus. There will be refreshments and entertainment at the 7-9:30 p.m. event at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Admission is a $10 donation at the door.

Outfest WeHo: Dispatches From Cleveland

February 7
Outfest WeHo: Dispatches From Cleveland
West Hollywood City Hall

Documentary closely examines the present-day rust-belt city of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the most racially divided cities in America. The film follows ordinary people – long shaken by police misconduct, social discrimination, and poverty – whose love for their home pushes them to work together to bring about real change. Event is in recognition of Black History Month.

Twotom Land Art Show

February 8 through 25
Twotom Land Art Show
Advocate and Gochis Galleries

Presenting a limited edition of a collaboration between Twotom and Joe Dallesandro the Andy Warhol superatar muse and all-around underground pin-up that forever changed the male sexuality in cinema. Opening night party on Feb. 8 from 6-8 p.m. Free exhibit runs Feb. 8–25 and is open Tuesdays–Sundays from 2–6 p.m.

The Nellie Olesons

February 9
The Nellie Olesons
Cavern Club Theatre

Legendary gay sketch comedy trio is back with their 25th anniversary show. It’s a mix of classic and new sketches, dance routines and pop culture and political skewing monologues. The grouo was formed in 1993 in New York City and its members are Nora Burns, John Cantwell and Terrence Michael.

Brown and Out Fest IV

February 9-March 4
Brown and Out Fest IV
Casa 0101 Theatre

A collection of 10 world premiere short plays celebrating the Latinx LGBTQ+ experience. The plays represent culture, community and queer experience.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical

February 10
Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical
Celebration Theatre

Musical based on the hit film of the same name. The show follows three drag queens as they travel across the Australian outback in a rundown old bus. Production features the classic dance songs It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife.

Sweet Baby J’Al and the Women in Jazz All-Stars

February 10
Sweet Baby J’Al and the Women in Jazz All-Stars
Renberg Theatre

Sweet Baby J'ai, the award-winning singer-songwriter-producer-actress brings her Women in Jazz All-Stars to the Renberg for a thrilling evening of jazz, blues, and R&B.

AIDS/LifeCycle Expo 2018

February 17
AIDS/LifeCycle Expo 2018
Griffith Park – Crystal Springs Recreation Area

Event teaches you all about the ins and outs of participating in AIDS/LifeCycle. Absorb expert advice at a skills clinic or workshop, shop for clothing, bike and fitness gear along with chances to win amazing prizes!

The Future is Black: Reclaiming Our Power

February 17
The Future is Black: Reclaiming Our Power
Village at Ed Gould Plaza

This is a free celebration in honor of Black History Month hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The event will include workshops, local artists, live performances, a resource fair, and an assembly to honor Black history, and culture.

Gaaays In Spaaace: Live Long and Be Fabulous!

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Gaaays In Spaaace: Live Long and Be Fabulous!
The Three Clubs

One in a series of events created to celebrate the Star Trek franchise and the historic step of finally including members of the LGBTQ community. The 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond revealed that the character of Sulu is gay.

Published January 26, 2018

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