Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About March 2018

We've compiled some the best LGBT-related happenings in and around Los Angeles for March. There's plenty to do from Outfest Fusion and LA Kings Pride Night to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Simply diVine – now at Hollywood Forever!

AIDS/LifeCycle Open House

March 1
AIDS/LifeCycle Open House 
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to learn about the bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money for the fight against HIV/AIDS. A special discount code to register for AIDS Life/Cycle 2018 also will be available.

LA Kings Pride Night

March 1
LA Kings Pride Night
Staples Center

LA’s National Hockey League team will be taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Pride Night. A pair of Pride Night socks are included in the price of admission on a night dedicated to LGBTQ people and their friends, families, and allies.

A Conversation With Chelsea Manning

March 5
A Conversation With Chelsea Manning
UCLA Royce Hall

As an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, Manning disclosed classified documents to WikiLeaks that revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in a military prison, but released in 2017 after President Obama commuted her sentence. While in prison, Manning publicly identified as a trans woman and asserted her right to medical therapy. She’s now an advocate for government transparency and queer and transgender rights.

Outfest Fusion

March 9–13
Outfest Fusion
Various locations

The LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival includes a series of screenings and workshops that will take place at the Egyptian and TLC Chinese theaters in Hollywood as well as La Plaza de la Raza, Mi Centro, and The Underground Museum. Several shorts programs and feature films including White Rabbit and I Dream in Another Language.

Dennis Hensley’s You Don’t Know My Life

March 11
Dennis Hensley’s You Don’t Know My Life
Los Angeles LGBT Center Renberg Theater

From the creator of The MisMatch Game comes You Don’t Know My Life, the game show where there are no wrong answers…just embarrassing ones. Contestants try to guess which L.A. celebrity gave which answer to offbeat questions, such as “What’s the most outrageous thing you’ve done in pursuit of a crush?"

Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music

March 15, 17, 22 & 24
Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music
The Theater at Ace Hotel

Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool, and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac takes us on a marathon extravaganza from 1776 to the present. 24 hours spread across four nights, this is the history of America they didn’t teach us in school. Special offer: Use promo code TAYLOR15 to receive 15% off tickets until February 28.

Paleyfest: Will & Grace

March 17
Paleyfest: Will & Grace
Dolby Theatre

Back for a ninth season after a 10 year hiatus, the Will & Grace cast will appear in person at one of the year’s most popular television festivals. Stars of the pioneering gay-themed sitcom Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, and Sean Hayes will participate in a Q&A.

Los Angeles Leather Pride 2018

March 18–25
Los Angeles Leather Pride 2018
Various locations

A week-long series of events celebrating the leather and fetish community in the greater Los Angeles area. This includes the Mr. Los Angeles Leather Contest on March 24 and the Off Sunset Street Fair on March 25.

Outfest Legacy Project: Torch Song Trilogy

March 23
Outfest Legacy Project: Torch Song Trilogy
UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater

Screening marks the 30th anniversary of Tony Award-winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein’s adaptation of his landmark play to the big screen. He reprised his role as Arnold Beckoff, a New York drag performer searching for love and respect from the people closest to him across three significant periods of his life.

Simply diVine!

March 24
Simply diVine!
Hollywood Forever

The premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies takes place this year at iconic Hollywood Forever! Sample extraordinary food and drink from L.A.’s most popular restaurants, food trucks, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and more! Proceeds support the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

Six Characters In Search of a Play

Through March 27
Six Characters In Search of a Play
Celebration Theatre

Sordid Lives director Del Shores new one-man show directed by Emerson Collins. Brings audience six characters inspired by Shores’ real-life encounters that have, so far, haven’t quite made it into one of his plays, movies or TV shows.

Chico’s Angels #2: Love Boat Chicas

March 29 through April 8
Chico’s Angels #2: Love Boat Chicas
Cavern Club Theatre

Longtime drag trio inspired by Charlie’s Angels returns to the theater in the basement of Casita Del Campo restaurant in Silver Lake. In this production, someone is out to kill Charo and Kay Sedia, Chita Parol, and Frieda Laye as they set sail for mystery, intrigue, and lust on the Love Boat.

Published February 23, 2018

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Ricky Martin is Waiting for You!

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Provocative Turning a Blind Eye Exhibit Now at the Center

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Zany and un-PC, The MisMatch Game Returns to Renberg

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Visibility Matters: Emerging LGBTQ Video Stars Celebrate OUTfluence

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