Los Angeles Vanguard Weekly Blog

Out & About September 2017

We've compiled the best LGBT-related happenings in Los Angeles for the month of September. There's plenty to do from the new play Exit Strategy and an outdoor rooftop screening of Moonlight to a solo show starring Sam Pancake and a musical parody of Hocus Pocus starring Marissa Jaret Vanokur.

September 9,10,16,17
Coco Peru: The Taming of the Tension
Renberg Theater

Latest solo show from drag legend Coco Peru. She addresses world events, aging and the hot button issue of drag queens and trans people not getting along.

September 13 – October 22
Head of Passes
Mark Taper Forum

New family drama from openly gay playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight). Play stars Tony winner Phylicia Rashad as woman who lives at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Her family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. 

September 15
The View Upstairs
Celebration Theater

The West Coast premiere of a new musical by Max Vernon that was a hit off-Broadway. The new musical pulls you inside the world of a historic 70s New Orleans bar. Entertainment Weekly called show “a moving homage to LGBT culture past and present.”

September 15
Fritzie Zimmer in What’s left of Me
Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita Del Campo

Sam Pancake as show business legend Fritz Zimmer who is celebrating 65 years in show business and doing one of his infamous solo cabaret shows to pay tribute to himself.

September 16 – November 17
Erin Adams: The She-Coyote of Los Angeles exhibit
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries present this solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Erin Adams. The pertinent and well-crafted works spotlight Adams’ experience raising her children and navigating intersections of race, class, gender, and culture in Los Angeles.

September 21
The Unauthorized Musical parody of Hocus Pocus
Rockwell Table and Stage

Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Vanokur The Sanderson sisters are BACK when a virgin lights the black flame candle (AGAIN)! "The Unauthorized Musical Parody of..." series is bringing back Hocus Pocus bigger and more hilarious than ever. Think you've seen this show before? Think again! We will put a spell on you when an all star cast of talent from the stage and screen takes the Rockwell stage this fall! 

September 22
Sins O’ the Flesh presents: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

It's that time of the year again to come out and see the Los Angeles Rocky Horror Picture Show cast perform its annual shadow cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This group was established in 1987 and performs every Saturday night at midnight during weekly screening of Rocky Horror at the historic theater.

September 23
Some F*cking Advice
The Second City Hollywood

A powerhouse cast of queer, gay, bisexual, asexual, trans and straight performers are taking everything out of the bedroom and putting it onto the stage. This original sketch comedy is inspired in part by sex and love advice institutions like Dr. Ruth, Loveline and Savage Love. The performers explore the private lives of individuals as they question themselves, their relationships and their fantasies.

September 26
Rooftop Cinema Club screening of Moonlight

Outdoor, rooftop screening of Moonlight, the 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture. The film chronicles the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. Blankets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooftop Love Seats can only be bought in pairs, and include bottomless popcorn and a choice of drinks.

September 26 – November 5
Exit Strategy
Davidson/Valentinti Theatre

A fierce and funny new work from Ike Holter, author of the 2015 LA sensation Hit the Wall. The edge-of-your-seat drama chronicles the chaotic final days of an urban public high school. Each character is brought to life in all of their witty and sometimes surprisingly raunchy glory.

Published September 08, 2017


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