Now thru May 14
Venture back Into The Woods with the acclaimed Fiasco Theater production that the Associated Press called "ingenious and bewitching." This witty and wildly theatrical reinvention is Into The Woods as you’ve never seen it before! Mind the wolf, heed the witch, and honor the giant in the sky at this extraordinary musical about the power of wishes and what really happens after they come true. Click on the image for specially-priced tickets for Center supporters with code LGBT.
Now thru June 9
Advocate & Gochis Galleries
The artists in this exhibition curated by Rubén Esparza hail from diverse communities across the United States and beyond, calling California home. As Queer Latinx, they have a distinctive point of view. They share in a queer cultural awakening, and they are surging with desire to tell their stories.
Now thru July 2
MOCA Pacific Design Center
A key figure in Southern California’s postwar “post-pottery” ceramics movement, Los Angeles-based artist Peter Shire rose to prominence in the 1980s as a member of Memphis, the Milan-based design collective. He is perhaps best known for his signature splatter-painted mugs and handcrafted earthenware produced under the name Echo Park Pottery. The exhibition also includes more than twenty examples of the artist’s touchstone form: the teapot.
Rights are not given. They are won. Donald Trump is using the full force of his authority to attack Muslims, immigrants, workers, unions, women, LGBT people, sanctuary cities, and anyone who dares to speak the truth to power. Resist in the spirit of King, Milk, Huerta, and Chavez. March from MacArthur Park to LA’s City Hall to show the Trumps of the world what real power looks like.
Angel City Brewery
Grab your friends and a few lawn chairs! Join the Outfest Emerging Leaders Council as they host the 3rd Annual Beers & Queers. This year the event will be screening Postcards from the Edge in honor of Carrie Fisher who penned the script. Before the screening begins, enjoy a very special performance from RuPaul's Drag Race star Pandora Boxx.
May 4 - 5
Welcome to Lucha Vavoom—where authentic Mexican masked wrestling, striptease, and comedy collide! Special guest Mexican electro-punk madman Silverio, Lucha Extra Super Estrella with Rey Escorpion, Laredo Kid, Magno, Rey Horus, Aztec dancers, mariachis, folkloricos, lowriders, tamales, and tequila!
Julie Goldman (The Big Gay Sketch Show, The People’s Couch) says exactly what’s on her mind, no matter whose feathers get ruffled…and the results are side-splittingly funny. How does she do it? After ruling out all other explanations, it turns out that it’s a miracle!
Resist. Persist. Rock. We're amping up the energy at the world-famous Hollywood Palladium for a powerful evening of live entertainment, dining, and special surprises that will leave you inspired, empowered, and connected. Hosted by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher with comedy by Tig Notaro and Eve Ensler performing The Vagina Monologues, supporting the Center's programs and services for women and girls.
In celebration of Mother's Day, enjoy a screening of the 1981 cult classic laced with cocktails and flowers for dear mommies everywhere. Starring Faye Dunaway as superstar Joan Crawford at her most ruthless, this gothic horror film pecks away at the facade of controlled perfection in someone who is social status obsessed and will not be made obsolete. Relive the scathing quotes, stage a photo booth scene (cold cream?), and leave your wire hangers at home.
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Learn about the various activities, programs and people that make up the Center’s Mentoring and Youth Development Program with a community dinner served in the courtyard. Meet LifeWorks staff, volunteers, program coordinators, and youth who participate in our life-enriching programs: Trans* Action Group, SuperNova Martial Arts, Community Action Network, and more. Later in the evening, local youth will receive scholarships given by our corporate partners, Comcast NBCUniversal, Edison, and the Felice Samuel Greene Memorial Scholarship.
May 19 - June 4
Walt Disney Concert Hall
LA Phil presents the West Coast premiere of Björk Digital, an exhibition of groundbreaking virtual reality video works featuring music from Björk's latest album, Vulnicura. A pioneer in music, art, and technology, Björk has worked with a collection of world-renowned directors, programmers, and visual artists to create a series of innovative virtual reality works displayed throughout a series of rooms. Björk Digital will invite guests to experience these immersive works through the latest in virtual reality technology.
May 25 - June 11
A celebration in words and music of the intense relationships and love affairs we all have with our past. Seen through the eyes of Transparent star Alexandra Billings, this one-act musical play is a non-linear dramatization of her life, introducing us to her parents, her wife, and Scot (the person she used to be). S/he & Me threads together the moments—dramatic and domestic—that complete the vivid portrait of her triumphant self. It’s an exciting and engrossing portal to understanding and acceptance.
May 26 - 27
Complete with a fireworks finale, enjoy a live concert and a screening under the stars of the rom-com musical that erroneously won an Oscar for Best Picture (which lasted approximately two minutes). Composer Justin Hurwitz will conduct the Oscar-winning score backed by a 100-piece orchestra, choir, and jazz ensemble.
California Market Center
L.A. Zine Fest is organized by a collective of zine-enthusiasts dedicated to promoting zine culture as a means to connect the pre-exisiting communities in L.A.–artistic or otherwise. Aiming to create opportunities for people to share self-published works and host events that encourage ideas to spill out onto paper in pictures and words.