Now thru April 1
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves, and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home (2015 Tony Award for Best Musical) introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Click on the link for specially-priced tickets for Center supporters with code LGBT.
Now thru April 15
Advocate & Gochis Galleries
Danielle Paris’s canvases are wildly colorful and graphically audacious, incorporating aspects of pop art, surrealism, pop culture, and agitprop. They explode with humor, intelligence, outrage, and a gorgeous, consummate artistry. Explaining the exhibit’s title, Ms. Paris wrote: “The circles and rectangles in each painting are based on the dots and dashes of Morse Code which have been enlarged into an aesthetic design while maintaining the underlying code, theme, and message.”
Now thru May 27
The Center's McDonald/Wright Building
Now thru June 4
Petersen Automotive Museum
This exhibition brings together five vehicles painted, or drawn on, by pop artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Haring’s brief and prolific career from 1982-1990 documented the spirit of New York City’s underground art scene through icons and images that evoked the challenges of late Twentieth Century society. His trademark style was popularized in spontaneous chalk drawings throughout the New York City subway stations.
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Are you ready to take action against the anti-LGBT agenda of leaders in the federal government? Here’s your opportunity! We’re looking for people willing to invest 3-4 hours of their time each week in March. If that’s you, the Center’s Leadership LAB will train you to become an effective activist, welcome you to our grassroots activist team, and share with you targeted, strategic opportunities to fight the threats and attacks against LGBT people.
March 1 - 7
A celebration of the rich heritage of the LGBTQ individuals that populate greater Los Angeles. The films and TV shows that screen at Fusion showcase the stories of queer communities of color, including African, African American, Asian diaspora and Latinx perspectives as well as many other cultural identities. The festival enables LGBT and Genderqueer people of color to see themselves on the big screen, often for the very first time–a powerful and validating experience that underscores the universality of our lived experiences.
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Join the Los Angeles Women's Network and the Center for a conversation with National LGBTQ Task Force and ACLU recognized powerhouse Elizabeth Schwartz as she discusses her book, Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise and the current LGBT legal climate with our very own LAWN member Wendy Hartmann. As a fellow attorney and force of nature, Wendy will guide this colorful discussion of do's and don't's before you take the plunge. This is a conversation not to be missed by anyone interested in wading through today's legal waters.
Los Angeles City Hall
It's time again! Join the Los Angeles Women's Network and the extended Center community. We’ll be meeting at 11 a.m. at the corner of W. 1st Street and N. Main Street to join the noon march and rally at City Hall. Thousands are expected! Invite your friends. See you there!
March 6 - 12
The first annual Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and readers in the Southland. Join us as we honor LGBTQ writers and readers with discussions, readings, entertainment, food, and mingling. All programming is FREE and open to the public!
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Do you have questions about what it's like to live in camp on the ride? Having second thoughts about bringing too much clothing with you? Life on the Ride is a brand new workshop event that covers essential components for our cyclists' success on AIDS/LifeCycle. This event is currently open only to AIDS/LifeCycle 2017 Participants. If space becomes available, we will be happy to accommodate other curious parties. RSVP required.
Avenue 50 Studio
A few years ago, mostly on the streets of Boyle Heights and Highland Park in community-run spaces like La Conxa, Avenue 50, and Mi Vida, a cultural shift was born: the birth of Chicanx. The event is a reading, performance, and Q&A from folks who are founders or at the forefront of this burgeoning movement, most of whom are under the age of 25. Curated and moderated by LA native and 2016 Lambda Literary Finalist Meliza Bañales (aka Missy Fuego) and featuring Alma Rosa Rivera, Stephanie M. Hernandez, Esperanza Cisneros, and Josefina Valadez, this will be an evening of spoken-word, music, and conversation that is guaranteed to be lit!
Presented by Better Brothers Los Angeles and The DIVA Foundation, the Truth Awards represents an unprecedented opportunity to highlight the contributions of the Black LGBTQ community and their allies. By showcasing examples of individual courage, leadership and excellence, we hope to refocus the lens through which the Black LGBTQ community is seen and perceived. The award embodies our belief that members of the Black LGBTQ community who embrace and live their truths should be recognized and honored. Along with our allies, they represent the very best in our community and serve as examples to us all.
March 16 - 19
Are you ready for the hottest fashion and design event of the year? Featuring a week of award winning designers, stylists, celebrities, media, industry pros and innovative artists from LA and around the globe to celebrate creativity. This season LAFW makes history as we transform the iconic ACE MUSEUM into a premier cultural experience featuring exclusive presentations from contemporary labels, brands, and red carpet trend setters with talent from over a dozen countries: UK, Italy, Brazil, Australia, Germany, Amsterdam, Russia, Mexico, USA and more!
Roadies help create the Love Bubble experience by dedicating their time to care for thousands of AIDS/LifeCycle participants every year. The ride wouldn't be possible without them! RSVP required.
March 24 - April 2
The theme for the annual week-long celebration is CODE L.A. which allows us to look to the future and account for current events that have changed the way we view our community. We invite you to reflect on a time when we communicated our sexuality in code. Just before the AIDS crisis, Los Angeles was at the center of a moment of sexual freedom, and American culture took notice. Many of the fetish codes still in use today began here. We believe the future is happening here.
1116 N. McCadden Place
The premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies! Sample extraordinary food and drink from L.A.’s most popular restaurants, food trucks, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and more! All proceeds support the Center’s life-changing and life-saving programs and services.
Two drag superstars, Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine, storm the Renberg Theatre for one night only in a no-holds-barred, anything-goes Battle of the Bitches! The dynamic drag duo takes each other on in a song-by-filthy-song singing contest! Blindly picking their scandalous topic from a hat, each determined diva will belt out one of her world-famous , sick ‘n’ twisted parodies. Catch this once-in-a-lifetime double dollop of drag delight! The gloves are off, the claws are out, and may the best bitch win!