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September 2018

September 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
CA United States
Free

Social Media Discussion of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

DCA will invite readers to join the Big Read online community to discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Hosted through DCA’s Big Read Program in Los Angeles website, participants will receive a free copy of the book and notices of program events. Through this online portal, readers will exchange postings (to be monitored by DCA), and discuss NEA-provided study guide questions, while also reading and sharing articles related to topics touched upon in the book, such…

February 2019

February 6 - June 30
Los Angeles, CA United States

Mapping Los Angeles Cuisine and Culture: #LookingAtMyLosAngeles

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) invites you to participate in this food appreciation project that chronicles our City’s history, by using the Story Map Tour app. The book’s themes of memory, home, cultural identity, and displacement are the inspiration for this food mapping project. Help us map what and where Angelenos eat. Nominate your favorite eateries, whether it’s a market that has stood for generations, a hundred-year-old bakery, or a particular street where people emigrated from other lands gather…

June 2019

June 1 - June 30
Greater Los Angeles Region, Los Angeles, CA United States

National Gay Pride Month / LGBT Heritage Month Celebration

National Gay Pride Month is a citywide celebration of Gay Pride in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s LGBT contributions in the areas of education, politics, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include educational programs, gallery exhibitions, theater, and dance performances.   Various sites throughout Los Angeles Check online for detail on events, dates and times.  

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

Lambda Literary Book Club

Join inaugural West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Steven Reigns and the West Hollywood Library in discussing “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” a lesbian memoir by T. Kira Madden.

June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Moss Theater New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
$20

An Evening with Guy Kawasaki discussing his memoir “Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life”

Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he served as chief evangelist of Apple as part of the original Macintosh team in the 1980s, and as special advisor to the CEO of the Motorola business unit of Google. Presently Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva (an online design service) and executive fellow of the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “Wise Guy” is Kawasaki’s most personal book and chronicles his surprising journey from an…

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Central Library – Teen’Scape, 630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA United States
Free

LGBTQIA+ Book Tasting

Join us as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month and hold a tasting of fiction books. Come share your favorite books. For ages 12 to 19.

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071 United States
Free

LA Made: Felice Picano: Coming to Hollywood – 1935-2000

For decades, hopeful LGBT actors, writers, and stage directors came West to make it big. Openly gay author Felice Picano did too and was befriended by many. He presents their anecdotes, vintage photos, and excerpts from his own Hollywood novel to show how some found success against the odds and why they became icons of the film world. 

June 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

One City One Pride Day of Art – Crush: First Love, New Talent

Join the launch of Crush: First Love, New Talent, an LGBTQ comic anthology about first (queer) love from Prism Comics presented as part of WeHo Reads. There will be readings from the book and a book-signing.   Free, RSVP requested at weho.org/pride

June 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069 United States
Free

One City One Pride Day of Art – QueerWise

QueerWise is a writing collective and spoken word performance group led by Michael Kearns, Hollywood’s first openly HIV-positive actor.   Free, RSVP requested at weho.org/pride

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