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Great books haunt Laurie Anderson’s bold experimental performance at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts; from Moby Dick to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, works of literature are part of an eventful night out on April 20. Image courtesy Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts


Dragtastic NYC - World Premiere Screening! Sat Apr 7 @ 8 PM at Los Angeles LGBT Center (1125 N. McCadden Pl). World premiere screening of DRAGTASTIC NYC, a movie shot in 2010 for Logo but finally available to the public. Enjoy live performances by Pandora Boxx, Kelly Mantle, and Harmonica Sunbeam and perhaps more of New York’s finest queens. Meet the film’s producer/director Andrea Meyerson. Free!


Barnsdall Arts and Craft, Sun Apr 8 @ 10 AM to 4 PM at Barnsdall Art Center (4814 Hollywood Boulevard). The Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair showcases diverse works of the center’s students and faculty members including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photography. Browse work from local artisans and find the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Or maybe support the next Keith Haring. Bairnsdale is located in one of the most iconic of LA destinations, located next to the world renowned, Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House, and a stone’s throw from the prestigious Los Angeles County Municipal Art Gallery, Search for tickets. Up to $20.


29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Thu Apr 12 @ 5:30 to midnight at The Beverly Hilton (9876 Wilshire Boulevard). One of Los Angeles’ most glittering Red Carpet

affairs, the GLAAD Media Awards Britney Spears is this year’s special honored guest and it will be a lot of fun to see Adam Rippon and Britney mix it up with Jim Parsons and Wanda Sykes. Maybe Roseanne will make a surprise appearance.The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies will be held in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton, and in New York on May 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Ticket prices run the gamut, so visit for more info. RuPaul Drag Race Season 10 Viewing Party, Thu Apr 12 @ 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at The Chapel at The Abbey (696 North Robertson). Lord, the gurls are just getting started on what promises to be the most sizzling year yet of the new Hollywood Boulevard starlet’s Drag Race season. Get ready for some knock down drag and enjoy it with a few of your favorite Absolut Elyx cocktails. You won’t believe your eyes but it will just get more and more fun the more you watch. Cost is up to you!


Dada Masilo’s Giselle, Fri Apr 13 @ 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (9390 Santa Monica Boulevard). Acclaimed South African choreographer Dada Masilo, who stunned audiences around the world with her feminist revisions of Carmen, Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, takes on another classic in

her distinctive style of African dance and classical ballet performed at astonishing speed. This is one of the best dance events of the season. Learn more at


Documentary Film: Hockney, Sat Apr 14 @ 1:00 to 3:00 PM @ LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (5905 Wilshire Boulevard). “Hockney” sees the charismatic artist take director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film looks back at Hockney’s formative years in the British Pop Art scene and his experience of being a gay man as the AIDS crisis took hold, as well as his years working in California. A window into the artist’s work, the film weaves together a portrait that includes frank interviews with close friends and never-before-seen footage. Google LACMA HOCKNEY for ticket information.


Earth Day, Los Angeles, Thu Apr 19 @ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Grand Park (200 North Grand Street). Grand Park joins The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to celebrate Los Angeles’ largest earth day event. Earth Day L.A. offers Downtown L.A.’s residents, workers and visitors ideas and solutions on how to live clean and go green. The annual event features performances, tours, plant giveaways and demonstrations of the latest in green technology, which are all

free to the public.


CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film & Art Festival, Fri Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM to 10 PM at Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/ Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center (1125 North McCadden Pl). CineArte is dedicated to showcasing the stories of LGBTQ twospirited, Latinx, Chicano, Afro-latinos, and Indigenous identities through film, art and videos. Los Angeles Blade last year called the event “one of the most deeply drawn banks of talent and yearning of any arts festival in Los Angeles. A must attend event.” Tickets $25 on Laurie Anderson: Los Angeles, Fri Apr 20 @ 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Wallis Annenber Center for the Performing Arts (5905 Santa Monica Boulevard). Laurie revisits “All the Things I Lost in the Flood” in a rare Beverly Hills appearance, this month celebrates 70 years of walking on the wild side. From her website: “One of the most revered, and inventive artists working today, Laurie Anderson is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (Her Heart of a Dog, 2015, was lauded as an “experimental marvel” by the Los Angeles Times). Anderson moves seamlessly between the music world and the fineart world while maintaining a stronghold in both. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the tech boom of the early 21st century.” Ticket info:

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