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Essentially Marilyn: The Exhibit, Fri. Sep. 21 @ 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles (465 N. Beverly Drive, at S. Santa Monica Blvd.). In celebration of her enduring artistic legacy, the Paley Center will showcase a new exhibit, presented by Profiles in History, featuring an extraordinary private archive of Monroe treasures including signature costumes from her films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Prince and the Showgirl, and How to Marry a Millionaire, personal artifacts such as her heavily hand-annotated script from 1955’s The Seven Year Itch (providing a unique window into her artistic process), wardrobe pieces, and much more. The exhibit is framed by beautiful large-format photographs of Monroe captured by her friend, famed fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene, and unique historic video from the Paley Archive chronicling the icon’s contributions to television. Suggested contribution: $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for students and senior citizens; $5.00 for children under fourteen; Paley Center Members free.

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Wednesday Tea Salon at Tom of Finland House, Wed. Sep. 26 @ 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Tom of Finland Foundation (1421 Laveta Terrace). Have some erotic, hand-blended Tea, sumptuous cakes and sweets, relax and have a nice cuppa tea...View kinky/sexy art, chat with fellow kinky people and art patrons/snobs and remove yourself from our hideous political reality — chill in Tom of Finland style. You know what that means. For more information, and to RSVP, email antebellum@

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Fred Segal One Year Anniversary Bash, Sat. Sep. 22 @ 10:00 to 8:00 PM at Fred Segal Sunset (8500 Sunset Blvd). Celebrate West Hollywood’s iconic Fred Segal Sunset store’s one-year anniversary. The store will host a styling Anniversary Bash, complete with birthday cake, champagne, a photo booth, and DJ. Fred Segal will provide customers with a pet adoption, InkBox 2-week temporary tattoos, a tarot card reader, complimentary cookies and treats from the Fred Segal Café, a gift included with every purchase, and more! Admission is Free.

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Stonewall Democratic Club General Membership Meeting, Mon. Sep. 24 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at West Hollywood Library (625 North San Vicente). Throughout September and October, Stonewall also has opportunities to help elect Democrats at the state and federal level through phone banking, canvassing, and road trips to competitive districts. With the November elections fast-approaching, Stonewall is wrapping up its endorsements with votes on local races at its September meeting. The group will be considering their recommendations for endorsements in several local races: Sue Himmelrich and Ashley Powell for seats on the Santa Monica City Council; V Jesse Smith for Palmdale Mayor; James Berry for a seat on the Rosemead City Council; Andrea Lofthouse-Quesada for a seat on the Alhambra City Council; Anthony Duarte for Hacienda - La Puente Unified School District. RSVP on Facebook @StonewallDemocraticClub.

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13th Annual Christmas In September At The Abbey, Tue. Sep. 25 @ 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at The Abbey Food and Bar (692 North Robertson). 13 years ago, David

Florence and the Machine is one of the most dynamic and unique acts in music. Catch her High As Hope Tour 2018, Tue. Sep. 25 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Hollywood Bowl (2301 Highland Avenue). Photo Florence and the Machine Facebook

Cooley (Founder & CEO of The Abbey Food & Bar, started a conversation with a guest who worked for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The guest explained they were in need of toys, that by September the toy inventory is depleted and the hospital runs out of toys until Christmas donations. Christmas in September was born and it now one of the most popular fundraisers The Abbey hosts. The event has provided tens of thousands of toys for children and families in need. Come bring a toy and have a drink. Donations required. Florence and the Machine: The High As Hope Tour 2018, Tue. Sep. 25 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Hollywood Bowl (2301 Highland Avenue). Just to get onstage, Florence Welch has to induce herself into what she calls a “trance state.” She listens to whatever music she’s been loving lately and simply zones out. As she’s been readying herself for months of twirling dervish performances on Florence and the Machine‘s latest North American tour, she’s been listening up, a demanding Hollywood Bowl crowd in mind. “Sometimes I’ll put on something and listen to it over and over again,” she told Rolling Stone. “I have to start giving myself over to whatever it is that’s in charge of performances — the performance spirit or whatever the fuck it is. I don’t know, because it’s not really me.” Tickets available at

Los Angeles’ 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair, Thu. Sep. 27 @ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside (6161 West Centinela Avenue). The 18th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair will be the largest diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States. Dozens of major employers will be on hand seeking to recruit a diverse workforce. Crane Aerospace & Elec, Fraser Financial / Mass Mutual, Amgen Inc, UCLA, KKABC-AM Radio / KLOS-FM Radio, Burbank Police Department, US Customs and Border Protection, DeVry University, Spanish Broadcasting System, New York Life, Skyworks Solutions, Milgard Window & Doors, Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters, INC., Penny Mac, USC Marshall, Carlisle Interconnect Technologoies, Napa Valley College, Dignity Health, Easterseals Southern California, Tradesy, TELACU Education Foundation, Los Angeles County Fire Department and many more. Admission is free.

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Lambda Literary LitFest LA 2018 Launch, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (244 San Pedro St). The second 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 California’s Southland. It’s a full day of programming, featuring panels, talks, readings, and—new this year—low-cost workshops for festival attendees, “It’s Very That: The Ever-Evolving Queer Label,” 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM, for instance, is one of the themed workshops. It’s moderated by Zach Stafford, explores the LGBTQ community as a vibrant, diverse collection of human experiences with stories that reflect a limitless richness across a landscape of genre and media. Examine the Queer aesthetic. You get the idea. All events are free.

E-mail calendar items to two weeks prior to your event. Space is limited so priority is given to LGBT-specific events or those with LGBT participants. Recurring events must be re-submitted each time.

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