28 • MARCH 29, 2019 • LOSANGELESBLADE.COM
The Off Sunset Festival, LA’s Leather Street Fair, is back for its seventh year on Sunday, March 31 only.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
HRC Los Angeles’ Annual Gala Dinner and Auction is today from 5:30-10 p.m. at the JW Marriott Los Angeles (900 West Olympic Blvd.). Bringing together more than 1,000 HRC members, friends, family and allies for an evening of celebration and inspiration in the greater Los Angeles area, this event features a cocktail reception, an extensive silent auction, an elegant dinner, live entertainment and thought-provoking speakers and guests. The event attracts some of the nation’s top figures in politics and entertainment. This year presidential candidate Cory Booker will be present to wow the crowd and you’ll hear remarks from Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin who is leaving the organization. Visit HRCLADinner.com for more information.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
DTLA LGBTQ Heritage Tour and Brunch is today from noon-5 p.m. at Redline (131 6th St.). Hit the streets and wind your way through the richest and most vibrant lesbian, Gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) history and culture the City of Angels has to offer. From the gay-friendly Native Americans who first settled here to LA’s first gay porn theater that opened in the 1880s to the grand hotels and bathhouses that sated the secret desires of the Hollywood elite. Then we travel back to Redline for a delicious brunch and mimosas. You’ll see why DTLA is so proud of its LGBTQ+ diversity. Tickets available at airbnb.com. Broadway West Launch Benefit Concert is tonight from 7-9:30 p.m. at a secret location in Los Angeles (search eventbrite). After more than three years in the making, Broadway West is officially launching. The nonprofit dedicated to activating and revitalizing the historic theaters in Downtown Los Angeles by bringing Broadway to the West Coast and to Downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy a night of special and unforgettable musical performances, food, drinks and a special presentation about the exciting Inaugural 2019-2020 Broadway West season, starting with a one-woman musical spectacular, ‘PATTI at the Palace.’ Cost is $50. Search eventbrite for much information. TOM House Open House is today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Tom of Finland Foundation (1421 Laveta Terrace).
This historic Los Angeles home was not only where the artist lived and worked over the last decade of his life, but also the nexus of the gay biker counterculture — in some ways, a setting where the artist’s work could come to life. Enjoy it live and see if you can live up to the expectations expressed in the world’s most iconic gay art. Enjoy beverages and bites. Donation required. Seventh Annual Off Sunset Festival is today from noon-7 p.m. at Off Sunset Festival (4219 Sunset Blvd.). LA’s Leather Street Fair is back for its seventh year. Off Sunset Festival, the Los Angeles Leather Street Fair closes out a week of events for Los Angeles Leather Pride. This 21-and-over only festival is not for the faint of heart who are afraid of a little wild love, great DJs and bands, great food trucks, outstanding drinks and cold beers, a little craft appreciation, loads of leather good and a lot of hot flesh. Yes, be naked on Sunset. Tickets are $15 online at offsunetfestival.com. Trans Day of Visibility: Lunch and a Movie is today from noon-3:30 p.m. at The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza (1125 N. McCadden Pl,). Join the LA LGBT Center and GLSEN LA for a Trans Lounge Trans Day of Visibility and celebration of community with a screening of the triumphant and soul-affirming documentary “In the Turn” (2012). “In the Turn” documents the story of Crystal, a 10 year-old trans girl struggling to be her authentic self in rural Canada. After discovering a queer roller derby association, her mother writes a message to the organization which raises money to sponsor Crystal to come to the U.S. and find inspiration and community while taking part in a junior roller derby camp. Free. Search eventbrite for details.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Music Center Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles (135 North Grand Ave.). Power and grace. Tenderness and strength. Precision and passion. For 60 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has embodied these complexities and contradictions of the human condition with dance performances that uplift and transform, making the company one of the world’s most beloved. Offering an homage to traditional modern dance techniques blended with the new, the Ailey
company will perform three different programs of mixed repertory with classic Ailey works and contemporary masterworks. Each program will culminate with the soulful American masterpiece “Revelations.” Tickets available at musiccenter.org.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
GMCLA Presents Turn Back Time: The Best of GMCLA is tonight from 8-10 p.m. at Alex Theater (216 North Brand Ave.. They’re back! For its 40th Anniversary Spring show, GMCLA is going through the archives and pulling out some favorite songs that the Chorus has performed over the decades. Whether you’ve been in the audience for years or discovered the Chorus recently, you’ll want to join them as they turn back time to highlight some hits from GMCLA’s first 40 years! Cher may or may not perform. Tickets available at the door. Please make a donation. Visit gmcla.org for more information.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
Anita May Rosenstein Campus Grand Opening Community Celebration is today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus (1118 N. McCadden Pl.). Expanding across nearly one full city block in the heart of Hollywood, the Anita May Rosenstein Campus stands as a beacon of hope for the LGBT community in Los Angeles and beyond. The Campus is the product of more than a decade of dreams and hard work, a public gathering place that brings the generations together to celebrate and learn from one another. It will provide expanded employment and educational opportunities for LGBT youth and seniors and offer them safe, affordable housing in a community built on the pillars of pride, strength, and love. 12 p.m. ribbon Cutting. Tickets available at eventbrite.com. Donations requested.
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Losangelesblade.com, Volume 3, Issue 13, March 29, 2019