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Queer Mondays is a non-elitist, un-curated LGBT experimental performance series that takes place on the last Monday of every month.
Highways Performance Space and Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The LA Woman: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Exhibit)
September 7, 2013 ~ January 5, 2014
Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
Featuring over 50 works of art by 24 women artists who have made a significant and lasting impact on the art, history, and culture of Los Angeles. Museum Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday ~ Sunday); Admission: Free
Women, War, and Industry (Art Exhibit)
November 2013 ~ February 18, 2014
San Diego Museum of Art (Balboa Park), 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission / Adults: $12.00 / Seniors: $9.00 / Students with ID: $8.00
Museum Hours / 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday); Noon – 5:00 p.m. (Sunday)
The Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back
November 29 – December 8, 2013
David Henry Hwant Theater, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The third installment of a comic trilogy following the lives of a group of widowed Nisei women who only have each other in the face of loss and the search for love in their golden years. Tomi loses her only son to a heart attack at the early age of 45, and the other widows gather around her during this time of grief. Hilarity ensues when they embark on an unforgettable trip to Hawaii, which unleashes the cougar in all of them at a hula retreat.
November 29, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
November 30, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 5, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 6, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 7, 2013, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
December 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. – Balcony $26 / Orchestra $31
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. – Balcony $31; Orchestra $36
Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 p.m. – Balcony $31; Orchestra $36
*$4 per ticket handling.
Walk and Memorial Service / World AIDS Day event
December 1, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Living Positive Panel Discussion / World AIDS Day event
December 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Bienestar, 180 E. Mission Boulevard, Pomona, CA 91766
World AIDS Day
December 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
2222 Laverna Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Join us for World AIDS Day as we remember those who have passed, learn how to protect ourselves and celebrate life by dancing the evening away! There will be a couple of quilts from the National AIDS Quilt, free HIV testing, workshops for men and women, deaf HIV+ speakers, prizes and a dance. Free admission.
FMI: Jennifer Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Bars Can’t Stop the Flow
December 7, 2013, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
West Side Peace Center, 3916 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
Enjoy an evening of spoken word, art and performance to raise funds for Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action, Research & Education.
Tea and Morphine: Women in Paris 1880 to 1914
January 26 – May 4, 2014
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Although women were often exalted and idealized in late 19th century French graphic art, many women were leading lives of desperation and despair. This exhibit explores how more realistic images, whether of morphine addicts or prostitutes, began to portray the full range of women’s experiences.
Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes
January 30 – February 1, 2014
Macha Theatre (formerly the Globe Playhouse), 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Hit comedy Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes shines a harsh and hilarious spotlight on relationships in the modern world. The play, from writer-director Brad Gottfred, centers around single lady Nicole, who’s finally meeting her new crush, Dylan, after a two-month internet courtship. The two get together along with several other couples at a celebratory brunch that quickly devolves into a series of sexual misadventures among all of the parties involved. After a sold-out run in Chicago, this crowd-pleasing comedy returns to Los Angeles before heading to the off-Broadway stage in 2014.
Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:30 p.m. / $12.69 – $19.69
Friday, January 31, 2014, 8:30 p.m. / $12.69 – $19.69
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. / $12.69 – $19.69
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:30 p.m. / $12.69 – $19.69
Laura (Theatre Show)
February 14 – March 1, 2014
Whittier Center Theater, 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier, 90601
Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms – not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman – or has he?
February 14, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
February 15, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
February 21, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
February 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
February 23, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
February 28, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
March 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Adults: $15.00 Seniors, Students and Military with ID: $10.00
The Diary of Anne Frank Brings the Beloved Historical Figure to Life
February 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638
In this powerful adaptation of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s The Diary of Anne Frank by Wendy Kesselman, the inspiring young Anne emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. This impassioned drama peeks in on Frank, her family and their friends as they hide from the Nazis in occupied Amsterdam in a concealed storage attic, capturing the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence. Kesselman’s adaptation of the original play received raves when first performed on Broadway in 1997.
Price: $20.00 / Goldstar members: $8.00 – $10.00
Questions for My Mother and Questions My Mother Can’t Answer
May 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
The afternoon begins with Questions for My Mother, a documentary theatre piece created by Long Beach high school sophomores and juniors in Sparking Curiosity, a 12-week workshop led by CSULB Department of Theatre Arts faculty Andrea Caban. Questions My Mother Can’t Answer is a moving and funny show written and performed by Caban, in which she goes on a mind-body-soul healing mission after being hit by a New York City cab. Caban portrays eight women of-a-certain-age and finds that life is not about avoiding accidents or tragedies, but how we deal with them. A collaboration with CSULB Department of Theatre Arts. Free admission.