April 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm PST | by Troy Masters
Los Angeles listings, April 21 – May 4, 2017

Revelers at Jeffrey Sanker’s 2016 White Party in Palm Springs. Just a tasty sampling of things to come. (Photo by Iggy Lopez)

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2017 – Sat, Apr 22 – Sun Apr 23 @ 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – (3351 Trousdale Pkwy). It’s time again for the nation’s largest literary festival, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books! The 22nd annual event, taking place Apr 22-23 at the University of Southern California, will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs.

Fiction: Writing Gay Literature in Los Angeles, Conversation 1151 – 03:00 PM -04:00 PM at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – (3351 Trousdale Pkwy). Part of The Festival of Books. Moderated by Noel Alumit. Held in USC’s Taper Hall 201, Signing Area 5 For more information, visit the Festival of Books web site.

Status-Equal Speed Dating – 06:00 PM -09:00 PM at Revolver – (8851 Santa Monica Blvd). Our last Speed Dating Event was a huge success! We are excited to host in partnership with Revolver Video Bar our second round of speed dating. Come join us in some fun and meet a special sexy someone! Liquid courage is available to those interested. Presented by The Thrive Tribe.

Bears In Space Palm Springs w/Eric Duncan & Heidi Lawden – 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM at Ace Hotel & Swim Club – ( 701 E Palm Canyon Dr). We’ve set coordinates for Coachella Weekend 2 in Palm Springs with a stellar lineup. Free w/ RSVP to www.acehotel.com/desertgold ($30 without RSVP) Click on “Weekend 2” and submit name and email. Capacity is limited and based on first come first serve basis.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Joint Mixer with Studio City Chamber of Commerce – 06:00 PM -08:00 PM at Artisan Cheese Gallery – (12023 Ventura Blvd). Join the LAGLCC as well as our friends at Studio City Chamber of Commerce for a joint networking event. LAGLCC Networking Mixers provide the perfect opportunity for business-to-business networking to establish new relationships and business contacts. Networking Mixers are held the first Thursday of each month.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

WeHo Arts: Rock’N’Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip Slideshow – 07:30 PM – 08:30 PM at West Hollywood City Council Chambers – (625 North San Vicente Boulevard). Revisit a time when hand-painted temporary billboards on the Sunset Strip depicted the world’s greatest Rock Stars, and creative advertising ruled the Sunset Strip. Photographer Robert Landau was there, growing up amongst the billboards, and now has the most complete collection of historic billboard images.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Los Angeles Valedictorian Society Event – 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM at The Chapel at The Abbey – (696 N. Robertson Blvd.). Join Los Angeles young professionals in supporting Point Foundation, the largest LGBTQ scholarship organization. Learn about the work Point is doing to help students complete their college education and develop leadership skills. Hear from Point Scholars and Alumni while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeurves.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles Game Night – 07:00 PM – 09:00 PM at Triangle Square Apartments – (1602 Ivar Ave). Friends and family are invited to join members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and the residents of Triangle Square LGBT Senior Housing for an evening of cards, board games, and raffle prizes. We’re having a pizza party! Pizza (vegetarian and meat options), salad, snacks, and beverages!

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Underbear Weekend | Spring Break ’17 – 09:00 PM – 02:00 AM at The Bullet Bar – (10522 Burbank Blvd). Underbear Weekend | Spring Break Edition ’17 We have a weekend of events in store for the last weekend of Apr, lots of “firsts”, fur, and fun! Join us for a weekend of shenanigans and liquid courage to get the party started! All weekend long everyone is invited!  

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

LBTQ Women’s 360 Health & Empowerment Fair – 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM at Village at Ed Gould Plaza – (1125 North McCadden Place ). “Caring for myself is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde Join us for a FREE day with LBTQ women dedicated to protecting our minds, bodies, and rights in challenging times. This year’s 360 will center around self-care and resistance, with a wide array of workshops.

Malibu Creek State Park Hike – 09:00 am- at Malibu Creek State Park – (1925 Las Virgenes Rd). Malibu Creek State Park Hike Rock Pool, Century Lake, M*A*S*H Movie Site, Forest Trail Time: 9:00 am Distance: 8 miles round trip Elevation: 300 ft Hike Time: 4 1/2 hours Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Trail Type: Well maintained trail.

John Edmonds’ Higher – Sat, Apr 29 – Sat, Jun 03 @ 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM at Ltd Los Angeles – (1119 S La Brea Ave). John Edmonds, a queer Black photographer, has made examining identities outside of constructed social bias the core of his ongoing practice. Through images that address each of his subjects as complex individuals, rather than members of larger cultural categorizations, Edmonds’ photography puts a mirror to the world.

A Love Affair – Dinner and Concert – 06:00 PM -08:30 PM at Triangle Square Apartments – (1602 Ivar Ave). PLEASE RSVP by calling: 323-860-5832 Enjoy dinner and a performance by the One Voice Senior Chorale. The Chorale will be singing love songs from the 20’s through the present. Suggested donation of $5 will go to the Seniors Helping Seniors fund.

California Trails Day – 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM at Charlton Flats Picnic Site – (Forest Service Rd 3N16). Charlton Flats Picnic Area, in the pine forest on Angeles Crest Highway one hour from LA and one mile above sea level, has a network of trails damaged in the 2009 Station Fire. Join G4G on Sat 4/29 for a high-altitude workout with 360-degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains …

RuPaul’s DragCon 2017 – 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM at L.A. Convention Center – (1201 S Figueroa St). RuPaul’s DragCon will kick off the Gay Pride season with a fierce new twist. DragCon creators expect 10s of thousand of attendees to experience a glittering weekend with the largest ever gathering of drag queens and gay icons.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Sing Yourself Alive Vocal Workshop – 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM at Inspire Spiritual Community – (9056 Santa Monica Blvd.). Sing Yourself Alive – A Bhakti Vocal Workshop with Spring Groove Spring’s passion to facilitate transformation empowers her students and allows them to experience the Strength & the Joy of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga. Spring fuses her training as a Broadway performer, Singer-Songwriter, Kirtan Wallah, & a Sivananda certified yoga teacher, …

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

90 Miles | Outfest West Hollywood Series – 07:30 PM – 10:00 PM at West Hollywood City Council Chambers – (625 North San Vicente Boulevard). 90 MILES Juan Carlos Zaldivar’s 90 Miles (2001) tells the personal tale of the filmmaker’s journey at age 13 from a small town in Cuba to Miami. Through interviews with family and home videos shot in the United States and Cuba, Zaldivar explores the personal and political forces that shape his Cuban-American identity.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

May Mixer at IHeartMedia – 06:30 PM – 09:00 PM at iHeartMedia Inc – (3400 W Olive Ave # 550). Join Lisa Foxx and friends as IHeartMedia welcomes Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber and San Gabriel Pride to their Burbank studios for a cocktail reception in the brand-new LA Performance Lounge and Balcony. Hosted wine, beer and light appetizers to be served. Bring a business card to enter to win special door prizes.  You must RSVP on laglcc.org to be admitted!

Postcards From The Edge | Beers & Queers – 07:30 PM -10:00 PM at Angel City Brewery – (216 Alameda St). Outfest Emerging Leaders Council Presents Beers & Queers: Postcards From The Edge Angel City Brewery May 4, 2017 7:30pm Join the Outfest Emerging Leaders Council as they host the 3rd Annual Beers & Queers. This year the event will be screening POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, in honor of Carrie Fisher.

MAY 5-7

White Party Palm Springs – 24 hours at various venues – (main event at Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros). Jeffrey Sanker heats up the desert valley bringing revelers innovative new parties waiting to be experienced, including totally redesigned Day Club Pool Parties at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. GayInLA.com will give away a pair of tickets on its website.  

S.T.A.G.E. LA – Sat May 13 @ 7:30 PM – at The Saban Theatre (8440 Wilshire Blvd.). The 33rd edition of the Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) fundraiser, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and multiple related service organizations is taking place May 13 at the Saban Theatre, in Beverly Hills. Alas, director David Galligan informs us, “Idols & Icons” will be the last. Sam Harris (Ham: Slices Of Life) and the legend Carole Cook only hint at the dazzling talent. Tickets at sabantheatre.com; info at stagela.com.

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