National Arts and Humanities Month

nahmThe City of West Hollywood is prepared to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month with a variety of events scheduled to take place in October. The City Council will recognize the celebration with a proclamation to be presented at its October 3rd council meeting. The following is a list of arts and culture events in the month of October.

What’s Wrong With Angry?
When: September 9, 2011 through October 29, 2011
Location: Celebration Theatre; Website:  
Description: A play written at a time in British history when Legislation and Section 28 prohibited schools and local authorities from depicting homosexual relationships as an acceptable view of family life.

Garbo’s Cuban Lover
When: September 24, 2011 through October 31, 2011; Website:  
Location: MACHA Theatre/Films
Description: A suspenseful drama which explores the glamorous lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.

MAK Center
Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design;  
When: September 27, 2011 through January 08, 2012
Location: the MAK Center/Rudolf Schindler House [*Also part of Pacific Standard Time]

ONE Archives Gallery and Museum
Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980
When: October 1, 2011 through April 1, 2012; Website:  
Location: Werle Building, West Hollywood [*Also part of Pacific Standard Time]

Launch of Collaboration with Cal Arts: Aesthetics & Politics Discussion, Topic- Street Art
When: October 14, 2011; Website:  
Location: West Hollywood Library, Council Chambers
Description: CalArts and the City of West Hollywood invite Sam Durant (artist), Retna a.k.a. Marquis Lewis (artist), and Jeffrey Dietch (Director, MOCA) for a panel discussion on the topic of Street Art.

State of the Arts in West Hollywood
When: October 17, 2011
Location: West Hollywood Library, Council Chambers
Description: The City of West Hollywood’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission will present a State of the Arts staff report for the Council meeting agenda.

ACAC Reception for Library Artists
When: October 18, 2011; Website:  
Location: Council Chambers and Auto-Court
Description: The City of West Hollywood’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission will host a discussion and reception for the West Hollywood Library artists.

Capturing the Beauty of the Human Body Gallery Opening
When: October 20, 2011, grand opening; work on display until November 3; Website:
Location: Advocate & Gochis Gallery at the Village at the Ed Gould Plaza
Description: The Center's Cultural Arts & Education Department will host a free Gallery Opening Reception that will feature the aspiring artists who participated in the Life Drawing Workshop instructed by artist Ron Anderegg.

Baby Daddy: Written and performed By Alec Mapa
When: October 21 through 23, 2011; Short promotional video here:  
Location: The Renberg Theatre
Description: This show hilariously chronicles Mapa's latest adventures as he marches into the territory of gay fatherhood.

Additional events may be scheduled and can be found on the NAHM website at  
* Pacific Standard Time is a region-wide celebration of the birth of the L.A. art scene (