Stuart Timmons’ City of West Hollywood LGBTQ History Mobile Tou
SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016
Length: Approx. 90 minutes Time: Every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free! Location:West Hollywood Library @ 625 N. San Vicente Blvd Parking: Free! West Hollywood Municipal Parking Structure II just south of the West Hollywood Library.
A plethora of costumed performers! Musicians! Dancers! Colorful parasols! And you!
It’s a fun-filled, fantastically informative, and FREE experience revealing the sensational, sordid, and surprising LGBTQ History of the City of West Hollywood!
Think you know WeHo? Not quite like this! Written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons (The Trouble With Harry Hay, GAY L.A.) and directed as a performance art piece by Jason Jenn, the tour dazzled audiences in 2015 and is back for one more special invigorating event. Includes a brief shuttle ride followed by a refreshingly accessible urban hike encountering characters along the way – come join us for the adventure!
‘This event is presented as part of the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which this year celebrates the theme ‘Into the Streets,’ based on a rallying cry of early LGBTQ rights groups. Events take place from Harvey Milk Day (May 22nd) through the end of June Pride month. For more info and to see a full roster of events please visit weho.org/pride or follow on social media @WeHoArts.’
HAROLD NORSE - BEAT POET - CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
July 6, 2016 will mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of master American poet Harold Norse. Known for his association with Beat literature and gay liberation, Norse’s work retains its pertinence in today’s fractured world of politics and despair. This has been reflected by increased attention to Norse’s legacy from The New York Timesto the International Times.
These will be followed by a return to Harold’s old stomping grounds of Venice Beach at Beyond Baroque. Each of these events will feature a short performance of Harold’s poetry by Los Angeles based multi-talented artist Jason Jenn who has previously performed works about gay poets James Broughton and C.P. Cavafy.
Wednesday, July 6 from 7-9 PM at the Mechanics’ Institute
Check back in the coming weeks for detailed information about the events and the authors who will be participating. Also keep on the lookout for a Centennial fundraiser featuring bundles of rare Harold Norse books for sale.
Happy Hundredth Birthday Harold Norse!
BEHOLD THE BRIDEGROOMS REVISITED 2014
Was a beautiful success! Thanks to all who made it possible. Such a pleasure to bring to the stage the wondrous words of James Broughton inspired by the love of Joel Singer. The two are a great testament to the universal power of queer/gay love for all time!
video links / documentation of some of the event now available: