Join the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division on Wednesday, May 22, for the kick-off of the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival and official City celebration of Harvey Milk Day featuring a free staged reading of Patricia Loughrey's Dear Harvey. The reading is produced and directed by Michael Shepperd of Celebration Theatre, LA's oldest LGBTQ theatre. This reading will start at 7:30pm, and be preceded by a reception (6:30-7:30pm) with light food and refreshments. During the reception, there will be two poetry pop-ups themed around this year's One City One Pride theme, "Love is Love."
6:30-7:30pm: RECEPTION with:
"Let Love Flourish: Queer Poetry Pop-Up featuring historic love poetry by LGBTQ Poets performed by Jason Jenn
Everyone Deserves (A) Love (Poem), interactive art installation, where anyone can request a love poem to be written for them or someone they love, organized by Brian Sonia-Wallace aka RENT Poet.
7:30-9:30pm: DEAR HARVEY featuring:
Emmy, GLAAD Media, and APLA Hero Award winner Bruce Vilanch
RuPaul's Drag Race star and trans activist Gia Gunn
Parnell Damone Marcano
West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Charles Flowers
Arts & Cultural Affairs Commissioner J. Dallas Dishman
Disability Advisory Board member Rick Watts
Human Services Commissioner Nate Clark
Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board member Jason Frazier
Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board member Sepi Shyne
Senior Advisory Board member John Allendorfer
Transgender Advisory Board member Alexis Sanchez
Women’s Advisory Board member Karen Andros Eyres
The City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival takes place from May 22-June 30. For more info and to see a full list of events please visit www.weho.org/pride or follow via social media WeHo Arts
Due to attrition, City of West Hollywood Arts events are sometimes overbooked to ensure capacity. Therefore, seating is not guaranteed based on RSVP status. If a venue reaches capacity, we will be unable to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.