Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival this weekend!

For screening schedules & locations: Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival


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Wednesday Night, Enjoy a Reading of Six Short Plays to Benefit Planned Parenthood and Theatre of NOTE

If Planned Parenthood has ever needed your support, it needs it now! Wednesday night, March 22, 2023, come support Planned Parenthood/Theatre of NOTE while enjoying a fun night with “six quirky, fun, short play readings centering around women’s reproductive issues and suffrage (with a touch of Star Wars thrown into one for good measure).” How can you resist titles like “My Vagina has a First Name, “Aunt Flo and Sour Lemons,” and Are you There Margaret? It’s me– GOD!” Guest actors will include Alice Amter from “The Big Bang Theory,” Lance Guest of “The Last Starfighter” fame and Donny Most of “Happy Days.” Malph for Muffs! There will be copious amounts of beer, wine and *Choose-Your-Own* raffle prizes. The show starts at 8PM.

Theater of Note is located at1517 Cahuenga Blvd., LA CA, 90028. You can find parking either on the street, at the CNN Parking Garage on Sunset and Cahuenga, or at the old Arclight Parking structure (yes it still exists). Admission is only $25.00. TICKETS

NOTE: Actor, producer and playwright (“Aunt Flo and Sour Lemons,” and Are you There Margaret? It’s me– GOD!”) Jennifer Hugus is a contributor to the LA BEAT.

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Wonder Woman Statue Unveiled Outside Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman statue unveiling at The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood on March 15, 2023 in Burbank. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood )

Likely to become one of LA’s most popular selfie spots, a statue depicting iconic superhero Wonder Woman was unveiled outside of Burbank’s Warner Bros. Studios Tour on March 15.

On public view 24 hours a day, this beloved symbol of courage, justice, kindness, and compassion now stands at 3400 Warner Blvd.

The larger-than-life statue, cast in bronze, weighs more than 600 pounds and stands over 7½ feet tall.

Designed by acclaimed Wonder Woman artist Jenny Frison, the statue was crafted by American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication in Burbank.

“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins, along with DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee were among the attendees at the unveiling ceremony.

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Saturday! The Mormons and Carnage at The Sardine in Pedro

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Duane Betts and Palmetto Motel Bring Classic and New Rock, Blues and Country to Southern CA with Their Upcoming Spring Vacancy Tour

Duane Betts and Palmetto Motel will be visiting Southern California, when they play several tour dates as part of their Spring Vacancy Tour. Duane brings a mix of music that he has written and performed on his own solo albums, as well as some songs made favorite by his father’s and namesake’s band, the Allman Brothers Band. Born into a musical family, Duane Betts fell in love with music early. Taking a route similar to many budding musicians, he tried playing several different instruments before settling on guitar as his primary form of expression. Of course, it helped that he had a talent for vocals and songwriting too.

Developing his talents, he started performing early in his life. That included solo work, as well as playing with his father’s group Dickey Betts and Great Southern. Duane Betts also has shared the stage with many top musicians, including Phil Lesh, Jack Johnson and Kid Rock. He’s also spent time in various tribute groups to the Allman Brothers Band, playing with other Allman siblings such as Derek Trucks, Berry Duane Oakley and Devon Allman. Duane’s solo albums include Sketches of American Music, a solo effort with tastes of rock, country and blues. The sessions were aided by veteran Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s, The Blues Brothers); and Marc Ford (the Black Crowes). Tours included stints with the Allman Betts Band, with Devon Allman and Berry D. Oakley; Devon Allman Project, with Gregg Allman’s son; and also tour dates with his dad Dickey Betts and his band.

Duane Betts sat down with The Los Angeles Beat recently to talk over growing up as an Allman Brothers Band child, his journey into becoming a musician and what’s happening these days as Southern California welcomes Duane Betts andPalmetto Motel to their Spring Vacancy Tour. The tour will be visiting The Venice West in Venice Beach; Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown (Palm Springs area); the Ventura Music Hall in Ventura; and The Coach House Concert Hall in San Juan Capistrano.

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, march 18, 2023

lI did my first shift (same night of the week, same time slot) in twentyfive years at the kblt reboot in sliver lake last night. my two years at kblt in the later 90s is a BIG TIME reason I’ve been doing the watt from pedro show now for twentyone years ten moths. thank you so much for that experience, paige, truly (she wrote a book about the whole trip called “40 watts from nowhere: a journey into pirate radio”).

photo by mike watt

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Calling all Queer Women and Friends! It’s a Dyke Day LA Fundraiser this Sunday!

This Sunday March 19, the Magiq Hour club holds a big fundraiser for LA’s annual Dyke Day LA in the Park that will take place during Pride month on June 10. Until then, here’s your chance THIS WEEKEND to come out to support this great queer community event and have fun in the process. Dance to fav DJs Sol, Your Muther and Terrell Brooke; and purchase merch to show your pride! Plus bingo, a photobooth and more happening!

Dyke Day LA fundraiser at Magiq Hour at The Escondite Bar, 410 Boyd Street, Los Angeles, 90013 in dtla, 3:00-8:00 pm, $10 donation at door but no one turned away for lack of funds, entry restricted to 21+, free Sunday (at meters) street parking, two ADA parking spots available in lot (other lot parking available to volunteers only).

Dyke Day LA IG: Dyke Day LA on Instagram

Dyke Day LA website: Dyke Day LA

Magiq Hour IG: Magiq Hour on Instagram

The Escondite IG: The Escondite Bar on Instagram

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Shoreline LB’s Shamrockin’ Mardi Gras this Saturday!

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Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in LA

Piper Glenny T at The Original Farmer’s Market March 17, 2022. Photo by Elise Thompson.

Have you made plans for St. Patrick’s Day yet? The holiday celebrating Ireland’s patron saint is this Friday. Get the party started early this Thursday with a St. Patrick’s Day Dance Party at The Rock Steady Lounge at Akbar in Silver Lake.

Savor while learning during a Teeling Whiskey tasting at the brand-new bar The Liberties of Dublin or listen to bagpipes and drink green beer on a Westside golf course. Combine March Madness viewing with St. Paddy’s liveliness, drink and dance at McSchmitty’s – your local neighborhood gay bar, go tiki, hit up an Irish-Italian party in Pedro, or simply enjoy a Guinness Chocolate cupcake or classic corned beef with cabbage.

You’ll find a few ideas below.

Share a Whisky Tasting Experience at a New Irish Bar in DTLA
Experience an hour-long Teeling Whiskey tasting at The Liberties of Dublin. Opening March 15, this Downtown bar promises modern Irish hospitality, rather than cliches. For just $10, everyone who makes a reservation for this Phoenix Parlor Snug Series event on March 17 will enjoy two drams of Teeling Whiskey, along with an Irish Coffee made with the exclusive Variety x Teeling Small Batch Roast. Guests are encouraged to ask questions while exploring the whiskeys. You can make a reservation via TOCK.

Party at One of LA’s Oldest Restaurants
A century-old favorite of Hollywood icons like Walt Disney and Rudolph Valentino, Tam O’Shanter will be home to an epic St. Patrick’s Day party. The fun begins on March 17 at noon on the patio and in various tents offering tasty food, drinks, and live entertainment. The party will go well into the night. Come get your fill of green beer, pub food, and rockin’ music in Atwater Village. Cover is $10, or get an elaborate VIP experience for $149.

Bagpipes, Bob Dylan Tribute, Green Beer & More
Penmar Gold Course in Venice is home to St. Penmar’s: Festival on the Green this March 17. Listen to Bob Dylan tribute band Jack of Hearts, bagpipes from City of Angels Pipe Band, DJ Coowhip, and more. Enjoy the green beer garden, Bushmills VIP Lounge, Irish food and drink specials, whiskey tastings, beer pong, a photo booth, and much more. The Gastro Garage popup will feature blowtorching of their famous nitrous-injected brioche-style donuts. General admission is $25, while VIP is $55. The festival goes from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., and tickets can be bought here

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watt’s picture of the week – monday, march 13, 2023

get it?

(right near the ss lane victory)

photo by mike watt

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