Get Out: 'The Interlopers' for OUTFEST, Art Talk, Bicycle Races, & Music in the Park
Benefit Performance at The Bootleg Theater Tonight at 7 p.m. there will be a special performance of The Interlopers, a world premiere play by Gary Lennon, directed by Jim Fall, atThe Bootleg Theater, which will benefit OUTFEST. A post-play discussion will be conducted by the playwright and the director. The Interlopers is a Romeo and Juliet story set in the transgender world of Los Angeles. Tickets for the benefit performance of The Interlopers may be purchased online or by calling (213) 389-3856.
Talking About Art
"Painters Beyond Painting" is the theme of tonight's art talk at Mandrake Bar in Culver City. Tonight at 7, Tom Lawson, Steve Roden, Brett Cody Rogers, and Amanda Ross-Ho join moderator Jill Newman in a conversation about artists' relationships to painting when it is one aspect of a multi-faceted practice.
Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
America's second-oldest bicycle race, the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, turns 50 this year. Though things have already gotten underway (the first race started at 7 a.m.) a number of other races begin throughout the morning and early afternoon. The Grand Prix was founded in 1962 by local racing legend Ted Ernst and, with Chevron's support, has grown to attract the world's top cyclists. Head down to Live Oak Park to check it out.
Music in the Park
The City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission presents Summer Sounds 2011. To kick off the concert series is Esperanto, an international band of award-winning musicians who perform an intoxicating mix of jazz, pop and world rhythms in five languages. Admission is free. 4 p.m. @Kings Road Park.