6th Annual Lunafest Short Films: by, for, about Women
Apr
24
11:00am11:00am

6th Annual Lunafest Short Films: by, for, about Women

Bloom Again Foundation’s 6th Annual LUNAFEST will be held on April 24th, 2016 at the California Science Center in Downtown, Los Angeles. LUNAFEST (Bloom Again’s signature fundraising event) is the screening of short films by, about, and for women. All proceeds go to support working women living at the poverty level who miss work due to medical challenges. 

The mission of Bloom Again Foundation is to provide economically vulnerable working women with financial assistance during times of financial need caused by medical emergencies, illness, or other health-related challenges.  Bloom Again does not fund medical procedures or medical care, but rather provides funding for living assistance during periods of personal or family incapacitation.  Examples of gifts eligible for funding include money for:

·       In-home health care

·       Cab fare to and from doctor’s appointments

·       Supplementing lost wages

·       Transitional living

·       Utilities or rent

·       Child care

·       Groceries

http://bloomagain.org/how-it-works/

 

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Women Manifest Wrap Party for Women's History Month
Mar
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women Manifest Wrap Party for Women's History Month

Join the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board for their monthly meeting. The West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board (WAB) advises the City Council on policies and other issues pertaining to women, advocates on behalf of women's rights, and provides programming addressing women's concerns. The Women's Advisory Board closely monitors and offers input on women's legislative policy and quality of life issues as they come before the City Council. Issues range from breast cancer and reproductive rights, to violence against women in all of its forms, childcare, pay equity, and sexual harassment.

 

For more information on the Women’s Advisory Board, please call the Board’s staff liaison Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6413.

http://www.weho.org/city-hall/boards-commissions/advisory-boards/women-s-advisory-board

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Contemporary Modern Dance Collective
Mar
30
8:30pm 8:30pm

Contemporary Modern Dance Collective

The Contemporary Modern Dance Collective will be celebrating with Women Manifest during the month of March by hosting modern dance classes by female choreographers. More information for CMDC can be found at cmdcla.com.

March 30th, 2016

8:30 - 10pm, $5 cash

CMDC Class taught by Mollie Wolf

at BPS Studios

618B Moulton Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Women In Film Speaker Series
Mar
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Women In Film Speaker Series

The Women In Film Speaker Series features filmmakers and industry leaders across many areas of entertainment who share valuable professional insights into the art and craft of film, television, and media-making. Past events have included experts in production, entertainment law, pitching, digital funding and crowdsourcing, screenwriting, and many more.  Women In Film is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women, encouraging creative projects by women, and expanding and enhancing portrayals of women in all forms of global media.  

The Women in Film Speaker Series is generally held monthly on the 4th Monday of the month. It is co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board. For more information: www.womeninfilmla.org/speaker-series

Free onsite parking in the 5 story parking structure with validation.

http://womeninfilm.org/speaker-series/

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Women Manifest Dance
Mar
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women Manifest Dance

Join Women Manifest and the City of West Hollywood for performances by Rebecca Lemme/Acts of Matter; Project 21; BrockusRed; Amelia Butler; Versa-Style; Sophia Stoller; Alex Little’s Escape Artists; Infinite Flor; A Wheelchair Dance Company; Kairos Dance Company; and Toogiesaurus.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and seating is first come first serve. 

Reserve your free ticket by emailing womenmanifest@gmail.com or call (323) 645-0985.  Free parking in two onsite parking lots.

Co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board.

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The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
Mar
24
to Mar 27

The Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

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Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival is produced by Alliance of Women Filmmakers (AWF). AWF is a non-profit 501c(3) organization established to empower women filmmakers to create diverse roles for women.

Now in its 12th year the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival serves as a platform for women filmmakers worldwide to share their unique stories and cultural experiences with Los Angeles' diverse audience. The festival's programming also reflects Alliance of Women Filmmakers' mission to educate and inform audiences of social, political, and health issues impacting women globally.

Each year, Alliance of Women Filmmakers partners with an organization that serves women to help generate awareness and raise money in support of women's causes. For 2016 AWF has partnered with Dress For Success Worldwide-West. A clothing drive will be held throughout the festival and $1 of each ticket sold will be donated to the organization. 

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit - http://www.lawomensfest.com/ 

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Women In Leadership Awards & Reception
Mar
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women In Leadership Awards & Reception

Join the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the 21st annual Women In Leadership Awards honoring the achievements of local women in the professional and commercial/industrial business community.  This year’s honorees are Kay Buck, Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking; Sue Dunlap, Planned Parenthood, Los Angeles; Karen Ocamb, Frontiers Magazine; Cathy J. Reback, Friends Community Center; and Maxine Tatlonghari, Vanity Girl. 

Admission is $15.00.  To rsvp: 323-848-6823 or wilrsvp@gmail.com

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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen Screening
Mar
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen Screening

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The City of West Hollywood's Lesbian Speaker Series presents a special screening of the documentary "The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen."  Free admission and validated parking in the 5-story structure behind the library!  For more information and to RSVP, please email Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or call (323) 848-6403

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Mar
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Pure Barre Sherman Oaks WOMEN MANIFEST Event

 

Where: Pure Barre Sherman Oaks - www.purebarre.com/ca-shermanoaks

When: Saturday, March 19 @ 4:00PM

What:  Free Pure Barre class

Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. You will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most:  hips, thighs, seat, abdominals, and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section is followed by stretching to create long, lean muscles. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and up!

Contact info: shermanoaks@purebarre.com



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Women Manifest Wellness
Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Women Manifest Wellness

In Celebration of National Women’s History Month, Women Manifest is co-sponsoring a half-day of wellness hosted by Pink Iron Gym featuring classes and an inspiration talk by Holly Holton, Pink Iron’s Founder. 

SCHEDULE:

12:00 pm - Pink Fit Class
1:15 pm  - Lean & Mean Class
2:30 - 3:00 pm - Holly Holton's Owner of Pink Iron Talk

 

Call 310-360-7465 or email info@pinkiron.com to RSVP for your spot in class. Space is limited.

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GRRRLS ON FILM AT LMU
Mar
18
to Mar 20

GRRRLS ON FILM AT LMU

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In the early 1990s, a group of young women in punk rock declared Revolution Girl Style, and took over the means of production by forming labels, making fanzines, creating art, and directing films. In 2015, the film industry is under investigation by the U.S. government for gender bias and inequity. Filmmakers and scholars will discuss the quest for girl power in Hollywood and beyond.

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Hollywood NOW Celebrates the Unsinkable Feminist Spirit of Ivy Bottini
Mar
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Hollywood NOW Celebrates the Unsinkable Feminist Spirit of Ivy Bottini

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In honor of West Hollywood's Women's History month, join Hollywood NOW as we celebrate the unsinkable feminist spirit of Ivy Bottini and honor her with our 2016 Women's Herstory Award!  A reception and call to action led by EndRapeSOL (the campaign to End the Statute of Limitations on Rape in California) will take place after the event. Co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board.

For more information, please contact Reina Martinez at reinita425@gmail.com or visit http://on.fb.me/1o4q0ed

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Out & About Art Exhibition Artist Reception
Mar
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

Out & About Art Exhibition Artist Reception

The West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board will host a reception for the artists of the “Out & About Art Exhibition, a month-long art exhibit featuring noted women artists presented in celebration of National Women’s History Month in collaboration with the community initiative Women Manifest.

Curated by photographer Brooke Mason, the art show features works by Lee Bowers, Bibi Davison, Betty Gold, Julienne Johnson, Camella Da Eun Kim, Nicole Landau, Brooke Mason, and Joanne Chase Mattillo. 

The Out & About Art Exhibition runs March 15 – April 15, 2016.  To RSVP, please email info@brookemason.com.

Free parking with validation at the Kings Road Public Parking structure located at 8383 Santa Monica Blvd.

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West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference & Network Mini-Film Festival
Mar
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

West Hollywood Women's Leadership Conference & Network Mini-Film Festival

Join the City of West Hollywood's Women's Leadership Conference & Network's Mini-Film Festival for a special evening short films directed by women directors.

The Film Festival in collaboration with the West Hollywood Human Rights Speakers Series and to commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, will screen Wilhemina's War, the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family's fight for survival from HIV and AIDS. Shot over the course of give years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity.

The evening will also include the launch of PLATFORM, a screening curated by women for women to showcase emerging female filmmakers. We will be showing short films by Christina Acevedo (Agatha Gone); Monica Ahananou (Rio Animation); Deb Clementine (The Looking Glass); Joie Estrella (Under The Mesquite); Nana Ghana (LA Women Rising); Gloria Maria Guadalupe Moran (The Unique Ladies); Erica Ortiz (Mis Match); Sylvia Saether (King of Norway); Arkasha Stevenson (Vessels).

 

A post-event reception will take place and validated parking will be provided in the 5-story West Hollywood Parking Structure.

For more information and to RSVP, please click here or call (323) 848-6823

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Mar
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

TRK Celebrates Women's Day: 6 Short Films by Women Directors

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is pleased to celebrate women’s day by screening 6 short films directed by women in Los Angeles as part of its public performing arts series.

For the first time, TRK will partner with the French non-profit organization Eroïn to promote and value women’s creation in cinema industry.

The evening’s format will be presented in two 50 minutes long programs. There will be a 15-minute intermission, which will include complimentary wine and cheese There will be a Q & A with some of the films directors. All films in French with English subtitles.

French painter artist Armelle Falliex will exhibit “Remarkable women project”, a series of canvas that highlight women who, in the past, were key contributors to the improvement of their living conditions and fought for their rights.

For more info, please check our website, or contact us directly by email or by phone: (310) 286-0553.

All films in French with English subtitles.

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Women Beyond the Graphic Novel
Mar
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Women Beyond the Graphic Novel

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In honor of Women's History Month and Will Eisner week, “father of the graphic novel,” join us for an exploration of how women are innovating in the field of comics and graphic novels and expanding on the topics and genres that comics can cover. For too long, comics have been synonymous with superheroes, and we'd like to upend that notion. Our panelists will talk about using comics to reach under-served audiences, finding new ways to introduce people to comics, and re-introducing once popular comic genres such as romance. We'll also touch on how women have always been involved with comics and may have been written out of the comics history books. 

Panelists include:

  • Janelle Asselin-Moore, Rosy Comics/ Fresh Romance
  • Lillian Diaz-Przybyl, Chromatic Press
  • Barbara Randall Kesel
  • Yumi Sakugawa

Admission is free.

RSVP at 323-848-6823 or womengraphicnovel@gmail.com.

Free onsite parking in the 5 story parking structure with validation.

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Women's History Month Kick-off
Mar
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women's History Month Kick-off

Join the City of West Hollywood and the Women’s Advisory Board for the annual kick-off of Women’s History Month and the unveiling of two new women’s history month banners.  This rolling event is held in conjunction with the West Hollywood City Council meeting and will feature guest speakers, presentations and a reception.  

This year’s banner honorees are United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Transgender Activist Connie Norman.  

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EXPOSED: Celebrating Local Women Artists Opening Reception
Mar
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

EXPOSED: Celebrating Local Women Artists Opening Reception

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Official opening reception for the artists featured in EXPOSED: Celebrating Local Women Artists juried by Nancy L. Meyer. 

 Nancy L. Meyer is an independent curator who was previously in the Contemporary Art department at LACMA where she co-curated Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting with Franklin Sirmans. She also worked on award winning exhibitions there such as Pierre Huyghe, Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada and James Turrell: a Retrospective. Previous to LACMA she was a fellow at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Nancy has an MA in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts and a BA in Dramatic Art and Dance from UC Berkeley.

EXPOSED:Celebrating Local Women Artists is an exhibition created by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board to showcase the artistic contributions local women artists as part of National Women’s History Month. The West Holly-wood Comprehensive Services Center is a public building operated by the City of West Hollywood and used for providing public services, programming and events. Located in Plummer Park, the Center is staffed and open seven days a week with hundreds of daily visitors.

To RSVP, please email exposedrsvp@gmail.com or call (323) 848-6823.  

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International Women's Day Party
Mar
6
12:00pm12:00pm

International Women's Day Party

Join the City of West Hollywood, in celebration of National Women's History Month for International Women's Day Party!  The event will feature art exhibits, jewelry shows, entertainment, a DJ, dancing, and much more!

Entertainment will feature:

  • Sergey Shevchenko, Boris Yudelevich, and Children singers
  • Ballroom dancing by the Studio of Ekaterina Fedosova
  • Flamenco dancing featuring Elizabeth Ipina, Pasion Flamenco De Los Angeles
  • Kol Sephardic Choir and solo singer Margarita Kligerman
  • Director and Producer Merilyn Kohler with Sensational Ladies group
  • Aikido Academy Los Angeles  and a Japanese Martial Arts presentation 
  • Exhibits by Larkgallery Artists and Artisans
  • The Ed Heart Company, a manufacturer of fashion jewelry with Europeans design influences. 

For more information, please call (323) 848-6826.  This event is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood's Russian Advisory Board, the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and the American-Russian Business Council and the Recreational Club "Time Presses." 

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At the Core Art Exhibit
Mar
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

At the Core Art Exhibit

Join Women Manifest for a month-long art exhibit in celebration for Women's History Month and curated by Brooke Mason.  At the Core features works by Jana Cruder, Carolyn Doucette, Lola Del Fresno, Micky Hoogendijk, Nicole Landau, Fend Ling, Brooke Mason, and Elizabeth Orleans.  

The event is free and free validated parking will be provided.  For more information, please email info@brookemason.com 

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Contemporary Modern Dance Collective
Mar
2
8:30pm 8:30pm

Contemporary Modern Dance Collective

The Contemporary Modern Dance Collective will be celebrating with Women Manifest during the month of March by hosting modern dance classes by female choreographers. More information for CMDC can be found at cmdcla.com.

March 2nd, 2016

8:30pm - 10pm, $5 cash

CMDC Class taught by Deborah Brockus of BrockusRed

at BPS Studios

618B Moulton Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90031

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Noteworthy Women: A Celebration in Song
Mar
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Noteworthy Women: A Celebration in Song

Vox performs for the community of Los Angeles in a free concert sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.  Enjoy selections from our Women of Note season concert as we take an uncommon look at the political and social achievements of women in history, women of renown and women of extraordinary creativity.

This concert is offered free to the public, but RSVP is requested.

Location and parking information available HERE

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Women and Books Presents: The Art of Memoir Writing Workshop with West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns
Mar
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Women and Books Presents: The Art of Memoir Writing Workshop with West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns

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The West Hollywood Women's Book Club was founded in order to offer women a way to connect with other women. Join Women and Books in celebrating Women's History Month for a special book discussion about Mary Karr's The Art of Memoir, featuring a memoir writing workshop led by West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns. 

For more information, call (310) 652-5340, email carlabrowning@hotmail.com or
 visit www.meetup.com/womenandbooksinweho 

 

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Women of Note
Feb
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Women of Note

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Just in time for International Women’s Day, Vox weaves together the stories of noteworthy women through poetry, narration and song.  Join us for an uncommon look at the political and social achievements of women in history, women of renown and women of extraordinary creativity.

Guest Artists:  Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Martin Benvenuto, director

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