611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA
Before gay marriage, before Ru Paul’s Drag Race, before “fierce” was a household term, were the drag balls, ecstatic underground gatherings of the largely non-white, gay and transgender working class community of New York City, as captured in this now iconic 1991 documentary. Enter the glittering boudoirs and fragile hearts of ball legends Pepper LaBeija, Venus Xtravaganza and Willi Ninja in this 25th anniversary UCLA restoration of the film, which captured the last days of the scene that inspired Madonna’s Vogue and Malcolm McLaren’s Deep in Vogue. Dir. Jennie Livingston, 1990, DCP, 71 min.
100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
EXTRA kicks off its new slate of events with Mario Lopez and new co-hosts Charissa Thompson & Tracey Edmonds at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment, pop culture, politics and lifestyle to millions of viewers daily.
EXTRA films in front of a live audience. Mario, Charissa and Tracey will broadcast from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk.
Kit Harington 10 AM (Globe)
100 North Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Originally from Australia, Rowena Hammill came to the U.S. to study with Raya Garbousova and Janos Starker (to whom she was assistant at Indiana University.) In 1990 she took a professorship at Califo...