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 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...
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027
12:30pm to 2:00pm
See new and in-progress plays by Native writers presented as staged readings followed by audience talkbacks where you, the audience, become part of the collaborative process.
"So Damn Proud" by Just...