Cirque Du Pescado ~ Santa Monica Pier

Cirque du Soleil ~ Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ~ Santa Monica

Bordering on Love ~ Alexandria Hotel

~ Gay Beauty Pageant Contestant Antoinette (TJ O'Connell) and  stylist Marilu Molina (Silvia Tovar) Photo courtesy of Xavi Moreno

~ Gay Beauty Pageant Contestant Antoinette (TJ O'Connell) and stylist Marilu Molina (Silvia Tovar) Photo courtesy of Xavi Moreno

The love between a straight man and a straight woman is what has always been defined as a ‘legal’ marriage in polite society. Alas, what if that same love was shared between a gay man and a straight woman ? A rose by any other name would still smell the same, so why wouldn’t their love have the same bearing as any other couples, regardless of sexual orientation ? “Bordering on Love,” the newest production at the Company of Angels deals with that very question, when that line between what is love and what is love as defined by the federal government cross each other. Playwright Evangelina Ordaz and director Armando Molina question the governments policy to only define marriage when it applies to couples who are immigrants and/or gay, “exploring the futility of attempting to regulate human need or emotion” says Ordaz.

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Payaso ~ Lynwood

Lynwood ~ CA


Above The Curve’s One Act Festival ~ North Hollywood

By Rebecca Finer

On November 26th, we went to the 5th Annual ONE ACT FESTIVAL at the Above the Curve Theater. Six one acts all put together with a short intermission made for a great night at the theater. It is definitely worth checking out. Now for thoughts on each of the one acts:

GREASE IS THE WORD

This was the first piece of the festival, and it was definitely entertaining throughout. The slight lyric changes in songs were amusing, and, as the cast sang about in the end, Grease is, and always will be, a classic. However, there were too many different accents being done by characters which distracted from the piece, but other than that it was a pretty wonderful thirteen minutes. I would even go so far as to say I preferred “Look at me I’m Prude Magee” over the original.

THE SURPRISE

A superb performance by all three members of the small ensemble cast. The male character is psychic but can only foresee two minutes into the future, making an ability, that might otherwise be exciting, annoying at best.  The excellent writing paired with a cast who knew their timing made for a exceptional experience for the audience. I laughed from beginning to end; speaking of which, what a refreshing and uplifting surprise!

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Shakespeare ~ Griffith Park

Independent Shakespeare Co. ~ Griffith Park

Much Ado About Nothing
Thursday – Sunday, August 5 – August 29 at 7:00 p.m; FREE SHOW



Still Standing ~ Hollywood

Still Standing ~ Theatre Asylum ~ Hollywood


El Verde August 6th ~ Casa 0101 Boyle Heights

August 6 – 29, 2010
Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 5pm

Get ready boys and girls for another thrilling episode of El Verde! Born as an alien from the not so far away world of Mexico, mild mannered Arturo Sanchez came to the United States to live an ordinary life. But after a freak elote accident, Arturo became… El Verde!!

www.casa0101.org for tickets and info.

HARD LA Cancelled ~ Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES —

HARD LA M.I.A. Saturday July 17th has been cancelled, but not due to the lack of support or the full approval from the personnel at the City of Los Angeles and California State Parks who have signed off on our comprehensive security plan. We have decided to instead produce one massive event on August 7th at the same amazing location, the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles.

We continue to work closely with LAFD, LAPD, City of Los Angeles, and California State Parks who continue to support all HARD events and have approved our plan to operate the HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 7th 2010 featuring Soulwax, Crystal Castles, Major Lazer, Erol Alkan, Diplo, Digitalism and more. HARD NYC M.I.A. in New York July 24 at Governors Island also continues as scheduled.

Tickets for HARD LA are automatically valid for the HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL. Additional refund instructions can be obtained HERE.

eXXXotica ~ Los Angeles

Another porn convention comes roaring through Los Angeles.  Thanks for the donation.

Chasing Monsters ~ Company of Angels

Cinco De Mayo ~ Los Angeles

Although Lucha VaVOOM is sold out tonight, the afterparty is free!  You can RSVP here. And for those who consider this a drinking day (almost everyone) be sure you’re safe because the cops are out in force with sobriety checkpoints throughout the city.  They start tonight and last through the weekend.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
6 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Northeast Area)

Friday, May 7, 2010
7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (Newton Area)

Friday, May 7, 2010
9 p.m. – 3 a.m. (North Hollywood Area)

Saturday, May 8, 2010
8 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Hollywood Area)

However, this time the LAPD is not disclosing specific spots (at least not on their website) so take a cab, get a designated driver or just walk and take the metro.  It’s pretty easy.  I might be out there with my camera so be sure to smile ;)