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Saturday's Scoop: Let the Festivities Begin

The Christopher Street West Los Angeles Pride Festival kicks off in West Hollywood with arts, entertainment and exhibitors.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Saturday in West Hollywood:

Main Event: LA Pride

Christopher Street West's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebration comes to from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Last year's America's Got Talent winner Prince Poppycock takes the Mainstage Dance Pavilion at 6:30 p.m., followed by dance music artist CeCe Peniston at 7 p.m. and Grammy Award-winning artist Mya at 9 p.m. Partygoers can swing by the popular fetish show Erotic City, crowning the next Mr. CSW Leather, or get their photo taken at the NOH8 Campaign open booth. Co-Founder Adam Bouska will be photographing five to 10 frames for each person that comes through. 

Other Happenings:

  • Out There, an exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience, will be on view at through June 17. The fourth annual event will be juried by noted collectors Francisco George and William Escalera. Admission is free.
  • Lavendar LoveMACHA Theatre's new play by Odalys Nanin that depicts gay Hollywood in the 1920s, begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. 
  • A Lesbian and Gay Play Reading Festival is taking place at the . Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights presents an evening of new gay and lesbian short plays at 2:30 p.m.
  • BASH’d, a West Coast premiere musical, will also be showing at the Celebration Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets range between $25 and $30. Stay tuned for the Weho Patch Backstage Pass review.

The Forecast:

  • The National Weather Service predicts patchy fog before 11 a.m., and a mostly cloudy day for Pride. The high will be near 71, with a low around 58. 

(Go here for more events happening today.)

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JESS Kalinowsky Registered Voter June 11, 2011 at 02:36 PM
95% of the people attending the festivities have no clue about the history of "Christopher Street" . Last night some moron argued with me it was named after a person called Christopher Street! [Cute but no brains!] I guess ignorance is bliss! My grandmother used to say "Youth is wasted on the Young!"

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