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Friday's Scoop: Dyke March and Purple Party Kick Off Pride

The Dyke March at 7:30 p.m. officially kicks off LA Pride weekend. That's followed by the free Purple Party in West Hollywood Park. Meanwhile a new LGBT art exhibition opens at Gallery 825.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, June 8, the 160th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.

Dyke March and Purple Party

The three-day LA Pride celebration kicks off with the Dyke March starting at 7:30 p.m. The march will leave and go east on Santa Monica Boulevard to La Cienega Boulevard and then return to the park where the second annual “Purple Party: Celebrating Women” gets underway. The party will feature food-vendor trucks, community booths and performances by Fortune Feimster, Frenchie Davis, Beverly McClellan and Jenny McNutly, plus appearances by cast members of the Real L Word. DJs will also spin dance tunes in various pavilions. Latina media figure, activist and health-care advocate Rita Gonzales will also receive the 2012 Etheridge Award on the main stage. The Purple Party is free and runs 7 p.m.-midnight.

LGBT Art Exhibit

The Los Angeles Art Association at at 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. hosts the opening reception for the annual “Out There” all-media art exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience. Sponsored in part by the city’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, the exhibition will be up through June 15. The reception runs 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Whodunit

Who killed who and who’s out to get who? That’s what you’ll keep asking while watching Deathtrap, a play-within-a-play thriller with more twists and turns than a pretzel. First produced on Broadway in 1978, the Ira Levin play ran for four years and over 1800 performances. The LA Gay and Lesbian Center has a new production of Deathtrap that’s been getting rave reviews since opening in April. Playing in the intimate Davidson/Valentini Theaters at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 McCadden Place, Deathtrap has its final performances this weekend – Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m.

Bands Playing in Town

  • Light and Brando’s Island at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Gondwana with Quinto Sol at House of Blues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.
  • Badwater (CD release party) with the Lonely Drunks Club Band, Cruz, The Diamond
  • Maps & Atlases with The Big Sleep and Hands at The Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Balkan Beat Box with Palenke Soultribe and Wave Sleep Wave at the Roxy Theatre. Show starts at 8 p.m.
  • LPMD at Roxy Theatre. Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
  • Clockwork Orange at the Key Club. Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

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Someone Somewhere June 08, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Thank goodness gays can't multiply, or as they say, breed.

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