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Saturday's Scoop: Kim Coles, Staged Readings and Gallery Opening

Actress Kim Coles has a one-woman show, while a gay play has a staged reading and MOCA at the PDC has an opening reception. Plus join in a discussion about creating documentary plays from public testimony.

Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Saturday, June 23, the 175th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood.

Living Single Lady

Actress Kim Coles, best known for the TV series Living Single, has seen the top and the bottom. She has a lot to say about both in her new one-woman autobiographical show “Oh But Wait, There’s More!” Coles performs at 8 p.m. in the Renberg Theater at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place.

Gay Play Reading

The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights presents the 4th Annual Gay & Lesbian Play Reading Festival featuring the full-length play “In the Name of the Son” by Brian Raine. The reading is at 11 a.m. at the , 7051 Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission is free.

Gallery Opening

The hosts an opening reception at 11 a.m. for ``Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman.'' The exhibit features 17 wall panels created by Ho that are the collective equivalent of the interior measurements of her downtown studio, then transferred them to her studio space. The exhibit shows through Sept. 23

Life Out Loud

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center presents its annual ``Life Out Loud'' block party from 4-8 p.m. on the backlot of Paramount Studios' New York Street. ``Bully'' director Lee Hirsch and LifeWorks member Justin Charles Gonzales will be honored. Highlights include live musical performances, a Hot Wheels racetrack, body art, food trucks and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the center's LifeWorks youth program.

Staging LGBT Oral History

The city’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission sponsors a discussion and workshop concerning staged readings adapted from public testimony. Using such documentary plays at “The Laramie Project,” “Beyond Brokeback” and the recent ‘8,’ this workshop shows how powerful real life testimony can be for creating compelling drama. The discussion is at 2 p.m. in the Community Room at . Admission is free.

Cocteau and Colette

Witness an illuminating conversation between French poet/artist/filmmaker Jean Cocteau and French author Colette, whose public persona paralleled her sensual yet realistic works. Jason Jenn as Cocteau and R. SKY Palkowitz as Colette star in “Cocteau and Colette at The Grand Véfour” by William Emboden. The staged reading is at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at the

Bands Playing in Town

  • Battle for Mayhem Festival with Black Oil, Septic Slaughter, Our Reflections, Nekrogblikon and Warhead at the Key Club. Doors open at 3 p.m., show at 3:15 p.m.
  • Fracture with In Silence, Society Falls, Angeles, Angel Roze and Native Yit at Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
  • DEATH TO ALL: Celebrating Chuck Schuldiner in Aid of Sweet Relief at House of Blues. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Oedipus with Stellar Sons and Daughters, Y Luv and Naked Walrus at Roxy Theater. Show starts at 7:15 p.m.
  • The Public Trust with Help The Doctor, Stonefeather and The Spreewells at Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Ron Pope with Kapali Long at Key Club. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
  • Milo Green with Little Hurricane and Harriet at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
  • Club Bang at Key Club. Show starts at 10:30 p.m.

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