WeHo LGBT History Tour
A plethora of costumed performers! Musicians! Dancers! Colorful parasols! And you!
Returns again on Saturday, June 3, 2017
It’s a fun-filled, fantastically informative, and FREE experience revealing the sensational, sordid, and surprising LGBTQ History of the City of West Hollywood! Think you know WeHo? Not quite like this!
Written by acclaimed author/historian Stuart Timmons (The Trouble With Harry Hay, GAY L.A.) and directed as a performance art piece by Jason Jenn, the tour dazzled audiences in both 2015 and 2016. It returns for one more special invigorating event to celebrate the legacy Stuart’s research has provided for so many to enjoy. The tour involves a brief shuttle ride followed by a refreshingly accessible urban hike encountering costumed characters along the way – come join us for the adventure!
SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017
West Hollywood Library @ 625 N. San Vicente Blvd
Check back for more details and photos!
WHAT TO DO – WHERE TO GO – & WHAT TO EXPECT
Free parking is available at the West Hollywood Municipal Parking Structure II just south of the West Hollywood Library. Our Welcome & Reservation Station is located in the loading zone just north of the Library along San Vicente Blvd. We’ll sign you up for the next available shuttle, have you sign a release form (you are responsible for your own wellbeing), and validate your parking.
While you wait we’ll treat you to live musical performances.
All shuttles are handicap accessible and the walking portion of the tour is a wheelchair friendly, slightly downhill or even route most of the journey.
Shuttles depart approximately every 15 minutes with groups of 15-20. First shuttle departs at 11am. Last shuttle must leave by 2pm. After a brief ride around the city you’ll be dropped off along Sunset Blvd. and proceed on foot encountering performers at various stations along the route to deliver the information. The walking portion takes between 60-90minutes. You end up right back where you started, in West Hollywood Park near the Library. One City One Pride continues the festivities with more free live performance art happenings throughout the park from 2pm-6pm, you are welcome to stay or continue forth on your own journey. There will be a cool down area with refreshments in the park as well.
WHAT TO BRING
Walking shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended. You are welcome to dress for fun if you like! We strongly encourage you to bring your own water bottle and sunscreen. While there are convenience stores along the way to purchase food and drinks, the tour will continue forward and not wait for you, but you can catch up easily if needed.
We will supply colorful parasols for your use and highly encourage you to use them to block the sun. It also enhances the enchanting atmosphere!
While the tour is absolutely FREE as sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, tips for our large cast of performers are most appreciated and will be accepted both at the beginning and end of the tour.
Blu Donald Richard Blustein
Welcome Station Musicians (@Loading Zone on San Vicente North of WeHo Library)
TOUR GUIDES (In Order of Appearance)
R. SKY Palkowitz (Shuttle 1)
Jane Cantillon (Shuttle 2)
April Hava Shenkman (Viper Room)
Robert Patrick Playwright (Sunset & Holloway)
Joey Jenkins (Holloway Dr)
Atasiea (Dancer Holloway Dr)
Princess PoodlePoo (Barney’s Beanery)
Qlint Steinhauser (CVS Pharmacy/Flippers)
Kristina Wong (Cake & Art)
Miss Barbie Q (Revolver)
Leopold Nunan (AhMen!)
Dane Hereford (Factory/WeHo Park)
Eugene Salandra (WeHo Park/Library)
Bill Fishman (WeHo Park/ Library)
‘This event is presented as part of the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which this year celebrates the theme ‘Into the Streets,’ based on a rallying cry of early LGBTQ rights groups. Events take place from Harvey Milk Day (May 22nd) through the end of June Pride month. For more info and to see a full roster of events please visitweho.org/pride or follow on social media @WeHoArts.’