Monday, October 20: Download or pick up a copy of Another World, the new EP from Mercury Prizewinning Antony and the Johnsons, out now on Secretly Canadian. For a sample, catch the video of the title song; it's a special sound: mournful, reflective, and emotive. Lead singer Antony Hegarty, who was influenced at a young age by British synth-pop sensations like Boy George and Marc Almond, offers his token powerful vocals, while the arrangements come equipped with cello, bass, horns, violin, guitar, and drums. Eclectic, soulful, and graceful, Another World seems to strike a special chord given the state of our nation.
Tuesday, October 21: Los Angelenos can get a real blast from the past tonight as they relive the transformation of West Hollywood over the years. Ryan Gierach, author of Images of America: West Hollywood (and founder and editor of WeHoNews.com), presents WeHo: Then and Now, his photo exhibit and Q&A at the West Hollywood Library (715 N. San Vicente Blvd.) at 7:00 PM PST. He'll sign copies of his book and answer the burning question "Where's the gaybordhood going next?"
Wednesday, October 22: We all need a little break from the fervent political discourse of the last several weeks, so take a gay cultural day and see a flick at Reel Affirmations 18: The Nation's LGBT Film Festival, which continues in Washington, D.C. today. You could attend a screening of Half-Life, in which cynical 19-year-old Pam is fixated on her best friend Scott, a hot gay Korean adoptee who can't resist throwing his sexuality in the faces of his fundamentalist parents. Go to the official website for more on the film festival and screening locations.
Thursday, October 23: Theres nothing Stone Age about 30 Rock , the hip, hilarious, Emmy-winning NBC series starring the delectable Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. (We say that in addition to her Emmys for best comedic actress and writer, Fey deserves a statue for her portrayal of Governor Sarah I-can-see-Russia-from-my-house Palin on Saturday Night Live.) 30 Rock's long-awaited season premiere is going digital with a special online airing tonight. Pick up a copy of TV Guide (Fey and Baldwin adorn the cover this week) and follow the special instructions for your free download.
Friday, October 24: Tonight catch the sexy actors of Noah's Arc -- the ground-breaking Logo series that followed the lives of four sexy, city-dwelling gay African-American men -- on the big screen as Noahs Arc: Jumping the Broom hits theaters. The movie picks up a year and a half from where the series left off, when it took its bow after two seasons. Youll see all the boys (actors Darryl Stephens, Douglas Spearman, Jonathan Julian, Jensen Atwood, Christian Vincent, and Rodney Chester) as well as (diva alert!) Tony Awardwinning Tonya Pinkins (of One Life to Live fame) as they leave Los Angeles and head to Martha's Vineyard, where one happy couple plans to tie the knot. Before you dip into the soapy drama that ensues, do some homework on the film and watch a trailer.
Saturday, October 25: Check out the duo Uh Huh Her as they play Philadelphia tonight. Musician-actress Leisha Hailey (of Showtimes hit series The L Word) and singer and multi-instrumentalist Camila Grey (who's collaborated with Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes) will rock out in their self-described indie electro-pop style when the concert starts at 9:00 PM EST at Theater of the Living Arts (TLA). Buy tickets through the pair's website and see some of their dreamy music videos while youre at it.
Sunday, October 26: Tonights your last chance to catch the gay play Sea Change at Los Angeless Davidson/Valentini Theater. The story takes place aboard a small fishing vessel off the coast of Massachusetts, as three gay men and two lesbians (all college friends) embark on a whale-watching expedition in the summer or 74. Homos and dykes in tight quarters? Sounds downright dangerous. The ship sets sail at 7:00 PM PST. Get your tickets here.