The Gay Agenda
By Joseph Hassan
Saturday, January 24: If you�ve driven down L.A.'s Fairfax Avenue over the past few months, you�ve probably noticed some striking portraits adorning the exterior of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) promoting the exhibit �Vanity Fair Portraits: 1913-2008.� The arresting display of photography blends rare vintage and contemporary prints as they appeared in the flagship publication of the Cond� Nast empire. Featuring works from Annie Leibovitz and Bruce Weber, the collection explores the intersection of photography and celebrity -- and how both have evolved over the past 95 years (see the gorgeous portrait of Rob Lowe, above). L.A. is the exclusive U.S. stop for the traveling exhibit, co-sponsored by Burberry, so head here to reserve tickets.
Sunday, January 25: The staged soap opera phenomenon Room for Cream, which followed a cast of big-hearted lesbian characters through a fictitious coffee shop in the Berkshires, hits the stage for a reprise of its 11 episodes. The off-off-Broadway show that premiered to rave reviews last year is reincarnated for an accelerated run, entitled Room for Cream: The Box Set, in which the series� episodes will be remounted at La Mama E.T.C. in New York City's East Village over three weekends, with two episodes performed each night (four episodes in total each weekend). For a detailed schedule and tickets (or a season pass), visit La Mama E.T.C.'s site.