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.