Weekend Plans: L.A. Gay And Lesbian Center’s An Evening With Women
If you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area tomorrow with an extra $300 to $25,000 in your pocket, you might want to check out An Evening With Women.
Starting at 6 p.m. on May 19, 2012, the Beverly Hilton Hotel will host An Evening With Women, an L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center event designed to raise funds for the center’s services to the LGBT community.
Organized by singer and songwriter Linda Perry and event producer Brent Bolthouse, An Evening With Women will include some of the most influential women in music and entertainment.
Indeed, Aimee Mann, Wanda Sykes, Kat Von D, and Samantha Ronson will join headliner Courtney Love and special guest Camp Freddy.
In addition to cocktails and entertainment, guests can take part in a silent auction, bidding for items like Linda Perry’s 1983 Customized Harley Davidson Fat Boy, a tattoo from Kat Von D, and a chance to meet Celine Dion.
Sounds like a fun time, and Perry’s definitely focused on Saturday night’s success, but her longterm goals for An Evening With Women include the event becoming such an event that Big Names won’t have to be asked to attend – they’ll want to:
In order for someone like Bono or Madonna or all those people to get to know about this event, I gotta build it up to a certain point, because they’re not gonna give a shit. I gotta get it to where people are talking about it, and that’s what I’m doing. My goal is for two years, three years from today, that those guys are like, ‘I want to be a part of it, I want to perform.’ I don’t want to have ask anybody for jack shit.
Oh, and if you’re not going to be in the area (or have that kind of extra cash flow), don’t worry: You can make an online donation to help the cause.
Sparks, A. (2012). Weekend Plans: L.A. Gay And Lesbian Center’s An Evening With Women. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 13, 2016, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2012/05/weekend-plans-l-a-gay-and-lesbian-centers-an-evening-with-women/