BY Brandon Voss
August 05 2011 11:05 AM ET
10. TV: Superheroes
Produced by out filmmaker Theodore James and premiering August 8 as part of HBO’s summer documentary series, Michael Barnett’s film celebrates kooky vigilantes who don homemade costumes while protecting their communities from criminals and evildoers. Gay hero Zimmer of the New York Initiative uses his tech-savviness to help stop hate and homophobia in his Brooklyn hood. For more info visit SuperheroesTheMovie.com.
9. THEATER: Hairspray
Jerry Mitchell directs and choreographs this starry Los Angeles production of Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s musical adaptation of John Waters’s 1988 civil rights comedy. Mitchell, Hairspray’s original choreographer, reunites Broadway duo Marissa Jaret Winokur and Harvey Fierstein (pictured) August 5 through August 7 at the Hollywood Bowl with a cast that includes Nick Jonas and John Stamos. For tickets visit HollywoodBowl.com.
8. ART: Fire Island Pines Art Show
Among the 30 artists participating in the 13th annual Fire Island Pines Art Show, which will be well hung August 6 at Whyte Hall, emerging gay artist and philanthropist Lars Klingstedt will display his popular series of contemporary Warholian celebrity portraits. His newest works, Liz Was Cleopatra and Violet Liz, honor late actress and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor. For more info visit LarsFineArt.com and FIPAP.org.