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7 Things That Are Everything This Week

7 Things That Are Everything This Week


Our entertainment and events highlights this week include the words of adorbs YouTuber Connor Franta, the sounds of the Chemical Brothers, and the sexy style of Saint Laurent.


Wherq, listen, go, read, and watch with the seven things that are everything this week.

04-banner_07things20150508-7_0An Evening With Women
Will you want to spend An Evening With Women? No Doubt! The pop-punk band will be performing acoustic sets alongside Sia at the annual fundraiser for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which is hosted this year by comedian Sarah Silverman. Enjoy great laughs and music Saturday, May 16 at the Hollywood Palladium while raising money for homeless youth and seniors. Sia there!

01-banner_07things20150508-6_0Saint Laurent
Fans of hedonism should flock to Saint Laurent, a lavish portrayal of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his rise to international stardom. Portrayed by the dashing actor Gaspard Ulliel, Laurent led an outwardly glamorous life in the 1960s and '70s that was also marked by addictions to sex and drugs. This French film does what the French do best -- plunge headlong into the artist's tortured soul before coming up for air for a cigarette and a twirl on the dance floor with Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). See it in theaters this weekend.

Shape that wig, grab your heels, and beat that mug, because the first drag convention in herstory is sashaying to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 16 and 17. RuPaul's DragCon will feature over 100 vendors, several sickening panels, and a gaggle of guests that will leave you gagging for more, including the stars of Drag Race, legendary queens like Coco Peru, and a keynote address from momma Ru herself. Ghurl, you'd betta grab your tickets fast, 'cause this convention is going to redefine fierce.

02-banner_0The Chemical Brothers, "Go"

Just in time for Pride season, the Chemical Brothers have delivered the summer's fiercest track -- "Go" from the their upcoming album Born In The Echoes. This '80s-infused serving of sweetness was engineered to ignite the dance floor. Press play and let the party begin.

05-banner_07things20150508-3_0A Work in Progress: A Memoir by Connor Franta
Out Internet sensation Connor Franta shares lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Web royalty in his intimate memoir, A Work in Progress. Grab a copy of your very own at Amazon.

04-banner_07things20150508-2_0And All the Dead, Lie Down
If you're in the L.A. area, settle in for an evening of LGBT Theater at Studio C on Theatre Row with director John Coppola's And All the Dead, Lie Down. Starring former adult film performer Colton Ford and Kila Packett, and written by Harrison David Rivers, the story follows Alvin and Foss, two men who begin to face troubles in their relationship after receiving an unexpected call from Foss's delinquent brother. Catch all the drama onstage from now until June 6. Tickets available here.

01-banner_07things20150508-1_0Grace and Frankie
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are a female odd couple in Grace and Frankie, a new Netflix series about a pair of women who are thrown together after their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) come out as gay and leave them -- for each other. Who could have seen that coming? Who could have seen this series coming? Improbably and wonderfully, it's here and hilarious and demands to be seen beginning today on Netflix.

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