10. ART: “Nude in Public: Sascha Schneider, Homoeroticism and the Male Form Circa 1900”
Schneider, a painter and sculptor, was one of the top artists in Germany in the early 20th century, and many of his works portrayed the beauty of the nude male body. Openly gay, he brought an unabashedly homoerotic sensibility to his art. But within a generation, Schneider fell out of favor. Prominent art historian Jonathan David Katz has put together the first U.S. exhibition of Schneider’s work, examining not only his art but also the societal and cultural factors that contributed to his rise and fall. Opens next Friday at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City and runs through December 8; there will be a reception a week from tonight. More info here. (Look for an Artist Spotlight on Schneider Saturday.)
9. EVENT: L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Beach Classic
Whether you like swimming, enjoy running, know your way around a volleyball net, or just want to watch, you can join hundreds of people at the Los Angeles-area Dockweiler State Beach Saturday at 8 a.m. for this sporty tournament to raise funds for the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. Proceeds go to several of the center's programs, including an outreach effort to help L.A. schools become better places for LGBT students, services for LGBT elders, HIV care, and a domestic violence recovery program. For more information, go to BlueSkyCollaborative.com/beachclassic.