Tag Archives: Raquel Gutiérrez


C. Fitz’s documentary JEWEL’S CATCH ONE celebrates the first club for African-American gay and lesbian people in Los Angeles. Businesswoman, activist, and healer Jewel Thais-Williams ran the club on Pico for over forty years, from 1973 to 2015.

As part of Dirty Looks on Location 2018, curators Raquel Gutiérrez and Suzy Halajian will present the film, as well as a program including Cole Jupiter JamesPOSTURE IN PREPARATION, which “explores the concepts of race, gender and class through video and language.”*


JEWEL’S CATCH ONE, Monday, July 9, at 9 pm.

UNION (formerly Jewel’s Catch One), 4067 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles.


Jewel Thais-Williams. Photograph by Katie Falkenberg.

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VARIEDADES is a music, spoken word, theater, comedy, visual arts happening loosely based on Mexican vaudeville shows in Los Angeles, but the list of performers is anything but old-fashioned: Alice Bag, Nao Bustamante with Dynasty Handbag and Karen Tongson, La Chica Boom, DJ Lengua, Rafa Esparza, Liz Miller Kovacs, Selene Luna, Cheech and Natasha Marin, Mickey Negron, and Dorian Wood.

This Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA show is hosted by performers Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez, and produced and curated by Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.


VARIEDADES, Thursday, January 18, at 9 pm.

MAYAN THEATER, 1038 South Hill Street, downtown Los Angeles.


Image credit: Redcat, and Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The Getty.

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