The theme extends beyond what’s hanging on the walls. For Women’s History Month, Hotel Zena has curated a mix of remote and in-person events, including a free virtual reading from Roxane Gay from her book of essays Bad Feminist on March 12, and an online screening and discussion with filmmaker Oge Egbuonu about her documentary (In)Visible Portraits on March 17, also free. If you happen to be in the area, stop by the hotel for tours, painting events, and crystal healing on their forthcoming Hedy’s rooftop.
And while you’re there, be sure to rack up a game on the pink pool table under the interactive LightZilla wall (it’s like a Lite Brite, but giant). Swing by the gym to learn some moves from the instructive self defense black light panels, glowing under a neon sign that instructs “Wake up, Kick Ass, Be Nice, Repeat.”
And don’t forget to try the Empowermint.