Comedian and host Drew Carey will be the guest performer in The iO West Theater’s Habitat for Humanity Benefit Show Thursday, March 31. Carey will perform from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. as part of “The Armando Show,” iO’s signature improv comedy show featuring its top improvisers that was named “Best of LA” by CBS Los Angeles. iO West is the premiere home of improv in Los Angeles.
Carey is best known for his sitcom “The Drew Carey Show,” (1996-2004) but his ties with improv run deep: he hosted the successful U.S. version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ and is in production on “Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza,” a new improv show that premieres April 11 on the Game Show Network that boasts the hilarious Charlie Sheen as an upcoming guest. Carey also currently serves as host of “The Price is Right.”
All proceeds from the Habitat for Humanity Benefit will go to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income. Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area residents.
Tickets for the benefit event are $20, for which guests can see shows from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 and enjoy drink specials at iO’s full bar. Improv teams Popular Science, Maestro and Ripley will open for Carey and “The Armando.” The benefit will also feature a raffle included in the $20 ticket price: prizes include jewelry from Tiffany & Co., a flat screen TV, the new Nintendo 3DS, a Wii, an Xbox 360, an iPod, a Wii, a Blu Ray DVD player, a SUR-PRIZE prize which will be presented in the style of “The Price is Right” (audience must guess its worth) and more!
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WEST HOLLYWOOD (Los Angeles Magazine) — It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare set to the new Justin Timberlake/SZA collab from Trolls World Tour.
L.A. was hours away from shutting down all bars due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you wouldn’t have known it from the typical Sunday chaos on Santa Monica Boulevard, as throngs of people (some shirtless) crammed into West Hollywood gay bars like Mother Lode, Mickey’s, and Rocco’s for one last ungloved hurrah.
At Rocco’s, a drag queen in a black latex leotard bravely swooped her hand down to grab a dollar bill from a customer.
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R&B, Hip-Hip, Trap & Soul: ‘CLSQ Fridays’ at The Chapel at The Abbey
WEST HOLLYWOOD — Friday nights at The Chapel at The Abbey will have you moving to a different beat beginning March 6.
Formerly a weekly Thursday event at The Chapel, CLSQ Fridays (CLSQ is pronounced “classic”) joins the weekend lineup with celebrity co-hosts, periodic guest performances, and music from 80-90s up through today’s top urban-contemporary RnB & Hip-Hop.
Brandon Anthony, the creator of Summer BASH (Los Angeles’ black gay pride weekend) and producer of LA Pride’s Hip-Hop Stages is bringing classic and contemporary RnB, Hip-Hip, Soul and Trap music to The Chapel with an evening called CLSQ Fridays.
“B.A.S.H. LA is a platform to build community partnerships for fellowship and provide an outlet of inclusivity within LGBTQ community.” said Brandon Anthony. “The Chapel at The Abbey has evenings and events that cater to a variety of LGBTQ people and we’re happy to bring the CLSQ audience and flavor to West Hollywood for a fun Friday night out on the town.”
Each week CLSQ will feature a variety of celebrity co-hosts and notable LGBTQ people of color who advocate for inclusivity and visibility in gayborhoods and mainstream LGBTQ culture around the world, making The Chapel at The Abbey another inclusive space for locals and travelers within the LGBTQ community.
So get ready to turn up the volume and dance.
The grand opening for CLSQ Friday’s at The Chapel at The Abbey will be co-hosted by beauty and fashion power houses Sir John, global makeup artist to Beyonce and Kim Kardashian, and the iconic red carpet designer duo Wayman & Micah who’re recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.
The Chapel at The Abbey also hosts Altar Girl Thursday, produced by Girl Bar. It is Los Angeles’ longest running lesbian entertainment group, and hosts its own evening, Heavenly Bodies Sunday, a night celebrating the transgender and queer communities.
The Chapel at The Abbey is located at 692 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
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