Brent X. Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com have your picks of the week…
With Hollywood’s biggest night approaching, ponder your Oscar picks while enjoying red carpet-themed cocktails at The London After Five on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Their weekday $5 happy hour transforms this week with movie-themed selections that include “The Spotlight” (pear vodka, fresh ginger and a splash of ginger ale), “Red Carpet Cooler” (citroen vodka, pomegranate liqueur, lime juice and splash of soda) and “The Cameo” (gin, Aperol, muddled cucumber and lemon juice). 5-7 p.m. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday, Feb. 22 Sunset Strip Music Festival bad boy alum Semi Precious Weapons kick off their new weekly party/residency Empire at On The Rox. The ultra chic glamonistas will host and perform at this bizarre gathering of the avant garde, where any and all manner of hedonistic debauchery could and will occur. For entrance, RSVP to RSVP@SemiPreciousWeapons.com. www.theroxyonsunset.com
You’re invited (well at least those lucky enough to get tickets) to Badu’s Damn Birthday Jam! That’s right, the “First Lady of Neo-Soul” Erykah Badu, is inviting you to her birthday bash this Thursday, Feb. 24 at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Badu’s Damn Birthday Jam, presented by Control FreaQ Records, will feature performances by DJ Lo Down Loretta (Badu) with Biz Markie as well as other surprises. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are unfortunately sold out. www.hob.com
This Friday, Feb. 25, Local legends – and SSMF alum – Warner Drive host their CD release party at The Roxy Theatre along with special guests Bolt Action Thrill, Benvenue and a plethora of other raucous noise makers. Don’t miss this impressive lineup of rock out with your c*ck out, fist pumping, stage diving, crowd pleasers. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $15. (Stay tuned to TheSunsetStrip.com for a special “Dine and Dash” photo shoot with the crew from Warner Drive.) www.theroxyonsunset.com
The Key Club presents ultimate Pink Floyd tribute band Which One’s Pink? Saturday, Feb. 26. Masterfully recreating the sights and sound of one of the most sonically nuanced bands of all time, these tributarians have honed their skills enough to fool even the most discerning of Floyd fans. See for yourself… Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $15 – $45. www.keyclub.com
Sunday, Feb. 26 is your last chance to catch rock n’ roll phenom Jordan Cook at the Viper Room. The Canadian native has taken The Strip by storm packing in crowds and earning hoards of new fans at his soon-to-be-ending, month long residency. Even the most jaded of “seen it all” club goers are raving about Cook’s skill and on stage moxie. DO NOT MISS. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com
The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene
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.
Another performer did the splits, touching the floor ever-so-quickly as she pulled herself up. Go-go dancers valiantly kneeled on bar tops, accepting cash in their […]
WeHo’s Employees Only is Delivering Cocktail Kits, TP and Food
WEST HOLLYWOOD (TimeOut) — This week alone, coronavirus has seen some of our favorite restaurants temporarily close and alter their hours and business models. And with Angelenos heeding authorities and staying home to avoid the virus’s spread, many of the city’s restaurants are adapting with new delivery service , special menus and to-go options. As of today, Employees Only just so happens to freshly deliver cocktail fixings and toilet paper—the real MVPs in a lockdown.
The new service is available through Postmates and includes instructions and ingredients to whip up some of the world-famous cocktail bar’s concoctions; all you’ll need are the spirits and a shaker. And because man cannot survive on cocktails alone, the Employees Only kitchen is offering a handful of dishes […]
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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