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Sunset Strip Picks: Secret Show, Comedy Store Honors

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Names Nights, a sacred tradition at the world famous Comedy Store, honors the accomplishments of store regulars by adding their names to its hallowed walls. Sharing valuable real estate alongside names like Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey and Chris Rock, this year’s batch of “graduates” will include Sarah Silverman, Tony Clifton, Judah Friedlander plus 25 other well knowns and soon-to-be well known. This Monday, July 25 don’t miss a night sure to be filled with surprises and big guest drop ins. Note: the reception for the honorees in the Main Room is private, but the general public is welcome to attend the show for free. Event begins at 8 p.m. www.thecomedystore.comTuesday, July 26 meet punk rock legend Bob Mould as he signs copies of his new bio See a Little Light at Book Soup. From touring tales of his groundbreaking hardcore band Hüsker Dü, to his own personal struggles with homosexuality and drug and alcohol addiction, Mould’s new memoir has all the earmarks of a great rock n’ roll read. Signing and discussion begins at 7 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Before the X Games kick off this weekend, get your pre-party on at The Roxy Theatre. This Wednesday, July 27, join drummer extraordinaire Travis Barker and friends as they take over the entire building for this extreme invite-only special event. www.theroxyonsunset.com Don’t have an invite to this X-treme event? Treat yourself to your own VIP party at The London West Hollywood’s Wednesdays at Sunset. There may not be motocross jumps or skateboard ramps involved, but you can enjoy an exclusive rooftop pool party from 5 – 11 p.m. with cocktails, sprawling views of the city and music. Entry is free, but like any true VIP event, reservations are required: SunsetRSVP@luxuryresorts.com

Bouncing from one VIP-only event to another, return to The Roxy on Thursday, July 28 for superstar DJ Samantha Ronson. Besides her appearances on TMZ and other tabloids, see why Ronson has gained celeb status as a musical talent that commands some real respect.  This is an invite-only special event. www.theroxyonsunset.com Not on the list? Drown your sorrows at Clafoutis during their swanky late night happy hour from 10 p.m. to close featuring a $6 drink list and live DJs. http://thesunsetstrip.com/dining/clafoutis

Friday, July 29 the Viper Room presents a very secret show… Use your Sunset Strip sleuthing skills and find out which NY-based ska legends will be playing this special unannounced showcase. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. www.viperroom.com

Get primed for this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival by getting “Down at the Whisky” this Saturday, July 30 at Crue Fest: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe. Enjoy the best of the best in “rock dot” tribute bands as they pay homage to big hair and the biggest hits. This show is all ages.  Contact the Whisky A Go-Go for all the dirty details. www.whiskyagogo.com

Sunday, July 31 the Key Club presents hard rock powerhouses Filter and Saliva as they tour the U.S.A. Under The Skin of Angels. Don’t forget your earplugs for this tinnitus inducing good time featuring some of the loudest bands in music. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets range from $20 GA to $69 VIP. www.keyclub.com

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene

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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.

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 […]

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WeHo’s Employees Only is Delivering Cocktail Kits, TP and Food

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WeHo’s Employees Only is now delivering cocktail kits, toilet paper 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 […]

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R&B, Hip-Hip, Trap & Soul: ‘CLSQ Fridays’ at The Chapel at The Abbey

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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.

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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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