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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through Septemer 12

September 7, 2010
Sunset Strip Picks: Sept. 7-12
SunsetStripPicks.jpgRecovered from your extended weekend? Join the Viper Room tonight as they host Sin City sensation Imagine Dragons. Following in the sonic footsteps of fellow Vegas juggernaut The Kill…


on picks of the week by Brent X Mendoza…

Wednesday, Sept. 8 The Roxy Theatre presents reggae legends Israel Vibration. With more than three decades of music under their dreads these pioneers have been blazin’ it since the beginning. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Book Soup hosts authors Kathy Charles and John Gilmore on Thursday, Sept. 9 as they sign copies of their new novels — John Belushi Is Dead and Hollywood Boulevard, respectively.  With both works using Hollywood/Los Angeles as a backdrop, strange and complex issues arise, revealing obsessions and neurosis uniquely nurtured by Tinsel Town. The signings begin at 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10 House of Blues Sunset Strip presents Atomic Punks and 5150 “Best Of Both Worlds” Van Halen tribute night. This night will take you through Van Halen’s entire epic musical career with Atomic Punks covering the classic David Lee Roth era and 5150 covering the later Sammy Hagar era. It’s a V.H. fan’s musical methadone. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18/$22.50. For the fashion forward members of the audience, make sure you take part in Fashion’s Night Out on Friday. The citywide event includes fashion shows, pop up stores, art exhibits, DJs, discounts and parties throughout the night. For more details, visit

PICK OF THE WEEKSaturday, Sept. 11 the Viper Room presents the reunited Paloalto.  Before changing their name to Golden State, these local heroes released two records on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings, and spawned the hits “Fade Out/In” and “Breathe In.” Don’t miss the handsome Tommy Black and his luscious locks as he returns to bass. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$15 at the door.

The Key Club presents ‘80s new wave cover sensations The Spazmatics on Sunday, Sept. 12. Continuing their weekly Sunday residency, this hilarious and well executed homage has been an L.A. staple for years. Dance the night away to the most memorable hits of the shoulder pad era. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for 21+/$20 for under 21.

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene



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



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



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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