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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through 9/26

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Brent X Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com present your Sunset Strip Picks…

Tuesday, Sept. 21 the Viper Room presents ‘80s inspired power-pop phenoms The Dance Party. Celebrating the release of their new record, Touch, this L.A.-by-way-of-D.C. quintet is destined to be the next big thing. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. www.viperroom.com

PICK OF THE WEEK:  On Wednesday, Sept. 22 House of Blues Sunset Strip and The Roxy Theatre partner for #HOBROX – a free, all-ages live music showcase featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming bands from The Sunset Strip. The lineup includes Hypercrush, Wicker, The Cataracs featuring Dev and Donnis. The partnership is part of Social Media Week in Los Angeles and follows a panel discussion,”The Next Stage of Engage: Bringing Online Music Communities to Life”, about the role of social media in the live music industry.  The panel begins at 6 p.m., with the live music party kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Both events are FREE, but RSVP is required.

Book Soup hosts author Will Fellows on Thursday, Sept. 23 as he presents and signs copies of his new book, Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story Of A Daring Woman And Her Boys In The 1950s. Fellows sheds new light on the story of Helen Branson, a divorced grandmother who owned and operated a gay bar in Los Angeles in the 1950s, a time when California statutes prohibited homosexuals from gathering in bars. The signing begins at 7 p.m.
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The Roxy Theatre presents notorious party crew Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy and Beardo on Friday, Sept. 24. The boys return to their favorite venue to cause musical mischief and mayhem. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance/$15 day of show. www.theroxyonsunset.com

This Saturday, Sept. 25 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Considered to be the most influential drummer in rock n’ roll history, the legend lives on as the Key Club hosts Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same, a night in honor of John Bonham. This special night will feature performances by today’s most accomplished drummers including Jason Bonham (son of John Bonham), Steven Adler (GNR), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and many more as they cover their favorite Zeppelin classics. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28 – $34. www.keyclub.com

Sunday, Sept. 26 the Viper Room presents L.A.’s own down-tempo psychedelic spinsters Mini Mansions. Shoegaze at its finest, this band founded by Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman is an underground staple for all hipsters in the know. Also on the bill, My Pet Saddle, Sleepy Sun and Strangers Family Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door. www.viperroom.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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