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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through April 3

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She’s baaack..! Booker extraordinaire Dayle Gloria returns to the Viper Room Monday, March 28, bringing a stellar lineup of handpicked locals with her. With a proven track record of always sussing out “the next big thing,” the legendary tastemaker has wrangled the best of the best and booked them back to back. Sabrosa Purr, Gina & The Eastern Block and The Kenzos, all names you’ll want to commit to memory. Doors open at 8 p.m. and best of all it’s FREE! www.viperroom.com

This Tuesday, treat yourself to drinks and dining at BLT Steak without destroying your wallet. Weekdays from 5-7 p.m., the critically acclaimed steakhouse serves handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine selections as well as a gourmet bar menu with all items priced at $5. So you can be the envy of all Facebook status updates and still afford to pay rent on Thursday. www.bltsteak.com www.facebook.com/bltsteakLA

PICK OF THE WEEK: Wednesday, March 30 the Viper Room presents The Parlotones with special guests Imagine Dragons. Dubbed “the biggest rock band in South Africa,” The Parlotones have been sweeping Europe and the rest of the world, on a sold-out 300 date world tour. Regularly packing out 1,000-plus capacity venues, don’t miss your chance to see these anthemic rockers in an intimate showcase. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. Also, stay tuned to TheSunsetStrip.com for an exclusive interview with Imagine Dragons, who, after gambling and legalized prostitution, are the third best thing that Sin City has to offer. www.viperroom.com

Tour The Sunset Strip with local guide Matt “Mohawk” Fuller on Thursday, March 31 as this “man of many bands” plays both the Key Club and On The Rox in a rarely seen display of musical prowess. Fuller will take the stage with his ’90s cover project Re-Generation X as they join fellow tributarians Petty Cash at the Key Club. Then he’ll make a mad dash three doors down to On The Rox, joining The Mulhollands as they share the stage with Grecian imports The Barb Wire Dolls. Two great shows, one amazing night. Key Club doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are a wallet friendly $8. On The Rox opens at 8:30 p.m. with $5 tickets. Stop by the Rainbow for pizza and beer and score a trifecta. www.keyclub.com www.theroxyonsunset.com

Return to the Key Club on Friday, April 1 for a night of ’80s revelry with Tainted Love. Covering all your favorite dance hits from the Reagan era, the band will have you doing “the running man,” “the worm” and/or “the Roger Rabbit” faster than you can say “bodacious.” Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. (Insider’s tip: fan the Key Club and stay informed of discounts and specials when you check-in on Facebook.) www.keyclub.com

Saturday, April 2 the Whisky A Go-Go presents the ear bleeding sounds of My Ruin. This L.A.-based, female-fronted metal monstrosity will leave you dazed and dumbfounded as singer Tairrie B shreds her vocal cords just as hard as any of the boys. See what happens when daddy doesn’t get you that pony. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $13. www.whiskyagogo.com

Rediscover the tactile sensation known as the printed page on Sunday, April 3 when Book Soup hosts authors Darrell Rooney and Mark Veira as they sign and discuss their new work, Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1927-1937. Jean Harlow, Tinsel Town’s first sex symbol. Learn how a town and an industry created the myth, the icon, the legend that cast the mold for every platinum blonde superstar that followed. Signing begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.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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