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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through December 5

November 29, 2010
Sunset Strip Picks: Nov. 29-Dec. 5
SunsetStripPicks_2010-brent.jpgAfter a week of minding your p’s and q’s in front of the family, return to your carefree partying ways at your home away from home on The Sunset Strip.&nbsp…

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Wednesday, Dec. 1 The Roxy Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre join forces to celebrate the premiere of new documentary film Regeneration. This eye opening new feature, which is narrated by Ryan Gosling and scored by instrumental funk greats Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9), explores the issues plaguing today’s youth, focusing on “the influences that perpetuate our culture’s apathetic approach to social and political causes.” The night begins with a screening of the film at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, followed by an after party DJ set by STS9 at The Roxy. This two-part event is open to the public, and best of all, it’s free (guests must attend the movie to get into the after party). Doors for the film premiere open at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://artivist.eventbrite.com/. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Head to every rock n’ roller’s favorite watering hole on Dec. 2 for “Thursday Night Rocks” at The Cat Club. Featuring great bands and cheap drinks, it’s the old standby for those in the know. This week’s lineup features performances by Niantic, Sudden Passion, Cardiel and The Widowed. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 with the printable “Support Local Music” flyer available on the club’s website. www.thecatclubonsunset.com

PICK OF THE WEEK: All-star super group Camp Freddy returns to The Roxy Theatre on Friday, Dec. 3 for a month-long residency. This rotating cast of rock n’ roll legends features regulars Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, RHCP), Matt Sorum (GNR, Velvet Revolver), and Billy Morrison (The Cult) with each performance showcasing a slew of surprise special guests and celeb musicians. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Saturday, Dec. 4 Skybar at the Mondrian and KCRW continue their special series of twinkling cityscape performances known as Sessions. This week, indie folk/popster Jens Lekman performs poolside along with DJ sets by Diner (The DJ’s Lost Tooth) and Marion Hodges (KCRW). Performance begins at 9 p.m. This event is ages 21 and older. RSVP at skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com.  www.mondrianhotel.com

The countdown to the holidays is in full swing. Get in the spirit with fireside drinks and bites on The London West Hollywood’s rooftop. From 5-9 p.m. enjoy sprawling views of the city while warming up with seasonal cocktails including spiked fall cider and choco-mint toddy and desserts like a gourmet-inspired smores with marshmallow, chocolate truffles and graham cracker sauce. We promise it’s far better than your frigid apartment. www.thelondonwesthollywood.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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