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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through Feb 13

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From TheSunsetStrip.com and Brent X Mendoza

Starting the week off right with the PICK OF THE WEEK: Tonight, perhaps the biggest “secret show” of 2011 will take place somewhere on The Sunset Strip. So hit the blogs, the chat rooms, the Facebook because you’re not going to want to miss this. Stay tuned to @TheSunsetStrip on Twitter!

Tuesday, Feb. 8 Playboy columnist Dan Dunn discusses his new salacious memoir Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation, and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour at Book Soup. Having perhaps the best job in the world, Dunn gets paid to party around the globe while carousing with celebs and other notorious characters all under the guise of “getting the story.” Hear him recount his worldly exploits. This discussion and signing begins at 7 p.m., so stop by earlier for happy hour. www.booksoup.com

English dance/punk trio Friendly Fires hits the stage of The Roxy Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Sweeping the States with their catchy grooves, these critics’ darlings will no doubt be playing to a packed house. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 while they last. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Nasty Souls bring their signature brand of Sunset Strip rock to the Viper Room on Thursday, Feb. 10. Raising funds to record their first record, they share the stage with fellow local faves Dirty Eyes and Fire Tiger. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com

Return to The Roxy on Friday, Feb. 11 when KROQ Locals Only presents Dead Country.  Always keeping your ears on the forefront of new local talent, this night is no exception with an exceptional lineup of L.A. natives, including Living Dead Lights, Diana Gone Wrong and a plethora of other bands from your own backyard. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12. www.theroxyonsunset.com

When you’re stuck in L.A. gridlock and that one song comes on the radio (you know the one that gets you through your mid-day meltdown), do you ever wonder, “How did they write such a transcendent opus?” BMI brings you the answers Saturday, Feb. 12 with their annual event showcase, “How I Wrote That Song” at the Key Club. Featuring some of the most prevalent songwriters in music, this year’s panel will host pop phenom Seal and rapper Cee-Lo, among others, as they share their creative journey with everyone from industry execs to fans. Doors open at 12 p.m. Tickets are $15 – $20. www.keyclub.com

Sunday, Feb. 13 Canadian rock sensation Jordan Cook continues his month-long residency at the Viper Room. Introducing The Strip to his musical magic, Cook returns to the stage along with special guests Oh No Not Stereo and The Royal Heist. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. 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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