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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through Feb 20

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As usual, we’ve got your picks of the week from Brent X. Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com

Your big Valentine’s Day proposal not go quite as planned? Well, laughter is still the best medicine, so head to The Comedy Store on Tuesday, Feb. 15 for their signature show “16 Headlining Comics.” Tonight’s lineup includes the comic musings of Bobby Lee, Dov Davidoff, Ian Edwards, Gina Yashere and Justin Martindale, among others. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are a laughably low $15. www.thecomedystore.com

Wednesday, Feb. 16 The Standard hotel continues their chic weekly showcase known as Desert Nights. Continuing to bring you the hippest of hipster sounds, this week is no exception as Ted Russell Kamp, Big Eagle and Anna Su provide the soundtrack to your schmoozing and boozing. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and best of all, it’s free! www.thestandardhotels.com/hollywood

Free Betsy Johnson handbags! Need I say more ladies? Thursday, Feb. 17 the Viper Room shows you the love with the return of their fashion-meets-rock monthly Dirty Glam. This time around, the night will feature performances by songstress E.G. Daily and local faves the Bowery Beasts. Get there early cause the free swag is first come, first served. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com

Friday, Feb. 18 head to the local’s only clubhouse, better known as The Cat Club. Jumpstarting your weekend with a killer lineup of locals, this night will feature nipple tape adorned shock rockers the Butcher Babies and one of L.A.’s finest indie pop outfits, The Mulhollands. One gigantic bill squeezed into one small club. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $5 with the printable “Support Local Music” flyer from the club’s website. www.thecatclubonsunset.com

Saturday, Feb. 19 The Roxy Theatre presents Canadian femme fatale’s Hunter Valentine along with L.A. rockers 100 Monkeys (you know, that band with that Jackson Rathbone guy from Twilight). Yes, quite a stacked bill, so get there early to avoid the long line of foaming at the mouth tweens. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance/$12 day of show. www.theroxyonsunset.com

The man, the myth, the legend of reality television, Bobby Brown brings his smooth moves to the stage of the Key Club on Sunday, Feb. 20. No doubt dispensing all his greatest hits and hopefully some inspirational wisdom, this show is your “prerogative” to a good time. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 – $90. www.keyclub.com

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene

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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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