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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through Halloween



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Tuesday, Oct. 26 head to The Cat Club for electro-soul mates Trestles. This duo combines old school electronica (think Kraftwerk) with your favorite cult movie quotes, all while looking sexy in their flight suits. Check out these thoughtful geniuses. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. The Cat Club is ages 21 and older. (Insider tip: Visit The Cat Club’s website and print a flyer for $5 entrance.)

Don’t miss legendary improv troupe The L.A. Connection at The Comedy Store on Wednesday, Oct. 27.  Since 1977, this ever expanding community of comic misfits has been cultivating talent and showcasing creative performers in a dynamic group setting. Don’t miss this chance to see the legendary troupe at a legendary venue. Doors open at 8 p.m. The Comedy Store is ages 21 and older.

Consistently showcasing the best in L.A. talent, KROQ Locals Only presents Moving Picture Show at the Viper Room on Thursday, Oct. 28. Dance your ass off to the band’s hook happy beats as they present all new material at this CD release party. Also featured on this bill of heat seeking “soon-to-be’s,” discover the sounds of Modern Time Machines and The Dares. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 advance/$15 day of show.

PICK OF THE WEEKFriday, Oct. 29 “The Witch Hunt” begins at The Roxy Theatre. This early Halloween party will feature an unprecedented lineup including Nico Vega, Saint Motel and Imagine Dragons — three mind-blowing headliners all sharing the same stage. Come in costume and get there early, as this night of madness will surely sell out. Doors open at 8 p.m.  and tickets are $13.50.

For those witches who manage to escape capture, return to The Roxy coven on Saturday, Oct. 30 and bear witness to Lights Over Paris. These pop-rock pretty boys from the Hollywood Hills bring their outlandish antics to The Roxy stage for a night of electro-dance debauchery. Don’t miss spunky siren Ambre Leigh and her rock outfit Some Hear Explosions, also on the bill.  Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

West Hollywood’s biggest party night is upon us. Whether or not you plan to do the Time Warp at the city’s annual Halloween Carnival, be sure to stop by The Strip before or after for some hair-raisingly fun times. Day and night adventures on The Strip include:

Halloween Brunch at Boxwood Café by Gordon Ramsay

Free Halloween Dance Party at The Standard
Call 323.650.9090 for table reservations.

DJ Shadow: Live From The Shadowsphere at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Influential DJ Shadow brings his signature sound to the House of Blues. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 in advance. Ages 18 and older.

Halloween Party at Skybar
Annual costume party featuring special guest DJs. RSVP to

Costume Party with Purple Melon at the Viper Room
Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Ages 21 and older.

Murderdolls at The Roxy Theatre
Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

The Spazmatics Halloween Bash at Key Club
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older.

(Full listing of Halloween events on The Sunset Strip this week.)

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The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene



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



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



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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