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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through Jan 16

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Brent X Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com have your picks for fun on the Sunset Strip…

Tuesday, Jan. 11 The Roxy Theatre presents indie español rockers Monte Negro. Celebrating the release of their new record Cosmic Twins, the L.A.-based quartet jams out melodic tunes with sweeping anthemic hooks. Not to be missed. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12. www.theroxyonsunset.com

PICK OF THE WEEK: Head to the Key Club on Wednesday, Jan. 12 for an encore performance of BONZO: The Groove Remains The Same. This tribute show celebrating the life of Led Zep drummer John Bonham will feature some of rocks most legendary drummers covering the band’s most epic hits. Featured performers to include Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Steven Adler (GNR), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and many, many more.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 – $30. www.keyclub.com

MC Matt Taylor brings his weekly showcase Emerging Comics to The Comedy Store on Thursday, Jan. 13. Just like the name says, a new crop of comic superstars compete for laughs every week at this Comedy Store signature event. Discover the next big thing before they’re demanding you remove all red M&Ms from their dressing room. Doors open at 10 p.m. This show is ages 21 and older. www.thecomedystore.com

Friday, Jan. 14 the Viper Room presents progressive art rockers Into The Presence, featuring industry veterans Luis Maldonado (UFO) and Ana Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, NIN). The band is back from a recent hiatus and is currently recording a follow up to their “can’t get out of your head” first record. Don’t miss these seasoned professionals as they turn out thought provoking beautiful melodies; and stay tuned for an upcoming interview with TheSunsetStrip.com. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. www.viperroom.com

In celebration of NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) weekend, the Whisky A Go-Go presents Adler’s Appetite and Billy Boy On Poison on Saturday, Jan. 15. This old school meets new school showcase features some of the best that rock has to offer. Extra bonus for the youngsters: this is an all-ages show. Contact the Whisky for details. www.whiskyagogo.com

Drown your end-of-weekend sorrows at the Viper Room as they present Casper & The Bad Spirits on Sunday, Jan. 16. The notorious DJ and doorman brings his musical musings to the stage for a night of rock n’ roll mayhem. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. 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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