Brent X Mendoza and TheSunsetStrip.com have your picks of the week!
Tonight, Monday, Jan. 24, Whisky and Rainbow founder Mario Maglieri presents an epic night of music at the Whisky A Go-Go. This unprecedented lineup is hosted by Mark McGrath and features Camp Freddy (Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum), The Head Cat (Lemmy, Slim Jim Phantom, Danny B. Harvey) and the Darling Stilettos all rockin’ out for a good cause; Proceeds from the show will benefit breast cancer. When one of the founders of The Strip’s music legacy puts on a show, you know it’s going to be big! Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets for this all-ages show are a charitably low $25. www.whiskyagogo.com
The Viper Room gets in the summer-in-January groove when they present Sublime cover aficionados 40oz To Freedom on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Winner of the San Diego Music Award for best tribute band in 2010, the quartet will take you back to a time when the SoCal ska-splosion engulfed the airwaves. Doors open at 7:30. www.viperroom.com
While the rest of the country de-ices, you can enjoy pool views and sunsets while taking in the sounds of The Standard’s weekly Desert Nights music series. The Wednesday, Jan. 26 lineup mixes it up with acoustic performances from The Chances, “old-timey harmony duo” The Driftwood Singers and ’60s-inspired crooner Jack Diamond. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cactus Lounge. Those who arrive early can take advantage of the “fallback” menu, which includes an appetizer and drink for $10, served from 5-7 p.m. www.standardhotels.com/hollywood
Launching the first night of a monthly fashion/music lifestyle event, the Viper Room presents Dirty Glam on Thursday, Jan. 27. The inaugural night will feature a gifting suite from Chinese Laundry, giving away $5,000 worth of shoes to ladies who arrive early. Also don’t miss burlesque troupe The Pinup Girls and music from The Scoundrels. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance. www.viperroom.com
Friday, Jan. 28 free yourself from the shackles of the work week with power pop rockers Free Energy at The Roxy. As their name states, the liberty bell rockers play high-energy jams you’ll still be whistling the next day. Get there early for breakout local band and Sunset Strip Music Festival alum Vanaprasta, who no doubt will one day be playing an arena near you. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Spend your Saturday, pretending to be scholarly when Book Soup hosts comic, actor and now author Patton Oswalt as he signs copies of his book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. This eclectic memoir takes you through the eccentric mind and misadventures of the beloved funny man. Signing begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.com
PICK OF THE WEEK: Producers for Conan O’Brien’s new late night show are showcasing some of the top talent in L.A. at The Comedy Store this Sunday, Jan. 30. Unknowns, circuit vets, even established comics will match wits during the Conan Stand-Up Guest Showase to see who has the comic chops worthy of a coveted spot on the best late night show on TV. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Team Coco members score a sweet $5 discount. Stay tuned to TheSunsetStrip.com for an interview with comic heartthrob Nick Youssef before he hits The Store’s stage. www.thecomedystore.com
The Strange Reality of a WeHo Without a Queer Nightlife Scene
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 […]
WeHo’s Employees Only is Delivering Cocktail Kits, TP 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 […]
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.
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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