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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week through March 20

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In Austin for SXSW? Swing by The Sunset Strip lounge and photo gallery on Tuesday, March 15 and enter the chance to win VIP tickets to the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Also, mention you saw this post in Picks of the Week and receive a pass to attend The Sunset Strip cocktail party on Thursday, March 17. Austin Convention Center, booths 523 & 525 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Thursday.  www.thesunsetstrip.com/sxsw

You’ve seen the pics. You’ve heard the buzz on the street. Yet you still have no idea what lies in store for you when Semi Precious Weapons and the ladies of Voyeur burlesque present Empire, every Wednesday this month at On The Rox. Only two chances left to attend the hottest party on The Strip. Don’t miss out! Doors open at 10 p.m. RSVP@semipreciousweapons.com www.theroxyonsunset.com

This St. Patrick’s Day, the luck of the Irish has brought you free swag from Junker Designs, when the Viper Room presents their monthly fashion rocks night Dirty Glam. This time around, Stryker from KROQ will host a night featuring performances by Lady Sinatra, Run Devil Run and other surprise special guests. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. www.viperroom.com

Friday, March 18 flashback to a time of shoulder pads past when the Viper Room presents “What Would Devo Do? ’80s Theme Party.” Join tribute bands Candy-O, Clash City Rockers, Blonde Day and Big In Japan as they cover all your favorite Cars, Clash, Blonde and New Wave songs. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com

For those of you who were still playing with G.I. Joes when GNR was causing mayhem on The Sunset Strip, Saturday, March 19 is the closest you’ll get to seeing those early shows that have become legend. Join Hollywood Roses, the ultimate Guns N’ Roses tribute band as they take over The Whisky for a night of special guests and charity auctions. Admission is only $10 with the “Welcome To The Jungle” password. www.whiskyagogo.com

The love of ’80s continues on Sunday, March 20 as Van Halen frontman and purveyor of fine agave spirits, Sammy Hagar will sign copies of his new memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. Live vicariously through the outrageous exploits of Mr. Cabo Wabo himself as he pens tales of loud rock, fast cars, and almost 40 years as a fixture in the music biz. Please note, ONLY books will be signed. No memorabilia. Event begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.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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