Construction Update: March 30-April 5

Business as usual continues on The Sunset Strip while we continue the "beautification project," wrapping up Phase I and prepping Phase II of the construction. All businesses are open during their normal hours, and we encourage you to support your local businesses during construction. 

This week  traffic striping will continue to be installed on the recently paved area between Harper Avenue and Alta Loma Road. The work will be done at night since it needs to be done when traffic volumes are light. They will work only Sunday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. With rain predicted Wednesday night and Thursday, they may continue work Monday and Tuesday night of next week. 

Continue Reading

Springtime On The Strip

It is difficult to tell in L.A., but spring is officially here. Yes, we still have mild temperatures, just as many flowers and enough sun to make the rest of the country bitter with envy, but there’s a little something extra special in the air this time of year.
To celebrate the changing season, businesses on The Sunset Strip are offering seasonal menus, new drinks, holiday brunches and events that focus on the fresh perspective spring — and ping pong tournaments — can bring. 
 
SPRING DRINK SPECIALS
Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset Blvd. | www.thecabocantina.com
Cabo Cantina offers two new spring-inspired beverages. Sit in the sun and sip their new Peach Tea or Sweet Tea Vodka, priced at a very pocket-friendly $9.95 per pitcher. Cabo will also offer bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $9.95 until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Continue Reading

Sunset Strip Picks: March 29-April 4

Monday, March 29 House of Blues Sunset Strip presents Steel Panther with special guest Delta Rose. What’s left to say about the longest running show on The Sunset Strip? Consistently the best party you’ll find on a Monday night, the show never disappoints and you never know who you’ll spot in the audience. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $12.50. This show is 18+. www.hob.com

PICK OF THE WEEK:  Tuesday, March 30 BMI and Filter present empress of bass Melissa Auf der Maur at the Viper Room. With a résumé that includes stints with Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, not only is she one of the sexiest women in rock, but she has the chops to back it up. Expect some serious A-list drop-ins. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12. www.viperroom.com

Continue Reading

Slash Named 2010 Sunset Strip Music Festival Honoree

Break out the guitars, everyone! Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) organizers announced today that legendary guitarist Slash will be honored at the third annual event, which is taking place August 26, 27 and 28 in West Hollywood. SSMF will celebrate Slash, who is synonymous with The Sunset Strip, for his contributions to the history of The Strip as well as the music industry.

The August 26 tribute event at the House of Blues Sunset Strip kicks off the three-day music fest and includes words from friends close to Slash as well as a music performance in his honor. Adding to the celebration, the City of West Hollywood will declare August 26, 2010, “Slash Day.”

Continue Reading

WeHo Gets Arty

This weekend our fashionable neighbor, The Avenues of Art & Design, hosts the 13th annual Art & Design Walk on Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard. Designers, foodies, fashionistas and art enthusiasts will gather on The Avenues – West Hollywood’s exclusive collection of more than 300 high-end interior design showrooms, galleries and boutiques on – on March 26 and 27 for gallery shows, special receptions, food and entertainment.

Some events of note include: The Dr Seuss party at Alpha featuring organic sandwiches from the Nut + Jam Man Truck; Coco de Mer’s Mad Hatter’s Tease Party with burlesque performances, cupcakes and champagne; an Etiquette Arts Class at Robert Kuo with reception featuring prosecco and desserts; and concert pianists at Steinway Piano Gallery.

Continue Reading

Tweetcrawl 4: Eggstravaganza Set For April 3!

Spring – and pollen — is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with a Sunset Strip Tweetcrawl! The fourth edition of this walkable, drinkable social-media enhanced tour of The Strip is set for Saturday, April 3, and is kicking off earlier in the day, at 3 p.m., to ensure an action-packed day of memorable fun.
 
Tweetcrawl 4: Eggstravaganza features stops at The Standard, The Comedy Store, LIVE! On Sunset, Book Soup, Citysearch LA, Viper Room and The Roxy Theatre with drink specials, a ping pong competition and an egg hunt along the way with special prizes from participating venues and 98.7 LA. The Tweetcrawl is open to guests ages 21 and older, and you must follow the online tweets for prizes and free access to the venues.

The game plan includes:
 

Continue Reading

Sunset Strip Picks: March 22-28

You’re invited to a very unhappy birthday party Monday, March 22 at the Key Club. Come join hundreds of Smiths fans along with tribute band Sweet And Tender Hooligans in celebration of Morrissey’s 51st Birthday. The band, endorsed by the man himself, is acclaimed by critics and fans alike as not only the best Morrissey cover band, but one of the best cover bands period. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $18/$20.  www.keyclub.com [CORRECTION: This show is MAY 22 at Key Club.]
 

Continue Reading

Sunset Strip Linkage: LA Marathon Gets Ready to Run, Social Networking @ SXSW and Olympians

Twitter and Facebook helping to revitalize some Sunset Strip clubs [LA Times]
Runaways director Floria Sigismondi gets studious on the Sunset Strip [National Post]
Halle Berry & Nahla: Cravings Chicks [Just Jared]
Cherie Currie reads, signs ‘Neon Angel’ at Book Soup [LA Times]
Girly Good Times At Live! On Sunset [Racked LA]

Continue Reading