Dine With Art

If you’ve ever dreamed of dining in an art museum, now is your chance to make that dream a reality. West Hollywood’s The Avenues: Art, Fashion and Design District is hosting a series of innovative dining events that lets you dine with art.
 
“Taste Art” will highlight the City’s premier art galleries and acclaimed restaurants, pairing art exhibits with special prix-fixe menus from West Hollywood’s hottest chefs. The dining events will take place Tuesday nights at restaurants throughout the city, including four Sunset Strip restaurants (Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, BLT Steak, RH at Andaz and Restaurant at Sunset Marquis).
 

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Come One, Come All!

Fashion-forward retailer LIVE! On Sunset is celebrating its second birthday this Saturday with a carnival party, and you’re invited!
The afternoon party will include festive carnival games and prizes, cocktails, food, music from DJ John Lock and a raffle for your chance to win a gift card and closet makeover.
LIVE! On Sunset made a splash two years ago when it opened on The Sunset Strip. The store provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience blending traditional in-store shopping with an interactive, online component. The retailer also boasts a DJ booth with professional recording and sound equipment, a stage for live performances, music listening center and a casual lounge area to rest those feet after a long day of perusing the racks. 

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Sunset Strip Picks: Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Start your week off right with the PICK OF THE WEEK. Monday, Sept. 27 The Roxy Theatre hosts singer/songwriter extraordinaire Pete Yorn. Beginning his career with the landmark album musicforthemorningafter, a record that went gold, and most recently collaborating with actress Scarlett Johansson on a duet project, this Jersey boy’s heartfelt tunes score the movie that is your life. Doors open at 8 p.m. for lucky ticket holders.  www.theroxyonsunset.com
 
Return to The Roxy on Tuesday, Sept. 28 for electro-acoustic pop princess Ellie Goulding.  Already a chart topper in the U.K., this singer/songwriter is poised to take the U.S. by storm with her can’t-get-out-of-your-head ear candy.  Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13.50.  www.theroxyonsunset.com
 

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Ten Sunset Strip Restaurants Participating In DineLA Restaurant Week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. When L.A.’s top restaurants invite you to enjoy three-course meals at a discounted price. It’s DineLA’s Restaurant Week! The fall edition of Restaurant Week technically spans two weeks — Oct. 3-8 and Oct. 10-15 — with select restaurants throughout the L.A. basin offering three-course menus for lunch and dinner, ranging from $16 per person to $44. So grab your appetite and join us!

Asia de Cuba
Asian-Latino cuisine and spectacular views of Los Angeles. Lunch and dinner ($28 / $44). Three-course menu options.
 
BLT Steak
Critically-acclaimed French-inspired steakhouse. Dinner ($44). Three-course menu options.
 

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: James Grundler of Paloalto, Golden State

Earlier this month, one of L.A.’s most beloved bands, Paloalto, reunited for a one-off special performance at the Viper Room. Drawing mostly from the band’s last release Heroes And Villains, an album that rose to No. 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in 2003, the band played to a packed house of fans eager to hear the anthemic classics. After the show, lead singer James Grundler, spoke with TheSunsetStrip.com about the band’s history and what lies ahead for his new project, Golden State. 
 

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The Sunset Strip Gets Social

If you haven’t heard, it is officially “Social Media Week” in Los Angeles. Starting today, cities around the world are celebrating social media with free events and panels aimed at connecting people, content and conversations. Businesses in West Hollywood and on The Sunset Strip are hosting a number of free panel discussions and events as part of weeklong social media celebration. Update your iCalendar and join us!
 
Whole Foods West Hollywood kicks off the week with a twEATup for the younger crowd today at 3 p.m. The event includes healthy after school snacks, a scavenger hunt and coloring activity. Regiser for this free event.
 

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Sunset Strip Picks: Sept. 13-19

Key Club presents Sunset Strip staple Steel Panther tonight. Everyone "in the know" knows it’s the place to be on Monday nights.Feel the steel before the band hits the road with Ozzfest. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. www.keyclub.com
 
Tuesday, Sept. 14 House of Blues Sunset Strip hosts pop-hop phenom Mike Posner. In one year, this musical prodigy went from recording in his dorm room to a nationwide tour. Check out the songs that are sweeping the airwaves. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 advance/$35 day of show or $80 VIP. www.hob.com 
 

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Sunset Strip Music Festival Draws 30,000 Visitors To The Sunset Strip

The third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) took over the legendary boulevard Aug. 26-28, 2010. The three-day event was a spectacular success, drawing 30,000 people to The Strip. Featuring full nights of music at The Strip’s six legendary music venues, the festival culminated with an all-day street festival on Saturday, Aug. 28, with 13,000 attendees flocking to The Strip to see performances by The Smashing Pumpkins; Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and Fergie; Common; Kid Cudi; Travie McCoy; Neon Trees; Steel Panther; Semi Precious Weapons; Saint Motel; Big B; and a host of more than 70 local and national artists performing within the venues.
 

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview: Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist Jeff Schroeder

Jeff Schroeder was plucked from L.A.’s local music scene four years ago and thrust onto the world stage when the Smashing Pumpkins tapped him as the band’s lead guitarist. Joining a band with a legendary back catalog — one that inspired Schroeder’s own rock and roll fantasies — the guitarist has proven he can hold his own. 
On Aug. 28 the Smashing Pumpkins headlined the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival and energized the crowd of 13,000 before taking off on an extensive U.S. and international tour. Check out this exclusive interview, conducted prior to the band’s crushing headlining set, and get to know this unlikely and understated guitar hero a little better. 

 
Take us through the story of how you came to join the band.

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