Picks of the Week: Jan. 31 – Feb. 5

The Key Club presents pop-punk princess Cassadee Pope of Hey Monday on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Having performed with such bands as All Time Low, Attack Attack!, Cobra Starship and Fall Out Boy, Pope has already made an enviable career for herself at the fresh faced age of 22. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets for this all-ages show are $15 GA, $45 VIP. www.keyclub.com
 
Take advantage of the winter warm spell on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and check out The Standard’s chic acoustic showcase better known as Desert Nights. This week don’t miss live sets by indie pop duo Owl & The Pussycat, Dawn Mitschele and Rachel Dean in the Cactus Lounge. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free! www.standardhotels.com/hollywood
 

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dineLA Spotlight: Rosa Mexicano

After a weekend hiatus, dineLA Restaurant Week returns for round two this Monday through Friday. Be sure to set your reservations and indulge in the three-course meals that are being offered at restaurants along The Sunset Strip and throughout the city.

Those looking to spice up their week should stop by Rosa Mexicano on The Sunset Strip, which is offering both a lunch and dinner menu that features authentic Mexican and Latin favorites.

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DineLA Spotlight: RH at Andaz

One of the best things about dineLA Restaurant Week is that it gives diners the chance to experience some of the city’s top rated restaurants without breaking the bank. Luckily for all foodies, critically acclaimed three-star restaurant RH at Andaz is offering both a lunch and dinner menu during Restaurant Week, showcasing the restaurant’s Southwestern French influences and local California produce.

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TheSunsetStrip.com Exclusive Interview With Jeff Garlin

Comedian, author and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Jeff Garlin visited The Sunset Strip’s prestigious literary boutique, Book Soup, earlier this month to discuss the re-release of his weight loss/“going green” chronicle, Curbing It.  A longtime fan of Book Soup, Garlin hosts and moderates a monthly-ish book club dedicated to supporting the local landmark he so frequently patronizes. 

Before diving into a lengthy Q&A session with fans and book club “enthusiasts,” The Comedy Store regular and Book Soup mascot spoke to TheSunsetStrip.com about his journey to a life of sustainable health and eco responsibility. 
 

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DineLA Spotlight: Nonna of Italy

The dinner hour is approaching and chances are that you don’t feel like cooking or doing the dishes tonight. So why not let someone else take care of both? Pick up the phone, make your reservation and get ready to take your tastebuds on a tour of Southern Europe at Nonna of Italy.

Focused on fresh, handmade Italian classics and contemporary Mediterranean dishes, Nonna of Italy has been a Sunset Strip staple for nearly four years, attracting A-listers and serious foodies alike.

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Picks of the Week: Jan. 23-29

Kick off your week with the Guest Bartender Series at the Eveleigh. This new series features a guest bartender on Monday nights through Feb. 13. Tonight, guest bartender Neyah White takes the helm. A transplant from the East Coast, White is a fixture in the San Francisco cocktail scene. Expect cocktails featuring White’s expertise: Japanese whiskeys. As a double bonus, every Monday is “industry night” at the Eveleigh. What does that mean? Beers, Manhattans, Negronis and “greasy bites” priced $3 – $8. www.theeveleigh.com
 

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Forks Up! Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 22

Grab your appetite and leave the giant bills at home as DineLA Restaurant Week is returning this month! The January edition of this biannual dining event features a host of Sunset Strip restaurants to fit every palate and wallet. The lunch and dinner menus feature three courses with set prices ranging from $22-$28 for lunch and $34-$44 for dinner per person. Bon appetit!

Katana (dinner $34 per person)
NIGHT + MARKET(dinner $34 per person)
RH at Andaz West Hollywood (lunch $22; dinner $34 per person)
Rosa Mexicano Sunset Blvd. (lunch $22; dinner $34 per person)

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PST Art Festival Lands On The Sunset Strip!

Are you ready to get your art on while also celebrating Los Angeles’s history? Today marks the official launch of the Pacific Standard Time Public and Performance Art Festival presented by The Getty and LAXArt. The festival, which is part of the larger collaboration of Southern California galleries celebrating the birth of the L.A. art scene, specifically the years 1945-80, is an 11-day festival featuring special performances, ourdoor visual spectacles, art exhibits and events each day.

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Picks of the Week: Jan. 17-22

Witness the boot stompin’ throwback sound of one of L.A.’s most buzzed about bands on Tuesday, Jan. 17 as The Roxy Theatre presents folk rock sextet The Silent Comedy. Rounding out the bill: Taylor Locke and the Roughs, Races and DJ Kevin Bronson. Doors open at 8 p.m.  and tickets are $12. www.theroxyonsunset.com
 
Make plans to return to House of Blues Sunset Strip on Wednesday, Jan. 18 for the third and final showing of anti-establishment institution NOFX. See why generations of fans have been turning out in droves for these SoCal punk rock pioneers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance/$28 day of show. This show is all ages. www.hob.com
 

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