Picks of the Week: June 25-July 1

Tonight, your remedy for that cubical-loathing case of the Mondays is at the Viper Room as they bring you a stellar lineup of rock with Diamond Baby featuring Ace Harper (Darling Stilettos) and Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Zero 1 featuring actor/comedian Hal Sparks and Awaken The Empire. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. www.viperroom.com
 
PICK OF THE WEEK: “The Princess of Rock and Roll” Lisa Marie Presley makes a rare live appearance this Tuesday, June 26 at The Roxy Theatre. Don’t miss this intimate performance by the Graceland heiress as she tours on her new critically acclaimed record Storm & Grace.  Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. www.theroxyonsunset.com
 

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Mel’s Drive-In Hosting Art Show With GuitarTown Artist Juliana Martinez

Philanthropy meets artistry this June 30, when Mel’s Drive-In hosts an art exhibition featuring work from Gibson GuitarTown artist Juliana Martinez. The evening will feature a collection of her tiled, mosiac furniture from 6 – 10 p.m. 
Martinez was commissioned to create two 10-foot-tall art guitars for the public art project Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip over the last two years. The first, which has since been auctioned off for charity, stood in front of The Standard hotel and celebrated the peace and love movement of the 1960s. The second, titled "There’s Something Happening Here" in honor of iconic band Buffalo Springfield, is boldly displayed at the Mel’s Drive-In entrance. 

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THE STRIP’S HOTTEST NEO-NOISEMAKERS GET A TASTE OF THE NEW PINK TACO

Last week some of The Sunset Strip’s most innovative up-and-coming talents explored the newly opened Pink Taco to sample their delectable Mexican fare and thirst quenching blended libations.  The bands: I Will Never Be The Same (photo 2), Battle Tapes (photo 3), and ROMS (photo 4), are all part of a newly rebirthed electro/industrial/dark wave scene that seems to be thriving amidst the recent mainstream success of bands like M83, and the always evolving and ever relevant Trent Reznor (NIN).

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Picks of the Week: June 18-24

Tonight, catch super buzz band Electric Guest with special guest Neon Hymns at the Viper Room. That’s right Eastsiders, your passport has been approved for this sold out hipster summit on The Sunset Strip. Doors open 7:30 p.m. www.viperroom.com
 
Ah, Tuesday… It’s not Monday, but it’s definitely not Thursday. Relax with your friends at The Den while enjoying $4 margaritas all night long. And if the conversation ever drags, The Den’s got you covered with a full arsenal of board games. (Operation or Connect Four, anyone?) www.thedenofhollywood.com
 

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SSMF 2012 To Celebrate The Doors; Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion + More Performing!

The Sunset Strip Music Festival announced today that the fifth annual music fest — taking place on The Sunset Strip Aug. 16-18 — will celebrate the music and legacy of The Doors!
SSMF also announced that Marilyn Manson will headline the outdoor street festival on Aug. 18, which will also feature performances by The Offspring, Steve Aoki, Bad Religion, Black Label Society, Far East Movement, De La Soul, Dead Sara, Das Rascist, The Mowgli’s and more to be announced.

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Sunset Strip Market Opens June 14! Get To Know The Farmers And Local Artisans

The Sunset Strip Market is proud to host an assortment of local farmers, foragers and artisan purveyors at the weekly certified farmers’ market, which launches this Thursday, June 14! The Market will take place from 5-9 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood parking lot (located across the street from Mirabelle and the Eveleigh at 8755 Sunset Boulevard), providing nearby West Hollywood and Los Angeles residents with a wide selection of organic produce and specialty goods. 

Participating farmers will offer a range of produce and meats, including organic greens, berries, almonds, stone fruit, grass-fed beef, organic chicken and eggs and farm-raised flowers. Offerings from local artisan purveyors include farmstead cheeses, oysters, organic tamales, kombucha, gluten-free bread and vegan desserts. 

Participating farms include:

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PICKS OF THE WEEK: JUNE 11-17

Tonight, head to the House of Blues Sunset Strip for Sean Healy + Skinnie Magazine present The Vans Warped Tour Finals. Warm up for the summer festival season watching the top regional talents, as they try to win their way onto the long-running punk rock tour in this annual battle of the bands blow out. Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for this 18 and older show.  www.hob.com
 

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Buckle Up: Tony Clifton Has Landed At The Comedy Store

Twenty-eight years after the mysterious disappearance of comic legend Andy Kaufman, his alter ego, “international singing sensation” Tony Clifton, continues to bring inappropriate and uncomfortable laughter to the off-color humor loving masses at The Comedy Store. 
 
Complete with a full band, marionettes, and a “hooker raffle,” the adults-only variety show is like nothing you’ve ever seen or experienced before, which is probably why it’s been attracting big crowds as word has spread about the over-the-top antics of The Tony Clifton Revue. Between trips to the bar to refresh his drink, and carousing with his clothing optional cohorts, we were able to catch the comic legend, as he “let it all hang out,” expounding on the finer points of living a life of leisure.
 

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Picks of the Week: June 5-10

Looking for a way to shake up your Tuesday? Then make plans to explore the newly renovated Mirabelle restaurant. A fixture on The Sunset Strip since 1971, the Mediterranean mainstay is celebrating their new look and new menu by offering their namesake cocktail — “The Mirabelle” — for only $1.971 from 9 p.m. until close nightly until June 13. Enjoy with some exotic grilled alligator links, seafood charcuterie or octopus terrine with your refreshing cocktail! www.mirabelleonsunset.com

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