The Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip public art project, which includes works by Shepard Fairey, RISK, John Kosh and Tristan Eaton, will end its year-long tour on Friday, February 22 when the art guitars are auctioned for charity. The gala event will take place at Bonhams in Los Angeles with all proceeds from the auction benefiting the Los Angeles Fund For Public Education's "Arts Matter" campaign, which supports art and music education in L.A. public schools.
Extend your weekend party one more day and visit your old friends Steel Panther tonight at the House of Blues Sunset Strip. Still the rage-inest party in town, the band returns this week with special guests Phil X, The Drills and 28 North. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for this 18 and older show. www.hob.com
The RockSTAR Music Education's annual Winter RockFest returns to The Sunset Strip this Saturday, January 26, with more than 140 young bands taking over the Key Club, The Roxy and Whisky A Go-Go from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. RockFest is a celebration of young musicianship, music education, and rock and roll, and gives young musicians the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience on the legendary Sunset Strip.
Tonight, celebrate DineLA Restaurant Week with a multi-course, pre-fixe menu at one of 10 participating Sunset Strip restaurants, including Night + Market, GORGE, Asia de Cuba, BLT Steak, BOA Steakhouse, Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, Katana, RH at Andaz and more! Full details
Late last week The Sunset Strip lost one of its brightest personalities when The Roxy’s Jeff Cahill unexpectedly passed away. For more than three years, Cahill has booked On The Rox—the fabled intimate lounge above the main room—under the Jeff Cahill Events banner, giving many new and up-and-coming bands their start.
Born in Illinois on December 19, 1968, Cahill's passion for the arts extended across many mediums, from music to acting and painting. In 1980 Cahill made his film debut as one of the orphans in "The Blues Brothers" and continued with roles in TV and film, including "Deadwood" and "Prison Break."
Influential musician and singer/songwriter Stephen Stills returned to his Sunset Strip roots to sign a Gibson GuitarTown art guitar celebrating the music and influence of Buffalo Springfield. Stills wrote one of the band's biggest hits, "For What It's Worth," which became an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement and remains an important and influential song today.
Osteria Drago‚ the namesake of award-winning master chef Celestino Drago‚ had some large Italian loafers to fill last year when it opened in the location previously occupied by Il Sole for more than 20 years.
But with a prestigious and celebrated career, Chef Drago has raised the culinary bar and is again earning accolades and drawing a consistent celeb clientele to this famed location (regulars include Halle Berry, the cast of Mad Men, Eric Idol of Monty Python), while serving up a refreshing twist on classic Italian dining.
Tonight, catch the best of early era Metallica when cover group Cliff ‘Em All takes the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go with special guests The Glory Stompers. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. www.whiskyagogo.com
Tuesday, Jan. 15 get your happy hour on at TMZ hotspot/celeb hangout Pink Taco. From 3 to 7 p.m. enjoy $3 cervezas, $5 margaritas, $7 choice of apps and arguably the best spot for people watching on The Sunset Strip. www.pinktaco.com
Good news, friends: Jan. 21 marks the return of DineLA Restaurant Week! This semi-annual event treats diners to a multi-course, pre-fixe menu at participating restaurants, giving you the opportunity to sample and enjoy restaurants throughout Los Angeles.
The winter edition of DineLA begins Jan. 21 and lasts until Feb. 1. The event features 10 participating restaurants on The Sunset Strip, including the critically acclaimed Night + Market and new French hotspot GORGE.
Participating restaurants include: