Picks of the Week: March 18-24

Tonight,  join two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Kristen Johnston—best known for her portrayal of Sally Solomon on “3rd Rock from the Sun”—for a signing and discussion of her New York Times bestselling memoir, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, at Book Soup. Event is free to attend and starts at 7 p.m. www.booksoup.com
 

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Get Your Irish On: St. Patrick’s Day Guide!

You have your obligatory “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pin, assorted green clothing items and designated driver ready to go. Now you just need a plan. Lucky for you The Sunset Strip has multiple party options – all within walking distance – for you to enjoy. AND even better, the party kicks off Saturday! So go ahead, everyone gets to be Irish at least one (or two) days out of the year.
 

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West Hollywood And The Sunset Strip Welcome LA Marathon March 17

The City of West Hollywood and The Sunset Strip will welcome runners competing in the Los Angeles Marathon’s “Stadium to the Sea” course this Sunday, March 17.
The marathon starts at Dodger Stadium and will finish at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, looping through Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills in between. An estimated 25,000 runners will experience iconic landmarks on The Sunset Strip on miles 13-14 of the 26.2-mile course, including the Sunset Tower hotel, Whisky A Go-Go and Viper Room. After running The Sunset Strip, runners will turn left onto San Vicente Boulevard and onto Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.

To accommodate the 2013 Honda Los Angeles Marathon, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between North Havenhurst Drive and Clark Street/North San Vicente Boulevard on Sunday, March 17, between the hours of 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional street closures in West Hollywood include:

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Picks of the Week: March 11-17

Tonight the free champagne will be flowing as the Key Club throws one last hurrah with DJs, bands and live graffiti artists. Patrons and well-wishers are invited to send off the venue, leaving their indelible mark (literally) on the club’s walls in silver Sharpie. Doors open at 8 p.m. Requested $15 minimum donation at the door, with all proceeds donated to the staff. www.keyclub.com And while one says goodbye, another Sunset Strip establishment is celebrating their continued success. Guests dining at GORGE restaurant tonight can enjoy a complimentary vegetable tart appetizer when they mention they saw their six month anniversary on Facebook. www.facebook.com/GorgeLosAngeles
 

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