Tonight The Viper Room presents an earful of local fare featuring Kill My Coquette, Hector’s Sparkle Bunny Surprise and other creatively named up-and-comers.  Discover your favorite new band before they’re a household name.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Taco Tuesdays are back at State Social House!  Each and every week enjoy your choice of $2 tacos (fried chicken, steak, shrimp, tuna poke’, pork belly, or grilled chicken), $2 Modelo draft beers and $5 margaritas.  Fiesta!  www.statesocialhouse.com

 

Wednesday, Aug. 20 Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal discusses his new revealing read – Bob Dylan: The Biography at Book Soup.  Through extensive interviews and connections with close family and friends McDougal is able to delve deeper into Dylan’s seemingly mythical career, and personal life to uncover truths never before revealed in print.  Discussion and signing start at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.booksoup.com

 

No holds barred, tell it like it is comic Doug Stanhope brings his sold out Last Gasp tour to the world famous Comedy Store for two nights – Thursday and Friday (Aug. 21 and 22).  The laughs start at 9 p.m.  www.thecomedystore.com

 

Friday, Aug. 22 indie rock pioneers Built to Spill hit The Sunset Strip for a sold out show at The Roxy Theatre.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

 

Every Saturday morning at The Standard Hollywood, reset from the busy work week poolside with a stress management and breathypnosis session guided by Michal Gregus.  Class starts at 9 a.m.  RSVP for free admission.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

 

Every Sunday at Pearl’s Liquor Bar enjoy popcorn, cocktails and 1930’s confections at their weekly summer Movie Night series.  This week’s feature: Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in Pretty Woman.  Screening starts at 8 p.m.  For reservations call (310) 360-6800.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com

 

 

—- Handpicked by Brent X Mendoza