Tonight check out the weekly hilarity at The Comedy Store Potluck.  One of the club’s oldest traditions, the night starts with an open mic show, followed by friends and family, and ends with pop-ins from national headliners.  With The Store’s long history of breaking comics, you never know who is going to stop by and deliver a few impromptu laughs.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free before 9:00 p.m.  www.thecomedystore.com

 

Tuesday, Aug. 26 longtime TV personality Pat O’Brien (CBS Sports, Access Hollywood, The Insider) signs his new tell-all memoir, I’ll Be Back Right After This at Book Soup.  Having interviewed the who’s who of celebrities, politicians, sports stars and the rich and famous, O’Brien had plenty of material to draw on from for this can’t put down read.  Signing/discussion starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.booksoup.com

 

How exactly does one do “the safety dance?”  Find out this Wednesday, Aug. 27 when the legendary Whisky A Go-Go presents 80’s new wave, one-hit wonders Men Without Hats.  That’s right, get your flashback fill, as you fondly reminisce about snazzy times in stirrup stretch pants.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $20 GA.  www.whiskyagogo.com

 

Return to Book Soup this Thursday, Aug. 28 for a meet & greet signing with musician turned author Carla Harvey. One half of the duo that forms the female fronted Butcher Babies, Harvey’s new semi-autobiographical novel, Death and Other Dances traces the story of her struggle from humble beginnings in Detroit to finding her true calling in L.A. as a mortician.  Event starts at 7 p.m.  Admission is free.  www.booksoup.com

 

This Friday, Aug. 29 ride that “Highway to Hell” straight to The Viper Room for Bonfire (Get it?!), “the most badass tribute to AC/DC,” plus special guests Fire The Animal and The Sahns.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Pick your rock n’ roll poison this Saturday, Aug. 30 with a choice of two equally heavy shows on The Strip…

The Roxy Theatre presents 90’s goth-industrial revivalists London After Midnight.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $18-$20 GA.  www.theroxy.com

The Viper Room presents All Hail the Yeti, Crowned By Fire, Enrot, plus a special late performance by Lords of Ruin (featuring Lauren Boquette from Drown).  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Back for Labor Day the wet and wild Rhonda, Diva from the Deep pool party returns to The Standard Hollywood this Sunday, Aug. 31.  Boasting a 14 hour “amphibious marathon,” that moves from daytime at the pool, to all-night in the club, this flamboyant summer fling is not to be missed.  The fun starts at 1 p.m.  Special 15% off holiday weekend room rates are available with promo code: RHONDA5.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

 

 

— Handpicked by Brent X Mendoza