Tonight, shake that case of the Mondays when you stop by the world famous Comedy Store to check out their long standing weekly tradition better known as “Pot Luck.”  This newcomers’ night gives up-and-comers the chance to hone their standup skills and provides established stars a no pressure opportunity to drop-in and try out some new material.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Admission is free with a two drink minimum required.  www.thecomedystore.com

 

Don your Kevlar vest and head to House of Blues Sunset this Tuesday, Dec. 11 for infamous West Coast rapper The Game.  Don’t miss the multiplatinum hip-hop mogul, at this rare underplay performance on his home turf.  Doors open 8 p.m.  Tickets are $35 adv/$38 dos and $100 for VIP.  www.hob.com

 

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Malibu based hip-hopper Shwayze debuts his new record Shwayzed & Confused at The Viper Room.  Don’t miss the “Corona and Lime” party boy as he drops some fresh new rhymes along with support for 7Lions.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 adv/$20 dos.  www.viperroom.com

 

PICK OF THE WEEK:  Starting Thursday, Dec. 13 KROQ presents So Cal powerhouse Social Distortion performing three consecutive sold out shows at House of Blues Sunset.  Hopefully you were one of the fortunate few to snag a pair of tickets!  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.hob.com

 

Friday, Dec. 14 husband and wife, pop noir duo 8MM bring their 4th Annual Holiday show to The Roxy Theatre.  Don’t miss this spirited celebration, as the band treats fans and merrymakers alike to their uniquely dark take on traditional songs of the season.  Doors open at 7:15 p.m.  Tickets are $12.50.  www.theroxy.com

 

The only officially sanctioned Johnny Cash tribute band, Cash’d Out return to The Viper Room this Saturday, Dec. 15.  Playing his full catalog of classic hits, don’t miss the next best thing to “the man in black.”  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15.  www.viperroom.com

 

Spend your Sunday Funday getting a little borracho at Pink Taco Sunset.  Watch all your favorite NFL teams while enjoying a game of beer pong on the commercial break.  Happy hour starts early from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  www.pinktaco.com

 

 

—  @brentXmendoza