PICK OF THE WEEK: Tonight self-deprecating stand-up genius Louis C.K. makes a special one-night-only appearance at the world famous Comedy Store!  Tickets are only $20 cash and must be purchased in-person (2 tix limit) at The Store.  Good luck!  www.thecomedystore.com


This Tuesday, Dec. 9 Grammy nominated alt-R&B artist James Blake takes the stage at The Roxy Theatre for a sold out show on The Sunset Strip.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Show starts early at 8 p.m.  This event is all-ages.  www.theroxy.com


Boston based pop punkers (and Miley Cyrus backup band) American Hi-Fi play a special intimate show at The Viper Room this Wednesday, Dec. 10.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com


This Thursday, Dec. 11 choose from two giant shows bookending The Sunset Strip…

The world famous KROQ presents ska rockers Pepper at House of Blues Sunset.  Doors open at $33.50 GA.  This event is all-ages.  www.hob.com

Internet sex-sation and “singer-songwriter” Niykee Heaton makes a special appearance at the very classy 1OAK LA.  Doors open at 10 p.m. RSVP only please.  www.1oakla.com


Head to the legendary Whisky a Go-Go this Friday, Dec. 12 to catch SSMF 2014 vets – the very colorfully named Fartbarf!  Doors open early at 6 p.m.  Tickets are only $12 GA.  www.whiskyagogo.com


Spend your Saturday afternoon poolside at the ultra chic Skybar at Mondrian enjoying the sounds of the Brooklyn-based DJ/VJ collective We In Cloudz plus special guest DJ – L.A.’s own PARCEL.  The fun starts at 1 p.m.  Admission is free with RSVP.  www.skybarlosangeles.com


Enjoy and every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. enjoy a leisurely Sunday brunch at Pearl’s Liquor Bar sipping on mimosas and taking in rooftop views of the scenic Sunset Strip.  Their special brunch menu includes whimsical favorites like Peanut Butter Crunch Pancakes, Fried Chicken Benedict, a Cracked Egg Pizza and more… www.pearlsliqorbar.com



—- Handpicked by Brent X Mendoza