Let the good times roll!
PICK OF THE WEEK: The Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, returns with her signature show, “Strip Strip Hooray!,” for a four night stint at the House of Blues starting this Tuesday, Feb. 12. Catch the striptease seductress and her bevy of international beauties as they perform some of the most jaw dropping, pants tightening numbers allowed by law. Doors for all shows open at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 GA-$500 VIP tables. All nights are ages 18 and older. And tonight, arrive early to enjoy Cajun specialties including gumbo, beignets and hurricans before the show at House of Blues’ Foundation Room and restaurant in celebration of Mardi Gras! www.hob.com
Sunset Strip staples Warner Drive continue their extended month-long residency at the Viper Room this Wednesday, Feb. 13 with support from Drop Dead L.A. and Delta Rose. Don’t miss the most hard partying band in Hollywood as they pack ‘em in every Wednesday on their own home turf. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 adv/$12 dos. www.viperroom.com
The look of love is in your eyes… Whether you are looking for a romantic rooftop dinner at The London West Hollywood, a seductive night of music with Ginuwine or a “shred your ex” party at Rock & Reilly’s, The Sunset Strip has something for everyone this Thursday, Feb. 14. Check out the full Valentine’s Day Guide.
Friday, Feb. 15 laugh off your tear-filled Valentine’s Day date disaster when you head to The Comedy Store for Rap Battle in the Belly Room. This special event presented by funny man Sam Tripoli of "The Naughty Show" features comedy sets followed by freestyle rap battles: “like 8 Mile… but way funnier!” Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a two drink minimum. www.thecomedystore.com
Don’t miss metal mainstays Soulfly as they return to the Key Club this Saturday, Feb. 16 for the Maximum Cavalera Tour. Led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, the band has maintained a consistent following of hardcore fans since their formation in 1997. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. www.keyclub.com
70 degrees and sunny in February? Get out and enjoy this fabulous winter weather with Beats, Bubbles & Brunch at The Standard this Sunday, Feb. 17. DJs, city views and $40 bottles of champagne with all the mixers. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood
–Brent X Mendoza