Tuesday, Sept. 2 Book Soup hosts Jeff Garlin’s Reading Group in a discussion of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial classic Lolita. Spend the afternoon with the self-deprecating Curb Your Enthusiasm star as he leads a sure to be comical, as well as insightful discussion about the notorious erotic novel.  Discussion begins at 4 p.m.  www.booksoup.com

 

Wednesday, Sept. 3 House of Blues Sunset presents “Strip Strip Hooray!,” featuring the queen of burlesque Dita Von Teese.  In an exclusive three night engagement, the world renowned striptease artist brings back iconic old Hollywood glamour to The Sunset Strip.  Four performances (Wed.-Fri.) at 7 :30 p.m. plus a bonus late night performance Friday at 11:30 p.m.  Tickets are $40 GA and all shows are 18+.  www.hob.com

 

One of L.A.’s most buzzed about up-and-comers ÆGES returns to their Sunset Strip home, The Viper Room this Thursday, Sept. 4 in support of Wind-up Records’ own Crobot.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

East Coast underground rapper CAGE hits the stage at The Roxy Theatre this Friday, Sept. 5.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $17 GA. www.theroxy.com

 

Return to The Roxy on Saturday, Sept. 6 for comic legend Bruce McCulloch (The Kids in the Hall), bringing his one-man show Young Drunk Punk to The Sunset Strip.  Combining stand-up, live music and autobiographical insights, the show chronicles McCulloch’s rock n’ roll formative years in Alberta, Canada to his current “dad” life in the Hollywood Hills.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 GA.  www.theroxy.com

 

Every Sunday at Pearl’s Liquor Bar enjoy popcorn, cocktails and 1930’s confections at their weekly summer Movie Night series.  This week spend your evening sipping on cosmos with the ladies of Sex and the City.  Screening starts at 8 p.m.  For reservations call (310) 360-6800.  www.pearlsliquorbar.com

 

— Handpicked by Brent X Mendoza