Say goodbye to “June gloom” with an action-packed week of live entertainment, dining, shopping and poolside parties on The Sunset Strip.

The Comedy Store offers free entrance to Original Room shows on Sundays and Mondays before 9 p.m. Ages 21 and up with two drink minimum. Take advantage of this pocket-friendly deal this Monday with 40 Comics, the show that helped launch the careers of comedians including David Letterman and Jim Carey. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Treat yourself to an afternoon of shopping at LIVE! On Sunset. The interactive retailer offers a 20% discount on Tuesdays if you mention “Summer On The Strip” promotion at check out. After your spree is complete, enjoy $5 drinks at Red Rock, located across the street. Throughout the summer Red Rock is offering $5 drinks Sunday through Wednesday.

Infamous and legendary Billboard chart-topping rap group 2 Live Crew takes over the Key Club on Wednesday, June 3. Tickets $12.50 in advance/$15 at the door. Doors open 7:30.

House of Blues hosts the Latin Music Conference on Thursday, June 4 featuring DELUX, Insite, Claxons, Ruido de Fondo, The Alternates and Muxik. Show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $22.50 – $27.50, ages 18+.

San Francisco soul-influenced disco-rocking band Von Iva performs at The Roxy Theatre Friday, June 5 with Gliss, Sick Of Sarah, Borne and Sabrosa Purr. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at door.

Blackboard Jungle reunion show rocks at the Viper Room Saturday, June 6. Hung Jury, Mavalour, the Lassie Foundation and DJ Jamie Scrap round out the full bill. Those looking for even more reason to party will enjoy the Viper Room’s $5 drinks offered after 11 p.m. Tickets $12. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Relax poolside at The Standard Sunday, June 7 as part of their Pool Party Beach Ball Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. DJ Bobby French will provide the music while you enjoy a summery guava mojito. To reserve your poolside spot, call 323.822.3121.


Photo courtesy Bob Friday