Halloween, aside from being just another reason to party, play tricks on people, overload your blood stream with candy, honor the dead or celebrate the harvest can be the ideal time to step outside of yourself and party in someone else’s shoes for the night! Dress up as your favorite movie star, your alter ego or a character from your wildest dreams. Halloween is the one day anyone can make their dreams or nightmares a reality.
Both the Rainbow and Hustler had festive costume parties on Wednesday night, with some of the more notable costumes including a ghoul, Maverick from Top Gun and a French maid corpse. Hot costume ideas this also include the ever-popular animal mask and lingerie (i.e. “kittens in bikinis”), celebrity look-a-likes and when in doubt, just add wigs and some fake blood.
What is your costume pick this year?
–Genie Sanchez, www.totallylikeduh.com
All Hallows’ Eve is upon us! Count down to the ghostly day with special events, costume parties and shows on The Strip throughout the week.
Halloween Party @ The Rainbow
Wednesday, Oct. 26 & Thursday, Oct. 27
Join the Rainbow for their annual (double) Halloween party. Costume contests with surprise celebrity judges, prizes and giveaways. For dinner reservations, call 310-278-4232. www.rainbowbarandgrill.com
This past Monday, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump stopped by the Viper Room for a special open to the public industry showcase. The sold-out, heavily media attended performance was enthusiastically received by the intimate crowd as Stump performed songs from his much anticipated solo debut Soul Punk.
Days before his triumphant return to The Sunset Strip, Stump phoned in from the road to discuss his forthcoming solo endeavor, his heartbreak over harsh fan criticisms, and the ever burning question, “What’s the future of Fall Out Boy?”
Revelers donned in calavera attire headed to The Sunset Strip on Saturday to celebrate a Day of the Dead themed Strip Crawl. Like previous “Tweet Crawls” on the boulevard, the event was hosted by Sunset Strip businesses and featured games, prizes, drink specials and free entrance and entertainment at participating venues.
Teen dream and Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump brings his new pop, solo endeavor to the world famous Viper Room tonight. Don’t miss this rare open-to-the-public industry showcase. Doors open early at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. www.viperroom.com
Head to the famed Whisky A Go-Go on Tuesday, Oct. 25 for L.A.’s most legit metal band All Hail The Yeti. Opening for ’90s alt-metal greats Spineshank, this show promises to shake the rafters with its deafeningly loud decibel level. Doors for this all-ages show open at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE! www.whiskyagogo.com
Last week, one of The Sunset Strip’s most beloved players, Duff McKagan, hit the books at a signing and discussion hosted by famed literary rock n’ roll establishment Book Soup.
Addressing an audience of Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver fans whose ages ranged from 6 years old to 60, McKagan proved that his talent continues to influence a new generation of rockers and ultimate fans. The bassist/actor/columnist/author engaged the audience with stories and a discussion of his new “no holds barred” memoir It’s So Easy: And Other Lies, before taking questions from the crowd.
Book Soup has lined up an all star list of book signings and discussions in the next two weeks, including writer/director Oliver Stone (Oct. 22), Def Jam Recordings 25th anniversary discussion with authors Bill Adler and Cey Adams (Oct. 23) and musician/writer Henry Rollins (Oct. 27).
Tonight, Dayle Gloria’s Club With No Name welcomes the return of industrial rock project I Will Never Be The Same back to the Viper Room, plus Owl featuring Chris Wyse of The Cult, Fat City Reprise and Barb Wire Dolls. Talk about a freakin’ lineup! Don’t miss this unprecedented bill of mandatory marquee acts. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are only $5. www.viperroom.com
While Halloween may be two weeks away, The Sunset Strip’s businesses are partnering to present a very spirited pre-party this Saturday, Oct. 22, as they host a Dia de los Muertos-themed Strip Crawl.
Sure, you wear a black leather jacket and may or may not have a few tattoos in undisclosed locations, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a softer side. You like to break stereotypes and enjoy the refinement of afternoon tea, charitable events and references to ’80s brat pack films, which is why you’ve already made your reservation for Pret’Tea in Pink afternoon tea service at The London West Hollywood’s Boxwood Café.
Throughout the month of October, you can sip your tea knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to What A Pair!, a nonprofit organization benefitting breast cancer research. The dine-for-a-cause menu includes a selection of teas, cakes and desserts (raspberry truffles, pink rose macaron), a selection of miniature savory canapés and tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a glass of sparkling rose.