It ain’t nothing but a good time on The Sunset Strip as a Rock Of Ages-inspired night takes over the boulevard this Friday, June 1. The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go, House of Blues Sunset Strip and Key Club are all opening up their doors to host an epic night of music, with ticket giveaways to the Rock of Ages movie premiere on June 8, celebrity appearances and drink specials.
The Lakers and the Clippers are out, but super NBA fans who are hooked on the playoffs will want to stop by Rock & Reilly’s tonight, Tuesday, May 29, to catch the Oklahoma Thunder take on the San Antonio Spurs. (You know, those teams that crushed the spirit of L.A.) The festive neighborhood pub boasts 17 flatscreens, and with a “progressive happy hour” from 4-7 p.m. starting with $3 cocktails and beers and increasing $1 each hour, everyone wins! (And for those who don’t, Reilly’s also serves a full assortment of whiskeys to drown your sorrows.) Game starts at 6 p.m. www.rnrpub.com
Wednesday, May 30 Slipknot’s Sid Wilson (a.k.a. #0) returns to the legendary Whisky A Go-Go. Catch the masked DJ as he unleashes his own unique concoction of cacophonous bliss. Contact the Whisky for times and ticket info. www.whiskyagogo.com
Make the most of your extended weekend with parties and specials on The Strip today.
From 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Burger Lounge is celebrating "National Burger Day" by offering one free burger per guest. You can select one of their grass-fed beef, turkey, salmon or veggie options. www.burgerlounge.com
Coney Dog LA is serving hot dogs for $1 and coney dots for $1.99 today until 8:00 p.m. www.coneydogLA.com
A new, weekly culinary adventure is set to begin Thursday, June 14 when the Sunset Strip Market officially launches. The weekly nighttime certified farmers’ market and community event will celebrate the best in locally-grown produce and artisan food, featuring an eclectic collection of locally-based farmers and vendors with a commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture.
The always busy Sunset Strip was filled with even more excitement on Friday as chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning rockers Linkin Park returned to their L.A. roots and took over the House of Blues for an exclusive fan club performance.
The show sold out as soon as it was announced, attracting a packed house of fans who were treated to an amazing set — and encore — by the band. The lucky attendees also helped support a good cause, as a portion of ticket sales and proceeds from a silent auction benefitted Power The World, a nonprofit that aims to provide 1 million families in Uganda with access to sustainable energy.
With what seems like an eternity till your next payday, let The Roxy Theatre abate your financial frivolity with “Free Music Mondays!” Tonight, don’t miss a solid sampling of some of L.A.’s loudest locals including Lady Sinatra, All Hail The Yeti, Beta Wolf and headliners Hell or High Water. Doors open at 7 p.m. It’s a party, and in case you missed it, admission is free! www.theroxyonsunset.com
An eclectic and fun mix of mohawks, tattoos, eco-friendly shoes and (dare we say it?) fanny packs converged on The Roxy Theatre last Saturday for the third annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival. Presented by The Roxy, blogger Quarry Girl and Tony’s Darts Away, the afternoon festival featured unlimited pours from more than 50 craft beers on tap, vegan food trucks and live music performances by The Mowgli’s, Kevin Martin, 28 North, Torrey Summer and The Country.
The annual event once again attracted a full house, with guests lining up to sample pours from Southern California's Golden Road Brewing, Fireman’s Brew, Smog City Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s Brewery and Hangar 24, among others. The fest also featured a full lineup of vegan food options from Doomies, Seabird, Fresh Fries, Plant Food For People, Southern Fried Vegan, Corazon de Jah and Amanda’s Bakery.
Tonight, the infamous Dayle Gloria presents handsome cowboy crooner JD Bender at The Viper Room. Don’t miss this big city country boy as he belts out his own nostalgic take on honky tonk. Deacon & The Devil, Bleeding Harp and Jive Mother Mary will be dusting off their boots to join in on the fun. Doors open 8 p.m. (Insider’s tip: Receive discounted admission if you RSVP with any of the aforementioned bands.) www.viperroom.com
Start your Friday night off right with outdoor cocktails and live music poolside at Live at the Sunset Marquis. The legendary rock and roll hotel is opening its doors to host a summer acoustic series. Tonight’s event features music by Noah Benardout, Wing And Hollow and El Javi Trio ($20).
Get ready to celebrate your mom with a full lineup of Mother’s Day events, brunches and activities. Whether you’re looking to wine and dine or pamper her, The Sunset Strip has the perfect event for you and your momma.
Brunch @ Boxwood Cafe by Gordon Ramsay
Boxwood Cafe by Gordon Ramsay is offering a delicious brunch this Mother’s Day. Menu items include, but are not limited to, mushroom crepe, applewood smoked Pacific salmon, granola French toast a la “peach melba,” baked quiche, butter poached lobster and toasted brioche, fried chicken “organic” and a variety of pastries, cakes, and tarts from Gordon Ramsay’s Pastry Kitchen. Come indulge on Sunday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $55 per person. The Rooftop will also be open for its regular Sunday brunch. Reservations can be made at 310-358-7788 or please visit www.thelondonwesthollywood.com.