Tonight, kick off your NYE party early when you head to House of Blues Sunset Strip for a sure to sell out show with Common plus special guest Estelle. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets (while they last) are $52.50 GA for this 18 and older show. www.hob.com/la
You’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into this: Rare by Drai’s steakhouse is open! The French-inspired steakhouse is decked out in red hues with velvetty red curtains, plush sofas and ornate lighting and seating.
The menu includes cold and hot seafood offerings, filets, prime NY strip, ribeyes, prime porterhouse and rack of lamb as well as a full bar with signature cocktails. Items that caught our eye include iced Kumamoto oysters, pepper steak filet with fresh cracked peppercorn sauce, lobster truffled macaroni and cheese and the “On Sunset” cocktail (tequila ocho plata, arbol chili infused St. Germain, honey, lemon and ginger).
Expect a well-heeled crowd and lots of seductive engery with DJs, outdoor patio seating near the lounge and a candlelit dining room.
Rare by Drai’s is open for dinner service. For reservations and more information, call 310-360-1525 or visit www.facebook.com/rarebydrais.
Holiday blues got you down? Head to The Comedy Store on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for a sleigh full of laughs, as the legendary landmark presents their tried and true weekly showcase 16 Headlining Comics, with Whitney Cummings, Mark Ellis, Bobby Lee, Erik Griffin, Brody Stevens and more on the lineup tonight. After breaking the bank with all your Yuletide cheer, finally catch a break with $15 cover for a night chock full of the best of the best in laugh therapy. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. This show is ages 21 and older. www.thecomedystore.com
This Friday, Dec. 6 pioneering rock n’ roll frontwoman Cherie Currie returns to her humble beginnings here on The Sunset Strip for a very special Toys for Tots benefit show at the Viper Room.
Before heading out to “Rock This Christmas Down” and sing-a-long to all your favorite youthful angst anthems, catch up with Currie as she reminisces about her early days on The Sunset Strip, talks about a possible Runaways reunion and shares her newfound love of…chainsaw carving?
Paint us a picture of what The Strip was like in the mid-seventies when The Runaways were first getting started?
Tonight TMZ’s favorite homepage headliner DJ Samantha Ronson returns to the Viper Room stage, spinning alongside Interscope records up-and-comer .BLEAUX and Adam Alt’s The Moonbeams. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for this 21 and older show. www.viperroom.com
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Buffalo, NY’s own southern metal converts Every Time I Die hit The Roxy Theatre along with special guests LetLive and Code Orange Kids. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 GA. www.theroxy.com
Deck the halls and get ready to party on The Sunset Strip all month long! Holiday events, shopping discounts, open houses, trivia, parties, New Year’s Eve and more. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
Toy Drive at Andaz West Hollywood
Drop off toys at Andaz for the 23rd Annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive. More info.