Your guide to festive fun on the boulevard this holiday season. Get out and start spreading good cheer!
Holiday "Under The Covers" @ Andaz West Hollywood
The evening will feature a live performance by Paul Chesne, festive photo booth and holiday cocktails. The "Under The Covers" series is presented by The Roxy at the Andaz West Hollywood each month and features acoustic performances by artists as they perform their original songs and covers of their favorite songs. This event is free to attend and begins at 8 p.m.
Ugly Sweater Party @ Rock & Reilly's Pub
Those wearing their ugly holiday sweaters will enjoy complimentary Griswold eggnog and holiday cookies. The ugliest holiday sweater will win a $100 gift card. 8-10 p.m. www.rnrpub.com
Bootsy Collins @ Key Club
It's not the end of the world, yet! Celebrate with funk legend Bootsy Collins. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $25. www.keyclub.com
Camp Freddy @ The Roxy
A December tradition returns as Camp Freddy takes over The Roxy for three nights. Camp Freddy includes Billy Morrison (The Cult), Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult), Donovan Leitch (son of legendary folk singer Donovan), and Chris Chaney. You never know who will stop by during these epic nights of rock and roll. Doors to this 21 and older show open at 9:00. To check ticket availability, contact 310-278-9457.
Dec. 21 "It's The End Of The World!" Parties & Shows:
–House of Blues: Performance by Nekromantix in the Music Hall, live music in the Foundation Room, live band karaoke at Crossroads restaurant, skeleton dancers, body painting, and $7 drink specials. http://cncrt.ly/ApocalypsE
–Key Club: Ill Repute, Verbal Abuse, The Grim, G.F.P., The Voids, Naked Aggression, and more. Tickets are $15-20 for this 18 and older show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available via Ticketfly. www.keyclub.com
–Rock & Reilly's: "Bad Judgement Party" featuring $4 Guinness drafts and free "Apocalypse Punch" to those who bring canned or non-perishable food items to benefit the L.A. Food Bank. www.rnrpub.com
The Vandals 17th Annual Christmas Formal @ House of Blues
The Vandals bring their O.C. hardcore punk to the House of Blues for their annual Christmas Formal. Tickets are $16.50 and doors open at 7:00 p.m. All ages. www.hob.com
X-Mas Party with The Black Marquee @ Viper Room
Full night of music with The Black Marquee, The Prolific, Paul Chesne and DJ Jesse "the Devil" Hughes. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance for this 21 and older show. Tickets available via TicketWeb. www.viperroom.com
Dec. 23 + 30
Beats, Bubbles and Brunch @ The Standard, Hollywood
Get in the holiday spirit with DJs, $15 bottomless mimosas and a full brunch menu on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.facebook.com/
Christmas Day @ Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a multi-course meal with options including roasted chestnut soup with duck confit, tuna carpaccio with tempura of maitake mushrooms and petite vegetables, braised pork belly, roasted organic turkey with chestnut stuffing, butter poached lobster, roasted dover sole, filete mignon, baked apple tarte tan, eggnog creme brule. The three-course meal is $95 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
A Very Merry Jewish Christmas @ The Comedy Store
Join The Comedy Store family for laughs and Chinese food with their annual Christmas tradition! Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a two drink minimum. www.thecomedystore.com
Christmas Eve and Day @ Restaurant at Sunset Marquis
Enjoy a five course menu at Restaurant at Sunset Marquis on Dec. 24 and 25. Seatings available from 3-9 p.m. Menu items include first course Christmas goose terrine with percorino, arugula and huckleberry compote; second course butter-poached lobster with braised turnips and winter greens; third course crispy grilled octopus with black garlic and German potatoes: entree choice of slow-roasted lamb chops, cocoa-rubbed ham steak or vegetable-poached local fluke; and dessert choice of gingerbread pudding or white chocolate fruitcake. Adults 12 and older is $75 per person, children 5-11 are $25 and under four are free. Vegetarian menu also available. For reservations, please call 310-358-3759. www.sunsetmarquis.com
Crazy Glue XXX-Mas Party with Fishbone @ Key Club
Celebrating their 25th year, Fishbone bring their ska/funk/rock-fusion to the Key Club for an amazing night of cheer. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $22 for general admission and $32 for VIP, which includes express entry and access to the restaurant level of the club. Ages 18 and older, only, Tickets available via TicketWeb. www.keyclub.com
Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Parties & Events!
Champagne Wishes Party @ Skybar
Enjoy a live performance by ELEW, DJ set by Zen Freeman and open premium bar. Champagne toast at midnight. Party from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., ages 21 and older only. Tickets are $150 for non-hotel guests and $125 for hotel guests. http://backofhouse.morganshotelgroup.com/hotel-events/new-years-eve-at-mondrian-los-angeles/
Fantastic Disco New Year's Eve Ball @ The Standard, Hollywood
Featuring live performances with SSION and special guest DJs Kim Anh, Saratonin, Aaron Castle and Sandra Le and master of ceremonies Casey Spooner. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight, photobooth and VIP gift bags. General admission tickets are $30 and table reservations are available via thestandardhollywood.wantickets.com.
NYE Party @ The Comedy Store
Ring in the new year with laughter as The Comedy Store presents shows in the Main Room and Original Room. The Main Room features shows at 9:00 with headlining comedians including Marc Maron, Ahmed Ahmed, Iliza Shlesinger, Ian Edwards, Brody Stevens and more. The night includes a champagne toast. Tickets for this show are $50, ages 21 and older, only. The Original Room features even MORE Comedy Store favorites with 14 comedians including Fahim Anwar, Erik Griffin, Nick Youssef, Ryron Bowers and more. Tickets to this show are $40 and include a champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 10 p.m. www.thecomedystore.com
Vintage Trouble Gold Party @ The Roxy
Vintage Trouble takes over The Roxy for a night of music soulful '50s and '60s inspired tunes. Get ready to dance! The ticket price includes a champagne toast at midnight. General admission tickets are $25, VIP with well drinks/open bar are $75 and VIP with premium drinks/open bar are $125. Guys are encouraged to wear suits and ladies are encouraged to dress in gold. Ages 21 and older. For tickets, visit TicketWeb.com. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Ryan Leslie @ Viper Room
Multi-hyphenate producer/singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/rapper Ryan Leslie takes over the Viper Room to ring in 2013. Get your dancing shoes ready! Tickets are $125 for general admission and $175 for a VIP meet-and-gree. Both tickets include an open bar. Tickets are available via TicketWeb. www.viperroom.com
Puddle of Mudd @ Whisky
Rock in 2013 with chart-toppers Puddle of Mudd. Tickets are $35 and are available through TicketWeb. Slant, Sound Cannon, Spacemilk and Twea round out the bill. www.whiskyagogo.com
A$AP Rocky @ House of Blues
NYC rapper A$AP Rocky takes over the House of Blues. Ticket options include $59.50 for general admission and $150 for VIP tickets, which includes access to VIP rails section, the Foundation Room and a well bar. Ages 21 and older, only. Please call 323-848-5195 for VIP tables and bottle service. www.hob.com
E-40 @ Key Club
A night with rapper E-40. Ticket options include $50 for general admission, $70 for VIP (includes express entry and access to restaurant level) and $125 for SVIP (includes artist meet and greet, open bar in Plush Lounge, express entry and access to the restaurant level). Tickets available through TicketWeb. www.keyclub.com
NYE With Pink Taco and Andaz West Hollywood
Celebrate the arrival of 2013 on The Sunset Strip with the Andaz West Hollywood and Pink Taco. New Year's Eve kicks off with a three-course meal paired with two cocktails and a champagne toast at Pink Taco. Cap off an incredible night of dancing and live music with a "recovery" breakfast the next morning at RH Restaurant at Andaz West Hollywood. For more details, please visit AndazWeHo.com or http://westhollywood.andaz.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-westhollywood-andaz/offers/details.jsp?offerId=48801313&isBookable=true
Pink Taco Fiesta
Ring in the new year at Pink Taco's new, exclusive third floor VIP Lounge. Enjoy an open bar, DJs, contests and a complimentary champagne toast. Pre-sale tickets are $40 open bar for well and draft drinks and $70 for top shelf. Ages 21 and older, only. For tables reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase tickets via TicketWeb http://tktwb.tw/T5xFEI.
Dinner @ Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
A three-course dinner with options including alba white truffle risotto, dungeness crab roll, Sonoma duck breast with curried noodles, sauteed dover sole Meuniere style, prime New York steak, English sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fondant or toasted almond souffle. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
Dinner @ GORGE
Journey to France without leaving L.A. at Gorge's New Year's Eve dinner. Enjoy a four-course menu for $95 per person, or $150 with wine pairing. The menu choices include asparagus and caviar charlotte or lobster mousse; chestnut soup with roasted pecans, lardons; duck confit with apple compote, citrus reduction, sauteed fingerling potatoes or Toulouse truffed pistachio sausage with potato puree and baby trumpet royal mushrooms; St. Honore with Gianduja cremeux, caramelized almonds and vanilla chantilly; and a champagne toast. For reservations, call 310-657-MEAT (6328).
Dinner @ Asia De Cuba
Asia De Cuba will offer a five-course prix-fixe dinner with two seatings on New Year's Eve: early seating from 6:00-7:30 p.m. ($80 per person) and late seating at 8 p.m. – midnight ($100 per person). http://backofhouse.morganshotelgroup.com/hotel-events/new-years-eve-at-mondrian-los-angeles/
Dinner @ Restaurant at Sunset Marquis
Enjoy a five course dinner with options including: first course Christmas goose terrine with percorino, arugula and huckleberry compote; second course butter-poached lobster with braised turnips and winter greens; third course crispy grilled octopus with black garlic and German potatoes: entree choice of slow-roasted lamb chops, cocoa-rubbed ham steak or vegetable-poached local fluke; and dessert choice of gingerbread pudding or white chocolate fruitcake. Seatings available 5-11 p.m. The dinner is $125 per person and includes a glass of champagne. For reservations, please call 310-358-3759. www.sunsetmarquis.com
**For a full listing of Sunset Strip restaurants, shops and music venues, please visit the Dining, Shopping and Music sections of TheSunsetStrip.com.
Photo: Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook and Barton Perriera "What A Spectacle" festive Roaring Twenties window display created by artist ChadMichael Morrisette. Visit Dan Deutsch this holiday season for sunglasses, eyewear and more. dandeutschopticaloutlook.com