PICK OF THE WEEK: Tonight, notorious Hollywood tastemaker Dayle Gloria returns to Monday nights at The Viper Room with Meg Myers and special guests Diamonds Under Fire.  Continuing to garner a buzz amongst industry insiders, Ms. Myers brings her brand of thoughtful angst ridden ballads back to The Sunset Strip.  Absolutely do not miss!  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are only $10 at the door.  www.viperroom.com


Tuesday, Dec. 4 celebrate the 20th Anniversary of House of Blues with a landmark performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top plus special guests Flogging Molly.  In addition to the live entertainment, celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez (Food Network) will be serving up samplings from his new menu, as well as hosting a 3-course fine dining experience in the Foundation Room.  This special evening marks the culmination of a 20 month long celebration across the nationwide chain of HOB locations.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $100.  This event is 18+.  www.hob.com


Keep this year’s endless summer alive when The Standard Hollywood brings you the swelteringly seductive sounds of Desert Nights.  This Wednesday, Dec. 5 the weekly KCRW curated residency brings you performances by Chris Pierce, Brandi Emma & Charlie Clark and Justine Bennett.  This free evening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Cactus Lounge.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood


Yet another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Duff McKagan returns to The Sunset Strip this Thursday, Dec. 6 when he takes the stage at The Viper Room with his “other” band Walking Papers.  Comprised of veterans of the Seattle grunge scene, this supergroup also features Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and frequent on-stage appearances by unofficial member Mike McCready (Pearl Jam).  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $15 adv/$20 dos.  www.viperroom.com


Friday, Dec. 7 head to The World Famous Comedy Store for their tried and true weekly showcase of 16 Headlining Comics.  The name says it all–back to back national headliners for pennies per laugh.  Always a good time for a great value.  Doors open at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $15.  www.thecomedystore.com


Sunset Strip Music Festival veterans Wild Child return to their favorite stomping grounds—The Whisky A Go-Go this Saturday, Dec. 8.  Until the day when they finally unveil holographic Jim Morrison, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing an actual Doors concert during the 1960’s.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $25.  www.whiskyagogo.com


Gleeks rejoice!  This Sunday, Dec. 9 catch former Glee Project contestants: Abraham Lim, Cameron Mitchell, Nellie Veitenheimer and Michael Weisman as they showcase their individual talents under “All of the Lights” at The Roxy Theatre.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15.  Advanced ticket sales are encouraged as this event is expected to sell out!  www.theroxyonsunset.com



—- @brentXmendoza