Pub For Grub Food Drive

Get in the giving spirit tonight at Rock & Reilly's pub for their "Pub For Grub" fundraising event. Donate $20 to the Los Angeles Food Bank and receive a $20 Rock & Reilly's credit to be used at a future visit. (That's a win/win!)

The night also features special raffle prizes and silent auction items including:

  • A Wayne Gretzky autographed hockey stick
  • A Kings jersey autographed by Matt Green
  • A Kings jersey autographed by Jarret Stoll
  • An autographed The Princess Bride script
  • A Mitchell Stone Haircut and gift basket
  • A private Warner Bros studio tour for 12 people
  • 4 Los Angeles Clippers tickets
  • 4 Los Angeles Kings tickets
  • 3 month membership to Equinox

Event takes place from 7-10 p.m. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/rnrpub



This Is Halloween!

Your guide to tonight's parties:

West Hollywood's Annual Halloween Carnaval
Annual free event takes place on Santa Monica Boulevard between 6-11 p.m. Live music stages and costume parade. This year's honorary "queen of the carnaval" is Queen Latifah. For more information, and road closures, visit www.weho.org/halloween.

Asylum Costume Party at Skybar 
Costumes are required at this annual Halloween party. This year’s theme is “asylum” and features a special guest DJ. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. To RSVP or for table reservations, call 323-848-6025. www.facebook.com/mondrian

Rockin’ Dead Halloween at House of Blues Foundation Room
Kelly McGarry presents a night of scary rockin’ bands, go-go dancers, drink specials, costume contest and a party on the deck patio. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 21 and older party. www.hob.com/LA

DJ Halloween Party at The Standard 
Stop by The Standard’s mmhmmm dance club for a Halloween party with DETOX (from RuPaul’s Drag Race) and DJs Kim Ahn and Anon. Plus $5 witches brew cocktail specials. No cover to attend, but you must RSVP to clubboobytrap.com. Doors open at 10 p.m.www.facebook.com/mmhmmmthatsright

Metal Night at the Whisky
Live performances from I See Stars, The Word Alive, Crown The Empire and Get Scared. Tickets are $20 for this all ages show.www.whiskyagogo.com

Haunted Halloween at Katana
Live DJ and spooky cocktails. www.facebook.com/KatanaRobata


Photo courtesy of City of West Hollywood

2013 Sunset Strip Halloween Guide

The countdown to one of our favorite holidays is officially on. Grab your costume and join us for two weeks of rockin’ Halloween party fun.

Metal & Spooky Rock at Whisky – Oct. 19, 20, 24, 26 & 31

The Whisky is hosting a full month of spooky sounding rock and roll. Catch Death Angel, 3 Inches Of Blood and Battlecross on Oct. 19; Disgorge, Necronomicon, Unsanctified and Crypt Infection on Oct. 20; Mortified Mortician, Rhythm Coffin and Vestal Sin on Oct. 24; The Koffin Kats, Los Bandits, Grave Slaves and TwentyOne Skulls on Oct. 26; and I See Stars, The Word Alive and Get Scared on Oct. 31. www.whiskyagogo.com

GORGE Tim Burton Inspired Wine Dinner – Oct. 22

GORGE restaurant gets into the spirit with a “spirited” wine dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The event is hosted by master sommelier Darius Allyn and will feature a menu inspired by the films of Tim Burton, including “Alice In Wonderland Amuse Bouche” (wild mushroom soup), “Corpse Bride Napoleon” (smoked salmon, caviar, crème fraiche, tomato confit and poached egg), “Sweeny Todd Sausage” (pistachio pork sausage, potato puree, shallot and cabbage choucroute, burgundy and blueberry sauce) and “Nightmare Before Xmas Dessert” (chocolate gianduja cream, flourless chocolate cake). Each course will be paired with a mystery wine (or two). The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is $95 per person. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 310-657-6328. www.facebook.com/gorgelosangeles

Haunted Midnights IV at The Comedy Store – Oct. 24

Considered one of the most haunted buildings in Los Angeles, The Comedy Store has played home to murderous mobsters, lost souls and restless spirits for nearly a century. Going back to the days when it was the celebrity hot spot Ciro's, many an unfortunate patron may have gone to their untimely death here, and perhaps, never left. Join your host Skitzo, as he presents stories and vintage TV clips of firsthand encounters with our resident spirits. And we’ve just added a surprise Illusionist from The Magic Castle. We'll finish at the stroke of midnight, with a personally guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the most haunted spots in The Comedy Store, so you can judge for yourself! Tickets are $10 for this 21 and older adventure. thecomedystore.com

Animal House Toga Party at State Social House – Oct. 26, 30 & 31

Grab your toga and best John Belushi impression and head to State Social House for an epic three-night Animal House Party-themed costume party. Live music, DJs and drink specials. Doors open at 6 p.m. www.statesocialhouse.com

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Tour at House of Blues – Oct. 26

Spooky meets sexy with the SuicideGirls burlesque show. Performances and stripteases based on films including “Kill Bill,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Planet Of The Apes,” and more. Tickets range from $25 GA to VIP packages that start at $90. This show is ages 18 and older. www.hob.com/LA  

Got Your Costume?

Are you ready for Halloween weekend? Stop by Aah’s gift store or the Halloween Adventure Superstore pop up for a variety of costumes and Halloween supplies. www.aahs.com  www.shophalloweenadventure.com

Rainbow’s Annual Halloween Costume Party – Oct. 28 & 29

That’s right, the Rainbow is hosting TWO parties this year! The first is on Oct. 28 followed by one on Oct. 29. Costume contests, prizes, giveaways, surprise celebrity judges, pizza, drinks, fun! Both parties start at 7:00 p.m. Full details  

Asylum Costume Party at Skybar – Oct. 31

Costumes are required at this annual Halloween party. This year’s theme is “asylum” and features a special guest DJ. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. To RSVP or for table reservations, call 323-848-6025. www.facebook.com/mondrian

Rockin’ Dead Halloween at House of Blues Foundation Room – Oct. 31

Kelly McGarry presents a night of scary rockin’ bands, go-go dancers, drink specials, costume contest and a party on the deck patio. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this 21 and older party. www.hob.com/LA

DJ Halloween Party at The Standard – Oct. 31

Stop by The Standard’s mmhmmm dance club for a Halloween party with DETOX (from RuPaul’s Drag Race) and DJs Kim Ahn and Anon. Plus $5 witches brew cocktail specials. No cover to attend, but you must RSVP to clubboobytrap.com. Doors open at 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/mmhmmmthatsright


Rock Into October With Rock & Reilly’s

Rock & Reilly's pub is hosting their 2nd Annual Rocktoberfest Block Party on Saturday, Oct. 12. Here are details!

Performances by The Spazmatics, DJs and bands throughout the day
12 bars and 6 beer trucks
Food trucks: Germany's Famous Brautwurst & Grilled Cheese Truck

Tickets are available now through Eventbrite for a discounted advanced rate of $15 ($20 at the door, day of). A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pencils of Promise, which creates schools and programs around the world in support of education for kids. 

So get out and rock in October for a great cause! 

More info and to buy tickets: rocktoberfestla.eventbrite.com

#GoBlue! Where To Watch The Dodgers Playoff Games

The City of Angels is in the midst of a love affair with baseball. Get in on the romance as The Sunset Strip’s bars and pubs provide you with the best viewing experience in town, starting tonight as the Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves.

Rock & Reilly’s
Wear Dodgers blue to R&R pub and get a free round of shots for every Dodger homerun! www.rnrpub.com

State Social House
View the game on one of 20 TVs on multiple levels at The Strip’s newest pub. Happy hour drink and menu specials til 7 p.m. and a cigar bar/smoking lounge is connected to the pub. www.statesocialhouse.com  

The Den
Up your game viewing experience with The Den’s outdoor patio. Or take it indoors by the fireplace. Happy hour from 5-7 p.m. www.thedenofhollywood.com

Sunset Strip Market
The weekly Sunset Strip Market food fest will be screening the Oct. 3 opening night game outdoors. Enjoy craft beer and wine happy hour from 6-7 p.m. and dinner from CJ’s Wings, The Fish Peddlers, The Kosher Palate, Grillmaster’s Rotisserie Chicken and Larry’s Grill tacos food trucks and artisans. Plus a live performance from Led Zeppelin tribute band Lady Zep. www.sunsetstripmarket.com

Cabo Cantina
Two-for-one happy hour during the game, 4-8 p.m. www.thecabocantina.com

Pink Taco
Belly up to the bar and enjoy half-priced drinks and $6 nachos and appetizers while catching the game, from 3-7 p.m. www.pinktaco.com

Rainbow Bar & Grill
While more of a rock n’ roll haunt than a sports bar, the Rainbow is a fun place to be for big games. Indoors catch the action on their large screen while taking advantage of happy hour priced drinks til 7 p.m. and some world famous pizza. After the game, head upstairs for live music. www.rainbowbarandgrill.com


Photo via MykalBurns Flickr


Sunset Strip Market Announces October Live Music, Event Schedule; 2013 Season Wraps Oct. 24

The Sunset Strip Market is ready to rock your October with live music and events throughout the month! The fun kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 3, with Lady Zep, the premier, all female Led Zeppelin tribute band in Southern California. 

Upcoming weeks at the Market also include a “Dessert Night” with an assortment of sweet treats from local artisans and an Oktoberfest Celebration on Oct. 17. The Sunset Strip Market’s 2013 season will wrap on Oct. 24.


Full schedule of events:

THURSDAY, OCT. 3: First Responder Appreciation Night
 6-9 p.m. Lady Zep (acoustic Led Zeppelin covers)
Food truck: The Fish PeddlersCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate.
Chef Dinner: Kitchen 24

Game Night: 1st game of National League playoffs: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves!

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Pet AdoptionAdopt Me Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit focusing on small dogs.  www.adoptmerescue.org
Kids Activity: Art workshop – fire fighter hats.
Other Events: First Responder Appreciation – Meet local fire fighters and sheriff and learn about CPR training.


THURSDAY, OCT. 10: Dessert Night

Enjoy sweet treats from the following artisans: Marsatta Chocolate‘s Pumpkin Spice Truffles, Sweet Arleen’s Cupcakes, A Rockin’ Ice Hawaiian shave ice and Inspired Baker‘s Breast Cancer Cookie.

Music: Tony Rugalo of the Question and Veteran’s of the ‘80s Mod Age

Food trucksCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Kids Activity: Art workshop


THURSDAY, OCT. 17: Oktoberfest Celebration!
Oktoberfest Offerings in the Craft Beer Garden: 
Hangar 24 Oktoberfest, Alaskan White Wheat Ale, Bootleggers Old World Hefeweizen + Currywurst truck. Plus, kids can join the Farm Style Cooking Class, which will celebrate Oktoberfest with a homemade pickle workshop.
Music: The Chris Laterzo Band

Food trucksThe Fish PeddlersCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.


THURSDAY, OCT. 24: 2013 Season Finale
Surprises throughout the night, plus:

Music: Calico

Chef Dinner: Eveleigh

Happy Hour: $1 off pours in the craft beer & wine garden, 6-7 p.m.

Game Night: TBD

Food trucksCousin’s Maine LobsterCJ’s Wings & The Kosher Palate

Kids Activity: Face painting for kids


*Please note that details and food trucks may change. Please visit www.sunsetstripmarket.com for the most up to date information each week. 


The Sunset Strip Market is a weekly, seasonal food event that takes place on Thursday nights from 6-10 p.m. at 8755 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. For more information, visit www.sunsetstripmarket.com or Facebook.com/SunsetStripMRKT. 

Get Your Sunset Strip Music Festival Set Times, Parking, Ticket Info!

We're ready to celebrate with you today! Before you arrive at the street fest, check out ALL the info on set times, tickets, parking, will call, entrances, transportation and more!

Gates open by 2:30 p.m.! Queuing for entry to the festival begins no earlier than 11 a.m. behind the Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 W. Sunset Blvd.


For Parking, Metro & Uber Info:


Save time and buy your tickets online! Now! http://sunsetstrip.eventbrite.com/
Will Call and on site ticket sales will be located inside the former Tower Records/Live on Sunset at 8801 W. Sunset Blvd (corner Sunset/Horn) (map) and opens at 11 a.m. On site ticket sales at Live on Sunset start after 11 a.m. Saturday. If you purchased tickets through Eventbrite you can proceed directly to the gate at Sunset Blvd / San Vicente. There is no guest list, will call or ticket purchase available at the festival entrance.


3:30 – 4:00 | STREET DRUM CORPS
4:30 – 5:15 | FINCH
7:30 – 8:30 | AWOLNATION
9:30 – 11:00 | LINKIN PARK
3:00 – 3:30 | ZEALE
4:00 – 4:30 | ASHER ROTH
5:15 – 6:00 | SLICK RICK & DOUG E. FRESH
6:50 – 7:30 | LOGIC
8:30 – 9:20 | WALE
2:30 – 3:00 | ANDY CLOCKWISE
3:30 – 4:00 | SABROSA PURR
4:30 – 5:15 | BATTLE TAPES
6:00 – 6:45 | JULIEN-K
2:30 – 2:55 | STOLEN BABIES
3:05 – 3:30 | RAHEEM COHEN
3:40 – 4:05 | SAD ROBOT
4:20 – 4:50 | UPROOTED
5:05 – 5:40 | THE ACTIVE SET
5:55 – 6:30 | WARREN G.
6:45 – 7:20 | THE DIAMOND LIGHT
7:35 – 8:20 | HUNTER VALENTINE
8:35 – 9:20 | TERRAPLANE SUN
9:35 – 10:00 | NOVI
11:50 | MASTA ACE
AFEX featuring DJ Adam 12, Revolution, and Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge
3:00-3:45 | GIRL ON FIRE
4:15-5:00 | 7LIONS
5:30-6:15 | THE DREAMING
6:45-7:30 | SMILE EMPTY SOUL
8:00-9:00 | ORGY
For more info, visit www.ssmf.com

Top 10 Favorite “Surprise” Moments At SSMF Street Fest

We're counting down the days til this year's street fest on August 3! Here's our "top 10" favorite SSMF street fest moments. There are so many more, though! For more information about this year's SSMF, including the full lineup and tickets, visit www.ssmf.com


1. Fergie performing "Barracuda" with Slash. (2010) 
Photo: Jim Donnelly

2. Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger performing The Doors songs with Marilyn Manson. (2012)
Photo: Nate Christenson

3. deadmau5 joining Tommy Lee on the 360 roller coaster drum set! (2011)
Photo: Jim Donnelly

4. Gavin Rossdale joining the crowd and singing to the fans. (2011)
Photo: Nate Christenson

5. Semi Precious Weapons' fans taking the stage! (2010)
Photo: Nate Christenson

6. Steve Aoki juming into the largest cake we've ever seen. (2012)
Photos: Jim Donnelly

7. Matt & Kim's spontaneous balloon party and super energetic set. (2010)
Photo: Nate Christenson

8. Special surprise guests like will.i.am! (2012)
Photo: Jim Donnelly

9. Watching The Sunset Strip transform into an outdoor street fest with the BEST fans. (It never gets old!)
Photo: Nate Christenson

10. This guy. Because you never know who you'll see!
Photo: Nate Christenson




Celebrate July 4th All Weekend!

The Beastie Boys said it best: “You gotta fight for your right to party!” Exercise your rights — and take advantage of your four day weekend — as we celebrate the July 4th holiday all weekend long with pool parties, barbecues and good ol’ American rock and roll. 
Jim Morrison Celebration Featuring Wild Child at Whisky
You don’t have to work tomorrow! Get out and celebrate one of America’s greatest bands (and one of The Sunset Strip’s most iconic artists) when the Whisky hosts a night honoring Jim Morrison. The Doors tribute band Wild Child will perform two sets, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. The show is all ages. Tickets are $25. www.whiskyagogo.com
Twilight Swim at Skybar
Maybe your tan isn’t quite ready for daytime consumption. Or maybe you want to practice a few laps before your all-day pool partying on Thursday. Either way, stop by the Skybar for the Wednesday night Twilight Swim and enjoy special guest DJs and moonlit dips. Party starts at 8 p.m. To RSVP, call 323-848-6025. www.facebook.com/mondrian
Go-Go Dancers, DJs, BBQ at House of Blues Sunset Strip
It's House of Blues’ infamous 4th of July party featuring go-go dancers, a live DJ, drink specials and BBQ on The Sunset Strip deck. It’s the best place for amazing views of the fireworks all over L.A. Party starts at 4 p.m. No cover.
Poolside Party at Skybar
Spend your July 4th poolside at the Skybar. Special guest DJ, 12-6 p.m. To RSVP or for table reservations, call 323-848-6025 or email skybarLA@mhgc.com.  www.facebook.com/mondrian
Three-Day Pool Party at The Standard
The Standard is celebrating independence with not just one, but three days of pool parties! It kicks off July 4 with “A Club Called Rhonda.” This poolside party features Derek Carter, Perseus, Plastic Plates, Du Tonc, W. Jeremy, Gooddollars and Paradise. Party poolside 1-7 p.m. and keep the party going inside from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Free to attend. For more info, visit http://on.fb.me/138MsHn  Still looking for more fun in the sun? Stop by Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 for more pool party and DJ fun. (Ages 21 and older, only.) www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood
The Lonely Drunks Club Band Plays KISS at Viper Room
Fewer bands say “lets party” like KISS! Celebrate your love for American rock and roll when the Lonely Drunks Club Band perform a full lineup of KISS’s greatest hits. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. www.viperroom.com 
Reggae & Ska Night at House of Blues
Get in the summer groove with a night of reggae and ska at House of Blues. Tickets are $15 for this 18 and older show. www.hob.com/losangeles
Full Night of Comedy at The Comedy Store
Celebrate your right to laugh at The Comedy Store with multiple shows on Saturday night. The night kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with “TJD’s Comedy Store LIVE” in the Belly Room. This showcase features The Greg Wilson, Bernadette Pauley, Christian Duguay and Tammy Jo Dearen. Tickets are $10. Then take your pick between 14 headlining comics at 9:00 p.m. or 16 headlining comics at 10:30 p.m., featuring sets by nationally touring comics you’ve probably seen on TV. Tickets are $20 for these shows. Ages 21 and older, only. www.thecomedystore.com 
Red Sun BBQ Garden at Katana
It’s your final bbq of the weekend. Stop by Katana and enjoy summer cocktails, robata style grilling and special menu items while relaxing on Katana’s spacious patio overlooking The Strip. www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana
Photo courtesy of The Standard, Hollywood

Awolnation, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Wale & More Added To SSMF Aug. 3 Street Fest!

The sixth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival announced today that Awolnation, Wale, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Logic, Slick Rick/Doug E. Fresh, Asher Roth, Finch and Street Drum Corps have been added to the Saturday, August 3 street festival! These artists join previously announced headliner Linkin Park

In addition to the two outdoor stages on The Sunset Strip, venues inside the street festival closure – including The Roxy, Whisky A Go-Go and a special outdoor Viper Room stage — will feature full lineups throughout the day and into the night, including performances by Warren G and Bizarre Ride featuring Fatlip & SlimKid3 at The Roxy and 7Lions and Orgy at the Whisky. Artists performing in the venues include:
Warren G
Bizarre Ride featuring Fatlip & SlimKid3
Hunter Valentine
Andy Clockwise
Egyptian Lover
Smile Empty Soul
Terraplane Sun
Stolen Babies
The Active Set
Sabrosa Purr
The Dreaming
Sad Robot
The Last Internationale
Battle Tapes 
The Diamond Light
(More to be announced.)
The sixth annual festival, which takes place in The Sunset Strip’s music venues August 1-3, culminates on Saturday, August 3 with a 3-11 PM street festival. As in years past for the Saturday event, Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and transformed into a premier concert destination with two outdoor stages, beer gardens, an artist autograph tent, an outdoor VIP rooftop lounge, silent disco, VIP Lounge at On The Rox, food trucks and interactive experiences.
Tickets for the SSMF 2013 street festival are on sale now via the official ticketing provider, Eventbrite, at http://sunsetstrip.eventbrite.com. Ticket options include general admission August 3 street festival ticket for $79 and a VIP option for $145, which includes access to the rooftop VIP area with views of the West stage, VIP areas in the beer garden and venues, access to VIP lounge On The Rox, a separate entrance and additional perks. As previously announced, a significant portion of this year’s ticket sales will benefit Music For Relief, a nonprofit organization to support disaster relief, provide aid to survivors of natural disasters and support the prevention of such disasters via environmental programs.
For more information, visit SSMF.com. For tickets, visit sunsetstrip.eventbrite.com