Who said that free and fun should be mutually exclusive? A host of Sunset Strip venues and businesses are doing their best to bring you free and affordable nights of fun each and every week. So you can save your money for the bar (or the taxi ride home) and party with us!
Follow The Comedy Store on Twitter (@TheComedyStore) and receive inside info on free entrance nights. It’s the best value in town! www.thecomedystore.com
Every night of the week Book Soup hosts an amazing authors as they present and discuss their newest works. Betty White, Clive Davis, Gene Simmons, Oliver Stone, Kathy Griffin and Demitri Martin are among those who have stopped by recently to share stories and present their books. Additionally, actor and comedian Jeff Garlin hosts a quarterly book club at the store. The events are free to attend, space pending. www.booksoup.com
Greatest Tribute Bands
Get ready to sing along when you check out the best of the best tribute bands at The Roxy every Monday night through May 20! The free concerts are part of an AXS TV series and include upcoming performances by Early Elton John (April 15), DSB Journey Tribute (April 22), Back In Black AC/DC Tribute (April 29), Wild Child The Doors Tribute (May 6), Queen Nation (May 13) and Damage Inc. Metallica Tribute (May 20). Tickets are free, but are first come, first served and available via Eventbrite.
Get Some Soul
Voodoo Lounge at House of Blues gets a little soul every Tuesday night from 8-11 p.m. as part of their newly launched “Soul Night.” DJs will spin soul and Motown hits while you enjoy drink specials and dance the night away. This all ages event is free to attend. www.hob.com/losangeles
Comedy Con Margaritas
Pink Taco is expanding their offerings with a new weekly night featuring some of L.A.’s top up-and-coming comedians as well as drop-ins by established pros. The Tuesday night Sunset Standup comedy showcase is hosted by Jay Davis (HBO/“Tosh.0”) and takes place in the restaurant’s exclusive third room ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and entrance is free. And just to stretch that dollar a little further, Sunset Standup also coincides with Taco Tuesday, which means two-for-one priced pitcher of margaritas for you and your amigos. www.facebook.com/pinktacosunset
Desert Nights Acoustic Showcase
One of the top destinations on The Sunset Strip every Wednesday night is the long-running Desert Nights acoustic showcase at The Standard, Hollywood. KCRW DJ Valida curates the weekly event, which features three acts performing a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30 p.m., and it’s always free to attend. www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood
Get Your Kicks
They’re fashionable, artsy and 100% rock and roll. Join members of Semi Precious Weapons as they curate “High Kicks” at Skybar every Wednesday night, because you’ve always wondered what happens when you mix outrageous rock and roll personalities, art, fancy cocktails and a pool. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. with music by DJ Kristina Kova. Entrance is free but RSVP is required to SkybarLA@MHGC.com. www.facebook.com/mondrian
Photos: 1. Desert Nights at The Standard, courtesy of The Standard; 2. Betty White at Book Soup, courtesy of Genie Sanchez; 3. Skybar at night, courtesy of Mondrian.