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PICKS OF THE WEEK: APR. 27-MAY 3

Monday, Apr. 27

On the heels of this past weekend’s recognition march for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Book Soup will be hosting actor/author Eric Bogosian (best known for his work on Law & Order) for a signing and discussion of his new historical recounting of Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide.  Event starts at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.  www.booksoup.com

 

Tuesday, Apr. 28

The Roxy Theatre presents a sold out show with the much buzzed about, alt-folk project Waxahatchee.  Doors open at 8 p.m.  www.theroxy.com

 

Wednesday, Apr. 29

The landmark Whisky A Go-Go presents legendary L.A. Guns founding member, guitarist Tracii Guns.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 GA.  www.whiskyagogo.com

 

Thursday, Apr. 30

Each and every Thursday, dance the night away with ultimate 80s tribute band Flashback Heart Attack, performing all your favorite new wave hits from that lost decade of decadence.  Doors open at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $12 GA.  www.viperroom.com

 

Friday, May 1

Darkwave rockers Julien-K (feat orignal member of Orgy and Dead by Sunrise) celebrate the record release of their latest opus “California Noir,” with two back-to-back shows at The Viper Room (May 1 & 2).  Doors for both nights open at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $20 GA or buy a discounted $30 2-day pass.  www.viperroom.com

 

Saturday, May 2

Celebrate the 2nd annual California Bookstore Day at The Sunset Strip’s very own rock n’ roll reading room, better known as Book Soup (think Record Store Day but for book nerds).  Enjoy complimentary refreshments, giveaways and exclusive limited edition literary offerings.  Event starts at 9 p.m. and continues throughout the day.  www.booksoup.com

And from books to brawn… This Saturday night, both Rock & Reilly’s and State Social House will be hosting boisterous viewing parties for what’s being touted as “the bout of the century” – Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.  The punches start flying at 7 p.m.  Contact your favorite Sunset Strip spot for RSVP and admission details.  www.rnrpub.com   www.statesocialhouse.com

 

Sunday, May 3

Spend your Sunday Funday letting it all hang out, when you and your crew go “bottomless” at Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub.  Enjoy an all you can eat and drink brunch menu featuring breakfast classics like eggs benedict plus tried and true, hair of the dog hangover cures – mimosas and bloody marys.  Weekends from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.  www.rnrpub.com 

 

Other notable Sunset Strip™ events include:

4/27 – Dinner and a Movie screening of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at The Rainbow Bar and Grill.  www.rainbowbarandgrill.com

4/28 – Ultimate Johnny Cash tribute band at Whisky A Go-Go.  www.whiskyagogo.com

4/29 – The acoustic sounds of Desert Nights at The Standard Hollywood.  www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

5/2 – Saturday kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2-10).  Spend a leisurely day enjoying the sights and sounds of The Sunset Strip’s classic haunts and/or finally check out that new spot you’ve been hearing all the buzz about.  Visit www.visitwesthollywood.com for ideas and suggestions.

 

------ Handpicked by: Brent X Mendoza

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