Tonight, 98-7fm Close to Home presents a very special show at the Viper Room with 7Lions paying tribute to the late MC Exposition (a.k.a. Victor Pontes-Macedo) of eclectic dance-hop masters Audible Mainframe. All proceeds will go to the VICtory foundation. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. www.viperroom.com
PICK OF THE WEEK: Those lucky enough to have scored tickets will return to the Viper Room on Tuesday, August 28 for a super-fans only, “secret show” with Andrew W.K. That’s right, kids. Prior to his late night appearance on Conan O’Brien, the pop-core prodigy will be partying hard on The Sunset Strip! Doors open at 9 p.m. www.viperroom.com
Wednesday, August 29, relax with a cool, refreshing cocktail while enjoying the sounds and ultra chic ambiance of The Standard, Hollywood’s Desert Nights. This week, the long-running Wednesday night residency brings you melodic delights by The Silver Spoons, Ted Wendler, Anna Nelson and KCRW’s DJ Valida. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Cactus Lounge, and entrance is free. www.thestandardhotels.com/hollywood
Things are really heating up this Thursday, August 30 when House of Blues Sunset Strip hosts Fireman’s Brew second annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction. Win a date with one of L.A.’s most eligible hose wielding hunks while supporting a good cause — the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 GA to $100 VIP. This event is ages 21 and older. www.hob.com
Kick-off your three-day weekend at The Roxy Theatre this Friday, August 31 with a sampling of super stellar hip-hop from Turquoise Jeep Records. This night is set to feature performances by the Creative Bunch, LPMD and Tay Walker, amongst numerous other special guests and pop-ins. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Get your metal on this Saturday, September 1 when House of Blues presents a full bill of head banging fare from Static-X, Gemini Syndrome, Davey Suicide and 9Electric. Doors to this tinnitus inducing industrial summit open early at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22 advance/$25 day of show. This show is ages 18 and older. www.hob.com
Celebrate the fact that Monday is a holiday with parties, music and more on The Sunset Strip! Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles is hosting a pool party beginning at 12 p.m. Enjoy DJs, amazing views of L.A. and delicious cocktails. www.mondrianhotel.com SurferXBlood is hosting a surf-themed party at The Standard, Hollywood from 1 – 7 p.m. DJs, shorts, dancing. http://www.surferxblood.com/ After the pool-hoping, stop by RH at Andaz for a relaxing night featuring acoustic performance by Caro & Jer beginning at 9 p.m. as well as enjoy $7 cocktails and tapas. It’s a wonderful end to a full day (and night) on The Strip! www.facebook.com/andazwesthollywood
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