Tonight, party down at The Strip’s newest neighborhood pub/celebrity hangout, Rock & Reilly’s. Zooey Deschanel, John Legend, Rashida Jones and Ed Helms were among those spotted at opening events this weekend, who knows who will stop by tonight! Enjoy Irish whiskey and beer flights, a full menu of pub fare and if you’re really adventurous, try the “Reilly’s Chocolate Milk” – a half pint of Guinness with a 50/50 shot of Bushmill’s and Bailey’s on the side. www.rnrpub.com
Formerly known as “hump day,” the tastemakers at SuperGoodMusic.com have sought to reclaim the notorious mid-week monster with their new monthly rez at the Viper Room. This Wednesday, Nov. 16 is no exception as the seasoned scenesters at SuperGood bring you performances by The Stone Foxes, Armada, Stonefeater and Kyle Nicolaides. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are a wallet-friendly $10. Ages 21 and older, only. www.viperroom.com
Head to The Strip early on Thursday, Nov. 17 for a double-header, multi-stop night. First stop is Book Soup as Shepard Fairey and author Richard Polsky discuss and sign his newest book, The Art Prophets: The Artists, Dealers, and Tastemakers Who Shook the Art World. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. After you’ve finished your revolutionary art talk for the day, stroll over to The Roxy Theatre for a special performance by Black Crowes founding brother Rich Robinson. Turning out jammy/bluesy Americana rock for the past 20 years, Robinson returns from hiatus with his second solo record, Through a Crooked Sun. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18.50. www.theroxyonsunset.com | www.booksoup.com
“Super-blog” ChinaShopMag kicks off a new monthly showcase series at the Viper Room this Friday, Nov. 18. Bringing you a fresh bill of buzz bands each month, this premiere night is set to feature performances by Digital Daggers, I Will Never Be The Same, 8MM, Former Future and The Lonely Drunks Club. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12. The first 200 people will receive limited edition ChinaShop/Viper Room T-shirts specially designed for the night, so get there early! Additionally, cinephiles will want to arrive extra early to catch a book signing and discussion with director Wim Wenders at Book Soup. Wenders will present and sign Places, Strange and Quiet, which gathers his photographs from years 1983 to the 2011. Event begins at 4 p.m. www.viperroom.com | www.booksoup.com
The Sunset Strip’s fiercest new residents, Semi Precious Weapons, return to The Roxy Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 19. That’s right, art-meets-rock night “EMPIRE” is back and bigger than ever as the boys take over the main room with special guests Indians, DJ Doc Hollywood, and of course the scantily clad theatrics of Voyeur Burlesque. Doors open at 8 p.m. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. And amazing events week continues at Book Soup on Saturday with TWO signings: stop by at 3 p.m. as former MTV host and Rolling Stone writer Kurt Loder presents his new literary endeavor, The Good, the Bad and the Godawful: 21st-Century Movie Reviews. Grab a bite to eat and return to Book Soup by 7 p.m. to catch Ziggy Marley and Jim Mahfood as they discuss and sign their new comic, Ziggy Marley's Marijuanaman HC. www.theroxyonsunset.com | www.booksoup.com
As far as guitar legends go, Ace Frehley is at the top of any and all lists that hold any real rock n’ roll merit. Meet “The Spaceman” this Sunday, Nov. 20 at Book Soup as the larger-than-life KISS founder signs copies of his highly anticipated new memoir No Regrets. Finally, read the true story of the man behind the makeup and his meteoric rise to mythical rock god glory. Signing begins at 4 p.m. www.booksoup.com
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--Brent X Mendoza, @brentXmendoza