Tonight, seminal ’80s UK punk rockers The Adicts kick off a two night headlining stint at the Key Club. Doors for both tonight and tomorrow’s shows open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$30. This event is ages 16 and older. www.keyclub.com
A different type of athletic event takes over the Viper Room this Tuesday with the world’s first and only karaoke + pole dancing competition, Pole-lympics. Ten teams representing countries from around the world compete for Sunset Strip glory, plus a large cash prize at this adults-only variety show hosted by pornstar Amia Miley. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local fire and police charities. www.viperroom.com
Wednesday, September 12 head to the Whisky A Go-Go for Finnish imports Korpiklaani. Somehow managing to blend accordions and violins into their heavy metal soundscape, these Scandinavian merry makers are best known for their catchy riffs and rowdy sing-a-longs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22. www.whiskyagogo.com And West Hollywood residents in particular will want to stop by On The Rox to catch a showcase by Kristy Hanson, the West Hollywood “Summer of Music” songwriting winner. The performance will feature the world-premiere of her winning song “Welcome Me Home (West Hollywood).” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and entrance is free. Please RSVP to keown[at]visitwesthollywood[dot]com.
Are you ready to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies while also indulging in some (free!) music and a local craft beer? Stop by the Sunset Strip Market this Thursday, September 13 and enjoy all of this plus a new crop of freshly harvested almonds, dates, apples as well as the September “pie of the month” from Marcie’s Pies: raspberry peach crumble. Foodies wanting to expand their experience should check out this exclusive offer from The Eveleigh and Gilt to enjoy a chef-prepared market-fresh dinner. Join The Eveleigh's Chef Jordan Toft for a tour of the Market at 4:00 p.m. where you will learn about the farms and seasonal produce and pick up ingredients for the night's meal. Then retreat to The Eveleigh (across the street) to enjoy fresh cocktails while Chef Toft crafts a feast using the fresh veggies and meats sourced at the Market. Space is limited for this exclusive dinner, which is offered this Thursday and next Thursday, September 20. Reserve your spot and receive more info. www.sunsetstripmarket.com
PICK OF THE WEEK: Those super fans lucky enough to secure tickets will be heading to The Roxy Theatre this Friday, September 14 for a sold out show with Blaqk Audio. The AFI electronica side-project returns to The Sunset Strip to debut material from their highly anticipated upcoming sophomore effort Bright Black Heaven. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.theroxyonsunset.com
Saturday, September 15 The Viper Room presents Elvis & The Disciples of The King with special guests JD Bender, The Harlis Sweetwater Band and the Saint James Band. Everyone’s favorite rockabilly/country throwback, Three Bad Jacks, add horns and keys to their repertoire as they cover all your favorite classics by the man who started it all. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. www.viperroom.com
While the calendar says “September”, the weather in L.A. is full force summer. Embrace the warm temperature with a pool party at The Standard this Sunday, September 16! Music from DJ Keith 2.0 will set the scene while you and your friends enjoy a spacious sundeck, cocktail menu, cool pool and sprawling views of the city. It’s the perfect way to recharge for the work week. The party kicks off at 1 p.m. til 7 p.m. RSVP to hollywoodRSVP@standardhotel.com www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood