After a brief break from the recommending rat race, we’ve got your guide to what’s going down in Los Angeles this week once again. We moved our LinA in LA picks from the LA Weekly to this blog a couple weeks ago and though we didn’t post last week, we did Tweet ‘em. (We often still do so follow us @L_in_A). From strip clubs to chic hotspots, Star Wars freakiness to fashion-minded Oddness, there’s some unique nightlife offerings to choose from.
See you on the dance floor star warriors…
Thursday, Jan. 26 (Tonight)
BAR MARMONT THURSDAYS
Constance Cooper is one of the most fabulous hostesses in L.A. and we loved seeing her (more than any A-lister we ever bumped into) whenever we’d pop by Bar or Chateau Marmont back in the day. Her/his presence always added a bit of elegant yet edgy glam to the celeb-pit. We’re glad to report that C.C. is back at the Bar and her Thursday nights there are on fire once again. Holly Woodlawn, Joey Arias, Pauley Perrette and handfuls of messy-chic models and fashionable man-candy flock to the place to sip tasty cockatils and listen to DJs spin a mix of rock and infectious soul. And it’s free too. 8171 West Sunset Blvd. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Strip clubs can be surreal places. The ladies on stage. The lights flashing all around the room. The lust in the air. The “live band playing the strip club” trend in L.A. is way old news of course, but this event aims to take the idea to a whole new, futuristic level. Cheetah’s dancers will be wearing weird makeup and guests are encouraged to come dressed “for the future.” It’s a Dublab thing so expect trippy rhythmic sounds courtesy of Daedelus (Brainfeeder/DUBLAB), Mahssa (Finders Keepers/DUBLAB) and Ale (Let Him In/DUBLAB), plus a live performance by E.S.P. DUBLAB will be filming the event; $5. www.cheetahshollywood.com.
Fri., Jan. 27
DEATH STAR DISCO
The Boulet Brothers and Miss Kitty are very “punny” promoters. They love twisting themes and words and making them naughty… always. A Star Wars night has been a long time coming. Expect plenty of Jedi Mind Tricks — and dick innuendos– at this one. Light sabers are so phallic aren’t they? Raunchy stage shows (Princess Leia and Jabba gotta be referenced), galactic go-go dancers, and a space-pod photo booth are just some of what you’ll find when you enter this outrageous orbit. DJ Xian and Nelstar spin nu-disco, electro, dark indie and remixes and more, while live performances from the darkside include Rudeness, Sir James, Bo Toxicuh (and the New Apocalyptians), Walki Talki and more. At the Dragonfly 6510 Santa Monica Blvd (at Wilcox); 21 & Up; $10 cover. www.misskittysparlour.com
Sat., Jan. 28
CLUB BANG AT THE KEY CLUB
The popular indie kid club that rocked the now-closed Ruby in Hollywood for years returns on another famous boulevard: the Sunset Strip. Club Bang at the Key Club will have two rooms of dancing with DJs Bipjeffington and Bractune. Sounds of the iGeneration include: Electro, Remixes, Pop, Hip Hop, Indie, and 80′s. $1 Drinks B4 11PM. Over 18+. www.clubbang.net
ODD PARTY AT RASPUTIN
Our own Bobby Webster and owner Judson Harmon offer the launch for Odd, their “edgy, conceptual, new fashion-forward” design company. Just how edgy? Guest hosts include Rick Genest aka “Rico the Zombie” (Mugler model and star of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” video) and NYC “It” girl Sophia Lamar (Misshapes NYC, Zig Zag at Le Bain). The Russian-themed rager features sounds by Aaron Elvis and DJ Nelstar, plus Saratonin on the patio and “russian doll” regulars Courtney Act, Edward Vigiletti, William Cullen, Miles Davis Moody, Jefferson Hendrick, Jonny Makeup and Trey Knight. The weekly party is presented by Mr Black’s Andres Rigal and Luke Nero, so you know it’s a decadent destination no matter what. Door by LARVA, of course. At the Robertson, 665 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood http://www.facebook.com/RASPUTINLA
ED NOTE: Look for an exclusive interview with Zombie Boy on this blog next week!
Sun., Jan. 29
Semi Precious Weapons host “Dynasty Rock N’ Roll Samurai Brunch” a gathering of grub and glam on the Sunset Strip. $10 bottomless Champagne drinks (Mimosas, Bellini’s, Cherry) are available with food orders and rockin’ tunes set the mood. Maybe the coolest place to hang with a post-weekend hang-over in town. At Dukes West Hollywood, 8909 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood.