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Best Sexy Private Party Space Los Angeles 2012 

Studio Servitu

Hidden in the depths of a downtown L.A. manufacturing warehouse, Studio Servitù is an oasis for outrageous art and events helmed by two fierce females, Miss Crash and Jane Jett, beckoning fans of fetishistic fun, the female form and dark delights. These gals know the importance of creating an ominous, sexy atmosphere. (The ladies are fetish models, and Crash is a successful "suspension" artist — look it up and you'll probably say ouch!) The spacious, black-and-white studio is available for photo shoots and workshops, but art events and openings seem to be its forte. Dr. Sketchy's sensuous life-drawing salons take place here, and audacious art shows such as a recent book signing by hot rod artist Coop and Nick Kushner's "Blood Art" show always offer arousing amusements: Coop had body-painted devil girls dancing to live punk bands, while Kushner's opening saw Marilyn Manson and bandmate Twiggy Ramirez rocking dark jams as DJs (yes, mostly their own). The underground vibe (you get there by taking a giant freight elevator) also has been sought for fashion fetes like Creep Street's "Frisky Busine$$" and movie nights by adult faves Burning Angel. When it comes to good music — nearly every party we've attended has had a skilled DJ — and open minds, Servitù serves it and leaves you begging for more. 825 S. Alameda St., dwntwn. (619) 800-0746, studioservitu@gmail.com, studioservitu.com.

—Lina Lecaro

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  • Emmy-Nominated Costumes on Display
    On Saturday, the Television Academy and FIDM Museum and Galleries kicked off the Eighth Annual exhibition of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" with an exclusive preview and reception party. 100 costumes are featured from over 20 shows representing the nominees of the 66th Emmy Awards. The free to the public exhibition is located downtown at FIDM and runs from today through Saturday, September 20th. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.
  • Nico Vega's Album Release Party
    The Sunset Strip burned up the music scene as Nico Vega launched their Lead to Light record release bash Monday night at The Roxy. Dark Waves played an amazing debut performance, while Queen Caveat broke open the the jammed packed club. Nico Vegas frontwoman Aja Volkman danced in the crowd, brought the party on stage, and painted dots on fans foreheads. Good times as always on the Strip! All photos by Michele McManmon.
  • Air Guitar Championship Semifinals @ The Troubadour
    The Southwest Semifinals of the US Air Guitar Championship were held last Saturday at the historic Troubadour Club in West Hollywood. The event determined who would compete as regional representatives at the 2014 National Finals in Kansas City on August 9th. The colorful contestants (many of whom opted for elaborate codpieces) were judged by comedians Kristen Schaal and the Sklar Brothers. The top score was awarded to crowd-surfing guitarist Kingslayer, the mother of a teenage son who also competed wearing little more than an American flag bathing suit. All photos by Gustavo Turner.

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