Party Pick of the Week: Labor Day Weekend in Hollywood
Bryn ThomasDrew Bernstein, Freak Fashion Pioneer and founder of Lip Service and Kill City
The big dance clubs will all be poppin’ as usual with no work or school the next day, but there’s a wealth of alternative festivities going down as well, and good golly, this weekend all our faves happen in the Holly-jolly part of town.
TRIBUTE TO LIPPY AT THE DRAGONFLY
6510 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Friday, August 29, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
When Lip Service clothing founder Drew Bernstein died last week, it sent shockwaves thru the L.A. rocker community. On Friday, friends and fans gather to pay their respects and celebrate his life. Scheduled to perform: Junkyard, Hollywood Roses, The Atoms, "The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs All-Stars" (featuring members of 45 Grave, The Adz, Junkyard, Prima Donna, Speedbuggy and Blacklist Union) Vylette, Jason Charles Miller of Godhead and Casper VonDj of Casper & The Bad Spirits. DJs include yours truly, Michael Stewart, Dayle Gloria, Krieg Knight, Dom Prietto and more.
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SURF CLUB ART GALLERY
1621 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, Saturday, August 30, 7-11:45 p.m., Free
Pin-ups and party people surely will come in waves for the grand opening of Surf Club, the new gallery next door to famed rocker bar the Burgundy Room. The big tiki-themed kiki will have legendary Cahuenga gatekeeper Torrance performing live, DJs, vendors, art by Surf Club founder Rick Miller, plus Atomikitty, Big Toe, Doug Horne, Tiki Diablo, Skratch Rogers, Ken Ruzic and many more.
CAHUENGA BLOCK PARTY AT ST. FELIX HOLLYWOOD AND VELVET MARGARITA CANTINA
1602 & 1612 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, Sunday, August 31, 3-8 p.m., Free
Things heat up in the corridor again on Sunday with live bands (Sinner Sinners, Go-Go Riot, Downtown Attraction and more), DJs and even free food in the alley behind Velvet Margarita and St. Felix.
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