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Over the Weekend: Comic Book Vixens, Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, Sunset Strip Rock

As one of our readers, @drmangor, wrote over the weekend on Twitter, "On the first day, God made air conditioning." Several minutes later @ItsRomy posted her followup, "On the second day, God created ice cold beer." We could not agree more.

While it was tempting to spend the entire weekend locked in our air conditioned apartment, updating Facebook and sipping a cold one... okay, fine, we did during the day... as soon as dusk fell we hit the city and soaked up the colorful L.A. nightlife. This weekend we rocked out on the Sunset Strip, mingled with faeries and goblins at the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball, and sexed-up our inner geek while watching Comic Book Vixens burlesque. Read on for more of what we did and who we saw...

Comic Book Vixens at Bordello
Bobby Alt and The Terrors on stage at the Roxy
Bobby Alt and The Terrors on stage at the Roxy
Timothy Norris

A Friday night on the Sunset Strip always guarantees one thing: rock and roll. On July 10 the Roxy welcomed a triple-threat lineup that featured Bobby Alt and The Terrors (who performed a killer cover of Stone Roses' "I Wanna Be Adored"), The Hammerheads (fronted by actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek and Terminator Salvation), and Chelsea Girls (L.A.'s smokin' hot "female all-star supercovergroup"). View more photos in Timothy Norris' Chelsea Girls slideshow.

Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball at the Henry Fonda Theater
Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball
Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball
Shannon Cottrell

Labyrinth of Jareth, the two-day "Venetian histories and Celtic faerie and goblin lore" masquerade ball was no spectator sport. Now in its 12th year, this year's ball was held July 10 and 11 at the Henry Fonda Theater and if you weren't wearing formal gear or at least a mask, you weren't allowed entrance. View more photos of faeries, goblins and steampunks in Shannon Cottrell's Labyrinth of Jareth slideshow and read Liz Ohanesian's Style Council blog, "Enter the Labyrinth of Jareth."

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