The immersive cinematic celebration known as For the Record moved from Rockwell in Los Feliz to DBA in WeHo a few months ago, and the new venue really is a perfect fit, as the club has strived to create escapist environments since it opened. FTR pays tribute to different directors via a soundtrack-infused stage show, which always becomes a party. (We’ll never forget the Paul Thomas Anderson “Boogie Night,” that’s for sure.)
Some directors’ work seems made for reinterpretation in a club environment. Good example: Starting this Friday, a limited engagement of the acclaimed evening promises major spectacle inspired by the films of Baz Luhrmann. Watch Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, and you’ll see the kind of glitz this one will bring.
Stick around after the show for the equally outrageous dance party known as Cat Face, a feline-themed fete where whiskers and a triangle nose are the only dress code you need to worry about.
7969 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, Friday, September 12, 8 p.m.,
For the Record
$35-$55; Cat Face: $5 with cat face, $30 without, 21+
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