Friday's Scoop: Electro-Funk Artist Sam Sparro Returning to the Key Club

Also today, note a modified schedule at City Hall and catch a free lecture series on the 'Aesthetics of Translation' at the library.

Greetings, and welcome to today's City Scoop. Here's what's happening Friday in West Hollywood:

The welcomes the triumphant return of electro-funk dance artist Sam Sparro. Blogger Brent Mendoza writes: "Best known for his mega smash hit “Black and Gold,” Sparro is poised to take back the spotlight with his new effort Return to Paradise, due out this spring." Doors open 7 p.m. Tickets to this 18-and-older show are $15.

More Live Shows:

  • Metal Alliance Tour featuring Devil Driver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom - House of Blues at 6 p.m.
  • Diamond Dust, Fair Struggle - Whisky A Go-Go at 7 p.m.
  • California Windfall, Foley, Speak, Briana Conry, The Lillies - Roxy Theatre at 7:15 p.m.
  • Transfer, Digital Daggers, The Nervous Wreckords, The Rambles, Super Water Sympathy - Viper Room at 7:30 p.m.
  • Jerome Cleary presents Funny Fridays - Comedy Store, Belly Room at 8 p.m.
  • 16 Comics - Comedy Store, Original Room at 9 p.m.


The topic of Friday's free lecture series co-hosted by the City of West Hollywood and the California Institute of the Arts is "Aesthetics of Translation." The event set for 7 p.m. in Council Chambers will feature a conversation with Erik Bullot, filmmaker and scholar of modern French cinema; and Rebecca Baron, a filmmaker whose award-winning experimental and documentary films have been screened extensively in the U.S. and abroad. Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Modified Friday Schedule

Residents wanting to do business in City Hall will have limited opportunities to do so. As James Mills reported, City Hall operates under a “Modified Friday” schedule every other week of the year, which results in most City Hall employees having those Fridays off. That means, only transactions at the first-floor Permit Parking and Cashier Counters are available. For more information, call 323-848-6392.

The Forecast

The National Weather Service forecasts sunny and mostly clear, with a high near 77 and a low around 49. West Hollywood can expect north wind between 10 and 15 miles per hour becoming calm.

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