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Sunset Strip Picks of the Week: Imagine Dragons, Art Alexakis of Everclear and Jeff Garlin's Book Club

Catch NoCal indie rocker Evaline at the Roxy, join 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star Jeff Garlin at Book Soup, and head to The London on Oscar Sunday to indulge in their 'red carpet martini.'

Tonight, don’t miss NoCal indie rockers Evaline at the Roxy Theatre. Originally signed by The Used, the band members are already seasoned road vets, having toured the country as part of the Vans Warped Tour and playing as direct support on Bush’s recent tour. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Sin City’s own Imagine Dragons return to “the other Strip” for a one night only appearance at the world famous Viper Room. Touring in support of their recently released EP, the band continues to bring growing numbers of fans energetic and anthemic live performances across the U.S. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12. www.viperroom.com

Thursday, Feb. 23 return to the Viper Room for an intimate evening with The Drama Club. This “VH1 Storytellers”-style acoustic showcase will feature Art Alexakis of Everclear, Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt, and Max Collins of Eve 6 performing their biggest hits, while offering a glimpse into the influence and meaning behind them. Don’t miss this unique engagement. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. www.viperroom.com

Hope you’ve done your homework, because this Friday, Feb. 24 members of Jeff Garlin’s Book Club return to share their thoughts on their latest assignment, Simon Reynold’s Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past. Join the Curb Your Enthusiasm star at Book Soup as he hosts a lively, monthly-ish discussion on whatever topic happens to be tickling his literary fancy. Share your thoughts on Retromania and get up-to-speed for next month’s meeting. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. www.booksoup.com

The Michael Schenker Group returns to The Strip for a mind-expanding performance at the House of Blues Sunset Strip this Saturday, Feb. 25. Don’t miss the guitar virtuoso who brought bands like UFO and the Scorpions into superstardom. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance/$20 day of show. www.hob.com

It’s not just any Sunday this Feb. 26. It’s Oscar Sunday! Hollywood’s biggest night takes over the city with glitzy parties and events throughout West Hollywood and The Sunset Strip. While you may not be on the list for the Vanity Fair soiree, The London West Hollywood will still give you the star treatment with their signature “red carpet martini.” The cocktail features pomegranate liquor, vodka and Grand Marnier shaken with fresh lime juice and served with a splash of Cava. Enjoy it at the bar, or snag a reservation to enjoy it on the rooftop. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

-Brent X Mendoza, @brentXmendoza

Courtesy of http://thesunsetstrip.com

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Wendy February 22, 2012 at 05:45 AM
This guy looks like the comedian Governor who lowered the state flags half staff for a crack addicted entertainer.

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