Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Saturday July 21, the 203rd day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
“A house isn’t a home until it has a dog to adore you and a cat to ignore you.” Here’s a chance to complete you home as the Weho Park Pet Adoption Fair offers lots of furry friends in need a loving master, or “guardian” as we say in West Hollywood. The pet, err, “companion” adoption runs noon-3 p.m. in .
Take a bit of thwarted romance, add in some cross-dressing, secret identities, witty wordplay and a healthy dose of overall silliness and you’ve got the makings of a great play. In this case, the great play is Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The Classical Lab Theater performs the beloved play as part of the city’s Shakespeare in the Park series. The comedy plays today-Sunday at 5 p.m. in the courtyard of Great Hall in Admission is free.
A rivalrous bike tournament turns into a chance to become men for a group of four just-finished-high-school friends. Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley and Dennis Christopher star in 1979’s Breaking Away, playing as part of the Bicycle Film Festival at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 Fairfax Ave. Breaking Away screens at 8:30 p.m. followed by a Q&A with star Dennis Christopher and director Peter Yates’ son.
Bands Playing in Town
- Fountains of Wayne with The Relationship (featuring Brian Bell of Weezer) and Mike Viola at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- CJL with Afterlife, Deep Fried Dynamite and Efficious at Key Club. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m.
- Cash’D Out with JD Bender, Matt Mann & The Shine Runners and Pilgrim at the Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Feast Off Fetus with Taylor Carroll, Jet Pack Jones and Sunday Lane at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Deathriders with Catclyzm, Trikata, Black Hearts and Ravishing Rebecca at Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- DJ Hype at House of Blues. Show starts at 9 p.m.
- Face to Face acoustic show with Jonny Two Bags at the Troubadour. Doors open at 9 p.m.
- Club Bang at Key Club. Show at 10:30 p.m.