Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Friday, June 22, the 174th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the death of Judy Garland, who died in 1969 in London. The month of June also marks what would have been her 90th birthday (she was born June 10, 1922 in Minnesota). In honor of these significant dates, Garland tribute artist Peter Mac has a special show tracing her life from vaudeville days to the big screen to concert appearances to TV specials and more. Mac performs Judy on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the .
LA-based comedy folk duo Garfunkel and Oates can find humor in almost anything. From songs poking fun at comments pregnant women make to ditties parodying the faces people make when they get a present they don’t like, Kate Micucci (Oates) and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) know how to entertain. Taking their name from the “two famous rock-and-roll second bananas” Art Garfunkel and John Oates, the pair play at 9 p.m.
Start the weekend with some jokes as the offers three different shows, at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. Catch some laughs with LA’s top comics including Grant Cotter, George Wang, Frazer Smith, Tony Baker and Dane Cook.
Bands Playing in Town
- Hawthorne Heights with Lost in Gravity and the Only Ocean at Key Club. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m.
- Antenna the End with Sound Cannon, the 10 AM Movement, Hotel Sleep and Zen ToniC at Roxy Theater. Show starts at 7:15 p.m.
- I Will Never Be the Same with Roms, Battles Tapes, Echoes de Luxe and Beat Club at the Viper Room. Doors at 7:30 p.m.
- Jason Charlie Miller with the Foothill Billy Band at the Whisky a Go Go. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Matt Skiba & the Sekrets with Mrs Magician and Weatherbox at the Troubadour. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- Stryper with Metal 101 at House of Blues. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.
- Fundraiser for VH1 “Save the Music” at Roxy Theater. Show starts at 8 p.m.