Greetings and welcome to City Scoop. Today is Saturday, August 4, the 217th day of 2012. Here’s what’s going on in West Hollywood today.
Match Game was so much fun it made me want to blank. Match Game lives on as the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center offers a loving parody of the 1970s game show. Dennis Hensley hosts “The MisMatch Game” joined by six local actors impersonating various celebs. The panel starts filling in the blanks at 8 p.m. in the Renberg Theatre in the Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 McCadden Place.
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 4 p.m. in . Admission is free.
has a double header today. West Hollywood resident Felice Picano has just released his fourth short story collection, Twelve O’Clock Tales featuring 11 stories including ones about a teen accident survivor with a secret, a future scholar forced to travel to a galactic backwater and a retired L.A. cop who dabbles in astrology. Joining him is Rob Rosen author of Queerwolf, a comic adventure featuring a gay werewolf in some sexy situations. Picano and Rosen discuss and sign copies of their book starting at 2 p.m.
Bands Playing in Town
- Tempest with the Remainers, Lara Johnston, the Bad Bad Things and Keaton Simons at the Troubadour. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Rick Ortiz presents Best of Reggae/Ska at House of Blues. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
- Kill Devil Hill CD release show with SSX the Band, Blacklist Union, Darksun, Strikes at One, 210toLowell, Exterminate and To the Death at Key Club. Doors open at 5 p.m., show at 5:30 p.m.
- Metalachi with All Hail the Yeti, Consume the Fire and Unleash the Archers at Viper Room. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Lena Lou at Whiskey a Go Go. Doors open at 8 p.m.
- BAMF with Ian and Cassidy & the Mujicians at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
- Evidence with Gangrene and Krondon at Roxy Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m.