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8 Ways To Celebrate Prince In Los Angeles
PRINCE TRIBUTE AT LUCKY STRIKE
On Wednesday, April 27 at 9 p.m., a number of musicians—including some who played with Prince—will pay honor to The Purple One with covers of biggest hits at Lucky Strike in Hollywood. This is special installment of the venue's Soundcheck Live series, which happens every Wednesday. Musicians include Andrew Gouche (Prince, Chaka Khan), Michael "Fish" Herring (Prince), Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Garry Gary Beers (INXS) and more. It's free, but RSVP here.
Lucky Strike Live is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles.
PURPLE FRIDAYS AT BOARDNERS
Blue Mondays has decided to postpone their usual Black Fridays event and instead pay tribute to Prince with Purple Fridays. DJ Bruce Perdew of Clockwork Orange and Jason Lavitt of Beat It will be playing Prince tunes and other '80s hits in the main room, with earlier Prince work and '70s music on the patio. According to event organizers, "Together we'll celebrate his music, and his legacy. We'll have have a drink, share stories, and most of all, we'll dance to the amazing music he left for all of us to enjoy."
Purple Friday is located at 1652 Cherokee Ave. in Hollywood
FRIDAY NIGHT VINYL AT FOOTSIES
If listening to actual Prince tunes is too apt to make you weep, Friday Night Vinyl at Footsies in Highland Park will be spinning records that inspired Prince.
Footsies is located at 2640 N Figueroa St. in Cypress Park
'PURPLE RAIN' IN 35 MM AT CINEFAMILY
The classic film will play in 35mm at Cinefamily on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 24 at 10 p.m.; Tuesday, April 26 at 10:15 p.m. and Thursday, April 28 at 10:15 p.m. For those of you who haven't seen Purple Rain—unthinkable!—the 1984 flick features Prince as 'The Kid,' frontman of Minneapolis band The Revolution. And oh my, that performance of "Darling Nikki." And in case you miss it at Cinefamily, Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema announced it will be screening there in May.
The Cinefamily is located at 611 N. Fairfax Ave. in West Hollywood
'PURPLE RAIN' AT AMC THEATERS
If Cinefamily is too far out of your way (or if the screenings likely sell out), AMC Theaters will be screening Purple Rain starting Saturday and on through Thursday. In Southern California it will screen at the following theaters: AMC Atlantic Times Square 14, AMC Broadway 4, AMC Covina 17, AMC Norwalk 20, AMC Ontario Mills 30, AMC Orange, AMC Promenade 16, and AMC Rolling Hills 20.
Click here for showtimes.
EROTIC CITY AT THE MONTY
The Monty Bar's usual Sado Maso Disco is being put on hold Saturday night as Erotic City, a tribute to Prince, returns for one night only. 9 p.m., no cover.
Monty Bar is located at 1222 W. 7th St. in Los Angeles
Dance your heart out to your favorite Prince tunes at No Vacancy on Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
No Vacancy is located at 1727 N. Hudson in Hollywood
PRINCE TRIBUTE NIGHT IN LAGUNA BEACH
Twenty musicians will pay tribute to Prince at the Marine Room in Laguna Beach on Monday, May 2. $5, doors at 7 p.m.
The Marine Room is located at 214 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach