Get Into the LA Groove

LA nightlife Apr. 25 - May 5, 2024

deadmau5: retro5pective at the Hollywood Bowl
deadmau5: retro5pective | Photo: Hollywood Bowl

On any night in LA, you can check out everything from local to touring DJs and bands, see a drag performance, attend a lucha libre dance party or celebrate May the Fourth in a nightclub filled with Star Wars fans. Keep reading to find out what’s happening in LA and book your stay today!

Rhiannon Giddens at The United Theater
Rhiannon Giddens at The United Theater | Photo: AXS

Rhiannon Giddens - The United Theater (April 25)

Rhiannon Giddens, who added the Pulitzer Prize to her list of awards last year, brings her brand of American folk music to The United Theater on Broadway (formerly known as The Theatre at Ace Hotel) on Thursday night. Don’t miss the chance to catch the acclaimed singer in this striking venue. Charly Lowry opens the night. Tickets on sale at AXS.

Club Flesh One-Year Anniversary at Catch One
Club Flesh One-Year Anniversary | Photo: Catch One

Club Flesh 1st Anniversary - Catch One (April 26)

Goth party Club Flesh celebrates its first anniversary at Catch One with the LA debut of Belgian duo Ultra Sunn. Rounding out the bill are Forever Grey, Choir Boy, Spelling Hands, Digital Drugs, Haunt Me, Male Tears and Grizz Cell, plus a stacked lineup of DJs.

Tickets to the 18+ show are $50 and on sale at the Catch One website. The event is expected to sell out, so scoop up tickets while you can!

deadmau5: retro5pective at the Hollywood Bowl
deadmau5: retro5pective | Photo: Hollywood Bowl

deadmau5: retro5pective - Hollywood Bowl (April 27)

deadmau5 is celebrating his 20th anniversary with his retro5pective mini-tour across the U.S. Saturday night’s Hollywood Bowl concert will be the DJ/producer’s first performance at the iconic LA venue. For deadmau5 fans, this will be a night not to be missed! Tickets start at $39 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.

Coco & Friends Day Party at Station1640
Coco & Friends Day Party at Station1640 | Photo: Eventbrite

Coco & Friends Day Party - Station1640 (April 27)

Chicago house legend DJ Heather celebrates her birthday at the Coco & Friends Day Party, taking place from 3pm to 9pm at Station1640. Heather will be joined on the decks by Colette, Dayhota and Din90. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Eventbrite, with upgrades including unlimited mimosas and a brunch table for four people.

No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached | Photo: AXS

An Orchestral Rendition of Dr. Dre 2001 - The Novo (April 27)

No Strings Attached, the UK-based group that puts an orchestral spin on modern pop, brings their interpretation of Dr. Dre’s beloved album 2001 to The Novo on Saturday, April 27. Presented more like a club show than a night at the symphony, this will be a non-seated event. Tickets for the all-ages show start at $45 and are on sale at AXS.

Stranger Than; Beach Party at Cabrillo Beach
Stranger Than; Beach Party at Cabrillo Beach | Photo: Stranger Than; Facebook

Stranger Than; Beach Party 2024 - Cabrillo Beach (April 27)

German DJ/producer Dixon headlines the Stranger Than; Beach Party at Cabrillo Beach, which also includes sets from singer-songwriter Ry X, Brooklyn’s Julya Karma and Miami-based Miluhska. Plan for an early arrival if you want to soak up some sun before dancing under the stars.

Tickets are on sale at Dice with options for Early Entry (before 3pm), General Admission and Backstage.

Love Connie presents "Showgirls" at Akbar
Love Connie presents "Showgirls" at Akbar | Photo: Love Connie, Facebook

Love Connie: "Showgirls" - Akbar (April 28)

Love Connie’s Soundtrack Sunday, the monthly drag and dance extravaganza at Akbar, presents an encore performance of Showgirls on Sunday, April 28. Love Connie herself stars as Nomi Malone in this immensely popular take on the cult classic movie.

Dirty Mondays at Whisky a Go Go
Dirty Mondays at Whisky a Go Go | Photo: Eventbrite

Dirty Mondays - Whisky a Go Go (April 29)

Head to the legendary Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip for the weekly rock party, Dirty Mondays. This week’s guests are Tommy Thayer of Kiss and The Wild Things, the British rock band fronted by actress Sydney Rae White (American Assassin, Uncle). Tickets to the all-ages show are on sale at Eventbrite.

Damaged Disco
Damaged Disco at Gold Diggers | Photo: Dice

Damaged Disco - Gold Diggers (April 30)

Every month, Damaged Disco brings the best dark, synthesizer-based bands in the underground scene to the Gold Diggers stage. On Tuesday, April 30, local synthpunk duo Dildox are the party’s special guests. Damaged Disco starts early, with doors at 7pm, so plan accordingly. No cover, RSVP at Dice.

Clinic presents James Zabiela at Station1640 in Hollywood
Clinic: James Zabiela | Photo: Station1640

Clinic: James Zabiela - Station1640 (May 1)

On Wednesday nights, Clinic brings world-class DJs to the decks at Station1640, located in Hollywood's red-hot Cahuenga Corridor. On May 1, British DJ James Zabiela - renowned for his high level of technical skill - makes a tour stop at the weekly bash. Free with RSVP at Dice (10-11pm), with General Admission tickets and VIP Table options available.

G. Love at The Venice West
G. Love at The Venice West | Photo: Ticketweb

G. Love - The Venice West (May 1)

If you can’t wait until Friday to catch G. Love at BeachLife, head over to The Venice West on Wednesday night, where he’s playing the festival’s official pre-party, with Anthony Michael opening. General Admission tickets are $55 and on sale at Ticketweb.

Felix da Housecat at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Felix da Housecat at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | Photo: Dice

Felix da Housecat - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (May 2)

Located at LINE LA, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang welcomes Felix da Housecat - the Chicago house DJ/producer responsible for ‘00s bangers like “Silver Screen, Shower Scene” and “We All Wanna Be Prince” - for a headlining set on a Thursday night lineup that also includes a back-to-back set from Clavette and Manics, plus Rekles. Tickets on sale at Dice.

Surfer Blood
Surfer Blood | Photo: Space Agency

Surfer Blood - The Venice West (May 2)

Kick off your BeachLife weekend on Thursday night at The Venice West, where indie rockers Surfer Blood will play live before their Friday afternoon festival set. General Admission tickets are $24 and on sale at Ticketweb.

Bedouin Soundclash
Bedouin Soundclash | Photo: Spotify

Official BeachLife After Parties - The Venice West (May 3)

Chevy Metal, the cover band started by Wiley Hodgden and the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, plays the first of two BeachLife afterparties at The Venice West on Friday, May 3. Chevy Metal plays the festival on Saturday, so consider this a sneak preview. Doors at 6pm, tickets at Ticketweb.

If you don't catch Bedouin Soundclash’s set at BeachLife on Friday, head to The Venice West for the second of two official BeachLife afterparties at the venue on Friday night. Doors at 10pm, tickets at Ticketweb.

Das Bunker Star Wars Night 2024 at Catch One
Das Bunker Star Wars Night | Photo: Catch One

Das Bunker Star Wars Night - Catch One (May 4)

LA’s longest-running industrial dance party, Das Bunker brings back its popular Star Wars Night for May the Fourth at Catch One, featuring three rooms of dancing and an outdoor area. Costumes aren’t required, but you’ll probably see plenty of folks dressed for the occasion. Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $30 for the Gungan Tiki Bar.