This Weekend: Rock Striptease, Paddle Boat Race and Marriage for All

— by Caroline on Crack

It may be the last days of summer but instead of wiling it away by the pool, get out and do stuff, i.e. fight for a good cause, win a paddle boat race, take in an edgy striptease…. BTW, from now on I decided to include my fave video of the week in this post however random it may be.

Thursday, August 14

More Summer Sales: Rachel Pally and LF Stores
It’s almost the end of summer and that means sales! Two great ones kick off today: Rachel Pally’s warehouse sale where you can get 50-90% off her soft jersey tops and dresses and LF Stores’ seasonal sale with 60% off the entire spring/summer womens’ collection.

  • Rachel Pally sale thru August 17. 2001 S. Santa Fe Ave., #F, Los Angeles (map). (818) 512- 9472. LF Stores sale at all locations.

Friday, August 15

Peepshow Deluxe Opening Night at the Viper Room
Enjoy a striptease with a rock-n-roll twist. Rock burlesque show Peepshow Deluxe premieres at the Viper Room, featuring the bump-and-grind stylings of the gorgeous Kitten Deville, Flame Cynders, Audrey Delux and Lucy Fur (love those names!) along with a DJ set of punk, soul and New Wave. Those of you may remember that the Pussycat Dolls started off as a burlesque act at the Viper Room. So this could be a big thing.

  • 8pm. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door. Viper Room, 8852 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (map).

Saturday, August 16

Love Honor Cherish Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Fight Prop 8, the anti-marriage Constitutional amendment, while enjoying wine tasting, music and hors d’oeuvres. This fun night goes down at the Angles Gallery in Santa Monica where you can enjoy wine provided by Silver Lake Wine and music by djBK. All of the proceeds from the event will go to EQCA Issues PAC. RSVP to RSVP [at]

  • 6:30-9pm. $65 at door. Angles Gallery, 2230 Main Street, Santa Monica (map).

Sunday, August 17

Pamper Yourself Fabulous
Treat yourself to a body bronzing by Sunset Tan, a mani by OPI, a massage by El Leon Spa and perhaps a makeover by Artform Studio. That’s just a few of the beauty treatment options you have at the Pamper Me Fabulous event held in Downtown’s Ford Brady Loft. Plus enjoy free-flowing champagne, food by Ciudad and sweets galore. Every guest also gets to take home a swag bag with about $300 worth of goodies! It’s $165 a ticket but if you enter “caroline” as the discount code (tickets must be purchased in advance) you’ll receive $30 off your ticket. 10% of ticket proceeds will go to nonprofit Step Up Women’s Network.

  • 12-5pm. $165 regular ($135 with “caroline” discount). Ford Brady Loft, 718-720 North Figueroa Street, Downtown (map).

Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta
Another fun event for a great cause: 826LA is hosting a paddle boat race to raise money for its free writing and tutoring programs for the kids. Teams of two paddle boat racers will compete to be deemed “The World’s Best Paddle Boat Racers.” And the more money the team raises, the closer to the finish line they get to start! Sign up now and start your own team (there are limited space with 15 boats per heat and only 3 heats) or go online and donate to your fave team to better their chances of winning. Afterwards enjoy a post-race concert at The Echo, featuring The Damselles and Super Duper ($10).

  • 4pm. Echo Park Lake, 1714 W Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park (map).