This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Free Comedy Show, Alma Opens, Greystone Sundays

SUNDAY:  Secret Comedy Show Line-Up
Power Violence, the vibrant, popular weekly alt- comedy show is hosting its three-year anniversary show this Sunday night in Hollywood. Handsome and hilarious hosts and creators will take you on a comedic journey of punk rock proportions. The show is an exciting mix of standup, sketch, and video, with an array of incredible performers. There is a veil of secrecy surrounding this week’s lineup, but past guests have included Zach Galifianakis, Marc Maron, Mo Mandel, Maria Bamford, and Kyle Kinane. Beer is on hand and the show is free, but as the boys always say: “donate or die.”
Power Violence begins at 9pm every Sunday at 6470 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. For details, check out their website.

NOW: Alma Opens, Resolutions Maintained
January is coming to a close with a slight chance some resolutions are still intact. That promise to eat better has never been easier now that Alma has opened downtown. This Californian-French spot focuses on a fresh, locally sourced, sustainable menu created and executed by chef and owner Ari Taymor (formerly of Flour + Water/ Bar Tartine). No wonder it has been named the most exciting new restaurant by nearly every food critic in the city. Best of all, it’s BYOB with no corkage fee. Aged duck boudin blanc, brussel sprouts, apple, and green mustard never felt so guilt free. So put down the rice cake and head to Alma.
Alma (952 S. Broadway, Downtown) is now open. Check the listing at BlackBook Guides for all the info.

SUNDAY: Greystone Sundays
Keep the weekend going by swinging by Greystone Manor Supperclub for their can’t-miss Greystone Sundays. Hollywood will be ablaze with celebration and Hennessy as bottle parades move throughout the club while guests dance the night away. Team Hennessy and JL Nights ensure leggy ladies and intoxicating beats provided by DJ Orator will make you forget about that 9am Monday meeting. Be sure to have plenty of water and aspirin on hand.
Greystone Sundays at Greystone Manor Supperclub (643 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood) from 10pm to 2am every Sunday. Check out the listing in the BlackBook Guides for more info.

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Los Angeles Happenings: Nervo at Greystone Manor, Whitney Hubbs at M+B

Dust off your dancing sneaks for a Saturday night of boss beats and sky-high energy in one of LA’s most elegant nightclubs. Australian twin sisters Mim and Liv Nervo bring their white-hot EDM act to Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, where you can expect the melodies, grooves, and drops that helped the Melbourne-bred former models (see photo) become major players in the music biz. They’ve written hits for Kylie and Ke$ha, opened for Britney and Nicki, and spun everywhere from Pacha in Ibiza to the Wynn in Vegas. Let them entertain you next.

Details: Nervo will be at Greystone Manor Supperclub (643 N. La Cienega Blvd.) on Saturday, January 19. For more information, read the BlackBook Guides listing.

Whitney Hubbs Photo

Whitney Hubbs at the M+B Gallery

Fine art photographer Whitney Hubbs has made a career out of finding beauty and mystery in everything from nature to auto racing. This Saturday the M+B Gallery hosts her first LA exhibition, The Song Itself Is Already a Skip, which features a selection of images that defy conventional understanding, inviting the viewer to feel the darkness, chaos, and wonder contained within. Your Instagram snaps will never look the same.

Details: The Song Itself Is Already A Skip debuts at M+B Gallery (612 N. Almont Dr.) on Saturday, January 19 and runs through March 9. Visit the gallery website for more information.

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