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THURSDAY, AUG. 29
YACHT @ Troubadour (West Hollywood)
Tonight Red Bull Sound Select presents an evening of outstanding music for just $3 if you RSVP here. Otherwise it's just $12 and well worth it for headliners YACHT alone. If you haven't danced to the duo of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans' beats live, you must go to this show. Some great L.A. acts open the show, including NO, White Rainbow and James Supercave.
Cinecon 49 @ The Egyptian (Hollywood)
The five-day celebration of silent and classic films features a memorabilia show, DVD and book signings and special showings of Somethings Gonna Live about Hitchcock producer Robert Boyle and Baby Peggy, a documentary about the silent film star. There are plenty of screenings of films like The Last Man on Earth and Way Out West tonight, Ramrod Friday, The Good Bad Man on Saturday, It Could Happen to You Sunday and Fifty Roads to Town on Monday. In addition, screen legend Shirley Jones receives a Career Achievement Award at a banquet on Sunday evening.
FRIDAY, AUG. 30
L.A. Fair @ Fairplex (Pomona)
Take advantage of opening day specials ($1 admission from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., $2 games from 9 p.m.-midnight and $2 rides and $1 sodas from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.), as the fair kicks off its 91st anniversary celebration. Aside from all the usual carnival attractions and wacky food to be experienced, there's a Star Trek exhibition, Beneath the Sea adventure, circus acts and the End of Summer Concert Series that includes nights with War (Aug. 30), Ke$ha (Sept. 7), Demi Lovato (Sept. 14) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (Sept. 20). Don't worry if you can't make it today, the fun keeps happening through Sept. 29.
Orange International Street Fair @ The Plaza at Chapman Ave. & Glassell St. (Orange)
Growing up, this fair always marked the end of summer – a final chance for me to run through the streets with my friends before school started. Anytime I visit now, I feel like I'm stepping back in time to those carefree days of my youth. As I got older, I really began to appreciate the sense of community the fair fosters, with food booths sponsored by local business and organizations offering treats from every cuisine imaginable, dance and music groups performing throughout the day on one of the four stages and arts and crafts tables set all around the center of the circle.
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In Theaters This Week
Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall in the legal thriller Closed Circuit; Drinking Buddies, a rom-com starring Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson ("New Girl"), Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston; Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez and Jon Voight in Getaway; The Lifeguard stars Kristen Bell as a 30-year-old who regresses back to her high-school days; Brian De Palma's Passion stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Also in theaters: Afternoon Delight; I Declare War; Instructions Not Included; One Direction: This Is Us
The Taste @ Paramount Pictures Studios (Hollywood)
This year's L.A. Times food and wine festival is hosted by the Times' Jonathan Gold, Betty Hallock, Jessica Gelt, Noelle Carter and Russ Parsons, Providence's Michael Cimarusti, Lukshon's Sang Yoon, Osteria Mozza's Nancy Silverton and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello and boasts three days of gastronomical goodness. There's an opening gala tonight where you can nibble on tastings, dance to a Beatles tribute band and mingle with the hosts, as well as some of the weekend's other participating chefs. Throughout the weekend there will be plenty of tastings, discussions, demos by chefs such as Ari Taymor (Alma), Sherry Yard (Helms Bakery) and KCRW's Evan Kleiman and a barbecue bonanza Labor Day Block Party on Sunday.
Jenny O. @ The Skirball (Brentwood)
The second event in the Skirball's Into the Night series is titled The Wild Side and marks the end of summer with an evening of DJ sets, cocktails, crafts, a screening of Dr. Seuss' The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T and a special performance from the lovely Jenny O. The headlining singer-songwriter plays new songs from her latest album, Automechanic, which are sure to get the crowd swaying back and forth. Another L.A.-based act, In the Valley Below, gets things going with their dreamy, atmospheric goodness.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31
Fiesta Hermosa @ Hermosa Beach Pier
The scorching weather is going to continue on through next week, so why not spend the holiday weekend at the beach? There will be plenty of live music, food booths, a beer garden, carnival rides and even a petting soon through Monday night. Make sure to take advantage of their free shuttle from the free parking lot at 15092 Aviation Boulevard in Manhattan Beach.
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BFF Double Feature @ Exposition Park (South Los Angeles)
Street Food Cinema presents screenings of two films that celebrate friendship: Joel Schumacher's 1985 Brat Pack drama, St. Elmo's Fire, with Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Mare Winningham, and Ben Stiller's 1994 Gen X gem Reality Bites, with Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Janeane Garofalo. Local duo Wing and Hollow perform before the screening, and plenty of food trucks will be on hand (The Greasy Weiner, Lobos Truck, Mercedes Binge) for all your munchie cravings.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3
fun. @ The Greek (Griffith Park)
The New Yorkers' Most Nights tour finally makes its way to Los Angeles for a two-night stand at the Greek. I can't think of a better way to bid adieu to summer than to spend it singing along to all the hits from the trio's breakout album from last year: "We Are Young," "Some Nights" and "Carry On." Undoubtedly, this calendar's show of the week.